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A Message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted August 19th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

It was so good see many of our families last week on Information Day. If you were unable to attend, you will receive your child’s/children’s teacher assignment for next year via US Mail. There is also a welcome back letter from me with some staff update – click here to read. If you are a kindergarten parent, you will receive your child’s screening appointment. Finally, there is a map for our first day line-up included.

*If there is no teacher assignment, please contact our office to update any information that may be missing.

Hoot Roundup

Tomorrow starting at 4:00 our staff will be out and about in the Einstein neighborhoods welcoming students back to school and handing out flyers for our Back to School/Curriculum Night on August 25th.

School Supply Lists

Lists are posted on the Einstein School website.

Calculators

The Einstein PTA will be selling calculators on Back to School Night. We  heard calculators have been difficult to find. We want to thank our PTA for getting a supply of these to sell.

Please pardon our… weeds

If you have been at Einstein, you may have noticed the overgrown weeds out front. We are scheduled to get new landscaping and sod. We hope this will be completed by the first day of school. The construction at District Office and at various buildings throughout the district have put them a little behind. Also look for some new benches to be installed in the front of the building. Your patience is appreciated.

Back to School Night- Monday, August 25

Mark your calendars for the annual Back to School/Curriculum Night. Doors will open at 6:00 when students can meet their teacher and drop off their supplies until 6:30 when parents and students will gather in the gym to hear from administration and the fine arts teachers. Afterwards, there will be presentations for parents and students by the teachers about curriculum and behavioral expectations back in the classrooms. We look forward to seeing you on this energy-filled night.  Click here for more information.

First Day of School for 1st-6th Grades- Tuesday, August 26th

For the first day only, students will line up outside with their teachers. Staff members who are not classroom teachers will have balloons so they can be easily recognized by students who need help finding their teachers. It is a full day of school that begins at 8:40 and ends at 3:00. Maps are included in your envelope received on Information Day or via US Mail

Run to Read

The annual School District  54 Run to Read will be hosted by Dirksen School on Sunday, September 28th. All profits from this event are used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be great to see some of our Einstein families out there that morning! I know some Einstein staff members and myself will be running. Join us! If you would like more information, visit the District 54 website at www.sd54.org.

Information Day reminder

Posted August 13th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein community,

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is School Information Day.  The hours are 9:00-12:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM.  Students can find out their teacher, get information about PTA, and pick up other items of information.

* If you cannot stop by tomorrow, the information will be sent via US Mail.

** Students will NOT get to meet their teacher tomorrow or visit classrooms. Families and students will meet the teacher on Back to School Night on August 25th.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow or in the near future.

Fondly,

Maribeth Kanoon and Katie Kurtz

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted August 8th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

It is always hard to believe how quickly the summer goes by. I hope you have been relaxing and having fun with your families. We want to welcome back our returning students as well as any new families. We are so excited for another amazing year at Einstein.

The staff at Einstein has been working all summer getting ready for the 2014-2015 school year. They have spent a significant amount of time attending training, planning meetings, setting up classrooms and reading professional books. We want to pass along some important information on upcoming events happening at Einstein.

School Information Day-Thursday, August 14th, 9:00-12:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM

Information Day at Einstein is Thursday, August 14th. Students will find out their teacher; parents can join the PTA and volunteer for a variety of events during the year. Medical forms can be given to the nurse on this day or any day after August 12th. Any classroom assignment that is not picked up on August 14th will be sent via US mail on August 15th.

School Supply Lists

Lists are posted on the Einstein School website under the “Family Resources” tab.

Staffing Updates

We have had a few staff changes over the summer. We are bidding a fond farewell to Ms. Haas and Mrs. Bender. Both have been long-time Einstein teachers and will be greatly missed by the staff, students and families. We want to wish them well.

Miss Kristina Winans will be taking Ms. Haas’s 5/6 position and Miss Carol King will be taking Mrs. Bender’s position teaching the 3/4 class. Miss Paige Economos will be teaching the morning kindergarten vacated by Mrs. Shaw who is now going to be teaching 1/2. We are excited to welcome these three new staff members and know they are going to be a great addition.

Finally, we want to welcome Mrs. Rita Kloss who is coming to us from Campanelli School. She will be teaching a 3/4 Instructional classroom. She is another great addition to our staff.

Back to School Picnic- Thursday, August 14th

Join the PTA and Einstein families for our annual Back to School Picnic. The picnic will take place behind the school near the playground equipment. Bring a blanket, your own lunch and beverage. We hope you can join us from 11:30-12:30.

Hoot Roundup-Wednesday, August 20th

Be on the lookout! The Einstein staff will be out and about in the neighborhoods starting at 4:00 passing out flyers for the Back to School Night. We hope to see many students and their families along the way. We can’t wait for this fun event!

