Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - Friday, Feb 28, 2020

Explore the Arts Day

The PTO-sponsored Explore the Arts Day offered Sprague children a host of artistic workshops this week including improvisation, painting, drumming, and dancing to colors. More than 30 artforms were available for students to choose from. Thanks to an incredible job by the D103 PTO for hosting the event and for the many volunteers who helped workshops run smoothly. For pictures of the morning's activities, please visit the school's Facebook page.

Optional Home Input Form

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, this is your opportunity to do so through this Optional Home Input Form. 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 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 optional home input form needs to be completed by April 17, 2020.

Please Keep Sick Children Home

To help prevent the spread of illness, we would like to provide you with some sick day guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Please contact the school in the following manner if your child presents with any of the following symptoms described in this Sick Day Guidelines sheet. To report an absence please call 847-945-6686 or email Ls_attendance@d103.org.

Summer School Registration Opens Soon

School District 103 will be offering Enrichment and Intervention Summer School courses at Half Day School for students currently in grades K-7. Review the Course Descriptions for information about course offerings or view the Summer School Schedule. Camp 103 Club is for all District 103 children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is now open for Camp 103 Club.

Your Opinion Matters

The District is in the process of creating a new 5-year strategic plan, Vision 2025. A committee of staff, parents, students and community members have been involved in this process this year and will continue its work in March.

To help inform the work for this strategic plan, D103 invites you to participate in a 10-minute survey that will provide the committee with valuable information to structure the goals for the district.

National Census Day

April 1 is National Census Day! What does that have to do with education? Why is it important to schools? Census data is the foundation for the allocation of billions of dollars in federal education aid to qualifying schools. Accurate census data is the key to schools getting the funding they need to be able to serve every child who walks through their doors.

During the month of March, students will learn about the census. To learn more about what your child will be engaging in please watch this US Census YouTube video.

Tell All: Register for D103 Kindy & PreK

Please share this notice with friends and neighbors who have future preschoolers and kindergartners. District 103 kindergarten and preschool registration is underway. Kindergarten registration is for children who will turn 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. The preschool program is for children ages 3, 4, and 5-years-old.

Parents are welcome to register their future kindergartener or preschooler any school day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration takes about an hour to complete. For information about what to bring to registration, please read the school's news bulletin on registration.

Got Stress?

The D103 PTO invites parents to a discussion on the impact of anxiety on today's youth and what parents can to do help. For more information and to register for the 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 6 event, at the Vernon Area Library, please visit the PTO Eventbrite page.

Family Book Club

Planting Stories: This vibrant biography tells the story of Pura Belpré, New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian. After moving from Puerto Rico to New York in 1921, Belpré took a job as a bilingual assistant at the New York Public Library. She went on to transform library services through culturally diverse storytelling and targeted outreach.

Mark Your Calendar


Lunch Menu Availables

March lunch menus can now be found on the Quest Food Services website for your review.

Upcoming Events