Roadtown Dec. 16, 2016 

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Friday, December 16 All School Rehearsal with Circus Smirkus, 2:00pm

Friday, December 16  All School Exhibition with Circus Smirkus, 6:15pm

Monday, December 19   SpotVision Screening for PreK – 2nd Grades, 9:00-11:00am

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)

Monday, December 26 – Monday, January 2 Holiday Recess – Return to school on Tuesday, January 3

Thursday, January 5   PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm

Friday, January 6 All School Assembly, 2:30-3:00pm

December 16, 2016

Hello Frosty Moose,

The students have been treated all week to our Artist-in-Residence visiting circus artist, Joshua Shack from Circus Smirkus! They have been twirling plates, juggling items, magically working with scarves, balancing feathers and much more! Feedback from students has been very positive about this Artist-in-Residence experience. Unlike the shows the last several years, this year's show is not a "performance", Instead the students will be able to demonstrate some of the skills they learned this week to their families. The exhibition is tonight!  We are asking that students wear bright clothing and arrive at school at 6:00pm for a 6:15pm start time! At our Circus evening you can also purchase baked goods and raffle tickets from the PTO with the chance for your student to pie Ms. Hermans or myself in the face! Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council and the SES PTO for making this happen. Hope to see you there!

Once again I want to clarify that to be able to play in the snow, students will need waterproof boots, snowpants, coats, hats and gloves. To be able to play outside all students should be wearing a coat (not just a sweatshirt) and hat/gloves. We play outside until it is lower than 12 degrees (we also keep the wind chill in mind). If you need assistance with any winter gear, please let us know and we can assist you.

Next week is our final week before December break. We have an early release on Friday the 23rd at 1:00. We also have picture retake day on Tuesday the 20th.

Hope to see you at the SES circus tonight! 


Jackie Mendonsa



School Library Wish List on Amazon!  Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your child’s teachers?  Take a peek at the SES Library Wish List at  From there you can send the books directly to the school.  Just let Ms. Lobenstine know that you’ve ordered the book and who’s name she should put inside!  Thank you!


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!


Rogan from PreK!

JCB:  What do you like to do at school?
RS:  Play chase.

JCB:  What do you like to do in your spare time at home?
RS:  Play Stars Wars and eat candy and cookies and snacks.

JCB:  If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
RS:  Cotton candy!

JCB:  How many times a day would you have to brush your teeth?
RS:  None.  I would have edible cotton candy and you would never have to brush your teeth.

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
RS:  A state trooper who’s actually a storm trooper.

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
RS:  Ask for a lot and the whole part of the planet to be part candy and a whole part of the planet to be half toy!


Not School Sponsored

Swift River Soccer 2017 Sign-Up

Please complete and submit this form to register your child for Swift River Soccer (see website

 . We will need one form completed for each participating child. Please bring $15.00 cash (or a check made payable to Town of Wendell) to the first game. There is a $30.00 cap per family. If your family cannot afford the cost, please contact Johanna at (978) 544-2398.

The program will run on 8 Saturdays from January to March. Tentative dates are listed below:


1/7 - Skills Day
2/18 - February Break; NO SOCCER
2/25 - February Break; NO SOCCER
3/18 - Kids vs. Parents Game and Participation Awards (coincides with SRS Pancake Breakfast and Run!





Posted by carlson-belangerj On 16 December, 2016 at 11:27 AM