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Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - May 14, 2021

Sprague's Virtual Art Showcase

This week is the Sprague Virtual Art Show! I am so proud of all of the Sprague artists for contributing great examples of art throughout the year. Kindergarten experimented with primary and secondary colors, First-grade learned about Pablo Picasso and created art using different geometric shapes, and Second-grade studied Vincent Van Gogh and created their very own virtual mural. Make sure to check out all of the hard work and creativity from the Sprague artists beginning today, May 14 on the D103 YouTube channel.

ABC Countdown - Record a Memory

There are 14 days left until the last day of school.

Monday, May 17 is MMemory Day in our ABC countdown! Parents, please send a video to Margaret Van Duch at mvanduch@d103.org or text it to her at 847-791-3749, with your child sharing a Sprague memory on video so we can include your child in the end of the school year video created by Principal Ann Hofmeier! Here are some starter sentence to share with Students!

    1. My favorite memory from this year was…

    2. Something funny that happened this year was ….

    3. Something new I learned this year was…

    4. Something I will always remember about this year ….

Check out the ABC Countdown schedule to see what we will be doing to make the last few weeks at Sprague even more fun and exciting for students. The school invites families to countdown from Z to A engaging in activities corresponding with a given day.

Book Bus Ends Next Week

  • Please place your last book bus order by Monday, May 17.
  • Return all Sprague library books to school no later than Friday, May 28.
  • Sprague is open weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Game Nights Set for Remote Learners

Sprague has scheduled some in person Family Game Nights for REMOTE learners.
  • Remote EC-K: Tuesday, May 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Remote First-Grade: Wednesday, May 26 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Remote Second-Grade: Thursday, May 27 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join other remote families in your child’s class in person as we socially distance, wear masks, and play board games with your family outdoors in the Sprague Garden. This will give our remote students a first opportunity to be at Sprague with their families, while also seeing peers from their class. Watch for more details to follow on in-person Family Game Nights for remote learners.


  • Friday, May 21 there is No School for Early Childhood through Eighth-Grade (Teacher Remote Planning Day - originally a full day of school)
  • Wednesday, May 26 will be a Full Day of School for Early Childhood through Grade 8 (originally a half day of school and nonattendance day for early childhood students)

  • Thursday, June 3, Last Day of School for Early Childhood (Full Day)

  • Friday, June 4, Last Day of School for kindergarten through seventh-grade students (Watch for a change in learning schedule on this day)

  • From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, Principal Ann Hofmeier will host a remote Zoom meeting to explain the Sprague Kindergarten Program.
  • Half Day is planning for a summer orientation for its incoming third-graders.

District News

Board Recognizes Retires, Years of Service & Student Groups

Please join the Board of Education on our YouTube channel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, as we recognize staff retirees and years of service. At the same meeting, the Board will recognize Daniel Wright student achievements.

Vaccine Clinic to Open in D103

D103 is pleased to announce that a limited availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available during a COVID-19 Student/Family/Staff Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, May 23, at Daniel Wright. For more about the clinic, please read the D103 e-notice. Parents of 12-15-year-olds can also schedule their child's vaccine at the Patty Turner Center in Deerfield on May 17, 20, and 24. Appointments can be scheduled at ~ https://tinyurl.com/VAX1215 ~.

Returning Student Registration is Underway

Returning student registration for preschool through seventh-grade is now underway. (You do not need to register students entering kindergarten.) Please register through Unified Classroom. Please visit the D103 Registration website page for necessary documents and for fax cover sheets.

103 Club Accepting Campers

Camp 103 Club is open to all D103 students. There are still openings in the camp. Students do not need to be in summer school to attend camp. If your child is not in summer school, please drop your child off at Sprague at 12:15 p.m. for the start of camp. Please visit Camp 103 Club for more information.

Children do NOT need to participate in 103 Club during the school year to attend Camp 103 Club. Camp 103 Club operates after District 103 summer school hours and operates out of Sprague School. Parents will need to pick up from Camp 103 Club. Please email 103 Club Director Robynn Bryant at rbryant@d103.org for more information.

Community News

Athletic Camps

Carmel High School offers athletic camps for grades kindergarten through high school.

Sprague Events