Roadtown Jan. 20, 2017 

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Tuesday, January 24

6th Grade Field Trip to Smith College Botanic Gardens


Friday, January 27

PTO Benefit Dinner at the Shutesbury Athletic Club



Thursday, February 2

PTO Meeting – 6:30-7:30pm


Friday, February 3

Author Visit Reschedule for 3rd – 6th Grades –



Friday, February 3

All School Assembly – 2:30-3:00pm

January 20, 2017

Dear Moose,

I find that I have a bit of writer's block for this RTN. I am thankful to come to school and spend time with our thoughtful and funny students and kind and talented teachers. I am super proud of the learning and experiences that our school community provides. I am grateful for the love and support I see adults and children showing each other. Thanks to everyone who helps make this little school the wonderful place it is.

Looking ahead:

- Jan 24- 6th Grade field trip to Smith Botanic Gardens

- Jan 27- PTO Benefit Dinner at the SAC 6:00-8:00 pm

- Feb 3- Author Molly Burnham visits  SES for grades 3-6

- Feb 7- School Council public forum on homework 3:45-4:45 pm

- Report cards February 17th

- February 20-24th February vacation

The School Council is examining Homework at SES in the hopes of updating our protocols around it. A letter was sent earlier today with a request for feedback regarding homework and a date of a public forum hosted by the School Council . Please consider taking the survey. It should take 3 minutes to complete! We have attached the letter to this RTN for your reference. You can access the survey and some reading resources on the front page of our website ( Thank you for your help!


"Your voice can change the world". ~Barack Obama


Annabel from 5th Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
AC:  Math and science.  It’s a challenge.

JCB:  What do you like to do in your spare time at home?
AC:  I like to sew.  I like to make rice packs, hand warmers, and I love to make projects with glue guns!

JCB:  If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
AC:  Would it be a dessert or a meal?

JCB:  Whatever you want.
AC:  I’m going to say…. buttered scallops with steak and prosciutto covered asparagus.

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
AC:  A parent, an Olympic gymnast or…and a secret agent spy.

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
AC:  Fire Donald Trump.

JCB:  What’s the second thing you would do?
AC:  I would want everyone to treat different families equally.  I actually want to be President one day.  It’s one of my plans.  First Lady President!  You should try that!  First Lady President.  I bet you could do a good job!

***PTO NEWS*** 

ONLINE SHUTESBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL APPAREL STORE COMING BACK SOON!  We are hoping to open the online store again in February with a delivery of mid-March.  If you are interested in purchasing SES sweatshirts, long sleeved shirts, hats, or bags stayed tuned for more info coming soon! 

If you would like to purchase an SES t-shirt please email the PTO at (we have these in stock and can get them to you quickly!). 



The PTO will be hosting a benefit family dinner at the Shutesbury Athletic Club next Friday January 27th from 6-8pm.  Our theme is Wings (and tofuJ)!  We would love your help.  Help is needed with set up and clean up, and we need donations of wings, side dishes and desserts.  Please email Beth Willson at if you are able to help.  Food donations can be dropped off at the AC after 4pm on Friday.  Hope to see you there!


Not School Sponsored

Piano Lessons with Daphne Bye in Montague Center, ages 5 to adult.  Fun, motivating and comprehensive learning, keeping in mind the needs of the individual student.  Group classes quarterly with informal performance opportunities.  Call 413-834-0597 or



SC Homework Letter



Soup and Games

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 20 January, 2017 at 1:47 PM