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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.

Churchill News 2-20-2015

Posted February 22nd, 2015 by rmeyer
Congratulations to all our students who earned their reading incentive with the Hoffman Hawks! Our students are always excited to see the Hawks in action!
 
Hot Lunch
Due to Thursday’s cold day off we have rescheduled hot lunch for Wednesday February 25th.
 
Family Fun Night
Join the Churchill PTA for BINGO night, February 26, 2015! This event will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Kindergarten Information Night for the 15-16 school year
We will be having a meeting at Churchill on Tuesday February 24 at 6:00 for incoming kindergarten parents. The meeting will give parents an overview of the full-day program.
 
Change of Date
The Your Reproductive System informational parent meeting scheduled on Monday, February 2nd (canceled due to inclement weather) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24th.  This is an opportunity for parents to preview the content and materials presented to 6th grade students.  The presentation is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).
 
Community Readiness Survey
The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey at http://goo.gl/forms/MHu1Xetyii.
 
PARCC testing
We are beginning to prepare for the PARCC assessment for grades 3-6.  The assessment window is from March 9th – 20th.  It is essential that students are present at school during this time.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations.  We will send home grade level specific schedules when it gets closer to testing.
 
5Essentials Survey 
Please take some time to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. This provides our school with ways to continuously improve. 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.
 
As of right now our parent response rate is 11% for the 2015 Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. Our goal is 20.0%, we are over halfway there!
 
To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between January 12 and March 13, 2015.
 
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.
 
Important Upcoming Dates:
February 24         Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night (6:00)
February 26         BINGO Family Fun Night
February 26         Second trimester complete
March 3               Report Cards come home
March 5               Club pictures taken during lunch itme
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
April 15                 Spring Picture Day
 
Have a great weekend! Keep wishing for that heat wave!
 
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

All District 54 Schools are closed February 19, 2015

Posted February 18th, 2015 by rmeyer

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

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. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All after-school and evening activities at schools on Feb. 19 are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 will be held.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

  • The Campanelli YMCA will offer a drop-in program for any child in kindergarten through sixth grade at its facility at 300 W. Wise Road in Schaumburg. The cost is $38 per child. Children will be engaged in active games and activities throughout the day and will have the opportunity to use the gym and the pool.  Please send your child with a lunch and a drink.  Register at drop off or reserve your spot today.  Visit http://www.campanelliymca.org for more information.
  • The Schaumburg Park District will offer care at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. The program is available only to children currently registered in the KASPER or Kapers program and is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children will enjoy crafts, games, gym activities, swimming and an afternoon snack. Please send a labeled swim suit, towel and sack lunch (reminder, we are peanut free). The cost is $38/child.  Fees will be collected at the time of sign in at the CRC. Visit www.parkfun.comfor more information.
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer child care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road. Students will take a field trip to Poplar Creek Bowl. The cost is $38 per child. Registration is available online using code #156415 (click here) or at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena service desk in the morning. You MUST show proof of registration if you registered online. Breakfast will not be served and children must bring a sack lunch and drink. Please contact Jessica at jsenne@heparks.org with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents.

Pride Aroarded Winners 2-12

Posted February 13th, 2015 by rmeyer

Iriyan G., Nicole A., Curtis H., Jack E., Julia G., Jessica W., Gio M., Ashley E., Vedant M., Joshua L., Abigail K., Rhenzo A., Leslie C., Edward S., Emily A., Siya J., Tony F., Elijah M., Angela K., Rania S.,  Sydney C., Asherr R., Amanda R., Vicky B., Danny N.

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Churchill News 2-13-15

Posted February 13th, 2015 by rmeyer
Hello Churchill Families,
 
Our students really celebrated their goals this week with a Wacky Hair day Wednesday! Ms. Gluff and I saw some very creative hair from morning messy hair (as one student shared), colorful hair, lots of pony tails, fun headbands, and even a bird’s nest. We were glad to see so many students join in their well-deserved reward.
 
