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#ChurchillPride – May 6, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

It was great to see so many families participating in our Celebration of Reading and Writing event this week. Our community is what makes Churchill the amazing school that it is!

Additionally last week was a Peak Moment for so many of our Churchill students.:

  • Two of our students placed in the D54 Spanish Speech Contest on Thursday.  Leslie and Allyson were recognized for their accomplishments at Thursday’s Board of Education Meeting.
  • Churchill’s Rube Goldberg Club, Coding Club, and GEMS Club participated in the D54 STEM Showcase. At this event students demonstrated what they have learned through our extensive clubs program.
  • Our 3/4 Battle of the Books teams competed in District final competition. The previous week we also had our 1st/2nd and 5th/6th grade BOB competitions as well.

We are so proud of each of our Churchill Lions. Congratulations to each of them!

Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

MAP Testing

Spring MAP testing will take place from May 6- 17. As during our Fall and Winter MAP testing sessions, students will be tested in Reading and in Math.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

With the announcement that June 6th will be a half day, as a school we decided to change the date of our end of the year Field Day event. Field Day will now take place on Monday, June 3rd, weather permitting.

End of the year Alphabet Countdown

Our K-6th grade students are participating in an end of the year alphabet countdown.  You can find the complete calendar on our school website by clicking this link.

  • Monday- Dance Party Day
  • Tuesday-Exercise Day – wear comfortable clothes
  • Wednesday- Flashlight Reading
  • Thursday- Game Day
  • Friday- Hat Day

Additional Important Churchill Dates

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

Churchill Online Calendar of Events

PTA Hot Lunch / Snack Dates

Wednesday, May 8 – 5:30pm STC Scholarship Dinner
Thursday, May 9 – Hot Food-Panda Express
Friday, May 10 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, May 16 – Pizza

Friday, May 17 – Snack Day-Nachos
Thursday, May 23 – Hot Food-Subway
Friday, May 24 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Friday, May 31 – Snack Day- Clean Out the Closet

Additional Hot Lunch Dates

PTA will sponsor two additional hot lunch days that students can participate in. Order forms will be sent home soon.

  • Monday, June 3rd we will have Culver’s as our Hot Lunch vendor.
  • Wednesday, June 5th we will have Dairy Queen as our Hot Lunch vendor.

Summer of 54

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

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

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration

#ChurchillPride – April 28, 2019

Good afternoon Churchill community,

This week we had the distinct pleasure of being able to watch our students in the Churchill Musical as they performed the play The Return of the Glass Slipper! It was absolutely inspiring to see our Churchill students up on stage. The arts are such an important part of our lives, it is great to see Churchill students exploring new activities.

Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Celebrate Reading and Writing

Our Celebrate Reading and Writing event will take place on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Come join us for a celebration of creativity and hard work. Churchill students challenged themselves as innovators throughout the year. Each student has chosen at least one piece of work that they are proud of to share with our Churchill community. We hope that you and you child can join us for the family event.

CRW Flyer 2019.jpg

Yearbook

Online sales are now closed, but you may still reserve your yearbook by bringing in $20 cash or check (Churchill PTA) into the office in an envelope marked yearbook with your child’s name, teacher, and room number. I’ll give you back a receipt for proof of payment. Any questions please contact Jen Litz 847-772-6047.

MAP Testing

Spring MAP testing will take place from May 6- 17. As during our Fall and Winter MAP testing sessions, students will be tested in Reading and in Math.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

With the announcement that June 6th will be a half day, as a school we decided to change the date of our end of the year Field Day event. Field Day will now take place on Monday, June 3rd, weather permitting. More information about our Field Day event will be shared with you, as we get closer to the day of the event.

End of the year Alphabet Countdown

Our K-6th grade students will be participating in an end of the year alphabet countdown.  Calendars were sent home with students last week. The official ABC calendar starts on Wednesday, May 1st. We are adding two additional days to help us promote our Celebration of Reading and Writing Event.

    • Monday, April 29 – Happiness Day – wear your orange!
    • Tuesday, April 30 – Read my Shirt Day – wear a shirt with school appropriate words on it
    • Wednesday, May 1 – Animal Attire Day – wear your favorite animal related clothing
    • Thursday, May 2 – Bubble Day – let’s blow some bubbles
    • Friday, May 3 – Crazy from Head to Toe Day – Crazy hair / sock day

ABC countdown calendar format 2018 2019.docx.pdf

Important Churchill Dates

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

Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Monday, April 29 – 7:45-8:30 am Dads and Donuts
Tuesday, April 30 – 5:30-7pm Book Fair at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Wednesday, May 1 – Dine Out (California Pizza Kitchen)
Thursday, May 2 – Pizza
Friday, May 3 – Snack Day-Nachos
Wednesday, May 8 – 5:30pm STC Scholarship Dinner
Thursday, May 9 – Hot Food-Panda Express
Friday, May 10 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, May 16 – Pizza
Friday, May 17 – Snack Day-Nachos
Thursday, May 23 – Hot Food-Subway
Friday, May 24 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Friday, May 31 – Snack Day- Clean Out the Closet

Summer of 54

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

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

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

D54 Foundation Lou Malnati’s  Fundraiser – May 1

The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from either of the Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Schaumburg on May 1, and 20% 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.

D54 Foundation Thank a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students.

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below).

No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.

Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend, where more information will be available:

Addams Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Mead Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Keller Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker.

End of the Year ABC Countdown

This year we will be counting down to the last day of school. Follow the schedule below to see what we will be doing school wide for each letter.

Click the link for a .pdf version of the ABC Countdown Calendar – ABC Countdown Calendar – Churchill 2019

 

CHURCHILL ABC COUNTDOWN

April 29 – Orange Day – Wear your favorite orange colored attire, to show happiness for our big Celebrate Reading & Writing (CRW) Night TOMORROW.

April 30 – CRW-READ My Shirt Day – Wear a shirt with a school appropriate slogan or quote for our BIG CRW Night!

May 1 – Animal Attire Day– Wear your favorite animal related clothing (hat, shirt, socks, Churchill lion gear etc…

May 2 – Bubble Day – Let’s blow some bubbles! (Bring in bubbles)

May 3 – Crazy From Head to Toe Day – Crazy Hair/ Crazy Sock Day

May 6- Dance Party – Take a few minutes out of your day and DANCE!

May 7- Exercise Day – Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to exercise our bodies.

May 8- Flashlight Reading Day – Bring in a flashlight, turn off the lights and READ!

May 9- Game Day – Your teacher will have a game for you to play in your classroom.

May 10- Hat Day – Wear your favorite hat to school.

May 13- Inside Out Day – Turn your clothes inside out.

May 14- Joke Day – Bring in your favorite joke to share.

May 15- Kindness Day – Be EXTRA Kind to everyone.

May 16- Letter Writing Day – Write a letter to someone to make their day special.

May 17- Music Day – Music all day long.

May 20- Name Change Day – Change your name for the day.

May 21- Occupation Day – Come to school dressed like what you want to be when you grow up

May 22- Puppet Day – Let’s make paper bag puppets together

May 23- Quiet Day – Be Ninja quiet ALL day long.

May 24- Running and Racing Day – Wear your gym shoes

May 27 – No School

May 28- Sunglasses Day – Wear your sunglasses.

May 29- Team Shirt – Wear your favorite sport’s team shirt.

May 30- U R Special Day – Be ready to sign yearbooks with a special message.

May 31- Visit Your Buddy Room Day – activities with Buddy classes

June 3- Water Bottle Day – Bring you water bottle for FIELD DAY!

June 4- Xtraordinary Day – Wear or share something extraordinary about yourself.

June 5- Year End Clean Up Day – we will be getting our room ready for summer break!

June 6- Zip Up and Zoom Out! Day – Last day of school! HALF DAY! 11:40 Dismissal

McTeachers Night a HUGE Success!

Various Churchill Teachers selling pies at McTeacher's night.Thank you to the Churchill community for supporting our school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) program.  The teachers were able to sell all 240 of the apple pies donated by David Bear who owns the McDonald’s.  Thank you to everyone who donated to our school’s PBIS program!  In total we raised $1305!

