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A Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 5/16/19

Our students have been wrapping up their MAP tests and there is so much to celebrate! Shortly after testing concludes, we will share the results with you.

We will be hosting our Annual Family Picnic next Friday, the 24th! Please arrive at your child’s lunch time and check in by the front door. We also welcome you to paint a rock with your child as we are creating a rock garden here at Einstein. Our students have read the book, We’re All Wonders which highlights how everyone is unique in their own special way. The rocks represent the unique qualities in all of us and together making a strong community. Please see the flier for additional information. endof year picnic.docx

We are looking forward to tie dyeing t-shirts on Monday. We cannot wait to show our grade level spirit for Field Day. What a great way to cheer each other on with creative and matching shirts!

Our 6th graders are getting ready and excited for Junior High. It is amazing how fast time does fly! We will be celebrating our 6th graders with a 6th ceremony on June 6th at 9AM in the Einstein gym. We will be wishing them well as they embark on their new journey. Families are welcome to join us.

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.

¡Únase a la Fundación D54 para nuestro 22ª Evento Anual de Golf!
¿Quiere hacer la diferencia en las vidas de los estudiantes del Distrito 54? Únase a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 para su 22a evento anual de golf el lunes 10 de junio en el Club de Golf de Schaumburg.

Todas las ganancias del evento de golf apoyan los programas de desayuno del Distrito 54, los programas STEM y las becas para estudiantes de hogares con dificultades financieras. Por favor, considere apoyar a los niños del Distrito 54 convirtiéndose en patrocinador de este evento o jugando al golf. La Fundación también está buscando artículos de rifa y tarjetas de regalo para otorgar como premios.

Visite la página web d54foundation.org/golf-outing para convertirse en patrocinador, registrarse o para obtener más información.  La Fundación tuvo el honor de ser nombrada Organización de Voluntarios del Año de Schaumburg para el año 2019 y estamos entusiasmados de continuar nuestro trabajo con esta organización en nombre de los estudiantes.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 5/3/19

Our end of the year ABC countdown has begun! We started with an Act of Kindness, were able to enjoy lots of adorable baby pictures, and ended the week with fantastic and crazy hair! It was such a great way to celebrate one another.

News from Mr. Steffan and Ms. Dirmeikis
This year FIELD DAY will be held on Monday, June 3rd with a rain date scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th.

Students should bring water bottles, apply sunscreen before school, wear gym shoes, and bring an extra set of clothes to school.

We need volunteers to help run the events.  If you (parents/grandparents/brothers/sisters) are interested in helping, please fill out the form below. 2019 Field Day Parent Letter.doc

MAP Testing
The final round of MAP testing begins Monday, May 6th. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we set with your child earlier this year.

We are excited to see the growth our students have made throughout the year!
Monday, May 6th-Kinder
Tuesday, May 7th-3rd, 6th
Wednesday, May 8th-3rd, 6th
Thursday, May 9th-Kinder, 2nd grade rooms 115 & 116
Friday, May 10th-2nd grade rooms 113 & 114, 5th
Monday, May 13th-1st, 5th
Tuesday, May 14th-4th, 2nd grade rooms 113 & 114
Wednesday, May 15th-4th, 2nd grade rooms 115 & 116
Thursday, May 16th-1st

News from the PTA
Einstein PTA will be celebrating our great staff next week May 6th-May 10th in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week!!!

Next week the Einstein PTA will be honoring our staff in the following ways:

Garden Theme Week:     “Einstein Teachers are the Best of the Bunch”

Monday: Staff will receive a small gift in their mailbox from the Einstein PTA
Tuesday: Staff Luncheon will be held in the staff lounge
Wednesday: Every classroom teacher will receive a special gift for their classroom from the PTA
Thursday: Goodies in the staff lounge
Friday: Bagels and small breakfast items will be served in the staff lounge.

We are asking the children of Einstein to send some un-sharpened pencils, notes, and/or flowers to school with your child on Wednesday, May 8th and/or Thursday, May 9th to honor their teachers.  

Let them know what makes them the best flower in the garden!!! 

Thank you to all our Staff at Einstein for making our school a great place for our children! 

2019 Elementary Scholarships

Einstein is very proud to acknowledge our very own 2019 Elementary Scholarship recipients.  Their amazing energy and commitment makes all of our Einstein Owls proud.  Congratulations!

Ajay: Camptasatic Day Camp

Ethan: Lights, Camera…Toy Story

Richard: Soccer 54 Fitness League

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 4/29/19

Reminder:

This Wednesday, May 1st is a Half-Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:40AM. There is no lunch on half days.

Have a great start to the week!

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 4/25/19

Has your child come home and told you that they have been sparked lately? Being sparked is a way to give back to one another! Some classes were showered with stamp cards, others took their partner classes outside to play a game. Providing others with positive experiences allows all involved to benefit!

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.

News from the PTA
Sprinkles Fundraiser is May 3rd! Check out the attachment to join in for some ice cream and fun!Sprinkles.pdf

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 d54foundation.org/donate 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

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 4/12/19

We may not feel true spring in the air outside, however the walls inside of Einstein are bustling.

We are excited in anticipation of several upcoming events and activities. Our staff has begun planning our Kindness Countdown in May and an incredible challenge we will be asking students to “unlock”. We know they will be excited when they find out what our all-school challenge entails. Einstein students will also be creating their own tie-dye shirts to show their team spirit for Field Day.
These are great opportunities to create memories and there are many more to come!  

