Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - February 5, 2021

Favorite Places to Read

For 12 years, World Read Aloud Day, Feb. 3, has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! Check out some of the Sprague readers on the school's Facebook page. The global effort is now celebrated in over 173 countries and counting. World Read Aloud Day, created by the nonprofit organization LitWorld is all about bringing people together through stories, which is more important than ever this year when the shared experience and connection of reading aloud is so needed in all of our communities.

Share Your Collection of 100 Items

Next Thursday, Feb.11 is the 100th Day of School! We would like to celebrate the 100th Day of School with a Sprague 100th Day Collection Challenge. Please work with your student to come up with a collection idea and then have your student count out 100 items. Please submit a picture of your collection to mvanduch@d103.org or text it to 847-791-3749 by the end of the day on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Students, Track Your Steps

Students are encouraged to track the number of steps they take each day for 30 days in this fun Sprague challenge.

  1. Starting on Monday, Feb. 8, help your child track their steps daily following these simple directions.
  2. Record the daily steps on the 30 Day Step Tracker sheet.
  3. After 30 days, celebrate your child's accomplishment.
  4. Take a picture of your child walking, running, jumping rope, climbing a snow hill, tracking steps to mvanduch@d103.org or text it to 847-791-3749.

Walking to School?

It is the Village's policy to provide snow removal to paths identified as critical transportation corridors for safe travel to schools and commerce areas within 48 hours after roadway snow removal operations are completed. Other connector and neighborhood paths will be addressed within 72 hours after roadway snow removal operations are complete. It is not the Village’s policy to plow internal paths located within Village parks. The Village does not apply salt to pathways; use caution when traveling on the paths. For more about the Village of Lincolnshire's snow and ice removal procedures, please visit their website.

Early Childhood Parent Coffee

Early Childhood Virtual Parent Coffee is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19. There are no early childhood classes on this day. The topic is on Emotional Regulation in the Early Years. Please register for the Parent Coffee so we can share the Zoom link with you.

Picture Day Next Week

Sprague School picture day has been scheduled for next week. Pictures are being taken by Stuart Rodgers, which has provided excellent service to our school for many years. Their company has been serving many other area schools and understand safety concerns and procedures during this pandemic. Student photos will be taken individually and all the safety procedures will be followed. ALL families need to fill out the Picture Order Form in advance of picture day and bring it with you to the photo shoot.


The picture day schedule follows:

Dental Exams Due for K & Grade 2

All Illinois children in kindergarten, grade 2, and grade 6 are required to have an oral health examination.

  • This is required for all public, private, and parochial schools.
  • Dental Examinations must be performed by a licensed dentist and he/she must sign the Proof of School Dental Examination Form.
  • Each child is required to present proof of examination by a dentist prior to May 15 of the current school year, with the dental exam date having been within the 18 months prior to the May 15, 2021 deadline.
  • All kindergartners and second-graders both remote and in-person are required to have a dental exam form on file.
  • Forms may be dropped off at the school, faxed to 847-945-6718, emailed to chorvath@d103.org, or mailed to Cassie Horvath, R.N. at 2425 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.

Kindergarten Registration 2021 Now Open

Parents are invited to register their incoming Sprague kindergartners for the Fall 2021 school year if they are 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. (Please do not register your Sprague early childhood student until the spring.)


The district offers half day and full day kindergarten. There is no lottery for full day kindergarten. Full day kindergarten is $3,500 payable in two installments and half day kindergarten is $87 a year. All registration this year will take place through our online portal, Infosnap. Although we do not know the conditions regarding COVID for the Fall, the district will offer a half day and full day kindergarten at this time. This may change depending on the state of the pandemic later this year.


Please visit our website for details on registration.

District News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

Partnership News

Valentine's Day Fundraiser

The D103 PTO has partnered with five-star restaurant Max and Benny's to offer families delicious Valentine's Day treats. Desserts for sale include cookie kits, pretzel rods, heart-shaped cookies, rice krispie treats, brownies, and more. Browse the selection of treats for options. Orders are due by Sunday, Feb. 7. Orders will be available for pick up from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Sprague School, 2425 Riverwoods Road Lincolnshire. Max and Benny's Restaurant, of Northbrook will donate 10 percent of D103 orders to the PTO.

Community News

Free Meals Delivered to Your Home

If your family would benefit from a monthly lasagna delivery, please take a look at how Lasagna Love can help and how to sign up. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please reach out to your child's school social worker.

Girl Scouts

Now is the perfect time to jump into the world of Girl Scouts.

Citizenship Preparation Class Series

Vernon Area Public Library is working with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship to provide a Citizenship Preparation class series that begins Monday, February 8. HIAS is a Jewish-American nonprofit that works to aid refugees.


Classes will meet online 1-2:30 PM on most Mondays from February 8–May 3. The 11-week series is meant to prepare residents for the citizenship test in a small, online group. Content includes American history, civics, speaking, and reading and writing in English.


The classes are free and open to all. A Vernon Area Public Library card is not required. Spaces are limited and signup is required. Sign up at https://calendar.vapld.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=25522 or by telephone at 224-543-1485.


A recording of an overview session on the topic is available on YouTube through February 25.


Please direct questions to Jessica Flatley at the library: jflatley@VAPLD.info or Elana Boiskin at JCFS: 847-745-5405 or ElanaBoiskin@jcfs.org.

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