Welcome to Millbury Street Elementary School
Flu Shot Clinics
Grafton Public Schools will be offering flu shots for students.  Dates of these clinics are as follows:
 
October 29 – Grafton High School – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
October 29 – Grafton Middle School – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
October 29 – North Street Elementary School – 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM
November 3 – Millbury Street Elementary School – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

2014-2015 Flu Insurance Form 
2014-2015 Influenza Vaccine Consent and Screening form 
Influenza Vaccine Information Statement - Inactivated or Recombinant 
Influenza Vaccine Information Statement - Live, Intranasal 

*Please complete these forms and send to your school nurse; we need these forms ahead of time to ensure we have enough vaccine. Call the nurse with any questions or concerns.*
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.

Click here for additional information on PowerAnnouncement.

For PowerSchool Parent Single-Sign-On account directions, click here.

Community members who wish to receive the Superintendent's Newsletter emails, can sign up here.
Announcements
Principal's Pen 10/22/14
October 22, 2014
 
Dear MSES Community Members,
 
Millbury Street Elementary School is celebrating National School Bus Safety Week – October 20 – 24, 2014.  Our school bus drivers are an integral part of our community.  The job is challenging.  We feel our drivers deserve to be recognized for their work transporting our students safely to and from school.  We have a set of bus safety rules that are shared with the children in their classrooms and posted.
  • Arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes early

  • Stand at least 10 feet away from the bus stop

  • Wait for the bus to completely stop and the door to open before stepping
  • Stay in your seat and talk quietly

  • Do not hang your hands or any objects from the bus windows

  • Check both ways before stepping off the bus

  • Always cross in front of the bus
Our bus drivers will be treated to special acts of appreciation throughout the week. This morning drivers were invited back to MSES after their last run.  Students interviewed the drivers about their job and what they enjoyed most.  The common answer was “the children”. J PTO will give each bus driver a Dunkin' Donuts gift card so they can treat themselves to a coffee and donut. MSES staff donated items for "Bus Driver Goodie Bags" which will given to the drivers on Thursday. Our students are creating cards for their driver to show appreciation for the job they do. Overall, the children have done an excellent job following the bus rules and being safe.  Please continue to communicate to the administration any concerns, comments and questions regarding the buses. Mrs. Coakley and I will do our very best to address the concerns in a timely manner.

Federal Guidelines for Food in Schools
Yesterday I sent an email in regards to how the new guidelines affect edible treats at classroom celebrations.  This is a big change in how we have planned classroom celebrations in the past.  I have posted the Federal Guidelines for Food in Schools on the website for review.  School Committee will be presented with a draft Wellness policy to consider for adoption on October 27th.  This draft policy aligns with the federal guidelines.

A Message for the Town of Grafton
Grafton Residents: Tell us what health issues are important to you!
The Town of Grafton joined the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) in the spring of 2014. The Alliance is made up of seven municipalities: Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston and Worcester and is managed by the Worcester Division of Public Health with guidance from individual boards of health. The mission of the Alliance is to improve, promote, and protect the health and safety of residents in participating Massachusetts municipalities through the formation of strong community and academic partnerships, data-driven decision-making, and delivery of high quality public health services.
To better understand the health needs of its residents and the Grafton community as a whole, a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) is being conducted in summer/fall 2014. The final report will be used to create a strategic plan to improve health in the town.
Please share your opinions by taking the online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GraftonCHA.  Participants also have the option to enter a raffle to win a prize worth up to $100.
 
Spirit Wear Day
A reminder that the last Friday of every month is Spirit Wear Day! Wear our school colors of green and white or your MSES gear!  We also collect non-perishable food item for our town food pantry on Spirit Wear Days. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Flu Clinics
Millbury Street Elementary School and South Grafton Elementary School will be holding a joint flu clinic for students on Monday, November 3rd.  It will be held after school from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in the Millbury Street School cafeteria. Each student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The following documents are posted on the Grafton Public School’s website:
  1. 2014-2015 Insurance Information Form
  2. 2014-2015 Influenza Vaccine Consent and Screening Form
  3. Vaccine Information Statement for the Inactivated Influenza Vaccine
  4. Vaccine Information Statement for the Live, Intranasal Influenza Vaccine
  5. Vaccine Components 2014-2015
If you would like copies of the above forms sent home with your child, please call or email Sharon Iaquinta at 508-839-0757 or iaquintas@grafton.k12.ma.us
If you plan to bring your child to the flu clinic, fill out the Insurance Information Form and the Influenza Vaccine Consent and Screening Form and return them to Sharon Iaquinta by Wednesday, October 29th.  Please specify on the Consent Form if you would like your child to receive the Injectable Flu Shot or Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine, so that we know how many of each vaccine to prepare for the clinic.
 
Yankee Candle Order Pick-ups
Orders placed for the PTO Yankee Candle fundraiser can be picked up at MSES on Thursday, October 30th from 3:15 – 6pm in the cafeteria.
Reminder “fall back” on November 2nd – Daylight Savings Time ends and clocks will be turned back an hour. This will be last LAST Principal’s Pen sent in hard copy.  It will continue to be emailed and posted on the MSES webpage.
Warm regards,
Joanne Stocklin
Federal Guidelines for Food in Schools
Click HERE to read the Federal Guidelines for Food in Schools
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
 Click HERE to download form
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