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Have a great summer!

Good afternoon,

Well, it is finally that time. The last day of school is always a mix of excitement and sadness. This year has been filled with special moments. These moments have made memories for our students and for us as staff and parents too. Whether it was friendships made, experiences and activities, field trips or just funny moments in between, we are all leaving the year with a special moment to remember!

We hope you are looking forward to receiving your special package in the next week. Once again our One School, One Book project will be a nice summer activity to bring your family together and remind you that your LP family will be back together in August!

Mark your calendars. Our annual Back to School Community Picnic and Supply Drop Off will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

We want to thank you for sharing your children with us. They are a gift and truly the best part of our days!

On behalf of the entire Lincoln Prairie staff, we wish you a joy filled and safe summer!

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update May 25

Good evening

Where do we begin. . . The past week has served as such a strong reminder of the POWER that exists within us and among our community. We have been to the moon and back and have celebrated so many accomplishments and activities this year during the last Whole School Meeting today. Last night’s 8th grade graduation gave us time to reflect on what goes into an Lincoln Prairie education.

We are looking forward to the final days with you and your children next week. We hope to see many of you before we break for summer!

Upcoming Dates in May

May 28         No School – Memorial Day

May 29         Field Day

*Please remember to send water, a hat or sunglasses and put sunscreen on BEFORE students come to school!

May 31         Last Day of School

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

District 54 Virtual Learning University:

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! We have created a new website with a wide range of challenges at each grade level to help prevent the summer slide. Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update May 18

Good morning,

Now that many of our favorite Lincoln Prairie end of the year traditions are already happening, it is clearly a sign that we are embarking on the last days of the school year. It was so nice to see so many families out Wednesday night at our annual Portfolio Night and Art Show/Sale. Looking through artifacts from the year (or all 9 years for most of our 8th graders) proved to be a highlight of our year!

Celebrations

At last night’s District 54 Board of Education Meeting our third and fourth grade Battle of the Books Team (Jack A., Lucia P. and Darsh U.) received an award for coming in first place at the District 54 battle. Kira Weiland, a Lincoln Prairie alumni, received an Outstanding District 54 Alumni award for helping to rescue a fellow student during a swimming incident at HEHS.  Kira was recognized at the school and village level, as well as in the Daily Herald. Such a wonderful example for all of us!

Yesterday, District 54 held their 8th grade Conference Track Meet. Three 8th graders, Ashley O., Niko O. and Lucas O., all qualified for this meet based on their previous times during the track season. Ashley took home a 1st place win in the 400 Meter Race. Way to go, runners!

NEXT WEEK

As you can see below, we have excitement EVERY DAY next week. We are looking forward to seeing many of you again AND spending the last days with our 8th graders.

May 21         District 54 Rocket Launch

May 22-24    Where In The World Is Lincoln Prairie

May 24         8th Grade Graduation at Hoffman Estates High School 6:00pm

May 25         Last Whole School Meeting 1:15pm

Upcoming Dates

May 28         No School – Memorial Day

May 29         Field Day

May 31         Last Day of School

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association 

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update May 11

Good morning,

We have had quite a busy week! We enjoyed our Whole School Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium, welcomed chicks in K/1 classrooms, enjoyed a Middle Level assembly, took our 4/5 students to Springfield and started Spring MAP testing.  Did we mention that we hatched some chicks this week? And just a reminder, TODAY is the last Lunch Extreme for the year.

Next week doesn’t look to be slowing down either. Please join us in taking a deep breath as we recognize how memorable the busyness of this time of year is and enjoy each moment and experience – one thing at a time!

Celebrations

At the Schaumburg Township Council of Parent Teacher Association’s annual Scholarship & Recognition Dinner Wednesday night, we had the pleasure of honoring three members of the Lincoln Prairie community. Two alumni, Sebastian Frank and Anthony Spadafore both were honored with college scholarships. They each shared favorite Lincoln Prairie memories including classes they enjoyed and their favorite Parent Teacher Student Association event. Can you guess what event both former Lincoln Prairie students named? They both named Field Day as their fondest Parent Teacher Student Association event memory! Our current Parent Teacher Student Association president, Jen Alton was also recognized by the Schaumburg Township Council Parent Teacher Association board with an Illinois Parent Teacher Association award.

