Shutesbury Elementary School

23 West pelham road, shutesbury ma  01072

phone: 413-259-1212  fax: 413-259-1531



Friday, June 20                   Last day of After School – no after school on Monday, June 23!

Monday, June 23                Last day of school assembly, 9:00am

Monday, June 23                Early dismissal, 1:00pm

Wednesday, August 27     First day of school for 2014-15!



Hello SES Families,

While “on duty” last month at the spaghetti dinner, I worked along side a seventh grader whom I recognized. As the incoming SES principal, I was invited to come observe the June 2013 portfolio presentations. I told this student that I remembered him from last year and we talked about his presentation and his memories of his time as a student at SES.

This year, I observed several presentations of students I’d come to know during my time here at SES.


The student portfolio presentations are one of the very special traditions that set Shutesbury Elementary School apart from any school I’ve known.

The education, support and the preparation that the students receive all throughout their time at SES give them the readiness needed to succeed in their 15 minutes of “presentation time” and, more importantly, in their life ahead.  Thanks to all the coaches, parents, community members and teachers for helping with the portfolios.

Congratulations to our 6th grade scholars.

We are all very proud of you and I encourage you to feel pride in your accomplishments.


So, this marks the final RTN message from this principal.  Last August I was told, “Nobody reads the Roadtown.”  I soon discovered that many did, and their requests to have the principal’s message delivered on a weekly basis was, therefore, honored.  I hope you’ve found the messages to be uplifting and informative as was the intent.   Best wishes for a healthy and safe summer and a bright and peaceful future.

Warm Regards,

Maureen Ryan