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Half Day School Weekly Newsletter - October 29, 2021

Holiday Celebrations

Thanks to all the efforts of the PTO students celebrated Halloween and Alternate Day parities with games and crafts. Students and staff had a wonderful time.

Students enjoyed an indoor parade. Watch the parade on the D103 YouTube Channel.

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Cultural Diversity Board: If you are interested in highlighting your culture during a month this school year, please complete the following Google interest form. Questions? Email Meg Duggan at mduggan@d103.org.

Teacher Nominee: If you are currently a student age 13 or older, nominate a teacher who you feel makes a difference at your school or in your community. Parents may assist their children in Chicago's Very Own WGN9 nomination process.

Missed Picture Day? Families who did not participate in Half Day's picture day may arrange to have a photo taken with Stuart-Rodgers. Please reach out to Kathy Onori at Kathy@srphoto.com, who will schedule a photo session in their studio. Stuart-Rodgers will email you proofs as well as submit the picture for the yearbook. There is an additional $10 sitting fee for this service.

Masks & Water Bottles: Make sure your student has plenty of child-sized masks for school as well as a refillable water bottle.

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District 103 News

Vaccination Clinic for Ages 5-11

Save the following date for a vaccine clinic for ages 5-11.

FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use for ages 5-11 is anticipated next week. With this news, the district will hold a vaccine clinic at Laura B. Sprague School on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If approval does not occur before Nov. 13, we will reschedule the clinic to a later date. Registration for the event will be sent closer to the vaccination date.

Hire Me D103!

If you missed the webinar on easy steps to secure an associate or substitute teaching job in D103, please watch the short recorded Zoom presentation that takes you through our employment process. Please visit our Human Resources website for information about working in D103.

Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings will be held in-person and live-streamed each month to our YouTube Channel starting Nov. 2. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can contact the Board at board@d103.org.
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Let’s Talk LGBTQ+

The virtual webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. will teach parents the common language used to describe sexual and gender identities (including pronouns) and provide strategies for caregivers to engage their children in these important topics. The goals of this presentation are to help all parents understand the benefits of allyship, whether their child identifies as LGBTQ+ or not. Registration is open for the presentation.
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Community News

Theater Production

Looking for a great weekend activity for the whole family? Come see several of our very own Daniel Wright actors in the upcoming community theater Production of Matilda. The show will be running the weekends of Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. Tickets are on sale now.

Live Theater is Back

Deerfield Family Theater presents School House Rock Live beginning Friday, Nov. 12.

Special Recreation Programming

The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County provides community-based recreation to children and adults with disabilities. Check out our website to view SRACLC's year-round programs including camps, after school care, sports, arts, and community outing.
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Half Day Upcoming Events