Roadtown News 6.8.18 

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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


Tuesday, June 19

Spring Concert and Art Show, 6:30pm


Wednesday, June 20

Move Up Day!  9:00-9:30pm


Wednesday, June 20

PTO Quarters Fundraiser (at Quarters in Hadley), 5:00-8:00pm


Wednesday, June 20

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Thursday, June 21

6th Grade Graduation, 6:30pm

Hello Moose!

This week we were graced with the culminating efforts of all of our 6th graders, many volunteers from the community and the 6th grade staff with the 6th Grade Portfolio Presentations!  This time honored tradition let’s us get a glimpse of the mature, self-reflective, and confident pre-teens that our 6th graders have become.  We are so proud of each and every one of these students and wish them well next year in middle school.  Thanks to all of the families, staff and volunteers who made this possible!

Next week is a busy one!  See the Dates to Remember section for details on the 6th Grade Field Trip to Boston, 3rd and 4th Grade Field trip to the Hitchcock Center, 3rd Grade Field Trip to Plimouth Plantation, the SES Book Swap (bring in gently used books to swap out!), Field Day (volunteers still needed – please contact Steven Carra at, and the Drama Club Performance of “Jungle Book”!  What a full docket we have here at SES!!  It’s so great to have a school and community that can offer so many different opportunities to its students. 

Thank you again for all of your continued support!



Sam from First Grade!


JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at school?
SMB:  Recess and gym.  I play tag, play in the woods.  I like to play freeze tag which we did TODAY and Fishy Fishy Cross my Ocean – we do that in gym and a game that’s called Fire in the Forest.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
SMB:  Do you know what’s like popcorn?  It’s called Pirate Booty.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?
SMB:  I like to read.  Can I tell you what I do in the nighttime?  I just read in the nighttime and my mom and dad say I can’t read but I keep reading so that I know the words each day. 

JCB:  What book are you reading right now?
SMB:  Hey Jack.  I’m not on page 3.  I’m on Chapter 3!

JCB:  If you could be any animal what animal would you be and why?
SMB:  A shark or a eagle.  ‘Cause I could swim forever or I could fly.  Sharks swim forever.  Fish don’t really swim forever.  They just swim but when it’s nighttime they probably just go to sleep.  Sharks - they have one eye closed when it’s sleeping and then shuts the other eye so it makes both of them [eyes] rested because if they close both eyes at the same time they would fall asleep or they would just die and they have to swim to stay alive. 

JCB:  What are you looking forward to doing this summer?
SMB:  Swimming in Lake Wyola, visit my cousins and have Mie (4th Grader) come over in the summer!

JCB:  What are you looking forward to next year in 2nd grade?
SMB:  I’ll be 8 in 2nd grade and I want to be 8 right now!  When I just hit 2nd grade I’ll still be 7 until March 31st. 

Photo credit to Martina Dooley-Carvalho.



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. 

Found bow (possibly for cello) after the Strings Concert.  If you are missing your bow, please contact Jessica in the office.

SCHOOL SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE!!   Every year, the School Council requests your feedback on various school topics. We greatly value your thoughts and ideas. We have created our survey and we request you take 5 minutes to share some feedback around your child's experience at SES.  We have spent time creating a survey that does not take a long time, but that gives us information on your feedback. It is honestly a short task! You can even enter to win a prize at the end!  Please consider taking a small amount of time out of your day to complete our survey. Thanks so much in advance.

Thank you,

The SES School Council


Many, many, many children have hit milestones in the past 3 weeks!  We have witnessed a renewed motivation in gaining miles on the track with this glorious, sunny weather!  GO MOOSE!!  There is one more official week left of the Moose on the Move Club – Monday, June 11 from 8-8:30am;  Tuesday, June 12 Walk to School from the Common from 8-8:30am; Friday, June 15 from 3:10-4:00pm.  The following children will be recognized at assembly on Friday, June 8 for their Moose Miles:


10 Miles:

Sarah Brau

Alex Franz

Josh Goodhind

Malena Snow

Gabriel Lester

Ella Martel-Santiago

Oliviya Boulanger

Sean Aldrich

Azure Alicandro Mace

Sela Free

Nico Jacobs

Ethan Montouri

Olivia Nolan

Isla Sparrow

Max Steinberg

Amelia Parsons

Quinn Dooley-Carvalho

Miranda Reiken

Esme Sparrow

Emilia Luetjen

Annabel Culbreth-Loomis

Maisie Mattocks

Cheri Willems

Rogan Sobieski


25 Miles:

Elodie Warwick

Irina Andrews

Mekhi Wynkoop-Morrison

Mackenzie King

Khalil Wynkoop-Morrison

Arin Andrews


35 Miles:

Abby Addison

Ty Thomas-Paquin

Phineas Pyecroft

Sam Malcolm-Brown


50 Miles:

Anna Carlson-Belanger

Mie Piner

Elyse Hawkins


75 Miles:

Tansy Warwick

*IF STUDENTS SIGN UP FOR THE LAKE WYOLA ROAD 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 this 4.88 mile walk/run. 

***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 that 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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