Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 10/03/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

Happy Fall! The students are so excited for the changes the fall season brings. Some have loved wearing more clothing layers, others enjoy seeing the trees change colors, and many are excited about our upcoming Fall Spirit Week and Halloween! We spent some time refreshing expectations this week. We met with classrooms outside to review recess and playground rules. Nurse Patel also visited classrooms to review healthy habits and effective hygiene as we begin heading into cold/flu season in the coming weeks/month. We will practice both a lockdown drill on October 6th and bus evacuation on October 7th while the weather remains favorable. Thank you for taking a moment to read our weekly parent communication as we continue to honor a strong home-school connection. Please enjoy the weekend with family and friends while remaining healthy too. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

Central Road Highlights!

Welcome to New Staff

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Balaram. She joins us as a new program assistant. We are excited to have her with us at Central Road School.

October Message from Mrs. Kathy Nordin

Now that we have been back for a while, there are several things we should to go over. Mrs Shostachuk has already done a wonderful job trying to improve the parking lot situation. Things are improving but it takes everyone to make it work. Please cooperate with the staff and use of the parking poles. Be aware that only a certain number of cars can enter the lot at dismissal. It is not necessary to leave a lot of space between vehicles. Read the sign for how far vehicles can be in the driveway and please do not block that crosswalk. There's a sign for that, as well. And I know I am repeating myself, but BUSES HAVE PRIORITY! They must be allowed to enter without obstruction. So anyone who cannot get there in time to be in the lot, please park on either side of Central Road, east of the school and wait for the traffic in the lot to start moving before you proceed.

Also, I am noticing is when cars are exiting the parking lot, be it morning or afternoon, most vehicles are not stopping and not looking to see if there is oncoming traffic. Some are not even slowing down, just proceeding onto Central Road. There have been several near misses. There is a STOP sign there and it must be adhered to. Please remember the “NO LEFT TURN” times. There's a sign for that, as well. PLEASE do not cross in the middle of Central Road with your children. It is so incredibly dangerous with the way cars drive in that area. I am there for a reason, to keep your children safe and to teach them the proper way to cross a street. As always, thank you to those who take the time to read this and also abide by the advice. Also, please remember share with those who do not. Thank you for your support.

PTA Fundraiser begins October 5th!

We are excited to offer a way to give back to CENTRAL ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! On October 5th, we will be kicking off our fall fundraiser to help benefit our students and staff. Our STEAM ENGINE fundraiser, more specifically, will help with funding student activities, classroom supplies and learning tools, in addition to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math initiatives in our school. It is going to be AWESOME, and we are excited to get started!

This fundraiser will be very easy for you. It only requires about 10 minutes of your time. •Your students can earn great prizes, just for their effort. No money required! This is an online, donation-based fundraiser, and the donation requests can go to people you know anywhere in the world. That means, no direct pressure on your shoulders.

Students will be bringing home more information next week after our Virtual Kick Off Video. Please help your student register and complete the Golden Ticket assignment THAT VERY NIGHT! All students who complete the Golden Ticket assignment will receive fun PRIZES and it does not require any money to register. We will also be doing some fun drawings for an iPad and TWO Mini Party Fridges stuffed with CASH!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Picture Retake Day-October 20th

Picture Retake Day will take place on October 20th. Thank you for noting the change. Any students who missed our original Picture Day on September 1st are welcome to have their picture taken. Students who would like a second opportunity are welcome to participate as well. Online ordering information is below for your review. Picture proofs will be provided in the comign weeks.

Online Order Code: 60455D

Fall Spirit Week-October 25-29

Please take a moment to review our school wide plan for the week of October 25-29th. We look forward to a fun and memorable week together!

Fall Spirit Week Schedule

Halloween Costume Guidelines

Parent-Teacher Conferences-Nov. 22 & 23

Teachers will be reaching out to parents to sign up for parent-teacher conferences this week. Some may have already done so. We will be holding conferences in person at school with a virtual option if preferred/needed for parents/guardians. Our conferences will take place on Monday, November 22nd from 12:00-8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 23rd from 8:00-12:00 pm. Each conference will be about 20 minutes each. Our teachers very much look forward to connecting with families on student progress and growth. Thank you for taking a moment to sign up in the coming days/week.


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

Reflections Opportunity

Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then encourage them to have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections, a national fine arts competition. This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for their unique interpretation through the arts. Request submission guidelines and an entry form today from Christine Love ( Entries are due by Wednesday, October 27th. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at

Parent Volunteer-Parent Partners District Committee

We are still seeking a parent volunteer to represent Central Road School. This volunteer would be our Parent Partners Representative and would attend meetings on the following dates/times at our district office in Palatine.

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30p, ESC, Room 121 - October 19, December 14, March 1, May 3.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact Mrs. Shostachuk

Thank you for your consideration!

Health Office News

Shield Testing Update

Our scheduled day of the week for Shield Testing is each Friday morning for students in grades 1-6. mMorning KDG/ECDEC classrooms will start on Friday, October 8th. Afternoon ECDEC and afernoon KDG classrooms will begin Shield testing on Tuesday, October 5th. Shield testing is conducted quickly, efficiently and with safety. Results will be available within 24- 48 hours. We contact the parents/guardians of any student who may receive a positive test result only. This information is confidential. If your child is at school the time we may receive a positive result, you will be contacted to pick them up. If you would like to opt-out/in of Shield testing, please e-mail Ms. Latham at or Ms. Flor to note your adjustment.

Students continue to seat 3 feet away from peers masked while indoors learning. 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.

Health Requirements due by October 15th

All six grade students, kindergarten, preschool students and any new students at Central Road School are required to meet health examination and immunization requirements. Students not in compliance will be subject to exclusion on October 15th from school until Illinois stated requirements are met. If needed, please contact your child's pediatrican to schedule an exam appointment. We appreciate you doing so if needed.

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

District 15 Job Fair

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

Monday, November 1, 2021

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

We are looking for the following positions:

  • Bus Drivers - no experience necessary; paid training; free benefits (employee only); pension; paid holidays

  • Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule!

  • Full time Program Assistants

  • Office and Library Clericals

  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

  • And more!Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at with any questions.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, October 5th-PTA Fundraiser Kick-Off

  • Wednesday, October 6th-Practice Lock Down Drill

  • Thursday, October 7th-Bus Evacuation Practice

  • Monday, October 11th-No School Columbus Day

  • Tuesday, October 12th- No School Student Non-attendance Day

  • Wednesday, October 15th-Board of Education Meeting @7:00 pm

  • Monday, October 18th-PTA Meeting @7:00pm

  • Wednesday, October 20th-Picture Retake Day

Self-Certification, Masks & Water Bottles

Please kindly continue to send your child to school with a well-fitted mask and their self-certification lanyard signed each day. Ensuring students are healthy before learning begins is important to the safety of all. Thank you for your help with this each day. Students too are welcome to bring a water bottle for drinking water as staying hydrated is valuable. Our water fountains have been turned back on for refilling water bottles and for regular use as needed. Thank you for your continued support!

Community and/or PTA Information

Halloween Event in Rolling Meadows

Please feel free to email our PTA with any questions. Dan McCullough, President, Callie Sealock, Communications Chair,

BPAC Information

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