News

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted May 21st, 2016 by Mr. Burback

We had a great week at Einstein. Students have completed MAP testing; any makeups will be done on Monday/Tuesday. We are proud of the excellent effort everyone put into the tests! Read below for important upcoming events and information.

Report Cards

Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school. District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6. We do encourage parents to visit the parent portal at any time during the year to check grades, assignments and more. Contact the school office if you do not have a sign-on for the portal.

Field Day Reminder

Field Day is Wednesday, May 25th rain or shine. Remember students should bring water bottles, apply sunscreen before they get to school, wear gym shoes and bring an extra set of clothes to school. We look forward to the fun-filled day!

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.

You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

Please enter through door C2

Orgulloso de ser bilingüe: Creando un ambiente fuerte de Lenguaje Nativo en su casa

Consejo Asesor de Padres Bilingües | 25 de mayo de 2016|6:30-7:30 PM

Usted está cordialmente invitado a acompañarnos el 25 de mayo donde tendremos a la Maestra de Lenguaje Dual del Distrito 54;  Maria Barba, ganadora del Golden Apple Award, como oradora invitada. Ella compartirá cómo sus padres crearon un ambiente fuerte usando su lengua materna en el hogar y el impacto positivo que tuvo esto en su vida.   Estaremos también compartiendo los resultados de la prueba ACCESS y la información sobre la subvención del estado de Título III  para el año escolar 2016-17.  ¡Estamos deseosos de verle el día 25 y escuchar sus ideas mientras comenzamos a planificar para el próximo año escolar! Para más información oprima aquí.

Ubicación: Centro Profesional de Aprendizaje| 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg,

Por favor utilice la puerta C2 para entrar

Yearbooks are here!

All students who preordered a yearbook will get them on Monday. Students who would like to purchase yearbooks can buy them at lunch for $20.00. Any families who want to purchase more than one yearbook can get the second yearbook for $18.00.

Summer Reading is back!

Mrs. Kern again is running her summer reading program. The reading log will be put in with the student’s report cards. District summer reading lists will be sent home next week.

2nd Annual Einstein Family Run/Walk

Posted May 20th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

1 Mile Run or ½ Mile Walk
May 23rd
3:15 p.m.-Einstein School

The Einstein Family Run/Walk is a 1 mile run or ½ mile walk with your friends and family!  Team up with your Mom or Dad!  Each participant will receive a certificate after participating.  Please click here for more  information.

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted May 13th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

We hope you have had a wonderful week, despite the soggy weather. Students are doing an amazing job as they take the spring MAP tests. We are so proud of the growth they have made this year in literacy. They will take the math test next week. Parent reports will be sent home when testing is complete. Read below for important updates, information and reminders.

Please note the day/date of the last attendance day for students, as there is an error on the PTA magnet/ calendar.

Einstein Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 School Year

We are very excited to welcome Christi Sosin to the Einstein Community as our full time Assistant Principal. Mrs. Sosin has served as an educator for 20 years.  She has worked with students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade as a classroom teacher and literacy coach.  Mrs. Sosin has also worked with District 54 staff as an Instructional Coach in Literacy.  She presently is an Assistant Principal for Fairview and Campanelli Elementary Schools.

Mrs. Sosin is looking forward to meeting our wonderful students and families. She is eager to work alongside our students, parents, and staff to ensure student success.  We are looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year.

Enrollment Forms

These are past due. A second mailing was sent two weeks ago. We still have over 130 families who have not returned these forms. Without the enrollment forms, your child(ren) cannot be enrolled at Einstein or placed on a class list. Please turn these in ASAP or call the office if you have questions at 630-736-2500.

PTA Field Day Help 

Field Day help needed!  For more information please click here.

Important Date Update

Wednesday, June 1- Last Day of School for Students 

*Please note the error on the PTA magnet calendar that says June 1st is a Tuesday and the last day. The last day is June 1st, but it is on a Wednesday

 

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Tarasiuk

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Mr. Burback

This week we celebrated our amazing, hard-working staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Both Mrs. Tarasiuk and I feel extremely fortunate to work alongside such a dedicated and talented staff of educators, and we have no doubt our parent community feels the same. Our generous PTA planned a week of special treats for our staff to enjoy.  Thank you PTA for taking the time to recognize our staff in special ways this week.  We also want to thank members of Grace Community Church for providing lunch and a spa day for the staff to help celebrate our staff. They raffled off a tablet to one of our lucky staff members as well.

We want to wish all our amazing mothers a relaxing Mother’s Day. We appreciate all you do for your children.

Please take a moment to read the important information below along with May’s Hoot.  Click here for the Hoot.

Shoe Drive

We want to thank the Einstein community for donating a grand total of 212 pairs of shoes to Soles for Souls. This helped a Schaumburg High School student collect over 800 pairs as part of his Eagle Scout project. Thank you Einstein families for your generosity!

Upcoming Assessments

As we head into the month of May, we will be wrapping up our assessments for this school year.  During the weeks of May 9 and May 16, all students will complete the spring MAP test.  The MAP test consists of two parts, one math and one reading test, given on separate days.  We are excited to see the growth our students have made this year.

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/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 www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com

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