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#ChurchillPride – October 31, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Happy Halloween!  Due to the weather, we will be having our parade indoors today.  We will ask that any parent that would like to watch, please sign in at the main office between 12:30-1:00.  Please note, that we will be asking parents/guardians to stand in the middle of the gym while the students parade around the perimeter.  We will not have any chairs set up, it will be standing room only. Thank you for being so flexible with this crazy Halloween weather!

Please remember that only the scheduled PTA room reps are able to attend the classroom parties to facilitate the festivities that take place after the parade.

Please note, this email is in place of my Friday email.  We will not be sending another update out this week. Have a wonderful time trick or treating and enjoy the first weekend in November.  Please remember that it is daylight savings and we fall back on Sunday!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Yearbook

It’s time to order your 2019-20 yearbook! Save now by going to balfour.com and reserving your copy for $17.00. Prices go up to $20 December 21.

SEL Survey Parents 3rd through 6th reminder

As a school we set goals at the beginning of the year. One of our goals specifically focuses on the wellness of the Whole Child. By focusing on our students’ social emotional health we help prepare them for the challenges, academic and other, that they might experience.

To help us better know our students we have an electronic survey that we are using this year. Teachers and students have already taken the survey. Recently you also received an email from me asking you to complete the social emotional survey for your child(ren) in grades 3rd through 6th as well. During conferences teachers also gave parents, who hadn’t yet completed the survey yet, a letter with your access codes so that you can still log in and take the survey. Our goal is to have 100% of the parents of students in grade 3 through 6 take the survey. We hope that you take a moment to complete this survey so that your perspective can be included as well. Later this year we will be generating an SEL report for parents. Note that the survey window closes on November 8th.

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:

  • November 5: PTA Dine Out Night
  • November 8: End of First Trimester
  • November 12: PTA Meeting

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

November

  • Friday 8 – Ice Cream
  • Friday 15 – Snack Pack
  • Friday 22 – Nachos

December

  • Friday 6 – Ice Cream
  • Friday 13 – Snack Pack

Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2019 report card information posted on the state’s website at illinoisreportcard.com and on the District 54 website at sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment and financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 6 through 8, certified staff and parents last year. If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-6300.

 5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Severe Weather Procedures

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow that we often get during winters in our community I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, however sometimes circumstances beyond our control dictate the need to close schools. Please click on this link to read more about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

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

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

ABCs of Family Fitness – November 21

Most of us think about ABCs in terms of reading and writing. This class, guided by Melt Pilates and Yoga owner, personal trainer and yoga instructor Shannon Tampa, will focus on Abs, Biceps and Core. Support your child’s social emotional success by ensuring they stay healthy, challenged and engaged during this quality family time! This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). ABCs of Fitness flyer

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.