February 22, 2021

Good morning,

It is hard to believe this is the last full week of Trimester 2.  We are so proud of how hard our students have worked and we have no doubt they will finish this trimester on a high note.  Please be sure to check the parent portal this week to ensure your child’s assignments are up to date.  Your child’s teacher would be happy to further discuss any outstanding assignments and help you support your child while completing the work. 

February 23 – Trimester 3 Material Pick up for Remote ONLY Students 

If your child is participating in fully remote learning, we have supplies for you to pick up at Aldrin for the 3rd Trimester.  Please write your child’s first and last name and grade level on a sign to display in the window for easy and quick identification as you drive up to door number 1.  If you have more than one child, please hold up both signs when you arrive in our lot.

  • Students Last Names A-L 3:30 – 4:00 PM
  • Students Last Names M-Z 4:15 – 4:45 PM

Food Pantry – Available to any family in need

The Lakeview Food Pantry is open and ready to serve ALL Aldrin families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at Lakeview School.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6600.

Family Yoga Night this Wednesday  

Aldrin PTA would like to invite our families to an evening of self-care through our partnership with Tribalance Yoga in Schaumburg. Please join us virtually on Wednesday, February 24, from 5:15-6:15 pm for a yoga session. Click the link below to sign up for yoga night by Monday, Feb. 22. Hope to see you there!

Aldrin PTA Meeting for All PTA Members

Please join us for the Aldrin PTA meeting right after Family Yoga Night.  Here’s the Zoom link for our meeting.  Join Zoom Meeting 

Healthy Hydration

We are pleased to share that Nestle Healthy Hydration selected Aldrin PTA to receive their National PTA grant. This grant will help our students and families to learn the ways to stay active and hydrated. We will be announcing an event in Spring to promote Healthy Hydration, but in the meantime, be sure to talk to your child about reducing sugary beverages and drinking more water. Click on the document and videos below to help you and your child to make healthy choices!

10 ways to get kids drink water


Givebacks to Aldrin PTA

We’re excited to launch a new fundraiser called Givebacks that we think you’ll like! It’s an easy and fun way to help us reach our fundraising goals to support our school! Almost every week we’ll be adding new special savings on family products and services to our store. When you buy Givebacks, up to 20% of ALL sales go back to our PTA!

PTA Membership

We are currently working on increasing our PTA membership for the 2020/21 school year.  As many of you know, our PTA works tirelessly behind the scenes to support our students.  Over the years, our PTA has allowed us to offer planners, folders, birthday books, assemblies, parties and so much more.  This year, we are already formulating ways to make connections between our Aldrin families in more of a virtual way.  We would love your ideas and are hopeful you will be able to support our efforts by joining the Aldrin PTA.  To learn more about the Aldrin PTA and how to support through a membership, please visit

PTA Scholarship Opportunities

As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students currently in Kindergarten through 7th grade who wish to broaden their education, talents, and experiences. This is a great way to fund your child’s summer activities. Please open the documents below to apply by March 30. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the parent/guardian must be Aldrin PTA member by March 1, 2021.


ScholarshipApplication2021 (1).pdf 

Elementary Summer Scholarship Application Spanish 2021.pdf

District 54 Helpful Resources
D54 COVID-19 Dashboard
Staff and Student Exclusion Chart
Staff and Student Exclusion Chart in Spanish
Parent Resources for At-Home Learning

5 Essentials 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. The parent survey will be available online through April 2, 2021, at   Please note, you will need to type in our school name as Buzz Aldrin to access the survey. For more information, click here to read the letter from District 54.

Have a fabulous week!


Mary Botterman and Allison Schultz

Upcoming Dates

  • 2/23 – Trimester 3 Material pick-up – See above
  • 2/24 – Family Yoga Nights – See above
  • 2/24 – PTA Meeting @ 6:30 Via Zoom
  • 3/2 – End of Trimester 2
  • 3/2 – Shelter in Place Drill for All In-Person Students