West Side Race Participants

Posted October 30th, 2014 by rmeyer


Pride Aroared Winners October 23rd

Posted October 30th, 2014 by rmeyer


Camp Leo-3rd and 4th Graders

Posted October 30th, 2014 by rmeyer

camp leo 2014 flyer

Adult English as a Second Language Classes

Posted October 26th, 2014 by rmeyer

District 54 is happy to announce the following schools will be hosting free Adult English as a Second Language classes this year: Churchill, Nerge and Hoover Elementary Schools. These classes are for all parents who are interested in learning basic English conversational skills. If you are interested in learning English, please fill out the form below and return it to the school of interest.

Churchill Elementary School will be hosting classes on:
Mondays: October: 27th, November: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, December: 1st, 8th, 15th
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:  Churchill School 1520 N Jones Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60195,    Room 106
For more Information: Please call Katie Marie Lopez at Churchill School 847-357-6300  or email:

Churchill News 10-24-2014

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.   
Emergency Closings
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 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.
90/90 Celebration
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!” 
Important Dates
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

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