Roadtown News 12.8.17 

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Tuesday, December 12

5/6 Field Trip to Cinemark, 10am-2pm


Wednesday, December 20

School Committee Meeting, 7pm


Thursday, December 21

Artist in Residence Performance, 6pm


Friday, December 22

Early Release for Winter Break, 1:00pm

Preschool Early Release, 12:30pm


Monday, December 25 – Tuesday, January 2

NO SCHOOL, Winter Break


Wednesday, January 3

Return to School!


Dear Moose,

What a fun Folk Dance Night last night with Ms. Berube!  We had a great turn out and spent a lot of time laughing, learning and dancing!  Thanks to Ms. Berube for “calling,” and organizing the event.  Thanks also to Ms. McDonald, Jessica and the PTO for assisting at the event.  Perhaps we need to make this a new SES tradition?!

Also, this past week, the Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades attended a show at the UMass Fine Arts Center – the Underwater Bubble Show!  Students were enthralled with the magical “underwater” stage theatrics. 

Coming up next week the 5th and 6th grades will be going on a field trip to see the movie “Wonder,” based on the MCBA book from last year with the same title.  It’s a very busy and eventful time of year!!

Enjoy the snow this weekend (4-8” predicted in Shutesbury!)… 




Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 with Mr. Carra.

Friday afternoons from 3:10-4:00 with Jessica, Nurse Katie and Ms. Tyner through December 15.  We plan to walk in (mostly) all weather so if you are going to join us at the track, please dress accordingly. 

At the assembly today (December 8) we will recognize more children who have made it to their 10-mile mark and some who have hit the 25-mile mark!  Very impressive!! 

10 Miles!

Jack Bowen

Amelia Cunningham

Ronan Donta

Sadie Fjeld

Ella Lester

Ada Palmer

Kieran Palmer

Lloyd Schattin


25 Miles!!!

Anna Carlson-Belanger

Benny Galman

Betsy Galman

Mie Piner

Nick Stinson


Moriah from 5th Grade!



JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
ML:  I like to do the reading.  We have to research Aztecs and I really like doing that but I also really like the science that we did – the inventions!

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
ML:  Before it was buffalo chicken but now I don’t really have it because I’m a vegetarian because I haven’t tried everything yet.  Last night Sarah made a balsamic, a little bit of olive oil and soy sauce marinated mushroom.  It was so good.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
ML:  We don’t really do much when we’re just sitting there.  We’re not really doing much unless we have something planned.  In the summer we go for hikes a lot or to the lake with my dad.

JCB:  What book are you reading right now?
ML:  I’m in the middle of Full Cicada Moon, one of the MCBA books, and this morning I started Catching Fire, one of the Hunger Games books.

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be?
ML:  I think I’d be an owl or a fox because they’re amazing.

JCB:  Is there anything you’re looking forward to at school this year?
ML:  There’s one thing I’m not excited for.  Abby’s moving to Northampton, and then she’s going to go middle school there, so she won’t be here anymore.

JCB:  Is there anything else you’d like the Shutesbury community to know about you? 
ML:  I’m the best.  My soccer team, if we win all of the games in the season, then we get to move to the BIG field! 

Photo credit to Martina Dooley-Carvalho.

Folk Dance Night with Ms. Berube!





Folk 4


News from the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

Soups and Stews Dinner – Friday, December 8

A delicious selection of homemade soups and stews, breads and desserts.

Suggested donation, $10 adults, $5 for kids and seniors.

6 – 8 pm at the Shutesbury Athletic Club

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Make the perfect present for the holidays!

Book-Art workshop

Make your own creative gift for the people you love. Make an accordion book or a flower book. Write a poem, words of love, appreciation, or good wishes. It will be a unique gift that will warm the heart of the receiver.  

For children and adults

Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 am

Immanuel Church, 867 North Pleasant St, Amherst

Please tell us that you are coming - send an email to 
(to be able to hold the workshop we need at least ten people)
Suggested Donation $5-10









Posted by carlson-belangerj On 08 December, 2017 at 11:39 AM