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#ChurchillPride – December 20, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

It’s hard to believe that we are half-way through the school year!  With only a couple weeks left before the new year, we hope you find time to reflect on the years events and cherish those fond memories with friends and family.  We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and wish you all a wonderful winter break!

Please remember that we do not have school for the next two weeks. School will resume on Monday, January 6th, Have a wonderful winter vacation!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Social Emotional Learning Lesson of the Month

During the month of December our classroom SEL lessons focused on the Feelings of Others. Attached you will find more information about SEL lessons which were taught.

SEL Feelings of Others.pdf

Yearbook

It’s time to order your 2019-20 yearbook! Save now by going to balfour.com and reserving your copy for $17.00. Prices go up to $20 December 21.

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday Dec 23rd until Fri Jan 3rd- No School for Winter Break
  • Monday Jan 6th- School Resumes
  • Thursday Jan 9th- Hot Lunch
  • Tuesday Jan 14th- PTA Meeting 6:30p
  • Wednesday Jan 15th- Churchill’s 54th Birthday Party
  • Sunday Jan 19th – Skate Night
  • Monday Jan 20th- No School
  • Thursday Jan 23rd- Jason’s Deli
  • Wednesday Jan 29th- Half Day of School and Dine Out Night

#ChurchillPride – December 15, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

The excitement in the school is definitely building. Don’t forget that this week we are having a special spirit week.

Monday, December 16th Merry Monday Morning – Roll out of bed and wear your pajamas to school

Tuesday, December 17th Tinsel Tuesday – Wear your festive holiday sweaters.

Wednesday, December 18th Winter Wonderland Wednesday – Wear white for a wintery white out.

Thursday, December 19th Winter Character Thursday – Dress as your favorite character. Penguin? Frosty? Grinch? Be creative and make us guess!

Friday, December 20th Fleecy, Flannel Friday – Stay warm in your fleece, flannel, hats or mittens today.

At the end of the email you will find more information about how to purchase tickets our District 54 Windy City Bulls event. The Churchill Dance club will be performing at this special event.

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Notes from the Nurse

Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School?

A common dilemma that parents face is “when should I keep my child home from school?”  It is not easy as parents, more and more today are juggling the responsibilities of family and work.   Here are some guidelines to follow.

Know the difference between a cold and the flu:

  • Flu is a serious illness and symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, or muscle aches.  With the flu, symptoms come on very quickly. It is advised to contact the doctor if these symptoms are present. An antiviral medication may be prescribed.
  • Symptoms of a common cold include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, and hacking cough.  Often, cold symptoms come on gradually., Although the common cold is usually not serious, if symptoms are severe, it is a good idea to keep your child home to rest, rather than spread the cold to other children at school.

Keep your child home from school if:

  • He has a fever. This means a temperature of 100 degrees or higher.
  • She has vomited.   Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods
  • He has diarrhea.  Encourage good hand washing to prevent the spread to other family members. Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods.
  • She is coughing frequently or having any sort of breathing trouble.
  • He has a rash that is spreading.  Check with your child’s doctor to see if it is contagious before sending your child back to school.

In order to help prevent the spread of illness in school, students with a fever of 100 degrees or more may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hrs. without the use of fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. GOOD HANDWASHING IS THE NUMBER ONE PREVENTION.

Your child’s School Nurse is available every day and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  They are committed to working in partnership with parents to promote student health.

Yearbook

It’s time to order your 2019-20 yearbook! Save now by going to balfour.com and reserving your copy for $17.00. Prices go up to $20 December 21.

Dates to Remember:

  • Wednesday, December 18th – PTA Winter Craft 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday Dec 23rd until Fri Jan 3rd- No School for Winter Break
  • Monday Jan 6th- School Resumes
  • Tuesday Jan 14th- PTA Meeting 6:30p
  • Wednesday Jan 15th- Churchill’s 54th Birthday Party
  • Sunday Jan 19th- Skate Night
  • Monday Jan 20th- No School
  • Wednesday Jan 29th- Half Day of School and Dine Out Night

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

  • Thursday Jan 9th- Hot Lunch
  • Thursday Jan 23rd- Jason’s Deli

Severe Weather Procedures

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow that we often get during winters in our community I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, however sometimes circumstances beyond our control dictate the need to close schools. Please click on this link to read more about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.

