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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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Celebrate Reading & Writing Photo Booth Fun!

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by JTomchuk

Check out the photo booth pictures from our Celebrate Reading & Writing night at Churchill.

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Pride “Aroards” – May 2nd

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by JTomchuk

Congratulations to the Pride “Aroard” winners for the week of May 2nd!

May 2Brendan W.         T.J. M.          Shanmathi R.

Daniel C.              Abby R.,       Joey R.

Bamike A.           Nabeel S.      Gabi M.

Nakshatra V.      Leon R.         A.J. C.

Manjishta S.       Ben B.

Celebrate Reading & Writing Night

Posted April 27th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Wow!  What an amazing job the students and staff did to create a fun, exciting night for the Churchill community.  There were so many AMAZING things happening throughout the school.

The Chorus Club along with Miss D’Ambrose put on an excellent Suessical performance with each performance having standing room only!

The Playful Puppeteers put on an amazing puppet show.

The Poetry Jam Café treated its visitors to coffee and wonderful student poetry readings.

The Art Matters Club along with Mrs. Wolfe put on a wonderful art show called “A Community of Artists.” Throughout the school there were mini art stations for students and parents to create mini works of art, photo booths with handmade backgrounds and a door scavenger hunt focusing on each era/decade to celebrate Churchill’s 50th anniversary.

The Make a Difference Club sold candy from the 60’s to raise money for the Kenneth Young Center.

The students participated in a book walk, and were very excited to pick out a new book.

A special THANK YOU goes out to…

  • Churchill families for their book donations for the book walk.
  • Starbucks for the beverages offered at the Poetry Jam Café.
  • Schaumburg Rotary Club for the funds that allowed to purchase books and journals
  • Parent volunteers
  • Churchill Staff and Students
  • Lorri Corrigan – Schaumburg Rotary Club
  • Neal Jones – Schaumburg Fire Department
  • Churchill PTA book fair
  • Schaumburg Library

See photos from Celebrate Reading & Writing Night below.

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Pride “Aroards” – April 25th

Posted April 26th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Congratulations to the  Pride “Aroard” winners for the week of April 25th!

April 25Izzy T.           Mariah R.             Mina R.

Lizzy H.        Julia L.                  Naysa M.

David L.        Lesly E.                 Deyaba R.

Shane C.       Lena P.                  Treasa R.

James M.      Cooper S.             Hetansh S.

Leslie C.        Eleeana A.          Arshiya M.

Principal’s Message – April 22nd

Posted April 25th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Hello Churchill Families!

Happy Anniversary to Churchill! Thanks to the PTA for an amazing day that kicked off our anniversary celebration and helped us celebrate the hard work of our students during testing. Each grade level grouping enjoyed a dance party in the gym. Students have spent the past two weeks fine tuning their dance skills in the combined PE/Music class. They had a great time with the DJ and were certainly ready to show off their skills! Fun was certainly had by all!

We are looking forward to seeing all of our families at our Celebrate Reading/Writing night celebrate on April 26, 2016, 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

We have finished all the PARCC testing!  Thank you for sending the best students to school.  They were all ready, focused and excited to take the test.  We are sure they did a GREAT job!

Please read through the information below.

PTA News

  • Please stop by the PTA Book Fair during celebrate Reading and Writing night on April 26th!
  • Don’t forget to check out Winston Churchill PTA on Facebook!

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.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • 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.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!
The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

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
April
26                   Celebrate Reading, Writing and Churchill’s 50th Anniversary! (5:30-7:00)
28                    Room 102 and 104 Nature Center
29                    Room 101 and 103 Nature Center & Fourth grade instrumental tryouts

May
2-6       Teacher Appreciation Week
4          Half day (No classes in the PM) & 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
9          MAP TESTING STARTS
10        PTA Meeting at 7:00
11        Kinder Kick Off for our new Kinder families & PTA Scholarship Dinner
12        Track Rain Date
16        Patrol Appreciation Breakfast
18        Variety Show Assembly & Variety Show at Ike
19        Rocket Launch
20        Rocket Launch
23        5/6 Field Trip & Rocket Launch Rain Date
24        3/4 Field Trip
25        Assembly
27        Field Day
30        No School Memorial Day
31        Sixth Grade Celebration (PM)

June
1          Last Day-Dismissal 2:30

Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Kick Off to Celebrate Reading & Writing Week…

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by JTomchuk

The Churchill PTA  treated the students to a DJ to kick off our Celebrate Reading & Writing week.  The students played games and danced.  (See pictures below.)

The theme of Celebrate Reading and Writing is to celebrate Churchill School turning 50 this year.   Since Churchill was opened in 1965, the staff and students are celebrating the decades of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.  Classrooms have decorated their doors to show a part of different decades.

On Tuesday, April 26th, the Churchill students will be able to come back to Churchill with their family from 5:30-7:00pm to share their projects they created for the Celebrate Reading & Writing night.  There are many events families can participate throughout the school.  See the Celebrate Reading and Writing Brochure for more detailed information.

