Roadtown News 5.17.19 

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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.


Monday, May 27

Memorial Day.  NO SCHOOL.


Tuesday, May 28

3rd/4th Grade Field Trip to Amherst College – Beneski Museum and Planetarium,



Wednesday, May 29

Strings Concert

10:30am & 6:30pm


Thursday, May 30

6th Grade Portfolio Presentations,



Thursday, May 30

Arts Night!, 6:30pm


Friday, May 31

Field Day


Hello SES Moose,

Tonight is the big night! The 35th Annual 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner right here in the SES gym.  This longstanding tradition raises money for 5th and 6th grade field trips and graduation.  You can still purchase tickets for the 7:30 seating in the office or at the door tonight.  The amazing PTO auction will be set up in the Music Room and the Library Book Sale will be set up in the Art Room.  Lots of fun and fundraising opportunities happening at our school tonight!  We hope to see you here!

Next week we’ll be inviting our future Kindergarten students into the Kindergarten classroom for an orientation.  This means that there will be NO SCHOOL FOR CURRENT KINDERGARTENERS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 22.  Please make other arrangements for your child on that day.  We look forward to meeting our new crew of 5-year-olds!

Next Friday the staff will be hard at work at Erving Elementary for Curriculum Day.  There is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, MAY 24.  This makes for a long, long weekend because we have no school on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.  Enjoy the time with your families and get outside!  The nice weather will be here any day now (right?).

In the upcoming weeks the 3rd and 4th grades will visit the Amherst College Museum of Natural History and Planetarium and the 5th and 6th grades will travel to Boston.  We will be amazed and entertained with the String Concert, the Band Concert, Arts Night and Field Day! 

Thanks for all of your support and excitement around our end of year activities!

See you tonight for spaghetti, books and the auction,


***PTO NEWS***

See you tonight at the PTO Auction at the spaghetti dinner! Buy raffle tickets for those class baskets ($2 tickets, bulk ticket discounts available) and get your silent auction number to bid on donations made by many local businesses!

And stop by the SES library’s benefit book fair too!


Our 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

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?
JB:  Recess.  Playing in the woods.

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
JB:  Make a treehouse.  I’m making one [at my house].

JCB:  What is your favorite book?
JB:  Truck books.

JCB:  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
JB:  A red panda because they’re adorable!

JCB:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
JB:  A construction worker.

JCB:  Like your dad?
JB:  Yep.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
JB:  Ice cream.  Chocolate chip ice cream.

JCB:  Do you speak any other languages?
JB:  Yes!  Spanish!


Please note the following cancellation!

  • Friday, May 17th and May 24th, Shutesbury Playgroup is CANCELLED. The last Shutesbury playgroup for the school year will be Friday, May 31st. 
  • Monday, May 27th, Shutesbury Tales & Tunes is CANCELLED due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Program Calendar REMINDERS:

  • CNC Programs will be shifting to our summer schedule at the end of May. CNC School based programs in Erving, Shutesbury, Swift River School will end the final week of May.
  • The following programs continue over the summer: Shutesbury Tales & Tunes at the M.N. Spear Memorial Library; Leverett Tales & Tunes at the Leverett Library; Wendell Playgroup at the Wendell Library.
  • Family Playtime at Erving Elementary: This Sunday, May 19th, 10:00-11:30. Final session until the Fall.
  • Summer Playgroup at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center begins on Friday, July 12th and continues through August 2nd from 10:00am-Noon each Friday.

SPECIAL PROGRAM (this Sunday):

  • Storytelling Neighborhood Workshop:This Sunday, May 19th, 1:00-2:30pm at the Leverett Library. Children will work together as a community of artists to create a neighborhood with buildings, homes, people, creatures, and curious objects living happily. Much emphasis is placed on igniting the imagination and encouraging creative thinking.*Children begin by working on a community collage project where they create a neighborhood using shapes. *While collage dries, Emily will read picture books that focus on the themes of community and neighborhood. *Participants return to their community artwork to add people, things, creatures to their neighborhood. This program is accessible to a mix of ages (preschool-6th grade). Limited space, please RSVP to


Weekly Lunch Menu

Back by Demand


Arts Night

field day 1

Fun Run

pledge sheet


Posted by carlson-belangerj On 17 May, 2019 at 12:49 PM