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Mead Update 2/12/16

Posted February 12th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Thank you to all the families that came to the 2nd annual Trivia Night. It was a ton of fun!  Our students have been very busy as the trimester comes to a close on February 19th. We look forward to sharing their trimester 2 progress on the report cards which will be mailed home on March 1st.

5Essentials Survey:
If you still have yet to take the 5Essentials Survey, the window is open until March 11th.  To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ .

  • If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. Last year, when the number was 30 percent, none of our schools met this target. We are hoping to meet the target this year.  Currently, only 4% of our parents have completed the survey.
  • Thank you to all our families who have already completed the survey!

Fun Food Fridays at Mead are back:
We are excited to partner with Chick-fil-A on Feb. 26th, March 11th, April 22nd and May 20th to provide a chicken sandwich, chips and a dessert for a total of $20.

  • In order to participate, you must order all four days
  • Orders are due on February 17th and we cannot accept late orders
  • fun foods permission slip 2016

History Fair:
We are hosting our annual History Fair on Thursday, March 3rd, at Mead for our 7th and 8th grade magnet students from 7:45-12:00pm in the Mead Library.  The students have been working extremely hard on their projects for the past few months. Projects will be displayed and judged throughout the school day.

8th Grade Dance Meeting- February 22nd 6:00-7:00
We have started planning for the end of year 8th grade dance celebration!  If you would like to help with the planning of this event, please come to our next meeting on February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at Mead.  All are welcome!

PTA Nominating Committee:
It’s already time to begin looking for nominations for next year’s PTA officers.  This is an important task because it sets the leadership for PTA in the coming year.  Nominate a friend, a neighbor or even yourself.  Please nominate for any or all of the available positions.  Return the form below to the Mead school office or email to Lynn Jacobsen at lynnjacobsen@comcast.net by March 1, 2016.
MeadPTANominatingForm1617

 

 

Heart Gram Sales on February 11th

Posted February 10th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Heart Grams will be on sale for one day and one day only on February 11th during all lunch hours. All Heart Grams will then be delivered during 9th period on February 12th. The link below has all nutritional information for the suckers. Please be sure to check in case your child has any allergy concerns.

http://www.orientaltrading.com/valentine-lollipops-a2-32_1246.fltr?Ntt=valentines

Fun Foods Fridays

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Fun Foods Fridays are back!  Mead will be selling Chick-fil-A Lunches (Chicken Sandwich, bag of chips/pretzels, dessert) on February 26, March 11, April 22 and May 20 for pre-order only and must order all dates. 

Fill out the permission slip and send cash/checks payable to Mead Junior High back to the office by February 17th!

Mead’s Family Trivia Night- Thursday, February 11th

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

We will be hosting our second annual Family Trivia Night on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30-8:00pm.  We will do our best to stump our students and parents on trivia questions created by our very own Mead staff members.  Mark your calendars and prepare to bring your competitive edge.  Please RSVP to Betty Caby at 847-357-6000 or bettycaby@sd54.org with the number of guests you will be bringing to play!

D54 Foundation Event at Lou Malnati’s- 2/10/15

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Lou Malnati’s will be hosting a benefit day on Wednesday, February 10. Lou’s will generously donate 20% of pre-tax purchases back to the D54 Foundation. Just show the flyer (printed or on your mobile device). We invite you to lunch/dine with us in support of the Foundation, and invite you to share this opportunity with your friends.

Mead Update 2/5/16

Posted February 5th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Mead’s Family Trivia Night:
We will be hosting our second annual Family Trivia Night on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30-8:00pm.  We will do our best to stump our students and parents on trivia questions created by our very own Mead staff members.  Mark your calendars and prepare to bring your competitive edge.  Please RSVP to Betty Caby at 847-357-6000 or bettycaby@sd54.org with the number of guests you will be bringing to play!

Graduation fees:
Graduation fees were due today. If you have not yet paid your child’s graduation fees, please due so ASAP. Extra graduation fee envelopes are available at the Mead front office.

PBIS Update:
We are right on track to meet our trimester 2 goal of reducing disruption referrals by 10%.  Our students are doing a great job recognizing their behaviors and making the necessary changes to remain focused on their learning throughout the day!

Valentine’s Day:
Heart Grams will be on sale for one day and one day only on February 11th during all lunch hours. All Heart Grams will then be delivered during 9th period on February 12th. The link below has all nutritional information for the suckers. Please be sure to check in case your child has any allergy concerns.http://www.orientaltrading.com/valentine-lollipops-a2-32_1246.fltr?Ntt=valentines All proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization.

