Roadtown News 10.13.17 

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Sunday, October 15

Walk A Thon for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief,



Monday, October 16 – Thursday, October 19

Scholastic Book Fair


Wednesday, October 18

Family Night at Scholastic Book Fair, 5:30-7:30pm


Thursday, October 19

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, October 20



Tuesday, October 24

EARLY RELEASE for Family Conferences, 1:00


Wednesday, October 25

Family Conferences, 1:00


Thursday, October 26

PTO Meeting, 6:00-700pm


Friday, October 27

Vocabulary Costume Day!


Friday, October 27

All School Assembly, 2:30-3:00



Hello SES Moose!

We are getting into our routine now and the pace is picking up.  So many great things are happening in all of the classrooms and during Specials times.  We also have a lot going on outside of school time - this Sunday our school is holding a Walk a Thon to support Puerto Rico after the devastation of the island.  You should have received pledge sheets last week and there is one attached to this Roadtown News.  There will also be a bake sale so in addition to bringing your pledge sheet and walking shoes, bring a little extra change to buy a treat!  Thanks to Jaime Donta and Sally Campbell Galman for organizing this event.

Next week is our Scholastic Book Fair in the school library.  Ms. L. and the Junior Book Crew will be setting up on Friday afternoon and it will be open all week for students to peruse and purchase books.  The more books we individually purchase, the more books we can buy for our classrooms and school library.  There will be a family book night on Wednesday the 18th from 5:30-7:30 where you can come to school at night to make purchases.  Thanks for supporting our school and the strong culture of reading we have here!

No school for students next Friday, October 20 due to Curriculum Day.

Early release on Tuesday, October 24 at 1:00 for Family Conferences.  Family Conferences will continue on Wednesday, October 25 with a regularly scheduled 1:00 dismissal.

Please see the attached letter regarding Vocabulary Costume Day (Friday, October 27).  Enjoy the changing of the seasons (brrrr!) and the beautiful fall colors while they last!  




Dear Shutesbury Parents/Guardians,

I was wondering if anyone had a carseat that would be appropriate for a preschool age child and above that they are no longer using.  We have boosters without a back so we are looking for one with a back to it.  We would like to have one for emergency circumstances.  If you have one in good condition, please give me a message:

Thanks so much,

Katie Harrington


The Book Fair is Coming!

Our Scholastic Book Fair brings to school a selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books motivates them to read more. The book fair provides funds for our library and leadership opportunities for our 5th and 6th graders, too! In the spring, we will once again run a fair in conjunction with World Eye Books of Greenfield.

Book Fair Dates:          Monday, October 16th to Thursday, October 19th  

Shopping Hours:         School hours each day, plus Wed. evening

Family Event:   Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30-7:30


Eric from Preschool!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
EP:  Going to play with blocks.  Going to the book area.

JCB:  What is your favorite book?
EP:  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves.

JCB:  What is your favorite lunch?
EP:  I like veggie straws, yogurt - peaches and cream yogurt.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
EP:  We watch TV about the planets and the solar system.  I like to ride in the car to go to the store.

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be?
EP:  I pick a lion, a baby cub.  Lions roar! 

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

JCB:  What is drama time?
EP:  Drama time is “Eric Stories!”



MOOSE ON THE MOVE CLUB UPDATE: MONDAYS, OCT. 16 AND OCT. 23 FROM 8:00-8:30AM.  Whether you are already a part of moose on the move on Tues/Thurs after school or you just want to log some laps, you may join Mr. Carra at the track on Monday mornings for these 2 dates.  Please send in a yellow note in advance so he knows whom to expect.  Thank you!


Moose On the Move Mileage Update! 

Many students and adults have logged a large amount of miles so far this year.  These are combined miles from PE class, recess, extra recess, walking field trips and the official Moose on the Move Club (after school and before school).  The following children have hit 10 miles already and will be recognized with an incentive prize at the next all-school assembly on Friday, October 27!  Within the next 2 weeks we are sure that more students will hit their 10 mile mark and also be eligible for a prize at assembly.  We’ll keep you updated in the Roadtown News.

Anna Carlson-Belanger

Moriah Luetjen

Trevor Makepeace

Khalil Wynkoop-Morrison

Congrats on all your hard work, Moose!






The Board of Health regrets that the flu clinic scheduled for October 14 has been cancelled.  For more information go to

We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage those who would have come to seek vaccination from their doctor or a retail pharmacy.

Catherine Hilton for the Board of Health


Message from 6th Grader, Sarah Brau:

Hampshire Young People’s Chorus Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

Your order:  Place your order and pay $16 per pie (cash or check made out to Hampshire Young People’s Chorus).  Two-crust apple pie or apple crumb pies are available.  Pick up your pies at Small Ones Farm during the days/times listed.  The folks at the farm will have your name and order on a list.

Pick up times at Small Ones Farm (416 Bay Road, So. Amherst, www.smallonesfarmcom,, 413-253-6788):
, November 18, 9am-4pm

Sunday, November 19, 9am-4pm

Monday, November 20, 9am-4pm

Tuesday, November 21, 9am-4pm

Please note that pies should go directly into the freezer.  They should NOT be thawed before baking.  Proceeds from pie sales will support Hampshire Young People’s Chorus.  Thank you for your support!

Contact Sarah Brau at 253-6717 or to place an order.










Posted by carlson-belangerj On 13 October, 2017 at 11:05 AM