Soft Lockdown

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by rmeyer
This morning Churchill Elementary School learned that Hoffman Estates High School was on a soft lockdown due to an unattended package found in the school’s stadium.
Due to the proximity of our school to the high school we initiated a soft lockdown at Churchill as well. A soft lockdown means that children are not allowed outside for physical education or recess and extreme caution is used when allowing people to enter the building. Inside the building, children are still engaged in learning and are allowed to move from room to room. We took this precautionary measure because your child’s safety is our top priority.
At 12:30  p.m., the police notified us that the lockdown could be lifted.
I was very proud of the way our students and staff responded during the soft lockdown.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (847) 357-6300.
Mrs. Hopkins

Churchill School News 10-16-2014

Posted October 16th, 2014 by rmeyer
It was great to see so many of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences last week.  We are excited to collectively work towards your child’s goals for this school year.  Thanks again for your continued support and investment in the success of your child.  I hope this time gave helped you and your child create a “roadmap” to success. I know I was able to sit in on a few conferences and really enjoyed hearing our students share their goals. I was truly impressed with how well they knew themselves as a learner and how they shared specific ways in which they could continue to improve. Our students truly show ownership in their learning. We are very proud of their efforts.
I know my last e-mail blast left you in suspense! I am hoping your students already shared our big news that they learned at our community assembly!!! On behalf of Mr. Wroblewski and all of our staff we were excited to share that our school was the recipient of the District trophy for having the most participation at District 54’s annual Run to Read. We had close to 90 staff, students, and parents join in the fun. Mr. Wroblewski will be showing off the trophy during PE classes.
Halloween is right around the corner, and can certainly be a fun time.  Here at Churchill, we want to ensure that Halloween is safe for all students.  letter that outlines our Halloween expectations is below.  Teachers have already shared this information with students and we would ask for you to review these guidelines as well.
Senate Bill 16
Click here to read Superintendent DuRoss’ article about Senate Bill 16.
PARCC Practice Websites:
This spring, students in grades three through six will be taking the PARCC Assessment.   At Churchill, we are providing purposeful learning opportunities that will prepare students to demonstrate their abilities on the PARCC Assessment.  If you are interested in finding out more about PARCC or looking for opportunities to practice, here are two websites to get you started:
Race Day:
Our annual West Side Race will be held at Eisenhower Junior High October 21. Students were asked to register to run by October 14th.  This race is a one mile run for 5th and 6th graders from Churchill, MacArthur, and Armstrong Schools. Parents need to transport students to and from Eisenhower.  Students should arrive at Eisenhower Jr. High by 3:50.  The races will begin at 4:00.  Students need to be picked up from Eisenhower no later than 5:30 p.m. We hope you can come cheer them on!
News from our new PTA President, Mrs. Lyons:
It is officially fall and the chill is in the air. I hope everyone enjoyed a little time with friends and family over the long weekend. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you as your new PTA President. My name is Alicia Lyons, I have a 1st grader at Churchill, 3 year old and a step son attending school in Palatine.  Thank You for allowing me to serve your children and yourselves. It was my pleasure to meet a lot of you at Book Fair and I hope to meet more of you at Family Fun Night.
We have a lot of exciting events planned this year so mark your calendars Fall Family Fun Night is October 23rd. If you are interested in volunteering for this event email Jenn Sklena,  A letter detailing this event is below.
October 23rd at 5:45 we will be having a very important General Meeting to vote on the PTA’s stand for Senate Bill 16.
October 23rd D54 Blood Drive 2:30-7:30 at the district office, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Upstairs in the Conference Room. Call 1-800-786-4483 or
Yearbook Committee is looking for parents that love taking pictures. If you are interested in helping please email us at
Our next meeting is November 11th at 7pm in the library.
Hope to see you there!!

Lion’s Pride Awards 10-16-14

Posted October 16th, 2014 by rmeyer

Look at today’s award winners:  Julian G., Jessica W., Damian P., Mea O., Jessica V.,Noah W., Julia A., Nicholas K., Cesar T., Hailey P., David J., Dhenaisingh R., Eleeana a., Sivani  P., Nihir K., Kendall B., Shivam K., Shamali K., Jessica V., Michelle V., Amogh S., Safa Q., Ram G., Carmen D., Lauren E., Jazmyn I.


Paw Pride for October 9th

Posted October 13th, 2014 by rmeyer

Paw Pride winners for the week of October 9, 2014:  Haaris H., Darren K., Anna Z., Naomi V., Adrianna V., Adriana L., Shriniket K., Sarthak K., Maria M., Gabriella A., Jubilee C., Cassidy R., Nick P., Nickolas S., Suzanne W., Ryan B., Brinley S., Victoria M., Julia F., William R., Khushi M., Sri Charan K., Emilia K.


Happy October!

