Roadtown Feb. 10, 2017 

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Monday, February 13

Invasion Games Club for Interested 4th - 6th Graders


Tuesday, February 14

6th Grade Field Trip to Smith Botanic Gardens



Tuesday, February 14

2nd Grade Poetry Walk



Thursday, February 16

PTO Meeting – RESCHEDULED, Library


Thursday, February 16

School Committee Meeting



Friday, February 17

All School Assembly



Monday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 24

Winter Recess – NO SCHOOL


February 10, 2017

Dear Moose,

I came across this comic and thought it accurately described my feelings this week:


It was a short 2 day school week! I am crossing my fingers and toes in the hopes that we have a full week before vacation!

Our PE teacher, Mr. Carra has created a 6-week after-school club on Mondays for students in grades 4-6. This club will run from 3:15-4:00 on Mondays from February 13-March 27th. We have included a flyer and sign-up form in this edition of the RTN. Mr. Carra is very excited to facilitate this fun club. If your student is in grade 4-6, please consider this fun opportunity!

Valentine's Day is upon us. Many teachers are communicating specific classroom requests through email. If your child is bringing in valentines, please be sure that there is a valentine for every student in the class.

On February 14th, grade 6 will go on a field trip to the Smith Botanic Gardens! Also, Grade 2 will host a Poetry Walk!

Please remember that February vacation will be the week of the 20th-24th!

Have a great weekend (hopefully with NO precipitation!),




Nicholas from Kindergarten!

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
NS:  Dreambox.  You can play fun games.  You catch the apples and if you catch a wheel, you get extra ones!

JCB:  What do you like to do when you’re at home?
NS:  I like to play with our hamster.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
NS:  Pickles!

JCB:  Really?!  Just like Ms. Mendonsa?!  You must have loved Pickle Day at assembly.
NS:  Yes.

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
NS:  A police.

JCB:  What kind of training do you need for that?
NS:  You need strength.

***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!). 


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 School of the Arts Programs & Camps 

February Vacation Activities for children ages 4 to 12

Sign up for one day, two days or the whole week!

Multi-Arts programs expose and encourage children to explore different forms of artistic expression. Throughout the week they work with professional artist in the fields of drama, art, black-light theater, mime, music, funk styles and flamenco dance, and creative writing. 


 “What is truly rare and special is the amount of support, flexibility, and tolerance offered by everyone involved, creating an environment where being who you are and trying something new is not just accepted but encouraged.” Sandra M., Amherst

Camps in Amherst and Northampton -- February 20-24

For more information and to register, please visit our website:, or email us:

Register today! Space is limited...

Weekly Lunch Menu

Invasion Games Club




Pebble Go

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 10 February, 2017 at 11:17 AM