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STC Elementary Scholarships

The STC Elementary Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the scholarships for summer enrichment camps and programs this year. The STC of PTAs extends its congratulations to the 105 recipients and its best wishes to ALL of the 134 students who applied. The committee would like to thank the local unit Elementary Scholarship Coordinators at each of our schools who worked to make this program a success.

First Name Last Initial School Grade Camp
Leah R Addams 7th Schaumburg Park District Team Voyager
Tyler S Addams 7th Teen Voyager
Joshua L Addams 7th District 54 Stem Camp
Andrew S Aldrin 6th Camp Napowan
Nyah S Anne Fox 5th Explorers Camp
Ema B Armstrong K Creative Arts Camp
Victoria B Armstrong 1st Splash Down Camp
Zoie F Blackwell 6th White Pines Summer
Luan B Blackwell 6th Chess Scholars
Luka I Blackwell 2nd Sports, Splash & Create Camp
Jameson T Campanelli 4th Camp Napowan
Ioakeim Aggelos M Campanelli 2nd Hockey Camp
Nyla M Campanelli 4th Adventure Camp
Madison M Churchill 3rd Cabin Capers
Audrey M Collins K YMCA Pathfinders
Talia R Collins 6th Become a Kid Entrepreneur
Rishab C Collins 5th Python Coding
Henry B Collins K All Star Sports Soccer
Thomas S Collins 2nd Chess Camp
Laila C Collins KGymnastics Tumble Cheer
George S Collins K LiL Astronauts
Madison S Collins 2nd Tumble Cheer Camp
Sodtsetseg T Dirksen K Day Camp
Joshua J Dirksen 5th NWSRA Day Camp
Austin C Dirksen 1st Animal Crackers
at Spring Valley
Hatim E Dirksen 2nd Kasper Summer Camp
Mia S Dooley 2nd Ballet
Kantaro M Dooley 3rd Computer Programming
Drake B Dooley 2nd EV3 Mindstorm Robotics
Nanami F Dooley K Figure Skating
Yuna H Dooley 4th Figure Skating
Diana C Dooley 5th Art Excellence Camp
Shunto S Dooley K Camptastic Day Camp
Haley B Dooley 4th Kasper
Henry M Dooley 1st Lil SOS @ Spring Valley Nature Center
Shuue O Dooley 5th Minecraft A Networked Adventure
Ajay V Einstein 1st Camptastic Day Camp
Ethan G Einstein 5th Lights, Camera…Toy Story
Tanvi S Einstein 5th Outdoor Engineers
Richard Y Einstein 4th Soccer 54 Fitness League
Nicholas P Eisenhower 7th Jr. Golf Tigers
Noah C Enders 1st Camp Napowan
Benjamin R Enders 1st Camp Napowan
Jonathan M
Enders
K Nature Pirates
Giselle A
Enders
6th Teen Voyager
Anna D Fairview 6th Camp Juniper Knoll/Cast Iron Chef
Dhruvi J Fairview 5th From My Head
TO-MA-TOES
Aaryan A Fairview 3rd Ukulele for Beginners – Harper In Zone
Frank G Fox K Chicago Bulls Youth
Hoops Camp
Dylan S Fox 2nd S.O.S. Junior Camp
Cassandra K Frost 7th Van Buren Youth Camp
Cristina Mary W Frost 7th Track and field
Carissa K Frost 7th IRCA Summer Spirit
Bianca V Hale 6th Camp Napowan
Natalia S Hale 3rd Swim Lessons
Colton M Hanover
Highlands
3rd SOS Jr.
Huga M Hoover 1st Jr.Sports Camp
Abdullah I Hoover 4th Swimming Lessons
Chelsey S Hoover 6th Rise Dance Summer
Dance
Evan D Hoover 3rd Golf Youth Clinic
Alexa A Hoover 3rd Gymnastics Summer
Team
Blake A Hoover 6th I Want to be a Star
Eleanor C Hoover 2nd I Want to be a Star
Oliver H Hoover 5th I Want to be a Star
Diana V Hoover 2nd I Want to be a Star
Rujuta S Hoover 4th Lights, Camera…Toy Story
Alexander J Hoover 5th Skyhawks
Flag Football
Ryan C Hoover 1st SOS Junior
Kyle P Hoover 5th SOS Skills
for Outdoor Survival
Kassandra W Lakeview 3rd HOTT Dance
Leilani C Lakeview 5th NIHF – STEM Inventors
Avery S Lincoln
Prairie
5th Horse Camp
Sam J Lincoln
Prairie
6th Camp
Napowan
Kirsten L Lincoln
Prairie
6th Chef’s Challenge
Veehaan S Lincoln
Prairie
2nd Group Guitar for Beginners
Riley T Lincoln
Prairie
1st Adventure Camp
Nia B Lincoln
Prairie
5th Explorers Camp
Zoe C Lincoln
Prairie
2nd Splash Down Camp
Chiara D Lincoln
Prairie
6th Rise Dance Summer Dance
William M Link 2nd Camp Adventure
Charlie K Link 6th PGC Basketball Skills Academy
Brody S Link 6th PGC Basketball Skills Academy
Sean K Link 2nd Kasper Summer Camp
Arianna G MacArthur 2nd Tumbling Camp
Gwendolynn R MacArthur 5th Summer Soccer Camp
Alexa S MacArthur 3rd Creative Arts Camp
Kailey W MacArthur 5th Summer Horse Camp
Gabriel A MacArthur 2nd Swimming
Sireen Z MacArthur 4th Varsity Sports
Kasia M MacArthur 6th SAA Golden Goal Striker Camp
Ethan S MacArthur 5th STEM Camp
Olivia P MacArthur 5th Summer Instrumental Music
Kate Y Mead 7th Camp Tannadoonah
Jaden P Nerge 1st Star Voyagers
Jessica P Nerge 6th Overshadowed’s Youth Theater Camp
Matthew S Nerge 5th Rolling Meadows Renegades Hockey Camp
Joseph S Nerge 3rd Elk Grove Park District Art Camp
Seyenna P Nerge 5th 3D Printing Through Art & Architecture
Rilyn B Nerge 1st Girls Just Wanna Dance Camp
Norah R Nerge 1st Jr. Artists
Ella S Nerge
K
Youth Tennis
Leia T Stevenson
K
Camp Kupugami
Olivia O Stevenson K Summer Camp at Tutor Time
Joline K Stevenson 1st Aqua Summer Camp – Mermaids & Minnows
Carter R Stevenson K Camp Invention – STEM Camp

