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

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.


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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 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

LP Press November 6, 2015

Posted November 6th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

Our November WSM this morning went well. Our First Lego League, Environmental Club and My Free Little Library students shared opportunities to donate specific items for projects the groups are supporting. Feel free to ask your students about bringing in candy wrappers, old greeting cards and children’s books for a “bring a book, take a book” library at LP. Several recognitions honored students and staff as well. The work from Mixed Media PDT and was showcased too. Reminders about nabbing pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House and 8th grade events took place as well.

Check out this week’s LP Press November 6, 2015 for more information about PTSA events and important dates. You’ll also see an article about our Key of Excellence this month, Speak With Good Purpose from Ms. Gluff.

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2015 report card information has been posted on the state’s website at, on the District 54 website at and on our school website under the About menu.

The report cards currently contain information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level financial information and information from the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Data involving student academic growth and achievement is not included. This data will be based on the PARCC test results, which are not yet available. The State Board of Education will update the report cards once these results are available.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press October 30, 2015

Posted October 30th, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

We are excited about the day’s events! For anyone stopping by this afternoon, please remember the K/1 parade will begin around 1:15pm. Our parents will be able to view the parade outside or in the gym, weather depending. K/1 and 2/3 parties as well as the 4/5 Trick or Trade Fair will take place throughout the afternoon as well. And let’s not forget our Middle level students who will return for a Halloween Gym Jam tonight!

If you are coming to LP, please park in designated parking spots only. You may park on both sides of the street on Hillcrest Blvd. or in the neighborhood behind school as well.

Please check out this week’s LP Press October 30, 2015 for information and upcoming dates.

We hope everyone enjoys the fall weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press October 23, 2015

Posted October 23rd, 2015 by astochl

What a great week! Students were busy learning, staff members were engaged in purposeful work with students and connections with parents this week were frequent. We are looking forward to enjoying time together as a community next week during our Halloween festivities. Whether you’ve been watching your 4/5 child prepare for the Trick or Trade Fair, planning to volunteer for the K-3 activities and ML Gym Jam or just plan to come and watch our K/1 Costume Parade, we are looking forward to seeing you next Friday. As a reminder, the times are listed for your convenience.


K/1: Friday, October 30th: Parade at 1:15pm Parties from 1:30-2:45pm. The K/1 students will parade through the building and outside the building, weather permitting.

2/3: Friday, October 30th: Parties from 1:30-2:45pm

4/5: Friday, October 30th: Trick or Trade Fair from 2:15-3:00pm

ML: Friday, October 30th:  Gym Jam 6:30-8:30pm

As always, please refer to this week’s LP Press October 23, 2015 for permission slips, important PTSA and school information, as well as dates for the upcoming dates. We have also included upcoming events from the Schaumburg Parent University in this week’s newsletter.

Lastly, Grandparent’s Day is just around the corner. Please complete the Grandparents Day 2015 if your child’s grandparent or other special person in their life will be attending our annual event!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Julie Gluff, Assistant Principal

LP Press October 16, 2015

Posted October 16th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and the weeks ahead. Please read through this week’s LP Press October 16, 2015 for information and important dates to mark your calendar. We’ve also included information on this year’s clubs and sports for you to look through as a family as well.

Halloween Festivities are fast approaching! I’m happy to announce that many of our favorite LP traditions will take place again this year! Each grade level hosts different events, specific to that age group and are connected to what the children enjoy doing.

In an effort to help families plan for this time of year, please read through the information outlined below carefully.

Costumes: All costumes must be school appropriate. The expectations for everyday dress are applied to costumes. No look alike weapons of any kind are allowed as part of a costume. No gore, blood or “scary” costumes. Face paint is allowed and is to be applied at school before festivities. No hair dye/spray may be applied at school. No masks can be worn on the face. This includes during the school day and ML Gym Jam attire as well.

Treats: Please do not send in any additional edible treats with your child for their class party or to take home. You are welcome to send in non food items to pass out to class (sticker, tattoos, pencils, etc.) Food served at the classroom parties are planned with all students in mind and ONLY food that has been requested and previously determined, will be served.


K/1: Friday, October 30th: Parade at 1:15pm Parties from 1:30-2:45pm. The K/1 students will parade through the building and outside the building, weather permitting.

2/3: Friday, October 30th: Parties from 1:30-2:45pm

4/5: Friday, October 30th: Trick or Trade Fair from 2:15-3:00pm

ML: Friday, October 30th: Gym Jam 6:30-8:30pm

Please call the office with any questions.

Enjoy the weekend!

LP Press October 9, 2015

Posted October 9th, 2015 by astochl

Thank you to all families that took part in Student Led Conferences this week. I’m sure you were all impressed with the goal setting process that took place with your child. Having a plan to achieve their goals will set students up for success. We hope that the conversations this week will serve as a platform for daily conversation and weekly reflection at home and at school.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s LP Press October 9, 2015

We hope you enjoy the long weekend with your families and friends. See you Tuesday!


LP Press October 2, 2015

Posted October 2nd, 2015 by astochl

Good morning,

Can you believe it is already October? Between the drop in temperature and leaves falling, there is no doubt that fall is upon us.

We will host our October WSM today at 11:40in the gym for all of you who’d like to attend. It will be a full house as K/1 AND 2/3 students will be entertaining us with music and fun! There will be a number of club announcements and acknowledgement of our students who participated in the Fluid Power Challenge.

Please read through this week’s LP Press October 2, 2015. My article speaks to our upcoming Student led Conferences, as well as several pieces of helpful information from our PTSA.

Next week our annual Student Led Conferences take place. We look forward to the opportunity to sit down as a student – parent- teacher team and set our goals for the year. Our priority is to discuss opportunities for our students to take responsibility for their learning and to design an action plan that is focused on bettering themselves, not just a particular skill. If you haven’t scheduled your child’s conference, please call the office to set it up, today!

Lastly, due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 needs to receive parent permission to call your phones when school will be closed. You will not receive a phone call when we are closed due to weather unless you follow the steps in this InfoCenter and Texting Letter to Parents 9-15. Since signing up does require internet access, we will have computers available during conferences in our front hallway for families who do not have access to the internet in their homes.  We are hopeful this will give everyone the opportunity to sign up.


Have a wonderful weekend!

LP Press September 25, 2015

Posted September 25th, 2015 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We hope the sunshine has everyone looking forward to the weekend!

Please check out this week’s LP Press September 25 2015.

Have a wonderful weekend!

LP Press September 18, 2015

Posted September 18th, 2015 by astochl

We hope everyone is enjoying the day and ready for the weekend! Today was our first Project Development Time session! You’ll want to make sure to ask your children the name of their PDT, their teacher’s name and what they will be doing throughout the fall PDT session.

Please read through this week’s LP Press September 18 2015 for upcoming dates and PTSA information.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl        Julie Gluff

Principal                    Assistant Principal