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#ChurchillPride – March 22, 2019

Good afternoon Churchill community,

This school year is really flying by. At the end of the day today our students will be starting their Spring Vacation. Students and staff will return to school on Monday, April 1st.

We hope that you and your family have a restful and relaxing Spring Break!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Spring Break Reading Incentive

Over Spring Break, Churchill is participating in a Spring Break reading incentive program.  Your child is being asked to complete a reading log that will be sent home by your child’s teacher. The reading goal is grade-level specific and should be completed throughout Spring Break (March 23rd through March 31st). Those that complete the reading log will need to return the completed log to their classroom teacher by Friday, April 5th. Those that show they read over break will receive one FREE Kids Meal coupon from Chili’s Grill, a local restaurant.

Secret Mission

Today students are bringing home an envelope to give to you. We are hoping that you receive the envelope today and can help us with this very important secret mission! You will find instructions inside the envelope. Please, please, please, help us keep this special secret from the children at this point.

Yearbook

March 22 is last day for internet purchases. Go to Www.balfour.com .to reserve your copy today!

After March 22nd you can still purchase a yearbook by sending a check (made out to Churchill PTA) or cash in an envelope to school. Cost is $20.

To ensure we know who the book belongs to please write (on envelope):

1) yearbook money

2) child’s name

3) class room number and/or teacher name

Any questions contact Jen Litz 847-772-6047

Important Dates

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 2 – No School
Thursday, April 4 – Pizza
Friday, April 5 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, April 11 – Hot Food-Culvers
Friday, April 12 – Snack Day-Nachos; 6-8pm Spring Fling Dance
Tuesday, April 16 – 6:30pm PTA Meeting & Dine Out (Chipotle)
Thursday, April 18 – Pizza
Thursday, April 25 – Hot Food-Jason’s Deli
Friday, April 26 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Monday, April 29 – 7:45-8:30am Dads and Donuts
Tuesday, April 30 – 5:30-7pm Book Fair at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirit. Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration

Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure

End of Trimester 2

Friday marked the end of the 2nd trimester. Our hope is that through the parent portal, you have been able to keep up to date with your child’s grades since conferences.  You will be able to access the 2nd trimester report cards through the portal on March 20.

Registration for 2019-20

Registration for the 2019/2020 school year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

#ChurchillPride – March 18, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

This weekend we had the distinct pleasure of being able to attend the School District 54 Multicultural Fair. This was such an amazing event, made even better by the many performances made by Churchill students! #ChurchillPride was evident and on stage at the Fair!

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Spring Pictures

Optional Spring Pictures will be taken tomorrow, Monday, March 18th. We sent home an informational flyer about Spring Pictures.  These pictures are not mandatory, only those students who pre-order online, or bring payment in the envelope provided will be photograph on March 18th.

Attention 6th grade parents!  

This year’s 6th grade celebration is scheduled for Friday, May 31st at 12:45 pm.  More information about the event and information for parents who are interested in volunteering will be coming home after spring break.  The annual 6th grade vs. teacher kickball game is scheduled Tuesday June 4th, at 1:00 pm, weather permitting.

Yearbooks

March 22 is last day to order your yearbook. Reserve your yearbook today for $20! Order yours today by going to Www.balfour.com .

Yearbook Flyer.jpg

Social Emotional Learning

This month our students learned more about Conflict Resolution and Decision Making. Attached is more information about the lessons which were taught.

Conflict Resolution.pdf

Decision Making.pdf

End of Trimester 2

Friday marked the end of the 2nd trimester. Our hope is that through the parent portal, you have been able to keep up to date with your child’s grades since conferences.  You will be able to access the 2nd trimester report cards through the portal on March 20.

Registration for 2019-20

Registration for the 2019/2020 school year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you will receive an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Important Dates

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Upcoming Food Dates

Thursday, March 21st-Hot Food-Popeyes
Thursday, March 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Friday, March 22nd-Room Party & Snack Day-Nachos

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

#ChurchillPride – March 11, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

This has been another amazing week at Churchill!  Staff and students have been enjoying the FUN activities on our Happiness Calendar this month.  We ended the week on Friday with an all school dance party! It was definitely one of our peak moments this year to see everyone dancing and laughing together.  

Friday also marked the end of our second trimester.  We are extremely proud of our students and all the great gains they have made so far.   We look forward to what is still to come as we head into our final semester of the year.    

