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Einstein hosting parents for American Education Week

On November 16th, we will be hosting parents for American Education Week. We would love to have our families be a part of our learning environment. We will begin by having our parents join us in the gym between 8:15 and 8:35. Our student ambassadors will take our parents to the grade levels/classrooms they are here to visit. We will run 2 sessions for families who have more than one child. Session 1: 8:45-9:15 and Session 2 9:15-9:45. Students will be sent home with an RSVP by this Friday to fill out and return. We can’t wait for our parent community to see the great things happening here at Einstein.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 11/5/18

Reminder: No school tomorrow, Tuesday 11.6.18.

Positivity is Key at Einstein
At the beginning of the school year, Einstein families received a copy of The Orange Frog Family Reading Guide, which is a parable based on the foundations of The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  We also shared a version of the parable at our 1st All School Assembly on the first day of school. This year we will be bringing The Happiness Advantage to life at Einstein School by focusing on the different happiness habits. You can refer to page 77 in your Orange Frog Family Reading Guide to learn more about all of the Happiness Tactics & Habits.

In November we will be focusing on Conscious Acts of Kindness! Take a look at pages 86 and 87 in the Family Reading Guide. By practicing Conscious Acts of Kindness, we are not only putting a smile on someone’s face, we also feel good for sharing positivity with others.

We would love to connect with our Einstein Community as we commit to our Conscious Acts of Kindness.
We have begun today with our Penny Wars! Students have been proudly bringing in their pennies and silver coins! I witnessed a Kinder student empty a Ziploc baggie filled with pennies into her Kinder jar to help the children at St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates. I also saw a 5th grader purposely putting 3 quarters into the 6th grade jar, so that they would deduct from their total amount of pennies. Game on! Let’s see which grade level can donate the most! I love seeing how strategic the students are when donating and trying to get their own grade level to win!

Our Conscious Acts of Kindness does not stop there!

On Veteran’s Day, we will be writing letters and making cards for our troops during the holiday season. We would like to share our gratitude for their service. We will also be reading America’s White Table. Einstein will have their own white table to accompany our “memorial wall”. We will  be creating our very own “memorial wall” at Einstein. You will be receiving a paper brick this week to decorate, making it your own. Please return them to the school by this Friday as we are looking to create our wall of dedication.

Our Happiness Committee which is run by our very own Einstein staff has created a brief presentation and activities which demonstrate the meaning of gratitude for our primary and intermediate students. Here is a sneak peek at the videos.
Click here for the Thankful Book by Todd Parr. Click here for the WestJet Story

Einstein is also here to provide our families with support. We can offer many services and connections to food pantries, clothing closets, outside counseling, and support during the holiday season as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, as we are always here to help.
Community Closet Flyer for Schools.pub District 54 Food Pantry.docx

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 10/30/18

We hope you have a wonderful and safe Halloween! It was wonderful to see all of our students dressed to impress! Thank you to our community for cheering us on as we paraded in the beautiful weather.

Reminder: No School Tuesday, November 6th, Election Day

Illinois Report Card
The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2018 report card information is posted on the state’s website at www.illinoisreportcard.com. District 54 will also make it available on our website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the PARCC assessment, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 4 through 8, certified staff and parents last year.

If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at (847) 357-6444. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.

Schaumburg Parent University – November 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 November. Please note that child care is always available.

  • Secret Service Internet Safety Class – November 5 The U.S. Secret Service will educate parents on how they can keep their children safe online. Topics will include inappropriate content, privacy, sexting, cyberbullying and digital citizenship. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 5 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Secret Service Internet Safety Class Flyer
  • Mindful Meditation – November 14 As part of our ongoing focus on student wellness, we invite parents and their children to join us in learning how to use the power of something super simple – your breath – to improve concentration, reduce stress, improve quality of sleep and help you handle your response (both emotional and physical) to outside circumstances and situations. Please bring your own yoga mat or a towel to sit on during meditation. This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on November 14, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Mindful Meditation Flyer

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Boleta de Calificaciones de Illinois
La Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois publica anualmente los informes escolares que muestran cómo cada escuela, cada distrito y el estado se están desempeñando en una amplia gama de objetivos educativos. Se espera que la información de la boleta de calificaciones de 2018 se publique el miércoles 31 de octubre en el sitio web del estado en www.illinoisreportcard.com. El Distrito 54 también lo pondrá a disposición en nuestro sitio web en http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

El sitio web  illinoisreportcard.com  contiene los resultados de la evaluación PARCC, así como información sobre datos demográficos de estudiantes y maestros, inscripciones e información financiera a nivel de distrito. La boleta de calificaciones también incluye los resultados de la encuesta 5Essentials, que se entregó a los estudiantes de los grados 4to a 8vo, el personal certificado y a los padres el año pasado.

