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PTA Reflections 2018-2019 Information

Attention Churchill families:

Does your child enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos?  Then join us in unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!  This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.

Submissions guidelines and entry forms are available on the Illinois PTA Reflections website at https://illinoispta.org/reflections. Paper copies will also be available in the office, or click here for a digital copy of the Reflections Student Packet.

All submissions are due October 31, 2018 to your child’s teacher.

Students’ art work will be evaluated by artists, and can advance to local, state and national levels.  Prizes and scholarships available for top works of art.

Please contact Victoria Pingul at VLS312@nullcomcast.net with any questions.

#ChurchillPride – September 14, 2018

Good afternoon,

Our students have done an amazing job taking their time while completing the MAP test.  Our teachers use this information to better guide the creation of guided reading and mathematics groups in order to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all of our students.  As a school we will have completed all of the testing and make up testing next week on Tuesday. We look forward to sharing with you the results, as Together We Build plans for the continued academic and social emotional growth of our students.

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Hot Lunch Day Switch

Due to a family event Dairy Queen has asked to change our hot lunch date. Please note that our first hot lunch will be on Monday, September 24th, instead of Thursday September 27th. If there is any problem with your child receiving lunch on the rescheduled date, please email Jillian Carr at IRON042283@nullgmail.com.

Thank you for your understanding.

PTA Reflections

Attention Churchill families: Does your child enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos?  Then join us in unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.  Submissions guidelines and entry forms are available with the links below or paper copies will be available in the office. All submissions are due October 31, 2018 to your child’s teacher.  Student’s art work will be evaluated by artists and can advance to local, state and national levels. Prizes and scholarships available for top works of art. Please contact Victoria Pingul at VLS312@nullcomcast.net with any questions.

Universal Screener

As a school, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child, including the social-emotional needs of every student.  Our teachers know your child by name and by need and we work hard to build relationships and understand all of our learners.  To better ensure we support every student, this year we will be using a universal screener to help us ensure we have identified every student who may need additional social-emotional support.

The universal screener is a series of questions that staff members complete for the students they support. Students do not participate in the screener or receive direct feedback about the results. If your child has elevated risk factors identified through this screener, we would contact you directly to discuss how we can work together to intervene and support your student.  This is simply one additional way for our staff to make sure we are helping every student be successful. If you have any questions about the screener, please feel free to contact me.

Vision and Hearing Screening at School

Vision and hearing screening will be conducted at Churchill School on Thursday, September 20th with rescreens on Monday, October 1st. Students in K (if vision exam was not completed), 2, 4, 6 and special education will have vision screening. Students in K, 1, 2, 3, and special education will have hearing screening.  It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.  Children who wear glasses and/or are under the care of an eye doctor do not receive vision screening at school. Please feel free to contact your school nurse anytime during the school year for a vision or hearing screening if you have a concern.

Run to Read

It is almost time for the School District 54 Run to Read.  This fun family event will take place on Sunday, September 23rd. As you might already know, this event has been a very popular event for Churchill families to attend.  You can register online by going to https://sd54.org/resources/runtoread/ .  Register online by midnight tonight to receive the discounted rate.  Hard copy forms turned into the Churchill Office on Tuesday will also receive the same discount. We hope to see you there!

Important Dates:

Go to the online calendar for more information Churchill Calendar of Events

Tuesday September 18th-3:15pm Room Parent Tea

Wednesday September 19th- Dine out- Garibaldi’s

Friday September 21st-Snack Day-Nachos

Sunday, September 23: District 54 Run to Read

Wednesday September 26th- 6:30pm PTA Meeting

Thursday September 27th-Hot Food-Dairy Queen

Friday September 28th-Picture Day & Snack Day-Ice Cream

Thursday October 4th-Book Fair & Dine Out- Buona Beef

Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5: Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday October 11th-6:30pm PTA Meeting

Friday October 12th- Snack Day-Nachos

Monday October 15th-6pm IL PTA District 37 Fall Conference Dinner

Thursday October 18th- Hot Food-Subway

Friday October 19th-Snack Day-Build Your Own Snack Pack

Friday October 26th-Snack Day-Ice Cream

Wednesday October 31st-Room Party

Stay up to date with what is going on at Churchill!

Calendar:

Churchill: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Specials Facebook, Churchill School Website,

PTA: PTA Facebook, PTA MemberHub Link

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council
Please join us for our first meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Our topic is “ACCESS, MAP and PARCC: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for ages 3-5. To RSVP, fill out the form on the event flyer and send it to your child’s school by Sept. 13. Click here to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. You can also ask your child’s school for a paper copy of the flyer.

