Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - April 9, 2021

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation financially supports many programs in D103, including the library at Laura B. Sprague School. Their news fundraiser, the Legacy Brick Fundraiser, allows families to make a donation to support D103 schools and have their name engraved on a brick laid in a walkway at Daniel Wright. Watch Stripes and Principal Ann Hofmeier show how this fundraiser benefits Sprague students.

Erin's Law

You should have received a letter this week from Principal Ann Hofmeier about the District 103 curriculum that supports Erin's Law and the prevention of childhood sexual abuse. Please reach out to Principal Hofmeier at ahofmeier@d103.org if you do not want your child to participate in the Second Step curriculum, which offers instruction and practice in using skills such as empathy, good

listening, managing emotions, accepting differences, showing respect, and many more skills involving

healthy and safe choices in student behavior.

EC Parent Coffee

Please save 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22 for an early childhood parent coffee where school officials will present on "Fostering Independence - How to Build Independence in the Early Childhood Years." There is no school for early childhood students on April 22. Please register in advance for the early childhood coffee.

Seeking Artwork for Virtual Fair

Sprague is hosting a Virtual Art Show in May and students have been hard at work creating some beautiful masterpieces for the show.

Each week on Zoom Art Teacher Allison Smith has been working with students to create artwork for Sprague's Virtual Art Show. If your child would like to have artwork on display at the Virtual Art Show, please have them submit a good quality picture on Seesaw. For information on types of project to submit and how to submit projects, please review these directions.

Fitness Challenge

From April 30 through May 2 all Sprague School students are invited to participate in the “Health Moves Minds Virtual Run/Walk”, a fundraiser benefiting health and physical education programs focusing on wellness and mental health. Your child will have the opportunity to be involved in a virtual run/walk with your family in your own neighborhood or anywhere you want to go. The walk is designed to educate our students and staff on the importance of overall wellness and mental health with further education occurring in P.E. classes at school. It is through this program that we can inspire healthy habits and teach students to thrive physically and emotionally. Please read the e-notice for more details on the Sprague Fundraising Event.

Parent Input for Placement

At Sprague, we believe that home-school collaboration creates the best possible placement for students.

The creation of classes is an important process for our students where staff collectively looks at the needs of individuals, groups, the balance of academics, and social-emotional needs, to create healthy learning groups and environments.

If you wish to share information on your child, please fill out the Parent Input for Placement form. This is your opportunity to do so. The input you provide will be reviewed and considered as we begin planning for your child's upcoming school year. While specific teacher requests cannot be accommodated, your insight is valued. We look forward to providing your child with continued learning excellence. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with your child's team.

Please note, the input you share on the Google Form is not private between the Principal and parent and will be shared with our team during the placement process. Please do not request specific teachers. Any response form that lists a specific teacher will not be included in the placement process. Please complete a form for each of your children, if desired. This form needs to be completed by April 16, 2021

District News

Full Day of School on April 22

Thursday, April 22, is a full day of school for D103 students in grades kindergarten through eighth. The Late Arrival Day on this day was cancelled. There is no preschool on Thursday, April 22.

Vision & Hearing Screening

The state of Illinois mandates vision and hearing screenings for various grades. Please respond to this brief survey if your remote learning child is in one of these grades.

Students in early childhood, kindergarten, and second-grade are mandated by the State of Illinois to have vision and hearing screenings. Please use this Google form to indicate whether you want your child to be screened or if you would like to defer the screening at this time.

Students in the first-grade are mandated by the State of Illinois to have a hearing screening. Please use this Google form to indicate whether you want your child to be screened or if you would like to defer the screening at this time.

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.

Partnership News

Virtual 5K Run-Walk

D103 PTO's virtual 5K run/walk event is now open.

In order to keep our community safe and continue to raise funds for our school district, the D103 PTO will host its first ever (hopefully only) ​Run for D103 VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk. Please visit the Run for D103 website to learn more about the event and register.

Volunteer of the Year Award

The D103 PTO Executive Board appreciates all of our volunteers! We also like to acknowledge that one special person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. If you know of a deserving person you would like to nominate for the 2020-2021 D103 PTO Scott S. Guziec Volunteer of the Year Award, please fill out the Google nomination form. Nominations are due by May 1.

Dawn Anderson Angel Award

Each year, the PTO recognizes a volunteer who exemplifies the commitment of Dawn Anderson to District 103. Dawn generously volunteered for District 103, the D103 PTO and in our community. We now award a volunteer that demonstrates that commitment.

Requirements for Nomination: The nominee must be someone whose youngest child is an eighth-grade student so that this volunteer will be "graduating" from District 103. The volunteer should be someone who has committed his or her time over several years to our District, including volunteering for the PTO.

Maybe this is a visible volunteer who has led many PTO events or a quiet contributor who we could always count on to fill in when needed. Like Dawn, this volunteer should have an infectious volunteer spirit. The deadline for submission is April 30. Please fill out the Google nomination form to recognize a volunteer.

Community News

Wine, Dine, & Win

The Village of Lincolnshire is holding a Wine, Dine, & Win campaign during the month of April to do our part to help Lincolnshire restaurants. Check out the restaurants and how to win a $50 gift car on the Village of Lincolnshire website.

Law Day

Chief Judge Diane Winter and the Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit would like to extend an invitation to Lake County students to participate in the annual Lake County Law Day activities. This year’s theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” The Judges look forward to seeing the great talent and skills of students in Lake County.

Enrichment Summer School

The Center for Gifted offers in-person spring and summer classes in Long Grove and Elmhurst. Please visit the Center for Gifted website. Masks are required, social distancing is enforced, and hand sanitizer must be non-scented. All classes are a maximum of 10-12 children. Students need NOT be tested or identified as gifted, just eager to learn!

Soccer and Baseball/Softball Registration

The Lincolnshire Sports Association registration is now open for spring soccer, baseball and softball.


Chicago Rush Soccer Club tryouts start in May. Please visit the club's website for tryout information.

Year-Long Events