Kindness Links Us Together
The Wildcat Way theme this month is Kindness. The school kicked off Kindness Month with an assembly. As part of that assembly students shared ways they could share kindness - respecting one another, helping others, and making friends, among other ideas.
The staff is seeking family support to create the longest kindness chain EVER! Every time students do an act of kindness they may add a link to Sprague's whole school chain! Let’s see how long we can make our chain by the end of year!
Acts of Kindness can take place at school and at HOME! We are sending home the worksheet so students can fill out links at home! Cut out a link, write down the act of kindness, and color the link. After students fill out their ink, remind them to bring them to school and give them to their teacher!
Kindness keeps us connected, just like a chain!
We are bringing back our yearbook cover art contest this year to provide an opportunity to include student work in the book! This year's yearbook theme is The Wildcat Way.
If your child would like to participate, they should create a vertical (up and down) design on an 8.5"x11" piece of white printer paper. Please see past yearbook covers above.
We encourage you to have your child use LOTS of color to make their drawing pop! The design must include:
The theme: The Wildcat Way
The words: Laura B. Sprague School
The year: 2022-2023
Student's first and last name
Student's grade level (Kindergarten, first-grade, or second-grade)
Before turning in the artwork, please make sure it shows all details and is clear enough to be placed in the yearbook. Do not fold your child's entry. All entries are due by Thursday, Feb. 16. There are several ways to turn in the yearbook artwork.
Scan at 300 dpi and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop off the artwork at the Sprague School office.
Mail your entries in a large envelope (unfolded) to Sprague School: Yearbook, 2425 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069.
Sprague School is excited to share that we are planning our first school-wide Read-A-Thon! Our ultimate goal is to fund a permanent StoryWalk for our school. We hope to install the fixtures around Sprague School property and change out the stories a few times a year. The StoryWalk would be available to classes during school hours and to our community outside of school hours, as well! Please visit this website to learn about StoryWalks. Please visit this StoryWalk website to see an example of a StoryWalk.
In March, students will track reading minutes and we will work together to raise funds in order to work toward our school goal. More info will be shared on this soon.
In early March, students will participate in events at school, at home, and in our community, in order to promote the joy of reading! Please hold the dates of Thursday, March 9, at Sprague from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and/or Tuesday, March 14, at Vernon Area Public Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. At these events, your family can listen to teachers read aloud, access books to read together, and much more. Additional info to come!
If you have any ideas to share or any questions, please reach out to Lauren Lenzini (email@example.com), Holly Schlan (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jenn Vander Pas (email@example.com).
Dress for the Weather
It is important during snow and cold weather months to have children dressed appropriately for outdoor recess with gloves, hat, boots, coat, and snow pants, if needed. Students cannot play in the snow if they are not dressed properly. Remember to label items so they can be returned if they are misplaced.
Students must wear coats, boots, snow pants, and snow gloves for the weather.
Students can't throw or eat the snow.
If students do not have boots, they must play on the blacktop.
If the combination of temperature and/or wind chill is 6 degrees Fahrenheit or above, students will go outside for recess. This guideline falls within the "safe" category for being outside for 30 minutes and allows students to go outside more frequently in the winter months. Please see the wind chill chart from the National Weather Service for details.
Dance Deadline Extended
Families, please join us for a Valentine Dance that includes a DJ, craft, games and a professional photographer! Tickets are $10 a child. The ticket includes entry to the dance for one student and two adults. Each additional Sprague sibling is $5. Water and snacks will be available for purchase. Cash only please. No outside food is allowed. Learn more at d103pto.org.
- The deadline to register and pay is Monday, Feb. 6.
Sprague Talent Show - Save the Date
Join us on Saturday, March 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the school gym as our Sprague students showcase their talents through music, dance, magic and more! In addition to performing, second graders are also welcome to sign up to sign up to Emcee this fun event. Students should register their act and performers no later than Feb. 17. Learn more at d103pto.org.
Early Childhood Interest Form
Should you wish to enroll your child in the Early Childhood tuition-based Community Peer program, please review the news bulletin.
Kindergarten registration is now open if the student will turn 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2023. Please review the news bulletin for directions.
D103 Job Fair
Attention all job seekers! Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 is hosting a job fair on February 9, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the District Office, 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire. This is a great opportunity for those individuals interested in working in the district to apply, interview for positions, and learn more about working in District 103 now and in the future.
We are currently hiring for a variety of positions including:
Classroom and special education teacher associate
Special education teacher/LBS1
Adaptive P.E. teacher
Teacher Middle School Science
Teacher Middle School Chorus & Music
Information will also be shared on how to apply for required state certifications.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet with district representatives and learn more about the job opportunities available. We hope to see you there!
Leave a Family Legacy in D103
Create a memorable impact in your student's life by placing their name in the D103 LFF Brick Garden outside Daniel Wright. Future, current, and past Daniel Wright students have the school paved in bricks with their family name. Please see the foundation's Google Doc folder for pictures of the brick garden and other families who have donated.
The Learning Fund Foundation has been an active supporter of our D103 school district for many years providing STEM programming, classroom audio systems, and the establishment of the Dawn Anderson Scholarship awarded to a Daniel Wright graduate. The Learning Fund Foundation is a registered 501 (c (3) not-for-profit educational foundation and your donation is tax deductible.
Fundraiser: Valentine's Day Treats from Max and Benny's
Join us for this delicious fundraiser from Max and Benny's! A percentage of all sales will help fund PTO programs.
Orders are due by Friday, Feb. 3. Valentine's treats will be available for pick up at Sprague School on Monday, Feb. 13, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Order your goodies through the PTO Store.
Teacher Appreciation Help Needed
The PTO is seeking an individual to help head up the plans for Sprague's Teacher Appreciation Week for the first week in May. Please reach out to Sprague PTO vice presidents Maggie Roler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Davidson at email@example.com.
Game Nights Rescheduled
Save the date for the upcoming Sprague Game Nights. All events will run from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Sprague School. This is a family event and siblings are welcome. Look for more information in the upcoming weeks.
- April 12 - Second-Grade Game Night
- April 19 - First-Grade Game Night
- April 20 - Kindergarten/Early Childhood Game Night
Fostering Grit & Growth Mindset: A look into the SEL Curriculum at DW
Learn about the importance of a growth mindset in our children’s success and see how D103 is teaching students about these ideas at DW.
- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8
- In Person Event at Daniel Wright
- Register Now
Math Tutoring by SHS Students
Math-Aid is a completely free math tutoring program that aims to help students who need extra help in mathematics. Sessions are conducted by high school sophomores or older who are in advanced math courses. Please fill out the Math-Aid interest form.
Community Satisfaction Survey
The Village of Lincolnshire is seeking your opinion on what it does well, what it can do better, and the services residents/community leaders value most! By taking 15 minutes to complete this survey, you’re guiding village wide decisions about public safety, water service, economic development, road maintenance, special events, preservation of natural spaces, and more. Paper copies are available at Village Hall or the Vernon Area Public Library. Please submit only one survey per Lincolnshire household/business by Friday, Feb. 17. Surveys should be completed by a resident/employee who is at least 18 years old. Thank you for sharing your vision of Lincolnshire.
Village Seeks Community Input
We invite you to attend Lincolnshire’s Open House from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Lincolnshire Village Hall, 1 Olde Half Day Road. This event will allow you and other community members to provide input about issues facing Lincolnshire by engaging in several interactive activities and conversations with staff and Teska Associates. You can arrive at any time during the two-hour timeframe. Please let you colleagues, neighbors, and friends know about the Open House as well. We want a big turnout!
American Youth Symphony Orchestra (AYSO) is holding auditions for its youth orchestra (all instruments) and auditions for it chamber music program.
Sign up for All American 7v7 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out this All Pro Sports Performance Off Season Training form.
- Principal Ann Hofmeier
- Assistant Principal Jennifer Arroyo