Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Teaching Mindfulness to Students

Some of the kindergarten classes paint rocks and place them around the community to spread messages of kindness so Sprague Enrichment Specialist Christie Wylie thought that rock balancing might be a great mindfulness activity to try at school.


At Sprague, there are a variety of programs to help teachers and students experience mindfulness techniques. These techniques, when practiced over time, help students pay attention to their bodies, breathing and thinking. All of these strategies support having students ready for learning and working well with others.


“Who knew stacking rocks would fulfill so many important aspects of learning?” Mrs. Wylie said. For more pictures of the mindfulness activity, please visit the school's Facebook page.

Will Your Child Be Absent on Thursday?

Please let your child's teacher know right away if your student will not be in school next Thursday, Feb. 27, for Explore the Arts Day. Explore the Arts Day provides students with the opportunity to spend the day immersed in exploring a wide variety of art forms. Students will participate in this event on Thursday morning before early dismissal.

No School Days & Other Reminders

  • Report cards are available on Unified Classroom on Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • Our winter parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, Feb 28 from 9 am. to 12 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 27 is an Early Dismissal Day (Sprague 11:15 a.m., Half Day 12:00 p.m., Daniel Wright 11:30 a.m.) due to parent-teacher conferences. Morning early childhood and extended day students attend school; there is no school for afternoon early childhood students

  • Friday, Feb. 28 there is no school for students due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Monday, March 2 is a non-attendance day for students


The 103 Club is in session on these days.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences provide a prime opportunity to discuss student learning. Research shows that when schools and families work together, children tend to do better in school. Winter parent-teacher conferences at Sprague School will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28. Sprague teachers are creating their own individual conference schedules by reaching out to Sprague families. If you have any questions regarding conference times or availability, please contact your child's teacher. Parent-Teacher conferences are also a great time to visit our Lost & Found for gloves, hats, lunch boxes, and more!

Tell Friends & Neighbors to Register Now for Kindergarten and Preschool

Please share this notice with friends and neighbors who have future preschoolers and kindergartners. District 103 kindergarten and preschool registration is underway. Kindergarten registration is for children who will turn 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. The preschool program is for children ages 3, 4, and 5-years-old.

Parents are welcome to register their future kindergartener or preschooler any school day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration takes about an hour to complete. For information about what to bring to registration, please read the school's news bulletin on registration.

You're Invited to Our Open House

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 Administrative Office Staff and Board of Education invite you to an Open House from Noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at our new address: 111 Barclay Boulevard, Suite 100, Lincolnshire. Please let us know if you can attend the open house.

Family Book Club

Fry Bread: Fry Bread features a modern Native American family gathering, creating and enjoying fry bread together. It is a wonderful depiction of a practice of tradition, a celebration of community, and the honoring of historical legacy.

Family Day with the Chicago Wolves

Join the Learning Fund Foundation at a Chicago Wolves game on Sunday, Feb. 23 to help support District 103 students and teachers! The Learning Fund Foundation Family Fun Day is held at the Allstate Arena. Please purchase your tickets using the Foundation Family Day link.

Mark Your Calendar

Register your child for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program and receive a free ticket to the theme park.

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