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LP Press May 20, 2016

Posted May 20th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon LP families,

It was so nice to see everyone at EXPO Wednesday evening. Once again, our students and staff out did themselves! Not to mention, I believe we had the greatest turnout of families for the event as well. Thank you for making the event a priority. Celebrating the work of our children is critical.

We hope to see the same turnout this Monday for Portfolio Night. Please take time to stop in to visit your child’s classroom, the Book Fair and our Middle Level Art showcase.

Please read through this week’s LP Press MAy 20, 2016. You will find some helpful end of year information and dates.

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

 

LP Press May 13, 2016

Posted May 16th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon LP families,

Please read through this week’s LP Press May 13 2016 You will find some helpful end of year information and dates.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this week’s EXPO event!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

 

LP Press May 6, 2016

Posted May 6th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon!

Thank you LP families

We cannot express how much we have enjoyed Teacher Appreciation Week! To start, the theme was fantastic! We all felt so special and made the teacher’s lounge a fun place to be all week! The generosity of families – donating treats, meals and snacks throughout the week – made the week a very easy one for us. We ate breakfast together and didn’t even have to think about making a lunch. Most of us even commented about eating so much that we didn’t need to make big dinners!! The student’s “Red Carpet Compliments” were also greatly appreciated. Reading their thoughts made the week extra special to all of us. Your generosity was a nice reminder of the strong relationships we have between home and school. On behalf of the entire LP staff, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

And speaking of home – school partnerships . . .

Thank you to everyone that came out to our WSM today. We were able to honor our volunteers during the meeting. Our Student Leadership Council shared kind words to express how much we value the ways our parents volunteer and support the students, staff and school. Lincoln Prairie is extremely fortunate to have such involved parents. That support adds greatly to what we are able to provide our students. THANK YOU!

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Please look through this week’s LP Press May 6, 2016 for dates and information.

D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants Support the foundation that supports our students  The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

  • Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20 Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.
  • Golf Outing – June 13 Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

We hope you all enjoy the weekend ahead. And to all you moms . . . Happy Mother’s Day!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 29, 2016

Posted April 29th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We can’t believe we are entering the last month of school already. Please read through this week’s LP Press April 29, 2016. You do not want to miss any upcoming information.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 22, 2016

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds everyone looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend! Please read through this week’s LP Press April 22, 2016 for dates, events and information.

Last week we asked for volunteers to help support our new families. Please let us know ASAP if you are able to help. We are still in need of quite a few more. Here is the information. . .

We are once again looking for families to be New Family Mentors to our incoming LP families. The responsibility is simple, but can have a large impact. It is crucial that our first impressions provide support and warmth to those that have chosen LP for their child and their family. We ask that your family write a welcome letter to the new family offering your email address and phone number should they want to connect and ask questions. In the past, some new families connect with their mentor families and some do not. Either way, our goal is the same, to make them feel welcome. If you would like to serve as a New Family Mentor, please email or call Paula Pantone in our school office, paulapantone@sd54.org .

Enjoy your weekend,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 15, 2016

Posted April 15th, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We are certainly looking forward to the beautiful weekend! Please read through this week’s LP Press April 15, 2016 for dates, events and information.

With all of the excitement around the planning for this year’s Big Event, we wanted to make sure that families had a solid understanding of what an LP Expo is. Every three years, Lincoln Prairie School organizes a gathering of our community. Students exhibit or perform what they have been learning during their PDTs during the day. The LP EXPO is a multiple intelligence “showcase” that allows us to demonstrate learning on a particular theme. This Year’s Theme is…Celebration of Imagination: Anything is Possible. If you would like more information about your child’s PDT, please reach out to their PDT teacher.

We are once again looking for families to be New Family Mentors to our incoming LP families. The responsibility is simple, but can have a large impact. It is crucial that our first impressions provide support and warmth to those that have chosen LP for their child and their family. We ask that your family write a welcome letter to the new family offering your email address and phone number should they want to connect and ask questions. In the past, some new families connect with their mentor families and some do not. Either way, our goal is the same, to make them feel welcome. If you would like to serve as a New Family Mentor, please email or call Paula Pantone in our school office, paulapantone@sd54.org .

Enjoy your weekend,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press April 8, 2016

Posted April 8th, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. As long as our “snowy April” ends, it should be a good one!

Please read through this week’s LP Press April 8, 2016 for upcoming dates, events and information.

See you soon,

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

 

LP Press April 1, 2016

Posted April 1st, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon LP,

Our first week back has been a fast one. Students and staff jumped right back into their routine on Tuesday and couldn’t believe we were already at the end today. We ended our week with a great WSM today! Our K/1 students led us in a little Get Fit Math Dance and several students were honored for their talents and work with others.

Now that we are officially nearing the end of the year, please take some time to read through this week’s LP Press April 1, 2016, as well as the weekly emails sent home. Information, events and dates will be shared each week which will help all of us plan our busy spring schedules!

Multicultural Event—April 9, 2016

School District 54, the Schaumburg Park District, and the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) will be hosting our annual Multicultural Event from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC—505 N. Springinsguth Rd. in Schaumburg). Please join us for cultural performances by students of School District 54, crafts and games, and food from around the world. Admission to the Multicultural Event is free, and food is available for purchase (cash only). Click here to access the informational flyer.

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20, 2016

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

High School District 211 Community Meetings – April 4 and 5, 2016

The next series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Hoffman Estates High School on Monday, April 4 and at Palatine High School on Tuesday, April 5.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Student Involvement & Wellness. The final round of meetings on Finances and Facilities will be May 2 at Conant High School and May 3 at Fremd High School. Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year strategic plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first two rounds of meetings, is available online at http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press March 18, 2016

Posted March 18th, 2016 by astochl

We hope you are all looking forward to the week ahead! Before heading into a relaxing break, please read through this week’s LP Press March 18, 2016.

Schaumburg Parent University – April 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.

  • Using Technology to Support Student Learning:  District 54 instructional coaches Hobbs Behrouzi and Becky Meyer will discuss how our teachers are integrating technology into the curriculum to support students, foster collaboration and differentiate learning.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
  • The Truth About Nutrition:  Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their  parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

We wish everyone a safe and fun filled week with your families! Remember, we are off Monday, March 28th as well.

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

Mrs. Amanda Stochl Honored by PTSA!

Posted March 17th, 2016 by Ms. Olivia Jones

 

Mandy with studentsMrs. Mandy Stochl was chosen as the Illinois PTA Outstanding Principal of the Year. Mrs. Stochl was nominated by the Lincoln Prairie PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association).

“I cannot express how honored I feel to have been chosen for this award,” Mandy said. “Strong parent-school partnerships are the foundation of student success. I feel fortunate to work in an environment that honors that relationship. Working alongside our PTSA and parent community is something I value a great deal as well.”

The nomination form asked the PTSA to describe Mandy Stochl’s relationship with students, with families and the community and with the PTSA. Some of the highlights from the nomination include: how Mandy has daily interactions in which she is able to support students; how Mrs. Stochl advocates for families within the community; how teachers are encouraged to send regular communication to parents and have open lines of communication between themselves and families; and how students are an active “S” in PTSA by sharing their perspective and provide feedback regarding events, programs, and services through an active Stiudent Leadership Council.

Mrs. Stochl will receive a plaque during a presentation at the Illinois PTA Convention on April 2 in Springfield. For more information on the Illinois PTA convention visit www.illinoispta.org/convention.html.