Dear Sprague Community, It’s hard to believe that January is almost over already! 2016 is moving fast already! You should have received information about the Teacher raffle in your child’s backpack. Students can enter to win special time with a teacher! Many of the items have the specific date of March 2, so check the list before you take a chance. This is a great fundraiser for our PTO. Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday, January 29th in student backpacks. Please keep in mind that students are marked on end of grade level expectations, so most students will be progressing or developing these skills at this point in the year. You can expect to see 2’s and should not necessarily think that means your child is below grade level. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher. There will be parent conference times coming up in March as well. Teachers will send out sign up information when the time approaches. Gentle Reminders: With the cold weather, we must remind parents that cars should be parked in marked spaces only. Please do not park your car at the end of an island or alongside an island. This impedes the flow of traffic in our lot and creates dangerous situations for those walking in the lot due to lack of visibility. This is especially true when there is snow on the ground. Thank you for your help. Please try to account for cold weather issues (cars, snow clothes, etc.) so that students arrive at school on time. Students enter the building at 8:25 and should unpack quickly so they are in their classrooms by 8:30. Thank you for your help. We know it isn’t easy.   Grade 5 Parent Night at WMS Change in date for Grade 5 Parent Night at WMS.   Grade 5 Parent Night has been changed to: Thursday, March 17th from 6:30-9:00pm.   Kindergarten Roundup If you have a child who will be 5 by September 1, 206, its time to sign up for kindergarten.   Come to the Kindergarten Roundup Feb. 10 from 3:00-6:00 PM in the Sprague library or March 5 from 9:00-12:00 in the Sprague library   Other kindergarten dates: March 17: Parent Information Night from 6:00-7:30 in the Sprague library May 5: Kindergarten Screening—by appointment   Nice to hear… At Sprague, we try to teach kids to use their HEART values each and every day. It makes up proud when others notice. Please see this note our 5th grade teachers received from staff at the Museum of Fine Arts after attending a field trip there: “Thank you so for bringing your amazing students to the MFA for a tour of our Egyptian
Collection. We were all so impressed with the enthusiasm, knowledge, curiosity and politeness
of your students. It was truly delightful for us.

We hope your students return many times.”   It’s time to register online for the spring session of our Instrumental and Vocal Extension Program.   ​Registration extended!  Deadline to register: February 8th Dear Parents/Guardians, Registration is now open for the second semester for students who would like to take​ private music lessons after school ​through the WPS Instrumental and Vocal Extension Program (IVEP).  Deadline to register is extended to​ Monday, February 8th .  The second semester fees are as follows: ·       Private Lessons (15 weeks) – 30 min – $437.50  ·       Private Lessons (15 weeks) – 45 min – $643.75 ·       Private Lessons (15 weeks) – 60 min – $850.00

Important Information: ·       All registration and payments take place online.  Click here to pay online. ·       Lesson fees must be paid in full prior to the first lesson. Teachers are not to be paid directly. Click here to pay online. ·       Lessons are scheduled directly through the private lesson teacher. Click here for contact information for private lesson teachers. ·       For more information about the IVEP program go to   ·       For assistance, plesae contact the Performing Arts Office 446-6210, ext. 5720. Dates to remember: Jan. 29: Progress reports sent home in backpacks Feb. 9 and 11: Crazy Chemistry—Grades 1 and 2—Registration required—see Sprague Pulse for details Feb. 9: Walk to School Day Feb. 10: Kindergarten Roundup Feb. 15-19: February Vacation—No school March 5: Second Kindergarten Roundup March 15: Multicultural Night March 17: Kindergarten Parent Information Night April 7: Grade 5 Basketball Game at WMS   Updated MCAS testing schedule Spring 2016 Please note changes   ELA Grade 3 : March 29, 31 Grade 4: April 7, 8 Grade 5: April 1, 4 Make ups: April 6, 11, 12   Math and Science Grade 3 Math: May 12, 13 Grade 4 Math: May 19, 20 Grade 5 Math: May 9, 10 Grade 5 Science: May 16, 17 Make ups: May 11, 18, 23     

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Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–January 26, 2016
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