News

Pump it Up!

Posted May 29th, 2015 by rmeyer

Congratulations to all the students who were drawn to enjoy a fun filled day at Pump it Up today for having no home communication forms.  We are so proud of you and all the students at Churchill who went all year with no home communication forms.

 

 

Pride Aroareds 5-28

Posted May 28th, 2015 by rmeyer

Bobby C., Reya R., Kasthuri S., Mya G., Michael S., Jotham M., Jovie T., Adrian G., Naga M., Sanika S., Emilia F., Rohan U., P.J. C., Grace U.019

May 21st Pride Aroareds

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by rmeyer

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Arianne S., ABid H., Aya E., Soorya S., timothy H., Sammy A., Edward S., Logan R., Samantha R., Ihsaam I., Shriniket K., chris P., AJ B., Mansha A., Niharika P., Hajera Q., Izzy T., Hope C.

Variety Show

Posted May 19th, 2015 by rmeyer

Yesterday we got to see the variety show in an in school assembly and tonight our students will perform for the community at Eisenhower.  They had lots of great acts including dances, songs, and joke tellers.  We also got to see dances from India.  Many people were cheering for the students playing instruments, such as, piano, violins an drums.  Everyone was sad to leave the assembly of the variety show and we know everyone will enjoy it tonight.

By: Abbie and Maggie

 

Churchill News 5-18

Posted May 18th, 2015 by rmeyer
Just wanting to give a Churchill “shout out” to Ms. D’Ambrose, Ms. Mead, and Ms. Hanley for their hard work preparing out students for our annual Variety Show! We hope you and your families can come see our talented students perform. The show will be at Eisenhower Junior High on Tuesday May 19th at 7:00. Make it a family fun night and cheer on our stars

News for you:

·       District 54 Foundation Event:  Mark your calendars for the annual Family Night Out at the Schaumburg Boomers Game on May 29th at 6:30. See the attached invitation for more information.
·       Crossing Guard Safety Tips: This is always a good time to remind everyone about general safety tips, especially when going to and from school. Please review the attached handout with your child for more information about crossing guard safety tips.
·       Bilingual Parent Advisory Council:  Join District 54 bilingual parents and EL teachers for the final Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 – 7:30 at the Early Learning Center. New parents are always welcome! There will be a presentation on summer learning and a review of the School District 54 Title III Grant proposal for the 2015-2016 school year. See the attached flyer for more details.
·       Field Day Help: Our PTA is looking for volunteers for field day! If you are available to help in any way morning, afternoon, or all day please contact Mrs. Rosario at (847)857-1700 or email her at foreverangelcat@yahoo.com.  

Calendar Items:

May 28               1/2 Performances—
6:00 Mrs. Ahearn, Mrs. Lamont and Mrs. Majewski’s classes   
7:30 Mrs. Narish, Mrs. Mestas, Mrs. Stewart, and Mrs. Crase’s classes                                     
June 1                 Non-Attendance Day
June 2                 PTA Meeting
June 9                 Field Day
June 10              Kinder Water Day
June 11              6th grade Celebration
June 12              LAST DAY (Full Day)
 

Project A.C.E.S.

Posted May 6th, 2015 by rmeyer
  This morning Churchill participated in Walk or Bike to School Day. The Schaumburg Police Department welcomed walkers and bikers with a warm greeting and some pencils! Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the event. For those that were unable to participate in Walk or Bike to School Day, we also participated in Project A.C.E.S. (All Children Exercising Simultaneously). Project A.C.E.S. began over 20 years ago and now has over 50 countries participating in the event. I would like to offer a big thank you to Mrs. Panek, a Lifetime Fitness instructor. Mrs. Panek volunteered her time and led a very successful bootcamp! Also, a big thank you to our very own Mrs. Wolfe who led an awesome kickboxing session today! Finally, I would like to thank all the staff for accommodating the change in today’s schedule and participating in Project A.C.E.S. and helping welcome walkers and bikers.
Bob Wroblewski 

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)