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WCHS Bulldog Howls 2016-2017

Hey, parents! Is there a Churchill staff member who has really impressed you or has had a positive impact on your student? If so, consider submitting a ‘Bulldog Howl’ to recognize their effort and impact.


The Howls are collected every two weeks for a drawing of five entries at the Leadership Team meeting. Winners of the drawing receive a complimentary beverage from the Daily Roast. All Howls are placed in the honored staff members’ mailboxes!



     2016 THANKS A LOT!

    Express your appreciation to teachers, staff and administration

    The annual Lots of Thanks Program has begun and will run until June 15th.  All students and parents are encouraged to express their appreciation to all who have made our Churchill community so successful and enabled our students to achieve at the highest levels. Please take a few minutes to thank as many of these outstanding people as you like. (can be done anonymously too!)

    There will be a random drawing at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon at which time $50 gift cards will be awarded to five lucky members of the staff

    Please take advantage of this opportunity to say THANKS A LOT before you leave this school year.

    Sponsored by the Churchill High School PTSA



    I/We would like to say “Thanks a lot” to:


    2015-2016 Maryland State Reflections Winners

    The Maryland State Reflections results are in and we have many students to congratulate. Our Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme winners move on to the National competition and represent the State of Maryland in their division/category. Award of Excellence and Award of Merit winners, although they do not move on in the program, should be very proud.
    Maryland PTA will contact award winners and will honor our State Winners as follows:
    • Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme; student moves on to National Competition and receives a certificate, plaque or trophy, 3 comp tickets to the MDPTA Awards Celebration in August, and $75
    • Award of Excellence; certificate, ribbon and $50
    • Award of Merit; certificate and $25
    Please extend my gratitude to every student who entered this program. I am continually moved by their art and their artist statements. It’s what keeps me in the game – just like you! And my deepest thanks to you, chairs, for being the patient, devoted, kind, supportive moms and artists that you are and providing this opportunity to your students. There would be no Reflections Program without you. Thank you.
    Please take pleasure when informing your students of the following results:
    Intermediate Division
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Madeline Munster, Poolesville ES, Fly to the Beat
    Award of Excellence – Vaishnavi Banda, Wilson Wims ES, Imagining Playing with Lord “Krishna”
    Award of Merit – Julia Messing, Dufief ES, Flight to Imagination
    Middle School
    Award of Excellence – Isabelle Leo, Herbert Hoover MS, Soaring
    High School
    Award of Excellence, Alexandra Ballance, Winston Churchill HS, No Limits
    Award of Merit – Alexander Lin, Richard Montgomery HS, Triaxial Movement
    Primary Division
    Award of Merit – Akina Hart, Rock Creek Valley ES, I Can Be Anything
    High School Division
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Aditya  Kaliappan, Clarksburg HS, The Power of Imagination
    Award of Excellence – Beatriz Souza Da Silva, Albert Einstein HS, How Can A Book Change Your Life
    Award of Merit – Jose Arguata, Albert Einstein HS, The Dream
    Award of Excellence – Amalia Alpert, Stone Mill ES, The Skiing Club
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Kara Beyer, Poolesville ES, Through the Window
    Award of Excellence, Myles Feingold-Black, Eastern MS, Soar
    High School
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Keira DiGaetao, Richard Montgomery HS, To Do List
    Award of Merit – Kate Mizushima, Potomac ES, Glass Ceiling
    Award of Excellence, Kara Venditti, Eastern MS, Reaching For The Light
    Music Composition
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Zoe Fischthal, Roberto Clemente MS, Sky and Sea
    High School
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Camilo Gonzales-Sol, Richard Montgomery HS, Study in Magenta: Songs for a Sunday Dream
    Award of Merit – Yardley Borten, Quince Orchard HS, Footprints on the Moon
    Visual Arts
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Sophie Huang, Stone Mill ES, Love & Peace Tree
    Award of Excellence – Jackson Isenberger, Poolesville ES, Mask of Imagination
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Angie Chen, Potomac ES, A Cleaned World
    Award of Merit – Angelica Frude, Dufief ES, Let Your Imagination Fly
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Claire Yang, Cabin John MS, I Am Flying Too
    Award of Excellence, Amberly Wu, Herbert Hoover MS, Dream vs. Reality
    High School
    Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Aliza Horowitz, Albert Einstein HS, Listening to the Ocean
    Award of Merit, Delia Chen, Richard Montgomery HS, An Open Window
    Chris McDermott
    MCCPTA Reflections Chair


    Instructions for Harris Teeter Together in Education/Giant A+ School Rewards Program

    1.  Harris Teeter Together in Education – Churchill ID is 8463

    Please re-link your Harris Teeter VIC Card for Churchill. We only have about 1/2 the number of participants we had last year.  You can go online to support Churchill at or send your VIC card number and the phone number associated with your VIC card to Margaret McGhee at and she can sign you up! Do it now before you forget. So Easy!! Churchill’s ID is 8463.

    2.  Giant A+ School Rewards Program – Churchill ID is 00766
    Please link your Giant card for Churchill.  We currently have 511 Giant cards!
    All you have to do is:
    •  Log on to to designate our school online using your Giant Card.  Churchill’s School ID is 00766.
    •  Call the A+ Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance
    Even if you registered your card last year (or the PTSA did it for you), please visit the website above to verify you are supporting Churchill. Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. It could mean more CASH for our school.
    Questions?  Please contact Margaret McGhee at

    Sign up your bonus cards for WCHS….

    Bonus Cards for Winston Churchill HS – Giant Food, Food Lion, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Target

    It’s time once again to register all of your Bonus Cards.  Last year we earned over $15,000 from these programs.  Please tell your friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers that they can earn money for Churchill by registering their Bonus Cards with Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Food Lion and Target Cash for School Programs.  Thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to help out our kids. 

    Click here for detailed information on how to sign up for Cash for Schools – Giant, Food Lion, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target

    If you need any help with registering please feel free to email Khadija Moosa at or Pat Korty at

    Teacher After Back-to-School Night Breakfast

    A new PTSA tradition to thank our teachers after Back-to-School Night!

    FRIDAY, August 29th at 7:00 am Room 124

    You can bring your donations to room 124 when Back-to-School Night ends.  We will be setting up the room that evening (August 28th)

    Please include your email address along with your sign up.

    Thank you in advance for helping to start a new tradition!

    8/29/2014 (Fri 6:30AM – 7:30AM)
    Room 124

    Click here to sign up

    Winston Churchill Brag Bricks

    Leave Your Student’s Mark on Churchill for All Time With a Personalized Engraved Brick Surrounding the Flagpole!

    Fill Out the Order Form and Words for Engraving Send With a Check for $100 Per Brick Payable To:

    c/o Winston Churchill High School
    11300 Gainsborough Road
    Potomac, Maryland 20854