Half Day School Weekly Newsletter - October 15, 2021
Library Stocked with Books & More
Lincolnshire D103 provides a fully equipped library at Half Day School. The library is specifically designed to accommodate the age range and needs of the students within the building. In addition to a rich array of hard and soft cover books that have been carefully selected with the student body in mind, students will also find eBooks and databases, videos, reference and pictures books, computers, study areas, reading areas, and a trained librarian and assistant to provide support to the students as well as the teaching staff.
Half Day School maintains a collection of material that supports classroom curriculum and provides for individual needs, interests, abilities, and maturity levels. Based on classroom curricular needs, the library may provide classes with materials to enhance the learning process.
Students visit the library with their class and/or on an individual basis, depending on student needs, teacher discretion and/or assignment requirements. Specific or flexible scheduling is developed in collaboration with the classroom teacher and the library staff.
“In the library, students will find materials that not only support their intellectual growth, but their social, emotional, and personal growth as well. When students read, they become more open to the world around them, setting them up to be accountable and compassionate lifelong learners. The Half Day library is a place that belongs to everyone and here, everyone belongs.” said Becky Morgan, Half Day Library Media Specialist.
We are excited to celebrate our Half Day School community during the week of Oct. 18 through Oct. 22 during our annual HAWK Week festivities. Students will participate in a Green Ribbon Classroom Challenge from our Green Team, and a host of special team building activities coupled with themed spirit days as listed below. We look forward to highlighting the special qualities of each of our HAWKs throughout the week!
Half Day HAWKs are:
- Monday ~ H - Honest - Be a GOOD sport. Wear a jersey or any sports clothing!
- Tuesday ~ A - Accepting - Accepting TIES us together. Wear tie dye clothing!
- Wednesday ~ W - Willing - 'Orange' you glad you're a HAWK? Wear all out ORANGE!
- Thursday ~ K - Kind-hearted - Kids are SUPER (heroes)! Wear your favorite superhero gear!
- Friday ~ Celebrate being a HAWK and wear Half Day spirit wear/BLUE!
Late Arrival Day
Late Arrival Day is Thursday, Oct. 21. Students in grades K-8 will start school 90 minutes later than their normal start time. The purpose of late arrival days is to provide teachers with time to collaborate with colleagues.
Sprague starts at 9:45 a.m. (drop off begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Half Day starts at 10:30 a.m. (drop off begins at 10:10 a.m.
Daniel Wright starts at 10 a.m. (drop off begins at 9:45 a.m.)
The 103 Club is in session on nonattendance days. The Club will operate its normal hours on Late Arrival Days. 103 Club is available to students who regularly attend the program and have preregistered to attend the 103 Club on those nonattendance days.
Please visit the District 103 school calendar for updates on other holidays and teacher institute days when school is not in session.
Cultural Diversity Display
Half Day School is inviting your help! In the front hallway display cases at school, we want to highlight our learning community and the cultures/countries/traditions that represent us as District 103.
Missed Picture Day?
Emergency Response Drills
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, we will work with the local police department to practice ALICE in a way that is grade level appropriate. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. For more about the drills, please read the e-notice that was sent out recently. Students are permitted to ask questions during the drill so they can be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Drills will take place at the following times:
Sprague - 9 a.m.
Daniel Wright - 9:45 a.m.
Half Day - 10:30 a.m.
Fifth-Grade Health Nights
The D103 PTO-sponsored Fifth-Grade Health Nights for students and their families are scheduled for in-person this month. Both nights are being held at Daniel Wright Junior High School, 1370 N. Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire.
- Girls Night is 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Daniel Wright Cafeteria
- Boys Night is 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Daniel Wright Cafeteria
This event is focused on educating students about their physical and emotional changes during puberty. The program develops students' skills to increase their comfort in discussing their changing bodies.
Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, we strongly encourage that your student attends with a trusted adult. Please discuss with your child in advance who that adult will be.
District 103 News
Bus Driver Appreciation Note
Parent Education Event
Boo Bash Halloween Festival
The Village of Lincolnshire will host its annual Boo Bash Halloween festival at
North Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct 29. The spook-tacular celebration will bring back family-friendly favorite events from years past, as well as include new activities for ghosts and goblins of all ages to enjoy, including: goodie bags for the first 200 kids, pumpkin decorating, haunted trail, hay rides, fire juggler, magic shows, balloon sculptor, music, food and beverages, inflatables, carnival games, touch-a-truck, and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear
Trunk or Treat
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. Visit the church's Facebook page for more information or call 847-945-1550.