Roadtown News 5.23.19 

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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,

What a fabulous Spaghetti Dinner the 6th graders put on last week!  We’re so happy that so many from the community could join us for this event!  Many thanks to all of the families, staff and community members and donating businesses who helped to make this a success.  Congratulations to the 6th graders on raising over $2500 for their special activities this year! 

This past week the 6th graders also visited the Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) for their orientation.  They will certainly make us proud as they continue their educational journey “down the hill.”

We had some new faces just beginning their educational journey at our Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday.  It was great to meet our newest SES families and we look forward to the elementary journey they have ahead. 

Reminder that we have no school on Friday, May 24 due to Curriculum Day  and no school on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  Then the next 14 days left of school are filled with fun and excitement!  See the Dates to Remember for important details!


Have a fun and safe long weekend!



6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner Servers





Wednesday, May 29. The call-time for the evening performance is 6:00 PM. String-instrument performers should bring their instruments to school on this date.

10:30am Morning Concert/Assembly

6:30pm Evening Concert



Monday, June 3rd

2:15-3:00 Afternoon Concert/Assembly

6:00-7:30 Evening Concert



Flying Moose on the Move: CANCELLED on Monday June 3rd.  RESCHEDULED to Monday June 10th.

MOTM in the mornings: CANCELLED on May 30th, LAST DAY, June 6th

Sports Club: CANCELLED on May 30th.  LAST DAY, June 6th





JCB:  What is your favorite thing about school?
SR:  Math and gym.  Times, divided by and fractions. 

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
SR:  Practice gymnastics.  Wednesdays at Hampshire Gymnastics.  Playing in the woods.

JCB:  What is your favorite book?
SR:  I don’t know.  Right now I’m reading a book called Andrew Lost on the Dock.

JCB:  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
SR:  A wolf or a panther.  They’re fast, they’re cute, they’re cuddly and they’re soft.

JCB:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
SR:  I want to be a designer.  I want to go in the Olympics and then be a designer.  For gymnastics.  My friend, Rosie’s mom, is a designer and she designed her house, and she designed Share Coffee.  A designer like that. 

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
SR:  Brownies and candy. 

***PTO NEWS*** 

The PTO recently received a check from the A+ Program of Stop and Shop for $128.17! Thanks to all who have signed up for their Stop and Shop card purchases to benefit the Shutesbury Elementary School.  We will send out more information on how to register your Stop and Shop card in the fall.


Thank you to all who helped to make our

PTO Auction a success!

Whether you bought raffle tickets, bid on an item or were generous enough to make a donation to a class basket to be auctioned off, you helped keep our PTO financially afloat!


 A moose-sized thank you to Melissa Warwick for all her hard work and many, many hours getting the auction underway and making it truly fantastic! Thanks to all of the volunteers who did their part calling businesses, picking up items, and special thanks to those running the event last Friday. It takes many hands to make an event a success.

Thank you!


Bus Drivers’ Breakfast

Friday, June 7

We thank those who shuttle our kids to and from school safely and patiently all year long with a thank-you breakfast. They enjoy a leisurely meal together to celebrate the end of another good school year with our thanks.  

Please consider bringing in a breakfasty dish or food for our wonderful bus drivers to share.


Next PTO meeting:  June 12, 8:45 a.m. at SES 


Look for the attached flyer regarding a Moose Fun Run and BBQ to be held on Friday, June 7 at 3:10!  The following students and staff* will be recognized at the next assembly for meeting these personal moose milestones!

10 Miles!

Evie Donta

Bella Elder

Lila Gilman-Hollabaugh


35 Miles!

Aubrey Bunger


50 Miles!

Jessica Carlson-Belanger*

Nicholas Stinson





Library Tag Sale

Saturday, June 1st, 9 am – 2pm, Town Common (rain location, Town Hall).

The Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library are having a Tag Sale and Book Sale.

Donations of gently used tag sale items and books needed.

Small furnishings, household items, tools, toys, clothing, and books are needed.

The best time to bring donations is the morning of the sale, between 8 and 10 am.

Donations will also be accepted at the Library on Friday, May 31st from 3-6 pm.

Questions? Call Mary Anne 259-1213 or email

Thank you!



Highway Department

Laborer/Equipment Operator

The Town of Shutesbury wishes to hire a temporary, full time laborer and equipment operator. The position is for one year. Must have valid Class B CDL license with air brake endorsement and hoisting license. Performs manual labor, plows snow, operates and maintains equipment for the maintenance and construction of town roads and properties.  Pay $18.50 to $19.66 per hour.  A full job description and job application are available by calling Highway Superintendent, Tim Hunting, (413) 259-1215.  Applications are due by May 31, 2019 at the Highway Superintendent’s Office, 59 Leverett Rd., PO Box 276, Shutesbury, MA 01072. 

Shutesbury is an AA/EEO


Assistant Town Clerk

The Town of Shutesbury is seeking applicants for the position of part-time Assistant Town Clerk.  The Assistant Town Clerk assists in the performance of the duties of the Town Clerk. “In the absence of the Town Clerk, the Assistant Town Clerk shall perform the duties of the Town Clerk and shall have all the essential duties and responsibilities of the Town Clerk, as described in MGL c.41, sec.19.”  Salary based on experience.  Ten hours per week, position to begin in April 2019.

Please submit your resume as soon as possible to Susie Mosher, P. O. Box 264, Shutesbury, MA 01072 in an envelope labelled:  ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK.  Call for job description or more information 413 259-1204


June 9, 2019 Crescent Dancers Celebration at the Oasis

Shutesbury Athletic Club 4pm  $5 suggested donation

The Crescent Dancers Middle Eastern Dance Troupe invite you to share the joy and magic of Belly Dance. This all ages event will feature a performance followed by audience participation and last about one hour.      

Karen Traub M.Ed

Acupressure /Healing /Dance


413 367-9826


Weekly Lunch Menu 


Pledge Sheet

Field Day


Lit Screening

Summer Book Checkout

Taco Night

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