We are excited to share that the Churchill PTA voted to support the upcoming D41 Referendum and support D41 Forward for Kids, a community PAC working to encourage support for the referendum.  We hope that Churchill families will make an effort to educate themselves on the importance of this referendum and ultimately support it.   Our community needs your “Yes” vote on April 4th, 2017 to address needed facility upgrades.  Our students deserve to be educated in accessible, safe facilities, under one roof.

How do I learn more about the referendum?

  • Visit the D41 website here for details regarding what is included and the financial impact.  There are also several opportunities through the district to learn more:
    • Monday, 2/27 – D41 Facilities Informational Open House @ Hadley (7:00 pm) – More Info
    • Tuesday, 3/7 – D41 Facilities Informational Open House @ Hadley (7:00 pm) – More Info
  • Visit 41 Forward for Kids website
  • Contact one of the Churchill 41 Forward for Kids Coaches:

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/03/08/d41-forward-for-kids/

FGGB Bingo Night


Brought to you by Fifth Grade Gives Back!

Come one, come all, for an evening of good eats, great fun, and, of course . . . . CASH PRIZES!

The fun begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the Churchill School Multi-Purpose Room. Bingo cards and pizza must be pre-ordered by Tuesday, March 14th and can be accessed HERE

Regular Bingo, Four-Corners — you name it, we’re going to play it! Every game a cash winner. Fifth Grade Gives Back will designate profits from this event for the Churchill community.

Please note that in order to comply with rules regarding Bingo each player is limited to ONE Bingo Card – we ask that you adhere to this requirement when placing your order. Besides, it only takes one to win!!

Please log on to the Churchill Web Store by March 14th, and practice shouting “BINGO!”

An adult must remain with all school-age children throughout the evening.

**NOTE: Entrance to Bingo Night will be through the MPR Doors**

Please contact Paula Vilkama at paulahillvilkama@hotmail.com or Cathleen Hall at mhall5233@wowway.com with questions.



Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/02/25/fggb-bingo-night/

High Interest Day is Coming!

This year High Interest Day is on Friday, March 17th!

We are looking for lots of volunteers to help make the day a success. This is a great opportunity to see what goes on during one of the kids’ most favorite days of the year. We are in need of assistants for sessions, so no prep work needed! Just come, be an extra set of hands, and enjoy the day. Please use the link below to sign up!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Amy Kalten at akalten75@gmail.com or Leah Harding Leahhays@gmail.com

Click HERE to volunteer

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/02/21/high-interest-day-is-coming/

Talent Show



The Churchill Talent Show committee is excited to announce that the date has been set!!!!
This years Talent Show will take place on Friday, April 21st!  Auditions will take place before Spring Break in early March. Get your thoughts, ideas and talents together…because this year we wanna know…have you GOT TALENT????


IMPORTANT forms for the Talent Show are listed below (the rules, the waiver, the entry form)

2017TS Rules

Copy of Talent show waiver2017

TS Entry Form


Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/02/11/talent-show/

Glen Ellyn Park District Discount for Churchill Students

Save money on GE Park District spring sports and classes!!  

Is your child interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, or football this spring/summer? Deadlines for registrations begin February 17th. 

Do they want to participate in dance, art, or science classes? The GE Park District has many classes and workshops to offer.

In the past, Churchill families that do not live within the Glen Ellyn Park District boundary have had to pay a non-resident rate, which costs more. Now all Churchill students can participate at resident rates. To secure this cost saving opportunity, please complete the following directions.

Step 1: Activity guides are available online at www.gepark.org

Step 2: Print out your child’s student info page on the online Skyward system.

Step 3: Bring student info page to Spring Ave or Main Street Recreation Center to register your family.

Please contact Leah Harding at leahhays@gmail.com or 312-623-3862 with any questions you may have about this opportunity!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/02/02/glen-ellyn-park-district-discount-for-churchill-students/

Kindergarten Play Date

Click HERE for the next Kindergarten Play Date get together!!!!!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/02/02/kindergarten-play-date/

PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10th at 2pm in Room 306 at Churchill.  Please note, this is a day time meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/01/07/pta-meeting/

Father Daughter Dance

Please save the date for the annual Father-Daughter Dance!

Open to all Churchill Girls Preschool – 5th Grade and a special guest (Dad, Step Dad, Grandfather, Uncle, etc.)

Friday, February 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
At Churchill School
Evening includes: Corsage, Italian Buffet, Dessert, Dancing to Professional DJ, Craft and Party Favor
Semi-formal or Festive Attire

Details and invitations should be coming home in backpack mail soon.

To purchase your tickets online, click HERE.

Please contact Julie Boczkowski julieboz@sbcglobal.net with any questions.


