Dear Sprague Community—April 3, 2019

From the wear and tear on our doorbell, I’d say most parents had the chance to come talk with their child’s teacher for a Parent-Teacher conference. This is so important and we appreciate the time parents take to come in to hear about their child’s progress in both academics and in social situations. We are proud of our students and proud of the strong instruction students receive in the classroom. I consistently hear how well our teachers know our students and how much that matters in their learning. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up in May, so we can all be sure to remember to send a note of gratitude to a teacher.

Our After-School Enrichment classes have been very successful. I am attaching one more offering. It is not too late to sign up for this class.

Sprague Spring 2019 Afterschool Enrichment-v.3.pdf 

MCAS testing begins tomorrow with Grade 4 ELA. As always, arriving to school on time is important. On MCAS days, it is particularly important, so that students do not miss important instructions. This year, all students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the online MCAS tests in English Language Arts and Math. 5thgraders also take a Science MCAS test. The testing schedule is listed below and has not changed since we began sharing it in January. If your child is in a testing grade and is absent on the test day, we will arrange a make-up testing time for them during a subsequent school day. MCAS tests are untimed, so students may take as much time as they need. Typically, most students finish a test in 60-90 minutes. 


Dates to remember:

April 6: STEAM EXPO—Saturday at WHS

April 11: Walk to School Day


April 15-19: School Vacation Week

May 2: Parent Information Night for Incoming Kindergarten Parents (children DO NOT attend) @6:30 PM

May 3-10: Food Drive

May 31: Incoming Kindergarten Screening by appt.

April 26: MCBA Assembly for grades 4 and 5

April 29: School Council meeting at 3:15 PM

June 3: Field Day—save the date (raindate is June 4)

June 5, 6, 7: Grade 5 to Hale Reservation

June 13: Farewell Assembly for Grade 5 

June 14: Last day of school—12:00 dismissal


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–April 3, 2019
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