Roadtown News 4.27.18 

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Thursday, May 3

Kickboxing for Grown Ups, 3:30-4:30pm

Free!  Donations to PTO accepted!


Friday, May 4

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


Tuesday, May 8

School Council Meeting, 3:15-4:15pm


Thursday, May 10

Zumba for Grown Ups, 3:30-4:30pm

Free!  Donations to PTO accepted!


Friday, May 11

6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner, 6:00pm and 7:30pm seatings

(PTO Raffle and Book Sale happening concurrently)


Sunday, May 13

PTO Mother’s Day Breakfast, 9:30am-12:30pm

Shutesbury Athletic Club



Dear Moose,

COME ONE, COME ALL to the 34th ANNUAL SES 6th GRADE SPAGHETTI DINNER! On Friday May 11th our gym gets transformed into a DAZZLING Italian Bistro! Mustachioed 6th grade students will serve you a divine meal of salad, garlic bread, spaghetti and dessert! This event is a fundraiser to support grade 6 field trips. It is also a rite of passage for the 6th graders. You may obtain tickets from the office, the Spear Memorial Library or from one of our fabulous 6th grade students. There are two seatings- one at 6:00 and one at 7:30. Tickets cost $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children and seniors. Please consider supporting this delicious tradition!

We continue to enjoy the beginnings of spring! May and June are always filled to the brim with different events so please pay close attention to our school calendar on the website and in the RTN!



Kindergarten Visiting Day

 Wednesday May 23, 2018


This day is for children who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018

Incoming Kindergarteners will visit the classroom, have a snack (provided by us) and play on the playground. Parents will meet the Kindergarten teacher, have a brief overview of the Kindergarten year, and fill out registration forms.

**Please note on this day there will be no school for the present Kindergarten class.**



Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4 – 5th Grade Math MCAS

Tuesday, May 8 & Thursday, May 10 – 3rd Grade Math MCAS

Tuesday, May 8 & Thursday, May 10 – 6th Grade Math MCAS

Monday, May 14 & Tuesday, May 15 – 5th Grade STEM MCAS

Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18 – 4th Grade Math MCAS


PE UPDATE:  Hello Shutesbury Moose, I hope you are enjoying the reemerging sun! In all of the grades we have been working carefully with balance and counterbalance poses and practicing in our obstacle course. Gymnastics movements encompassed in this unit demand the highest level of self-control and self-mastery. We continue to focus on the process rather than product and keep safety as our number one goal as we accept more challenging poses by slowly expanding our comfort zones. All movements and obstacles are challenge by choice and there are many different roles necessary to help each individual and team feel successful. At every level students have achieved TRULY REMARKABLE things within just our first week with strength, balance, composure, safe spotting, and peer coaching. Now I will let the student's effort and determination speak for itself. Enjoy the pictures, play often, and stay strong! -Mr. Steven A. Carra





The Community Network for Children program has one last fundraising event this year- COME JOIN US!

  • Support the Union #28 Community Network for Children Program and enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and neighbors!  FAMILY FRIENDLY!  CNC is hosting a Benefit Community Dinner night at the Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury Friday, April 27, 2018 – TONIGHT!! 6:00-7:30pm Adults $10, kids and seniors $5. Pay at arrival. **** RAFFLE TABLE as well with wonderful items: massages, gift cards, Be Hoppy gear, Myron’s Sauce, Children’s items, Market Basket gift card, Gardening Basket, and more!**** Menu: Pulled Pork, Bun, Coleslaw, Baked beans Vegetarian/Gluten free options: Sautéed Veggies, rice, black beans, Mac & Cheese Desserts!  

Stay up-to-date with the event on the CNC Facebook event page



Cedar from 6th Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
CC:  I like to talk to my friends.  I like writing a lot.  And gym!

JCB:  What are working on for writing?
CC:  We just started a new unit where you write literary essays which is where you write about a character.  The first one we wrote was about the 3 little pigs and we wrote about the last little pig and the traits that helped him.

JCB:  What book are you reading right now?
CC:  Right now I’m reading a book called Something in Between.  So it’s about this girl that gets a scholarship to go to any college that she wants to but then she can’t go because she’s undocumented and you have to show legal citizenship to get the scholarship.  It’s about how she’ll get to Washington DC to see the President.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
CC:  I really like salad with lettuce, cucumbers, dressing.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?
CC:  I really like to dance.  I take lessons at the Center (Amherst) and Pineapple Dance (Studio, Amherst).  On Mondays I have two classes and Wednesdays I have one but next year, I’m really excited, because I get to dance every day after school.  I have a ballet class which is more technique and I have a class after that’s like a choreography class (with modern and contemporary dance).  My class on Wednesdays at Pineapple is contemporary.  The theme for the Center performance is “home” and the one for Pineapple dance is “space.” 

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be and why?
CC:  Probably a sea otter.  They’re just really cute!  I also like to swim…

JCB:  What are you looking forward to in middle school?
CC:  To have more classes, different classes.  We went today (Step Up Day at the Amherst Regional Middle School) and they said you have a lot more freedom.  And this is the 2nd year they’re teaching it but they’re having an Intro to Dance class and the high school dance teacher is teaching it.

Photo credit to Katie Harrington.

***PTO NEWS***


  • Friday, May 11 – 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner, PTO Raffle & Book Fair at SES, 6:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 13 – PTO Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Shutesbury Athletic Club, 9:30am-12:30pm

PTO Raffle Baskets!  Tickets on sale and drawing on Friday, May 11 in conjunction with the Spaghetti Dinner and Book Sale

Raffle Basket Themes

PreK - Summer Fun!

K – Gardening Basket

1st - Green Picnic Basket (Reusable and Recyclable)

1/2 - Game Night!

3 - Summer Fun Part Two

4 – Candy Basket

5 – Campout Basket


Spring Awakening

Yoga in Nature and Wildflower Identification Walk

May 12, 10 am - 12 pm  

Certified yoga instructor Janice Doubleday and naturalist Valerie Wisniewski combine their passion for yoga and nature to lead a gentle yoga and wildflower identification walk in Wendell State Forest.  Yoga poses will be taught throughout the walk as students learn to identify spring ephemeral wildflowers.

Registration fee - $5

Register by calling Janice at 978-544-7079 or email

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council


JEN MALCOLM-BROWN:  My children have been involved with SES for three years and I value the quality education and support they receive from the educators and administrators in the school. All children need rich educational opportunities, incorporating STEM and the arts, while fostering responsibility, safety and individuality. However, school systems must do so under increasing financial pressure. I will use my experience managing human services budgets to ensure high quality services despite increasing financial limitations.

As a School Committee member I would also ensure the school's policies and practices are inclusive and represent the needs and values of all SES members. A town of civic-minded residents such as ours requires School Committee members with passion and open-mindedness to represent its members. I look forward to this challenge.

Jen Malcolm-Brown

72 Wendell Rd


Weekly Lunch Menu

Spag Dinner

PTO Mom's Day Breakfast

Moose on the Move

Flying Moose Club

Fying Moose Permission

Invasion Games

Invasion Games Permission

Valley Gives Day

Shutesbury CC

Letter to Parents

School Phono Tab Flyer

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 27 April, 2018 at 10:57 AM