Roadtown News 5.10.19 

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Friday, May 10

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


Friday, May 17

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


Wednesday, May 22

Kindergarten Visit Day, 9:30-10:45am


Thursday, May 23

Teacher Appreciation Lunch, 11:45am-1:15pm


Friday, May 24

Curriculum Day.  NO SCHOOL.



Hello Moose,

We are jumping into mid-May. I hope those of you who purchased plants from our PTO were delighted by the cheerful colors and blossoms. Next Friday, May 17th, the 6th grade will host the 35th Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Purchase your tickets now from a 6th grader or the office. You don't want to miss this delicious tradition. The best, fancy, Italian Restaurant in Shutesbury! The PTO will also be hosting a wonderful auction and the school library will host a book sale on the 17th! Come support our school!

Make sure you keep May 30th on your calendar. It is music and art night at SES! Students will perform and we will see some of their beautiful artwork!

Moose on the Move is grooving along! They meet after school on Tuesdays this month AND are walking from the center of town to school on Fridays! Way to walk and run!

There is a clothing drive happening in the gym until 4:30 today!  You do not need to donate clothes to pick something up.  This is a great way for our community to recycle and reuse without spending extra money.  Stop by the gym today!  Thanks to Nurse Katie for organizing and don’t be surprised if your children come home with extra clothes in their backpacks.





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*** 

  • The Annual PTO Auction is Friday, May 17 at the 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner!


If you can help the PTO at the auction please contact


See many of the donations we have received on our Facebook page



        Send a little thanks to your kid’s teacher if you can :)


  • Another nice way to say thanks is by helping out with the

Annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Thursday, May 23.

We celebrate our wonderful educators by feeding them. This year’s theme is International Foods. *Thanks for considering that some staff members are gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan.  


Bring in your favorite dish to say thank you by feeding our teachers and staff!  

Please use the SignUpGenius link


  • THANK YOU for your spring hanging plant sale orders! We raised more money for your PTO!   Pick-ups for the plants you ordered continue today, Friday 5/10, 5-6 p.m. and Saturday, 5/11, 8:15-9:15 a.m. at the school.


No amount of help is too small; it takes many hands to make an event a success. Thank you for your support!





JCB:  What is your favorite thing about school?
MD:  Lunch.  I have salami sandwiches.  I used to have a salami sandwich every day but then my mom stopped doing it.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
MD:  Play Nintendo.  My favorite game is Lego City Undercover.  In Lego City Undercover I also made a character.  He’s like a secret agent with a graveling hook and I called him Undercover but I spelled it wrong.

JCB:  What is your favorite book?
MD:  Any Dragonbreath book.  I read one on my own and it was 201 pages.  It was the fifth one.

JCB:  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
MD:  Wolf because it’s my favorite animal and how cute they are.

JCB:  What do you like to do at recess?
MD:  Talk with my friends and do the tire swing.

JCB:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
MD:  Archaeologist.  It digs up bones and puts them together.



Moose on the Move Milestones!!!  The following moose will be recognized at the next assembly, on May 3, for hitting these personal milestones!


10 Miles!

Milo Bender

Sadie Buckley

River Kenny

Mallory Kingsbury

Tessa Whitehill


25 Miles!

Travis Makepeace

Adriana Rich*

Ty Thomas-Paquin


35 Miles!

Anna Carlson-Belanger

Radha Grip

Isabella Lamore

Mie Piner


50 Miles!

Judie Belanger*

Ronan Donta

Sabine Gasko

Elyse Hawkins

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 Sports Club Schedules:

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

Moose on the Move May/June Session:  Tuesdays 3:10-4:00pm, Thursdays 8:00-8:30am, Fridays 8:00-8:30am           

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



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





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



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


Sports Club, 3:10-4:00pm


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

Book Fair


arts night

Storytelling Neighborhood


Posted by carlson-belangerj On 10 May, 2019 at 10:59 AM