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5th/6th Grade Empty Bowls Night

This week, our fabulous art teacher, Mrs. Wolfe hosted a terrific Empty Bowls Making Activity for our 5th and 6th grade students and their families.  What a wonderful way to teach our young leaders of Churchill about the power of giving and helping others.  It was such a great display of Conscious Acts of Kindness!

It is awesome to see our Churchill staff provide great opportunities for our students, families, and community.

Some comments from our 5/6th grade participants were…

“It was Super Good!”

“I can’t wait to paint mine!”

“This was such a great event, I had so much fun!”

“I’m so happy we did this so now we can help more people who need to eat!”

Students making clay art bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraising program. Students making clay art bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraising program. Students making clay art bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraising program.

The Churchill Pride – November 20, 2017

Good morning Churchill community,

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday we would like to take time to express our gratitude to the Churchill community.  We are so grateful for the strong support of our parents.  Through your support our teachers have been able to ensure the success of each and every one of our students.

Our children are growing both academically and socially and that is a direct result of collective partnerships. As you know, it is through strong partnerships that we continue to be able to make such great gains with our students.  Thank you for being such an amazing community!  We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern Carol Novak

Principal Assistant Principal

Report Card

District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office. If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

MAP Testing

We will be conducting our Winter round of MAP testing as the students return from Thanksgiving vacation.

Kindergarten through Fourth Grade students will complete the Reading test during the week of November 27th.

Kindergarten through Fourth Grade will students complete the Mathematics test during the week of December 4th.

Fifth and Sixth Grade students will complete the both the Reading and Mathematics portions of the test during the week of December 4th.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Wednesday, Dec. 20 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.

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;
  • A District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime; and
  • A pre-game career panel for middle school students featuring front-office executives from the Chicago Bulls and Windy City Bulls.
  • The CHURCHILL DANCE CLUB will be performing a routine during a timeout in the first half.  Come show your CHURCHILLPRIDE by attending the game and supporting our Dance Club!

The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Note to 6th Grade Families from Eisenhower

On December 6th, Eisenhower will be hosting a parent presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Eisenhower Junior High School.  This evening is dedicated to educate upcoming 7th grade parents on the process of scheduling elective courses and understanding the junior high schedule.  Parents will also have the opportunity to learn about specific content courses.   Invitational letters will be mailed home next week to give detailed information.

McTeacher Night:

Come and join us for McTeacher Night! Churchill staff will be working at the McDonald’s on 2270 W. HIggins Road on the evening of Thursday, December 7th. Churchill will receive 20% of the proceeds from food bought and 100% of all proceeds for the sale of Apple Pies goes to PBIS School Incentives. Please come out on Thursday, December 7th to see your friendly teachers in action!

PTA Spiritwear Sales

Hello Winston Churchill Parents. Anybody who would like to order Spiritwear items please go to the link below. To receive your items before the beginning of winter break place your order before December 10th to guarantee delivery by December 21st. T-shirts will be processed on December 10th. All other items can be placed individually and processed as ordered

http://winstonchurchillspirit.deco-apparel.com/shop?ctype=0

The link is also on the PTA website.

http://www.wcpta54.com/

Churchill Spiritwear Sale.pdf

PTA Reflections Program

Each year students are invited to participate in the PTA Reflections Program.  Students create original works based on the theme of the year.  This year we had over 70 projects submitted by our talented Churchill students this year! Of those, 50 projects have moved on from our school to the District-Wide level. Congratulations to those whose projects are advancing and an enormous thank you to all the creative students who shared their vision with us and participated this year. The artwork and stories shared were as touching and talented as ever and truly showed how artistic and personal dreams are WITHIN REACH.

There will be a viewing exhibit for these projects on Monday, November 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the School District Professional Learning Center at 522 E. Schaumburg Rd in Schaumburg. Please join us in celebrating the creativity and dreams of our students.

