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Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 4/22/19

We hope you had a fantastic weekend and had the opportunity to enjoy the true spring weather!
A huge shout-out to our 3rd-6th graders for giving their absolute best last week during IAR testing. They demonstrated what it means to be Einstein Strong with their perseverance and determination.

Last Day of School
Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. On half days all elementary schools will release at 11:40  a.m.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities 

  • Lou Malnati’s – May 1
    The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from either of the Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Schaumburg on May 1, and 20% of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order. Click here for the flyer.
  • Thank a Teacher
    Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.

2019-20 School Year Registration is Due Monday, May 6th

Registration information has either been emailed or will be mailed to parents about registering children for next school year.  Here is what you need to do:

  • Update Your Information: Log on to the parent portal before Monday, May 6, 2019 to review the current information and make any necessary changes. You must hit the SUBMIT button after reviewing the information, even if you don’t make any changes. If we do not receive this required information by May 6th, we will assume your child will no longer be attending District 54 schools. Please inform your school’s secretary where your child will be attending school in the fall so that she can prepare your child’s records for transfer.
  • Prove Residency: All families that are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries should bring in their proof of residency (current property tax bill/mortgage statement or lease, and one utility bill and driver’s license) to their child’s school.
  • If you haven’t created a parent portal account, then you would have received paper copies for registration.  The registration paperwork and your proof of residency are also due to your child’s school by Monday, May 6th.
  • Pay Student Fees: You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee as well as purchase milk online through the portal. You may also still submit a check or money order to your child’s current school. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2019-20 school year, and therefore will qualify for a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications
The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information. English application

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents
During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students. 

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below).

No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.
Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend, where more information will be available:

Addams Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)
Mead Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)
Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)
Keller Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)
Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September. If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school. 

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff