Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - April 30, 2021

Fitness Deadline Approaches

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This weekend is the deadline to participate in the Sprague “Health Moves Minds Virtual Run/Walk”, a fundraiser benefiting health and physical education programs focusing on wellness and mental health. The fundraiser is designed to educate our students and staff on the importance of overall wellness and mental health with further education occurring in P.E. classes at school.


We look forward to your child’s participation in our Virtual School Run/Walk for Mental Health event! Please consider encouraging your child to ask friends, trusted neighbors, and relatives to contribute toward this worthy cause. All donations must be submitted by Monday, May 3. Only donations received in person or online by 3:00 p.m. that day will count toward our school total. Please send fitness pictures to mvanduch@d103.org or text them to 847-791-3749.

Enrichment Teacher Authors Book

Laura B. Sprague School’s Enrichment Specialist Christie Wylie has been enjoying the success of a book, “Seed + Spark: Using Nature as a Model to Reimagine How We Learn and Live”, she authored with several colleagues, which they completed shortly before COVID-19 consumed our lives. Read the story of the book's creation and how it relates to your life.

ABC Countdown

Please check the ABC Countdown schedule to see what we will be doing to make the last few weeks at Sprague even more fun and exciting for students. The school invites families to countdown from Z to A engaging in activities corresponding with a given day. Send pictures of the activities to mvanduch@d103.org or text to 847-791-3749.

Virtual Art Fair

The deadline for the Sprague Virtual Art Show is Friday, May 7. For information on types of project to submit and how to submit projects, please review these directions. Sprague will showcase the artwork on Friday, May 14 on the D103 YouTube channel.

Save the Date

  • Please return all Sprague library books to school no later than Friday, May 28.
  • Friday, May 21 there is No School for Early Childhood through Eighth-Grade (Teacher Remote Planning Day - originally a full day of school)

  • Wednesday, May 26 will be a Full Day of School for Early Childhood through Grade 8 (originally a half day of school and nonattendance day for early childhood students)

  • Thursday, June 3, Last Day of School for Early Childhood (Full Day)

  • Friday, June 4, Last Day of School for kindergarten through seventh-grade students (Watch for a change in learning schedule on this day)

  • Incoming kindergarten orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, Principal Ann Hofmeier will host a remote Zoom meeting to explain the Sprague Kindergarten Program.
  • Half Day is planning for a summer orientation for its incoming third-graders.

District News

Join Us in Transitioning the School Board

Results from the April 6 Consolidated Election show that newcomers Maria Peterson and Michael Weaver will join the District 103 Board of Education. Additionally, election results show that Kate Harper, and Anne van Gerven have been re-elected for a four-year term. Congratulations one and all!


Retiring from the Board of Education are Malathy Dwaraknath and Liang Yang. Mrs. Dwaraknath has served six years, and Mrs. Yang has served four years. The District 103 community is grateful for their dedication, vision, and leadership in selfless service for education. We wish them well in their new endeavors.


The new Board of Education for Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 will be seated on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office. Please join us as we welcome our new Board Members on our YouTube channel and say farewell to our retiring members.

103 Club Accepting Campers

Camp 103 Club is open to all D103 students. There are still openings in the camp. Students do not need to be in summer school to attend camp. If your child is not in summer school, please drop your child off at Sprague at 12:15 p.m. for the start of camp. Please visit Camp 103 Club for more information.


Children do NOT need to participate in 103 Club during the school year to attend Camp 103 Club. Camp 103 Club operates after District 103 summer school hours and operates out of Sprague School. Parents will need to pick up from Camp 103 Club. Please email 103 Club Director Robynn Bryant at rbryant@d103.org for more information.

May Lunch Menus

May lunch menus are now available for your review on the Quest Food Management Services website page.

Partnership News

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation financially supports many programs in D103, including the library at Laura B. Sprague School. Their news fundraiser, the Legacy Brick Fundraiser, allows families to make a donation to support D103 schools and have their name engraved on a brick laid in a walkway at Daniel Wright. Watch Stripes and Principal Ann Hofmeier show how this fundraiser benefits Sprague students.

Volunteer of the Year Award

The D103 PTO Executive Board appreciates all of our volunteers! We also like to acknowledge that one special person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. If you know of a deserving person you would like to nominate for the 2020-2021 D103 PTO Scott S. Guziec Volunteer of the Year Award, please fill out the Google nomination form. Nominations are due by May 1.

Dawn Anderson Angel Award

Each year, the PTO recognizes a volunteer who exemplifies the commitment of Dawn Anderson to District 103. Dawn generously volunteered for District 103, the D103 PTO and in our community. We now award a volunteer that demonstrates that commitment.

Requirements for Nomination: The nominee must be someone whose youngest child is an eighth-grade student so that this volunteer will be "graduating" from District 103. The volunteer should be someone who has committed his or her time over several years to our District, including volunteering for the PTO.

Maybe this is a visible volunteer who has led many PTO events or a quiet contributor who we could always count on to fill in when needed. Like Dawn, this volunteer should have an infectious volunteer spirit. The deadline for submission is April 30. Please fill out the Google nomination form to recognize a volunteer.

Community News

Girl Scouts Launches Becoming Me program

Girl Scouts is launching the “Becoming Me” program in collaboration with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House! Inspired by themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, Girl Scouts’ new Becoming Me program aims to help girls become their best selves. Check out our story on Parents.com or visit girlscouts.org/becoming me to learn more.

Indian Guides & Princesses

Learn more about Indian Guides & Princesses in our area.

Enrichment Summer School

The Center for Gifted offers in-person spring and summer classes in Long Grove and Elmhurst. Please visit the Center for Gifted website. Masks are required, social distancing is enforced, and hand sanitizer must be non-scented. All classes are a maximum of 10-12 children. Students need NOT be tested or identified as gifted, just eager to learn!

Soccer and Baseball/Softball Registration

The Lincolnshire Sports Association registration is now open for spring soccer, baseball and softball.

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