South Grafton Elementary School

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

Principal's Message


    We are having so much fun at school! We are learning each day and practicing our skills. Students are increasing their reading stamina, learning new sight words, practicing new songs, working on handwriting and word work and getting better at all of these things each day. I have seen students working on pictographs, counting, learning numbers and how to form them, playing math games and enjoying school. We have also continued to give away “golden tickets” to deserving students from Preschool through grade 1! Students are working hard to do the right thing.

    We are also getting ready for tomorrow’s big day- OCTOBERFEST! For those new to the school, this is a great, fun, family day full of food, games, raffles, scavenger hunt and inflatables. If you haven’t come to an Octoberfest, come and see what it is all about. For those returning, we know you will have another fun filled, wonderful day! Thank you in advance to all who have contributed so generously with baked goods, candy, items for raffle baskets and your time. Your commitment to our students and staff is second to none and we truly appreciate all that you do for all of the students of South Grafton Elementary School. Thank you to the chairs that organize and run this event. It takes a full year to bring this to completion but is so worthwhile!

    Mrs. Horgan has asked me to let parents know that she will be starting to conduct hearing/vision testing and measuring height and weights of students soon.

    Also, we are always looking for parents/family members who are nurses who might be interested in helping with field trips and/or subbing in the nurse’s office. If interested, please call or email Mrs. Horgan- 508.839.5484 ext. 6030 or Thank you.

    To assist with keeping our students and families safe, we are installing a speed bump before the stop sign that leads to Sunnyside Terrace to slow down the traffic, ensure people are coming to a complete stop and pulling slowly into traffic as we know how busy it can be at dismissal times. We do ask that you help us in keeping everyone safe as they exit the building and school grounds.

    Coming up later this month are our Halloween Parades and celebrations. Morning preschool will have their parade on Friday, October 27th at 10:30 am. Afternoon preschool, Kindergarten and grade 1 students, will all have their parade at 2:00 pm. All parades will be held weather permitting. Parents and families are invited to watch the student’s parade in front of the school. Celebrations will be held at various times during the day. Students are asked to bring in a special snack and drink for the celebration.

    A reminder that October 31st is a Professional Development Day. Students in Kindergarten and grade 1 will be released at 11:55 am on this day. There is no preschool on PD days.















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  • Principal: 
    Mrs. Doreen Parker 

    Administrative Assistant:  
    Ms. Michelle Henault 

    90 Main Street
    South Grafton, MA 01560

    Phone: 508-839-5484
    Fax: 508-839-8532

    Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm 
    Early Release Dismissal: 12:00 pm

    About SGES: We are an early childhood school and serve as the foundation for lifelong learning. Our goal is to facilitate the growth and guide the development of each child's self-esteem, sense of competence, and positive attitude toward learning. Above all, our knowledge of the development of young children provides the framework for our school's beliefs and practices, bringing our early childhood goals to life.

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