Roadtown News 5.4.18 

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Friday, May 4

No Assembly, Track Cleanup from 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


Thursday, May 17

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, May 18

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



Hello Moose,

The weather is warming up and the birds are singing!   Spring is here and so is our busiest time of year at school.  There are so many wonderful fundraisers, community events, field trips and programs coming up.  I'll highlight a few to put on your calendars: 

  • Friday, May 11 – 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner, PTO Raffle and Book Sale, 6:00pm
  • Sunday, May 13 – PTO Mother’s Day Breakfast at the SAC, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 23 – Kindergarten Open House (no current kindergarteners attend), 9-10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 30 – Strings Concert, 10:30am & 6:30pm
  • Thursday, May 31 – 2nd Grade Poetry Walk, 8:45am
  • Monday, June 11 – 3rd/4th Grade Field Trip to Hitchcock Center, 9:30-11:30am
  • Monday, June 11 – 6th Grade Boston Field Trip
  • Thursday, June 14 – Field Day
  • Friday, June 15 – Field Day Rain Day
  • Wednesday, June 20 – Move Up Day!, 9-9:30am
  • Tuesday, June 19 – Spring Concert, 6:30pm
  • Thursday, June 21 – 6th Grade Graduation, 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 22 – Drama Club “Jungle Book” Performance, 6:30pm
  • Monday, June 25 – Last day of school assembly
  • Monday, June 25 – Kids’ Last Day of School, 1:00 dismissal

We hope to see you at some of these events.  If you have questions please check out the school website or email the office staff - or  Have a wonderful, warm weekend!




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.**

Preschoolers celebrated May Day with a May Pole dance, songs, and potluck lunch!


Bennett from 1st/2nd Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
BL:  My favorite thing to do at school is Art.  I like to paint and draw.  It’s my favorite things.  I want to be a real painter when I grow up.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
BL:  My favorite food is chocolate.  Well, melted chocolate because I can, like, drink the chocolate and it gets all mushed around in my mouth.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?
BL:  My favorite thing to do outside of school is play with Legos.

JCB:  What kinds of Legos do you play with?
BL:  I build Lego sets like Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman.

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be and why?
BL:  I would be a cheetah because I can run super fast.

JCB:  What are you looking forward to this summer?
BL:  I’m looking forward to hanging out with more friends.  I’m also excited to go to my new school because I’m moving to Erving. 

Photo credit to Katie Harrington.

***PTO NEWS***

The PTO has received a $155.20 check from Box Tops for Education!  Thank you to Amber O’Brien for coordinating this effort.  Keep sending in your Box Tops!



  • 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

Valley ADHD Parent Support Group

Monday, May 7, 2018
1st Monday of Every Month

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP

193 Locust St., Northampton

Conference Room

          Join other area parents and caregivers to...

-         Receive ADHD information and support

-         Be heard without being judged

-         Hear how others cope with similar issues and challenges

-         Learn about local resources for families

-         Hear from area specialists on pertinent topics

-         Learn new strategies to try at home

-         Leave feeling empower  red and hopeful 

Light refreshments will be available.

Questions?  Please contact:


Family Time with Multi-Arts

Join us in a fun, engaging artistic activity aim to bond you with your child creating collaborative art work that brings you: Laughter, Joy & Communication Saturday May 19 at 2 pm Tina Zorz will lead families in a Vision Boarding workshop Create a collage that has everyone's values and personality in the same work of art. You and your family will choose images and words that spark excitement and meaning to your unit. Hang your family-created vision board high in your home for an every day reminder of your values, inspirations, and connection to one another! Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church 867 N Pleasant St, Amherst FREE of charge - donations welcome

Catalina Arrubla

Love Arts?











Posted by carlson-belangerj On 04 May, 2018 at 11:49 AM