September 5, 2020
Dear Einstein community, 

Mark your calendars for our Back to School Bash! On Wednesday, September 16th from 2:30-4:00, families are invited to drive-thru Einstein’s parking lot so that each student can receive a scoop of Andy’s frozen custard! 

Einstein’s has partnered with Andy’s to make this event possible. Each classroom has set a goal for the first few weeks of virtual learning and are well on their way to earning this sweet treat.  

Wednesday, September 16th is a non-attendance day for students – but we hope to see everyone in the drive thru at Einstein! 

Marque sus calendarios para nuestra fiesta de regreso a la escuela! El miércoles 16 de septiembre entre las 2:30-4:00, las familias están invitadas a Einstein para que cada estudiante pueda recibir un mantecado de Andy’s! Favor de quedarse en su coche y un maestro traera el mantecado a su coche.  

El equipo de Einstein se ha asociado con Andy’s para hacer este evento posible. Cada clase tiene una meta para las primeras semanas de aprendizaje y estan cerca de alcanzar su meta y recibir su mantecado.

El Miercoles, 16 de septiembre es un día de no asistencia para los estudiantes – ¡pero esperamos ver a todos en el drive-thru de Einstein!

Move with the Mayor Virtual Challenge
Join Mayor Craig tomorrow at 10AM, starting right here at Einstein! We will be walking with the Mayor while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Get your walking shoes ready! 

Want an opportunity to connect with friends? Want to try something fun and new? We are excited to offer virtual clubs this fall! Please click on the link to learn more!

MAP Testing
This fall we will be testing kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool. This year the computer based assessment will be administered to the students while they are in a remote environment. The purpose of the assessment will be to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students. MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs. 

Getting Started with Virtual MAP – Parent Guide

Getting Started with Virtual MAP – Parent Guide – SPANISH

With this being our first time remote testing it will be important to partner with families to help this new process be as successful as possible. If families have any technical difficulties while attempting to complete the assessment they can call our MAP hotline at (847) 357-5153.

Evaluación MAP de otoño en Plataforma Virtual
Este otoño continuaremos evaluando a los estudiantes de kinder  a octavo grado usando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. Este año, la evaluación computarizada será administrada a los estudiantes mientras se encuentran en un entorno remoto. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros acerca de las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Los resultados de MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a personalizar la instrucción e identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes.

Debido a que esta es nuestra primera prueba remota, será importante que trabajemos en conjunto con las familias para ayudar a que este nuevo proceso sea lo más exitoso posible. Si las familias tienen dificultades técnicas al intentar completar la evaluación, pueden llamar a nuestra línea directa de MAP al: 847-357-5153.

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read. 

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home.
For more information and to register, visit

Important Dates
September 5: Move with the Mayor – 10 a.m. at Einstein

September 7: Labor Day (No School)

Week of September 8: MAP Testing Begins

Have a wonderful long weekend, 

Julie Tarasiuk        Melinda Perez