January 23, 2022

Good afternoon,

While the temperatures have dropped this week, the energy and enthusiasm here at LP is still going strong. Today’s PDT sessions were engaging and had students talking about all the fun that lies ahead. We are looking forward to showing off what we are working on during this spring’s Big Event – EXPO! Until then, feel free to ask your child what they’ve been working on during Project Development Time!

Lincoln Prairie Information

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.

2022 Social Emotional Learning Survey 
District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional wellbeing. Your insight as a parent/guardian is essential in creating the most well rounded picture of your child’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 sent families of students in grades 3-8 an email link for each child to the D54 Social Emotional Learning Survey.  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.

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.  

Items Needed for Project Development Time
One of our PDTs is making pillows for residents at Friendship Village. They are looking for donations of stuffing/pillow fill or batting. If you have any extra at home, please send it in with your child. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Wadsworth at [email protected].

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 Lincoln Prairie events. For example, these photos could come from classroom parties, Lincoln Prairie family nights, sports games, or music performances. If you can please upload the photos to this this 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

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 (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!
Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting
Our next meeting will be Feb 7th at 7pm!!
We have lots of news to share!! We will also be forming our Nominating Committee!! This committee works together by reaching out to the community to help fill the positions with the best candidates for the Executive Committee. A candidate is voted for each position every year and there are 2 terms that will be expiring at the end of this school year – President and VP of Fundraising. Can you see yourself in one of these positions? Or do you know someone else that may be just right for the job? Come to the meeting next month and join the nominating committee.
Gym Jam
Attention Middle Level Families!!  – February is right around the corner and you know what that means…No, not Groundhog Day. No, we’re not talking about the Super Bowl.
It’s the Valentine’s Gym Jam!!! Friday Feb 11th from 6:30-8:30pm. This event is LOVED by middle levelers for the food, the games and the prizes!!! Pre-register online by clicking here for $6 by Tuesday, Feb 8th or pay $8 cash at the door.
We need lots of volunteers too!!! If you would LOVE to help and join the fun you can sign up on Membership Tool Kit or email Kim Schoewe at [email protected]
Reminder – Volunteers must have a Covid vaccination card or a negative test uploaded to the office at least 2 days prior to the event.

Please click here for the Middle Level Valentine’s Gym Jam Flyer

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. Click here to access District 54’s virtual backpack. 

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 by clicking here. 

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 accessed 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