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Churchill Pride Aroareds 4-23-2015

Posted April 23rd, 2015 by rmeyer

 

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Maansingh R., Karina D., Hannah K., Dhruv A., Gisele M., Pranav R., Richard L., Katelyn c., Elizabeth J., Ram G., Leslie C., Chris P., Fawwaz F., Danny A., Kate V., AJ R., Brytni U., Nicky C., Jessica V., Michelle V., Shamali K.

Churchill News 4-20-15

Posted April 20th, 2015 by rmeyer
Thank you so much for supporting your children by coming out to our Celebrate Reading and Writing event. We had a huge turnout! The students were so excited to share their writing and art projects.  Many thanks to several staff members who put together an amazing event and thanks also goes out to our wonderful PTA who hosted a “buy one get one free” book fair. At one point several people joked that the line to the cashier was longer the “Garrett’s Popcorn” line down town!  Finally, thanks to our business partners, Schaumburg AM Rotary for their generous donation. Thirty students received $10.00 coupons for books at the book fair. They were so excited to make their selections!
 
All of us here at Churchill are very proud of our students and the effort that they are putting forward during MAP testing. As of now most of our 3-6 graders have completed their Spring Map. Your children continue to demonstrate hard work and determination. They know their hard work pays off
 
MAP Testing
MAP testing will continue through April 24th. (Our 1/2 classes will complete their testing this week and our Kindergartners the week of the 27th.)  Please make sure that students get plenty of sleep, eat a nutritious breakfast, and have a nutritious lunch packed for school.
 
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 evening programs scheduled for May.
  • Merengue Away. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.
  • Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.

Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

 
Family Night Out:
Friday May 29th spend an evening at the ball park! See the flyer below to join in on the fun and support the District 54 foundation.
 
Last Day of School: 
As you know, District 54 canceled school five during the winter months due to the cold weather and/or snow. Whenever we cancel school, we add a day to the end of our school calendar. Therefore the last day of school is Friday, June 12. Please note that this is also the last day of school for kindergarten students.
 
Registration
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year was due to the main office last Friday, April 10th.  If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible.  This information is very helpful to us as we plan for next year’s classes.  Similarly, if your child will not be attending Churchill School next year, please let the office know.  As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year.  If you have any questions, please call us at 630-357-6300.
 
Calendar Items:
April 22                      Secretaries Day!!!
April 30-May 5           End of Year PARCC
May 4-8th                    TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!!
May 6                          Half-day In-service:  Grades 1-6 released at 11:40a.m.
No school for kindergarten all day.
May 6                          Nurse’s Day!!!
May 7                          Track Meet
May 12                        PTA meeting
May 19                        Variety Show
May 28                       1/2 Performance (6:00 and 7:00)
June 1                          Non-Attendance Day
June 2                          PTA Meeting
June 9                          Field Day
June 10                        Kinder Water Day
June 11                        6th grade Celebration and Kickball game
June 12                        LAST DAY! (Full Day)

Churchill Pride Aroared Winners 4-16-2015

Posted April 20th, 2015 by rmeyer

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Aayati C., Naomi V., Eddie C., Ram G., Leo M., Elijah M., Saswathy S., Saviah S.

Churchill News 4-6-15

Posted April 6th, 2015 by rmeyer
It was great to be back again with our students. Hard to believe we are into the last trimester with so many exciting events coming to round out the 14-15 school year. We hope to see everyone this Thursday at our annual Celebrate Reading and Writing night and PTA Book Fair. Our students have been working hard all year long at their writing pieces and are excited to share them with you. As you are here, please visit the book fair and take the time to look at not only your students writing but all of the art work that covers the walls.  It has been amazing watching our walls come to life in our own Art Show throughout the year. Mrs. Wolfe has worked all year with our students to create the wonderful pieces you see around the building. 
 
Starting Wednesday, we will begin our Spring session of MAP testing.  Students have used the fall MAP scores to set goals for the spring session.   We know all our students have the ability to not only meet their individual growth targets but to exceed them. Our students know that the “goals you set” are “the goals you get”.   They put forth tremendous effort each day and have shown pride in their accomplishments and their work. We are looking forward to celebrating their success.
 
It is great to see that spring like weather is starting to come our way.  This is a reminder that with the warm weather approaching, students are still held accountable for appropriate dress attire.  Please review appropriate dress with your student. (Found in the handbook) Please also remind your child to go directly home afterschool unless they are with a parent/guardian.  We do not have supervision afterschool.
 
