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#ChurchillPride – September 13, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Thank you to all families and students who came to school early Monday morning to enjoy Goodies with Grandparents.  It was such a wonderful way to start the morning spending quality time with special people in our lives. Speaking of special people, thank you to our outstanding PTA who organized this event.  This event provided our Lions and their families an opportunity to take time for each other and show off their favorite school! 🙂

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Picture Day

Churchill’s picture day is coming soon. Picture day will be Friday, September 27. Check with your child to see if they brought home the order form for you.

PTA Hot Lunch and Memberhub

Our PTA has worked hard to create a hot lunch program for our students. We know that students, and parents :), look forward to this event occuring every other week. At this point the paper registration for hot lunch has ended. However, you can still register your child for hot lunch by going online. For the rest of this semester we will not be able to take cash or checks, however you can pay with a credit card on Memberhub.

Registration for the second semester of hot lunch will take place in January. At that time you will be able to purchase online or on paper with cash or check.

PTA Party Money

You can now pay your PTA Party Money on member hub with a credit card. 100% of the money collected is used to support the student PTA parties; Halloween and spring party.  Please support our PTA by donating $7. This can be done via memberhub with credit card or turning the paper registration in to your child’s teacher.

Stay up to date

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

Run to Read

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. You can register at any time, even the morning of the race! The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity 

Lou Malnati’s – September 18

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 18, 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!

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Please join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, September 17th  from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center at 524 East Schaumburg Road. Our topic for this month’s meeting is “ACCESS and MAP: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for children ages 3-5. To RSVP, fill out the form at the bottom of the event flyer and send it back to your child’s school by Sept. 12. If you did not receive a copy of the flyer, click this link to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. You can also contact your child’s school for a paper copy of the flyer.

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 childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

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 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

Dates to Remember:

  • September 17 – 5th & 6th grade Eisenhower Feeder Cross Country Event
  • September 18 – Half Day of School for Students – school dismissal at 11:40am

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

September

  • Friday 13 – Nachos
  • Friday 20 – Ice Cream
  • Friday 27- Snack Pack

October

  • Friday 4- Nachos
  • Friday 18 – Ice Cream
  • Friday 25 – Snack Pack

November

  • Friday 1 – Nachos
  • Friday 8 – Ice Cream
  • Friday 15 – Snack Pack
  • Friday 22 – Nachos

December

  • Friday 6 – Ice Cream
  • Friday 13 – Snack Pack

#ChurchillPride UPDATE – September 11, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

Throughout the year we take time as a school to practice our emergency drills. Today we practiced an evacuation drill (fire drill). Knowing that this was our first drill we used this as a teaching opportunity. Our goal is for the students to be able to quickly and quietly follow directions so that staff can get them into a safe location. Our students did a great job!

Although we do not email you each time we practice a drill, we did want to make sure that you knew that this was a scheduled practice drill. If you would like more information about our safety drills please click on this link or connect with me so that I can answer your questions.

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – English

Have a great Wednesday!

Steve  Kern, Principal

#ChurchillPride – September 6, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

What a great week! Our third through sixth grade students have shown how responsible they can be by bringing their Chromebooks home each day and remembering to bring them back to school powered up and ready to go!.

Our students have done an amazing job completing the MAP assessment. Teachers use the assessment results collected during the fall, winter and spring testing sessions to determine student needs and guide their instruction. We are impressed with how well our students attended to the tests.  It is obvious that they are fully invested in their education.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Clubs Registration

Clubs registration forms for our students in first through sixth grades went home with the students today. Please be sure to return completed forms to your child’s teacher by Friday, September 13th. Forms turned in late will not be considered until we complete the initial club assignment process.

PTA Party Money

You can now pay your PTA Party Money on member hub with a credit card. 100% of the money collected is used to support the student PTA parties; Halloween and spring party.  Please support our PTA by donating $7. This can be done via memberhub with credit card or turning the paper registration in to your child’s teacher.

Grandparents and Goodies Reminder

Mark your calendars. Our annual PTA Grandparents and Goodies event will take place on Monday, September 9th from 7:45 until 8:25 a.m.

Stay up to date

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

Dates to Remember:

  • September 10 – PTA Meeting (Meet and Greet starts at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.)
  • September 17 – 5th & 6th grade Eisenhower Feeder Cross Country Event
  • September 18 – Half Day of School for Students

Run to Read

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

Crisis Drill

As a school we practice a variety of emergency drills with our students.  Please read the District letter regarding these practices.

