#ChurchillPride – April 28, 2019
Good afternoon Churchill community,
This week we had the distinct pleasure of being able to watch our students in the Churchill Musical as they performed the play The Return of the Glass Slipper! It was absolutely inspiring to see our Churchill students up on stage. The arts are such an important part of our lives, it is great to see Churchill students exploring new activities.
Have a wonderful week!
Steve Kern and Carol Novak
Celebrate Reading and Writing
Our Celebrate Reading and Writing event will take place on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Come join us for a celebration of creativity and hard work. Churchill students challenged themselves as innovators throughout the year. Each student has chosen at least one piece of work that they are proud of to share with our Churchill community. We hope that you and you child can join us for the family event.
Online sales are now closed, but you may still reserve your yearbook by bringing in $20 cash or check (Churchill PTA) into the office in an envelope marked yearbook with your child’s name, teacher, and room number. I’ll give you back a receipt for proof of payment. Any questions please contact Jen Litz 847-772-6047.
Spring MAP testing will take place from May 6- 17. As during our Fall and Winter MAP testing sessions, students will be tested in Reading and in Math.
Last Day of School
Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.
With the announcement that June 6th will be a half day, as a school we decided to change the date of our end of the year Field Day event. Field Day will now take place on Monday, June 3rd, weather permitting. More information about our Field Day event will be shared with you, as we get closer to the day of the event.
End of the year Alphabet Countdown
Our K-6th grade students will be participating in an end of the year alphabet countdown. Calendars were sent home with students last week. The official ABC calendar starts on Wednesday, May 1st. We are adding two additional days to help us promote our Celebration of Reading and Writing Event.
- Monday, April 29 – Happiness Day – wear your orange!
- Tuesday, April 30 – Read my Shirt Day – wear a shirt with school appropriate words on it
- Wednesday, May 1 – Animal Attire Day – wear your favorite animal related clothing
- Thursday, May 2 – Bubble Day – let’s blow some bubbles
- Friday, May 3 – Crazy from Head to Toe Day – Crazy hair / sock day
Important Churchill Dates
Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill.
Monday, April 29 – 7:45-8:30 am Dads and Donuts
Tuesday, April 30 – 5:30-7pm Book Fair at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night
Wednesday, May 1 – Dine Out (California Pizza Kitchen)
Thursday, May 2 – Pizza
Friday, May 3 – Snack Day-Nachos
Wednesday, May 8 – 5:30pm STC Scholarship Dinner
Thursday, May 9 – Hot Food-Panda Express
Friday, May 10 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, May 16 – Pizza
Friday, May 17 – Snack Day-Nachos
Thursday, May 23 – Hot Food-Subway
Friday, May 24 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Friday, May 31 – Snack Day- Clean Out the Closet
Summer of 54
What did you do over your summer? This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums. The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirit. Camp opportunities offer:
- A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
- Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
- Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
- An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world
Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt. Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.
D54 Foundation Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser – May 1
The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from either of the Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Schaumburg on May 1, and 20% of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order. Click here for the flyer.
D54 Foundation Thank a Teacher
Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll. Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music. If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.
District #54 Instrumental Music Staff
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.
Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend, where more information will be available:
Addams Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)
Mead Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)
Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)
Keller Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)
Frost Junior High – Wednesday, 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.
District 54 Instrumental Music Staff
District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications
The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.
Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker.