Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 10/16/2022

Dear Central Road Families:

This week was a short one! Many of our 6th graders participated in the mile run and did a wonderful job of showing sportsmanship, dedication, and endurance while having fun. Way to go! We appreciate you taking the time to read and review our weekly communication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out for support and/or clarification. Please enjoy the weekend with family and friends. We will see our students back at school on Monday, October 17th. We look forward to an amazing month of October!


Joanna Shostachuk

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 15 - School Physical Exams, Eye Exams, and Immunization Forms Due
  • Wednesday, October 19-Picture Re-Take Day
  • Wednesday, October 19-Portillos Fundraiser 5-8 pm sponsored by our PTA
  • Wednesday, October 19 - Board of Education Meeting
  • Thursday, October 20 - Moving 15 Forward Meeting at Carl Sandburg Junior High
  • Friday, October 21-Early Release Dismissal @3:05 pm
  • Tuesday, October 25 - Moving 15 Forward Meeting at Walter R. Sundling Junior High
  • Friday, October 28-Early Release Dismissal @3:05 pm
  • Friday, October 28-Fall Dance at CR 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Monday, October 31-Happy Halloween (Students may wear costumes to school)

Visit the District 15 Calendar for more information!

Illustrative Math Parent Resources

This year, we fully adopted Illustrative Mathematics as our district curricular resource for math. Illustrative Math is a problem-based core curriculum designed to address content and practice standards to foster learning for all. Students learn by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. You can find a letter for each grade-level and unit to help support you in understanding the progression of learning your child will be engaging in along with questions and support at home.


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Drop Off and Pick Up Table

If you are dropping off items such as forgotten books, lunches, jackets, etc., please leave them on the table in the foyer with your students name on it. Please include your chid's first and last name. Including the teacher's name and grade level is helpful too. If you are picking up assignments for your child because he/she has been out sick that too should be located on our table in the foyer. Thank your for your cooperation.

Change in Weather

Fall is officially here and so are the cooler temperatures. We will continue to go outside for recess each day for about 40 minutes. Fresh air and physical activity is important and we all enjoy our time outside. Please send your child to school with additional layers-coat, hat, and/or gloves as needed. Thank you!

Picture Re-Take Day

Our Picture Re-Take Day is scheduled for October 19th in the morning only. If you're satisfied with your child's picture, no further action is required. If you purchased and were unhappy with your Picture Package, please send your Picture Package to school with your student on Retake Day. Your Retake Picture Package will be produced and shipped to our school four weeks after Retake Day. Please note, if your child is photographed on the original and Retake Picture Days, the Retake picture will replace the original picture in certain products, like the yearbook.

Students who were absent for Picture Day should come to school prepared to have their picture taken in the morning. If you have not preordered, please use the Retake Order Code 70174NF to place your order at To see your Order History, check your Inter-State Account. Find answers to Retake Day questions here.

Parent University Opportunities

The Department of Teaching and Learning hosted its first Parent University on September 29 via Facebook Live! We shared information about Curriculum and Report Card Updates K-8, including:

  • Sharing out why shifting instructional approaches is important and needed
  • The Portrait of a Graduate of District 15
  • Curricular resources adopted for K-8 literacy, K-5 math, and 6-8 science
  • District homework guidance
  • Grading and report card updates for 2022-23

If you were unable to attend the Live session, you can view the session recording here.

Watch for upcoming Parent University offerings from Teaching and Learning:

  • October 19: Understanding and Responding to Your Child’s Report Card
  • November 15: A Parent’s Guide to PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • December TBD: Hour of Code: Celebrating Computer Science

Central Road Fundraiser at Portillos

Join us at Portillo's located at 1900 Golf Road for a fundraiser to support Central Road's PTA on October 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm. 20% of sales will benefit our awesome school. Thank you for your support and dedication to CR!

Central Road's Fall Dance-Sponsored by our PTA

Join us for a night of dancing and fun! Come out and celebrate the fall season with us from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, 10/28/22 in CR’s very own gym & multipurpose room. Costumes welcome, or come as you are! FREE ADMISSION - Safe family fun for all. Students are expected to come with an adult and should not be dropped off. Pizza, popcorn, drinks, and candy will be available for cash purchase. Let’s celebrate fall with fun!

Fall Book Fair

The book fair is coming and we are excited to host one this fall. The book fair begins on Halloween, Monday, October 31st and runs until Friday, November 4th. - K - 3rd Grade Preview - 4- 6th Grade Preview

Halloween-Monday, October 31st

We are excited to celebrate Halloween again in a more typical fashion this school year. Please kindly take a moment to review our plan and expectations for Monday, October 31, 2022. Please also note that candy and food will not be provided nor shared. We look forward to a memorable and fun celebration!

2:30-2:45 pm-Students will parade outside in their costumes. Parents are welcome to view the parade on the outside field. This is weather permitting ONLY and will not be rescheduled outdoors if we experience inclement weather.

2:45-3:45 pm-Classroom Halloween Parties will take place which are sponsored and organized by our PTA and our parent volunteers. Only parents who are signed up to help with classroom parties will be allowed to participate. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:55 pm. Please note that our classroom parties will be activity and game based. Food will not be provided.

Morning kindergarten (ONLY) parade will take place around 10:50 am with the classroom party beginning at 11:00 am. School dismissal will be at 11:50 am like typical on Monday, October 31st.

Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school for the day. We have moved away from students changing during the noon hour or going home to do so. We look forward to students being able to wear their Halloween and/or fall gear for the day at school. Please review and follow the below guidelines when choosing a costume this year. Comfort is always key as well!

Page 22 - Parent/Student Handbook


Fall Spirit Week Information

Thank you for reviewing our exciting plan for the week of October 31st. Thank You

*Fall Spirit Week

Monday, October 31st-Happy Halloween-Wear your costume to school

Tuesday, November 1st-Tired Tuesday-Wear your cozy pajamas

Wednesday, November 2nd-Wolves Wednesday-Wear your favorite CR wear

Thursday, November 3rd-Tourist Thursday-Dress like a tourist or wear your favorite item from a trip

Friday, November 4th-Fan Friday-Support your favorite sports team

Thank A Staff Member

At Central Road School, we encourage our students to show respect, kindness, and gratitude at all times. Our teachers and staff work hard at setting a positive example for all of our students. If you would like to recognize a teacher/staff member for his/her efforts, please fill out the form below and we will pass on the good news to them. The positive feedback warms our hearts and motivates us to keep doing our great, hard work for our community. Thank you very much for considering! Thank a Staff Member Link

A Note from the Central Road Health Office

Please email me with any questions related to your child's health needs at school.

Nurse Angelica

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. Shostachuk 847-963-5105

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Green 847-963-5104

Elementary Secretary: Mrs. Rogers 847-963-5180

Office Clerical: Mrs. Aguilar

School Nurse: Mrs. Caballero

Community Outreach and/or PTA

Here are some community resources we would like to share.

Rolling Meadows Library Events

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