Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter Friday, August 30, 2019

Sprague Welcomes New Staff

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Please welcome the following new Sprague staff from left to right: Eric Seaborg, art teacher; Julie Harris, speech and language pathologist; Katie Jenkins, second-grade teacher; Principal Ann Hoffmeier; Assistant Principal Jen Arroyo; Lindsay Pinter, early childhood teacher; Sami Joseph, social worker; and Mark Kahn, art and music teacher.

Please Join Us for Curriculum Night

Parents are our important partner as we work to prepare young children at Sprague to grow as Leaders in Learning. Parents, please plan to join us on the grade-level Curriculum Nights at Sprague School!

  • Grade 1: 6 p.m. Sept. 4

  • Grade 2: 6 p.m. Sept. 5 (principal meeting begins at 6:45 p.m.)

  • Kindergarten 7:15 p.m. Sept. 5 (please arrive at 6:45 p.m. for a principal meeting)

Bus Safety

Please watch this 90-second important video produced by the Lake County Sheriff's Office reminding drivers to take precautions near school buses.

Reading Connection

Welcome Back to School! Don't forget to check out the monthly reading newsletter called, "Reading Connection." Highlights this month include: read-aloud favorites, "Fill Your Home with Words," "Books and the Great Outdoors," Read alouds for new readers, and "Let's do Research!"

Library Book Checkout

Each class participates in book checkouts weekly. EC and kindergarten students checkout one book each week, first-graders check out two books weekly, and second-graders check out three books each week. Please note your child's/children's weekly book checkout day/s, in order to support your child in returning library books on time, so that all children can enjoy the library's offerings. Thank you for your support! You can support your child by checking that their books are ready to be returned to school the night before. A great way to make sure books get back to school is to keep them in your child's backpack whenever they are not being read. Thank you for your support in keeping the books circulating and allowing children to get their hands on books they've been waiting to read!

Preschool & Kindergarten Game Night

Early childhood and kindergarten families are invited to Sprague's first game night of the school year from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

Come play at the Sprague playground and hardtop! Family members of all ages are welcome, so please feel free to bring siblings, grandparents, or anyone else in your family. This is an opportunity to meet other parents from your student’s class and grade! To keep the event safe and fun for everyone, please do not bring snacks. Pizza and bottled water will be provided. Please respond to the Game Night Google form to show your interest in attending the event.

School Reminders

  • Vision and hearing screenings are provided by the school annually. Please read about the screenings at Sprague.
  • If you are dropping off your student(s) in the morning, please remember that cars are not allowed to enter the front drive. Please read up where to drop off children in the morning.
  • Parents/guardians need to make every effort to have their student(s) at school on time for the start of our day at 8:05 a.m. (first bell). For more on school start times, please read the Start Time Reminder bulletin.
  • Parents must submit forms to the school nurse each year for any medications their child requires while at school. For more about medications at school, please read the Medications on File bulletin.

Shoebox Project

Parents, please hold onto your adult shoeboxes for an upcoming Operation Shoebox Packing Project. The second-grade team plans to fill them with school supplies, toiletries, socks, and small toys or stuffed animals. We will collect them in late September or early October. For details on what to collect, please read the Sprague News article on Shoeboxes.

How Social Media Impacts Our Children's Lives

The Community Parent Network, in conjunction with the Stevenson Foundation and Stevenson High School, is hosting a screening of the compelling new documentary LIKE on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm in the West Auditorium. Details and sign up in Community Flyers.


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