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#ChurchillPride – August 30, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

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

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Churchill School Curriculum Night

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

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

Grandparents and Goodies Reminder

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

Early Dismissal Wednesdays

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

Run to Read

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

PTA Party Money

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

MAP Testing:

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

Stay up to date

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

Dates to Remember:

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

Attendance

Remember to call our attendance line at 847-357-6302 by 9:00am each day your student will be absent.  Be sure to include your child’s name, teacher, classroom number, and reason for the absence. Students who are not called in absent will be marked as unexcused.  Please make every effort to schedule vacations and medical appointments around the school calendar.

Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  We begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • School is dismissed at 3:00 p.m. daily, except on Wednesdays when students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. for Staff Development. On Half-Day Inservice days, students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
  • It is expected that all students will be in their classrooms by 8:40. If your son or daughter arrives at 8:40 or later, parents must come into the office and sign their child into school.
  • For safety purposes, the front parking lot is for buses only from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm (M,T, Th and Fr) and from 2:20-2:40 pm on Wednesdays. If you choose to drive your child, please use one of the side streets to drop him/her off. There will be staff at the entrances to greet students every day.

Dogs on Property

As a reminder, we are continuing our practice from previous years. Dogs, of any size, are not allowed on school property. We have students who are afraid of dogs, while some have allergies to dogs as well. We also know that sometimes dogs can be unpredictable in how they respond to other dogs and large groups of students. For all of these reasons we do not allow any dogs to be present on school property during arrival and dismissal time.  Thank you for helping us to create a safe and healthy environment for all of our students!

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest

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

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

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

Schaumburg Parent University – September classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

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

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

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

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

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

#ChurchillPride – August 23, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

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

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

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Attention 3rd through 6th Grade Parents

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

Welcome Kindergarteners! – August 26

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

MAP Testing

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

Crisis Drill

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

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – English

Attendance

Please remember to call our attendance line at 847-357-6300 by 9:00am each day your student will be absent.  Be sure to include your child’s name, teacher, classroom number, and reason for the absence. Students who are not called in absent will be marked as unexcused.  Please make every effort to schedule vacations and medical appointments around the school calendar.

Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  We begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • School is dismissed at 3:00 p.m. daily, except on Wednesdays when students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. for Staff Development. On Half-Day Inservice days, students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
  • It is expected that all students will be in their classrooms by 8:40. If your son or daughter arrives at 8:40 or later, parents must come into the office and sign their child into school.
  • For safety purposes, the front parking lot is for buses only from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm (M,T, Th and Fr) and from 2:20-2:40 pm on Wednesdays. If you choose to drive your child, please use one of the side streets to drop him/her off. There will be staff at the entrances to greet students every day.

Dogs on Property

As a reminder, we are continuing our practice from previous years. Dogs, of any size, are not allowed on school property. We have students who are afraid of dogs, while some have allergies to dogs as well. We also know that sometimes dogs can be unpredictable in how they respond to other dogs and large groups of students. For all of these reasons we do not allow any dogs to be present on school property during arrival and dismissal time.  Thank you for helping us to create a safe and healthy environment for all of our students!

Stay up to date

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

Dates to Remember:

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

Run to Read

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

Schaumburg Parent University – September classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

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

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

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

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

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

Fees Reminder

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

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

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

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

#ChurchillPride – August 19, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

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

As a reminder, we are continuing our practice from previous years. Dogs, of any size, are not allowed on school property. We have students who are afraid of dogs, while some have allergies to dogs as well. We also know that sometimes dogs can be unpredictable in how they respond to other dogs and large groups of students. For all of these reasons we do not allow any dogs to be present on school property during arrival and dismissal time.  Thank you for helping us to create a safe and healthy environment for all of our students!