Adult ESL Classes
The Department of Language and Culture is excited to host Free Adult English as a Second Language classes at Nerge, Armstrong and Hanover Highlands this fall. These classes are designed for parents of District 54 students who are interested in learning or practicing their English. During these classes, participants will engage in communicative activities centered around a broad range of topics.  The class will meet 8 times.

-Classes at Nerge will be on Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
-Classes at Armstrong will be on Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
-Classes at Hanover Highlands will be on Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m.

The Adult ESL flyers and registration forms in English, Spanish and Polish can be found on the Language and Culture Website. Please return completed registration forms to your child’s school. We look forward to having you join us!

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity at Lou Malnati’s September 19  

The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 19, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyer.

Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing food from our not-for-profit day partner, Riccardo’s!

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

Springboard for a Healthy Lifestyle – Do you want to embrace a healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in participating in the District 54 Run to Read with your child, but don’t know where to start? Come to this free educational seminar for adults only and get your new healthy life started on the right foot. Hear from experts from Dick Pond Athletics as they discuss many topics including how to get started, proper stretching and recovery, information on a free Walk2Run program and more. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on September 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.

#ChurchillPride – September 10, 2018

Together we build…

Our theme this year is “Together we build…” This simple statement refers not only the addition that was built for the Churchill community.  Together we build also refers to how together we can build a stronger future for our students and help them to achieve more than they thought they could achieve.  The success of any school is based in the strength of the home / school communication.

There are many ways in which we communicate.  Please look for our weekly newsletters, frequent social media posts, the Churchill website, as well as classroom newsletter or emails from teachers. We know that strong two way communication ensures that our students will be successful. The Churchill staff invites you to reach out to us whenever you have a question that you would like to ask!

Together we build… #ChurchillPride!

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Evacuation Drill

It is important for our students to be able to understand what they should do during an emergency drill. Last week Churchill staff and students practiced our first evacuation drill of the year. Our students did a great job and were able to safely exit the building within 1 minute and 30 seconds. In the upcoming months we will practice additional Evacuation Drills, as well as other drills.

Run to Read

It is almost time for the School District 54 Run to Read.  This fun family event will take place on Sunday, September 23rd. As you might already know, this event has been a very popular event for Churchill families to attend.  You can register online by going to https://sd54.org/resources/runtoread/ . We hope to see you there!

Important Dates:

Go to the online calendar for more information Churchill Calendar of Events

Monday, September 10: Grandparents and Goodies (7:45am-8:15am)

Sunday, September 23: District 54 Run to Read

Friday, September 28: Picture Day

Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5: Parent Teacher Conferences

Stay up to date with what is going on at Churchill!

Churchill: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Churchill School Website,

PTA: PTA Facebook, PTA MemberHub Link

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council
Please join us for our first meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Our topic is “ACCESS, MAP and PARCC: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for ages 3-5. To RSVP, fill out the form on the event flyer and send it to your child’s school by Sept. 13. Click here to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. You can also ask your child’s school for a paper copy of the flyer.

Adult ESL Classes
The Department of Language and Culture is excited to host Free Adult English as a Second Language classes at Nerge, Armstrong and Hanover Highlands this fall. These classes are designed for parents of District 54 students who are interested in learning or practicing their English. During these classes, participants will engage in communicative activities centered around a broad range of topics.  The class will meet 8 times.

-Classes at Nerge will be on Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
-Classes at Armstrong will be on Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
-Classes at Hanover Highlands will be on Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m.

The Adult ESL flyers and registration forms in English, Spanish and Polish can be found on the Language and Culture Website. Please return completed registration forms to your child’s school. We look forward to having you join us!


District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity at Lou Malnati’s September 19

The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 19, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyer.

Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing food from our not-for-profit day partner, Riccardo’s! 

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

Springboard for a Healthy Lifestyle – Do you want to embrace a healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in participating in the District 54 Run to Read with your child, but don’t know where to start? Come to this free educational seminar for adults only and get your new healthy life started on the right foot. Hear from experts from Dick Pond Athletics as they discuss many topics including how to get started, proper stretching and recovery, information on a free Walk2Run program and more. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on September 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.

 

#ChurchillPride – August 31, 2018

Dear Churchill Community,

Our first week of school with our Kindergarten students has been such a treat!  It is great to see our little lions getting into the new routine of attending school. Don’t forget that next week we will be having our Curriculum Night presentations.  Please look below for more information about the schedule.