Please come join us this Thursday April 9th for Churchill’s Reading with the Stars!
(6:00-7:30)
All Churchill students and families are invited to attend a fun-filled night of reading, writing, games, crafts, and art show. This is a chance for our students to “shine” and share with you all of their hard work! Come read their work and see the art show on display throughout the building.
Of course our annual PTA Scholastic Book Fair will be open from 6:00-8:00. The book fair is a buy one get one free! So come stock up for summer reading! 
 
Schaumburg Parent University – April Class
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 is an evening program in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. The event is free and free child care is also available.
 
·       Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.
 
For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
 
Multicultural Event
The School District 54 annual Multicultural Event is taking place on Saturday, April 11th. Please see the attached flyer for details on this event. This is a wonderful free event for the whole family including crafts such as origami, Mexican flower making, a book walk, Japanese calligraphy, and others. Students from schools in the district, including Churchill will be participating in a variety of performances on the main stage including singing and dancing, representing many different cultures. Churchill’s very own Playful Puppeteers puppet club will be performing in their own room on the second floor. Food will be available for purchase. Come and experience this wonderful event!
Kenneth Young 5K Run/Walk
Come join District 54 in the annual Kenneth Young Center 5k Run/Walk for mental health and senior services.  This is a family, pet-friendly event for a great cause! You can donate money yourself or share the information and have friends and family sponsor your run/walk.   
 
Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents
 
During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students. 
 
Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. 
 
More information will be available at the enrollment meetings (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend):
 
Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                Addams Junior High
Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                Eisenhower Junior High
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 P.M.                Mead Junior High
Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.           Frost Junior High
Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.           Keller Junior High
 
Band and orchestra lessons will start in September. If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at school. 
 
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! 
District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll. 
 
Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Mead Jr High*. 
Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.
 
*Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, this is a change in location from previous posts.
 
If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or
call 847-357-5138.
 
15-16
The Churchill staff has already begun our planning for the 2015-2016 school year.  An important consideration in preparing for a successful year is the preparation of class lists.  When placing all of our other students, a great deal of hard work goes into this process. Our placement decisions involve team input and are completed with great care. As we finalize assignments we consider a wide variety of factors including individual learning styles, personalities, behaviors, peer relations, and balancing class size and gender. In addition, we value your thoughts as well and would like to offer you the opportunity to provide input into this process.  Please see below for the  input form if you would like to share your thoughts.
Important Upcoming Dates:
April 14                        PTA meeting 7:00
April 15                        Spring Picture Day
May 19                          Variety Show
May 28                          1/2 Performance (6:00 and 7:00)

Reading With the Stars

Posted March 31st, 2015 by rmeyer

Reading with the Stars is on Thursday April 9th from 6:00-7:30 at Churchill School. All Churchill students and families are invited to attend a fun night of reading, writing, games, crafts and a book fair. There is also a drawing so your family can enter to win prizes throughout the evening. If you are planning to do the book walk please bring in a new or gently used children’s book to donate.

By: Maggie and Abbie- 3/4 Webclub

Welcome Back!

Posted March 30th, 2015 by rmeyer

We are super exited to have you back!  We hope you had a great spring break.  We are now ready to learn again!  Welcome back!

Hope and Victoria from the 3-4 Web Club.

Churchill News 3-20-15

Posted March 20th, 2015 by rmeyer
We have had a great two weeks! Our students have been practicing their dance moves in a combined Music and PE classes. Ask them to show you some of their steps! Our whole building also participated in another community celebration. We had popcorn parties throughout the day today. Lastly we celebrated with students who have been safe, respectful and responsible over the second trimester with a chocolate lava party at lunch. Two students from each class were randomly chosen to participate in this celebration if they did not receive a Home Communication Form over the trimester. It has certainly been a busy week!
 
It is hard to believe that we are already at spring break.  Hopefully each of you has a chance to spend some quality time together during the week off and that we are not seeing any more snow!
 
Schaumburg Parent University – April 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 evening programs in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Both of these events are free and free child care is also available.
 
•             Ask the Child Psychiatrist: Getting a handle on your parenting – 6:30 p.m. April 1.  Dr. Michael Feld will incorporate real-life experiences and humor into his discussion of life, mental and behavioral health. This discussion is for parents only.
•             Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.
 
For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
 
Celebrate Reading and Writing
All Churchill students and families are invited to attend a fun-filled night of reading, writing, games, crafts, a Scholastic Book Fair.   Reading with the Stars 2015
 
PTA News- STC Elementary Summer Scholarships
The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers summer scholarships for students of District 54 who are currently in 1st through 7th grades.  Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $125. The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday April 1st.   PTA Summer scholarship
 
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.
 
Important Upcoming Dates:
March 20             Last day before Spring Break
April 3                   No School (Corrected Date-Thanks for letting me know!)
April 9                   Celebrate Reading and Writing (“Reading with the Stars”) 6:00-7:30
April 15                 Spring Picture Day
May 19                   Variety Show
May 28                   1/2 Performance (6:00 and 7:00)
 
Spring Break begins at the end of the day on Friday, March 20th.  School resumes on Monday, March 30th.
Whether you are traveling or staying close to home, have a safe, restful, fun week ahead!
 
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Churchill News 3-13-2015

Posted March 15th, 2015 by rmeyer
This week our 3-6th graders took part in the state-wide PARCC assessment. We know that the students’ scores will reflect the hard work and dedication that they’ve exhibited throughout the year.  We are so proud of all of their hard work as well as the support given to them from the rest of our students!  Everyone was dedicated to maintain a quiet testing environment and encouraging all to do their best. We celebrated at the end of the today with some much needed time outside.
 
If your child was absent any day this week and missed a session, we will have them complete their testing next week.
 
Summer Tech Camp
Please below for information on a summer tech camp.
2015 Tech Camp
 
Schaumburg Parent University – April 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 evening programs in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Both of these events are free and free child care is also available.
 
  • Ask the Child Psychiatrist: Getting a handle on your parenting – 6:30 p.m. April 1.  Dr. Michael Feld will incorporate real-life experiences and humor into his discussion of life, mental and behavioral health. This discussion is for parents only.
  • Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.

  • For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
 
The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:
What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.
 
Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.
 
PTA News- STC Elementary Summer Scholarships
The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers summer scholarships for students of District 54 who are currently in 1st through 7th grades.  Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $125. The parent/guardian must be a member of the PTA at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship by March 1, 2015. See below for more information.
PTA Summer scholarship Application
 
We only have 60 left! You are running out of time to order your Yearbook at a low price!
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.
Yearbook order form 14-15
 
Important Upcoming Dates:
March 16-20       PARCC Make-up Testing grades 3-6
March 20             Last day before Spring Break
April 9                   Celebrate Reading and Writing (“Reading with the Stars”) 6:00-7:30 
April 15                Spring Picture Day
 
Have a wonderful weekend with your families!
 
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Churchill News 3-8-2015

Posted March 8th, 2015 by rmeyer
We had an energizing assembly Friday morning celebrating all of our amazing students. They have earned another all school celebration which will be a popcorn party right before Spring Break. They were all excited to know they have earned over 25,000 Lion’s Roar tickets for Being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible! Our first and second grade students surprised our third through sixth graders by presenting them with posters encouraging them to do their best on the PARCC test this coming week.  This Monday we will begin taking the state-wide PARCC assessment for students in grades 3-6. . We know that the students’ scores will reflect the hard work and dedication that they’ve exhibited throughout the year. Please encourage your child to get to school on time.  Students who arrive to school late will not be able to join their class in testing once the teacher begins giving test directions.
 
You can help your student do his/her best on the test by:
 
o   making sure, if possible, that your student attends school on the days of testing;
o   making sure your student gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
o   providing a nutritional breakfast on the mornings of testing;
o   reminding your student to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test direction;
o   letting your student know that you are confident in his/her ability to do his/her best;
o   advising your student not to worry about the test — just to do the best he/she can.
 
PARCC Schedule
March 9th, 10th, and 11th – Literacy (third-sixth)
March 12th, 13th – Math (third-sixth)
 
Schaumburg Parent University – March Class
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. We will host one evening program for parents in March:  School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
 
District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress.  If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
 
Summer STEM Academy
What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.
 
The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:
·        A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
·        Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
·        STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
·        Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
·        An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world
 
Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).
 
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.
 
Important Upcoming Dates:
March 9-20        PARCC Testing grades 3-6
March 10             PTA meeting 7:00
March 13             STC PTA Auction
March 20             Last day before Spring Break
March 30             School resumes
April 3                 No School
April 9                 Celebrate Reading and Writing (“Reading with the Stars”) 6:00-7:30
April 15               Spring Picture Day
 
Enjoy your week. Warm weather is on the way-hopefully!

Pride Aroareds 2/26/12

Posted March 2nd, 2015 by rmeyer

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Ariana, Divyansh, Maya M., Manya K., Kacper M., Julian V., Connor W., Brooklyn F., Kevin S., Caitlyn K., Hajera Q., Mohammed A., Aimee M.