Posted May 6th, 2016 by astochl
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!
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