We hope that you have a great three day weekend!  We will see everyone on Tuesday.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Run to Read

It is almost time for the School District 54 Run to Read.  This fun family event will take place on Sunday, September 23rd. As you might already know, this event has been a very popular event for Churchill families to attend.  You can register online by going to https://sd54.org/resources/runtoread/ .  Register online by midnight tonight to receive the discounted rate.  Hard copy forms turned into the Churchill Office on Tuesday will also receive the same discount. We hope to see you there!

Attention Parents of 5th and 6th Grade Students

All of our 5th and 6th grade students who have completed the Chromebook training as well as having turned in the three forms, will get to take their school district issued Chromebook home with them on Tuesday.

What is a Chromebook? Please click this link for more information about this amazing resource being given to the students to use.

MAP Testing

As you know our school utilizes the MAP assessment with our students. We started the Fall round of MAP testing earlier this week. Unfortunately MAP testing has been postponed nationally as engineers from NWEA (who produces MAP) correct the issue.  Please know that no student scores have been impacted by the issue.

Social Emotional Learning

As part of District 54’s Promise, our staff has the goal of working to ensure that the whole-child has success in their learning.  Teachers will be working through a SEL curriculum. The staff at Churchill has always looked to build that strong class culture and community, looking through topics that our students are facing during the year and address the needs of our learners.  We are excited that the district has created the goal of the whole-child success and are incorporating a curriculum to address the social and emotional needs of children. As a parent, you may want more information about this curriculum. Parents can access this information by clicking on this link. Home-School Connections

Curriculum Night

Our curriculum nights will take place on

  • September 4th for Kindergarten, Third, and Fourth Grades
  • September 6th for First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth Grades

This year we have changed the schedule of the evening.  Each night there will be two sessions. You may attend either session, as the information being presented will be the same. Each classroom teacher will present information.  There will also be a presentation from the Churchill Administration in the gymnasium.

  • The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
  • The first session will take place from 5:45 until 6:15 p.m.
  • The second session will take place from 6:25 until 6:55 p.m.

We look forward to getting a chance to share with you more about our curriculum and programming for the 2018-19 school year!

Important Dates:

Go to the online calendar for more information Churchill Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 4: Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, Third and Fourth Grades (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, September 6: Curriculum Night for First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth Grades (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Monday, September 10: Grandparents and Goodies (7:45am-8:15am)

Sunday, September 23: District 54 Run to Read

Friday, September 28: Picture Day

Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5: Parent Teacher Conferences

​​​​​​​Stay up to date with what is going on at Churchill!

Churchill: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Specials Facebook, Churchill School Website,

PTA: PTA Facebook, PTA MemberHub Link

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

Springboard for a Healthy Lifestyle – Do you want to embrace a healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in participating in the District 54 Run to Read with your child, but don’t know where to start? Come to this free educational seminar for adults only and get your new healthy life started on the right foot. Hear from experts from Dick Pond Athletics as they discuss many topics including how to get started, proper stretching and recovery, information on a free Walk2Run program and more. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on September 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.

Churchill Pride – August 26, 2018

Dear Churchill Community,

We have had an outstanding first week of school.  Our Lions came back to school and started their routines as if they had never left!  It is through this kind of a positive attitude that makes it so that Together, we build a successful school year helping each child experience success while having fun at the same time!

This is going to be such an exciting year at Churchill!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal

Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Curriculum Night

Our curriculum nights will take place on

  • September 4th for Kindergarten, Third, and Fourth Grades
  • September 6th for First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth Grades

This year we have changed the schedule of the evening.  Each night there will be two sessions. You may attend either session, as the information being presented will be the same. Each classroom teacher will present information.  There will also be a presentation from the Churchill Administration in the gymnasium.

  • The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
  • The first session will take place from 5:45 until 6:15 p.m.
  • The second session will take place from 6:25 until 6:55 p.m.

We look forward to getting a chance to share with you more about our curriculum and programming for the 2018-19 school year!

