Half Day School Weekly Newsletter - November 5, 2021
Students learned about Diwali at Half Day. Diwali, celebrated Thursday, Nov. 4, is a very important holiday and marks the start of an auspicious new year. Lights outside homes symbolize the inner light that protects individuals from spiritual darkness. Diwali is celebrated by lighting Diyas (clay lamps), creating beautiful rangoli sand art, enjoying fireworks, wearing new clothes, and eating special foods. Students replicated the rangoli with chalk art.
Yearbook Editors Sought
Students who are interested in helping to create the Half Day yearbook should fill out this Google Interest Form by Friday, Nov. 12. Students will help to edit, design and create the student yearbook. If you have questions, please reach out to yearbook sponsors Jami Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Grayes at email@example.com.
School Schedule Reminders
As we move into November, please be aware of the parent-teacher conference and holiday schedules:
Friday, Nov. 12: Early Dismissal for students in Grades K-8 (afternoon Teacher Institute Day)
Monday, Nov. 22: Early Dismissal for students in Grades K-8 (Parent-Teacher Conferences in Afternoon & Evening)
Tuesday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 26: No School (Thanksgiving break)
103 Club will offer child care at the time schools dismiss for the day
Quest Food Services does not serve lunches on Early Dismissal Days
Early Dismissal times for schools:
K-2 students are dismissed at 11:15 a.m.
Extended day students are dismissed at 11 a.m.
Early Childhood will not be in session on Early Dismissal Days
Half Day School
All students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
Daniel Wright Junior High School
All students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
Book Fair Launching Soon
District 103 News
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.
Vaccination Clinic for Ages 5 to Adult
The District is hosting a clinic for D103 children ages 5 to adult, including parents, staff and families. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine booster shots for adults who are eligible will also be available.
We will have enough vaccines for everyone. If appointment slots fill, we will add more appointments so everyone who wants a vaccine can get one.
Vaccine Clinic Dates:
Saturday, November 13, 2021 (shot 1)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 (shot 2)
Location: Laura B. Sprague School
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration information for the vaccine will be available soon for November 13. Walk-ins are welcome.