PTO Grants Appreciated by All
Each year the D103 Parent Teacher Organization provides teachers in all three schools with grants to encourage and support creative and innovative learning methods that enhance the District 103 curriculum. The PTO provides upwards of $30,000 in grants annually. This year students received grants for:
Sensory processing and regulation materials
Accessories to upgrade live streaming events
Display boards for student work
Swivel robots for instructional coaching
Adjustable sitting to standing desks
Cricket Club materials
Links for Learning grants are supported by PTO membership fees, school supply orders, and spirit wear purchases.
“District staff members appreciate receiving these grants from the PTO as they provide the opportunity to pilot innovative curriculum, projects and activities,” said Katie Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
Half Day Music Teacher Ashley Smidt added, “Xylophones allow students to explore and play different melodic concepts. The bass xylophone/metallophone carts were added for mobility so students could move instruments and have easier access to playing by standing.”
School Schedule Change
Please note changes in the D103 school calendar for March:
- Monday, March 21, through Monday, March 28: No School for Spring Break and Teacher Institute Day
Tuesday, March 29: School resumes for students
Science Assessment Begins after Spring Break
Half Day fifth-graders are scheduled to take the Illinois Science Assessment Friday, April 1.
- The data from this assessment provides information to the State regarding how our schools are performing in science.
- The ISA aligns with our Illinois Learning Standards for Science, which are based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
- Please read this e-notice carefully to make sure your Half Day fifth-grader and their iPad are ready for testing.
Women's History Month
National Women's History Month was established by presidential proclamation in order to draw attention to and improve the focus on women in historical studies. It began in New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women. It was one of the first organized strikes by working women, during which they called for a shorter workday and decent wages. Also on March 8, in 1908, women workers in the needle trades marched through New York City's Lower East Side to protest child labor, sweatshop working conditions, and demand women’s suffrage. Beginning in 1910, March 8 became annually observed as International Women's Day. Women’s History Week was instituted in 1978 in an effort to begin adding women’s history into educational curricula. In 1987, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to include all of March as a celebration of the economic, political, and social contributions of women.
Lunch Menu Substitutions
Providing a fresh, wholesome, made from scratch menu to your children is of the highest priority to Quest Food Management Services, D103's lunch provider. Menus are planned in advance and we strive to always serve “what is on the menu.”
Quest is working diligently with our product supply partners to continue to serve your children the highest quality ingredients possible. Although we have done well, we are not immune to the current supply chain issues.
When substitutions are necessary, we have hand-selected those products to replace our normal ingredients aligning them as close as possible to what is on the menu for that day. Please know that this is a daily challenge and menus can change at any moment.
Please reach out to Vicky Shargo, Food Service Director, at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you for your continued participation. Lunch menus can be viewed on the Quest Food Services website.
Half Day Updates
- After School Activities Registration is now open through Wednesday, March 30.
- Registration is open for the spring Girls on the Run (GOTR) team for third- through fifth-grade girls.
- Summer School registration closes today, March 18.
- Please visit the summer school website page for more information on the full day Camp 103 Club.
District 103 News
Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 is proud to announce the launch of our newly improved website that we will unveil over Spring Break 2022.
Over the past year, District 103’s communications team with the assistance of administrators, staff, board, and parent focus groups have been working to update the District website so that it better reflects our community, improves navigation for users, and provides a refreshed web interface where residents can go to learn about our District. The District 103 website design refresh is also based on parent and staff input from recent surveys. Some of the website highlights include:
70% of our viewers access our website from their mobile device
Improved Search Engine Optimization
We have created a more robust website making it more visible to search engine bots
Popular search items according to Google Analytic and parent surveys are prominently placed. These include:
Extracurricular and Sports
The calendar offers its own search engine and provides viewers with the option of subscribing to school events.
School newsletters and news platforms offer RSS feeds for viewers who would like to subscribe to timely news updates.
Enhance Layout and Design
Popular items have been prominently placed on web pages according to parent requests and their search preferences.
With such a diverse family population feeding into District 103 we have tested our translation features to ensure that the families in our community can read our website in their chosen language, if desired.
Our website is accessible. District 103 is committed to ensuring accessibility of its District and school websites for all students, parents, and members of the community, including those with disabilities.
Board of Education Meeting
Register Now for 5K
We are back live and in person for the annual D103 PTO 5K! Race day is Saturday, May 21, and takes place at Daniel Wright. Join us to run/walk as a community to raise money for our favorite school district.
Go to the Run for D103 website for more information and to sign up to run and to volunteer. (many volunteer positions still allow you to run the race!)
Did you know family sponsorships are available? For $200, family sponsors receive up to 6 race registrations, your family name on the back of a T-shirt, and a portion of the entry fee is tax deductible!
Registration is now open, with early bird discounts ending April 15, 2022.
*Registration fees do not include RunSignup Processing Fee
PTO Open House Rescheduled
The PTO Open House has been scheduled to a later date. Look for information about the open house after Spring Break.
Girls STEM Day
Carmel Catholic High School's Fem in STEM club is excited to host a day of STEM activities for girls in grades 2-8 at our school on Saturday, April 2. Please register in advance for the STEM program.