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Reminder: Half Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18th is a Half-Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:40AM. No lunches are served on half days.

Please join us the morning of September 18th, starting at 7:45AM for our annual Muffins with Moms! At this event Einstein moms or their special person will be able to enjoy some delicious muffins and coffee with their child before the school day! Parents are allowed to drop off their child at their classroom and leave before the first bell at 8:25AM. Students can only attend if they are accompanied by a parent. We hope to see you there!

Have a great day!

Muffins With Moms!

Just a reminder:

What: Muffins with Moms!
Who: Einstein Families
When: September 18th between 7:45 – 8:25AM
Where: Einstein’s gym

Please join us the morning of September 18th for our annual Muffins with Moms! At this event Einstein moms or their special person will be able to enjoy some delicious muffins and coffee with their child before the school day! Parents are allowed to drop off their child at their classroom and leave before the first bell at 8:25AM. Students can only attend if they are accompanied by a parent. We hope to see you there!

Also, next Wednesday, September 18th is a Half-Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:40AM. No lunches are served on half days.

Einstein Updates

Dear Einstein community,

We could not have asked for a better start to our school year.  In planning this week, we asked ourselves, “What will we do today, that will keep our students running back to us tomorrow?”  Our staff is committed to providing the best education, care and support to all of your children.  Thank you for sending us the best part of you each day and partnering with us for yet another fantastic school year here at Einstein.

Fall Picture Day
Mark your calendar for our Fall Picture Day on Tuesday, September 10th.  Order forms will be sent home.

Fees Reminder
You can pay your students fees through your parent portal account.  This includes your $50 consumable fee, optional instructional device insurance (grades 3-8 only), and milk.  If you believe your student will qualify for the Free Lunch Program and therefore will qualify for a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee at this time. Applications for the Free Lunch Program are available online and in the school office.  The consumable fee will increase by $15 if payment is not received by November 15th, $25 if not received by February 1st, and $35 if not received by April 1st.  If you would like to purchase instructional device insurance but do not have the option to do so through your portal, please contact our school office for assistance.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Students may enter through the front doors of the school starting at 8:25am. There is no adult supervision before this time, so students should not be dropped off earlier than 8:25am. If the plans for your child’s transportation needs to be altered at any time, parents must contact the office directly. For example, if a child takes the bus, he/she will be expected to take the bus unless we receive a phone call to the office stating otherwise.  We want to ensure the safety of all our Einstein students!

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 26th.

On Monday, August 26th, Kindergartners and their families are welcome to 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! What a great way to start the day!

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

Kinder bussers will be escorted daily onto their busses by our Einstein Patrols.
Kinders who are walkers and car riders will exit Door 13.

MAP Testing
We will begin MAP testing on Monday, August 26th.  The information we gain from this assessment is extremely valuable to us.  We use this information to determine the strengths of our students as well as the areas we need to focus on for the year. Beginning next week, all students will begin the fall MAP assessment.  The MAP test consists of two parts, one math and one reading test, given on separate days.  Please look over the following schedule to help ensure that your child is in attendance and ready to do his/her absolute best!

Monday, August 26th-1st grade Reading; 5th grade Reading; Ratcliff Reading
Tuesday, August 27th– 3rd grade Reading; 4th grade Reading; Zinga Reading; Bailey Reading
Wednesday, August 28th-2nd grade Reading; 6th grade Reading; Hayes Reading
Friday, August 30th-3rd grade Math; 4th Math; Stavrou Reading

Tuesday, September 3rd-5th grade Math; 1st Math; Zinga Math
Wednesday, September 4th-2nd grade Math; 6th grade Math; Bailey Math; Stavrou Math
Friday, September 6th-Kinder Reading; Hayes Math
Tuesday, September 9th-Kinder Math; Ratcliff Math

Emergency Response
The safety of all Einstein students is a top priority for us.  Each year we undergo practice scenarios that allow our staff and students to simulate a crisis situation.  These practices include evacuating from the school building and buses, taking shelter during a weather related crisis and responding to an emergency situation in the school building. This afternoon, we had our first fire drill. Our students did a great job! We will continue to practice our drills in the upcoming weeks.
Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – English Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – Spanish

Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

Schaumburg Parent University – September classes
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12
Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30
This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest
The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.

For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de septiembre
La idea de la Universidad para Padres está diseñada para involucrar más a los padres en la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. Hay dos programas nocturnos para septiembre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible y los intérpretes están disponibles, pero deberá solicitarlo de antemano.

Cómo Entender y Planificar con Tiempo para a Universidad– 12 de septiembre 6–7:30 p.m. 
Aprenda cómo planificar con suficiente tiempo para maximizar sus opciones sobre la universidad. Harper College discutirán los diversos tipos de universidades y programas para adquirir títulos, cómo planificar temprano, cómo hacer que la Universidad sea accesible y qué significa que su hijo tenga acceso a educación universitaria. Sólo para adultos.

