Dear Sprague Community,

Cookie Walk week is here. The Cookie Walk will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14th from 3-4:45 PM. There will be a Magic Show, Raffle items, and plenty of cookies! It is one of Sprague’s most famous fundraisers. Come on down!

3rd and 4th graders sang and danced for us at a school performance last week. Thanks to the classroom teachers, Mr. Hagar-McKee, and all the family members who came to see them. They did a great job!

Day of Play

The annual Day of Play will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 20th. Students are invited to spend the day creating something unique that day. They are asked to think about what they will create and make a plan. We generally present the following categories for students to think about designing and creating: something they can wear, something that they can play with, or something that does a job or has a specific function. Students create using recycled materials so we will be collecting the following items in the lobby:


Clean yogurt or other plastic containers

Plastic jars


Cardboard tubes

Any clean or safe item that can be used for a recycled creation

In other years, we have seen creations like shoes made of tissue boxes, helmets made with other boxes, games using ping pong balls, and many more than I can name. It is a day to celebrate creativity and thoughtful planning, but also provides an opportunity for students to talk about their ideas and share with others. Each classroom teacher may have specific instructions for his/her classroom, so be sure to watch for that information.

Coats for Kids

We will be collecting gently used coats in the lobby (until Jan. 7) to donate to the Coats for Kids group. Anton’s Cleaners will clean the coats that are then distributed to needy families in the Boston area. There is usually a prize for the school that collects the most coats. FYI…we will be donating any unclaimed coats from the Lost and Found after the Holiday  break, so PLEASE check the Lost and Found if you are missing any items!


Our nurse, Sharon Kahn will be out for about 3 months for hand surgery, beginning Dec. 11th. Our Friday nurse Nancy Falb and District Nurse Leader, Linda Corridan will fill in during December. RN Krisann Miller will be filling in Monday through Thursday during January and February and part of March. I will send Krisann’s email to you when I have it. If you have nursing concerns, please contact either Nancy Falb ( or Linda Corridan (

Winter After School Enrichment

Please see the attached flyer with offerings for after school enrichment. Registration will take place through the Rec. Dept. beginning on Dec. 18th.

Sprague Winter 2018 Afterschool Enrichment Program.pdf

Dates to remember:

Dec. 14: PTO Meeting at 9:00 AM

Dec. 14: Cookie Walk from 2:35-4:45 PM

Dec. 18: School Council Meeting

Dec. 19: Project Based Learning Exhibition (by 4MH) in the library from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Dec. 20: Annual Day of Play

Dec. 20: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–December 12, 2017
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