A Message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted February 27th, 2015 by Miss Astrug

Dear Einstein Community,

Happy Friday! We made it through our first full week in what seems like quite a while. I want to complement our students for being so flexible and for following the 3Bs this week. They have been indoors for most of the week at recess due to weather and they’ve done a great job! Please read below for important events and information.

We look forward to seeing you at Einstein’s Fun Fair next Friday. Please remember students must be accompanied by an adult for this event.

Schaumburg Parent University – March Class

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. We will host one evening program for parents in March:  School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress.

If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at

Fun Fair Help Needed-From PTA

                                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! 

Einstein’s annual Fun Fair is coming up very quickly next Friday, March 6th. This is PTA’s biggest family event of the year and it takes over 60 volunteers to make it happen. If we do not have enough volunteers, we can’t keep all of the games running and the kids will miss out. Please consider volunteering for a shift to help make this a great time for our students. You can volunteer; click here for the volunteer form and return it to the school office by Wednesday, March 4th or by emailing Lisa Poland at  We can’t do this without your support!

First Shift          6:00 – 7:15 pm

Second Shift     7:15-8:00 pm

Clean Up           8:00 – 8:30 pm

Summer STEM Opportunity:

What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:

A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade

  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).

Important Dates

March 6- Fun Fair from 6:30-8:30 PM

March 9- PTA Meeting in the teacher’s lounge at 7:00 PM

March 9-March 20- PARCC Testing for grades 3-6

March 23-27- Spring Break-No School



A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted February 20th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow/cold days this year. We look forward to a full week of school next week. We want to thank the families that came out this Tuesday on a very cold night to participate in the Du Page Children’s Museum Science Night. We appreciate the support and enjoyed seeing the participation; fun was had by all. The Children’s Museum will be back for an all-school math night in April. Details will be shared as the date gets closer. Please read below for important information about upcoming events.

5 Essentials

If you have not taken the 5Essentials Survey, the window is open until March 13th.  As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish. If you have more than one child at a school, you should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names.  If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. Many thanks to our parents who have already completed the survey. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. We currently have a parent response rate of 4%. To take the parent survey, please click here.

Community Readiness Survey

The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey by clicking here.

Kindergarten Information Night

Recently, our school board approved full-day kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.  We will be holding an informational meeting for prospective kindergarten parents on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 PM in Einstein’s gym.

Parent Information Meeting

The Your Reproductive System informational parent meeting scheduled on Monday, February 2nd (canceled due to inclement weather) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24th.  This is an opportunity for parents to preview the content and materials presented to 6th grade students.  The presentation is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).

Important Dates
February 24- Information Night for parents of incoming kindergarteners at 6:30 PM
February 27- Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation Mardi Gras Event
March 6- Fun Fair from 6:30-8:30
March 9- PTA Meeting in the teacher’s lounge at 7:00 PM

District 54 schools closed tomorrow – Feb. 19

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

All after-school and evening activities at schools are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held. Thank you for your understanding and support.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

Campanelli YMCA

Schaumburg Park District

Hoffman Estates Park District

Hot lunch order forms

Posted February 17th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

It’s not too late to order your hot lunch for the rest of the school year!  I will accept forms up until Friday, February 20th if you are still interested in purchasing hot lunch for your child.  For the order form please click here.  Please return the completed form to the office with your child’s name, room number, and hot lunch in an envelope to the PTA no later than this Friday, February 20th, so your child will be sure to be included in on the next hot lunch, March 3rd.

Mrs. Morrissey

Family Science Night Tuesday February 17th

Posted February 15th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Einstein is proud host Family Science Night with the DuPage Children’s Museum.  This amazing event is this Tuesday February 17th 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.”  Additionally, come see the Lego Leaguers demonstrate their robots!  Children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Six Flags Read to Succeed deadline approaches

Posted February 9th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

The deadline for returning student reading logs for the Six Flags Read to Succeed challenge is this Friday February 13th, 2015.  Remember, in order to qualify for a free ticket to a Six Flags theme park students must read for a total of six hours or 360 minutes.  With a Six Flags ticket, students can enjoy family rides, kid’s rides, thrill rides, water park rides and much more.  Tickets await so don’t be late!

