Roadtown June 9, 2017 

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Tuesday, June 13

School Council Meeting, 3:30-4:30pm


Thursday, June 15

3rd and 4th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Skinner and the Hitchcock Center


Thursday, June 15

6th Grade Field Trip to Boston


Thursday, June 15

SES Book Swap


Thursday, June 15

School Committee, 7:00pm


Friday, June 16

SES Book Swap


Friday, June 16

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


Friday, June 16

6th Grade Graduation, 6:30pm


Monday, June 19

Field Day, 10:00am-2:00pm


Thursday, June 22




Hello SES Moose!

This past week the PTO treated the staff to a delicious Staff Appreciation Lunch!  The food was delicious, the ambiance was relaxed, and we were all very appreciative.  The PTO sponsored chair massages were also a big hit!  Thanks to the chefs, the families that helped to set up and clean up, and especially to Jaime Donta for leading the charge.

The classrooms have been very busy with end of year wrap up.  The 6th graders who are moving on to Middle School have been especially busy working on their Portfolio Presentations and Graduation Ceremony.  For those of you who don't know, the 6th Grade Portfolio Presentations are a long-standing tradition at SES where 6th graders compile visuals and write speeches about themselves!  They discuss their academics, their interests, their memories and their futures in front of a panel of community members who then ask questions and make comments.  It is a very special tradition and the entire community is invited to come and watch.  The students will be presenting today in the Music Room!  Another special tradition, the 6th Grade Graduation, will be held on Friday, June 16 at 6:30pm.

Looking ahead at the last 2 weeks of school we have field trips for 3rd, 4th and 6th grades, the Book Swap, and Field Day!  See the Dates to Remember section and attached flyers for more details!  Have a great weekend!



Dear Shutesbury Families,

Thank you for accepting me into your community this year. The experience of teaching your children has been an immense gift to me as an educator, a musician, and their fellow human being. I'm deeply thankful to the whole Shutesbury family for being so supportive, enthusiastic, and welcoming.

I hope you all have an amazing summer, full of adventure, joy, and maybe even some rest. I’ll be working as Assistant Director at Camp Fowler this June-August, breathing the mountain air and listening to the laughter of 800+ campers. With your permission, I’m happy to be postcard pals with any of your fantastic youngsters. If students would like to write me a letter, they can get it to Ms. Mendonsa during the last couple weeks of school, or you can email me to get my summer address.

Happy June and thank you all again, so very much. It’s been a blessing and a privilege.


Becca Flinker


NOTE FROM THE OFFICE:  The last day of school is Thursday, June 22 with an 11:00am dismissal and there is no Afterschool Program.  Please send in a yellow note that day if there is a change from your child’s normal Thursday after school plan.  Thank you!


 Nichole from 6th Grade!

MDC:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
NS:  I like recess.

MDC:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
NS:  I like bugging Michaela and watching TV especially “Steven Universe.”

MDC:  What is your favorite food?
NS:  I like plain cheese pizza.

MDC:  Who makes it the best?
NS:  My dad.

MDC:  If you could be an animal what animal would you pick?
NS:  A tiger because that was my favorite animal in preschool. 

MDC:  What are you most looking forward to about being in the Middle School next year?
NS:  I am looking forward to taking Latin, and my older brother and sister can help because they took Latin too.

MDC:  Do you have any plans for the summer?
NS:  I am going to camp near Lake Wyola at Morse Hill Outdoor Center.


"Ready, Set, React" Chemistry Demo Show
Friday June 16, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Integrated Sciences Building Room 135
661 North Pleasant St
Amherst MA 01373
FREE and open to the public.
The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show. There will be exciting explosions, colorful chemistry, and cool experiments! Stay afterwards for some hands-on activities. To RSVP or to inquire for more information, please email









Summer Playgroups

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