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Student Safety on the Side Streets

In order to keep our children safe we would like to remind you to drive slowly when near our school. We know that many parents are dropping students off on the side streets.  Please help to ensure that all of our children arrive safely to school by driving slowly and looking for children.

This is also a good time to remind your child(ren) that they should be looking both ways before crossing the street and only crossing at marked crosswalks.

Parking Lot Safety


Our parking lot is CLOSED for student drop off during arrival 8:25-8:40a.m. and for student pick up during dismissal 2:45-3:10p.m.  If you are in the parking lot during these times, you must remain in the parking lot until ALL of the busses have pulled out of our lot safely. Parents can park on the streets near Churchill School but please be cognizant of the No Parking signs in the area.  

2019-20 School Yearbook

March 22 is last day to order your yearbook. Reserve your yearbook today for $20! Order your Yearbook by going to… Www.balfour.com

Yearbook Flyer.jpg 

Spring Pictures

Optional Spring Pictures will be taken on March 18th. We will be sending home an informational flyer about Spring Pictures.  These pictures are not mandatory, only those students who pre-order online, or bring payment in the envelope provided will be photograph on the March 18th.

End of Trimester 2

Friday marked the end of the 2nd trimester. Our hope is that through the parent portal, you have been able to keep up to date with your child’s grades since conferences.  You will be able to access the 2nd trimester report cards through the portal on March 20.

Registration for 2019-20

Registration for the 2019/2020 school year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you will receive an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Spirit Wear Orders – You still have time to purchase!

You too can purchase spirit wear from our amazing vendor Waist Up Imprinted Sportswear. For the next two weeks you can order online by going to https://www.waistup.com/winston_churchill_lions. Orders will be fulfilled after the two week sales window closes. The window for online orders will close at midnight on Monday March 11th. Orders made will be sent home with the children.

Important Dates

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Upcoming Food Dates

Thursday, March 14th Pizza Day

Friday, March 15th-Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, March 21st-Hot Food-Popeyes
Thursday, March 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Tuesday, March 12th-Skate Night at Coachlite 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, March 14th-Dine Out (Potbelly)

Friday, March 22nd-Room Party & Snack Day-Nachos

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

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

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn everyday into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam flyer

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!

STC PTA Elementary Scholarship applications are now available in the Churchill front office or via this link https://pta.sd54.org/2019/02/27/elementary-scholarship-applications-available/   Applications are due back to the Churchill front office (following all instructions and in a sealed envelope) by March 22nd. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

 

#ChurchillPride – March 4, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

Last week was another great week at Churchill! Throughout all District 54 schools we are celebrating the month of March as Happiness month! On Friday, we kicked off Happiness month cheering for our students and sharing a Happiness calendar filled with many fun activities.  Please check out the attached calendar to help you and your child plan ahead for our Happiness celebrations and spreading joy to others!

Churchill March Happiness Calendar.jpg

As you know, throughout the year we practice each of our emergency preparedness drills. Through practice, our staff and students learn how to quickly and safely respond to situations. On Thursday, we were able to practice the Shelter in Place Drill.  A Shelter in Place Drill is used when there is the threat of severe weather. During this practice drill we reviewed with the students where to go and how to get onto the floor into a safe position. This is also a great time for families to review Shelter in Place procedures at home as well. You can find more information about shelter in place recommendations by going to Ready.gov.

Our students did an outstanding job of following teacher directions and practicing this drill! Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Social Emotional Learning Home Connection

Attached you will find information about SEL lessons which were taught during February. We focused our lessons on responsibility and conflicts.

SEL Conflicts.pdf

SEL Responsibility.pdf

Spirit Wear Orders – You still have time to purchase!

You too can purchase spirit wear from our amazing vendor Waist Up Imprinted Sportswear. For the next two weeks you can order online by going to https://www.waistup.com/winston_churchill_lions. Orders will be fulfilled after the two week sales window closes. The window for online orders will close at midnight on Monday March 11th. Orders made will be sent home with the children.