Have a great rest of the first week of school!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

#ChurchillPride – August 18, 2019

Dear Families of Churchill,

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

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

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Stay up to date

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

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

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

Welcome Kindergarteners! – August 26

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

Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders

  • School supervision doesn’t begin until 8:25 a.m.  We begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • School is dismissed at 3:00 p.m. daily, except on Wednesdays when students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. for Staff Development. On Half-Day Inservice days, students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
  • It is expected that all students will be in their classrooms by 8:40. If your son or daughter arrives at 8:40 or later, parents must come into the office and sign their child into school.
  • For safety purposes, the front parking lot is for buses only from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm (M,T, Th and Fr) and from 2:20-2:40 pm on Wednesdays. If you choose to drive your child, please use one of the side streets to drop him/her off. There will be staff at the entrances to greet students every day.

Attendance

Remember to call our attendance line at 847-357-6300 by 9:00am each day your student will be absent.  Be sure to include your child’s name, teacher, classroom number, and reason for the absence. Students who are not called in absent will be marked as unexcused.  Please make every effort to schedule vacations and medical appointments around the school calendar.

Lunch Hours

The following is our updated Lunch and Recess Schedule.

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

Digital citizenship parent informational meetings

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

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

Dates to Remember:

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

Run to Read

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

#ChurchillPride – August 5, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

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

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

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Registration

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

Classroom Placement

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

Office Hours 

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

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

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

Lunch Hours

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

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

Back to School Night

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

Digital citizenship parent informational meetings

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

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

School Supplies List

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

Crossing Guard Opening

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

School Calendar

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

https://churchill.sd54.org/calendar

Dates to Remember:

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

#ChurchillPride – July 8, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of the entire staff at Winston Churchill Elementary School, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family as we prepare for the 2019-20 school year.  Last year was successful by many measures, and we look forward to continuing to provide your child with an engaging learning experience in a supportive environment. A great school is characterized by a dedicated and talented staff, hard-working students, and supportive families.  At Churchill, we are fortunate to have these elements working collaboratively for the success of our students.

Your child’s class placement for the upcoming school year will be emailed home on August 9th. Please note, our staff has worked diligently to place every child in an environment that best suits his/her learning needs.

Please mark your calendars for Churchill’s Back to School Event on Thursday, August 15th from 5:00–6:30 pm. This is an exciting opportunity for parents and students to meet their teacher, drop off school supplies, and meet new families.

The first day of school is Monday, August 19th for all students in Grades 1-6.  The first day of school for Kindergarten students will be Monday, August 26th.  When students arrive on the first day of school, the students riding a bus will be walking in through the front doors and walkers will line up on the blacktop in the back of the building.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students will line up and come in through door #14, 2nd grade students will walk in through door #15, 3rd and 4th grade students will walk in through door #11, and 5th and 6th grade students will come in through door #12.  Classroom teachers will be there to greet students and walk them in to school.  In case of rain, students will still enter through their assigned door early at 8:25 a.m.

To ensure the safety of our students at arrival and dismissal, the parking lot will be closed from 8:20–8:40 a.m., or until all busses have left, and again during dismissal between 2:55–3:10pm.  Students should not arrive to school any earlier than 8:25am because there will not be adult supervision until that time.

It is important to notify the school office, as well as your child’s teacher, of permanent daycare arrangements.  This information must be put in writing by the first day of school, and must be updated if your childcare arrangements change throughout the school year.  We want to have a clear understanding of where our students are going at the end of the day to help ensure their safety.

Helpful Resources:

Summer Challenge| Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too! In addition, staying healthy and physically fit is extremely important.  Be sure to include time throughout the summer to include the Churchill Fitness Challenge.  These activities can be done throughout the day to add in some extra family fun together while developing healthy habits!  Record your completed challenge sheet and return it to your child’s teacher on the first day of school. Complete at least 30 challenges to receive a coupon worth 40 tickets to use at our school store.  Please click on this link for more information on completing the Churchill summer challenge.

School Supplies

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

Churchill School Calendar

The Churchill calendar at a glance.  Important dates for upcoming school meetings and events.  Link to the Churchill calendar.

District Calendar

The District 54 calendar at a glance can be found on the District website or by clicking this link.

We hope you are enjoying a summer break full of relaxation, time with your family, and unforgettable memories!