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by rmeyer
Happy October!
Thanks to everyone who joined the Churchill Team for Run to Read last Sunday. It was an absolutely beautiful day and we had so many of our staff and students come out to join in the fun!  We have some exciting news to share with our students at our second community assembly on Monday! Be sure to ask them about Run to Read.
Over the past two weeks we have also started our Lion’s Pride A-roards! Ms. Gluff and I got to congratulate so many students for following Leo’s Laws. Our PBIS student team is busy counting up all of the tickets our students have earned this past month and will be reporting our progress to the students on Monday. We are feeling pretty confident that we have earned at least one if not two school-wide celebrations!
Yet one more celebration! We also had our first Pizza with the principal this past week. Ms. Gluff and I got to have lunch with some of our students whose names were chosen from our Lion’s Roar ticket jars. We enjoyed great conversations and played Pictionary. It was the highlight of our week!
We are looking forward to seeing you all next week for our fall goal setting conferences on Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10. Please be sure to send back the conference form questionnaire to your child’s teacher and confirm your time. Also, please note that there is early dismissal at 11:40 for grades 1-6 on Thursday, October 9 and no classes for kindergarten that Thursday as well. It is also a long weekend with no school on Friday, October 10 and Monday, October 13.
While you are at school for conferences, you may want to celebrate your students’ hard work by purchasing a book at our PTA book fair.
Food Pantry Fundraiser at Mariano’s
Today, the Interact Clubs from Keller and Mead along with the Elk Grove and Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates Rotary Clubs will be greeting guests at Mariano’s at 2575 W Golf Rd, Hoffman Estates to promote the District 54 Food Pantry.  Come do your grocery shopping and support the District 54 Food Pantry by making a food or monetary donation.  All proceeds raised will be used to purchase items that are generally not donated for the Keller and Mead Pantries.  For more information about the District 54 Food Pantry, please click here.
Below you will also find an invite for adult ESL parent classes here at Churchill.
Fall 2014 Flyer ESL Classes @ Churchill

Important Upcoming Dates
10/9—Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal @ 11:40/No Kindergarten Classes
10/10—Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
10/13—Columbus Day – No School
10/14 – PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)
Enjoy your weekend!
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Room Parent Meeting Tomorrow

Posted October 1st, 2014 by rmeyer

Tomorrow there will be two meetings available for room parents to meet and learn about ways they can help throughout the year.  The first meeting is scheduled at 3:15 and the second at 6:15.  Please note you only need to attend one meeting.

Churchill News- 9/13/2014

Posted September 14th, 2014 by rmeyer
We had another awesome week here at Churchill! Our students started MAP testing this week and have done a great job working hard to show us what they know.  During this busy week we had bus evacuation practice, Leo’s Learning nights, and picture day. We know everyone left smiling Friday! Thanks to our PTA volunteers who helped out during picture day and met families during Leo’s Learning night.
Thanks to all who came out for Leo’s Learning nights. The staff enjoyed this opportunity get to know so many of our families. It was nice to see our families enjoying math games, investigating websites, practicing reading strategies,  learning about Leo’s Laws, doing science experiments, and so much more. We hope you left with some great learning tools to use at home.
We will continue to administer our fall MAP assessment during the coming week. Results will be analyzed to inform our instructional practice and students will then be given the opportunity to set academic goals for the year based off the data. We will send the results of the fall assessment home prior to our student goal setting conferences with parents which will occur on the 9th and 10th of October.
Other dates to remember:
Run to Read
The annual School District 54 Run to Read will be hosted by Dirksen School on Sunday, September 28th. All profits from this event are used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be great to see some of our Churchill families join us out there that morning! If you would like more information, visit the District 54 website.
Schaumburg Parent University
Please click below to view flyers regarding upcoming parent presentations.
Important Upcoming Dates:
September 24th- No School PM- 11:40 dismissal
September 28th- Run To Read
September 30th- Vision and Hearing  Screening
October 9th and 10th – Student-led parent conferences
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

We are up and running!

Posted September 5th, 2014 by rmeyer

We are officially off to a great start at Churchill School.  This week we welcomed our new kindergartners!  Next week, we will begin our first round of Map testing for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students will be reviewing the goals they set for themselves in the spring.

We want to thank all parents for understanding our late dismissal this afternoon.  Students and teachers handled the weather and our unexpected lack of power very well.  Some of our Churchill students were even spotted by teachers on the evening news cleaning up debris.  We hope everyone stayed safe during the storm and has a wonderful weekend.

Back to School Information

Posted June 25th, 2014 by rmeyer

Mark your calendars for two very important events at Churchill School for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Please click on the two links below to find out more information about Back to School Night and Leo’s Learning Night.  Enjoy your summer.

Back to School Night Flyer 2014-2015

Leo’s Learning Night Flyer

Class assignments will be mailed home in August.  If you need to register your child for the upcoming year please follow this link to learn more.