Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - February 19, 2021
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.
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.
- Starting on Monday, Feb. 8, help your child track their steps daily following these simple directions.
- Record the daily steps on the 30 Day Step Tracker sheet.
- After 30 days, celebrate your child's accomplishment.
- Take a picture of your child walking, running, jumping rope, climbing a snow hill, tracking steps to firstname.lastname@example.org or text it to 847-791-3749.
Fall Planning 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:
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.
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.