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A Message from the Principal – 9/7/18

We had a great short week of school!  On Tuesday, Superintendent DuRoss visited Frost and was able to see our staff and students in action!  On Thursday, our students were able to complete their MAP mathematics test.  Today, we held our first fire drill of the year.  In addition, I had the privilege of presenting to the Board of Education yesterday evening about Frost’s work around Positive Psychology. Of particular importance was getting to talk about how our school community has committed itself to “Find Your Strong” this school year.  During Curriculum Night on 9/12, I will share with your how Frost is bringing the principles of Positive Psychology alive in our daily work with your children!  Please read below for more information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

 

High Achievement

 

Curriculum Night:  Frost’s Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 12.  Please see attached curriculum night letter Curriculum Night 2018.doc.pdf   As a reminder, the evening’s program schedule is as follows:

 

Time Event
4:45-5:30 Chromebook Parent Meeting for 7th grade/new 8th grade parents ONLY
5:30-6:00 Discovery Program Parent Meeting in Café
6:00-6:30 Administrator/PTA Welcome in Gym
6:30-8:30 Teacher Presentations in Classrooms

 

 

District 211 Information Night:  Frost invites our eighth grade students and their parents to attend our upcoming District 211 Parent/Student Information Night on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Mead Junior High School. The presentation in Spanish will begin at 5:30 pm and the presentation in English will begin at 6:30 pm all at Mead.  The presentations will be facilitated by District 211 student services directors from Conant High School, Schaumburg High School, and Hoffman Estates High Schools.  The purpose of this evening program will be to explain the high school enrollment and preliminary registration process. This orientation will include placement test topics and high school placement as well as program planning for student elective courses.  District 211 representatives will also entertain questions that parents may have pertaining to registration or the freshman high school curriculum. Please see attached flyer for more information D211 Parent Info Night 2018.pdf .

 

Eighth Grade High School Placement Exam: District 211 will be administering a placement exam (PSAT) for incoming freshman (current eighth grade students) on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  District 211 has posted some basic information on their website at 211 Class of 2023 Information

 

Fall MAP:  Next week, our Spartans will be taking their fall MAP reading test in their language arts classrooms.  Please see the testing schedule below.  During our October student goal-setting conferences, we will share the results with you.

  • Reading: All students will test in their language arts class Monday, 9/10 and Tuesday, 9/11.

 

Summer Reading Project:  Thank you to our hard-working Spartans who completed their Summer Reading Projects!  We have decided to reward those students who successfully completed the project with “extra credit” as a way of honoring their efforts.  Originally, the project was intended to be their first homework assignment; we have changed the designation to “extra credit” to add value to their hard work!

 

Positive Culture

 

PTA is offering a new tool to help stay more connected with you.  Please click on the following link https://frostpta.memberhub.com/join/p7na92  to join our MemberHub site.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Reck, Frost PTA President at lisa.reck@nullyahoo.com.  If you are interested in joining the Frost PTA, please send cash or a check made payable to “Frost PTA”.  Please include all forms and cash or check in a sealed envelope and then simply have your child bring the envelope to Frost and give it to their Advocacy or Homeroom teachers. Please visit our Frost PTA website for important PTA information Frost PTA

Social Emotional Learning:  On Monday, 9/10, we will be hosting our first guest speaker, John Donahue, of the year.  Mr. Donahue will speak to the students to inspire them to be their best self.  Please have your child wear their “Find Your Strong” t-shirt on Monday as a way to connect with John’s message.  To pair with our guest speaker on Monday, our students will continue to talk about commitment and social investment during Advocacy next week.

 

School Leadership Team:  The mission of the School Leadership Team (SLT) of Robert Frost Junior High School is to uphold the mission of District 54.  Specifically, the SLT will play a significant role in creating a collaborative school culture in which staff, parents, and community members come together to form a positive school culture that ensures student success.  The Frost SLT is looking for a parent representative for the 2018-19 school year.  We meet once a month on third Wednesdays of the month starting at 3:15 here at Frost.  If you are interested in joining our team and would like to find out more, then please reply to this email or call me at 847-357-6834.

 

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council:  Please join us for our first meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Our topic is “ACCESS, MAP and PARCC: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for ages 3-5. To RSVP, fill out the form on the event flyer and send it to your child’s school by Sept. 13. Click here to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. You can also ask your child’s school for a paper copy of the flyer.

 

Adult ESL Classes:  The Department of Language and Culture is excited to host Free Adult English as a Second Language classes at Nerge, Armstrong and Hanover Highlands this fall. These classes are designed for parents of District 54 students who are interested in learning or practicing their English. During these classes, participants will engage in communicative activities centered on a broad range of topics.  The class will meet 8 times.

 

  • Classes at Nerge will be on Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Classes at Armstrong will be on Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Classes at Hanover Highlands will be on Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m.

 

The Adult ESL flyers and registration forms in English, Spanish and Polish can be found on the Language and Culture Website. Please return completed registration forms to your child’s school. We look forward to having you join us!

 

District 54 Education Foundation:  The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 19, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyerThank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing food from our not-for-profit day partner, Riccardo’s!

 

Erin’s Law:  Four years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law.  This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for child beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels.  Our students will be participating in lessons in their health classrooms beginning in October.  Please contact us at 847-357-6800 with any specific questions.

Girls Basketball and Cross Country are into their seasons!  Girls basketball plays on 9/13 vs. Mead, 9/17 @ Keller, 9/20 vs. Ike, 9/24 @ Addams, 9/25 vs. LP, 9/27 @ Mead, 10/1 vs. Keller, 10/2 @ Ike, 10/9 vs. Addams, and 10/11, 15, and 16 @ D54 Conference Tournament.  Boys & Girls Cross Country run on 9/13 @ Mead, 9/17 vs. Keller/LP, 9/20 @ Eisenhower, 9/24 vs. Addams, 9/27 @ Crusader Invite, 9/28 vs. Mead, 10/1 @ Keller, 10/2 vs. Ike, 10/9 @ Addams, and 10/15 @ D54 Conference Championships.  Good luck, Spartans.

 

Interact Club Car Wash:  Please help our Interact Club raise money to purchase basketball court stands for a school in Belize by coming to our Frost Car Wash on Saturday, September 8 from 12:00-3:00 pm in the Frost parking lot!

 

Important upcoming dates:

  • Monday, 9/10: “Be Your Best Self” Assembly
  • Wednesday, 9/12: Curriculum Night.
  • Monday, 9/17: “Homework Lunch” begins
  • Wednesday, 9/19:
    • Students dismissed at 10:45 am due to a building in-service.
    • We will be facilitating our hard lockdown and relocation drills on this half-day.  Please see attached letter for more information about our crisis drills.
  • Friday, 9/21 is Picture Day.
  • Sunday, 9/23: District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 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. 1. 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, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.

 

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 at www.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.