Please consider volunteering for the Father-Daughter Dance to be held on Friday, February 24. Thank you in advance for any time you can give to ensure this beloved event at Churchill is a success and a beautiful memory for our girls and their dates!

We especially need help in the following areas:

– Set-up / Decorating the day of the dance (3:15 – 5 pm) on Friday, February 24…if you can spare an hour that would be awesome. Kiddos welcome!

– During the Dance: (it’s your chance to be a fly on the wall and see how much fun your daughter(s) are having with their date!) – Food Service and Craft Room (Note – you do not need to be “crafty” to help! The crafts are from Oriental Trading and very easy to assemble.)

– Clean Up – do you have any student groups that need service hours?? Churchill Alum gladly accepted as well!

To sign up, click here


Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/01/07/father-daughter-dance/

Family Rollerskating Night

Grab your family for a fun night of roller skating!!

When:  Thursday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:30 pm
Where:  Lombard Roller Rink
201 W. 22nd Street, Lombard


Details:   Admission is FREE!  (Sponsored by the Churchill PTA)
Please bring a can/box of food per person to donate for the food pantry

Also, if your child would like a buddy for this event or if your child would like to be a buddy
to another student, please contact Mrs. Groot (mgroot@d41.org) or
Lisa Brooks (lisa@thebrookshouse.com) by Wednesday, February 15th.

Skate Rental $4.00
Roller Blade Rental $4.00
Free wi/fi for parents
Locker rental available for $.50
No outside food or drink
$10 minimum on all credit card transactions
You may bring your own skates from home, but must pass inspection.

Questions?  Please contact Lisa Brooks at lisa@thebrookshouse.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2017/01/07/family-rollerskating-night/

Teacher/Staff Gift Card Recognition Program for the Holidays

teacher gift cardChurchill PTA makes recognizing the amazing teachers and staff easy around the holidays with the Teacher/Staff Gift Card Program.  

Contributions from parents are combined for each teacher, and the teacher selects the gift cards of their choice, ensuring that the teacher can get exactly what she/he wants.

Participation in the program is OPTIONAL.  For more information, click here OR look for a flyer that will come home in backpack mail soon.

To contribute online, click here now!  All orders are due by end of day on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

Your will need to know your student’s ID when ordering.  If you do not know their ID, you can locate it in Skyward, by looking for “Other ID” in their Student Profile or contact the school office.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/12/02/teacherstaff-gift-card-recognition-program-for-the-holidays/

Mother/Son Bowling is January 22nd – Tickets Available Now!

bowlingJoin us Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm at Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights for an afternoon for bowling.

Open to all Churchill boys preschool – 5th grade and their moms, steps moms, grandmas, etc.

Reservation are $12 per person ($24 per couple) and includes 2 hours of bowling, a slice of pizza, and soda!


Or if you prefer to pay by check, please return the form that went home in backpack mail.

Reservations will be accepted through January 6, 2017.  For questions, contact Amanda Scanlon at amandascanlon@hotmail.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/12/01/2016motherson-bowling/

Thank You for a GREAT Night!

Wow, thank you to all who came out and all who contributed to a very fun and exciting 2016 Parent Social Fundraiser.  The final tally has not been made but in approximation, due to our guests’ generosity during our auctions, games and donations, we will add $15,000 to our funds for our Churchill students and events.

A huge thank you goes out to Village Links for providing the fun venue and delicious food.  We also thank Rob Herbold from house of Graphics for providing our invitations, posters and paddle cards in a fast and efficient manner.  A big thank you to our teachers and staff who donated fantastic items and parties for our kids!

Thank you to Kelly Hane for being a fantastic co-chair, and the reason we were online with ClickBid and the check out line went so smoothly!  It really changed the dynamic of the event.  Of course, we thank our fabulous emcee Joel Frazier for working the mic and the audience to our favor.  And a round of applause for Alan Bayert and his guitar, for sharing his talent with us.   

We also thank the following tireless committee members who helped set up, solicit donors, run our games, and help organize the event:  Renee Blew, Lisa Ciosek, Sue Turner, Janet Wuertzer, Julie Boczkowski, Jessica Powell, Amanda Scanlon Frazier, Eileen Gramlich, Darci Mills, Lisa Kluge, Jen Delapaz, Katie Rice, Jodi Herbold, Susan Blatt(PTA alumni), Dennis Kalten, Christina Lavin, Karen Barrientes, Karen Keller, Mia Koslow, Wendy Garland, Stacy Witcher, Liz Vogel, Lisa Brooks, Amy Mulcare, Jen Walters, Kate Marsh, Leah Harding, Kristy Engel, Katy Bots, Michelle Jasiewicz, Tony Svach, Stephanie Vlach and Shelby Bakken.  A special thank you to Mia Koslow, Jed Shasteen, Kory Bakken and Paula & David Vilkama for help with transportation of the riser!