The Visual Arts Projects representing us at the District Level are:

Peace On Earth by 1st grader Stuti B.,

Spring Afternoon by 1st grader Akshay R.,

The Thirsty Bird by 1st grader Adhish R.,

Art Where There Is Heart by Kindergartener Andrea Anil A.,

The Ballet Girl by 4th grader Amanda U.,

Within Reach of Nature God by 4th grader Aayush W.,

Ganesha by 5th grader Janhavi L.,

Behind the Widow’s Veil by 5th grader Aaron A.,

l Reach Nature by Kindergartener Karunyashri V.,

Nature My Playground by Kindergartener Aaryan A.,

Everything Is In Your Hand Within Reach by 4th grader Aabid A.,

Reaching for the Stars by 6th grader Aya E.,

Within Reach – Aim High to the Sky by 3rd grader Arhieen M.,

Reach For Your Dream by 6th grader Hailey P.,

Things To Reach Star by 6th grader Abhinav P.,

Within Reach by 3rd grader Sai Jasmitha P.,

The Lake by 5th grader Janhavi L., and

Reaching the Stars by 6th grader Sivani P.

Congratulations to the Budding Photographers with the following projects moving on to the District Level!  These are:

Flower Power and Within Reach the Rare Mountain Goat by Aayush W.,

Birds On the Beach by 2nd grader Vernika S.,

Love Each Other World Is Within Reach by Aaryan A.,

Blossom Everyday Within Reach Everything by Aabid A.,

Swing Around the Sun by Aaron Anil A.,

Almost Got It! and Apple Within Reach! by 1st grader Akshay R.,

Sunrise and Sunset: Sunset and Sunrise and Sunset: Sunrise by 4th grader Maya C.,

Beauty of the Flower by 3rd grader Naga M.

The Literature Projects representing Churchill are as follows:

Help In Need by 2nd grader Sanjana T.,

I Like The Zoo by 3rd grader Aaradhya S.,

I Miss You Teddy, I Miss You Anvi and I Can Swim all by 5th grader Anvi P.,

Smile by Aaron Anil Alukkal, My Destination by Aabid A.,

Cold Water by 6th grader Nivvi Naresh K.

We have a wonderful film by 3rd grader Varsan R. titled “Never Give Up”

Five Music Composition projects are progressing to the next level:

Indian Folk Song and Music Notation by 1st grader Krithik M.,

Fusion Medley of Do-Ri-Mi-Fa & Sa-Ri-Ga-Ma by 4th grader Shriya L.,

My Teddy by Aabid Ahamed, Halloween Wars by Maya C.

Finally, we have 7 talented dancers who have projects representing Churchill:

Worship Your Dance by 4th grader Sana K.,

Indian Traditional Dance by Shriya L.,

Within Reach by 3rd grader Sai J.,

Bollywood Dance by Vernika S.,

Indian Raaga Dance by Maya C.,

Dance It Out by Andrea Anil A. and

I Got This Feeling by Naga M.

Upcoming Events and PTA Snack Day Snacks – All snack days are $2

Monday November 13th-Dine Out Night-Buona Beef (all day)

Thursday November 16th-Hot Food (Popeyes)

Friday November 17th-Snack Day (nachos)

Friday December 1st-Snack Day (create your own snack pack)

Tuesday December 5th-Winter Craft Night

Thursday December 7th-Hot Food (Culver’s)

Friday December 8th-Snack Day (popsicle)

Wednesday December 13th-6:30pm PTA Member Party

Friday December 15th-Snack Day (nachos)

Thursday December 21st-Hot Food (Jason’s Deli)

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

Calendar: Churchill Calendar of Events

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Specials Facebook,PTA Facebook

Website:Churchill School Website

A Look Inside Mrs. Conway’s 1st/2nd Grade Classroom…

Room 110 has been learning about the different states of matter and how to describe matter using the physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases.  Our class had to open a pumpkin and describe the properties of the pumpkin. We had to draw a diagram and label the physical properties we observed. Our groups were able feel and touch the pumpkin and then write about the properties of the pumpkin. 

Written by Sharan G., Suhas G., Shambhavi S., ​and Mrs. Conway

Picgtures of 1st & 2nd graders working on a science project to list the properties of a pumpkin.     Pictures of 1st & 2nd graders working on a science project to list the properties of a pumpkin.

The Churchill Pride – November 13, 2017

Good morning Churchill community,

Last week was an amazing week for Churchill! Congratulations to our third and fourth grade students and Mrs. Steckling for a memorable concert!  We love it when you get the opportunity to see the hard work of our students.  From the solo speaking parts, to the use of instruments and voice, our students rose to the challenge and put on a performance like no other!