Elementary scholarship applications available

As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to District 54 students currently in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.

Registration is encouraged so that your child can secure a spot in the camp/program you have put on the application.  If you choose to wait to see if you have received a scholarship, you run the risk of the camp/program that you have applied for being full or cancelled.

You are responsible for registering for the camp. If you have not registered, you will need to do so by May 20, 2019 at the latest.

Changing of programs/camps will not be permitted once you have been notified that you have received the scholarship awards for the camp/program listed on your application.

Please submit the online application form or the printable application form and send all required documentation to your child’s school office by the date designated by your PTA/PTSA Elementary Scholarship Coordinator.  Required documentation should be placed in a sealed envelope, labeled STC Elementary Scholarship Application; please do not staple/tape/paperclip anything together.

A full and complete application must include all of the following:

Please note that any application not meeting all of the criteria will be disqualified. No materials will be returned.

Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $125.

  • All scholarship checks will be forwarded directly to the summer program/camp.
  • One application may be submitted per student.
  • No household will be awarded more than one scholarship each year.
  • No student will be awarded a scholarship for more than two consecutive years.

The summer program or camp must start on or after June 1, 2019 and be completed by September 1, 2019. To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, to be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship.

All candidates will be notified of committee decisions by the beginning of May, 2019.

Scholarship recipients are encouraged to notify STC describing the benefits of having attended the camp/program for which the scholarship is received.

Please note that this program is not the same, nor is it affiliated with the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation Memorial Scholarship Grant program.

Nominating committee submits 2019-20 STC slate

The nominating committee submits the following slate of nominees to serve as officers of the Schaumburg Township Council of PTA for the 2019-20 term.

  • President: Jim Sklena
  • 1st Vice President: Katie Forsythe
  • 2nd Vice President: Eileen Morris
  • Recording Secretary: Michelle Pikscher
  • Corresponding Secretary: Quinn Kuipers
  • Treasurer: Cheryl Gleason

The slate will be announced at the PTA Auction on March 8.

Spend the Cash ideas due Jan. 16, 2019

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs has money available for special projects and it is looking for your ideas to Spend the Cash.