No School Monday, February 16
Please remember that students do not have school on Monday, February 16th in honor of Presidents’ Day
 
Family Fun Night
Join the Churchill PTA for BINGO night, February 26, 2015! This event will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
BINGO Family Fun Night
 
Change of Date
The Your Reproductive System informational parent meeting scheduled on Monday, February 2nd (canceled due to inclement weather) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24th.  This is an opportunity for parents to preview the content and materials presented to 6th grade students.  The presentation is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).
 
Community Readiness Survey
The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey at http://goo.gl/forms/MHu1Xetyii.
 
PARCC testing
We are beginning to prepare for the PARCC assessment for grades 3-6.  The assessment window is from March 9th – 20th.  It is essential that students are present at school during this time.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations.  We will send home grade level specific schedules when it gets closer to testing.
 
Kindergarten Information Night
We will be having a meeting at Churchill on Tuesday February 24 at 6:00 for incoming kindergarten parents. The meeting will give parents an overview of the full-day program.
 
5Essentials Survey 
Please take some time to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. This provides our school with ways to continuously improve. 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.
 
As of right now our parent response rate is 10% for the 2015 Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. Our goal is 20.0%, we are halfway there!
To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between January 12 and March 13, 2015.
 
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.
 
Important Upcoming Dates:
February 16         No School; Presidents’ Day observed
February 20         Booking with the Hawks reading incentive game
February 24         Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night (6:00)
February 26         BINGO Family Fun Night
February 26         Second trimester complete
March 3               Report Cards come home
March 10             PTA meeting 7:00
March 13             STC PTA Auction
March 20             Last day before Spring Break
 
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Pizza with the Principal

Posted February 10th, 2015 by rmeyer

The students who were selected for pizza with the principal for the month of January had lunch with Mrs. Hopkins on Monday.  Everyone had a great time, enjoyed pizza, and played several games.   Keep up the hard work students and hopefully you will be picked for a lunch soon.

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Churchill News 2-6-15

Posted February 6th, 2015 by rmeyer
Well it seems the groundhog has given us more winter! Please remind your students to bundle up and be prepared for the snow with hats, gloves, scarves, and boots.
 
Measles
In light of the recent news regarding measles at a Palatine child care facility, District 54 is sharing with all families this Measles Fact Sheet from the Cook County Department of Public Health. At this time there have been no reported cases of measles in District 54. Should there be a case of measles at your child’s school; parents/guardians would be notified.
 
Measles is a highly contagious disease. However, more than 99% of our students are vaccinated against this disease and the measles vaccine is highly effective.
 
If your child is exhibiting symptoms of measles, has been exposed to measles, or has been diagnosed with measles, please notify us. In addition, all students should remain at home anytime they have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater).
 
If you have specific questions about your child’s health, please contact your personal physician. CCDPH Measles Fact Sheet
 
Kindergarten Registration
The Board of Education voted to implement full-day kindergarten in all District 54 elementary schools starting with the 2015-16 school year! This is great news for our students and families, and our staff is very excited about having our youngest learners in the building all day! Kindergarten registration will be held on February 12 from 9:00-11:00a.m., 1-2:30p.m., and 6-8:00p.m. If you have neighbors with kindergartners who may not be aware that registration is coming up soon, please let them know! We will also hold an informational meeting on February 24 at 6:00p.m. for the families of incoming kindergartners.
 
5Essentials Survey
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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between Jan. 12 and March 13, 2015.  Our current parent response rate is 7% we are only 13% away from meeting our 20% goal!
 
Still time to 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:
February 10         7:00 PTA meeting
February 11 – Half-day for Teacher In-service; 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
 
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Pride Aroareds 2-5-2015

Posted February 6th, 2015 by rmeyer

 Joseph V., Lakshmi N., Christina C., Stephon S., Sarah P., Alexi J., Georgi S., Archit T., Aida S., Mohith K., Lindsay P., Keagen F., Brandon D., Mina R., Varma C., Sidrah F., Leon R., Alex C., Damian P., Michel C., Mea O., Cassidy R., Adele S., Aida S.

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All District 54 Schools Closed Monday February 2nd

Posted February 1st, 2015 by rmeyer
All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.  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 today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.
 

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.

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