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2019 Summer Reading Challenge Grades 1-2

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1_2 Summer Challenge

For all students going into 1st and 2nd grade

1_2 Summer Challenge

Our summer book challenge promotes daily reading as a way to prevent the “summer slide.” Students who complete the challenge will be rewarded when we come back to school!

Directions: Each square requires 20 minutes of reading, and only one square may be completed per day. The goal is to read over the entire summer, so completing 2-3 squares per week is recommended. Record the requested information about each square on the back of the sheet. Have fun and happy reading!

2019 Summer Reading Challenge Grades 3-6

For students going into grades 3-6

How do you complete Aldrin’s Summer Reading Challenge?!?!

  1. Complete ONE of the following challenges (You chose your challenge):

     2. Complete ONE of the following responses:

    3. Complete the Read for 24 hours sheet. Have your parent/guardian initial the sheet every time you bubble in 20 minutes.

    4. Turn all of this into your teacher at the beginning of next school year to earn a celebration for all of your hard work!

19-20 School Supply List

Click here for a printable version

All Grades:

Gym shoes must be worn for PE and must have velcro or laces (NO SLIP ONS)

Kindergarten

  • Backpack
  • 1 Plastic 5×8 Supply Box
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Pair of Pointed Scissors
  • 4 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box of 24 THIN Crayons
  • 1 Box of Washable Markers
  • 1 Pkg. 8 Dry Erase Markers
  • 2 Different Colored Highlighters
  • 24 #2 SHARPENED Pencils
  • 1 Plain Blue Pocket Folder
  • 1 Plain Green Pocket Folder
  • (Plastic folders will last all year)
  • 1 Pkg. 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • 1 Pkg. of Reward Stickers
  • 1 Box Ziploc QUART Bags (A-L)
  • 1 Box Ziploc GALLON Bags (M-Z)

1st Grade

  • Backpack
  • 1 Large Pencil Case w/Zipper
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Pair of Pointed Scissors
  • 2 Large Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box 24 THIN Crayons
  • 1 Box of 8 THIN Markers
  • 1 Pkg. of 4 THIN Dry Erase
  • Markers (no yellow)
  • 24 #2 SHARPENED Pencils
  • 4 Plain Pocket Folders –
  • (1 each: red,blue,yellow,green) (Plastic folders will last all year)
  • 1 Pkg. of 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • 1 Box Ziploc QUART Bags (A-L)
  • 1 Box Ziploc GALLON Bags (M-Z)

2nd Grade

  • Backpack
  • 1 Plastic 5×8 Supply Box
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Pair of Pointed Scissors
  • 4 Large Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box 24 THIN Crayons
  • 1 Box of 8 Markers
  • 1 Box 12 Colored Pencils
  • 1 Pkg. of 8 Dry Erase Markers
  • 24 #2 SHARPENED Pencils
  • 1 Pink Pencil Eraser
  • 5 Plain Pocket Folders –
  • (1 each: red, blue, yellow,
  • green, orange)
  • (Plastic folders will last all year)
  • 1 Wide-Rule Spiral Notebook
  • 1 Pkg. of 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • 1 (2”) 3-Ring Binder
  • 1 Box Ziploc QUART Bags (A-L)
  • 1 Box Ziploc GALLON Bags (M-Z)

3rd Grade

  • Backpack
  • 1 Plastic 5×8 Supply Box
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Pair of Pointed Scissors
  • 1 Large Glue Stick
  • 1 Bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • 1 Box of 24 Crayons
  • 1 Box of 8 Markers
  • 1 Box of 12 Colored Pencils
  • 2 Different Colored Highlighters
  • 1 Pkg. of 8 Dry Erase Markers
  • 24 #2 SHARPENED Pencils
  • (NO Mechanical Pencils)
  • 1 Personal Pencil Sharpener
  • 1 Large Pink Pencil Eraser
  • 6 Plain Pocket Folders
  • (1 each: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, your choice)
  • (Plastic folders will last all year)
  • 2 Wide-Rule Spiral Notebooks
  • 1 Pkg. 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • 1 (1”) 3-Ring Binder
  • 1 Pkg. of 5 Tab Dividers
  • 1 Box Ziplock GALLON Bags

