Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - January 29, 2021

Showing Kindness

Please visit our school's Facebook page to see the many ways Sprague students showed kindness this month. They helped out by setting the table, shoveling snow, and walking the dog.

Dental Exams Due for K & Grade 2

All Illinois children in kindergarten, grade 2, and grade 6 are required to have an oral health examination.

  • This is required for all public, private, and parochial schools.
  • Dental Examinations must be performed by a licensed dentist and he/she must sign the Proof of School Dental Examination Form.
  • Each child is required to present proof of examination by a dentist prior to May 15 of the current school year, with the dental exam date having been within the 18 months prior to the May 15, 2021 deadline.
  • All kindergartners and second-graders both remote and in-person are required to have a dental exam form on file.
  • Forms may be dropped off at the school, faxed to 847-945-6718, emailed to chorvath@d103.org, or mailed to Cassie Horvath, R.N. at 2425 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.

Help Needed with Ramadan Assembly

Principal Ann Hofmeier is seeking parents who would be interested in collaborating on a remote assembly on Ramadan. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please email Mrs. Hofmeier at ahofmeier@d103.org.

Kindergarten Registration 2021 Now Open

Parents are invited to register their incoming Sprague kindergartners for the Fall 2021 school year if they are 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. (Please do not register your Sprague early childhood student until the spring.)


The district offers half day and full day kindergarten. There is no lottery for full day kindergarten. Full day kindergarten is $3,500 payable in two installments and half day kindergarten is $87 a year. All registration this year will take place through our online portal, Infosnap. Although we do not know the conditions regarding COVID for the Fall, the district will offer a half day and full day kindergarten at this time. This may change depending on the state of the pandemic later this year.


Please visit our website for details on registration.

Picture Days Set

Sprague School picture day has been scheduled for mid-February. Pictures are being taken by Stuart Rodgers, which has provided excellent service to our school for many years. Their company has been serving many other area schools and understand safety concerns and procedures during this pandemic. Student photos will be taken individually and all the safety procedures will be followed. ALL families need to fill out the Picture Order Form in advance of picture day and bring it with you to the photo shoot.


The picture day schedule follows:

District News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

Partnership News

Valentine's Day Fundraiser

The D103 PTO has partnered with five-star restaurant Max and Benny's to offer families delicious Valentine's Day treats. Desserts for sale include cookie kits, pretzel rods, heart-shaped cookies, rice krispie treats, brownies, and more. Browse the selection of treats for options. Orders are due by Sunday, Feb. 7. Orders will be available for pick up from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Sprague School, 2425 Riverwoods Road Lincolnshire. Max and Benny's Restaurant, of Northbrook will donate 10 percent of D103 orders to the PTO.

Recording Available on Socially Conscious Child

If you missed the PTO Zoom meeting of How to raise a Socially Conscious Kid, the D103 PTO Parent Education has recorded the presentation so you can watch it at a later date.

Community News

Girl Scouts

Now is the perfect time to jump into the world of Girl Scouts.

Citizenship Preparation Class Series

Vernon Area Public Library is working with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship to provide a Citizenship Preparation class series that begins Monday, February 8. HIAS is a Jewish-American nonprofit that works to aid refugees.


Classes will meet online 1-2:30 PM on most Mondays from February 8–May 3. The 11-week series is meant to prepare residents for the citizenship test in a small, online group. Content includes American history, civics, speaking, and reading and writing in English.


The classes are free and open to all. A Vernon Area Public Library card is not required. Spaces are limited and signup is required. Sign up at https://calendar.vapld.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=25522 or by telephone at 224-543-1485.


A recording of an overview session on the topic is available on YouTube through February 25.


Please direct questions to Jessica Flatley at the library: jflatley@VAPLD.info or Elana Boiskin at JCFS: 847-745-5405 or ElanaBoiskin@jcfs.org.

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