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#ChurchillPride – February 21, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

We hope that you had a great week. Please remember that the PTA and I had to make a change to our scheduled PTA family events. We postponed the Fun Fair, due to a volunteer shortage. The Fun Fair is now scheduled to take place on Monday, March 16th. Tonight (Friday, February 21st) we will instead host our PTA Movie night. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6:20 p.m.. The movie being shown is Lilo and Stitch. We hope to see you then!

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Fun Fair

We have rescheduled the Fun Fair to take place on Monday, March 16th . 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.

For the newly scheduled PTA Fun Fair to take place we need volunteers. Volunteers need to be either a High School student needing volunteer hours or an adult who is a member of the Churchill PTA.

If you would like to volunteer, but you are not currently a member of the PTA please join the PTA before you register to volunteer. The cost to join PTA is $7. You can join PTA by downloading this form and returning it to school with payment, bringing your payment to the front office, or on Memberhub.

PTA Membership.pdf

Memberhub link

The Fun Fair is an important tradition that creates lasting memories for our children. Those able to volunteer can sign up by clicking this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ca9ac28a7f49-funfair4

So that we can communicate early enough with families please register to volunteer by Sunday, March 1st. The PTA leadership and I will be looking at the volunteer list on Monday, March 2nd to confirm whether or not we have enough volunteers to run the Fun Fair.  If we do not have enough volunteers by March 9th we will need to cancel the event.

PTA Scholarship and Membership

As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to District 54 students currently in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.

**Please note the parent/guardian must be a PTA member at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship.  You must be a PTA member by March 1, 2020.**

Click here for more information about the scholarship

Not currently a member of PTA? Complete the PTA Registration form by March 1st.  Don’t miss out!!!

Adult ESL Classes at Armstrong
We are offering Adult ESL classes. Churchill families can take the ESL classes at Armstrong starting in March.  See the flyer for registration information.  This class will be taught by our very own teacher, Mrs. Kocemba!  Adult ESL Class Flyer

Dates to Remember:

February

  • Friday, Feb 21st- Family Fun Fair
  • Friday, Feb 21st: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Thursday, Feb 27th- Hot Lunch
  • Friday, Feb 28th: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, Feb 28th: End of 2nd Trimester

March

  • Tuesday, March 3rd: Feed My Starving Children
  • Thursday, March 5th: Pizza
  • Friday, March 6th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Monday, March 9th: Spring Picture Day
  • Thursday, March 12th: 5th / 6th Grade Band Concert
  • Friday, March 13th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Monday, March 16th: PTA Movie Night
  • 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)

April

  • Friday, April 3rd: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Thursday, April 9th: Pizza
  • Friday, April 17th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Thursday, April 23rd: Pizza
  • Friday, April 24th: Snack Day – Snack Pack

May

  • Friday, May 1st: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Thursday, May 7th: Pizza
  • Friday, May 8th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Friday, May 15th: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Thursday, May 21st: Pizza
  • Friday, May 22nd: Snack Day – Clean the Closet

Stay up to date

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Churchill Fun Fair & Movie Night

Good evening Churchill,

The PTA and I wanted to reach out to let you know that the we had to make a decision today. This Friday, (February 21st) we were scheduled to have the PTA Fun Fair. Unfortuantely, we do not have enough volunteers to run the event. Knowing that families look forward to this event, instead of canceling Fun Fair we are going to switch PTA events.

On Friday, February 21st we will host our PTA Movie night. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:20 p.m.. The movie being shown is Lilo and Stitch.

We are rescheduling the Fun Fair to take place on Monday, March 16th . 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 Forsyth (kat625cqf@nullyahoo.com)  if you need to be reimbursed.

For the newly scheduled PTA Fun Fair to take place we need volunteers. Volunteers need to be either a High School student needing volunteer hours or an adult who is a member of the Churchill PTA.

If you would like to volunteer, but you are not currently a member of the PTA we need you to join before you register to volunteer. You can join PTA by either downloading this form or coming into the main office, where we have pre-printed forms available. The cost to join PTA is $7.

PTA Membership.pdf 

The Fun Fair is an important tradition that creates lasting memories for our children. A new link for volunteer registration will be sent out this Friday.  So that we can communicate early enough with families please register to volunteer by Sunday, March 1st. The PTA leadership and I will be looking at the volunteer list on Monday, March 2nd to confirm whether or not we have enough volunteers to run the Fun Fair.  If we do not have enough volunteers by March 9th we will need to cancel the event.   

As always, thank you for your support!

Steve Kern          and        Carol Novak

#ChurchillPride – February 13, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

We hope to see many of our families at our winter conferences today and tomorrow.  Remember to take advantage of the Book Fair happening in the gym before or after your student led conference.  School will be dismissed at 11:40 today and students will not be eating lunch with us. Don’t forget that students do not have school tomorrow  or Monday.

Please reach out to our main office at 847-357-6300 with any questions.

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

PTA Scholarship and Membership

As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to District 54 students currently in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.

**Please note the parent/guardian must be a PTA member at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship.  You must be a PTA member by March 1, 2020.**

Click here for more information about the scholarship

Not currently a member of PTA? Stop by the office or download this form and return with your payment by March 1st. Don’t miss out!!!

PTA Membership.pdf

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.

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.

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!

Spanish Speech Contest

It is my pleasure to announce that we are now accepting applications for District 54 Annual Spanish Speech Contest. Here is a link to the application and more information: Spanish Speech Contest application

Dates to Remember:

February

  • 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
  • Friday, Feb 21st: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Thursday, Feb 27th- Hot Lunch
  • Friday, Feb 28th: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, Feb 28th: End of 2nd Trimester

March

  • Tuesday, March 3rd: Feed My Starving Children
  • Friday, March 6th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Monday, March 9th: Spring Picture Day
  • Thursday, March 12th: 5th / 6th Grade Band Concert
  • Friday, March 13th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Monday, March 16th: PTA Movie Night
  • Wednesday, March 18th: 5th / 6th Grade Orchestra Concert
  • 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)

#ChurchillPride – February 7, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

We had such an amazing turnout for our Kindergarten registration. Thank you for continuing to help your neighbors and friends remember that they need to come into school to register their incoming kindergarten child for the 2020-21 school year. It is important that we get all of our incoming children into the system so that we can start the scheduling process.

Don’t forget that next week we have our Parent Conferences on February 13th and 14th. Students have a half day of school on Thursday and do not have school on Friday. Our students are looking forward to sharing with you their progress toward the goals that you set at the beginning of the school year. Definitely reach out to your child’s teacher if you need to confirm your meeting date and time.

We hope that you have had a wonderful week.

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

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!

News from the School Nurse:

This letter is to inform you of symptoms of conjunctivitis. This is commonly known as “PINK EYE”.

Symptoms may include

* Itchy, burning, watery eyes

* Sensitivity to light

* Clear to pus-like discharge from the eye

* Crusted or sealed eyelids upon awakening

* Redness of the white lining of the eye

Diagnosis:

* Confirmed by health care provider

Causes

* Conjunctivitis may be caused by a bacteria, virus, or allergen

* Direct contact with an infected person

* Indirect contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

Treatment

* Consult healthcare provider

* Eye medication may be prescribed depending on the cause

* Medication should be given a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school

Prevention

* Child should use own towel and washcloth

* Remind child to avoid touching/rubbing their eyes and wash hands frequently

If your child develops symptoms similar to those of conjunctivitis, please keep your child home from school, contact your healthcare provider, and 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.

​​​​​​​Student Led Conferences

  • We are looking forward to seeing everyone at conferences on February 13th and 14th.  All classroom teachers will be sending home a reminder with your conference date and time.  It is generally the same as your fall conference day and time.
  • Students will be leading out the conference so be sure to bring them with you.
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment or have questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
  • Our PTA will also be hosting the Book Fair in the gym on Thursday during conferences.

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:

Spanish Speech Contest

It is my pleasure to announce that we are now accepting applications for District 54 Annual Spanish Speech Contest. Here is a link to the application and more information: Spanish Speech Contest application

Dates to Remember:

February

  • 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
  • Friday, Feb 21st: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Thursday, Feb 27th- Hot Lunch
  • Friday, Feb 28th: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, Feb 28th: End of 2nd Trimester

March

  • Tuesday, March 3rd: Feed My Starving Children
  • Friday, March 6th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Monday, March 9th: Spring Picture Day
  • Thursday, March 12th: 5th / 6th Grade Band Concert
  • Friday, March 13th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Monday, March 16th: PTA Movie Night
  • Wednesday, March 18th: 5th / 6th Grade Orchestra Concert
  • 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)
  • Friday, April 3rd: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, April 17th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Friday, April 24th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Friday, May 1st: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, May 8th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Friday, May 15th: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, May 22nd: Snack Day – Clean the Closet

District 54 X Annual Spanish Speech Contest

District 54 will host its 10th annual Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 7. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories:  students who are native speakers and students for whom Spanish is a second language. The application deadline is April 10. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

Click here for the printable version –  2020 Printable Version of Application – English & Spanish

#ChurchillPride – February 3, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

Well it’s official, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. According to the legend, this means that we are in for an early spring this year. With that being said, please still make sure to check temperatures and weather forecasts so that you continue to dress your child appropriately for the temperature.  Remember that we typically go outside for recess every day. Students need to be dressed so that they can enjoy their time getting fresh air outside.

