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Celebrate Reading and Writing Reminder

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

We hope to see you all tomorrow night at our annual Celebrate Reading and Writing night. It starts at 6:30 in the gym and ends at 8:00. Click here for the flyer. We look forward to seeing all the families tomorrow night.

Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Posted April 7th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Einstein’s annual Celebrate Reading and Writing Night is Thursday, April 10 from 6:30-8:00. Some of the highlights include: a Reader’s Theatre Production by our own “Owl Players” (some of the Einstein staff), the PTA Book fair in the library, books displayed that were written by our own students, parent/child art lessons, the new Lending Library, an art gallery, and more.

We’ll start in the gym at 6:30 for a short presentation about the exciting STEM/STEAM Explorations that will be part of the curriculum and taught in grades 1-6 in the 2014-2015 school year at Einstein followed by our Readers Theatre. From 7:00-8:00 parents and students are welcome to roam around the building, view the book fair, look at the amazing books written by every student, and maybe take an art lesson from Mr. Whitney! We hope to see you all on Thursday.

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted April 4th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

We had a great week back. The students are back in a routine and working hard. Please read below about some important and exciting events taking place at Einstein.

Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Einstein’s annual Celebrate Reading and Writing Night is Thursday, April 10 from 6:30-8:00. Some of the highlights include: a Reader’s Theatre Production by our own “Owl Players” (some of the Einstein staff), the PTA Book fair in the library, books displayed that were written by our own students, parent/child art lessons, the new Lending Library, an art gallery, and more.

We’ll start in the gym at 6:30 for a short presentation about the exciting STEM/STEAM Explorations that will be part of the curriculum and taught in grades 1-6 in the 2014-2015 school year at Einstein followed by our Readers Theatre. From 7:00-8:00 parents and students are welcome to roam around the building, view the book fair, look at the amazing books written by every student, and maybe take an art lesson from Mr. Whitney! We hope to see you all on Thursday.

Einstein’s FUSE Lab

I am happy to report that the FUSE lab is up and running! Einstein is the third elementary school in District 54 to get a FUSE lab. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity. FUSE was developed through Northwestern University and is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) aligned program that is interest-driven by the students. The first 5/6 class went in today to get a preview. Please click here for more information!

Permission slips/ information were sent home today with all 5/6 students. Parents, please read carefully and return as soon as possible so the students can get started using the computers and the lab. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Ben Loduha facilitating the lab and helping the students and teachers get started. He supports all the District 54 FUSE labs, Project Lead the Way, and STEAM Exploration activities. He and a representative from Northwestern conducted a 2 hour training after school yesterday for the 5/6 staff.

Currently the 5/6 students will go into the lab once a week for 60 minutes. We are hoping to add other times they can go in during the school day. We will be offering after school opportunities for the students to come in to use the lab. More information to follow.

We plan on holding an open house for parents and students to view the lab and see what the students are doing in there. A separate flyer will be sent home at a later date.

Last Day of School

Since the last day of school will be a full day this year, all kindergarten students will attend as well. The School Board approved the amended calendar last night so June 5th will be the last day of school this year.

Spring MAP Testing

The window for spring MAP testing will be April 21-May 8. The window was moved back a week from the original dates due to the snow days we had.

Class Lists/Parent Input

It’s hard to believe but we are starting to plan for next year already. Students should have brought home a letter today asking for parent input into class lists for the 2014-2015 school year. This is optional, but we welcome any input you might have regarding your child’s placement for next year. As a reminder, we do not take specific teacher requests. Please click here for the parent input letter.

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community, 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing spring break. It was so good to see the students this morning. Please read April’s Hoot by clicking here for important information. These last few months of school are always busy and filled with many fun activities. The Hoot is a great resource and will keep you in-the-know. I want to thank Mary Kay Prusnick for taking over the Hoot for Leslie Robelly. Leslie, who has done a fantastic job all year, will be back in a few weeks.  

Yearbook Photos needed
Parents, please send any pictures for the yearbook from the year to Jill Kottmeier at jckott32@gmail.com 

Welcome Back, Mrs. Barone
We want to welcome back Einstein’s head lunch supervisor, Mrs. Barone. She has been out since the fall recovering from serious injuries from a car accident. We are so happy to have her back. We want to thank Ms. Hillary for doing a fine job of subbing for her while she’s been gone. 