Back to School Night- Monday, August 25th

Mark your calendars for the annual Back to School/Curriculum Night. Doors will open at 6:00 when students can meet their teacher and drop off their supplies until 6:30 when parents and students will gather in the gym to hear from administration and the fine arts teachers. Afterwards, there will be presentations for parents and students by the teachers about curriculum and behavioral expectations back in the classrooms. We look forward to seeing you on this energy-filled night.

First Day of School for 1st-6th Grades- Tuesday, August 26th

For the first day only, students will line up outside with their teachers. Staff members who are not classroom teachers will have balloons so they can be easily recognized by students who need help finding their teachers. It is a full day of school that begins at 8:40 and ends at 3:00.

Run to Read

The annual School District  54 Run to Read will be hosted by Dirksen School on Sunday, September 28th. All profits from this event are used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be great to see some of our Einstein families out there that morning! I know some Einstein staff members and myself will be running. Join us! If you would like more information, visit the District 54 website at www.sd54.org.

Important Dates

August 14- School Information Day, 9:00-12:00 AM and 6:00-8:00 PM
PTA/Family Picnic- 11:30-12:30
August 20- Hoot Roundup-watch for the Einstein staff in your neighborhood
August 25- Back to School/Curriculum Night (brochure passed out during the Hoot Roundup) 6:00-8:00 PM
August 26- First Day of School for Grades 1-6
September 1- Labor Day-NO SCHOOL
September 2- First Day of School for Kindergarten
September 5- Picture Day
September 8- PTA Meeting in Teachers’ Lounge at 7:00 PM

The secretaries will be back on August 12th, which is the day the office opens for the new year.   Until then, you may still register at Collins School. Have a great evening.

Fondly,

Maribeth Kanoon and Katie Kurtz

Great time to buy school supplies!

Posted July 10th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Now is a great time to buy school supplies with so many stores having them on sale.  Listed below for your convenience are Einstein’s Kindergarten and 1st-6th grade supply lists in both English and Spanish for next year!

Kindergarten Supply List

English Supply List 2014-2015

Spanish Supply List 2014-2015

Reading and writing over the summer

Posted June 11th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Remember to Keep Reading and Writing over the Summer!

We want to come back to school in the Fall as wise owls so read, read, read and write, write, write this summer!   The first day of classes for regular and special education students in grades 1-8 is August 26th.  The first full day of attendance for kindergarten students is September 2nd.

Tips for Summer Reading:

  • Choose a popular series to read together as a family everyday (The Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, Disney After Dark, The Secrets of Droon, for more titles, click here.)
  •  Visit the library every week
  •  Find unique and fun places to read (the park, the backyard, the pool, etc.)
  •  Read environmental print (billboards, advertisements, menus, etc.)
  •  Choose a book that was made into a movie to read first, then enjoy a rainy daymovie
  •  Stock up your house with kids magazines (American Girl, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, etc.)
  •  Try tracking the genres you read… make sure you read a variety!
  •  Choose one author and read many of their titles (Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Tomie DePoala, etc.)

Tips for Summer Writing:

  •  Keep a diary of what you do each day
  •  Create an ABC book of your summer fun
  •  Create a new ending for a book you read
  •  Write letters or send postcards to family members or teachers
  •  Try writing a new genre
  •  Try writing with different supplies (chalk, paint, markers, etc.)
  •  Write a letter to an author and mail it to them
  •  Create an advertisement about your favorite book
  •  Choose a friend to be a pen pal with

It doesn’t matter how you do it, just remember to read and write ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

Courtesy of Mrs. Thompson

A Message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted June 6th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

I am amazed at how quickly the year has gone by! We had a great last week of school. We want to thank Mr. Steffan for a fabulous Field Day. The students had a fun time and enjoyed the perfect weather. The day would not have gone so well without the parent volunteers. Thank you to the parents/guardians who came to help out. We want to also thank the PTA for providing lunch on both Field Day and for the 6th Grade students. We appreciated them volunteering to help out on Wednesday afternoon at the 6th Grade Celebration. Our last day of school was spent celebrating a successful school year and saying goodbye to friends. Our sixth graders led the final dismissal with a parade of cheering and high fives from peers and staff members. We are so proud of their accomplishments at Einstein, and we know they will be successful seventh graders next year!

