Roadtown News 11.9.17 

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Friday, November 10



Tuesday, November 14

School Council Meeting, 3:30-4:30pm


Thursday, November 16

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, November 17

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


Friday, November 17

PTO Dinner and Game Night, 5:00-7:30pm


Wednesday, November 22 – Friday, November 24



November 9, 2017

Dear Moose Community,

Ahhhh the joys of Daylight Savings. Sleep schedules are challenged and the early evening darkness is creeping in. I hope you are able to enjoy the weekend with your family.

As the weather shifts, I want to remind families that appropriate footwear and outside gear is needed every day for students to play at recess. Students need to have jackets and closed toed shoes to play in the chilly weather.  When winter arrives, students will need coats, hats, boots and gloves to play outside. Those who wish to play in the snow will need snow pants. We have donated winter items available at the school. If you need assistance with obtaining winter/cold weather gear, please contact Nurse Katie at



In physical education we are finishing our cooperative games unit. Our current value is cooperation from  the legendary Coach John Wooden's pyramid of success. "It is of the utmost importance to understand what is right, not who is right". Our final activities for the unit are themed by the Disney movie “Up.” Students are going on a great adventure to cross the river (the gymnasium floor) and arrive on the other side to rescue the wilderness Snipes and bring them back to Paradise Falls. Students have already created so many incredible ways of traveling while accepting new challenges, all while putting "we" the team before "me"! Ask your child(ren) how they overcame obstacles and completed the challenge. Also feel free to play at home with objects such as couch cushions, have fun, and you will be amazed at what our students can imagine!

 PE1             PE2

Enjoy the Fall, 

Very Gratefully,




Abby from 6th Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
AA:  I’d have to say recess.  I like to play with the 4th graders. 

JCB:  What is your favorite lunch?
AA:  I’ve never had the school lunch.  My mom packs cookies from home.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
AA:  See what the new Lego Friends news is.  I’m kind of a Lego Friends expert.

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be?
AA:  If fantasy counts then I would be a mermaid with a unicorn horn and Pegasus wings.  Then I could fly, I could swim, I could have magic.  And you don’t really need to walk when you have wings because you could just hover everywhere.

JCB:  Is there anything you’re looking forward to at school this year?
AA:  I really don’t know unless we’re going to be doing chemistry.

JCB:  Is there anything else you’d like the Shutesbury community to know about you? 
AA:  I want to be a rock star.  I make up songs on my Ipad with Lego Friends Music Maker.  It’s an app. I also have a You Tube channel – Lego Cookie Cupcake (

Photo credit to Katie Harrington.

***PTO NEWS*** 

Please mark your calendars and support our PTO by attending and volunteering for the upcoming Soup and Games Night! We still need lots of volunteers to bring food and help with set up and clean up - follow the link below to volunteer or email Kara Knott at  Thanks for your support!


PTO Dinner and Games Night at SES

Date/Time: Friday November 17th 5pm-7:30pm

Location: SES cafetaria


Please help us celebrate the harvest season and raise money to support our school!  The PTO is organizing an evening of board games and a dinner of soups and breads provided by our very own Shutesbury Elementary School families.  Dinner will be $5/person or $15/family - all proceeds will be used to support PTO programming such as artists in residency programs, student scholarships, classroom wish lists, and much more. The evening will also include a chance to win a holiday gift basket - raffle tickets will be sold at the door. Come on out for an evening of family fun! To volunteer to bring food, set up or clean up go to:  Also - don't forget to bring your favorite board game to play with your fellow SES friends!   


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

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.

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





Posted by carlson-belangerj On 09 November, 2017 at 11:21 AM