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 supply lists in both English and Spanish for next year!

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


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


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

Out of this world!

Posted May 22nd, 2014 by Miss Astrug

On Monday, May 19, the Einstein Rocketeers, comprised of 5th & 6th graders, went to Olympic Park in Schaumburg to take part in the 2nd Annual Rocket Launch.  Over the course of the year students have designed, built, tested, and rebuilt a variety of rockets.  During the month of April, each student built their own rocket for the launch.  18 rockets were constructed, engines placed inside, and launched Monday morning.  We are very proud that all 18 rockets went off without a hitch.  We watched as each rocket was sent over hundreds of feet skyward, spiraling to the ground during their descent.  Check out the photos and video of our adventure at Olympic Park!


A Message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted May 16th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

Exciting Einstein News

This past April, our students completed the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment in the areas of reading and mathematics. This assessment measures student growth over the course of the school year and is used by the school to inform our instruction. Now that spring MAP testing is complete it can be seen that the students at Einstein can certainly be proud of the results.

The target goals for the District were to have 64% of the students reach their goal in reading and 74% of the students reach their goal in math. At Einstein, seventy-four percent of all students reached or exceeded their identified growth target in the area of reading, while eighty-two percent of students achieved or surpassed their math goals.

This puts Einstein School in the top five percent of schools nationally, making us a ‘95/95’ school. We are one of only four other elementary schools to reach this goal. Truly amazing!

We understand that this assessment is just one data point we use to assess the progress of our students and the success of our school.

However, we can say we are truly proud of our students and recognize all of their teachers’ efforts in preparing our students for success. We know that every student did their best, which is all we can ask. Thank you, parents, for all you have done this year to support your children.

Parent Appreciation Breakfast

Attention all parent volunteers! We hope you received the invitation from the Einstein staff for a breakfast in your honor. The breakfast is on Friday, May 23, at 8:00 AM in Einstein’s gym. We know many parents have helped out in a variety of ways throughout the year; this is our way of showing gratitude for all you do for the students and staff of Einstein. We look forward to seeing you on Friday morning.

Parking and Drop-Off Reminder

Please remember to follow the signs on Laurie Lane when dropping off your students. Just a gentle reminder to not block any of the neighbor’s driveways when you are dropping off your children or picking them up. Click here to see the ordinance with the map as a reminder. Know the Hanover Park Police periodically patrol out front to ensure the safety of our students. Please make sure your children are crossing at the crosswalk with our crossing guard. Thank you in advance for helping keep the students safe.

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted May 9th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community, 

What a wonderful week it has been! Thank you so much to our PTA for planning a wonderful lunch, an amazing breakfast, and for all the other tokens of appreciation they have had for us this week. Thank you to all the parents for expressing your gratitude to our fantastic teachers and staff members. We have loved the little notes, flowers, cards, gift cards, etc. We are so fortunate to work in such a caring community.

MAP Testing

We completed MAP testing this week and are so proud of each and every student. We know everyone tried their best and that is all we ask. The students should be proud of their efforts and teachers are celebrating with their classes. Thank you parents, for the ongoing support you give your students during testing and throughout the year. 

Summer Reading Program

Please read information flyer by clicking here from the Schaumburg Public Library regarding their summer reading program.

 PBIS at Home this Summer

Please read the flyers to the right in English and Spanish regarding an informational meeting about using the PBIS program at home this summer.  English and Spanish.

Lending Library

The lending library in the front atrium is a huge hit with the students. However, our older students are requesting more chapter books. If you have any at home that you’d like to donate, we would love to have them to put in the library. Donations may be brought in to the front office. Thank you in advance. 

6th Grade Celebration Update-From PTA

6th Grade Parents! A reminder about the flyer that was sent home previously from PTA asking for a few school pictures of your child from kindergarten to 6th grade to include in our video that will be shown on June 4th at the 6th grade celebration. The deadline for turning pictures in is Wednesday, May 14th. Please note, the pictures will not be returned. Please email Lisa at with any questions you may have about the pictures. 

Important Dates

May 12- PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM in Teacher’s Lounge
May 19- District 54/Einstein Rocket Launch from 9:00-11:30
May 23- No School for Students
May 26- Memorial Day/No School
May 30- Kindergarten Celebration (9:30 and 1:45)
June 3- Field Day (Rain or shine)
June 4- 6th Grade Celebration from 1:00-2:30 (details to follow)
June 5- Last Day of School 

We want to wish all our mothers a happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy the weekend with your families.

Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz