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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.



2014 Benefit – Save the Date!

The 2014 Benefit will be a Chefs Tasting Event at The Metropolitan Pavilion on Thursday, March 6, 2014. One Restaurant already committed is Danny Meyer’s Union Square Café, with Chef Carmen Quagliata!!

We need Volunteers!!

 Benefit Volunteers will be invited to a Kick-off Party on Tuesday, November 12 from 6-8 pm at Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant on 29th Street and 1st Avenue. Free parking during the Party is included!

 Paperless Post invites will be emailed next week – Please sign up to be a volunteer and we will send you an invitation to the Kick-off Party!

We have four committees. Everyone is invited to volunteer in any way you choose to help plan and shape this event for the Churchill community. It’s a great way to help Churchill, have fun and get to know other parents at the school!

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 –  



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.

Service Learning:

It's My Park Day:  Tuesday Oct. 15th is the last day for Elementary and Middle School parents to sign-up themselves and their child to help clean, plant and paint Albano Park (across the street from Churchill).   The clean-up is Saturday Oct. 19th from 11-3 (and you can come for all or part of the time).  Email Jennie Anglim ( to sign up.

Day of the Girl: Oct. 11 marks the International Day of the Girl and 10 high school students will be going to the United Nations to hear women from around the world speak about the impact education can have on the life of a girl.  The students are doing this to learn more about some of the challenges faced by girls in other parts of the world, especially to understand what some of the girls in Churchill's sister school (Sak Nhep School:  in Cambodia.


High School: 

The majority of the students have started to work on their service learning project for the year.   A detailed update and more information (including a sample timeline to help students complete their service) will be emailed to the parents next week once the remaining students get started on their projects.
Seniors will start in December/January after most of the college application deadlines are over.


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: 

7th Grade Trip To Frost Valley - Please send in the required forms by Friday, October 11th. If you need a financial assistance form, please email Susan Jackson.  The trip is fast approaching – October 23rd, 24th and 25th.

Middle School Parent Breakfast – October 16th at 8:15.  This is great time to catch up with other parents and to hear about the first few months of school and upcoming events.

6th Grade Trip to Plymouth - November 6th, 7th and 8th.  Detailed information and the required forms will be emailed home tomorrow.

Student Council Elections - We have many students in all three grades running for the Student Council. It’s been great to see such school sprit. The election will be held on Thursday, October 17th. The students running will be working on their speeches over the weekend.

Parent Conferences – Parent conferences will be starting on Monday and continuing over the next few weeks. The 8th grade students will be participating with their parents.  See you all soon!


Elementary School:

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 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-

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.

In Elementary School, students continue to explore the alphabet (Kindergarten), various reasons why we read books (Cluster A), measures for “just right” books (Cluster B) and fictional genres (Cluster D). More information is available on the ES Library website, including new titles recently added to our collection.

Thank you all for your generous Birthday Book Donations.  Any amount helps!




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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