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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.

LP Press March 11, 2016

Posted March 11th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

We hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine, even if only through the windows!   Please read through this week’s LP Press March 11, 2016. This week’s newsletter includes information on summer opportunities for our students as well as information regarding next week’s events.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press March 4, 2016

Posted March 4th, 2016 by astochl

Good afternoon,

Happy Friday! We’ve had a wonderful time celebrating Reading and Writing today and throughout the week. Personally my “sliming” was the highlight of my week.  Knowing that students took on the challenge of reading more than they usually do meant they were immersed in literature, nonfiction and books that interested them! It was also fantastic to see so many parents in throughout the morning reading and celebrating reading and writing with their children.

LP Press

Please read through this week’s LP Press March 4, 2016 for order forms, important information and dates.

No School March 15th

District 54 schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 15, due to the primary election. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority in District 54. On most days our doors are locked; visitors must ring the doorbell and be admitted by staff; and then visitors must proceed to the office first to sign in. However, on election days, 24 of our 28 school sites serve as polling places and therefore the doors must be kept open. State law requires schools to serve as polling locations if asked and in Cook County about one-third of the polling places are in schools. In years with a presidential election, higher numbers than usual are expected to vote. Therefore, in order to put safety first, District 54 students and staff will not attend school on March 15.

District 54 Summer STEM Academy

What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 7th and closes on Friday, March 18th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff

LP Press February 26, 2016

Posted February 26th, 2016 by astochl

Good morning,

We are looking forward to a fabulous Friday . We hope to see our students at our annual Dad N Me Night tonight! Students have been talking about this favorite event all week! Don’t miss the fun!

Check out this week’s LP Press February 26, 2016 for upcoming events and dates!

Read Across America events

Don’t forget, next week is our Annual Read Across America week! As a reminder, there are several activities taking place you will want to make note of. From our dress up days and author visit Monday Night to our Celebrate Reading and Writing event and the “sliming” Friday at our whole school meeting – you will not want to miss any of the fun. Please review the week’s events with your child this weekend. It will definitely be a week to remember!

Note from High School District 211

Residents of High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas to help shape the future of District 211 schools at the next series of Community Engagement meetings on March 14 at Palatine High School and March 15 at Conant High School.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic — Academic Programming. Student Involvement & Wellness will be the featured topics at the April meetings on April 4 at Hoffman Estates High School and April 5 at Palatine 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 a schedule of upcoming meetings and materials from the first meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Morning Drop Off

As a reminder, car traffic is not allowed in the school parking lot from 8:50-9:15am due to bus drop off. Please do not try to enter around the barricades or the student patrols. It is unsafe for our students.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Julie Gluff