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- BOKS
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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4/18/2014
- Gr 5 Colonial Day
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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!
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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.
SPED PAC Opens Nominations for 2014 Every Hero Award Nominations
  Grafton Public Schools
Special Education Parent Advisory Council


2014 EVERYDAY HERO AWARDS

May 1, 2014
Grafton High School Auditorium
 
Here is your opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for the individuals that have made a difference in the life of a child with special needs. 
 

Every Day Heroes Make Things Happen 
 
This prestigious award is for any individual who has made a significant contribution in enhancing the life of a student with special needs.  Examples include someone who goes above and beyond to support inclusion, ease daily transitions, keep the student safe, adapt the school curriculum, support their unique learning style or enhance the social aspect of a student with special needs.  In the past, bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals, specials teachers (media, art, P.E., music), those in support positions, students, and community employees have been nominated.
 
Every person nominated is a winner and receives an award.
 
To nominate an individual, please fill out the form on the reverse side and return to any school office, griffkoom@verizon.net, or fax 508-425-7486 by Monday, March 24, 2014
Announcements
Principal's Pen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 Dear MSES Community,

 Finally spring has arrived! Mother Nature still has some surprises up her sleeve.  It felt a bit surreal to wake up to a light dusting of snow this morning. 

It’s an incredibly busy time at MSES.  Our school calendar is quite full for the remainder of the school year.  The web site calendar is being updated regularly.  

Anti-Bullying Assemblies

This past Monday, Ellen Miller from the Worcester County District Attorney’s office spoke to our fourth, fifth and sixth graders about bullying, cyber-bullying and Internet safety.  It was a very informative and age appropriate discussion. Please ask your child what they learned and their “take away” from the assembly.

School Advisory Council

MSES presented the 2013-2014 School Improvement Plan as well as an educational initiative, Self-Regulated Strategy Development (Gr 5 Writing), at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting.  The power point presentations are available on the school website.  It provides a good overview of the instructional elements that will be contained in the revised school improvement plan for 2014 – 2015. 

Spring Clean-Up!

MSES is collected gently used sports equipment suitable for playground use.  If you are cleaning out the garage, closets or basement over the spring break and have any soccer balls, basketballs, jump ropes, etc. that you no longer want we will be happy to accept them.

BOKS

Registration for the third and final BOKS session for the school year is underway.  Registration forms are available on the school website and in the main office.  BOKS is a before school exercise and wellness program held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  The final session will run from April 28 – June 4.

Spring Portraits

Cason-Foster will be at MSES on April 30th to take spring portraits.  If you wish to have your child’s picture taken send them to school with a smile that morning.  J

Our electronic email distribution system has been on the fritz for the past three weeks. 

We have been unable to send bulk email messages out to families.  Our IT department is working with Power School and we hope this situation will be rectified soon.  I apologize for any inconvenience this is causing.

I want to wish everyone a fabulous spring break! School will resume on Monday, April 28th.

Warm regards,

Joanne Stocklin

MSES School Committee Presentation 4/14/14
 Click HERE to view the MSES School Improvement Plan Presentation
 Click HERE to view the MSES Educational Initiative Presentation

Grade 4 Immigration Day Volunteers Needed
 Volunteers are needed for Grade 4 Immigration Day on Thursday, April 17th.  Click HERE to sign up to volunteer!
Session III of BOKS begins April 29th!!
GET READY! BE ACTIVE! JOIN BOKS!
BOKS is a fun, physical activity program program that wakes up your brain and body for school and teaches you healthy habits.  

BOKS runs approximately an hour before the start of school.  Each class involves a functional, fun and interactive approach to physical activity and ends with a quick nutrition tip.

For more information visit: www.bokskids.org

4 Week Session begins April 29 and runs through June 4th 2014
Every Tuesday and Wednesday 7:10 - 8:10am.
Drop off at the MSES gymnasium.
Contact Melissa Kelley melissahighspeed@verizon.net

Registration Required (First 40 students accepted)

Click HERE to read a BOKS informational flier
Click HERE for the BOKS registration form
Parent Input Form
 Click HERE to download the Input Form
Parent Input for Class Placements 2014 - 2015

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The staff at Millbury Street Elementary School works very hard to create appropriate and positive learning environments for students. In developing classroom rosters, we group students heterogeneously to balance varied student abilities.  We also cluster small groups of students in different classes to best meet their needs.  In addition, other variables are considered.  These factors may include, but are not limited to: teaching/learning style, gender ratio, students’ strengths and areas in need of growth, social emotional concerns, developmental level, and teacher and parental input.  Responsibility for the final placement decision rests with the administration following a careful review of all aforementioned factors.

We respect and value parents’ desires to optimally match classrooms with their children.  We know that successful connections create comfort and support for families and for MSES.  To consider parental input in this process, we would like to formalize the method by which parents may offer input.  This optional form gives parents the opportunity to comment on their child’s academic strengths, weaknesses, learning styles, and to offer any other information which you feel will be helpful.  If you would like input into your child’s placement, please complete the back of this form as soon as possible and return it to school on or before April 17, 2014.  Please note we are proactive in asking for your input.  It will be very difficult to consider input forms received after this date.

Respectfully,

 

Joanne Stocklin and the MSES Staff

 

 

Letter to Grade Six Parents Re: Immunizations/Physicals for Seventh Grade
 Click HERE to read the letter
Common Core State Standards Presentation
 Click HERE to view the CCSS Presentation from Curriculum Night
Day Care Transportation Request Form
 Click HERE to access the Day Care Transportation Form
Elementary Parent-Student Handbook 2013 - 2014
 Click HERE to access the 2013 - 2014 Parent-Student Handbook

Parent-Student Handbook Sign-Off Form
 Click HERE to access the Parent-Student Elementary Handbook Sign-off Form
Incoming Grade 2 Optional Supply List
 To access the Incoming 2013 - 2014 Grade 2 Optional Supply List Click HERE
Incoming Grade 3 Optional Supply Lists
 To Access the 2013 - 2014 Gr 3 Optional Supply List Click HERE
Incoming Grade 4 Optional Supply List
 To access the Incoming 2013 - 2014 Grade 4 Optional Supply List Click HERE
Incoming Grade 5 Optional Supply List
 To access the Incoming 2013 - 2014 Grade 5 Supply List Click HERE
Incoming Grade 6 Optional Supply List
 To access the Incoming 2013 - 2014 Grade 6 Optional Supply List Click HERE
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