Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - October 8, 2021
Sprague Families Enjoy Game Night
Sprague School offers many social opportunities for families to meet one another throughout the year and Game Nights are just such an occasion.
The weather was beautiful and students and families met on the school playground by grade level recently to play games and socialize.
“Having it by grade level was nice because it allowed us to host everyone at once outside. And, it helped create a sense of community after a year isolated because of the pandemic,” said one of the parent planners, Maggie Roler.
Sprague offers many social activities for families throughout the year. During the school day parents volunteer at the Family Traditions Fair and Winter Carnival. After hours families are invited to the Valentine’s Day dance, Game Nights, and other classroom specific activities.
“These are great events for parents to meet other parents in their children's classroom where they can spark conversations about learning and such,” said Principal Ann Hofmeier.
No School Monday or Tuesday
We would like to inform you of some upcoming changes to the school day. Please review the school calendar for other updates.
No School Monday, Oct. 11, due to the holiday, Indigenous Peoples’/ Columbus Day.
No School Tuesday, Oct. 12, due to a Teacher Institute Day.
Late Arrival Day Thursday, Oct. 21. Students in grades K-8 will start school 90 minutes later than their normal start time.
Thursday, Oct. 21, is a nonattendance day for students in early childhood classes.
Sprague Welcomes a New Team Member
We have a large number of students who are still getting into the routine of returning their books and we want to make sure all students can check out a new book. If you child has too many outstanding books we will pause the weekly checkout for them until the books are returned. It is our way of making it manageable for students and families to keep track of checked out books. It also helps us to keep books circulating. A good tip is to select a specific spot where your child’s school library books will stay, such as their backpack, in order to keep track of them. You can also add an alarm or calendar item to help your child remember to return books each week on their checkout day. You are always welcome to email Ms. Lenzini at firstname.lastname@example.org to check the status of your child’s library account. Thank you for your support!
Book Fair Approaching
Picture Retake Day
Sprague Art Teacher Allison Smith is challenging students to spend time at home creating a personalized piece of artwork to display outside the art room on a wall she now calls the “Art Challenge Board.”
Students must create an original piece of art at home and bring it to school. Each month a student from each class will be named Art Challenge winner of the month. Mrs. Smith will showcase students' artwork on the Art Challenge Board.
Please refer questions to Mrs. Smith at email@example.com.
Strategic Plan Feedback Requested
D103 would like your feedback on a new strategic plan that will guide the District for the next five years. Using the Portrait of a Graduate competencies as a guide, the Strategic Planning Committee created four main goal areas with a strategic goal for each area.Please take a few minutes to review the goals and submit your feedback to the District by Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
The Board will review the feedback at a future Board meeting, revise the goals as necessary, and then adopt the final plan. The plan will outline the work for the district for the next five years.
Parent Education Event
The Lake County Regional Office of Education is hosting a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination clinic for individuals 12 and older getting their first dose or third dose (if you qualify) at the Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville. People getting their first dose should sign up for Saturday, Oct. 9. People getting their third dose may sign up for Oct. 9 or Saturday, Oct. 30. The clinic is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please book an appointment today.
Congregation Beth Am provides non-perishable food for the community. The congregation is also looking for non-perishable donations. Please visit the Congregation Beth Am website for more information on donating or picking up food items.