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ChurchillPride – March 9, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

#ChurchillPride was on full display this weekend at the District 54 Multicultural Fest. Our children are so talented, it was great to see them able to share their talents with our District 54 community!

We hope that you have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal

Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Spring Pictures

On Monday, March 9th, we will be taking our optional spring pictures. Once again this is an optional picture that we offer to parents. Paper order forms went home with all students who joined Churchill after the fall picture day was completed. Any student can participate in this picture day, however we will only be taking pictures of students new to Churchill, or whose parents indicated that they would like the picture. Students paying in with check or cash need to have the order form and payment with them tomorrow.

To order the spring picture:

Go to mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID: EVTMN9KGS

Tomorrow, Monday, March 9th, we will pull any student who has registered online to take the spring picture, or who has the completed order form and money.

Please feel free to call the Churchill office at (847) 357-6300 if you have questions about this optional event.

Fun Fair

We have rescheduled the Fun Fair to take place on Monday, March 16th. The event will start at 5:30p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Since we do not have school on Tuesday the 17th, we thought that this would be a fun option for families.

If you already purchased Fun Fair tickets you are all set for the new date and do not need to purchase them again. If you purchased Fun Fair tickets, but will not be available to attend on the rescheduled date, the PTA will reimburse you.  Please contact Katie Forsythe (kat625cqf@nullyahoo.com) if you need to be reimbursed.

We need your caps Churchill

The student ambassador club will be collecting various plastic caps to send off to be made into a bench for a town right here in Illinois. Please bring in any plastic caps or lids to your classroom teachers. We need to collect 200 pounds of caps to make one 6 foot bench so please bring in as many as you can!

Some examples of what we can use include caps from milk jugs, juice bottles, water, soda, toothpaste, ketchup mayonnaise and much much more! Let’s bring our Churchill community together to help not only our environment but create a usable piece of furniture for another community.

Dogs on Property

As a reminder, we are continuing our practice from previous years. Dogs, of any size, are not allowed on school property. We have students who are afraid of dogs, while some have allergies to dogs as well. We also know that sometimes dogs can be unpredictable in how they respond to other dogs and large groups of students. For all of these reasons we do not allow any dogs to be present on school property during arrival and dismissal time.  Thank you for helping us to create a safe and healthy environment for all of our students!

FROM THE NURSE: HEAD LICE

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 6 to 12 million people get lice every year, and most of them are ages 3 to 11. This is because children of this age are more likely to be in close contact with each other when playing.
  • While head lice are not a health, hygiene or safety concern, we know they are a nuisance and that there is an expense related to treating your child.
  • Head lice are wingless insects that live close to the scalp and feed on human blood
  • Head lice most often is spread by direct head-to-head contact.
  • Head lice cannot jump or fly
  • They cannot live off the head for long, so it is uncommon to spread head lice by contact with clothing or other personal items
  • Dogs, cats and other pets do not play a role in spreading head lice
  • Some people don’t experience symptoms, but those who do most commonly experience:
    • Tickling feeling on the scalp or in the hair
    • Itching (caused by the bites of the louse)
    • Irritability and difficulty sleeping (lice are more active in the dark)
    • Sores on the head (caused by scratching)
  • Finding a live louse is the best indication of an infestation.
  • Nits are lice eggs laid by the adult female head louse.
  • Look for nits close to the scalp; lice are most commonly found behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the head

We encourage parents to periodically check their children’s hair and heads. Should you suspect or find that your child has head lice or you have any concerns, the school nurse is available to answer any questions regarding District 54’s lice management protocol and review recommended treatment options. For more information visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html

Staying up to date

March

  • Monday, March 9th: Spring Picture Day
  • Thursday, March 12th: 5th / 6th Grade Band Concert
  • Friday, March 13th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Monday, March 16th: Fun Fair
  • Wednesday, March 18th: 5th / 6th Grade Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, March 19th: Pizza
  • Friday, March 20th: Snack Day – *Please note, there will be NO Snack Day on Friday, March 20th
  • Mon – Fri, March 23-27: Spring Break (No School)

Make sure that you bookmark these links so that you can stay up to date with all that is going on at Churchill!

Registration for the 2020-21 School Year 

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will open on Monday, March 30 through the Infinite Campus Portal.  Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 14 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2020-21, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal.  If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2020-21 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June. Should you have any questions, please our office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Summer of 54 Camp Registration – now open!

Summer is right around the corner and the perfect way to enjoy it is to join a Summer of 54 camp! Your child can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, and so much more! T-shirts are included with registration, which is now available in your Parent Portal. Seats fill up fast so sign up now to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please click on 2020 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure.

District 54 Education Foundation – 23rd Annual Golf Outing

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 23rd annual golf outing on Monday, June 8 and make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

The golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs, and grants for students from financially struggling households.

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

This is an amazing opportunity to be a champion for District 54 students, so if you work for a business or corporation looking to make a difference locally – or you know someone who does – please share this information! Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing for details or to register as a sponsor or golfer.