Si usted no tiene acceso a Internet o prefiere recibir una copia impresa, puede llamar a la escuela al (847) 357-6444. Si desea copias de las boletas de calificaciones de más de una de las escuelas del Distrito 54, llame al Departamento de Relaciones Comunitarias del Distrito 54 al (847) 357-5027.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de noviembre
La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in 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 noviembre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

  • Clase de seguridad de internet del Servicio Secreto de los Estados Unidos – 5 de noviembre El Servicio Secreto de EE. UU. educará a los padres sobre cómo pueden mantener seguros a sus hijos en línea. Los temas incluirán contenido inapropiado, privacidad, sexting, cyberbullying y ciudadanía digital. Sólo para adultos. Este evento tendrá lugar a las 6 p.m. el 5 de noviembre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Clase de seguridad de internet del Servicio Secreto de los Estados Unidos
  • Meditación de Plenitud Mental – 14 de noviembre Como parte de nuestro enfoque continuo en el bienestar de los estudiantes, invitamos a los padres y sus hijos a unirse a nosotros para aprender a usar el poder de algo súper simple: su respiración – para mejorar la concentración, reducir el estrés, mejorar la calidad del sueño y ayudarlo a manejar su respuesta (tanto emocional como física) a circunstancias y situaciones externas. Por favor traiga su propia estera de yoga o una toalla para sentarse durante la meditación.  Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. el 14 de noviembre de 2018, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Meditación de Plenitud Mental  

Regístrese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Los intérpretes están disponibles por solicitud.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 10/26/18

Thank you for joining the Einstein PTA at their BINGO event yesterday. What a great way to build fun family experiences at school! We love to see our families!

Just a reminder on Tuesday, November 6th, there is no school.

Halloween Celebrations

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 31, we will be celebrating Halloween beginning with a parade at 1:30pm. We will be parading outside around the school. Please join us outside. Students will be participating in activities after the parade with their classroom. Please do not send your child in with any edible treats to pass out.
  • In choosing an appropriate costume for your child to wear at school, please adhere to the following guidelines:
    • No fake blood, gore, scary costumes or costumes depicting violence
    • No weapons or “look-alikes” of any kind (squirt guns, chains, whips, plastic swords, etc.)
    • Ensure that costumes are appropriate and inoffensive to all ages at our school
    • Keep make-up to a minimum (there is only a short time given to students to change into costume)
    • No one may wear make-up or costumes to school in the morning
    • Be certain that your child can see through any mask or head covering

News from the PTA
November 2nd,  we will be having a fundraiser at the Wendy’s in Schaumburg. Please see the attached flyer for additional information!

Parent Seminar – Executive Functioning
Please join us on October 25, 2018 for a parent seminar on executive functioning skills. Have you noticed your student having difficulty keeping track of their belongings? Turning in completed homework assignments? Managing their time? Learn strategies that will assist in understanding your student and the strategies that will help them be more successful at school. More specifics are available here and then click here if you are interested in going to the event.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

  • The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.
  • Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!
  • The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Próxima oportunidad de apoyo  a la  Fundación educativa del Distrito 54

  • Los Windy City Bulls albergara una noche de compra de boletos dedicada al Distrito 54 el viernes 14 de diciembre en el Sears Center Arena de Hoffman Estates, y una parte de los ingresos de cada boleto comprado se donará a la Fundación Educativa del Distrito 54.
    ¡Haga clic aquí para obtener más información o para comprar boletos!
  • La noche de adquisición de boletos a beneficio del Distrito 54 contará con estudiantes del Distrito 54 que participaran en presentaciones y otras experiencias en la cancha antes y durante el juego, y un partido de baloncesto de entre los participantes del programa de Olimpiadas Especiales del Distrito 54 durante el medio tiempo.
  • Los Windy City Bulls participaran en una asamblea en la escuela que venda la mayor cantidad de boletos.

