Students Honor Veterans
Students sang songs to honor veterans last week during a Veterans Day assembly. They learned about military branches and how they serve our government. To view pictures of the event, please visit the school's Google Doc Folder.
This winter, Sprague School, in partnership with Illinois CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) will be collecting new pajamas in sizes 5T through teen sizes for all genders from Dec. 1-15.
Pajamas must be new (never worn) and a complete set – either a top and bottom or onesie. And even though we’ve already had our first snowfall, we need pajamas for all seasons, not just winter. Drop the pajamas off at Sprague.
Before School Activities
Second-graders are invited to participate in before school activities that start at 7:40 a.m. the week of November 28 for six weeks.
- Second-graders on the Library Task Force, which meets Tuesdays, will work to organize the library space, create book recommendations, curate displays, and more!
- Second-graders are invited to become part of Sprague's Sunshine Squad, which meets Wednesdays. Students will work on activities and plan initiatives to brighten the lives of our Sprague School community.
- Visit the RevTrak Web Store to pay the $25 fee for each activity.
No à la Carte Veggie/Fruit Bar
Sprague is only offering its veggie/fruit bar to students who purchase a Quest meal during lunch. Students no longer have the option of purchasing the veggie/fruit bar as a stand alone meal.
Donate Unopened Candy
Sprague is collecting unopened candy that it will donate to homeless shelters. Bring the candy to the front office please.
2nd-Grade Field Trip Registration
Please register your second-grader for the FMSC field trip taking place in mid-December. The amount of $5 covers the cost of transportation and the cost of M&M's candy for each child.
Board Member Appreciation
Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 joined communities throughout the state for Board Appreciation Day to say "thank you" to local school board members on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.
District 103 publicly recognized the efforts of its Board members and showed appreciation for their dedicated service to its students and community at the regular board meeting this week.
Please join District 103 in thanking the Board of Education members:
Anne van Gerven, President, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2013.
Kate Harper, Vice President, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2013.
Marissa Grossenbach, Board Member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2017.
Michael Odongo, Board Member, resides in Buffalo Grove, serving since 2017.
Rana Hashemi-Haeri, Board Member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2018.
Maria Peterson, Board Member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2021.
Michael Weaver, Board Member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2021.
"Board of Education members are unpaid volunteers who serve for the benefit of our students, families and staff. Their dedication and support make District 103 a leader in education and a great school system for our students to thrive," said Dr. Scott Warren, District 103 Superintendent.
The Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 Board of Education has provided strong leadership to help create a positive learning environment for our students to learn and grow. We appreciate their hard work and dedication to our students, staff, families and community.
District Sells Used iPads
Families are invited to purchase used iPads through Secured Tech Solutions. Visit the Secured Tech Solutions website to view available devices. Devices are
processed, warrantied and sold by Secured Tech Solutions, a D103 technology partner. D103 will receive a portion of the sales. Questions about the equipment should be directed to email@example.com or (317) 482-1613.
School Schedule Changes
As we move into November please be aware of the following changes to the school calendar:
Monday, Nov. 21: Early Dismissal for students in Grades K-8 (Teacher Conferences in Afternoon & Evening) No School for early childhood students.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 25: No School (Thanksgiving break).
103 Club will offer child care at the time schools dismiss for the day.
Quest Food Services does not serve lunches on Early Dismissal Days.
Please visit the calendar changes e-notice for more information.
Book Fair Closes Friday
The PTO annual book fair for students and families closes Friday. Students have created their book fair “wish lists”.
Donate While You Dine
Support the D103 PTO when you dine in, drive-through or carry out from Culver's of Lincolnshire on Monday, Nov. 21. Culver's will donate 25% of all group sales back to the PTO! Please mention "D103 PTO" when placing your order.
Managing the Overuse of Digital Tech in Our Kids
In partnership with the Vernon Area Library, the D103 Parent Education team is excited to bring to our community Dr. Cliff Sussman, a child and adolescent psychiatrist from the Washington D.C. area.
Dr. Sussman is a pioneer in recognizing and treating Internet & video game addiction. He has regularly given presentations to parent and professional communities on this topic. As a leading expert in this field, Dr. Sussman will help parents define what excessive screen use looks like and understand how it can impact the developing brains of their children. Furthermore, he will provide us with definitions of healthy screen time for children and how to balance screen activities with off screen activities. He will discuss strategies on how to use motivational interviewing to talk to our children about topics surrounding screen time and help parents recognize the factors that may be contributing to screen overuse and addiction in their homes.
- 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6
- Learn more and register your spot on eventbrite.com
Kick off the holiday season at Lincolnshire Lights! From lighting the 40-foot holiday tree and caroling performances to DIY crafts and pictures with Santa, Lincolnshire Lights is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your family. Join us at Village Green from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Enjoy performances by musical artists from Daniel Wright and Half Day.
Chicago Rush North Soccer Club Winter Academy for 5- and 6-year-olds starts up soon. Register now for the Rush Academy.
Poster Design Contest
Stevenson High School’s Fine Arts Department needs your artwork! Submit a poster design for our Consortium Orchestra, Choir, Band, and Jazz Concerts Submissions are due: Thursday, Dec. 1. Please see the Poster Design Contest for details.
Center for the Gifted
The Center for Gifted Fall Wonders Program in Long Grove is open for registration for grades 1-5. There are weekend classes through December. There are class details, information, and application forms on The Center for Gifted website.
- Principal Ann Hofmeier
- Assistant Principal Jennifer Arroyo