Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Teachers Celebrate Dot Day

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Sprague classrooms engaged in International Dot Day, mirroring the book, “the Dot,” by Peter H. Reynolds. In his book, Reynolds entices “even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.” Sprague staff encouraged students to express their creativity through math, technology and art activities.

“Removing the stressors of “standard” academics allows students to just take a chance and see what they are capable to create. When a student can start believing they can create, this belief in themselves eventually transfers to all areas of life!” said teacher Rachel Chiesa, whose class participated in Dot Day.

Please visit the school's Facebook page for more photos of the activities.

Parents Sought for Cultural Day

Sprague is seeking parent volunteers to share a part of their history during Sprague Family Cultural Day Friday, Oct. 11. Our population is rich with celebrations from diverse countries and we want to honor them and share them with our students.

Now here is where you come in! What better resource do we have than our very own

families! We would love volunteers to come in for the day to share a part of their culture.

There will be three sessions:

  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.: All Morning Early Childhood Students and Kindergarten Students
  • 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.: All First-Grade Students and Afternoon Early Childhood Students
  • 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. All Second-Grade Students

  1. Details about parent expectations can be found on the Family Cultural Day Information Flyer.
  2. Please sign up through the Family Cultural Day Google Form.
  3. To learn more about how Sprague celebrates diversity in its school, please watch this brief video showcasing Family Cultural Day from last year.

Share Your Story

The Sprague Staff Cultural Diversity Committee would love to connect with individuals, families, or a caregiver who would be interested in putting together a bulletin board display to teach others about their culture or about a culture that is relevant to their family. Our goal is to share with students and families about different cultures and to increase community connections. You are welcome to use your own creativity and ideas for your display! You may want to include information about a country, holiday, or another facet of your culture. For the physical display you may consider artifacts, photographs, facts, or anything else you think would help our students broaden their understanding of the world and of each other.

For more information or to sign up for a month, please visit the Sign Up Genius. You can also contact me, Ms. Lenzini, Sprague EC through second-grade Library Media Specialist with questions: llenzini@d103.org.

Lunch Menus

School lunch menus for October can be found on the Quest website page. Please remember to place orders two days in advance of when a meal is needed.

Sign Up for Bus Notifications

If you would like notifications if your child’s bus is running behind schedule, if there is a substitute driver, or other matters affecting your child’s bus route, please sign up for D103 Bus Bulletin messaging system.

Bus Bulletin is a website that allows personnel in the D103 transportation department to notify you with information regarding your child’s bus. You have the choice to receive text messages, emails, or voice notifications on your cell or home phone.


  • Our school Picture Day for Early Childhood through second grade is on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Pictures will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. For more information and for forms, please visit the school's news bulletin.
  • Registration for Sprague Fall After School Activities (ASAs) closes Sept. 25. For more information and to register, please visit the school's news bulletin.
  • New families and parents of kindergartners are welcome to attend Principal Hofmeier's Coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. For more information and to register, please visit the school's news bulletin.
  • Please join us for our first-grade Family Game Night at Sprague from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. For more information and to register, please visit the school's news bulletin.


Community News

  • The Community Parent Network, in conjunction with the Stevenson Foundation and Stevenson High School, is hosting a screening of the compelling new documentary LIKE on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm in the West Auditorium. Details and sign up in Community Flyers.

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