LP Press March 20, 2015

Posted March 20th, 2015 by astochl

Whether you are traveling or staying close to home, have a safe, restful, fun week!

Don’t forget to read through this week’s LP Press March 20 2015!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press 3-13-15

Posted March 13th, 2015 by astochl

Thank goodness spring came quickly this week! The students have enjoyed the warmer weather and constant sunshine. The energy in the building this week was upbeat, positive; a testament to how important nice weather is to our emotional state!

Please look through this week’s LP Press March 13 2015 for district and school specific information, dates and recognition.

Enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead!


Yearbook Orders!

Posted March 11th, 2015 by Ms. Olivia Jones

Yearbook  pre-orders have been sent home. The cost of the yearbook is $15.00. Please fill out the order form and return it in an envelope to your child’s homeroom teacher by March 18, 2015.

Yearbooks will be delivered to students the last week of school. There will be extra yearbooks available at the end of the year for purchase on a first come first serve basis.

LP Press 3-6-15

Posted March 6th, 2015 by astochl

Lost and Found

Please look at the pictures attached. We have a lot of items in our Lost and Found Collection that’s located on the tables outside the office door (by the recycling drop-off area).  We have many sweatshirts, jackets, lunch bags, hats and gloves that want to go home.  All unclaimed items will be donated to the District 54 Community Closet on Friday, March 20th, so please stop by and check soon!

Locker Decorations

There are to be no decorations on the outside of lockers. This includes birthday decorations, drawings and pictures. The tape/sticky tac, etc that is used wears on the painted handprints and we’d like to make every effort we can to preserve them.

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Happy Reading! LP Press March 6 2015

Next Week

We begin our state testing in grades 3rd-8th grades next week. Just like with ISAT, PARCC testing will take place throughout the March 9th-March 20th testing window. 3rd-5th grades will test the first week and Middle level will test on specific days during both weeks. At school we work hard to ensure as much normalcy takes place during the week, while also acknowledging that a break in some of the expectations of homework and such may be necessary. This should not be a stressful time for our children. Making sure they get enough sleep and have a filling breakfast will help a great deal. Thank you in advance for ensuring that all students get to school on time and for not scheduling any unnecessary appointments during this time.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

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

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 . 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

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.