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Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 8/2/18

We hope that you are having a fabulous summer with family and friends. In just a few short weeks, we will be opening our doors ready to embark on a new school year with our Einstein Owls! We cannot wait to see all of your familiar faces and meet our new students and families! It will be a fantastic year!

Below, you will find helpful information to plan for the year ahead.

Back-to-School and Curriculum Night
Our Back-to-School and Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, August 16th from 5:15-7:15 where you will be able to meet staff, drop-off supplies, sign-up for conferences and hear teacher presentations regarding curriculum and expectations.

Please note that our procedures for kindergarten families is slightly different on this night. Also on August 16th, all Kinder families will be able to meet with our Kindergarten teachers in the library. Please do not bring supplies for your kindergarten students this night as the supply drop-off and meeting your child’s specific teacher will occur on Thursday, August 23rd at 5:30 after kindergarten screenings have been completed.

Also, 5th and 6th grade families will be meeting in the gym at 6:50 to review Chromebook usage and guidelines.

We will also have red plastic take-home folders for purchase for $1.00 for grades K-2 and planners which all teachers utilize with students to purchase for $2.00

Our PTA will also be here to share information about membership, hot lunch, spirit wear, and much more. For specific times and more information, please review the link below. 

Back to School and Curriculum Night Invite 2018.doc

Teacher Assignments
Letters will be mailed home the week of August 6th informing you of your child’s teacher for the upcoming school year. Please note, the staff has worked diligently to place every child in an environment which best suits his/her learning needs.  Therefore, requests for placement changes will not be honored unless there is an extreme circumstance.  

Incoming Kindergarteners will receive information regarding their teachers after their screening which takes place the week of August 20th. We want to ensure the best placement for each of our students.

Please note that enrollment forms and updated leases need to be returned to the school office with all current information.  *If your Student Enrollment Forms/Proof of Residency are not returned, your child is not enrolled for the upcoming school year. Therefore, he/she will not be assigned to a class.  Call the Einstein office if you have any questions at 630-736-2500.   

If you do not receive your child’s placement letter by August 14th, please contact Einstein’s main office to ensure all paperwork and registration is current and complete.

Office Hours
The Einstein Office will reopen on August 6 at 8:00 a.m. Our daily office hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  On Friday, August 10th and Friday, August 17, our office will be closed as the staff will be participating in professional development opportunities to better serve our students.  Beginning Monday, August 20, our office will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 630-736-2500 beginning August 6th if you have any questions. 

School Hours
School hours are 8:40am – 3:00pm.  Please note, beginning Wednesday, August 24th, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early at 2:30pm.

We open our doors to welcome all students in at 8:25, this is when our 1st bell rings. Our second bell rings at 8:35, as our second warning bell. Class begins at 8:40.

The parking lot remains closed from 8:20-8:45 and 2:55-3:10 for student safety. On Wednesdays, due to early dismissal, the parking lot will be closed from 2:25-2:40.

Lunch and Recess  Periods
Lunch times and recess times are alternated to maximize space and student safety. 

Einstein’s lunch and recess periods are listed below:
11:00-11:45  4th and 5th grades
11:45-12:30  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grades
12:30-1:15    3rd and 6th grades

Please note: On Half-Day Inservice days there are no lunch periods since students are dismissed at 11:40am.

First Day of School for 1st through 6th grade – August 20, 2018
We will be lined up outside of our front door (Door 1) with staff and families to form a celebration tunnel as students walk in the building. Please join us as we wish our students a great start to the school year! All classroom teachers will be in their classrooms waiting for all of our students. We will also have staff in the hallways to escort your child once they enter the building if they need assistance. For safety reasons, adults will not be able to accompany students into the building. 

Welcome to Einstein Kindergarteners!
We cannot wait to welcome our Kindergarteners to Einstein School! What great experiences lie ahead in making new friends, learning new things, and developing a love for school!  The first day of school for Kinder is Monday, August 27th.

On Monday, August 27th, Kindergartners and their families are welcome to participate in Boo Hoo Yahoo! drop off and take some great 1st Day of School pictures in the gym! Once your child is lined up and ready to go to class, please feel free to stay and join us for a light breakfast!  Plenty of coffee and Kleenex available! What a great way to start the day!

Our kinder teachers will be mailing a “Kinder Screening Time” in the near future. They will be inviting you and your incoming Kinder to be screened on August 21st.  Please be expecting this information. If you cannot attend the scheduled screening date assigned to you, please contact the office at 630-736-2500.

Kindergarten school hours align with students in grades 1-6th.

Kinder bussers will be escorted daily onto their busses by our Einstein Patrols.

A Reminder to Parents of Incoming Sixth Graders
A packet was mailed home in January regarding health requirements for entry into the sixth grade. A current physical examination (dated 8-15-17 or later) is required for entry into the sixth grade. All children entering sixth grade must show proof of receiving 1 dose of Tdap, 3 hepatitis B vaccines, 2 doses of varicella vaccines and 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.     Please have the Certificate of Child Health Examination (sixth grade physical examination form) completed by the physician and documentation showing proof of required vaccines and return it to the school nurse by the first day of school in August 2018. Sixth grade students who have not had the above requirements completed will be excluded from school.