Wildcat E-Notice

Laura B. Sprague School - April 2, 2021

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.

We look forward to your child’s participation in our Virtual School Walk for Mental Health event! Please consider encouraging your child to ask friends, trusted neighbors and relatives to contribute toward this worthy cause. All donations must be submitted by Monday, May 3. Only donations received in person or online by 3:00 p.m. that day will count towards our school total. Please review the “Frequently Asked Questions” document to learn more about how our online donations work and how to navigate the process. We have created some simple directions for signing up for the virtual run/walk. Or, join the Sprague Team on the Shape America website.

This event is different from years past, therefore below are some key points to know.

  • Permission slips are not needed to participate in the virtual walk on your own or with your family/friends.
  • Donations are not required but are greatly appreciated to help our Sprague cause for wellness and mental health.
  • A portion of the donations will go to our Sprague PE program to purchase items for health and wellness for students.
  • If students raise $25 or more they will receive a free T-shirt from Health Moves Minds for their effort.
  • Checks and cash should be submitted to PE staff at Sprague (Please make checks payable to “SHAPE America”).

We ask that if you take part in the virtual run/walk (April 30-May 2), that you please take photos and send them to Margaret Van Duch at mvanduch@d103.org or text them to 847-791-3749. Again, you are free to walk/run anywhere you want with your family during this event.

Across the country, today’s children and adolescents do not get enough physical activity and are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Understanding these challenges, promoting an active school environment, and teaching children how to cope with stress, bullying, and societal pressures can make all the difference.

Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause. Our hope is to create a meaningful experience for your child to learn about the importance of wellness and mental health.


Mr. John Solis and Mr. John L’Heureux

Physical Education Teachers

District News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

Partnership News

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

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

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.

Community News

Soccer and Baseball/Softball Registration

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


Chicago Rush Soccer offers a spring after school program. Look for details on their website.

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!

Community Dialogue on Race

Women United (United Way) is offering a virtual event, "Community Dialogue on Race: Moving from Ideas to Action" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. Please register for this event.

Year-Long Events