Millbury Street Elementary School

To prepare all students to be life-long learners and responsible citizens

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  • March 2019
     
    Click HERE to access the 2019 - 2020 Grafton Public Schools Calendar
      
     
    MSES School Improvement Plan & Accountability/Report Card Letter

    Click HERE to read the MSES School Improvement Plan. 

    Click HERE to read the MSES Accountability/Report Card Letter

    The school office is open from 7:45 am – 3:45 pm.  Please know that we are here to help.  If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, do not hesitate to contact us.

    SG-PTO Meeting on Tuesday, March 12. Agenda HERE

    MSES Basketball Classic Ticket Order Form

    Millbury Street Elementary School’s Staff, 6th grade students, and community members have come together to make this year’s Staff Basketball Classic bigger and more exciting than ever! Your kids will have a great time cheering on their teachers and seeing them in action out on the basketball court. There will be a FUN half time dance party, a 50/50 raffle, a raffle for a chance to win your favorite teacher’s “jersey” and TONS of Grafton School Spirit!

    Raffle tickets are also available for your MSES child (must be grade 2-6) to win the chance to participate in knock out games being played after the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarters with basketballs as prizes to the winners! Players who purchase tickets for entry will be chosen at random.

    When:   Thursday March 28th

    Time:    6:30pm – 8:30pm (doors open at 6:00)       

    Where: Grafton Middle School

    Due to capacity limits there are a limited number of tickets so order early! Order Form Here

    SG-PTO Movie Night! Friday, March 8th Featured presentation Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rated PG) Doors open at 6pm! Movie Flyer

    Apple Tree Arts presents Acting Adventures Workshop At Millbury Street Elementary School  (Grades 3-6)

    Acting Adventures uses theatre games, scene-study and improvisation to introduce fundamental acting techniques. This five-session Apple Tree Arts program is taught by Matt Mariner with all classes held at MSES directly after school.

    Mondays from 3:15-4:15PM

    March 18, 25, April 1, April 8, April 22

    All classes held at MSES, Room #48

    Cost: $95

    Call Apple Tree Arts Now!  (508) 839-4286  www.appletreearts.org 

    2019 Everyday Hero Awards
     
    Do you know of an individual that continuously goes above and beyond to make a difference in the life of Grafton student with special needs? 
    Then you know an Everyday Hero! Here is YOUR opportunity to recognize them for all that they do!  Nominations for the 2019 Everyday Hero Award are currently being accepted by the Grafton Special Education Parent Advisory Council.
    This prestigious award is for ANY individual who has made a significant contribution in enhancing the life of a Grafton student with special needs. This includes, but is not limited to, bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, classroom aides, specials teachers (media, art, P.E., music), those in support positions, other students, and community employees.
    Nomination forms (one form for each individual being nominated) can be downloaded from http://graftonspedpac.wordpress.com or www.graftonps.org.  Nominations, and the requested $20 nomination fee, are due by Monday, March 25, 2019.  Scholarships are available.
    Every person nominated will receive an award and will be honored at a public reception on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30pm in the GHS auditorium.
    If you have questions, or would like to volunteer for the 2019 Everyday Hero Committee, please contact:

    Erin Griffin 774-276-1347  graftonhero@gmail.com

    Dismissal Notes and Changes in Dismissal

    When you are placing your child on the Parent Pickup list please be sure to include your child's first and last name on the note.  If an alternate adult is picking up your child please include their full name.  
    Also, we cannot allow students to change their bus to go to a friend's house after school.  Unfortunately, we could never manage this as a regular practice with 650 students boarding 17 buses each afternoon.  If you are arranging a playdate, students should be placed on the Parent Pickup list if they do not currently have the same bus assignment.
    Thank you so very much for your cooperation. 
     
    Delayed Openings Please note, in the event of a two hour delayed opening due to inclement weather students may enter the building at 10:10 am.  Students should still be dropped off at the side drop off area, not in front of the building where buses are dropping off students.  Students should be at their bus stops two hours later than the usual pick up time.  It is not unexpected that buses would be a few minutes later than usual at stops to pick up children. 
     
    PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS AND IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Grade 4: Fourth grade physical exams are due to the nurse’s office by December 21st, 2018, as required by Massachusetts State Law.

    Grade 6: Before entering Grade 7, students are required by Massachusetts State Law to meet the following vaccine and physical exam requirements:

    • A Tetanus Booster (Tdap) immunization, given within the past 5 years
    • A physical exam performed within one year of entry to Grade 7, so dated after 8/29/2018

    Please submit this documentation to the school nurse as soon as possible. If you need to schedule an appointment for a physical, it would be best to call now since routine physicals are often scheduled months in advance.

    WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY SICK CHILD HOME?

    This is the time of year when we see an increase in sickness throughout the school. From the common cold to the flu, strep throat, pneumonia, and the stomach bug; these illnesses spread more easily in the close confinement of the classroom. In order to prevent the spread of these common illnesses, and protect those students and their family members who may have weakened immune systems, please keep the following in mind before sending your child to school:

    Fever: A fever can be a common symptom of a virus or bacterial infection. Children are likely to be contagious to others when they have a fever. If your child has a fever of 100.4 or greater, they must be fever free for 24 hours after their last dose of fever-reducing medication, before returning to school.

