Assistant Principal: Mrs. Mary Coakley
Administrative Secretary: Ms. Lisa Wise
Address: 105 Millbury Street, Grafton 01519
Hours: 8:25 am - 2:55pm
Early Release Dismissal: 11:25 am
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!
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dear MSES Community,
We are FINALLY in the final full week of school!
Our fourth, fifth and sixth grade band and chorus members put on a fabulous concert last Thursday! Truly an amazing display of hard work, dedication and talent by both the students and the music department! Thank you to Angie Crockwell and Michele Kelly for their instructional talent and to the parents for supporting your child’s musical endeavours.
Mother Nature cooperated yesterday and we had a fabulous Field Day for grades 2 – 5. Our six graders were outstanding facilitators. They will have their Field Day this Friday. Thanks to the parent and grandparent volunteers who assisted with Field Day too. And of course, Field Days wouldn’t exist without the planning and oversight of Mrs. Peters, Mr. Oevermann and Mrs. Coakley.
All students will have Move Up Morning Meetings next Tuesday. Students will visit classrooms in the grade above to help ease any grade level transitioning nerves. Students will be able to ask questions and teachers will share information and highlights for them to look forward to.
The MSES nurses would like to remind parents to pick up all medicine by next Friday, June 27th. Students cannot bring medicine home with them. All unclaimed medication will be discarded after the 27th. Incoming fourth graders will need a current physical to start the new school year.
Students will receive their teacher assignment for next year with their report cards on Tuesday, June 24th, which is a half-day of school. Please note sixth graders’ placement letters will reflect their homeroom teacher only.
New information has been posted on the school website. There you will find the Summer Reading Lists for incoming second through sixth grade students, as well as the optional supplies lists if you wish to get a jump start on back to school shopping.
If you are seeking a summer tutor for your child I have a list of MSES staff members who are offering their services. If you would like the contact list, please reach out to me and I will forward it to you. All summer tutoring arrangements are not affiliated with the school. Times and fees are negotiated with each individual tutor.
Thank you to all the parents and family members who volunteered this year to make our school a fabulous place to learn! Thanks to those who volunteered to serve as Room Parents, chaperone field trips, be Mystery Readers, assist with Immigration and Colonial Days, work at the Book Fairs, played in the Staff Basketball game and Field Day and the numerous other school activities that we need you!
Special thanks to…
Our Grade 2 Publishing Center volunteers – Deb Fiore, Tara Carelli, Mary Beth Fiore, Jenine Grabau, Angie Boris, Anne Galullo, Jessica Oberg, Sharon Turcotte, Cheryl Nelson, Alja Van Der Haar, Cathy DePaolo, Kim Butler, Erik Moy, Lindsay Grass and Lusvil Moy.
School Advisory Council members – Karen Salvatelli, Melinda Springer, Krista Oesten and Jacob Conca
PTO Executive Board Members – Angie Boris, Erin Dorazio, Candice Lefebrve, Abby Cross, Kris Menhall and Tracy Kaufman
Grade Level Enrichment Coordinators – 6th: Tara Carelli and Lisa Rancourt, 5th: Jenn Connelly and AnneMarie Balogh, 4th: Kris Altavilla, Jenn Schiappa, and Lori Belfiore, 3rd: Erin Dorazio and Kris Menhall and 2nd: Tara Carelli and Dana Murphy
Jump Rope Team Coaches – Dawn Geoffroy and Ann-Marie Balogh de Galantha.
Chess Club parent Vince Galullo
BOKS Parents – Melissa Kelly, Kris Menhall, Tina Hartwell, Barb Tyldesley, Amy Costello, Karen Salvatelli, Craig & Vicki Smith and Noah Springer
Six Flags Read to Succeed Coordinator – Karna Fedor
Book Fair Coordinators – Gina Roseen and Megan Buffone
Donate a Book Library Drive – Kris Menhall
School Grounds Beautification – Cathy Lazo
I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there;
The clay they used was a young child’s mind and they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher; the tools she used were books and music and art.
One, a parent, with gentle guiding hand, and a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled, with a touch that was deft and sure.
While the parent labored by her side and polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last their task was done, they were proud of what they wrought;
For the things they had molded into the child could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed he would have failed if he had worked alone,
For behind the teacher stood – the school,
And behind the parent – the home.
By Helen C. McCormick
Have a wonderful and safe summer!
PS Don’t forget to send us a summer postcard! We like to display these in our lobby and always get a fantastic variety!!
High Five for Summer Reading!
Friendship & Acceptance
Millbury Street Elementary School Summer 2014 Reading Program
“Get your hands on a GREAT book!!”
This summer’s school-wide reading theme is “Friendship & Acceptance”.
Each grade level has a designated “anchor book” that teachers will build beginning of the year classroom community building activities and expectations in tandem with Responsive Classroom. (Anchor books are first on the suggested grade level lists)
We are asking each student to read a minimum of (5) five books (including the anchor book if possible) and record each book title on the fingers and thumb of our “Five-High” hand. Hands should be brought to school on the first day and given to classroom teachers. If you need an “extra hand” it is available for printing below along with the grade level reading lists.
We encourage all students to participate in this summer’s school-wide reading program!
Click HERE for Incoming Gr 2 Reading List
Click HERE for Incoming Gr 3 Reading List
Click HERE for Incoming Gr 4 Reading List
Click HERE for Incoming Gr 5 Reading List
Click HERE for Incoming Gr 6 Reading List
Click HERE for an extra High Five for Summer Reading Hand