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.
After School Enrichment offerings for next semester are attached. Registration opens on Dec. 7th.
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
Thursday, April 25th—English Language Arts
Friday, April 26th—English Language Arts
Friday, May 10th–Math
Monday, May 13th—Math
Thursday, April 4th—English Language Arts
Friday, April 5th—English Language Arts
Thursday, May 16th–Math
Friday, May 17th—Math
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