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#ChurchillPride – March 4, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

Last week was another great week at Churchill! Throughout all District 54 schools we are celebrating the month of March as Happiness month! On Friday, we kicked off Happiness month cheering for our students and sharing a Happiness calendar filled with many fun activities.  Please check out the attached calendar to help you and your child plan ahead for our Happiness celebrations and spreading joy to others!

Churchill March Happiness Calendar.jpg

As you know, throughout the year we practice each of our emergency preparedness drills. Through practice, our staff and students learn how to quickly and safely respond to situations. On Thursday, we were able to practice the Shelter in Place Drill.  A Shelter in Place Drill is used when there is the threat of severe weather. During this practice drill we reviewed with the students where to go and how to get onto the floor into a safe position. This is also a great time for families to review Shelter in Place procedures at home as well. You can find more information about shelter in place recommendations by going to Ready.gov.

Our students did an outstanding job of following teacher directions and practicing this drill! Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Social Emotional Learning Home Connection

Attached you will find information about SEL lessons which were taught during February. We focused our lessons on responsibility and conflicts.

SEL Conflicts.pdf

SEL Responsibility.pdf

Spirit Wear Orders – You still have time to purchase!

You too can purchase spirit wear from our amazing vendor Waist Up Imprinted Sportswear. For the next two weeks you can order online by going to https://www.waistup.com/winston_churchill_lions. Orders will be fulfilled after the two week sales window closes. The window for online orders will close at midnight on Monday March 11th. Orders made will be sent home with the children.

Important Dates:

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Upcoming Food Dates:

Thursday, March 7th-Hot Food-McDonald’s
Friday, March 8th-Snack Day-Build Your Own Snack Pack- &
Thursday, March 14th Pizza Day

Friday, March 15th-Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, March 21st-Hot Food-Popeyes
Thursday, March 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Tuesday, March 5th-6:30pm PTA Meeting

Friday, March 8th Schaumburg Township Council of PTA Auction
Tuesday, March 12th-Skate Night at Coachlite 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, March 14th-Dine Out (Potbelly)

Friday, March 22nd-Room Party & Snack Day-Nachos

Schaumburg Parent University – March 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 March. Please note that child care is always available.

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges – March 6

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Reitz will discuss how you, as a parent, can help your children develop skills that will allow them to better regulate their emotions. Learn how to teach your child coping tools and healthier options to use when they become distressed. She will also address how parenting plays a role in tantrums and ways to adjust some of your parenting techniques. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges flyer

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn everyday into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam flyer

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). 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.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!

STC PTA Elementary Scholarship applications are now available in the Churchill front office or via this link https://pta.sd54.org/2019/02/27/elementary-scholarship-applications-available/   Applications are due back to the Churchill front office (following all instructions and in a sealed envelope) by March 22nd. Late applications will NOT be accepted