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Have a great summer!

Posted June 3rd, 2016 by astochl

We hope you are enjoying the first couple days of summer vacation. We certainly had a whirlwind of activity the last few days.

As you’ve probably noticed, students in early childhood through eighth grade did not bring home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school, as in years past. Instead, District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6.  Grades have been posted and can be accessed through parent portal if you’d like the information sooner.

We look forward to seeing you on August 18, 2016 for our Back to School Community Picnic. Supply drop off is from 5:00-6:00pm with the picnic starting after you drop off supplies. Dates for Fall Curriculum Nights will be posted on the LP Calendar mid-June.

On behalf of the entire community, have a restful, fun filled summer with your families. Read, explore, have adventures, use your IMAGINATIONS and just enjoy what will hopefully be a more relaxed time of year!

See you in August!

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Posted June 1st, 2016 by Ms. Olivia Jones

LP Press May 27, 2016

Posted May 27th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

What a fabulous day!! Field Day 2016 is going strong! Our day has been filled with fun games and neighborhood memories. A HUGE thank you to all of the parent volunteers and staff for making this day happen. Our students LOVED every part of it!

Please check out this week’s LP Press May 27, 2016. It is the last official newsletter for the year. Thank you to Rachel Heroldt, the LP Press editor, for compiling and beautifying our newsletter each week. It helped us all to staff informed and ready for all of our events!

We look forward to seeing everyone next week. Remember, our last Whole School Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 1st at 1:15pm.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press May 20, 2016

Posted May 20th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon LP families,

It was so nice to see everyone at EXPO Wednesday evening. Once again, our students and staff out did themselves! Not to mention, I believe we had the greatest turnout of families for the event as well. Thank you for making the event a priority. Celebrating the work of our children is critical.

We hope to see the same turnout this Monday for Portfolio Night. Please take time to stop in to visit your child’s classroom, the Book Fair and our Middle Level Art showcase.

Please read through this week’s LP Press MAy 20, 2016. You will find some helpful end of year information and dates.

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

 

LP Press May 13, 2016

Posted May 16th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon LP families,

Please read through this week’s LP Press May 13 2016 You will find some helpful end of year information and dates.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this week’s EXPO event!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

 

LP Press May 6, 2016

Posted May 6th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon!

Thank you LP families

We cannot express how much we have enjoyed Teacher Appreciation Week! To start, the theme was fantastic! We all felt so special and made the teacher’s lounge a fun place to be all week! The generosity of families – donating treats, meals and snacks throughout the week – made the week a very easy one for us. We ate breakfast together and didn’t even have to think about making a lunch. Most of us even commented about eating so much that we didn’t need to make big dinners!! The student’s “Red Carpet Compliments” were also greatly appreciated. Reading their thoughts made the week extra special to all of us. Your generosity was a nice reminder of the strong relationships we have between home and school. On behalf of the entire LP staff, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

And speaking of home – school partnerships . . .

Thank you to everyone that came out to our WSM today. We were able to honor our volunteers during the meeting. Our Student Leadership Council shared kind words to express how much we value the ways our parents volunteer and support the students, staff and school. Lincoln Prairie is extremely fortunate to have such involved parents. That support adds greatly to what we are able to provide our students. THANK YOU!

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Please look through this week’s LP Press May 6, 2016 for dates and information.

D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants Support the foundation that supports our students  The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

  • Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20 Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.
  • Golf Outing – June 13 Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

We hope you all enjoy the weekend ahead. And to all you moms . . . Happy Mother’s Day!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 29, 2016

Posted April 29th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We can’t believe we are entering the last month of school already. Please read through this week’s LP Press April 29, 2016. You do not want to miss any upcoming information.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 22, 2016

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds everyone looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend! Please read through this week’s LP Press April 22, 2016 for dates, events and information.

Last week we asked for volunteers to help support our new families. Please let us know ASAP if you are able to help. We are still in need of quite a few more. Here is the information. . .

We are once again looking for families to be New Family Mentors to our incoming LP families. The responsibility is simple, but can have a large impact. It is crucial that our first impressions provide support and warmth to those that have chosen LP for their child and their family. We ask that your family write a welcome letter to the new family offering your email address and phone number should they want to connect and ask questions. In the past, some new families connect with their mentor families and some do not. Either way, our goal is the same, to make them feel welcome. If you would like to serve as a New Family Mentor, please email or call Paula Pantone in our school office, paulapantone@sd54.org .

Enjoy your weekend,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 15, 2016

Posted April 15th, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We are certainly looking forward to the beautiful weekend! Please read through this week’s LP Press April 15, 2016 for dates, events and information.

With all of the excitement around the planning for this year’s Big Event, we wanted to make sure that families had a solid understanding of what an LP Expo is. Every three years, Lincoln Prairie School organizes a gathering of our community. Students exhibit or perform what they have been learning during their PDTs during the day. The LP EXPO is a multiple intelligence “showcase” that allows us to demonstrate learning on a particular theme. This Year’s Theme is…Celebration of Imagination: Anything is Possible. If you would like more information about your child’s PDT, please reach out to their PDT teacher.

We are once again looking for families to be New Family Mentors to our incoming LP families. The responsibility is simple, but can have a large impact. It is crucial that our first impressions provide support and warmth to those that have chosen LP for their child and their family. We ask that your family write a welcome letter to the new family offering your email address and phone number should they want to connect and ask questions. In the past, some new families connect with their mentor families and some do not. Either way, our goal is the same, to make them feel welcome. If you would like to serve as a New Family Mentor, please email or call Paula Pantone in our school office, paulapantone@sd54.org .

Enjoy your weekend,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 8, 2016

Posted April 8th, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. As long as our “snowy April” ends, it should be a good one!

Please read through this week’s LP Press April 8, 2016 for upcoming dates, events and information.

See you soon,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff