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Campanelli Elementary School1
Posted August 19, 2013
- a community member
We live in the district but don't attend this school. SD54 is completely narcisstic and view parents as ignorant and needing to be taught themselves. Whether it's the initial preschool screening (be prepared to answer page upon page of info the teacher will never read), or parent teacher conferences (be prepared for the teacher to dominate the entire meeting and then tell you to reschedule another appointment to ask questions), or communication (be prepared for them to praise themselves and never ask about you personally). SD54 offers many services and this is the sole reason they get rave reviews. Ask yourself why so many private schools exist within 54's boundary lines and you'll figure a few things out. This review is not specific to Campanelli, it's just the first school listed.
When we first moved to the area I was so nervous about Campanelli. Now 4 years later and moving out of Campi boundary makes me sad. My son will be starting kindergarten and will not be able to start the new Mandarin Chinese program. Campanelli has been fun, the teachers are caring and competent, my daughter has been involved in patrol, orchestra, chess club, web club and loves going to school! Mr.Kern - principal is a good listener and follows through any kind of concern and you really feel that your kids are in good hands. The staff is friendly and always helpful. The PTA always needs help and they're a bunch that do so much. Im sure going to miss Campanelli.
Campanelli is a great school! The faculty is caring and involved. Although the schools places high educational and behavioral standards on the children, they also ensure it does so it a fun enviroment. There are plenty of after school activties too!
Our daughter is in 3rd grade. Great school, skilled, motivated faculty & principal, high learning standards. Parents and teachers work closely together in a friendly, caring environment - strongly recommend it.
Great school! My son has been going here since preschool (he had a speech delay) and is now in first grade. He has had excellent and caring teachers and the curriculum is not only challenging for the grade level, but the teachers make it interesting.
My child who required special services due to a severe speech delay was to attend school at Campanelli, however he had a severe peanut/tree nut allery which was communicated to the staff several times. Our first meeting consisted of staff from all disciplines and also a bag of peanuts in the middle of the table left over from a meeting. We decided this was not the school for him at that time. Several months went by and we decided to give it another try with many assurances from staff and teachers. On one of his last days from the semester he was sent home with a snickers bar (peanuts of course) in his backpack that he was pulling out to snack on while I was driving. The principal was notified and she interpreted severe allergies to be a runny nose not an anaphylatic reaction. Safety was not their Goal!