Picture Day: Monday, Sept. 11
School Activities Registration: Opens at 6:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11
Traditions Day: Sign up by Monday, Sept. 11, to participate
- Late Arrival: School starts at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14
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Celebrating Fall Holidays
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (September 15-17), and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur (September 24-25), are two of the most important holidays for our Jewish families. District 103 wishes our Jewish families a very Happy New Year! You may find these short clips on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur useful if you would like to learn more about the High Holiday season.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated (November 12). The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that are lit outside homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. We wish all of our families who celebrate this holiday happiness and prosperity.
We understand students will be absent on religious holidays of all faiths throughout the year, and we know how important it is for us to support our students as they practice their faith. Please refer to our procedure, Homework Procedures and Religious Holidays, that District 103 uses to guide students during their absence.
Please notify your child's school in advance of a planned absence using the following methods:
Sprague: 847-945-6686 or Ls_attendance@d103.org
Half Day: 847-634-1484 or Hd_attendance@d103.org
Daniel Wright: 847-604-5280 or DW_attendance@d103.org
District 103 is committed to being flexible to ensure all of our students can practice their faith and feel supported. Thank you for partnering with us as we raise our Leaders in Learning.
All the best,
Scott Warren, Ed.D
Superintendent of D103 Schools
Sprague invites families to send a photo to school that the staff can display in the school office. Pictures will not be returned.
Student Pick Up
Sprague staff thanks you for not parking along Kings Cross Drive during after school pick up time. Buses have a difficult time navigating the street and require a wide berth to enter and exit Sprague School. Please follow the pick up pattern note on the map.
Library Checkouts and Returns
This year, your child will bring home a book, or books, from the school library each week. They may keep their book/s for one week. Books should be returned on or before your child’s library day.
When books are not being read, it is suggested to always keep the book/s in their backpacks, so they will always be easily located for returns.
As a reminder, the purpose of your child's library books is to provide a window for exploring their interests, and to develop a love of literature and learning. The books they bring home may or may not be at an independent reading level, depending on what your child chooses. Reading the pictures or listening to a family member read aloud is part of the process of learning to read. We want all students to be excited about books and not to be limited in their opportunities for exploration, because of their current reading level.
Second-graders bring home 3 books each week and are allowed to have up to 6 books at a time at home. Once they have 6 books at home, we wait until some books are returned before students check out more books.
First-graders bring home 2 books each week and are allowed to have up to 4 books at a time at home. Once they have 4 books at home, we wait until some books are returned before students check out more books.
Kindergartners bring home 1 book each week and are allowed to have up to 2 books at a time at home. Once they have 2 books at home, we wait until some books are returned before students check out more books.
Thank you for your support in keeping our library collection circulating!
Parents Prepare! Download PikMyKid App Now!!
LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser
Surprise your student with their name engraved in a Learning Fund Foundation brick placed along the Daniel Wright pathway at the school's entrance. Donations to the Learning Fund Foundation are tax deductible.
The Power of Play - How Play Can Help Children Learn Lessons for Life
In this virtual presentation, parents will hear from Dr. Rebecca Isbell, an internationally renowned educator & speaker on how play can be utilized to help advance learning for children. We will also be joined by Ms. Ann Hofmeier, principal at Sprague School, who will reflect on how teachers at Sprague use play daily to promote educational concepts in their classrooms.
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Spirit Wear Discount
PTO is offering all PTO members a 15% discount off any Spirit Wear items now through Tuesday, Sept. 19. Please log in to our spirit wear provider SquadLocker to see the offerings. PTO members should have received a separate email with the discount code. Not a PTO Member? Now is the perfect time to sign up and take advantage of the discount.
Join us in the adventure of a lifetime! Lincolnshire Cub Scouts Pack 78 is a great way for kids to learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun. We have exciting activities planned throughout the year that will challenge and inspire your child. Sign up today and be part of our pack!