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Welcome to Millbury Street Elementary School
School Information MSES
Millbury Street Elementary School
Principal: Mrs. Joanne M. Stocklin
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Mary Coakley
Administrative Secretary: Ms. Lisa Wise
Address: 105 Millbury Street, Grafton 01519
Phone: 508-839-0757
Fax: 508-839-7458
Hours: 8:25 am - 2:55pm 
Early Release Dismissal: 11:25 am
Grades: 2-6



About MSES:  Millbury Street Elementary School is a collaborative community of learners. Here at MSES, we promote academic success and help to develop responsible citizens in an inclusive environment. With adult support, students learn to be accountable in both academic and social situations. Our expectations empower children and staff to recognize, respect and celebrate individual talents and abilities. Technology is integral to our learning, sharing, and communicating. Learning together at MSES is challenging, interactive, fun, and exciting!
District/School Email Lists and Emergency Notifications
The School District is transitioning its bulk email and emergency call systems to PowerAnnouncement by AlertSolutions, a Pearson ISV partner with PowerSchool.

All parents can login to Powerschool and update information including email addresses, phone numbers and emergency contact information. 

Click here for information to create Parent Single Sign-on accounts, to setup PowerAnnouncement preferences, and to change demographic information.

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Community members who wish to receive the Superintendent's Newsletter emails, can sign up here.
Announcements
Principal's Pen
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
 
Dear MSES Community Members,
 
Last night our fourth, fifth and sixth grade chorus and band members performed the annual holiday concert in the auditorium at Grafton High School.  It was nothing short of outstanding! Along with the performance, seeing the filled auditorium was also outstanding.  The support of our parents and family members is one of MSES’ greatest strengths.  Monday’s second grade holiday choral concert was also standing room only.   Thank you to our talented music teachers Mrs. Casperaites, Mrs. Crockwell and Mrs. Kelly.
 
The Daily Five and CAFÉ
The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks students engage in during reading.  They are: reading to self, reading with someone; writing, word work and listening to reading.  Through these tasks children develop independent literacy habits.  It allows students to develop reading stamina and make choices in what they would like to read.  Daily Five does not encompass all components of literacy instruction, but the independence and engagement it fosters in students supports a highly functioning classroom where teachers are able to work in small targeted skills groups as well as confer with each child about their reading.  CAFÉ is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand vocabulary.  These are all habits of highly effective readers.  CAFÉ provides a structure for conferring with students, a common language around strategies and a system for tracking student growth.  All classrooms have a CAFÉ Board on a wall that teacher and students build throughout the year.  As classroom communities add strategies and new vocabulary to the board, the board becomes a reference tool for the classroom and a testament of how they have grown as readers. The Daily Five and CAFÉ are implemented in grades 2 – 5 during the 90 minute literacy block.
 
Spirit Wear & Canned Food Drive Day
This Friday, December 19th is our monthly Spirit Wear Day and Food Pantry collection day! Remember to wear your MSES gear or the school colors of green and white! Canned food & non-perishable items can be dropped off in the collection boxes located in the school main entrance.  No glass items please.
 
Movie Night this Friday!
This Friday is Movie Night! The movie to be shown is ELF.  Admission is $5.00 and snacks are sold.  Students may arrive at 6:30pm.
 
Holiday Gift Giving
Just a reminder that state law prohibits all public employees from receiving personal gifts of ‘substantial’ value, which according to regulations is anything with a value of $50.00 or more.  This includes not only money, but also any gift that has an attached value such as tickets, services rendered, gift certificates, etc.   An exemption to this law applies to instances when groups of people pool their funds to contribute to an aggregate class gift.  In such instances the class gift cannot exceed $150.00 in value and must be presented as a gift from the class with no disclosure of the identities of the people who contributed to the gift.
 
Attendance Letters
A letter from the MSES is mailed home to the parent(s) of any student who has been absent, tardy or dismissed early at or around 7 days. These letters are not meant to be punitive in nature but serve as a communication from school that your child’s absences exceed or are close to falling below the average daily attendance goal.  If your child has a prolonged illness, please contact the school nurse so it can be noted. Regular attendance in school is essential for student success.
 
Can my child play in the snow during recess?
It’s not here yet! But it’s coming! Yes, children may play in the snow during recess as long as they have ALL of the following: snow pants, snow boots, mittens/gloves and a hat or hood on their coat. (Please label your child’s winter gear.)  Children will not be permitted to throw snow. If a child throws snow they will lose snow play privileges for that day.
Outdoor recess is made on a daily basis and is dependent on several factors – temperature, precipitation, play area clear of ice/snow, etc. Please note: Children have outdoor recess when the air temperature and/or wind chill factor is above 20 degrees. Please avoid calling the office before school begins to ask about recess. Sometimes the decision is not made until 10:30 am.
 
Attention Sixth Grade Parents
Your child will soon have an opportunity to participate in a residential outdoor school program.  Our sixth grade students are invited to participate in a Nature’s Classroom pilot program at Sargent Center this April.  We invite you to attend our parent presentation night on Wednesday, January 14th. at 6:30 p.m. Outdoor environmental education uses the out-of-doors for learning experiences that cannot easily take place in the classroom.  The program includes activities in three areas: Adventure, Scientific Field Investigations and Outdoor Skills.
 
Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
Again this winter our students have the opportunity to earn a free admittance to Six Flags Amusement Park by logging 6 hours of reading.  Reading log sheets need to be completed, initialed by a parent and returned to the classroom teacher by January 30, 2015.  Last year we had close to 90 students who completed their logs. Let's try to double that number this year!
 
Lost & Found
There is a large amount of coats, gloves and hats in the Lost & Found.  Please have your child check the table in the main lobby.  Any remaining items will be donated over the holiday break.  The Lost & Found will be relocated to the cafeteria by the stage in the new year.
 
After School Clubs
There will be no after school clubs meeting on Tuesday, December 23.  This includes Math Olympiad, American Sign Language and Newspaper Club.
 
I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! Winter break begins on Wednesday, December 24, 2014.  School will be back in session Monday, January 5, 2015. See you next year!
 
Warm regards,
Joanne Stocklin
 
MSES Anti-Bullying Pledge
Please click HERE to read our Anti-Bullying Pledge
End of Year Student Survey 2014
Click HERE to access the Power Point
2014 - 15 Parent Student Handbook
Click HERE to access the 2014 - 15 Parent Student Handbook
2014 - 15 Parent Student Handbook Sign Off Page
Click HERE to access the Parent Student Handbook Sign Off Page
2014 - 2015 Daycare Transportation Request Form
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