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A Message from the Principal 10-29-18

The past two weeks, we were proudly able to show our “Frost Strong” commitment to High Achievement and Positive Culture!  Our cross country and girls basketball teams capped off successful seasons with individual conference medalist in cross country and a co-championship for our eighth grade girls basketball team—their second conference championship in as many years!  Two weeks ago, the Frost PTA was recognized with an honor award for donating money to our LRC for the purchase of books.  I had the privilege last week to present the 2018-19 Frost School Improvement Plan (SIP) to Superintendent DuRoss, Associate Superintendent Dr. Myers, and the Cabinet.  Our SIP is written in the areas of reading/mathematics, whole child success, and culture and is the driving plan for our instruction, assessment, intervention, and enrichment at Frost this school year.  In eighth grade science, Ms. Nash took home the coveted “egg drop trophy” with her classes coming out victorious!  On Friday, we held our first Pep Rally of the school year where we awarded several students with a Key of Excellence award!  To top off a wonderful two weeks, our school-wide “Lip Dub” was finally released on our Frost Spartans  YouTube Channel.  The Frost Lip Dub was a great way to spread happiness and create a “peak moment” for the entire school—you can view it by clicking on this link: Frost Lip Dub 2018.  The Lip Dub was a fun way to bring the whole school community together to continue to Find Our Strong!  All of these activities are steps to ensure we continue to focus on raising student achievement and creating a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

Report cards:  Our first trimester ends on Friday, November 9.  District 54 launched an online report card last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online.  All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account, then please contact our front office who can assist you with sign up. If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Positive Culture

PTA: A BIG thank you to our PTA volunteers who gave up their lunch hour to come and serve our students hot lunches the past few weeks: Dawn Dobner, Theresa Banks, Pilar Vences, Pat Foley, Pauline Ramos, Marisela Mancena, Tracy Olender , Colleen Carlo, Lili Jimenez, Maureen Brennan, Nicole Garza, and Debbie Navarrete.  Please click on the following link Frost PTA MemberHub 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.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 13 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

Frost Spirit Week:  To celebrate the end of a successful first trimester, we will be hosting our first school spirit week of the year with themed dress on the following days:

  • Monday 10/29: PAJAMA DAY
  • Tuesday 10/30: HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DAY
  • Wednesday 10/31: HALLOWEEN COLOR DAY
  • Thursday 11/1: HAT DAY
  • Friday 11/2: BLUE & GOLD DAY

Frost Interact Club:  Our Interact Club will be hosting two philanthropic events this week!  Starting today Monday, 10/29 and running all week, the Interact Club sponsoring a candy drive fundraiser for our soldiers overseas.  To honor the protection our U.S. soldiers provide us here at home, we will be collecting your extra Halloween candy to box and send to our brave soldiers.  This Friday, November 2, the Interact Club and boys basketball team will be hosting our annual Pack the Gym/Fill the Pantry event to benefit the District 54 Food Pantry and Community Closet.  The Frost vs. Sundling game starts at 6:00 pm in the Frost gymnasium and the entrance fee is one donated toiletry item.  The game will feature several groups of talented Spartans performing including our Cheer and Poms teams and the Frost Pep Band!

Social Emotional Learning:  At school, we have been talking about Personal Emotions and would like to share ways you can continue the learning at home.  Please click on this link to find questions/scenarios that can be completed any time.  Talking with your children will reinforce the social emotional life skills needed. We hope you enjoy the valuable discussions with your children!

District 54 Education Foundation:  The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation: Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!  The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets

Yearbook:  One great way to preserve this year’s school memories is with a 2018-19 Robert Frost Junior High School yearbook! You can order your yearbook today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using our school yearbook ID code 13216219.

Veteran’s Day Invite a Veteran Event:  On November 8, Frost Junior High will be hosting our Fourth Annual Invite a Veteran to Dinner event. Each year, we invite military veterans and their families from the Schaumburg area and from our elementary and junior high schools to come to Frost to be recognized for their service at the boys basketball game.  At the conclusion of the game, we will announce and present each veteran with flowers, a flag, a pin, a certificate, and a t-shirt to thank them for their service.  Each veteran will be escorted to the café for dinner and enjoy awesome company with some of our Frost students. We ask our students to talk and ask questions about the veteran’s service including memories from their time in service.  A highlight is the “Hero Wall” our Frost students create to display the veterans pictures with decorated thank you notes.  In addition, the café is decorated in red, white, and blue with a very large thank you banner signed by all of our Frost students accompanied by a photo slide show during dinner.  If you would like to recognize a special veteran, please email Joan Czarnecki at joanczarnecki@nullsd54.org or Rob Ferguson at robertferguson@nullsd54.org .

Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Poms are starting their seasons this week!  Boys basketball plays on 11/2, 11/5, 11/8, 11/12, 11/13, 11/15, 11/19, 11/26, 11/27, 11/29, 12/4, and 12/6, 10, and 11 @ D54 Conference Tournament.  Good luck, Spartans.

Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings: Spartan CrossFit, Art Club, Fuse, Coding Club, Game Club, Frost TV, Interact Club, Theater Club, Pep Club, Geography Bee, and Club Unify.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs Frost Clubs .

Important upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 10/30:  Fall Orchestra concert @ 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 11/6:  No school
  • Friday, 11/9: First trimester ends
  • Tuesday, 11/13:  PTA meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/21-23:  Thanksgiving break
  • Monday, 11/26:  Winter MAP begins
  • Wednesday, 12/12:  Sixth grade parent night
  • Tuesday, 12/18-19:  Winter music concerts
  • Friday, 12/21:  Winter break begins at the end of the school day

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo Hispanoparlantes .  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook and follow us on Twitter at Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost.  In addition, several of our teachers and staff members have Twitter and/or Instagram accounts that share our “Strong” at Frost every day—please follow our accounts to see what your children are up to at Frost by clicking on this link to find embedded links to specific staff members’ accounts! 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.