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Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update September 13

Good morning,

Thank you to all of you for attending this year’s Curriculum Night events. We were thrilled to share our hopes for the year, as well as the important work that will take place. If you were not able to attend your child’s grade level presentation, please read through the information sent electronically or in paper form from their teacher to ensure you have the necessary information to support your child at home.

Lincoln Prairie Reminders


Your child will be bringing home a “Journey through My Life” worksheet that they started in their neighborhood.  Please work together and talk it over with them at home and keep it as a reminder of all the fun and exciting things that they would like to see on their journey this school year.

Rescheduled New Parent Breakfast

We have rescheduled the New Parent Breakfast for September 30 from 9:15-10:15am. Please click here for the Lincoln Prairie Meet & Greet flyer.

Lunch Extreme Date Change

The first Lunch Extreme for the year will take place on Thursday, September 26 due to the whole school field trip taking place the following day.

Lincoln Prairie Community Musical

Our show dates have been set and audition information is ready! Please check out the flyer by clicking here for more information.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Reminders

Please check out this week’s Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter by clicking here for important information.

Schaumburg School District 54 Reminders

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Please join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, September 17th  from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center at 524 East Schaumburg Road. Our topic for this month’s meeting is “ACCESS and MAP: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for children ages 3-5. To RSVP, fill out the form at the bottom of the event flyer and send it back to your child’s school by September 12. If you did not receive a copy of the flyer, please click this link to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. You can also contact your child’s school for a paper copy of the flyer.

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update September 6

Good afternoon,

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the start of our journey this year at our first Whole School Meeting! Although a short meeting, it was filled with some of our favorite traditions: the Golden Broom, the announcement of our Community Musical – Seussical The Musical, a showcase of our 4/5 and Middle Level experiences, a donation was given to our school by our community partners and more! You can check out all the fun from the meeting and watch it by clicking here.

District 54 and Lincoln Prairie School continue our focus on the whole child. Every month we will bring you an overview of the Key of Excellence that is being taught at school, as well as the Social Emotional Learning or SEL focus for each month. The first Friday of each month we will outline the Key of The Month and the District 54 SEL units. This month we will be learning about Integrity.  Below is the Home Connection letter for the first unit, taught during the first weeks of school, as well as the next two that will be taught throughout the month of September.  Check out Mrs. Novak’s article in the LP Press for more on the importance of following up at home. Feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher with further questions.

Unit 1 School Culture & Climate

Click here for Elementary

Click here for Jr. High

Unit 2 Fairness & Honesty

Click here for Elementary

Click here for Jr. High

Unit 3 Goal Setting

Click here for Elementary

Click here for Jr. High

Volunteers Needed

Our triannual Middle Level Career Fair is on Wednesday, September 18 from 8:30-11:00 and we are in need of more volunteers.  Students are currently working on Career Exploration Projects in which they identify their strongest MI(s) and then choose a career that coincides with those findings.  Other parts of the project include finding a university or training program that supports their career path and talking with current professionals in their chosen field to expose students to a wide variety of occupations.  That’s where you come in. We need the help of the Lincoln Prairie Community to ensure the success of this event. All that will be required is answering questions from students about your career. Please email Mrs. Downey (, Mr. Natrop ( or Mr. Levin ( if you are interested in helping out!

New Family Meet & Greet

The first New Family Parent Meet & Greet is rescheduled for Monday, September 30 at 9:15am. Please click here to see the Lincoln Prairie Meet & Greet DATE CHANGE for details.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Reminders

Please check out this week’s Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter by clicking here for important information.

Schaumburg School District 54 Reminders

Please click here to view the Crisis Drill Parent Letter

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity

Lou Malnati’s – September 18
The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 18, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyer.

Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing food from our not-for-profit day partner, Riccardo’s!

Enjoy your weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak


Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update August 30

Good afternoon,

We have been thrilled to have our kindergarteners for their first week of school. They bring such joy and excitement to our hallways! With the addition of our 5 year olds, has come one of the greatest benefits to our K-8th grade environment. It is a true pleasure to see students helping our youngest friends. From the serious commitment our first grade buddies have taken in helping their kindergarten friends to our 8th graders who have joined them at lunch and recess, we have seen mentoring and leadership from our children at their best! The impressive part of many of these relationships are that they are happening authentically. There was an 8th grade boy that approached me interested in helping. It was quickly clear that he was a true support to the young ones he was helping. From helping with the monkey bars, to helping open milks and corral our young ones, he did it all! These observations this week are the steps on our JOURNEY this year that make the experience worthwhile!

