Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Students Love BeeBots

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BeeBot Robots are all the rage among the D103’s youngest population at Sprague. Instructional Technology Coach Simon Vasey is using these engaging robots to introduce basic computer science concepts with kindergartners. Students are exploring how a sequence of instructions can control the BeeBot. Although students require perseverance when coding the robots, there is a lot of excitement when they succeed, Mr. Vasey said.


Sprague School was awarded a grant from the ECMC Foundation in the amount of $5,000 to purchase Kibo and Dash robots and accessories for design and engineering projects to further STEM-related learning.

No School Days & Other Reminders

There is no school Monday, Feb. 17 for President's Day. Other calendar updates follow:

  • Report cards are available on Unified Classroom on Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • Thursday, Feb. 27 is an Early Dismissal Day (Sprague 11:15 a.m., Half Day 12:00 p.m., Daniel Wright 11:30 a.m.) for parent-teacher conferences. Morning early childhood and extended day students attend school; there is no school for afternoon early childhood students

  • Friday, Feb. 28 there is no school for students due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Monday, March 2 is a non-attendance day for students

Watch Out for Children When Driving

Parents, please be mindful of children when driving in and around school parking lots where they can easily dart into the street. Allow for extra time to drop off and pick up children as parking lots and drives can get congested. Thank you for helping us care for the safety of our children.

Volunteers Still Needed for Arts Day

The PTO sponsored Explore the Arts Day 2020 needs volunteers to assist artists throughout the morning on Thursday, Feb. 27. We are seeking parent volunteers to help the day run smoothly!

Family Day with the Chicago Wolves

Join the Learning Fund Foundation at a Chicago Wolves game on Sunday, Feb. 23 to help support District 103 students and teachers! The Learning Fund Foundation Family Fun Day is held at the Allstate Arena. Please purchase your tickets using the Foundation Family Day link.

Family Book Club

Sumo Joe: This rhyming picture book will introduce young readers to two forms of Japanese martial arts! In this sweet and funny story, Sumo Joe and his friends enjoy pretending to be sumo wrestlers. But when his little sister wants to join their boys-only game, what should Sumo Joe do?

Mark Your Calendar

Register your child for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program and receive a free ticket to the theme park.

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