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1/22/19 After School Activities cancelled

All after school activities are cancelled today, 1/22/19, due to the weather. Please expect your student home after school. If you have any questions please contact our front office at 847-357-6800.

A Message from the Principal- 1/22/19

It was great to welcome back our Spartans after two weeks away!  The beginning of every calendar year is a great time to reflect on the first half of the school year and refocus on the second half of the year.  Our students will spend the next few weeks going through their mid-year student goal-setting process with their language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and advocacy teachers.   During this goal-setting, each student will recommit themselves to the High Achievement and Positive Culture goals that they wrote back at the beginning of the school year.  We always love the mid-year student goal-setting conferences because it gives us the opportunity to have open dialogue with each student about their areas of strength and growth.  As a staff, we use January as a chance to do the same.  We have spent the new year, thus far, looking at Frost’s School Improvement Plan, our Illinois School Report Card, and our mid-year data points to determine our areas of strength and growth.  Critical in our reflection is the health of our school culture.  This year, School District 54 has continued to focus on creating a school community that recognizes the importance of positive psychology to strengthen our core mission of Ensuring Student Success. The goals of our work with the Happiness Advantage are to:

  • Create a happy, healthy and engaged learning community;
  • Deepen student, family and community development; and
  • Improve performance and fuel student success.

Shawn Achor, the author of both Happiness Advantage: Positive Psychology at Work and Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being explains when we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential by creating a “Virtuous Cycle”:

  • Happiness is an interconnected choice
  • Making others successful increases your own success
  • Happiness is sustained through investment and celebration

Frost staff members will continue to explore positive psychology throughout the school year as we teach our students the principles of positive psychology through our new social-emotional learning curriculum taught during Wednesday’s Advocacy time.  The Happiness Advantage at Frost is a key piece of our core purposes of High Achievement and Positive Culture that we work to create every day at Frost.  Please read below for more information about these goals.

High Achievement

Winter student goal-setting conferences: We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming student goal-setting conferences on Thursday, February 14, and Friday, February 15.  Over the course of the next few weeks, our students will meet with their teachers to reflect on their High Achievement and Positive Culture goals for the school year.  We are proud of our students for taking the time to commit themselves to reflecting and refocusing on their goals and then sharing their reflections with you on February 14 and 15.  Through the facilitation of student goal-setting conferences, our goals are to encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their academic performance and social conduct, teach students the process of goal-setting, and to improve students’ organizational and oral communication skills and self-confidence.  Please note that Frost runs a unique schedule for our student goal-setting conferences.  Our format is intended to encourage students to demonstrate personal ownership of their academic performance and social emotional development.  Please read below for information important for you to follow for your child’s student goal-setting conference:

  • Seventh grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Gymnasium and eighth grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Cafeteria on Thursday, February 14 from 12:00-4:30 pm and 5:30-8:00 pm (PLEASE NOTE: these Thursday times are different than the fall conferences) and on Friday, February 15 from 7:30-9:30 am.  You are welcome to attend anytime during these times.  Different from elementary school, there are no scheduled times.  This allows families to attend conferences during a time that works for your schedule.  Please follow these steps to conduct your child’s student goal-setting conferences:
    1. Prior to your child’s student goal-setting conferences, please ensure they bring their Chromebook to conferences.  They will be using their Chromebook to share their winter MAP scores, personal academic and cultural goals, work samples from all classes, and 2nd trimester mid-term grades on their student portal.
    2. When you arrive for your child’s student goal-setting conferences, please proceed to the gymnasium/cafeteria to find a seat at a table.
    3. After taking a seat, your child will then begin their student goal-setting conference serving as the facilitator.
    4. Following your child’s student goal-setting conference, the teachers will be available to conduct individual conferences related to your child’s progress in a specific subject area.  During the individual conference portion of the event, we ask that you please limit your individual conference to five minutes out of respect for other parents.  The teachers will be located in the following areas:
      • Language arts, social studies, science, acceleration, EL, and special services teachers will be seated in the gymnasium/cafeteria at tables.
      • PE teachers: Main hallway
      • Elective teachers: Main hallway
      • Math teachers (please note that the math teachers will not be moving from these locations during the conference windows):
  • Corriveau—Cafeteria
  • Siwicki—Cafeteria
  • Davis—Cafeteria
  • McCaliano—Cafeteria
  • Morris—Cafeteria
  • Alcock—Gymnasium
  • Leong—Gymnasium
  • Felgenhauer—Gymnasium
  • Feeney—Gymnasium

