Districts 54, 211 and 15 to host Senate Bill 16 Forum

By School District 54

A legislative proposal that would rewrite the way education dollars are distributed in Illinois threatens the financial stability of suburban schools, including District 54.

The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 this spring, legislation that would dramatically reduce state funding to District 54 by redistributing general state aid to districts in other communities. While taxes in Schaumburg Township would not be reduced, District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually or about $1,000 per student. This would represent the largest loss to any school district in Illinois, and a decline of 79.5 percent in the amount of funds we receive from the state of Illinois. If Senate Bill 16 were to become law, it would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.

When the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November, Senate Bill 16 is one of the bills expected to be discussed in the House. As taxpayers and parents, we want you to be informed and aware of the financial impact on our schools. To that end, I am attaching invitations to two upcoming forums regarding Senate Bill 16.

  • At 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights.
  • At 7:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our school

Dance like no one is watching at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Experience the ultimate dance fitness party.

Get your groove on every Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 1 to Dec. 6 at the Comm3/4 Dance Partyunity Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

This rockin’ program is for ages 7 to 11 and features age-appropriate music and moves to get kids out of their seat and up on their feet. Experience a dance party like no other and be fearless on the dance floor.

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Fitness Fun for all at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Early Chilhood Family Fun NightJumping and bending and stretching – oh my!

Get ready for an evening filled with fun and active games.  Parents and children will have a blast being active and playing group games at Fitness Fun class 6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 17 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

Gym shoes are required for this active class.  Parent must attend class with child.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Schaumburg Park District gets kids moving to the groove at Zumbini

By Schaumburg Park District

Shake it out at Zumbini!

Get ready to dance and have fun 9:15-10 a.m., Oct. 31-Dec. 19 at the Community Recreation Center, 505

Zumbini

N. Springinsguth Road, at Zumbini.

Both parent and child will have fun at this unique class that combines Zumba with the science of child development which creates the ultimate bonding experience.

Each session parents will receive a brand new Zumbini Bundle containing a songbook and two copies of the class music CD. Parent must attend class with child.

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com.

The Great Pumpkin Skate

By Hoffman Estates Park District

Enjoy the fall season with some ice skating on Oct.26 at 3 p.m. in Triphahn Center Ice Arena!

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Free admission if you come dressed in costume! Cookies and hot chocolate will be served too. The ice is cold and slippery so for safety, please be sure your costume is “ice friendly”. You will need see where you are going on the ice and be able to get up if you fall down. Costumes that have moveable parts or loose pieces will not be allowed on the ice for safety reasons. Bring your camera!

For more information, call 847-885-7500 or visit heparks.org.

Tumble your way to Schaumburg Park District gymnastics

By Schaumburg Park District

Jump into gymnastics classes this fall.

The gymnastics center holds instructional classes as well as camps for boys and girls ages 2 to 14. Gymnastic classes are held at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.

Class offerings include:

• Parent/Tot – Designed for parents with their 2-3-year-old child. Parents are required to participate in every class.

• Tot – Children are taught age appropriate gymnastics movements and concepts. Children must be potty-trained.

• Jr. Gymnastics – Children are taught basic gymnastics skills and gym safety rules.

• Girls/Boys Beginner – Beginners learn basic gymnastics skills while moving around the gym in a safe and appropriate manner.

• Girls/Boys Intermediate – Designed for the gymnast who has mastered basic skills at eaIMG_9998ch event and is ready to learn more difficult skills while working on connecting sequences.

• Girls/Boys Advanced – Continues training for those who do not want to join a team or work on routines.

• Tumble/Cheer – Incorporates balance work, jumps and heavy concentration on tumbling.

• Junior Team – Designed for the child who shows an exceptional level of intensity and has mastered basic skills at an early age.

• Team – Designed to provide quality training for gymnasts.

The gymnastics center also hosts a competitive team program and has instructors available for private lessons.

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Little leaguers will learn to play like the pros this winter at Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Little Sluggers T-Ball hits it out of the park.

Little Slugger T-Ball

Step up to the plate and sign up for Little Sluggers T-Ball.  Little Sluggers will be hitting homers Oct. 21 through Dec. 3 at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, and Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way.

 

New little leaguers will learn the fundamentals of America’s favorite pastime.  Participants will practice and improve throwing, catching, hitting, base-running and teamwork skills through drills and games.

 

Participants must bring a baseball glove to each class.  There is no class on Nov. 26.

 

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Half Pint Hoopsters are slam dunking at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Half pint hoopsters will have a ball!

Meineke Recreation Center Youth Basketball

Basketball basics will be taught at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road and Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road this fall.

 

Upcoming classes include:

Oct. 20 to Nov. 24

Oct. 22 to Dec. 3
Oct. 25 to Dec. 6

 

Hoopsters will practice and improve skills including dribbling, shooting and passing.  Learning the game is only the first part of this class, hoopsters will also learn how to work as a team and develop teamwork skills throughout the camp as well.

 

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Wildflower Seed Collecting

By Hoffman Estates Park District

Get some fresh air rain or shine and take part in National Public Lands Day with Hoffman Estates Park District by helping collect native plant and wildflower seeds for future plantings. We need volunteers of all ages Sept.27 at 10 AM! The seed collecting will be at Charlemagne Park, 3799 Bordeaux.

WildflowerEvent-10Come learn about the natural areas, native plants and wildflowers right in your back yard! Light   snacks will be served. This event is free; we welcome groups and scouting troops. Take part in the largest single day volunteer effort for public lands in the US, National Public Lands Day.

For more information or to RSVP, email smanisco@heparks.org or call 847-781-3672 with your name and the number of people who will attend.

Fall fun for the family at Scarecrow Festival

By Hoffman Estates Park District

The Hoffman Estates Park District will host its annual Scarecrow Festival at Vogelei Park, 650 West Higgins Road, on Sept.20 from noon-3 p.m.

DSC_0209In addition to a whimsical scarecrow display, country band Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm Band will perform from 1-2 pm in the pavilion. Admission is FREE. The festivities of the day will also include a climbing wall, safety town exploration, crafts, snacks, and so much more.

For more information, call 847-885-7500 or visit heparks.org