Millbury Street Elementary School

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

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  • Happy Summer


    Summer Reading Passports available HERE

    Thank you to our entire school community for a wonderful year! We wish our rising seventh graders all the best and want to remind them they are always welcome back to visit!

    Our last day is Friday, June 22nd. Dismissal time is 11:25am. On the last day of school we will have Move Up Morning at 10:30am when students “move-up” to the next grade to meet their teacher and visit their classroom for the fall! We will also continue our MSES tradition of ‘clapping out’ our sixth graders right before we dismiss the students for the summer.

    We will look forward to seeing our returning students on Monday, August 27 for Open Door Day at 2pm. The first day of school for the 2018 – 2019 school year is Tuesday, August 28th. The 2018 – 2019 school calendar is available HERE.

    We will be holding our traditional Back to School Evening Picnic on the playground on Thursday, August 30th for 6pm to dusk. Please pack a dinner, blankets and chairs and join us!

    Please also mark your calendars in September for our Fall 2018 Open House/Curriculum Nights for parents:

    Grades 2 & 3 – Wednesday, September 12th

    Grades 4 & 5 – Wednesday, September 5th

    Grade 6 – Thursday, September 6th

    The Fall Book Fair will be occurring the weeks of Open House Nights!

    Summer Reading Passports are coming home on the last day with report cards. We encourage all students to complete their summer reading goals and visit the library a few times.

    All medicine remaining in the Health Room needs to be picked up by a parent. We cannot send medicine home with children.

    If you are interested in arranging private tutoring for your child over the summer months, several of our MSES staff provide tutoring. Please click HERE to see the list. All private tutoring arrangements are completed between the parent and the tutor. Classroom teachers may not tutor current students. This includes students entering their classroom in the fall.

    Summer is a great time to update information on Power School! Log on and make sure all emails, phone numbers and emergency contacts are current.

    Summer Office Hours – The school office will be open most weekdays during the summer from 9 am – 1pm. It is recommended that you call ahead to be sure someone is there to help you before dropping by.

    2018 - 2019 BUS APPLICATION FORM Grades 7 - 12
    Please use the link below to access the Bus Application Form.  There is a bus fee for students in grades 7 - 12

    Nature's Classroom December 2018

    Planning is already underway! There is a Parent Information Night Wednesday, May 23rd @ 7pm in the MSES Caferteria.  Nature's Classroom Director Larry Chambers will be here to introduce next year's sixth grade (this year's fifth grade) parents to the week long program and answer any questions.

    May and June are BUSY months at MSES! Please refer to the website calendar (link below) and classroom communication to stay in the know! 

    Bringing BOKs Back!

    MSES parent Erin Baniukiewicz looking forward to bring BOKs back in the fall! She is seeking interested parents interested in becoming BOKs trained and helping to out! BOKs is a before school physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement. Interested parents can reach out to Erin via email.

    MSES School Improvement Plan On the evening of Tuesday, March 27th MSES presented the 2017 - 2020 School Improvement Plan to the School Committee.  We also shared our yearlong professional development around Authentic Learning and Mathematics.  Click HERE to read the MSES School Improvement Plan.  Click HERE to view the slide presentation. We are very appreciative for those members who serve on our School Advisory Council - Parent Cathy Lazo, Parent Jody Simpson, Parent - Katera Lazaren, Parent - Diane Silver, Teacher - Tracy Estaphan, Teacher - Kathy Demartini, Teacher - Heidi Shorr and Asst. Principal - Michael Tucker.

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

     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.  Mrs. Coakley, Mr. Tucker or Mrs. Stocklin presents the certificate to the nominated student in their classroom so everyone can show appreciation for their kind act.  Already this school year we have presented over 45 certificates!

    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 8:10AM. The instructional day begins at 8:25AM. 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

    Fun Run May 2017 Movie

    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 2:50pm.  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 picking 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 though the main entrance in front of the flagpoles.


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    • Principal: 
      Mrs. Joanne M. Stocklin

      Assistant Principal: 
      Mrs. Mary Coakley 

      Assistant Principal: 
      Mr. Michael Tucker 

      Administrative Secretary:
      Ms. Lisa Wise

      Administrative Secretary:
      Mrs. AnneMarie Balogh de Galantha

      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


      For a list of District Directors and Coordinators, please click here.

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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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