A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted September 3rd, 2015 by Ms. Astrug
Dear Parents,
We want to let you know we had our first practice fire drill today. The Einstein students did an amazing job for their first drill of the year! All exited calmly, quietly and in an orderly fashion. We are especially proud since the drill was not announced ahead of time; the students took this drill seriously. Our staff and students are more than ready in case of an event where we would have to exit the building.
Please click here for a letter explaining how Einstein School prepares for emergency situations. Hard copies will be sent home with your child(ren) tomorrow.

A message from the PTA

Posted August 30th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

I hope everyone has had a great first week of school and that the new kindergarten class is excited to start on Monday.

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to back school to everyone that volunteered to help that night.  I know its hard to keep up with all forms that come home please feel free to take a look at the PTA website that is attached to the schools website.  We will post forms there as well.  We have so many working parents who have a hard time being able to volunteer. This year we have a couple of new ways for everyone to support out PTA and school.

We have partnered with amazon smile to receive a portion of proceeds back from every amazon order once you link your amazon account to Einstein PTA.  Below is the link if you would like to link your amazon account to our PTA. Once your account is linked to Einstein PTA when ordering please remember to sign into amazon smile.  Click here  for the link.

Another way to support our school is if you shop at target. Einstein and target red card have partnered together as well.  You can register your target red card by clicking here to have a portion of your purchases proceeds go directly to our school.

Einstein’s PTA

A Quick Message about Pizza!

Posted August 27th, 2015 by Ms. Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

Please note:

There is a mistake on the PTA magnetic calendar that shows the pizza day for August on a Saturday. This is incorrect.

We will have pizza Friday tomorrow, August 28th. For those families new to Einstein, students can purchase pizza for $2.00. It is  “cash and carry”; you do not have to preorder.

We sell pizza every Friday. Sorry for any confusion.

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted August 23rd, 2015 by Ms. Astrug
Dear Einstein Community,
It was great to see so many families join us Thursday for Back to School/Curriculum Night. We hope you had a chance to meet your child’s teacher, drop off supplies and learn a bit about what we will be focusing on this year. I want to thank the Einstein PTA for providing ice cream to all of the families. The Einstein Community was able to experience the National Safety Dog Bus Tour out in back of the school while enjoying their sweet treat. Students got to walk the yellow carpet and learn about bus safety from members of First Student Bus Company and members of the National Safety Council. The staff  got in on the fun posing with Safety Dog! It was a fantastic way to kick off the year.  On behalf of the entire Einstein staff, we wish everyone a safe and fun first day back to school! 
First Day of School
The first day of school for grades 1-6 is tomorrow, Monday, August 24th.  School begins at 8:40 and ends at 3:00 (Wednesdays 8:40-2:30).  We ask that students arrive to school between 8:25-8:30.  If you plan to drop off your child/ren, please be mindful of parking restrictions and safety, as there will be quite a bit of traffic.  The Hanover Park Police have posted signs to remind everyone to slow down around school zones to keep our students safe. The police plan on being present for arrival and dismissal this first week and periodically throughout the year.
**Tomorrow, the staff will be outside to greet all of our students. Classroom teachers will have large signs with their names and room numbers displayed. Teachers will be in assigned spots while support staff will be walking around holding balloons to help any students who need help finding their classes. If you need help, find someone with a balloon! We can’t wait to greet our students tomorrow morning to start the year.  Please click here to see the lineup map.
The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Monday, August 31st.  School begins at 8:40 and ends at 3:00 (Wednesdays 8:40-2:30). Kindergarten screenings begin on Tuesday, August 25. Kindergarten parents should have received their screening appointments already. Contact your child’s teacher or the office if you have not gotten a screening time.
Schaumburg Parent University
District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be Family Literacy Night on Sept. 14.  Please click here for more information in English and Spanish, about the rest of the fall classes or visit our website at Registration information is also found at this website.
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 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 Sept. 4. 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 online, visit
Important Dates
August 24- First Day of School for grades 1-6
August 31- First Day of School for Kindergarteners
September 7-Labor Day, No School

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted August 17th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

We hope this email finds you well and excited for the new school year. The staff had a great time on the Hoot Roundup seeing students and families. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, August 20th starting at 6:00 PM for our Back to School Night/Curriculum Night. Please click here for more information.

Please read below for the latest updates and important items, including PTA information. See you Thursday and enjoy the last few days of summer vacation!

Teacher Assignments

Teacher assignments were mailed out last Friday. You should receive them this week. Thank you for your patience as we worked to balance the classes with the incoming and outgoing students. Kindergarten placements will be given out this week as we are waiting to finalize our enrollment. Again, we appreciate your patience.

Secretary News

Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Mrs. Mary Ingolia as she leaves us to pursue an opportunity in the business world. She will truly be missed by the staff, students and families of Einstein. We wish her the best in her new position. We want to welcome, Mrs. Christie Angelos as her replacement. We know Mrs. Angelos will be a great addition. We appreciate your patience as she works to get to know the students and families of Einstein. 

School Hours

School hours are 8:35 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the entry bell ringing at 8:25.  Please note:  Beginning Wednesday, August 27th, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early on Wednesdays.

Office Hours

School office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Remember that our student absence line (630-736-2502) is available 24 hours a day. Please be sure to call if your child will be absent from school.

Run to Read

As you may know, District 54 will be hosting the 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27.  All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54.  It would be great to see the Einstein community well represented at this event!  Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please click here.

