Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
"We think it's important for our kids to come out because this is something they can learn from."
- Schaumburg firefighter Ted Pellus on why firefighters bring their children with them to assist with their annual shopping spree for the needy. This year, 10 families and two senior citizens spent $3,500 the firefighters raised.
"Take some time to tell someone you love them. Hold someone close. Embrace friends and family. Have the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years. Stay warm. Smile."
- Schaumburg Village President Al Larson in his year-in-review letter to residents
District 54 offers two-session classes for parents, teachers
Schaumburg Township Elementary School District 54 is offering two-session classes for parents and teachers this spring.
"Multiage Class for Teachers and Parents" will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 3 and March 10 and explore the basic organization of a mulitage classroom, developmentally appropriate practices and will include observations of multiage classrooms. "Increasing Girls' Achievement in Math and Science" will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and Feb. 10 and will include discussions on research and the kinds of activities that enhance girls' interest and skills in math and science.
More information and registration is available by calling (847) 885-6772.
Sign-up deadline is Jan. 20 for 'grades and games'
Parents with children at MacArthur Elementary School in Schaumburg are encouraged to sign their children up for "Grades and Games," an after-school session on Jan. 22 and 29 and Feb. 5 and 19.
The sessions, which begin at 3 p.m., include 40 minutes of gym time, a 10-minute snack time and 40 minutes of small group of activity, including computers, arts and crafts, homework and board games.The cost is $10 without bus transportation and $12 with bus transportation.
Checks and activity preferences are due to the school's office by Jan. …