Dear Sprague Community,

Open House

Our Open House is THIS Friday (March 22)! We are looking forward to seeing parents any time between 8:00 and 9:30 AM. Please remember, students are the guides on this day. Your child will show you around the classroom and other areas in our school. Students must stay with their parent if they leave their classroom. If students plan to visit a sibling’s classroom, they must visit with a parent or guardian. 

New this year: ART SHOW in the cafeteria!

Ms. Belli has worked with building TA and Art Education major Ms. Mauro, to display student artwork in a gallery format in the cafeteria. Please be sure to stop in to see the beautiful artwork! Everyone will have a piece displayed.

At 9:00 AM, we will have a school gathering and sing along in the gym. All students and parents are welcome to attend. It will likely last about 20 minutes. Students will return to class at the end of the school gathering and parents can say goodbye in the gym.

Spring Peer Mentoring Offering

The Peer Mentoring program pairs selected Wellesley High School students with interested Sprague students.  Once a week, high school mentors come to Sprague to help students with homework and other needs.  This is a great opportunity for your child to receive additional help with homework after school on a regular basis! It also allows children to build a positive and supportive relationship with a local high school student.

For Whom: Sprague students

Where and When: At Sprague every Tuesday from 3:05pm to 4:00pm.  This program will run from April 23 – May 21.  These are the scheduled dates for the program: TUESDAYS: April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21

Note: The program will take place in Ms. Blumenthal’s room (Room 113).  Ms. Blumenthal and Ms. Perry will be supervising each Tuesday. Your child may bring a snack if they would like.

If you are interested in having your child participate, please email Ms. Blumenthal ( Once she knows the exact number of high school students that will be volunteering, she will begin accepting Sprague students. Please watch for a permission slip in your child’s backpack. It will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Pick up will occur at 4:00 p.m. sharp in car line.


Zombie Math Challenge before STEM Expo

Sprague parent John Covey has been working to support the Wellesley STEM Expo, which will take place on Saturday, April 5th. Please read the message below from John:

The STEM Expo is coming soon, and Wellesley students have a virtual, web-based math challenge to complete before the Expo launches!  Winners will be recognized and awarded with prizes at the Expo.

Visit this webpage for your student to compete in the challenge:  

Save your squad from the spread of a terrible zombie virus that is infecting the school!  Answer up to 45 problems of increasingly complex questions that will eventually push your critical thinking and analytical skills in order to survive, no matter what grade you are in!  (No violence is depicted.  Observing the effects of vaccines, masks, quarantines, and infection probabilities are the takeaways from this challenge.)

All answers will be evaluated by judges before winners are decided, so be sure to explain your answers and reasoning, as there are many “right” answers to the challenge!  Good luck!



 Community Collections

See information below about 2 community service projects that Wellesley students are coordinating. They have asked each school to put out a collection box. We will be collecting gently used baseball equipment for one project and gently used clothing for Cradles to Crayons for the other. Here is the message regarding Cradles to Crayons:

  “Hi I’m Tyler Lack and I’m an 8th grader at WMS. I’m representing Wellesley in Project 351 which is a community service project. This Spring we are working to collect gently used clothing for children in need (sizes 0-20). This drive is supporting Cradles to Crayons and a donation box will be set up at Sprague for the week of March 25 through April 5th. If you have anything to contribute to this drive that would be fantastic! Thank you for all your support”.

Here is the flyer about the baseball gear collection:

Baseball Flyer.pdf 

Lunchbox notes

I often see the care with which parents pack school lunches. If you are interested in adding a note of encouragement in your child’s lunch, I came across these printable notes. The messages are ones that promote a growth mindset and resilience. Feel free to use them or not. I thought they were cute.



Dates to remember:

March 20: Grade 5 vs. Faculty/Parents Game at 4:30 PM at WMS

March 22: Open House from 8-9:30 AM

March 27, April 2 and 3: Parent Conferences 12-3 PM

March 29: Proctor security training for MCAS with Susan at 8:05 AM in the library

April 6: STEM Expo


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— Math

Tuesday, May 7th— Math

Tuesday, May 14th–Science, Technology, & Engineering 

Monday, May 20th— Science, Technology, & Engineering

Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–March 19, 2019
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