A message from Mrs. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted February 6th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

I hope this finds you well. We hope the students have shared about the assembly we had with Mr. Steve Harpster yesterday. The students had fun drawing along with him using letters and numbers. We want to thank Mr. Whitney for organizing this event. Please read below for important information. Have a great weekend with your family and friends.

Health Update

In light of the recent news regarding measles at a Palatine child care facility, District 54 is sharing with all families this Measles Fact Sheet from the Cook County Department of Public Health.  Please click here  for the fact sheet.  At this time there have been no reported cases of measles in District 54. Should there be a case of measles at your child’s school; parents/guardians would be notified.

Measles is a highly contagious disease. However, more than 99% of our students are vaccinated against this disease and the measles vaccine is highly effective.

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of measles, has been exposed to measles, or has been diagnosed with measles, please notify us. In addition, all students should remain at home anytime they have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater).

If you have specific questions about your child’s health, please contact your personal physician.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be held at Einstein on February 12 from 9:00-11:00a.m., 1:00-2:30p.m., and 6:00-8:00p.m. If you have neighbors with kindergartners who may not be aware that registration is coming up soon, please let them know!  We will also hold an informational meeting on February 24 at 6:30p.m. for the families of incoming kindergartners.  Please click  here for the details.

Important Dates

February 9- PTA meeting at 7:00 PM in the teacher’s lounge
February 11 – Half-day for Teacher In-service; students will be released at 11:40a.m. (No School for kindergarten)
February 12- Kindergarten Registration at Einstein
February 13- Valentine’s Day Parties 1:30-2:30
February 17- Science Night for Grades 4-6 sponsored by the Du Page Children’s Museum
February 24- Information Night for parents of incoming kindergarteners at 6:30 PM

School Closed Monday Feb. 2

Posted February 1st, 2015 by Miss Astrug

All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

The dentist is coming

Posted February 1st, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Once again we are pleased to have Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists return to Einstein School. The dental team will be coming on February 12, 2015 and will provide exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants, and X-rays. Permission forms were sent home on January 12th. If you have not sent the form back, please do so soon as possible. Parents of Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students: please note that by May 2015 you must show proof that your child has seen the dentist within the past 18 months. This is a requirement for all children in the State of Illinois. If the Smile Illinois dentist examines your child, you have fulfilled this obligation.

Present by: Mrs. Beniacs

A message from Ms. Kanoon and Mrs. Kurtz

Posted January 30th, 2015 by Mr. Burback

Dear Einstein Community,

It was so nice having our students back in a routine for a full week. It has been a while. We want to thank all our dads/special persons who came to the PTA Donuts with Dads this week. We had a tremendous turnout. I know the students enjoyed starting their day with the dads/special persons and walking to class with them. A big thank you to Mrs. Robelly and the PTA for organizing and funding this great event.

Please read February’s Hoot by clicking here  for important information and events happening next month.

Phone Usage

Just a gentle reminder our school phones are to be used for emergencies only. We cannot allow students to call at the end of the day to rearrange rides home or play dates. If children forget their lunch, glasses, etc. they can call. (If they are in the primary grades we will call for them. ) Our concern is always the safety of the students and when schedules get rearranged without our knowledge or at the last minute. Thank you in advance for your help with this.

Important Dates

February 9- PTA Meeting in Teacher’s Lounge at 7:00 PM
February 11- No School in PM for students in grades 1-6; No School for kindergarten
February 12- Kindergarten Registration
February 13- Valentine’s Parties 1:30-2:30
February 16- President’s Day- No School
February 17- Du Page Children’s Museum Science Night for grades 4-6
February 24- Kindergarten Information Meeting for Parents at 6:30 PM (details to follow)