Dear Sunderland Families and Friends:
We have had to postpone our 2nd Annual Bike to School Day due to the threat of inclement weather. The event has been moved to next Friday May 31. I hope this temporary glitch actually provides you all with more opportunity to plan and participate.
This initiative came about when one of our faculty---Mr. Howell---proposed that we jump onboard a national initiative that he was aware of. Mr. Howell is an avid cyclist and on many mornings you might see him pedaling down Route 5 from his home in Greenfield.
Matt is a healthy spirit who brings enthusiasm to his teaching and healthy habits to his daily routine. We are always inspired by his commitment to the environment and his willingness to share his global insights with his students and colleagues.
This year we are encouraging students to walk, scoot or skate to school in addition to biking. I hope you will take the opportunity to join others in this exciting event next Friday and stay after for a few minutes to enjoy the healthy snacks that the PTO will provide to round out the morning’s festivities. As a special incentive those students that participate will be released from the school day fifteen minutes earlier (2:45PM) in order to depart from home safely from the campus.
As I close, let me also remind you that any child 16 years or younger MUST wear protective helmet when cycling---it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law. I know this because Chief Gilbert has reminded me of this several times in the last few days.
I hope your spring is going well and we hope to see you all biking, skating, walking or scooting to school, next Friday May 31st.
Until then, we’ll see you at school.
School Choice Openings
School choice openings for school year 2013/2014 are available.
Kindergarten* Call as soon as possible!
Contact Principal Merritt for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunderland PTO e-board has an opening for Treasurer for the next term. Please contact Shana Deane for more information.
Pre-K Registration is Friday May 31
Memorial Day Parade
May 24th - Sunderland Town Memorial Day Parade “Step off” is at 6:00 PM from the Town offices. All families are invited. Bike Decorating contest kicks off at 5:15 PM. Judging will occur promptly at 5:30 PM. Many of our students will be marching with a team or organization. We encourage SES families to wear their “Farmy, Fresh, and Fun” tee shirts for this evening of family fun. Look for new additions to this year’s parade. Residents are invited to set up lawn chairs for viewing on the strip of lawn between Main Street and the sidewalk. Free hotdogs will be served at the end of the parade.
Chinese Acrobats Coming to SES
May 30th - Fabulous Chinese Acrobats at SES! The SES PTO brings you the final school-wide assembly of the year. All SES students will enjoy a live traditional Chinese Acrobat performance starting at 9 AM in our school gym. The program will include contortions, plate spinning, foot juggling, and group acrobatics. An interpreter will also be with the group to enrich their visit with facts about Chinese culture and customs.
SES Night at the Bridgeside Grill
June 4th - “SES Night” at the Bridgeside Grill. Take the night off from cooking dinner! The Bridgeside Grill invites you and your family to come on down to taste and see what’s cooking in the center of Sunderland. Rose O’Hagan and the team at The Bridgeside Grill have generously offered to make a donation to the SES PTO from the profits earned on Tuesday, June 4th. Take a night off from cooking dinner and help raise funds for school programs. They are open for lunch and dinner.
End of Year Carnival
June 6th – Sunderland Elementary’s End of Year Carnival! Please bring your family to share a FREE BBQ meal donated by Bub’s BBQ. Don’t miss live music from Rusty Belle, Juggling from Henry the Juggler, and outdoor fun and treats for everyone. This is our summer send-off bash. Doors open at 5:00 PM!
We are pleased that you've taken a moment to stop by our website. I hope you visit this site often to see the updates as events unfold at your child's school. If you are a visitor considering the Sunderland School for your choice student, please take some time to browse the various places around our site. It should give you an idea of what we are all about. If you have any questions or want to learn more about us, give us a call so we can schedule a visit in the near future.
May 27 Memorial Day No School
May 30 Chinese Acrobats 9-10p.m.
May 31 Bike, Walk, Skate or Scoot to School Day
May 31 Pre K Visitation Day 10:00-11:00a.m.
June 4 SES Night at the Bridgeside Grill 3:30p.m.
June 5 Final Band and Strings Concert 9:45
June 6 PTO Spring Carnival 5p.m.
June 10 Junior Olympics grades 5 + 6
June 11 Junior Olympics Grades 3 + 4
June 11 PTO meeting 6:30
June 12 Junior Olympics Rain date
June 12 Cafe Sunset 6:30p.m.
June 13 Step Up Day
June 13 6th Grade graduation
June 18 School Committee Mtg 7:00p.m.
June 19 Last Day of School is a half day. Noon dismissal.
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