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Pride “Aroard” Winners – May 23

Posted May 26th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Congratulations to the Pride “Aroard” winners for the week of May 23rd!

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2016-17 Churchill School Supply List

Posted May 26th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Next year’s school supply list is not posted.

2016-17 Churchill Supply List

Go to “Family Resources” at the top of Churchill’s homepage.  Then click on “Supply Lists” in that drop down menu.

Kindergarten Fun with the Baby Chicks

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by JTomchuk

Churchill kindergarteners are excited that the baby chicks have finally hatched.  See the photos below of our kindergarteners having fun with their baby chicks.

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Principal’s Message – May 23

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by JTomchuk

Hello Churchill Families!

We hope you had a great weekend.

Churchill does have talent! I know many of you had a chance to see our kids showing off their talents in the Variety Show last week. We thank you for your support and appreciate all you did to help your child get ready for the big day.  Thanks also to Miss D’Ambrose, Miss Hanley, and Mrs. Rice for all of their hard work helping the children prepare to take to the stage.

This week has a great deal of excitement in store for our students including field trips, a BMX assembly (thanks to our PTA), our choir performance, sixth grade celebration, and our annual Field Day on Friday, May 27th.  Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather that day.  We are all hoping that the rain holds out and we can enjoy the entire week as much as we did this past weekend!

Report Cards
Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school, as in years past. Instead, District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6.  Eighth-grade students will receive their report cards on May 31.

We do encourage parents to visit the parent portal at any time during the year to check grades, assignments and more. Contact the school office if you do not have a sign-on for the portal.

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.
You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

Please enter through door C2

Orgulloso de ser bilingüe: Creando un ambiente fuerte de Lenguaje Nativo en su casa

Consejo Asesor de Padres Bilingües | 25 de mayo de 2016|6:30-7:30 PM
Usted está cordialmente invitado a acompañarnos el 25 de mayo donde tendremos  a la Maestra de Lenguaje Dual del Distrito 54;  Maria Barba, ganadora del Golden Apple Award, como oradora invitada. Ella compartirá cómo sus padres crearon un ambiente fuerte usando su lengua materna en el hogar y el impacto positivo que tuvo esto en su vida.   Estaremos también compartiendo los resultados de la prueba ACCESS y la información sobre la subvención del estado de Título III  para el año escolar 2016-17.  ¡Estamos deseosos de verle el día 25 y escuchar sus ideas mientras comenzamos a planificar para el próximo año escolar! Para más información oprima aquí.

Ubicación: Centro Profesional  de Aprendizaje| 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg,

Por favor utilice la puerta C2 para entrar

D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants Support the foundation that supports our students   The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

Golf Outing – June 13 Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

D54 Early Learning Center Do you know a neighbor or relative living in District 54 boundaries with children whom may need early education services?  Invite them to contact the Early Learning Center staff who can help coordinate a pre-assessment.  See the flyer for more information!

Upcoming Dates
May
24        3/4 Field Trip
25        Assembly (Thanks to our PTA!)
27        Field Day
30        No School Memorial Day
31        Sixth Grade Celebration (PM) & 1/2 Field Trip

June
1          Last Day Assembly (PM)-Dismissal 2:30
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Churchill’s Variety Show a Big Hit!

Posted May 18th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Today the students put on quite a show!  The Churchill students were treated to their fellow students playing the piano, dancing and singing.  It was wonderful to see how much work all the students put into the Variety Show!  Thank you also to Miss D’Ambrose, Mrs. Rice and Miss Hanley for supporting the students, and putting in all the work to make the Churchill Variety Show a success!

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Principal’s Message – May 16th

Posted May 16th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Hello Churchill Families!

I want to take an opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who have supported our school throughout this year.  Our PTA is a small group of parents dedicated to bringing special events to your children. They meet monthly to talk about what they feel they could provide to best support the students here at Churchill. Just ask any of your children what are some of their favorite things they like about school and I am guessing at least two or more of those thoughts are brought to them from our PTA.  If they answer with hot lunches, Family Fun Nights, field trips, assemblies, snack days, Muffins with Moms, Donuts with Dads,  book fairs, class parties, Fun Fair, reflections, Field Day, getting a free t-shirt, school spirit wear, or the back to school picnic (just to name a few) they are really saying thanks to our PTA. These activities provided by our PTA make treasured memories for you child. They would not be possible without the numerous volunteers who give their time, effort, and thoughtfulness to Churchill students and staff. From PTA events, committees, and fundraisers, to school functions, classroom events, and the support you give your child’s education at home, it is truly amazing to see how your involvement makes a difference for our students.  Thank you for your support!

As the school year comes to an end believe it or not the next year is just around the corner. Our PTA is already beginning to plan for next year. We ask you to think about volunteering just a little of your time next year to the PTA. They are always looking for more helping hands. Please consider making it your goal next year to do just a little more than you may have done this year. If every parent can give just a little our students will continue to gain a lot!