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – English

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity 

Lou Malnati’s – September 18

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 18, 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 childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12

Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

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 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

#ChurchillPride – September 3, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

Hopefully you and your family were able to enjoy the extra time together as a family over the Labor Day holiday.

We know that at the beginning of the school year parents get so many papers and forms to fill out that it is easy to lose track of important deadlines. See below for a reminder about some of the important deadlines coming up.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

  • All PTA Hot Lunch Forms are due by Friday of this week!!
  • We are still in need of Room Parent volunteers.  Please return the form to your child’s teacher if you are interested in supporting our two (Halloween and Spring) PTA room parties.
  • PTA snack forms are due ASAP. Students will not be able to purchase PTA snacks without the signed permission slip on file.
  • School Pizza Day permission slips are due ASAP. Students will not be able to purchase Pizza without the signed permission slip on file.

Spirit Days

  • Every Wednesday is “Orange” day. Did you know that Orange is the official color of Happiness? Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange each Wednesday as we celebrate our Happiness environment here at Churchill.
  • Every Friday we celebrate our school spirit by wearing Churchill shirts, our school colors, or college wear.
  • This week we will be having an extra spirit day on Thursday. This Thursday night happens to be a Packers vs. the Bears football game. In a spirit of fun, students who would like to participate can show their spirit by wearing Green and Gold (Packers colors) or Blue and Orange (Bears colors).

Dates to Remember:

  • September 3 – Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, First, Third, and Four grades
  • September 4 – Curriculum Night for Second, Fifth, and Sixth grades
  • September 10 – PTA Meeting (Meet and Greet starts at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.)

Curriculum Night – TUESDAY 9/3 & Wednesday 9/4

Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd & 4th Grade Curriculum Night

Tuesday, September 3rd

Pick a Session:  5:30-6:10pm & 6:20-7:00pm

All classroom teachers will host their presentations in their classrooms.

K, 1, 3, 4 Curriculum Night Flyer

2nd, 5th & 6th Grade Curriculum Night

Wednesday, September 4th

Pick a Session:  5:30-6:10pm & 6:20-7:00pm

All classroom teachers will host their presentations in their classrooms.

2, 5, 6 Curriculum Night Flyer

#ChurchillPride – August 30, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

School is in full swing at Churchill! It is great to see all of the learning taking place within the classrooms. Please remember that all schools are closed on Monday, due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Churchill School Curriculum Night

Next week we will be having our Curriculum Night presentations. This event is intended for parents / guardians. Parents can attend sessions starting at 5:30 p.m. or 6:20 p.m.

  • On Tuesday, September 3rd we will have Curriculum Night presentations for grades Kindergarten, First, Third and Fourth.
  • On Wednesday, September 4th we will have Curriculum Night presentations for grades Second, Fifth and Sixth.

Grandparents and Goodies Reminder

Mark your calendars. Our annual PTA Grandparents and Goodies event will take place on Monday, September 9th from 7:45 until 8:25 a.m.

Early Dismissal Wednesdays

As a reminder, students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday so that staff can meet weekly for professional development and team planning meetings.

Run to Read

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

PTA Party Money

You can now pay your PTA Party Money on member hub with a credit card. 100% of the money collected is used to support the student PTA parties; Halloween and spring party.  Please support our PTA by donating $8. This can be done via memberhub with credit card or turning the paper registration in to your child’s teacher.

MAP Testing:

Fall MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) began on Monday, 8/26 through 9/6. Each student at Churchill will take one MAP reading session and one MAP math session.  This data will be used to better know your child as a learner, as well as inform our teachers on how to best instruct your child.

Stay up to date

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

Dates to Remember:

  • August 19 – First day of school for 1st through 6th grade students.
  • August 21 & 22 – Digital Device presentation for parents of Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students.
  • August 27 – PTA Meeting
  • September 2 – Labor Day No School
  • September 3 – Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, First, Third, and Four grades
  • September 4 – Curriculum Night for Second, Fifth, and Sixth grades
  • September 10 – PTA Meeting (Meet and Greet starts at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.)

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.

Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  We begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 come into the office and sign their child into school.
  • For safety purposes, the front parking lot is for buses only from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm (M,T, Th and Fr) and from 2:20-2:40 pm on Wednesdays. If you choose to drive your child, please use one of the side streets to drop him/her off. There will be staff at the entrances to greet students every day.

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!

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest

The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.

For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

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 childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12

Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

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 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

#ChurchillPride – August 23, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

We have had a great first week of school! Our students have demonstrated how eager they are to jump back into school routines. We have spent time this week learning about how to appropriately use our instructional technology, reviewing our PBIS expectations, and establishing classroom routines. Throughout each of these activities we could see a high level of engagement from our students!

