Roadtown News 3.15.19 

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Tuesday, March 19

5/6 Field Trip to Hitchcock Center, 9am – 12pm


Wednesday, March 20

PTO Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, March 22

Moose on the Move Dinner at Shutesbury Athletic Club



Friday, March 29

5/6 Field Trip to Quabbin, 9am-2:45pm


Friday, March 29

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


Sunday, March 31

PTO Trivia Night at SES, 4:00-6:00pm



March 15, 2019

Dear Moose,

Wow, what an exciting week we have had! Lots and lots of experiences in the arts for our students in one week! On Tuesday, the Pioneer Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra came and performed a wonderful concert for our whole school! Thank you to one of our parents,  Elizabeth Pangburn, for organizing this! The concert was specifically designed to teach students some facts about instruments!



On Wednesday the 6th graders performed in their "Living History Museum". The students had read and researched a hero they were interested in. They then took notes, wrote a report, designed an electronic presentation, wrote a script, found a costume and "became" their hero. Some classes and families were invited to tour their museum where they would 'come alive' and tell you about their lives.




Also, on Wednesday, the 5th graders performed the play they have been working very hard on about Sojourner Truth. They performed on the stage for some classes and families in the daytime and then a fancy performance at night. Students had great costumes and had memorized lots of lines and songs to teach their audience about the amazing life and work of Sojourner Truth. On Thursday, the class was able to travel to Florence to take the walking tour of Sojourner Truth's house and work while she lived in Northampton in the 1840's. What a fabulous experience!



Today, the Duffy School of Dance delighted us with some Irish Step dancing in the morning. We have some student and parent performers with this group! We are so thankful for the lively, and fun tradition of their performance near St. Patrick's Day. 

This year, we have chosen to work with local artist and former SES art teacher BZ Reilly as our Artist-in-Residence. Together with our art teacher Beth, BZ will lead the students through painting a new exciting mural in the 5/6/Pre-K hallway. All students will have time working with BZ and painting. We will have a special showcase to present the work in the spring. BZ will begin her work with students at the end of March. We are thrilled for this partnership and for the continuation of our Artist-in-Residence tradition at SES.

I have attached the MCAS letter to this RTN. This is the same letter that was emailed to families of 3rd-6th graders earlier this week.

There's lots of field trips and events coming up, so please reference our website and the dates to remember!

We're mid-way through March!





SAVE THE DATE!  Moose on the Move Club is hosting the community dinner at the Shutesbury Athletic Club on Friday, March 22 from 6-8pm ($7-$10).  We’ll have healthy soups, salads, hearty breads and fruitful desserts.  All are welcome (even if you are not an active member of Moose on the Move Club).  Please join us!  We could use a lot more people to help us set up, serve, clean up or cook for this dinner.  Please consider signing up at this link:  Even if you can’t help with the event you could still join us for dinner! 

Through winter break and alternative learning days some students and staff kept up their walking and running and racked up more Moose Miles!!  Way to go!!  These children and staff* will be recognized at the next assembly on March 29:


10 Miles!

Sam Adams

Evelyn Battistoni

Tycho Sanders


25 Miles!

Aubrey Bunger

Radha Grip

Bella Mendez

Jason Rahaim

35 Miles!

Judie Belanger*

Sabine Gasko

Nicholas Stinson


In February we clocked 196 miles!!  That’s hard to do in cold, snowy, rainy weather!!  Thanks to Matt and Andy for keeping our track walkable!!





JCB:  What is your favorite thing about school?
ZZ:  Gym.  We run around playing tag.  The gymnastics unit is definitely my favorite unit with the jumping and swinging.

JCB;  What do you like to do at recess?
ZZ:  Play tag with Nick, myself, Donay, Aaron, Jackson, August, Sam and do sports and play in the snow. 

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
ZZ:  Pizza.  Cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
ZZ:  Play games.  I also like to use my screen time – watch Youtubers and I usually play video games because I like to actually play the games. 

JCB:  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why?
ZZ:  A wolf because it’s my favorite animal.  It has fur and eats meat, which I do too, and has sharp teeth and it’s not like a zoo animal.  It just lives in the wild.  

JCB:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
ZZ:  Astronaut because I really like space and all the planets and stars.

JCB:  Do you have any pets right now?
ZZ:  A dog and two mice.  We bought them at the store.  The dog’s name is Chouli.  The mice are named Cow-cow (because one of them looks like a cow) and Camo because the shavings look like her.    Now it’s switched up and Cow-cow looks like the shavings because we use newspaper when we don’t have time to get shavings. 

***PTO NEWS*** 



**Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m.**

PTO meeting


**Family Trivia Night!**

to support our own PTO 

Sunday, March 31, 4-6 p.m.

@ SES gymnasium

*Look for more information in Roadtown News and back pack mail.*

Weekly Lunch Menu



AC Dinner




Fresh Air Fund


Posted by carlson-belangerj On 15 March, 2019 at 11:20 AM