A message from Ms. Kanoon & Mrs. Kurtz

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

We are so excited to share that Einstein students are featured this month in Superintendent DuRoss’ video on the District 54 web page. Click  here to view  a video of Superintendent DuRoss’ visit to Einstein School.  He toured the FUSE lab and interviewed some of the 5/6 students in Ms. Daubach’s class; he got to see a variety of challenges the students are working on.  We are so proud.  The students did an amazing job of telling Mr. DuRoss about their experiences in the FUSE lab and showing off our wonderful lab.

I also want to thank everyone that came to Muffins with Moms/Special Person breakfast this morning. We had a great turnout. Thank you also to the PTA who provided the muffins, coffee and juice. We couldn’t have done this without them. It was a great way to start the day. I know the students loved having their mom/special person walk them to their classrooms.  Stay tuned for Donuts with Dads/Special Person to be held at a later date.

Muffins Muffins Muffins

Posted October 21st, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Don’t forget that tomorrow, Wednesday 10/22/14 is Muffins with Mom (or Aunt or Grandma . . . ) from 8am – 8:30am!

Mayor Craig inspires young readers

Posted October 21st, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Hanover Park’s Mayor Craig featured below inspires young Einstein readers during a recent read aloud.  Students are actively engaged through an enchanting read and supporting pictures.  Thank you Mayor Craig!

Mayor Craig

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted October 17th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

It was sure nice to see the sun for a bit today and to have the students be able to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather. We hope our moms/special persons will be able to join us Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM for the second annual Muffins with Moms/Special Person. PTA will have muffins and juice in the gym for all to enjoy. At 8:25 you will be able to walk your student to their classrooms. We look forward to seeing you there. Please read below for some important updates.


We want to thank all the families for coming to the Goal-Setting Conferences last week. We appreciate the support you continually give your child(ren). I know the students were proud to share their progress and the goals they have set for themselves.

Einstein is a 95/95 School!

Einstein is being recognized by the District 54 Board of Education as a 90/90 school. During the 2013-14 school year, our students performed above the 90th percentile (top 10% nationally) in meeting individual student growth targets in reading and math as measured by Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).   We even exceeded this goal to be a 95/95 school! We are so excited to share this recognition with you as we continue to ensure our students are meeting their growth targets this year.

Bus Stop Safety Reminder

A few of our bus drivers have asked me to remind the students and parents to make sure they keep a safe distance in the morning at the bus stop as the bus pulls up. Remind your students to stand back and wait for the bus to come to a full stop. Thank you in advance for helping to keep everyone safe.

Halloween Reminders – click here for parent letter

Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner. Attached is a letter with information about the Halloween parade, party, and costume guidelines. A hard copy is being sent home with students today. We know how much the students look forward to this day!

Visitors in the Building

Please remember all visitors must check in at the office. We cannot allow anyone to walk around the building without knowing where they are or where they are going. Visitors will be given a visitors pass so they can be identified. We need to ensure the safety and security of the building. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in following the building procedures.

Parking Lot Procedures

Parents, just a gentle reminder if you pick up your child at the end of the day and park in the lot, you must remain in the lot until all the buses have left Einstein. If you do not want to be stuck in the parking lot, please park on the street. Thank you. Again, this is to ensure the safety of all students.

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted October 17th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

A legislative proposal that would rewrite the way education dollars are distributed in Illinois threatens the financial stability of suburban schools, including District 54.

The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 this spring, legislation that would dramatically reduce state funding to District 54 by redistributing general state aid to districts in other communities. While taxes in Schaumburg Township would not be reduced, District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually or about $1,000 per student. This would represent the largest loss to any school district in Illinois, and a decline of 79.5 percent in the amount of funds we receive from the state of Illinois. If Senate Bill 16 were to become law, it would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.

When the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November, Senate Bill 16 is one of the bills expected to be discussed in the House. As taxpayers and parents, we want you to be informed and aware of the financial impact on our schools. To that end, I’ve imbedded below invitations to two upcoming forums regarding Senate Bill 16.

  • On Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our schools.  Click  here for the details.
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights.  Click  here for the details.
  • There will be an informational meeting at Einstein’s next PTA meeting on November 10th at 7:00 PM in the gym. We hope you can join us.

Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Chuck E. Cheese school fundraising event

Posted October 15th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

“Let’s turn fun into funds!  Chuck E. Cheese is donating 15% of the sales generated from this event to Einstein school.  Please encourage friends and family members to help support this event by going to Chuck E. Cheese this Friday.  Sales include all food, merchandise, and token deals purchased at the register.  Just notify the cashier that you’re participating in Einstein’s Fundraising Night.”