Also, on Saturday Mr. Bolger and at least 48 Churchill families gathered together to participate in our yearly turkey trot. A special thank you to Mr. Bolger for creating such an excellent fitness centered activity. We are constantly reminding our children about the importance of becoming strong readers and mathematicians.  This week Churchill demonstrated to the students that it is also important to develop strong fitness habits as well as an appreciation for the arts!

#ChurchillPride has never been stronger at Churchill.  Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern Carol Novak

Principal Assistant Principal

Report Card

District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Churchill Family, do you own or manage a business?  

The PTA is seeking donations for a silent/live auction that is being held in March, to raise funds for the PTA Scholarship Program.  This is a great opportunity where you can help and give back to the community.  Currently we are asking that if you own/manage a business, could you make a donation of a product or service?  Some examples are a free family photo session, professional painter offering painting service for four standard sized rooms, restaurant gift cards,  a cleaning/maid service offering a free cleaning, a selection of products to make a basket, etc…  The possibilities are endless!  It would also be a great way to get your business name out in the community as people bid on your product!

If you can donate or would like more information, please contact Shalon Turner at shalonily3@nullgmail.com.

Homework

Nightly homework assignments are a great opportunity to learn more about what your child is learning in school, as well as a way to help your child manage their time.  Attached is a great article from Scholastic to help support your child in completing assignments with ease.  http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/homework-project-tips/10-homework-help-tips

Winter Craft Night

Mark your calendar, our Winter Craft Night will be on December 5th.

On December 5th our PTA will also be conducting an activity to help us achieve a school goal of becoming more environmentally responsible.  The PTA will be collecting old/dried out plastic markers to be recycled through the Crayola company.  http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx.  Please look through your old makers and bring any dried up markers to Churchill on December 5th.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

Upcoming Events and PTA Snack Day Snacks – All snack days are $2

Monday November 13th-Dine Out Night-Buona Beef (all day)

Thursday November 16th-Hot Food (Popeyes)

Friday November 17th-Snack Day (nachos)

Friday December 1st-Snack Day (create your own snack pack)

Tuesday December 5th-Winter Craft Night

Thursday December 7th-Hot Food (Culver’s)

Friday December 8th-Snack Day (popsicle)

Wednesday December 13th-6:30pm PTA Member Party

Friday December 15th-Snack Day (nachos)

Thursday December 21st-Hot Food (Jason’s Deli)

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

A Look Inside Mrs. Johnson’s 1st/2nd Grade Classroom

Students in room 109 posing with their carved pumpkin and using counters to make groups of ten.There are a lot of great things happening in Mrs. Johnson’s 1st/2nd multigrade classroom.  The students carved their pumpkin, then learned how to create  “how to” writing piece.  It was amazing how well the students were able to write the “how to” paper!

In math acceleration, the students played a game called “Ghosts Make a 10” which taught them different groups of 10 to make adding and subtracting easier.

If you want to find out more of what happens in room 109, please ask a student!

 

The Churchill Pride – November 6, 2017

Good morning Churchill community,

This week we will be having our first concert of the year.  We are looking forward to seeing the hard work of our third and fourth grade students up on stage in the Eisenhower gymnasium!

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern Carol Novak

Principal Assistant Principal

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

Turkey Trot

Our annual Turkey Trot Kids races will be this Saturday.  Please see the attached flyer Turkey Trot Permission Slip 2017.pdf for more information about the times of the races.

Vision and Hearing Screening at School

Vision and hearing screening will be conducted at Churchill School on Tuesday, November 14th with rescreens on November 28th. Students in K (if vision exam was not completed), 2, 4, 6 and special education will have vision screening. Students in K, 1, 2, 3, and special education will have hearing screening.  It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.  Children who wear glasses and/or are under the care of an eye doctor do not receive vision screening at school. Please feel free to contact your school nurse anytime during the school year for a vision or hearing screening if you have a concern.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

As we enter this season of gratitude and giving, the District 54 Education Foundation would like to thank everyone who has supported the Foundation this year by donating funds, sponsoring or volunteering at our golf outing or Septemberfest, participating in a dine and share or shop and share event, or serving on our board or a committee. We greatly appreciate you helping us make a difference in the lives of students.

The Foundation is partnering with Visions Photography Portrait Studio in Schaumburg on a fundraiser for the Foundation. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, Visions will donate 25 percent of the cost of your portrait package to the D54 Foundation and also provide you with a 25 percent discount if you bring in the flyer or mention the Foundation. For additional information, click here to view the flyer.

McTeacher Night

Come and join us for McTeacher Night. Churchill staff will be working at the McDonald’s that evening. Churchill will receive 20% of the proceeds from food bought and 100% of all proceeds for the sale of Apple Pies goes to PBIS School Incentives. Please come out on Thursday, December 7th at the

Mc Donald’s on 2270 W. Higgins Road.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Would you like to volunteer or become more involved in your child’s school?   Join us as we hear about the benefits of being part of a multicultural community from MPAC parents who have successfully gotten involved in PTA and their school community.  They will also share strategies for helping yourself and others feel more comfortable volunteering in the schools.

We look forward to seeing you on  Tuesday, November 14th at 9:00 a.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road.  Childcare is available for children ages 3-5.  Click the link for more information in English, Japanese, Spanish and Polish: Multicultural Parent Advisory Council Informational Flyers.

Crossing Guard Vacancy

The Village of Hoffman Estates is looking to hire a Crossing Guard for the Churchill Neighborhood.  Please share this information with any individual you think might be interested in supporting the school safety of our building!

COMPENSATION – $13.50 per hour

HOURS AND SCHEDULE – Churchill Elementary:

8:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Monday through Friday – following the School District 54 calendar.

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs routine public safety work, assisting school children across the street at designated school crossings.  Informs the Traffic Section Sergeant of any vehicles that disobey the crossing guard when stopping traffic to cross school children across the street, informs the Traffic Section Sergeant of any vehicles driving in a reckless manner, speeding or endangering the lives of the school children who are present at the school crossings.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cross school children at designated school crossings.
  • Reports any vehicles that disobey the crossing guard, speeding autos, vehicles driven in a reckless manner, or any vehicles that may endanger the lives of school children to the Traffic Section sergeant.
  • Communicates effectively with the general public, school officials, and Village employees in the performance of crossing guard activities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works outdoors and is exposed to wet and/or humid weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, fumes or other pollutants.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather.
  • Must be able to control and safely assist groups of children across the street using a hand-held stop sign.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

High School diploma or GED required.

Applicant must be 21 years of age.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluency in a foreign language is a plus

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Selection procedure will include interview, criminal background investigation and drug screen/physical.

TO APPLY

Submit a resume and/or a completed Employment application to:

Village of Hoffman Estates

Human Resources Management

1900 Hassell Road

Hoffman Estates, IL  60169

website: www.hoffmanestates.org

Fax: 847-781-2699

e-mail to applyhrm@nullhoffmanestates.org

 

PBIS Focus for the Month

At Churchill School, we encourage good character and positive behaviors in our students by following our 8 “Paws of Excellence.” Each month, we will focus on a different paw to highlight throughout the school. For the month of November, students will focus on demonstrating Speaking with Good Purpose. Words are powerful!  They have the power to uplift and enlighten or put-down and depress.  A few words spoken in a moment of anger can affect us for a long time.  The first step is awareness.  If we think before we speak, we can learn to consider the reason for our words. Will our words build someone up or put them down?  Speaking with Good Purpose fosters a positive emotional environment.

Think before you speak.  Make sure your intentions are positive and your words are sincere.

Yearbook

Don’t forget to secure your copy of the 2017-18 yearbook. It’s easy to get your copy of all the memories throughout the year. Get the early bird special of $17.00 (prices go up after December 20 to $20.00). Sales end March 23. We only have a limited number for purchase.

Go to www.balfour.com and type in Winston Churchill Elementary (be sure to click on Schaumburg, Illinois), then click on the yearbook icon….it’s that easy!

Questions contact: Jen Litz 847-885-0473

(Attached is a copy of the flyer)

Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2017 report card information is expected to be posted on Tuesday, Oct. 31, on the state’s website at www.illinoisreportcard.com. District 54 will also make it available on our website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the PARCC assessment, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 6 through 8, certified staff and parents last year.

If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-5300. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.

Healthy Hints

Looking for some helpful tips to increase good health habits?

