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A message from Mrs. Tarasuik and Mrs. Sosin 5/6/19

As we reflect on this past year, we can honestly say that we have had so many peak moments filled with excitement and joy.  Our culminating activity was a success due to our generous students and families donating money for a worthy cause, Spinal Muscular Atrophy with respiratory distress.  This is a rare disease that affects a child’s ability to breathe, walk, talk, eat, and thrive on their own.  Our students embraced the challenge and each student was able to throw a pie at a teacher with first grade donating the most money resulting in being able to throw pies at Mrs. Sosin and myself.  This was a peak moment that we will definitely not forget.  We were also able to have our sixth grade students walk through the building at the end of the day yesterday as they were cheered on by all Einstein students and staff.  As you embark on summer vacation with your children, we hope that you too will be able to create peak moments as a family by making memories, relaxing and spending time together.  Thank you for another amazing year!

Report Cards
Please note at our Trimester 3 report cards will be posted live on the Parent Portal starting on June 11th.  If you have any questions about your portal account, please contact our main office at 630.736.2500.

Student Registration for 2019-20 School Year
If you missed registering your child you can register over the summer.  The District will have Summer Registration on Tuesdays 8:00am-6:00pm, Wednesdays 8:00am-6:00pm, Thursdays 7:30am-2:00pm from June 25-July 25.  Please register through your parent portal and bring residency documentation and original birth certificate to the District 54 PLC Building- 522 E. Schaumburg Rd.

Notes from the Nurse’s Office
As you prepare for summer vacation, I wanted to send a friendly reminder regarding kindergarten and 6th grade requirements for 2019-2020 and dental requirements.

If you have not turned in a completed physical with immunizations for your child who will be in kindergarten or 6th grade during the 2019 -2020 school year, please do so now. If you have not already made an appointment for your child to receive their kindergarten or 6th grade physical and required vaccines, please make the appointment today as appointments fill up fast.

2019 – 2020 Kindergarten requirements:

  1. A new physical examination including a completed immunization record (dated on or AFTER August 15th, 2018) is required for entry into kindergarten.
  2. Vision exam is required for entry into kindergarten (dated within one year of school entry).
  3. Dental exam is required for entry into kindergarten (dated on or after 11/15/18)

All required documents can be found by clicking here

2019 – 2020 6th grade requirements:

  1. A current physical examination is required for entry into the 6th grade (dated on / after 8/15/18). Please do not turn in a physical dated BEFORE 8/15/18.
  2. Proof of receiving 1 dose of Tdap.
  3. Proof of receiving 3 hepatitis B vaccines.
  4. Proof of having received 2 doses of varicella vaccines.
  5. Proof of having received 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after the 11th birthday.

All required documents can be found by clicking here

Dental Requirements:
Students in kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade also must have had a dental exam within 18 months of May 15 of that school year (no sooner than 11/15/18). Dental Examination Form

Back to School Event in August
Please join us August 15, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm for our annual back to school event. Mark your calendars.

First Day of School
August 19th for grades 1st -6th
August 26th for our Kindergarteners

District 54 Virtual Learning University
Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing
Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

Have a wonderful summer break!

Remember to keep reading and writing over the summer!

We want to come back to school in the fall as wise owls so read, read, read and write, write, write this summer!   The first day of classes for regular and special education students in grades 1-8 is August 19th.  The first full day of attendance for kindergarten students is August 26th.

Tips for Summer Reading:

  • Choose a popular series to read together as a family every day. Some examples include: The Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, Disney After Dark, and The Secrets of Droon
  •  Visit the library every week
  •  Find unique and fun places to read (the park, the backyard, the pool, etc.)
  •  Read environmental print (billboards, advertisements, menus, etc.)
  •  Choose a book that was made into a movie to read first, then enjoy a rainy day movie
  •  Stock up your house with kids magazines (American Girl, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, etc.)
  •  Try tracking the genres you read… make sure you read a variety!
  •  Choose one author and read many of their titles (Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Tomie DePoala, etc.)

Tips for Summer Writing:

  •  Keep a diary of what you do each day
  •  Create an ABC book of your summer fun
  •  Create a new ending for a book you read
  •  Write letters or send postcards to family members or teachers
  •  Try writing a new genre
  •  Try writing with different supplies (chalk, paint, markers, etc.)
  •  Write a letter to an author and mail it to them
  •  Create an advertisement about your favorite book
  •  Choose a friend to be a pen pal with

It doesn’t matter how you do it, just remember to read and write ALL SUMMER LONG!!!