Roadtown News 9.15.17 

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Saturday, September 16

PTO at Celebrate Shutesbury, 10am-2pm

Bounce House, Pumpkin Painting, And More!


Monday, September 18

5/6 Field Trip to Morse Hill


Thursday, September 21

PTO Meeting, 6:00pm


Thursday, September 21

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, September 22

All School Assembly, 2:30-3:00


Wednesday, September 27

School Picture Day


Wednesday, September 27

Open House, 6:00-7:00pm


Dear Moose,

My bucket is overflowing from the amazing generosity and spirit of our school community. Over the course of this week, lots of diapers, wipes, change and bills have been collected in support of children in hardship from the hurricanes. We have not been able to count the money yet to determine the winning prize of 'Pajama and Movie Day' or 'Ice Cream and Extra Recess'. The winner will be announced next week and the prize will occur next Friday. THANK YOU for the support from home in this work.

I want to remind families again that our OPEN HOUSE format is different this year. We have decided to include students in this evening. From 6:00-6:30 pm on September 27th families may come to school and visit classrooms and teachers. There will be some activities and information in the classroom and families can meet the teachers. At 6:30 families and students will gather in the gym to have a welcome back assembly. PTO and School Committee representatives will speak to the community and I will share a few words as well. We hope to see you all there!

School Council has an opening for a parent and community representative. School Council is a group of school community members comprised of teachers, parents, administration and community members. We work as a team to write the School Improvement Plan, obtain information from a school survey and to examine school practices. Over the years we have held forums, written plans, developed philosophies and collected feedback. The council usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 3:30-4:30 pm. If we have several people interested, there will need to be a vote by the school community at Open House. At Open House, the candidates get to address the community verbally or in writing to indicate why they are interested and how they could support the work. If you are interested in being a part of School Council, please send me an email at .

Next week grades 5 and 6 are off to Morse Hill for an exciting team building and ropes course excursion. We can't wait to hear about this adventure!

Thank you for your continued support. SES is truly an amazing place to learn and grow.


               ***PTO NEWS***

If you would like your child's contact information in the Student Directory you must go to the web site and enter your child's information. The web address is Please enter your information by Friday, September 15th. You can add your affiliation with the PTO, School Committee or School Council in the "Notes" section on the website.

If you have any questions or need help in any way contact Melissa by email or phone 413-253-8878


Leela from 3rd Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?

LK:  Play at recess.  Wiffle ball.  I bring in my bat and a ball.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?

LK:  Nachos with beans, corn, and a bunch of other things.  My dad makes homemade.  My dad also makes bread.  He makes his own starter to make bread. 

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?

LK:  I like to jump on my pogo stick.  I got 100!  I can do it with one leg and one hand.

JCB:  If you could be an animal what animal would you pick?

LK:  Hyena.  Because I like how they cackle.

JCB:  What’s something that you’re looking forward to at school this year?

LK:  Band.  Cello.  My brother and sister, when they were in 5th grade, they both chose the viola.

JCB:  Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?

LK:  I like football.  At recess I was playing catch with Brian and Dominique.




Please join us on September 233-5PM at the Shutesbury Elementary School.

Presenting Native Algonquian sacred sites featuring Mr. Doug Harris of the Narragansett and Tribal Historical Preservation office and other guests. With traditional native Tribal stories and food. Free and Small Donations accepted.

People can contact for more information


Milk to Cheese

Try your hand at milking our Alpine goats. Process the milk, then make chevre/feta in our 1850’s farmhouse kitchen. Sample several versions of this cheese while we wait for the cheese at different stages. All materials and equipment will be supplied for the class. Take home an equipment and material list, recipes, resource materials on raising goats, goat and milking equipment, and cheese making supplies, as well as the cheese you made!

NEW!! Making Feta - Saturday, September 16, 10am - 1pm

Each cheese making class $65 per student

Location: Walnut Hill Tracking & Nature Center

Orange, Mass


To Register: call 978-544- 6083 or see




Celebrate Shutesbury





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