Churchill Spirit Days

Dear Churchill community,

We want to add a little fun to our days before Winter Break. We hope that our students will be able to join us in the festivities!

Friday, December 13 In honor of the upcoming Packers / Bears game support your favorite team by wearing their colors. 

Holiday Spirit Friday December 13.pdf 

 

Monday, December 16th Merry Monday Morning – Roll out of bed and wear your pajamas to school

Tuesday, December 17th Tinsel Tuesday – Wear your festive holiday sweaters.

Wednesday, December 18th Winter Wonderland Wednesday – Wear white for a wintery white out.

Thursday, December 19th Winter Character Thursday – Dress as your favorite character. Penguin? Frosty? Grinch? Be creative and make us guess!

Friday, December 20th Fleecy, Flannel Friday – Stay warn in your fleece, flannel, hats or mittens today.

Holiday Spirit Week of Dec 16.pdf 

 

Have a great week!

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

#ChurchillPride – December 6, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

We hope that you had a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving break. Here are a few notes for you as we go into the weekend.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Notes from the Nurse

Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School?

A common dilemma that parents face is “when should I keep my child home from school?”  It is not easy as parents, more and more today are juggling the responsibilities of family and work.   Here are some guidelines to follow.

Know the difference between a cold and the flu:

  • Flu is a serious illness and symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, or muscle aches.  With the flu, symptoms come on very quickly. It is advised to contact the doctor if these symptoms are present. An antiviral medication may be prescribed.
  • Symptoms of a common cold include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, and hacking cough.  Often, cold symptoms come on gradually., Although the common cold is usually not serious, if symptoms are severe, it is a good idea to keep your child home to rest, rather than spread the cold to other children at school.

Keep your child home from school if:

  • He has a fever. This means a temperature 100 degrees or higher.
  • She has vomited.   Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods
  • He has diarrhea.  Encourage good hand washing to prevent the spread to other family members. Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods.
  • She is coughing frequently or having any sort of breathing trouble.
  • He has a rash that is spreading.  Check with your child’s doctor to see if it is contagious before sending your child back to school.

In order to help prevent the spread of illness in school, students with a fever of 100 degrees or more may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hrs. without the use of fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. GOOD HANDWASHING IS THE NUMBER ONE PREVENTION.

Your child’s School Nurse is available every day and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  They are committed to working in partnership with parents to promote student health.

Yearbook

It’s time to order your 2019-20 yearbook! Save now by going to balfour.com and reserving your copy for $17.00. Prices go up to $20 December 21.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Dates to Remember:

  • December 2nd through December 18th – MAP Testing
  • Wednesday, December 18th – PTA Winter Craft 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • December 23rd through January 3rd – Winter Break No School

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

  • Tuesday Dec 10th- Dine Out Night
  • Thursday Dec 12th- Hot Lunch
  • Wednesday Dec 18th- Winterfest
  • Monday Dec 23rd until Fri Jan 3rd- No School for Winter Break
  • Monday Jan 6th- School Resumes
  • Thursday Jan 9th- Hot Lunch
  • Tuesday Jan 14th- PTA Meeting 6:30p
  • Wednesday Jan 15th- Churchill’s 54th Birthday Party
  • Sunday Jan 19th- Skate Night
  • Monday Jan 20th- No School
  • Thursday Jan 23rd- Jason’s Deli
  • Wednesday Jan 29th- Half Day of School and Dine Out Night

6th Grade Parents: 

We are excited for our 6th grade parent night on December 11 .  This informational night is a great opportunity to find out some useful tips for a smooth transition into Eisenhower. This event will take place from 6 pm – 7 pm.  Our partnership is important for the success of your child. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about Eisenhower and about the transition to junior high.

Severe Weather Procedures

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow that we often get during winters in our community I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, however sometimes circumstances beyond our control dictate the need to close schools. Please click on this link to read more about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.

Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020

Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54.  They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7. Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26. An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.

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

Family Caroling – December 10

Join other District 54 families in caroling around the Lakeview School neighborhood and enjoying hot chocolate afterward. This activity, led by Lakeview music teacher Kelsey Richardson, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Family Caroling flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

#ChurchillPride – November 25, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Our theme for the school-year is “Rock your ROAR!”. We started the year digging deep into the first R of ROAR, which signifies Respect. As a school we have now been focusing with the students about how the O in ROAR reminds us that we have to always maintain an Optimistic outlook. Being Optimistic helps us to see the good allowing us to grow and learn from even challenging situations. Please take time as a family to talk about the benefits of maintaining an optimistic outlook.

It is hard to believe that Friday, November 8th marked the end of our first trimester. Report cards for Trimester 1 are now live on the parent portal. Please make sure that you have activated your Parent Portal account and review your child’s report card.

We hope that you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. Please remember that there is no school on Wednesday through Friday of this week. School will resume on Monday, December 2nd.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

News from the School Nurse:

It is that time of year, the exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October.

CDC recommends three actions to fight the flu:

  1. The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccine each year.
  2. If you get sick with the flu, your doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs. Early treatment is especially important in the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions and pregnant women. If your child is sick, talk to your doctor early, get plenty of rest and drink fluids.
  3. Take preventative actions that may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat and lung) illnesses like the flu.

Spread:  Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person through droplets made when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes or talks. People infected with the flu may be able to infect others beginning day 1 before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.

Flu Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.

Preventative Actions:

  1. If your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms, CDC recommends that the child stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  2. When sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  3. Cover nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand rub.
  4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  5. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  6. Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards and phones.
  7. Contact your school nurse with questions.
  8. Visitgov/flu/protect/children.htm for more information.

Social Emotional Learning (Lesson of the Month)

During the month of November our classroom SEL lessons focused on Self-Regulation and Calming Techniques. Attached you will find more information about SEL lessons which were taught.

SEL Self Regulation and Calming.pdf

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, November 25th – Winter MAP Testing begins
  • Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th – Thanksgiving Break no school
  • Wednesday, December 18th – PTA Winter Craft 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • December 23rd through January 3rd – Winter Break No School

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

  • Tuesday Dec 10th- Dine Out Night
  • Thursday Dec 12th- Hot Lunch
  • Wednesday Dec 18th- Winterfest
  • Thursday Dec 19th- PTA Holiday Party @ Jen Litz’s House
  • Monday Dec 23rd until Fri Jan 3rd- No School for Winter Break
  • Monday Jan 6th- School Resumes
  • Thursday Jan 9th- Hot Lunch
  • Tuesday Jan 14th- PTA Meeting 6:30p
  • Wednesday Jan 15th- Churchill’s 54th Birthday Party
  • Sunday Jan 19th- Skate Night
  • Monday Jan 20th- No School
  • Thursday Jan 23rd- Jason’s Deli
  • Wednesday Jan 29th- Half Day of School and Dine Out Night

6th Grade Parents: 

We are excited for our 6th grade parent night on December 11 .  This informational night is a great opportunity to find out some useful tips for a smooth transition into Eisenhower. This event will take place from 6 pm – 7 pm.  Our partnership is important for the success of your child. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about Eisenhower and about the transition to junior high.

Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.

Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020

Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54.  They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7. Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26. An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.

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

Mad Isn’t Bad – December 5

Anger can interfere with your child’s academic performance. Dr. Felix Casados, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will help you develop management skills, learn reduction techniques and rules for fair fighting. You will also learn strategies to reduce tension at home and at school and how to diffuse conflict and reduce anger expression in your children. This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the District 54 Early Learning Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, 520 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Adults only. Mad Isn’t Bad flyer

Family Caroling – December 10

Join other District 54 families in caroling around the Lakeview School neighborhood and enjoying hot chocolate afterward. This activity, led by Lakeview music teacher Kelsey Richardson, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Family Caroling flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Churchill Classrooms Achieve 1,000 Books!

Mrs. Johnson surrounded by students from her classroom and Board of Education Member Jim Pye.  Mrs. Johnson & Mrs. Peterson were showcased on the School District 54 Facebook post for achieving the milestone of have 1,000 books in their classroom library!

Below is the Facebook post:

The District 54 School Board is visiting 13 teachers across the district to praise them for filling their classroom libraries with more than 1,000 books! 📚📚

 

These teachers listed below join 290 other District 54 teachers who had previously been recognized for achieving this milestone – for a grand total of 303 teachers.

 

  • Christina Beck, Megan Larsen, Dawn Marshall and Kristin Peterson from District 54 Early Learning Center • Natasha Sharma from Blackwell Elementary School • Lauren Nicoll from Campanelli Elementary School • Kristin Johnson (pictured below) and Jill Peterson from Churchill Elementary School • Andrea Smith from Hoover Math and Science Academy • Courtney Battaglia and Megan Maize from Lakeview Elementary School • Jamie Logan from Link Elementary School • Jenna Carlson from Stevenson

 

A significant body of research states that the more children read the better readers they become. Our goal in District 54 is for every classroom to have 1,000 books in order to meet the wide range of abilities and interests of the children. With this in mind, we embarked on a campaign in 2006 to fill the bookshelves in each of our rooms. With new teachers joining our district every year, our commitment is ongoing.

 

Although District 54’s SuperKids: Powered by Books Committee raises funds to buy books for teachers, many of the teachers being recognized have assembled these large classroom libraries on their own – by purchasing the books themselves, scouring garage sales, placing Scholastic book orders, receiving some as gifts, etc.

Miss Natalino – District 54 Staff Spotlight

Churchill’s very own Miss Natalino was showcased at the School District 54 Staff Spotlight on Facebook today!

The Facebook post read:

Miss Natalino surround by students from her classroom.From an enthusiastic, welcoming greeting in the morning to a high-five Cheetah Paw at the end of the day, Churchill Elementary School third-grade teacher Nicolette Natalino loves being a champion for her students and rolling out the red carpet for them – literally! She and her third grade teammates kicked off the school year with a peak moment by spreading out a red carpet to welcome students and hanging up a movie star background proclaiming them the “stars of third grade.” Natalino, who attended Nerge Elementary School and Margaret Mead Junior High, said she always knew she wanted to be a District 54 teacher, and helping a student figure out how a clock worked for the first time as a student teacher validated her calling. “Every time I see that light-bulb moment is as rewarding as the first time,” she said. Natalino also loves celebrating successes with students she works with in the Targeted Assistance Program, which focuses on getting students to grade in writing. #Peopleof54

#ChurchillPride – November 15, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Every day we encourage kindness, but this week especially!  We had a fun-filled week “mustache-ing” everyone to wear hats, fun socks, orange, and being extra kind to each other.  It was a great connection into our SockVember sock drive for the month of November. We will be accepting new socks to donate to the Schaumburg Community Closet to help our families in need.

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

News from the School Nurse:

It is that time of year, the exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October.

CDC recommends three actions to fight the flu:

  1. The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccine each year.
  2. If you get sick with the flu, your doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs. Early treatment is especially important in the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions and pregnant women. If your child is sick, talk to your doctor early, get plenty of rest and drink fluids.
  3. Take preventative actions that may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat and lung) illnesses like the flu.

Spread:  Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person through droplets made when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes or talks. People infected with the flu may be able to infect others beginning day 1 before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.

Flu Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.

Preventative Actions:

  1. If your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms, CDC recommends that the child stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  2. When sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  3. Cover nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand rub.
  4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  5. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  6. Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards and phones.
  7. Contact your school nurse with questions.
  8. Visitgov/flu/protect/children.htm for more information.

Winter is here!

Is your child dressed for the weather?  Sometimes kids like to scoot out of the door in the morning without gloves, hats and boots.  With snowy and cold weather so quickly upon us, please make sure that your child has a warm coat, gloves and hat on them when they leave for school.  Snow pants and boots are needed if your child wants to play in the snow. Otherwise, students remain on the blacktop that is cleared of snow. When the wind chill index reaches below zero degrees, or when precipitation causes outdoor activities to be extremely uncomfortable, recess is held indoors.  So remember to help your child dress for the cold winter weather.

Trimester 1 Report Cards

It is hard to believe that Friday, November 8th marked the end of our first trimester. Report cards for Trimester 1 will be live on the parent portal on November 20th. Please make sure that you have activated your Parent Portal account prior to the 20th so that you can access your child’s report card.

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:

  • Monday, November 18th – Mom’s and Muffins
  • Wednesday, November 20th – 5th / 6th Grade Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm at Ike
  • Monday, November 25th – Winter MAP Testing begins
  • Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th – Thanksgiving Break no school

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

November

  • Friday 22 – Nachos

December

  • Tuesday Dec 10th- Dine Out Night
  • Thursday Dec 12th- Hot Lunch
  • Wednesday Dec 18th- Winterfest
  • Thursday Dec 19th- PTA Holiday Party @ Jen Litz’s House
  • Monday Dec 23rd until Fri Jan 3rd- No School for Winter Break

Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.

Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020

Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54.  They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7. Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26. An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.

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. Please note that child care is always available.

ABCs of Family Fitness – November 21

Most of us think about ABCs in terms of reading and writing. This class, guided by Melt Pilates and Yoga owner, personal trainer and yoga instructor Shannon Tampa, will focus on Abs, Biceps and Core. Support your child’s social emotional success by ensuring they stay healthy, challenged and engaged during this quality family time! This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). ABCs of Fitness flyer

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.

#ChurchillPride – November 10, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

Whole School Picture of Staff and Students in the shape of a five and a four.This year Churchill Elementary School is celebrating our 54th birthday! We took time this week to enjoy a special dance party on the 54th day of school, as well as taking the picture that you see above. Thank you to Mr. Johnson and his 6th grade math class for creating a plan and organizing the staff and students for the picture.

Don’t forget that tomorrow (Monday) we will be celebrating Veteran’s Day by wearing Red, White, and Blue Day.

Enjoy the week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Winter is here!

Is your child dressed for the weather?  Sometimes kids like to scoot out of the door in the morning without gloves, hats and boots.  With snowy and cold weather so quickly upon us, please make sure that your child has a warm coat, gloves and hat on them when they leave for school.  Snow pants and boots are needed if your child wants to play in the snow. Otherwise, students remain on the blacktop that is cleared of snow. When the wind chill index reaches below zero degrees, or when precipitation causes outdoor activities to be extremely uncomfortable, recess is held indoors.  So remember to help your child dress for the cold winter weather.

Trimester 1 Report Cards

It is hard to believe that Friday, November 8th marked the end of our first trimester. Report cards for Trimester 1 will be live on the parent portal on November 20th. Please make sure that you have activated your Parent Portal account prior to the 20th so that you can access your child’s report card.

Yearbook

It’s time to order your 2019-20 yearbook! Save now by going to balfour.com and reserving your copy for $17.00. Prices go up to $20 December 21.

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:

  • November 12: PTA Meeting

Churchill Friday Snack Day Schedule

November

  • Friday 15 – Snack Pack
  • Friday 22 – Nachos

December

  • Friday 13 – Snack Pack

Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.

Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020

Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54.  They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7. Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26. An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.

Severe Weather Procedures

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow that we often get during winters in our community I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, however sometimes circumstances beyond our control dictate the need to close schools. Please click on this link to read more about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

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 2019 report card information posted on the state’s website at illinoisreportcard.com and on the District 54 website at sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment and 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 847-357-6300.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

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. Please note that child care is always available.

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

ABCs of Family Fitness – November 21

Most of us think about ABCs in terms of reading and writing. This class, guided by Melt Pilates and Yoga owner, personal trainer and yoga instructor Shannon Tampa, will focus on Abs, Biceps and Core. Support your child’s social emotional success by ensuring they stay healthy, challenged and engaged during this quality family time! This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). ABCs of Fitness flyer

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.

#ChurchillPride – November 6, 2019

Good evening Churchill,

Next week we will be celebrating Kindness week with a special Spirit Week. So that all of our students can participate we wanted to share the schedule with you ahead of time so that you can plan.

Have a great week!

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

 

Kindness Spirit Week

November 11-15

  • Monday – Veteran’s Day! Wear Red, White, and Blue!
  • Tuesday – I “mustache” you to be kind! Wear a mustache to school!
  • Wednesday – World Kindness Day Wear orange to remind us to all
  • to spark kindness
  • Thursday – Use your head, be kind! Wear your favorite hat to school

Friday – Kick off to Sockvember! Wear those crazy socks to kick off our Sock Drive for our Community Closet!