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A Message from the Principal- 4/2/18

As we prepare ourselves for a “Frost Strong” finish to the school year, I hope our students were able to rest, recharge, and refocus during spring break.  On Friday, 3/23, we hosted our spring pep rally where we recognized the student-athletes from both wrestling and volleyball.  The pep rally also featured our Keys of Excellence winners and two staff members who received a special painted ceiling tile from students for inspiring them in an especially Frost Strong way.  Our students met our school-wide PBIS goal of reducing classroom referrals by 20 percent; as a reward, they got the chance to race a staff member of their choice in a hobbyhorse competition at the Pep Rally.  As usual, our wonderful Spartan Pep Band provided musical entertainment during the rally.  This coming Wednesday, 4/4, we will be hosting an assembly with a guest speaker to motivate us to finish the school year “Frost Strong”.  These two events during this critical time of the year are important as we continue to cultivate our skills to attain our school-wide goals of High Achievement and Positive Culture.  Please read below for more information about our school-wide goals.

High Achievement

PARCC: The PARCC assessment is coming up starting April 10.  We are excited to see our student’s efforts as they step up to apply all of their hard work by doing their “Frost Strong”-best on this upcoming assessment.  The PARCC assessment schedule for Frost is as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 10- Mathematics Unit 1
  • Wednesday, April 11 – Mathematics Unit 2
  • Thursday, April 12 – Mathematics Unit 3
  • Monday, April 16 – English Language Arts Unit 1
  • Tuesday, April 17 – English Language Arts Unit 2
  • Wednesday, April 18—English Language Arts Unit 3

All students will be taking their PARCC tests with their mathematics and language arts teachers.  During our testing sessions, we will keep the building quiet to ensure that all students can focus and give their full effort.  You can help your student do his/her best on the test by:

  • making sure, if possible, that your student attends school on the days of testing;
  • making sure your student gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
  • providing a nutritional breakfast on the mornings of testing;
  • reminding your student to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test direction;
  • letting your student know that you are confident in his/her ability to do his/her best;
  • advising your student not to worry about the test — just to do the best he/she can.

Test sessions will be throughout the school day during various times; subsequently, please be advised that there is a possibility that your child’s lunch period will be during a different time

Summer of 54:  This summer District 54 will continue to offer opportunities to our students through the Summer STEM Academy and Camp Creative.   Registration is available digitally through Parent Portal, but we are aware that parents often prefer to register at their base school.  Attached are a paper registration form along a brochure outlining the 2018 opportunities that are available for students to participate:Summer Camp Registration Summer of 54 Camp Brochure .  The registration cost for Summer STEM is $45.00 and $50.00 for Camp Creative with checks being made payable to Schaumburg School District 54.

To help support your child with homework and classroom performance, please use our Infinite Campus Parent Portal and Frost Homework Website.  For information on how to navigate these two tools, please click on this link: School Supports

Positive Culture

PTA:  Please read below for important information from our fantastic PTA.

  • Frost PTA needs your help!  We are looking for parents willing to volunteer for officer and/committee chair positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please see attached for a list of positions and committees: 2018-19 PTA Positions   If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please contact me directly.
  • Please see attached for the STC Elementary Scholarship cover letter and application: STC Scholarship Cover STC Scholarship Application
  • A BIG thank you to the following PTA volunteers who gave up their lunch hour to come and serve our students hot lunches at Frost: Donna Hall, Dawn Dobner, Maureen Brennan, Hyun Song, Iveta Keprdova, Traci Garcia, Yukako Barcomb, Mark Trinka, Emiliee An, and Charlotte DeVito, and Iveta Keprdova.  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 April 24 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

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.

  • Navigating ADHD: Training and Support for Parents – April 11:  This event is for adults only. Dr. Michael Feld is nationally known in child and adolescent psychology with expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Feld will discuss best practices for parenting children and adolescents with ADHD. As always, Dr. Feld will answer questions and reflect on personal anecdotes in his easy going and humorous style. This event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on April 11 at the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • A Girl’s Purpose Workshop – April 25: This class is for mothers and fifth- to eighth-grade girls. We will chat, laugh, ask questions and learn about tools for a healthy, strong, emotionally balanced life. Chat session first, then you will make two essential oil roller bottles to take home. We will end the workshop with a powerful and calming yoga session catered just for you. The cost for the essential oils activity and yoga is $15 per person. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Summer Camp Expo – May 1: This event is for parents and students, but childcare is also available. Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available in Schaumburg Township and the surrounding area. Programs and agencies attending the expo will be listed at http://sd54.org/spu. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring childcare and the name of your child’s school. If you represent an agency in the area and would like to reserve a booth at the Summer Camp Expo, please contact Meagan Kasper at (847) 357-5027 or meagankasper@nullsd54.org.

District 54 Education Foundation:  Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 21st annual golf outing on Monday, June 11 and make a difference in the lives of District 54 students.  The golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households.  Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor, volunteering at our outing or golfing. We are also looking for items for our silent auction, as well as gift cards from local businesses to award as prizes.  Visit www.d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information.

Career Day:  On Wednesday, May 30, we will be hosting our third annual “Career Day” here at Frost.  On this day, our 7th grade students will be hearing several presentations from various professionals talking about their careers including how their work as a junior high school student prepared them for their job.  We are looking for parents and community members who are willing to come to Frost on this day to speak with our students.  We are hosting two sessions.  The morning session is 8:30-10:30 am.  The afternoon session is from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  A complimentary lunch will be provided for all of our presenters to thank them for taking the time to talk to our students about their professions.  If you are interested in presenting to our students at our Career Day, please contact Mrs. Czarnecki at joanczarnecki@nullsd54.org or 847-357-2136.

Track and Field runs 4/17, 4/23, 4/26, 5/1, and 5/14.  All track and field meets are held at Eisenhower Junior High School.

Wacky Wednesdays are a fun way to lighten the mood as we come up on the end of the school year.  Our upcoming Wacky Wednesdays are Blue and Gold Day on 4/4 and Twin Day on 4/11!

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • Monday, April 2  School resumes
  • April 10-12  PARCC Math
  • April 16-18  PARCC Reading
  • Thursday, April 19  ISA
  • Tuesday, May 16  Orchestra and Chorus concert
  • Wednesday, ,May 17  Band concert
  • Friday, May 18  Eighth grade dance
  • Monday, May 28  No school

The date, time, and location for the eighth grade graduation ceremony will be officially announced by the board of education soon.  The eighth grade dance has been set for Friday, May 18.  Invitations for this special evening are being mailed home this week.

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.