New Family Mentor

If you are interested in serving our community as a New Family Mentor, please email Paula Pantone at paulapantone@nullsd54.org. This is an optional service to new families, where we provide the parent contact information of a current parent/family. The mentor reaches out through a personalized note or email welcoming the family and extending an offer to connect or support if needed. This has become a valued tradition within our community. Thank you in advance for offering to help!

Upcoming Dates in May

May 16         Portfolio Night, Book Fair & Art Sale 5:30-7:00pm

May 17         Middle Level Honors Breakfast 8:15-9:00am

May 18         Middle Level Gym Jam (5th Graders Welcome) 6:30-8:30pm

May 21         District 54 Rocket Launch

May 22-24    Where In The World Is Lincoln Prairie

May 24         8th Grade Graduation at Hoffman Estates High School 6:00pm

May 25         Last Whole School Meeting 1:15pm

May 28         No School – Memorial Day

May 29         Field Day

May 31         Last Day of School

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association 

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update May 4

Good afternoon,

We enjoyed our May Whole School Meeting, led by the entertaining Avengers (our 8th grade Masters of Ceremony) earlier today. We showcased learning from our Middle Level Visual Arts students, as well as our 4th and 5th graders state float projects. Several recognitions honored various members of our community as well.

Earlier this week we welcomed new families during our annual New Family Night! It was nice to meet so many parents and children! If you are interested in serving our community as a New Family Mentor, please email Paula Pantone at paulapantone@nullsd54.org. This is an optional service to new families, where we provide the parent contact information of a current parent/family. The mentor reaches out through a personalized note or email welcoming the family and extending an offer to connect or support if needed. This has become a valued tradition within our community. Thank you in advance for offering to help!

On behalf of the entire Lincoln Prairie staff, we would like to thank our parents. Staff Appreciation Week has been such a delight! We have enjoyed the delicious meals, the treats and most importantly, the notes and words of kindness and appreciation. We feel so blessed to work alongside our parents and share your children!

Celebrations 

Congratulations to our 3rd and 4th grade Battle of the Books team for winning the District 54 competition and for bringing home the District trophy!

Our First Lego League 8th graders, Niko, Pavan, Nick and Shane as well as our winning Fluid Power Group, Charlie, Olivia, Kelly and Shane represented our school this week in the District 54 Stem Showcase. Way to represent Lincoln Prairie!

Upcoming Dates in May 

May 7-18      Measures of Academic Progress Testing

May 8           Whole School Field Trip to Adler Planetarium

May 10         4/5 Field Trip to Springfield

May 16         Portfolio Night, Book Fair & Art Sale 5:30-7:00pm

May 17         Middle Level Honors Breakfast 8:15-9:00am

May 18         Middle Level Gym Jam (5th Graders Welcome) 6:30-8:30pm

May 21         District 54 Rocket Launch

May 22-24    Where In The World Is Lincoln Prairie (WITWILP)

May 24         8th Grade Graduation at Hoffman Estates High School 6:00pm

May 25         Last Whole School Meeting 1:15pm

May 28         No School – Memorial Day

May 29         Field Day

May 31         Last Day of School

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association 

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update April 27

Good afternoon!

We hope this email finds you enjoying a beautiful Friday! It has been an exciting week as we continue to prepare for our WITWILP adventure, enjoyed the Orchestra and Choir concert and continued to cheer on our track and Battle of the Books teams!

Celebrations

Congratulations to our 3/4 Battle of the Books team for winning your cluster battle. They are moving on to the upcoming District 54 competition. Let’s go Prairie Dogs!

We have quite a few track stars on this year’s track team! The team is race after race bringing home personal bests, 1st and 2nd place honors and one student has even broken a D54 record! We are enjoying watching these student athletes grow!

Spring Clean Up Reminder

Tomorrow is our annual Spring Clean Up event from 9-11am. We appreciate your help and hope to see you then! Don’t forget to bring your gardening gloves!

2018-2019 Student Registration

A reminder that the 2018-2019 registration for your student is due on or before Monday, April 30, 2018.  You can complete the application process through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  Please note that the District 54 School Board policy on registration requires all families to prove they live within District 54 boundaries every year.  You are able to upload your proof of residency through the parent portal (although paper copies will still be accepted in the office).  For information regarding registration and the residency requirements, please visit the district website.

WITWILP Needs YOU!