Look no further, we’re bringing them to you!

https://www.theseasonedmom.com/meal-prep-lunches/

 

Upcoming Events and PTA Snack Day Snacks – All snack days are $2

Monday November 6th-7:45-8:30am Moms and Muffins

Thursday November 9th-6:30pm PTA Meeting

Friday November 10th-Snack Day (popsicle)

Saturday November 11th-Turkey Trot

Monday November 13th-Dine Out Night-Buona Beef Friday November 17th-Snack Day (nachos)

7th Annual Turkey Trot – Saturday, November 11, 2017

What:  Run for a great cause! Collect food donations for the District 54 Food Pantry

When:  Saturday, November 11, 2017

Race Times:   

9:00 am-10:00 am for Grades—3-4-5-6     

10:00 am-11:00 pm for Grades—K-1-2       

Where:  Eisenhower Jr. High track

Who:  All Kindergarten-6th grade students from Armstrong, MacArthur, And Churchill

New:  This year parents can run a 400-yard dash following the regularly schedule races!

Deadline:  Permission slips must be in to Mr. Bolger by Friday, November 10th

Each participant is asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item. Boxes will be placed by the gym doors to collect food items. All collected items will be donated to the District 54 food pantry to help families in need during the holiday season.

Don’t want to run? Come and support your friends and bring a food item to donate!!!

**Medals will be awarded to top finishers of each category after the race inside the gym**

**All participant will have a chance to win cool prizes after the awards ceremony**

**Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders will run 400 yards**

**3rd & 4th graders will run 800 yards**

**5th & 6th  graders will run 1 mile **

 

Please detach and return to Mr. Bolger before Friday, November 10th

I give my child                                                                                                            , in                                       grade, permission to participate in the Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Event times will vary so please look at the flyer for your grade level’s time. I understand that I must provide transportation to and from Eisenhower Junior High School and that this is  NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. A parent or adult guardian must stay with their child for the entire event.

Halloween Fun!

Churchill students had a great time celebrating Halloween today.  First, the students paraded around the school to show off their costumes.  After the parade the students went back to their classrooms to play games and make crafts.  Ask a Churchill student to tell you more about what happen in his/her classroom.

Several pictures of students dressed in their Halloween costumes.Several pictures of students dressed in their Halloween costumes.Several pictures of students dressed in their Halloween costumes.Several pictures of students dressed in their Halloween costumes.

 

A Look Inside Mrs. Cerami’s 3rd/4th Grade Classroom

Mrs. Cerami's 3rd/4th grade working on their lettuce growing project. The students of Room 222 have been busy farming this trimester! Our Tower Garden has been growing lettuce in our room for 5 weeks! The tower is capable of growing lettuce 2-3 times faster than lettuce grown in the ground. The plant’s roots are watered automatically every 15 minutes. Special lights are attached to the sides of the garden to provide light from 8pm to 8am. This represents the sunshine that regular lettuce would receive outside. While the students would have loved to keep the lettuce themselves, they opted to donate the fresh produce to the Schaumburg Food Pantry. They wrote letters to their consumers explaining how the lettuce was grown and how happy it was making them to be able to serve their community in this way. This has been an awesome learning experience, as well as a great way to give back to the community. Special thanks to Mrs. Rauschert for helping us with this amazing project! 

Mrs. Cerami's 3rd/4th grade working on their lettuce growing project.

The Churchill Pride – October 30, 2017

Good morning Churchill community,

Last week was an action packed week at Churchill.  Thank you to the PTA for the amazing Fall Craft Night! This was truly an event that brought the community together.

Churchill staff members warming their hands around a fake campfire at the Camp Leo night.We would also like to thank all the 3rd / 4th grade families that attended the Camp Leo event.  What could be more exciting than a flashlight scavenger hunt, followed by a nature based art activity, and wrapping the whole night up with a sing along and spooky stories!  This was a night to remember. Thank you to all of our Camp Leo Counselors for making this night so very special!

Finally, thank you to all who helped us end our week with Walk / Bike / or Ride the Bus to school! This was a great way to remember the importance of physical activity and utilizing either public transportation or ride sharing as one way to make a difference for the environment!

We are looking forward to another amazing week here at Churchill!

