Roadtown Dec. 9, 2016 

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Monday, December 12 – Friday, December 16     Artist-in-Residence:  Circus Smirkus!

Monday, December 12                SpotVision Screenings for PreK-2nd Grades

Tuesday, December 13               School Council Meeting, 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday, December 15             School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm

Friday, December 16                  All School Rehearsal with Circus Smirkus, 1:15pm

Friday, December 16                  All School Exhibition with Circus Smirkus, 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 20              Photo Retakes with Lifetouch

Wednesday, December 21         Winter Craft Day for K-2 grades, 10:15-11:15am

Friday, December 23                  Early Release at 1:00pm (12:30pm for Preschool)

Hellllooooooooo Moose,

Two weeks to go before December break! We have a lot to look forward to in these 2 weeks. Next week, we welcome visiting artist Joshua Shack from Circus Smirkus as our Artist-in-Residence. Thanks to the MCC STARS grant and the Shutesbury PTO, Josh will teach circus-arts classes to all of our students. Students will learn some fun and exciting skills and show them to families at 6:30 pm on the evening of Friday the 16th. We will not have a daytime show this year. We will have a rehearsal at 1:30 on the 16th to prepare for the evening's exhibition. Students will be asked to wear any bright and cheerful clothing for the exhibition!

Also in the weeks ahead:

School Council Meeting 12/13

School Committee Meeting 12/15

Picture Retake Day 12/20

Early Release at 1:00 ( Friday) 12/23

The weather is cold and the children are excited by the snow. We ask that all students have snowpants, hats, gloves and waterproof boots to play in the snow for our 30 minute recess time. We have several boots and snowpant options to borrow at the school if needed.

See you at the SES Circus next week!




Izzy from Kindergarten!



JCB:  What do you like to do at school?
IRM:  Sometimes I like to play kitties with my best friend, Ani.  Ani likes to play kitties too.

JCB:  What do you like to do in your spare time at home?
IRM:  I like to play with my cousin and my brother.

JCB:  If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
IRM:  Chocolate ice cream!

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
IRM:  A doctor.  A general doctor.

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
IRM:  Buying ice cream!




School Picture Retakes will be happening on Tuesday, December 20.  If your child was not present on school picture day or if you are not happy with your child’s picture, your child may participate in Retake Day.  Please ask Jessica or Martina from the office for an order form –,, or call 259-1212 x0.  Orders are accepted online up to 48 hours after the Picture Retake event.  Picture Day ID:  OB016218Q1.


Outdoor Clothing Reminder – As the winter weather moves in we ask that families send children in with weather appropriate outdoor clothing.  We try to go outside for recess daily.  Weather appropriate outdoor clothing consists of a winter coat, mittens/gloves, hats/hoods.  If your child wants to play in the snow they must also be wearing snowpants and waterproof boots.  If you need help accessing winter outdoor clothing for your family, please contact our school nurse, Sandy, at 259-1212 x112.  Thanks for your attention to this!




Grades K and 1 have been using different locomotor movements and scooters to practice straight, curved, and zig-zag pathways. Now we are transitioning into ball rolling to prepare for 6 pin bowling!

Grades 2-6 are starting their basketball unit. Classes are mastering dribbling, and  we are about to begin passing as well as shooting. Our focus is on ball movement (sharing the ball). 




Not School Sponsored

The Shutesbury Holiday Shop is coming!!!  The 2016 Shutesbury Holiday Shop features the work of many local artists, artisans, crafters, authors, musicians and cooks.  Lots of gift giving opportunities for any and all celebrations!  Jewelry, body care products, quilts, ornaments, fudge, jam, syrup, soap, handmade bags, tie dyes, wind chimes, baskets, toddler shoe kits, books, blankets, hats, woodcraft, fiber art (knit, crochet, woven, sewn), mosaic, therapy pillows, photography, card & prints, stained glass tea kits and much much more.  The Shop is open December 9th from 6-9pm featuring a delicious dinner prepared and served as a fundraiser for the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library, December 10th From 10-8:30, and again on December 11th from 11-6.  So come on by the Shutesbury Athletic Club and check out some great local handmade items.



Thank you to everyone who attended the second community visioning workshop on Monday.

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Posted by carlson-belangerj On 09 December, 2016 at 10:03 AM