Although this is our last day before break, there are lots of learning still happening here at LP! In your excitement to get a jumpstart on the break, please make sure to read through this week’s LP Press December 19 2014, as well as important papers, assignments, etc. coming home today.
Information from Schaumburg Parent University The next semester of classes has been released for District 54’s Schaumburg Parent University (see attached). Schaumburg Parent University was created to strengthen family relationships and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. Research is clear that parental involvement is critical for children’s academic success, as well as for developing strong internal values and sense of self that results in a healthy, well-adjusted citizen. Schaumburg Parent University offers Time Together classes, such as the Family Literacy and Family Math nights planned for January. We also offer Practical Parenting classes, including a session on the new PARCC assessment and another on school-related anxiety. Please check out the complete list of classes by clicking on one of the attachments, or visiting us online at http://sd54.org/spu.
On behalf of the entire LP community, We’d like to wish everyone a restful break! For those of you celebrating holidays, we wish you all the happiness they bring! Here’s to a healthy, happy New Year! See you in 2015!
Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff
Please read through this week’s LP Press December 12 2014. You will find the usual dates and requests for volunteers, Please also take the time to recognize students names who are moving on to the next level in the PTA Reflections program.
Superintendent DuRoss put out a mid-year project update for the community that showcased the work our district has been working on thus far this year. You can find the full report here: District 54 Mid-Year Update.
We hope to see everyone at our Annual Pancake Breakfast tomorrow morning! The smell of pancakes and sausage along with the excitement from the Book Fair should definitely draw you in!
Enjoy the weekend!
We hope this finds everyone ready for a relaxing weekend! This was definitely a week that flew by for us, so slowing down this weekend sounds like a great plan..
If you are able to stop in for today’s WSM, We’re sure you will enjoy the meeting. We have a number of student recognitions, learning showcases and overall entertainment! It starts start promptly at 1:15pm. We hope to see you there.
This week’s LP Press December 5 2014 has information on upcoming activities. Please read it carefully and highlight important dates for the weeks ahead!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Please read through this week’sLP Press November 21 2014. Information and dates will help you plan for the weeks ahead. Please note there will NOT BE edition of the LP Press next week due to the holiday.
Now that we are consistently having colder temperatures, we are hopeful students will come to school appropriately dressed. This applies to our Middle Level students as well. Wearing pants (instead of shorts) and coats will help to keep students comfortable and ready to learn while they are in school. We will be reminding students during the daily announcements. If you are a family in need of winter coats for your children, please email or call me so that we can help.
Report cards will go home on Tuesday, November 25th. Please take time to read through them, talk with your children about their accomplishments and follow up with teachers if you have any questions or would like further support.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Another week has come and gone! We hope everyone is ready to bundle up this weekend.
Please read through this week’s LP Press November 14 2014. The feature article this week is from Ms. Gluff. She outlined some ways to support our children as they practice the key, Speak With Good Purpose.
We are looking forward to a wonderful evening tonight at our annual Fun Fair!
Hope to see you there!
We hope everyone had a wonderful week and are ready for a beautiful, but chilly weekend! Our WSM this afternoon is sure to be a great way to end a very eventful week.
Please read through this week’s LP Press November 7 2014. We have quite a bit of activity happening in the upcoming weeks and want to ensure everyone has all the information they need.
Please note the very special event next week to honor Veteran’s Day on Monday evening at 7:00pm. Our PTSA has a wonderful presentation that will take place for students, parents and their families taking place at the beginning of the regularly scheduled monthly PTSA Meeting. We hope you can join us.
Winter MAP Testing Session
The next round of MAP testing begins November 17, 2014. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you.
Starting this testing season and similar to how PARCC will be administered to students in grades 3-8, the MAP test will be web-based on a secure browser. This web-based format does not change the test or how student results are calculated, but it does provide many advantages including more question types across broader ranges of levels, better proctoring tools for teachers, and additional reports for teachers so we can continuously improve our instruction based on these results.
We are excited to see the growth our students have made since the fall MAP administration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
We hope to see you soon,
Amanda Stochl and Julie Gluff
We hope to see you this afternoon for some of our favorite traditions. Whether you are volunteering in our K-3 classrooms, attending the parade (1:15pm) or stopping by to see the 4/5 Interactive Wax Museum (2:00), we hope to see you today.
We will be extremely tight with parking. Today you WILL be able to park on both sides of the street on Hillcrest Blvd. Please be careful not to block neighborhood driveways or park too close to our driveway entrance. Please be mindful to ONLY park in designated parking spots in our parking lot.
Don’t forget to check out this week’s LP Press October 31 2014 for information, helpful tips and upcoming dates.
Have a wonderful day and a Happy Halloween!!
We are excited to be having Goodies with Grandparents on Wednesday, November, 12th from 12:45-2:30pm. Grandparents (or an important person) are invited to experience a partial “day in the life of LP” with their grandchild(ren). Grandparents will have opportunities to share goodies with their grandchild(ren) and visit classrooms. Please see the attached permission slip with all of the information about this special day.
Permission slips are due by Wednesday, November 5th. Having the permission slips in on time will help us to make this experience memorable for all of our guests!
The Grandparent’s Day Committee
As fall is in full swing, we know your schedules are quite busy. We have several upcoming events that are sure to excite, entertain and educate you. You will not want to miss out. This week’s LP Press October 24 2014 has outlined several events that are taking place throughout the next month. Please take time to read about them and mark your calendars.
Save the Date, Grandparent’s Day is coming Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Permission Slips will be sent out on Monday. We are looking forward to making this LP tradition the best one yet!
Schaumburg Parent University – November 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 two classes scheduled for November.
- Family Fitness Night on Nov. 13 at Stevenson Elementary School: While the music is pumping, families will choose different stations to work their muscles and learn about at-home fitness opportunities.
- How to Build a Better Plate on Nov. 19 at the District Office: Alexian Brothers Lead Clinical Dietician Kirsten Johnson will talk to parents and guardians about how to eat right, plan right and shop right.
If you are interested in attending either event, please see the flyers included in this week’s LP Press. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu .
Have a wonderful weekend!
Amanda Stochl and Julie Gluff
Hopefully everyone is ready for what looks like a nice fall weekend! Although a short week, our 4/5 students and ML students enjoyed an exciting week of field trips.
Next week is Bus Safety Week. The Stochl Stories article inside this week’s LP Press outlines our expectations for bus behavior. We will be working on with our students and our bus drivers to reinforce a positive experience to and from school.
Please take some time to read this week’s issue of the LP Press October 17 2014.
Enjoy the weekend,
Amanda Stochl Julie Gluff
Principal Assistant Principal