|Dear Lincoln Prairie Community,
We are so excited to be entering into the last month of school – and not because we are almost done with the school year, but because of the excitement and opportunity that awaits! MAP testing, classwork and teacher feedback will help us to plan for next year. Our remaining Track meets, WITWILP and Graduation are events that bring us together as a school community and will definitely create positive memories as a culmination for the year. Even more, the normalcy of spring time behavior and excitement reminds us all that we are engaged in real life together!
Please read through all of the information below. If you haven’t made your selection for In Person Learning or the Virtual Academy for next year, please do so by May 14th. If we can help talk through your decision, please call or email. We are happy to help!
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, visit 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 the 2021-2022 school year.
District 54 Home Olympics
Physical Educators from across District 54 invite you to take part in this year’s Field Day from the comfort of your own home or backyard the week of May 3rd-May 7th. All stations can be created using materials from around your home. Find time for fun on one night, or make the fun last all week! 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! We look forward to seeing your photos and comments on each school’s Padlet! This could be a great way to spend Wednesday, May 5th on our student non-attendance day. You can find more information by clicking here.
Spring Measures of Academic Progress Testing
Lincoln Prairie’s Measures of Academic Progress testing window is from May 3rd – May 12th. The computer-based assessment will be administered to students 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.
Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment was sent via US Mail from the Lincoln Prairie office. If you have any questions regarding your child’s Measures of Academic Progress testing, please contact your child’s teacher.
Parent Teacher Student Association Information
Schaumburg Township Council Auction
Today is the day!! Get your “paddles” ready to start the bidding!! The Schaumburg Township Council Auction will be virtual 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 information.
Lincoln Prairie Staff Appreciation Week
Join us next week, May 3-7, as we celebrate our Lincoln Prairie Staff! Throughout the week, staff will be treated to a daily snack cart, a catered lunch, and a special gift courtesy of the Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association as we highlight how “Lincoln Prairie Staff Outshine the Rest!” WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION! Click here for fun printables and notes to personalize for the Lincoln Prairie Staff who have supported our students throughout this very challenging year. Activities can be printed at home to fill out and hand deliver at school, or completed and submitted electronically via email. Let’s see how many messages of gratitude and appreciation we can deliver before Friday, May 7th!
Spring Book Fair
Starting Next Week …Our Spring Book Fair will be online! From Friday, May 7, until Thursday, May 20, you can order from our Scholastic homepage. Watch this space next week for the link to Lincoln Prairie’s homepage. Until then, contact Susan Rodgers ([email protected]) for access to an interactive book preview that will get your kids excited about reading!
Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting
I can’t believe it’s here already! Our final virtual PTSA meeting for this year will be Mon May 3rd at 7pm. We have some business to cover including voting in the 2021-2022 Executive Committee. Hope to see you all there!!
District 54 Information
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7
Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by clicking here and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will send a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. #ThankATeacher
District 54 Education Foundation Golf Outing: June 14
The District 54 Education Foundation is excited to return to the Schaumburg Golf Club on Monday, June 14 for our 24th Annual Golf Outing to benefit School District 54 students and their families. Join us for a round of golf, various contests, 50/50 cash raffles, lunch, dinner and great company. Register or sponsor today by clicking here.
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. Please complete the survey for your child in grades 3-8 no later than May 14, 2021. 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.
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 call our office. Thank you for your cooperation.
Have a WONDERful weekend,
Amanda Stochl and Amanda Moore