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#ChurchillPride – December 15, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

The excitement in the school is definitely building. Don’t forget that this week we are having a special spirit week.

Monday, December 16th Merry Monday Morning – Roll out of bed and wear your pajamas to school

Tuesday, December 17th Tinsel Tuesday – Wear your festive holiday sweaters.

Wednesday, December 18th Winter Wonderland Wednesday – Wear white for a wintery white out.

Thursday, December 19th Winter Character Thursday – Dress as your favorite character. Penguin? Frosty? Grinch? Be creative and make us guess!

Friday, December 20th Fleecy, Flannel Friday – Stay warm in your fleece, flannel, hats or mittens today.

At the end of the email you will find more information about how to purchase tickets our District 54 Windy City Bulls event. The Churchill Dance club will be performing at this special event.

Have a great 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 of 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.

Dates to Remember:

  • Wednesday, December 18th – PTA Winter Craft 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday Dec 23rd until Fri Jan 3rd- No School for Winter Break
  • Monday Jan 6th- School Resumes
  • 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
  • Wednesday Jan 29th- Half Day of School and Dine Out Night

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

  • Thursday Jan 9th- Hot Lunch
  • Thursday Jan 23rd- Jason’s Deli

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.

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.

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.