Important Dates:

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Upcoming Food Dates:

Thursday, March 7th-Hot Food-McDonald’s
Friday, March 8th-Snack Day-Build Your Own Snack Pack- &
Thursday, March 14th Pizza Day

Friday, March 15th-Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, March 21st-Hot Food-Popeyes
Thursday, March 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Tuesday, March 5th-6:30pm PTA Meeting

Friday, March 8th Schaumburg Township Council of PTA Auction
Tuesday, March 12th-Skate Night at Coachlite 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, March 14th-Dine Out (Potbelly)

Friday, March 22nd-Room Party & Snack Day-Nachos

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

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

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges – March 6

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Reitz will discuss how you, as a parent, can help your children develop skills that will allow them to better regulate their emotions. Learn how to teach your child coping tools and healthier options to use when they become distressed. She will also address how parenting plays a role in tantrums and ways to adjust some of your parenting techniques. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges flyer

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn everyday into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam flyer

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!

STC PTA Elementary Scholarship applications are now available in the Churchill front office or via this link https://pta.sd54.org/2019/02/27/elementary-scholarship-applications-available/   Applications are due back to the Churchill front office (following all instructions and in a sealed envelope) by March 22nd. Late applications will NOT be accepted

#ChurchillPride – February 25, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

Congratulations to the Churchill Rube Goldberg Club. On Saturday the team (Eva, Max, Karol, Colin, Shaurya, Bhavaguhan, Naga, Erin, Alexander, and Anvi) demonstrated their Rube Goldberg machine to the judges at the Hoffman Estates Rube Goldberg competition. Their machine was well thought out and designed. The Harry Potter theme added a storyline to help bring their machine to life. Watching the group work together as a team truly impressed those around who came to see them. This was a moment of such #ChurchillPride for me and the sponsors Miss Kubick and Mr. Johnson!

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Spirit Wear Orders

You too can purchase spirit wear from our amazing vendor Waist Up Imprinted Sportswear. For the next two weeks you can order online by going to https://www.waistup.com/winston_churchill_lions. Orders will be fulfilled after the two week sales window closes. The window for online orders will close at midnight on Monday March 11th. Orders made will be sent home with the children.

5 E’s Survey Link

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback. Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.  The survey will be open until March 15th. Thank you to all of the parents who have already participated in this survey!

English Learner (EL) Kindergarten Information Night

If your child is entering kindergarten and you speak another language at home, we would like to invite you to attend the EL Kindergarten Information Night, Tuesday, February 26th.  The program will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road.  Childcare is available for ages 3 and up.

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs for English Learner Kindergarten students, Dual Language Programs in District 54 and the language assessment process. If you, or someone you know, will have a student attending Kindergarten in September, we hope that you will join us for this informative night.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration continues daily in the main office between 9:00AM and 2:00PM.  Kindergarten registration is intended for any incoming Churchill-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year.  You can get a head start by completing most of the registration online by clicking here.  Please know that you will still need to come to the office and prove residency.

Important Dates:

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Upcoming Food Dates:

Thursday, February 28th – Pizza Day

Friday, March 1st-Snack Day-Nachos
Thursday, March 7th-Hot Food-McDonald’s
Friday, March 8th-Snack Day-Build Your Own Snack Pack- &
Thursday, March 14th Pizza Day
Friday, March 15th-Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, March 21st-Hot Food-Popeyes

Friday, March 22nd – Snack Day-Nachos

Thursday, March 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Tuesday, March 5th-6:30pm PTA Meeting
Friday, March 8th Schaumburg Township Council of PTA Auction
Tuesday, March 12th-Skate Night at Coachlite 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, March 14th-Dine Out (Potbelly)

Friday, March 22nd-Room Party

Reminder-PTA Executive Board Nominations Due February 22nd

Dear Churchill community,

The PTA would like me to remind you that nominations for the 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board are due by tomorrow Friday, February 22nd. Please email Melinda at mwainscott3@nullgmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Steve Kern

Principal

#ChurchillPride – February 18, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

We hope that you were able to attend our student-led conferences last week. Spending time reflecting on our student’s achievements and setting goals for the rest of the school year is such an important task. Thank you for making this a priority in your schedule!

Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Read Across America Week

We will be celebrating Read Across America Week this year with special theme days. Please see the attached schedule so that you can plan ahead.  Read Across America Theme Week

End of the Trimester


The second trimester ends on March 8, 2019. Report cards will be available via the Parent Portal on March 20th. We know that our students will finish strong this term. Please do not hesitate to be in contact with the school or with the teachers of your student if there are any questions or concerns.

