Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 11/21/2021

Dear Central Road Families,

We wish all of our Central Road families a memorable, peaceful, and amazing THANKSGIVING and week off from school! May we all find joy in spending time together with family, friends, and loved ones while reflecting upon our many blessings and accomplishments. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday, November 29th!

Thank you for taking the time to read our weekly communication. We will take a break from our parent communication on Sunday, November 28th. Our next issue will be shared with parents on Sunday, December 5th. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions. We are happy to connect together.

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

Central Road Highlights!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, November 22 & Tuesday, November 23-Parent Teacher Conference (No School for students)

  • Wednesday, November 24th-Student Non-Attendance Day

  • Thursday, November 25th-Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Friday, November 26th-Student Non-Attendance Day

  • Monday, November 29th-Students return back to school

  • Wednesday, December 8th-Central Road Spelling Bee Grades 4-6

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

  • Wednesday, December 15th-PTA Meeting @7:00 pm

  • 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

Parent-Teacher Conferences-Nov. 22 & 23

Parent-Teacher Conferencess will take place this upcoming week. 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. Please kindly wear a mask when entering our building. Our teachers very much look forward to connecting with families on student progress and growth. We hope you find the time together productive and meaningful.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is FULL! Please have your child stop by our hanging racks outside our LRC by the bathrooms near our MPR to see if anything belongs to them. Parents, feel free to stop by if you will be coming in during P/T conferences as an option too. There are several items that we have accumulated over time. We also encourage you to put your child's name or initials in their clothing that way we can return it item to the child if it is lost. Thank you for helping some lost items find their original owners!

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

Central Road Holiday Gift Program 21-22

Winter Wear Drive

The CRS PTA is running a Winter Wear Drive to support the families in need within our community. Desired donation items include:

  • Winter Hats
  • Winter Coats
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Scarves
  • Snow Boots
  • & Snow Pants

Adult and child sizes are needed; items must be new, or gently used (in clean condition). Donations are being accepted during Parent/Teacher Conferences as well as the week of 11/29-12/3. Drop-off Bins will be in the front vestibule and outside our front doors.

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"




As we head into some of our colder months, 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

Health Office News 11-21-2021

As we head into the fall and winter months, please remember to 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

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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