Roadtown Jan. 6, 2017 

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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


Monday, January 16

No School:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Thursday, January 19

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, January 20

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



Dear Moose,

Happy New Year! I really think that all of the students grew an inch or two over break. It always amazes me to see the transformation of students in January. They seem settled, comfortable and ready to learn. I have heard of several trips, fun events and relaxing that families were able to do over the break. We're happy to have everyone back at SES.

Monday will be the 80th day of the school year. 100 days left to go! Coming up in January:

  • January 9th- Safety Committee Meeting
  • January 10th- School Council Meeting 3:30-4:30
  • January 16th- No School in observance of MLK day
  • January 19th- School Committee Meeting

Remember, we have students play outside unless it is below 12 degrees with wind chill taken into account. Please send students with appropriate waterproof boots, snow pants and gloves. All students must wear a coat and hat to attend recess outside.

Happy 2017,


***PTO NEWS***

We have received a check for $101.20 from Boxtops!  Thanks to all families who submit their Boxtops to the main office.  Every little bit helps our PTO, therefore our staff and students. Thanks to Amber O’Brien for collecting, organizing and mailing in our Boxtops for Education!  Boxtops can be found on various food products bought at local supermarkets.  Just clip the Boxtop symbol from the package and send in with your child. 


Stop and Shop A+ Rewards Program:  Our school is currently registered for the A+ Rewards Program linked to customers’ Stop and Shop cards.  If you link to our school, each time you shop at Stop and Shop we gain points towards a cash reward at the end of the year.  See or call 1-877-275-2758 to register your card with Shutesbury Elementary School (ID#05437) now! 


David from 3rd Grade!



JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
DH:  I used to hate gym but now I love gym.  But I also like playing video games on the computer.  I’m a video game person.

JCB:  What do you like to do in your spare time at home?
DH:  Go outside.  I go in the woods.  I like to pretend to survive.  I build wood huts.

JCB:  If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
DH:  Sushi.

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
DH:  I have a lot of things.  I have like 10 things.  I wanna be a farmer, an electrician, and I want to own a farm thing with a lot of land and I want it reserved for clean water and animals that are almost extinct or endangered.  I also want to be an inventor.  I also want to be a scientist and a lot more things but I don’t think we can fit it on there.

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
DH:  I’d probably make the world better by ….um, make more reserves for animals, make sure everyone is wealthy.  I don’t want any more people out in the woods who are poor and can’t do anything.  Like people out on the streets holding signs for money.  I think that’s bad.  I would make animals be treated more like people.


Not School Sponsored


Multi-Arts Workshop

Make your own wands, action figures, and/or bracelets:

Saturday January 7, 11:00 am

Amherst Winter Farmer's Market

Amherst Middle School cafeteria

Free and super FUN workshop


This is what people say about Multi-Arts: 

"This program was fantastic!!! My daughter came home every day so happy talking about her day with the staff and campers. I noticed that my daughter had extra confidence every day that she came home" 


M.N. Spear Memorial Library News:

Join us for these programs for children and families.

Movie Night featuring The BFG!

Saturday, January 7th, 6:30 pm, at Town Hall

Rated PG

Suggested donation $1 per person.
Soda, popcorn and baked goods for sale, $1 each.


Lego Club

Sunday, January 22nd, noon - 2 pm, at Town Hall

We will bring the Legos, you should bring your imagination!

Best for children ages four and up. Free!


Passport to Chemistry Adventure

The Library is pleased to announce the return of the Passport to Chemistry program. Thanks to the Mount Holyoke College Chemistry Department, we have Chemistry Kits for families to borrow. There are ten kits for children in grades K-2 and ten kits best for children in grades 3-6. Children must be supervised by an adult when using the kits. Visit the library to get started.

Tale and Tunes Story Time

Mondays, 9:30 – 11 am, at the library.

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a weekly story time.

The second community visioning survey will close on January 10th. If you have not had a chance, please take a few minutes to respond.

Visit the Master Plan Working Group webpage for more info.

Questions can be emailed to

Weekly Lunch Menu

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Posted by carlson-belangerj On 06 January, 2017 at 11:35 AM