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Principal’s Message June 6, 2019

Good afternoon,

WOW…. what an amazing year we have had filled with too many PEAK moments to count.  We had a wonderful last week of school. Just wanted to remind you, your child’s report card will be available for you to view on the parent portal beginning on June 7 at 5:00 p.m.  Please be sure to view it with your child so you can all celebrate the success together!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your children with us.  It has truly been our pleasure to educate your children and to be a part of your family.  We can’t wait to see them back in August to hear all about the summer adventures!

Summer Reading:

We all know the more your read, the more you learn. Research also proves that students who read over the summer have less learning loss than those who do not read.  This year, we have set up a new program to promote summer reading.  Please be sure to participate in the Aldrin Summer Reading program.  All of our kindergarten through 5th grade students brought home a special folder with all the necessary components to the program.  If by chance it gets misplaced, you can still access it by visiting the Aldrin website at https://aldrin.sd54.org/ and you will see it posted on the main page. Finally, please don’t forget, all of our students continue to have access to RAZ kids throughout the summer!  It is an awesome way to fill your home with books without taking up much space! Be sure to CHECK IT OUT!

Schaumburg Library is hitting the road and bringing the library to Aldrin’s parking lot!

  • What’s the Pop-Up Library?
    • Children’s books, activities, games, crafts and more – all right at your door.
  • Why is it coming here?
    • We know it’s not easy for everyone to come to one of our three locations, so we’re bringing the Library to you – along with plenty of books, learning and fun!
  • Can I check out the books?
    • Of course! You don’t even need a Library card. Return the books at the Pop-Up Library’s next visit, or at any Schaumburg Township District Library location. There are no late fees – just bring the books back when you can.

 

Schaumburg Township District Pop-Up Library is coming to Aldrin Elementary School

Mondays, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29

11:15 a.m. – Noon

 

Meet the Aldrin Team for 2019/20:

As most of you know, the end of each school year inevitably brings changes to our staff.  We are always sad to see members of the Aldrin family leave and move on to new adventures for next year. We truly wish the following staff members the best as the share their talents with many more children:  Ms. Frederick, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Marchant, Ms. Lisa Marshall, Mrs. Scimeca, Mrs. Schneidau, Mrs. Haverstein and Mrs. Culp.  Below you will see the Aldrin team for the 2019/20 school year:

Kindergarten Team:

  • Mrs. Kelly  Schoessling – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Jean LaPorte – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Jenny Hartman – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Myndi Casey– paraprofessional

1st Grade Team:

  • Mrs. Jessica Lindblade– classroom teacher
  • Ms. Pat Homp– classroom teacher
  • Ms. Bridget McInerney– classroom teacher

2nd Grade Team

  • Mrs. Gina Brown– classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Julie LaFrenere – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Erin Falinski – classroom teacher

3rd Grade Team

  • Mrs. Maria Worazek – classroom teacher
  • Mr. Grant Skazin – classroom teacher
  • Ms. Maggie Ryan – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Candi Kuczynski – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Sheri Wadsworth – paraprofessional

4th Grade Team

  • Mrs. Samantha Adler (formerly Ms. Levin) – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Samantha DeKing – classroom teacher
  • Ms. Courtney VanBuskirk– classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Donna Piscopo – paraprofessional

5th Grade Team

  • Mrs. Carrie Shawala – classroom teacher
  • Ms. Alison Stahlke – classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Alison Leja – classroom teacher

6th Grade Team

  • Mss. Alex Mulvihill (formerly Ms. Tiffany) – classroom teacher
  • Ms. Mary Kallenbach– classroom teacher
  • Mrs. Janice Pike– classroom teacher
  • Mr. Matt Zeller – classroom teacher

Instructional Program Team

  • Mrs. Amanda Silverman – ¾ classroom teacher/Special Education teacher
  • Mrs. Jennifer Reichel – 5/6 classroom teacher/Special Education teacher
  • Mrs. Amy D’Antonio – ½ classroom teacher/Special Education teacher
  • Mrs. Tracy Dalton – paraprofessional
  • Mrs. Judy Chmura – paraprofessional
  • Mrs. Donna Potratz – paraprofessional
  • Mrs. Mary Kay Williams – paraprofessional
  • Mrs. Yvonne Tschammer – paraprofessional
  • Mrs. Donica Luzwick – paraprofessional
  • Mr. Dejan Milic – CIA

Bilingual Team

  • Mrs Danielle Zeller –EL Teacher
  • Ms. Rebecca Weber – EL Teacher
  • Mrs. Juanita Spano – EL Teacher
  • Ms. Riddhi Thakkar – EL Teacher

Coaching Team

  • Mrs. Renee Bezdicek  – Coach
  • Mrs. Jenna Swiatkiewicz – Coach
  • Mrs. Jillian Sinitean – Gifted Enrichment Coach

Fine Arts Team/Learning Resource

  • Mrs. Kathy Foley – Music Teacher
  • Mr. Derek Niepomnik – PE Teacher
  • Mrs. Jennifer Hunt – Art Teacher
  • Mrs. Pattii Carrigan – Learning Resource Teacher
  • Mrs. Denise Solmo – Learning Resource Assistant
  • Mrs. Kelly Stanich – Band Teacher
  • Mrs. Chrissy Ross – Orchestra Teacher

Special Education Team

  • Mr. John Cunningham – Special Service Teacher
  • Ms. Jennie Kottmeier – Special Service Teacher
  • Ms. Gina Pocica – Special Service Teacher
  • Mrs. Diana Eskridge – Interventionist
  • Dr. Liz Perez – School Psychologist
  • Mrs. Leslie Baker – School Psychologist
  • Mrs. Rachel Bobren – Social Worker
  • Ms. Jessica Cychosz- Social Worker
  • Ms. Theodora Papastratakos – Speech Pathologist
  • Ms. Michelle Marchiony– Speech Pathologist
  • Mrs. Janee Lockner – School Nurse

Office Team

  • Mrs. Mary Botterman – Principal
  • Mrs. Allison Schultz – Assistant Principal
  • Mrs. Denise Davis – Secretary
  • Mrs. Cathie Majeske – Secretary

Custodial Team

  • Mr. Terell Cohen – Night Custodian
  • Ms. Aurora Tuesta – Night Custodian
  • Mr. Pat Muhr – Day Custodian

As I conclude, I wish you all an amazing summer of making lasting memories!  Please don’t forget, your child’s subscription for RAZ Kids will be active ALL summer long.  Please be sure to utilize it.  It is like having your own public library right in your own homes.

Fondly,

Mary Botterman and Kari Frederick

Upcoming Events:

  • June 6 through August 19 – Have your child read EVERY Day and do their summer reading activities.  Click HERE for information
  • August 2, 2019 – Aldrin Office Reopens for Business
  • August 7, 2019 – School Information Day(Pick-up your child’s Placement)
  • August 16, 2019 – Meet and Greet – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • August 19, 2019 – First Day of School for first – sixth graders
  • August 26, 2019 – First Day of School for Kindergarten