Dear Sprague Community,

Written Reports will be sent home with students next Friday, Feb.1. Please look for the envelope in your child’s backpack. We reuse the envelopes, so please be sure to return the envelopes to your child’s teacher. Thank you!

Today we had a school gathering and talked about social situations by watching 5thgrade helpers play a Social Skills Super Bowl. They demonstrated some great responses to common social situations kids may encounter. Social and emotional learning is important to us at Sprague. Teachers work hard to help students develop skills to work together, play together, and display kindness. Our focus on our HEART values always grounds us in these conversations. I am attaching an Empathy game template for any interested families. Enjoy.


Grocery Gift Card Drive

When it is cold and snowy, we are often reminded of how lucky we are to have a nice warm home with plenty to eat. This year, Sprague has been fortunate to work with the district social worker, Sara Berenson. Sara has helped us remember the needs that exist right here in our community. We are grateful to those who donated gift cards and toys before the holidays and would like to hold a more formal Gift Card Drive to collect grocery store gift cards. Sara can help distribute them to families in need and hold onto the extras to give out as needed. Please consider donating a gift card from a local grocery store for the benefit of a Wellesley family. We will collect them in the office any day from Jan. 22-Jan. 31. Sara has also asked if there are any families that may have a Washing Machine they could donate to a family. If so, please let me know. Thank you!

New METCO Director

Wellesley Public Schools welcomes new METCO Director Doreen Ward. Ms. Ward joins Wellesley after being the METCO Director in Melrose for many years. 

Dates to remember:

Feb. 1: Progress Reports sent home with students

Feb. 6: Walk to School Day

Feb. 6: Kindergarten Roundup #1 from 3-6 PM at Sprague library

Feb. 7: PTO meeting at 9:00 AM

Feb. 18-22: School vacation week

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



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



Please see notice from PAWS:

Please help P.A.W.S. Preschool Collect 1,000 Books !

The Preschool At Wellesley Schools (P.A.W.S.) is starting the process of developing a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! The goal of the program is to provide families with easy and convenient access to hundreds of high-quality children’s books, of all different genres and titles, in order to ensure students have the best advantages and access to the many benefits of reading prior to entering kindergarten.

They need our help in order to make this dream a reality!  From now until April vacation, we will be collecting new and gently used children’s books for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Project at P.A.W.S.! As you and your friends, neighbors, and relatives start to do spring cleaning, or begin to tidy your homes and are ready to say goodbye to books that don’t serve your family any more, please bring your books to school and place them in the box in the hall marked 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

They will take board books, ABC books, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, song books, fiction books, nonfiction books, paperback, hard cover, counting books, shape books, any books!!

Thank you in advance for helping with this project, and please pass the word along to your friends or to your social media groups! The goal is to collect 1,500 books by April vacation!  


Rebecca Zieminski

Director of Early Childhood

Wellesley Public Schools

Wellesley, MA 02481

781-446-6222 phone

781-283-5728 fax


Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–January 25, 2019
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