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School of Information Day- August 7, 2019

School of Information Day will take place on Wednesday, August 7th.

There will be two sessions- 9-11am and 5:30-7:30pm.

During this time students can pick up their schedules and receive information about the 2019-2020 school year.

2019-20 School Supply List

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST for 7th and 8th Graders

2019-2020

Quantity Needed Item Class Teacher will collect?
**Language Arts teachers will organize the following items on the first day of school with your child by filling their pencil case and stocking their locker.  These items are to be used EVERY day and taken to EVERY class:
1 Pencil Case** ALL No
2 Packs of Pencils** ALL No
2 Dry Erase Markers** ALL No
2 Packs of Pens (blue or black)** ALL No
3 Highlighters** ALL No
1 Pack of Colored Pencils OR Markers** ALL No
1 Headphones ALL No
2 Boxes of Tissues (to be collected by LA teacher) ALL Yes

 

Quantity Needed Item Core Content Class Teacher will collect?
1 Running shoes w/laces AND toiletries  (i.e., deodorant, extra socks, body spray) PE No
1 Frost PE uniform (shorts/shirt – purchased for $20 on info day) PE No
12 Pronged paper folders (PLEASE DO NOT LABEL) Math 710, 715, 810, 930, 830 Yes
1 (Optional) TI – 30XIIS calculator- (will be sold on Information Day for $15.00) Math 710, 715, 810, 930, 830 No
1 Pack of loose-leaf paper Math 710, 715, 810, 930, 830 Yes
1 Composition notebook Math 710, 810 No
3 Plastic 2 pocket folder with prongs Language Arts Yes
1 Pack of note cards Language Arts Yes
1 Spiral notebook Science No
1 2 pocket folder with 3 prongs Science No

 

Quantity Needed Item  Encore/Dual Language Class Teacher will collect?
Encore Classes / Dual Language
3 Folders – plastic preferred (no prongs) L.A. Acceleration No
2 Dry Erase Markers L.A. Acceleration Yes
1 Pack of Pencils L.A. Acceleration Yes
2 Highlighters L.A. Acceleration Yes
1 Folder STEM 1/ STEM 2 No
1 Composition Notebook Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Honors Spanish Yes
1 Notebook OR Loose leaf paper Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Honors Spanish No
1 Folder OR half inch binder Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Honors Spanish No
1 Sketchbook Art – Wheel and Full Year No
1 Box of #2 Pencils Art – Wheel and Full Year No
1 White cotton T-Shirt Art – Wheel and Full Year No
1 Folder, Pencils, Highlighter Chorus – Full Year No
1 Set of Dividers (3 count) Dual Social Studies, Dual Language Arts, Dual Spanish 3/4 No
1 2″ 3 ring binder Dual Social Studies, Dual Language Arts, Dual Spanish 3/4 No

Walk-A-Thon FYI

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

Over the past month our Frost community has been working hard on raising money for our second annual Walk-A-Thon which will benefit The Almost Home Foundation for animals. The actual Walk-A-Thon will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Below, please find a few reminders for the day of the Walk-A-Thon:

  • Send your student to school with a sack lunch. They will be provided with a water bottle courtesy of the Schaumburg AM Rotary Club, and will be able to carry their water bottle with them during the Walk-A-Thon.  We will be eating lunch from 10:00am-11:30am. During lunch the students may purchase popsicles for $1 will all proceeds going towards the The Almost Home Foundation. Please send your student with money if they would like a popsicle and to donate money towards the foundation.
  • Make sure that your student is dressed for the weather; dressing in layers would be best. They should wear comfortable shoes for walking, comfortable clothes for participating in activities and bring sunscreen, bug spray and sunglasses/ hat as needed. We will be outside for most of the morning and we want to make sure they are prepared to be comfortable.
  • During the Walk-A-Thon there will be a dunk tank to raise money for The Almost Home Foundation. The students will be able to purchase two throws at the dunk tank for $1. In the dunk tank will be some of our brave staff members who are doing all they can to help our Walk-A-Thon be successful. Please send your student with money if they would like to participate and donate money towards the charity.
  • On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 your student will receive their Walk-A-Thon t-shirt. Please encourage them to wear their t-shirt on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 which is the day of the Walk-A-Thon!

We thank you for your support of our first annual Walk-A-Thon. We hope that this event is a positive, memorable experience for your student. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Front Office at 847-357-6800.

Thank you,

M. Scott Ross

Principal

A Message from the Principal- 5/23/19

What a great few weeks we have had at Frost as we push ourselves to end the school year Frost Strong!  Our students showed incredible focus and effort during the just completed MAP reading and mathematics test.  Several of our Spanish Dual Language students took home medals at the District 54 Spanish Speech Contest and another group of Spartans showed off their expertise in STEM during the District 54 STEM Showcase.  During the Teacher Inservice, our staff devoted themselves to finding our Big Potential by fully embracing next year’s theme, “Stronger Together” through a series of activities.  Our Student Ambassadors joined Superintendent DuRoss and members of the Board of Education at the WE Day celebration in Chicago.  Two members for Frost’s Innovate 54 team, Mrs. Alcock and Ms. Feeney, presented about the “culture of innovation” that we are working hard to establish at Frost during a Discovery Education Superintendent’s Symposium.  Last week, our Spartan performers showed off their skills during our annual Spring Concert Series and our eighth grade students celebrated the end of their wonderful elementary school years with an eighth grade dance in our gymnasium.  The past few weeks and our next few weeks are a perfect example of our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our stated achievement goals of High Achievement and Positive Culture.  Please read below for more information about our school-wide goals.

 

 

High Achievement

 

Eighth Grade Graduation: The Frost staff is pleased to share with you the details listed below related to our upcoming graduation event.

