Spark launches new enrollment platform and changes to upfront costs.

On February 14, 2021 the Foundation released our annual report covering the 2019-2020 fiscal year. In it we share how the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools has supported students, educators and schools, as well as financial reports.

We are obsessed with helping kiddos of all elementary ages have an enriching summer camp experience. We could go on and on about the important benefits of camps, but here is our list of the top four benefits for attending summer learning camps. 

We have lots of reasons why we think you should sign your kid up now for our summer camps, but here are our top three reasons why you should think about signing your child up early.

For working parents, we understand summer can be a stressful time. We want your kids to be safe, have fun, and learn a thing or two, but everyone has a flexible work schedule. Spark Summer Camps are designed to be flexible for working parents and curious kids. 

Welcome to Spark! We are a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) focused summer camp located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Spark is a place where kids experience hands-on learning and play like never before. These experiences allow children to dive into new discoveries which set them up to solve real-world problems as they grow.

Join us to learn more about what diversity looks like at Lincoln Public Schools and how Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020 spurred additional efforts to address equity in our schools.

The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools has launched an online gallery to honor and thank local teachers. The initiative began earlier this month when members of an LPS Community Advisory Committee learned teachers in the school system were reporting feelings of burn-out.

Amazon Prime Days, October 13th and 14th, begin the kick off to the holiday season. Take advantage of all the deals while supporting teachers and kids at LPS.

Now open on 61st and O Street, Rocket Carwash will donate a portion of every wash on the day of its official grand opening on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

The Lincoln Public Schools Staff Fund Drive kicks off September 22 and runs through October 2. Learn how a donation to the Foundation gives back to you and your school.

The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is now accepting requests for emergency assistance from LPS students and their families affected by COVID-19.

Families of LPS students in need may request funds to help with: childcare, medical bills, rent or housing costs, utilities, gas/groceries and other emergencies as necessary.

Ameritas provides educational materials in partnership with Barnes & Noble and the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.

The school year seems to speed up as it winds down. With the harsh winter behind us, the spring push to renew our energy and ideas is even more pressing than usual. For the Foundation, this means increasing our efforts to expose students to career and life-changing experiences.

You, our friends and donors, have made so many experiences possible over the last few months.

Macek was recognized for building positive working relationships, showing compassion and being an exceptional leader. She was nominated by her colleague, Rachael Kluck-Spann.
“Whether it is an academic or behavioral concern, Deanna has excellent skills to help find working solutions in a collaborative, productive way,” Kluck-Spann wrote in her nomination. “Macek is an enormous asset to our administrative team, the Irving community and to Lincoln Public Schools.”