Summer Opportunities
What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

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

Attention 6th Grade Parents
The administration and staff of Dwight Eisenhower Junior High School are pleased to provide your incoming 7th grader with an opportunity to visit our school before the start of the next school year.

Ease Into IKE is an annual event sponsored by Eisenhower Junior High.  This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 1st  from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Your student will have the opportunity to meet some of the faculty and administrators, practice locker combinations, play games in the gym, and tour the building.
This event is for incoming 7th grade students only.  Parents are not asked to participate at this time.    The deadline for registration is Friday, April 26th.  Permission slips were sent home.

News from the PTA
There has been a change in the next PTA meeting date. The next meeting will be held on May 22nd at 5:30.

Today is our Buona Beef Fundraiser. Bring the attached flyer to Buona Beef and part of the proceeds will be donated to Einstein! Bunona Beef.pdf

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 4/5/19

We are looking forward to warmer days ahead. It was fantastic to have our building filled with students again!

Don’t forget, 2019-2020 Registration, District 54 Summer Camp information and District 54 Memorial Grant Applications went out in my emails before Spring Break. Please refer to those emails for more information.

Student Sectioning Process
Even though we have a lot to still accomplish this school year, the planning process for the 2019-2020 school year has already begun.  We will soon be creating the class lists for next year. We strive to create the most balanced classes that we can, and our placement decisions involve team input and are created with great care. We consider a wide variety of factors including individual learning styles, personalities, peer relations, and any special needs that students may have. 

We would like to give parents an opportunity to express insights that will help us make appropriate class placements.  This decision is made by the team of teachers who work with your child and with your input. When giving your input, we will ask that you are as specific as you can about the needs of your child, but to not request a specific teacher.  We will do our best to meet the needs of your child as a learner.  If you wish to provide your input please complete the attached input form by April 26th.  If you know that your child will not be attending Einstein next year, please contact the main office at 630-736-2500.   Parent Input Form.doc

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration continues daily in the main office between 9:00AM and 2:00PM.  Kindergarten registration is intended for any incoming Einstein-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year.  You can get a head start by completing most of the registration online by clicking here.  Please know that you will still need to come to the office and prove residency.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
We will begin our annual testing in 3rd-8th grades next week. See below for the grade level schedule. Please see the attached note from Dr. Goldberg regarding the assessment. IAR Parent letter 2018-2019.pdf 

Monday, April 8th: 3rd, 5th, 6th
Tuesday, April 9th: 3rd, 4th
Wednesday, April 10th: 3rd,5th, 6th
Thursday, April 11th: 3rd, 4th
Friday, April 12th: 3rd, 6th

Monday, April 15th:5th, 6th
Tuesday, April 16th: 4th, 5th
Wednesday, April 17th: 5th
Thursday, April 18th: 5th 

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 4/1/19

We hope that you had a wonderful spring break! It was great to welcome our students into the building this morning. They are happy to be here and we are grateful to have them back!

Just a few reminders as we head into the week:

  • There is No School tomorrow, April 2nd due to Election Day.
  • Girls on the Run is cancelled for today after school.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
Our third through sixth grade students will begin to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on April 8th. This test will be given to students throughout the state of Illinois.
Please see the attached letter for more information about the assessment.
IAR Parent letter 2018-2019.pdf 

Have a wonderful start to the week.

Illinois PTA selects Einstein principal for top statewide award

Genuine care and concern for students, excellent communication and strong partnerships with parents are among the outstanding qualities that led to Julie Tarasiuk’s selection as 2019 Outstanding Principal of the Year by the Illinois PTA.Tarasiuk has been principal at Einstein Elementary School in Hanover Park since 2016. The Einstein PTA nominated her for the statewide recognition.

“Julie explores the needs of different student’s learning abilities and embraces those challenges with open arms. She is patient and willing to give the staff, students and parents the tools they need to succeed,” Einstein PTA President Katie Kopecky wrote in her nomination. “She shows genuine care and love for students and I think that is so important to any child. Some simply need it more than others, and at the end of the day we all need to feel that way.”

Kopecky noted that Tarasiuk recently changed the school’s student of the month recognition to student of the week so that staff could recognize more students throughout the year. She also shared that Tarasiuk makes everyone feel seen and heard, keeps parents well-informed and encourages open communication at any time.

“I believe each child deserves the absolute best when they enter our doors at Einstein,” Tarasiuk said. “They deserve to come to school every day knowing that they will be loved and cared for. It is through a strong partnership with our community and families that we are able to provide an environment where the whole child is supported and successful. It takes a village.”

Kopecky said that this philosophy is obvious in Tarasiuk’s interactions with children.

“They all feel loved and respected within those walls every day at school,” she said.

Tarasiuk works closely with the PTA and will do whatever is needed to ensure the best possible opportunities for students. When the PTA was struggling to find enough volunteers for the holiday breakfast, Tarasiuk made and served pancakes that morning and recruited other Einstein staff to help.

“I walked in to find the breakfast set up that morning. The entire gym was filled with staff, all themed out and serving a full breakfast with jokes to all the students,” Kopecky wrote. “It was above and beyond, and she is appreciated more than she will ever know.”

Tarasiuk will be recognized during a ceremony at the Illinois PTA Convention May 4.