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Important Dates

  • September 22nd – Run to Read
  • October 7th- Whole School Assembly at 9:00am
  • October 10th and 11th– Student-led Conferences

Run to Read- Sunday-September 22

Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a Tshirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit

Correr para Leer-El Domingo-22 de Septiembre

Correr para Leer
El Distrito 54 estará presentando su actividad anual Correr para Leer, que se celebrará el domingo, 22 de septiembre de 2019 en la escuela primaria Dirksen en Schaumburg. El día incluye la carrera de mascot a las 7:30 a.m., actividades para niños en las que podrán correr 100 y 400 yardas a las 8 a.m., la carrera de 5K a las 9 a.m. y una actividad de caminata familiar de 1 milla a las 9:15 a.m. Aunque puede registrarse en cualquier momento, incluso en la mañana de la carrera, usted ahorrará $5 y garantizara una camiseta en la talla que solicite si se registra en o antes del 30 de agosto. La actividad Correr para Leer es una oportunidad impresionante para promover una vida sana y para alentar a sus hijos a hacer ejercicios, o mejor aún, unirse a ellos en la caminata o para correr. El evento también apoya la meta de recolección de libros 1,000 libros para cada aula del Distrito 54. Para registrarse, visite

Book Fair- Oct 10th-11th


  • The Blackwell PTA will be hosting a book fair on Thursday, October 10th from 1:00pm – 8:00pm in the gym and Friday, October 11th 8:00am-10:00am. The fair coincides with Fall Student Led Conferences.  Book Fair Flyer ​​​​​​​
  • We will be looking for volunteers for set-up, sales and clean up.  A flyer will be sent home in the coming weeks.

Student Led Conferences- Oct. 10th-11th


  • Student-led conferences will be on October 10th and 11th. If you did not sign up for conferences at the Back to School Picnic or Family Fun Night, your child’s teacher will be reaching out to schedule.
  • Please call our main office at 847-357-5555 with any questions.

Hot Lunch- Thursday!

hot lunch

Principal’s Message Sept. 14-20

Dear Blackwell community,

It has been a fantastic week at Blackwell!  We enjoyed kicking off our Scholarly Studies, Choir Club and Newspaper Club.  We have had such a great response from students that want to participate, it has truly been amazing.  It is truly a testament that our students want to be part of the community here at Blackwell!  Over the course of the school year, we will be offering over 40 clubs for our students.  Make sure to check your child’s backpack for the permission slips or call our main office with any questions.

A peak moment this week was our Family Fun Night.  It was so great to see so many families choosing their own adventure through the building while participating in learning and community activities, working with all the Blackwell staff.  We hope you walked away with some learning tools and some fun pictures. 

As a reminder, student safety is always top priority for us.  The parking lot will remain closed both before and after school.  Also, please remember that we should not hold the door for anyone to enter the building.  Each visitor must press the buzzer and be let in by the main office.

Please remember that Wednesday is a half day for the students.  Dismissal for students will be at 11:40 and we will not have lunch that day.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jillian Sagan and Stephanie Fry

Important Dates

 Sign Language Interpreters must be requested five days before an event by contacting Jennifer Vera at

  • September 17th– Picture Day
  • September 17th– PTA Meeting at 6:30pm in the upstairs teacher’s lounge
  • September 18th– Early Dismissal- 11:40 a.m.
  • September 19- Hot Lunch starts (pre-orders only)
  • September 22nd– Run to Read

Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity  Lou Malnati’s – September 18


The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 18, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyer.

Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing food from our not-for-profit day partner, Riccardo’s!

Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 – Próximas oportunidad de apoyo – Lou Malnati’s – 18 de septiembre

La Fundación se ha asociado con Lou Malnati en Schaumburg para recaudar fondos para estudiantes. Coma en u ordene de Lou Malnati en Schaumburg o Lou Malnati Barrington Road el 18 de septiembre, y el 20 por ciento de las ventas totales serán donados a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54. Usted debe traer o mencionar la hoja volante de promoción en el momento de su orden; haga clic aquí para el folleto.

Gracias a todos los que apoyaron a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 el pasado fin de semana, Día del Trabajo, durante el Septemberfest al estacionarse en la Escuela Collins o al comprar comida de nuestro socio sin fines de lucro Riccardo’s.

Last Call for Spirit Wear- Orders due by Sept. 18th