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Lincoln Prairie Friday Update May 22

Good afternoon parents,

We had such an enjoyable week this week. Seeing so many students and families during Student Material Pick Up reinforced how important seeing each other was to bring closure to the end of the school year.

On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you all for the beautiful sentiments included in the Staff Appreciation Padlet this week. Reading notes, seeing pictures and watching videos brought so much joy to each of us.

Next week we will end the year with a traditional Spring Forward activity for those K-5 students moving to new classes and honor our 8th graders with their Video Graduation. We will also honor our graduates. The Graduation Video will go live on our website at 7pm on May 27th for families that would like to celebrate the commencement of our 8th grade students.

Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet

 Check out this week’s Padlet by clicking here!

Messages from our Middle Level Student Ambassadors

Click here for the Some Good News Video.

Click here for some Positivity Posters.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information

Click here to access the Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter. 

School District 54 Information

District 54 Virtual 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! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, social-emotional learning, language and culture too!  Each area has multiple challenges or a toolkit to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and possible 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.

Grades and Report Cards

Report Cards will be available online within the District 54 Parent Portal starting June 2nd. An email will be sent to you once your child’s report card is available.

In accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education guidelines, report card grades for the third trimester will be designated as Pass or Incomplete. Final year end grades for students in fourth through eighth grade will reflect second trimester grades or higher as evaluated by student work across the third trimester.

We hope all families will check the report cards and use the information to celebrate with their children their academic successes. We are all very proud of our students.

Food Distribution and Donation Opportunities

As a reminder, District 54 facilitates Food Distribution as well as Donation opportunities to support members of the community. More information can be found on our district website by clicking here. 

Wishing you all health and happiness on your Journey,

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Friday Update May 15

Good afternoon parents,

What a beautiful day today turned out to be! As a staff we have been in and out of Lincoln Prairie this week packing up student belongings and organizing so many end of year things. It has been a positive experience being at school this week for us and we know next week will be even better! We look forward to seeing you all next week. Being able to say hello and connect is going to be a highlight for sure!

Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet

Check out this week’s link by clicking here!

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information

Please click here to check out this week’s Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter.

We will be celebrating Staff Appreciation Week as an Lincoln Prairie Community next week. Please read through the Flyer of activities and take time to share your appreciation for individual staff members on the Padlet.

Please click here for the Staff Appreciation Invitation 2020.

Please click here for the Staff Appreciation Padlet.

Student Materials and Pick Up Updates

As a reminder, next week you will be picking up student materials from school and dropping off instructional materials brought home. Please read over the reminders listed below.

Family Support

Please know that District 54 and Lincoln Prairie are here to help. If you find your family is in need of Social – Emotional support, beyond the daily hiccups, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Social Worker – Natalie Stark NatalieStark@nullsd54.org

School Psychologist – Lianne Paterson LiannePaterson@nullsd54.org

Principal – Amanda Stochl AmandaStochl@nullsd54.org

Assistant Principal – Carol Novak CarolNovak@nullsd54.org

Also, if you find you’re having any technology issues, please do not hesitate to contact the district’s support email at VLearning@nullsd54.org . They’ve been very helpful for families.

 

School District 54 Information

Food Distribution and Donation Opportunities

As a reminder, District 54 facilitates Food Distribution as well as Donation opportunities to support members of the community. More information can be found on our district website by clicking here.

 

Wishing you all health and happiness on your journey,

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak

Register now for 2020-21 School Year

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is underway for kindergarten through eighth grade.

New District 54 families

Click here to begin online registration. After processing your registration, your child’s new school will contact you to request additional information, such as the Student Transfer Form (ISBE form 33-78) for students transferring from another Illinois school; proof of immunizations (list of required immunizations by grade level), birth verification and proof of residence (see details at sd54.org/registration).

For questions, please contact registrationdocuments@nullsd54.org. If you don’t know what school your child will attend, click here to access our School Search program and enter your address.

Current D54 families

Log in in to the parent portal, and update your information for next year by June 1, 2020. You must hit the SUBMIT button after reviewing the information, even if you don’t make any changes. If your children will not be attending District 54 schools next year, please contact your school office and let them know.

If you have previously created a portal account and cannot recall your username or password, you can reset them yourself from the parent portal website. If you have never created a portal account, please email portalsupport@nullsd54.org to create one.

All families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year.  If we were unable to verify your residency electronically, you will have the ability to upload your residency electronically through your portal. If you do not have a portal account, you can also email the required documents to registrationdocuments@nullsd54.org.

Information about transportation and the consumable materials fee will be communicated at a later time.

