Enders Fest Fun Fair is Friday, March 1st from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Volunteer flyers have gone home in backpacks and ticket pre-order forms will be coming home in mid-February. We need many volunteers to make this a fun event for our children. If you are able to help please return the volunteer form or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-839-3206.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open all day on Thursday, February 14th from 9:00 am- 8:00 pm upstairs in the LRC. Please remember that there is a half day of school on Thursday, February 14th at 11:40 am for Parent Conferences. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday for parent conferences along with NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th for President’s Day.
All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are cancelled as well.
The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 15,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).
District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme weather) sometimes dictate that we close.
Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.
For more information about our notification procedures and a link to our Severe Cold Weather Response Plan, you can visit https://sd54.org/schoolcancellations.
Due to the current weather conditions, all after school and night activities are canceled today. This includes the 5th and 6th grade Jazz Band Concert at Keller Jr. High tonight. All students will be sent home at 3:00 today. If there is a change to your transportation, please contact the school office.
5th and 6th Grade Battle of the Books List 2019
The Adventurers Guild
Author: Clark, Zack Loran
Brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Author: Frost, Helen
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm, Book 1)
Author: Buckley, Michael
The First Rule of Punk
Author: Perez, Celia C.
Ghost (Track, Book 1)
Author: Reynolds, Jason
The Goldfish Boy
Author: Thompson, Lisa
Me and Marvin Gardens
Author: King, A. S
Mighty Jack. Book one (Mighty Jack, Book 1)
Author: Hatke, Ben
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day
Author: Anderson, John David
One for the Murphys
Author: Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
The Perfect Score
Author: Buyea, Rob
Author: Hale, Shannon
Unbound: A Novel in Verse
Author: Burg, Ann E.
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Author: Lamana, Julie T.
3rd and 4th Grade Battle of the Books Lists 2019
A Boy Called Bat
Author: Arnold, Elana K.
Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny than Brawny
Author: Reynolds, Aaron
Colossal Fossil (A to Z Mysteries, Book 10)
Author: Roy, Ron
Hilo. Book 2,Saving the Whole Wide World (Hilo, Book 2)
Author: Winick, Judd
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived, Book 17)
Author: Tarshis, Lauren
Lulu Walks the Dogs (Lulu, Book 2)
Author: Viorst, Judith
Mr. Wolf’s Class (Mr. Wolf’s Class, Book 1)
Author: Steinke, Aron Nels
Phoebe and Her unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Book 1)
Author: Simpson, Dana
Remy Sneakers vs. the Robo-Rats (Remy Sneakers, Book 1)
Author: Sherry, Kevin
Saving Winslow: A Novel
Author: Creech, Sharon
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat, Book 1)
Author: Falatko, Julie
Author: Applegate, Katherine
1st and 2nd Grade Battle of the Books List 2019
A Different Pond
Author: Phi, Bao
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey And Sassafras, Book 1)
Author: Citro, Asia
Gracie LaRoo at Pig Jubilee (Gracie LaRoo)
Author: Qualey, Marsha
The Marigold Mess (Sofia Martinez)
Author: Jules, Jacqueline
Maybelle Goes to Tea (Maybelle)
Author: Speck, Katie
Once Upon a Slime
Author: Maxwell, Andy
Our Principal is a Wolf!
Author: Calmenson, Stephanie
Six Dots : A Story of Young Louis Braille
Author: Bryant, Jennifer
Star in the Jar
Author: Hay, Sam
Author: Zagarenski, Pamela
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2019
Enders-Salk is excited to inform you that each student will be participating in Battle of the Books this year. Please refer to the frequently asked question below to fill you in on the details. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact Katie Montalbano at email@example.com.
What Is “Battle of the Books?”
Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read great books and have fun while competing with peers.
How Does A Student Participate?
Each student is placed on a team in their classroom. The team then divides up the books on their list and each student is responsible for reading that book, and sharing their findings with the other team members. Students may count “books” they have read before. They should keep a summary so they can review this information before their “Battle.” Feel free to read as many books as you would like with your child, but each participant is only responsible for reading the books the team decides. Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade teachers read the books aloud to the students. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th are expected to read them independently or with an adult.
Where Do The Students Get The Books?
The Enders-Salk PTA graciously has purchased a set of each battle book for each classroom. Students can check them out through their teachers. You can also check them out at the Schaumburg Library!
When Do The Students Read The Books?
START NOW! The school battles will not be held until April. Therefore, students will have plenty of time to read the books during the school year.
What Is The “Battle?”
The students have the opportunity to be involved in 3 battles. During each battle, the student will be with their assigned team and answering questions together as a team using a game show device called Kahoot, which is internet based. The answers are always the title of the book, and extra points are earned for knowing the author. The winners of each battle will advance to the next battle.
When Are The Battles?
A schedule will go home in March with the exact dates of the battles. The battles will be in April and May.
Our next dine & donate will be on Wednesday, January 30th at Culver’s from 12:00-9:00 pm. It’s a half day, so enjoy lunch or dinner at Culver’s. Please support your PTA!
Calling all Enders-Salk families! Please join us in the gym for the third annual Bingo for Books on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:30 – 8:00pm. It’s free to play and every child will go home with at least one book. Concessions will be available as well. Don’t miss out on this chance to spend
quality family time together and mingle with other Enders families. To sign up to volunteer, please contact Wany Park at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll see you there!