Roadtown Jan. 13, 2017 

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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


Tuesday, January 24

6th Grade Field Trip to Smith College Botanic Gardens



moose hats

Dear Moose,

It has been so fun to see the Shutesbury Moose hats, sweatshirts and shirts that students received over break. Many thanks to the families that purchased them and to the PTO for organizing and facilitating the process.

The upper grades have been busy planning and participating in activities around this year's MCBA (Massachusetts Children's Book Awards)- Mash-Up books! Ms. L has been working with students to encourage the reading of MCBA books and participation in fun events to earn points to attend the MCBA party(with Swift River and Leverett Elementary Schools!) and competition in March!

There are 5 people from the SES community that will be performing in Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater's musical, Shrek.  Fifth graders Arin Andrews and Forrest Carvalho, Ms Becca, Mr. Josh and I are all performing in the musical! The show runs Thursday-Sunday this week and next week ( 9 shows). If you're looking for a fun, warm activity to do in the next 2 weekends, join us!

We do not have school on Monday the 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Have a great weekend!

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend". ~MLK



***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! 



Abby from 4th Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
AM:  Go outside for recess and play in the snow.

JCB:  What do you like to do in your spare time at home?
AM:  I like to go on my phone and play Minecraft.

JCB:  If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
AM:  Steak because I really like it because it’s good.

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
AM:  A vet because I really like animals.

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
AM:  Give everybody free puppies!

JCB:  Do you want to tell us about your new baby sister?
AM:  All she does is smile and she kind of talks, but she can’t really say something she just makes random noises all night.


Not School Sponsored

M.N. Spear Memorial Library News:

Join us for these programs for children and families.

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.



Posted by carlson-belangerj On 11 January, 2017 at 1:57 PM