We had another great week at Churchill! Students have started to review and revise their goals for the upcoming student-led conferences. We are looking forward to having the time to update you on your child’s progress so far this school year!

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

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.

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.

Student Led Conferences

  • We are looking forward to seeing everyone at conferences on February 13th and 14th.  All classroom teachers will be sending home a reminder with your conference date and time.  It is generally the same as your fall conference day and time.
  • Students will be leading out the conference so be sure to bring them with you.
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment or have questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
  • Our PTA will also be hosting the Book Fair in the gym on Thursday during conferences.

PTA

The Churchill PTA is looking for next year’s officers and committee members! Please consider volunteering to ensure student success at Churchill!

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:

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.

Dates to Remember:

February

  • Wednesday, Feb 5th- Kinder Registration
  • Thursday, Feb 6th- Hot Lunch and PTA Tea Party for Room Parents @ 3:15p
  • Friday, Feb 7th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • 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
  • Friday, Feb 21st: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Thursday, Feb 27th- Hot Lunch
  • Friday, Feb 28th: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, Feb 28th: End of 2nd Trimester

March

  • Tuesday, March 3rd: Feed My Starving Children
  • Friday, March 6th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Monday, March 9th: Spring Picture Day
  • Thursday, March 12th: 5th / 6th Grade Band Concert
  • Friday, March 13th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Monday, March 16th: PTA Movie Night
  • Wednesday, March 18th: 5th / 6th Grade Orchestra Concert
  • 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)
  • Friday, April 3rd: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, April 17th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Friday, April 24th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Friday, May 1st: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, May 8th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Friday, May 15th: Snack Day – Nachos

Friday, May 22nd: Snack Day – Clean the Closet

#ChurchillPride – January 27, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

We hope that everyone had a great weekend!  Please read below for many Churchill updates.

Please remember that Wednesday, January 29th is a half day for our students.  Dismissal is at 11:40 and the students will NOT be eating lunch at school.

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Arrival To School and Attendance

With the winter weather we are starting to see an increase in parents dropping children off in the front of the school. Please remember that the parking lot is closed until all buses have arrived and left the school parking lot. Due to snow and cold temperatures buses can at times run late, which means that the parking lot will be closed longer as well. Students not riding the bus are considered tardy to school if they walk into the building after the 8:40 a.m. bell. Students who are not riding the bus should be dropped off on one of the side streets early enough so that they can walk to the back of the school and enter the building from the playground when the doors open at 8:30 a.m. Thank you for helping to ensure that your child gets to school safely and on time!

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.

Student Led Conferences

  • We are looking forward to seeing everyone at conferences on February 13th and 14th.  All classroom teachers will be sending home a reminder with your conference date and time.  It is generally the same as your fall conference day and time.
  • Students will be leading out the conference so be sure to bring them with you.
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment or have questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
  • Our PTA will also be hosting the Book Fair in the gym on Thursday during conferences.

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:

PTA

The Churchill PTA is looking for next year’s officers and committee members! Please consider volunteering to ensure student success at Churchill!

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.

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.

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.

Dates to Remember:

Don’t forget that you can also stay up to date on Churchill events by subscribing to the Churchill Calendar.

January

  • Wednesday, Jan 29th- Half Day of School and Dine Out Night
  • Friday, Jan 31st:   Nachos

February

  • Wednesday, Feb 5th- Kinder Registration
  • Thursday, Feb 6th- Hot Lunch and PTA Tea Party for Room Parents @ 3:15p
  • Friday, Feb 7th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • 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
  • Friday, Feb 21st: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Thursday, Feb 27th- Hot Lunch
  • Friday, Feb 28th: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, Feb 28th: End of 2nd Trimester

March

  • Tuesday, March 3rd: Feed My Starving Children
  • Friday, March 6th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Monday, March 9th: Spring Picture Day
  • Thursday, March 12th: 5th / 6th Grade Band Concert
  • Friday, March 13th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Monday, March 16th: PTA Movie Night
  • Wednesday, March 18th: 5th / 6th Grade Orchestra Concert
  • 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)
  • Friday, April 3rd: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, April 17th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Friday, April 24th: Snack Day – Snack Pack
  • Friday, May 1st: Snack Day – Nachos
  • Friday, May 8th: Snack Day – Ice Cream
  • Friday, May 15th: Snack Day – Nachos

Friday, May 22nd: Snack Day – Clean the Closet

#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

#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.