Lincoln Prairie Friday Update May 8

Good afternoon parents,

We hope you took time this week to enjoy life! As a staff, some of us challenged ourselves to try something new – from juggling, kayaking or new recipes, we found JOY in this JOURNEY. We enjoyed seeing such fun family pictures in the community padlet this week. Some of our favorites were the Dress Up Day pictures of parent and child twins like Ahmir and his dad, Christopher and his dad, Camilia and her mom and Violet and her big sister – such a fun way to connect at home. 🙂

We know many homes will be celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday. On behalf of the entire Lincoln Prairie staff, we’d like to share our appreciation for our students’ mothers this year. You’ve taken on a unique role these past couple months. You were and remain the most influential teacher in your child’s life. However teaching “school” while also balancing life’s other responsibilities is something you didn’t sign up for.

Our appreciation for you is for WHAT you are putting into this work. You are putting in patience, some fun, vulnerability, grace and in the less ideal moments, a story your kids will share when they look back on these moments for years to come. You are PRESENT and showing your children that a mother PERSEVERES. A mother LOVES. A mother FAILS and then TRIES again and again. And above all, a mother does WHATEVER IT TAKES for her child and that is what you are doing right now.

Thank you for truly partnering with us through this JOURNEY of ups and downs. We appreciate you!  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet –

Check out this week’s ABC Countdown Padlet by clicking here. 

Student Materials and Pick Up Updates

We wanted to clarify a couple pieces of information for your information.

Family Support

Please know that District 54 and Lincoln Prairie are here to help. If you find your family is in need of Social – Emotional support, beyond the daily hiccups, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Social Worker – Natalie Stark NatalieStark@nullsd54.org

School Psychologist – Lianne Paterson LiannePaterson@nullsd54.org

Principal – Amanda Stochl AmandaStochl@nullsd54.org

Assistant Principal – Carol Novak CarolNovak@nullsd54.org

Also, if you find you’re having any technology issues, please do not hesitate to contact the district’s support email at VLearning@nullsd54.org . They’ve been very helpful for families.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information –

Please click here to read this week’s Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter with information on Teacher Appreciation Week, School Supply Kits and Parent Teacher Student Association Reimbursements enclosed.

School District 54 Information

Food Distribution and Donation Opportunities

As a reminder, District 54 facilitates Food Distribution as well as Donation opportunities to support members of the community. More information can be found on our district website by clicking here. 

Wishing you all health and happiness on your Journey,

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak 

Refund of Fees to D54 Families

Due to the move to remote learning in March, District 54 will be prorating prepaid fees (i.e. milk, field trips, pizza fundraisers, etc.) based on actual goods or services received. The amounts that have been paid by families for goods or services that have not been received have been credited to their student’s account on the District 54 Portal. Each item credited is identified separately for tracking purposes.  The consumable materials fee will not be prorated, as this fee is used immediately for student workbooks and other consumables. 

For those that paid for transportation, that fee reimbursement is being handled separately from this process. In addition, payments made to the PTA are being handled by the school PTA.

If your child is an eighth-grade student, the credit has been applied to a sibling’s account. Checks will be mailed before May 22 to families whose youngest child is graduating from District 54 this spring and to families who are moving out of District 54.

If you are experiencing a financial hardship and need these fees refunded by check, or if you have any other questions, please contact your school secretary.

D54 hosts Virtual Field Day – May 6

District 54 Physical Educators are excited to invite you to the first ever V-Field Day on Wednesday May 6. V-Field Day will allow you to complete Field Day experiences in your own living room or backyard. Click here to access all of the V-Field Day events. All stations can be simply created using household items and a little ingenuity.

We have also teamed up with the District 54 Grizzlies, our Special Olympics team, to add adaptations for students who need them so we are sure everyone can participate!  Each school community will also be able to engage virtually through their own Field Day Padlet!

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update May 1

Good morning parents,

We loved hearing from many of you about your parenting “wins” this week. I keep saying it, but we ARE getting through this.

As we enter into the last month of school, we are excitedly planning for several experiences to celebrate the culmination of the school year. While our celebrations will be different, they will honor our students and that is something we want to make sure we accomplish this year!

To start, we announced this morning that our 8th graders will graduate on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00pm. The virtual Graduation ceremony will allow us to celebrate our graduates in a meaningful way. The link will be posted on our website for the entire community to enjoy!

District 54 Physical Educators are excited to invite you to the first ever V-Field Day on Wednesday May 6th. V-Field Day will allow you to complete Field Day experiences in your own living room or backyard. Please click here to access all of the V-Field Day events.  All stations can be simply created using household items and a little ingenuity. We have also teamed up with the District 54 Grizzlies, our Special Olympics team, to add adaptations for students who need them so we are sure everyone can participate!  Each school community will also be able to engage virtually through their own Field Day Padlet!

Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet

Check out this week’s Padlet by clicking this link!

Family Support

Please know that District 54 and LP are here to help. If you find your family is in need of Social – Emotional support, beyond the daily hiccups, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Social Worker – Natalie Stark NatalieStark@nullsd54.org

School Psychologist – Lianne Paterson LiannePaterson@nullsd54.org

Principal – Amanda Stochl AmandaStochl@nullsd54.org

Assistant Principal – Carol Novak CarolNovak@nullsd54.org

Also, if you find you’re having any technology issues, please do not hesitate to contact the district’s support email at VLearning@nullsd54.org . They’ve been very helpful for families.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information

Please click here to access this week’s Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter.

School District 54 Information

District 54 Summer Camps Cancelled

Due to this unprecedented time we are faced with, all District 54 Summer Camps have been cancelled for this year. These camps include, Summer STEM, 54 Fitness League, Camp Creative, Language and Culture Camp, and Summer Instrumental Music. If you have submitted a payment for any camp, you will be issued a refund starting Thursday, April 30, and you should see a credit appear on your statement within 14 business days.

The camp facilitators are going to miss seeing students this summer. Students in all grade levels can stay engaged by participating in the School District 54 Summer Virtual Learning University, which is filled with fun activities and challenges for students and families to participate in together from home. The link for the Virtual Learning University will be on the School District 54 website in the last week of May.

Registration for the 2020-21 school year – LAST CALL

As a reminder registration for the 2020-21 school year is open now through Monday, May 4, 2020.  Please sign in to your portal account to review your information, make any necessary changes, provide residency documents (if required) and submit your registration.  Please know this information is needed to prepare for the following school year.  Please email either PaulaFalvo@nullsd54.org or MichelleElAzhari@nullsd54.org with any questions.

Food Distribution and Donation Opportunities

As a reminder, District 54 facilitates Food Distribution as well as Donation opportunities to support members of the community. More information can be found on our district website by clicking here. 

Wishing you all health and happiness on your Journey,

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Friday Update April 24

Good afternoon parents,

I cannot stop reading the funny stories and memes parents keep posting about schooling from home. Please know that as a principal, I am not immune to the same stories. For me the irony always comes to how I can get 400 children to be engaged in learning, be kind to each other and learn from their mistakes and the 1 I have at home looks at me almost daily like I have NO IDEA what I’m talking about!

The beauty of “School” at your house is that YOU are in charge and YOU can create the environment that works best for you. While my son completes his school work well at home, his lunch choices are the issue we keep having. I have decided to let it go. I am not arguing about his lunch choices anymore. “Takis do not have ANY nutritional value,” I said.”They do when you drink them with milk,” responded my son!! UGH!!! I just make sure breakfast and dinner are good. So many fun parenting stories right now, don’t you agree?!

We know you continue to have questions regarding end of year events and traditions, picking up items left at school and more. We are working on all of those things. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity for closure to the school year in a way that is not only safe but helpful for them emotionally. More information is forthcoming.

Stay strong parents!  We ARE getting through this!

Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet

Let’s have some fun (and bring out our  inner child) and join the K/1’s in their ABC Countdown by clicking here to contribute to their ABC Countdown Padlet! 

Reading Resource

Lincoln Prairie School now has its own Online Reading Resource website that is filled with links to sites containing online reading materials, read along videos, virtual field trips, and more. The site also provides students with a link and instructions on how they can check out e-Books from our school library! This site has the same links that were on the Padlet that was shared with you earlier. It is accessible from the front page of our school webpage under bookmarks and by clicking this Lincoln Prairie Reading Resource Link.

Family Support

Please know that District 54 and Lincoln Prairie are here to help. If you find your family is in need of Social – Emotional support, beyond the daily hiccups, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Social Worker – Natalie Stark NatalieStark@nullsd54.org

School Psychologist – Lianne Paterson LiannePaterson@nullsd54.org

Principal – Amanda Stochl AmandaStochl@nullsd54.org

Assistant Principal – Carol Novak CarolNovak@nullsd54.org

Also, if you find you’re having any technology issues, please do not hesitate to contact the district’s support email at VLearning@nullsd54.org . They’ve been very helpful for families.

Environmental Club Update

Congratulations Lincoln Prairie! We came in 28th place out of 724 schools in the Annual Trex Challenge. Thank you families for collecting 136lbs of plastic bags. What a wonderful way to honor the Earth this week!

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information

The Parent Teacher Student Association is looking for committee chairs for the 2020-2021 school year!

If you’re looking for a way to get involved and help, here is a list of current open positions!  Contact Jen Alexander (jenla5104@nullyahoo.com) or Breann Thurber (bmbc22@nullgmail.com) for more information.

Committee Chairs

Back to School Picnic – Responsible for coordinating the back to school picnic that takes place right after school supply drop off.

Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast – Responsible for coordinating the breakfast for new Lincoln Prairie families and families of Kindergartners to connect and share experiences on their first day of school at LP (the first day for Kindergartners).

8th Grade Luncheon – Coordinate the luncheon to celebrate Lincoln Prairie’s graduating 8th grade students

Room Rep Chair – The room rep chair oversees the committee of room representatives and coordinates the budget for the class parties

Co-Chair/Mentee

School Supply Kits – Coordinate the sale of school supply kits for the next school year.

School Pictures – organize & assist during picture day to keep the cost for families at a minimum while also raising funds for the school.

Newsletter – Create and edit the weekly newsletter to distribute to the Lincoln Prairie community

School District 54 Information

Registration for the 2020-21 school year

As a reminder registration for the 2020-21 school year is open now through Monday, May 4, 2020.  Please sign in to your portal account to review your information, make any necessary changes, provide residency documents (if required) and submit your registration.  Please know this information is needed to prepare for the following school year.  Please email either PaulaFalvo@nullsd54.org or MichelleElAzhari@nullsd54.org with any questions.

Food Distribution and Donation Opportunities

As a reminder, District 54 facilitates Food Distribution as well as Donation opportunities to support members of the community. More information can be found on our district website by clicking here. 

Wishing you all health and happiness on your Journey,

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak

Lincoln Prairie Friday Update April 17

Good morning parents,

Waking up to a blanket of snow seemed a lot nicer than throughout the winter. A friend of mine reminded me this morning that it allowed her to enjoy the beauty of a morning snowfall without the worry of road conditions, cold temperatures and all the other uncertainties winter weather brings. We hope you have found much to be grateful for this week!

Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet –

Please click here to access our EARTH DAY  Padlet. We look forward to “seeing” or hearing from you!

Baking Fun with Mrs. Kraft-

Our resident baker wants to share some favorite recipes for families to bake together. Feel free to try some and post the results. A fun and yummy way to pass the time! Please click here to access her Bake with Mrs. Kraft Padlet. 

Family Support

Please know that District 54 and LP are here to help. If you find your family is in need of Social – Emotional support, beyond the daily hiccups, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Social Worker – Natalie Stark NatalieStark@nullsd54.org

School Psychologist – Lianne Paterson LiannePaterson@nullsd54.org

Principal – Amanda Stochl AmandaStochl@nullsd54.org

Assistant Principal – Carol Novak CarolNovak@nullsd54.org

Also, if you find you’re having any technology issues, please do not hesitate to contact the district’s support email at VLearning@nullsd54.org . They’ve been very helpful for families.

Food Distribution

As the situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continues to change, District 54 is working with amazing community partners to provide food to families who are struggling financially.

Every Thursday during the shutdown of schools, District 54 staff will be working with Township High School District 211 to distribute meal bags with five days of lunches, five days of breakfast and a half gallon of milk from 9 a.m. to noon at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. This is a drive-through pickup. When you arrive at the school, please stay in your vehicle. We will load the bags into your trunk or back seat.

You can find updates regarding food distribution on the District 54 website by clicking here.

Donation Opportunities

The District 54 Education Foundation has also created a new fund called the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, which will be used to support our most at-risk families, including the 20% of students who qualify for free lunch. This emergency fund will help families impacted by this virus, and could be used in the future to provide immediate access to financial assistance for financially struggling families.

To donate, visit any of the following websites:

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information –

Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter for important information by clicking here. 

School District 54 Information

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open and available through the Infinite Campus Portal.

If you have previously created a portal account and cannot recall your username or password, you can reset them yourself from the portal website. Go to http://sd54.org and click on Infinite Campus Parent Portal under Popular Links.

If you have not previously created a portal account, please email portalsupport@nullsd54.org  to create one.

To enroll your child for the 2020-21 school year:

 Update Your Information:  Log on to the parent portal by Monday, May 4, 2020 to review the current information and make any necessary changes. You must hit the SUBMIT button after reviewing the information, even if you don’t make any changes. If your child(ren) will not be attending District 54 schools next year, please inform our office where your child will be attending school in the fall so that we can prepare your child’s records for transfer.  You can email our secretaries at PaulaFalvo@nullsd54.org or MichelleElAzhari@nullsd54.org .

Residency:  All families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year.  If we were unable to verify your residency electronically, you will have the ability to upload your residency electronically through your portal.  If you are unable to upload the documents needed at this time, you will be able to provide them in person when our offices reopen.

If your address information was verified electronically, you will not be prompted to upload residency documentation and will not need to provide any documents.

Information about busing and material fees will be communicated this summer. Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s current school office at the above email. Thank you very much.

Wishing you all health and happiness on your Journey,

Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak