Laura B. Sprague School Newsletter - September 3, 2021
Sleeping Patterns of Animals
Kindergartners recently studied the sleeping habits of animals and put them into categories of whether they were active during the day or active at night. They learned that animals like raccoons and bats are nocturnal and polar bears and horses are diurnal. This assignment is part of the kindergarten science curriculum where students study animal life. For more about the kindergarten standards, please visit the curriculum guides.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn was our literacy focus during our first full week of school. Studying nocturnal animals was a fun way to integrate science into our literacy instruction.
No School Monday
Early childhood students have no school on Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17.
Sprague’s Picture Day is on Friday, Sept. 10. The picture order form will not be sent home with students.
All students will be photographed.
You will receive a proof order form or an email with a link to your online gallery two- to three weeks after picture day.
At that time you will log in to the Stuart-Rodgers Photography website and choose your picture package.
Pictures will be mailed to your home free of shipping charges.
Please review the e-notice for detailed information.
Families are welcome to attend Sprague Principal Ann Hofmeier’s coffees that are held in person this year. Principal Hofmeier will provide you with a better understanding of what happens during a child’s typical day at Sprague as well as how students are adjusting. This meeting will also give you an opportunity to get to know the other parents in your child’s school. We will allow parents time to ask questions to help them become more familiar with Sprague School. We look forward to seeing you there!
Kindergarten Coffee: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, school library
Grades 1-2 Coffee: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, school library
Please RSVP to Amy Hull at email@example.com or call her at 847-945-6665.
- Early Childhood/Kindergarten: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9
- First-Grade: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23
- Second-Grade: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30
Volunteers Sought for Art
Volunteers Sought for Fair
Test to Stay - Update
If your child is identified as a close contact at school, they may be eligible for the Test to Stay option instead of quarantining for 10 days at home. Please complete the permission form in Unified Classroom indicating that you give the district permission to administer the BinaxNOW test. You do not need to sign up for weekly PCR testing to be included in the Test to Stay option, but we highly recommend it.
To sign your child up for free weekly testing, please review the COVID news updates for more information. If it is your first time signing up, families need to sign up by Sunday at 6 p.m. if you want your child to begin testing that week. You only need to sign your child up once to be included in weekly testing for the school year.
For information about COVID prevention and COVID cases across D103 schools, please see the following web pages:
Steps to Become an Associate
Please join us on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, from 12:00-1:00 pm as D103 administrators explain the typical roles and responsibilities of an associate and how to apply for the position in D103! The district currently has openings for associates in all three buildings. Many community members are qualified for the role and with the support of our assistant principals and human resources coordinator you could be employed by D103!
- Topic: Hire Me D103
- Time: 12:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
- Join Zoom Meeting: https://d103-org.zoom.us/j/88122250349?pwd=U0ZDVzJzWDhwL2IyZEw0TWk1cDdsQT09
- Questions: Please contact Katie Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Education Meeting
Challenging Child Behaviors
You still have a chance to leave your legacy behind in D103 with the Daniel Wright paved walkway for a $100 donation. Order your family brick (inscribed with your family name or your child's name) before Friday, Sept. 10. Bricks are being placed this fall. Please read the e-notice for detailed information.
Village Project Creates Traffic Congestion
As you may be aware, the Village of Lincolnshire is embarking on a $4 million Crosstown Water Main project along Riverwoods Road to maintain and improve the Village’s water supply system. The project is expected to last through spring 2022. A project this size will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic – especially near Laura B. Sprague School, Daniel Wright Junior High School, and the intersection of Half Day Road and Riverwoods Road.
Unfortunately, it will be inconvenient and parents may need to alter the way in which they get their child to/from school. Due to the majority of Lincolnshire residents living near Riverwoods Road, this project will likely affect traffic to/from Half Day School as well.