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Lincoln Prairie Friday Update March 22

Good morning,

We enjoyed ending our Happiness Month festivities with students today. Do not forget, the month isn’t finished yet. Take time to review and see how your family can complete the calendar activities. Thank you to those that participated in the 21 Day Challenge as well. The benefits you receive incorporating habits that bring focused attention to positivity, health and well-being is always a great thing! If you’d like to share your or your family’s experience with the calendar activities or the 21 Day Challenge to incorporate positive habits in your life, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your thoughts to us!

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

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

School Registration

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.  If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

District 54 Summer Camps

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirit.  Camp opportunities offer:

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

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed by clicking here.

Please click here for the Summer of 54 2019 Camp Brochure.

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click here for the application and additional information.

We hope everyone is looking forward to Spring Break! Whether you are vacationing or staying local, taking time to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate is definitely a welcomed activity.

See you in April!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

 

 

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update March 15

Good morning,

Thank you to everyone for attending this year’s big event, EXPO: Dream Bigger, Do Bigger. This year’s showcase surpassed our expectations. Students showcased a variety of exhibits; allowing us to see the potential to INSPIRE through photo editing, storytelling, innovative creations, and performance, to name a few. As we reflect on what was accomplished during Project Development Time this winter and on Wednesday, let’s keep in mind the principles used to guide the learning experiences are the same used to develop the skills in the classroom every day. As a staff, we enjoy learning alongside our students, discovering what they are capable of and striving to exceed our expectations for what is possible!

We were pleased with the amount of donations given during EXPO as well. Supporting the Pajama Program during the event, helped to focus our attention on others in need. If you would still like to contribute new children’s pajamas or new books, we will be collecting through Friday, March 22. Donations can be sent to our main office.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

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

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact Sydnie Reynolds at SydnieReynolds@nullsd54.org .

Enjoy the weekend!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Lincoln Prairie EXPO 2019

Welcome to EXPO 2019: Inspire . . . Dream Bigger, Do Bigger!

Our evening event will take place Wednesday, March 13th from 6:00-8:00pm. Please read through the documents below to ensure you are ready for the event!

Click here for the EXPO 2019 invitation.

Click here for our pajama fundraiser flyer!

See you Wednesday!

#LPEXPO2019

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update March 8

Good morning,

What a fun week! We kicked off our week with a whole School Dance Party on Monday and ended laughing together by telling jokes. It is tell a joke day, so here goes. . . Why did the student eat his homework?… Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake!  Don’t forget your calendar this weekend. Baking and playing games as a family are sure to make the weekend a good one!

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

Please check out this week’s Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter by clicking here for important information. We hope to see you at Monday night’s meeting, March 11 at 7:00pm in the gym.

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here  to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

La Escuela MacArthur tendrá el Concurso Anual de Oratoria en Español del Distrito 54 el 2 de mayo. Los estudiantes del Distrito 54 en tercero a octavo grado son elegibles para participar en este evento. Los concursantes se dividirán en dos categorías: hispanohablantes  y español como segundo idioma. La fecha límite para la solicitud es el 12 de abril. Haga clic aquí para acceder a la solicitud en línea. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Lucrecia Temoczuk en LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org  o (847) 357-6666.

Enjoy the weekend!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update March 1

Good morning,

As we end our exciting celebration of reading this week, thank you to parents who shared stories with us, and students that participated in the many different days we showcased this week! Our author visits were an opportunity to hear from people that have created the stories we read and really connected with our students.

We are ready for an exciting Whole School Meeting today. We have performances by our 1st grade Dance Club and our K/1 classes, as well as more learning showcases than I can mention. Our Middle Level Student Ambassadors have been planning a fun filled month for us throughout March. They will be kicking off Happiness Month at our meeting as well. As a reminder, you can check out our live stream of the meeting by clicking here.

Happiness Month

We know that paying attention to our own positive emotional state is important. Our goal this month is to create space in our lives to think about what brings us joy. Focusing on the good in our lives and taking part in a daily habit that can influence our thoughts and behaviors in a good way are both ways we will be spending time this month.  We will engage in practices like spending time with others, acknowledging things that make us grateful or mindful, and journaling to relive positive memories or showering others with kindness. And maybe even a combination of all 5!

Check out the Lincoln Prairie Happiness Calendar by clicking here for information on how we will be embedding positive practices into our day here at school this month. In addition, we will be committing to a new 21 Day Challenge TODAY! Feel free to join in. You can review and keep track of the habits by clicking here.

This spring we will once again be in need of volunteers to help with important Lincoln Prairie traditions. On Monday, April 1 we are in need of a few parents to help with our hand printing on lockers during the school day, time to be determined. And on Saturday, April 27, the whole family is welcome to volunteer at our annual Spring Clean Up day from 9:00am-11:00am. If you are interested in volunteering for either event, please email Mrs. Pantone in the office at paulapantone@nullsd54.org.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

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

Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the 2019 Multicultural Event Flyer by clicking here.

Schaumburg Parent University – March 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 March. Please note that child care is always available.

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges – March 6

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Reitz will discuss how you, as a parent, can help your children develop skills that will allow them to better regulate their emotions. Learn how to teach your child coping tools and healthier options to use when they become distressed. She will also address how parenting plays a role in tantrums and ways to adjust some of your parenting techniques. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Read more about tantrums by clicking here.

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Click here for more information.

