Posted May 13th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane
Dear Mead Community,
It was great to start our morning with Mead’s Important Ladies. We celebrated our Mead Mixer and Important Ladies this morning at our breakfast. It was wonderful to see so many of our significant women spending time with our students before the school day began.
D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants: Support the foundation that supports our students
The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.
In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.
To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.
- Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20
Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit boomersbaseball.com/dist54and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.
- Golf Outing – June 13
Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.
We are excited to announce that our Annual Career Fair at Mead Junior High will be held on May 27, 2016. We are currently looking for a wide variety of people willing to come to Mead and share about their career with the 8th grade student body. As we only need one presenter for each type of career, please let us know if you are interested right away to ensure a spot in our program. Thank you so much for your willingness to inspire the 8th grade students. Please contact Kim Porzel at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in presenting to our 8th grade class.
Career Fair Invite ’16
Pedatric Cancer Walk:
Mead’s Cancer Awareness activities began with an all-school assembly on Wednesday, May 4. Fundraising for two local organizations will continue through May 23th. Students are not to solicit door-to-door. Rather, we hope they can ask family or friends for donations. On Thursday, May 26, all students will participate in a walk outside on Mead grounds in support of Cancer Research. Hopefully, Mead students will learn acceptance and inclusion of others whose world is slightly different than their own because of cancer.
Pediatric Cancer Walk Donation Sheet
8th grade dance:
- The dance is Friday, May 20, from 6:45-9:00pm. Students should bring the green, signed invitation to the dance as their entry ticket: 2016 8th grade dance invite
- A reminder to all eighth grade students: students must be in attendance at school all day on May 20, and have all their assignments turned in to attend their dance that evening. Attached to this email is the dance permission form.
- Important dance items to note:
- Students will not be allowed to leave the dance early and must be picked up by an adult at the conclusion of the dance unless other arrangements are made in advance through our front office.
- Dress for the dance is parent discretion. Please try to follow our dress code regulations to ensure that all clothing is appropriate.
- We do look at students missing assignments and behavior at school as a factor to participate in the 8th Grade Dance.
- The PhotoBooth vendor’s website is photoboothofthestars.com. The password to view these photos is the word: dazzle
End of the Year Expectations:
- Please read the Board Policy regarding student assignments and participation in graduation. “In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher by May 27 to the ceremony. Advance notice of this guideline shall be provided to all eighth (8th) grade students and their parents/guardians.”
- Please note the date of graduation is Tuesday, May 31, at Conant High School at 6:00 p.m.
- Missing homework letters will be MAILED home to all 8th grade students on the following dates: 5/13, 5/20
- In addition, missing assignments, missing textbook/books and student behavior account for student participation in both 7th and 8th grade end of year activities.
Have a great weekend.
Jillian Sagan and Kim Phelan