Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 12/05/2021

Dear Central Road Families,

It is hard to believe that December is upon us! The weather has been mild this week but the excitement of the holiday season is in the air at Central Road. It was pleasant greeting our students and staff back to school after our fall break. Everyone jumped right back into our regular routine(s) with ease, joy and lots of learning! Thank you for taking the time to read our weekly communication. We are happy to connect together as a strong home-school connection is truly the key to success! As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

Central Road Highlights!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, December 8th-Central Road Spelling Bee Grades 4-6 @10:00 am

  • Wednesday, December 8th-Board of Education Meeting @7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, December 22nd-PBIS Celebration Movie and PJ Day!

  • Thursday, December 23rd-Winter Break begins for all students & staff

  • Monday, January 10th-Winter Break ends; all students return back to school on this day

A Message from Our School Social Worker(s)

Thank you for taking a moment to read about an optional opportunity for students who may have a need at our school.

Optional Rainbows Program

Holiday Gift Program

We are seeking donations for CR's Holiday Gift Program. If you would like to donate, please do so by filling out this quick google form. Once you complete the form, Mrs. Green will email you with details for donating items. If you prefer not to purchase gifts, we are also collecting gift cards for both grocery and department stores so our staff can shop for our families in need. We are excited to partner with you. If you have any questions, please email Lauren Green,

CR Parent Holiday Gift Program Sign-Up

Winter Wear Drive-Thank You!

Thank you for supporting our PTA Winter Wear Drive. All of our donations will go an amazing cause supporting those in need in our local community. Your support is appreciated during this time of year and we thank our great PTA for organizing our event!

D15 Inclement Weather Plan

As the weather begins to become colder, we are writing to share District 15’s 2021-22 inclement weather plan with you. After much discussion, in the event we have significant inclement weather creating unsafe travel conditions or due to extreme cold, we will be utilizing an emergency weather day(s) which we have already built into the school calendar instead of shifting to virtual learning. Please visit the Emergency School Closure/Inclement Weather page of our website.
Should we need to call an emergency/inclement weather day due to hazardous weather conditions, we will notify families through email, text message, and phone calls via our Blackboard Communication system. The information will also be posted on our District and school websites, Facebook, Twitter, as well as the CCSD15 mobile app. Please be aware that if District 15 is closed for in-person learning due to inclement weather, unfortunately, we will not be offering meal deliveries.

Math Kangaroo Competition

Central Road is excited to offer the Math Kangaroo competition this year. Math Kangaroo is a worldwide math competition consisting of challenging multiple choice word problems. Each participant receives a certificate, a t-shirt, and a prize for participating. State and National winners will also be awarded prizes. Students in grades 2-6 are invited to register for this fun and challenging opportunity. The Math Kangaroo contest will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 3:30-5:30. If you register before December 15th, the cost is $21.00. Registration must be done online at For registration, create a login, then choose registration by invitation. The code for CR is: CRMK2019@2022MK. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cibulka at

Yoga Club Coming Soon!

Please take a moment to read some information about a club coming soon! "If you have any questions, please reach out to Miss Holmes at" Thanks!


Kindness Crew Club Coming Soon!

Please take a moment to read some information about a club coming soon! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Fior and/or Mrs. Gonzalez. Thanks!

Kindness Crew Flyer


As we head into December, students will continue to go outside to enjoy the fresh air and physical activity! Please kindly ensure your child(ren) has extra clothing (hats, gloves, warmer jackets) as needed for when going outside. Thank you!


Teachers in general love this time of year. Central Road teachers and staff members take the prospect of beginning a new year to a whole new level. They prepare their classrooms, plan lessons, organize schedules, review student records, and think about all of the possibilities the year ahead holds. As much as we recognize their efforts and successes here at school, nothing means more to a teacher or staff member than a kind word from a student or his/her family. As we get the year underway, I invite you to take notice of the things you see your child's teacher do, hear your child's teacher say, or the things you hear your child gush with excitement about related to their teacher. We've included this simple form for you to submit should you feel so inclined to do so. Children in full day school spend more of their waking day with their teacher than they do with their parents. We thank you for entrusting your child with us! This is going to be a great school year.

Thank A Teacher Link

PTA Sponsored Talent Show

The Talent Show is back! This year’s show will be LIVE in a new location at Rolling Meadows High School on Friday, January 28th. Not sure what to do?? Sing a song, play an instrument, perform a dance, show us your artwork, read a poem, demonstrate karate or gymnastics, tell some jokes, lip-sync, show off your skateboard tricks, create a skit, or whatever else you want to share! AND last year’s show was so much fun, parents and siblings are once again invited to participate. Click here for more information and here to sign up by Wednesday, December 22nd. Contact Christine Love (, Jackie Manola (, or Kate Garassino ( with any questions.

A Note from Mrs. Kathy Nordin

Here is our December 2021 Safety Message. Now that we're watching 2021 wind down, I would like to suggest that everyone think about what has been discussed over the last few months and remain safe as the weather begins to change. I am not going to repeat everything here right now. I just hope everyone has been kindly paying attention. Finally, I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and wonderful New Year. Hopefully, 2022 will be the year we have been hoping for. Thank you for taking the time to read my message.

Health Office News 12-05-2021

As we head into the winter months, please continue to encourage good hand washing. Please also keep your child at home if he/she is feeling ill. We continue to work hard to keep our students learning in person at school each day and appreciate your support. Please also kindly send your child to school with an extra mask if possible in their backpack.

Shield Testing Update

Shield testing continues to take place one time a week at Central Road. Please send all SHIELD Opt-Ins/Outs to at

Our district began Test to Stay (T2S) Program on October 25th. We have ben working through the steps together if/when the need arises at Central Road. Thank you for reading our district's communication regarding this optional program.

Students continue to sit 3 feet away from peers masked while learning indoors. Mask wearing outdoors continues to remain optional for students and staff. We have recently adjusted our indoor eating/seating arrangements as best as possible to ensure students are closer to 6 feet apart when eating.

Return to school with COVID-like symptoms (with no known exposure)

  • If a person has a COVID symptom and goes home, in order for them to come back, we have to have a negative PCR COVID test and fever-free for 24 hours.
  • If they have vomiting or diarhea, they need to be symptom free for 48 hours and have a negative PCR COVID test to return.
  • If they have any other COVID symptom, they need to have a negative test to return.
  • If they decide not to get a test after a symptom was identified, they can return after 10 days.

If you have any questions regarding your child's health, you may reach me at or at 847-963-5102. We will work together to ensure all guidelines are followed and clearly understood while keeping our students all safe and healthy!

Thank you for your patience.

Amita Patel, Central Road Nurse

Protected Health Space Phone Number is 847-963-5114

District 15 Job Fair

District 15 will be holding Job Fairs on the following dates: Come apply onsite!

Dates: Monday, December 13, 2021, Monday, January 24, 2022 & Monday, March 7, 2022


Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, IL 60067

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at with any questions.

Contact Information for Central Road School

Welcome to Central Road Elementary School, Home of the Wolves! We are located at 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554.

Our main office phone number is 847-963-5100. Our Absence Line is 847-963-5101.

Principal: Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk 847-963-5105

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Lauren Green 847-963-5104

Elementary Secretary: Mrs. Pam Rogers 847-963-5180

School Nurse: Mrs. Amita Patel 847-963-5102

About Us

Address: 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554

Phone Number: 847-963-5100

Absence Line: 847-963-5101

Fax Number: 847-963-5106