During the Celebrate Reading  week students will be treated to special days celebrating the 1960’s.
Monday, April 25th – Games of the 1960’s Day
Teachers and/or students can bring in games to play from the 60’s.

Tuesday, April 26th – Music of 1960’s Day
Music will be played throughout the school during arrival & dismissal time, and in classrooms throughout the day.

Wednesday, April 27th – Dress Like You Are 50 Years Old
Dress the way you think you will dress when you are 50 years old.

Thursday, April 28th – Tie-Dye Day Dress in your best tie-dye clothing.

Friday, April 29th – Churchill Sprit Day
Come to school wearing you Churchill spirit wear.

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Principal’s Message – April 18th

Posted April 18th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Hello Churchill Families!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and were able to get outside to take advantage of the amazing weather! Our students are doing a great job “showing what they know” on PARCC. I am impressed with the effort and perseverance they have shown.  Even when a question was difficult, we saw students rereading the text, double checking their work, and using the scratch paper and tools provided.  Many students I spoke to felt very positive and confident. PARCC testing will finish on Tuesday this week, with makeups continuing through Friday. Thanks to all of you for ensuring your children are coming to school on time, fed, and with a positive attitude.

Thanks also to the many families who participated in the District Multicultural event last weekend. Our students took the stage with an Indian Fusion Dance, Patriotic Songs, Indian Medleys, India Beats, a solo vocal performance and our Playful Puppeteers performed,” Don’t Let the Tiger Get You”. (Don’t worry if you didn’t get to see the puppet show they will also be performing at our Celebrate Reading/Writing evening next week.) It was great to know Churchill was so well represented.

This year marks Churchill’s 50th year of having the privilege of serving this community of learners. The doors of Churchill opened in August of 1965 welcoming students to a 12 classroom building that has now grown to 26 classrooms with over 480 students.  Our school was named after Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of England during World War II. The name of the school was suggested by a School Board member at the time. Board Member Fred Downey suggested the name to honor the former World War II prime minister of England who had recently passed away. He noted that Churchill was made an honorary citizen of the United States by Congress and felt he was well deserving of the honor.

Through the year our students have had fun looking back in time to research what it was like to be a Churchill student in 1965. Our Celebrate Reading and Writing night is our culminating event to celebrate 50 years.  Students have been working very hard on their writing to share with the community. There are many activities planned for the evening  such as guest readers, the Puppeteer’s Club performance, the Art Clubs Art Show, The Choir’s Sussical performance, PTA book fair, Book walk, The Poetry Jam Café’, and of course, all of our students work to share. We hope to see you on April 26, 2016, 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  You can find more information about the evening festivities in the attached brochure. Celebrate Reading & Writing Brochure

Please read through the information below.

PTA News

  • Please stop by the PTA Book Fair during celebrate Reading and Writing night on April 26th!
  • Don’t forget to check out Winston Churchill PTA on Facebook!

Physicals Required for Junior High Sports

School District 54 requires that any student who participates in a team or intramural sport  must have an approved physical on file in the health office prior to tryouts.  The physical must be administered by a physician or nurse practitioner and is valid for only one year from the date of the exam.  Since sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of the exam, parents of students who are interested in participating in any junior high sport are urged to schedule a physical exam during the summer months. These appointments fill up quickly!  This will allow the student to participate in any sport throughout the school year.  It also coincides with the physicals required for high school admission.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the nurse at the junior high school where your child will be attending.

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to current 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 2, 7:00 P.M.               Addams Junior High

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M.               Mead Junior High

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 P.M.              Eisenhower Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.         Frost Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.         Keller Junior High

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September 2016. Questions? Please feel free to contact the band or orchestra teacher at your child’s school.

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.

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 three upcoming evening programs.

  • The Truth About Nutrition.  Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their  parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

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.

Upcoming Dates

April 15                        Mid-Third Trimester

April 26                        Celebrate Reading, Writing and Churchill’s 50th Anniversary! (5:30-7:00)

 

Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Attention 4th Grade Students & Parents…

Posted April 14th, 2016 by JTomchuk

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents
During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to current
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 2, 7:00 P.M.           Addams Junior High

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M.           Mead Junior High

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 P.M.           Eisenhower Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.    Frost Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.    Keller Junior High

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September 2016.

Questions? Please feel free to contact the band teacher, Mr. Sroka, or orchestra teacher, Mrs. Martin, who are the instrumental teachers at Churchill School.

 

PARCC Kickoff Assembly

Posted April 8th, 2016 by JTomchuk

This afternoon we had an assembly to kick off PARCC testing which start on  Monday, April 11th.  The kindergarten through second grade classrooms made the classrooms who are taking the PARCC test a poster encouraging them to do their best.  We know all the students at Churchill taking the PARCC test will work hard to show what they know!  Good luck!

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