5Essentials Survey:  We value your feedback!  Please consider taking the 5Essentials Parent Survey available online through Feb. 15 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

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:  The date, time, and location of our 2019 Eighth Grade Graduation Ceremony will be set by the Board of Education shortly after spring break.  We will inform you as soon as the Board sets the ceremony details.  To prepare for the graduation ceremony, your student will be measured for their graduation gown on Wednesday, January 30 during their PE/Health class.  Please look out for an order form/envelope that will be coming home with your child on that day!

Positive Culture

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

  • Reminder that the PTA Hot Lunch order forms for the third trimester our due Friday, 2/1. Thank you to following volunteers who gave up their lunch hours to come and serve our students hot lunch over the past weeks: Theresa Banks, Pilar Vences, Dawn Dobner, Cheryl Jancaric, Maureen Brennan, Marisela Mancera, Tracy Olender, Isaura Vega, Pauline Ramos, Lili Jimenez, Shila Khan, Zuzana Dreserova, Pat Foley, and Colleen Carlo.
  • Please join us for our next PTA meeting on February 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 Problem Solving 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!

  • Explain how the problem solving cycle can help you in a difficult situation.
  • Make a list of situations in our family that come up. How could we apply the problem solving cycle?
  • The garbage bag is always overflowing in the house.  How can we resolve this issue?

Note for the Nurse:  With flu season here, the Department of Public Health wants us to remind our families about the suggested guidelines when to keep their children home.  Please see the attached letter in both English  and Spanish.

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 are two evening programs scheduled for January. Please note that child care is always available.

  • Literacy Night – 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23:  Come join us for a night of interactive writing where your family’s creativity is in control of the story line. Clues will lead you to special treats as well as a keepsake. Parents and students, aged preschool – eighth grade, are welcome.

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 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 plays on 1/22 vs. LP, 1/24 vs. Mead, 1/29 @ Keller, 1/31 vs. Ike, 2/4 @ Addams, 2/7 @ Mead, 2/11 vs. Keller, 2/12 @ Ike, 2/21 vs. Addams, 2/25-2/28 @ D54 Conference Tournament.  Wrestling grapples on 1/24 @ Mead, 1/29 vs. Keller, 1/31 @ Ike, 2/4 vs. Addams, 2/7 vs. Mead, 2/11 @ Keller, 2/12 vs. Ike, 2/21 @ Addams, 2/25-2/26 @ D54 Conference Tournament.

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:

  • Wednesday, 1/30:  Half day of school
  • Tuesday, 2/12:  PTA meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, 2/14-Friday 2/15:  Winter conferences
  • Monday, 2/18:  No school
  • Friday, 3/8:  PTA Auction
  • 3/23-3/31:  Spring Break
  • Tuesday, 4/2:  No school

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.

Happy Holidays

teachers in groups jumping out of packages beneath a christmas tree

The Frost Staff would like to wish you a very Happy Holiday season!

Spirit week is 12/17-12/21

Join in the fun by participating in the following spirit days:

Monday 12/17: Pajama Day

Tuesday 12/18: Winter/ Holiday Hat Day

Wednesday: Ugly/ Festive Sweater Day

Thursday 12/20: Winter Sock Day

Friday 12/21: Candy Cane Day (wear red/ white)

Elective Selection for 2019-2020

Attention parents of current 7th grade students. Yesterday, in first period, elective selection sheets for next school year (2019-2020) were passed out. Please review these with your student and submit them by Friday. If you have any questions, please contact our Front Office at 847-357-6800.

A Message from the Principal- 12/10/18

At Frost, our simple and focused mission goals have always been High Achievement and Positive Culture.  Over the past two weeks, our focus on ensuring High Achievement for our students and creating a Positive Culture at Frost were on full display.  This past week, our students completed their winter MAP tests in reading and mathematics allowing the teachers and your child see the progress they have made this school year.  We will use each student’s results to plan for specific and individualized instruction for your child the latter half of the school year.  During our Advocacy lessons, our students and staff continue to take valuable time away from typical daily instruction to learn about being Frost Strong.  Every Wednesday, our students connect with engaging social-emotional learning lessons/experiences around fairness and honesty, goal-setting, building relationships, personal emotions, culture and perspectives, empathy and bullying, and personal responsibility.  We encourage you to discuss with your child their take-aways from what they learn during Advocacy.  This month, our students are focusing on the importance of kindness by quantifying the number of “mini-miracles” our students and staff can give.  A “mini-miracle” is any conscious act of kindness—our hope to is to spread the positivity that comes from helping others.  Finally, our Interact Club has completed our annual Adopt-a-Family fundraiser to benefit Frost families-in-need this holiday season.  Our Adopt-a-Family is the ultimate project of kindness!  These events are powerful reminders to all of us what it means to be “Frost Strong”.

High Achievement

5Essentials Survey:  We value your feedback!  Please consider taking the 5Essentials Parent Survey available online through Feb. 15 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.  We will be administering the 5Essentials Student Survey on Wednesday, December 19.

District 211 information for our eighth grade parents: Students’ PSAT 8/9 test results will be distributed to parents at Incoming Freshmen Student and Parent Night which will be held at each high school this week.  Parents should have received an invitation to the event.  As a reminder, the dates and times are below:

  • Schaumburg High School: Monday, December 10 at 6:00 pm
  • Conant High School:  Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00 pm
  • Hoffman Estates High School:  Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00 pm

Please contact your child’s respective high school for more information.

Positive Culture

PTA: 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 January 15 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 Responsibility 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!

  • How do you demonstrate Ownership by taking responsibility for your words and actions?
  • How do you Balance your activities to nurture your mind, body, and emotions?
  • You are at home studying for a test you want to do well on.  Your friends call and say meet me at the park. You would rather stay home.   How can you prioritize what is important to you over what is important to your friends?

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.

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.

Boys Basketball and Cheer finish their seasons @ D54 Conference Tournament finals this week—good luck, Spartans!

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, 12/12:  Sixth grade parent and student night
  • Tuesday, 12/18-19:  Winter music concerts
  • Friday, 12/21:  Winter Pep Rally
  • Friday, 12/21:  Winter break begins at the end of the school day
  • Monday, 1/7:  School resumes
  • Monday, 1/21:  No school
  • Wednesday, 1/30:  Half day of school
  • Thursday, 2/14-Friday 2/15:  Winter conferences

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.

Frost Supports Own Community

The Frost Interact Club is hosting it’s annual holiday goodwill Adopt-A-Family event. During lunch periods, donations are being collected to provide food, clothing and presents for some of our very own Frost families-in-need. Donations are being collected each day through December 3rd. Encourage your Spartan to donate today!

A Message from the Principal- 11/23/18

As we pause to give thanks this week, I want to say thanks to all of you on behalf of the Frost staff.  We are fortunate to have such a supportive parent community; you are critical to the continued success of our Spartans.  Please read below for more information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

Report Cards Online:  Parents/guardians are able to view report cards online this semester on Nov. 21. I want to ensure that all of our parents have access to this early viewing of the report card, so I highly encourage you to sign up for the District 54 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal. The portal is a website and app where parents and guardians can view their children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and report cards. If you have not previously logged on to the portal, contact our front office for instructions on how to obtain a secure Campus Portal Activation Key.