Fomentando la comunicación saludable y productiva entre padres e hijos – 30 de septiembre 5:30–7 p.m.
Este seminario interactivo, dirigido por el Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, psicólogo clínico del Centro de Psicología de Schaumburg, enseñará a los padres y a los niños / adolescentes estrategias efectivas de comunicación entre padres e hijos. Están bienvenidos en edades 10-17 con sus padres.

Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, ubicado en el 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org.

Apoye a la Fundación durante el festival de septiembre ‘Septemberfest’
La Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 está recaudando fondos para los estudiantes del Distrito 54 durante el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo en el Festival de Septiembre “Septemberfest”  de Schaumburg. Usted puede apoyar a la Fundación estacionando su auto los sábados y domingos, 31 de agosto y 1 de septiembre por solo $ 5 en la escuela Collins, ubicada en el 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg. La calle Summit está ubicada entre Roselle y Plum Grove.  La Fundación también está participando en un Día “sin fines de lucro” el lunes, 2 de septiembre, durante el “Septemberfest”. Si usted compra ese día una comida de nuestro socio, Riccardo’s Ristorante, las ganancias apoyarán a los estudiantes del Distrito 54.

La Fundación se compromete a asegurar que todos los estudiantes del Distrito 54 tengan las mismas oportunidades financiando programas de desayunos para estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para asegurarse de que comienzan su día listos para aprender, y becas a estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para que puedan participar en actividades extracurriculares.

Para más información sobre la Fundación, visite la página web www.d54foundation.org

Mark your calendar:

  • Monday, August 26th – First Day of School for Kindergarten Students
  • Monday, September 2rd – NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 18th– Half-day of school.  Dismissal at 11:40 (No lunch at school on half days)
  • Wednesday, September 18th-Muffins with Moms
  • Sunday, September 22nd– District 54- Run to Read (information sent home)

Have a wonderful weekend,

Julie Tarasiuk-Principal and Christina Sosin-Assistant Principal

First Day of School Information

School Hours
School hours are 8:40am – 3:00pm.  Please note, beginning Wednesday, August 21st, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early at 2:30pm on Wednesdays.
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 19, 2019

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.

 

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

All students can enter the building starting at 8:25. Students can enter through the front door of the building, Door 1 or the back door, Door 6.

 

Dismissal procedures for walkers or parent pick-up.:

Kinders will exit the side door, Door 13.

Students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will exit the front door, Door 1.

Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades will exit the side door, Door 14.

Please determine a pick-up location outside with your children if they are exiting multiple doors.

Welcome Back, Einstein Community!

Dear Einstein Community,

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 15th 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 our one-to-one technology initiative.

We will also have red plastic take-home folders for purchase for $2.00 for grades K-2 and binders for grades requesting binders on the school supply list for $3.00.

Our PTA will also be here to share information about membership, hot lunch, spirit wear, and much more. We will also have food trucks on site. For specific times and more information, please review the link below.  Back to School and Curriculum Night Invite 2019.doc

Teacher Assignments
Attached you will find your child’s teacher for the 19-20 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 on August 12th. Teachers will be reaching out prior to our Back-to-School Night with teacher assignments. We want to ensure the best placement for each of our students.

If you do not receive your child’s placement letter by August 13th, please contact Einstein’s main office to ensure all paperwork and registration is current and complete.

Office Hours
The Einstein Office is open at 8:00 a.m. Our daily office hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Beginning Monday, August 19th, our office will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 630-736-2500 beginning August 5th if you have any questions.  *Please note, the office will be closed on Thursday, August 15 from 8:00AM-1:00PM as the staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.

School Hours
School hours are 8:40am – 3:00pm.  Please note, beginning Wednesday, August 21st, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early at 2:30pm every Wednesday.
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 19, 2019
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.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
All students can enter the building starting at 8:25. Students can enter through the front door of the building, Door 1 or the back door, Door 6.

Dismissal procedures for walkers or parent pick-up.:
Kinders will exit the side door, Door 13.
Students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will exit the front door, Door 1.
Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades will exit the side door, Door 14.

Please determine a pick-up location outside with your children if they are exiting multiple doors.

Please contact our office if your child(ren) are attending daycare after school.

If the plans for your child’s transportation needs to be altered at anytime, parents will need to contact the office directly. For example, if a child is a busser, they will be expected to take the bus unless we receive a phone call to the office stating otherwise.

We want to ensure the safety of all our Einstein Owls!

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 26th.

On Monday, August 26th, Kindergartners and their families are welcome to 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! What a great way to start the day!

Our kinder teachers have mailed home a “Kinder Screening Time” for the day of August 12th. 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 8-15-18 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 2019. Sixth grade students who have not had the above requirements completed will be excluded from school.

Dates to Add to Your Calendar
August 15th:  Back To School and Curriculum Night 5:15pm-7:15pm
August 19th:  1st Day of School, 1st-6th grades
August 26th:  1st Day of School, Kindergarten; Boo Hoo, Yahoo! Breakfast for all Kinder parents

We are looking forward to seeing our students’ smiling faces, welcoming our new families and reconnecting with our current Einstein families!  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out in the days ahead.

See you soon,

Julie Tarasiuk, Principal & Christi Sosin, Assistant Principal

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!!!