100 Days of School
Sprague students celebrated 100 days of school this week.
Teachers celebrate this important milestone for students for many reasons:
More than half the school year is past
Teachers celebrate students’ academic accomplishments
Teachers engage students in crafts as a visual way to see what 100 items look like
It is a fun way for students to integrate math lessons of adding numbers and place values to a 100
Counting to 100 by 1s and 10s is an important kindergarten math standard, the 100th day of school provides an authentic opportunity to engage in working with the number 100.
Please stop by the Sprague office if your child is missing something that may have been left at school. The Lost and Found bins are full of snow pants, boots, gloves, and water bottles. Remember to put your child's name on all items they bring to school. This will greatly reduce the daily pile up in the lost and found.
Student Drop Off Reminder
AM kindergarten, first-, and second-grade student drop off is from 7:55 to 8:10 a.m. Drop off is located in the EAST parking lot. Enter the lot from Reliance Lane. Pull forward to the drop off lane. Staff will be wearing bright-colored vests and will hand signal you when to pull up in line. When you arrive at the drop-off line, put your car into park, a staff member will open the door, your child should be able to independently exit the car, and walk to the sidewalk.
Staff members will then hand-signal for you to proceed forward to exit. Please stay in a line, practice patience, and DO NOT PASS other cars. The line will then exit on to Reliance Lane. Parents of children who are not independent with seat belts, or are in a car seat, will need to park legally and escort your child to the sidewalk.
Dropping Off After 8:10 a.m.?
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.
Seeking Families who Celebrate Holi or Ramadan
Sprague is seeking out a family (or families who would like to work together) to create two bulletin boards for Sprague's lobby. One will be Holi-themed for March and one for Ramadan in April. Please contact Mrs. Bever at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in learning more about the bulletin board display.
Talent Show Deadline Extended
The Music Appreciation Committee of the PTO is organizing the Sprague Talent Show and encourages your child to participate! The spotlight is on student talent with musicians, singers, dancers, magicians, and performers of all kinds entertaining classmates and their families in the Sprague gym Saturday, March 12. We encourage second-graders who would like to help emcee the event to visit the PTO website to learn more and register. Enjoy this chance for kids to shine and for our community to gather and connect. Performers should register on the PTO Portal by Friday, Feb. 11. Students will perform between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. In the interest of safety, we are running one-hour shows, and ask that families only attend for the hour when their student(s) are scheduled. All visitors to the school must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event.
Kindergarten registration for students turning 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2022, is now open. Please visit the D103 Kindergarten website for detailed information about what documents are required for registration.
Parent Input Sought on Survey
Parents, students, and teachers are invited to participate in giving feedback on school climate and learning conditions in District 103 through the state-administered, Illinois 5Essentials Survey.
This 20-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:
Board of Education Meeting
Please join the PTO in its second annual Valentine's Day Treats fundraiser with Max and Benny's. Ten percent of sales will be donated back to D103 PTO while you get to enjoy delicious treats just in time for Valentine's Day. It's a win-win! Choose from a selection of cookies, brownies, pretzels and more. There's even a DIY cookie kit for the creator in all of us. Valentine's Day orders are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.
Increase Connections with Your Child
The D103 PTO is offering an online parent education webinar on "Practical Tools to Increase Connection with Your Child and Simplify Your Parenting" by Child Development Specialist and Parenting Expert Dr. Siggie Cohen. The virtual presentation is divided into two sessions for parents of children of different grade levels.
- Preschool through Third-Graders: 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 9 - Developing Emotional Regulation Skills; Register for and add this event to your calendar.
For questions or more information about PTO Parent Education events please reach out to Michelle Kowalski at email@example.com.
Audition for Midwest Young Artists Conservatory!
MYAC is open to all ages K-12, and provides instruction and performance opportunities in the areas of orchestra, chamber music, jazz, and choir. This is a great supplement to your student’s school music program. For more information or to register for an audition, please visit the MYA Conservatory website.