Chromebooks for 5th and 6th grade students

This year, all of our 5th and 6th grade students will be receiving Chromebooks to use for school.  These Chromebooks will be sent home with students allowing them to complete work that was assigned during the day.  We will be holding parent informational meetings about the use and care of our Chromebooks. We ask all 5th and 6th grade parents to attend a presentation on August 21st at 6:00 p.m. or August 27th at 6:00 p.m. During the presentation we will highlight the following:

  • General Chromebook Care
  • Charging Responsibilities
  • Optional Insurance Information

First Day of School

The Churchill staff looks forward to welcoming all of our Kindergarten students on Monday, August 27. Please remember…

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  There is a bell that rings at 8:25 to indicate that it is time for students to start lining up.
  • We will ring another bell at 8:30, at which time we begin allowing students to enter the building.
  • School is dismissed at 3:00 p.m. daily, except on Wednesdays when students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. for Staff Development. On Half-Day Inservice days, students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
  • Please keep in mind that the parking lot is closed between 8:20-8:35 a.m. and 2:55-3:10 p.m. Monday through Friday (Wednesdays 2:25-2:40 p.m.)
  • It is expected that all students will be in their classrooms by 8:40. If your son or daughter arrives at 8:40 or later, parents must sign them in at the front office

Pickup and Dropoff at Churchill

As you know student safety is extremely important to the staff at Churchill Elementary School.  Getting students safely into school and home is one of our top priorities. Please also remember that both the Hoffman Estates Police Department, as well as the Schaumburg Police Department, have jurisdiction for streets that surround the school.  Please be aware of all posted signs and laws which govern where you can drive, stop, and turn so as to avoid potentially getting a citation.

As you are planning your drop-off or pick-up routines please consider the following suggestions from the Police Departments.

  • Always remember that you may not drop off or pick up students within 30 feet of a stop sign.
  • When dropping off or picking up you must first pull all the way over to the curb so that you do not stop traffic.
  • When traveling southbound on Jones road you may pull over to the curb, put your car in park and then let students out of the car if you are between Knightsbridge Road and the Service Road that leads to the back of the school.
  • When traveling southbound on Jones Road you are also able to pull over and park in any open parking places which are directly in front of the building.
  • When traveling northbound on Jones Road you may not park on the East side to drop students off.
  • On Evergreen you may park on the North Side of the road in the PM only.  Please remember to stay 30 feet from the stop sign.
  • On Evergreen you may park on the South Side of the road in the AM or PM.
  • On Ashley Road you may park on the West Side.
  • As a courtesy to our neighbors, please remember to not block driveways.
  • Students crossing Jones Road must go to the corner so that the crossing guard can safely assist them to the other side of the road.

Thank you for your help in ensuring the safety of all students!

Dogs on School Property

We appreciate that dogs are a member of the family but request that they are not on school property during arrival and dismissal time.  We have students with allergies and students who are fearful of dogs. We want to make sure students feel safe as they enter and exit the building.

Important Dates:

Monday, August 27: First day of school for Kindergarten

Monday, August 27: 5th & 6th Grade Chromebook Parent Presentation

Tuesday, August 28: PTA Board and General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 5: PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 4: Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, Third and Fourth Grades (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, September 6: Curriculum Night for First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth Grades (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Sunday, September 23: District 54 Run to Read

Stay up to date with what is going on at Churchill!

Calendar: Churchill Calendar of Events

Churchill: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Specials Facebook, Churchill School Website,

PTA: PTA Facebook, PTA MemberHub Link

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

  • Springboard for a Healthy Lifestyle – Do you want to embrace a healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in participating in the District 54 Run to Read with your child, but don’t know where to start? Come to this free educational seminar for adults only and get your new healthy life started on the right foot. Hear from experts from Dick Pond Athletics as they discuss many topics including how to get started, proper stretching and recovery, information on a free Walk2Run program and more. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on September 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.

Churchill Pride – August 10, 2018

Good afternoon Churchill community!

The excitement continues to build here at Churchill.  Our construction workers and district custodial staff are wrapping up the final touches to the renovation project that has taken place during the summer.  I think it is safe to say that you are going to be thoroughly impressed when you get the chance to walk the halls of the school!

On Monday we will be sending out an email, instead of a letter, to tell you your child’s classroom teacher assignment.  Families who still need to provide the school with information will not receive a class placement email. Please contact the office at 847-357-6300 on Tuesday if you do not receive an email with your child’s class placement so that we can assist you.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal

Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Back to School Night – Thursday, August 16th

Come join the Churchill staff on Thursday, August 16th from 5:30-7:00pm for our Back to School Night.

2018-19 School Supply List

The 2018-19 Churchill School Supply List is now available.  Click here to be directed to the supply list page.

The Churchill Pride – June 4, 2018

Good afternoon Churchill,

We can’t believe that the school year is already over.  This year has absolutely flown by. However, Churchill is not a quiet place.  Currently the construction crews have started to move in so that they can complete the interior work. The school is going to be so beautiful when we return in August.

