Roadtown News 5.31.19 

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Monday, June 3

Brian Bender Band Concert, 2:15pm & 6:00pm


Friday, June 7

6th Grade Field Trip to Boston


Friday, June 7

Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30am


Friday, June 7

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


Friday, June 7

Moose Fun Run and BBQ!, 3:10 – 5:30pm


Wednesday, June 12

PTO Meeting, 7:00pm – NOTE CHANGE IN TIME


Wednesday, June 12

3rd and 4th Grades to Hitchcock Center



Thursday, June 13

6th Grade Graduation, 2:00pm


Friday, June 14

Last Day All School Assembly, 10:30am


Friday, June 14

Last Day of School for Students, 1:00pm Dismissal 

Preschool Dismissal for Non-Bus Students, 12:45pm



Hello Moose!

Well, what a busy week we had at SES!  Fun events started last week with the Staff Appreciation Lunch put on by Jaime Donta and the PTO!  The abundance of delicious dishes, salads and desserts was amazing!  The staff feels very appreciated and in return, we appreciate the families of the students that we're lucky enough to work with.  

This week we enjoyed Tyson Peelle's string instruments students perform at school and at an evening concert.  The students did a wonderful job and we thank Mr. Peelle and Diana Peelle for their time and effort in taking these instrumental students to a new level by performing in front of their peers and families.  Well done!

We also enjoyed the portfolio presentations by the 6th graders this week.  This project reflects the strengths and challenges of each student and highlights their school work as well as their personal interests.  It makes us all very proud to see these poised, confident 6th graders presenting in such an introspective, intelligent, and often hilarious way.

Arts Night was a huge success thanks to the hard work of Ms. Berube, Beth, and all of the students!  The plethora and variety of artwork was amazing.  Our halls resembled a professional art gallery and students were very proud to show off their exhibits.  And our multi-grade concert (along with ukeleles!) was heartwarming, inspiring, and creative....just like our amazing staff!  I'm grateful to work in a community that fully supports the arts as an integral part of elementary education.  

Today is Field Day and although it's not over yet, we are off to a great start!  The bounce house has been delivered, staff are at their stations, students are prepared and Mr. Carra's energy and organization is NON-STOP!  Big thanks to Mr. Carra for organizing such a busy, fun and safe outdoor Field Day.  We'll include photos in next week's Roadtown News.  

Next week we look forward to Mr. Bender's Band Concert on Monday, June 3 (2:15pm and 6:00pm performances).  Please remind band students to bring in their instruments.  Next Friday the 6th grade will travel to Boston, we will celebrate the Bus Drivers with an Appreciation Breakfast and we'll hold a Moose Fun Run and BBQ in the afternoon!  Another busy week!!  Thanks for all of your understanding and support at this busy time of year!




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


The SES Book Swap is coming! 

Bring in gently-used children’s books for the SES Summer Reading BOOK SWAP!
Drop books off at the SES library anytime. 
Then choose “new to you” books to take home on Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th!


SES Summer Book Checkout is coming! 

All students in grades 1-5 who have returned their library books are welcome to take home up to 10 library books for the summer! This is one way we promote summer reading.   


Heather Lobenstine

Library Teacher

***PTO NEWS***


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, 7:00pm. at SES – NOTE CHANGE TO EVENING MEETING





JCB:  What is your favorite thing about school?
SWM:  Being a librarian in my class.  I organize our class library. 

JCB:  What is your favorite thing to do at home?
SWM:  Listen to my book on tape.

JCB:  What are you listening to now?
SWM:  I’m listening to a lot of things, but one of them is Percy Jackson and the Olympians:  Book Four.

JCB:  What is your favorite book?
SWM:  Ooh, this is a hard one.  Probably The Heroes of Olympus – Book Four.

JCB:  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
SWM:  Probably a house cat because basically you just get to eat food all day and just get pet. 

JCB:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
SWM:  An actress on Broadway.

JCB:  What’s your favorite Broadway show?
SWM:  Matilda.  I think that’s the only one I’ve seen.

JCB:  What is your favorite food?
SW:    I like tater tots, I guess.

JCB;  What are you looking forward to next year in 5th grade?
SWM:  All the field trips we get to go on.



There is one more week for Moose on the Move Club this year (Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning and Friday morning walk to school).  Encourage your students to get in their miles to reach their personal goals for the year! 

On Friday, June 7 we will be holding a Fun Run and BBQ at the SES track – see attached flyer for details.  All are welcome regardless of amount of pledges!  Let’s finish up the year celebrating our healthy living and our beautiful track!

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


Lake Wyola Road Race and Fun Run!  Sunday, June 9

Please remind your Moose about the 1.5 mile Fun Run at the 39th annual Lake Wyola Road Race on June 9, 2019.  Of course, students are also welcome to do the 4.8 mile race.  Registration is only $10 to benefit the Lake Wyola Association and includes refreshments and the post race raffle.  Hope we get great participation from Shutesbury Elementary School!  Pre-registration is at until June 5.  All Shutesbury Elementary Moose are welcome to register under team name “Moose on the Move.”  Team members will be eligible for prizes only for the 4.8 mile run (but anyone registering for the Fun Run is also welcome to register under the “Moose on the Move” team name).
Thank you,
Maura Keene



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







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