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

LP Press 9-19-14

Posted September 19th, 2014 by astochl

Good afternoon,

As of today we have officially concluded the beginning of the year events. From Back to School events to Curriculum Nights, we’ve spent this month helping everyone acclimate to the new school year. The students are almost done with MAP testing and will quickly begin their goal setting work in preparation for Student Led Conferences in a couple of weeks.

Please read this week’s LP Press September 19 2014 for important information, dates and opportunities to get involved!

We hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend.

Amanda Stochl          Julie Gluff

Principal                     Assistant Principal

LP Press 9-15-14

Posted September 12th, 2014 by astochl

Good afternoon,

It was nice to see so many families this week at K/1 and Middle Level Curriculum Nights. We hope the evening provided an excellent opportunity to learn more about what your child is experiencing this year. Even more, we hope we were able to provide you with the information and tools you need to help support your child. We look forward to seeing 2/3 and 4/5 parents next week!

Please check out this week’s LP Press September 12 2014 for district information, upcoming events and important dates.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Amanda Stochl                      Julie Gluff

Principal                                 Assistant Principal

LP Press 9-5-14

Posted September 5th, 2014 by astochl

Wow! What a day!

Thank you to everyone for working through our end of day challenges due to the weather. While we had no power during the last hour of the day, the students enjoyed reading with buddies, coming up with activities to do in the darker classrooms and continuing with school business, as usual!

Our first edition of the LP Press September 5 2014 is here! A paper copy will come home on Monday. Please note this will be the only paper copy sent home this year.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the next two weeks at Curriculum Night.

Have a great weekend!

Amanda Stochl          Julie Gluff

Principal                     Assistant Principal

First Week

Posted August 29th, 2014 by astochl

Good afternoon Lincoln Prairie community,

Hopefully by now you’ve heard about many of the experiences that have taken place this week. The energy in the building was a testament to all the great things happening here.  We’re looking forward to watching that continue in the weeks to come.

Next Friday we will send out our first edition of the LP Press for the year. It will go home in hard copy and via email. After that it will only come to you via email unless you request otherwise from your child’s classroom teacher.

Please mark your calendars!

Monday, 9/1 – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, 9/3 – First Day of Kindergarten

BooHoo Brunch

One Day One Pay

Friday, 9/5 – Whole School Meeting @ 1:15pm  **Wear your Fredle T-shirts!**

Monday, 9/8 – PTSA Meeting @ 7pm

Tuesday, 9/9 – K/1 Curriculum Night  @ 5:45pm

Wednesday, 9/10 – Middle Level Curriculum Night  @ 5:45pm

Monday, 9/15 – 4/5 Curriculum Night  @ 5:45pm

Wednesday, 9/17 – 2/3 Curriculum Night  @ 5:45pm

Run to Read

District 54 will host its 10th Annual Run to Read on Sunday, September 28, at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. Run to Read is a morning of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45a.m., we start our 5K run with the family walk beginning at 9:00a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To  register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website  Register by September 5 to save $5.00 on your registration fee and reserve a race T-shirt in your size. Finisher medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children. The LP staff and students will be participating so please join us and make this a fun event for all!

Letter from State Superintendent

Please read the attached letter from our state superintendent, Chris Koch. State Superintendent Koch Letter to Parents 8-14

Have a nice weekend,

Amanda Stochl

Welcome Back

Posted August 20th, 2014 by astochl

Welcome back Lincoln Prairie families!

Let me be the first to welcome you back to another amazing year here at LP! As we enter into the year I wanted to share with you some upcoming information.

The attached letter has information on new staff members and upcoming dates for you to mark on your calendars. Please take some time today or this weekend to read through it.  Here are some additional pieces of information to help you prepare for the weeks ahead!

Back to School Community Picnic Monday, August 25, 2014

5:00-6:00pm Supply Drop Off, 5:15pm Picnic Begins

Please join this annual LP tradition. Bring your supplies, outdoor games, a dinner or buy one here at LP and enjoy the LP atmosphere as we watch our kids find old friends and make new ones as well as meet new people in our neighborhoods and beyond! New families, this is an amazing way to get to know people and help your child feel comfortable entering the new year. Please stop by the New Family Table for more information when you get to LP.

Once again the 8th grade class will be selling dinner items. They will have a wide assortment of BBQ meals, chips, snacks, pop, dessert, etc. No need to pack a dinner – just come with some cash and enjoy your evening!

Class  Lists 

Class lists will be posted on the front office windows the night of the picnic. Middle Level students will receive their Advisory teacher placements at that time and will receive their full schedule on the first day of school.

First Day of School   Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (1st – 8th grades) Wednesday, September 3rd  (Kindergarten)

We are looking forward to the first day of school with the children. This day is one of joy and excitement. Please make sure your child has a pleasant morning and is ready with their lunch, a water bottle and a smiling face. As parents you are welcome to bring your child into the school and walk your child to their class, take pictures, etc. on the first day. Staff will be available at the front entrance to greet you. The formal Visitation Policy will begin on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. A reminder of this policy will be sent home in your child’s folder.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the start of school this year.

Amanda Stochl  &  Julie Gluff

Principal                  Assistant Principal