Posted October 25th, 2014 by rmeyer
Wow! What an amazing crowd we had for our PTA Family Fun Night. Our students really enjoyed painting their pumpkins and creating Halloween crafts. As always, we thank our wonderful PTA for providing such a great evening for our families. Thanks to so many of you who volunteered your time to refill paint, glue, paper, sell food, help set up and help clean up. It takes many committed volunteers to get this job done and we really appreciate all of the help from our volunteers!
Our students are working very hard earning those Lion’s Roar tickets for being safe, respectful and responsible. This week classrooms celebrated earning our first 6,000 tickets with recess and popsicles. Congratulations!
This past Tuesday our Kindergartens joined Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign designed to break the world record for the largest shared reading experience ever, while also working to break the cycle of illiteracy. All 44 early childhood classes and 70 kindergarten classes across District 54 participated by having their teachers or other guests read the children’s book Bunny Cakes by author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells. Our afternoon Kindergarten was treated to a special guest reader, Mary Kay Prusnick who is one of our very own District 54 Board Members. Our students were so excited to have a guest in their room they truly enjoyed her visit.
Schaumburg Parent University – November 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 classes scheduled for November.
· Family Fitness Night on Nov. 13 at Stevenson Elementary School: While the music is pumping, families will choose different stations to work their muscles and learn about at-home fitness opportunities.
· How to Build a Better Plate on Nov. 19 at the District Office: Alexian Brothers Lead Clinical Dietician Kirsten Johnson will talk to parents and guardians about how to eat right, plan right and shop right.
If you are interested in attending either event, please see the flyers below. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website by clicking here.
Please read the letter below about Emergency School Closings. It’s never too early to prepare for an unforeseen circumstance that may cause the school to close.
PTA Blood Drive
The Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s is helping Heartland sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 23. It will be held from 2:30-7 p.m. in the board room at the School District 54 Rafferty Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Anyone between the ages of 17 and 75 who weighs at least 110 pounds can participate. A minimum of 500 pints of blood is needed every day for patients in area hospitals, according to Heartland. The Council of PTA’s hosts blood drives each year to help meet these needs. To make an appointment, visit www.heartlandbc.org and click on Schedule an Appointment. Walk-ins are also acceptable.
Halloween is just around the corner and we want to make sure you are aware of the guidelines we follow to ensure that Halloween is fun and safe for all students. We hope to start our parade inside by 1:00 and travel out the ½ doors using our walking track in the back of the building as our parade route. We will be asking our spectators to stand in the middle of the blacktop for best viewing and photo opportunities. Please see Halloween letter attached for further details.
Churchill School is being recognized by the District 54 Board of Education as a 90/90 school. During the 2013-14 school year, our students performed above the 90th percentile (top 10% nationally) in meeting individual student growth targets in reading and math as measured by Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). We know that our students are successful because of the support all of you give our students at home as well. We truly share this recognition with you as we work as a team to continue to encourage our students to meet their goals. “Goals you set….are goals you get!”
October 23 – PTA Blood Drive at District Office (2:30-7:00PM)
October 31 – Halloween Parade (1:00)
November 2 – Daylight Saving Time ends (turn your clocks back an hour)
November 4 – No School, Teacher In-service (General Election Day)
November 7-Camp Leo (Grade 3 and 4)
November 11-PTA Meeting 7:00
November 15-Turkey Trot
November 26-28 – No School, Thanksgiving break
I hope you all find some time this weekend to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff