Dear Sprague Families,

I cannot wait to get back to school and see all the students!  I enjoyed my course, but I certainly missed Sprague. 

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  • Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Day

Hardy/Upham Feasibility Study

  • Community Forum No. 2

  • Wednesday, January 15th

  • 7:00 pm

  • Wellesley Middle School Auditorium

  • The School Building Committee invites you to come hear about the progress, learn more about the process and next steps, and engage with the Committee and project consultant

  • Topics will include: The approved educational plan; standards for modern elementary school facilities; the requirements and process for building with the Massachusetts School Building Authority; the criteria for determining whether to build at Hardy or Upham with the MSBA; aspects of each site; and preliminary concepts under consideration.

  • View SBC meetings and forums on demand at

  • Visit SBC website:

  • Subscribe to SBC News:


Oak Street Crossing Guard

  • Barbara the crossing guard, is going to be out for quite some time

  • The Wellesley Police Department will cover the crossing from now until January 17th, 2020

  • Starting January 21st, there will be no coverage at the Oak Street crossing

  • Due to many crossing guard vacancies, the WPD is unavailable to cover all of them at this time

  • It is not yet clear when Barbara will be returning

  • If anyone is interested in becoming a crossing guard, please notify the police department!


Message from the School Nurse – Chris Babicz

  • Thank you for calling the absentee line when your child is absent

  • When calling in sick, please leave the detailed reason or illness type (i.e. has tested (+) for the FLU, has strep, a fever, the stomach bug, conjunctivitis, or has another specific viral illness

  • These specifics will help keep track of the illnesses we are seeing here at Sprague and may assist with prevention measures

  • A student must be fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours to return to school

  • Thank you so much for your cooperation in keeping our environment as healthy as possible

  • Please see the important information regarding flu season and the ever-presence of lice – Flu Season and Lice Facts


Redistricting Community Forums

  • Please join the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Redistricting

  • Goals are to review and provide feedback on the draft redistricting plans under development for implementation after the construction of the new elementary schools, currently projected for fall of 2024

  • Forums are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Wed., January 22, 2020 at 7 pm
  • Tues., January 28, 2020 at 9 am
  • Both forums will be held in the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium.


PTO Meeting

  • Thursday, January 23rd

  • 8:30 am

  • Sprague cafeteria

  • Please join us!


Standards-Based Report Cards

  • Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 31st

  • Please visit the following Wellesley Schools link to learn more:


Please review the report cards/specific standards for each grade level

Kindergarten Report Card

Grade 1 Report Card

Grade 2 Report Card

Grade 3 Report Card

Grade 4 Report Card

Grade 5 Report Card


Kindergarten Round Up (registration) Dates

  • Wednesday, February 5th         3:00 to 6:00 pm  (snow date 2/12)

  • Saturday, March 7th                  9:00 to 12:00 pm (snow date 3/14)    

  • Sprague Elementary School as the location

  • Registration is for children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2020

  • Please bring registration forms and required documents

  • Please visit for additional information


Walk-to-School Day

  • Wednesday, February 5th

  • 8:15 – 8:30 am


February Vacation

  • February 17th – 21st


Please visit in order to join the weekly PTO Pulse, if you have not already done so.

Thank you for your support always!  




Sprague Reminders – January 11, 2020
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