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

Election Time!

Posted June 14th, 2015 by Miss Astrug

In Social Studies, Room 209 learned how awareness is brought to important topics, how candidates are promoted, and final elections held for the remaining contestants.  They decided they needed a classroom mascot and nominated a list of candidates.  After a round of elections the candidate list was narrowed down to two candidates – Batman and the Mom figure.  The students worked hard to write, practice, edit, and produce a commercial promoting their candidate.  The 1/2 classrooms, 3/4 & 5/6 students, staff members, and parents voted on a new class mascot based on how well they were persuaded by the commercials.  Check out the commercials below to see for yourselves how well the students of room 209 produced their commercials AND convinced you that you should vote for their candidate!  (BTW . . . Batman won by a mere 4 votes!)


Reading and writing over the summer

Posted June 12th, 2015 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 and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted June 9th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

It is hard to believe it is the last week of school. Another year has flown by. We enjoyed seeing the kindergarten parents and families today at our kindergarten celebration.  We look forward to many fun events as we finish out the school year. Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, rain or shine. If we are outside, please make sure you put sunscreen on your child(ren).   Please read the June Hoot for important information from the PTA by clicking here. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Leslie Robelly for the hard work she did all year on the Hoot. We appreciate all she did to keep our families informed. 

Summer Reading

Each child will be receiving a District 54 recommended reading list to help guide them during the summer.  We strongly encourage all students to stay active over the summer and incorporate a variety of genres in their reading. To encourage all students to read, Mrs. Kern has put together a summer reading incentive program. All students were given details about this during their library time last week. The calendar/ information will be sent home with students on Friday in their report cards.

Summer Reading Opportunity for Jane Addams incoming 7th graders:

If your child is attending Jane Addams for the 2015-2016 school year, they would like to offer an exciting summer literacy opportunity for them. Please click here  for more information.

Important Updates

June 10- Sixth Grade Celebration at 1:30
June 11- Field Day-rain or shine
June 12- Last Day of School for all-full day
June 19- Last Day for Einstein secretaries

Mark your calendar for these summer dates

August 13- School Information Day
August 20- Back to School Night-More details will be sent in the summer to families
August 24- First Day of School for Grades 1-6
August 31- First Day of School for Kindergarten students

School supplies for 2015-2016

Posted June 7th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Never to early to get a jump on next year’s school supplies.  Listed below for your convenience as well as under our “Family Resources” tab are next year’s supply lists.

Kindergarten Supply List 15-16

Einstein School Supply List 15-16 English

Einstein School Supply List 15-16 Spanish

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted May 30th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community, 

We hope you had a great week and got to enjoy the summer-like weather. We want to thank the over 100 students and families that came out to participate in the first annual Einstein Family Walk/Run. There was excellent participation and effort by all. We look forward to next year’s run. Thank you to Mr. Steffan for putting this event together. Please read below for important updates. 

No School on Monday
As a reminder, Monday June 1st is a non-attendance day for all students.  We will see all students back here on Tuesday, June 2nd. 

Last Day of School
As you know, District 54 canceled school five days during the winter months due to the cold weather and/or snow. Whenever we cancel school, we add a day to the end of our school calendar. Therefore the last day of school is Friday, June 12. Please note that this is also the last day of school for kindergarten students. 

Assistant Principal Update
We want to let you know that Mrs. Kurtz will not be at Einstein next year. She has had such a positive impact on the Einstein staff, students and community. We wish her well as she moves to work as the assistant principal at Dirksen and Collins next year. She will truly be missed by all.

We want to welcome Mrs. Julie Tarasiuk as the new assistant principal of Einstein school next year. Mrs. Tarasiuk comes to us from Lakeview School, where she has been the assistant for three years. She will split her time between Einstein and Lakeview for the 2015-16 school year. We look forward to having her here next year. 

Important Updates
June 1- No School for Students
June 8- Kindergarten Celebration in AM and PM
June 10- Sixth Grade Celebration in PM
June 11- Field Day
June 12- Last Day of School for all-full day