Parent 5Essentials Survey-reminder
Please read the letter regarding the 5Essentials Survey to the right.  English and Spanish. You can take a survey for each school where you have a child (early childhood through high school). However, the state does ask that only one parent per household take the survey. We want to promote this because we won’t receive results unless at least 30 percent of our parents take the survey. We will make computers available if you would like to take the survey at school. We thank you in advance for your feedback. 

Field Day and 6th Grade Celebration Dates-reminder
Due to the four snow/cold days we had this winter, we have rescheduled Field Day and the Sixth Grade Celebration. Please mark your calendars with the new dates: Field Day- June 3, rain or shine; Sixth Grade Celebration- June 4th in the afternoon. Details regarding both events will be sent as the dates get closer. 

Important Dates
April 4- Spring Photos & Parent letter sent home with students asking for input for next year’s class placement
April 10- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night
April 14- PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM
April 18- No School
April 21-May 8- Spring MAP testing window 

Have a great week,

Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Sosin

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted March 19th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Good afternoon, Einstein Community, 

1.      For Spanish version for the Parent 5Essential Survey click here.

2.      Please note the two reminders below from our PTA: 

Spirit Wear

This Friday, the 21st, is the deadline for our Spring Spirit Wear order.  The order will be placed during Spring Break, therefore, we will not be able to accept any orders after Friday.  If you need an order form, there are extras in the school office. 

Elementary Scholarships

This Friday is also the deadline for the Elementary Summer Scholarships.  Applications can be found at the District 54 website by following these simple instructions: 

Begin by clicking here.  Then, click at the top where it says STC Programs; on the drop down menu Elementary Scholarship will come up.  Last, click on that and the information about Elementary Scholarship will come up.

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Carlson at amcarlson76@hotmail.com.

Have a good night.

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted March 17th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community, 

It’s hard to believe it is the last week before spring break. I think the weather may have something to do with that. However, it looks like we will be warming up. It was nice to see so many families at the Fun Fair. Thank you to Mrs. Prigge for organizing the Fun Fair and to Mrs. Prusnick for organizing the volunteers. We wouldn’t have such a great event without their help and hard work. Thank you to the many volunteers who came and helped- PTA members, staff, parents, friends, local church members, relatives, and siblings. Finally thank you to all the families who came out and supported this event. A fun time was had by all. Please read below for important information and reminders.  

Field Day and 6th Grade Celebration Dates
Due to the four snow/cold days we had this winter, we have rescheduled Field Day and the Sixth Grade Celebration. Please mark your calendars with the new dates: Field Day- June 3, rain or shine; Sixth Grade Celebration- June 4th in the afternoon. Details regarding both events will be sent as the dates get closer. 

Parent 5Essentials Survey
Please read the embedded letter regarding the 5Essentials Survey by clicking here. Parents can begin taking the survey today. You can take a survey for each school where you have a child (early childhood through high school). However, the state does ask that only one parent per household take the survey. We want to promote this because we won’t receive results unless at least 30 percent of our parents take the survey. We will make computers available if you would like to take the survey at school. We thank you in advance for your feedback. 

Jump Rope For Heart
A big thank you to the students who participated in Jump Rope for Heart this year. They helped raise $707.07! Thank you to Mr. Steffan for organizing this very worthwhile event. What an amazing contribution. Way to go, Einstein students! 

Lost and Found
We have had a Lost and Found items spread out in front of the office for the past few weeks and will keep it out this week. Please tell your students to look and see if they have any items on it. We have many gloves, hats, and clothing items that have been in the Lost and Found bin for quite some time. Anything not claimed by Friday, March 21st will be donated to the District 54 Community Closet at Addams Junior High. 

Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!
Did your students tell you that we celebrated Einstein’s birthday Friday? The PTA graciously gave every student an Einstein birthday pencil and a bookmark with fun Albert Einstein facts. Thank you to our PTA, and happy birthday to Albert Einstein. 

Lunch Deliveries
We want to remind you that we discourage parents from delivering student lunches. As previously stated, it is a busy time of day in the office and having 20 or more lunches to deliver interferes with the secretaries doing their job. We also cannot accept fast food deliveries to students from restaurants. We understand that every so often, students forget their lunches. However, we don’t want consistent deliveries. Students should bring their lunches with them in the morning. We appreciate your help in this matter. 