It has been our pleasure to work with you this year. We can’t wait to see them back in August to hear all about your summer adventures!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern & Carol Novak

Report Card

If you have not done so already, please be sure to log into your parent portal account to see your child’s final report card for the 2017-18 school year.

District 54 Virtual Learning University:

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! We have created a new website with a wide range of challenges at each grade level to help prevent the summer slide. Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Summer Challenge

Although our children won’t be in school again until August, there are still so many ways that they can continue to learn. Earlier last week your child brought home the Churchill Summer Challenge handout. This is a fun was for our children to be encouraged to continue to learn through the summer months. Academics is important, however fitness is equally important to focus on. We have added to the summer challenge a fitness component. We hope that you and your child enjoy completing the Summer Challenge.  This is intended to last throughout the whole summer. Please encourage your child to not rush through the packet.

Summer Reading List

Are you looking for a good book to read?  Check out the many titles on our District 54 Summer Reading List.

Meet the Churchill Team for 2018-19

Although the multigrade configuration has provided amazing opportunities for our staff and students over the years, next year at Churchill Elementary School we will be reorganizing our classrooms into a straight grade level structure.

We are always sad to see members of the Churchill staff leave and move on to new adventures for next year. We wish the following staff members the best as they transition into new positions outside of Churchill: Mrs. Heffernan, Mrs. Pollastrini.

Below you will see the Churchill team for the 2018-19 school year:

We are thrilled to share with you who will be teaching each of our grade levels.

Kindergarten Team

  • Mrs. Jill Peterson
  • Mrs. Heather Formas
  • Mrs. Judy Stewart

First Grade Team

  • Miss Morgan Molitor
  • Mrs. Katie Cotteleer
  • Mrs. Tracey Mestas
  • Mrs. Kristin Johnson

Second Grade Team

  • Mrs. Nikki Piper
  • Mrs. Amanda Conway
  • Miss Brianne Durante
  • Mrs. Laura Lamont

Third Grade Team

  • Miss Lasha Baker
  • Mrs. Deborah Dubinski
  • Miss Rachel Freund
  • Miss Nicolette Natalino

Fourth Grade Team

  • Miss Becca Hayes
  • Mrs. Jennifer Cerami
  • Mrs. Christine Necas

Fifth Grade Team

  • Ms. Kelly Wolverton
  • Mrs. Christine Cimorelli
  • Miss Lauren Hanley
  • Mrs. Kara Rice

Sixth Grade Team

  • Mrs. Heather Fantauzzo
  • Miss Maegan Kubick
  • Mrs. Laura Weiner

Bilingual Team

  • Mrs. Arlene Duval
  • Mrs. Ana Bartosik
  • Ms. Faiza Ahearn
  • Mrs. Evelyn Jada

Coaching Team

  • Mrs. Caitlin Johnson
  • Mrs. Jennifer DeBias

Fine Arts Team / Learning Resource

  • Mr. Bransdon Bolger – PE
  • Miss Hannah Vaselaney – PE
  • Mrs. Liz Steckling – Music
  • Ms. Allison Buettner – Music
  • Mrs. Hesper Wolfe – Art
  • Ms. Annie Bauman – Art
  • Mrs. Amanda Martin – Orchestra
  • Mr. Sean Sroka – Band
  • Mrs. Julie Tomchuk – Learning Resource Teacher
  • Mrs. Denise Lentz – Learning Resource Assistant

Special Education Team

  • Mrs. Mary Brodie – Social Worker
  • Mrs. Megan Devault – Speech
  • Mrs. Rebecca Gadomski – Psych
  • Mrs. Jacqueline Mowery – Psych
  • Mrs. Haven Northrop – SST
  • Ms. Laurie Zeller – SST

Paraprofessional Team

  • Mrs. Kim Feck
  • Mrs. Sarah Kalter
  • Mrs. Sangita Kumar
  • Ms. Nancy Quintana
  • Ms. Laura Spallone

Office Staff

  • Mr. Steve Kern – Principal
  • Mrs. Carol Novak – Assistant Principal
  • Mrs. Lori Sall – Building Secretary
  • Mrs. Laura Huyser – Building Secretary
  • Mrs. Stephanie Koscik – Nurse

​​​​​​​Important Dates:

School of Information Day August 8

Back to School Picnic from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on August 16

First day of school for First through Sixth Grades on Monday, August 20

First day of school for Kindergarten on Monday, August 27

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