Roadtown News 9.6.19 

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Wednesday, September 11

PTO Meeting, 7:00pm

Friday, September 13

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


Thursday, September 19

School Committee Meeting, 7:00pm


Friday, September 20

School Picture Day!


Friday, September 21

PTO at Celebrate Shutesbury, 10am-2pm


Wednesday, September 25

Open House (Students Welcome!), 6-7pm

Dear Moose,

What a delightful week we have had! We practiced some school safety, got into the groove of our new school schedules and enjoyed our learning communities. 

Please be on the lookout for the PTO Autumn Flowers fundraiser! You can buy some beautiful mums and asters. Orders are due by September 12th. Checks can be made out to the SES PTO.

We have some news from our cafeteria. After consulting with Chef Gail, Nurse Katie, guidelines from the Department of Education, and the thoughtful and detailed presentation from 4th grade students to the School Committee last spring, we have decided to offer chocolate milk as an option on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning the week of September 23rd. Students will be allowed to have one serving of chocolate milk if purchasing lunch or milk on those days. Students will not be allowed to have more than one serving. The milk will be kept behind the serving counter so that Chef Gail and Rob will know who is being served. Both Leverett Elementary and Swift River Elementary have similar schedules regarding serving chocolate milk. If you have major concerns around your child receiving chocolate milk, please contact Chef Gail and she will ensure that your child only takes regular milk. 

Mark your calendars for our Family Open House on September 25th from 6:00-7:00! More details to come. Students and families are invited to this event.

Have a great weekend!




  • If your child is a pick up, please make sure to sign out with Ms. Darby in the library.
  • If your child takes the bus, please make sure to be at your bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time (


Photos from our staff teambuilding during first day trainings:









We have had an amazing start to the Moose Lodge Club. Just in our first official week we have had our students run and walk a total of over ten miles. Also, we have specialized in fort building. Our Moose Lodgers used all of the foldable mats in the gymnasium to create some amazing structures that any architect would be proud of. This week's science videos were from one of my all-time favorite humans. Mark Rober is a NASA engineer who has helped to create the space rover that is on Mars. However, he is also an amazing Youtuber who shares science experiments such as how to create liquid sand or the physics behind carnival scams! Hope to see you at the Lodge, and have a wonderful and active week! 


Mr. Steven A. Carra

***PTO NEWS***


Our autumn flowers fundraiser is underway! Please see the form in this Roadtown News (and was sent home with students) to place your order! All proceeds go right back into our school to enhance our kids' educational experience.

PTO meeting Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. at SES, conference room. We hope to see many of you there!

Please email us at if you cannot attend but want to help out in any way!

Mark your calendars for Celebrate Shutesbury on Saturday, September 21!



SES DIRECTORY  Don’t forget to enter your child’s contact information into the directory website You have until Friday, September 20th to enter your information. If you have any questions, please contact me either by email or by phone 413-336-1616. Thank you, Melissa


Shutesbury Elementary School PTO







Moose on the Move 2019-2020 is beginning next week!!  Moose on the Move is our all-encompassing name for our running and walking program that usually takes place on our school track in the upper field.  We utilize the 100 Mile Club™ incentives, and students and staff attempt to walk or run 100 miles during the school year.  Students have a chance to use the track during some recesses, extra outside times, Moose Lodge Club, and the official Moose on the Move Club.  During September and October the Moose on the Move Club will be held on Wednesdays from 8:00-8:30am and on Thursdays from 3:10-4:00.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Thank you!



Send your kids outside with Wolf Tree staff on Wednesdays after school! Ravens After School Program offers an opportunity for kids to grow, play, and deepen their connection to nature. Kids are encouraged to follow their interests and explore the natural world through all their senses. Combining outdoor skills, unstructured free play, and a long-term mentoring model, Ravens offers your kids a safe place to be themselves and develop a deeper connection with the natural world.


Kids are picked up by Wolf Tree staff after school (please send a yellow school note to let the SES staff know) - parents do not need to be present.

Content will include:

  • Naturalist knowledge (such as plant & animal identification)
  • Primitive skills such as fire-making, crafts, edible wild foods & medicines
  • Games & play
  • Story-telling
  • Wandering & exploring the land
  • Positive role-modeling and group dynamics

Fall Dates: Every school Wednesday, September 18 - December 11* (except Nov 27)
Spring Dates: Every school Wednesday March 4 - June 3* (except April 22)


Sliding Scale and Scholarships Available!

Registration deadline - 9/13/19

For more information and to register -

Our kids have been part of Wolftree programs for over four years and throughout this time, I have watched them develop a strong connection to nature.  In a world inundated by technology and demanding schedules, Wolftree has given our kids the time and space to learn from nature outside the classroom.   This is such a unique program because it not only allows your kids to learn through play in the woods, it builds their respect for the environment.”  ~ SES Parent of Wolftree Participants



Weekly Lunch Menu

PTO Mums





Posted by carlson-belangerj On 06 September, 2019 at 2:05 PM