News

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

On behalf of the Einstein staff, we would like to thank the Einstein PTA and all of the families that made last week’s Teacher Appreciation Week so meaningful!  We certainly feel appreciated and honored to be a part of the Einstein community.  The PTA provided a wonderful breakfast and lunch along with a few other treats. Thank you for your continued support! Please read below for important events and information.

SLT (School Leadership Team) Parent Representative Needed

We are in need of a parent representative on Einstein’s SLT for next year. A School Leadership Team leads a process to improve student achievement. They lead and sustain the School Improvement Process/Plan. They help plan staff development opportunities based on the needs of staff and students. Please click here for the very brief application to show your interest. Please call or email me if you have questions.

Drills

Einstein participates in a variety of drills throughout the year to help our students and staff be prepared should an emergency arise. Today we conducted a Code Red drill with staff, students, and the Hanover Park Police Department. The students did an amazing job. Please click here for details about the drills we are required to do by Illinois State law.

Registration Forms

We are still missing over 100 registration forms for next year. These were due in April. Please send these in as soon as possible. A third and final mailing will be sent next week for your convenience. Also, please let us know if you are moving and/or are not returning to Einstein next year. We appreciate your help with registration as it affects our enrollment and class lists for next year.

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council

Join District 54 bilingual parents and EL teachers for the final Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 – 7:30 at the Early Learning Center. New parents are always welcome! There will be a presentation on summer learning and a review of the School District 54 Title III Grant proposal for the 2015-2016 school year. Please click here for more details.

District 54 Foundation Event

The District 54 Foundation is hosting a Family Night Out at the Schaumburg Boomers Game on May 29th at 6:30.  Please click here for more information.

A Reminder from the HP Police

The Hanover Park Police want to remind students to lock up their bikes. Students who ride their bikes to school have not been locking them. We don’t want anyone to take them.

Important Dates

May 25- Memorial Day- No School

May 26- Einstein’s Family Walk/Run

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

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

We hope you have been out this weekend enjoying the beautiful weather. We had a great  week at Einstein. We have concluded our MAP testing and are extremely proud of the efforts of all of our students. Once again, Einstein students made the District growth target in both reading and math. We could not be prouder of the hard work the students have done all year to reach these goals. We also concluded the end of the year PARCC assessment.  We are extremely proud of our students’ effort and willingness to do their best on all of these assessments.

This week is National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week.  Since 1984, National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the teachers who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. I feel extremely fortunate to be working at Einstein alongside such a dedicated staff each day.  Please join our Einstein PTA in celebrating our amazing staff!

There is a lot going on as we enter the home stretch of the year.  Please read the PTA Hoot Newsletter by clicking here.  I have the Kentucky Derby on my mind!

Half Day on Wednesday

Students have a half day this Wednesday, May 6. They will be dismissed at 11:40. Kindergarteners are not in session on Wednesday.

From the PBIS Team

We want all students to finish the year well and continue to follow the 3Bs. See below for this week’s Cool Tool.

Dear Einstein Parents,

Next week’s cool tool will be: “I can be aware of my behavior and set goals to improve.” Students may choose an area of the 3 B’s that they want to improve on. Encourage students to think about who can help them reach their goal and what steps they can take to achieve it. Please take some time to review this with your child at home. This will help students achieve their school wide goal of 480 students living above the line and following the three B’s.

Kindergarten Roundup

We hope to see our future kindergarten families at Einstein’s Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday, from 2:00-3:00. Invitations were sent via US mail. If you have neighbors or know of any future kindergarteners that may not be aware of this informational meeting, please pass along. For your convenience click here for the invitation. We look forward to seeing our new owls!

Registration

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year was due to the main office Friday, April 10th.  We still have a significant amount of returning students who are not registered for next school year.  A second mailing of enrollment forms was mailed out recently. We will not be doing another mailing. Besides registering your own child, please help us out and touch base with any neighbors that will have kindergarten age children next school year.  Encourage them to stop by the school and start the registration process now, as this information is very helpful to us as we plan for next year’s classes.  If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible.   Similarly, if your child will not be attending Einstein School next year, please let the office know.  As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year.  If you have any questions, please call us at 630-736-2500.