To register please click here for the Schaumburg Parent University Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update February 22

Good morning,

Thank you to everyone that attended last week’s conferences with your child. This is always such a valuable time to come together and reflect on what is taking place at school. If you haven’t completed the conference survey sent out last week, we would appreciate if you could take the time this weekend to do so. Please click here to access the Conference Survey.

We are looking forward to Dad N Me Night tonight. This special Lincoln Prairie tradition is a favorite of many. Spending an evening at school with a special person creates memories for years to come! Next week we celebrate Read Across America! Thank you to the Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association and Mrs. Kraft for sponsoring a week filled with fun dress up days and two author visits. And thank you in advance for those of you that will be coming in to serve as guest readers in our classrooms! Lastly, we hope to see you next Friday, March 1 at our March Whole School Meeting.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

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

English Learner (EL) Kindergarten Information Night

If your child is entering kindergarten and you speak another language at home, we would like to invite you to attend the English Learner Kindergarten Information Night, Tuesday, February 26th.  The program will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road.  Childcare is available for ages 3 and up.

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs for English Learner Kindergarten students, Dual Language Programs in District 54 and the language assessment process.   If you, or someone you know, will have a student attending Kindergarten in September, we hope that you will join us for this informative night.

Enjoy the weekend!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update February 15

Good morning,

It was so nice to see so many of you at this week’s Student Led Conferences. The winter conference is always an opportunity to reflect on each students progress towards their goals. Our hope is that you left with an understanding of how your child is performing in all areas, as well as ideas to support continued growth. Please take a few minutes to share your input with us about your conference experiences by clicking here to complete this short survey. Thank you in advance for completing the survey by next Friday, February 22.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

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

Thank you, Exxon Mobil!

Lincoln Prairie School is very fortunate to have a number of business partners throughout the area that continually support our school.  This past week, the Exxon Mobil Corporation awarded Lincoln Prairie with two $500.00 Educational Alliance Grants.  We would like to express our thanks to Bucky’s Mobil Express located at 1700 W. Algonquin Road in Hoffman Estates as well as Bucky’s Mobil Express located at 615 W. Higgins Road in Schaumburg.  These types of grants allow our school the flexibility to fund different programs and activities that benefit our school.  Please join us as we extend our thanks and gratitude to these businesses.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update February 8

Good afternoon,

We loved getting back in the swing of things this week! We were proud to host our annual Prospective Parent Visitation earlier today. It is always a nice opportunity to share what we value in the Lincoln Prairie experience.

We are looking forward to seeing all families next week during Student-Led Conferences. As a reminder, this important meeting allows our students to share their successes and goals for the remainder of the year. Taking the time to show children we value their voice in the learning process, builds their confidence and improves the adult-child relationship. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have not already scheduled a conference.

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

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

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal

Lincoln Prairie EXPO is coming!

Good morning!

Every three years, Lincoln Prairie School organizes a gathering of our community. Students exhibit or perform what they have been learning during their Project Development Time during the day. The Lincoln Prairie EXPO is a multiple intelligence “showcase” that allows us to demonstrate learning on a particular theme. This Year’s Theme is…Inspire.  EXPO is a culminating event celebrating and showcasing individualized and creative student learning based on choice revolving around a common theme while also incorporating the multiple intelligences.

The time has come to reveal this year’s Big Event theme!

Welcome to EXPO 2019: Inspire . . . Dream Bigger, Do Bigger!

Our evening event will take place Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Please read through the attached documents to ensure you are ready for the event!

Please click here for more information on our community service project.

Please click here for the 2019 EXPO t-shirt order form.

We will be sharing more at the March 1st Whole School Meeting and hope to see you at the Lincoln Prairie EXPO!

The Lincoln Prairie School staff

Lincoln Prairie Weekly Update February 1

Good Morning,

Wow! Who would have predicated a month ago we would have four days off in a week due to major snow and record low temperatures. Our hope is that memories were created this week as a family. Thank you to families that posted their Snowball Launcher Challenge results or emailed their teacher about it. We love hearing about what you are doing when not at school! We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!

We have a busy month ahead of us and will not be rescheduling the February Whole School Meeting. We will see you at our next meeting on Friday, March 1 at 11:40am. We will send an email with our annual BIG EVENT reveal to you Monday, so get excited for that!

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association

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

Dad N Me Night is coming soon!

LP is full of traditions and this month includes Dad N Me Night, a cherished Parent Teacher Student Association event.  Dad N Me night is an opportunity for dads and other special males to spend an ENTIRE evening engaged in various activities with their children. This night is loved by so many for various reasons. Some love the opportunity to build a project in the Home Depot room, others look forward to the keepsake photo and frame, while others enjoy winning at the cake walk and taking a cake home for the entire family to share. The activities are fun and exciting, but more important is an opportunity for Lincoln Prairie students to spend an entire evening hanging with a special man in their life creating memories that make this night so special to so many year after year.

Mom’s do not attend, but are welcome (and needed) as volunteers to help make this night special. Even though they are “working” oftentimes they enjoy the event as much as the Dads and kids.  Children must wait until they are school age to attend. We need your help to make this event a success. You can register to donate a cake, volunteer, and attend this FREE event online via the Parent Teacher Student Association website noted above. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 22 from 6:00-8:30pm.  More details are in the above Lincoln Prairie Press.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Stochl, Principal & Carol Novak, Assistant Principal