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A Message From Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin – January 24th

Dear Einstein community,

We look forward to connecting with our Einstein families at our student-led conferences on February 13th where we willl also be celebrating our students as readers and writers. Please join us for the book fair in the library. Just a reminder that dismissal on February 13th is at 11:40AM and there is no school on February 14th. If your child(ren) would like to pass out Valentine’s, they are more than welcome to do so. Just a reminder, no food or candy items and please have one for each child in the class. They will be passing them out the morning of February 13th. As a school, we will be sending our well wishes and Valentine’s to our Veterans and our service members.

From the PTA
Please check out our link to Rockin’ Jump. This is a great opportunity to have a great time and support the PTA.

Kindergarten Registration
On Wednesday, February 5th we will host Kindergarten Registration.  Kindergarten Registration is intended for any incoming  kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration will take place at Einstein School from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM.  If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

Families new to District 54 should go to to begin your registration before February 5th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 5th. Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2015 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 5, 2020.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2020-2021, and reflect name and addresses within the school boundary.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

  • At least one of the following documents: The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.
  • And at least two of the following documents: Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electricity, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

From the Nurse
Causes for sore throats include viruses, bacteria and allergens. Viruses are the most frequent cause. Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by A Streptococcus bacteria.


  • Sore throat
  • Fever that begins suddenly
  • Red throat, sometimes with white patches
  • Tender, swollen glands in neck
  • Vomiting


  • Throat culture performed by medical professional
  • Rapid strep test is quicker but is not as reliable


  • Spread by person-to-person contact
  • Spread indirectly through articles soiled with nasal secretions or saliva
  • Symptoms begin 1-3 days after exposure to illness


  • Antibiotics are prescribed and taken as directed by physician
  • Student should remain home from school for 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotics
  • Student should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication)
  • Follow the course of treatment to prevent complications such as rheumatic fever

If your child develops symptoms similar to those of strep infection, please contact your physician. Inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

Causas del dolor de garganta incluyen virus, bacterias y alérgenos. Los virus son la causa más frecuente. La faringitis estreptocócica es una infección bacteriana causada por la bacteria A estreptocócica.


  • Dolor de garganta
  • Fiebre que comienza repentinamente
  • Garganta roja, algunas veces con manchas blancas
  • Las glándulas del cuello se ponen suaves e inflamadas
  • Vómitos


  • Mediante un cultivo de la garganta realizado por un doctor
  • Una prueba rápida de estreptococo es más rápida pero no es tan confiable


  • Transmitida por contacto de persona a persona
  • Transmitida indirectamente a través de objetos contaminados con secreción nasal o saliva
  • Los síntomas comienzan 1-3 días después de haber estado expuesto a la enfermedad


  • Los antibióticos prescritos por el doctor deben ser tomados tal como él lo indique
  • El estudiante debe permanecer en casa de 24-48 horas después de comenzar con los antibióticos
  • Los estudiantes deben permanecer en casa hasta que estén libres de fiebre durante 24 horas (sin medicamentos para reducir la fiebre)
  • Seguir el curso del tratamiento para evitar complicaciones como fiebre reumática

Si su hijo/a desarrolla síntomas similares a los de la infección por estreptococo(faringitis), por favor contacte a su doctor. Informe a la enfermera de la escuela de un caso confirmado. Recuerde que lavarse bien las manos es una de las mejores maneras para prevenir la transmisión de enfermedades contagiosas.

Upcoming Dates
29 – Half-day Inservice – Dismissal at 11:40AM

5  –  Incoming Kinder Registration
13 – Half-day Parent-Teacher Conferences – Dismissal at 11:40AM
14 –Parent-Teacher Conferences- no school
17 – Presidents Day – no school
28 – End of the second trimester

Have a wonderful weekend!

Julie Tarasiuk-Principal and Christina Sosin-Assistant Principal