South Grafton Elementary School

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

Principal's Message

Things are in full swing at SGES!  We had a different kind of week with the half-day on Monday, day off on Tuesday and late start on Wednesday.  Today we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a “Wearin’ o’ the Green” day.  There have also been leprechaun sightings in many a classroom, but don’t worry.  Our first graders have been busy making leprechaun traps as part of their science lessons.  Students have needed to problem solve, choose materials, work collaboratively and create traps they feel will catch the leprechauns that may live in our building!  Students have greatly enjoyed this and other STEM lessons that have them building with recycled materials. 

I also observed some Kindergarten students who have grown red beards overnight!  Some were making their wishes should they find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Getting a dog, cat or other pet, seemed to top the list of their wishes!
Our APES program is up and running.  A special thank you to our parent volunteers for making Lego Club and Zumba happen.  For those participating in Zumba, we ask that your child either dress in layers and/or bring a tee shirt to change into before Zumba.  They were quite hot in their Zumba class.  These classes will meet for three more Wednesdays, weather permitting.

Mrs. Horgan has asked me to remind you that all first graders will need to have a physical on record for second grade.  Please remember to send in a copy after your child’s physical for their records.  Thank you.

Our PTO is having their second community get together.  The SPRING FLING is a ticketed event and tickets are currently on sale.  This was such a fun event last year, bringing together both moms and dads as we celebrated their hard work for our students at SGES.  Please consider attending this event, as those who participated last year had a great time.  Please consider attending this fun event.  For more information, please go to

There is also a community event being held by the Friends of Grafton.  Please see the attached flyer for information.

Dates to Remember:

March 22       Mr. Kim, Prek enrichment

March 24       Sports Day

April 4           Spring Picture Day

April 6            ½ Day in-service; no preschool classes; 11:55 am dismissal

April 11          Earth Dome, grade 1 enrichment

April 13          Incoming Kindergarten Orientation Night for parents



  • 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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