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#ChurchillPride – January 11, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

Our students did a great job of transitioning back to school from their winter vacation. We were able to see how quickly they jumped back into learning, picking up from where they left off.

Thank you for your support in helping to get our students prepared to return to school ready to learn!

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Churchill School is turning 54

This year marks Churchill’s 54th school year. In celebration of turning 54 we will be hosting a school birthday celebration on January 15. We have many fun activities planned for the event and hope to see you there.

Please see the attached invitation for more information about our Birthday Celebration event.

54th Birthday invite.pdf

News from the School Nurse

Causes for sore throats include viruses, bacteria and allergens. Viruses are the most frequent cause. Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by A Streptococcus bacteria.

Symptoms

* Sore throat

* Fever that begins suddenly

* Red throat, sometimes with white patches

* Tender, swollen glands in neck

* Vomiting

Diagnosis

* Throat culture performed by medical professional

* Rapid strep test is quicker but is not as reliable

Transmission

* Spread by person-to-person contact

* Spread indirectly through articles soiled with nasal secretions or saliva

* Symptoms begin 1-3 days after exposure to illness

Treatment

* Antibiotics are prescribed and taken as directed by physician

* Student should remain home from school for 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotics

* Student should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication)

* Follow the course of treatment to prevent complications such as rheumatic fever

If your child develops symptoms similar to those of strep infection, please contact your physician. Inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

Save the Date Feed My Starving Children

On Tuesday, March 3rd you are invited to go to Feed My Starving Children with the Churchill community.

WHO: CHURCHILL FAMILIES & STAFF

WHEN: Tuesday March 3, 2020 – – – 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

WHERE: FMSC – 740 Wiley Farm Ct.  Schaumburg, IL 60173

(NEAR: intersection of Plum Grove road & National Parkway)

WHAT:  Help pack food for children around the world

HOW to SIGN UP:  Link to the session sign up. Session Code:  7GX91L

As you are registering to volunteer please follow the student-to-adult ratios provided to us from FMSC.

For safety reasons, children under the age of 5 are not allowed in our packing area (Sorry, no exceptions)

Adult to child ratio:

Grades K-2: 1 student to 1 adult

Grades 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult

Link for FMSC packing guidelines:

Attendance

Remember to call our attendance line at 847-357-6302 by 9:00am each day your student will be absent.  Be sure to include your child’s name, teacher, classroom number, and reason for the absence. Students who are not called in absent will be marked as unexcused.  Please make every effort to schedule vacations and medical appointments around the school calendar.

American Sign Language Classes for Parents

District 54’s Deaf Education teacher is offering free sign language classes for parents within District 54 that are interested in learning! The six-week course will be held at Blackwell Elementary from 6:00-7:30PM on Thursdays (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13). There are no prerequisites to join and childcare will be offered for those who need it. If you would like to sign up, please contact Mary Jo Morley at 847-357-5123 or maryjomorley@nullsd54.org. If you need additional information, please contact Emily Kulacz at emilykulacz@nullsd54.org.

Parent MAP Reports

You should have received an email on Friday with a link to your child’s Winter MAP reports. Please let us know if you did not receive the email.

Dates to Remember:

  • 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

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.

Schaumburg Parent University – January 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. Please note that child care is always available.

Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30

According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This presentation will help parents learn more about the dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes and how to detect if your children are using them. Our presenters will also discuss how to talk to your children about drug use and how to help them quit these addictive products. For parents and their children (ages preteen and older). Presented in English and Spanish by the Elk Grove Village Police Dept. and Kenneth Young Center. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Door C1). Vaping 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.