October 22, 2020

Good afternoon,

We are very happy to report both of our “first days” of in-school attendance went great!  We were so happy to see the children in our classrooms and even more excited when they shared their happiness to be here.  Certainly, it brings our theme for the year Be Here, Be You, Belong to life.

Covid Daily Screener for Hybrid Learners:

If your child is attending in-person instruction, you are very familiar with the daily screener that comes through your email at 5:30 a.m. on the mornings your child is here.  It would be very, very helpful if you could complete that screener by 7:45 a.m. each morning. We are required to follow up with each family who did not complete the screener by 8:00 a.m.  Doing this will ensure that you do not get a call from an Aldrin staff member asking you to do the screener over the phone.  Also, don’t forget to put your child’s green screener tag on the back pack after you compete the screener. 

Aldrin Arrival and Dismissal for Hybrid Learners:

Thanks to all of our parents who helped us keep the school grounds safe by saying so long to your little ones prior to them coming on to our property.  This has certainly allowed us to keep the social distancing at the forefront of everyone’s minds.  Just a reminder, the drop off zone for students is the area just to the west of the parking lot entrance in front of the park.  Simply pull up, let your child off on the sidewalk side of your car and move on heading east on Boxwood.  Please note, you should never leave your car in the drop off zone.  The police have been known to give citations if a car is parked in that area. If by chance you drop your child off on the opposite side of Boxwood, it is imperative that you have them and yourself walk down to the crossing guard.  It is very unsafe to cross Boxwood in the morning and we all want to model safety for the children.  Thanks in advance for your help with this. 

Trimester 2 Supply Pick-up/Halloween Drive Thru – All Students: 

As we prepare to head into the 2nd trimester, it is time for all of our fully remote families to pick up more materials. We will again do a drive-thru pick up for these materials; however, we thought we would combine it with the Halloween fun for ALL of our families.  Below is the plan:

On Wednesday, October 28th, we would like all of our students to dress in their Halloween Costumes so you can share you disguise over Zoom.  We also thought it would be fun to have ALL families drive through our parking lot so they can see their teachers dressed up and their teachers could see them in your cars.  If you need to stop and pick up your supplies, you will do that during this time.  Otherwise, you will slowly come through the lot and wave.  For safety reasons, we do ask that you remain behind the car in front of you.  We will get supplies out to people as soon as possible.  For those who need to pick up the supplies, we will know you need them by seeing you hold up your child’s name in the window of your car.  We are hopeful the children will enjoy our Halloween Car Parade.  

Schedule for Supply Pick-up/ Halloween Drive-thru Parade:

8:45-9:30     2nd Grade

9:30-10:15    5th Grade

10:15-11:00    Kindergarten

11:00-11:45    6th Grade

11:45-12:30    1st Grade

12:30-1:15    3rd Grade

1:15-2:00    4th Grade

2:00-2:45    Mrs. Lindemulder, Mrs. Colic, Mrs. Hoogenboom, Mrs. Haas, Mrs. Pineda and Mrs. Silverman

Additional Halloween/Fall Fun:

The week of 10/26, we are going to show our school spirit with a special week of fun.  Be sure to mark your calendars for our daily events.

Monday – Wear ORANGE today

Tuesday – Wear BLACK today

Wednesday – Costume Day

Thursday – Wear a hat today

Friday – Wear Aldrin gear or green/gold colors

PTA Membership:

As we have mentioned before, we are always looking to increase our PTA membership.  For all current and new members, you will have the opportunity to cast a vote to pick mine and Mrs. Schultz Halloween costume.  Please be sure to join today so your vote can be counted by Wednesday afternoon.  The cost per membership is $8.00.  Simply click below to get the information on how to join and we welcome you to be as active as you choose.  No pressure

October PTA Meeting:

Wednesday, October 28th will be our next PTA meeting.  This will be the meeting where we approve the PTA budget.  Please note, you must be a PTA member to participate in the meeting. We hope you can join us at 6:30 p.m. on October 28th via Zoom for the meeting.  Here’s the Link:

Schaumburg Parent University – Building a Happier Culture at Home

  • Have you noticed that some people are able to maintain a relatively positive attitude regardless of what’s happening around them? Fortunately, a positive attitude can be cultivated, with a little practice. Join Devin C. Hughes, keynote speaker and author, to learn real, tangible and practical strategies you can apply now to get on the highway to happiness.
  • In this session, you will learn:
    • New ideas for boosting happiness for you and your family;
    • How positive psychology and social-emotional intelligence impacts your health; and
    • Strategies for creating a positive culture at home.

A brief introduction by the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs will start at 7 p.m. with the presentation following shortly after. Join us virtually at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 here: Building a Happier Culture Zoom Link

Building a Happier Culture at Home Flyer (English)

La Universidad de Padres de Schaumburg – Desarrollando una cultura más feliz en casa

  • ¿Ha notado que algunas personas pueden mantener una actitud relativamente positiva independientemente de lo que esté sucediendo a su alrededor? Afortunadamente, se puede cultivar una actitud positiva con un poco de práctica. Únase a Devin C. Hughes, orador y autor, para aprender estrategias reales, tangibles y prácticas que usted puede aplicar ahora para emprender el camino hacia la felicidad.
  • En esta sesión, aprenderá:
  • Nuevas ideas para aumentar la felicidad para usted y su familia;
  • Cómo la psicología positiva y la inteligencia socioemocional impactan su salud; y
  • Estrategias para crear una cultura positiva en casa.

Una breve presentación por parte de la PTA comenzará a las 7 p.m.  y la charla comenzara justo al terminar la presentación de PTA. Únase a nosotros virtualmente a las 7 p.m. el jueves 22 de octubre aquí: Enlace de Zoom para Desarrollando una cultura más feliz

Desarrollando una cultura más feliz en casa: El folleto en español

Have a wonderful afternoon!

Mary Botterman and Allison Schultz

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of Oct. 26 – Spirit Week – See above
  • Oct. 28 – Trimester 2 Supply Pick –up and Halloween Car Parade
  • Oct. 28 – PTA Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. – See above
  • Nov. 3 – No School – Election Day