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PTA meeting change!

Posted April 29th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

It’s hard to believe we are coming up on the end of the school year. We have had a scheduling conflict with the May PTA meeting which is currently scheduled for May 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held the following Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the teacher’s lounge.

Thank you all for a great school year!

Einstein PTA

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted April 26th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

The students have finished PARCC testing and we are so proud of them! Every student put forth their best effort. Thank you, parents, for getting them to school on time and encouraging them to do their best. Read below for important updates and information.

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 upcoming evening programs.

  • The-Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and you) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer. This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu/.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3. Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities. Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/board-of-education-home/communityengagement/.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit http://www.cpydcoalition.org/ . To register for the town hall meeting, email to cpydcoalition.org.

Shoe Collection

Thank you to the families/students who have donated shoes for our shoe drive. We have over 79 pairs of shoes so far, exceeding our goal of 50! We are hoping to get 100 pairs by Wednesday. The shoes are helping out a Schaumburg High School student who is collecting them for his Eagle Scout project. They will be donated to Soles4Souls. Collection ends on Wednesday.

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather. Read below for information on upcoming events happening at Einstein School.

Enrollment Forms

Thank you to the families who have returned your enrollment forms. If you have not done so, please return them to the office as soon as possible so your child can be enrolled for the next school year.

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing continues next week for all 3rd through 6th grade students. Please help your child by ensuring they get enough sleep, providing a healthy breakfast, refraining from scheduling appointments and encouraging them to do their absolute best. We are so proud of their efforts so far.

Science Fair

The upcoming Science Fair is on April 20th, please click  here for more information.

Shoe Collection

Thank you to the families/students who have donated shoes for our shoe drive. The shoes are helping out a Schaumburg High School student who is collecting them for his Eagle Scout project. They will be donated to Soles4Souls. See the flyer below for details. We want to thank the student ambassadors for helping to collect and organize the donations.

Shoe Collection Flyer 4.16 (1)

Lost and Found

We have items in our Lost and Found that need to be claimed. There are at least four winter coats. Please tell your child(ren) to take a look at the table in front of our office for items they may have lost.

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted April 11th, 2016 by Ms. Astrug

Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Thank you to the many families who came to Celebrate Reading and Writing Night last week. It is always one of our most well attended events. Thank you to:  Mr. Whitney for organizing the art show, Miss Vargas and Ms. Ceballos for having some of the orchestra students perform, the PTA for sponsoring the book fair and the Lake Zurich National Honor Society students/Mrs. Nicoletti for donating books so all families could take a free book home.

Most importantly, we want to thank the students for the outstanding writing they produced for their books and for other pieces of writing that were shared. We are so proud of them. Thank you Einstein families for supporting your students and coming out to this event.

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing started today for students in grades 3-6. We are confident the students are very prepared and will do an excellent job. Thank you for getting your students here on time and making sure they eat breakfast. We want to thank the PTA for providing snacks for the students during testing. (You should have gotten a permission slip for snacks. You can still send it in if you have not done so)

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 three upcoming evening programs.

  • Using Technology to Support Student Learning:  District 54 instructional coaches Hobbs Behrouzi and Becky Meyer will discuss how our teachers are integrating technology into the curriculum to support students, foster collaboration and differentiate learning.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
  • The Truth About Nutrition:  Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Attached below is a volunteer form to help out at Field Day on Wednesday, May 25th. Many volunteers are needed for this fun event. Mr. Steffan appreciates all who can help on this day.

2016 Field Day Parent Letter.doc

Parent Input

A letter was sent home Friday with students in grades kindergarten through 5th asking for your input into class placements for next year. I’ve attached an electronic copy below. This is totally optional/not required.

School Start Time

We just want to remind you that students are not let in the building until 8:25 in the morning. Since there is no supervision until that time, no one is outside to monitor playground activity, etc. Please help us out and not send your child(ren) too early to school so we can ensure their safety. We have students arriving as early as 8:00. Thank you in advance.

Important Dates

April 11-22- PARCC Testing Window

April 13- PTA Meeting in the teacher’s lounge at 6:30 PM

April 28- Spring Concert for grades 1 and 2

May 2-6- Teacher/Staff Appreciation week

May 4- Bike to School Day

Half Day Inservice/No School in PM for students

May 11- PTA Meeting in Teacher’s lounge at 6:30 PM

May 25- Field Day

May 27- 6thGrade Celebration

May 30- Memorial Day, No School

Celebrate Reading and Writing Night, Art Show and Book Fair

Posted April 4th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

It’s  all happening tomorrow April 5th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  We look forward to seeing Einstein families at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night. We are excited to have an art show where every student will have a piece of artwork on display in the gym. You can visit the PTA Book fair in the library, see Lego robotic demonstrations, and visit the FUSE lab. The students have been writing books and look forward to sharing them with family and friends. Don’t miss this fun event.  For more information please click here.  The excitement is mounting!

