Dear Sprague Community,

It is strange for me to write to you from outside of Sprague. I am spending the week taking a class in Cambridge with some principal colleagues from Wellesley and will be out of the building all week. It is nice to be so confident that the school days run smoothly with our fabulous teachers and support staff.

I’d like to remind parents that students should arrive to school on time each day. If your child is late, please be sure to bring him/her to the office. Any child arriving after 8:35 is considered late. Tardy arrivals present problems in the classroom as teachers send attendance and lunch counts to the office early each day and try to begin instruction as soon as they can to make the most of each day of learning. If your child will be late or absent from school, please call the office and let us know. Please include the reason for the absence or tardy arrival. We keep track of illness and also need to know whether a student needs to order school lunch. Those orders are sent to the kitchen early in the morning so meals can be prepared. Teachers are not always able to check emails or voice messages for information about tardiness. Additionally, our office will call the home of any student who is absent if we have not heard from you. This is part of our safe arrival procedure. Please be sure to call before 8:30 a.m. when possible. From time to time, our signals get crossed when a student arrives late and has already been marked absent. Please understand if you should ever get a call inquiring about an absence if your child has arrived late. It is never our intention to cause stress and if this happens, we will double check immediately. Thank you for your help and understanding.

IMPORTANT–Concert postponed:

The concert scheduled for this Friday, January 13th featuring grades 3 and 4 is POSTPONED until Wednesday, January 18th at 9:00 a.m. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Mr. Hagar-McKee has been called out of town on a family matter.

After School Enrichment:

Please see attached flyer with updated information about after school enrichment offerings. Registration is open on the Rec. Dept. website.

Sprague Afterschool v. 2.docx

Dates to remember:

Jan. 12: Walk to School Day


Jan. 16: No school—Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 18: Grade 3 and 4 Concert rescheduled—9:00 a.m.

Jan. 23: Geography Bee Finals—Grades 4 and 5 class finalists in library at 10 AM

Jan. 23: School Council Meeting @ 3:15 PM

Feb. 1: Progress Reports sent home

Please see updated MCAS schedule:


Grade 3 ELA: May 1, 2, 4

Grade 4 ELA: April 24, 25, 28

Grade 5 ELA: April 7, 10, 13

Make up for Gr. 4 CBT and Gr. 3, 5: TBD

Grade 3 Math: May 11, 12

Grade 4 Math: May 22, 23

Grade 5 Math: May 8, 9

Grade 5 Science: May 15, 16

Make ups for Math/Science: May 18, 19

Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–January 10, 2017
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