Roadtown News 5.3.19 

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Monday, May 6

Flying Moose Club, 8:00-8:30am


Tuesday, May 7

Moose on the Move (May/June Session)



Wednesday, May 8

PTO Meeting, 7:00pm


Thursday, May 9

Moose on the Move, 8:00-8:30am


Thursday, May 9

Invasion Games (3rd-6th graders), 3:10-4:00pm


Friday, May 10

Moose on the Move from Town Common to School, 8:00-8:30am


Friday, May 10

6th Graders Visit ARMS, 8:45am-12:30pm


Friday, May 10

All School Clothing Drive, 8:20am-4:30pm


Friday, May 17

6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner, PTO Raffle, Library Book Sale, 6:00pm


May 3, 2019

Hello Moose Community,

May is here so hopefully the April showers will end and the May flowers will start to bloom!  This wet weather has not dampened our spirits, though, and children have been getting outside to play nearly every day.  Please remember to pack appropriate outdoor weather clothing so they can continue to be comfortable outdoors. 

The 35th Annual 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner is coming up! Please buy and reserve your tickets from a 6th grader or in the office now! This tradition is a beloved event. The students turn into mustachioed waiters and the gym is transformed into a beautiful Italian restaurant. You don't want to miss this tradition that has been occurring for 35 years!!

There will be a large and comprehensive raffle with amazing gifts accompanying the spaghetti dinner! The PTO has been collecting and creating donations. Gift certificates, baskets of fun things, jewelry, and more will be available! Please come before or after your delicious spaghetti dinner!

Save the dates:

Friday, May 17 – 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner and PTO Raffle, 6:00pm &  7:30pm seatings

Friday, May 24 – NO SCHOOL – Curriculum Day

Monday, May 27 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29 – Strings Concert, 10:30am & 6:30pm

Thursday, May 30 – 6th Grade Portfolios

Thursday, May 30 – Arts Night!

Thursday, June 13 – 6th Grade Graduation, 2:00pm

Friday, June 14 – Last day of school, Early dismissal

Wednesday, August 28 – School begins 2019-2020!

Au revoir,



May 6


May 7

3rd Grade Math MCAS

May 8

3rd Grade Math MCAS

May 9

4th Grade Math MCAS

May 10

4th Grade Math MCAS

May 13

6th Grade Math MCAS


May 14

6th Grade Math MCAS


May 15

5th Grade Science and Technology MCAS

May 16

5th Grade Science and Technology MCAS

May 17


***PTO NEWS***

  • Thank you for participating in the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program. This year our school has earned $128.17!We will send home information on registering your card when the next session begins.


  • We also received a check from Boxtops for Education for $94.00!!Thank you to Amber O’Brien for leading this charge and sending all of our Boxtops in for funding for our school.


  • THANK YOU for helping make our class basket raffle a success! The baskets look great and will surely tempt many community members to buy tickets at town meeting!


  • Spring Hanging Plant sale is underway! See the flyer in your student’s backpack (and in this RTN). Please send in your orders by Monday, 5/6


  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, Teacher Day, Thursday, May 9


  • Annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, May 23.

We celebrate our wonderful educators with an annual appreciation lunch.


Bring in your favorite dish to say thank you by feeding our teachers and staff!  **We also need volunteers to set up/ serve/ clean up.

Sign ups coming soon!


  • The Annual PTO Raffle (formally auction) Friday, May 17 at the 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner is well underway!

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!


  • LIKE us on Facebook! Shutesbury PTO

Check out what is coming in for donations for our Annual PTO Raffle!




JCB:  What is your favorite thing about school?
GS:  Choice.  I usually choose art – glue, scissors, tape and ribbon and paper. 

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
GS:  Pizza.  Cheese pizza. 

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
GS:  Watch TV.  “Pokemon” is a show and a movie. 

JCB:  What is your favorite book?
GS:  Comic books.  The ones with Avengers.

JCB:  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
GS:  A bear because my favorite color is black.

JCB:  Did you hear we had a bear on the playground the other day?
GS:  Yes, we had to come in from recess and play in the gym when that happened.

JCB:  What do you like to do at recess?
GS:  Go on the swings and the bikes and the fun rock!  We just pretend it’s our base.


Moose on the Move Milestones!!!  The following moose will be recognized at the next assembly, on May 17 (change from earlier today), for hitting these personal milestones!


10 Miles!

Milo Bender

Sadie Buckley

Mallory Kingsbury


35 Miles!

Radha Grip

Mie Piner


50 Miles!

Ronan Donta

Sabine Gasko

Donay Nahkala


In the month of April we collectively walked and ran 205 miles!!  We have gone 1,934 miles total as a school.  On our map in the front hallway we have made it all the way to Garden City, KS!!  Our goal is to get to San Francisco which is a little over 3,000 miles away.  We are 2/3 of the way there!  With 1,000 miles to go, 31 days of school in May/June, 45 staff members and 126 students we each only need to walk or run 1-2 laps per day (or an average of this) to reach our goal!!  Let’s do this!


Moose on the Move, Flying Moose and Invasion Games (Sports Club) Schedules:

Moose on the Move May/June Session – Begins May 6 (sign-up sheet in this week’s Roadtown News!):  Tuesdays 3:10-4:00pm, Thursdays 8:00-8:30am, Fridays 8:00-8:30am    

Flying Moose Club:  Mondays 8:00-8:30am

Invasion Games (Sports Club!) (3rd-6th graders):  Thursdays 3:10-4:00pm


May 6

Flying Moose Club, 8:00-8:30am




May 7

Moose on the Move, 3:10-4:00pm

May 8

May 9

Moose on the Move, 8:00-8:30am


Invasion Games (Sports Club), 3:10-4:00pm

May 10

Moose on the Move from Town Common, 8:00-8:30am




Save the dates for these fun family programs offered by the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.

Family Science Night -Sense-ational Science

Thursday, May 23rd, 6 pm, at Town Hall

Featuring Kosmic Kelly presenting a hands-on mini-lab!

Trick your taste buds! Guess that smell!

Feel to reveal the secret message of the day!

Optical illusions!


Zoo on the Go!

Friday, May 24th, 10 am, at Town Hall

A live animal program presented by the Zoo in Forest Park


Pop-up Playground and Ice Cream Social

Saturday, June 22nd, 5:30 pm, Shutesbury Athletic Club

Join us for our annual celebration of summer, community and our library!

We’ll be joined by The Play Workshop who will help children of all ages create their own playground using found objects. Play starts at 5:30, ice cream served at 6:30 pm.


Funding for these programs is provided by the Shutesbury Cultural Council and the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

Weekly Lunch Menu

Mother's Day Sale

Moose on the Move

Summer Clothing Drive

Storytelling Neighborhood


Book Fair

Reading Connection 1A

Reading Connections 1B

Reading Connection 2A

Reading Connection 2B

Red Cross Swim

Posted by carlson-belangerj On 03 May, 2019 at 1:34 PM