News from Sundling Junior High
November 19, 2021
Letter from the Principal
Hello Sundling Families,
I hope this communication finds you well as we move quickly through the month of November. With the Thansgiving holiday upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teaching staff, the parent community, and our students for their continued work, support, and resilience over the past few months of school. Although each day seems to bring new challenges for all of us, I am grateful to work with a staff that is dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of our students, an involved parent community that supports our work and provides necessary help and feedback for our continued success, and of course, our Sundling students; that roll out of bed each day and find new and innovative ways to engage with school, their friends, and more. Together, we can, and will, help our students to grow by showing kindness, perseverance during difficult situations, growth academically and socially, and promoting self-advocacy. No matter what the situation, these are important skills for life! I hope that whatever your plans are for the remainder of this month, that you find time time to be grateful and thanfkul; and the you find time for yourself, your family and friends.
Our students are moving swiftly through the 2nd quarter of school, which will end on Friday, December 17th. Winter Break will be extended this year, beginning on Thursday, December 23rd and ending on Sunday, January 9th. School will resume again on Monday, January 10th. Be on the lookout for Girls Volleyball registration information coming from the district soon (anticipated December 3rd). Girls Volleyball season will begin in January 2022. Please be sure that your child has an updated physical on file in our nurses office. Students cannot tryout or particpate without a current physical on file.
During the holiday season, Sundling Junior High has always looked for opportunities to give back to our community and help families in need. This year is no different. Our annual Toys for Tots Drive with the Palatine Police and Fire Departments is going on now through Friday, December 13th. Please consider helping a child enjoy the holidays by donating a new toy. Collection boxes are located in the front foyer of our school, and will be there through December 13th. Sundling will be partnering with our WRS PTA to a "Pack the Pantry" Contest during the week of December 6th. Students are encouraged to bring in food items to help support our local community. The winning class (most donated items) wil be awarded a prize. Please look for more information loacted in this newsletter. We appreciate your support!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
WRS PTA Winter Fundraiser- Boon Supply
The WRS PTA Boon Supply Fundraiser is up and running!! The site opened on Thursday, November 17, and will run through Friday, December 17. Shipping will occur when the order has been placed. The WRS PTA will receive 40% of all profits made from this fundraiser.
Below is a flyer that includes important information, including our unique school code: 1172915. Please use this code when ordering to ensure that a portion of the profits will support our fundrasing efforts. Fundraising is imperative for our WRS PTA to help support 8th grade graduation needs, teacher appreciation, student recognition programs, and other school needs that our school may encounter throughout the school year.
Boon Supply is full of unique gift and gadget ideas- perfect for holiday gifts!!
Important & Upcoming Dates
11/23 Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:00-11:00 AM
11/30- 7th Grade Spelling Bee 2:30 PM
12/1- 8th Grade School Spelling Bee 2:30PM
12/6-12/10- WRS Food Drive to support the Palatine Food Pantry!
12/7- Winter Choral Concert 7:00 PM
12/8- WRS School Spelling Bee 2:30 PM
12/8- D15 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
12/9- Winter Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM
12/13- Last day to donate toys for 2021 Toys for Tots Drive!
12/14- 7th Grade Winter Band Concert 7:00 PM
12/16- 8th Grade Winter Band Concert 7:00 PM
12/17- Quarter 2 Ends
12/23/21-1/9/22- Winter Break (No School)
1/10- School Resumes
Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Parents/Guardians - Please make sure you have all of your contact information updated in Infinite Campus (email address, phone number, and cell phone number) for absence calls, school, District, and Board newsletters, emergency notifications, etc.
To check your contact information, you can login in Infinite Campus to review and update.
The District 15 mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play! To download the free app, search for "CCSD15."
This communication tool allows parents and students to quick access to important school and district information, including Campus Parent, the D15 Bullying Tip Line, a quick link to MyStop (bus stop location and pick-up times), lunch menus, schedules, parent/student handbook, directory information, school news, and more.
To see integrated student information on the app, click the "student information" button and log-in using your email address and your Campus Parent password. If you are unsure of your password, please visit Infinite Campus and click "forgot password." If you are still having trouble, please contact your school's main office for assistance.
To make sure you aren’t missing any notices, make sure you turn notifications ON for the mobile app.
If you are not a D15 parent or staff member and would like to receive District updates, download the free mobile app to receive push notifications.
Go to Notifications, Settings, and choose the schools you wish to receive push notifications from.
District 15 Parent University
Our latest Parent University discusses Cultural Linguistic Responsiveness Teaching. Check out the latest Parent University on our website! https://www.ccsd15.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=9813
Optional Vaccination Clinic (Jewel-Osco)
The District has partnered with Jewel-Osco to host an optional vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 at Winston Campus (900 E. Palatine Road, Palatine IL 60074). We have been guaranteed 600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for our clinic on Monday, Nov. 22nd. Please ONLY sign up if your child is able to be present for both the 1st and 2nd dose dates and if your child is 5 years of age on or before Nov. 22nd. Parents/guardians MUST accompany their child(ren) to the clinic.
Dose 1: Monday, Nov. 22, 2021
Dose 2: Monday, Dec. 13, 2021
All scheduling of vaccinations will be done through the following Jewel-Osco moderated link: https://kordinator.mhealthcoach.net/vcl/1615522927437.
Please bring the COVID Vaccine Consent Form, as well as copies of the parent/guardian ID and insurance card with you to your appointment.
District 15 Job Fair
Monday, December 13, 2021
Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
700 N. North Court
Palatine, IL 60067
We are looking for the following positions:
Bus Drivers - no experience necessary; paid training; free benefits (employee only); pension; paid holidays
Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule!
Full time Program Assistants
Office and Library Clericals
Please contact Chanell Lopez at email@example.com or Lori Thum at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
WRS PTA Membership
Sign up online at: https://sundlingpta.new.memberhub.store/store (There is a MemberHub service change of 75¢ (Individual) and 92¢ (Household) to join online.) -OR-
Return the form (attached to the email) to the school office in an envelope marked “PTA MEMBERSHIP” along with exact cash or check (payable to: “Sundling PTA”) Sundling Jr. High will be open during school hours or you can mail to:
Sundling Jr. High 1100 N. Smith Rd. Palatine, IL 60067
Membership Questions can be directed to Karen Salata and Amy Stojkovich at SundlingPTAMembership@gmail.com.
DISTRICT 15 HELPLINE AVAILABLE
Do you need help and are not sure who to contact? Do you have concerns or worries about yourself or others? The District 15 helpline is only a call or text away Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Our student services staff are available during these stressful times. Call or text:
Calls or texts received outside of these hours will be answered the following workday. You can reach out about multiple topics, including but not limited to:
Social or emotional concerns;
Resources such as food, housing and transportation; or
Ideas on how to support your child
Here is some information from the CDC of how to help your child during this challenging time.
Internet Service Provider Assistance Programs
Community Consolidated School District 15 recognizes that providing internet at home may represent a financial hardship for some families. Internet providers recognize this need as well and have programs in place for qualifying families:
To locate additional companies that offer low-cost internet, please visit:
Our community also offers free Wi-Fi at various locations. Find links to locations in our community and surrounding areas that offer free Wi-Fi: