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#ChurchillPride – December 6, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

We hope that you had a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving break. Here are a few notes for you as we go into the weekend.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Notes from the Nurse

Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School?

A common dilemma that parents face is “when should I keep my child home from school?”  It is not easy as parents, more and more today are juggling the responsibilities of family and work.   Here are some guidelines to follow.

Know the difference between a cold and the flu:

  • Flu is a serious illness and symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, or muscle aches.  With the flu, symptoms come on very quickly. It is advised to contact the doctor if these symptoms are present. An antiviral medication may be prescribed.
  • Symptoms of a common cold include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, and hacking cough.  Often, cold symptoms come on gradually., Although the common cold is usually not serious, if symptoms are severe, it is a good idea to keep your child home to rest, rather than spread the cold to other children at school.

Keep your child home from school if:

  • He has a fever. This means a temperature 100 degrees or higher.
  • She has vomited.   Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods
  • He has diarrhea.  Encourage good hand washing to prevent the spread to other family members. Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods.
  • She is coughing frequently or having any sort of breathing trouble.
  • He has a rash that is spreading.  Check with your child’s doctor to see if it is contagious before sending your child back to school.

In order to help prevent the spread of illness in school, students with a fever of 100 degrees or more may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hrs. without the use of fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. GOOD HANDWASHING IS THE NUMBER ONE PREVENTION.

Your child’s School Nurse is available every day and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  They are committed to working in partnership with parents to promote student health.

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.

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:

  • December 2nd through December 18th – MAP Testing
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.