Principal's Newsletter

Hickory Point Principal Newsletter- Valentine's Day and Dental Reminder
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Thank you so much for your partnership throughout the year, especially during parent-teacher conferences. We value the collaboration between school and home. We love your children like our own. Our teachers work extremely hard to meet the needs of all students and help each child learn and grow. With your support, we provide our students with the best possible education and experience possible. Thank you for trusting us with your children. 


The spring universal screening for SAEBERS is open until February 16. This universal tool is the Social Academic and Emotional Behavior Rating Scale (SAEBRS), which focuses on the following areas: 

  • Social (Arguing, Temper Outbursts, Disruptive Behavior) 

  • Emotional (Sadness, Anxiety, Withdrawal, Lack of Resilience)

  • Academic (Academic Engagement, Production of Acceptable Work, Preparedness).

If a screening shows that a student would benefit from additional support, parents will be contacted and collaborate with the school team to problem-solve and determine the next steps.  

Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  

Valentine’s Day

We are excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. Children may bring Valentine’s cards if they include everyone in their class. Thank you to the room parents for planning and facilitating our celebration. Please remember that we don’t allow any food items to be distributed in class as we pass out Valentine’s Day cards.

We are looking forward to spreading kindness and love at Hickory Point. Thank you for being so cooperative in making the parties a happy and safe occasion for everyone.

Dental Reminder

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Children need good oral health to speak confidently, express themselves, be healthy, and be ready to learn. Poor oral health has been related to lower school performance, poor social relationships, and less success later in life (Illinois Department of Public Health).

Illinois law (Child Health Examination Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 665) states all children in kindergarten,  second, sixth, and ninth grades of any public, private, or parochial school shall have a dental examination. The examination must have occurred 18 months before May 15 of the school year (between November 15, 2023 - May 15, 2024). A licensed dentist must complete the examination and date the Proof of School Dental Examination Form. If you cannot provide a completed Proof of School Dental Examination Form, please submit a Dental Examination Waiver Form.  

If you have not submitted proof of a dental examination for your Kindergartener and your second grader for the 2023 - 2024 school year, please either send a copy of the form with your student(s) to the school or email the form to Form(s) are due by Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Please get in touch with me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Melanie Zimmerman, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN

Hickory Point School Nurse

847-498-3830 x 3303

Now Enrolling for Little Bulldogs Preschool

Our Little Bulldogs interest form is now open for those seeking preschool enrollment for the 2024-25 school year. This program serves children ages 3-5. Classes are held Monday through Friday at Hickory Point School. In-district residents are given priority registration. Visit the Little Bulldogs webpage to learn more. 

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

Online kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open! Current District 27 families can register by signing into their Parent Portal, clicking “More,” and then “Online Registration.” Incoming families can register at The student fee payment portal will not open until August 2024. If you have any questions regarding the kindergarten registration process, please get in touch with Mr. Phillips at 847-205-4843 or 

Important Dates:

Friday, February 16

Red, White, and Blue Spirit Day

Bernie’s Book Drive Ends

Monday, February 19 

School is not in session

Save the Date

Wednesday, March  6

Second Grade Musical Performance 6 pm (at Shabonee)

For your children,

Dr. Maureen Deely  Mrs. Lauren Weingarten

Principal                  Assistant Principal