Dear Sprague Community,
This week is a National Week of celebrating technology in education and the “Hour of Code.”  Ms. J has coding opportunities planned for library classes for grades 1-5. We shared the Coding website last week and Ms. J has created a Sprague site with resources tailored to our school.

Here’s the link:

After School Enrichment offerings for next semester are attached. Registration opens on Dec. 7th.

Sprague Winter 2019 Afterschool Enrichment (1).pdf 

This year, MCAS testing for grades 3-5 will be computer based. Since we are fortunate enough to have ipad carts in each classroom for these grades, our students will be very familiar with the devices they will use to take the test. Our ipads all have cases with built in keyboards. Please see the testing schedule for the spring below. As always, we ask that parents do their best to ensure that their children are in school on testing days and refrain from planning vacations during the testing window. 

Our annual Day of Play takes place on Wednesday, December 19th. It is fun day full of creativity and design opportunities. This year, we are planning some new design challenges and will once again be looking for donations of specific items, both recycled and recyclable. Please consider sending items beginning Dec. 10th. Thank you.

  • Paper tubes, masking tape
  • Small cardboard boxes, foil, colorful paper, clean yogurt cups
  • Masking tape, boxes
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, pennies
  • Newspapers, tape
  • Paper cups, duct tape, plastic straws, wooden skewers, ping pong balls


MCAS Testing Schedule 2018-2019

Elementary Schools

Grade 3

Thursday, April 25th—English Language Arts

Friday, April 26th—English Language Arts

Friday, May 10th–Math

Monday, May 13th—Math


Grade 4

Thursday, April 4th—English Language Arts

Friday, April 5th—English Language Arts

Thursday, May 16th–Math

Friday, May 17th—Math


Grade 5

Monday, April 8th—English Language Arts

Tuesday, April 9th–English Language Arts

Monday, May 6th—Science, Technology, & Engineering

Tuesday, May 7th—Science, Technology, & Engineering

Tuesday, May 14th–Math

Monday, May 20th—Math


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


Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–Dec. 4, 2018
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