Roadtown News 3.29.19 

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Sunday, March 31

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


Thursday, April 4

3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip to Greenfield High School for Pioneer Valley Symphony Performance,



Thursday, April 4

Early Dismissal – Parent/Guardian Conferences, 1:00

Non-Bus Preschool Dismissal, 12:30


Tuesday, April 9

Early Dismissal – Parent/Guardian Conferences, 1:00

Non-Bus Preschool Dismissal, 12:30


Wednesday, April 10

PTO Meeting, 8:45 – 9:45am


Thursday, April 11

3rd Grade ELA MCAS


Friday, April 12

3rd Grade ELA MCAS


Friday, April 12

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


Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19

Spring Recess.  NO SCHOOL!



Hello SES Community,

It has been delightful to have more mild temperatures this week and hear the students running and laughing outside. This week we wrapped up some of our time with our artist in residence, BZ Reilly. She will be popping back in several more times to help us wrap up our mural work. Many students got very excited about the planning and painting of the colorful mural in the 5/6/PreK hallway. Thank you to BZ for your hard work and talent and to the Shutesbury community for supporting the arts.

Grades 5 and 6 are learning about the Quabbin in a literacy, social studies, science and math unit. Today they went on a day long excursion led by Shutesbury community member Cliff Read to dive into the creation of the Quabbin. We are so fortunate to have meaningful and exciting field trips for our students that connect directly to what is being learned in the classroom!

The preschool presented a fabulous play this week about the woodland creatures they have been learning about. The students wore costumes, memorized some lines, acted scenes and displayed their stuffed animal creatures that they made. It was a fabulous success!

We have two more full weeks before April break. MCAS is approaching and there is a calendar attached to this Roadtown for you to review. Next week grades 3 and 4 go to watch the Pioneer Valley Symphony! 

Please join the PTO for FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT THIS Sunday ( March 31) from 4:00-6:00pm. Enjoy a night of fun and trivia!!!!

Have a trivia-filled weekend!




These children and staff* will be recognized for personal milestones at the next assembly on March 29:

10 Miles!

Sam Adams

Cedar Alicandro Mace

Evelyn Battistoni

Javian Hootstein

Adriana Rich*

Renee Richard*

Galileo Sanders

Tycho Sanders

Tuva Siebing


25 Miles!

Aubrey Bunger

Jason Burek

Radha Grip

Isabella Lamore

Bella Mendez

Elodie Warwick


35 Miles!

Judie Belanger*

Jessica Carlson-Belanger*

Sabine Gasko

Nicholas Stinson

***PTO NEWS*** 

Thank you to everyone who donated baked goods for our bake sale Tuesday night and to our generous community who bought them!

It came to $230 for your PTO!


Family Trivia Night!

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

@ SES gymnasium

Make a team of 3-5 kids & adults and come to family - friendly trivia night!

$5-15 donation per team appreciated

This event is for families to engage in game time together and will be lots of fun!


Although we are holding it in the gym, we ask that running, climbing and rough play be kept outside under family supervision. This way, we can all hear the tantalizing questions and discuss our clever answers.

Thank you!


We are currently organizing our Annual PTO Raffle (formerly auction)

to be held during the annual 6th grade spaghetti dinner on May 17.

If you are able to help out in any way or would like to make a donation to be raffled,

please contact Melissa Warwick at, 413-336-1616

or leave us a note in the SES office.

 No amount of help is too small; it takes many hands to make an event a success.

Thank you for your support!


April PTO meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

@ SES conference room


PTO meeting - organizing our annual raffle

Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m.

@ SES library

All help is welcome!



JCB:  What is your favorite thing about school?
AP:  My favorite thing about school….snack!  We usually have chips.

JCB;  What do you like to do at recess?
AP:  I can’t think of anything but scaring people.  I usually go on the swing or run around.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
AP:  I like pizza, burgers, and cold carrots and fruits.  What kind of fruits I like?  Strawberries, watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, black berries, apples.  What else fruit?  Green grapes and purple grapes.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
AP:  Usually I make these puppet things and I make a family of them, and then I usually play with them, and I usually write a book about them, and I usually write a book about all their personalities.  And I like draw. 

JCB:  What book are you reading right now?
AP:  I like reading Nathan Hale books – basically “Hazardous Tales.”

JCB:  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why?
AP:  I would be a fox or a turtle or a wolf or a coyote or a crow.  Why would I be a wolf?  Because wolves like howling at the moon and I want to, if there’s hunters herding a tribe, I want to be there for them.

JCB:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
AP:  That is hard.  I have a bunch of things.  I want to be a vet.  I want to be an artist.  I want to be a  writer.  And I want to be a lifeguard definitely.


Multi-Arts’ April break Camp!

Showers of creativity and eruptions of happy memories!

On the menu to brighten the skies: theater, art, creative writing, crafts, dance and more

Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  or 11:30a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Also One day Option!

Children 4-12 years old:  groups organized by age

Location: Fort River School • Amherst

Fun and active, this might just be what you are look for!

Don't delay, click now here!

Catalina Arrubla


The 39th Annual Lake Wyola Road Race will be held on Sunday, June 9 with the walk beginning at 10 AM, the run at 10:30AM and our new 1.6 mile fun run at 10:40 AM.  Same great refreshments, prizes and raffle. Registration is at

Weekly Lunch Menu



Chess Club

Chess Club Reg

Library Dinner


Posted by carlson-belangerj On 29 March, 2019 at 11:17 AM