Event Highlights 

Location:  Chuck E. Cheese
Time:  3:00 – 9:00 pm
Date:  Friday October 17th, 2014
Address:  1000 S. Barrington Rd., Streamwood

Click here for more details.  Say cheese!

Fall Frenzy!

Posted October 13th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Since the beginning of the school year, the students have been hard at work in reading, math, and the sciences.  They are giving 100% effort throughout as well as showing the 3 Be’s (being responsible, respectful, and safe) in everything they do.  This year we have talked about Living Above the Line in all of our actions.  The students have chosen to be a part of the ownership team and in doing so have exceeded behavior expectations for the month of September.  To celebrate every single classroom took part in the Fall Frenzy.  We continued to exemplify our great behavior in all of the games as well!  Check out the short video below to see a little of what we did!

A message from Ms. Kanoon

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend. We had another great week at Einstein topped off by an amazing PBIS assembly where twenty-five students were recognized by their teachers as students who consistently follow the 3B’s and Live Above the Line! Their parents were invited to attend as a surprise to the students. We are so proud of them and the many others who show positive behavior every day. We will be recognizing students at our monthly assemblies. Stay tuned… your child could be next! It was a great way to end the week. 

Conferences, FUSE Open House and Book Fair-Thursday and Friday

  • We look forward to seeing all our families at the Goal Setting Conferences this Thursday and Friday. Please contact your teacher regarding the day and time of your schedule if you have not set it up yet. Students have worked hard to set goals in reading, math, and in their behavior.
  • PTA will be sponsoring the Book Fair during conferences in the gym. Stop by before or after your conference.
  • The FUSE lab will be open during conferences. The 5/6 students are encouraged to bring their parents/siblings in to show them what they’ve been working on so far. Staff will be available to assist. Stop by to see this amazing lab!

Run to Read

It was so great to see so many families at the Run to Read. Einstein had the second highest attendance of any District 54 School! It was such a nice way to spend a sunny, Sunday morning. I want to thank the families, students, staff, and their families for helping us be number 2! Next year, we will be number 1!

Ice Cream Social

Thank you to the families who joined us last Friday night for the Ice Cream Social. Fun was had by all. We want to thank the PTA for providing the ice cream and craft activities to students and families.


Just a gentle reminder to have your students bring their lunches with them to school in the morning. While we know occasionally a child forgets his/her lunch or has a special lunch brought, we want to get students into the habit of bringing them in the morning. This is a very busy time in the office and when there are many lunches dropped off and have to be delivered, it becomes difficult for the secretaries to distribute lunches while keeping the office running. We appreciate your help with this.


We are so proud of all the students who are making it to school on time.  We are off to a great start.  Our instructional day begins promptly each morning and being on time is very important.  As a reminder the tardy bell rings at 8:40.

Virtual Backpack

Please remember that the District 54 Virtual Backpack contains a lot of information and activities available to students and families from various agencies and clubs in the area. Check it out!

Important Dates
October 6- PTA meeting in Teacher’s Lounge at 7:00 PM
October 9- Conferences in PM- No School in PM for grades 1-6, and No School for kindergarten
October 10- Conferences- No School
October 13- Columbus Day-No School
October 17- Picture Retakes
October 22- Muffins with Moms/Special Person, 8:00 AM in the gym
October 31- Halloween Parties in PM (Letter with details will be sent with students as it gets closer)

What a great month to chill out

Posted October 5th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Join us at Chili’s restaurant for the entire month of October to help Einstein’s PTA.  Dine in or carry out!  15% of sales will go back to the Einstein PTA.  Click here for details.  Click here for the voucher to show your server.  Can’t wait to see you there chillin out!

Two Locations

2220 N Barrington Rd.                    1041 S. Sutton
Hoffman Estate, IL                          Streamwood, IL
(847) 490-9988                                (630) 483-2352


6:30 – 8:00 pm

Posted October 2nd, 2014 by Mr. Burback

You scream.  I scream.  We all scream for ice cream!  Join us for an Ice Cream Social from 6:30 – 8:00 pm tomorrow Friday October 3rd, 2014.  This flavorful event is sponsored by Einstein’s amazing PTA and is FREE for our community.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  There will also be a short general membership meeting to approve the audit and proposed budget.  6:30 – 8:00 pm, can’t wait to see you there!

Ice Cream