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#ChurchillPride – November 15, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Every day we encourage kindness, but this week especially!  We had a fun-filled week “mustache-ing” everyone to wear hats, fun socks, orange, and being extra kind to each other.  It was a great connection into our SockVember sock drive for the month of November. We will be accepting new socks to donate to the Schaumburg Community Closet to help our families in need.

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.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

News from the School Nurse:

It is that time of year, the exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October.

CDC recommends three actions to fight the flu:

  1. The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccine each year.
  2. If you get sick with the flu, your doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs. Early treatment is especially important in the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions and pregnant women. If your child is sick, talk to your doctor early, get plenty of rest and drink fluids.
  3. Take preventative actions that may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat and lung) illnesses like the flu.

Spread:  Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person through droplets made when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes or talks. People infected with the flu may be able to infect others beginning day 1 before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.

Flu Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.

Preventative Actions:

  1. If your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms, CDC recommends that the child stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  2. When sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  3. Cover nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand rub.
  4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  5. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  6. Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards and phones.
  7. Contact your school nurse with questions.
  8. Visitgov/flu/protect/children.htm for more information.

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.

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:

  • Monday, November 18th – Mom’s and Muffins
  • Wednesday, November 20th – 5th / 6th Grade Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm at Ike
  • Monday, November 25th – Winter MAP Testing begins
  • Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th – Thanksgiving Break no school

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

November

  • Friday 22 – Nachos

December

  • Tuesday Dec 10th- Dine Out Night
  • Thursday Dec 12th- Hot Lunch
  • Wednesday Dec 18th- Winterfest
  • Thursday Dec 19th- PTA Holiday Party @ Jen Litz’s House
  • Monday Dec 23rd until Fri Jan 3rd- No School for Winter Break

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.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

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.

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.

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.