Dear Sprague Community,
It felt like a short week, so the time got away from me a bit. I hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. For those who celebrate Hanukkah, we wish you a wonderful week next week.
Hour of Code
This year during Computer Science Education Week, December 3rd-7th, Sprague students in 1st through 4th grades will join the largest learning event in history – Hour of Code during their weekly library classes. Hour of Code began years ago as a one-hour programming challenge and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Hour of Code requires no previous coding experience and allows students to try out computer programming with fun modules that include Star Wars, Moana, Minecraft and Tangled. Here’s the link: https://hourofcode.com/us if you want to learn more about Hour of Code or even try out one of the programming modules yourself. There are many more options and students can try them out at home with you!
National Spelling Bee
Sprague parent Vik Kapoor, has offered to coordinate a Spelling Group of interested students. If you think your child in grade 3, 4, or 5 is interested, please let me know and I will forward your name and email to Vik. If there is interest, we may create a Sprague team.
Water option for lunch
Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 27, students will be able to select water or milk as a drink option with school lunch or buy water alone for 75 cents (the same price as milk).
Article that may interest you…
A Sprague teacher shared this article with me recently. I am sharing with you as we often see signs of anxiety in ourselves and in our children. Helping our children learn to be resilient is an important part of our work in school. Recognizing when levels of stress and anxiety reach levels that are concerning is also important. I thought this particular article did a nice job of providing ideas for how to respond to children and also reinforcing that certain levels of anxiety are very common.
Dates to remember:
Dec. 7: Walk to School Day
Dec. 7: Grade 1 Play for parents
Dec. 13: PTO Meeting—includes MCAS presentation for parents
Dec. 13: Cookie Walk
Dec. 17: School Council meeting at 3:15 PM
Dec. 19: Day of Play