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#ChurchillPride – November 25, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Our theme for the school-year is “Rock your ROAR!”. We started the year digging deep into the first R of ROAR, which signifies Respect. As a school we have now been focusing with the students about how the O in ROAR reminds us that we have to always maintain an Optimistic outlook. Being Optimistic helps us to see the good allowing us to grow and learn from even challenging situations. Please take time as a family to talk about the benefits of maintaining an optimistic outlook.

It is hard to believe that Friday, November 8th marked the end of our first trimester. Report cards for Trimester 1 are now live on the parent portal. Please make sure that you have activated your Parent Portal account and review your child’s report card.

We hope that you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. Please remember that there is no school on Wednesday through Friday of this week. School will resume on Monday, December 2nd.

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.

Social Emotional Learning (Lesson of the Month)

During the month of November our classroom SEL lessons focused on Self-Regulation and Calming Techniques. Attached you will find more information about SEL lessons which were taught.

SEL Self Regulation and Calming.pdf

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.

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, November 25th – Winter MAP Testing begins
  • Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th – Thanksgiving Break no school
  • Wednesday, December 18th – PTA Winter Craft 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • December 23rd through January 3rd – Winter Break No School

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

  • 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
  • Monday Jan 6th- School Resumes
  • Thursday Jan 9th- Hot Lunch
  • Tuesday Jan 14th- PTA Meeting 6:30p
  • Wednesday Jan 15th- Churchill’s 54th Birthday Party
  • Sunday Jan 19th- Skate Night
  • Monday Jan 20th- No School
  • Thursday Jan 23rd- Jason’s Deli
  • Wednesday Jan 29th- Half Day of School and Dine Out Night

6th Grade Parents: 

We are excited for our 6th grade parent night on December 11 .  This informational night is a great opportunity to find out some useful tips for a smooth transition into Eisenhower. This event will take place from 6 pm – 7 pm.  Our partnership is important for the success of your child. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about Eisenhower and about the transition to junior high.

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 – December 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 December. Please note that child care is always available.

Mad Isn’t Bad – December 5

Anger can interfere with your child’s academic performance. Dr. Felix Casados, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will help you develop management skills, learn reduction techniques and rules for fair fighting. You will also learn strategies to reduce tension at home and at school and how to diffuse conflict and reduce anger expression in your children. This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the District 54 Early Learning Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, 520 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Adults only. Mad Isn’t Bad flyer

Family Caroling – December 10

Join other District 54 families in caroling around the Lakeview School neighborhood and enjoying hot chocolate afterward. This activity, led by Lakeview music teacher Kelsey Richardson, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Family Caroling flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.