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Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 2/5/19

We are looking forward to meeting with our families during Student-Led Conferences. Our students are excited to share with you their progress and their goals.

We take conference time as an opportunity to connect and share with you some of the great work we have been doing with positive psychology. As we have shared each month, we have been focusing on a principle or tactic from Shawn Achor’s work. This month we are diving into the Ripple Effect. Everything we do and say has an impact on others. Our attitudes and behaviors have a ripple effect. Positivity can spread quickly having both direct and indirect effects on those around us. Click Here to learn more.
When you come for conferences, please stop by the front table and write with your family a word or two about what makes you happy. We will have a school of fish representing our positive ripple effect here at Einstein.

Mrs. Kern and Ms. Manola will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair in the gym on Thursday, February 14th from 12:30-4:00 and 5:00-7:30. The Book Fair will be closed from 4:00-5:00. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Profits from our Book Fair will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries, provide a Birthday Book to every child at Einstein Elementary, and purchase books for our school library.  We are looking for some parent volunteers to assist us with the set-up and take-apart of the book fair.  No book fair experience is necessary, just simply helping us set up tables and books for display.  We could use  4-6 parents to assist us during each of  the following times.
Set up: Wednesday, February 13 from 2:30-4:30 (4-6 volunteers needed)
Take Apart: Thursday, February 14 from 7:30-8:15 pm (4-6 volunteers needed)

Please contact Lisa Kern, Einstein School Librarian LisaKern@nullsd54.org, if you would be willing to donate your time to assist us.

Conferences is also a great time to take a look through our Lost and Found. There are many hats, gloves, and coats.

If you did not have an opportunity to take your family picture at our last conferences, please do so at the front table. We would love to have you join our wall of Einstein families.

Our Einstein Owls look fantastic in their pajamas today as they brought in pasta for our District 54 Food Pantry. Please sneak a peak at the schedule for the rest of the week.

Wednesday 2/6- SOUPerhero Day (Wear superhero gear, no weapons or look a likes)

  • Soup
  • Canned Tuna
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tuna Helper

Thursday 2/7– Wear Green (For fruit & veggies!)

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Fruit Cups

Friday 2/8– Spirited Snack Day (Wear your favorite sports team gear)

  • Fruit snacks
  • Peanut butter and Jelly
  •  Individual bags of chips, pretzels, etc.
  • Granola bars

Schools closed February 1, 2019

We regret to inform you that we will be closing schools again on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Our bus company First Student, notified us today that despite working on them all day, they were unable to start a large number of buses due to the extremely cold conditions.

District 54 buses about 11,500 students every day. With the temperatures below 0 degrees tonight, they do not feel certain that the buses will start tomorrow morning. Therefore, we are erring on the side of caution and safety and cancelling school tomorrow. While not all students take the bus, we felt it unfair to have school when many students would not be able to attend.

The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Schools closed Jan. 30-31; after-school activities cancelled Jan. 29

Due to the dangerously cold wind chill, District 54 is cancelling all after-school and evening activities today, Jan. 29. This does not include the after-school childcare programs at our schools run by the park districts and YMCA.

In addition, District 54 schools and the Rafferty Center will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31. After-school and evening activities are also cancelled on Jan. 30 and 31, including the Open Enrollment Fair. When schools are closed for a full day, the child care programs are also cancelled at our schools. People interested in open enrollment schools for their children, click here to view the list of school visitation dates and times.  

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control, such as extreme weather, sometimes dictate that we close. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 15,000 students we serve and our employees can get to school safely whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -55.

Thank you for your understanding and support. For more information about our notification procedures and a link to our Severe Cold Weather Response Plan, you can visit https://sd54.org/schoolcancellations

Childcare Options

  • The Campanelli YMCA, 300 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg, will offer a drop-in childcare program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade on THURSDAY ONLY. The YMCA will be closed on Wednesday. For Thursday – the cost is $40 per child for YMCA members and $45 for nonmembers. Send your child with a lunch and a drink. Registration occurs at the Y front desk, limited on a first-come/first-served basis. R
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer childcare for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The cost is $50 per child. Registration is on a first-come/first-served basis. Register online at [heparks.org]heparks.org and use code 156415-AA for Wednesday or code 156415-AB for Thursday. You can also register at drop-off at the Triphahn Center front desk, 1685 W. Higgins Road.

District 54 schools closed Monday, Jan. 28

All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are cancelled as well.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 15,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme weather) sometimes dictate that we close.

Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

For more information about our notification procedures and a link to our Severe Cold Weather Response Plan, you can visit https://sd54.org/schoolcancellations.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 1/25/19

A huge thank you to our PTA for sponsoring Donuts with Dads. We had an incredible turn out. We hope you enjoyed starting your day at Einstein!

We will be hosting our Annual Food Drive during the week of February 4th. We also tie in our Spirit Week. It is a great way to give to our very own School District 54 food pantries and take pride in our school. Please join in on the fun. Food Drive and Spirit Wear Flyer 2019.docx

Updated Phone Numbers in Case of an Emergency
Please make sure to notify the office of any updated phone numbers as soon as possible.  It is essential that we can reach you or someone on your emergency contact list if something happens at school.  Thank you in advance for your help with this other important safety reminder!

Letter from the Nurse
A common dilemma that parents face is “when should I keep my child home from school?”  It is not an easy decision as more and more parents are juggling the responsibilities of family and work.   Please read the attached letter for our guidelines. Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School Revision.pdf

New Kindergarten Registration
Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00 pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

•          Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration  to begin your registration before February 6th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th.

Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

•          Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2014 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 6, 2019.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2019-2020, and reflect name and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

At least one of the following documents:

•          The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

And at least two of the following documents:

•          Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

If you have registration questions, please contact us at 630-736-2500.

News from the PTA
The rescheduled PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20th @ 6pm.

PTA REMINDERS:
Culvers Hot Lunch:  2/5/19
Pho Chopsticks Hot Lunch: 2/19/19

5 Essentials Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5 Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

All after school activities cancelled today 1/22

Due to deteriorating conditions outside, we are cancelling all after school sports and activities this afternoon.
This includes our PTA meeting. The PTA meeting will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 20th at 6pm.

Donuts with Dads January 23, 2019

News from the Einstein PTA
Come enjoy a donut with your dad (or other significant male) on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  After enjoying time with your child, dads or special person can walk their child to their classroom. The event begins at 8AM.

In order to have enough donuts, kindly RSVP to this evite ASAP by clicking the link below.  This is a PTA sponsored event and donuts 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.  

http://evite.me/tU811XXEgH If you are having difficulty submitting your RSVP, please email einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com.

You can also send your volunteer information to einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com Hope to see you all there!

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 1/11/19

We were more than excited to see our students coming in on Monday. We hope that you had a restful and wonderful break with family and friends.

On Wednesday, we gathered together as a school and explored one of the Seven Core Principles of the Happiness Advantage. We discussed, watched a video, and participated in team building activities that demonstrated the advantages of Falling Up.  As a school and in classrooms, we found that when we struggle and have the support of others, we can overcome challenges with the support of one another. Please ask your child about the Rock, Paper, Scissor Challenge and the Ball Bin Challenge. Einstein also had a visitor from the Spark, the orange frog! It was a fantastic way to start the New Year.

To learn more about the principle Falling Up, refer to the Orange Frog, Family Reading Guide, page 72.

Weather
We know that mornings can be extremely busy and hats and gloves can often be left behind. We wanted to send a reminder that if the temperature or wind chill are 0 degrees or below, we will be inside for recess. Anything above 0, students will be going outside. Our secretaries check throughout the day as conditions change. We use the National Weather Service site for accurate readings.

News from the PTA
Come enjoy a donut with your dad (or other significant male) on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  After enjoying time with your child, dads or special person can walk their child to their classroom. The event begins at 8AM.

In order to have enough muffins, kindly RSVP to this evite no later than January 18, 2019.  This is a PTA sponsored event and donuts 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.  

http://evite.me/tU811XXEgH If you are having difficulty submitting your RSVP, please email einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com.

You can also send your volunteer information to einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com Hope to see you all there!

PTA REMINDERS:
General PTA Meeting:  1/22/19 6pm in the Staff Lounge
Dairy Queen Hot Lunch:  1/22/19
Donuts with Dads:  1/23/19 8am in the Einstein Gym
Culvers Hot Lunch:  2/5/19
Pho Chopsticks Hot Lunch: 2/19/19

Kindergarten Registration
On Wednesday, February 6 we will be hosting Kindergarten Registration.  Kindergarten Registration is intended for any incoming Einstein-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year.  Registration will take place at Einstein School from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM.

5 Essentials Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5 Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Schaumburg Parent University – January 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 January. Please note that child care is always available.
Learning how good outcomes in adulthood are connected to strong emotional regulation and resiliency skills in childhood – 5:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 14
This educational seminar will focus on teaching parents of children and adolescents concrete skills towards improving emotional regulation, problem-solving skills, and nurturing resiliency for optimal functioning in school, extracurricular activities, and social life. Adults only.

Literacy Night – 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23
Come join us for a night of interactive writing where your family’s creativity is in control of the story line. Clues will lead you to special treats as well as a keepsake. Parents and students, aged preschool – eighth grade, are 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 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 12/13/18

We had a blast last Thursday beginning our day with the PTA sponsored, Holly Jolly Breakfast and Pajama Day! A big thank you to our PTA and all of our volunteers. It is always a great time to visit with our students and families. We had an incredible turn out. Thank you for taking the time to spend your morning with us.

Reminders: A reminder that tonight is the Portillo’s Fundraiser.  A portion of the proceeds comes directly to Einstein! 

A reminder there is no TAP after school on December 20th.

Students will be coming home with MAP reports next week.

Message from Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin 12/4/18

This Thursday, December 6th, we will be celebrating our students’ hard work and generosity with an All-School Pajama Day.  

Just a reminder that our Holly Jolly Breakfast will be sponsored by our PTA on Thursday, December 6th. The event will begin at 7:30 in the gym and food will be served until 8:15. The cost is $2.00 per person. PTA will be serving pancakes, turkey sausage links, hash browns, toast and jelly, and fresh fruit. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions or are still interested in volunteering, please contact the PTA at einsteinowlspta@nullgmail.com.