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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

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 9/14/18

This week we asked students to write down the random acts of kindness that they have performed. It was so exciting to see the number of post-its on our office counter! The students hand delivered them with such pride! We looking forward to continuing our work on positive psychology and happiness.

Universal Screener
As a school, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child, including the social-emotional needs of every student.  Our teachers know your child by name and by need and we work hard to build relationships and understand all of our learners.  To better ensure we support every student, this year we will be using a universal screener to help us ensure we have identified every student who may need additional social-emotional support. 

The universal screener is a series of questions that staff members complete for the students they support. Students do not participate in the screener or receive direct feedback about the results. If your child has elevated risk factors identified through this screener, we would contact you directly to discuss how we can work together to intervene and support your student.  This is simply one additional way for our staff make sure we are helping every student be successful.  If you have any questions about the screener, please feel free to contact me. 

Message from the PTA
Come enjoy a muffin with your mom (or other significant female) on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  After enjoying time with your child, moms can walk their child to their classroom.   

In order to have enough muffins, kindly rsvp to this evite no later than September 17, 2018.  This is a PTA sponsored event and muffins are no charge to the parent, however we ask that you limit your attendance to one adult per child.  We really hope you can join us.  smiley    http://evite.me/k2JqFjF1ZK
Sincerely,
Leslie Robelly
lrobelly@nullgmail.com

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

Crisis Plan and Drills
Student safety is a top priority in District 54 and at Einstein. Each year, we practice safety drills for fire, severe weather, bus evacuation, and emergency response in coordination with our local police and fire departments.  Today, the Hanover Park Police Department assisted us with a Hard Lockdown Drill. The students did a fantastic job of following directions and safety protocol.

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 October.  Please contact us at 630-736-2500 with any specific questions.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 9/7/18

It’s hard to believe that our students have only been in school for three weeks – and our kindergarteners for just two.  Routines are in place, students are engaged, and we are embracing the kindness and positivity that our students are showing.  In our morning announcements, we challenge our students to do something kind for someone else or greet each other with a high-five.  Your children truly do make Einstein School the best place to be.

MAP Testing
NWEA continues to have problems with MAP testing that are nationwide. We had to suspend testing again on Wednesday. NWEA engineers are working to correct problems. Rest assured that no student scores have been impacted by the issue. We will be scheduling testing as we can, so I won’t be sending additional testing schedules. Please ensure that your children have a good breakfast and a good night’s sleep every day. As always, let them know you believe in them and their abilities.

Message from the PTA
Thank you to all of you that joined us for our General Meeting of the PTA last night.  We had quite a few new faces and it was great to see. Hopefully we see more of you as the year continues.  Our 2018-2019 Proposed Operating Budget was approved and we are ready to go!  Please remember to get your PTA membership forms turned in for your child’s classroom to win the supply tower.  The cost of membership is $6.00 and helps us continue to provide fun events for the Einstein Community. Please keep your eyes peeled for fundraisers we will be having at different local restaurants throughout the year! 

A few key items to remember:

  • Hot Lunch:  First Hot Lunch of the School Year will be 9/25 if you purchased for your child
  • Muffins with Moms: 9/19/18 8:00 am- Please contact einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com if you would like to volunteer for this morning event.  
  • Chucky Cheese Fundraiser:  10/19/18 beginning at 3pm
  • Bingo Night: 10/25/18 5:30pm-7pm

Picture Day
Get your smiles ready! Picture Day is September 11th!

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 October.  Please contact us at 630-736-2500 with any specific questions.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 8/31/18

Our Einstein school is complete with the addition of our Kinders. There have been incredible plans, activities, and lessons occurring every day!  If you walk the hallways and classrooms at Einstein, you would see: planning focused on students’ individual needs, assessments and running records occurring daily, team-building amongst students with a focus on relationships, collaboration occurring among students and staff, parent phone calls home to share the great moments, staff helping students find items in the lost and found and holding kinders’ hands as they walk to their classrooms. Most of all, what you would see are the smiles of our students and staff.  Einstein truly is the best place to be.

