Pride Aroareds January 29

Posted January 29th, 2015 by rmeyer

 The following students were recognized today for a Pride Aroared! Shamali K., Upanshu P., Shanmathi Ravi S., Sean K., Shivam K., Cesar T., Hayden K., Logan R., Noah W., Amanda U., Rohit M., Ananya B., Arianne S., Elijah M., Mohith K., Christian B., Karl N., Francesca S., Kyle R.


Booking with the Hawks

Posted January 26th, 2015 by rmeyer

Last Friday, the Hoffman Estates High School boys and girls basketball teams, pom pons, cheerleaders, and band came to kick off “Booking with the Hawks”.  Churchill students can receive a free voucher for their entire family to the Hoffman Estates Boy’s Basketball home game against Fremd on Friday, February 20th b y completing the Hawks Reading Program log.  There will be a student section reserved for Churchill School families and everyone will have the chance to win some great prizes like Hawk gear, gift cards, and Kindle Fires.    We can’t wait to see everyone there!

By:  3-4 Web Club

Churchill News 1-23-2015

Posted January 25th, 2015 by rmeyer

We had a great week here at Churchill! We ended our week with an awesome assembly that got our students excited to support Jump Rope for Heart and to be reading to participate in the Hoffman Hawks reading program. It is always nice to see some Churchill alumni come back to their elementary school to get kids excited about the program. Please look for information in your child’s backpack on both of these programs. Here are the most recent updates from our school.

We hope to see many families at Churchill next Friday for PTA’s free movie night! Come join Woody, Buzz, and other Churchill Families on Friday January 30th, 2015. The event will be in the Churchill School gym and will start @ 6:30 PM. Dinner will NOT be served, however we will have FREE popcorn, $2.00 Nachos, & $1.00 candy. We will also have refreshments for purchase. This event is for students and their parents. Students must be with a parent or guardian.
Movie Night flyer

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 three evening programs for parents only scheduled for February in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

  • Youth Suicide: A Community Conversation about Awareness and Prevention on Feb. 5
  • Tell Me More about This New PARCC Assessment on Feb. 10
  • The In’s and Out’s of the IEP (Individualized Education Program for students with special needs) on Feb. 26

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at

5Essentials Survey
Current Churchill Parent Response Rate: 3%
Our Goal: 20%
As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

If you have more than one child at a school, you should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names.  If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.

To take the parent survey, please visit between Jan. 12 and March 13, 2015.

Get your Yearbook!
Order your 2014-15 year book with memories that last a lifetime! You will receive 44 pages of fun times, memories, and friendships. If you order before March 20 you will get it at the low price of $18.00 and then after spring break it will go up to $20.00.

Hurry and act quickly for the lowest price. Students can pick up an order form in the office.

Important Upcoming Dates:
Next week our students will participate in Minute to Win it games as one of their PBIS celebrations!

January 30th       PTA family fun movie night—-Toy Story
February 11          Half-day; students will be released at 11:40a.m.  (NO kindergarten)
February 12         Kindergarten Registration (9:00-11:00a.m., 1-2:30p.m., and 6-8:00p.m.)
February 16         No School; Presidents’ Day observed
February 20th       Booking with the Hawks reading incentive game
February 24th        In-coming Kindergarten Parent meeting (15-16 School Year)

Enjoy the heat wave!
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Pride Aroareds January 22, 2015

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by rmeyer

Samir M., Arijus G., Danny A., Timothy H., denny F., Isabella t., Giovanni r., safa q., ryan n., Amira a., Allison w., eddie c., vanessa t., kamil b., gopika n., Kylie l., gaven p., abby k., nabeel s.


Pride Aroareds January 15, 2015

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by rmeyer

Sai P., Ryan V., Leo M., Mea O., Anna Z., Donna P., Billy O., David J., Kate V., Cesar T., Chloe K., Deepansh S., Nikhil H., Elizabeth J., Maja Z., Katelyn W., Tomoghna M.


SPU Family Math Night Games

Posted January 15th, 2015 by rmeyer

Thank you to the District 54 Math Team for coordinating the Schaumburg Parent University Family Math Night on Jan. 13. The Math Team shared a variety of math games that families could play at home to strengthen student math skills.

If you missed the presentation, you can access information sheets explaining each game below.

Illinois Offers 5Essentials Survey

Posted January 13th, 2015 by rmeyer
Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.
The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.
All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.
If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school.
The state is not providing hard copies of this survey; however, our schools will make computers available to parents. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.
The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 20 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey. Last year none of our schools met this target. If at least 20 percent of parents participate, this data will be made available to principals.
To take the parent survey, please visit before March 13, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, look up the full name (for example, look under J for Jane Addams Junior High School, not A for Addams).
Student Survey – for 6th through 8th grade
The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.
Teacher Survey
All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.
The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online at

Pizza Day Rescheduled

Posted January 12th, 2015 by rmeyer

The pizza day that was scheduled for Thursday, January 8th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 20th.

Schools Closed Friday, January 9th

Posted January 8th, 2015 by rmeyer

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.

We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.

However, our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.

All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Posted January 7th, 2015 by rmeyer
All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, because the forecast continues to call for for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held.
The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).
District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.