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Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Students Love the New Bridges Math Program

Bridges in Mathematics is D103's new math curriculum for grades preschool through five. It offers a comprehensive curriculum. It provides a rigorous, coherent, engaging curriculum. Watch this brief video for an overview of the program.

Koala Bear Collection

Sprague invites parents to send students to school with spare change to help with its Koins for Koalas fundraiser taking place the week of Monday, Jan. 27. Children are encouraged to wear gray on Monday in support of adopting koalas.


Watch this video that Sprague students created about Koins for Koalas.


The school would like to "adopt" koalas from the WWF in Australia. By adopting koalas, the school means it will send money to the WWF organization to help protect and care for this nearly extinct species. WWF is one of Australia’s most trusted conservation organizations. Encourage your student to wear gray on Monday, the color of a koala. Looking for cute koala spirit wear? Support the Koala fundraiser by purchasing Koala spirit wear.

Spirit Wear for Sale

The second Spirit Wear sale of the school year is underway. There are lots of trendy shirts, hoodies and lounge pants on the spirit wear website.

Kindergarten - PreK Registration Underway

This week, about one-third of families registered their D103 kindergarteners for school in the fall. Preschool and kindergarten registration is open during the Sprague school day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kindergarten registration is for children who will turn 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. The preschool program is for children ages 3, 4, and 5-years-old. Please visit the district website for details about registration.

Family Book Club

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas: It's Chinese New Year and Goldy Luck’s mother wants her to take a plate of turnip cakes to the neighbors. The Chans aren’t home, but that doesn’t stop Goldy from trying out their rice porridge, their chairs, and their beds—with disastrous results.

Summer School

D103 offers summer school for grades kindergarten through seven. Registration is coming soon. All summer school classes will be held at Half Day School (excluding early childhood classes). Summer school runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. beginning Monday, June 8 and concluding Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Summer School includes four 50-minute periods. Information on the registration process will be emailed to parents in February 2020.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is offering a Pre-School Screening for district residents on Monday, Feb.10 for three and four-year-old children for whom there may be concerns in the areas of gross or fine motor skills, speech/language, or conceptual development. Read the complete article for details on the screening.
  • Register your child for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program and receive a free ticket to the theme park.

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