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The Churchill Pride – January 27, 2018

Good morning Churchill community,

Churchill Pride is strong at our school!

We want to hear from you about what makes you proud to have your child attend Churchill!  As a faculty we use your results from the Illinois State 5 Essentials Survey to improve our school through development of School Improvement Plans, helping us to grow even stronger as a community.  

The deadline for parents to complete the survey is Wednesday, January 31st.  Currently, only 13% of our Churchill families have completed the survey.  You could help show your Pride by completing the survey before the January 31st deadline.  We are in need of only 35 more families to complete the survey to achieve our goal of 20%.  I am confident that we can reach this goal, but we need your help!

Thank you to the families that already completed the survey.  For those that haven’t had the chance, please take a moment right now to complete the survey so that your feedback can help us Ensure the Success of all Churchill Students and Families!

Survey Link – http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Sincerely,

Steve Kern Carol Novak

Principal Assistant Principal

Churchill’s Underwars Challenge!

February is Captain Underpants month!

Hey Churchill! Hey what?  We have a challenge for you!!  

Our challenge is to collect new underwear and socks for the District 54 Clothing Closet. One classroom from each grade level, who collects the most pairs of underwear and socks, will earn an all class celebration!    

Each week the winning classroom will earn bragging rights keeping a classroom trophy for the week.

Churchill Lions, together let’s Make a Difference!

Kindergarten Registration

Please help us spread the word about the upcoming Kindergarten Registration!  An important part of planning for next year is getting to know more about our students.  We will be holding Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.  Registration will take place from 9 to 11 am, 1 to 2:30 pm and 6 to 8 pm here at Churchill.  Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who have children who will be enrolling in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.

Student-Led Conferences

Please join us on February 15-16, 2018 for student-led conferences at Churchill. During these conferences, your child will have an opportunity to share with you his/her academic progress and personal growth. The teachers have reserved the same time slot for you as you had during the Fall Conference.  A reminder letter will be sent home with your child the week of January 29th. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you need to change the time of your parent conference.

Stay up to date with what is going on at Churchill!

Calendar: Churchill Calendar of Events

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Specials Facebook,PTA Facebook

Website:Churchill School Website

Upcoming Events and PTA Snack Day Snacks – All snack days are $2

Thursday February 1st-Hot Food

Friday February 2nd-Snack Day and Fun Fair

Thursday February 8th-9:30am PTA Meeting

Thursday February 8th – Kindergarten Registration

Friday February 9th-Snack Day

Monday February 12th-Dine Out Night

Wednesday February 14th-Room Party

Thursday February 15th-Book Fair

Thursday February 22nd-Hot Food

Friday February 23rd-Snack Day

Focus on the Foundation – January 2018

The District 54 Education Foundation’s programs primarily serve students from families with financial needs. In District 54, nearly one-fourth of students qualify for the federal free lunch program, which for a family of four means an annual income of less than $32,000.

A key focus for the Foundation is providing breakfast to ensure that students begin their day ready to learn. Thanks to the community’s generous support of our Food 4 Thought campaign, in January 2018 the Foundation will be funding breakfast programs for students at 18 of our 28 schools, serving nearly 1,400 students in need. Thank you to our 2017-18 all-school sponsors: Woodfield Area Children’s Organization, Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates, Tate & Lyle, Chick-fil-A of Schaumburg/West Schaumburg, and Schaumburg Park Foundation. Thank you also to the staff of District 54, who have donated enough money through the payroll deduct program to sponsor a school.

To learn more about the Foundation, click here to check out our video.

District 54 Multicultural Event 2018:  Performance Information and Interest Form

Each year the Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event.  This event takes place at the Community Recreation Center and showcases the diversity represented by the students of District 54.

Preparations are already under way for this year’s event, which will take place on Saturday, April 14. We look forward to seeing many of the cultures in District 54 represented and are looking for students, or groups of students, who would like to perform.

If your child is interested in performing, please visit the Department of Language and Culture homepage for details and complete the Performance Interest Form by February 9.  If you are unable to complete the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.