We could not have made this event a success without you ALL!  Go Churchill!

Your party co-chair,

Rene Svach

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/11/14/thank-you-for-a-great-night/

Barone’s Frozen Pizza Orders Due 11/2

barones-newCook’s Night Out….When You Need It!

Hurry and order your Barone’s Frozen Pizzas and Support Our School. Barone’s has generously offered us their famous frozen large pizzas as part of our Cook’s Night Out Fundraiser. Take this opportunity to stock your freezer and enjoy a Cook’s Night “Off” when you need it! Pizzas will be delivered to school, ready for pick up on Wednesday, November 16th 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

Order Online by Wednesday, November 2nd or return the flyer that will come home in backpack mail.



Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/10/25/barones-frozen-pizza-orders-due-114/

PE Teacher for a Class Raffle

pe-teacherEnter our all school raffle for PE Teacher for a Class!  This popular Parent Social & Fundraiser item is available in advance for the entire Churchill community to purchase.

Your child can win this for his/her grade level. They will be given a whistle & stopwatch and they pick the activity for the day.

Raffle tickets will be sold online until Wednesday, November 9th. You can also buy them at the Parent Social on November 11th.

$2 per Ticket, $5 for 3 Tickets, $10 for 7 Tickets

Purchase your Raffle tickets here.

And don’t forget to join us for this year’s Parent Social & Fundraiser on November 11th.  Click Here to get more information

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/10/24/pe-teacher-for-a-class-raffle/

Parent Social & Fundraiser Tickets NOW ON SALE!

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-12-14-18-pmJoin us on November 11, 2016 for a wonderful Adult Only event supporting Churchill PTA.

Tickets are $25/person and include appetizers, a complimentary drink, LIVE entertainment & the NEW Churchill Timberwolves Car Magnet.

Get more information about the event here.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/10/20/parent-social-fundraiser-tickets-now-on-sale/

Class Party Sign Ups are Now OPEN!

To sign up to volunteer for one of your students class parties, please use the button below.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
Or visit http://signup.com/go/6tnuHu

class-party-kidsFor those new to Churchill, there are 3 class parties each year:

  • Halloween (10/31)
  • Winter (12/16 for grades 1 – 5 and 12/15 for Kinder)
  • Valentines (2/14)

All class parties will be help with the students PM teacher this year.   First Come/First Served

There is a limit of 3 volunteers per class and the volunteers for each room will collaborate together to plan fun games and crafts for the students.  Per the new district policy, there will be NO food or drinks served.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/09/27/class-party-sign-ups-are-now-open/

Parent Social & Fundraising Committee is Looking for Auction Item Donations

Parent Social & Fundraising Committee needs YOUR help!

The ball is rolling and you wondered if we could use your help, right?   YES, we can.  Help create a fantastic evening for our parents by sharing your talents with the committee. Whatever you can do, we can use it, from data entry to setting up decorations, to helping at the event to soliciting donations.  

Have an auction item to donate?auction-items-needed

We are also looking for donations from parents and businesses.  We would love to put your donations to good use.  Do you have that one season ticket date that you just can’t use?  We would love to help you. Have that week or weekend that is not filing up at your vacation house?  Send it our way.  They make great LIVE auction items.  In the past we have had golf at country clubs, a traveling party for 8, season tickets for all major sports, an evening on a sailboat on Lake Michigan, and much more ALL donated by parents.  Please let me know if you would like to help us out in this way.  

For questions or to donate, please call or email Rene Svach  630-276-8222, asvach@ameritech.net

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/09/16/parent-social-fundraising-committee-is-looking-for-auction-item-donations/

Get Excited about Churchill Drama

drama-masksChurchill Elementary Drama Club is busy gearing up for our play! The play selection will be announced in early November. The audition workshop will be help in mid-November with auditions on 12/2/16. Our performances will be March 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Hope to see MANY 3rd-5th grader performers!!!!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/09/08/get-excited-about-churchill-drama/

Order Your 2016-17 Yearbook!

Learn more about why we are so excited about this year’s yearbook and how to order by clicking here.  Order by Sept 30th and save 15%.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/08/30/order-your-2016-17-yearbook/

Join PTA Today

Join PTA TodayIt is that time of year!  Time to JOIN PTA for the 2016-17 school year.  It is the easiest way to directly impact your child’s school experience is to simply join the Churchill PTA.

PTA is an organization of parents and teachers support students and families at Churchill through sponsoring a variety of educational enrichment programs including field trips, cultural arts assemblies, High Interest Day, and Maker Space; as well as connection opportunities for Churchill families through events like Ice Cream Social and International Fair.

By joining the PTA, you make a statement that you support the mission and activities of our organization, even if you do not have the time to volunteer. You can register online easily by clicking here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.churchillpta.org/2016/08/25/join-pta-today/

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