Welcome to D103 PTO
Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) of District 103 is a volunteer-based non-profit organization focused on supporting our schools to enhance the learning process for our children. We accomplish it in several ways. More about it here.
Described in one of her 6 nominations as “the Kevin Bacon of D103 volunteers”, Jane Ernst received the 2013/2014 PTO Volunteer of the Year at our April board meeting. The accolades were impressive, not only because of her long list of involvement, but because of the testimonials to her character. Her family surprised her with flowers and joined the board in helping us celebrate this beloved member of the D103 family. You can access the letter highlighting her nominations as well as other nominations on D103's Virtual Backpack. Thank you Jane for all you do!
News and reminders
Explore The Arts Day
Our wonderful Cultural and Fine Arts Committee successfully organized Explore the Arts Day at Sprague School, an annual event which allowed our K-2nd Graders to experience a wide array of art sessions: from soap making, leather stamping, and painting, to acting, dancing, drumming and music making. Check out the pictures here: etad2014.weebly.com.
THANK YOU to all the Parents who have generously supported PTO and made this $50,000 donation to the district possible. Through the fundraising initiatives PTO is excited to contribute these funds to the Sprague Playground project. The D103 Community and the local business have been strong supporters of the fundraising initiatives: Membership, $103 for 103, Spirit Wear, School Supplies, Book Fair, Pizza lunch, Camp Fair and our 5K. THANK YOU Families! Please check out our website for a list of our Premier Partners and $103 for 103 families!
Half Day School
If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact:
Daniel Wright School
Current 6th Grade Parents: This first year the Washington DC trip included both 7th and 8th grade classes. Moving forward, this trip will be planned for the 8th grade year, and your student will have a planning informational meeting during 7th grade. We feel this fits better onto the 8th grade curriculum as well as all of the students maturity levels.
4th Annual Run For The Fields/5K
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual District 103 PTO Run for the Fields 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 am, starting and finishing @ DW. You won't want to miss this family-friendly community event that attracted just under 800 registered participants last year! More details on our website at www.runforthefields.com.
Volunteers are needed for Run For the Fields – please sign up here.
Attention all artists!
We’re looking for your original
artwork to be on the cover of the
2014-2015 PTO Directory!
It is so good to know we are needed!
YOU CAN STILL GET GREAT SUMMER IDEAS AT THE D103 VIRTUAL FAIR SITE!
Visit our website at ptocampfair.weebly.com/virtualfair.html
for a complete list of summer camps.
School Walk for Diabetes
On Friday, April 25th, our K-2nd Graders will participate in the Annual Walk for Diabetes, to support this cause by walking from Sprague to Ryerson Conservation Area and back.
- Lighted Schoolhouse
5th & 6th Graders will attend this event on Friday, May 2nd from 2:45 to 4 pm. There will be a DJ, open gym, pizza and drinks for a $5 fee. Students must register in advance to attend.
National Teacher Appreciation Week
We would like to say a big "Thank You" to the teachers at our three schools during National Teacher Appreciation Week, coming up May 5 - May 9. Details about this wonderful event will be available soon.
- 4th Grade Illinois Fair
4th graders will travel to Rivershire on May 7th as well as participate in related activities May 8th and May 9th, to experience a simulated Illinois State Fair, with booths to highlight Illinois’ Government, Sports and Recreations, Wildlife, Business and Manufacturing, and Agriculture. This is a program linked to the curriculum to enhance the Illinois social studies unit students will be learning in the classroom.
Run for The Fields/5K
The proceeds from this year's event will complete the funding for the DW fields renovation and will also go towards the funding of the new playground equipment and ground at Laura B. Sprague School. May 17th at 8 am, starting at Daniel Wright.
Parent Education Committee News
D103 parents are invited to upcoming Parent Education programs sponsored by other Stevenson Consortium Districts. For more information about these programs go to Parent Ed website.