Roadtown News 10.27.17 

PUBLICATION INFORMATION  Please submit any submissions for the Community section to: by Wednesdays at 1:00.  Online attachments must be compressed (less than 500KB) and in PNG format.  Hard copies (31) must be submitted by Wednesdays at 1:00.  Call x100 with any questions.



Wednesday, November 1

Family Conferences, 1:00


Thursday, November 2

EARLY RELEASE for Family Conferences, 1:00


Thursday, Nov. 2 & Friday, Nov. 3



Dear Moose,

It was such fun seeing the wonderful assortment of costumes and words that adorned students and teachers today! Our 4th annual Vocabulary Costume Day was a success! Eclectic, aviator, resilient, delectable, nobility, nocturnal, metamorphosis, compassionate, impersonator, retro, and bioluminescent were some of the amazing words that were displayed. How great to have walking dictionaries in the school for the day! Thanks to the teachers and families for supporting this tradition.

I want to give a special shout out to Jessica Carlson-Belanger for her time, energy and effort to motivate students to participate in the Moose on the Move Club. Over 30 students participated in this after school opportunity. Several staff members have also been huge supports to supervising this club. Mr Carra offered some extra running/walking time on Monday mornings and  Nurse Katie has been behind the scenes with organization and tracking of laps. This club was a great motivator to use our new track and to encourage walking and running! THANK YOU.

Conferences occurred this week. It felt great to see so many family members in the building. We continue with conferences next week on Wednesday and Thursday. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 on Thursday to accommodate this. 

Next week we will also have repairs to the front sidewalk. A memo was sent to families regarding this earlier this week. On Thursday and Friday of next week all students and families need to enter and exit through the side kitchen door. Buses will also drop off and pick up at this door. 

Have a great weekend. November starts next week!




***PTO NEWS***

The PTO met again this past Thursday at SES.  The PTO will be hosting a community Soup and Games night at the SES gym on Friday November 17th from 5:30-7:30.  Volunteers are needed for set up, clean up and to make all that soup and bring all those games!  Please sign up to volunteer at or contact Kara Knott at  We will also be supporting SES music teacher Ms Berube's upcoming family folk dancing event on December 7th and will be looking for volunteers for that event as well-more info on that soon!  The PTO spent time brainstorming new ideas for raising funds for our children's classroom teachers and enrichment activities.  As always, these funds are needed and utilized by educators at SES.  We welcome any of your fundraising ideas and efforts!  We are still looking to fill Classroom Rep positions.  Please contact Ashleigh Pyecroft at if you are willing to serve the school in this simple way.   A Class rep's main job is to contact parents via email about PTO happenings and requests. Our next meeting will be in the school conference room on Thursday November 16 from 6-7pm.    



Lloyd from 1st Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
LS:  Look at a book.  Look at books that I brought from home.

JCB:  What is your favorite lunch?
LS:  Breakfast for lunch!

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
LS:  Do video games.  Like walk around a world and destroy stuff in Mindcraft.

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be?
LS:  If I was any animal I would pick a deer because deers do get hunted, but deers are very fast, and it would be fun being a deer.

JCB:  Is there anything you’re looking forward to at school this year?
LS:  Maybe getting a new mascot? 

JCB:  Did you think we were going to change our moose mascot?
LS:  Probably not.

JCB:  Is there anything else you’d like the Shutesbury community to know about you?  What is interesting about you?
LS:  I have a lot of skills.  Flipping skills and stuff like that – I can do flips. I can do front handsprings. I can do rolls. 

Lloyd chose to have his photo taken outside.  Photo credit to Martina Dooley-Carvalho.





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 were recognized with an incentive prize at today’s all-school assembly!  Within the next few 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.  See the flyer for the Moose on the Move Session 2 in this week’s Roadtown.

Arin Andrews

Irina Andrews

Anna Carlson-Belanger

Bella Elder

Sage Fiander

Benny Galman

Betsy Galman

Lila Gilman-Hollabaugh

Elyse Hawkins

Yohann Jordaan

Brianna King

Mackenzie King

Bennett Lanoue

Moriah Luetjen

Trevor Makepeace

Mie Piner

Phineas Pyecroft

Emma Stinson

Nicholas Stinson

Ty Thomas-Paquin

Tansy Warwick

Khalil Wynkoop-Morrison

Mekhi Wynkoop-Morrison

Congrats on all your hard work, Moose!



News from the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

Fun programs for kids and families coming up soon.


Ukulele for Kids

Children ages eight and up are invited to learn how to play the ukulele with Julie!

Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours.

Please register by calling the library, 259-1213

Saturday, November 4th, 11 am, at Town Hall


Movie Night featuring Spiderman: Homecoming
Rated PG-13

Suggested donation, $1 per person. Soda, popcorn and baked goods for sale, $1 each

Saturday, November 4th, 6:30 pm, at Town Hall


Lego Club 

Children ages four and up are invited to join us for some creative Lego building fun.

We’ll bring thousands of Legos!

Sunday, November 5th, noon - 2 pm, at Town Hall

Fall Farm to Table Hands On Cooking Classes

Vegetarian Cooking From the Heart

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet

Amherst, MA


SaturdayNovember 1110:30 AM-2PMSunday, November 1210:30 AM-2PM Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Take one or both classes. Different menu each class

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that—the right herbs and spices enhance the flavor of any dish. These fun and informative hands-on vegetarian cooking classes are designed for both novice and seasoned cooks. Gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, healthy, globally inspired dishes, from appetizers to desserts.

Saturday, December 210:30AM-2PM; Cookies and Truffles

MMMM Cookies and Chocolate/CacaoTruffles! From Ginger and Spice, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Espresso Cookies, Apricot Almond Thumb Print Cookies, just to name a few. This fun and informative hands-on vegetarian cooking classes is designed for both novice and seasoned cooks and bakers.

Sunday, December 310:30AM-2PM; Eating Your Way to Strong Bones

An adequate supply of calcium is necessary to build and maintain strong, healthy bones. Of course, many simple and delicious foods supply this essential mineral – beans, leafy greens, soy foods, sea vegetables, nuts, seeds and a few special grains. Yet some foods increase our calcium needs and others inhibit its uptake, while others actually steal it from our teeth and bones. To cut through calcium confusion and discover delicious ways to nourish your bones, join Leslie Cerier for this fun and informative hands on vegetarian cooking class.

For more information on each class, please go to

Cost per class is $75, paid in advance to Leslie Cerier or $100 at the door if there is room. For more information, please email or call Leslie on her landline: 413-259-1695; no Texts

Live the Super Luscious Life with Leslie

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet, Farm to Table, Chef, Hosts Organic B&B, Teaches Vegetarian Cooking from the Heart, Private and Group Classes Locally, at your home and worldwide; Award Winning Nature Photographer, Cookbook Author; Email

Weekly Lunch Menu

Moose on the Move





Posted by carlson-belangerj On 27 October, 2017 at 3:00 PM