Roadtown News 10.18.18 

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Friday, October 19

NO SCHOOL – Curriculum Day


Thursday, October 25

Kickboxing with Amy, Donations benefit the PTO,



Friday, October 26

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


Tuesday, October 30

Bus Evacuation Day, 8:45am


Wednesday, October 31

Vocabulary Costume Day


Wednesday, October 31

Parent/Guardian Conferences, 1:00-3:30pm


Thursday, November 1

EARLY RELEASE, Parent/Guardian Conferences



Tuesday, November 6

EARLY RELEASE, Parent/Guardian Conferences



Wednesday, November 7

Parent/Guardian Conferences, 1:00-3:30pm


Friday, November 9

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


October 18, 2018

Dear SES Community,

I am writing with some fun news of an upcoming event. We have decided to host our FIFTH annual Vocabulary Costume Day on October 31st!

Teachers will be working with students to brainstorm and think about vibrant, robust vocabulary words. They will then plan a costume in class that will demonstrate the meaning of that word. They will create a label to wear with their costume so that they can teach others their word’s meaning.

We will be having the conversation with students that these costumes can be as fancy or as simple as they want. For example, they can dress in green and be “emerald,” put a question mark on a shirt and be “inquisitive,” or dress up fancy and be “elegant.”

Halloween costumes can be worn, but the following guidelines must be followed:

  • Violent and/or gory costumes are not allowed
  • No masks
  • Props such as wands, swords, canes etc. are not allowed
  • Students must be able to sit down in costume
  • No costumes can be worn without a vocabulary word
  • No make-up or face paint for this event

Students will be allowed to come to school in, or change into costumes on the 31st.  At a school-wide assembly and parade, students will teach each other the meanings of their words.

This event will help students bring big and robust words “to life” and to learn new words in a fun and exciting way. We are looking forward to this tradition.


Jackie Mendonsa





JCB:  What are you enjoying about 1st grade?
OB:  I really like recess because I get to go on the second bar, the green ones.

JCB:  What do you like when you’re inside the school?
OB:  The book groups because we get to listen to reading.  You get to read from your book box to people. Guess what?  I know how to write now!

JCB:  What kinds of things do you write?
OB:  “I can swim.”

JCB:  What is your favorite food to eat?
OB:  Cheese pizza and chocolate ice cream.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
OB:  Watch TV and eat.  I watch “Garfield.”  A long time they took it off Neflix and since everybody wanted it back on, they put it back on Netflix. 

JCB:  What do you like to do outside?
OB:  Run.

JCB:  How fast can you run?
OB:  Faster than this (runs to office wall).  Way faster.  I can only run as fast as I can in a field.  If you go out to recess I can show you on the track if it’s open because I can run really fast. 

JCB:  What are you looking forward to in 1st grade this year?
OB:  We have buddies already.

JCB:  Who is your buddy?
OB:  Lindsay (5th grade).

JCB:  What do you do with your buddy?
OB:  Show her how I can go on the bars.  Then I fell.  Then I came in and got an ice pack for my back.

JCB:  And then you just sprung back and went back outside?  You’re so strong!  Soon you’ll have big muscles like Mr. Carra!
OB:  Mr. Carra is the strongest person in the whole school!




The Book Fair is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair brings to school a selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books. Giving kids the opportunity to choose their own books motivates them to read more. The book fair provides funds for our library and leadership opportunities for our 5th and 6th graders too! In the spring, we will once again run a fair in conjunction with World Eye Books of Greenfield.

Book Fair Dates:         Monday, October 15th to Thursday, October 18th  

Shopping Hours:         School hours each day, plus Wednesday evening

Family Event:             Wednesday, October 17th from 5:30-7:30




A new Moose on the Move session will begin for November/December.  We will still be holding Moose on the Move after school on Mondays from 3:10-4:00.  We also have a Thursday morning session from 8:00-8:30.  We hope you can join us!  See the flyer attached to this week’s Roadtown News.

These children/staff* will be recognized at the next assembly (10/26/18) for hitting personal milestones:

10 Miles!

Aubrey Bunger

Sebastian D’Alessandro

Quinn Dooley-Carvalho

Brianna King

Isabella Mendez

Donay Nahkala

Sita Rutter

Emma Stinson

Tansy Warwick

*Jan Tyner

*Laura Ginsberg-Peltz


25 Miles!

Desi Schein


50 Miles!

Ezrah Ginsberg-Peltz



Weekly Lunch Menu

Here They Come

Art With Toddlers

Family Yoga

AC Dinner



Posted by carlson-belangerj On 18 October, 2018 at 8:58 AM