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Principal’s Message 3.22.2019

Good afternoon,

Wow… it’s been an amazing month of happiness at Aldrin School.  We have culminated the month today with a day dedicated to all things happy.  The morning began with balloons.  I don’t know about you, but balloons seem to make everyone at Aldrin smile.  We also had an opportunity to do a fun project with our community classrooms.  The kids loved the activity and they will undoubtedly share their creations.  This afternoon started with an all school assembly to reflect on the activities we did this month.  Below is a visual to get you in the mood of the day.  We literally threw happiness around like confetti.   Finally, the day ended with our annual “Spring Fling” party hosted by the Aldrin PTA room parents. Thanks to all the room parents who made this event so spectacular.  It was truly an amazing day at Aldrin.

Have a fabulous week with your children!


Mary Botterman and Kari Frederick


Upcoming Events:

  • March 22 – March 31 – Spring Break
  • April 1 – School Resumes and Registration for the 20
  • April 2 – No School – Election Day
  • April 3 – Hot Lunch Day – Preordered
  • April 8 – April 18 – State Testing for 3rd through 6th graders
  • April 19 – No School





Spring Break

Spring break starts this afternoon at 3:00.  We are super excited to see the children back on April 1st to hear all about their adventures.  Be sure to take lots of photos.  It would be great to have the children bring them into school to share with their classmates.

2nd Trimester Report Cards

Be sure to log into the parent portal to view your child’s report card for the 2nd trimester of school.  It is very important that you take a look at these and doing it with your child would be even more beneficial. The report card definitely gives you an opportunity to celebrate the successes your child has had this trimester and it also allows your child to see firsthand how you value his/her learning.  If you have trouble viewing the report card, please contact our main office after spring break so we can provide you with support.

Aldrin Announcer

As always, you don’t want to miss out on reading the Aldrin Announcer.  Please click on this link to access it through the Aldrin webpage.

Registration for 2019-20

Registration for the 2019/2020 school year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirit. Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration

Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure

Summer Scholarships and the Aldrin Announcer Link

It’s that time again to start planning for summer activities for your children.  If you are currently a PTA member, please be sure to check out the Aldrin Announcer to access the application to receive up to $125 from the Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s.  Keep in mind, you will want to fill out an application for each of your students.  All applications are due to school by March 22nd.

Click here for the Aldrin Announcer 

End of Trimester 2

This Friday marks the end of the 2nd trimester. Our hope is that through the parent portal, you have been able to keep up to date with your child’s grades since conferences.  You will be able to access the 2nd trimester report cards through the portal on March 20th.

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at or (847) 357-6666.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de marzo

La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. Hay dos programas nocturnos para marzo. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Berrinches: Soluciones a los Desafíos de Comportamiento – 6 de marzo

¿Cómo lidias con los berrinches? ¿Se pueden disminuir o eliminar? La consejera profesional clínica con licencia Meghan Reitz discutirá cómo usted, como padre, puede ayudar a sus hijos a desarrollar habilidades que les permitirán regular mejor sus emociones. Aprenda cómo enseñar a sus hijos a sobrellevar los problemas, proveyéndoles herramientas y opciones saludables que puedan usar cuando se angustien. También abordará formas para ajustar algunas de sus técnicas de crianza para ayudarle a liderar con los berrinches. Sólo para adultos. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7 p.m. el 6 de marzo de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Berrinches: Soluciones

Familia saludable: cómo hacer que toda la familia se mantenga en forma – 13 de marzo

¡Reconsidere su idea de lo que es hacer ejercicio ! Una sesión de ejercicio no necesariamente implica que usted entrenar, correr o levantar pesas. El ejercicio es parte de un estilo de vida activo, que usted puede incluir en la rutina con sus hijos, y podrá adaptarlo a más fácil de lo que cree. En adición, el ejercicio en familia duplicará su tiempo de convivencia. Permita que estas ideas creativas lo ayuden a convertir todos los días en una oportunidad para ponerse en forma y divertirse juntos. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7:30 p.m. el 13 de marzo de 2019, en el Gimnasio de la escuela primaria Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Familia saludable 

Regístrese visitando Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.