#ChurchillPride – November 10, 2019
Dear Churchill Community,
This year Churchill Elementary School is celebrating our 54th birthday! We took time this week to enjoy a special dance party on the 54th day of school, as well as taking the picture that you see above. Thank you to Mr. Johnson and his 6th grade math class for creating a plan and organizing the staff and students for the picture.
Don’t forget that tomorrow (Monday) we will be celebrating Veteran’s Day by wearing Red, White, and Blue Day.
Enjoy the week!
Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal
Winter is here!
Is your child dressed for the weather? Sometimes kids like to scoot out of the door in the morning without gloves, hats and boots. With snowy and cold weather so quickly upon us, please make sure that your child has a warm coat, gloves and hat on them when they leave for school. Snow pants and boots are needed if your child wants to play in the snow. Otherwise, students remain on the blacktop that is cleared of snow. When the wind chill index reaches below zero degrees, or when precipitation causes outdoor activities to be extremely uncomfortable, recess is held indoors. So remember to help your child dress for the cold winter weather.
Trimester 1 Report Cards
It is hard to believe that Friday, November 8th marked the end of our first trimester. Report cards for Trimester 1 will be live on the parent portal on November 20th. Please make sure that you have activated your Parent Portal account prior to the 20th so that you can access your child’s report card.
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.
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!
- School Website
- School Calendar
- PTA Website
- Churchill Facebook
- Churchill Instagram
- Churchill Twitter
- Churchill PTA Facebook
- Churchill PTA Website
Dates to Remember:
- November 12: PTA Meeting
Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule
- Friday 15 – Snack Pack
- Friday 22 – Nachos
- Friday 13 – Snack Pack
Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020
The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.
The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.
Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020
Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54. They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7. Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26. An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.