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For the third year, the Churchill School and Center will be participating in the Ronald McDonald Fun Run taking place on Saturday November 9th in Central Park.

It’s something Ronald McDonald House sees every day – children healing faster because they’re surrounded by their families. And while RMHC may not be able to make the medicine taste better or erase the pain of a much-needed treatment, they can help lessen the burden for more than seven million families each and every year. Since 1974, our network of local Chapters have been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in 59 countries and regions across the globe.
For the registration form, sponsor sheet and information about the event, please click here.

Please return forms and donations to the school by Wednesday October 30th.



The Churchill Parent Educational Network presents: “Finding the Buried Treasure in ADHD” Presented by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.  

Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 PM
The Churchill School & Center
301 East 29th Street, NY, NY 10016

Seating is limited – reserve your free tickets now!

Registration fees have been waived for this workshop. We hope you will consider making a donation to The Churchill Center Reading Initiative, an after-school program for public school students in grades 1-3. This program is funded by grants and donations. Please see website for more information.

 For workshop & registration details, please visit:

Please click here for information on the Child Mind Institute's workshop series.


Educate Yourself:

Today, there is so much available information pertaining to learning disabilities, executive functioning, ADD/ADHD, social skills and many other topics related to students with disabilities.  It can be difficult to keep up with the latest and most accurate research, so we'll try to make it easier for you by posting a different article or website link each month...those we believe have something important to say!  We hope that the chosen topics will benefit parents, families and educational professionals alike.  Enjoy!  Please click here for this months article.

Please click here for information on the Child Mind Institutes Parent Workshop Series.


Nurses Office:

Please submit student's health forms, if you haven't already done so.  A camp health form is acceptable. Churchill school policy is that students are not allowed to carry medication, it should be brought to school by an adult or mailed. Your welcome to leave an emergency dose with me of medication taken at home.

Click here for student health form.

Please bring in medication for the upcoming trips:
7th grade Frost Valley October 23,24, 25th.
6th grade Plymouth November 6,7, 8th.


High School:

Parent conferences will be held between November 1 - November 15th.  You will be contacted by your student's advisor to set up a meeting.

The last day of the first quarter is Friday, November 8th.

HS Student Council:

Student Council is hosting the annual Halloween Dance Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-9pm in the auditorium. Costumes are encouraged! Friday, October 25th Student Council will hold it's second Movie Night of the year, featuring "Hocus Pocus." The movie will be begin at 4pm in the auditorium.


Guidance Department:

HS Parents:  Save the Date for our Navigating the Financial Aid Process Evening 
What:  An interesting and informative meeting demystifying the college financial aid process
When:  Tuesday, October 22nd at 6pm
Where:  Churchill School Auditorium
Who:  Barry Fischer, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at FIT will be our keynote speaker
Why:  College is expensive and it's never too early to start saving!
Middle School: 

Frost Valley Trip – It’s finally here! We’re off on Wednesday and returning on Friday afternoon. Please wish us good weather!!

Learn About Our High School - Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00. This meeting is for the 8th grade parents to hear more specific details about our high school program.  Lynn Settlow and Jason Wallin, the co-principals of the high school, will be leading the meeting.  7th grade parents are also welcome if they are interested.

Plymouth Trip – The specific details of the trip were sent out on Wednesday by email to the 6th grade parents.  If you would like a paper copy of the forms, please email Susan Jackson at The trip is coming up - November 6th through the 8th. The required forms should be completed and returned to school by Friday, October 25th.

Have a great weekend!!


Elementary School:

Parent Conference Week-Oct. 21st - 25th.
Parent Conferences will be scheduled throughout the week. Please check the date/time of your conference, and please make every effort to keep the arranged time for your child's conference. 
Halloween- October 31st
Plans are underway to celebrate the Elementary School's favorite holiday! Our morning schedule will remain the same. 
  • There will be a PA Bake Sale during lunch periods on Halloween. All treats are $1.00 each, so one treat per child is encouraged. 
  • Festivities will start after lunch/recess. Children will change into their costumes and wear them until the end of the day when they will change back into their regular clothes. 
  • Please follow these guidelines for costumes: no face masks, face painting, fake blood, weapons or very scary costumes.
  • Please send your child to school with his/her costume in a labeled bag. 
  • There will be a variety of fun afternoon classroom activities including our traditional Halloween parade to the firehouse.
No School- November 1st  (Professional Development Day for Teachers)

Parents Association:

Please save the date For Churchill presents: Family Movie Night! November 22nd from 5:30-8pm at the school. Multiple screenings and concession stand.

Volunteers are needed

The Parents Association can be contacted at

If you have not paid your PA Dues, please click here.


Athletic Department:

Basketball season begins the week of November 4th for students in 7th thru 12th grades. Please click here for permission slip.

Please check here  for the sports schedules.  All events are subject to change.



Where reading begins-

Teen Read Week is celebrated the third full week in October every year.  It is a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association that is aimed at teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers and other concerned adults.  The continuing message of the Teen Read Week initiative is to encourage 12-18 year olds to “Read for the Fun Of It.” Each year an annual theme allows YALSA (ALA Young Adult Library Services Association) to focus on timely topics and teen interests.

This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown”.  Our Library has on display books with mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy themes.

To culminate this celebration of “Seek the Unknown,” Alexander London, an award-winning author who writes adventure books for teens, will be visiting with our Middle School studentson Tuesday, October 29.

The Elementary School will also be hosting an author next month– can you guess who it is? Here’s a clue: he writes and illustrates picture books and chapter books, but is best known for a graphic novel series that serves up justice with a hairnet! Stay tuned...




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© 2009 The Churchill School and Center    301 East 29th Street New York, NY 10016    Tel 212 722 0610    Fax 212 722 1387