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A Message from the Principal- 1/8/18

We are excited to welcome back our Spartans today after two weeks of recharging our batteries!  The start of every new calendar year is a chance to for us to pause and reflect.  Over the next few weeks, we will refocus ourselves as we prepare for a strong second half of the school year.  As a staff, we will take time to again explore how we “Create Our” ideal school by focusing on our relationships with each other and our students, celebrating our mid-year data, and reviewing our progress towards the following areas of focus from our school improvement plan:

  • PLC collaborative processes
  • Balanced instructional models 
  • Relationships with students through PBIS/Quantum Learning and relationships with each other by creating the Happiness Advantage at Frost.

This mid-year reflection opportunity is a chance to recommit ourselves to our “why” of High Achievementand Positive Culture that we work to create every day at Frost.  Please read below for more information about these goals.

High Achievement

Winter student goal-setting conferences: We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming student goal-setting conferences on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16.  Over the course of the next few weeks, our students will meet with their language arts and mathematics teachers to set their reading and math goals for the school year.  We are proud of our students for taking the time to commit themselves to setting and attaining their reading and math goals and then sharing them with you during conferences.  During the student goal-setting conferences, your son/daughter will be using their Chromebooks to share his/her winter MAP scores, reading goal, math goal, work sample portfolios for all classes, and second trimester mid-term grades on their student portal.  Please ensure your child brings their Chromebook to conferences.  There will be multiple conferences occurring at the same time and in the same location with your child serving as the facilitator.  Please feel open to come to your child’s student goal-setting conference during the following times and in the following locations:

  • Seventh grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Gymnasium on Thursday, February 15 from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm and on Friday, February 16 from 7:30-9:30 am.
  • Eighth grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Cafeteria on Thursday, February 15 from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm and on Friday, February 16 from 7:30-9:30 am.

5Essentials Parent Survey: All District 54 parents are encouraged to take the Illinois State Board of Education’s 5Essentials Survey by Jan. 31 at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. The parent survey is only 26 questions will allow parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.

High school transition: For parents of eighth grade students, we realize that you may have questions regarding your child’s high school transition. Our guidance department, teaching staff, and administration are available and prepared to field your questions; please know that we may not be able to answer specific questions regarding high school class placement and/or PSAT assessment results. We encourage you to contact your child’s District 211 high school for more information.  Please see below for the contact names and numbers for the three high schools:

  • Schaumburg High School: Yassi Delgado 847-755-4630
  • Conant High School: Brigit Cain 847-755-3630
  • Hoffman Estates High School: Jennifer Beers 847-755-5630

Positive Culture

PTA: Hot lunch is looking for more volunteers!  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up to serve PTA Hot Lunch by simply visiting this site and submitting your desired time: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090D4AA9AB2DA4F85-volunteer.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on January 16 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan: In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) 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. There are two evening programs scheduled for January.

  • Concussion Prevention and Treatment. Dr. Shaun O’Leary, the head of Northwest Community Hospital’s Neurosciences Center, will speak to a community of parents and athletes about the dangers of concussions. In an hour-long format with a Q & A session to follow, he will discuss the detection, diagnosis and treatment of concussions. This presentation is for adults, as well as children in sixth grade and older. The program is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2018 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Making an Herb Garden. This event is for parents and students. Each attendee will be able to choose from seeds such as parsley, cilantro, basil and dill and plant their own garden. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $5 and there is a limit of 30 spaces. This hands-on activity will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Lakeview School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. Free childcare is available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website athttp://sd54.org/spu or email spu@nullsd54.org.

Volleyball opens their season on 1/18 vs. Addams, 1/23 @ Mead, 1/25 vs. Eisenhower, 1/29 @ Keller, 1/30 vs. Lincoln Prairie, 2/1 @ Addams, 2/5 vs. Mead, 2/8 @ Eisenhower, 2/12 vs. Keller, and 2/20 and 2/22 @ D54 tournament.  Wrestling opens their season 1/18 @ Addams, 1/23 vs. Mead, 1/25 @ Eisenhower, 1/29 vs. Keller, 2/1 vs. Addams, 2/5 @ Mead, 2/8 vs. Eisenhower, 2/12 @ Keller, and 2/26 and 2/27 @ D54 tournament.

Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings:  Frost TV, Game Club, GEMS, History Club, Geography Club, Interact Club, and Club Unify.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about our upcoming clubs Frost Clubs .

Important upcoming dates: 

  • Monday, January 15  No school
  • Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16  Student goal-setting conferences
  • Monday, February 19  No school
  • Friday, March 2  End of second trimester
  • Wednesday, March 7  Half-day of school
  • Friday, March 23  Spring pep rally
  • Saturday, March 24 through Sunday, April 1  Spring break

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar https://frost.sd54.org/ para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo https://frost.sd54.org/hispanoparlantes/.  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/frostspartans to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success.