School Spirit Tastes Great



Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Buzz Aldrin Elementary School. Come in to the Chipotle at 2558 W. Schaumburg Rd in Schaumburg on Thursday, October 5th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Buzz Aldrin Elementary School.

Click here for the Chipotle Flyer

Early Dismissal Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

On Wednesday, September 20th, all students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m.  Once the students leave the building, our office will be closed for the remainder of the afternoon.  All Aldrin staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity as we continue our work with the Happiness Advantage. The office will reopen Thursday morning at 7:30 AM. Please let us know if you have any questions.

1st Edition of the Aldrin Announcer

Every two weeks, I send out our PTA newsletter called the Aldrin Announcer.  Inside, you will always find a great deal of useful information including ways you can get involved in your child’s education through the PTA.  We do post all announcers on the Aldrin Website so you can retrieve information at any time.  Below is the first Aldrin Announcer of the school year.  Please be sure to check it out!

Aldrin Picture Day

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12th is Aldrin Picture Day.  These pictures are preordered.  If by chance you are unhappy with the photo you ordered, retakes will be October 24th.  Please keep in mind, it takes about 4 weeks for the pictures to arrive at school from Life Touch.  We will send them home in your child’s backpack as soon as they arrive at the building.

Daily School Attendance

As you know, daily attendance at school is a strong indicator that your child is getting the very most out of his/her education. There really is no way to replicate the direct instruction that takes place inside your child’s classroom. Research has proven that students with great attendance have higher GPAs and standardized test scores which most definitely begins in the early years of schooling. We are hopeful you will be able to support your child by ensuring regular school attendance.  If by chance you child does become ill, we ask you to contact our school office at 847-357-5402 prior to 8:30 in the morning.

Promoting Healthy Habits – Run to Read and Iwalk/bike to School Day

District 54 is hosting its 13th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children, a lively school mascot race, a 5K run, and a 1-mile family walk. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit .  We are excited to see if Aldrin can surpass last year’s participation numbers.  Please help us achieve this goal.

The Village of Schaumburg would like to continue efforts with District 54 elementary schools to encourage students to participate in the co-hosted Iwalk/bike to school day. Aldrin is proud to continue to be active participants in this event. On Wednesday, October 4, we are encouraging all of our students to walk or bike to school. The intent of this day is to encourage our students to build healthy physical habits as well as to identify safe routes to and from school.  By promoting this, we are also hoping our students have the opportunity to meet other children who walk to school thus fostering some new friendships. We are excited to see all of our students take part in this day!

News from the Nurse

While head lice are not a health, hygiene, or safety concern, we realize it may be a huge nuisance.  We would like to encourage parents to periodically check their children’s hair and heads.  Should you suspect or find that your child has head lice or you have any concerns, the school nurse is available to answer any questions regarding District 54’s lice management protocol and review recommended treatment options.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Please join us for our meeting on September 12th  from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center at 524 East Schaumburg Road. Our topic for this month’s meeting is “ACCESS, MAP, and PARCC: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for children ages 3-5. To RSVP,  click this link to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Japanese and Polish.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities

Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing slices of pizza from our not-for-profit day partner, Jet’s Pizza! There are two additional opportunities to support the Foundation in September. To learn more about the Foundation, visit

  • Lou Malnati’s – September 20
    The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 20, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyer.

    Trivia for a Cause – September 30
    The Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club and Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Foundation are partnering to host Trivia for a Cause on September 30 to raise funds for the District 54 Education Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program. The event will take place at Poplar Creek Bowl at 2354 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. Doors open at 5 p.m., and questions start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $160 per table of eight. Click here to view the event flyer. To purchase tickets visit

Aldrin Eagle Spirit Wear

It’s time to order your Aldrin Eagle Spirit Wear! The following items are available:

  • Gildan 50/50 T-Shirt with Aldrin Logo
  • Gildan Long Sleeve Cotton Shirt with Aldrin Logo
  • Gildan Hooded Sweatshirt with Aldrin Logo
  • Badger Mesh Shorts (Inseam 7″ Adult, 5″ Youth)
  • Gildan 50/50 T-Shirt with 2017/18 “Jump on Board” Logo
  • Gildan Open Bottom Sweatpants

Return the order form to your classroom by September 22, 2017. You can make checks payable to Aldrin PTA. All orders are final sale!!        Orders will be distributed by October 31, 2017.

Click here for the order form.