South Grafton Elementary School

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

Principal's Message

  • Things seem to be settling into a nice routine at SGES.  Students are coming to school, either on the bus or by parent, and then following the routine to go to the playground or inside.  They are doing a great job of following directions.  

     Buses are also starting to settle into a more consistent schedule with both drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. There have been a few hiccups, but overall things are coming along nicely.

     Thank you to our families who are parking on Main Street and exiting their children on the sidewalk side of the cars for safety.  We also greatly appreciate your waiting with your child until 8:45.  Thank you to those who have parked in marked spaces in the lot.  We again remind you to please NOT park in areas that are marked NO PARKING as those are left open for access to fire and safety vehicles.   This applies to morning drop-off,  mid-day pick-up and drop-off and in the afternoon during parent pick-up times.  If you need more room to park, you are welcome to use the lot on Sunnyside Terrace or the lot in the back of the school. 

     The Golden Ticket program is off to a great start!  Many students have already received at least one ticket for their good behavior or making good choices.  Ten first graders and ten kindergarteners will have lunch with me in my office this week, twenty will have extra recess and another twenty earned pencils or small prizes. 

     Our first South Grafton PTO meeting will be held this evening at 7:00 in the SGES cafeteria. All are welcome to attend these meetings.  We will also be holding our “Back to School Night” on Thursday, September 20thfrom 6-7:30 pm.  We hope you are able to attend. 

     We have already had some issues with students not feeling well.  We ask that any child that has a temperature 100 degrees or higher to remain at home until he/she is fever free without any medications to bring down the fever.  Also, any student vomiting or having diarrhea should also remain at home until 24 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhea also without medication. Thank you. 

     Mrs. Horgan will be starting to record students’ heights and weights in the coming weeks.  If parents do not wish for this to be done, please send a note to Mrs. Horgan’s attention. 


    Doreen Parker


  • 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

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    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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