Einstein Family Walk/Run

We hope to see many Einstein students and families at the first annual Einstein family walk/run on Tuesday, May 26th right after school.  For Mr. Steffan’s flyer click here.  Many families have already signed up! Come out and have some fun, and get healthy at the same time.

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) 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. There are two evening programs scheduled for May.

•Merengue Away. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.

•Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.

If you are interested in attending these events, please select from the information below.  Merengue Away – English, Merengue Away – Spanish, and  Concussion Risks and Intervention.  Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website by clicking here.

Important Dates

May 4-8- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6- Half Day Teacher Inservice- No School in PM for grades 1-6 and No School for Kindergarten
May 25- Memorial Day- No School
May 26- Einstein’s Family Walk/Run after school –see attached flyer to sign up
June 1- No School for Students
June 10- Sixth Grade Celebration
June 11- Field Day
June 12- Last Day of School for all-full day

Einstein yearbooks have arrived!

Posted April 30th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

All the pictures have been taken and this year’s yearbook has arrived!  If you haven’t already ordered, it is not too late!  The cost of each book is $15.00. If you would like to order, please fill out the order form and return it to the office in an envelope marked “PTA – Yearbook.”

Please send exact change only.  Any amount received over the $15.00 will be considered a donation to the PTA.  If you pay by check, please make it payable to Einstein PTA.

“Who – who” is a Mathematican Genius???

Posted April 20th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Du Page Children’s Museum Family Math Night

We hope to see many Einstein families on Thursday, April 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the gym for our math night. This is an interactive night where parents and students can participate in many fun, hands-on activities. You can come for part of the time or for the whole time. This is a free event that we have had in the past that has been fun for families. Please remember that students must come with an adult. There is no supervision that night. Click here  for more details.  See you Thursday night!

Mathematician Pic

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted April 18th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

 

We hope you have been enjoying this beautiful day. We officially finished MAP testing today with the exception of students that need to finish a test or were absent. We are so proud of how the students performed. Every student tried their best and worked very hard. This is all we ask of them. They showed us how much they have learned this year. We will share results in the near future. I know they are going to be amazing as we have come to expect from the awesome Einstein students.  We had a PBIS assembly today to celebrate another group of students who were chosen as Student of the Month by their teachers for following the 3Bs. We want to thank parents, guardians, and grandparents for coming to celebrate with their student. We are proud of them all. Please read below for important updates and information.

 

Du Page Children’s Museum Family Math Night

We hope to see many Einstein families on Thursday, April 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the gym for our math night. This is an interactive night where parents and students can participate in many fun, hands-on activities. You can come for part of the time or for the whole time. This is a free event that we have had in the past that has been fun for families. Please remember that students must come with an adult. There is no supervision that night. Click here  for more details.  See you Thursday night!

 

From the PBIS Team

The cool tool next week that students will continue to work on is  “I can be an active member of a group.”  Students will take part in a group activity, and then reflect on their participation.  This will help students learn to cooperate with others, and also help them to achieve their school wide goal of 480 students living above the line and following the three Bs.

 

Field Day

Einstein’s field day has been set for June 11. Mr. Steffan needs many volunteers to make this day a success. Click here  for the volunteer form and information sheet. If you are interested in helping out, send it in with your child by June 5th. We hope to see you there for this fun event!

 

Sixth Grade Celebration

We want to give you a heads up about our Sixth Grade Celebration. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 10th from 1:30-2:30 in Einstein’s gym. An invitation will be sent as the date gets closer.

 

Dress Code Reminders

We reminded Einstein students today that they are expected to wear clothing that is in keeping with health and safety standards and does not interfere with the educational process. A copy of the guidelines is in the Einstein Handbook on our website under Parent Resources and at the front of your student’s assignment notebook. Thank you for your support.

