Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Green Team Digs Into Composting

Sprague's team of 'green' students is doing its part to make our world a better place to live in. This year's environmental team is focusing on reducing waste in our lunchroom, teaching students not to create waste to begin with, and in places where we can’t reduce waste to compost. Please watch this engaging video where students, parents, and staff share about the Green Team's success at Sprague. In a single day, the Green Team diverted 35 pounds of food away from landfills (approximately 50 percent of food waste created in a day).

Korean Drummers

Thanks to the PTO, Sprague students were captivated by artists illuminating the grace and power of traditional Korean drumming and dancing by demonstrating intricate performances. Harmony and its role in nature and the Korean arts is featured throughout.

Young Musicians Perform

Twenty-three Sprague children, dressed up in their elegant best, performed in front of an enthusiastic audience during the Sounds of Sprague. The audience was treated to a large range of talent from solos on the piano, guitar, and violin to group songs. This event provides a unique and safe performance space for very young performers and a chance to showcase the range of talent at Sprague School. For more pictures of the event, please visit the school's Facebook page.

Online Holiday Shopping

D103 Music Boosters offers unique holiday gifts for families through its online auction that opened Sunday, Dec. 8. Among many gift items, the auction includes a round of golf at Kempter Lakes, rides to school from local first responders, and gift certificates from Tamarak Day Camp, Foss Swim School, and Movement & Sound Dance.

Gifts for Teachers

As part of the PTO book fair, there are 'wish lists' of books for our teachers. Please consider giving a book to your teacher as a holiday gift. Every teacher curates a list specific books to their needs and enhancement of their classroom libraries. Books also make a great teacher’s gift AND if purchased from the PTO Book Fair, all proceeds go back to the school libraries!

If you would like to purchase one of these books to gift to a teacher on behalf of your child please visit the Membership Toolkit and complete the steps outlined in the sign up by today, Dec. 13.

Lost Items Being Donated

The lost and found items are being donated to a clothing shelter on Friday, Dec. 20. Please see if your child lost any items. There are many coats, snow pants, water bottles, gloves, OH MY! It’s taking over the hallway!

Changes to the School Lunch Program

As we hope you are aware, we are switching back to the MySchoolBucks platform where families may purchase meals the same day of consumption using money on their student’s account(s). Please read this news bulletin about the changes.

Some other questions were raised that Quest would like to answer for you now.

  • Now that all MySchoolBucks accounts have been activated, the auto replenish feature has been turned on (if you have signed up for it). If you do not wish to add funds now, we suggest you turn off the feature until your MyMealOrder balance has been reduced.
  • If you are a new user for MySchoolBucks, the district is listed as Lincolnshire D103.
  • Starting the week of Dec. 16, we will be transferring MyMealOrder balances to your MySchoolBucks accounts. Please make sure you order for the remainder of December as soon as possible. If you go into your MyMealOrder account and you do not see any funds, please check your MySchoolBucks account. All money will be transferred prior to Jan. 7, 2020.
  • Please find the January menus on the Quest Food Services website.
  • To better accommodate our gluten-friendly students, we have created a gluten menu that also appears on the Quest website. We will provide hot gluten-friendly options two to three times each week. We would encourage you to reach out to Mary Janiak at mjaniak@questfms.com if you know your student would like a gluten-free option.
  • We will continue to provide cold/à la carte gluten-friendly options daily (for Half Day and Daniel Wright) such as gluten-friendly sandwiches and salads.
  • We will now offer individually wrapped gluten-free bread at all three schools to reduce the chance of cross-contact.

As always, please feel free to reach out to Rebecca Cohen at Rebecca.cohen@questfms.com if you have any questions.


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