Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - August 27, 2021

Bridges Math Program

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Sprague students had fun creating patterns, matching items and making comparisons during a recent Bridges work place math unit. The work place is an element within Bridges, D103's math program. Work place provides interactive collaborative games that help reinforce number sense and mathematical learning.
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More Busing Changes

Transportation has had to make changes to some routes, which may affect the pick up and drop off times for buses. Please check your child's Unified Classroom account after 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, for changes that will take place on Monday. Buses may run late picking up and dropping off students as we navigate routes the first few weeks of school. Please be patient with us.


Please watch this 90-second important video produced by the Lake County Sheriff's Office reminding drivers to take precautions near school buses.

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Items Needed for School

  • Please check your child's masks to make sure they fit properly for their age group and there are extras as children may soil them during the day. No gators or masks with valves can be worn at school.
  • Children need a change of clothes in case they spill food, get dirty at recess, or drop art materials on their outfit and require a change.
  • Filled water bottle as water fountains are not operational right now.
  • Please review the COVID Symptoms checklist before sending your child to school.
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Curriculum Nights

Parents/Guardians are an important partner as we work to prepare young children at Sprague to grow as Leaders in Learning. Please plan to join us on the grade-level Curriculum Nights at Sprague School virtually through a remote event that you will access through a Zoom link that your child’s teacher will provide you. For more information please review the news bulletin.

  • Early Childhood: 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 2
  • Kindergarten: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 1
  • First-Grade: 6:00 Thursday, September 2
  • Second-Grade: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 1
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Volunteers Sought for Traditions Fair

The Family Traditions Fair organizers are seeking volunteers to participate in the fair set for Friday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. What better resource we have than our very own families to volunteer to set up a booth at the fair to share a part of your culture! Please use this Google Form to volunteer. Please review this news bulletin for detailed information about the fair.
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Library Welcome

Please review the weekly library book check out procedures for the school year.

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MAP Testing

Second-grade students at Laura B Sprague School will be taking the Fall MAP assessment on Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.


First-grade students will be taking the Fall MAP assessment on Thursday, September 2, and Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.


Early childhood and kindergarten students do not take the MAP test.


You will receive the results of the fall assessment in October. For more information about MAP, including how you can help support your child, please read the news bulletin.

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District News

Automated Attendance Calling

The 2021-2022 school year automated attendance calling will begin Monday, August 30.


Automated messaging will be sent to parents via phone call, text, and email from our messaging service, BlackBoard.


If your child will be absent or tardy, please contact the appropriate school by the following time so that you will NOT receive an automated message of your child’s absence.

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Lunch Opt In Program

Please complete the “Lunch Opt-In Form” in your Unified Classroom account by Friday, August 27 at 12:00 p.m. If you have questions, please email Vicky Shargo at vshargo@questfms.com or Rebecca Cohen at rebecca.cohen@questfms.com. Please review the e-notice for details.

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COVID Alert

For information about COVID prevention and COVID cases across D103 schools, please see the following web pages:


You may still sign your child up for free weekly testing. Please review the news bulletin for more information.

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Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.
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Community News

Village Project Creates Traffic Congestion

As you may be aware, the Village of Lincolnshire is embarking on a $4 million Crosstown Water Main project along Riverwoods Road to maintain and improve the Village’s water supply system. The project is expected to last through spring 2022. A project this size will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic – especially near Laura B. Sprague School, Daniel Wright Junior High School, and the intersection of Half Day Road and Riverwoods Road.


Unfortunately, it will be inconvenient and parents may need to alter the way in which they get their child to/from school. Due to the majority of Lincolnshire residents living near Riverwoods Road, this project will likely affect traffic to/from Half Day School as well.

The Village published, and will regularly publicize, a very detailed information page about the project, but we created an FAQ sheet to answer questions that parents may have.

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