January 22, 2021
Dear Einstein Families,

As we take off into a brand new year, we’d like to invite you all to join us on D54 Airways as we embark on yet another asynchronous day for our students!  Come Fly With Us! We are excited to share The Great D54 Paper Airplane Challenge with all of you!  Your boarding pass will allow you access on the morning of January 27th to the site and the activities created for our students.  Our school will also have a padlet where students can share a picture, post or video of their work from the day. The interactive link for activities will be sent by your child’s teacher on the morning of Wednesday, January 27th.

Helping Hands Drive-thru
Einstein families are invited to our Helping Hands Drive-thru on Wednesday, January 27th from 3:00-4:00 pm.  Each student will receive a new book and a cup with hot chocolate mix! In the spirit of giving back we are asking for families to donate new hats or gloves to our Einstein clothing closet.  We are very fortunate to have this closet filled with coats, hats, gloves, and shoes for our Einstein community. If you are able to donate we are greatly appreciative.  

We look forward to seeing all of our families on the 27th! Please be mindful and wear a mask when picking up materials.  Also, we are asking for each family to make a sign with their child/childrens names and grade to hold in the window of their car.  Thank you! 

What is it? GEMS stands for Girls
Engineering Math and Science
Who: 5th & 6th Grade Girls
When: Thursday’s 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Feb.18- May 13th)
Where:  Virtually on Miss Franke’s Zoom Link with Miss Lorenz & Miss Franke
This year we will be focusing on designing structures that can withstand earthquakes! We will explore how we can design and improve technology to keep people safe from a natural disaster. If interested in GEMS club, please complete this Google Form by February 1st! If you have any questions, please email: Miss Franke: [email protected]
Miss Lorenz: [email protected] 

Upcoming Reproductive System Unit for Intermediate Students:
Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade families will be receiving a pre-recorded link to the Reproductive System webinar on Friday, January 29th. This link will be available through Friday, February 5th for your viewing.  This webinar will provide you information around the Reproductive System Unit that includes sexual education material. This webinar will be accompanied by a Frequently Asked Question page to support the materials our intermediate students will be receiving soon.  If your child did not receive this unit last year due to the pandemic, an in depth review of last year’s information will also be provided.  

2021 SEL Survey
District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional wellbeing. Your insight as a parent/guardian is essential in creating the most well rounded picture of your student’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 will send all families an email link for each child to the D54 Social Emotional Learning Survey on Monday, Jan. 25.  Thank you in advance for participating in this survey, as we believe the home-school collaboration is critical to best support your child’s overall well-being.

Reminder – Kindergarten Registration
District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment.

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website ( 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 630.736.2500.

Important Dates

·        January 27th:  Asynchronous Half-Day for students (No school in the PM)

·        February 1st  MAP Testing Begins On Campus

·        February 11th: Half-Day, No School in Afternoon, Student Led Conferences

·        February 12th:  Non-Attendance Day, Student Led Conferences

·        February 15th: Non-Attendance Day, Presidents Day

Have a wonderful day, 

Julie Tarasiuk and Melinda Perez