Wildcat Weekly

Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - February 26, 2021

Embracing Winter

Sprague students have found many ways to embrace the snow that has fallen on our area. They are sledding, building igloos, skating, skiing, and more. Please visit the Sprague Facebook page to see students in action.

Step Tracking Ends This Week

Students have been encouraged to track the number of steps they take each day for 30 days in this fun Sprague challenge.

  1. Help your child track their steps daily following these simple directions.
  2. Record the daily steps on the 30 Day Step Tracker sheet.
  3. After 30 days, celebrate your child's accomplishment.
  4. Take a picture of your child walking, running, jumping rope, climbing a snow hill, tracking steps to mvanduch@d103.org or text it to 847-791-3749.

Global Book Club

During the month of March, Sprague is hosting a Global Book Club! This year's theme is celebrating a nation of diverse readers! To participate please do the following:

  1. Print out the World Traveler Passport record keeping sheet.
  2. Each school day in March a Seesaw activity will be pushed out on your child's iPad. The Seesaw activity will include resources to learn about a specific country that may include a read aloud, virtual fields trips, crafts, songs, and dances.
  3. After your child explores a country, the child can color in that country's flag on their passport! There are even extra spots to explore a different country of your child's choice! This is an optional activity for your child to enjoy and explore on their own.

No matter how many countries your child has visited by the end of March, please take a picture of your child and their passport to send to mvanduch@d103.org or text it to her at 847-791-3749.

Vision & Hearing Screening

The state of Illinois mandates vision and hearing screenings for various grades. Please respond to this brief survey if your child is in one of these grades.


Students in early childhood, kindergarten, and second-grade are mandated by the State of Illinois to have vision and hearing screenings. Please use this Google form to indicate whether you want your child to be screened or if you would like to defer the screening at this time.


Students in the first-grade are mandated by the State of Illinois to have a hearing screening. Please use this Google form to indicate whether you want your child to be screened or if you would like to defer the screening at this time.

Reporting Student Absences

Please be aware that because we are in a pandemic if you call your student in for an absence, we need specific details as to why your child is not attending school. Unfortunately at this time, we can not accept messages that just state that the student will not be in school. If the information is medically sensitive in nature, please contact the school nurse directly. We understand that there are alternative, non-illness related reasons for absences that occur, but because of the current pandemic situation, we need to know that is the case for the absence in order to ensure the continuing health and safety of the students and school staff. Please report absence to 847-945-6686 or Ls_attendance@d103.org.

School Lunches

The Quest school lunch menu is now available for March.

District News

Your Opinion Counts

Parents, students, and teachers are invited to participate in giving feedback on school climate and learning conditions in District 103 through the state-administered, Illinois 5Essentials Survey.


This 20-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction


This 5Essentials survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. As a parent, this opportunity allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child's school.

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.

Partnership News

Meet the BOE Candidates

The PTO invites D103 parents and Lincolnshire constituents to join the organization for an opportunity to meet the dedicated individuals running for school board in this virtual venue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. Please register for the PTO sponsored virtual event.

Year-Long Events