January 14, 2022
Good afternoon,

We appreciate the opportunity this week has brought for our students, staff, and families to reconnect after Winter Break. It has been wonderful to hear all the memorable moments shared by families during our time apart. Students were very excited to see their classmates and eager to continue learning with their teachers!

We enjoyed our January Whole School Meeting today! Classes engaged in a whole school dance party, a PBIS adventure and an exciting Whole School trivia game. In addition to the recognition, it was so nice to hear all the laughter and cheering throughout the hallways! As we embark on the second half of the school year, we are looking forward to sharing many more fun traditions with our students.

Lincoln Prairie Information

SHIELD Testing Resumes

Our free, weekly Shield testing resumed on Thursday, Jan. 13.  If your child is not enrolled and you would like for him/her to take part in this optional screening, please call our office so we can send a consent form home. Our office number is 847-357-5955.

A Message from Nurse Miller: COVID-19 Vaccine Record
If your child has received both of their COVID vaccinations please provide a copy of documentation to the School Nurse. The documentation can be provided as follows:    
•    Scan to [email protected] 
•    Send with student to bring to the Nurse’s office
If your child received the vaccination at our School District Clinics, I have already been provided with the documentation. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please contact us.
Proper outside attire for breaks and recess
We will plan for all K-5 students to engage in outdoor recess unless the temperature is too cold or the conditions are unsafe. Please send your children to school with warm coats, snow pants, boots, hats and gloves. Middle Level students will continue to take breaks outside. Please remind them that coats, hats and gloves will help keep them warm during these times. If your child is in need of any of these items, please contact our main office. They will direct you to our school social worker or school nurse for additional support.

Winter Student Led Conferences on February 17 and 18
We look forward to connecting with you at our upcoming Winter conferences on Thursday, February 17 and Friday, February 18.  Similar to the Fall, you will have the opportunity to sign up online for individual conferences with your child’s teacher.  We will be sending out the link to sign up for conferences with accompanying directions soon.

ACCESS Testing for English Learners
ACCESS testing for English Learners (ELLs) began this week. The federally required test, which measures the proficiency of English Learners in reading, writing, speaking and listening, will continue through January.  

Food Pantry Information
The Eisenhower Food Pantry serves Lincoln Prairie families and is open for this school year. Although families are not able to physically enter the pantry, you are able to fill out a form to schedule a time to pick up the items you would like: Please click here for the Food Pantry Form. At this time, families will only be able to pick up food once per month. You will receive this form every month as a reminder to submit an order. Pick up will be at Eisenhower in front of door 6 (side door near the smaller parking lot). Please call the main office at 847-357-5500 when you arrive at door 6, and someone will come and put your food boxes in your car. Thank you!

Yearbook-Help Wanted
As we continue to work on our yearbook for the 21-22 school year we could use photos your family has from LP events. For example, these photos could come from classroom parties, LP family nights, sports games, or music performances. If you can please upload the photos to the Yearbook Shared Folder by clicking here. If possible, please name the photo after the event it shows. Thank you for taking the time to do this!

Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information

Family Fun Night
There’s still time to get your tickets!! Come on out and join other Lincoln Prairie families at the Chicago Wolves Game!! Saturday Jan 29th at 7:00pm – Chicago Wolves vs Rockford IceHogs!! Ticket orders due by today Jan 14th!! No late orders will be accepted. Check out the flyer for more details and how to get tickets!! Please click here for the Chicago Wolves Flyer
Important Information From The Wolves Event Coordinator:
Per the Cook County mandate, individuals over the age of 18 will need to show proof of vaccination. There is an exemption for the Cook County vaccine mandate below for individuals 18 and under who are attending for a school activity that is valid at the Allstate Arena.
Exemptions to Proof of Vaccination Requirements – Individuals:
• An individual 18 years of age or younger who enters a business subject to this Order to participate in a school activity or after-school program offered by any pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public or non-public school.
The full Cook County vaccine order can be found by clicking here.
Schaumburg Township Council Auction
Hello Lincoln Prairie Families!! Our Parent Teacher Student Association is coordinating auction baskets/items for the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Each year the Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s offers college scholarships to former District 54 students, and summer experience scholarships to current students. The funds to support these scholarships are raised during our annual Silent/Live Auction event. Each of the 28 schools are asked to contribute. Since all our students can benefit from the scholarship funds offered by the STC (please click here for the application), we are asking the entire school for donations (but make sure to join our school’s PTA so you can apply for the scholarship). We have given examples of donations
below. Thank you for your help!!
All items need to be received prior to January 28th. Please coordinate donations with auction chair Patricia Dziubla at [email protected] or by phone at 630-263-8659.

Here is a list of items still needed:
*$25 gift cards to any restaurant we need 6 total
*scratch off tickets to put together a fun Good Luck In 2022 basket
Thank you in advance!

District 54 Information

Kindergarten Registration

District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 2, 2022.  All incoming siblings of Lincoln Prairie will register at Lincoln Prairie and not their base school.  Families that have an incoming sibling at Lincoln Prairie can register students through their Parent Portal account starting January 24th. Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website by clicking here .  Once your online registration is complete, please contact our school to schedule your in-person appointment to complete your student’s registration and provide documentation. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
Consumable Materials Fee
Parents/guardians are required to pay a $50.00 consumable materials fee each school year to cover the cost of workbooks, paper, art supplies, and other items used by students.  This is a reminder that on February 1, 2022, an additional late fee of $10.00 will be added to any outstanding 2021-22 consumable fees.  If needed, information regarding your fees can be accessed through your parent portal account.

District 54 Virtual Backpack
Looking for extracurricular activities for your students? Check out District 54’s virtual backpack for information about activities available in the community. For more information please click here.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan
In order to help families prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during Winters in our community, please review the District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.  Please click here for the Dsitrict 54 Severe Weather Response Plan

Free SHIELD Testing at Rafferty Administration Center
District 54 is offering free COVID-19 SHIELD drive-up testing to all students and staff. Please note that ANY student or staff member can get a test regardless of their participation in the weekly SHIELD surveillance testing.  Please note:

  • The test is the same saliva-based test used in surveillance testing. 
  • Individuals being tested never leave their car.
  • Results are available within 24 hours.  
  • Individuals will be contacted with a phone call from the District office the next business day following testing with results.

Testing is available all school days from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at School District 54 – Rafferty Administration Center located at 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you would like to set up a Shield portal to view your results the directions can be found by clicking here. 

District 54 Early Childhood Programs
Did you know that District 54 offers many early childhood programs to families living within District 54 boundaries? Our Early Learning Center offers a free preschool program for children ages 3-5 who are screened and found to qualify for our Preschool for All At-Risk program. We also provide special education services to students who are identified as having a disability. For more information or to set-up a screening appointment, call 847-230-1700 or visit our website.

District 54 also offers a Prevention Initiative Home-Visiting Program for families with children ages 0-3 who are screened and identified as being at-risk. If you or anyone you know is expecting or has a child ages 0-30 months, you can see if you qualify for the home visit program by emailing [email protected], calling the ELC office at 847-230-1700, visiting our website or finding us on Facebook @SD54PAT0to3.  

All District 54 families with children ages 0-5 also have access to our Community Resource Centers, located throughout the community.

Take care,
Amanda Stochl & Amanda Moore