 

#ChurchillPride – April 18, 2019

Good afternoon Churchill community,

We would like to thank those of you that were able to attend our second annual McTeacher Night. This event has turned into a fun family outing, and a great way for us to raise money for the PBIS program at Churchill. Thank you for making this such a successful event.

Have a wonderful three day weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Yearbook

Online sells are now closed but you may still reserve your yearbook by bringing in $20 cash or check (Churchill PTA) into the office in an envelope marked yearbook with your child’s name, teacher, and room number. I’ll give you back a receipt for proof of payment. Any questions please contact Jen Litz 847-772-6047.

Important Dates

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

Churchill Online Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 25 – Hot Food-Jason’s Deli
Friday, April 26 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Monday, April 29 – 7:45-8:30 am Dads and Donuts
Tuesday, April 30 – 5:30-7pm Book Fair at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Wednesday, May 1 – Dine Out (CPK?)
Thursday, May 2 – Pizza

Friday, May 3 – Snack Day-Nachos
Wednesday, May 8 – 5:30pm STC Scholarship Dinner
Thursday, May 9 – Hot Food-Panda Express
Friday, May 10 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, May 16 – Pizza

Friday, May 17 – Snack Day-Nachos
Wednesday, May 22 – 6:30pm Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, May 23 – Hot Food-Subway
Friday, May 24 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Friday, May 31 – Snack Day- Clean Out the Closet

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities

Lou Malnati’s – May 1

The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from either of the Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Schaumburg on May 1, and 20% 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 a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.

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

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

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

Updated Calendar for Last Day of School

Dear Churchill community,

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled on January 30th.

On half days, junior highs dismiss at 10:40 a.m., elementary schools at 11:40 a.m. and Lincoln Prairie at 12:15 p.m. Eighth-grade students will participate in graduation ceremonies on May 30, which will be their last day of school.

At Churchill on June 6th, students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. We originally had scheduled June 6th as our Field Day. We will be rescheduling our Field Day to take place on another full day of school, more information will be shared as soon as we finish scheduling the new Field Day date.

Have a great week!

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

#ChurchillPride – April 8, 2019

Good morning Churchill community,

This week our students in third through sixth grades will begin to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness test. This is an opportunity for our students to demonstrate what they have learned. As a staff, we are confident that the students will do well on the assessment, they have worked very hard. Please encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and to take their time on the assessment.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

McTeacher Night

Our second annual McTeacher night is coming up on April 17th. Come join your teachers from 5-8 for dinner and fun! More information will be sent home with students.

Attention 6th grade parents!  

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

No School

​​​​​​​Just a reminder that Friday, April 19, 2019 is a non-attendance days for staff and students. All District 54 schools and offices will be closed on this day. Thank you for your understanding.

Important Dates

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

Thursday, April 11 – Hot Food-Culvers
Friday, April 12 – Snack Day-Nachos; 6-8pm Spring Fling Dance
Tuesday, April 16 – 6:30pm PTA Meeting & Dine Out (Chipotle)

Thursday, April 18 – Pizza
Thursday, April 25 – Hot Food-Jason’s Deli
Friday, April 26 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Monday, April 29 – 7:45-8:30am Dads and Donuts
Tuesday, April 30 – 5:30-7pm Book Fair at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

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

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

Ask the Doc – April 10

Dr. Michael Feld, Child/Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrist, will answer your questions on mental health issues, parenting strategies, current medical and non-medical trends in interventions, and/or effects of gaming, sleep and media on child development. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Ask the Doc flyer

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

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

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

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

Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure

Registration for 2019-20

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

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

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

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

Spanish Speech Contest

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

Celebrate Reading & Writing Night – Tuesday, April 30 5:30-7pm

Churchill invites you to our Spring 2019 Celebrate Reading & Writing Night on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30-7:00pm!

Come join us for a celebration of creativity and hard work. Churchill students challenged themselves as innovators throughout the year. Each student has chosen at least one piece of work that they are proud of to share with our Churchill community. We hope that you and your child can join us for an evening of fun!

On April 30, your child will receive a punch card to bring to the event. You will receive a punch for each completed activity. Complete at least 6 different activities the night of Celebrate Reading and Writing for a chance to win a prize! Punch cards will be drawn at random beginning May 1st.

Activities the students can participate in are:  Student Work, Write the Room, Build a Story, Flashlight Reading, Family Comic Strip, Jenga, Padlet, Photo Booth, Book Walk, Happiness Room, Puppet Club Show, Art Show, Music Showcase & PTA Book Fair in the Gym.

Click here for a printable Celebrate Reading Writing Flyer 2019.

McTeachers Night on April 17th

McTeachers Night LogoHELP CHURCHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from  5:00-8:00pm

WHERE: McDonald’s of Hoffman Estates – 2270 W. Higgins Rd. (Barrington Square)

Teachers will be selling PIES for tips!  CASH ONLY for pie & tip sales!  20% of monies brought in by families will be donated to Churchill.

Fundraiser slips may NOT be distributed on McDonald’s property.  Please turn in slip at the front counter or drive thru.

Click here for a Churchill McTeachers Fundraising Slips.

#ChurchillPride – March 31, 2019

Good afternoon Churchill community,

What was your favorite memory from over the Vacation? We can’t wait to see our excited student faces as they return to school tomorrow! Don’t forget students have school on Monday, April 1st but do not have school on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Below you will find a calendar to celebrate Earth Day. Our Churchill Make a Difference Club has brainstormed several activities for you and your family to participate in throughout the month of April. We encourage you to do as many activities as possible to promote positive thinking and togetherness.

We want to see the wonderful ways that you and your family are making a difference during April. If you post on social media please tag your post with #ChurchillMakesADifference.

Have a great week

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Spring Break Reading Incentive

Over Spring Break, Churchill students had the opportunity to participate in a Spring Break reading incentive program.  Your child was asked to complete a reading log that was sent home by your child’s teacher the week before Spring Break.. Those that complete the reading log will need to return the completed log to their classroom teacher by Friday, April 5th. Those that show they read over break will receive one FREE Kids Meal coupon from Chili’s Grill, a local restaurant.

Classlist Parent Input

The planning process for the 2019-2020 school year has begun. We will soon be creating the class lists for next year. As a staff we strive to create the most balanced classes that we can, which will support academic and social emotional growth of all of our students. Our team makes placement decisions with great care and thought. We consider a wide variety of factors including individual learning styles, personalities, behaviors, peer relations, and any special needs that students may have. Classroom teachers and our support staff will be working closely to ensure that we have not overlooked any information for appropriate placements.

In addition, we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide input in this process. You can either email me, or send a letter in which you provide your perceptions of any unique characteristics your child may have. If you would like to provide information about your child as a learner to be included in this consideration process, please return it to me by April 30th. In addition, please remember that any feedback received which is requesting or excluding specific teachers will be discarded. While it would be wonderful if every child and parent were able to request next year’s teacher, it is impossible to honor almost 600 requests.

Attention 6th grade parents!  


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

For 6th grade students only, remember that your baby picture is due to your homeroom teacher by April 12th.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Our third through sixth grade students will begin to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on April 8th. This test will be given to students throughout the state of Illinois.

Please see the attached letter for more information about the assessment.

 

IAR Parent letter 2018-2019.pdf

April 2019 IAR Testing Churchill Calendar

Important Dates

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

Thursday, April 4 – Pizza
Friday, April 5 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Thursday, April 11 – Hot Food-Culvers
Friday, April 12 – Snack Day-Nachos; 6-8pm Spring Fling Dance
Tuesday, April 16 – 6:30pm PTA Meeting & Dine Out (Chipotle)
Thursday, April 18 – Pizza
Thursday, April 25 – Hot Food-Jason’s Deli
Friday, April 26 – Snack Day-Ice Cream
Monday, April 29 – 7:45-8:30am Dads and Donuts
Tuesday, April 30 – 5:30-7pm Book Fair at Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

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

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

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

Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure

Registration for 2019-20

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

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

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

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

Spanish Speech Contest

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