Here we come a caroling

Posted December 13th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Einstein’s 3rd and 4th grade students are proud to invite you to their annual Winter Concert this Tuesday December 16th, 2014.  Led by the amazing Mrs. Ceballos, the wonderful melody of children’s voices begins at 7:00 pm.  Hear Einstein’s young owls sing an awesome variety of winter favorites sung with passion and inspiration.  Let the caroling begin!

Holiday Dinner this Thursday

Posted December 8th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Please join the PTA in celebrating the holiday season with their annual Holiday Dinner and Holiday Workshop.  With warm drinks, a pasta dinner, and lots of games, this event is one you will remember.  Bring your camera, there will be a special visitor arriving for all the children to meet.  This event is this Thursday December 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Einstein’s gym.  The cost is $3.00 per person and all children must be accompanied by an adult.”  Tickets are also available at the door, cash or check is fine.  Please click here  for all the exciting details.  Happy holidays!

Holiday Workshop news

Posted December 7th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

“Einstein’s annual Holiday Workshop is coming next week.  During school Wednesday, Dec. 10th and Thursday, Dec. 11th, your students will have an opportunity to visit the workshop and purchase presents for family and friends.  The workshop will also be open during the dinner on Thursday night from 5:30-7:30.”  For more information, visit the Holiday Treasures website by clicking here .  For a master price list click here.  Shop till you drop!

A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted December 5th, 2014 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

We hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and the long weekend with your families and friends. Now it’s on to the exciting winter/holiday season of fun activities. Please read below for details on the Holiday dinner, Holiday shop and the winter concert to name a few. Most students have finished winter MAP testing. We are proud and encouraged by the growth already shown by the Einstein students. MAP reports will be sent home with your child(ren) the week of December 15th. Next week is the last week of testing and will be used for students who need to finish and those who have been absent. All students have taken their time and done their best during this winter testing. Thank you as always for the support you give your children.

Students Helping Others

Einstein Staff and students are participating in a “Coins for the Closet” fundraiser. We are collecting loose change in order to buy clothing items for the District 54 Community Closet. We want to thank Ms. Farrell for spearheading this great cause. Donations can be given until Friday, December 12th. Rumor has it one class has raised $80.00 so far! Way to go Owls…. Keep looking for that loose change so we can make a difference to those in need.

From Our Nurse

Please remember that students need a note in order to be excused from PE or Recess. This information is in the District 54 calendar/student handbook. “Any restriction for more than three days requires written verification from your doctor detailing the length and type of restriction.” Ms. Joni appreciates your help with this.

Science Night-Rescheduled

We have reschedule our Du Page Children’s Museum Science Night for grades 4-6. It will be on Wednesday, January 7th from 6:00-8:00 PM. A flyer will be sent, but please mark your calendars to attend this great event. It was previously canceled due to weather.

Schaumburg Parent University

Please click here for information about an offering from Schaumburg Parent University.

Lost and Found

We have displayed the Lost and Found items on a table outside of the office. There is quite a variety of clothing that is unclaimed. Please have your child(ren) look for any items they are missing. We have shoes, winter coats, sweatshirts, etc. They will be on display until winter break. After that, we will donate the items to the District 54 Community Closet.

From the PTA:

Help Needed

The Holiday Dinner is fast approaching and we need your help.  We are asking for volunteers for the following shifts:   Setup 4:00-5:30 - Food Service 5:30- 7:00 - Games 5:30-7:30.  If you are able to help for part or all, please contact me at:

Bridget Piekarczyk or 773-573-4675 (call or text)

 Holiday Workshop

Einstein’s annual Holiday Workshop is coming next week.  During school Wednesday, Dec. 10th and Thursday, Dec. 11th, your students will have an opportunity to visit the workshop and purchase presents for family and friends.  The workshop will also be open during the dinner on Thursday night from 5:30-7:30.  You can also view the items by clicking here .