LP Reminder

Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, our morning arrival procedures will begin for the year. Parents will no longer enter the building to drop off children. You are welcome to walk them to the crosswalks, path or up to the front, side or back door where a staff member will be there to greet them.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Reminders

Please check out this week’s Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter by clicking here for important information.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update August 23

Dear Lincoln Prairie community,

Our journey into the 2019-2020 school year has started off strong! From first grade through Middle Level, students have been laughing, getting to know about the school year to come and making new friends! Thank you for taking the time to talk with your children about their experiences at school. The excitement you generate by asking them about their day has a huge impact!

Curriculum Nights coming soon!

Once again, we invite parents to school to learn about their child’s learning experiences this year. This is a parent only event. Please plan to attend the Curriculum Night presentation that corresponds to your child’s grade level.

August 28 – 4/5 Curriculum Night 6:00pm

September 4 – 2/3 Curriculum Night 6:00pm

September 11 – ML Curriculum Night 6:00pm

Middle Level Sports Meeting and 8th Grade Meeting, immediately following

September 12 – K/1 Curriculum Night 6:00pm

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Reminders

Please check out this week’s Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter by clicking here for important information. This is your “One Stop Shop” for all things Parent Teacher Student Association: information on events, activities, volunteer opportunities and other things you do not want to miss!

Schaumburg School District 54 Reminders

Fees Reminder

You can pay your students fees through your parent portal account.  This includes your $50 consumable fee, optional instructional device insurance (grades 3-8 only), and milk.

If you believe your student will qualify for the Free Lunch Program and therefore will qualify for a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee at this time. Applications for the Free Lunch Program are available online and in the school office.

The consumable fee will increase by $15 if payment is not received by November 15, $25 if not received by February 1, and $35 if not received by April 1.

If you would like to purchase instructional device insurance but do not have the option to do so through your portal, please contact our school office for assistance.  Instructional device insurance must be purchased before the date of device issuance.

Schaumburg Parent University – September 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 evening programs scheduled for September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12

Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by clicking here. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or


Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Welcome Back!

Dear Lincoln Prairie community,

Happy August! I hope this email finds you enjoying your summer. For us, it marks the beginning of our journey. We have spent time this summer working and playing. It is amazing how much your mind grows when you are having fun!

We are looking forward to seeing families at our annual Back to School Community Picnic and Supply Drop Off on August 15th. We will continue to offer entertainment, food and games, as well as an opportunity to connect with teachers and other families. You are always welcome to bring food and games too. More information on the picnic food options will be forthcoming. Beginning at 5pm our doors will open up for families to drop off school supplies. Both the main office and nurse’s office will be open to drop off forms and medicine as well. At 6pm our classrooms will close and families are invited to join staff at our annual picnic.

We also wanted to send along some dates to mark your calendars as you plan for the weeks ahead and the start of the school year.

~ Please mark your calendars with the following dates ~


Thursday, August 15th          Back to School Community Picnic

5-6pm Supply Drop Off. 6pm Picnic

Monday, August 19th             1st-8th Grade FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Monday, August 26th              Kindergarten FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

9:15am Boo Hoo/Yahoo Brunch!

Wednesday, August 28th         4/5 Curriculum Night @ 6:00pm

Monday, September 2nd           Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, September 4th      2/3 Curriculum Night @ 6:00pm

Friday, September 6th              First Whole School Meeting @ 11:40am

Monday, September 9th           7pm Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting **Childcare Provided**

Wednesday, September 11th     ML Curriculum Night @ 6:00pm

Middle Level Sports Meeting & 8th Grade meetings, immediately following

Thursday, September 12th         Kindergarten/First Grade Curriculum Night @ 6:00pm

Wednesday, September 18th    12:15pm Early Dismissal

Friday, September 20th             Parent Teacher Student Association Parent Social Night 7:00pm **Childcare Provided**

Sunday, September 22nd          Run to Read


See you soon!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal