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Laura B. Sprague School - December 21, 2020

Yearbook Cover Contest

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Are you looking for a fun activity for your child over winter break? We will be bringing back our Yearbook Cover Contest this year to create an opportunity to include student work in the book! This year's yearbook theme is One School, One Heart!

If your child would like to participate, the child should create a vertical (up and down) design on an 8.5"x11" piece of white printer paper.

We encourage you to have your child use lots of color to make their drawing pop! The design must include:

  • The theme: One School, One Heart
  • The words: Laura B. Sprague School
  • The year: 2020-2021
  • Student's first and last name
  • Student's grade level (EC, Kindergarten, first-grade, or second-grade)

All entries are due by Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Please scan at 300 dpi and email to spyearbook@d103.org or mail your entries in a large envelope (unfolded) to:

Sprague School: Yearbook

2425 Riverwoods Rd

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Acts of Kindness

Please join in as Sprague students spread kindness in their community! Each day in January, students will be invited to complete an act of kindness and build their own Daisy Chain of kind deeds! As students complete their act of kindness, they can cut, color, and attach their chains together to complete a kindness chain to hang in their homes. There are several different ways that students can show their kindness from little deeds of helping their family to bigger acts of kindness like writing letters to veterans, people in nursing homes, and more. Sprague has provided several ideas for students to complete with the help of a grown up who loves them, while also leaving some chains blank for students to think of their specific way to spread kindness.

Throughout the month of January, students will have opportunities to connect by grade level after school and share the ways they are helping others. This is not mandatory, but a good way for our students to be connected as a student community. We will also ask the grown ups at home to take pictures of the children’s chains at the end of January to share at the end of our project. Again, this is not necessary, but a great way to visualize the big ways even the youngest of our students can spread kindness in the world.

Spring Art Show

My name is Mrs. (Allison) Smith and I am the new Sprague art teacher this year. I am so excited and impressed by your talented students. They continuously surprise me with their creative art projects. I wanted to let you know that there will be a Virtual Art Show at the end of the school year. We have been hard at work with creating some beautiful masterpieces for the show. So far we have done two big art assignments that I am saving for the show.

Each week on Zoom we are creating artwork for the Virtual Art Show. If your child would like to have their work on display at the Virtual Art Show, please have them submit a good quality picture on Seesaw. It is never too late to turn in artwork on Seesaw. When you click the Activity Button (light bulb icon) in Seesaw, you will see various Units with all of the videos on how to do the art project. Once the students have watched all of the videos to create the project, all they need to do is take a picture and submit it on Seesaw. If you are unsure if your child has completed the projects, you can always reach out to me at asmith@d103.org.

Here is a list of projects we have done this year that I am saving for the Art Show:


  • Line Leaf

  • Rainbow Fish

1st Grade

  • Line Pumpkin

  • Three Musicians

2nd Grade

  • Banyan Tree

  • Sugar Skull

Thank you so much for supporting the Arts!

Students May Keep Books Over Break

Students may keep their books over winter break. Families may return books in January. There is no book bus over winter break.

Feel free to browse our catalog over winter break by visiting the Follett Destiny website and clicking on "Laura B. Sprague School" (do not click on the little ribbon flag shape). From there, you can search by topic, title, or author. We encourage you to check the availability listed on the right-hand side. For more information and specific directions for searching, you can watch an instructional video. If you do not see a book you are searching for we encourage you to check Vernon Area Public Library, Aspen Public Library (Cook Memorial), Ela Public Library, or Deerfield Public Library.

Fill out the Google form to receive books once school resumes in January.

For questions, please reach out to Lauren Lenzini, Sprague Library Media Specialist, at llenzini@d103.org.

District News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

Partnership News

Spirit Wear in Time for the Holidays

Our PTO sponsored spirit wear stores are stocked with new items perfect for the holidays, and free shipping through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Check out new apparel, plus masks, as well as two brand new stores! We now offer District 103 gear and Leaders in Learning apparel for staff!

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation invites your family to leave a legacy at D103 with the launch of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser. With the completion of the Daniel Wright construction project, the Foundation invites families to donate $100 to inscript their name on a brick pathway outside the remodeled school.

This LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser video, narrated by Daniel Wright Principal Michelle Blackley and featuring the new school mascot, outlines the project. This is a great opportunity to bring our community together, so please consider a donation. The Learning Fund and all of our schools appreciate your generous support.

Community News

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