Important Dates

December 8- PTA Meeting in the Lounge at 7:00 PM
December 11- PTA Holiday Dinner from 5:30-7:30 PM (see above information)
December 16- Holiday Concert for grades 3/4 at 7:00 PM
December 22- January 4- Winter Break
January 5- School Resumes

Junior High Parent Night

Posted December 1st, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Junior High Parent Night meetings are this Wednesday December 3rd, 2014.  Since Einstein students feed into two different junior highs, the times of the meetings are listed below.

Addams- 6:00 PM
Eisenhower- 6:00 PM

What’s left over?

Posted November 30th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Not turkey and stuffing.  Students pictured below from Mr. Burback’s recent math class gobble down division problems with remainders that they created.  Students are playing “What’s Left, a game that reinforces students’ understanding of division with remainders.”  Students ate this game up!


From the PTA President

Posted November 27th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

I hope you all enjoy your time off for the Thanksgiving holiday, and that you are able to spend time with your families. This time of year always makes me want to reflect on those things that I am thankful for. One thing that comes to mind is the many volunteers that have given of their time to make each and every event a success for the students at Einstein. We could not do it without you! At the PTA Fall Conference Dinner in October, the Einstein PTA received a Local Unit Honor Award and a Membership Hall of Fame Award. I am so proud of our PTA and all of our accomplishments during the last school year that led to us receiving these awards.

We are busy making plans for the holiday workshop and dinner with Santa. This is always a fun night, and this year we have added some carnival games for the children to enjoy. There are many ways you can volunteer your time to help us with this event. Please see the info in this edition of the Hoot and look for info to come home with your children.

If you haven’t yet made the decision to support our school by becoming a PTA member, please take the time to do so this month. Simply fill out the form in this newsletter and return it to school with $6. We will then get your Membership Card and magnet to you. Finally, we invite you to our next PTA meeting Monday, December 8th at 7pm in the Teachers’ Lounge. We will continue to make plans for future events as well as celebrate our successes so far this year.

We hope to see you there!

Mrs. Carlson
PTA President

Family Science Night cancelled

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

Science Night with the Du Page Children’s Museum-WILL BE RESCHEDULED-due to the weather.  We are going to reschedule the Science night planned for tonight due to the weather. We will let you know when the date is. We are sorry for the inconvenience but are worried about everyone’s safety in what looks like will be a hazardous night driving.

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving Day is this week. We do have school today and tomorrow, but are off Wednesday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving break. We would like thank Mr. Steffan and Ms. Ceballos for the first Dance Party night last week. It was very well attended; we loved watching the students and parents busting out their best moves.  We had a successful first week of MAP testing and will continue testing after the holiday break.  Please read the latest edition of The Hoot for important and fun December events by clicking here .

Cold Weather Reminders

Just a gentle reminder that the doors do not open until 8:25 for students. With the winter weather upon us, we don’t want students waiting outside in the cold too long. In addition, please make sure your children dress appropriately for the weather. The students go outside for recess to get fresh air and to run around. Coats, boots, gloves, and hats are recommended. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Important Dates

Tonight, November 24- Family Science Night-cancelled for tonight and will be rescheduled
November 25- Report Cards go home
November 26-30- Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL
December 1- School resumes
December 8- PTA Meeting in Teacher’s lounge at 7:00 PM
December 11- PTA Holiday Dinner from 5:30-7:30
December 22-January 4- Winter Break

Mrs. Kurtz and I are thankful for all the staff, students, and families we get to work with every day. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and time off with family and friends.

Family Science Night

Posted November 23rd, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Einstein is proud host Family Science Night with the DuPage Children’s Museum.  This amazing event is Monday November 24th from 6-8 pm for grades 4-6 in Einstein’s gym.  Through an assortment of hands-on activities, students and parents are “engaged in processes of scientific inquiry to investigate questions and solve problems.”  Children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

1st Annual Einstein Dance Party tomorrow

Posted November 18th, 2014 by Mr. Burback

Join Mr. Steffan and Mrs. Ceballos for a fun night of dancing tomorrow night November 19th from 5-6 pm!  The Einstein Dance Party is a fun evening spent dancing to popular Just Dance songs, as well as modern social dances that you can do with your whole family!  No experience necessary.  We, along with the Just Dance videos, will show you exactly what to do.  You’ll be showing off your dance moves in no time.