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#ChurchillPride – January 7, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

It was great to have so many families join us as we celebrated Churchill Elementary School’s 54th birthday! Listening to the laughter and seeing parents and children playing the games was definitely a PEAK moment for the Churchill faculty.

Thank you to our faculty planners and PTA volunteers for ensuring that the Birthday Party was a fun  celebration for all!.

There is no school on Monday. Enjoy your three day weekend!

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Winter Clothing

We have been seeing many students coming to school on these cold weather days without the proper attire. Please remind your child that they need to bring their winter coat, hats, and gloves every day during the winter time. We go outside for recess and want to make sure that our children are dressed for the weather. When we have snow on the ground students also need to bring snow pants and boots if they want to play in the snow.

Variety Show

All Variety Show permission slips were due today (Friday, January 17th). We will be extending the deadline until Tuesday, January 21st. All forms MUST be turned in by the end of school on the 21st. No late form submissions will be accepted. Thank you.

Your Reproductive System

We would like to invite you to attend an informational meeting regarding the Your Reproductive System (Sex Education) program for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.  This will be an opportunity for parents to preview the materials presented to the students at the intermediate grade levels. The presentations are scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – all sessions will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).  Dates for the grade level specific presentations are outlined below:

Fourth Grade – Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Fifth Grade – Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sixth Grade – Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Your Reproductive System unit for students will be taught through your child’s elementary school during the health unit.

If you have any questions regarding the location or dates and times of the presentations please contact the Department of Student Learning at 847/357-5031.

New Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year:

Registration for all incoming kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year will be on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00pm, at Churchill School. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 please read below.

  1. Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through your Parent Portal account. Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 5th during the above listed times.
  2. Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2015 (This is a State of Illinois regulation).

Should you know of any families that will be new to District 54, please direct them to http://sd54.org/registration to begin the registration process and for further information on the necessary documents needed to complete the registration.

If you have registration questions, please call our office at 847-357-6300.

PTA Reflections

Congratulations to the Churchill students who are advancing to the next level in the PTA Reflections program. Please click this link to find a complete listing of students whose projects have advanced and the categories that their projects are in.

Unique as a Snowflake

A snowflake is unique-just like you! Which means that no two will ever be the same! Churchill wants each family to create their unique snowflake. There are no rules, make it how you’d like—all we ask is that you put your name and room number on the back! Please return your snowflake to school no later than Friday, January 24.

Attachment Snowflake.pdf

School Nurse Notes

This is a reminder to periodically examine your child’s head for lice. It is especially important to look behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for crawling lice and nits.  While the transmission of lice in school is not likely, it is good to get in the habit of checking your child’s head regularly. Please feel free to call the school nurse, Stephanie Koscik, RN, BSN at (847)357-6318, if you have questions about how to make this practice part of your routine at home.

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:

Dates to Remember:

January

  • 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

February

  • Wednesday Feb 5th- Kinder Registration
  • Thursday Feb 6th- Hot Lunch and PTA Tea Party for Room Parents @ 3:15p
  • Tuesday Feb 11th- PTA Meeting @ 6:30p
  • Wednesday Feb 12th- Birthday Book Club (Bday in Jan, Feb and March)
  • Thursday Feb 13th- Half Day of School, Teacher Conferences, Bookfair and Dine Out Night
  • Friday Feb 14th- No School and Teacher Conferences
  • Monday Feb 17th- No School
  • Friday Feb 21st- Family Fun Fair
  • Thursday Feb 27th- Hot Lunch

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