Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - November 12, 2021
Celebrating Veterans Day
Sprague honored the military on Veterans Day with songs and a virtual assembly. Staff and students created a Wall of Honor dedicated to veterans important in their lives. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually in November, for honoring military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The assembly was recorded and posted to the D103 YouTube channel for parents to watch.
Reports Cards Available Wednesday
Families may view students' grades in Unified Classroom sometime after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. If you need assistance locating your child's report card, please follow these instructions.
The kindergarten team is organizing the annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive through Scholastic. The team is collecting NEW pajamas of any size through Wednesday, Dec. 1. Please place the pajamas in the box outside the front office.
- Kindergarteners are beginning to work with block-based coding in the Scratch Jr. app
- First-grade students are relearning the tool
- Second-grade students are learning more complex ways to code and problem-solve using this app.
In the coming weeks, students will continue exercising creativity and problem-solving skills through Scratch Jr. and (after upcoming digital citizenship lessons), then we will also dive into some more complex coding curriculum with Tynker.
Book Fair Still Open
- To shop online, visit efairs.follettbookfairs.com
- Log in using fair code K57RY
- At checkout when prompted to select your student’s teacher, please select Sprague School
- Books purchased through the online fair are expected to be delivered to your student’s class by Friday, Dec. 10
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sprague is gearing up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sprague teachers will reach out to families to schedule individual student conferences.
Vaccine Clinic for Ages 5 to Adult
Registration is open for the vaccination clinic occurring this Saturday, Nov. 13, at Laura B. Sprague School. There are slots available for anyone ages 5 and above. The clinic offers the
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
There is now a two-step process to register for your vaccination.
If you have already registered for the vaccination, please secure a time for your appointment by clicking the link in #2 above.
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.
Board of Education Meeting
1. Go to mabelslabels.com
2. Click ‘Support Fundraiser’
3. Enter ‘District 103 Parent Teacher Organization (Lincolnshire)
Gifts from Student Artwork
State Art Contest
The contest includes four entry levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. A panel of judges will select a winner and two runners-up in each entry level. All winners and runners-up will have their work displayed by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from Feb. 12 through March 18, 2022. The student whose work is chosen as "Best in Show" will be featured on a poster to celebrate Illinois Arts Education week. They will also be recognized at an ISBE board meeting and their framed work will be displayed in the Board office.
All entries must be received by mail, postmarked no later than Dec. 17. Mail entries to:
100 North First Street, E-222
Springfield, IL 62777