Dear Sprague Community,

Everyone seems to have the spring back in their step with the improvement in the weather this week! Eight days in a row with rain was just too much for all of us. Students are certainly glad to get back outside for recess times! With the changes in weather, we notice that students sometimes come to school with jackets they don’t need to wear later in the day. This can mean that they get left at school! PLEASE have your child check our LOST AND FOUND area in the cafeteria for any items you may be missing. There are so many things that need to find their way back to you homes. We will be donating any items that are not picked up by June 22 to the Cradles to Crayons organization.

Student Placement for 2016-2017

I am including information about the student placement process for the 2016-2017 school year in this week’s note. Teams of teachers will work to create classes that are heterogeneous and as balanced as possible.

Your child’s teacher will work with the other members of the grade level team to create effective instructional groups. They will take into consideration many factors, such as class size, boy/girl ratio, social relationships that work well in the classroom environment, individual learning characteristics and parent input. It is a process that we take very seriously and we work to make the best placement for each child.

As part of this process, we welcome your input. If you wish, you may complete the Placement Information Form and return it to the main office by Tuesday, May 17th. (The placement form is attached below.) Your comments should include specific information related to your child’s academic priorities and any social-emotional considerations. If you return it, your Placement Information Form will be reviewed by your child’s current teacher. Please do not request an individual teacher, as we are unable to honor requests for specific teachers and or classmates. Also, please remind us of any concerns that you may have raised in past years.

As we begin the final stretch, I want to again thank you for fabulous year with the Sprague community. It is truly a special place. Thank you for supporting our efforts at Sprague.

Placement Information Form 2016.doc

Food Drive Extended

We will continue to collect items for the Wellesley Food Pantry until Thursday, May 12th. Our 5th graders will load up all the items on Friday May 13th so that we may transport them to the Food Pantry. Thank you for all of your support!


As you know, Mr. Hagar-McKee has been out sick. We now know he will be out for the remainder of the school year. Mr. Cheng, who is a licensed music educator, will continue to fill in for the remainder of the year in music class. We are fortunate to have him here with us and all wish Mr. Hagar-McKee well.

Dates to remember:

May 12: PTO meeting at 9 AM

May 12, 13: Grade 3 Math MCAS

May 16, 17: Grade 5 Science MCAS

May 19, 20: Grade 4 Math MCAS

May 20: PTO Spring Party

May 27: Grade 5 Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Concert at 8:50 AM

June 1, 2, 3: Grade 5 Trip to Hale Reservation

June 7: Sprague Family Picnic (6PM outdoors)

June 14: Field Day (raindate of June 16)

June 20: Grade 5 Farewell Assembly at 9 AM

June 21: Last day of school—12:00 dismissal; 11:50 Clap out for 5th graders

Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–May 10, 2016
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