Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter Friday, Dec. 6 2019

Reading Jam Loved by Kids

Students love this school tradition of lounging in their pajamas and listening to stories read by their teachers and principals. Students chose from 11 books such as "Not Quite Narwhal," "There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor," and "The Soup Opera. Please visit the school's Facebook page for photos of the event.

We Value Your Opinion

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.

Sign Up Now for MySchoolBucks Account

We are happy to announce that on Jan. 7, 2020 (first day back from winter break) Half Day and Laura B. Sprague schools will switch back to the MySchoolBucks platform where families can purchase meals the same day of consumption using money on their student’s account(s). Families may begin setting up MySchoolBucks accounts now. Please review the news bulletin that provides details on MySchoolBucks.

Online Holiday Shopping

D103 Music Boosters offers unique holiday gifts for families through its online auction that runs from Sunday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 13. Among many gift items, the auction includes a round of golf at Kempter Lakes, rides to school from local first responders, and gift certificates from Tamarak Day Camp, Foss Swim School, and Movement & Sound Dance.

Donating Lost & Found Items

The lost and found items are being donated to a clothing shelter on Friday, Dec. 20. Please see if your child lost any items. There are many coats, snow pants, water bottles, gloves, OH MY! It’s taking over the hallway!

Reading Connection

Please enjoy the December Reading Connection newsletter.


Highlights include:

  • Incorporate literacy into your family holiday traditions
  • Use the five-finger retelling strategy after reading a book
  • Count how many commas you find on restaurant menu

Family Book Club

About Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. And don’t even think of asking her to choose one or the other activity at recess—she’ll just be a soccer playing pirate princess, thank you very much. To Marisol McDonald, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.

Snap Circuit Sale Ends Soon

The Learning Fund Foundation's annual holiday snap circuit fundraiser closes next week. 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.

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