Everyone Loves Maggie
Maggie lounges patiently at the feet of her owner, Dana Friedman-Graham, as Sprague students listen to a book she reads. Sometimes the spotted great dane pops her head up to listen to a sentence or two. Once the story is finished Maggie sits up tall and proud and students surround her giving a collective ‘Ooooohhh’ as they realize that Maggie is taller than most of the students who sit on their knees to greet the therapy dog.
The 3-year-old visits Sprague weekly through K-9 Reading Buddies, a local organization that brings dogs together with students to encourage reading as well as to help the younger students follow directions and learn how to give directions.
“Maggie gives our younger students a sense of independence and leadership when they hold her leash and walk her down the hallway,” said Mallory Donenberg, Early Childhood Teacher. “When Maggie visits we practice core words such as stop, go, fast, slow. We also focus on following directions and giving Maggie directions.”
Maggie, and other K-9 Reading Buddies, have been an integral part of the early childhood program at Sprague for the past five years. Other classroom teachers have picked up on the benefit of students reading to pets and have invited Maggie into their classroom.
Follow the Sprague calendar for end of the year activities and events. Don't miss out. Follow along on our interactive calendar where you can pick and choose what to note and search for items you don't see.
- April 26-June 1: ABC Countdown
- May 13: Health Moves Minds Walk, best time to meet up with your child after the walk
May 16: Second-grade parents meet with Half Day Principal Jill Mau at 6:30 p.m.
May 17: Second-graders visit Half Day during the school day
May 17: SHS Art Consortium where select students display artwork from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
May 18: Early Childhood No School
May 18: K-8 Early Dismissal Day
May 19: Second-grade field trip to Brookfield Zoo. Permission and pay on the RevTrak Web Store
May 20: Sprague School Outdoor Dance from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
May 21: 5K Run/Walk for D103
End of Year Dance
Enjoy a Sprague end of the year outdoor dance with neighbors, friends, and family from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. The evening will include music from a DJ, and a place to connect with your family and friends. Please fill out the Google Response Form so we know how many families to expect. Please check-out the PTO volunteer sign up form to see where you might be able to lend a hand.
A Big Thanks to the PTO
Thank you to the PTO for organizing and executing an incredible Teacher Appreciation Week for our teachers. Everything you do is very much appreciated!.
Board of Education Meeting
The regular Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings will be held in-person and live-streamed each month on our YouTube Channel. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can also contact the Board at email@example.com.
Honoring Brick Legacy Donors
The Learning Fund Foundation honored the donors of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Daniel Wright Junior High School Saturday, April 30. Thank you to all of the families who contributed to this fundraiser. Families can still have their names inscribed on a brick and help support the foundation’s many programs in the D103 schools.
Join Us for D103 Laughs
The PTO Parent Education Team invites D103 parents to a FREE Stand-Up Comedy Show at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Lincolnshire Swim Club, 2 Yorkshire Dr., Lincolnshire. Register now for this adult-only evening filled with comic relief and good company.
Volunteers Needed for 5K
Over 530 students, parents, and staff have registered for the Saturday, May 21, D103 PTO 5K Run/Walk. Sign up today and join in the fun morning activity with friends, neighbors, and classmates. Volunteers are needed. Run the race and volunteer for a good cause.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Lincolnshire's Memorial Day Commemoration is set for 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, Spring Lake Park, and will include band students from D103.
Homers for Heroes
Stevenson High School is honoring the military with an appreciation day on Saturday, May 7, on its baseball/softball fields, One Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. Family fun activities include hotdogs and burgers. a bouncy house, games, and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please visit the SHS athletic event schedule for details.