PTA Nominating Committee:
It’s already time to begin looking for nominations for next year’s PTA officers.  This is an important task because it sets the leadership for PTA in the coming year.  Nominate a friend, a neighbor or even yourself.  Please nominate for any or all of the available positions.  Return the form to the Mead school office or email to Lynn Jacobsen at lynnjacobsen@comcast.net by March 1, 2016.

8th Grade Dance Meeting:
It is time to start planning for the end of year 8th grade dance celebration!  If you would like to help with the planning of this event, please come to our kickoff meeting on February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at Mead.  All are welcome! (Graduation date will not be set until after Spring Break)

Nurse Updates:
Vision and hearing screening will be conducted on February 22nd.  All students in 8th grade, new students to Illinois and students with individual education plan s(IEP) will have vision screening unless glasses or contacts are worn.  Additionally, new students and students with an individual education plan (IEP) will have hearing screening.
It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.  Your child is not required to undergo vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an eye examination has been administered within the previous 12 months. Please contact our school nurse no later than February 5th if you have sent a vision report to school and you do not want your child to be screened.
Also, please feel free to contact our school nurse anytime during the school year for a vision or hearing screening if you have a concern.

Extra, Extra! Read All About It!

Posted January 29th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

The latest edition of the Mustang Messenger is now available!  Click the link below to download the school newspaper and read the great articles written by our very own Mead students.

12-11-15 Newspaper

Mead Updates 1/29/16

Posted January 29th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Mead’s Family Trivia Night:
We will be hosting our second annual Family Trivia Night on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30-8:00pm.  We will do our best to stump our students and parents on trivia questions created by our very own Mead staff members.  Mark your calendars and prepare to bring your competitive edge.  Please RSVP to Betty Caby at 847-357-6000 or bettycaby@sd54.org with the number of guests you will be bringing to play!

PBIS Update:
We are right on track to meet our trimester 2 goal of reducing disruption referrals by 10%.  Our students are doing a great job recognizing their behaviors and making the necessary changes to remain focused on their learning throughout the day!

5Essentials Survey:
As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish.
If you have more than one child at a school, you should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names (for example Jane Addams would be listed under J, not A for Addams).
To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ before March 11, 2016.
Currently 2% of our parent community has completed the survey.

District 54 Foundation Update:
Lou Malnati’s will be hosting a benefit day on Wednesday, February 10. Lou’s will generously donate 20% of pre-tax purchases back to the D54 Foundation. Just show the flyer (printed or on your mobile device). We invite you to lunch/dine with us in support of the Foundation, and invite you to share this opportunity with your friends.

PTA Nominating Committee:
It’s already time to begin looking for nominations for next year’s PTA officers.  This is an important task because it sets the leadership for PTA in the coming year.  Nominate a friend, a neighbor or even yourself.  Please nominate for any or all of the available positions.  Return the attached form to the Mead school office or email to Lynn Jacobsen at lynnjacobsen@comcast.net by March 1, 2016.
MeadPTANominatingForm1617

Nurse Updates:
Vision and hearing screening will be conducted on Monday, February 8th and February 22nd. All students in 8th grade, new students to Illinois and students with an individual education plan (IEP) will have vision screening unless glasses or contacts are worn. Additionally, new students and students with an individual education plan (IEP) will have hearing screening.
It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an eye examination has been administered within the previous 12 months. Please contact our school nurse no later than February 5th if you have sent a vision report to school and you do not want your child to be screened.
Also, please feel free to contact our school nurse anytime during the school year for a vision or hearing screening if you have a concern.

Mead Yearbook Orders-Reminder:
One last chance for yearbooks. Yearbooks MUST be pre-ordered.  The deadline has been extended for one more week for one LAST opportunity, due Feb. 5th. The link is http://www.jostensyearbooks.com

District 54 Foundation Fundraiser

Posted January 26th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Lou Malati’s will be hosting a benefit day on Wednesday, February 10: Lou Malnatis Flyer 16

Lou’s will generously donate 20% of pre-tax purchases back to the D54 Foundation. Just show the attached flyer (printed or on your mobile device).  We invite you to lunch/dine with us in support of the Foundation, and invite you to share this opportunity with your friends!

District 211 – Join the Discussion

Posted January 26th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Residents of Township High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas about the future of District 211 schools at upcoming monthly Community Engagement meetings from February through May. The information gathered will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the District. There will be two meetings each month, both on the same topic, to make it convenient for people to attend.  The first two meetings will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on February 1 at Fremd High School, and February 2 at Schaumburg High School. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming meetings, is available online at http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.