Dear Sprague Community,

The Kindergarten Roundup will take place soon. If you know of anyone with a child who will be 5 by August 31, please encourage them to come register. The dates are listed below.

You will the A-Catemy Awards listed below in Dates to Remember. This is a celebration of reading and students’ favorite books in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day. Each year, students vote on favorites in specific categories like Favorite Picture Book or Funniest Book or Favorite MCBA Book during Library time. We then reveal the winners at the A-Catemy Awards ceremony. We use the Academy Awards theme idea and have a red carpet first. Students are invited to dress up and ‘glam’ up for this day. Teachers take this very seriously…perhaps too seriously as many old prom dresses seem to be resurrected for the event. In any case, it is very fun and a great way to celebrate reading. We always welcome ‘Paparazzi’ and “Momarazzi” to come see us and take photos on the red carpet. The date will be March 2 at 8:45 AM. Mark your calendar!

Dates to remember:

Jan. 29: School Council

Jan. 31: Kindergarten Roundup in the library from 3-6 PM

Feb. 19-23: School Vacation Week–no school

March 2: A-Catemy Awards at 8:45 AM

March 3: Kindergarten Roundup #2 in the library from 9AM-12PM

March 15: Grade 5 vs. Faculty Basketball game at 4 PM

March 23: Open House from 8-9:30 AM


MCAS Schedule 2018

Sprague School


ELA- 2 sessions

Math- 2 sessions

Science – 2 sessions (grade 5 only)



April 2, 5: Grade 4 ELA

April 9, 10: Grade 5 ELA

April 12, 13: Grade 3 ELA (paper)


May 7, 8: Grade 4 Math

May 10, 11: Grade 5 Math

May 14, 15: Grade 3 Math

May 17, 18: Grade 5 Science



Please see information about Flu season from our nursing dept.


Wellesley Public Schools

Department of Nursing Services





 We are beginning to see an increase in illness as we move deeper into the winter months.   While there is no need for alarm, it bears reviewing some illness management guidelines for both home and school.


All family members should get a flu shot – it is NOT too late.

Children should remain home if they have a fever (100 F or above), vomiting, diarrhea or unable to manage profuse nasal drainage.

Frequent hand washing – hands should be washed often with soap and water, especially after coughing and sneezing.

Reinforce good respiratory etiquette – cover your nose and mouth when coughing/sneezing – practice with your children.

When notifying the school that your child is ill,  please give a reason/symptoms – this helps us to identify patterns and focus on specific classrooms for more aggressive monitoring and parent notification if needed.

Students can return to school if they are fever free without medication and have been on antibiotic therapy (if indicated) for twenty-four hours, are feeling well, eating, drinking and back to their regular routine.

Students should get at  least 8 -10 hours of rest each night.

Dress for the cold weather – this means students should be wearing coats to and from school.

Speak to your school nurse if you have questions specific to your child.



Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–Jan. 23, 2018
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