Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

Family Culture Day

Children wondered through the Family Culture Day fair testing out chopsticks, drums, making jewelry, and examining the beautiful traditions that many of their classmates take part in.

It was all part of the Sprague annual Family Cultural Day. Family volunteers showcased games, dancing, traditional art and musical instruments.

Throughout the week, teachers instructed students on understanding diversity through activities that asked them to consider how they are similar and different from their classmates. For more pictures of the event, please visit the school's Facebook page.

No School Monday or Tuesday

D103 schools are closed on Monday, Oct. 14 to observe Columbus Day and on Tuesday, Oct. 15 for a teacher institute day. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Sprague to Recognize Veterans

We are seeking local veterans to attend Sprague's Annual Veterans Day assembly. The Assembly will be on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9:00 a.m. Please email Principal Hofmeier at ahofmeier@d103.org if you are interested in participating.

Bus Drivers Carry the World’s Most Precious Cargo

Parents, please invite your children to write a note to their bus driver in honor of Bus Driver Appreciation Day Friday, Oct. 18. The D103 PTO will honor our bus drivers with a lunch on Thursday, Oct. 17. We ask that you please print this note, personalize it and give it to your child’s bus driver on Thursday or Friday.

Family Book Club

Our Sprague family book club shares diverse books weekly! About Chik Chak Shabbat: When Goldie Simcha doesn’t joyfully throw open her door to welcome everyone into her apartment for a meal of her famous cholent, her neighbors wonder what could be wrong. Little Lali Omar knocks on the door to 5-A, only to learn that Goldie was feeling too sick on Friday to cook, and everyone knows you can’t make cholent in a hurry, right away...

Halloween Updates

Sprague School has developed a nut-free, gluten-free menu that will be provided to every child on Oct. 31 during the Halloween party and on Dec. 20 during the winter carnival. The cost for snacks for both parties is one payment of $5.00 per child, and that fee should be paid through the RevTrak Web Store. Please make this payment by Friday, Oct. 25. For more about the activities, please read the school's Holiday Treats News Bulletin.

The Halloween parade is scheduled outside around the playground

Preschool Screening

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is offering a Preschool Screening for district residents on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 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. Vision/hearing screenings will also be offered. Please note: This screening is for preschoolers with developmental concerns and not for determining a child's kindergarten readiness. The screening date, time and location are as follows:

Date: Thursday, Nov.14, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Laura B. Sprague School, 2425 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Residents of District 103 who would like to have a child participate in this screening should reserve an appointment time by calling Mary Burks in Student Services at (847) 457-9313 no later than Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Questions regarding the screening process should be addressed to Jennifer Arroyo, Assistant Principal of Student Services, at (847) 945-6665 or jarroyo@d103.org.


  • Please join us for first-grade Game Night at Sprague from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Show your interest in attending by registering for the event.

  • Show your commitment to the Shoebox project by signing up to donate some of the following items. Please drop supplies off at Sprague between Oct. 21-23.

    • Sending in adult size shoeboxes

    • Send in unused toiletries

    • Send in children’s toys, stuffed animals, T-shirts - new or gently used

  • Picture retake day is Nov. 6. For forms, please visit the school's news bulletin.

Cultivating Empathy in Your Child

Learn from a national presenter on the skill of empathy and how it is the key to raising compassionate, courageous, resilient and successful children. Author Michele Borba will speak about her new book, "UnSelfie: Why Empathic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World". The presentation is scheduled for the Vernon Area Library from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Show your interest in attending this event by registering.


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