4th Grade

  • Backpack
  • 1 Plastic 5×8 Supply Box
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Pair of Pointed Scissors
  • 2 Large Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box of 24 THIN Crayons
  • 1 Box of 8 THIN Markers
  • 1 Box of 12 Colored Pencils
  • 2 Different Colored Highlighters
  • 3 Pkg. of 8 Dry Erase Markers
  • (with an Eraser)
  • 24 #2 SHARPENED Pencils
  • 1 Large Pink Pencil Eraser
  • 4 Plain Pocket Folders
  • (1 each: red, blue, yellow, green)
  • (Plastic folders will last all year)
  • 1 3-Prong Pocket Folder
  • 2 Wide-Rule Spiral Notebooks
  • 1 Pkg. 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • 1 Box Ziplock QUART Bags (A-L)
  • 1 Box Ziplock GALLON Bags (M-Z)

 

5th Grade

  • Backpack
  • 1 Small Pencil Pouch
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Pair of Pointed Scissors
  • 1 Box of 24 THIN Crayons OR
  • 1 Box of 24 Colored Pencils
  • 1 Box of Markers
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 1 Pkg. of 8 Dry Erase Markers
  • (with an Eraser)
  • 24 #2 SHARPENED Pencils
  • 1 Pkg. Erasable Pens
  • (black or blue)
  • 4 Plain Pocket Folders
  • (1 each: red, blue, yellow, green,)
  • (Plastic folders will last all year)
  • 1 Wide-Rule Spiral Notebook
  • 1 Composition Notebook
  • 1 Pkg. Wide-Rule Notebook Paper
  • 1 Pkg. 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • 1 (1 ½”) 3-Ring Binder
  • 1 Pkg. of 5 Tab Dividers
  • Calculator (Optional)

6th Grade

  • Backpack
  • 1 Small Pencil Pouch
  • (zip pouch preferred)
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Pair of Pointed Scissors
  • 1 Large Glue Stick
  • 1 Ruler (12 inch/centimeter)
  • 1 Box of 24 THIN Crayons OR
  • 1 Box of Markers
  • 1 Box of 24 Colored Pencils
  • 1 Highlighter
  • 1 Pkg. of 8 Dry Erase Markers
  • (with an Eraser)
  • 24 #2 SHARPENED Pencils
  • 2 Large Pink Pencil Erasers
  • 4 Plain Pocket Folders
  • (1 each: red, blue, yellow, green,)
  • (Plastic folders will last all year)
  • 1 Pkg. 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • (4pack minimum)
  • Calculator
  • 1 Sketchbook (Art)
  • Personal Pencil Sharpener (Optional)
  • (w/compartment for shavings)
  • 1 Box Ziplock QUART Bags
    • ADVANCE MATH ONLY
    • 1 (2”) D-Ring Binder w/5 insert tabs

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

Schaumburg Library Pop-Up Van

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

 

We’re hitting the road and bringing the Library to you!

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.

For more information about the Pop-Up Library,
please contact Chris Murray at cmurray@nullstdl.org or (847) 923-3430.

Aldrin Flyer – Pop Up Van

Kenneth Young Center Fundraiser, April 22-26

The Aldrin staff would like to invite families to join us in supporting the Kenneth Young Center with a fundraiser the week of April 22nd-26th in recognition of the assistance that they provide to our students.  The Kenneth Young Center is a non- profit agency located in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and Mount Prospect that provides services including counseling, assessment, and support groups to community members.  Throughout the years, this agency has helped many of our Aldrin families.  As a result, our school is looking to give back in appreciation.

If you would like to join us in supporting the Kenneth Young Center during April 22-26, please send one of the following to school with your child:

  • A check written to Aldrin Elementary School or
  • Cash in an envelope marked Kenneth Young Center

We will combine all checks and cash received into a single check for donation to the Kenneth Young Center.

Official Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. With that said, our students will be dismissed for the summer at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Notes of Encouragement

This weekend you received a letter from us asking for your help.  We are hoping to have every family write a quick note to each of their children letting them know how proud you are of them for their hard work and dedication this school year. Once you are done with the letter, we ask that you send it to school in a sealed envelope so we can deliver them all on the same day.  If you have any questions or you need a new notecard, please give our offices a call at 847-357-5400.

Aldrin Announcer

Be sure to click here to read the most to up to date news from the Aldrin.

 

Reminder About Registration for 19/20 School Year

By now, you have received information regarding registration for the upcoming school year.  If you have provided us with an email, it was emailed to you.  Otherwise, you received a letter in the mail.  If you have not already done so, please visit the parent portal to register your child/children by May 6th.  For additional information, please visit https://sd54.org/resources/registration/