Dear Sprague Community,

Field Day will be here soon (June 3)! Don’t forget to mark your calendar and consider volunteering to help at a station. Ms. Flitsch is looking for volunteers!

Congratulations go out to our Literacy Specialist, Christina Cooney and her family, on the birth of her daughter, Fiona Mae on May 15th.

In an effort to constantly refine our safety practices, we practiced coming in quickly from recess last week. As you know, we practice fire drills quarterly, bus evacuation twice a year, and a new emergency drill that was added this year. We felt it was important to teach kids what to do if they needed to come inside in a hurry. We talked about possible reasons for this, such as severe weather, an animal on school grounds like a coyote, or if the police or fire department wanted us all inside due to an emergency in another part of town.  We taught students the difference between a normal line up whistle blow and an emergency whistle blow (rapid sequence), and they ran to a door, then walked to their classrooms. Students were great listeners and we reminded them to STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN for directions in any emergency situation. They did a great job on a beautiful, sunny day!

News from the Sprague Green Team:

Litter-less Lunch

The Green Team would like to let everyone know about the litter-less Lunch on Thursday, May 23

What is a Litter-less Lunch? It’s a lunch that creates no waste.

·         Snacks in reusable containers/baggies.

·         Drinks in reusable bottles.

·         Reusable utensils.

·         No snacks in plastic bags.

Kids who participate will have the chance to win a prize. Please fill out names on a raffle ticket you will receive ahead of time. Green Team members will be at lunch to facilitate.

Book Swap/Drive

In an effort to promote summer reading and reduce waste, this week and next, kids can bring in books from home they’re done with. Books will be sorted and organized by the librarians and literacy specialists. Students will have the chance to swap with each other in library class late May/early June. 

All leftovers will be donated to More Than Words, an organization that helps those who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school.

Garden Planting

Volunteers can come help with planting in the garden for the summer, on June 1. Here’s the link to sign up

Thank you for your participation in these activities and help to saving the planet!


Dates to remember:

May 22: Concert featuring grade 5 chorus and band –11:00 AM

May 27: No school—Memorial Day

May 31: Kindergarten Screening by appt. (Library will be closed for the morning this day)

June 3: Field Day (raindate June 4)

June 4: Walk to School Day

June 5: Sprague Family Picnic

June 13: Grade 5 Farewell assembly at 9:00

June 14: Last Day of school—12:00 dismissal; 11:50 Clap out for Grade 5














Weekly note from Ms. Snyder–May 21, 2019
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