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LP Press 2-27-15

Posted February 27th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We hope everyone enjoyed the week and is looking forward to the weekend.

Thank you to everyone who has completed the 5 Essentials survey. Twenty percent of the parent community has completed the survey already. We are hoping to have even more of you complete it. Next week during the March WSM we will have laptops set up for your convenience after the meeting. To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/.

Please check out this week’s LP Press February 27 2015 for upcoming information and dates.

Have a nice weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press 2-20-15

Posted February 20th, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

It was nice to see students back today! It is awfully quiet at school without them!

Please read through this week’s LP Press February 20 2015

If you still have yet to take the 5Essentials Survey, the window is open until March 13th.  To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ . If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. Last year, when the number was 30 percent, none of our schools met this target. We are hoping to meet the target this year.  Currently, only 12% of our parents have completed the survey.Thank you to all our families that have already completed the survey! We do use the information as a reflection tool as we process what we do and why we do it!

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment window is from March 9th – 20th for all 3rd-8th grade students.  It is essential that students are present at school during this time.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations.  Classroom teachers will notify you of your child’s specific testing dates.

We are looking forward to Dad n Me Night tonight. Hope to see you there!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

Schools Closed February 19, 2015.

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Ms. Olivia Jones

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All after-school and evening activities at schools on Feb. 19 are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 will be held.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Please refer to the district web page for Child Care information.wind chill pic

LP Press 2-13-15

Posted February 13th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

Please check out this week’s LP Press February 13 2015.

Community Readiness Survey The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey at http://goo.gl/forms/MHu1Xetyii

Parking lot at the end of the day

If your car is in the lot at our 3:35pm dismissal time, you may not pull out of your parking spot and exit the lot until the buses leave the lot. Pulling out and trying to move around buses put our student’s safety at risk. Please pass this reminder along to sitters and grandparents that may ne picking up children afterschool.

Rescheduled Presentation

The Your Reproductive System informational parent meeting scheduled on Monday, February 2nd (canceled due to inclement weather) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24th.  This is an opportunity for parents to preview the content and materials presented to 6th grade students.  The presentation is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).

Enjoy the weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press 2-6-15

Posted February 6th, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

I hope you ready to enjoy the weekend!

We have a very busy day today. Our monthly WSM is today at 1:15pm, along with our second Parent Visitation event at the same time. Please be mindful that the lot will be full. We have permission from the Village to park on both sides of Hillcrest Blvd, so feel free to park there today when you come to the meeting.

Please read through this week’s LP Press February 6 2015

Looking forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

Schools Closed February 02, 2015.

Posted February 1st, 2015 by Ms. Olivia Jones

 

All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

LP Press 1-30-15

Posted January 30th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We celebrated the first full week of school for a while with some fun this morning. Be sure to ask your children about their wake up dance that took place in our hallways after the announcements!

As always, this week’s LP Press January 30 2015 has school, district and PTSA information, as well as upcoming dates. Please take time this weekend to read through the newsletter.

Mrs. Moore will be sharing information with all classes about the upcoming Spanish Speech Contest for 3rd-8th graders held at MacArthur School on May 7th. If you are interested in learning more, please refer to the attached flyer.

Next week we will host Prospective Parent Visitation Days on February 4th and 6th. Our monthly WSM will take place during Parent Visitation on the 6th. We expect quite a few parents, as we have in the past, so please come ready to welcome them!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press 1-23-15

Posted January 23rd, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

Please read through this week’s LP Press January 23 2015. It has new information regarding upcoming events, as well as Schaumburg Parent University classes and the 5 Essentials Survey information.

Last night District 54’s Board of Education voted to approve Full Day Kindergarten throughout the district. This will mean our Kindergarteners here at LP will be with us 5 days a week. We are excited about the opportunity and are in the process of working through adjustments to our K/1 program. We will be hosting a K/1 Information Night in February to share information with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or considerations you may have.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

LP Press 1-16-15

Posted January 16th, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

It was nice to see so many families this week during conferences. Teachers shared how impressive students were in reflecting on their goals, creating new goals and action plans. It sounds like these news goals and plans will certainly drive the work our students do throughout the upcoming months.

LP Press

Please take time to read through this week’s LP Press January 16 2015. I wrote about our Open Enrollment Process in the Stochl Stories article. This will provide you with some information to help answer questions from neighbors, friends or family interested in LP! Additionally, there are several activities and events coming up that require sign ups, an RSVP or deadlines for information. Please make note of these items. Please note that any remaining Market Day orders must be submitted online by This Wednesday, 1/21 at 11:59pm.

Office Reminders

Please remember that every effort should be made to make end of day arrangements before the school day begins. We continue to receive calls for changes to end of day arrangements during the last hour of the day. There are always exceptions due to emergency, however many of the calls we’ve been getting are not. Please refrain from calling to “remind students” of their arrangements. If you have sent a note in to the classroom teacher and told your child before sending them to school, that is sufficient.

The deadline to notify us of incoming siblings is this Friday, January 23rd. If we do not receive the sibling information letter by Friday, we cannot ensure a place for your child next year. They will of course be placed in the lottery with all other applicants. The sibling information letter has been in the LP Press since December 19th and is included again this week.

 

5Essentials Survey:  As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

 

If you have more than one child at a school, you should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names.

 

If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.

 

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between Jan. 12 and March 13, 2015.  Please see the attached letters for more information. We will have laptops available during the February and March PTSA meetings if you would like to take it at that time.

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Illinois Offers 5 Essentials Survey

Posted January 13th, 2015 by Ms. Olivia Jones

 

Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.

If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school.

The state is not providing hard copies of this survey; however, our schools will make computers available to parents. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.

The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 20 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey. Last year none of our schools met this target. If at least 20 percent of parents participate, this data will be made available to principals.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ before March 13, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, look up the full name (for example, look under J for Jane Addams Junior High School, not A for Addams).

Student Survey – for 6th through 8th grade The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.

Teacher Survey All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.

The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online at https://illinois.5-essentials.org.