 

  • The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. at Conant High School on Plum Grove Road in Hoffman Estates on Thursday, May 30.  Graduates should arrive by 5:30 p.m. and report to the cafeteria.  Designated seating is available on the gym floor for guests with special needs.  Graduates with last names A-M will be seated on the east side of the gym, while N-Z will be on the west side.  Use these guidelines when selecting your seat.  Mead Junior High School will be graduating at 8:45 p.m. so please be respectful of their entrance when you exit for our ceremony.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, please meet your graduate in the following locations:
    • Graduates with last names A-M will meet their parents down the hallway leading out to the east doors/east parking lot (please note, students will not be allowed re-entry to the cafeteria after the ceremony)
    • Graduates with last names N-Z will meet their parents down the hallway leading out to the south doors/south parking lot (please note, students will not be allowed re-entry to the cafeteria after the ceremony)

 

  • Students who have any missing assignments and students being promoted but did not meet district standards, will not be allowed to attend the ceremony.  All assignments are due Thursday, May 23, by 2:15 p.m.  Final grades for eighth grade students will be calculated on May 30.  As a result, the Presidential Achievement Awards (Gold and Silver) will not be determined until after the graduation ceremony.  Students will receive their certificates for those awards by mail after the ceremony

 

  • Tickets are not required for the ceremony.  However, we recommend that you limit your group to six family members.  The Conant gym is large and should accommodate the estimated 2,000 guests without any problem.  Please try to limit your guests to family members only.  Please note the temperature during the ceremony in the Conant gymnasium can be excessively hot.  Unfortunately, we have no control over the gymnasium temperature.  As a result, we recommend that you please dress accordingly, bring items to help keep you cool such as a hand fan and/or water, and make every effort to sit in the lower level near the floor where it is cooler.

 

  • Graduation gowns will be distributed on Tuesday, May 28 at the end of the school day.  We recommend that students wear dress clothes under the gown.

 

In closing, the graduation ceremony should be a meaningful, pleasant experience for you as well as your graduate.  For that to happen, we need your cooperation.  A professional photographer from Lifetouch will be taking photographs of every graduate while receiving their diploma.  A few days after the ceremony, you may view and order your graduation pictures online.  If you choose to take your own pictures, please do not stand in an area that will interfere with the students entering and leaving the ceremony.  Flowers or other gifts should be given to students after the ceremony.  Balloons should not be brought into the building.  Please remember that applause is the appropriate response at graduation, however it should occur at the conclusion of the ceremony to allow for every family to hear the name of their child being read.

 

District 54 Virtual Learning University: Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

 

 

 

Positive Culture

 

2019 STC Elementary Scholarship Winners:  The STC Elementary Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the scholarships for summer enrichment camps and programs this year. The STC of PTAs extends its congratulations to the 105 recipients and its best wishes to ALL of the 134 students who applied.  Among the recipients were three students from our very own Frost Jr. High:  Cassandra S. will be attending VanBuren Youth Camp, Cristina Mary W. will be attending Hoffman Estates Park District –Track and Field and Carissa K. will be attending IRCA Summer Spirit Camp through SAA. Congratulations!

 

D54 Foundation:  Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.  All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.  Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

 

Spartans Walking for a Cause:  This year Frost will host its second annual Walk-A-Thon to support the Almost Home Foundation for animals.  Students and staff will raise money and collect pet items to donate. Fundraising envelopes and more information about the Walk-A-Thon were sent home on April 22; please ask your student to see this information. We have a school goal of raising $5000, any support you can provide to your student in helping them raise money would be great! It is our hope that this end of the year event will provide a positive and purposeful experience for our students and our staff. A philanthropic event like this can truly allow our Frost Strong side to shine; the more collaboration and effort we can put in will result in a greater impact made as well as lasting memories and lessons of kindness learned.  On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 students and staff will participate in the Walk-A-Thon in the morning and celebrate all of their efforts in the afternoon. The Almost Home Foundation is a volunteer run organization that helps animals in our community find their “furever” homes. They foster animals that are abandoned or can no longer be cared for, until they can find them a permanent family. Because this organization is completely volunteer run and relies upon many people fostering animals in their homes and transporting the animals to and from adoption events, they definitely appreciate any support that they can be given.  All Fundraising envelopes need to be turned in to your student’s homeroom teachers by Friday, May 24 at 7:30am. Please see attached letter from me for important reminders about the Walk-A-Thon.

 

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.

 

Reminder that Monday, May 27 is a non-attendance day due to Memorial Day holiday.

 

Important upcoming dates:

  • Friday, May 24:  Energy Summit
  • Monday, May 27:  No school
  • 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—this will be a half-day of attendance with dismissal at 10:45 am

Teaching our students about philanthropy

Spartan Community,

Each year we host a walk-a-thon to help teach and inspire our students to be active citizens who make a positive difference in their community. This year we let the students choose the charity that they wanted to support; when they voted they chose to support animals because it is something that they feel passionate about.

We set a school goal of raising $5000. As of Tuesday, May 21st we are only at $400.  Could you help us out?

goal thermometer for spartans walking for a cause

Our Goal thermometer is at the front of the school to help inspire our students and staff to reach our goal of $5000.

Can you encourage your student to participate in the walk-a-thon and fundraise even just $8? If each of our students raises $8, we will exceed our goal of $5000.  We are working to model for our students how you can support members of your community to make a positive impact, in hopes that when they grow up they they will be active citizens who positively impact their community.

We appreciate your support in raising $5000 to support the Almost Home Foundation for animals!  Our students will walk in return for the donations that they receive as well as to show support of the Almost Home Foundation’s work they do on May 29th.

Career Day presenters needed

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.