Millbury Street Elementary School

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

Principal's Pen

    On Tuesday, March 26th, I presented the School Improvement Plan to the School Committee. I want to thank teachers Lauri Walsh, Tracy Estaphan, Kate Wesgan, and Shelley Waller, along with Assistant Principal Mary Coakley, for presenting with me. These talented and dedicated staff members shared three MSES service-learning projects that they oversaw during the school year.  The following students did a fantastic job sharing with the teachers - second graders Aeva Snyder and Luca Pettinella and fifth graders Audrey Murdock, Chloe Gareau, and Nathan Baniukiewicz. Our slide presentation is available HERE for viewing.
    I would also like to thank and recognize the following individuals who serve on the MSES School Advisory Council - parents Jody Simpson, Katera Lazeren, Cathy Lazo and Diane Silver and teachers Tracy Estaphan, Jenny Lee and Heidi Shorr. The School Advisory Council meets monthly to develop, edit and revise the goals of School Improvement Plan as well as discuss school and district budgets.  If you are interested in serving on the SAC for the upcoming school year please feel free to reach out to me for more information.
    Warm regards,
    Joanne Stocklin
    Summer Enrichment Programming!
    Please look over the Summer Enrichment Program Guide! Registration forms can be dropped off at any GPS school office.
    Walking Wednesdays return on Wednesday, April 3rd!

    MCAS is in full swing!!   We started the assessment window on April 3rd with sixth-grade and continue through May.  Please review the testing schedule (arranged by grade level) to find your child's dates of testing. MCAS Spring 2019 Information Letter and Testing Dates

    Remember When Photos Needed!

    Parents of 6th grade students:

    Remember When pictures are needed!!  Please send in ONE picture of your child from kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, OR 3rd grade (ONE picture only from ONE of these grades). It can be a class portrait or a candid picture. Some popular pictures have been of the child on their first day of school in Kindergarten or 1st grade. Please make sure the pictures are clear and bright and of good quality.  Please have the pictures uploaded to the yearbook site by April 26th.  

    *Pictures can be uploaded by going to the PlicBooks Parent/Guest Uploader Link (use GOOGLE CHROME).  Click  
    here to access the Uploader Link.  
    Before beginning, NAME your file “Remember When_Student Name" 
    Click the Blue Box that says "Upload Your Photos”. 
    Upload your file.
    Click “Start Uploading”.  
    When complete, Status will say “Upload Finished”.  
    Any questions, please email me at
    2019 - 2020 Classroom Placement Parent Input Forms  Please click HERE to access the parent letter and input form.  Parent input is a valuable component that teachers and administration consider when placing students in their classroom communities. Please note: we do not seek specific teacher requests. We could not possibly accommodate such requests with a student body of 700.  Hard copies of the letter and the OPTIONAL Parent Input forms have been sent home in backpack mail on Wednesday, March 20th. These forms are due back to the main office on Friday, April 12th.  These forms are only to be filled out for students attending MSES this coming fall.  They are not to be completed by current sixth-grade parents.
    2019 Everyday Hero Awards  
    Save the date! Everyday Hero reception is 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
    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.

    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. 

    Copy and Paste LINK:
    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
    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!

    SG-PTO Web Page 

    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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    • Principal: 
      Mrs. Joanne M. Stocklin

      Assistant Principal: 
      Mrs. Mary Coakley 

      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


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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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