High Five Friday
Hello and Happy February! District 15has been participating in a community initiative called "High Five Fridays". On a High Five Friday, first responders and other community members join staff members to welcome students as they arrive at school in the morning. If you see emergency vehicles outside of our school on the morning of Friday, February 17th, please know they are there to greet our students! Our first responders and community partners have committed to participating at each of our district schools from February 3 through the end of the school year and we are excited to have our turn! We look forward to welcoming our community to our school!
MJ Fun Fair is tomorrow - bring the whole family! Tickets are available at the door, 2 for $1. Food, including pizza and other concessions will be sold, come hungry!
Teacher Treasure Silent Auction is live and bids are rolling in. The auction will end at 10 PM, after the conclusion of the Fun Fair tomorrow night. Click for the: SILENT AUCTION
A login is required to participate. Please VIEW ALL ITEMS and create an account and/or login.
Wonderful memories to be had with our MJ teachers - these special treasures will support the MJ PTA for classroom initiatives, special assemblies and future family events.
Cake Walk donations still welcome of store bought (only) baked goods. Click for the sign-up: CAKE WALK
If you have high schoolers in the family, perhaps they are MJ alums themselves :-), we welcome them as volunteers to help with games from 5:15-8:30 PM. Click for the sign-up: HS Volunteers
A couple more parent volunteers would be most helpful during the 7:30-8:30 PM time slot. If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate it. Click for the sign-up: Parent Volunteers
Lastly, if you have not done so, check out the Fun Fair VIDEO for a sneak peek of the FUN, designed by Mrs. Sheila Howard, our very own MJ Librarian!
5 ESSENTIALS SURVEY
MJ would love to hear from YOU! We are well short of our goal of 50% parent responses for our 5Essentials survey and we need your help. Can both parents in a household take the survey? Of course! The more the merrier!
You have been invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. The information you provide will help guide improvement as we strive to inspire each student to realize their potential through the education and opportunities we provide at Marion Jordan Elementary School. Your participation in this survey is voluntary, but important to our school and the District. We do not receive results from the survey unless at least 20 percent of parents/guardians respond. The more responses parents/guardians provide, the more we will know how to focus our efforts toward the improvements you want. Therefore, we have set a goal to reach an 80 percent response rate. Please help us reach our goal by completing the survey.
- Go to:the 5Essentials Survey website to take the survey.
- Select “Parent Survey.”
- You may enter your email address if you would like to receive confirmation of your submission, but it is not required.
- Then enter COOK into the county field and “Marion Jordan Elementary School” to find our school.
You will then be asked a series of questions to provide input regarding your family’s experience here at Marion Jordan Elementary School. Please remember to click “submit” once you are done so your responses can be counted.
Please know that your identity and responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected with your child. If you have multiple children who attend Marion Jordan Elementary School, you may complete one survey for each child. However, only one parent per household may submit a survey for a given child. The survey closes on March 31, so please submit your responses soon!
Thank you in advance for your time and input. We appreciate you!
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
Materials Collection for Library STEM Activities
As we look forward to a new year, we look forward to implementing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into our elementary library lessons. We are excited to bring these hands-on learning experiences to your schools. Throughout these activities, students will develop their social skills while also developing skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, and more.
We are needing some help collecting materials for some of the STEM tasks. Here are some of the things we could use. These items are donations and will not be returned. Students can place items in a STEM collection box that are located near the front office in each our the elementary schools.
Used or Recycled Materials
Empty Cereal Boxes
Empty Paper Towel Rolls
Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
Empty Wrapping Paper Rolls
Empty Cardboard Egg Cartons
Puzzles (48-100 Pieces), **Please no wooden or missing pieces Please tape puzzle boxes closed.
Any additional questions, please contact our school Library Innovation Teacher, Mrs. Sheila Howard.
Registration for 23-24 School Year
Online student registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. Please visit our registration page to start this process.
Registration is the first step in getting ready for the upcoming school year. After you register your child online you need to:
- Pay student fees. Our student fee webpage outlines the District’s student fee structure and the three ways fees can be paid. Information regarding fee waivers for families that qualify is also found on this page of our website.
- New families to the district, kindergarten students, families with a lease, and families that were flagged by our third-party residency verification system are required to provide proof of residency to complete the registration process. Our residency webpage outlines the documents you will need to provide to prove residency.
All returning students MUST be registered by August 1, 2023, or they will be disenrolled from CCSD15. Students who have not completed their registration requirements will not receive a classroom assignment. Families that do not complete the registration by July 31, 2023, should contact their school to re-enroll their child(ren).
NOTES FROM NUTRITION SERVICES
Prepayments for meals are made several different ways. Parents can give their student cash, or a check made out to the order of Nutrition Services, in an envelope marked "Lunch Money". Parents may also make payments online, via SchoolCafé.
SchoolCafé can be used to check your student’s balance. Negative Balance notifications are sent to each Household on the 1st and 15th of each month - please provide funds to bring student accounts to a positive balance.
If you have any questions regarding your students account, please contact MJ's Lunch Coordinator Diane Emerson at (847)963-5508 or via email at Emersond@ccsd15.net.
District 15 Job Fair
Location: Palatine Library
700 N. North Court Palatine, IL 60067
Please contact Lori Thum @firstname.lastname@example.org regarding job fairs.
WE ARE HIRING! Please consider stopping by an upcoming Job Fair to hear about the opportunities for employment that exist in District 15. Substitute teachers, bus drivers, food service team members, and program assistants are all areas with current vacancies. We are actively seeking special education program assistants at Marion Jordan School. We'd love to have you on our D15 Team!
Math Curriculum Connections
Illustrative Math - February Unit Task & Support Videos
Thank you to the families who submitted their unit Illustrative math family tasks during the month of January! We enjoyed seeing your child use math outside of the classroom.
Illustrative Math provides students and families with an opportunity to take their learning from the classroom and apply it to an authentic situation. Below you will find a unit task for the month of February as well as a companion support video that explains what each grade level is learning in class.
Follow the steps below to complete the optional unit task for the month of February.
1. Find your child’s grade level below and click the link to access your unit task.
2. Read through the “Try It At Home” section and complete the task.
3. Send your family’s math work to your child’s teacher in the form of a written paper, photo story, or a video of your child demonstrating and explaining their thinking.
6th Grade - Unit Task
Accelerated 7th/Pre Algebra - Unit Task
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Contacting Marion Jordan School
Welcome to Marion Jordan Elementary School, Home of the Blue Jays!
We are located at 100 N. Harrison Ave. Palatine, IL 60067 **All visitors coming into the school must present an ID and have a badge printed**
Our main office phone number is 847-963-5500. Our Absence Line is 847-963-5501.
Assistant Principal: Mr. Andrew Wilson 847-963-5504 email@example.com
School Nurse: Mrs. Jillian Spellacy 847-963-5502 firstname.lastname@example.org