Finding the 'i' in Kind
The hallways at Sprague School are being used as one way to promote the school’s yearlong initiative, The Wildcat Way, said Jacqueline Bever, who is helping to head up this initiative.
"Bulletin boards are encouraging students to embrace social and emotional learning by teaching them ways to help build empathy and kindness toward themselves and others. Students are able to see themselves as the 'I' in 'Kind' while looking in a mirror," Mrs. Bever said. "They see how their strengths and likes fit together to help each other in their school environment. Social and emotional learning are a priority for our Wildcats to create a positive and inviting culture that brings the school’s community together," she said.
We Need Shoeboxes & Supplies
Sprague needs your adult shoeboxes and supplies for its children's Operation Shoebox fundraiser. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see what is needed.
Help Us Celebrate Our Traditions
We celebrate our cultures everywhere and every day! Even with the Family Traditions Fair over, we still love learning about the foods we eat, the places to visit, the clothes we wear, how we celebrate holidays, etc.!
The Sprague's SEL/Diversity Committee would love to connect with individuals, families, or groups of caregivers who would be interested in contributing to a bulletin board display to teach others about their culture or about a culture that is relevant to their family. We are flexible in how you would prefer to contribute such as lending items, providing pictures/resources, or creating a bulletin board (showcased in our front hallway) by yourself or with others.
Please let us know how you would like to cooperate by filling out the Cultural Bulletin Board form. We will reach out to you as soon as possible and provide you further information! Please reach out Jackie Bever, email@example.com, if you have any questions.
Picture Make Up Day
Register Now for Field Trips
- Please register your second-grader for a field trip to Raupp Musuem in November by going to the RevTrak Web Store, Second-Grade Field Trip to Raupp Museum.
- Please register your first-grader for a field trip to see Wizard of Oz in November by going to the RevTrak Web Store, First-Grade Field Trip to Marriott Theatre.
Not Feeling Well - Follow These Sick Day Guidelines
To help prevent the spread of illness, we would like to give you some guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. We ask that you keep your child home if they:
- Have a fever of 100.4 (oral) degrees or higher.
Have cramps and or vomiting.
Have a sore throat with fever (see below).
Have a persistent cough (dry or productive).
Have diarrhea (three or more episodes in 24 hrs).
Have a rash or open and draining sores.
Have symptoms that prevent them from participating in school, such as:
Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite.
Headaches, body aches, earaches.
Severe sore throat (could be strep-throat even without fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache & stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician to assess or diagnosis strep throat).
Please review the Lake County Health Department guidelines on when to return to school.
Emergency Response Drills
The safety and welfare of our students and staff is one of our highest priorities in District 103 and the thought of a hostile intruder in our schools is not a pleasant one. We have worked collaboratively with local law enforcement officials to review our safety plans and identify ways in which we can strengthen our safety procedures.
District 103 has adopted procedures for school emergencies that we, as well as our local police department, believe are effective if there is an armed intruder in one of our buildings. The procedures follow the acronym ALICE. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Please read the district news bulletin for more about ALICE in our schools.
On Tuesday, October 25, we will work with the local police department to practice the emergency response drill in a way that is grade level appropriate. Students are permitted to ask questions during the drill so they can be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Drills will take place at the following times:
Sprague - 9:00 a.m.
Half Day - 10:15 a.m.
Daniel Wright - 11:00 a.m.
If you would like to opt out of your child participating in the Emergency Response Drills, please fill out the following Google Opt Out Form for your child’s school by noon Friday, October 14, 2022. One form per child should be filled out.
D103 Job Openings
Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is seeking motivated community members to join the District team! Many positions do not require previous experience - we will teach you everything you need to know to be successful. Our open positions include:
PE Teacher (part time)
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Associates
General Education Teaching Associates
103 Club After School Associates (High School Students are eligible)
Substitute positions for
Competitive pay and health insurance.
College Tuition reimbursement opportunities.
Paid sick and personal days.
Part time and full time positions are available.
For more information and to apply, visit the D103’s employment website.
Still have questions? Call Carey Murphy at 847-295-4030 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this message with friends and families who might be interested in a position in D103!
The Superintendent's Advisory Council for Equitable Education (SACEE) has openings this year for new members. The committee consists of parents, staff, and Board members who represent our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and heritage in District 103. This council’s mission is to advance the following overarching goals:
Provide opportunities for open communication between students, parents, teachers, and administrators with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Increase community awareness of culturally responsive teaching practices in the district.
Increase student knowledge of diversity beyond a single story.
Continuously recognize and celebrate the similarities and differences among us.
Identify support systems that provide mentorship of students and families.
Identify inequities in our system and create opportunities for improvement.
If you are interested in being a member of this council, please complete this short application by Friday, October 14, 2022. Applicants will be notified by Thursday, October 20, 2022, regarding their selection on the council.
Boo Bash at North Park
There's a chill in the air which means Boo Bash is just around the corner! Volunteers are needed to help represent the PTO, run the pop-a-shot activity, and hand out prizes at this spooktacular event. Boo Bash will be held at North Park, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Sign up today to volunteer.
Calling All Artists!
D103 PTO is partnering with Square 1 Art to provide families a variety of products that can be purchased and customized with your student’s artwork!
This fundraiser is open to all D103 students and their families. Anyone feeling artistic may participate. There is no requirement to be a student at a D103 school. Students are encouraged to create artwork at home that will showcase their unique artistry. Act fast, the deadline to order is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Learn more about the customized art gifts from this PTO flyer.
Movie Night Suggestion Form
Movie Night is Friday, Nov. 4, and we need your help in finding the best movie to show for this fun night out. Please vote using this movie night suggestion form and recommend one "G" rated movie that your student would absolutely love to watch with their friends at school. Students will also be voting during lunch for their favorite movie.
Global citizenship is one of the traits that defines D103's new Portrait of a Graduate. To this end, Sprague students have begun to implement a new composting program during the lunch hour but they need a little help to develop and refine the process. Please consider donating a half-hour of your time during an upcoming lunch period to help support our students. Learn more and sign up on Membership Toolkit!
When placing your order at Culver's in Lincolnshire or Buffalo Grove on Thursday, Oct. 20, tell them you want to support the Daniel Wright Science Olympiad Team & the restaurant will give a portion of your sales to the club.
SHS Trunk or Treat
The SHS Key Club is hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Parking Lot C. There will be a Halloween costume parade, trick or treating, face painting, and other Halloween themed games.
Trunk or Treat, Too
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit invites families to a Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire.
- Principal Ann Hofmeier
- Assistant Principal Jennifer Arroyo