Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - February 19, 2021

Musical Moves

Every week Music Teacher Pamela Orals shares five activities with students plus additional material to supplement and encourage a love of music.


"Music is not just singing, but listening, moving, creating, playing instruments, recognizing and remembering patterns," Mrs. Orals said. "All of these skills are part of every music class. Not everyone loves every type of music, but the more types of music children are introduced to the more open their ears become and the more willing they are to try new things," she said. Please visit the school's Facebook page for pictures of students' musical movement.

School Calendar Changes

We would like to inform you of upcoming dates and changes to the Sprague Schedule:

  • Early Dismissal for Students on Friday, Feb. 19 at 11:15 a.m. (No school for early childhood students and all kindergarten students are remote and will follow the remote AM schedule)

  • Early Dismissal for Students on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:15 a.m. (No school for early childhood students and all kindergarten students are remote and will follow the remote AM schedule)

  • No School Thursday, Feb. 25 (virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences)

  • No School Friday, Feb. 26 (Teacher Institute Day)

  • No School Monday, March 1 (Casimir Pulaski Day)


Please visit the District 103 school calendar for updates on other holidays and teacher institute days when school is not in session. The D103 school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year is now available for your review.

Importance of PTC

Sprague staff is eager to collaborate with parents during Parent -Teacher conferences next week. This is another opportunity for parents and teachers to work together to enhance student learning.

Students, Track Your Steps

Students are encouraged to track the number of steps they take each day for 30 days in this fun Sprague challenge.

  1. Starting on Monday, Feb. 8, help your child track their steps daily following these simple directions.
  2. Record the daily steps on the 30 Day Step Tracker sheet.
  3. After 30 days, celebrate your child's accomplishment.
  4. Take a picture of your child walking, running, jumping rope, climbing a snow hill, tracking steps to mvanduch@d103.org or text it to 847-791-3749.

District News

Fall Planning Survey

We are busy planning for the 2021-2022 school year for staffing and classroom space. There are many variables to consider and we need your assistance to make decisions for the best possible plan. We ask each family to complete a survey, located in the forms section of Unified Classroom, for planning purposes only. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Once we have a clear plan, we will inform parents and then send a separate survey later this spring asking parents to make a decision regarding their choice for in-person or remote schooling for the fall of 2021. Please review this e-notice for more about the survey.

Your Opinion Counts

Parents, students, and teachers are invited to participate in giving feedback on school climate and learning conditions in District 103 through the state-administered, Illinois 5Essentials Survey.


This 20-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction


This 5Essentials survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. As a parent, this opportunity allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child's school.

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.

Partnership News

Meet the BOE Candidates

The PTO invites D103 parents and Lincolnshire constituents to join the organization for an opportunity to meet the dedicated individuals running for school board in this virtual venue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. Please register for the PTO sponsored virtual event.

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