Roadtown March 17, 2017 

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Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24

Spirit Week!  See themes of dress up days below!

Monday, March 20

Invasion Games Club with Mr. Carra



Thursday, March 23

Drama Club with Ms. Becca



Friday, March 24

All School Assembly



Monday, March 27

Invasion Games Club with Mr. Carra



Tuesday, March 28

2nd Grade Field Trip to Beneski Museum of Natural History



Thursday, March 30

Drama Club with Ms. Becca




Monday 3/20- Crazy Hair/Hat Day
Students may make/wear crazy hats and/or crazy hairdos! 

Tuesday 3/21- Mixed Up/Opposite Day

Students may wear crazy/different patterns or colors. They may wear two different shoes and socks. In the past students wore polka dots and stripes, fancy shirts and swim trunks, shirts or pants inside out or backwards, a fancy dress and a shower cap. The more mixed up, the better!

Wednesday 3/22- Bring a Stuffed Animal to School Day & Pajama Day

Thursday 3/23- Blast from the Past Day

Students may dress up as anyone/anything from the past. In past years, students dressed up as famous people in the past, dinosaurs, people from different decades (50's, 80's etc), knights/princesses/kings/queens/jesters, cavemen, etc.

Friday 3/24- School Spirit/ Moose Day

Students may wear their SES shirts, any combination of maroon and gold/yellow 
(school colors), moose costumes/hats/shirts. 

MCAS 2016-17 Schedule for 3rd – 6th Grades

Tuesday, April 4

Grade 5 ELA


Thursday, April 6

Grade 5 ELA


Tuesday, April 11

Grade 3 ELA

Grade 6 ELA

Wednesday, April 12

Grade 3 ELA

Grade 6 ELA

Tuesday, April 25

Grade 4 ELA


Thursday, April 27

Grade 4 ELA


Friday, April 28

Grade 4 ELA


Tuesday, May 2

Grade 5 Math


Thursday, May 4

Grade 5 Math


Tuesday, May 9

Grade 3 Math

Grade 6 Math

Thursday, May 11

Grade 3 Math

Grade 6 Math

Tuesday, May 16

Grade 4 Math


Wednesday, May 17

Grade 5 Science


Thursday, May 18

Grade 4 Math


Friday, May 19

Grade 5 Science


Announcement from the Superintendent:

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As we all know, this has been a very snowy and stormy winter!  

 Due to the inclement weather on Tuesday, March 14th, it was necessary to cancel school.  Given the amount of snow days we have had this year, before the 14th, we were up to 6 snow days and our last day was to be Thursday, June 22, 2017.  In order not to have to bring students back for an additional day, it was decided to cancel the Union #28 full day professional development day on May 5th. Therefore, Friday, May 5, 2017 will be a regular school day.

Thank you,

Superintendent Jennifer J Haggerty


Zach from 4th Grade!

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
ZS:  I guess go outside for recess.  Probably mostly everybody’s favorite!

JCB:  What do you like to do when you’re at home?
ZS:  If I’m at home and there is no snow I go on my swing.  But if there is snow I stay inside and play video games all day.

JCB:  What is your favorite video game?
ZS:  That is a hard question.  Hmmm….  I have about a billion.  Gmod!

JCB:  What book are you reading right now?
ZS:  “The Hundred Most Invincible Creatures on the Earth.”

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
ZS:  Tell everybody to calm down and then try to build a rocket to Jupiter!

JCB:  What would you like to be when you grow up?  I know you really like history.  Would you want to do something with that?
ZS:  A reenactor, I guess?  Probably 1910’s-ish. 

JCB:  What type of character would you want to be?
ZS:  A soldier in a tank.  There was one tank that was very powerful.  It’s called the Shar-2C.  It was very powerful and it was 10 feet tall!  And it weighed over a million tons.  It was probably a giant tank that could destroy anything in its path.


Arts Night and Book Fair!

Mark your calendars for the evening of MAY 10th AT 6:00PM for a very special night of 

Art, Music and Books!

This year each child will have one piece of art framed and on display. Parents will have the option to purchase their child's framed art, just in time for Mother's Day! There will also be art to win through raffle drawings! It's an Art's Night like never before! 

There will be options to:

  • Buy your favorite books.
  • Purchase your child's framed art.
  • Take in an amazing Art Show and Music Concert showcasing the talents of your children.

You won't want to miss it!

A few parent volunteers are still needed to help with art sales and raffle. Please email EveLynn at




The 4th – 6th Graders who read 5 or more MCBA books had a fabulous time at the Books in Action Party at Swift River School last Friday night!  It was such a special treat to participate in activities geared towards these award-winning books on teams including students from all 4 schools in our union!  Thanks again to Ms. L, the other school librarians and the countless number of parent/guardian and staff volunteers!!


K and pidgeon


Kevin from 6th Grade with Grumpy Pigeon Man, a character from “Teddy Mars:  Almost a World Record Breaker.”

***PTO NEWS***

Trivia Night to benefit SES PTO

Saturday, March 25

7-10 pm

Shutesbury Athletic Club (back room)

Grab some friends and come test your trivia skills!

Raise money for the SES PTO!

Raffles, prizes, snacks, and fun!

Teams of up to four people, $5 per person to play.



Registration for Multi-Arts' Summer Camp is now OPEN!

Children will have a unique time exploring all the arts with top-notch professional artists every day.  Our superb educational experience will enrich children’s lives now and in their future.

Space is limited, so register NOW!

Check this fantastic video created by children who attended Multi-Arts in the past: Clear message. Fun. Creative. Reflects the power of the arts.

Hope to see you this summer or in our Spring Camp on April 17-21

PS: Check our Counselor in Training program for teens and our Internships for college students    413-584-7951


Yoga & Kirtan Workshop for Children

with Jai Fuller & Durga 

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 ~ 3 to 5 PM 

Sun Studio, Florence, MA


$30 early-bird registration thru March 11th / $35 after

Pre-register at / 413.559.7153

Drop-ins welcome ~ arrive early with parent to register 

Not a school sponsored event. 


Tune In & Shine Your Light!    Participants will learn and practice techniques for tuning in that are inspired by Kundalini yoga and involve breath, postures, relaxation,  meditation and intuition. They’ll learn how kirtan powerfully de-stresses the body, calms the mind and opens the heart, and practice chanting with breath, mantra and meditation. A healthy snack will be served. This fun, interactive workshop is designed to relax, energize, and engage children in cultivating awareness and shining their light. Ages 8 to 13 ~ no prior experience needed 

Jai teaches yoga to children for spiritual development and well-being.  She is a lifelong Kundalini yogi who directs and teaches for holistic children’s programs, including Khalsa Childcare and Khalsa Camp.  Jai is licensed as a Childcare Provider, certified as a Yoga and Prenatal Yoga Instructor (RYT, RPYT), and accomplished as a dancer who teaches ballet, modern and West African dance to people of all ages.

Durga leads kirtan and trains people of all ages to cultivate relaxation and consciousness for spiritual development and well-being. She has practiced yoga for 30 years and led kirtan since 2000. Durga holds a BA in Child Development centered around developmental assessment and certified primary school teaching.  She is licensed as a Spiritual Health Coach and certified to coach in Biofeedback, Stress & Pain Management and Quantum Health.

Weekly Lunch Menu      

Spirit Week





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