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The Churchill Pride – April 13, 2018

Good afternoon Churchill community,

Our third through sixth grade students have done a great job taking the PARCC test this week.  We can see that their hard work from the year, combined with their attention to detail on the test, will show positively on their test scores.  Great job Lions!

We hope that you have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal

Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Classlist Parent Input Form

The planning process for the 2018-2019 school year has begun. Next year Churchill will be transitioning from the multigrade structure to a straight grade level format. Like most years, there may be some new staff members joining the Churchill family, and returning staff members in new roles.  Because the hiring process is ongoing, classroom assignments for teachers are tentative and subject to change. However, we will soon be creating the class lists for next year. This is a time consuming process as we strive to create the most balanced classes that we can. Our placement decisions involve team input and are created with great care and thought. We consider a wide variety of factors including individual learning styles, personalities, behaviors, peer relations, and any special needs that students may have.

Classroom teachers and our support staff will be working closely to ensure that we have not overlooked any information for appropriate placements. In addition, we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide input in this process. I have included a form that can be used to provide your perceptions of any unique characteristics your child may have in the areas listed. If you would like to provide information on this form, please return it to the Churchill Office by April 30th.  In addition, please remember that any forms requesting or excluding specific teachers will be discarded. While it would be wonderful if every child and parent were able to request next year’s teacher, it is impossible to honor almost 600 requests. Please honor our process by not requesting a specific teacher.

Once class lists have been created, any change is extremely difficult. It often impacts numerous students and classes. We appreciate your help and support in this important process.

Please click here for the parent input form. Churchill Parent Input Form 18-19.pdf 

Summer Camp Offerings

School District 54 is offering several summer camp opportunities for students to enhance creativity and innovation. To learn more about these opportunities and to register, please view the SD54 Summer Camp Brochure.  Please remember that registration for summer camp closes on Friday, April 20th.

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students.

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.

More information will be available at the enrollment meetings:

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

Crossing at the Crosswalk only

With the warm weather we find that many students are walking home.  Given the impact of the construction many of our students are walking through the back neighborhood.  Please remind your child that they need to cross the streets only at the crosswalks, especially on Churchill and Knightsbridge.  We want to make sure that all of our students get home safely.

Ease Into IKE

The administration and staff of Dwight Eisenhower Junior High School are pleased to provide your incoming 7th grader with an opportunity to visit our school before the start of the next school year.  Ease Into IKE is an annual event sponsored by Eisenhower Junior High. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Your student will have the opportunity to meet some of the faculty and administrators, practice locker combinations, play games in the gym, and tour the building. An invitation letter will be sent home this week providing further details. This event is for incoming 7th grade students only.  Parents will need to pick their child up from Eisenhower by 7:30 pm.

Multicultural Event-Saturday, April 14th

School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture, in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District, will host its annual Multicultural Event from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC), 505 N. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games and food.

During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts and activities that represent countries around the world. This year’s event will feature more than 20 student group performances and more than 30 individual student performances representing countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash. Parking will be available at the CRC and Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 Bode Road, Schaumburg.

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

Calendar: Churchill Calendar of Events

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Upcoming PTA Events and PTA Snack Day Snacks

Tuesday April 17th-Dine Out Night

Friday April 20th-Snack Day (popsicle)

Thursday April 26th-Hot Food

Friday April 27th-Snack Day (nachos)

Friday May 4th-Snack Day (popsicle)

Friday May 4th-Saturday May 5th-Illinois PTA Convention

Wednesday May 9th -5:30pm STC Scholarship Dinner

Thursday May 10th-Hot Food

Friday May 11th-Snack Day (nachos)

Tuesday May 15th-6:30pm Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday May 16th-Dine Out Night

Friday May 18th-Snack Day (popsicle)

Friday May 31st -Field Day

District 54 School Safety Presentation – April 23

District 54 invites all parents to attend a presentation on crisis prevention and response at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. The safety of our students and employees is the top priority in District 54. District administrators will discuss safety measures in our schools, including how the district works in close partnership with our local police and fire departments on crisis prevention and response. The district will also discuss supports that are in place for students who are struggling socially or emotionally.

District 54 Education Foundation – 21st Annual Golf Outing

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 21st annual golf outing on Monday, June 11 and make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

The golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households.

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor, volunteering at our outing or golfing. We are also looking for items for our silent auction, as well as gift cards from local businesses to award as prizes.

Visit www.d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information.

Schaumburg Parent University – Upcoming 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.

A Girl’s Purpose Workshop – April 25

This class is for mothers and fifth- to eighth-grade girls. We will chat, laugh, ask questions and learn about tools for a healthy, strong, emotionally balanced life. Chat session first, then you will make two essential oil roller bottles to take home. We will end the workshop with a powerful and calming yoga session catered just for you. The cost for the essential oils activity and yoga is $15 per person. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Summer Camp Expo – May 1

This event is for parents and students, but childcare is also available. Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available in Schaumburg Township and the surrounding area. Programs and agencies attending the expo will be listed at http://sd54.org/spu. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring childcare and the name of your child’s school. If you represent an agency in the area and would like to reserve a booth at the Summer Camp Expo, please contact Meagan Kasper at (847) 357-5027 or meagankasper@nullsd54.org.