The funds are available because of a multi-year donation from Lifetouch (our school picture provider). Your idea for spending all or part of that cash must be a program or event that upholds the mission and values of PTA and benefits all of the School District 54 students.

Any PTA/PTSA member may submit an idea. Ideas may be submitted your school’s PTA/PTSA president or directly to Schaumburg Township Council President Jim Sklena (jimsklena@nullgmail.com).

The STC Executive Board will vote by ballot at its February meeting. The announcement of the selected projects will be made at the auction in March.

All ideas must uphold the mission and values of the PTA.

PTA Mission

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Purposes  (Historical Goals of PTA)

  • To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
  • Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA’s goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.

PTA Values

  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
  • Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations.  We deliver on our promises.
  • Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves.  We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
  • Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer.  We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
  • Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs.  When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

High School Scholarship Applications due Feb. 1

Schaumburg Township Council of PTA offers scholarships for graduating seniors who attended a District 54 school.  There are three types of scholarships.

  • Junior College/Trade School/Vocational School Scholarships for seniors with a GPA of 2.85 or higher or a weighted GPA of 2.9 or higher (one scholarship available). Click here to complete the Junior College/Trade School/Vocational School Scholarship Application online.
  • Four-Year College/University Scholarships for seniors with a GPA of 3.3 or higher or a weighted GPA of 3.6 or  (eight scholarships available). Click here to complete the Four-Year College Scholarship Application online.
  • The Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship for a graduating senior with special education needs. The student need not be enrolled in special education classes, but must have a current IEP (one scholarship available). Click here to complete the Bonnie Greenberg Scholarship Applicationonline.

All applications are due by 3 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019. All candidates will be notified by April 15, 2019.

Awards will be presented at the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Scholarship Recognition Dinner on May 8, 2019, and all recipients’ attendance will be requested.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Villafuerte at nicolevpta@nullgmail.com or 847-975-0489, or Michelle Tunquist at mtunquist@nullgmail.com or 630-335-6855.

 

PTA seeks nominations for Executive Committee

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) is seeking nominations for the Executive Committee.  Nominations are being accepted for President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer.  To be eligible for nomination an individual must have served as a member of the STC executive board, or as an officer of a local unit in the council or have attended STC executive board/president meeting within the last three years.  The consent of each candidate must be obtained before their name can be placed in nomination.   Please submit nominations to Cheryl Gleason cgleason828@nullsbcglobal.net by Friday, January 11, 2019.

Click here to complete the nomination form online or click here to print out the STC Nomination Form.

President
Presides over all meeting of the council and its executive board. Is a member ex-officio of all committees except the nominating committee and, if authorized to sign checks, the audit committee. Signs all legal documents, including contracts. Appoints members to special committees subject to approval of the executive board. Signs with the secretary all orders on the treasury of the council. Helps to extend PTA work into all parts of the council territory.  Provide a monthly report to the STC Board of Education as on their agenda. Coordinates the work of the officers and committee in order that the Objects may be promoted. Submits council plan of work and all circularized materials. Has completed the Illinois PTA President’s Course before election or within six months of election. Serves on the STC Elementary School Foundation Board as well as other duties that may be delegated or assigned.

First Vice President
Assists President as needed. Performs duties of the president in the absence of that officer. Serves as chairman of the program committee and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Second Vice President
Assists President as needed. Performs duties of the president in the absence of that officer and the first vice president. Serves as chairman of the legislation committee and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Recording Secretary
Keeps accurate record in a permanent form of the minutes of all meetings of this council and the executive board.  Signs all delegate credentials. Cosigns checks in the absence of the president or treasurer. Does not serve on the audit committee and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Corresponding Secretary
Conducts the official correspondence of this council in triplicate, keeping one copy on file, transmitting one to the president and one to the respective board member. Keeps an accurate roster of the name of the local PTA/PTSA units in membership, the name and addresses of local PTA/PTSA unit officers and delegates, and the names and addresses of the members of the council executive board and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Treasurer
Receives all monies of this organization and keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures. Places all monies in a depository approved by the executive board. Pays out funds in accordance with the budget as approved by the membership and authorized by properly signed vouchers. Vouchers shall be signed by two persons. Checks shall be signed by the treasurer and one other duly elected and authorized officer. Presents a written financial statement in triplicate at every meeting of the organization and at other times as requested by the executive board. Provides the checkbook, all bank statements, canceled and voided check, deposit slips, receipt book, treasurer’s record book, vouchers and invoices for all disbursement to the audit committee who shall satisfy that the treasurer’s annual report is correct and shall prepare and sign a statement to be incorporated with said annual report no later than July 15. Is responsible for completion and filing of appropriate forms as may be required by IRS no later than the date established by the regulations. Not a member of the audit committee.  Completes the official Illinois PTA Finance training within six months of election and closes the books annually by June 30.

