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The Churchill Pride – February 5, 2018

Good morning Churchill community,

It was wonderful to see so many of our Churchill families at the Fun Fair Friday night.  We enjoyed visiting with families and watching our students engage in fun activities with their peers!  Thank you to our terrific PTA for sponsoring such a great event!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern Carol Novak

Principal Assistant Principal

Recess

With the onset of winter we have started to see the swing in temperatures that often occurs in this area. In order to ensure that all students are safe students need to wear a coat, hat, and gloves out to recess when it is cold.  Students will also need to have snow pants and boots if they would like to play in the snow in the field.  Please make sure that you consult the weather forecast prior to sending your child to school.

Note from the Nurse regarding Cold and Flu

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Cold and flu season is upon us and we are seeing a large number of students with flu symptoms. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or a cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Mild stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home and consider seeking medical attention if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth. Your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

The flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent illness from the seasonal influenza virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults and children receive the flu vaccine each year. Yearly flu vaccination is needed because immunity against the flu wears off over time. In addition, the flu virus strains often change, so the vaccine also changes from year-to-year in order to match the flu viruses expected to be circulating in the community.

Colds and Flu are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours.

Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin), it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not they should attend school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities upon return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Koscik, RN, BSN

Churchill Nurse

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.

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 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

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.

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 February.

  • Renter Rights – Attorney Caroline Manley will teach attendees about Illinois landlord and tenant law and how to best protect yourself as a tenant. Topics covered will include: what to look for in a lease, security deposits, evictions, illegal lock-outs and habitability issues. This presentation for adults only will be presented in English and Spanish and will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on February 6 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.
  • Family Engineering Night – Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers and design an artistic robot. Discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families. This activity event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on February 21 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.