Thank you families for helping our children each day as they come to school eager to learn!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Attention 3rd through 6th Grade Parents

Our students have been doing so well with their Chromebook lessons. They are demonstrating that they understand how important it is to use these devices appropriately. Because they are demonstrating that they are ready for the responsibility, we will be sending the Chromebooks home with our students starting this afternoon. Students should plug the Chromebook in and bring it back with them on Monday. Many classes haven’t gotten through all of the Google training. Therefore, some students might not be able to log into the Chromebook yet. We will definitely complete all of the lessons next week.  Please also remember that the charger stays home and that students need to plug their Chromebook in every night.

Welcome Kindergarteners! – August 26

We are excited to welcome our Kindergarteners! You can look forward to making new friends, learning new skills, and developing a love for school. The first day of school for kindergarten students is Monday, August 26.

MAP Testing

Fall MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) will begin Monday, 8/26 through 9/6. Each student at Churchill will take one MAP reading session and one MAP math session.  This data will be used to better know your child as a learner, as well as inform our teachers on how to best instruct your child.

Crisis Drill

As a school we practice a variety of emergency drills with our students.  Please read the District letter regarding these practices.

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – English

Attendance

Please remember to call our attendance line at 847-357-6300 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.

Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  We begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 come into the office and sign their child into school.
  • For safety purposes, the front parking lot is for buses only from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm (M,T, Th and Fr) and from 2:20-2:40 pm on Wednesdays. If you choose to drive your child, please use one of the side streets to drop him/her off. There will be staff at the entrances to greet students every day.

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!

Stay up to date

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

Dates to Remember:

  • August 19 – First day of school for 1st through 6th grade students.
  • August 21 & 22 – Digital Device presentation for parents of Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students.
  • August 27 – PTA Meeting
  • September 2 – Labor Day No School
  • September 3 – Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, First, Third, and Four grades
  • September 4 – Curriculum Night for Second, Fifth, and Sixth grades

Run to Read

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

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 childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12

Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

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 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

Fees Reminder

You can pay your students fees through your parent portal account.  This includes your $50 consumable fee, optional instructional device insurance (grades 3-8 only), and milk.

If you believe your student will qualify for the Free Lunch Program and therefore will qualify for a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee at this time. Applications for the Free Lunch Program are available online and in the school office.

The consumable fee will increase by $15 if payment is not received by November 15th, $25 if not received by February 1st, and $35 if not received by April 1st.

If you would like to purchase instructional device insurance but do not have the option to do so through your portal, please contact our school office for assistance.  Instructional device insurance must be purchased before the date of device issuance.

#ChurchillPride – August 19, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

We had a wonderful first day back!  It was great to see all of our Churchill Lion’s smiling and enjoying their time with friends and teachers.  Be sure to ask your child what their favorite PEAK Moment was today and what they are looking forward to tomorrow.

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!

Have a great rest of the first week of school!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

#ChurchillPride – August 18, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

It was great to see so many families at our Back to School Night. The energy in the school and on the playground was unbelievable. We would also like to give a special thank you to the PTA for selling concessions that night!

We can’t wait to greet the students tomorrow and hear all about their phenomenal summer vacations! This is definitely going to be the best school year yet!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Stay up to date

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

First Day of School for 1st – 6th grade – August 19

Tomorrow is our first day of school for 1st – 6th grade students. When students arrive on Monday, they will line up on the blacktop at 8:30 using the line with homeroom number.

Welcome Kindergarteners! – August 26

We are excited to welcome our Kindergarteners! You can look forward to making new friends, learning new skills, and developing a love for school. The first day of school for kindergarten students is Monday, August 26.

Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  We begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 come into the office and sign their child into school.
  • For safety purposes, the front parking lot is for buses only from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm (M,T, Th and Fr) and from 2:20-2:40 pm on Wednesdays. If you choose to drive your child, please use one of the side streets to drop him/her off. There will be staff at the entrances to greet students every day.

Attendance

Remember to call our attendance line at 847-357-6300 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.

Lunch Hours

The following is our updated Lunch and Recess Schedule.

    • Lunch Shift #1                 (11:00 – 11:45)
      • 4th Grade| Play First / Eat Second
      • 5th Grade| Play First / Eat Second
      • 6th Grade| Eat First / Play Second
    • Lunch Shift #2                 (11:45 – 12:30)
      • Kindergarten| Eat First / Play Second
      • 1st Grade| Eat First / Play Second
      • 2nd Grade| Play First / Eat Second
      • 3rd Grade| Play First / Eat Second

Digital citizenship parent informational meetings

This year District 54 is going to be issuing a digital device to each of our students. Students in Kindergarten through Second Grade will have iPads issued to them for use at school. These devices will not be coming home with the children. Students in grades Third through Sixth grades will have Chromebooks issued to them which will come home with the students every night.