Thank you from the 2019-20 STC Nominating Committee

Cheryl Gleason (Chair) – Stevenson
Andy DuRoss – Superintendent
Michelle Pikscher – Campanelli
Quinn Kuipers – Dirksen
Barb Quinn – ELC
Pilar Vences – Hanover Highlands                                  
Lisa Reck – Frost
Jen Ratkovich – Keller                       

2018-19 STC Board announced

The following individuals nominated by the STC Nominating Committee were approved to serve as officers of Schaumburg Township Council of PTA for the 2018-2019 term.

  • President: Jim Sklena
  • 1st Vice President: Jennifer Ratkovich
  • 2nd Vice President: Quinn Kuipers
  • Recording Secretary: Michelle Pikscher
  • Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Reck
  • Treasurer: Alison Carlson

District 54 students advance to PTA Reflections national competition

Six District 54 students qualified for the national level in Reflections, a PTA arts competition. The theme of the 2017-18 Reflection program was “Within Reach.” More than 300 District 54 students submitted entries in the following six arts areas: film production, dance choreography, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.

  • Haley A., an eighth-grade student at Addams, qualified in the film production category for her entry Better Place for All.
  • Alex E., a fifth-grade student at Lakeview, qualified in the special artist – literature category for his entry The Real Dream.
  • Clara E., a third-grade student at Lakeview, qualified in the special artist – dance choreography category for her entry Hard-Knock Life Dance.
  • William M., a second-grade student at Dooley, qualified in the musical composition category for his entry A Violinist’s Journey.
  • Taira S., a sixth-grade student at Dooley, qualified in the musical composition category for his entry Tsum Tsum.
  • Roberto J., a sixth-grade student at Armstrong, qualified in the special artist – visual arts category for his entry The Entire Solar System.

Other District 54 students received honorable mentions at the state competition. They are as follows:

Dance Choreography

  • Jaden S., A Gymnast’s Journey, grade 4, Hale

Musical Composition

  • Aditya K., Joyful Me, grade 2, Lincoln Prairie
  • Monika N., Best of Me, grade 8, Mead
  • Shune O., The Great Fall, grade 4, Dooley

Spend the Cash ideas due Jan. 31

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs has money available for special projects and it is looking for your ideas to Spend the Cash.

The funds are available because of a multi-year donation from Lifetouch (our school picture provider). Your idea for spending all or part of that cash must be a program or event that upholds the mission and values of PTA and benefits all of the School District 54 students.

Any PTA/PTSA member may submit an idea. Suggestions are due by Jan. 31, 2018. The STC Executive Board will vote by ballot at its February meeting. The announcement of the selected projects will be made at the auction in March.

To submit your idea, you can click here to complete the form online or click here to print out the STC Spend The Cash Proposals Form and send it to your school’s PTA/PTSA president or directly to Schaumburg Township Council President Jim Sklena (jimsklena@nullgmail.com).

All ideas must uphold the mission and values of the PTA.

PTA Mission

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Purposes  (Historical Goals of PTA)

  • To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
  • Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA’s goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.

PTA Values

  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
  • Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations.  We deliver on our promises.
  • Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves.  We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
  • Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer.  We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
  • Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs.  When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

High School Scholarship Applications due Feb. 2

Schaumburg Township Council of PTA offers scholarships for graduating seniors who attended a District 54 school.  There are three types of scholarships.

  • Junior College/Trade School/Vocational School Scholarships for seniors with a GPA of 2.85 or higher or a weighted GPA of 2.9 or higher (one scholarship available).
  • Four-Year College/University Scholarships for seniors with a GPA of 3.3 or higher or a weighted GPA of 3.6 or  (eight scholarships available).
  • The Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship for a graduating senior with special education needs. The student need not be enrolled in special education classes, but must have a current IEP (one scholarship available).

Visit the high school scholarship website to complete the applications online by 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Copies are also available at local high school guidance offices.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Villafuerte at nicolevpta@nullgmail.com or 847-975-0489, or Michelle Tunquist at mtunquist@nullgmail.com or 630-335-6855.