Absences and Tardies
Please remember that when your child(ren) are absent, you must call the attendance line (630-736-2502) and let the secretaries know. Also, remember when children are late to school, a parent is expected to come into the office and sign them in. Students should not be absent or tardy for more than 5% of the total days they are in school. Thank you for all you do to get your children to school and to school on time. 

Important Dates
March 24-28 – Spring Break (No School)
March 31 – School Resumes
April 4- Spring Photos
April 10- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night
April 14- PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM
April 18- No School

We hope you have a great spring break. Hopefully the weather will improve and the students will be able to get out and enjoy some fresh air and sun! We will see you on March 31st.

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted March 6th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Families, 

What a beautiful day we are having! I think we are finally going to get some March-like weather or at least get above freezing. We have had a great start to ISAT testing and appreciate the support and encouragement you have given your children. We also want to thank you for getting your students here on time. The students are trying their best and working hard. We are so proud of them!

Please make sure you read the PTA newsletter below, The Hoot, for important information from the PTA.   The Hoot.

ISAT Treats
We want to thank our wonderful PTA for providing daily snacks for the students taking ISATs. Not only did they purchase the snacks, the PTA sorted and delivered them to classrooms. Thank you so much to our PTA! We know the students are grateful to have a snack to look forward to during testing. 

Fun Fair Help Needed!
Please consider helping out Friday night at the Fun Fair. PTA still needs many volunteers to make this happen. We know the students love this event and that it is very well attended.  Click here for the flyer with information. Thank you in advance for your help. Students may still purchase tickets tomorrow during lunch. 

Cyber bullying
The District 54 PBIS team will be hosting a parent event to learn more about Cyber bullying. Please consider attending this event that will be hosted in the District 54 Board room on March 13 at 6:00 p.m. We want to team with you to make sure our children are safe and secure inside and outside their homes. This is one way to learn more about how to make this happen.   Click here for additional information.

Summer Tech Camp
Please click here for details regarding this summer’s tech camp. 

STC 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 who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences. The program is being offered to students currently in 1st through 7th grades. Scholarships will be awarded for the FULL cost of the program/camp UP TO $125.00. A parent of the applicant must be a PTA member by the application deadline. More details including the application deadline and a complete list of the guidelines, along with the full application, can be obtained on the District 54 website by clicking here.  Please note that this is not a needs-based scholarship.  

Best Wishes to Mrs. Kurtz and her new baby
We want to congratulate Mrs. Kurtz and her family on the arrival of their new little girl, Emma Rose Kurtz. She joins her two big brothers and her sister. All are doing well. And, we are lucky at Einstein to be in good hands. Mrs. Sosin is doing a fabulous job of subbing for her while she is out on leave.

Enjoy the beautiful day. We hope to see you tomorrow night at the Fun Fair!

Fun Fair help needed

Posted March 3rd, 2014 by Mr. Burback

The Reach for the Stars Fun Fair is coming this Friday, March 7th. LOTS of volunteers are needed to sell tickets, run games, popcorn and give out prizes. Please think about working a shift from 6-7:15 or 7:15-8:30. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Kay mprusnick@comcast.net.

Tickets for the Fun Fair will go on sale Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at lunchtime. Pre-sale tickets will be 4 for $1.00.

What does the owl say?

Posted February 28th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Owls feed on a mixture of prey and next on the list is the ISAT test.  On Friday February 28, 2014 Einstein’s gym was filled with hundreds of owlets led by Ms. Kanoon, chanting and screaming “you can be the greatest, you can be the best, and you can rock the ISAT test.”  During a half-hour pep assembly students were treated and motivated to enthusiastic presentations from 1st and 2nd grade cheerleaders, 6th grade ambassadors, and words of wisdom from the entire staff.  Einstein owls will get their prey!  Do you know what the Owl says?

 

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Posted February 27th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!   

Eligibility for Enrollment:

1)    District 54 students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade
2)    Students have been participating in the D54 Instrumental Music program for at least one school year.  

Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 7-24, 2014 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or by clicking here 

If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138. 

Presented by: District 54 Instrumental Music Staff