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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.


2014 Benefit – Call for Volunteers

The 2014 Benefit will be a Chefs Tasting Event at The Metropolitan Pavilion on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Save the Date!

We need Volunteers!!

In addition to the Steering Committee, we have four subcommittees. Everyone is invited to volunteer in any way you choose to help plan and shape this event for the Churchill community.

The four subcommittees are:

1. Tickets and Ticket Packages, chaired by Beth Mitchell and Cheryl Klauss

The first meeting will be on Wednesday, October 16th at 9:15 am, right after the MS Breakfast.

2. Corporate Sponsorship and Underwriting Committee, chaired by Shelly Taylor

The first meeting will be on Friday, October 18th at 9:00 am.

3. The Auction Committee – We will have both live and silent auctions this year. We need committee chairs and members. This committee will begin its work in November.

4. The Task Force – The Task Force will be on call for things that come up – stuffing invitations, making auction paddles, entering data, setting up the day of the event and other activities.

Please contact the Development Office to volunteer –  It’s a great way to help Churchill, have fun and get to know other parents at the school!

We look forward to hearing from you!


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.


High School:

Our first high school parent breakfast will be on Wednesday, October 9th at 8:30am in the cafeteria.  

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.

Service Learning:

The Churchill chapter of Girls Learn International will be selling screen printed canvas bags to raise money for our sister school in Cambodia.  The Sak Nhep School has male and female students, but it also runs a program that works to ensure that families allow their daughters to stay in school by helping the girls become strong self advocates and showing the parents the value of education.
The bags also help with our efforts at Churchill as we move to be more green!
The bags come in two prints: one with clouds and a sunrise, the other with an elephant.  The printing was done by former Churchill students.  All proceeds will be sent to the school.
The cost is $2.  To purchase a bag please contact Jenny Anglim at  The bags will be available for sale at the Parents Association meeting on Thursday October 10th.


Guidance Department:


The PSAT will be administered here at The Churchill School on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Registering for the PSAT is as simple as writing a check for $50 made payable to The Churchill School and getting that check to the High School Guidance Office NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 7, 2012. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Erin Hugger/Ms. Deb McEntee at 212-722-0610 ext. 2604.


College Night at CUNY for College-Bound Students with Disabilities and Their Families
Explore how CUNY can support YOU!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


This citywide event will help students with disabilities and their families make well-informed decisions about transitioning to college. 

CUNY staff will present on: CUNY-LEADS, ACCESS-VR, disability services, admissions, and financial aid.

NYSED New York City Parent Centers & Transition Specialists will present on: graduation timeline, self-advocacy, diploma options & graduation requirements, and other resources.

If you require special accommodations, please register by phone: 212-677-4650 ext.15

Free to attend but register at

Please NOTE: No food is allowed in the auditorium.


Middle School: 

Frost Valley Trip for 7th grade - Information about the trip and the required forms were emailed to 7th grade parents yesterday.  If you did not receive the email or would like printed copies of the information, please email Susan Jackson. The forms are due on October 11th.

Reminders about upcoming events:

Parent Forum facilitated by Janah Boccio and Orit Goldhamer - Wednesday, October 9th from 8:15 to 9:15 AM.  Transitioning Back to School is the general topic for this first forum.

Middle School Parent Breakfast - Wednesday, October 16th from 8:15 to 9:15 AM.  Come hear about the first few months of school and upcoming events for the year.  Susan and Annita will be leading this meeting.

First Parent Conference - The first parent conference will be set up at a time that is convenient for parents and teachers between the dates of October 15th to October 25th.  There is flexibility if this time frame does not work for some families.  You will be hearing from your child’s Advisory teacher early next week if you have not already been contacted about a conference time.


Elementary School:

Monday, October 7th
**Field Trip (Rooms 201 and 224) to White Post Farm
October 14th - No School (Columbus Day)

Thursday, October 17th 
**Field Trip (Cluster B- Room 219,221,222) to White Post Farm
Friday, October 18th 
**Field Trip (Kdg. Room 225) to White Post Farm
October 21st - Week of Parent Conferences 

November 1st - No School (Professional Development for Teachers)


Parents Association:

The PA would like to remind everyone that the first meeting will be held on Thursday,October 10th at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Topics to be discussed will include the Green Initiative, Ronald McDonald House Fun Run, "Clean the Park" day, and the Book Fair. The Parents Association can be contacted at

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


Athletic Department:

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


Where reading begins-

Tis the season to “fall into reading!” Students of all ages are always able to sample a variety of kinds of books by checking out the library’s displays. Currently on display is a selection of our newest titles, as well as a display of mystery books and tree-themed titles.

Another way in which our library promotes reading and the love of literature is to have our students meet nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators through the

library’s Visiting Authors and Illustrators Series.

On Tuesday, October 29, our Middle School students will have the opportunity to meet award-winning author, C. Alexander London, who writes exciting action-packed adventure books for teens.  Find out more about this author by logging into his website

To purchase his books, fill out this book order form by clicking here and return to the library by October 7.



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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