Roadtown News 9.22.17 

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Monday, September 25

Mr. Peelle Instrumental Lessons Begin


Wednesday, September 27

School Picture Day


Wednesday, September 27

Open House, 6:00-7:00pm


Friday, September 29

Mr. Bender Instrumental Lessons Begin


Friday, October 6

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


Dear Moose,

We raised $575.00 and two very large boxes of diapers (in one week!) for the children affected by the Hurricanes in Texas. THANK YOU to the families, students and teachers that contributed to this work. The diapers are being shipped to a Texas diaper bank by Andrea Darby. Jen Culbreth is taking the change to the bank to be transferred into a check to benefit the Houston Public Schools. Thank you to the 6th graders who counted and organized the change and money! What an amazing community effort. The winning prize from the Penny Score Challenge was..... PJ and Movie Day! The students enjoyed this treat this afternoon.

Grades 5 and 6 showed great perseverance, teamwork and strength on their field trip to Morse Hilon Monday! The students came back with smiles full of pride. They climbed ropes and some even conquered the "Sasquatch". 

This past weekend many families and PTO members helped and volunteered at Celebrate Shutesbury. It was wonderful to see so many Shutesbury students and families enjoying the beautiful day and participating in fun activities. Thank you to those who supported this!

I want to remind families again that our OPEN HOUSE format is different this year. We have decided as a staff that we felt it was important 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 .

Have a fabulous weekend!



***PTO NEWS***

Final Call for Directory Entries

Your last chance to enter your contact information for the Student Directory is this Sunday, September 24th.  If you would like your child’s contact information in the directory you must go to the web site and enter your child’s information.  The web address is  You can add your affiliation with the PTO, School Committee, etc. in the “Notes” section on the webpage.

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



Kiko from 4th Grade!



JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
KB:  Play flag football and go to PE.

JCB:  What do you like about PE?
KB:  We get to be active.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
KB:  Lobster.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?
KB:  Play with my dogs and animals, build tree houses, ride around on our quad and play lacrosse.

JCB:  If you could be an animal what animal would you pick?
KB:  Probably a wolf because they are sort of like dogs and they’re wild and they’re fast.

JCB:  What’s something that you’re looking forward to at school this year?
KB:  Having a great teacher - Ms. Scott.  And the electricity unit!




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


Weekly Lunch Menu

Looking for a Moose

Story Walk - SRS

Kids Yoga

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