Winter MAP tests begin on November 26, 2018.  The students will be taking their tests in their mathematics and language arts classrooms.  Please see the testing schedule below.  We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals our students set for themselves at the beginning of the school year.  During our February student goal-setting conferences, we will share the results with you.

  • Reading: All students will test in their language arts class Monday, 11/26 and Tuesday, 11/27.
  • Mathematics: All students will test in their mathematics class Monday, 12/3 through Wednesday, 12/5.
  • All students in instructional classes will take their reading and mathematics tests Thursday, 11/29 and Friday, 12/7.

5Essentials Survey Update:  In last week’s email, I included a letter asking you to take the Illinois State Board of Education’s 5Essentials Survey for parents and sharing with you our plans to administer the student survey at school. Please note that since that time, Illinois has changed the date for the student survey, which will not be available until Dec. 11. It is still our plan to complete the survey at school prior to winter break. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact me ASAP. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 15 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Positive Culture

PTA: 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 January 15 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 Empathy and Bullying 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!

  • An upstander is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right even when the easiest or most acceptable choice is to do nothing. Can you think of a time when you were an upstander and how it affected the situation? If not, can you think of a time where you could have been an upstander and how it would have affected the situation?
  • What does it mean to be show empathy?
  • Performing acts of kindness not only makes others happy but also increases our own happiness. As a family, generate a list of Conscious Acts of Kindness to complete.

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 one evening program scheduled for December. Please note that childcare is always available.

  • Get Your Game On – December 4:  Monopoly your game choice? Maybe Pictionary? They got nothing on this night! Come to our Family Game Night and not only will you learn new games, you are will make them from scratch! In this session, families will create and play their own game and have an hour of uninterrupted, no electronic, family together time. The best part is you get to take your game home with you so that the fun can continue! Parents and students in kindergarten and older are welcome. This event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Get You Game On Flyer

To register 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.

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.

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.

Adopt-a-Family:  Frost continues an annual tradition of holiday goodwill as our Interact Club hosts a fundraising drive for Frost families-in-need.  Please encourage your child to donate to this worthy cause during their lunch periods.

Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Poms play/perform on 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, Game Club, Frost TV, Interact Club, Theater Club, Pep Club, Geography Bee, History Bee, Rube Goldberg, and Club Unify.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs Frost Clubs .

Important upcoming dates:

  • Monday, 11/26:  Winter MAP begins
  • Wednesday, 12/12:  Parents and Pastries (more information to come!)
  • Wednesday, 12/12:  Sixth grade parent night
  • Tuesday, 12/18-19:  Winter music concerts
  • Friday, 12/21:  Winter Pep Rally
  • Friday, 12/21:  Winter break begins at the end of the school day
  • Monday, 1/7:  School resumes
  • Monday, 1/21:  No school
  • Wednesday, 1/30:  Half day of school
  • Thursday, 2/14-Friday 2/15:  Winter conferences

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.

A Message from the Principal- 11/12/18

At Frost, we talk a lot about being “Frost Strong”.  “Frost Strong” simply means being your best self in everything that you do.  This past week, being “Frost Strong” was on full display at Robert Frost Junior High School.

On Thursday, we held our annual “Thank a Veteran” night.  During the “Thank a Veteran” night, our students interacted with true American heroes who embody what it means when we say, “Frost Strong”.  To honor their strength, the Veterans were recognized between the boys basketball games.  After their name was announced, they were presented with a certificate, pin, U.S. Flag, gift bag, Frost Veteran’s Day t-shirt, and patriotic flowers and then were escorted to the cafeteria by one of our boys basketball players.  During their walk to the gym, the Veterans were further honored as they walked past displayed notes written by our students that were hung in our main hallway thanking them for their service.  While in the cafeteria, the Veterans enjoyed a complimentary dinner with musical accompaniment.  The event was powerful and reminded all of us what it means to be “Frost Strong”.