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern         Carol Novak

Principal             Assistant Principal

PBIS Focus for the Month

At Churchill School, we encourage good character and positive behaviors in our students by following our 8 “Paws of Excellence.” Each month, we will focus on a different paw to highlight throughout the school. For the month of November, students will focus on demonstrating Speaking with Good Purpose. Words are powerful!  They have the power to uplift and enlighten or put-down and depress.  A few words spoken in a moment of anger can affect us for a long time.  The first step is awareness.  If we think before we speak, we can learn to consider the reason for our words. Will our words build someone up or put them down?  Speaking with Good Purpose fosters a positive emotional environment.

Think before you speak.  Make sure your intentions are positive and your words are sincere.

Social Media

On Friday our Morning News Broadcasters recorded a special announcement to post on our social media accounts.  Check us out on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Yearbook

Don’t forget to secure your copy of the 2017-18 yearbook. It’s easy to get your copy of all the memories throughout the year. Get the early bird special of $17.00 (prices go up after December 20 to $20.00). Sales end March 23. We only have a limited number for purchase.

Go to www.balfour.com and type in Winston Churchill Elementary (be sure to click on Schaumburg, Illinois), then click on the yearbook icon….it’s that easy!

Questions contact: Jen Litz 847-885-0473

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Call for Absences

Please remember to call the office to report all student absences.  It is important to communicate with the office when your child is going to be absent from school due to illness or vacation.  You can report an absence 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by calling 847-357-6300.  Thank you!

Schaumburg Parent University – November 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 November.

  • Your Kids Can Be Resilient! Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Rietz will teach parents methods that can improve a child’s ability to deal with adverse situations and events. This presentation is for adults only, but free childcare is available. The program is from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Family Literacy Night. This event is for parents and students in early childhood through second grade to engage in a variety of fun activities that revolve around reading and writing. This hands-on activity will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Picture Retake Day

Our picture retake day is November 2.  Please be sure to communicate with your child if you would like them to have their picture retaken.  Students who were not here for the original picture day will also have their picture taken on November 2nd.

Halloween Class Party

We have two classroom parties each year, planned and run by our PTA room representatives. Our first party is on Tuesday, October 31 for Halloween!

Below are the guidelines for Halloween to ensure that we all have a good time:

  • No weapons, look-alike weapons (squirt guns, chains, plastic swords, etc.), fake blood, gore, scary costumes, or costumes depicting violence.
  • Ensure that costumes are appropriate and inoffensive to all ages at our school.
  • Children should bring their costumes to school. Students cannot wear costumes or makeup to school. Please make certain that children can put their costume on, over the top of their clothes, by themselves within a relatively short time.
  • Be certain that your child can see through any mask or head covering.
  • Please do not send food or drinks with your child for the class party. Any food or drink sent to school will be sent back home with the student.
  • Dismissal will be at the regular time (3:00p.m.). Students will not have time to change back into their clothing prior to dismissal.

If the weather permits, the costume parade will be outdoors starting at approximately 1:00.  Typically the parade moves outside at about 1:10. Family members can stand in the middle of the blacktop to take pictures, while the students parade around the perimeter of the blacktop. If the weather is inclement, then all grade levels will parade through the gym. Parents will stand in the middle of the gym, while the students parade around the perimeter.

Class parties will be held from 1:30-2:30. Due to limited space, the only adults who can attend the classroom party are the room parents who have signed up through the PTA. Room Parents may begin signing in at 12:45 to begin setting up.

Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2017 report card information is expected to be posted on Tuesday, Oct. 31, on the state’s website at www.illinoisreportcard.com. District 54 will also make it available on our website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the PARCC assessment, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 6 through 8, certified staff and parents last year.

If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-5300. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.

Upcoming Events and PTA Snack Day Snacks – All snack days are $2

Tuesday October 31st-Room Party

Thursday November 2nd-Hot Food (Riccardo’s)

Thursday November 2nd-Picture Retake Day

Friday November 3rd-Snack Day (nachos)

Monday November 6th-7:45-8:30am Moms and Muffins

Thursday November 9th-6:30pm PTA Meeting

Friday November 10th-Snack Day (popsicle)

Saturday November 11th-Turkey Trot

Monday November 13th-Dine Out Night-Buona Beef (all day)

Thursday November 16th-Hot Food (Popeyes)

Friday November 17th-Snack Day (nachos)

 

Churchill Social Media and School Websites

You can find Winston Churchill Elementary School on the following sites!

Churchill School Calendar

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Churchill School Website

Churchill Specials Facebook

Churchill PTA Facebook

Churchill Calendar of Events