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

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

Important Dates:

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Upcoming Food Dates:

Thursday, February 21st-Hot Food

Friday, February 22nd-Snack Day-Ice Cream

Thursday, February 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Wednesday, February 20th- 6:30pm PTA Meeting

Churchill Hosts February School Board Meeting

Churchill Pride Hear Us Roar Lion Mascot LogoThe Churchill staff and students had the wonderful opportunity to host the District 54 School Board meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Staff and students worked hard to prepare for this peak moment.  The School Board was treated to a school wide tour that included visiting our new flexible furniture classrooms in kindergarten, 2nd grade and 5th grade.  Several second & fifth grade students showed the School Board the new interactive monitors, Chromebooks, iPads, as well as other technologies being implemented by the district.  These students demonstrated how these new technologies are used  daily in their classrooms to help them learn.   The School Board also visited our Creation Studio to see our new Vision & Sound labs in action.

At the meeting the School Board members voiced how amazed they were by the Churchill students who presented the information to them.  They were impressed at how prepared and knowledgeable the students were about these new additions to our school.

Below is a compilation of pictures showing the students sharing all their knowledge to the School Board members that night.

Students in action showing District 54 School Board Members the new furniture and technologies being used at Churchill School. Students in the Creation Studio showing School District 54 Board Members the new technologies in our Vision and Sound Labs. Students in action showing District 54 School Board Members the new furniture and technologies being used at Churchill School.

#ChurchillPride – February 11, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

Last week was a very big week for Churchill.  On Thursday night Churchill hosted our District 54 Board of Education for their regularly scheduled meeting. During their visit we had the opportunity to also give the Board Members a tour and to highlight the amazing work being completed by our staff and students. Churchill is an excellent school, and our achievements are a direct result of our strong partnership between the staff, students, and parents.

This strong partnership was evident at our Annual Fun Fair this past Friday.  Thank you to the PTA for all of the hard work that you put into providing the Churchill community with this yearly tradition.  It is such a great time for all!

We are thrilled that this week we get an opportunity to further strengthen our partnership through our Student Led conferences! This is a perfect time to celebrate your child’s successes and to set goals for the second half of the school year. Please make sure that you reach out to your child’s classroom teacher if you still need to confirm date and time for your conference. Our goal is to have 100% of our parent conferences during this window of time.

Thank you for demonstrating that Together we build… #ChurchillPride!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Valentine’s Day

This week some of our classes will be participating in Valentine’s Day card exchanges. Please remember that any cards exchanged cannot include any candy or food.

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

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

Important Dates:

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Parent Conferences

Don’t forget that Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on February 14th and 15th. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need to confirm or change your meeting date / time.

Upcoming Fun Food Dates:

Thursday, February 21st-Hot Food

Friday, February 22nd-Snack Day-Ice Cream

Thursday, February 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Tuesday, February 12th -3:15 pm Room Parent Tea

Wednesday, February 20th- 6:30pm PTA Meeting

#ChurchillPride – February 1, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

Who would have predicted that this would be such a wild week for weather? I know that teachers and students are both looking forward to returning to school on Monday. I am looking forward to getting back to a normal schedule!

We are starting to prepare for Student Led Conferences coming up on February 14th and 15th.  This is a time to check on each student’s midyear progress, celebrate successes, reflect on areas to grow, and look for ways to further support learning at school and home. We look forward to sharing these updates with you in a couple weeks.  

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Social Emotional Learning Lesson Focus for January

During the month of January our teachers and students learned important SEL lessons about Culture and Perspective, as well as Empathy and Bullying. Please see the attachments for more information about what was learned.

SEL Culture and Perspectives.pdf 

SEL Empathy and Bullying.pdf 

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

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

New Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00 pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration to begin your registration before February 6th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th.

Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

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, 2014 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 6, 2019.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2019-2020, and reflect name and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

At least one of the following documents:

The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

And at least two of the following documents:

Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

If you have registration questions, please contact your neighborhood school.

Important Dates:

Please click here for a complete listing of the upcoming events here at Churchill. Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Don’t forget that Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on February 14th and 15th. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need to confirm or change your meeting date / time.

Upcoming Food Dates:

Thursday, February 7th – Pizza Day

Friday, February 8th -Snack Day-Build Your Own Snack Pack; 6-8:30pm Fun Fair

Thursday, February 21st-Hot Food

Friday, February 22nd-Snack Day-Ice Cream

Thursday, February 28th – Pizza Day

Important PTA Dates

Friday, February 8th PTA Fun Fair

Tuesday, February 12th -3:15 pm Room Parent Tea

Wednesday, February 20th- 6:30pm PTA Meeting