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A Message from the Principal- 4/15/19

As a school, our students and staff have committed themselves to ending the school year Frost Strong. Over the past month, our language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies have met with our students to discuss their third trimester goals.  This past week, Mr. Schmid and I have gone on Frost TV to talk with the students about bringing their “best selves” these next two months.  On Monday, our staff lined the main hallway to cheer our students into school as a show of enthusiastic support.  Through it all, we have been impressed with our student’s strong commitment towards meeting/exceeding their goals.  Commitment is an important characteristic needed to fully display Frost Strong behavior to help us attain our school-wide goals of High Achievement and Positive Culture.  Please read below for more information about our school-wide goals.

High Achievement

IAR: The IAR continues today.  We have been impressed with our student’s focus, as they have stepped up to apply all of their hard work by doing their “Frost Strong”-best on this assessment.  The IAR schedule for this week is as follows:

  • Monday, April 15 – English Language Arts Unit 1
  • Tuesday, April 16 – English Language Arts Unit 2

All students will be taking their IAR with their 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.  Test sessions will be throughout the school day during various times.  Please be advised that there is a possibility that your child’s lunch period will be during a different time.  If you will be dropping off a lunch for your child, please call ahead and contact the front office for your child’s lunch times during these two days.  In addition, pizza will not be sold on Tuesday, April 16.  Pizza sales will resume on Thursday, April 18.

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities:  What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25 and closes on Friday, April 19.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.  The Summer of 54 Camp brochure can be accessed here: Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.  If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.  Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.  We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Eighth grade graduation:  We are pleased to announce that this year’s eighth grade graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm at Conant High School.  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 information from our fantastic PTA:

  • All members of the Robert Frost Junior High Class of 2019 are invited to this year’s Eighth Grade Celebration!  This celebration is a special event for the 8th grade class to recognize the culmination of many years of hard work.  This year’s Eighth Grade Celebration will be on Friday, May 17 starting at 6:30 pm and concluding at 9:00 pm at Frost. The theme will be “Hollywood Red Carpet Night”.  More information to come from our PTA—please mark your calendars for this special event!
  • The Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s is again offering the Elementary Summer Scholarship for K – 7th Grade Students.  Please see click on this link http://PTA.sd54.org for more information about the scholarship or see attached application in English and Spanish for all the details and deadlines.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lisa Reck – Frost PTA President at 847-921-3396.
  • The Frost PTA Bylaws have been updated.  The Bylaws will be up for approval at the PTA General Meeting that will take place on May 14, 2019.  If you would like to see a copy of the Frost Bylaws prior to the May meeting, please feel free to email 2nd Vice President, Theresa Banks at griffin.peace@nullgmail.com and she will email you a copy.   They are also available on the Frost website. https://frost.sd54.org/pta/
  • Frost PTA Nominating Committee Report:  The Nominating Committee of the Frost PTA met on Tuesday, April 9 and is submitting the following as the slate of officers for the 2019-2020 school year.  Officers will be voted upon at our General Membership Meeting on May 14, 2019.

Pilar Sanchez—President

Domenica Iannotti—First Vice President

Theresa Banks–Second Vice President

Gena Angelino—Treasurer

Maggie Joyce—Recording Secretary

Lisa Seed—Corresponding Secretary

Respectfully submitted by the Frost PTA Nominating Committee: Gena Angelino, Maria Ruffolo, Tracy Olender, Barbara Velez, Scott Ross, CJ Schmid and Maggie Joyce

  • Please join us for our next PTA meeting on April 16 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.
  • Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

District 54 Foundation Memorial Grants:  The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.  Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information. English application  Aplicacion en español

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 still scheduled for April. Please note that childcare is always available.

  • Summer Camp Expo – April 24:  Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Social Emotional Learning:  Over the next two weeks at Frost, we will be talking about Safety and Seeking Help 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!

  • If a student breaks a school rule that also breaks a law, what are the possible consequences? What are possible long-term consequences?
  • Can you think of any examples of “risky behaviors” that a junior high student may be involved in or you have heard about/witnessed?
  • How do you create positive strategies to reduce negative outcomes in risky situations?
  • Identify people in your home or other trusted adults who you can turn to for help? Name five adults.
  • You witnessed something that you know you should tell an adult about. What are the negative consequences of telling? What are the positive consequences of telling?
  • Is there something right now that you feel like you should share?

Career Day:  On Tuesday, June 4, we will be hosting our fourth 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.

Boys Volleyball plays on 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 competes on 4/18 vs. Keller, 4/23 vs. Mead/LP, 4/30 vs. Ike, 5/2 vs. Addams/LP, 5/13 @ D54 Conference meet @ Conant High School.  Please note that all track meets will be held at Eisenhower Junior High School.

Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings: Rocketry Club, Pep Club, Interact Club, Game Club, Art Club, and Soccer Intramurals.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs Frost Clubs .

Reminder that Friday, April 19 is a student non-attendance day due to a spring holiday.

Important upcoming dates:

  • Friday, April 19:  No school
  • Wednesday, May 1:  Half-day
  • Wednesday, May 8:  PTA Scholarship Dinner
  • Tuesday, May 14:  Orchestra and Chorus concert
  • Wednesday, May 15:  Band concert
  • Friday, May 17:  Eighth grade dance
  • Friday, May 24:  Energy Summit
  • Wednesday, May 29:  2nd Annual Spartans Walking for a Cause
  • Thursday, May 30:  Eighth grade graduation ceremony; last day of attendance for eighth grade students
  • Tuesday, June 4:  Career Day
  • Wednesday, June 5:  Field Day
  • Thursday, June 6:  Last day of attendance for seventh grade students