Variety Show
The Variety show will be held on Wednesday, May 18th. However, please note that we will be utilizing the stage at Keller for the Variety Show. We will not be at Eisenhower.

Spring MAP Testing
During the weeks of May 9 and May 16, all students will complete the spring MAP test.  The MAP test consists of two parts, one math and one reading test, given on separate days.

D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants Support the foundation that supports our students   The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20 Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Golf Outing – June 13 Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

D54 Early Learning Center Do you know a neighbor or relative living in District 54 boundaries with children whom may need early education services?  Invite them to contact the Early Learning Center staff who can help coordinate a pre-assessment.  See the flyer for more information!

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two upcoming evening programs.

Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18
The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

Student Enrollment Forms Recently, the district mailed home Student Enrollment Forms for the 2016-2017 school year.  Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated information.  This will allow our office to update your information for the upcoming school year.  If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned to the school office, students cannot be enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year.

Upcoming Dates
May
16        MAP TESTING CONTINUES
16        Patrol Breakfast
18        Variety Show at Keller
19        Rocket Launch
23        5/6 Field Trip & Rocket Launch Rain Date
24        3/4 Field Trip
25        Assembly (Thanks to our PTA!)
27        Field Day
30        No School Memorial Day
31        Sixth Grade Celebration (PM) & 1/2 Field Trip

June
1          Last Day Assembly (PM)-Dismissal 2:30

We hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

1st/2nd Grade Music Concert

Posted May 6th, 2016 by JTomchuk

clipart-music-notes-musical_notes_set_blackOn Wednesday, the 1st & 2nd graders put on a wonderful music concert directed by Mrs. D’Ambrose! The theme of the concert was “Never, Never, Never Give Up!”  This is a quote from our school’s namesake Winston Churchill, and was chosen to honor our school’s 50th anniversary.

The boys and girls had speaking parts to introduce and sing  songs that focused on the theme of perseverance.  The songs they sung were “Don’t Ever Give Up” by Teresa Jennings, “This Little Light of Mine” which is an African American Spiritual song, “The Seed in the Ground” by Connie Kaldor, “What a Wonderful World” by George David Weiss & Bob Thiele, “What Am I” sung by Will.i.am on Sesame Street, and “What Can One Little Person Do? by Sally Rogers.

It was wonderful to see all the hard work the students and Miss D’Ambrose put into making this  program the best it could be!  Great performance to all the students who were involved!

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Principal’s Message – May 3

Posted May 4th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Hello Churchill Families!

Thanks to all of our families who came out last week to Celebrate Reading and Writing night. The students really enjoyed showing off their hard work. We hope you had time to attend one of the performances, enjoy all the art work, travel through time in the decade rooms, read your child’s writing, go to the book walk, look back at 50 years, and visit the book fair. This night usually marks the beginning of the end of the year’s festivities. It is a celebration of all we do throughout the year and we were excited to share your child’s hard work with you.

This week we get to continue to celebrate! Monday marked the start of Teacher Appreciation Week. Both Ms. Gluff and I feel extremely fortunate to work alongside such an amazing, dedicated, and talented staff of educators. Our wonderful PTA, with the support of all of our parent community, has planned a week of special treats for our staff to enjoy each morning and will be providing a special lunch on Wednesday.  Our staff was even treated to a special performance by our very own Churchill Choir this morning. Thank you all the big and little things you do!

Spring MAP Testing
As we head into the month of May, we will be wrapping up our assessments for this school year.  During the weeks of May 9 and May 16, all students will complete the spring MAP test.  The MAP test consists of two parts, one math and one reading test, given on separate days.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18
The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

Student Enrollment Forms
Recently, the district mailed home Student Enrollment Forms for the 2016-2017 school year.  Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated information.  This will allow our office to update your information for the upcoming school year.  If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned to the school office, students cannot be enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year.

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20
Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include:
– Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
– Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
– Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit http://www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Upcoming Dates
May
2-6       Teacher Appreciation Week
4          Half day & 1/2 Program at Ike (6:00 and 7:30)
5          Track and Field for feeder school at Ike
6          Orchestra Assembly in AM & Ease Into Ike for 6th grade students 6-8pm
9          MAP TESTING STARTS
10        PTA Meeting at 6:00
11        Kinder Kick Off (2:45) & PTA Scholarship Dinner
12        Track Rain Date

Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by JTomchuk

Thank you to the Churchill community for celebrating our teachers and staff this week!  So many wonderful events are happening!

Our wonderful Churchill PTA is treating the teachers to delicious breakfasts.

The Chorus Club sang “Lean On Me” during morning announcements.

Costco has donate a delicious cake.

We cannot wait for more surprises to come as the week continues!

Thank you from the Churchill staff for the spectacular Teacher Appreciation week!

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Celebrate Reading & Writing Classrooms

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by JTomchuk

Here are a few pictures of the awesome projects classrooms at Churchill created for Celebrate Reading & Writing Night.

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