Message from Einstein’s PTA

I hope everyone had a fantastic summer. This summer seems like it just flew by. I wanted to take a moment to introduce this year’s PTA’s executive committee to everyone. My name is Reshma Penzien and I am your president this year. Kim Morrissey is 1st VP. Beth Major is 2nd VP. Katie Kopecky is treasurer and Patricia Rivera is recording secretary. We are all very excited for this school year and look forward to meeting everyone. Feel free to contact any one of us with questions or suggestions! We will have many volunteer opportunities throughout the school year so let us know when you can help! This Thursday August 20th is back to school night from 6pm to 8 pm. We will have a PTA set up to answer questions and you will be able to sign up for a few different things for your children. When you go to your child’s classroom you will receive a packet from the PTA. This packet will contain the hot lunch form, membership form and if you have a 5th or 6th grader this year we will have a limited supply of calculators will be available for purchase.  The PTA gladly accepts cash or checks for any items purchased.  Membership is $6 Calculators are $15 Hot lunch occurs 6 times during the first part of the year and each hot lunch is $5. We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday evening and hope many of you will join us at our first PTA meeting on Wednesday September 9th at 6:30 pm. I hope everyone enjoys the last week of summer vacation!

Important Updates

August 20- Back to School Night/Curriculum Night from 6:00-8:00 PM; Safety Dog Bus Tour 7:15-8:00 PM.  Click here for more information.

August 24- First day of school for grades 1-6, click here to see a map for where your child(ren) lines up

August 31- First day of school for Kindergarteners

September 7- Labor Day/No School

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted August 10th, 2015 by Ms. Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

Please note that Thursday, August 13th, is for registration only. Parents do not need to come to Einstein unless they need to register their students/update their residency. The hours on Thursday are: 8:00-3:30 and 6:00-8:00 PM.

As a reminder, we will be sending class placements via US mail this week.

The PTA will be at Back to School Night with their information, opportunities to join, and ways to volunteer.  Have a great week!

Maribeth Kanoon and Julie Tarasiuk
Principal Assistant Principal

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted August 6th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

It is hard to believe it is August already! We hope you are enjoying time with family and friends. Please read below for important updates as we get ready for the new school year to start.

Summer Reading Program

Just a reminder to make sure you are reading and filling out your summer reading log. There are incentives for students who read, but more importantly, you get to enjoy reading, relaxing and becoming a better reader.

2015-2016 School Year News

  • Class placements will be sent home via US mail the week of August 10th. If your child is not placed in a class, it means we do not have your registration materials. Please get those items in to our office as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.
  • The Hoot Roundup: The Einstein staff will again be “takin’ it to the streets” on August 12th from 3:45 until 5:00 PM for our annual Hoot Roundup. We will pass out flyers inviting students to Einstein’s Back To School Night on August 20th. We hope to see many of our students and families out in the neighborhoods next Wednesday.
  • Back to School Night/Curriculum Night is Thursday, August 20th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Students will be able to meet their teacher and drop off their school supplies. Teachers will be giving short presentations about curriculum and expectations. The PTA is providing free treats out in back of the school after all of the presentations to welcome everyone back. We look forward to seeing our families on this exciting night!
  • Julie Tarasiuk will be the new Assistant Principal at Einstein. Julie has taught in District 54 and has been the Assistant Principal at Lakeview School for the past three years. We are happy to welcome Julie to Einstein School.

National Bus Safety Tour Comes to Einstein!

We are proud to announce that Einstein School is hosting the first stop on a nationwide safety dog bus tour! This tour was created in a partnership by First Student and the National Safety Council. The Bus Tour will be out behind Einstein School on Back to School Night, August 20th. Details will be passed out on August 12th/ the Hoot Roundup. The tour will start at Schaumburg Library in the afternoon and end the night at Einstein School. We look forward to hosting this event!


The PTA has a limited supply of calculators for fifth and sixth grade students they will be selling on Back to School Night. If they run out, they will be able to order them for you.

Important Updates

August 12- The Hoot Roundup starting at 3:45
August 20- Back to School Night/Curriculum Night from 6:00-8:00 PM; Safety Dog Bus Tour 7:15-8:00 PM
August 24- First day of school for grades 1-6
September 7- Labor Day/No School

School supplies for 2015-2016

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

The new school year is just around the corner as we are reminded by “school supply” sales in our weekly newspapers.  For your convenience listed below are Einstein’s school supply lists.

Kindergarten Supply List 15-16

Einstein School Supply List 15-16 English

Einstein School Supply List 15-16 Spanish

Summer reading challenge

Posted June 24th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

The Einstein summer reading challenge is a challenge you don’t want to miss.   Outlined below are some of the key details.  Please click here  for more information.  The reading challenge sheet is a legal size document.   Read to succeed!

How do I participate?

  1. Color in a square for every day that you read.
  2. Read at least 5 days a week, at least 15 minutes a day or more.
  3. Return the calendar to your teacher/library by August 28th.


Everyone who turns in their reading sheet will receive:
** Have their photo taken and displayed
** Entered into a very special prize drawing.

What should I read?

  • Books, magazines, e-books, and websites
  • Recipes or directions to making crafts
  • Reading/writing letters or emails to family and friends
  • Rules to a game for the family to play
  • Visit the library or museum, there is plenty to read at those places