News from CCSD15
March 4, 2022
From the Desk of Dr. Laurie Heinz
Dear District 15 Parents/Guardians,
February was quite a month, but we made it! It is nice to begin to see the signs of spring in the air and a return to a more typical teaching and learning routine at our schools. It is wonderful to see.
It’s hard to believe it is already March - but I am hopeful that the new month will begin to bring with it some warmer weather. With warmer weather, schools begin to think about end of year activities. It is our hope to bring back some of our favorite activities such as Field Day, Book Fairs, various PTA events, and graduation to name just a few! It is fun to think about and I know it’ll be exciting for our students to be able to participate once again.
Your support, as we begin to return to more of a pre-COVID school experience, is very much appreciated. As always, I have shared some important updates and information below within the body of our monthly newsletter to our parent community.
Your partner in education,
Laurie Heinz, Superintendent
New Start and End Times
Thank you for your patience and flexibility over the first 8 days of our new school start and end time. Change is not easy, but we have already heard from our staff that they are seeing more students arrive at school on time, which was our ultimate goal.
We know we experienced some bumps, but we are working to iron out a few remaining glitches. Hang with us.
One Million Meals Served!
In Our Schools
2-Ball Tournament – Back by Popular Demand
The District’s annual 2-ball competition was a success! The competition was fierce and sportsmanship was evident throughout the tournament. It was terrific to be able to host this beloved inter-district competition again this year!
Rolling Meadows Food Drive
Central Road, Conyers Learning Academy, Kimball Hill, and Willow Bend all participated in Rolling Meadow's Food Drive. We are so proud of our school communities for their commitment to helping those in need!
Rare Disease Day at CLACLA is a warm and wonderful therapeutic school in District 15. This week, students commemorated Rare Disease Day by sharing their colors as a way to promote awareness.
Save the Date for the POC Carnivale on March 31st
Partners for our Communities (POC) is hosting Carnivale: A Multicultural Celebration fundraising event offering food, drinks, raffles, and games to celebrate the various cultures found within our communities. The event will be held on March 31 at Harper. Tickets can be purchased on the POC website.
Next Board Meeting
The next Board of Education meeting will be on March 9, 2022, at 7 pm at Walter R. Sundling.
Registration for 2022-23 School Year is OPEN!
World Language Department
More than ever, we celebrate our World Language department which offers Spanish, French and Spanish for Native Speakers classes at our junior high schools. Our program’s curriculum is based on the ACTFL standards, is aligned with the high school program, and uses a variety of relevant and engaging resources including the 2020 Wayside resource. The primary purpose of World Language instruction is to communicate, explore, and connect across cultures.
Job Fair 3/7/22
District 15 is holding a Job Fair at the Palatine Library from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm on Monday, March 7th. Please come to learn about opportunities as a bus driver, custodian, secretary/clerical, teacher’s assistant, or substitute teacher. Please feel free to share this information with interested friends, neighbors, and family.
Communication Survey Feedback
If you’re interested in filling out the survey, it is still open!
The one-five Foundation is excited to kick off its 2022 50/50 raffle. Win up to $30,000! Raffle sales run through March 17, 2022! One winner takes 50% of the sales! Each raffle ticket costs $100.
The drawing will be held on March 17, 2022. Only 600 raffle tickets will be sold! The more sold, the bigger the pot!
March 7 - D15 Job Fair
March 9 - Board of Education meeting
March 16 - Last day to buy a one-five 50/50 raffle
March 17 - Kindergarten Two-Way Spanish Dual Language Applications are due
March 17 - one-five 50/50 raffle drawing
March 21-25 - Spring break
March 28 - SPARK meeting
March 31 - POC Carnivale event