 

Important Dates

April 23- Du Page Children’s Museum Math Night 6:00-8:00 (see attached flyer)

April 28- Spring Concert for 1/2 Multi Grade classes at 7:00 PM

May 4-8- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6- Half Day Teacher Inservice- No School in PM for grades 1-6 and No School for Kindergarten

May 25- Memorial Day- No School

June 1- No School for Students

June 10- Sixth Grade Celebration

June 11- Field Day

June 12- Last Day of School for all-full day

Books, books, and more books

Posted April 8th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

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Room 211 Authors

Please attend our Celebrate Reading and Writing Night this Thursday April 9th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The scheduled highlights are listed below:

6:30 – 7:00 Gymnasium  

  • Watch the “Owl Players” present a skit about the time a Story Thief Visited Tale Town

7:00 – 8:00 Within Einstein School 

  • Check out your child’s writing in their classroom
  • Stop by the FUSE lab
  • Purchase new books at the PTA’s Book Fair in the library
  • Participate in a parent-child “Make-and-Take” activity with Mr. Whitney in the Art Room.  There will be two sessions offered at 7:00 & 7:30.

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted April 6th, 2015 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your family and got outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. We are looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday night at our annual Celebrate Reading and Writing Night.  Please click here (CRW/Celebrate Reading and Writing) for details. The students have worked hard writing books and other items; they are looking forward to showing them off. You can also stop by the art room for a parent/student art lesson from Mr. Whitney and listen to the wonderful sounds of some of our band students entertaining us in the halls. Let’s not forget the Owl Players doing a reader’s theatre skit for everyone in the gym at 6:30. The PTA is hosting its spring book fair. We hope you can join us Thursday for this fun night! You can stop by for a bit or stay the entire time.

Starting this Wednesday and over the next couple of weeks students will be given the opportunity to show the progress they have made this year on the spring administration of the MAP assessment. We are confident that students will show significant progress on this important indicator of their academic growth. Please discuss with your child the importance of persevering and trying their best on the MAP. We know Einstein’s student progress will continue to be at the top of the district.

From the PBIS Team

Dear Einstein Parents,

The next “Cool Tool” that Einstein students will be working on after spring break is “I can use appropriate body language when communicating with others.”  The students will learn how body language affects communication and how information is perceived. This will help students achieve their school wide goal of 480 students living above the line and follow the three B’s

~The PBIS team

Lunch Deliveries

Just a gentle reminder to please send your child(ren)’s lunch with him/her in the morning. We are averaging over 35 lunches being delivered during lunch on a daily basis. This is a busy time in our office and it gets difficult for the secretaries to get the lunches to the students and manage the office. We understand that every once in a while a student forgets his/her lunch or gets a special lunch as a treat. We appreciate your help in this matter.

Instrumental Music Enrollment

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students.

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.  More information will be available at the enrollment meetings (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend):

Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                 Addams Junior High
Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                 Eisenhower Junior High
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 P.M.                Mead Junior High
Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.           Frost Junior High
Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.           Keller Junior High

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.  If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at school.

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff

Important Dates

April 6- PTA Meeting in the lounge at 7:00 PM
April 8- MAP Testing starts for all students
April 9- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night from 6:30-8:00 PM
April 23- Du Page Children’s Museum Math Night 6:00-7:30 PM (flyer will be sent home)
April 28- Spring Concert for 1/2 Multi Grade classes at 7:00 PM
May 4-8- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6- Half Day Teacher Inservice- No School in PM for grades 1-6 and No School for Kindergarten
May 25- Memorial Day- No School

Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Posted April 4th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

It’s time to celebrate our “owl” – standing readers and writers!

