Roadtown May 12, 2017 

PUBLICATION INFORMATION  Please submit any submissions for the Community section to: by Wednesdays at 1:00.  Online attachments must be compressed (less than 500KB) and in PDF format.  Hard copies (32) must be submitted by Wednesdays at 1:00.  Call x100 with any questions.



Friday, May 12

6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner, 6:00 and 7:30 seatings

& PTO Raffle Basket Drawing!


Monday, May 15

5th Grade Field Trip to Amethyst Brook and UMass,



Tuesday, May 16

4th Grade MCAS


Wednesday, May 17

Strings Concert with Tyson Peelle, 10:30am & 6:30pm

Orchestra Rehearsal, 8:00am

Call time for performers, 6:00pm


Thursday, May 18

4th Grade MCAS


Thursday, May 18

Drama Club, 3:15-4:15pm


Thursday, May 18

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, May 19

5th Grade MCAS


Friday, May 19

All School Assembly, 2:30-3:00pm


Tuesday, May 23

5th Grade MCAS


Thursday, May 25

Drama Club, 3:15-4:15pm


Friday, May 26

Band Concert with Brian Bender,

9:30am & 5:30pm


Friday, May 26

6th Grade Living History Event, 1:30pm

May 12, 2017

Dear Fellow Moose,

WOW! We had a stellar Arts Night on Wednesday! Our art teacher EveLynn Goodhind and music teacher Becca Flinker planned and facilitated a beautiful evening filled with amazing art and beautiful music and movement. Heather Lobenstine, our school librarian collaborated with World Eye Books in Greenfield to offer a local business based book fair. It was a successful night all around. Thank you to the teachers and families that helped/volunteered to make it happen!

TONIGHT IS THE SPAGHETTI DINNER! We hope to see many of you enjoying a tasty meal in the SES Italian Ristorante. Your mustachioed 6th grade waiters and waitresses will be ready to serve you a delicious meal! Please consider supporting this 6th grade tradition of over 30 years. You may purchase tickets from the office or tickets at the door. There is a 6:00 and 7:30 seating (there's more room at the 7:30 seating!)

May is a very busy month with lots of important happenings. PLEASE be sure to take note of the "Dates to Remember" that is featured in every Roadtown.




Emmett from 4th Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
ES:  Recess and gym.  I like how you can just run around and play.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
ES:  Play outside with my brother.  We play soccer, catch with the football…

JCB:  What would you like to be when you grow up?
ES:  Some sort of a sports player. 

JCB:  What sport do you like the best?
ES:  Soccer.

JCB:  If you were President of the United States what would you do first?
ES:  I would travel to somewhere probably like Hawaii.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
ES:  Pasta. 

JCB:  Who cooks it the best?
ES:  My mom.

JCB:  If you could be an animal what animal would you pick?
ES:  A cheetah because they’re fast, and they can just hang out anywhere because nothing can really catch them.


Basic Rights in Special Education

Annual Workshop

Sponsored by the Erving School Union #28

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

 with Prudence Marsh, Director of Student Support Services

Monday, May 22, 2017

Erving Elementary School Conference Room

9:30 am-10:30am

Please join us for this opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable information about the special education process.


It is 6th grade portfolio season.  We are looking for volunteer coaches to help our 6th graders prepare for their portfolio presentations.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about the 6th graders and their learning journeys while at Shutesbury Elementary School.  The coaching schedule is :

                                                                             Tues  5/30 9-12 pm

                                                                             Thurs  6/1 9-11 am 

                                                                             Fri       6/2 9-12 pm

                                                                             Tues    6/6 9-12 pm

                                                                             Wed     6/7 9-11 am

                                                                             Thurs   6/8 9-11 am

If you are able to volunteer or have questions, please contact Mara Hahn at  You do need to have a CORI check in order to volunteer.



***PTO NEWS***

Shutesbury Elementary School PTO Presents “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”

This game show, trivia fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30pm at the school and we invite townsfolk to participate or just come to watch!  All participants will pair up with an intelligent, enthusiastic fifth grader (in teams of 2 or more) to answer 5th grade level trivia questions.  Entry fee for participants will be $10/person (may be sponsored by your Board, Committee, or place of business).  There will be a suggested donation at the door for our audience as well as a bake sale!  If you would like to be a participant or help at the event, please contact Jessica Carlson-Belanger at or


Staff Appreciation Lunch:  This year's lunch will be on Tuesday, June 6th.  It is a great way for parents to thank the teachers and staff of Shutesbury Elementary School for all they do for our children.

The PTO needs volunteers to contribute food and drinks and to set up (9-11:30am) and clean up (1:15-2:45) the lunch.  If you can help in any way, please contact Jaime Donta (



The 37th annual Lake Wyola Road Race and Walk will be held on Sunday, June 11,2017.  Walkers start at 10 and runners at 10:30.  As usual, there will be t-shirts for all pre registrants,refreshments,  awards and a raffle.   It is again part of the SMAC race series.

We offer a $10 fee for participants 12 and under (no t-shirt) and team scoring and prizes.

Register at

Still looking for the right camp for your child this summer? There are still a few spaces left at Khalsa Camp!

Cooperative Trust Building 

June 26th through July 7th (ages 5-10)

and Expressive Arts

July 24th - Aug (ages 8 - 13)

Khalsa Camp is based out of Leverett, we travel throughout the valley--swimming, yoga, horse back riding, hiking, and other adventures! See our website for referral discount and sibling discount info. (413) 548-8855


M.N. Spear Memorial Library News

We have two fun programs for children and their families planned for next weekend. We hope you will join us!

Saturday, May 20th, 10 am at Town Hall

Story time with HenaSusha

Children ages two to six and their families are invited to join us for stories and a craft.

Sunday, May 21st, noon – 2, at Town Hall

Lego Club

Children ages four and up and their families are invited to join us for the last Lego Club of the season.


Save the Date!

Friday, June 16th, 6 pm, Shutesbury Athletic Club

Pop-Up Adventure Playground and Ice Cream Social

Free fun and ice cream for everyone!

Visit our website,

LIKE us on Facebook,


Weekly Lunch Menu

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 12 May, 2017 at 11:21 AM