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted April 1st, 2016 by Mr. Burback

We hope you had a wonderful spring break. Thank you for all you do to support the students and staff of Einstein School. There is a lot going on these last two months of school! Please read below for important event information and updates.

Celebrate Reading and Writing Night, Art Show and Book Fair Tuesday, April 5th from 6:00-7:30 PM

We look forward to seeing Einstein families at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night. We are excited to have an art show where every student will have a piece of artwork on display in the gym. You can visit the PTA Book fair in the library, see Lego robotic demonstrations, and visit the FUSE lab. The students have been writing books and look forward to sharing them with family and friends. Don’t miss this fun event.  For more information please click here.

PARCC Testing

The testing window for the 2016 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will be from April 11-22 in District 54. Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the English/language arts and the math assessments. This is the second year Illinois and District 54 has participated in the PARCC assessment. The 2016 exam has a simpler and shorter format to improve the testing process. This year’s results will allow you to see how your children are growing in their knowledge and understanding of the state’s learning standards. This assessment is simply one measure of academic progress that will provide us a sense of where we are succeeding and where we must improve.

You can help your children do their best on the test by

  1. making sure, if possible, that your children attend school on the day of testing;
  2. ensuring your children get a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
  3. providing breakfast on the mornings of testing;
  4. reminding your children to ask the teacher questions if they don’t understand the test directions;
  5. letting your children know that you have confidence in their abilities; and
  6. advising your children not to worry about the test, and to simply do their best.

For your convenience the parent information letters are below:

Parent Letter English

Parent Letter Spanish

Calling all volunteers!

Posted March 25th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

The Spring book fair is just around the corner and the Einstein PTA is looking for volunteers to help with various shifts. Times are available during school hours when classes will be coming to visit the fair, and during Reading and Writing Night, which is Tuesday, April 5th. If you are able to volunteer a little bit of time, please complete the form by clicking here, marking the shifts you would be available for and return to the school office. We will confirm your volunteer time with you via email.

Einstein PTA

Last chance to order yearbooks

Posted March 20th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

Supplies are limited so order now!  $20 for the first year book and $18 for each additional yearbook per family.  Click here for more information.  Hurry while supplies last!

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted March 18th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

We hope you have had a great week and are looking forward to spring break. Please be reminded that we return on Tuesday, March 29th. Enjoy the time off with your family and friends.

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 three upcoming evening programs.

  • Using Technology to Support Student Learning: District 54 instructional coaches Hobbs Behrouzi and Becky Meyer will discuss how our teachers are integrating technology into the curriculum to support students, foster collaboration and differentiate learning. This discussion for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
  • The Truth About Nutrition: Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu or by clicking here.

From the PTA

We sent out coupon books earlier in the school year. If you have not returned your book please do so or send in $20.00 to pay for it and enjoy the savings.

Reshma Penzien
2015/2016 Einstein PTA President

PTA Opportunity

Summer Camp Scholarships from the PTA are available. Do you know how you will keep your children occupied this summer?   Do you want some help paying for all those summer camps? The PTA can help! If you are a member of the Einstein PTA, print out the application attached and make sure to turn it in to the front office by March 29th. Hard copies also are available. The PTA can provide one scholarship per household up to $125.

2016 PTA Scholarships

Application 2016

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted March 4th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

We hope you’ve had a wonderful week. Tonight is Einstein’s Annual Fun Fair from 6:00-7:30. We hope to see many Einstein families at this fun event. Please remember students must be with an adult to attend. Thank you in advance to the many PTA members and parents for who make this event possible.

No School – March 15

District 54 schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 15, due to the primary election. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority in District 54. On most days our doors are locked; visitors must ring the doorbell and be admitted by staff; and then visitors must proceed to the office first to sign in. However, on election days, 24 of our 28 school sites serve as polling places and therefore the doors must be kept open. State law requires schools to serve as polling locations if asked and in Cook County about one-third of the polling places are in schools. In years with a presidential election, higher numbers than usual are expected to vote. Therefore, in order to put safety first, District 54 students and staff will not attend school on March 15.

District 54 Summer STEM Academy

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 7th and closes on Friday, March 18th.  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.).  Forms and information are also below.

D54 STEM Summer Academy Brochure 2016

D54 Summer STEM Academy 2016 – Registration

Parent Letter STEM Academy 2016