Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

Children Share Thanksgiving Cheer With Sunrise Residents

Laura B. Sprague School first-graders recently visited residents of the Sunrise Senior Living of Buffalo Grove to share “Thanksgiving cheer” as a way to give back to their community.

Lincolnshire’s District 103 staff believes in reaching out to the community. The district encourages its staff, students, and parents to volunteer their time and talents to enrich student learning in the global community.

“These activities build speaking and listening skills, confidence, and generational connectivity,” said teacher Lisa Lindell, who chose this site because her granny lives there. For pictures of the activity, please visit the school's Facebook page.

Superhero Day is Dec. 2

Remind your Sprague children to wear superhero clothes on Monday, Dec. 2.

Don't Miss Reading Jam on Dec. 4

Families you won't want to miss this exciting Sprague Reading Jam for students and their families from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Students, accompanied by their families, can choose to hear a story read to them by four teachers or staff members. Students are invited to wear their pajamas or comfortable clothing.

Early Release Monday and Thanksgiving

On Monday, Nov. 25, we will observe an early release day for parent-teacher conferences. Sprague students will be released at 11:15 a..m. In addition, there will be no school Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 29 for Thanksgiving break. School resumes on Monday, Dec. 2.

Lost and Found

Please take some time to visit the lost and found at Sprague during parent-teacher conferences. There are many items that are looking to be claimed. If you find your child brings an item home that might not be theirs, please send the item back to Sprague so that we can find the rightful owner. Thank you for your support.

Lunch Menu

The Sprague School lunch menu for December is now available for your review. After surveying families about the new online lunch ordering system, Quest is reverting to last year's MySchoolBucks program. Please read the school news bulletin about the changes.

Student Performers Sought

D103 Music Boosters is offering Sprague children who sing or play a musical instrument an opportunity to perform in the Sounds of Sprague concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Sprague School. Register now to perform in the Sounds of Sprague Concert. Tickets are $10 a person to attend or perform.

Performance Criteria

  • Performances should be under two minutes

  • All instruments and vocals are welcome

  • Accompanist available if requested

  • Semi-formal attire is requested (no jeans or shorts)

  • Group performances are encouraged

Questions? Please reach out to Hazel Weaver at d103musicboosters@gmail.com. Please see the Sounds of Sprague flyer for more about the concert.

Music Boosters supports general music programs in all schools including band, orchestra, and chorus.

Share Your Collection

Sprague students share their special collections and mementos in the Sprague library for all students and staff at Sprague to enjoy. Sign your student up to display his/her personal collection.

Family Assistance

There are times when families may require financial assistance. Local organizations that are listed on our website are available to provide assistance to families in need. For financial assistance with D103 fees, the school lunch program, field trips, or other purchases, please reach out to the district's business office at 847-295-4030.

Family Book Club

About The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh: Indian-American Harpreet Singh is a practicing Sikh and has a different color patka, or head covering, for every occasion. When his mother gets a job in a small snowy town across the country, Harpreet is apprehensive about the move despite his parents' assurance that it will be an adventure. Harpreet begins to wear colors for not-so-happy occasions: Will Harpreet ever feel like his cheerful self in his new home? Kelkar's telling of Harpreet's story is crisp and straightforward, and Marley's bright illustrations tactfully and subtly convey cultural differences that make Harpreet feel different from and invisible to his peers.

Thanks to Banner Day Camp

District 103 is grateful that Banner Day Camp sent Coach Lani to teach staff gratitude yoga today and collaborate on A-Z Mindfulness in the classrooms! For information on a “Bannerific” summer at Banner Day Camp, please visit their website. For information on mindfulness with Coach Lani, please visit the A-Z Mindfulness website.


  • The Sprague Education Committee would like your thoughts on parent education workshops for families of children in grades preschool through second-grade. Please respond to this brief survey with your responses.

  • Sprague is collecting new pajama sets. Please send to school complete pajama sets from newborn to adult from any season. For every set of pajamas families donate, Scholastic Books will donate a new book to the school. Drop pajamas off at the front office between Nov. 11 and Nov. 25.


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