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Dear Families,

March is here and it looks like winter wants to stay with us for a few more weeks.  Kindergarten Round Up is postponed due to the impending snowstorm tonight and tomorrow. The new date will be Saturday, March 9th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Sprague School.

Recently it has been noticed that many students are getting out of their cars after 8:30 a.m. causing them to be entering the building after 8:30.  Please have your child to the school by 8:27 a.m. as that is when the bell rings for all students to enter the building. Classroom instruction begins at 8:30 a.m.   Students arrive in the building after 8:35 will be marked as tardy. Thank you for your help with this procedure.

A highlight for next week is our Day of Play.  Students will be working together to build creations that protect our animals and/or environment.  It will be exciting to see what the students create. Please remember to send in a grocery bag of clean recycled items.  Boxes are welcome but can not be bigger than a desk. To make this day a success we will need 2-3 volunteers per classroom to help assist with the “construction” process (cutting cardboard, etc.) during both the first creating/building block from 8:45-9:45, as well as the second creating/building block from 10:15-11:15 (clean-up help will also be needed during this second block).

Don’t forget to sign up for the Math Parent Information Session

The last two math parent nights filled up quickly so the Math Department is hosting a third event on Thursday, March 7th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Wellesley Community Center. To sign up please click here to register .  See attached document for more information

Fisketastic Day of Play

Make the World a Better Place

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Robots made of recyclable material

What is the Fisketastic Day of Play? On Wednesday, March 6th  Fiske will be hosting a day of play for K-5 students. Students will be spending the day in collaborative groups making and creating using recyclable materials. Children will work together to make items that grow from their creativity.

On Wednesday, March 6th, students will need to bring one grocery bag filled with clean, recycled items to school. All supplies are required to be recycled materials. Items should not be bigger than the top of a students classroom desk. Please do not do any construction before coming to school.

Some examples of acceptable recycled materials are:

Cereal boxes Egg cartons Shoe boxes

Milk cartons Tissue boxes Plastic bottles

Paper towel rolls Plastic cups Cracker boxes

Toilet paper rolls Appliance boxes

If you are willing to donate packing tape, please have your child bring a roll to school on March 5th. Thank you for your contributions!

Spring MCAS Dates

Planning for the spring 2019 MCAS has begun.  Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students will be taking the MCAS online.  Please note the testing dates below and make every effort to have your student at school for each testing session.  Make up dates will be arranged in the event that your child/children are absent from school on an assessment day.

Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule

Third Grade ELA – Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26

Third Grade Math – Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13

Fourth Grade ELA – Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5

Fourth Grade Math – Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17

Fifth Grade ELA – Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9

Fifth Grade Math – Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7

Fifth Grade Science and Technology – Thursday, May 16 and Monday, May 20

Tell all your friends who have entering Kindergarten students, Kindergarten Roundup is here!

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Registration 2019-20 has been Postponed to Saturday, March 9th

Round Up Snow Date:

Saturday, March 9 at 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Sprague Elementary School Library, 401 School St, Wellesley MA 02482

For children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2019. Please bring registration forms and required documents to the Round Up. Download a registration packet on the district website: If required, nurse follow-up and English Learner screenings will occur at individual schools by appointment.

Fitness and Health News

We just wrapped up a very fun and exciting jumping unit. Our sponsor is The American Heart Association. They donated several short and long jump ropes that we use in Fitness and Health classes as well as in Jump Rope Club (grades 2-5). The focus of the unit was to teach students that there are many different ways to jump with and without equipment.

Through a series of 8-9 stations, students learned to jump in a variety of ways. The mini trampolines were one of the favorite stations. Student’s inner rock stars came out in full swing! The best part was the 80’s Open House. It was a great opportunity to see families come into the gym and participate with their children 80’s style. I got to take more of a backseat and watch all of the wonderful interactions between staff, families and students jumping together. I was able to catch a lot of tender moments between families. Thank you for coming into our classes and for getting into the 80’s spirit!

During this unit, we also raised money for the Kid’s Heart Challenge program. It was a huge success, we raised as a school over $2,000. WOW, that is amazing! Thank you for all your

support in helping your children raise so much money to help out the American Heart Association. You did your part to save a heart!

Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Tuesday, March 5th – Town Election

  • Wednesday, March 6th – Day of Play

  • Thursday, March 6th – School Council meeting (rescheduled due to snow this past Thursday) -7:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 7th – PTO Meeting 8:45 am

  • Thursday, March 7th – Kindergarten Pumpernickel Puppets 9:00 am    

  • Saturday, March 9 – Kindergarten Registration – Sprague School 9:00am-12:00pm

  • Monday, March 11th – Kindergarten Top Secret Science

  • Thursday, March 14th – Grade 1 Emilie Boone Creative Arts Program

  • Thursday, March 21st – 4th Grade Trip to Lowell Mills

  • Wednesday, March 27th – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, March 28th – Fifth grade parent night at the Middle School – 6:15 pm

  • Saturday, March 30th – Fiske Auction

Friday, Fiske News 3/1/19

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