Bulldog Bulletin - May 21, 2021

Latest and Greatest News for Churchill Families

The Churchill Playbook

The finish line for the 20-21 school year is just around the corner. We had to play by a different set of rules and write a whole new playbook, but we did it - together! We have so much to celebrate and the Churchill School team thanks you for your continued trust, patience, understanding, and partnership.

In the remaining days of the school year our team has planned special activities to recognize and celebrate the beautiful connections we have been able to make and everyone's hard work toward our learning goals.

If you are a returning or new family that would like the opportunity over the summer to reconnect with the building and take a tour. Please see this Sign-Up Genius link.

Stay Tuned: Our June Bulletin will highlight some important information regarding grading and enrichment programming. We look forward to having some dialogue with families about these two topics in the months ahead.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Churchill should you have any questions or concerns as we close out this exceptional school year. We wish you all a safe and happy summer.

Device and Materials Drop-Off

Please carefully review our end of year device/materials drop-off information.

In-Person Students: On Wednesday, June 2nd, all in-person students will leave their device at school. Please make sure that your child has the case, original charger and cord that was issued with the device.

The device will be inspected for any damages (cracked screen, water damage, audio jacks, etc.) The charges vary depending on if this is a first-time incident. If there are any damages, we will initiate the insurance claim and send you an email along with a photo of the device. If any device is not turned in, there will be a charge (cost of the device) assessed to the student’s account. If you notice that your device has any damages, please contact the Tech Department so an insurance claim can be processed. Information will then be sent to you on how to process the claim with payment.

*All in-person students will be sent home with work/assignments to complete on their own for the final day of school.

Remote Students: On Thursday, June 3rd and Friday, June 4th, you will be bringing your child’s device, original cord, and brick to the school. There will be a step-by-step process in returning the device. Please make sure that the device is charged and cleaned. Your device will be inspected for any damages (cracked screen, water damage, audio jacks, etc.). There will be a charge (cost of the device) assessed to the student’s account for any device and equipment that is not returned.

If the dates/times don’t work for you, please make arrangements, by email, with Nicko Sims (Nicko.sims@hsd153.org) before June 3rd. Please note that if any appointment isn’t made and the device isn’t turned in on the set dates, your student’s account will be charged for the cost of the device, cord, and brick.

Student Placement Form Link

If you have a rising 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student, please make sure you complete the student information form to provide us input on class placement. While we are not able to honor specific teacher requests, we do value and consider the information you provide to find just the right placement to ensure a successful school year. The form will close June 1st.

Student Information Form

Formulario de información para estudiantes

5th Grade Step-Up at James Hart

James Hart School will be offering Informational Tours for incoming 6th graders on Saturday, May 22nd. This will be your opportunity to learn more about James Hart and tour the school. We are asking that only one parent/guardian accompany each student to help with social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times. Please click the link below to sign up for a time slot for the Informational Tours.

James Hart Tour Sign-Up for Saturday, May 22nd

If you can't make it on May 22nd, do not worry! We will be sharing a recording with school information and a video of a virtual tour.

Safety Drills

Staff and students have done a great job learning about (remote students) and practicing (onsite students) our safety drills. We will be completing our final drills on Thursday which include emergency procedures for when there is a situation outside or inside the building that requires us to be on alert and/or shelter in place in classrooms. Teachers and students have previously discussed these procedures and are prepared to conduct the drill. Please feel free to call the office if you have any questions.

Churchill Garden

DLS students joined Mrs. Gallagher, Ms. Maxwell and Mrs. Furgason in the Churchill Garden for a virtual lesson to end their Unit on The Life Cycle of Plants.

Students were able to view various plants being planted by staff such as marigolds, tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. They participated by identifying different parts of the plants with teachers. Plus, they identified whether the plant was a fruit, vegetable, or flower. A Follow up activity include students (optional) signing up next week and attending an individual lesson to plant further seeds such as pumpkins and sunflowers and to help tend to the garden.

Information from your Churchill Specials Teachers

3rd & 4th Grade:

The last day to turn in any late or missing work for Art, Music, STEM, or Tech is MONDAY, MAY 24th.

If you have any questions about missing assignments, feel free to email us or your child can come and visit us using our LIVE HELP ZOOM LINKS located in our respected Teams.

5th Grade:

Please reach out to your specials teachers ASAP for information about turning in late work.

Art: Anne.Blue-Siegler@hsd153.org

Music: Emily.Kasper@hsd153.org

STEM: Eileen.Darin@hsd153.org

Tech: Elissa.Hastings@hsd153.org

May Flowers

The staff at Churchill School would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the beautiful flowers given to us from our PTA. Shout Out to Home Depot as well for their generous donation.

PTA - School Tool Box Supply Kits

If you are interested in ordering the School Tool Box Supply Kits, please see the attached letter from PTA and click the button to go to the ordering page.
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Red, White & Blue Day

Friday, May 28th, 12am

This is an online event.

Wear these colors if you choose in celebration of Memorial Day.

School Improvement Day

Friday, May 28th, 12am

This is an online event.

All students work remotely until noon today.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31st, 12am

This is an online event.

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Last Day of School

Thursday, June 3rd, 12am

This is an online event.

This is a remote day for fully remote students.

Device Drop Off

Thursday, June 3rd, 12-3pm

1300 190th Street

Homewood, IL

Device Drop Off

Friday, June 4th, 8am-3pm

1300 190th Street

Homewood, IL