Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - November 5, 2021

Holiday Celebrations

Students learned about Diwali at Sprague. Diwali, celebrated Thursday, Nov. 4, is a very important holiday and marks the start of an auspicious new year. Lights outside homes symbolize the inner light that protects individuals from spiritual darkness. Diwali is celebrated by lighting Diyas (clay lamps), creating beautiful rangoli sand art, enjoying fireworks, wearing new clothes, and eating special foods. Students replicated the rangoli with chalk art.


To see the rangoli artwork, please visit the school's Facebook page or review the pictures in Google Docs.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Sprague is gearing up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sprague teachers will reach out to families to schedule individual student conferences.


Conferences are typically held during the following times:

  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Field Trip Money Due for Second-Graders

Second-graders are visiting the Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Station 53 next week as part of their social studies unit on communities. Please visit the RevTrak Web Store to pay for your child's field trip.
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School Schedule Reminders

As we move into November, please be aware of the parent-teacher conference and holiday schedules:

  • Friday, Nov. 12: Early Dismissal for students in Grades K-8 (afternoon Teacher Institute Day)

  • Monday, Nov. 22: Early Dismissal for students in Grades K-8 (Parent-Teacher Conferences in Afternoon & Evening)

  • Tuesday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 26: No School (Thanksgiving break)

  • 103 Club will offer child care at the time schools dismiss for the day

  • Quest Food Services does not serve lunches on Early Dismissal Days


Early Dismissal times for schools:

Sprague School

  • K-2 students are dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

  • Extended day students are dismissed at 11 a.m.

  • Early Childhood will not be in session on Early Dismissal Days

Half Day School

  • All students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

Daniel Wright Junior High School

  • All students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

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Art Contest

Does your child love creating art? Enter that beautiful masterpiece in an online Fall Art Contest.

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District News

Lunch Program Update

If you wish to continue to use our food provider, Quest, for your child’s lunch, you do not need to do anything. No update is required. We will continue to offer meals to your child as we have during the first trimester. Daniel Wright students select their meals each week, so there is no need to make any changes to their selection process.


If you would like to opt-in or opt-out of the program, or change the meals being offered to your Sprague or Half Day child, please complete the “Lunch Opt-In Form” in your Unified Classroom account by Thursday, Nov. 18, at 12:00 p.m. If you need help accessing the forms, please review this instructional video. We will institute any changes after Thanksgiving break on Monday, Nov. 29. For more about the lunch program this year, please read the news bulletin. Lunch menus can be found on our website.

Vaccine Clinic for Ages 5 to Adult

The District is hosting a clinic for D103 children ages 5 to adult, including parents, staff and families. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine booster shots for adults who are eligible will also be available.


We will have enough vaccines for everyone. If appointment slots fill, we will add more appointments so everyone who wants a vaccine can get one.


Vaccine Clinic Dates:

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 (shot 1)

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021 (shot 2)

Location: Laura B. Sprague School

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration information for the vaccine will be available soon for November 13. Walk-ins are welcome.

Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings will be held in-person and live-streamed each month on our YouTube Channel. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can contact the Board at board@d103.org.
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Partnership News

Let’s Talk LGBTQ+

The virtual webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. will teach parents the common language used to describe sexual and gender identities (including pronouns) and provide strategies for caregivers to engage their children in these important topics. The goals of this presentation are to help all parents understand the benefits of allyship, whether their child identifies as LGBTQ+ or not. Registration is open for the presentation.
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Community News

Live Theater is Back

Deerfield Family Theater presents School House Rock Live beginning Friday, Nov. 12.

Special Recreation Association Programming

The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County provides community-based recreation to children and adults with disabilities. Check out our website to view SRACLC's year-round programs including camps, after school care, sports, arts, and community outing.
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Sprague Events

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