South Grafton Elementary School

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

  • Need to register your child for Kindergarten?  

    Please call the office at 508.839.5484, extension 6020.

Everyday Hero

  • Each May, the Grafton SEPAC is pleased to sponsor this prestigious award given to individuals who have made a significant contribution in enhancing the life of a student with special needs. 

    ANYONE in our community can nominate someone who goes “above and beyond” to support inclusion, ease daily transitions, keep the student safe, adapt the school curriculum, support their unique learning style or enhance the social aspect of a student with special needs.  In the past 10 years, bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals, specials teachers (media, art, P.E., music), those in support positions, students, and community employees have all been nominated.

    Click here to be redirected to the Grafton SEPAC website to learn more:

Principal's Message

  • We have just completed another month of school!  Can you believe it?  Time is going by very quickly as we continue to learn and grow together.

    Today, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  We had D.E.A.R. times where we dropped everything and read.  Students and staff also dressed as cats, in red and white, wore crazy tights and/or special hats.  This was the first of our March Madness Days.  Monday will be crazy hair day.  Should weather affect this day, we will reschedule to a day later in the month. 

    As you know, we are finally getting more winter like weather.  This means the parking lots have fewer spaces and the snow piles may be getting higher.  This means we need to be extra cautious around the safety of all children. 

    In order to provide the safest school possible, I am asking for your help with the following:

    • Please use the door closest to the street when having your child(ren) exit your car.Exiting onto the sidewalk is the safest means to having your child(ren) exit your car.
    • Please walk your child down the sidewalk. It is important to ensure there is an SGES employee there at the end of the sidewalk to welcome your child to school. 
    • Please hold your child(ren)’s hand while walking through the parking lot. With so many cars and our children being so little, it is imperative they not run ahead of you for their own safetly. 
    • Many are parking in non-parking spaces, especially at the end of the parking rows or along the wall area. We are not always able to get those needing the handicapped spaces into the row due to over parking.  In addition, the fire lanes are blocked when cars are parked in those areas.  Please park only in marked areas.  There is additional parking in the lot behind the school and in the lot on Sunnyside Terrace.  While I know it takes longer to get to the school when parking there, the safety of the students and getting those to the handicapped spaces is much needed.
    • Please watch for children at all times while coming into and leaving parking areas.
    • Please abide by the signs entering and exiting the lots. When buses are there, we cannot allow cars down the driveway. 

    Thank you for all you do to keep all children safe at SGES!

    Now that we have entered the month of March, we look forward to meeting our newest Kindergarten families! For our current Kindergarten families, this was you just a year ago.  Look at how much the children have grown!  Kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5thand 6th.  Please see our website for more information of when to attend.  We will hold our Kindergarten Orientation Evening for parents of incoming K students on Thursday, March 7thfrom 6:00-7:00 pm. 

    Our students continue to amaze us.  They have been learning so much.  All of our students continue to learn and grow as writers, readers and mathematicians. I have seen science activities going on in classrooms with students showing me their colorful crystals.  I have also seen self-portraits being drawn and colored for Square 1 Art.  I can’t wait to see the final products. 

    Students in first grade have been working on long vowel words recognizing silent –e.  They are applying what they have learned in their reading activities.  Students have also been determining non-fiction and fiction books, learning what each type of book features.  In math, students continue to learn place value, numeration, time and the value of coins. 

    We have also been fortunate to offer several before and after school enrichment activities. Students have been excited to come before and/or stay after school for these activities. 

    Dates to remember:

    March 4                      Crazy Hair Day

    March 5 & 6               Kindergarten Registration

    March 7                      Kindergarten Orientation for incoming K parents

    March 11                   Professional Development Day; 11:55 am dismissal for K and 1 students. 11:30 am dismissal for morning preK students.  No pm preK

    March 12                   Zoomobile – Enrichment for PreK

                                        Disney Day

    March 18                   Report Cards Issued

    March 19 & 20          Grade 1 Field Trip

    March 19                   Too Much Glue- Kindergarten Enrichment- rescheduled

    March 21                   Hat Day

    March 28                   Mismatch Day

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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

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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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