Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - March 12, 2021

Creative Artistic Masks

Students have taken to the lifestyle of mask wearing with an assortment of fashion masks. Students are wearing everything from super hero masks to bright colorful masks. People are wearing masks or cloth face coverings when they're in public because of coronavirus (COVID-19). It's an important way to help slow the spread of the virus. But, despite the number of COVID cases declining and the increase in individuals vaccinated against the virus, parents should not let down their guard and stop using masks. Please visit the school's Facebook page for other student face mask pictures.

School Pictures

Remote learning student school pictures that were taken by Stuart-Rodgers Photography at Sprague School are available inside the front door foyer during school hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. If you have any concerns about your student's pictures please contact Stuart-Rodgers Photography directly. Contact information is provided inside the picture envelope. In-person student pictures are being distributed this week.

Stepping Back in Time

First-graders enjoyed a virtual field trip to The Grove. On that Zoom call they learned about what school was like in the 1860s, including recitation and math units led by a "schoolmarm."

Global Book Club

During the month of March, Sprague is hosting a Global Book Club! This year's theme is celebrating a nation of diverse readers! To participate please do the following:

  1. Print out the World Traveler Passport record keeping sheet.
  2. Each school day in March a Seesaw activity will be pushed out on your child's iPad. The Seesaw activity will include resources to learn about a specific country that may include a read aloud, virtual fields trips, crafts, songs, and dances.
  3. After your child explores a country, the child can color in that country's flag on their passport! There are even extra spots to explore a different country of your child's choice! This is an optional activity for your child to enjoy and explore on their own.

No matter how many countries your child has visited by the end of March, please take a picture of your child and their passport to send to mvanduch@d103.org or text it to her at 847-791-3749.

District News

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.

Summer School Registration Closes Soon

Please review D103 In-person Summer School offerings and remote school courses for students in grades K-7. For detailed information about summer school, please read the recent e-notice on summer school registration. Registration closes Friday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m. - No late requests to enroll will be allowed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at summerschool@d103.org!

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.

Partnership News

Meet the BOE Candidates

The PTO invites D103 parents and Lincolnshire constituents to join the organization for an opportunity to meet the dedicated individuals running for school board in this virtual venue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. Please register for the PTO sponsored virtual event.

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.

Community News

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!


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

Community Dialogue on Race

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

Year-Long Events