I am excited to share the teaching placements for the 2014-15 school year:

Kindergarten – Ms. Poongbunkor and TBD

1st/2nd – Mrs. Johnsen, Ms. Tringali, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Edmonds, Ms. Daly and Ms. Zarr

3rd/4th – Mrs. Bender, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Wallace, Mr. Burback, Ms. Astrug, and Ms. Brand

5th/6th – Mr. McGann, Ms. Daubach, Mrs. Eggert, Mrs. Conway, Ms. Haas, and Mrs. Piraino

Summer Review

All children will bring home a recommended summer reading list and a math practice packet to help keep their minds active over the summer. The public libraries will provide multiple copies of these books so students have access to the suggested titles. We strongly encourage your support in allowing time for both reading and math over the long break. Thank you for your support at home to keep your child’s learning momentum going over the summer!

2014-15 Registration

We have received a record number of completed registration files! Thank you to the families who completed this important step in preparing for next year. Any families who have received residency notification need to come into the office by June 11th to update their family’s residency. After June 11th, you will need to go to Collins School to update your residency. Families that do not comply, students will not be placed on a class list.

Please return the registration paperwork by Wednesday, June 11th or contact the office at (630) 736-2500. Students with outstanding registration documents will not be placed on a class list for next year.

Collins School/Summer Registration Hours: July 8th-August 7

Tuesdays and Wednesdays- 10:00 AM -7:00 PM

Thursdays- 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Superintendent’s Message

Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published in print, and can be accessed online. To view the article in English, click here . To view the article in Spanish, click here.

Important Dates

8/14 School Information Day – 9am-noon, 6-8pm

8/25 Back to School Night

8/26 First Day of School for Grades 1-6

9/1 No School – Labor Day

9/2 First Day of School for Kindergarten students

2014-2015 school supply lists!

Posted June 4th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

No time like the pressent to begin thinking about next year’s school supply list.  Listed below for your convience are both the English and Spanish versions.

English School Supply List 14-15

Spanish School Supply List 14-15

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Good afternoon Einstein Community, 

Field Day

It looks like it’s going to be perfect weather for Field Day tomorrow. Please remember the students are outside most of the day so have them dress in comfortable, cool clothes and wear gym shoes. The students may wear hats, however, we are not responsible for lost hats. Only send them if your student will keep track of them. Remember to apply sunscreen in the morning before the students come to school. We look forward to a fun day.

Yearbook Sale Wednesday

Yearbooks

It’s not too late to purchase a yearbook! We will be selling them at lunch on Wednesday. The cost is $15. If you are paying by check, please make it payable to Einstein PTA.

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted May 30th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community, 

It’s hard to believe but we are entering our last week of school. Students continue to work hard and show the 3Bs as the year winds down. We have a lot of fun, special activities planned for next week. See below for days and times. Just a reminder all students in grades K-6 have school next week with the last day being June 5th. We can’t thank our parents enough for the support you have given your students all year. It is due to your support that we have had another successful year at Einstein.  

The Hoot
Please read the Hoot for information from our PTA. It’s the last Hoot of the year. We again want to thank Mrs. Robelly for her work on the Hoot. She’s done a fantastic job all year.  

Field Day Reminder
Remember we have our annual Field Day on Tuesday, June 3rd. This fun yearly event would not be possible without Mr. Steffan, the PTA and our parent volunteers. The PTA is providing lunch for all students on Tuesday, Field Day. Please remember to put sun screen on your children before they come to school and have them dress appropriately for the day. They should wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes so they can participate in all the fun events. 

Check out the familiar faces!
Please visit the District 54 website to see our own Einstein students featured! 

Important Dates
June 3- Field Day, Rain or Shine
June 4- Sixth Grade Celebration starting at 1:30
June 5- Last Day of School-full day for students in Kindergarten-6th Grades

A Message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted May 24th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

5/23/14 

Dear Einstein Community, 

We hope you got to enjoy the beautiful day today and that you enjoy the long weekend. We will see the students back on Tuesday, May 27th. 

Superintendent’s Daily Herald Article

You can follow the links below to read Superintendent DuRoss’ Daily Herald article.
The English link is  here. The Spanish link is here. 

Einstein’s Garden

We want to thank Roots and Shoots for weeding the front garden and for planting in the vegetable garden out back. We want you to know that the vegetables grown will be donated to local food pantries and to our own families when we harvest. We look forward to watching the garden grow! 

Parent Volunteer Appreciation

We want to thank all our parent volunteers, those who came to our thank you breakfast and those of you who could not make it. We wouldn’t be the great school we are without our parent volunteers. We really appreciate all you do during the year to support the staff, students, and community.  

Important Dates

May 26- Memorial Day-No School
May 30- Kindergarten Celebration (9:30 and 1:45)
June 3- Field Day, Rain or Shine
June 4- Sixth Grade Celebration (see flyer sent home for details)
June 5- Last Day of School-full day for students in Kindergarten-6th Grades