Pride Aroareds 12-18

Posted December 19th, 2014 by rmeyer



Here are your Pride Aroared winners for December 18th.

Ariana A., Amber N., Alexa M., ryan B., Skylee K., Aneesh N., Rebecca S., Ryanne W., Timon d., Ethan S.,  Haley W., Samad S., Eric P., Max B., Mina R., Karina N., Sara B., Maya S., Nabeel S., Samantha C., Colleen W., Sydney C., William A., Nikarika P., Asherr R., Hazel J.

Thank You

Posted December 19th, 2014 by rmeyer

A huge thank you to all the parents and volunteers that helped make today’s winter parties a success.  The students had so much fun creating crafts, playing games, and having tasty treats.  It was a great way to begin our winter break.  We hope everyone has a wonderful time with family and friends in the next two weeks.  See you in 2015!

Churchill News 12-19-14

Posted December 19th, 2014 by rmeyer
Over the holiday season, we hope you find yourself relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family. I know I look forward to reconnecting with my own children, having movie days, and making cookies! We want to thank the entire community for the support they provide to all of our students.  We truly appreciative your dedication and support to the Churchill staff and students.  Have a happy holiday and joyous and healthy New Year! 
MAP Results
You will be receiving your child’s MAP results from the just completed winter benchmark assessment. As a staff, we are extremely pleased with the progress that students have shown so far this year as measured by the assessment.  Teachers will utilize the results of these assessments as a check point in their instruction and to review goals with your children. These goals will be shared with you at our goal setting conference on January 15th and 16th.  During these student-led conferences, your son/daughter will share his/her winter MAP scores, academic goals as well as behavioral goals. 
Mid-Year Project Update
Superintendent DuRoss put out a mid-year project update for the community that showcased the work our district has been working on thus far this year. You can find the full report here: District 54 Mid-Year Update.
A special invitation!
On January 21st we are sponsoring a special presentation for the parents with children in the Eisenhower feeder schools (Churchill, John Muir, Armstrong, and MacArthur).  Today’s youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their daily lives and utilize social media apps to communicate with the world around them.  Technology integration that encourages social interaction and self-expression presents new opportunities for youth, while at the same time challenging parents and teachers as we work together to keep youth healthy and safe.  Join us, along with the Internet Safety Specialist from the Attorney General’s Office and Officer Turman from the Hoffman Estates Police Department, as we continue our efforts to protect and educate our children.  Some of the topics that we will be discussing include; cyberbullying, digital citizenship, privacy, self-representation, sexting, and online predation.  Please see flyer below for more information about this event.
Schaumburg Parent University
The next semester of classes has been released for District 54’s Schaumburg Parent University (see attached). Schaumburg Parent University was created to strengthen family relationships and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. Research is clear that parental involvement is critical for children’s academic success, as well as for developing strong internal values and sense of self that results in a healthy, well-adjusted citizen. Schaumburg Parent University offers Time Together classes, such as the Family Literacy and Family Math nights planned for January. We also offer Practical Parenting classes, including a session on the new PARCC assessment and another on school-related anxiety. Please check out the complete list of classes by clicking on one of the attachments below, or visiting us online at
Spring 2014-15 Course Description (English)
SPU2014 Spring Course Description (Spanish)
Winter break begins today and school resumes Monday, January 5th. See you then!

Pride Aroareds 12-11-14

Posted December 11th, 2014 by rmeyer

Congratulations to the following students who received Pride Aroareds this week.


Ilma K., Karthik K., Julia B., Yusra F., Edward S., Logan R., Jason N., Alex J., Emmy K., Kevin S., Sai P., Leo M., Leon R., Nickolas S., Lauren E., Tony G., Hazel J., Molly B., Maya P., Keira P., Mason H., Latika S., Sidrah F., Sarah A., Mya W., Saanya V., Brytni U.

Hour of Code

Posted December 8th, 2014 by rmeyer

We are so excited to be participating in an Hour of Code this week.  Every student in grades 1-6 will be learning the basics of computer science and coding.  Ask your child what program they used to code!  For more information please see the flier below.

Hour of Code Parent Letter

Thank you PTA

Posted December 5th, 2014 by rmeyer

What a great variety of crafts our students got to make tonight at Winter Craft Night.  We saw reindeer, bells, minion ornaments, candles, and so much more! Thanks to all who volunteered to help put smiles on the faces of our students. The care you show by volunteering for PTA committees and attending these school events is truly appreciated by our staff and students!

Churchill News 12-5-14

Posted December 5th, 2014 by rmeyer
MAP Reports
Next week we will finish MAP testing and continue with any make-up testing throughout the week.  We are extremely proud of all of our students for putting forth their best effort.  Students will be spending time in the next two weeks with their teachers reviewing their reading and math goals.  Progress towards these goals will be shared with you during our January student led conferences.  MAP reports will be sent home during the week of December 15th. 
An exciting opportunity! -Hour of Code
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we’re joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students! On Monday and Tuesday Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Tomchuk will visit all of the 1st-6th grade classrooms in the school.  They will discuss what things in the students’ everyday life use computer science and the students will get to try their hand at coding!
For more details see  and help spread the word.
Sixth Grade Parents Only
Our sixth graders met with Mr. Todd, the assistant principal of Eisenhower Junior High. During that meeting the policies and procedures along with what a typical day is like at the junior high was reviewed. Now, it’s time for your child to choose electives for seventh grade! Families will receive more information regarding electives at the Sixth Grade Parent Night, which takes place on December 3rd. All completed student request forms should be returned to their 6th grade teachers by December 12th.
Yearbook Sales Start!
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 December 19 you will pay the low price of $15.00. The price will go up after winter bread to $18.00 and then after spring break to $20.00.
Hurry and act quickly for the lowest price. Order forms will go home sometime this week.
Virtual Backpack
Please remember that the District 54 Virtual Backpack contains a lot of information and activities available to students and families from various agencies and clubs in the area. Check it out on the District webpage!
PTA Family Fun Nights and School Events:
December 8- PTA Meeting 7:00
December 19- Winter Parties
January 5-School Resumes
Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Gluff

Winter Craft Night

Posted December 4th, 2014 by rmeyer

PTA’s annual Winter Craft Night is Tomorrow from 5:30-8 in our gym!  It is a great time to create some gift for those special people you see this winter!

Pride Aroareds 12-4-14

Posted December 4th, 2014 by rmeyer

Kaylee C., Julian G., Mansha A., Cassidy R., Lani A., Timothy H., Aric V., Zacaria S., lily U., Marty E.,  Nihir k., Skyler N., Riley N., Erin C., Hayden K., Sammy A., Isabella R., Upanshu P., Anuj D., Philip M., Sayuri R., Mea O., chris P., Noah R., Adriana L., Treasa R.


3-4 Concert

Posted November 20th, 2014 by rmeyer

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support the third and fourth graders at our concert last night.  Everyone did a fantastic job.  A special thank you to Ms. D’Ambrose for putting together such an awesome show!


Chu 3-4 concert