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December 2, 2016

Dear Moose,

This week, a student came up to me and said, "Ms. Mendonsa, did you know that December is the 'Friday' of the months"? I thought this was quite funny and clever! Welcome to December!

This week, the school was buzzing with learning. Many students enjoyed meeting and learning with our new music teacher Ms. Becca. The third graders presented some of their wonderful writing in a Publication Celebration. The 6th graders were still on a high from their amazing work collecting food, raising money (over $600!!), and marching with Monte for the Food Bank of Western Mass. Some pictures of the march are included in this RTN (see RTN section of website)! Thanks to families who donated food or funds to this awesome and inspiring project.

Believe it or not, there are only 3 weeks until December break-- and 2017! Our Artist in Residence, Joshua Shack from Circus Smirkus, will be working with our students the week of December 12-16th. There will be an evening exhibition of skills on Friday the 16th at 6:30 pm. This year, we will NOT have a daytime performance. However, we will have a whole school rehearsal that could be observed (if necessary) on Friday afternoon. The evening gathering will not necessarily be a performance, but more of a demonstration of skills learned from the artist over the course of the week. Please mark your calendars.

This is a reminder that beginning in January of 2017 the lunch and breakfast prices will be raised by $0.25. SES is proud of the delicious and healthy food that is offered to our school community. To continue to offer this service, breakfast will be raised to $1.75/day. Lunch will be raised to $2.75/day for students and $3.75/day for adults.

Last call to order SES gear! Sweatshirts, T-shirts, long sleeved T-shirts, hats and totes are available to order! Please see the PTO's blurb in this RTN for details (! Many of our staff and students like to wear our SES shirts on Fridays-- especially when we have an assembly. This is NOT mandatory, rather it is a fun (and comfortable) way to end the week. Your student is always invited to wear SES "stuff" (maroon and gold or moose-like clothing) on Fridays!



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Shutesbury Elementary School (SES) serves elementary age children in the town of Shutesbury. As the only school in town, SES is the focal point for accommodating 134 children from Preschool to Grade 6.

SES is a dynamic learning community. Its mission is to lay foundations in the many critical areas of our children's education. We strive to nurture each child's curiosity, growth, and development, and to foster a lifelong love of learning.


Shutesbury Elementary School

  • 23 West Pelham Road, Shutesbury MA 01072

  • Phone: 1-413-259-1212
  • Fax: 1-413-259-1531