#ChurchillPride – January 7, 2020

Dear Churchill Community,

Happy New Year! We hope that your winter break was filled with family, fun and relaxation. It is however, great to have the students back in school eager to learn and ready to ROAR!

Our theme for the year is Rock your ROAR! This month we will be focusing on the O of ROAR which represents Optimism. Being Optimistic is essential to maintain a well balanced perspective which supports positivity. It would be great if as a community we focused on what Optimism is and strategies for how to maintain an Optimistic outlook on life!

Welcome back and have a great week!

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

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.

The CHURCHILL DANCE CLUB will be performing that night!!!

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.

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.

Churchill Procedures during the Winter

Recess

Is your child dressed for the weather?  Sometimes kids like to scoot out of the door in the morning without gloves, hats and boots.  Given that the we have snowy and cold weather at this time of the year, please make sure that your child has a warm coat, gloves and hat on them when they leave for school.  Please remember that we go outside for recess whenever the temperature and/or wind chill is 0 degrees or above. Snow pants and boots are needed if your child wants to play in the snow.  Otherwise, students who do not have snow pants and boots will remain on the blacktop that is cleared of snow during recess.

Before School

Student safety is extremely important. Typically students enter the building at 7:30 in the morning. However, when the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees we bring them in a little earlier. It is important that students do not come to school too early on cold days, so that we can minimize the amount of time they stay outside.

Remember that all students need to be in their classrooms by 8:40. If your son or daughter is being dropped off at 8:40 or later, a parent must come into the office to sign their child into school.

Parking lot protocol during winter

Our safety patrol members and staff do an amazing job of keeping the parking lot and driveway controlled so that our families arrive and leave school safely.

For the safety of ALL we do have parking lot and driveway guidelines that must be adhered to, even if it is too cold for me to post safety patrol students or teachers at the entrances. Please remember the following.

  • The parking lot will remain closed in the morning from 8:25 am until ALL of the buses have arrived, unloaded and have left. Please know that during snowy times of the year buses run late, which means that the front driveway will remain closed later that you might typically see.
  • The parking lot will remain closed from 2:55, or 2:25 on Wednesdays, and remain closed until all of the buses have left the parking lot.
  • Cars which might have come into the front driveway or parking lot prior the the parking lot being closed will have to remain in your parking spaces until ALL of the buses at safely exited. Please also remember that it is illegal to pass buses in the parking lot as they are loading or unloading.
  • We have started to see cars waiting across the street so that they can quickly drive into the front driveway to drop their children off. Many of these students are coming into school late after the bell has rung. Please try to drop students off early enough so that students who do not ride a school bus can walk around to the back and line up on the playground for entry into the building there.

Chromebook Reminders

It is amazing to see the high quality research being conducted, papers being written and projects being completed with the new Chromebooks and iPads!

As you know the iPads do not come home with Kindergarten through second grade students.

As we come back from Winter Vacation now is a good time for students and families of third through sixth grades to take time to review and possibly revise Chromebook expectations and usage at home. Please take time to review with your child your expectations for the following.

  • Students need to remember to bring their Chromebook with them to school every day! It is not possible for the school to have enough loaner computers for the 365 students who have a Chromebook issued to them.
  • Students need to plug their Chromebook in every night so that they come to school with a fully charged device.
  • ALL Chromebook chargers need to be left at home at all times. Our Chromebooks hold a charge long enough to last the whole day. It is not safe or practical to have students plugging computers in throughout the rooms. By plugging their Chromebook in overnight students ensure that they come to school with a fully charged device.
  • Although the Chromebook is checked out to your child, your home rules control how the device is being used at home. We have found many parents who set limits on screen time at home. Also parents often make a rule that the Chromebook doesn’t go into or stay in the child’s bedroom. By having the Chromebook stay in the kitchen overnight this removes the temptation for your child to sneak extra screen time when they should be either reading a book or going to bed.
  • We tell the students that Chromebooks are basically digital textbooks. We have issued Chromebooks to the students for the purpose of completing their schoolwork. If they do not have schoolwork to complete there really isn’t a reason that they should be on the computer. Likewise this is not being given to them to play non-school supported games or for the purpose of watching YouTube for personal entertainment, etc.

Dates to Remember:

  • Thursday Jan 9th- Hot Lunch
  • 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.