Wildcat Weekly

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.

Please visit the school's Facebook page or Google Doc folder for pictures of the school activities.

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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.

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Pajama Drive

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.

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Library Update

Over the last few weeks, students have been learning about and working on foundational coding skills. At all grades, this includes an introduction into coding (how we control our technology and communicate with it).

  • 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.

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Book Fair Still Open

If you missed the opportunity to shop at the Sprague book fair, you may access the entire book fair catalog and shop from the Half Day online book fair! The Half Day online book fair will remain open through Friday, Nov. 19.
  1. To shop online, visit efairs.follettbookfairs.com
  2. Log in using fair code K57RY
  3. At checkout when prompted to select your student’s teacher, please select Sprague School
  4. Books purchased through the online fair are expected to be delivered to your student’s class by Friday, Dec. 10

Please email us at bookfair@d103pto.org with any questions.
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Candy Thanks

Thank you to the Sprague families who brought in extra Halloween candy. It was bagged and given to individuals who visit the Community Meals program in Waukegan. These are people who have no steady job and may live in SRO (single room occupancy) dwellings. The candy is a special treat for them because they do not have extra income for these items.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Sprague is gearing up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sprague teachers will reach out to families to schedule individual student conferences.

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District News

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.

  1. Register for a vaccination

  2. Secure a time slot 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

The next Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings will be held in-person and live-streamed each month on our YouTube Channel. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can contact the Board at board@d103.org.
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Mabel’s Labels

Do you often have to search the school's “lost and found” bins for missing items? Save the hassle and label your child’s things. D103 PTO teams up with Mabel’s Labels.
1. Go to mabelslabels.com
2. Click ‘Support Fundraiser’
3. Enter ‘District 103 Parent Teacher Organization (Lincolnshire)

Gifts from Student Artwork

The Square1Art Project, sponsored by D103 PTO, is launching soon and is sure to be at the top of your gift-giving list this holiday season. Square1Art takes your child's creation for this project and creates a curated catalog of products that feature the artwork such as stickers, coffee mugs, water bottles, tote bags, canvases, blankets, and more! Square1Art has already received all the art from our Sprague students and they are in the process of finalizing the online catalogs. Please keep an eye out for details on how to view your child's artwork and place your order!
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Community News

State Art Contest

The 40th Illinois Arts Education Week is March 14-18, 2022. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and ISBE have collaborated to create more visibility for young Illinois artists and showcase their talent, as well as reinforcing the importance of the arts in the growth and development of our students.

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:
Arts Contest
Student Care
100 North First Street, E-222
Springfield, IL 62777

Football & Cheer Registration

Buffalo Bills football and cheer registration is underway.

Blood Drive

There is a blood drive opportunity Friday, Nov, 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. St. Gregory's Church, Deerfield. To schedule an appointment please call 877-258-4825 or visit Vitalant.org.

Special Recreation Association Programming

The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County provides community-based recreation to children and adults with disabilities. Check out our website to view SRACLC's year-round programs including camps, after school care, sports, arts, and community outing.
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Sprague Events

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