Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

Celebrating Our Veterans

Sprague honored veterans on Veterans Day with songs and a moving assembly. Staff also created a wall of veterans important in their lives. The assembly was recorded and posted to YouTube for parents to watch. Parents can also view photos of the activity on the school's Facebook page.

Yearbook Cover Contest

Students are invited to create artwork for the school yearbook. This year's yearbook theme is kindness! If your child would like to participate, he or she should create a design on an 8.5-inch by 11-inch piece of white printer paper. Encourage your child to use lots of colors to make their drawing pop! The design must include:

  • The theme: Kindness
  • The words: Laura B. Sprague School
  • The year: 2019-2020
  • Student's first and last name
  • Teacher's name
  • Student's grade level (early childhood, kindergarten, first-grade, second-grade)

Cover contest entries are due to your child's teacher no later than Thursday, Nov. 21.

Share Your Collection

Sprague students share their special collections and mementos in the Sprague library for all students and staff at Sprague to enjoy. Sign your student up to display his/her personal collection.

Lost and Found

Please take some time to visit the lost and found at Sprague during parent-teacher conferences. There are many items that are looking to be claimed. If you find your child brings an item home that might not be theirs, please send the item back to Sprague so that we can find the rightful owner. Thank you for your support.

School Start Time Reminder

Arriving at school on time and ready for the start of the school day is a vital part of regular attendance. After 8:10 a.m. parents must walk their child to the front door.

Excessive tardiness contributes to lost learning. Parents/Guardians need to make every effort to have their student(s) at school on time for the start of our day at 8:05 a.m. (first bell). Students need to be in their classrooms and ready to begin their instructional school day promptly at 8:15 a.m. This goal can only be achieved with the cooperation of both parent and child. Regular attendance is essential in developing the important skills of responsibility and dependability.

Family Assistance

There are times when families may require financial assistance. Local organizations that are listed on our website are available to provide assistance to families in need. For financial assistance with D103 fees, the school lunch program, field trips, or other purchases, please reach out to the district's business office at 847-295-4030.

Food Service Survey

Our lunch food provider, Quest Food Management Services, would like your input to help us improve their services to our Sprague and Half Day students and families. Please fill out this D103 Food Service survey no later than Friday, Nov. 22.

D103 values your opinion and will use your input to improve the food management system as well as the food it serves to students.

It's Kringle Time!

Kringles are now available for families to order in time to enjoy them for the December holidays. Please place your Kringle order through the D103 Music Boosters website no later than Friday, Nov. 29. Kringles will be ready for pick up by Thursday, Dec. 12, at Daniel Wright.

  • Kringles are a 22-ounce danish style frosted oval pastry, filled with either fruit or creamy fillings
  • Choose from 12 flavors
  • Kringles are the size of a large plate

Music Boosters supports general music programs in all schools including band, orchestra, and chorus.

Snap Circuits for Sale

The Learning Fund Foundation's annual holiday snap circuit fundraiser is now open for parents to purchase sets. Parents can access the Snap Circuit set choices by logging into RevTrak Web Store. There are also order forms in each of the school offices.

Family Book Club

About Dear Juno: Juno's grandmother writes in Korean and Juno writes in drawings, but that doesn't mean they can't exchange letters. From the photo his grandmother sends him, Juno can tell that she has a new cat. From the picture he makes for her, Juno's grandmother can tell that he wants her to come for a visit. So she sends Juno a miniature plane, to let him know she's on the way. This tender tale won the author an Ezra Jack Keats award, and is a perfect introduction to the concept of foreign cultures and far-off lands.

Weekend Enrichment Workshops

Parents may now register their kindergarteners through eighth-graders for STEM with STEAM winter workshops and a Harry Potter Festival held at Daniel Wright Junior High School and offered through The Center for Gifted ~ Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity. For details of the program, please visit the school's news bulletin.

Summer School Registration

D103 offers summer school for grades kindergarten through seven. All summer school classes will be held at Half Day School (excluding early childhood classes). Summer school runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. beginning Monday, June 8 and concluding Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Summer School includes four 50-minute periods. Information on the registration process will be emailed to parents in February 2020.


  • The Sprague Education Committee would like your thoughts on parent education workshops for families of children in grades preschool through second-grade. Please respond to this brief survey with your responses.

  • Sprague is collecting new pajama sets. Please send to school complete pajama sets from newborn to adult from any season. For every set of pajamas families donate, Scholastic Books will donate a new book to the school. Drop pajamas off at the front office between Nov. 11 and Nov. 25.


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