Family Bingo Night is tomorrow 5:30-7:00 pm.

PTA is giving free Icees to any family that purchases a PTA membership. The cost of a membership is $6.00 (maximum of 6 Icees per family). We hope to see you there! 

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 10/12/18

The absolute best part of our days at Einstein are when we walk through classrooms and see our students excited and engaged in the work they are doing.  This week, we saw students challenged to create a catapult using only a plastic spoon, popsicle sticks and rubber bands resulting in being able to hurl an object with the greatest distance.  It was amazing to see students collaborate, use their problem-solving skills and growth mindsets all while encouraging each other.  We are looking for even more ways to share with you, what we are lucky enough to experience each day through social media. Coming soon… even more Einstein staff on Twitter sharing our peak moments.

A reminder that our school doors open at 8:25AM. There is no supervision until that time, therefore please do not drop your child off prior to 8:25. Thank you for your support!

We also received additional assignment notebooks. They are on sale for $2.00 in the front office.

Halloween Celebrations

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 31, we will be celebrating Halloween beginning with a parade at 1:30pm. We will be parading outside around the school. Please join us outside. Students will be participating in activities after the parade with their classroom.  
  • In choosing an appropriate costume for your child to wear at school, please adhere to the following guidelines:
    • No fake blood, gore, scary costumes or costumes depicting violence
    • No weapons or “look-alikes” of any kind (squirt guns, chains, whips, plastic swords, etc.)
    • Ensure that costumes are appropriate and inoffensive to all ages at our school
    • Keep make-up to a minimum (there is only a short time given to students to change into costume)
    • No one may wear make-up or costumes to school in the morning
    • Be certain that your child can see through any mask or head covering

News from the PTA
Hope you all had fantastic Parent Teacher Conferences and got to enjoy a few days off with your kids.  Just wanted to throw a few PTA reminders and dates your way! Have a great weekend.

Don’t forget to sign up for your PTA Membership today! $6.00.

               * There was a mistake on the last Chucky Cheese flyer. The date is next Friday, October 19th

             The students will be coming home with a sticker next Friday for free coins!!

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 10/4/18

We have dismissed at 11:40AM today for student-led confereneces. We also have a great book fair going on until 7pm in our gym.

Since we believe in a strong, school-home connection, we are asking to take your family picture in the front foyer when you first walk in. We can’t wait to display them and see reminders of the people who support us most throughout the day.

News from the PTA
Thanks to everyone who has purchased a PTA membership to be a part of the Einstein PTA.  We very much appreciate your support!  Memberships are still available for purchase at any time for $6.00.  Send your from and money in to school with your child at any time.

THE WINNING CLASSROOM FOR THE MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE GOES TO ROOM 203!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This classroom had the most memberships purchased and has won the supply tower for use in their classroom.  All items in the tower will be awarded to room 203!!! Great Job All!!!

First hot lunch of the year was a success.  Always looking for volunteers to help out.  Please email einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com if you are interested in helping.  We are also in need of volunteers for Bingo Night on 10/25.  Please contact PTA email if you are interested in volunteering your time at that event as well. 

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 9/28/18

Our first round of student-led conferences on Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5.  Since our conferences are student-led, we ask that students attend so they can share with parents their progress so far this year, as well as goals they have set for the remainder of the 2018-2019.  Teachers will also be sharing their insights and establishing areas of focus in which we can partner with you.  Please remember that our school day schedule is adjusted to accommodate these conferences.  Thursday, October 4 will be a half-day of school with a dismissal time of 11:40. Also, there is no school on Friday, October 5.  We look forward to seeing our Einstein families.

MAP reports
On Thursday morning, October 4th a file will be sent to each parents email containing the fall MAP report for your child. Your child’s teacher is looking forward to discussing student progress across all areas including academics and social emotional success during conferences.

From Mrs. Kern and Mrs. DeGraw in the Library:
Please join us on Thursday, October 4th from 12:00-7:30 PM for the Einstein Elementary Fall Book Fair.  This event will be held in the gym during our parent teacher conference time.  Come and pick some great books to add to your family library.  A note with information will be coming home with all children this Friday.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents – Oct. 9

  • As you know, District 54 is committed to ensuring the academic success and social-emotional well-being of all students. This fall we introduced a new social-emotional learning curriculum at all grade levels focused on the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged.
  • We value our relationships with our students’ parents as we work together to support the children in this community. Therefore, District 54 will host a presentation for parents and other adults in our community about the negative effects of bullying and what we can do as a community to create a culture of kindness and respect.
  • Humanity Rising is partnering with Kirk Smalley of Stand for the Silent to deliver this powerful message in October, National Bullying Prevention Month. Mr. Smalley will talk about how his own son committed suicide after being bullied.
  • The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at our Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Click here to access the flyer for the event.
  • We hope you will make plans to join us. And please reach out to us if there is ever anything we can do to better support your child.

Schaumburg Parent University – October 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 October. Please note that child care is always available.

How to Raise Resilient Children – October 11

  • Jacqueline Rhew, the co-author of Successful Parenting, will talk about creating a custom plan for raising independent children into adulthood, with strategies for increasing motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. This presentation is intended for adults only and is presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs . This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, 2nd floor, Schaumburg. How to Raise Resilient Children Flyer

Math Night: Escape Room – October 24

  • Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer
  • To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 9/20/18

It is hard to believe that we are in our last week of September. MAP testing is completed and we are eager for our students to share their goals and strengths on October 4th and 5th! We look forward to seeing you at Einstein! We hope to see you at the District 54 Run-to-Read event this Sunday.

Erin’s Law
Four years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law.  This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for child beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels.  Our students will be participating in lessons in their classrooms in the last week of September and beginning weeks of October. Please contact us at 630-736-2500 with any specific questions.
Erin’s Law Parent Letter 2018.doc

Message from the PTA
Thank you all for making Muffins with Moms another successful event for Einstein.  So great to see all the moms and special people in our kids’ lives getting to spend some time with them at school!  To those of you that volunteered in any capacity, we thank you so much for your continued support of our PTA.  We encourage you to keep coming out!  We love having you. 

We are in the process of setting up multiple fundraisers are different restaurants throughout the neighborhood including: Chucky Cheese, Portillos, Subway, Wendy’s and Starbucks just to name a few! Flyers and information will be provided as we have it so stay tuned!!

Reflection projects are currently being collected.  If you need further information on reflections, please send an email to einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com

We are starting to collect box tops for this school year.  Please remember to send all your box tops in as the school year goes on.  It’s never too late.

Get your membership in now! Time is running out for your child’s class to win the supply tower for their class.  $6.00 to join our PTA. Your membership card will be sent to you by mail.

Important:
ALL hot lunch orders for the first 5 lunches of the school year have been entered in the computer and are now complete. There will be NO more late orders accepted at this time.
The next Hot Lunch Form will be in classroom mailboxes by the first week of November.
Absolutely no forms will be accepted after November 26th and we will be holding firm to the 11/26 deadline date.
Any orders not received by this date will be rejected and returned back home.
There were over 30 forms turned in incomplete with this first order of the year.
From now on all forms must be filled out entirely and signed by a parent, or they will be returned home. 

Forms collected the last day and filled out wrong will be returned and not accepted again.
Please make sure all meal options are chosen, student info is filled out, with a parent signature along with correct amount of money before sending your form to the school.
Extra copies of current forms can be found in the office.
As a reminder again, the November 6th Hot Lunch was moved to the following Tuesday, November 13th, because of Election Day.

2018/2019 Reflections
The Reflections Program is here for the 2018-2019 school year!  Reflections is the National PTA Arts Program that asks students to get creative! The theme this year is “Heroes Around Me”. Students can enter as many projects as they like, in as many categories as they like. The categories are Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Musical Composition and Film Production. So draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a song, choreograph a dance or produce a movie! All projects must reflect this year’s theme.
For more information and entry forms, please contact Jill Leone at einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 9/18/18

Just a reminder: Tomorrow, Wednesday is a half-day for an Inservice. Students are dismissed at 11:40AM. There is no lunch.

Also, there is no PTA meeting this evening as previously scheduled