Polaris Express

February 12, 2021

Weekly Calendar

Monday, February 15

  • Presidents Day Holiday - No Students/Offices Closed

Tuesday, February 16

  • Even Periods: Group A Remote/Group B In-Person/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM

  • Extended Learning Sessions - 5th Period (1:10), 1st Period (1:50)

Wednesday, February 17

  • Odd Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 2nd Period (1:10), 4th Period (1:50)

Thursday, February 18

  • Even Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 5th Period (1:10), 1st Period (1:50)

  • North Star Students of the Month

Friday, February 19

  • Odd Periods: Group A Remote/Group B In-Person/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 2nd Period (1:10), 4th Period (1:50)

An Important Message From The PTO

Please Help Support A North Family Who Has Suffered A Loss

We are sorry to say that a North family has experienced a house fire that resulted in significant damage. If you are interested in making a financial donation to go directly to the family to help them recover, you can send your donation to the North PTO to be provided directly to the family anonymously.

We are only accepting financial donations through February 17 to provide the family with the funds in a timely manner. Tangible donations may be requested later based upon the family's needs and availability to accept the donations. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thomas at LauraRThomas@att.net.

Ways to donate:

  • Online at http://www.scnpto.com/support, you will have to select membership dues to go to the payment page – It will not go to PTO dues; 100% will go to the family.

  • Drop off a check or cash at SCN. Make checks payable to the North PTO.

  • Drop off a check or cash directly to Laura Thomas, PTO President, at 5N083 Middlecreek Lane, St Charles. Donations can be placed in the mailbox.


The PTO provided individual Valentine's Day treats for the SCN staff this week. Thank you, Sue Evers, for helping make this a success!

North Star News!

TeachMore Information

To access the student portal link and instructional video for the TeachMore app, please click on the links.

TeachMore Student Portal

TeachMore Student Portal Video

Congratulations, SCN National Merit Finalists!

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year. Congratulations to the following North Stars on being named National Merit Finalists: Brett Barnes, Ryan Forester, Nathan Hanselman, Grace Lucchesi, Anastasia Smith-Becker, and Riley Trendler!

Students of the Month

Please feel free to take a look at our February 2021 SCN Students of the Month. This link is updated with new students every month, so make sure you visit again!

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Honor Your 2021 Graduate!

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Summer School

Information regarding Summer School will be available in early March.

Help Support the North Star Soccer Program!

It's COLD outside! Stay WARM with your new SCN SCARF! To order a scarf, please click here. Thank you for your support!

  • Rock some sweet North Star apparel.
  • Help support the North Star Soccer Program at the same time.
  • Only $20 per scarf.
  • Cash or Check (made out to SCN Soccer) both accepted.
  • Supplies are limited, so order NOW!

Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 15-21

This is our fourth year that Random Acts Matter is coordinating an all-out effort to spread care and compassion throughout Saint Charles with Random Acts of Kindness. We encourage our local students to get actively involved in February and beyond! This is a great opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and families to shine by really changing our community! Many volunteers are needed during Random Acts of kindness Week. To sign up, please click on this link and volunteer with us during Random Actos of Kindness Week.

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LRC News

Celebrating Presidents' Day 2021

Did you know? Established in 1885 to recognize George Washington, the holiday became known as Presidents' Day as part of the 1971's Uniform Monday Holiday Act legislation to create more three-day weekends for the nation's workers. President's Day is now widely seen as the day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.

Presidents' Day Book Recommendation

In honor of this day, we recommend reading, Leadership In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin is a world-renowned historian with a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. In her book, “Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized by others as leaders. No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity"--Jacket flap. Click on this link to check out a copy!

District 303 News

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2, 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Illinois de los 5Esenciales

Estimados Padres y Guardianes,

El Distrito 303 participa en la Encuesta Anual de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales (Illinois 5Essentials Survey) que recolecta las opiniones de nuestros estudiantes, maestros y padres. Su participación en la porción para padres de esta encuesta le dará la oportunidad de compartir lo que piensa con respecto a ciertos elementos importantes de efectividad escolar. Las respuestas nos ayudarán a entender las condiciones de la escuela de su(s) hijo(s) y guiarán nuestros esfuerzos de mejoría. Las respuestas son confidenciales y nunca se conectarán ni usted ni a su(s) hijo(s).

La Encuesta para Padres se encuentra abierta y permanecerá así hasta el 2 de abril del 2021. Para tomar esta encuesta, por favor, visite https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ y seleccione la encuesta apropiada. Como parte de este comunicado, hemos incluido imágenes de la página de inicio con información adicional sobre cómo acceder a la encuesta. En particular, asegúrese de que indique “Kane County” en la sección que indica el condado, aunque su hogar o la escuela de su hijo pertenezca al condado de DuPage. Esto le permitirá seleccionar la escuela de su(s) hijo(s) correctamente.

Se les pide a todos los maestros del Distrito 303, al igual que a estudiantes de 4º a 12º grado, que completen esta encuesta. Los reportes de los 5 Esenciales (5Essentials Reports) se generarán para las escuelas si sus maestros y/o estudiantes cumplen con el umbral de índice de respuesta del 50 por ciento. Los maestros trabajaran con los estudiantes para ayudarles a ingresar y tomar la encuesta de estudiantes.

En nombre de la Junta Educativa del Estado de Illinois, la Encuesta de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales es administrada en línea por UChicago Impact en la Universidad de Chicago. La encuesta recauda información relacionada a cinco indicadores que pueden predecir importantes resultados estudiantiles, incluyendo mejoría en asistencia y mayores ganancias en las calificaciones de los exámenes. Estos cinco indicadores que afectan y predicen el éxito escolar son:

  • Líderes Eficaces

  • Maestros Colaboradores

  • Familias Involucradas

  • Entornos de Apoyo

  • Instrucción Ambiciosa

Valoramos sus comentarios y apreciamos que se tome el tiempo para proporcionarnos su opinión. Para más información sobre la Encuesta de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales, o si tiene cualquier pregunta o preocupación, por favor, contacte al servicio al cliente de los 5 Esenciales al 1-866-440-1874 o 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

District 303 Resources

District 303 Meal Distribution Information

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Información de distribución de comidas del Distrito 303

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