On Friday, our students and staff ended a highly successful first trimester.  Back in August, we asked our Spartans to display their “best self” in three critical areas this school year: academics, character, and behavior.  As a staff, we are proud of how your children have answered the call and have exceeded expectations in these areas.  We have a fantastic group of students this school year who make it an absolute joy to educate on a daily basis. Thank you to our parents for working as partners with us to ensure your child’s success at Frost.  Together as students, staff, and parents, we can continue this “Frost Strong” momentum moving forward for the rest of the year!

Please read below for more information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

Report cards:  Our first trimester ended 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.

Winter MAP test begins on November 26, 2018.  The students will be taking their tests in their mathematics and language arts classrooms.  Please see the testing schedule below.  We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals our students set for themselves at the beginning of the school year.  During our February student goal-setting conferences, we will share the results with you.

  • Reading: All students will test in their language arts class Monday, 11/26 and Tuesday, 11/27.
  • Mathematics: All students will test in their mathematics class Monday, 12/3 through Wednesday, 12/5.
  • All students in instructional classes will take their reading and mathematics tests Thursday, 11/29 and Friday, 12/7.

5Essentials Survey:  once again, we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Jan. 18, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.  The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. Note: the survey will time out and you will need to start over if you do not finish in one sitting.  If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in the state of Illinois.  The state is not providing hard copies of this survey. If you do not have access to a computer, you can visit the Schaumburg Township District Library or call your child’s school and we will let you use a computer at the school to take the survey.  The survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. If at least 20 percent of parents at a school complete the survey, a supplemental parent report will be generated and shared with schools. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our schools.  A similar survey will also be administered to our teachers and students.  District 54 students will take the survey at school during the week of Nov. 27. You can review the questions asked of students by visiting http://Illinois.5-essentials.org. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact me by Nov. 19. If you have children at more than one school, you must contact the principal at each school.  Students will log in to the survey with their student ID and birth date. Student identities will be confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at (866) 440-1874 or 5essentials@nulluchicago.edu.

Positive Culture

PTA: 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.

Social Emotional Learning:  At school, we have been talking about Culture and Perspectives 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!

  • Have a family discussion: What if everyone in the world looked the same and shared the same beliefs? Would you want to live in this world? Why or why not?
  • Discuss stereotyping and its negative effects for both the victim and perpetrator. How can you overcome your bias?
  • Think of a time that someone upset you (hurt your feelings, made you angry, or disappointed you). How can viewing the same situation from a different perspective help?
  • Tim Burton said, “One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.”  How does this quote support understanding perspective?

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.

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.

Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Poms play/perform on 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.

Attention Aldrin Alumni:  Come have fun, catch up on what your prior classmates are doing, and help support the monthly PTA Fundraiser at the Buzz Aldrin Family Fun Night.  It will be an enjoyable evening for the entire family and what a great place for Buzz Aldrin Alumni to meet with other classmates and members of the school community.  Come in to the Chipotle at 2558 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, IL on Tuesday, November 13 between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Bring in this flyer , show the flyer on your cell phone, or tell the casher you’re supporting the fundraiser event. By purchasing food or drink at CHIPOTLE, the Buzz Aldrin PTA will make money.

All you have to do is eat, and the restaurant will automatically donate a percentage of what you spend to the school. Family Fun Night helps raise money for Buzz Aldrin PTA.

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • 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 Pep Rally
  • Friday, 12/21:  Winter break begins at the end of the school day
  • Monday, 1/7:  School resumes
  • Monday, 1/21:  No school
  • Wednesday, 1/30:  Half day of school
  • Thursday, 2/14-Friday 2/15:  Winter conferences

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.