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#ChurchillPride – August 30, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

School is in full swing at Churchill! It is great to see all of the learning taking place within the classrooms. Please remember that all schools are closed on Monday, due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Churchill School Curriculum Night

Next week we will be having our Curriculum Night presentations. This event is intended for parents / guardians. Parents can attend sessions starting at 5:30 p.m. or 6:20 p.m.

  • On Tuesday, September 3rd we will have Curriculum Night presentations for grades Kindergarten, First, Third and Fourth.
  • On Wednesday, September 4th we will have Curriculum Night presentations for grades Second, Fifth and Sixth.

Grandparents and Goodies Reminder

Mark your calendars. Our annual PTA Grandparents and Goodies event will take place on Monday, September 9th from 7:45 until 8:25 a.m.

Early Dismissal Wednesdays

As a reminder, students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday so that staff can meet weekly for professional development and team planning meetings.

Run to Read

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

PTA Party Money

You can now pay your PTA Party Money on member hub with a credit card. 100% of the money collected is used to support the student PTA parties; Halloween and spring party.  Please support our PTA by donating $8. This can be done via memberhub with credit card or turning the paper registration in to your child’s teacher.

MAP Testing:

Fall MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) began on Monday, 8/26 through 9/6. Each student at Churchill will take one MAP reading session and one MAP math session.  This data will be used to better know your child as a learner, as well as inform our teachers on how to best instruct your child.

Stay up to date

Make sure that you bookmark these links so that you can stay up to date with all that is going on at Churchill!

Dates to Remember:

  • August 19 – First day of school for 1st through 6th grade students.
  • August 21 & 22 – Digital Device presentation for parents of Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students.
  • August 27 – PTA Meeting
  • September 2 – Labor Day No School
  • September 3 – Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, First, Third, and Four grades
  • September 4 – Curriculum Night for Second, Fifth, and Sixth grades
  • September 10 – PTA Meeting (Meet and Greet starts at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.)

Attendance

Remember to call our attendance line at 847-357-6302 by 9:00am each day your student will be absent.  Be sure to include your child’s name, teacher, classroom number, and reason for the absence. Students who are not called in absent will be marked as unexcused.  Please make every effort to schedule vacations and medical appointments around the school calendar.

Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  We begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • School is dismissed at 3:00 p.m. daily, except on Wednesdays when students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. for Staff Development. On Half-Day Inservice days, students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
  • It is expected that all students will be in their classrooms by 8:40. If your son or daughter arrives at 8:40 or later, parents must come into the office and sign their child into school.
  • For safety purposes, the front parking lot is for buses only from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm (M,T, Th and Fr) and from 2:20-2:40 pm on Wednesdays. If you choose to drive your child, please use one of the side streets to drop him/her off. There will be staff at the entrances to greet students every day.

Dogs on Property

As a reminder, we are continuing our practice from previous years. Dogs, of any size, are not allowed on school property. We have students who are afraid of dogs, while some have allergies to dogs as well. We also know that sometimes dogs can be unpredictable in how they respond to other dogs and large groups of students. For all of these reasons we do not allow any dogs to be present on school property during arrival and dismissal time.  Thank you for helping us to create a safe and healthy environment for all of our students!

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest

The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.

For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

Schaumburg Parent University – September 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 September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12

Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org