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LP Press February 5, 2016

Posted February 5th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

I cannot believe it is February already! Today’s WSM was filled with fun! Our K/1 students and Handchimes PDT performed, student generated projects were shared and recognitions of our Boys Basketball and Cheerleading teams were honored by Mr. Luzwick = for their work with our Special Olympic athletes, and our newly awarded Geography Bee winner, was honored. In addition announcements about our upcoming Read Across America reading challenge were shared (which involves very fun week and a reading challenge that may find a certain principal being slimed!) Lastly, our Spring Big Event details were announced! If you were unable to attend the meeting today, definitely ask your child what took place!

LP’s Big Event – Save The Date – Wednesday, May 18th 5:30-8:00pm – The LP EXPO is back and will certainly be the learning showcase we’ve come to love. This year’s theme is . . . Celebration of Imagination: Anything is Possible

Look for details this spring about the event and community service project.

LP Press – Please read through this week’s issue of the LP Press February 5, 2016. Upcoming information, sign up forms and event details are included.

Generous Gifts – Lincoln Prairie School is very fortunate to have a number of business partners throughout the area that continually support our school.  This past month, the Exxon Mobil Corporation awarded Lincoln Prairie with two $500.00 Educational Alliance Grants.  We would like to express our thanks to Bucky’s Mobil Express located at 1700 W. Algonquin Road in Hoffman Estates as well as Bucky’s Mobil Express located at 615 W. Higgins Road in Schaumburg.  These types of grants allow our school the flexibility to fund different programs and activities that benefit our school.  Please join us as we extend our thanks and gratitude to these businesses.

News FromThe Nurse – We wanted to make parents aware that there have been some cases of lice in the building. While head lice are not a health, hygiene or a safety concern, we know they are a nuisance and that there is an expense related to treating your child for them. We would like to encourage parents to periodically check their children’s hair and heads. Should you suspect or find that your child has head lice or you have any concerns, the school nurse is available to answer any questions regarding District 54’s lice management protocol and review recommended treatment options.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press January 29, 2016

Posted January 29th, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We cannot believe we are already heading into the month of February! We have quite a few events coming up that keep things moving very quickly around LP! From Dad N Me Night to Middle Level Gym Jam and Prospective Parent Visitations, the next few weeks will certainly be an engaging time for our community!

Please read through this week’s LP Press January 29, 2016. As always, please let us know if you have any questions!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press January 22, 2016

Posted January 22nd, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We had a wonderful 4 day week. Students and staff packed a lot into just 4 days. Hopefully everyone is ready to enjoy the weekend!

Please take a few minutes to review the January 22, 2016 newsletter.

Schaumburg Parent University Classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are three upcoming evening programs.

  • Staying Connected to Your Children. Social Worker Susan DeLuca will share ways to increase communication and connections between parent and their children. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Planning a Safe and Fulfilling Future for People with Disabilities. Mary Anne Ehlert, president of Protected Tomorrows, will discuss how families with members who have special needs can prepare for the future. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Family Engineering Night. Using everyday materials, you will become a family of engineers who problem-solve together through various challenges, including building a tower and designing a dancing robot. This workshop for children and parents will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

District 211 – Join the Discussion

Residents of Township High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas about the future of District 211 schools at upcoming monthly Community Engagement meetings from February through May. The information gathered will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the District. There will be two meetings each month, both on the same topic, to make it convenient for people to attend.  The first two meetings will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on February 1 at Fremd High School, and February 2 at Schaumburg High School. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming meetings, is available online at http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Have a great weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press January 15, 2016

Posted January 15th, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We hope you found this round of Student led Conferences beneficial. We’re sure you gained a great deal of information from your child about their goals and progress.

Beginning January 11, teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional 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.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between January 11 and March 11, 2016. Parent and student identities will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual.  Please read the attached letter for more information. Parent Survey letter 1-16

Please read through this week’s LP Press January 15, 2016 for upcoming information and events.

Enjoy the long weekend,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press January 8, 2016

Posted January 8th, 2016 by astochl

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at next week’s Student led Conferences. Our students have been reflecting on their goals, making adjustments and will certainly have a lot to share when they meet with you next week. Thank you for taking the time to make this a family priority! If you have a conflict and cannot make your scheduled time, please call your classroom teacher or our school office and reschedule.

Please read through this week’s LP Press January 8, 2016. We are in need of volunteers for a few upcoming events. Please check your calendars and see if you are able to help.

Open Enrollment season is upon us. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now available. We will once again attend the District 54 Open enrollment Fair on January 27th. We will also host two Parent Visitations here at LP on February 3rd and 17th. If you are interested in helping out with either of these events, please email me. Having current parents to share experiences is an important part of these events. If you’ve not helped out before, don’t worry, we will support you!

Adult ESL classes in District 54

This winter, Adult ESL classes for District 54 parents will be held on Monday nights at Churchill School beginning January 25th and at the District Professional Learning Center beginning on February 29, 2016. For more information and to register, visit the Department of Language and Culture on the District 54 website It is a wonderful opportunity for parents to practice their English skills, meet other parents in the community and learn about the culture in US schools.

Clases de inglés para adultos en el Distrito 54

Este invierno, las clases de inglés como segundo idioma se realizarán el lunes por la noche en la escuela  Churchill a partir del 25 de enero y en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito (PLC) el 29 de febrero de 2016. Para más información y para registrarse, visite el sitio web del Departamento de Lenguaje y Cultura del Distrito 54.  Es una estupenda oportunidad para que los padres practicaran sus habilidades de inglés, conocieran a otros padres en la comunidad y aprendieran sobre la cultura en las escuelas estadounidenses.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press 12-18-15

Posted December 18th, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

This week has been filled with much excitement. Our traditional activities, events and even the Middle Level field made it a memorable week before winter break! It was nice to see so many parents throughout the building this week as well!

Please check out this week’s LP Press December 18, 2015. It is filled with January events, dates and information.

On behalf of the entire Lincoln Prairie staff, thank you for your generosity and kindness this holiday season! We enjoy spending our days with your children and look forward to their return on January 4, 2016.

Here’s to a restful, fun filled winter break! Happy Holidays to you and your families!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

 

LP Press December 11, 2015

Posted December 11th, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

This week has flown by! Between MAP testing and in school assemblies we have cruised through the week rather quickly! The highlight for many in our community was our Boys Basketball/Cheerleading event Wednesday night. We played alongside the Special Olympics teams. Although an optional activity, the majority of our student athletes, and their families, along with teachers and other students  made it a priority to attend. We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback about this event and feel strongly that our students received great benefit from the experience.

The students are already talking about next week’s events. Each grade level has specific activities planned to keep students engaged prior to the winter break. We complete our winter Orchestra and Choir concerts on Monday and have field trips and winter activities on Friday.. . and of course a whole lot in between!

Please read through this week’s LP Press December 11, 2015 for more information on upcoming events.

Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press December 4, 2015

Posted December 4th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

It was so nice to see many of you this morning at our December Whole School Meeting. The performances, recognition and monthly traditions were a great way to end the week!

LP Press

Please read through this week’s LP Press December 4, 2015. School District 54, school and PTSA information is included.

Illinois Report Card and 5Essentials Survey

If you haven’t had a chance to review our Lincoln Prairie Report Card, there is a lot of beneficial information you can find at illinoisreportcard.com.  Please note that after entering the name of our school, one of the features you can review is the School Environment.  After you’ve clicked on this tab, you can review our 5Essentials survey results.  The 5Essentials Survey is designed to inform school improvement by measuring change and providing individualized information for each school.  We use this information yearly to action plan and continue to improve our school.

Foundation Tree Sales – through December 23

Support the Foundation that supports District 54. Purchase your holiday décor from John’s Evergreens and when you mention D54 Foundation, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation. John’s Evergreens is located at the northeast corner of Meacham and Nerge roads in Elk Grove village and at 2500 W. Golf Road in Hoffman Estates. You can shop at either location through December 23, 2015. Click here for more information.

Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

 

LP Press November 20, 2015

Posted November 21st, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

Thank you to everyone who made their way through the snow to attend our annual Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast, Book Fair and 8th grade fundraiser were all a HUGE success!

Please read through this week’s LP Press November 20, 2015 for information on upcoming events.

A note from Schaumburg Parent University – December Caroling

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally.

Join SPU in December as we present Fa La La La … Holiday Caroling for children in early childhood through eighth grade and their families. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Stevenson Elementary School, 1414 Armstrong Lane in Elk Grove Village, and then head into the neighborhood together to sing a variety of holiday carols. After all is said and sung, return to Stevenson School for hot chocolate and camaraderie. The evening will end at 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this event or for more information about Schaumburg Parent University, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Stay warm, drive safe and see you soon!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press November 13, 2015

Posted November 13th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

As you may have heard by now, we had an excellent Grandparent’s Day Celebration yesterday. Students and grandparents alike expressed how much fun it was to spend part of the school day together.

This week’s email includes a full LP Press, important information from Superintendent DuRoss and our office. Please read through it thoroughly and hold on to the information for future reference.

 

LP Press

Please read through this week’s LP Press November 13, 2015 Important information and dates are included.

Note from the Nurse’s Office

While head lice are not a health, hygiene or safety concern, we realize it may be a nuisance. We would like to encourage parents to periodically check their children’s hair and heads. Should you suspect or find that your child has head lice or you have any concerns, the school nurse is available to answer any questions regarding District 54’s lice management protocol and review recommended treatment options.  Please contact our school nurse, Susan Miller with any questions or concerns, 847-357-5992.

Winter Weather and School Closings

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I am attaching a letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss regarding District 54’s Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open. We want students in school learning. However circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Our biggest concern in making a decision to close 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). To help parents District 54 has now set specific standards for when school will be closed due to extreme cold.

Wind Chill Warning

A wind chill warning indicates that life-threatening conditions and a risk to safety exist. Measures should be taken to safeguard life and property immediately. A wind chill warning is typically issued when the wind chill will be -30 degrees Fahrenheit or colder OR the actual air temperature is -15°F.

  • Classes will be cancelled.
  • Extracurricular activities will be suspended.
  • The announcement will be made by 6:30 a.m. at the latest. District 54 often waits until the morning to cancel school, because the weather in the Chicagoland area is constantly changing. We wait to make the decision with the hope that we can have children in school.
  • All notification systems will be leveraged to send school cancellation communications to families including emails, our websites, social media and – for parents who have signed up for it – phone calls and text messaging.
  • If you have not yet signed up to receive a phone call or a text message on a snow day, visit http://sd54.org/schoolcancellations for instructions.

Wind Chill Advisory

A wind chill advisory is issued when conditions do not meet the wind chill warning criteria but still cause significant inconvenience. The weather during a wind chill advisory is not life-threatening but presents conditions that may result in inconveniences or pose moderate risk to safety. A wind chill advisory is typically issued when the wind chill is -20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

  • Schools will be open. However, students will not be penalized should parents choose to keep their children home.
  • Extracurricular activities may be suspended if conditions persist. Updates will be posted on school websites and parents will receive an email if after-school activities are cancelled.
  • All field trips will be cancelled.
  • All outside activities will be suspended, including recess and outdoor physical education.

For more information, please read the District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan from Superintendent DuRoss.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff