Specials Teachers Engage Students
Sprague’s Music, Art, Physical Education, and Spanish (MAPS) teachers have planned an exciting evening for you and your first-grade student! You and your child will spend 20 minutes in each of these classrooms experiencing a sampling of activities from that subject. Each night we will meet with four different first-grade classes.
We value the opportunities and experiences gained through participation in the MAPS classes and are eager to share them with you. Please dress to move and play. Due to the classroom sizes, we respectfully ask that your child bring only one to two people with them to the school. Each child will be responsible for leading their grown-up in the activities. This is a collaborative effort between children and their grown-ups.
We look forward to meeting you and your student from 6:15 to 7:35 p.m. Please attend on the date where your child’s teacher is listed. Classroom teachers will not be present at the event.
- Thursday, Jan. 19: Kahn, Korah, Larsen, and Popjoy (Lindell)
- Thursday, Jan. 26: Schencker, Schlan, Schreurs, and Vander Pas
For pictures of the specials, please visit the school's Google Doc folder.
No School Monday
D103 schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of the federal holiday recognizing Martin Luther King Junior's Birthday. Students do not attend school. For the rest of this year's calendar events as well as next year's please visit the D103 calendars website page.
- Twin-size Blankets and Comforters
- Bath-Size Towels (NO hand towels or rags)
- Dog bones, chew bones, treats, balls
- Cat trees, toys, beds, treats
- Sturdy dog and cat combs and brushes
- Human baby food (Meat based only, for sick cats)
- Cat litter
- Baking soda
Sick Day Guidelines
When calling in an absence please reach out to Sprague using the following contact information 847-945-6686 or Ls_attendance@d103.org. Please follow our sick child guidelines before sending your student to school.
Veterans & First Responders Dinner
Daniel Wright Leaders in Learning Club invites first responders and veterans to The Heroes Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at DW. Please let us know you can attend. Questions? Email Erinn Vincent at email@example.com.
Fostering Grit & Growth Mindset: A look into the SEL Curriculum at DW
Learn about the importance of a growth mindset in our children’s success and see how D103 is teaching students about these ideas at DW.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
In Person Event at Daniel Wright
Siblings: Reducing Rivalry and Building Connection
Dr. Siggie is back to discuss how parents can help navigate sibling rivalry and build better relationships through increased connection.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Chili Luncheon Needs Chefs
PTO is celebrating our D103 staff by treating them to a chili and soup luncheon. We are looking for a few people to volunteer by making a crockpot of chili or soup (your recipe of choice!) for the luncheons. This year the D103 PTO Chili Lunch will take place on Monday, Jan. 30 at Sprague, Half Day, and Daniel Wright schools. The chili or soup must be dropped off at the teachers’ lounge of the school you have committed to (with your name and recipe ingredients on an index card or sheet of paper) by 9:30 a.m. Pick up your dishes after 1:30 p.m. please. We are requesting that our chefs use crockpot liners, if possible. With limited counter and sink areas, it's difficult to get your pots cleaned out properly!
We know not everyone is a chef, so if you would prefer to contribute financially, any donation will allow us to provide salads, decorations, and all of the "trimmings” for the meal.
Thank you so much for helping show the fabulous D103 staff our appreciation for all that they do for our children!
Path to Citizenship
The Vernon Area Public Library offers residents information about preparing for citizenship via a Zoom class.
Safety Poster & Essay Contest
Metra has launched its 16th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students across Metra's service area to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year's theme is "Stay Safe, Stay Off Train Tracks." Deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 20.
- Principal Ann Hofmeier
- Assistant Principal Jennifer Arroyo