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Principal’s Message- January 10th

Dear Blackwell community,
Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and that you have enjoyed the break from the cold weather!  We are currently setting new goals for the second half of the year and are eager to have your students share their academic and behavioral goals with you during Student-led Conferences in February.  We will welcome students and their parents to Blackwell during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, February 14, and the morning of Friday, February 15.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jillian Sagan and Stephanie Fry

Important Dates Jan.10-Jan. 29


Kinder Registration-Feb. 5th

Kinder Registration

  • On Wednesday, February 5 we will host Kindergarten Registration.  Kindergarten Registration is intended for any incoming Blackwell-based kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration will take place at Blackwell School from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM

Portillo’s Night – January 23rd

PTA hosted Dine and Share

  • Join us for a night out to eat at Portillo’s on Barrington Rd in Streamwood, on January 23rd from 5-8 PM  Portillo’s Flyer
  • 20% of your order will be donated back to Blackwell. Please be sure to bring a paper copy of the flyer or show this on your smart phone for your purchase to count.

Adult ASL Class Opportunity

Adult ASL Class Opportunity

  • District 54’s Deaf Education teacher is offering free sign language classes for parents within District 54 that are interested in learning! The six-week course will be held at Blackwell Elementary from 6:00-7:30PM on Thursdays (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13). There are no prerequisites to join and childcare will be offered for those who need it. If you would like to sign up, please contact Mary Jo Morley at 847-357-5123 or If you need additional information, please contact Emily Kulacz at

Blackwell Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 Season are available

Blackwell Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 Season are available for purchase online.

  • The base cost of the yearbook is $20. Online orders allow for customization of two pages with personal photos and memories specific to your child and provides the option to upgrade to a hardcover for additional cost of $6.00.
  • Returning families may already have account information established and can login as a “returning customer” and update their child’s information for the current school year and proceed with ordering without needing the school passcode.
  • We will provide opportunities to place orders via cash or check periodically throughout the year, however only online ordering allows for customization or upgrade options.
  • If you have any questions about Yearbook ordering or customization, please contact our Parent volunteer, Tara Gayton at

“Vaping” Nuevas tendencias e impacto en nuestra juventud – 30 de enero

“Vaping” Nuevas tendencias e impacto en nuestra juventud – 30 de enero

Según la Asociación Americana de Pulmones, más de 3.6 millones de estudiantes de en escuelas  secundarias y preparatorias en Estados Unidos  reportaron haber usado cigarrillos electrónicos en los últimos 30 días. Esta presentación ayudará a los padres a aprender más sobre los peligros de los cigarrillos electrónicos (”vaping”) y cómo detectar si sus hijos los están usando. Nuestros presentadores también discutirán cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre el uso de drogas y cómo ayudarlos a dejar estos productos adictivos. Este evento es para los padres y sus hijos (de edad preadolescentes en adelante). Sera presentado en inglés y español por el Departamento de Policía de Elk Grove Village y el Centro Kenneth Young. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. el 30 de enero de 2020, en el Centro de Aprendizaje del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Puerta C1). “Vaping”

Regístrese visitando Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.

Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30

Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30

According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This presentation will help parents learn more about the dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes and how to detect if your children are using them. Our presenters will also discuss how to talk to your children about drug use and how to help them quit these addictive products. For parents and their children (ages preteen and older). Presented in English and Spanish by the Elk Grove Village Police Dept. and Kenneth Young Center. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Door C1). Vaping flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

PTA Dine and Share Night Jan. 23rd 5-8p.m.

PTA Dine and Share night  on Thursday, January 23rd at Portillo’s from 5-8 PM.

Click on the link for more info

Flyer Elizabeth Blackwell PTA

Important Science Fair Information

Yellow Research Project Idea page or Blue Experimental Project Idea are due on Jan. 10th.

For more information, please visit science fair information