We are extremely excited about the learning opportunities that will exist this year with our students. We have parent informational meetings scheduled to share with you more about the devices and the expectations that accompany the devices. We hope that all parents of Kindergarten through Fifth grade can attend the meeting on Wednesday, August 21st or Thursday, August 22nd. Doors will open at 5:00 and the presentation will begin at 5:30 in the gymnasium.

Dates to Remember:

  • August 19 – First day of school for 1st through 6th grade students.
  • August 21 & 22 – Digital Device presentation for parents of Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students.
  • August 27 – PTA Meeting
  • September 2 – Labor Day No School
  • September 3 – Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, First, Third, and Four grades
  • September 4 – Curriculum Night for Second, Fifth, and Sixth grades

Run to Read

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread

#ChurchillPride – August 5, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Welcome back to our returning families and welcome to Churchill to our new families! We hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer filled with time spent with family and friends. We can’t wait to hear about your amazing adventures.

As you prepare for the start of a new school year please read below for updates and reminders to get us off to a great beginning.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Registration

In order to ensure your child is placed in a classroom for next school year, please make sure you have completed the registration process. Students who are not registered will not be assigned to a classroom.  Call the office if you have any registration related questions at 847-357-6300.

Classroom Placement

Those who have completed the registration process will receive an email on Friday notifying you of your child’s teacher.  As you know, the staff has worked diligently to place every child in an environment which best suits his/her learning needs; therefore, placement changes will not be honored.

Office Hours 

The front office is now open Our hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Families needing to turn in additional registration materials can also come to school on Wednesday, August 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Additionally, the office will be open from 5:00 to 6:30 on Thursday, August 15th.

Lunch Hours

We have made an adjustment to our lunch times this year. The following is our updated Lunch and Recess Schedule.

  • Lunch Shift #1  (11:00 – 11:45)
    • 6th Grade| Eat First / Play Second
    • 5th Grade| Play First / Eat Second
    • 4th Grade| Play First / Eat Second
  • Lunch Shift #2   (11:45 – 12:30)
    • Kindergarten| Eat First / Play Second
    • 1st Grade| Eat First / Play Second
    • 2nd Grade| Play First / Eat Second
    • 3rd Grade| Play First / Eat Second

Back to School Night

We want to have our families save the date for our Back to School Night.  On Thursday, August 15th Churchill will host Back To School Night from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Families will be able to meet their teachers and drop-off supplies.

Digital citizenship parent informational meetings

This year District 54 is going to be issuing a digital device to each of our students. Students in Kindergarten through Second Grade will have iPads issued to them for use at school. These devices will not be coming home with the children. Students in grades Third through Sixth grades will have Chromebooks issued to them which will come home with the students every night.

We are extremely excited about the learning opportunities that will exist this year with our students. We have parent informational meetings scheduled to share with you more about the devices and the expectations that accompany the devices. We hope that all parents of Kindergarten through Fifth grade can attend the meeting on Wednesday, August 21st or Thursday, August 22nd. Doors will open at 5:00 and the presentation will begin at 5:30 in the gymnasium.

School Supplies List

Our school supplies list has been posted on the Churchill website. You can find it by clicking this link.

Crossing Guard Opening

The Hoffman Estates Police Department has current openings for numerous Crossing Guard positions in District 54.  Crossing Guards are needed for Fairview Elementary School, Lakeview Elementary School, Keller Junior High, Churchill Elementary School, and MacArthur International Spanish Academy.  If you’re looking to pick up a little extra money this year while helping students get to school safely this is your opportunity! Crossing Guards are paid $13.50 per hour and you can apply under the “Employment” section at www.hoffmanestates.org.  Please contact Sgt. Reichel at 847-781-2846 or scott.reichel@nullhoffmanestates.org if you would like more information.

School Calendar

Throughout the school year we have many events for students and our families. Stay up to date by regularly visiting our online calendar.

https://churchill.sd54.org/calendar

Dates to Remember:

  • August 15, 2019 – Back to School Night 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • August 19, 2019 – First Day of School for first – sixth graders
  • August 21 or 22, 2019 – Digital Device Presentation for parents of Kinder through 5th Grade Students
  • August 26, 2019 – First Day of School for Kindergarten