ABC Countdown to Summer

Below is the link to the Calendar!!   Keep in handy and be sure to participate in this fun school wide event!



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Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 1st!!



May 1st – May 5th! And since the Churchill Staff is the BEST IN THE WORLD we’re going to shower our wonderful staff with some international goodies:

Monday: Candy Bar with SWEDISH fish, SWISS chocolate, GERMAN gummi bears, etc….

Tuesday: BELGIUM Waffle Bar with coffee
Wednesday: Gracias! Danke! Merci! Dzięki! Thanks! Letters from the Students!
Print out this form: TeacherThankYOU and return it to school or wait til one gets sent home 4/28!
Thursday: AMERICANO Coffee Cart
Friday: CINCO de MAYO Appreciation Luncheon (and students can wear thier spirit wear!)

We could use YOUR help on a couple days….we’ll take care of the rest! Sign up now by clicking HERE

Questions? Contact Wendy Garland at

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5th Grade Author Visit!

Churchill Elementary is delighted to welcome award-winning, author/illustrator Mark Parisi on Wednesday, May 3rd. Mr. Parisi will talk with 5th Grade students about his career as an author/illustrator and his new series Marty Pants.

Marty Pants is different from your typical middle schooler. He has the soul of an artist, and as an artist, he notices things— the kinds of things other kids don’t seem to see.

So when Marty discovers a plot on his teacher’s computer to take over the world, Marty knows this is a danger he can’t just ignore. But no one, not his best friends Parker and Roongrat or his mother, father, sister, arch-enemy, Simon, or Chief of Police Pickels, believes him.

So, it’s up to Marty to save the world—his way.

This hilarious new series follows the endearing, frazzled, embarrassed, and, ultimately, fearless footsteps of literature’s most unlikely hero—Marty Pants.

ANYONE can purchase a personalized autographed book! Please return the form (link below) to the library along with $12.99 in cash or check (payable to Churchill PTA) by Wednesday, May 3rd. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of autographed books available for purchase through Wednesday, May 10th on a first-come firstserved basis.
Form to order book:


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Last Chance to Customize your Yearbook!!

Last chance to customer your yearbook!!!

If you have ordered a yearbook, you can customize two pages to your child.

See directions click here  :

Instructions to Customize your yearbook

DEADLINE 4/17/17.

You can order a yearbook now; however only have until 4/17/17 for customized pages. All orders received by 5/1/17 will ship by end of school year.  To order your yearbook, click here


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SSPAC Meeting

Student Services Parent Advisory Council (SSPAC) is an open group available to parents, teachers, and staff promoting awareness, education, advocacy, and acceptance of different learners within Glen Ellyn School District 41.
Please join us in watching INCLUDING SAMUEL, a documentary by Dan Habib
Date: Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 pm
Location: Marquardt School District 15 – 1860 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights, IL
Light Refreshments will be served.
For additional information, please see the attached or visit

Including Samuel Invite

Please contact Churchill liaison, Lisa Brooks or 630-297-2603) with any questions.

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SAVE THE DATE!!!! District 41 Fifth Grade Mixer

All 5th Graders from Ben Franklin, Churchill, Forest Glen and Lincoln School

are invited to attend the 9th Annual Mixer at Churchill School.

Come for a night of music, dancing, games, food, fun and meeting old friends and new!

Where: Churchill Gym

When: Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $5 and one non-perishable item for the Food Pantry

To purchase admission ticket, raffle tickets, and photobooth tickets, please click HERE

*Important* – Your purchase of any/all of the items serves as your consent for your student to attend the event. This will be noted on your electronic receipt.






NO electronic devices or cell phones will be allowed.

Raffle tickets purchased online will automatically be entered into raffle. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at event.

Questions? Please contact Julie Boczkowki ( or Jodi Herbold

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Fiction Book Project- Volunteers Needed!

Looking for a way to get involved this month, but only have an hour or two or want a flexible time commitment?

The library is looking for extra volunteers to help complete the fiction book library project. Dee Dee Aldrich and Kara Halden have been working hard in the library on transitioning all of the fiction books to be labeled by genre. Changing the labels allows students to look for a specific genre on the spine and explore other books that are within a genre that might be overlooked.  Below is a picture of what the final project will look like.

They are looking for anyone who is willing to volunteer at least 1 hour of time during the school day.

The volunteer will be taught how to remove and replace the spine labels. Even 1 hour will make difference in the library being able to complete this project before the end of the year.  Volunteers will be welcome until the project is complete.

Interested?  Please contact Dee Dee Aldrich at to let her know.  Thanks in advance for your help.  Remember it takes a village!

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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:

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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 or Cathleen Hall at with questions.



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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 or Leah Harding

Click HERE to volunteer

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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 at Hadley Junior High (240 Hawthorne BLVD)



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


Attached is the DVD Order Form for Churchill’s 2017 Talent Show on Friday, April 21, 2017 at  Hadley Junior High.

In an effort to increase sales we are offering a Discount Version of the DVD for only $20 in addition to our standard DVD in a Custom Album.  Parents can order the DVD online HERE .  There will also be order forms available at the Talent Show.  Below is a paper order form if you prefer to order that way.



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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

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 or 312-623-3862 with any questions you may have about this opportunity!

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Kindergarten Play Date

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

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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.

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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 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


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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 ( or
Lisa Brooks ( 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.



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