Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 9/26/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

The weather could not be any nicer! We engaged in a packed week of teaching and learning. I was able to pop into classrooms all week long where I witnessed students engaged, focused, and dedicated to their tasks at hand. It is hard to believe that October is around the corner but we are truly in full swing at school. Thank you for taking a moment to read our weekly parent communication as we 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.

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

Central Road Highlights!


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

Daily Arrival and Dismissal

We need your help! Our school busses are having a difficult time entering and existing our school. Please be mindful of the orange posts we have in our parking lot to help with traffic flow. Please kindly note that our busses require enough driving space to enter our parking lot. Car drivers should allow our school busses the right of way when entering into our parking lot. Improving our accuracy will in turn improve our efficiency. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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

PTA Fundraiser

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!

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 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 and we completed our 2nd Friday of testing on September 24th. Shield testing took place for students in grades 1-6. We continue to work out the details with Shield as to when our KDG & ECDEC students may be tested. Our plan is to conduct Shield testing quickly, efficiently and with safety each Friday morning. Results will be available within 24- 48 hours. We will contact the parents/guardians of any student who may receive a positive test result only. If your child is at school the time we may receive a positive result, you will be contacted to pick them up.

Health Requirements

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

Important Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, October 6th-Practice Lock Down Drill

  • 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

  • Wednesday, October 20th-Picture Retake Day

  • Wednesday, October 20th-PTA Meeting @7:00pm

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

Thank you for joining our PTA and supporting their amazing work for our Central Road community! Fall Membership Drive - Thank you to everyone that has joined the PTA so far! Your donations will allow us to organize fun activities and support our school! There is no commitment to volunteer. For those of you that have not joined yet, please click here to fill out the Google form. Payment is available via cash, check, credit card, or Zelle. October 1st we will switch to the 2021 membership list for our newsletters, so don’t miss out!

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

Free Developmental Screening Information

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Free Developmental Screening Information

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