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!

Jason Dietz

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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!!

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Homework Center

WRS will host Homework Center for students on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 2:30-4:05 PM. Staff will be available to supervise and support students on these designated days each week. Students will meet in the Library after school, and they will be required to sign in when they attend. Students must complete school work and follow school rules and expected behaviors during that time.

Important & Upcoming Dates

11/22 Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 PM

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

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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.

Mobile App

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!

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:

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


Palatine Library

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

  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

  • And more!

Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at with any questions

WRS PTA Membership

Now more than ever the Sundling PTA needs you, as we pivot from past years to create a memorable year for our students. For $7 for single membership or $12 for family membership you can participate in the ground-breaking PTA year. Two Ways to Become a Member!

 Sign up online at: (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


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:

English: 847-460-2099

Spanish: 847-460-2129

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:

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:

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