Sincerely,

Steve Kern     Carol Novak

Principal        Assistant Principal

District 54’s Summer Challenge!

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too! Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas. Churchill has also developed fitness challenges that can be found on the back of this letter.

We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Visit https://sites.google.com/sd54.org/virtuallearninguniversity/ to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website. There are ten challenges per content area.

Record your completed challenges using this PDF link – Churchill Summer Challenge 19-20

Save the Date – Back to School Night – Thursday, August 15, 2019

Back to School Night

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

#ChurchillPride – June 7, 2019

Dear Churchill Community,

It is so hard to believe that the year has come to an end. Our students have accomplished so much during the year. We know that we couldn’t have done it alone. Thank you to our parents and community for your support in our work to educate our students!

On behalf of the entire Churchill staff, we would like to wish all of our families a wonderful summer break! We are proud of each of our students.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern and Carol Novak

Summer Registration for 2019-20 School Year

If you missed registering your child, you can register over the summer.  The District will have Summer Registration on Tuesdays 8:00am-6:00pm, Wednesdays 8:00am-6:00pm, and Thursdays 7:30am-2:00pm from June 25-July 25.  Please register through your parent portal and bring residency documentation and original birth certificate to the District 54 PLC Building- 522 E. Schaumburg Rd.

District 54 Virtual Learning University:

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Back to School Night

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

Dates to Remember:

  • August 2, 2019 – Churchill Office Reopens for Business
  • August 15, 2019 – Back to School Night
  • August 19, 2019 – First Day of School for first – sixth graders
  • August 26, 2019 – First Day of School for Kindergarten

Meet the Churchill Team for 2019/20:

As most of you know, the end of each school year inevitably brings changes to our staff.  We are always sad to see members of the Churchill family leave and move on to new adventures for next year.

Congratulations to Ms. Zeller, who is retiring. We wish her well as she enters into retirement.

We also wish the following staff members the best as they continue on their journey and share their talents with many more children:  Mrs. Feck and Mrs. Mowery.

Below you will see the Churchill team for the 2019/20 school year:

Office Staff

  • Mr. Steve Kern – Principal
  • Mrs. Carol Novak – Assistant Principal
  • Mrs. Lori Sall – Building Secretary
  • Mrs. Laura Huyser – Building Secretary
  • Mrs. Stephanie Koscik – Nurse

Kindergarten Team

  • Mrs. Jill Peterson
  • Mrs. Heather Formas
  • Mrs. Judy Stewart
  • Mrs. Carrie Santilli

First Grade Team

  • Miss Morgan Molitor
  • Mrs. Katie Cotteleer
  • Mrs. Tracey Mestas
  • Mrs. Kristin Johnson

Second Grade Team

  • Mrs. Nikki Piper
  • Mrs. Amanda Conway
  • Miss Brianne Durante
  • Mrs. Laura Lamont

Third Grade Team

  • Ms. Kelly Woolverton
  • Mrs. Deborah Dubinski
  • Miss Rachel Freund
  • Miss Nicolette Natalino

Fourth Grade Team

  • Miss Becca Hayes
  • Mrs. Nina Filipovic
  • Mrs. Christine Necas
  • Miss Maegan Kubick

Fifth Grade Team

  • Mrs. Christine Cimorelli
  • Miss Lauren Hanley
  • Mrs. Kara Rice

Sixth Grade Team

  • Miss Lasha Baker
  • Mrs. Heather Fantauzzo
  • Mrs. Laura Weiner
  • Mr. Jason Johnson

English Language Team

  • Mrs. Arlene Duval
  • Mrs. Anna Bochenek
  • Ms. Faiza Ahearn
  • Mrs. Evelyn Jada

Instructional Resource Team

  • Mrs. Caitlin Johnson
  • Mrs. Jennifer DeBias

Fine Arts Team / Learning Resource

  • Mr. Bransdon Bolger – PE
  • Miss Hannah Vaselaney – PE
  • Mrs. Liz Steckling – Music
  • Ms. Allison Buettner – Music
  • Mrs. Hesper Wolfe – Art
  • Ms. Annie Bauman – Art
  • Mrs. Amanda Martin – Orchestra
  • Miss Evangeline Touhy – Orchestra
  • Mr. Sean Sroka – Band
  • Mrs. Julie Tomchuk – Learning Resource Teacher
  • Ms. Kristen martin – Learning Resource Teacher
  • Mrs. Denise Lentz – Learning Resource Assistant

Child Study Team

  • Mrs. Mary Brodie – Social Worker
  • Mrs. Megan Devault – Speech
  • Ms. Carolyn Weiss – Speech
  • Mrs. Rebecca Gadomski – Psych
  • Ms. Leslie Baker – Psych
  • Mrs. Haven Northrop – SST
  • Ms. Samantha Meyers – SST
  • Mr. Brian Banks – SST

Instructional Assistant Team

  • Mrs. Shella Siddiq
  • Mrs. Lauren Fleischer
  • Mrs. Sarah Kalter
  • Mrs. Sangita Kumar
  • Ms. Nancy Quintana
  • Ms. Laura Spallone
  • Mrs. Carrie Doolin

2019-20 School Supply Lists are Here!

WINSTON CHURCHILL SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2019-2020

Click here for a printable version of all the class lists – 2019-20 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS – PRINTABLE

As we embark upon a new school year, we would like to make sure that our students have the materials listed below to ensure a successful year. These items can be brought to school on Thursday, August 15th during our back to school event from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Many of the supplies will be shared amongst all students, so please do not write your child’s name on them.

In an effort to help make shopping easier and to take advantage of all summer sales, we are not asking for specific brand names. Please feel free to purchase items on sale from the store of your choice.

Thank you!

Kindergarten

1 – Backpack Sturdy & Large

1 – Lunchbox

1 – Plastic folder with pockets-please write student name

2 Packages – Fat Washable Markers (8/10 Count)

4 – Dry Erase Chisel Point (wide) Markers (Black)

24 – Pencils Sharpened

2 – Crayons – 24 count

12 – Glue Sticks

1 – Bottle of White Glue

2 – Large Box of Facial Tissue

1 – 5” Pointed Scissors

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Bags – Gallon

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Bags – Sandwich or Quart

1 Package – Reward Stickers

1- Plastic 3 Pronged Folder for ART

$2.00 for the purchase of classroom supply pouch to be used in the classroom. Please put the exact amount in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and room number.

First Grade

4 – Plastic 2 Pocket Folders

1 – Three Ring Binder- 1 inch wide (View Binder with Plastic Clear Cover on the Front)

2 Packages – Washable Markers (10 Count)

24 – Yellow #2 Pencils Sharpened (No designs on them)

6 – Dry Erase Wide Markers (Black)

2 – Crayons (24 Count)

3 – Glue Sticks

3 – Large Boxes of Tissues

1 – Pointed 5 inch Scissors

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Plastic Bags- Gallon Size

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Plastic Storage Bags- Quart Size

2 – Pink Pencil Erasers (Not the pencil toppers)

1 – Write on Dividers for 3 Ring Binder (5 tabs)

1 – Plastic 3 Pronged Folder for ART

$3.00 for the purchase of student supply boxes. Please put the exact amount in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and room number.

Second Grade

4 – Plastic 2-Pocket Folders

4 – Wide-Ruled One Subject Spiral Notebooks

1- Three Ring Binder – 1 inch wide (View binder with plastic clear cover on the front)

1- Write on Dividers for 3 Ring Binder (5 tabs)

1- Thin Washable Markers (10 Count)

24 – Yellow #2 Pencils Sharpened (No designs on them)

6 – Dry Erase Wide Markers (Black only)

1 – Crayons (24 Count)

1 – Wooden ruler – inches and centimeters

3 – Glue Sticks

2 – Pink Pencil Erasers (Not the pencil toppers)

1 – Pack (4 in Each Package) Post It Notes (3 x 3)

1 – Pack (4 in each package) Post It Notes (2 x 2)

3 – Large Box of Tissues

1- Box of Zipper Lock Plastic Bags – Gallon or Sandwich Size

1 – Plastic 3 Pronged Folder for ART

$1.00 for the purchase of student book boxes. Please put the exact amount in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and room number.