We are looking forward to launching into space as Where In The World Is Lincoln Prairie… Exploring Space takes us through a 3 day simulation of excitement and wonder. As many of you know, this whole community event is successful because of the amount of participation we have from EVERYONE throughout our community. Please click here to access a Google Doc to sign up to volunteer and click here to access a Google Doc for an invite to take part in a special surprise for our students on Day 3 of WITWILP!

read over the attached documents on ways YOU or a family member can support and engage in this BIG EVENT! You definitely don’t want to miss out.

We are in need of a tremendous amount of water bottle caps for a WITWILP project. Please start sending your water bottle plastic caps to school through May 18. PLEASE wash them out prior to sending. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates in April

April 28         Spring Cleanup at Lincoln Prairie 9am

April 30         Band Concert 7pm

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association 

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update April 20

Good morning,

We finally have some spring like weather! Here’s to a beautiful day!

Celebrations

We had two students recognized by the District 54 Board of Education last night. Jack A. was honored for his artwork, displayed at the Prairie Arts Center and Lucas O. was recognized with an Ambassador for Excellence Award for his participation in the District 54 Jazz Band. We are proud of the time and effort they put in to their pursuits!

Upcoming Dates in April

April 25         Parent Book Club 6pm

April 26         Choir & Orchestra Concert 7pm

April 28         Spring Cleanup at Lincoln Prairie  9am

April 30         Band Concert 7pm

Spring Clean Up Rescheduled

We have rescheduled tomorrow’s Spring Clean Up event. It will now take place, Saturday 4/28 from 9am until 11 am. We are looking forward to a few warmer days with sunshine to prepare the ground for our work. We appreciate your help and hope to see you then!

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Schaumburg Parent University – Upcoming 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.

  • Summer Camp Expo – May 1
    This event is for parents and students, but childcare is also available. Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available in Schaumburg Township and the surrounding area. Programs and agencies attending the expo can be viewed by clicking here.  This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Spring into Summer with Nature Crafts – May 16
    Come join us for a night of nature inspired crafts. We will be painting birdhouses and making birdseed balls. You will also have an opportunity to paint flower pots and plant your own flower. All supplies will be provided. The birdhouse, birdseed ball and flower pot will be all yours to take home at the end of the evening. Recommended for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Peanut butter will be used during the crafts.  This event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 16 at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. There is a limit of 50 people potting. There is a fee of $5 per pot. Please RSVP to let us know how many pots your family wants to paint.

To register, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring childcare and the name of your child’s school. If you represent an agency in the area and would like to reserve a booth at the Summer Camp Expo, please contact Meagan Kasper at (847) 357-5027 or meagankasper@nullsd54.org.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update April 13

Good morning,

We hope you took time yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather! We enjoyed watching students playing outside in the warmth and sunshine. Let’s keep our fingers crossed we see more days like this soon!

Celebrations

Please join us in congratulating our Girls & Boys Volleyball teams for an exciting game against each other Monday night. Also, our first and second grade and third and fourth grade Battle of the Books teams competed at their cluster battles this week. We look forward to seeing how our fifth and sixth grade team does next week!

Upcoming Dates in April

April 21         Spring Cleanup at Lincoln Prairie  9am

April 25         Parent Book Club 6pm

April 26         Choir & Orchestra Concert 7pm

April 30         Band Concert 7pm

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association 

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Last Call – District 54 Summer Camp Schedule

The District 54 Summer Camp schedule is posted. The brochure and registration forms can be accessed through Parent Portal. A PDF version of the brochure can be accessed by clicking here for your reference as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update April 6

Good evening,

Hopefully this finds everyone back in the regular routine of life. Today was sure an eventful day. We had our monthly Whole School Meeting this morning, followed by the long awaited Slime Time event this afternoon, as well as the first ever Gaga Ball tournament from 5-7pm tonight.

Celebrations 

At last night’s District 54 Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent DuRoss and Cabinet presented the Strategic Plan to our Board of Education. The detailed plan explains the work completed by the Social Emotional Learning Task Force, the Innovative Learning Task Force and the Strategic Planning Committee. These teams of teachers, administrators and community members developed a plan to best support our students in the years to come. You can read more by clicking here for a link to the the District 54 website.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Testing

Our Middle Level students completed their Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing this week. We were pleased to see their commitment to demonstrating their academic abilities. Next week, third through fifth grade students will be tested. An email from your child’s teacher should be coming your way outlining specific testing dates.

Mobile Dentist

Once again, we are pleased to have Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists return to Lincoln Prairie School.  The dental team will be coming on 05/03/2018 and will provide exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, and sealants.  Remember to sign the dental form before sending it to the nurse.  Parents of Kindergarten, second and sixth grade students: please note that by 05/18/2018 you must show proof that your child has seen the dentist within the past 18 months.  This is a requirement for all children in the State of Illinois. If the Smile Illinois dentist examines your child, you have fulfilled this obligation.  Please call or email Susan Miller susanmiller@nullsd54.org, Lincoln Prairie School Nurse at 847-357-5992 if you have any questions. Please click here for a copy of the application for you to complete and return to the Health Office by 05/01/2018.

Spring Clean Up

Please join us on Saturday, April 21st for the annual Lincoln Prairie cleanup event. Please click here for the flyer for more information.

 

District 54 School Safety Presentation – April 23

District 54 invites all parents to attend a presentation on crisis prevention and response at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. The safety of our students and employees is the top priority in District 54. District administrators will discuss safety measures in our schools, including how the district works in close partnership with our local police and fire departments on crisis prevention and response. The district will also discuss supports that are in place for students who are struggling socially or emotionally.

Upcoming Dates

April 9-20     Third through fifth grade PARCC testing

April 9           Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting 7pm

April 21         Spring Cleanup at Lincoln Prairie

April 25         Parent Book Club 6pm

April 26         Choir & Orchestra Concert 7pm

April 30         Band Concert 7pm

A detailed list of May dates will be sent out next week as well.

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or click here for a new Google Drive link.  For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access google drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update March 23

Good morning,

We are all very excited to be heading into Spring Break today. Even more, we are enjoying celebrating District 54 Happiness month in all sorts of crazy ways. From Monday’s staff switch to Wednesday’s Celebration of International Happiness Day, we have immersed ourselves in activities that spark pleasure and enjoyment in our lives. Thanks to student Isabella M., we all have a Spring Break Happiness Challenge to take part in. We would love to see how students and families engage in activities that breed happiness over Spring Break! Click here for a Google Doc version of the challenge that was sent home today!

Celebrations

Congratulations to our student Mathletes for participating in the District 54 Mathletes competition Wednesday. Questions covered topics such as solving multivariable equations, geometric reasoning and solving functions. We are proud of their effort, skill level and attitude throughout their preparation and the competition.

We were pleased to see the 8th grade class Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test 8/9 results this week. This is the high school entrance exam all 8th graders take in preparation for their transition to high school. We once again saw Lincoln Prairie’s student scores beyond our expectation. It reinforced so much of what we value in a Lincoln Prairie education. It is not just the three years of Middle Level that develop our children as learners, but their entire 9 year elementary career. Placing emphasis on high expectations, relationships, authentic learning opportunities and student driven experiences results in students that are ready for the next stage of their lives.

Summer of 54

The District 54 Summer Camp schedule is posted. The brochure and registration forms can be accessed through Parent Portal. Please click here to access the brochure as well.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Testing

We will begin Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing when we return from Spring Break. Classroom teachers will notify parents of exact testing dates. As a reminder, we encourage students to be in attendance that week and come to school on time. In addition, eating a healthy breakfast and getting plenty of sleep will provide our students the greatest opportunity to demonstrate their best. Click here to access the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers letter.

Upcoming Dates

April 2           First Day Back to School

April 2-6        Middle Level Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing

April 6           Whole School Meeting 11:40am

Slime Time Event (During the school day, exact time to be determined.)

Gaga Ball Tournament 5-7pm

April 9-20      3rd-5th grade Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing

April 9           Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting 7pm

April 25         Parent Book Club 6pm

April 26         Choir & Orchestra Concert 7pm

April 30         Band Concert 7pm

Information from our Parent Teacher Student Association

Please read through this week’s LP Press via MemberHub (located in the Lincoln Prairie Press Newsletter hub) or access a new Google Drive link by clicking here.   For those of you who are unable to sign up for Memberhub (or access Google Drive) and would like a copy of the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to jenniferalton1@nullgmail.com.

Last Call

The 8th grade class will be taking Slime Time donations through Wednesday, April 4th. Let’s see how many staff members will be slimed next Friday!

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Amanda Stochl and Carol Novak