LP Press 11-21-14

Posted November 21st, 2014 by astochl

Good afternoon,

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!

LP Press 11-14-14

Posted November 14th, 2014 by astochl

Good afternoon,

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!

LP Press 11-7-14

Posted November 7th, 2014 by astochl

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.

Veteran’s Day

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

LP Press 10-31-14

Posted October 31st, 2014 by astochl

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!!

Goodies with Grandparents

Posted October 27th, 2014 by astochl

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!

Goodies with Grandparents Day 14-15


The Grandparent’s Day Committee

LP Press 10-24-14

Posted October 24th, 2014 by astochl

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.

Grandparents Day

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 .

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Julie Gluff

LP Press 10-17-14

Posted October 17th, 2014 by astochl

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

LP Press 10-10-14

Posted October 10th, 2014 by astochl

Good afternoon LP community,

It was so nice to see everyone at this week’s goal setting conferences. Having the chance to speak with several of you provided the opportunity to see how determined our students are reaching their goals! Please continue to work with your child’s teacher to ensure your child’s success.

Please take some time to read through this week’s LP Press October 10 2014 for so very important information regarding presentations that took place this week about the Illinois Learning Standards and monitoring our children’s use of smartphones in today’s society.

We hope you enjoy the extra time with your families this weekend.

Amanda Stochl     Julie Gluff

Principal                 Assistant Principal

LP Press 10-3-14

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by astochl

We have a wonderful Whole School Meeting planned for today. Our emcee’s will take us through a magical EXPLORATION of recognition, celebration and entertainment! The Sign Language Club will begin the meeting signing One Minute More (our theme song of the year). Our Middle Level students are going to lead us in commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, as well as showcasing their recent Constitution Fashion Show event. Cloising out the meeting will be entertainment from our  K/1’s!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you next week during Student Led Conferences. If you need to reschedule or sign up, please call the main office to do so.

This week’s LP Press October 3 2014 has information on this year’s Halloween festivities as well as important information from our PTSA and dates for the month ahead.

Have a wonderful weekend!

LP Press 9-26-14

Posted September 26th, 2014 by astochl

Good Morning LP,

The students were quite busy this week! Between students taking middle and end of unit assessments, performing science labs and math tasks or even our Middle Level’s Constitution Fashion show, everyone was highly engaged in meaningful work!

LP Press

This week’s newsletter includes school, PTSA and district information, as well as dates yo help you plan the week ahead. LP Press September 26 2014

School Safety

In our school environment our first priority is to ensure our students are safe when they are with us. This week our students and staff have gotten use to a new system to ensure we are as safe and secure as can be. All classroom doors are locked and remained closed throughout the school day. This measure has tightened up our building so that teachers can maintain a secure environment all day. Additionally, you should receive a letter early next week explaining the procedures that take place when we relocate the students and staff during an emergency. Please do not hesitate to connect with me if you have any questions.

Erin’s Law Lessons

All classrooms will once again be providing a lesson in response to Erin’s law. Like last year, children’s literature and age appropriate questions will guide our teachers and staff through the presentation of this lesson. Parents will be notified of the lesson date by their child’s teacher prior to the lesson taking place.

District 54 Executive Director of Special Education, Cassandra Williams, will discuss the District 54 sexual abuse prevention curriculum during a Schaumburg Parent University parents-only presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30th. During this presentation, parents will learn about the lessons that District 54 adopted in response to Erin’s Law, which requires child sexual abuse education in school for all children. If you are interested in attending, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at

Superintendent’s Article on Senate Bill 16 – District 54 would lose $12.5 million

Several times throughout the school year, District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss writes an article which appears in the Daily Herald, on the District 54 website and in the emails that principals send to their parent community. This month, Superintendent DuRoss wrote about Senate Bill 16. If the Illinois General Assembly were to approve this bill, District 54 would lose $12.5 million, or about $1,000 per student. This would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students. Click here to read the article for more information.

Have a nice weekend,

Amanda Stochl         Julie Gluff

Principal                     Assistant Principal