|Dear Lincoln Prairie Community,
We’ve enjoyed another week here at Lincoln Prairie! Thank you parents for your continued support of the hard work that is taking place, as well as the efforts of our staff. We certainly appreciate your partnership. The conversations and collaborative efforts to help the children we share be their best selves is definitely the key ingredient to the success of this school year!
We have seen a spike in absences for non-health related reasons. We need our students engaging in their school day – five days a week. If you have opted for our 5 Day In Person Model, we need your children at school all five days. If you’ve opted for the Remote Model, we need them online all five days. Now that 82% of our students are back in person, teachers and staff have been able to engage students in higher levels. In a few of our classes, we have 100% of our students back in person, which allows for a much richer instructional experience. When students stay home or are off line unnecessarily, it has an impact on the students’ learning.
To be clear, if your child is sick or experiencing COVID symptoms, they should stay home or take a break from their learning for that day, depending on their condition.
Lincoln Prairie Information
2021-2022 Learning Model Selection
You should have received an email asking for your decision regarding next year’s learning model: In-Person Learning or the Virtual Learning Academy. To make your decision, please click here and choose by May 14. If your family does not make a decision for enrollment by May 14th, students will automatically be enrolled in In-Person learning for 2021-2022 school year.
Please remember, if you are an In Person learner and need to work remotely or will be absent, you need to call the attendance line. In Person Learners are expected at school all 5 days per week. If your child is a Remote Learner and will not be online, please also call the attendance line.
Spring MAP Testing
This spring we will test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool. The MAP testing window for Lincoln Prairie is from May 3rd – May 12th. The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in-person because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in-person. The purpose of the assessment is to continue to obtain data points on our students and to continue to plan for instruction that meets the needs of each student.
With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.
Important Details on the Spring MAP Assessment:
· Students will be seated with a minimum of 3 feet of social distance.
· Masks will be required.
· Remote students invited to the building to test.
· Parents or caregivers of remote only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
· Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming via US Mail from Lincoln Prairie office. If you are a remote family, and do not receive a letter please call our main office.
Parent Teacher Student Association Information
Schaumburg Township Council Auction
It’s almost here!! The Schaumburg Township Council Virtual Auction will be April 30th from 4 – 10pm!! So many amazing donations have been collected to help raise funds for summer camp scholarships. Check out the links below for more details. Happy bidding!!
Save the date! The Spring Book Fair will be virtual from May 7 – 20. Stay tuned for more details.
Take Out Extreme
Spread the word!! Tell your friends and family!! We have your dinner plans for April 29th!! Head over to Portillo’s at 611 E Golf Rd. This fundraiser is DRIVE THRU ONLY and from 5-8pm. Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this!!
District 54 Information
Attention 5th Grade Students and Parents
District 54 is pleased to offer beginning instruction on band and orchestra instruments to students entering sixth grade. The District 54 Instrumental Music Program provides students with one weekly lesson during the school day and one weekly after-school band or orchestra rehearsal at their neighborhood junior high. More information will be available from Lincoln Prairie coming soon!
2021 Summer Enrichment Opportunities:
Summer is right around the corner and the perfect way to enjoy it is to join a Summer of 54 camp! Your child can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, and so much more! T-shirts are included with registration, which is now available in your Parent Portal. Seats fill up fast so sign up now to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please click here for the 2021 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure.
Social Emotional Learning Survey-Parents
District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional wellbeing. Similar to this winter, we are asking for your insight as a parent/guardian in creating the most well rounded picture of your child’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 will send families of students in grades 3-8 an email link for each child to the District 54 Social Emotional Learning Survey on Monday, April 26. Thank you in advance for participating in this survey, as we believe the home-school collaboration is critical to best support your child’s overall well-being.
Multicultural Parent Advisory Committee presents Answers to Your In-Person Learning Questions
Join the District 54 Multicultural Parent Advisory Council on Wednesday, April 28, as they provide answers to your questions about the 2021-22 school year in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish, Telugu and Urdu. The goal of these webinars is to share the successes from the return to in-person learning this year and to answer any questions parents and guardians may have about the 2021-22 school year in their preferred language. Click on the links below to access the Zoom webinars online. If you cannot attend at the dates and times listed below, the presentations will be recorded and posted on the Language and Culture website after the event.
Please click here for the Bengali, Hindi, Urdu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28
Please click here for the Gujarati Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28
Please click here for the Telugu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28
Please click here for the SpanishWebinar: 6:30-7 p.m. April 28
Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
As a reminder, registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open and available through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes.
You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2021-2022, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-2022 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.
Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June. Should you have any questions, please our office. Thank you for your cooperation.
District 54 Foundation
Come enjoy a day on the green for a great cause! The annual Golf Outing will be June 14th!!
Have a WONDERful weekend,
Amanda Stochl and Amanda Moore