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Chipotle Fundraiser Dec.18

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Aldrin Elementary PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 2558 W. Schaumburg Rd in Schaumburg on Wednesday, December 18th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Aldrin Elementary PTA.

Download the flyer here – chipotle_0ct 2019

Download the flyer in Spanish – chipotle_oct 2019 spanish-flyer

Holiday cheer! 

The holiday season is upon us and the giving snowman committee will be selling some fun holiday swag for us to get into the holiday spirit. They will be selling during both lunch periods in the Kindergarten hallway on Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd.

Come one, come all! Happy Holidays!

MAP Testing

The next round of MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) will begin this Monday and continue through December 6. As you know, the information we gain from this testing allows our staff to make plans for the next portion of the year.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of sleep and a good healthy breakfast/lunch.  Research has proven, this allows students to focus better.  Your child’s teacher will be able to let you know specific dates of testing.

Winter Weather and Drop-Off Information

As we all know, the snow and cold weather is upon us.  With that said, please be sure that your children dress for the weather.  As long as the wind chill is above 0, we do spend time outside each day.  Coats, mittens/gloves, boots and hat/hood are necessary for children to enjoy time playing in the snow.  If you are having a hard time getting these items, please reach out to one of our social workers to see how we can support you.  Snow is fun for all, and we want all children to be able to participate. Please see the link for information about our SD54 Weather Response Plan.  https://sd54.org/resources/district-54-cold-weather-response-plan/.

Also, if you utilize the drop off zone when snow is on the ground, please note our staff will have you pull up in front of the entrance to the lot. This will allow two cars to unload children in an area that has been cleared of snow and ice.  Also, it is imperative the children exit the vehicle on the sidewalk side of the car.  Boxwood Drive is very busy in the morning and it is dangerous to have children exit the car into Boxwood Drive.

Online Hot Lunch Orders

You can now place your hot lunch order for the second part of the year. If you are already registered, please visit https://hotlunch.smartbeetech.com/aldrin to place your order. If you are new to ordering hot lunch online, contact aldrinschoolpta@nullgmail.com to receive your unique key number to place your order. The site will provide payment options.  If you choose to pay by check, please send a copy of your order form along with your check payment made out to Aldrin PTA to school with your child.

Holiday Gift Shop

Your child is invited to join our upcoming online Holiday Treasures shopping program at Edwin Aldrin Elementary. Our online shop will run Monday Nov. 4th thru Saturday, Nov. 30th.  The Holiday Treasures program makes it possible for children to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family and friends. The gifts are priced for kids’ budgets, with most gifts under $5 and a few special items between $5 and $12. Using the link below, you and your child can browse the wonderful gift options for family, friends, and pets!

https://5493000.holidaytreasuresgiftshop.com

All orders are completed online with a credit card. All billing information is processed securely by PayPal. Orders are due by Saturday Nov. 30th, and will be packed then delivered back to our school by Tuesday Dec. 16. Orders will be available for pick up on Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Please let us know if we need to make other arrangements for you by emailing at aldrinschoolpta@nullgmail.com .

Trimester 1 Report Cards

Report cards for Trimester 1 went live on the parent portal on November 20th. Please make sure that you have activated your Parent Portal account so that you can access your child’s report card.

Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.

5Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. To date, Aldrin only has about 2% of our families who have completed the survey.  We truly value your insight and are hopeful you will be able to complete the survey for us. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020

Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54.  They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7.  Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26.  An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.