Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 11/07/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

November is officially in full swing at Central Road School. The brisk fall weather coupled with the warmer clothes we are all wearing confirms that for all of us! Please note that this weekend marks Daylights Saving Time with us setting back our clocks one hour. This week, students enjoyed trading in their CBGs at our end of the trimester Wolfie Shop! Each classroom has an opportunity to come down to our MPR to shop away! We too thank all of our parent volunteers who helped smoothly run our Wolfie Shop. This was truly helpful! Thank you for taking the time to read our weekly communication. We hope you enjoy your weekend while remaining healthy too. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

Central Road Highlights!

Some of our 5th grade students completed a writing assignment connected to the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). They wrote creative acrostic poems. This holiday is traditionally celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November to honor and remember loved ones.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, November 10th BOE Meeting @7:00 pm

  • Thursday, November 11th-Veteran's Day

  • Wednesday, November 17th PTA Meeting @7:00 pm

  • Friday, November 19th-Progress Reports will be shared with parents/guardians

  • 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

Veteran's Day is November 11th

We will be honoring Veteran's Day on Thursday, November 11th. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and/or blue on this day. Though our recognition will be on a smaller scale this year, it will be no less special and meaningful for our school community. Classrooms will be writing letters to Veterans as a way to honor those who have and continue to serve our Country. We have our letters ready to go so please expect them later this week to be shared with Veterans we were informed about. We too will share a pre-recorded Veteran's Day video to staff and students on November 11th. We plan to share our video with parents for viewing as well.

Book E-Fair

Hungry for a good book? Then come visit our Central Road Follett Online Book Fair! The online shop opens on Monday, November 1st and runs through the 12th. There are hundreds of books to choose from! Select your books from our online site, purchase books and have them delivered to you at school or to your home address. The money raised goes to purchasing more books for our school Library. Consider purchasing a gift card as a special surprise for the holidays. Take a look at this link for more information on our Follett School Book Fair. Happy reading everyone! CODE:4EG56

Progress Reports for Students in Grades 1-6

Our first trimester will conclude on Friday, November 5th. Progress reports will be shared with parents on Friday, November 19th for students who are in grades 1-6. Thank you for taking the time to review them once issued in the coming weeks.

Parent-Teacher Conferences-Nov. 22 & 23

We hope all parents have had an opportunity to sign up for P/T conferences. Please contact your child's teacher if you still require an appointment date/time. 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. 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.


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 11-07-2021

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 will begin a Test to Stay (T2S) Program started on October 25th. We will work 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

Community and/or PTA Information

Rolling Meadows Holiday Food Drive Information

District 214 Mary Poppins Events

Parent Night Information

District 15 is excited to be partnering with local agencies to present information on social and emotional wellness for parents, guardians, families and community members. See the attached parent flyer and please share this opportunity with your families. This has also been shared with social workers. Feel free to connect with Keli Swierczek with any questions.

Parent Nights Flyer

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

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