Shaw March Community Update
Hello Shaw Families,
We hope everyone had a wonderful February break and is looking forward to the fast approaching spring. Over the next few months there will be an increased focus on our work towards academic excellence and personal growth for all students. We ask for the continued support of your child's education by staying involved and engaged in their learning. Regular communication with the school can help ensure that your child is on track and getting the support they need.
Finally, we want to remind everyone of the importance of kindness and respect in our interactions with each other. Let us continue to foster a community of compassion and understanding where everyone feels valued and supported.
As always, your input and support is very important to us. Please know our doors are always open to you. Please do not ever hesitate to contact us at any time.
Andrew Tuccio & Erica Roark-Wuerthner (Interim Dean of Students)
Raymond E. Shaw Leadership Team
🐰March Important Dates🍀
March 1st: 1st Day of Women's History Month
March 1st: Nature's Classroom Parent Informational Meeting - 7 PM
March 10th: February Student of the Month Breakfast - 8:45 AM
March 12th: Daylight Savings Starts (Spring ahead an hour)
March 14th: Grades Close
March 15th: Shaw School Council - 3:30 PM
March 17th: Professional Development Day (No School)
March 21st: Report Cards Issued
March 30th: A Night to Belong (Elmwood St. School)
March 31st: Half-day Professional Development Day
6th Grade Nature's Classroom Trip
There’s been a lot of literacy love in our building. We hosted a wildly successful Scholastic Book Fair which will help fund more books for our new library hub! We celebrated World Read Aloud Day in February and will celebrate Read Across America Week in March. Some of the fun includes another book-in, buddy reading, a bookmark contest, book-themed door decorating, and a load of reading aloud to help grow our readers. Check out some #wooliebooklove highlights.
🐇🐑Shaw March Spirit Days🐑☘️
March 2nd (Thursday) - Read Across America Week: Dress as your favorite character or anything that represents reading
March 7th - Neon Day: Wear bright colors
March 14th - Pi Day: Wear something with numbers on it
March 21st - World Down Syndrome Day: Wear mismatched socks or blue & yellow
March 28 - Favorite Sports Jersey Day
PI DAY is March 14th!
Students in grades 4-6 have until Friday, March 10th to compete in the pi recitation contest to be their class champion. The student who recites the greatest number of decimal places wins.
On Pi Day, the winners from each class will go on stage at lunchtime and compete to see who is the Grade Level Champion! The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade winners will each receive an apple pie as their prize.
ST Math MARCH MATHNESS March 6 to April 7!
It's Class versus Class in the March MATHness championship!
Get the kids on ST Math each week from 3/6 to 4/7! The winning class gets a MOVIE DAY!
Shaw will be taking part in Mindful March. During the entire month of March, Shaw students will be participating in a daily mindfulness activity in order to learn how to be more mindful and aware of of what is all around us. Mindfulness can help students learn to calm both the body and mind while reducing stress and increasing student achievement levels.
SAVE THE DATE!
Spring Band Concert
R.E. Shaw Elementary School Cafetorium
Thursday, June 1, 2023
The Beginner Band & Concert Band will be performing.
Girls on the Run is coming to Shaw
Arrival & Dismissal Update
Now the bus loop is open arrival and dismissal are much faster and easier for all. Please note the school late bell rings at 8:10 AM and dismissal does not begin until 2:28 PM.
The use of personal electronic devices is prohibited in school. Devices that are in school shall be turned off and placed in the student’s locker for the duration of the school day. This applies to all personal electronic devices including but not limited to cell phones and smartwatches. The expectation at Shaw is that students keep their devices turned off and kept in their bag while it is stored in their locker. Students are also not allowed to use such devices on school buses.
We will continue to have outdoor recess during the winter, weather permitting. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately and with a coat, hat, and gloves to wear for recess.
We are dedicated to providing a welcoming, safe, and equitable school community that is affirming and inclusive. One way we help our students develop their social-emotional learning is through the Choose Love campaign. You can find more information on this brief Choose Love Overview video. They also offer suggestions to bring Choose Love lessons into your home. Click here for more ideas!
Birthday Book Cart
Want to help promote the love of reading for students at Shaw? This year at Shaw we introduced The Birthday Book Cart. Every day after a student has their birthday recognized during morning announcements they get to choose a book they WANT to read and keep from The Birthday Book Cart. The book is then theirs to read as often as they like and share with others. If you would like to support The Birthday Book Cart you can purchase a book from our Amazon Wish List or please feel free to drop off new books or donations to purchase new books at the main office at any time.
Want to know what’s happening in your child’s classroom?
Curriculum information can be found on the District's Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment website.
Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School
Location: 58 Elmwood Street, Millbury, MA, USA
Phone: (508) 865-3541