Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Student Teachers

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Sprague students love the chance to read to their classmates as this child clearly shows. As part of a purposeful play area, the child was reading aloud to a classmate, holding the book to show and read to her student who was sitting on the rug.

Share Your Story

The Sprague Staff Cultural Diversity Committee would love to connect with individuals, families, or a caregiver who would be interested in putting together a bulletin board display to teach others about their culture or about a culture that is relevant to their family. Our goal is to share with students and families about different cultures and to increase community connections. You are welcome to use your own creativity and ideas for your display! You may want to include information about a country, holiday, or another facet of your culture. For the physical display you may consider artifacts, photographs, facts, or anything else you think would help our students broaden their understanding of the world and of each other.

For more information or to sign up for a month, please visit the Sign Up Genius. You can also contact me, Ms. Lenzini, Sprague EC through second-grade Library Media Specialist with questions: llenzini@d103.org.

Picture Day is Sept. 24

Our school Picture Day for Early Childhood through second grade is on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Pictures will start promptly at 8:15 a.m.

Students will receive the picture order form through their backpacks. It is also available on the Sprague News website page. Students should bring the completed picture order form along with payment to school on or before Picture Day on Tuesday. The photography company (Stuart-Rodgers Photography) accepts checks, cash or credit card. Parents may also place their orders through the company’s online ordering process.

For students who are absent on picture day or students who wish to have their picture retaken, the re-take day will be Nov. 6.

Registration Underway for ASA Classes

Registration for Sprague Fall After School Activities (ASAs) closes Sept. 25.

Sprague is offering a variety of After School Activity (ASA) classes for students to fill their fall afternoons from Sept. 25 to Oct. 31. Please visit the Sprague News website page for details about After School Activities.

Classes being offered include:

  • MinecraftEDU (Wednesday, second-grade only)

  • Arts & Crafts (Wednesday, kindergarten and first-grade)

  • Games Galore (Wednesday, first- and second-grades)

  • Sprague Green Team (Wednesday, kindergarten, first- and second-grade)

  • MinecraftEDU (Thursday, second-grade only)

  • Arts & Crafts (Thursday, second-grade only)

Chicago Rush also offers after school soccer.

Registration takes place online using the RevTrak Web Store. We will have a Limited Early Registration period to provide opportunities for a larger number of students to participate.

Principal Coffee for New Parents

New families and parents of kindergartners are welcome to attend Principal Hofmeier's Coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Sprague School and for parents to ask questions in a relaxed environment. Show your interest in attending the coffee by registering.

First-Grade Family Game Night

Please join us for our first-grade Family Game Night at Sprague from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Students are invited to play games with their Sprague friends. Family members of all ages are welcome, so please feel free to bring siblings, grandparents, or anyone else in your family. Show your interest in attending by filling out the PTO Google Form.

This is a great opportunity to meet other parents from your student’s class and grade level.

(To keep the event safe and fun for everyone, please do not bring snacks. Bottled water will be provided.)

Absence Reminder

Please report all absences to the office by 8:30 a.m. by using the

following email of Ls_attendance@d103.org or calling into 847-945-

6686 or 847-945-6665. Both numbers accept messages if you are

calling during non-school hours.

When calling in or emailing please provide the following information:

  • Spell your child's first and last name,
  • Teacher's name,
  • Grade, and the
  • Reason for the absence.
  • If your child is sick, please leave the symptoms as well.

Automated attendance calls are programmed to go out at 9:30 a.m.

for students who have not been reported absent to the office.

Should you report your absence after 9:00 a.m., you may still receive

an automated call if we have not processed your attendance in



Community News

  • The Community Parent Network, in conjunction with the Stevenson Foundation and Stevenson High School, is hosting a screening of the compelling new documentary LIKE on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm in the West Auditorium. Details and sign up in Community Flyers.

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