News

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

Spring into spiritwear today

Posted March 10th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Order your spiritwear today.  Spiritwear orders are due by Wednesday March 18, 2015.  Click here for the form. We got spiritwear yes we do!  We got spiritwear how about you!  GO OWLS!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun!”

Posted March 5th, 2015 by Miss Astrug

Our very own owlets, Sophia, Sean, and Aimee are featured at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.  There work was selected to be displayed there for a month.  The formal recognition will be Wednesday March 18th from 6-8pm.  Check out the link below to see our featured artists along with other District 54 students!

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted March 4th, 2015 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

I hope this finds you well. Read the Hoot for important information and reminders from our PTA (click here for the Hoot). Your help is needed at the fun fair Friday night. The PTA is in still in need of volunteers. Please read below for volunteer opportunities. There is also a newsletter attached from the PBIS coaches (click here). Please read for information and updates.

 Fun Fair Help Needed-From PTA

                                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! 

Einstein’s annual Fun Fair is coming up very quickly this Friday, March 6th. This is PTA’s biggest family event of the year and it takes over 60 volunteers to make it happen. If we do not have enough volunteers, we can’t keep all of the games running and the kids will miss out. Please consider volunteering for a shift to help make this a great time for our students. You can volunteer by filling out the attached form and returning it to the school office by Wednesday, March 4th or by emailing Lisa Poland at lpoland@fbcelgin.com.

We can’t do this without your support!

First Shift          6:00 – 7:15 pm

Second Shift     7:15-8:00 pm

Clean Up           8:00 – 8:30 pm

Important Dates

March 6- Fun Fair from 6:30-8:30 PM

March 9- PTA Meeting in the teacher’s lounge at 7:00 PM

March 9-March 20- PARCC Testing for grades 3-6

March 23-27- Spring Break-No School

Fun Fair ticket sales information

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by Mr. Burback

When:  

Wednesday        March 4th at lunchtime
Thursday            March 5th at lunchtime
Friday                  March 6th at lunchtime
Friday                  March 6th at Einstein Entrance at the start of the Fun Fair

How Much:

  • 4 tickets for $1.00 at lunchtime
  • 3 tickets for $1.00 at the entrance
  • Kindergarten students may turn in money to their teachers and we will get tickets to them.

This year as part of our PAY IT FORWARD theme, we will also be collecting boxes of pasta of rice to be donated to the District 54 food pantry.  Students may bring in a box of pasta or rice during presale times or at the door and receive 3 tickets to be used during the evening.  You can bring in as many boxes as you would like, however, we will limit the number of tickets received to 15 per family.

Presented by:  Einstein PTA

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted February 27th, 2015 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

Happy Friday! We made it through our first full week in what seems like quite a while. I want to complement our students for being so flexible and for following the 3Bs this week. They have been indoors for most of the week at recess due to weather and they’ve done a great job! Please read below for important events and information.

We look forward to seeing you at Einstein’s Fun Fair next Friday. Please remember students must be accompanied by an adult for this event.

Schaumburg Parent University – March Class

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. We will host one evening program for parents in March:  School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress.

If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Fun Fair Help Needed-From PTA

                                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! 

Einstein’s annual Fun Fair is coming up very quickly next Friday, March 6th. This is PTA’s biggest family event of the year and it takes over 60 volunteers to make it happen. If we do not have enough volunteers, we can’t keep all of the games running and the kids will miss out. Please consider volunteering for a shift to help make this a great time for our students. You can volunteer; click here for the volunteer form and return it to the school office by Wednesday, March 4th or by emailing Lisa Poland at lpoland@comcast.net.  We can’t do this without your support!

First Shift          6:00 – 7:15 pm

Second Shift     7:15-8:00 pm

Clean Up           8:00 – 8:30 pm

Summer STEM Opportunity:

What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:

A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade

  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).

Important Dates

March 6- Fun Fair from 6:30-8:30 PM

March 9- PTA Meeting in the teacher’s lounge at 7:00 PM

March 9-March 20- PARCC Testing for grades 3-6

March 23-27- Spring Break-No School

 

                               

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted February 20th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow/cold days this year. We look forward to a full week of school next week. We want to thank the families that came out this Tuesday on a very cold night to participate in the Du Page Children’s Museum Science Night. We appreciate the support and enjoyed seeing the participation; fun was had by all. The Children’s Museum will be back for an all-school math night in April. Details will be shared as the date gets closer. Please read below for important information about upcoming events.

5 Essentials

If you have not taken the 5Essentials Survey, the window is open until March 13th.  As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish. If you have more than one child at a school, you should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names.  If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. Many thanks to our parents who have already completed the survey. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. We currently have a parent response rate of 4%. To take the parent survey, please click here.

Community Readiness Survey

The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey by clicking here.

Kindergarten Information Night

Recently, our school board approved full-day kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.  We will be holding an informational meeting for prospective kindergarten parents on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 PM in Einstein’s gym.

Parent Information Meeting

The Your Reproductive System informational parent meeting scheduled on Monday, February 2nd (canceled due to inclement weather) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24th.  This is an opportunity for parents to preview the content and materials presented to 6th grade students.  The presentation is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).

Important Dates
February 24- Information Night for parents of incoming kindergarteners at 6:30 PM
February 27- Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation Mardi Gras Event
March 6- Fun Fair from 6:30-8:30
March 9- PTA Meeting in the teacher’s lounge at 7:00 PM

District 54 schools closed tomorrow – Feb. 19

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

All after-school and evening activities at schools are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held. Thank you for your understanding and support.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

Campanelli YMCA

Schaumburg Park District

Hoffman Estates Park District

Hot lunch order forms

Posted February 17th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

It’s not too late to order your hot lunch for the rest of the school year!  I will accept forms up until Friday, February 20th if you are still interested in purchasing hot lunch for your child.  For the order form please click here.  Please return the completed form to the office with your child’s name, room number, and hot lunch in an envelope to the PTA no later than this Friday, February 20th, so your child will be sure to be included in on the next hot lunch, March 3rd.

Mrs. Morrissey