    Vomiting/Diarrhea:   If your child vomits or has diarrhea during the night or before school in the morning, please keep them home!! They must stay home and be symptom-free for 24 hours after the last episode before returning to school.

    Cough: It is common for a mild hacking cough to start after the first few days of a common cold. If your child has a mild cough, no fever, and otherwise feeling well, they should be fine at school. If cough persists and becomes severe, with or without a fever, have your child checked by their medical provider, as a severe cough may be a sign of pneumonia or bronchitis.

    Sore Throat: If your child has a mild sore throat, no fever and is otherwise feeling well, they are fine to attend school. A more significant sore throat may be strep throat, a contagious illness. Other symptoms include fever, white spots in the back of the throat, headache and upset stomach. Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications.   If you suspect your child may have strep throat, have them checked by their medical provider. A child diagnosed with strep throat is no longer contagious and can return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has been started.

    You know your child better than anyone. If they are displaying symptoms that are concerning to you, consult with their medical provider. If you are unsure whether to send your child to school, consult with their medical provider or contact the school nurses.   Good hand washing is encouraged to keep everyone at MSES healthy!!!! 

    Medication Order/Consent Forms:

    If your child requires medication to be administered during school hours, a written authorization form needs to be completed by both the Parent and the pediatrician. A medication consent form may be requested from the Health Office. Please do not send students to school with medication in their backpack. All medication must be dropped off by a parent or guardian to the He
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    The YEARBOOK GUEST UPLOADER LINK is here!
    Copy and Paste LINK: plicbooks.com/go/7xiiM
    Before you hit the blue button to "Upload Your Photos", PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE use an Album Tag to describe the image(s) you are uploading. This will help significantly when adding to the yearbook. Thank you!
    The Album Tag should be labeled "Grade_Teacher_Event"
    For example: Grade 5_Whitehead_CrazyHatDay
    Any questions/concerns, feel free to email me at jla812@yahoo.com.
     
    School Banking  

    Millbury Street Elementary School participates in Save for America, the School Savings Program, sponsored by Homefield Credit Union. The voluntary program gives students the opportunity to open and maintain a savings account while at school.  Students will learn the principles of saving, how to manage money and the importance of investing money for a return.  The Homefield Credit Union will begin new accounts with a $5.00 balance.  Students with new or existing accounts will be allowed to make deposits to their accounts on Wednesday mornings each week. Accounts from both North and South Grafton Elementary will be transferred to Millbury Street Elementary School. 

     

    CARES Certificates

    MSES staff and students can nominate a school community member for a CARES certificate when they have witnessed a deliberate act that exemplifies the core values of Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-control.  Dr. Coakley or Mrs. Stocklin presents the certificate to the nominated student in their classroom so everyone can show appreciation for their kind act.  

    Lunch Menus

    Lunch menus are no longer being printed for every student. It can be accessed from the web page under Food Services. Families who are in need of a hard copy can request one through their child’s teacher. Free and Reduced lunch forms are available in hard copy from the school office or online.

    Friendly Reminder! Student Morning Drop Off

    Please do not drop children off at the school’s main entrance in the morning. Only buses may use this drive. If your child is being dropped off in the morning please pull into the main parking lot and drop your child off curbside at the side entrance to the building. Please try to have your child hop out of the car on the sidewalk and avoid pulling out from the curb and passing cars that children are exiting. Children may begin to enter the building at 8:10 AM. The instructional day begins at 8:25 AM. Any child arriving after that time is tardy and must check into to the office with the adult dropping them off. Thank you for your help!

    Reminder - Walking to School Wednesdays now until December and MSES Spirit Wear Days are held the last Friday of every month!

    SG-PTO Web Page 

     
     
    Medicines 
    If your child takes medicine during the school day it needs to be delivered to the school nurses by a parent with the prescription label attached.  
     
    Parent Pick-up  
    If you will be picking up your child from school you must park your car and enter the building from the large parking lot by the cafeteria.  Parents will be able to enter the building at 2:50 pm.  The students are dismissed from the cafeteria by staff on duty.  Please form a line to sign out your child.  Parents are not permitted to enter the cafeteria during parent pick up. If your child will be a regular parent pick up please send in a note the first day of school stating the days you will pick them up.  If you need to place your child on the Parent Pick up List for a specific afternoon please send in a note that morning so we can add them to the sign-out sheet.  You may not pick up a child other than your own unless we have written permission of the parent. There is no parking in the fire lane in the front of the school during the school year. Please use the side lots and enter through the main entrance in front of the flagpoles.
     
     

     

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Welcome

    • Principal: 
      Mrs. Joanne M. Stocklin
      stocklinj@grafton.k12.ma.us

      Assistant Principal: 
      Mrs. Mary Coakley 
      coakleym@grafton.k12.ma.us 

      Administrative Secretary:
      Ms. Lisa Wise
      wisel@grafton.k12.ma.us

      Administrative Secretary:
      Mrs. AnneMarie Balogh de Galantha
      baloghdegalanthaa@grafton.k12.ma.us

      Address: 
      105 Millbury Street
      Grafton, MA 01519

      Phone: 508-839-0757
      Fax: 508-839-7458

      Hours: 8:25 am - 2:55pm 
      Early Release Dismissal: 11:25 am

       

       
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      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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