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A Message from the Principal- 2/19/19

It was great to see so many of our families at our winter conferences!  We truly value this time to connect with you and discuss your child’s recent successes as well as future goals.  Over the final few months of the school year, we will be having many conversations with your student related to their achievement and cultural goals.  We want to make sure students are continually pushing themselves to be better and are displaying determined commitment to the action steps that they created with their teachers so they are able to see success at the end of the school year.  If you were unable to attend conferences, please have your child go through their goal-setting conference on their Chromebook with you.  If you were unable to visit with a teacher, please call/email any of the teachers if you have any questions.  If you have any questions regarding your student’s instructional program, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Student goal-setting conferences are a critical part of our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our school achievement goals for this school year.  Winter conferences are also a chance for us to recommit ourselves to the High Achievement and Positive Culture that we work hard to create every day at Frost.  Please read below for more information about these goals.

 

High Achievement

 

End of Trimester 2 is Friday, March 8.  Please talk with your child about completing all missing assignments before the conclusion of the trimester.  We will be working with students who have an excessive amount of missing assignments over the next week to ensure all work is completed and submitted before the close of the trimester.

 

Frost Spanish-Speaking Family Night:  On February 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Frost LRC, Ms. Juanita Perez Basler, an admissions specialist from Harper College, will be coming to speak to our Spanish-speaking parents and students about the importance of education and attending a college.  Topics covered will be different programs that are offered at Harper College and understanding the differences between a community college versus a university.

 

Eighth grade graduation:  We are pleased to announce that this year’s eighth grade graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019.  Graduation ceremony location and time will be determined at a later date.  Tickets will not be issued for the ceremony and seating is on a first come, first seated basis.  Please know that we always have enough room for all to attend.  Specific details related to the graduation ceremony will be sent to you via email and US mail in early May.  Also, please note that Thursday, May 30 will be the last day of attendance for our eighth grade students.  Please mark your calendars for this special evening.

 

Positive Culture

 

PTA: Please read below for important information from our wonderful PTA:

  • Please join us for our next PTA meeting on March 12 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.
  • Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

 

Social Emotional Learning:  At school, we have been talking about Conflict Resolution and would like to share ways you can continue the learning at home.  The following questions/scenarios 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!

  • Discuss the Key of Flexibility.  How do you try something different when you realize what you’re doing is not working?
  • How can you identify conflict and be flexible when looking for a solution?
  • Think of time when you had an issue with a sibling, parent, or friend. How did you resolve it? How could you have resolved it better now having lived through it?

Two of your friends are arguing. What can you do to help them resolve it? How do you remain neutral?

 

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 is an evening program scheduled for this week. Please note that child care is always available.

  • Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19:  Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

This event will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

 

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 at our winter conferences or today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using our school yearbook ID code 13216219.

 

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan:  In order to help you 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.

 

Girls Volleyball finishes their season on 2/21 vs. Addams and 2/25-2/28 @ D54 Conference Tournament.  Wrestling finishes their season on 2/21 @ Addams and 2/25-2/26 @ D54 Conference Tournament.

 

Boys Volleyball begins their season on Monday, March 4 with tryouts.  They play on 3/19 vs. LP, 4/4 @ Keller, 4/8 vs. Ike, 4/9 @ Addams, 4/15 @ Mead, 4/16 vs. Keller, 4/18 @ Ike, 4/22 vs. Addams, 4/23 vs. Mead, 4/25 and 4/30 @ D54 Tournament.  Track and Field begins their season on Monday, 4/1.  If you child is interested, please have them get a permission slip from the cafeteria and ensure that they have a current physical on file.

 

Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings: GEMS, Sign Language Club, Mathletes, Club Unify, Pep Club, Game Club, Frost TV, Interact Club, Theater Club, Geography Bee, and Rube Goldberg.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs Frost Clubs .

 

Important upcoming dates:

  • Friday, 3/8:  PTA Auction
  • 3/23-3/31:  Spring Break
  • Tuesday, 4/2:  No school
  • 4/8-10:  Illinois Assessment of Readiness—Mathematics
  • 4/15-16:  Illinois Assessment of Readiness—ELA
  • Wednesday, May 1:  Half-day
  • Friday, May 17:  Eighth grade dance
  • Thursday, May 30:  Eighth grade graduation ceremony

 

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.