Dear Mead Families,
We have had a wonderful first week of school! The excitement in the air from both the students and staff has really made the start of our school year a huge success! The students spent their first days at Mead getting acclimated to the building, learning about our extracurricular activities, reviewing our PBIS expectations and exploring the 8 KEYS of Excellence. The students were excited to follow their regular schedules starting on Wednesday and jump right into getting to know their classmates, teachers and course expectations.
Schaumburg Parent University
District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be Family Literacy Night on Sept. 14. Click on the attachments for more information about the rest of the fall classes or visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu. Registration information is also found at this website.
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a Tshirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.
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- No School: Monday, September 7th -Labor Day celebrated
- SeptemberFest: Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th
- The Mead Orchestra will be performing on September 5th at 2:30 pm and the Mead Band will perform at 4:00 pm. More information can be found at http://d54foundation.com/.
- Math Parent Night Meetings: Tuesday, September 1st:
- These informational meetings are for parents that have a student enrolled in our 715, 930 and 830 courses at Mead.
- The 715 meeting begins at 6:00pm, the 930 meeting begins at 6:45pm and the 830 meeting begins at 7:30pm. Each meeting will be in the gym and will last approximately 30 minutes.
- The 6th grade magnet 930 meeting will begin at 6:00pm in room 211.
- Picture Day: Monday, September 14th:
Students will take pictures during their regularly scheduled gym period. A form went home today that needs to be brought to school on the 14th. If students did not bring home a form or lost it, they can stop by the main office to receive a new one. Orders cannot be taken at school for pictures AFTER a student has had his/her picture taken. Orders after pictures are taken are placed online or with a call to customer service.
- 8th Grade Band Night at Conant High School, Friday, September 18th:
Our 8th grade band students will be playing at the Conant football game with the Conant Marching Band.
- Pizza Tuesday: September 15th
Students can purchase slices of cheese pizza for $2.00 each Tuesday beginning on the 15th.
- Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 9th
We will start in the gym at 6:15 pm with a PTA meeting and a brief presentation regarding the cyberbullying, internet safety and smart phone safety that your children received on August 25th. From 6:30-8:00, parents are invited to follow their child’s schedule and meet all their child’s teachers. Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s schedule with you that night.
- Half Day for Students: Wednesday, September 16th– dismissal at 10:45 AM
- Run To Read: Sunday, September 27th
Parking Lot- in the AM and PM:
Safety is our number one priority for entrance and exit. Please remember that cars will not be allowed in the parking lot when buses are present. Please note and follow all posted signs where parking is allowed.
Please remember that students need a current physical on file before their designated sport. At this time the only sports occurring at Mead are Girls Basketball and Cross Country. Visit the Mead website to find out the months our other sports, clubs, and intramurals that will require a physical are held.
Please visit www.jostensyearbook.com, select yearbook and Mead Jr. High in Elk Grove to order a yearbook online. The cost is $30.00 and credit cards are accepted online.
Yearbook order 2016
Box Tops for Education:
We do collect box tops at Mead. Students can bring in their box tops to the main office at any time throughout the year. Proceeds go to purchasing materials for different content classes to support students and their instruction.
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Jillian Sagan and Kim Phelan