Roadtown Jan. 27, 2017 

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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



Monday, February 6

Safety Committee Meeting


January 27, 2017

Dear Moose,

We had another interrupted school week due to the winter weather. Our school snowpants are mysteriously disappearing. If your child has taken home borrowed snowpants by accident, please return them to school! If you need assistance in getting snowpants for your child, please let us know.

We are lucky to have Nurse Sandy staying with us part time through the end of the school year. Nurse Sandy will be working every other Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays. We have hired Katie Harrington (Nurse Katie) to work Mondays, Tuesdays and every other Wednesday, through the end of the school year.  Both Sandy and Katie are Registered Nurses and are thrilled to be at SES. They are a great team! If you need to contact the school nurse, please use their joint email address: 

THANK YOU to everyone who has participated in our School Council homework survey! Feedback on the survey is that it is quick and easy! You can find a link to the survey AND some current educational articles around homework on the homepage of our school website (Here). Please consider sharing your thoughts. Also, you are welcome to come to our School Council forum on homework on February 7th from 3:45-4:45.

Tonight at the Shutesbury Athletic Club the PTO will be hosting a fundraiser dinner. The special food item: WINGS (and tofu!)! You can support the PTO, buy an SES Moose T-Shirt and eat some tasty wings from 6:00-8:00 pm TONIGHT

Special events in the coming weeks:

 - Feb. 3rd - Molly Burnham visits with grades 3-6

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

- Feb. 17th  - Report cards

- Feb. 20-24th - February vacation

February starts next week!




Jensen from 6th Grade!



JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
JT:  Does recess count?

JCB:  Of course! What if recess didn’t count?
JT:  Probably reading.

JCB:  What are you reading right now?
JT:  The Knife of Never Letting Go.  It’s a fiction book

JCB:  What do you like to do in your spare time at home?
JT:  Play football with my dad and my brother.

JCB:  If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
JT:  Probably my grandma’s chicken enchiladas.

JCB:  What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
JT:  NFL running back!

JCB:  If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?
JT:  Probably making it so everybody could have health care.

JCB:  What’s the second thing you would do?
JT:  Make sure all schools have recess all day.  To learn how to play football!

***PTO NEWS***


ONLINE SHUTESBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL APPARELL STORE COMING BACK SOON!  The online store will be open again from January 30 – February 24 with a delivery of mid-March.  If you are interested in purchasing SES sweatshirts, long sleeved shirts, hats, or bags visit between those dates and place your order online!

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 TONIGHT, 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 TODAY.  Hope to see you there!


Weekly Lunch Menu

PTO dinner

PTO shirts

Soup and Games

Kids Yoga

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 27 January, 2017 at 11:38 AM