Roadtown Dec. 23, 2016 

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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

Monday, January 9                                      Safety Committee Meeting, 8:15-8:45am

Tuesday, January  10                                  School Council Meeting, 3:30-4:30pm

Friday, January 13                                       Author Visit with Molly B. Burnham for 3rd-6th Grades

December 23, 2016
Hello Shutesbury Moose!

We were all treated to a fantastic Circus Show right here in Shutesbury last Friday!  The children were very invested in the week long artist-in-residence program with artist Joshua Shack from Circus Smirkus.  The exhibition of their skills was entertaining and amazing with each child participating in the demonstration of skills they were comfortable with including plate spinning, tumbling, feather balancing and human pyramids!!  See photos included in this week’s Roadtown News for a glimpse at our talented circus performers.  Thanks again to the PTO and the Mass Cultural Council for funding this residency!

Our Holiday Recess begins today!  Enjoy this time with family and friends.  Remember that children feel more settled when there is a routine in place, so vacations can sometimes be challenging.  Rest, relaxation and a good book can help!  Have a wonderful break and we’ll see you in the new year!

Coming up in 2017:

Monday, January 2 – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 3 – Return to school!

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

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

Have a safe and fun holiday recess!

Jackie Mendonsa








David from 3rd Grade!



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!

Cafeteria News:  This is a reminder that beginning in January of 2017 the lunch and breakfast prices will be raised by $0.25. SES is proud of the delicious and healthy food that is offered to our school community. To continue to offer this service, breakfast will be raised to $1.75/day. Lunch will be raised to $2.75/day for students and $3.75/day for adults.

Also, please remember that on days when school has a 2 hour delay, we do not serve breakfast.  Thank you!


Nico from 2nd Grade!

JCB:  What do you like to do at school?
NJ:  Everything! 

JCB:  Whoa!  What’s your favorite thing to do at school?
NJ:  Playing with my friends.

JCB:  What do you like to do in your spare time at home?
NJ:  I guess just watch TV, I guess.  Well, I usually play on my mom’s Ipod because I’ve got games on there.

JCB:  If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
NJ:  Probably candy that tasted like regular candy but it was actually healthy for you.

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
NJ:  Probably a scientist.

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
NJ:  Tell everybody that you shouldn’t smoke because it’s bad for you.


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!


Leverett Congregational Church (LCC), Friday, December 23, 7 p.m. Come to the Christmas candlelight service and celebrate with traditional readings, choral anthems, and carol singing, closing with Silent Night by candlelight. The LCC congregation is open and affirming, handicapable, and children friendly. All are welcome to this free event. The LCC is located across from the Leverett Post Office. For more information, contact, 413-359-0003.

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 23 December, 2016 at 11:05 AM