Roadtown News 6.1.18 

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Monday, June 4

K-2 Field Trip to Bassett Planetarium & Groff Park



Thursday, June 7

6th Grade Portfolio Presentations, 9:00am – 12:00pm


Thursday, June 7

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

Free!  Donations to the PTO Accepted!


Friday, June 8

6th Grade Portfolio Presentations, 9:00 – 11:30am


Friday, June 8

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


Monday, June 11

6th Grade Field Trip to Boston


Monday, June 11

3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip to the Hitchcock Center, 9:00-11:30


Tuesday, June 12

3rd Grade Field Trip to Plimouth Plantation, 8:45am-6:00pm


Wednesday, June 13

SES Book Swap


Thursday, June 14

Field Day, 10:30am-3:00pm


Friday, June 15

SES Book Swap


Friday, June 15

Drama Club “Jungle Book” Performance, 2:15pm & 6:30pm



Hello Moose!

I can’t believe it’s already June!  This year has flown by and the students have come such a long way since the beginning of the year.  Each day we see examples of kindness and compassion amongst the students, and their maturity and enthusiasm are amazing.  It’s wonderful to watch this growth throughout the year!

In the past week we’ve been excited to see all of the instrumental students perform under the instruction of Brian Bender and Tyson Peelle.  The students did a fabulous job during their performances, showing off their fine-tuned skills and entertaining the audience.  Thanks Tyson and Brian for another great year of music!

In the upcoming week we have a field trip for grades K-2 to the Bassett Planetarium at Amherst College, and the 6th graders will uphold the time-honored tradition of Portfolio Presentations.  Portfolios will be presented on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 in the mornings.  The entire community is welcome to come and enjoy these culminating projects where 6th graders discuss their time at SES, their strengths, struggles and goals for the future!

Thanks for all of your continued support!



Opal from Kindergarten!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
OM:  Art!  Art at choice time and art class. 

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do in Art?
OM:  Painting.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
OM:  Spaghetti with meatballs.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?
OM:  Running.

JCB:  Do you go running with your grown ups?
OM:  No, I just go running for myself.

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be and why?
OM:  A moose because it would match with the school’s name.

JCB:  What are you looking forward to doing this summer?
OM:  Going to the ocean.

JCB:  What are you looking forward to next year in 1st grade?
OM:  Having fun!

Photo credit to Katie Harrington.


Bring in gently-used children’s books for the third annual SES BOOK SWAP!

Drop books off at the SES library anytime. Then choose “new to you” books to take home on Wednesday, June 13th and Friday, June 15! 

You do not need to bring in books in order to participate. Every reader will be invited to bring home at least one "new to you" book. 


***PTO NEWS***

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Field Day will be on 6/14 (rain date 6/15) and we need volunteers to help out with games and activities.  Class reps will be sending out volunteer requests this week - please respond asap to your class rep or classroom teacher to let them know if you can volunteer to help.  We also need some volunteers to bring in cut watermelon on the day of - please email the PTO at if you can bring in watermelon. Thanks!


Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday June 13th - Requests for food donations

We are so lucky to have such fantastic bus drivers for our kids! Let's show our appreciation by making a fabulous breakfast for them. Please donate a breakfast item and bring to drop-off on Wednesday June 13th


Volunteers Needed To Mat and Hang Artwork!

There will be a school wide art show in conjunction with the music performance on Tuesday June 19th.  We need volunteers to help cut mattes for the children's artwork - if you can help out during the school day or after school on Wednesday 6/13 or Thursday 6/14 we can get all of the artwork ready for hanging.  We also need volunteers during the school day on Tuesday June 19th to help hang all of the artwork.  Contact Sarah Cadran if you are available:

Thank you!

Thank you to all those who contributed your time and delicious dishes to make the staff appreciation luncheon a lovely day for our teachers. We are so grateful for our SES staff and for all of our families who come out to support events like this.  Thank you!

PTO Moosing Update:  

Stay tuned for more moose activity in your area! While moosing began as a month long experiment to gauge interest for a schoolwide moosing for next year, we are  happy to report that due to the overwhelming response we are able to extend it through the end of this school year! The moose are on their way to each and every SES household so don't be alarmed if you find a flock of moose in your drive - they are very friendly.  As a reminder, while there is an envelope that asks for the name of the next person to be moosed and in which a donation can be made, there is no need to make a donation, it is strictly voluntary.  And if a name given has already been moosed then another family on the list will be selected at random.  If you prefer not to be moosed, please contact the PTO at Happy Moosing!


AmeriGas Announcement!

We’ve received a check for $53.16 through AmeriGas!  When an AmeriGas customer receives a delivery, their invoice will contain a special School Days receipt which they can cut off and drop off at any school or organization participating in the program. AmeriGas will donate $0.02 per gallon, up to $2,000 per school in a calendar year. Send your AmeriGas receipts to the main office and we will redeem them.  Thank you!


Please contact the PTO with any questions.


Hello Shutesbury Families,

This year’s Lake Wyola Road Race will be held on Sunday, June 10 at the Lake Wyola Association House at 6 Shore Drive in Shutesbury.  The walk starts at 10 AM and the 4.8 mile run is at 10:30.  Preregistration is at

This race is part of the SMAC race series and is USATF certified.  Again there will be t-shirts for all pre registrants, refreshments, many prizes and a raffle.  Bring the family and friends to run, walk or cheer.  There is a $10 entry fee for children 12 and under.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer or contribute to the prizes or raffle.  This event is a major contributor to the budget of the Lake Wyola Association.

Maura Keene, race director

253-3421 or 367-0163

*IF STUDENTS SIGN UP FOR THIS RACE AS PART OF TEAM “MOOSE ON THE MOVE” THEY WILL EARN MILES TOWARDS THEIR SCHOOL TOTAL!!  There will be no “Moose on the Move” grown up supervision during the race.  Please make sure students are prepared to run/walk on their own or have pre-arranged to walk with supervision. 


A very important workshop!

Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP


Understanding Transgender Children

Presenter: Jennifer Nesteby, MSN, FNP

Sunday, June 24th

4:o0 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

193 Locust St., Northampton

RSVP by calling 413-517-2226 or email 

Parenting workshops are open to the community and free of charge.

Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP| 413-584-8700 | 413-584-1714 | |


Join Multi-Arts’ summer camp. We awaken and develop your child’s creativity and stimulate - engage your child’s imagination.  Theater, art, creative stories, music, dance and more.

Opens June18 to August 10

Fun and active.  Join us today


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Posted by carlson-belangerj On 01 June, 2018 at 11:54 AM