Please attend our Celebrate Reading and Writing Night this Thursday April 9th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The scheduled highlights are listed below:

6:30 – 7:00 Gymnasium  

  • Watch the “Owl Players” present a skit about the time a Story Thief Visited Tale Town

7:00 – 8:00 Within Einstein School 

  • Check out your child’s writing in their classroom
  • Stop by the FUSE lab
  • Purchase new books at the PTA’s Book Fair in the library
  • Participate in a parent-child “Make-and-Take” activity with Mr. Whitney in the Art Room.  There will be two sessions offered at 7:00 & 7:30.

 

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted March 20th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

Whether you are staying home or traveling, we hope you have a wonderful spring break. Enjoy the time off with family and friends. PARCC testing has finished for this round. Thank you for the support you continually give your students. We can say with confidence they all did their best and tried hard. We will see the students back here on March 30th.

PTA News:

Spring Pictures – Spring pictures will be taken Wednesday, April 1st. The forms were sent home with your child this week. You do not need to return the form with payment prior to the pictures. A picture package will come home with your child and you will have the opportunity to purchase them at that point. There are a few pose options on the form. On the day of the pictures, your child will need to have that form with your selected pose. The photographers will choose a generic pose if you do not send the form back in.  

Feed My Starving Children Family Event It’s not too late to sign up for our Feed My Starving Children family event in Schaumburg on April 2nd.  If you have not done this before, it is both a fun and rewarding way to spend an evening with your family packing food for those less fortunate in other countries.  You will not want to miss it!  Please click here  for more information on how to register for this even. 

Important Dates
March 23-27- Spring Break
April 1- Spring Pictures
April 2- Feed My Starving Children event
April 3- No School
April 6- PTA Meeting in the lounge at 7:00 PM
April 9- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night
April 23- Du Page Children’s Museum Math Night
April 28- Spring Concert for 1/2 Multi Grade classes

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

We are excited to tell you that our students have completed all but one of the tests in the first session of PARCC testing.  We will finish up testing on Monday and then utilize the rest of next week for student make-ups.  The students all did their best while taking the test; they were giving 100% effort for each test.  We are so proud of them for showing us what they know.  

From the Einstein PBIS Team:

Dear Einstein Parents,

Thank you for your participation in the PBIS survey. We appreciate your responses! 99% of parents who completed the PBIS survey feel they are at least somewhat familiar with the behavior expectations at Einstein. 96% of parents who completed the PBIS survey feel that their child is recognized for following the expectations.

The PBIS focus for the coming week is resolving conflicts peacefully using the I-message format. This includes: I (say how you are feeling) when you (kindly state what the other person does), because (tell why it bothers you), and I want (share what you wish the other person would do.)

This cool tool will help us to reach our monthly goal of 480 students living above the line, and following the 3 Bs.

~The PBIS team

Schaumburg Parent University – April Classes:

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) 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. There are two evening programs in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Both of these events are free and free child care is also available.

  • Ask the Child Psychiatrist: Getting a handle on your parenting – 6:30 p.m. April 1.  Dr. Michael Feld will incorporate real-life experiences and humor into his discussion of life, mental and behavioral health. This discussion is for parents only.
  • Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.

If you are interested in attending these events, please select from the flyers to the right.  Ask the Child Psychiatrist and Origami 101. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website by clicking here.

PTA: 2015 ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students currently in 1st through 7th grades who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  For Summer Tech Camp information please click TechCamp. Please read the cover sheet and application to the right for more information.  Coversheet and Application.

Lost and Found

We have a table of lost and found items outside the office. Please have your child(ren) check if any of the items are theirs.. The table has been out for a couple of weeks. You are also encouraged to check for missing items when you come to school. We will donate the remaining items on Friday to the District 54 Community Closet that services families in our own community that are in need.

Important Dates

March 9-March 20- PARCC Testing for grades 3-6
March 23-27- Spring Break-No School
March 30- School Resumes
April 3- No School
April 8- MAP Testing begins
April 9- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night
April 23-Math Night for all students- sponsored by the Du Page Children’s Museum