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Mead PTA 2018-2019 Nominations

It’s time to begin looking for nominations for next year’s PTA officers.  This is an important task because it sets the leadership for our PTA in the coming year.

If you, or someone you know is interested in serving in one of the positions listed below, please fill out the form and return it to Mead Jr. High by April 2, 2018.  Each term is for one year; however a person may serve two consecutive terms in the same position.
PTA Nomination Form 2018-2019

Officer Descriptions:

President: Preside at all meetings, sign all legal documents, appoint members to special committees, delegate or coordinate the work of officers and committees. Complete the PTA President’s Course.

Vice President: Assist the president, organize the Mead Mixer

Treasurer:  Receive all monies of the association and keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures. Pay out funds in accordance with the budget, present a financial report at every meeting, provide records to the audit committee.  Complete the Illinois PTA Financial Workshop.

Recording Secretary:  Record the minutes of all meetings of the association, keep a current copy of the bylaws, keep a current membership list.

Corresponding Secretary:  Conduct correspondence of the association, sign checks in the absence of the president or treasurer, aide the recording secretary.

End of the Trimester 2- March 2

The second trimester ended on Friday, March 2. Report cards will be available via the Parent Portal on March 13. We know that our students finished strong this term. Please do not hesitate to be in contact with the school or with the teachers of your student if there are any questions or concerns.

Track and Field

Mead Track and Field will be starting up on March 15, 2018 with an informational meeting after school for all students interested in joining the team. The meeting will run from 2:15-4:00. Parent permission forms and a current physical are required in order to try out for the team. Information and permission slips are available in the cafeteria. Permission slips are due on or before Friday, March 9.

2018 PTA Elementary Scholarship

Parents – If you’re sending your 7th grader to summer camp, check out this opportunity to get up to $125 scholarship to apply towards your camp costs! Current 8th graders are not eligible.

Review form below and/or check out District 54 PTA Website for full details

PTA Scholarship Application 2018

All applications must include the following details listed below and given to the Mead office in a sealed envelope:

  • A copy of the summer camp/program brochure with description (including cost information). Do not send entire catalog/website information.
  • A copy of the completed application/registration form (no exceptions)
  • A copy (not the original) of the parent/guardian PTA/PTSA membership card for the 2017-18 academic year, or written verification of PTA/PTSA membership from local unit membership chair or local unit president. (Parent/Guardian must be a PTA member at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship.  Must be a PTA member by March 1, 2018).

Sealed envelopes must be submitted to the Mead office by no later than Tuesday, April 3rd.


Questions? Reach out to Mead Elementary Scholarship Chair, Ronika Jandial-Gilbert at or 847-971-9224.

Mead Choir Fundraiser at Chipotle on March 6th

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Mead Junior High Choir.  Come into the Chipotle at 601 N. Martingale Road Suit 330 in Schaumburg on Tuesday, March 6th between 4pm and 8pm.  Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Mead Junior High Choir.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Book Fair & Pizza Tuesdays

Mead Book Fair
Mead is hosting a book fair during parent-teacher conferences on February 15, and the LRC staff is requesting parent volunteers. Times are 12:00-3:00 p.m., 2:45-5:45 p.m., and 5:30-8:00 p.m. Two people are needed per time slot.  Training will only take 10 minutes and can be done at the beginning of the time slot.

To sign up, visit
For more information, please contact Cheryl Hinchey, Mead Library Resource Teacher,  or 847-357-6020.

Pizza Tuesdays
Mead needs more volunteers for the remaining Pizza Tuesdays for this school year.  Duties include collecting money and serving pizza during lunch periods. The money from Pizza Tuesdays support programs and activities at the school. View the online signup and volunteer for a shift or two!  To signup, visit

If you have any questions for the PTA, please contact us at

Career Day: Friday, May 18 – Presenters Wanted

Take Your Work to School Day! Mead is hosting a Career Day for all 8th graders on Friday, May 18th.  The success of the day depends on the number of volunteers willing to share their experiences with our students.  Ideally, each presenter has four sessions that begin about 9:15 a.m. and end at 2:10 p.m.; however, we can match presenters in similar careers if you can only come half of the time.  The more interactive your presentation, the better.  Contact Natalie Amos (847-357-6030, or Kimberly Porzel (847-357-6024, to sign up!

8th Grade- High School Information

Enrollment Forms:
The first mailing from District 211 in October included the enrollment form and other documents needed for enrollment (original birth certificate to be copied and proof of residency form).    All documents were due to your child’s high school on Friday, October 7, 2017.   If you have not turned the forms, please do so at your student’s respective high school.

Curriculum Guides and Selection Sheets:
These were given to students last week during advocacy class. The Selection Sheets are due to the high schools by December 15, 2017.   If you have any questions please contact the representative below from your high school.

Student Services Contact Information:
Conant High School Student Services:  (847)-755-3627
Schaumburg High School Student Services:  (847) 755-4630
Hoffman states High School Student Services:  (847)-755-5630
Fremd High School Student Services:  (847)-755-2630

211 Incoming Freshman Parent Nights:
Schaumburg: Monday, December 11, 2017
Conant: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hoffman Estates:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Palatine: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Fremd:   Wednesday, December 13, 2017

5Essentials Survey- Mead Junior High

Beginning on December 5, 2017, teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction.

District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in a District 54 early childhood program, elementary school or junior high. 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 parents have more than one child at a school, they 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. The state is not providing hard copies of this survey. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at one of our local libraries. We will also make computers available to parents at our schools. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.  If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplemental report will be generated.
5Essentials Information in Spanish

Student Survey:  Only students in grades 4 through 12 will take the survey. District 54 schools will provide time at school for our students in grades 4 through 8 to take the survey. Mead will administer the survey to students on December 20, 2017. You can review the questions asked of students by visiting The Student Survey is also available in English and Spanish. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact your school principal by December 1, 2017. Parent and student identities will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at (866) 440-1874 or


Emergency Response Information

The safety of all Mead students is a top priority for us.  Each year we undergo practice scenarios that allow our staff and students to simulate a crisis situation.  These practices include evacuating from the school building and buses, taking shelter during a weather related crisis, and responding to an emergency situation in the school building.  Please read the attached letter for more information regarding our emergency response procedures.  As always, feel free to contact the main office at 847-357-6000 if you have any questions.