Third Grade

4 (one of each color) – 2 Pocket Plastic Folders (Red-Yellow-Green-Blue)

1 – Washable Markers Thin (8 Count)

1 – Washable Markers Thick (8 Count)

48 – #2 Yellow Pencils Sharpened (No designs on them)

4 – Dry Erase Black Thick Markers Packs

1 – 8oz. Bottle of White Glue (girls only)

2 – Glue Sticks (boys only)

3 – Large Boxes of Tissues

1 – 5” Pointed Scissors

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Plastic Storage Bags- Gallon Size

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Plastic Storage Bags- Quart Size

2 – Pink Pencil Erasers (Not the pencil toppers)

1 – Wide Ruled One Subject Spiral Notebook

1 – Colored Pencils (24 Count)

2 Packs – Post It Notes (3×3)

1 – Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Paper

3 – Highlighters

1 – Small school supply pouch/bag (No plastic boxes)

1 – 12 inch ruler

1 – Plastic 3 Pronged Folder for ART

Fourth Grade

1 – Expanding File Pocket/Accordion Folder (7 Pockets)

1 – ½ Inch 3 Ring Binder with clear plastic sleeve on front

30 – Sharpened #2 pencils (No designs on them)

1 – Washable Markers Thick or Thin (8 count)

4 – Dry Erase Markers (4 packages of 4 count)

1 – Pencil Pouch (No metal or plastic boxes)

4 – Highlighters

2 – Sticky Notes (variety of sizes and 4 in a package)

2 – 5 inch Pointed Scissors

2 – Large Boxes of Tissues

1 – 12 Count Colored Pencils

6 – Glue Sticks

1 – Ziplock Sandwich Size Baggies

1 – Wide ruled one subject Spiral Notebook

1 – Plastic 3 Pronged Folder for ART

$5.00 for the purchase of an Assignment Notebook. Please put the exact amount in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and room number.

Fifth Grade

1- Plastic Expandable Accordion File Folder (with tabs)

1 – Washable Markers Thick (8 Count)

48 – #2 Yellow Pencils Sharpened (no designs on them)

1 – Dry erase Thick Colored Markers (4 count)

1 – Crayons (24 count)

4 – Glue Sticks

2 – Large Box of Tissues

1 – 5 in. Pointed Scissors

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Storage Bags – Boys: Gallon size, Girls: Sandwich Size

2 – Large Pink Pencil Erasers

3 (one of each color)- Wide Ruled 1 Subject Spiral Notebooks (Green-Blue-Purple)

1 – Colored Pencils (12 Count)

3 Packs (4 in each pkg)- Post It Notes (3 x 3)

2 – Highlighter

1 – Pencil Case (Art box not needed)

1 – Plastic 3 Pronged Folder for ART

$5 for the purchase of an Assignment Notebook. Please put the exact amount in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and room number.

Sixth Grade

5 – 3 Ring Pocket Plastic Folders

1 -Washable Markers Thick (8 Count)

1 -Washable Markers Thin (8 Count)

1 – Colored Pencils (12 Count)

48 – #2 Yellow Pencil Sharpened

8 – Dry Erase Thick Colored Markers

2 – Glue Sticks

1 – Glue Bottle

2 – Large Box of Tissues

1 – Scissors (large)

1 – Box of Zipper Lock Storage Bags – Boys: Gallon Size, Girls: Sandwich Size

3 – Wide Ruled 1 Subject Spiral Notebooks

3 – Post It Notes (3×3 – 4 in each pkg)

4 – Highlighters

1 – School Supply Bag

1 – Ruler (Inch/Centimeter)

1 – Clear View 2in. Binder with Interior Pockets

1 – Calculator or pocket Calculator – TI-30xIIs

1 – Sketchbook for ART

1 – Plastic 3 Pronged Folder for ART