MAP Testing
We began our fall MAP testing this week.  A number of students were able to complete their reading test on Monday or Tuesday.  However, on Wednesday testing needed to be postponed as the engineers from NWEA, the producers of MAP, corrected a technical issue.  We plan to resume testing on Tuesday and will continue into the following week.  If your child completed their test in the early part of this week, their scores were not impacted by the postponement.  Here is the testing schedule for next week:
Tuesday: 2nd Grade Reading 3rd Grade Math, 5th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Reading
Wednesday: Kinder Reading, 5th Grade Math, 6th Grade Math
Thursday: 4th Grade Reading
Friday: Kinder Math, 2nd Grade Math 3rd Grade Reading
Monday 9/10: 4th Grade Math

Digital Learning at Einstein
We are excited to incorporate digital learning with Chromebooks for fifth and sixth grade students. Students have shared that they feel more ownership of their learning, and are able to collaborate more frequently to deepen their understanding. Here is a resource for parents who may be interested in learning more: What is a Chromebook?

SEL Lessons – August
The initial lessons embedded within our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum are focused on establishing a positive culture and climate in the classroom. There is a great way to connect home and school through Home-School Connections . We are truly supporting the whole child through these SEL lessons and the teaching practices staff have included across the day.

Run to Read
This event is a blast to enjoy as a family! Want to learn more? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIdpMQhi2aI
You may see some familiar faces! D54 Run to Read – register here

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 8/24/18

What an amazing first week back at school! We kicked off our year with a whole school assembly. We talked about positivity in the school setting, what it means to show gratitude and perform acts of kindness. Thank you to our wonderful community and board members for coming out to cheer on our students as they walked into the first official day of the 18-19 school year.  Our students and staff have been incredibly busy working to get to know one another and engage in great team building activities. We cannot wait to see what week two will bring!

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 27th.

On Monday, August 27th, 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!

MAP Testing
We will begin MAP testing on Monday, August 27th.  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 27th-1st grade Reading
Tuesday, August 28th– 2nd grade Reading; 6th grade Reading; 1st grade Math
Wednesday, August 29th-2nd grade Math; 6th grade Math; 4th grade Reading
Thursday,  August 30st-4th grade Math
Friday, August 31st -3rd grade Reading
Tuesday, September 4th-3rd grade Math; 5th grade Reading
Wednesday, September 5th-Kinder Reading; 5th grade Math
Friday, September 7th-Kinder Math

54 Promise
The 54 Promise is a multi-year strategic plan to guide District 54’s core work of ensuring whole-child student success.  Through the efforts of the Strategic Planning Committee, consisting of teachers, administrators, parents and community members, this document was created to provide clarity around the key district goals and operating priorities that will drive our system ahead in the year’s to come.

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.

A Message from Our PTA
We made it a week!!! Last night we welcomed our Kindergarten Families to Einstein!   Hopefully by now you have all had the opportunity to look through all the papers from the PTA.  If you have not received a hot lunch, spirit wear, yearbook and membership form by now, please contact einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com and we will be sure to get what you need to you.  

Please be on the look out in your child’s backpack for any forms as they will be coming home that way as well.  Hot Lunch forms are due by September 3rd so please get your orders in now!   

Please consider joining the PTA with a PTA membership.  The cost is $6.00 and allows us to be able to continue to provide the students and families of Einstein with special events and fun!! Get your membership today!

We realized today that our online calendar did not have our students off on Tuesday, November 6th.   This is our Culver’s Hot Lunch. We are moving this Hot Lunch to the following Tuesday, which is Tuesday, November 13th. We apologize for the confusion this might have caused. Also, our first Hot Lunch is with Dairy Queen on Tuesday, September 25th. These meals do come with chips. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at jmebrown76@nullaol.com