Roadtown Feb. 3, 2017 

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Monday, February 6

Safety Committee Meeting



Tuesday, February 7

School Council Open Forum



Tuesday, February 14

6th Grade Field Trip to Smith Botanic Gardens



Tuesday, February 14

2nd Grade Poetry Walk



Thursday, February 16

School Committee Meeting



Friday, February 17

All School Assembly



Monday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 24

Winter Recess – NO SCHOOL

February 3,2017
Dear Moose,

Well, the Groundhog saw his shadow... 6 more weeks of winter!  Here's hoping that we don't have any more snow days in those 6 weeks.

This week, many students participated in various student-led activities. Lots of our older students participated in MCBA themed happenings. On Wednesday older students roller skated/bladed through a student created obstacle course! Please see some pictures from this event below. Several younger students are in a beginners gymnastics club taught by fifth grader, Annabel Culbreth-Loomis! I love seeing these great opportunities for our students and supporting our older students with leadership opportunities.

Thank you for taking our School Council's homework survey. This is a reminder that the survey is open until February 7th! If you have not taken the survey, you can access it on our website's front page: Some articles related to our conversations around homework can also be found on the website. If you would like to be part of School Council's open forum, please join us on Tuesday, February 7th from 3:45-4:45.

Thank you to those who supported our PTO's Wings fundraiser at the SAC last Friday. Special thanks to the PTO members for organizing this event!

The weeks ahead:

- Feb. 7th - School Council public forum on homework 3:45-4:45 pm

- Feb. 17th  - Report cards

- Feb. 20-24th - February vacation

Happy February!


Rollar skate

Roller Skate


Alasdair from Preschool!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
AC:  My favorite thing at school is to play dogs with Rogan.

JCB:  What do you like to do when you’re at home?
AC:  I like to play blocks with my brother, Lleyton. When I go in kindergarten and he goes to preschool, I’ll go into my room and he’ll go into the room I was in in preschool.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
AC:  Let’s see….bacon?

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
AC:  I would like to be a ninja.

JCB:  What kind of training do you need for that?
AC:  Moves.  Like flipping!

JCB:  Can you tell me a little bit about your Drama Time in Preschool?
AC:  Me and Rogan do it at the same time.  I tell my white dog [stories] and Rogan tells his brown dog [stories] and I tell William’s black dog [stories]. They do different kinds of things like watch TV and play soccer!

***PTO NEWS*** 

ONLINE SHUTESBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL APPAREL STORE COMING BACK SOON!  The online store will be open again from January 30 – February 24 with a delivery of mid-March.  If you are interested in purchasing SES sweatshirts, long sleeved shirts, hats, or bags visit between those dates and place your order online!

If you would like to purchase an SES t-shirt please email the PTO at (we have these in stock and can get them to you quickly!). 



Thanks to Beth Willson, Ashleigh Pyecroft, Melissa Warwick, April Woodard, Jen Malcolm-Brown, Marianne Mahoney and all other families and staff who made this dinner a success!  We raised over $400 and fun was had by all!!


Congrats to all of our talented SES students and staff who performed in Amherst Leisure Service’s “Shrek:  The Musical!”  Arin Andrews, Forrest Carvalho, Ms. Mendonsa, Ms. Becca and Mr. Josh….you made us all proud!



Community dinner to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)! 

When: Friday February 17th 6-8pm

Where: Shutesbury Athletic Club.

Enjoy a delicious dinner and good company while supporting an important organization. Serving venison, chicken, and vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, salad, and desserts. $6-9 with additional donations welcome. All proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.   Organized by Jake and Leah Stinson, Jaime Donta and friends!


Multi-Arts Mime Workshop
Tell your story without words, communicate with your family just with movement, signs, humor and expression.
Saturday February 4, 11:00 am
Amherst Winter Farmers' Market
Amherst Regional Middle School cafeteria
Free Admission

Catalina Arrubla





Invasion Games Club

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 03 February, 2017 at 12:48 PM