Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - October 1, 2021

Family Traditions Fair

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Over 40 families representing cultures from District 103’s community participated in Laura B. Sprague School’s Annual Family Traditions Fair on Friday, Oct. 1.


Family volunteers hosted activities including games, dancing, traditional art, and playing musical instruments for students to experience. Some of the countries represented included India, China, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Greece, and Lithuania.


Throughout the week, teachers instructed students on understanding diversity through activities that asked them to consider how they are similar and different from their classmates.


In Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 there are 43 native languages spoken in students’ homes. District 103 focuses on making positive steps toward creating inclusive, welcoming, and equitable learning and working environments for all students, parents, and employees.


While the event will end on Friday, learning will continue through the year in the students’ classrooms. Principal Ann Hofmeier stated that “students will continue to share and reflect on their learning from the Family Traditions Fair through writing and speaking opportunities,” and that “we are thankful to our dedicated staff and parents for providing this wonderful learning experience for all our students at Laura B. Sprague.”


To view pictures of the activity, please visit our Facebook page or go to our Google Doc folder.

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Art Challenge

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 asmith@d103.org.
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When Your Child is Sick

Please follow these simple instructions when your child is staying home from school:


  1. Call 847-945-6686 or email Ls_attendance@d103.org.
  2. Provide the date of the absence.
  3. Provide your child's first and last name.
  4. Give your child's teacher's name.
  5. Provide a detailed description of symptoms (temperature, vomiting, aching, bleeding, etc.)
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Dropping Off After 8:10 AM?

If you drop your student off at school after 8:10 a.m. please park your vehicle in a designated parking spot on the street, or on the east or south side of the building and walk your child to the office. There is no supervision for students after 8:10 a.m. and we rely on parents to bring their students to the office for late check in.
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District News

Parent-Student Handbook

The Parent-Student Handbook is available for student and parent review. Please find it under the parent and student tabs on the website.


The District annually publishes a Parent-Student Handbook with information on regulations, an explanation of the services we provide, as well as our expectations for the education of District 103 students. The handbooks are intended to provide a summary of Board of Education policies and procedures governing the district. The handbooks are provided electronically at the start of the new school year to each student’s family as informational resources.


Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.
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Community News

Vaccination Clinic

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.

Metra Contest

Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest is back! For details about the contest rules, entry forms, and galleries featuring past winners visit our Metra website. You can also submit your entries electronically through the site or simply send them to us via email at metracontest@metrarr.com.

Food Pantry

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.
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Sprague Events

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