Dear Sprague Community I hope you are enjoying the summer weather and having fun family time! I also hope your children are finding time to read over the summer. Captain Book visited Sprague with some friends on the last day of school to encourage students to read. She was disappointed that her boat would need repairs and that she wouldn’t be able to take a summer voyage. Her friends reminded her that reading is like traveling and learning too! Please see the link below for a short video in ‘trailer’ format from that presentation. Please share it with your children and remind them that Captain Book wanted them to “get hooked on a good book.” Thank you. I also wanted to pass along some dates courtesy of our very dedicated PTO president, Elaine Marten. Friday, August 28th – Deadline to return Summer Mailing Packet Paperwork

Tuesday, September 1st –
Noon – PTO sponsored Teacher/Staff Luncheon
2pm   – Kindergarten Students/Parents Classroom Visits  
3pm   – Popsicle Playdate for Kindergarten and New Students – Playground
           School Tours with Susan Snyder, Sprague Principal
Wednesday, September 2nd – 1st Day of School, Parent Coffee on Playground
Tuesday, September 8th – BYO Picnic Dinner  Kindergarten, New Students & Host Families
Thursday, September 10th – Back to School Night (Parents Only)      
Thursday, September 17th – Family Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday, October 27th – October 29th – Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, October 30th – Halloween Parade
Walk to School Dates
Friday, September 18th
Thursday, October 8th (Election Day)
Tuesday, November 3rd
Friday, December 4th
Thursday, January 7th
Tuesday, February 9th
Thursday, March 10th
Tuesday, April 5th
Wednesday,  May, 4th
Tuesday, June 7th

Lastly, the Wellesley Green Schools Committee Chairs Sue Morris, Jess Stanton, and Phyllis Theerman, have asked us to share the following with parents as they consider transportation to and from school: Parents, We hope this email finds you and your family having a lovely summer. It seems as if all those snow days and snowy rides to school were simply a dream. No one knows what weather will happen upon us this upcoming school year, but thinking ahead and planning seems to be a good idea. Many of you filled out the transportation survey sent out by the School Administration last winter. This data, compiled by Babson/Olin/Wellesley College students, enabled the district to get a better understanding of how families get to and from school. The research states that student transportation accounts for 4663 cars a day in Wellesley. Most of us realize that as we see the car lines, struggle for parking, sit in traffic, and worry about health and safety of our children. Specifically, the survey reports that: 36% drive to school 23% take the bus 18% walk 16% carpool 4% bike 3% other (combination of the above) Thus, as we enjoy our summer holidays, we would encourage you to consider making plans to take the bus, carpool, walk or bike to school this year. For more information on bus transportation – only $2.89 per student a day- please contact the Transportation Coordinator at 781-446-6210 x 5614. There are still a few spots open for busing, especially in the elementary schools. Sincerely, Wellesley Green Schools Committee

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Summer Note from Ms. Snyder
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