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January 27, 2023

SGES Happenings!

Important Dates: (Updated weekly)


  • February 1, 2023 - Half Day - Professional Development - Dismissal at 11:55
  • February 1, 2023 - SGES Global Play Day - https://www.globalschoolplayday.com/ - Please see below
  • February 14, 2023 - Valentine's Day Classroom Parties - you may send in Valentine's Cards, but please, no candy.
  • February 20-24 - February Vacation


  • March 2, 2023 SGES Specialist Night 6:00-7:00

Community Event Flyers Link

January Highlights

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News from Mrs. Horgan

Attention First-Grade Parents:

Under Massachusetts State Law - All first-grade students must provide an updated physical before entry to Grade 2. Physical must be between 9/1/22-9/1/23. Please provide a copy of this physical to Mrs. Horgan. Your child may bring in a copy of the exam, or your child's physician can fax it to 508-839-8532

Global Play Day

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100th Day of School Fun

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SGES Curriculum January Highlight

What is Second Step?

Committee for Children's research-based Second Step® programs give teachers an easy-to-implement, engaging way to teach social-emotional skills and concepts. Second Step programs are designed to help children thrive and be more successful in school—ultimately setting them up to be thoughtful and productive adults.

Ask your child about puppy and snail.

To find out more about Second Step: https://www.secondstep.org/

WORD OF THE WEEK - Starting Again 1/30/2023

Word: Gratitude

Kid-Friendly Definition: A child-friendly definition for "gratitude" could be to feel very thankful or grateful for something someone has done for you.

Sentence: At SGES, we are very grateful to teachers and staff, parents, and especially our students for continuing to work so hard every day!

Read Aloud Story Time: TEN THANK-YOU LETTERS by Daniel Kirk
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SGPTO is excited to invite you to a Fun Family Game Night!

Monday, January 30, 2023 from 6-8 PM

Millbury Street Elementary School Cafeteria

Bring the whole family for a fun night of classic games aimed at K-6 students! All participants will have the chance to win 4 Ecotarium prizes, enjoy snacks, and the 6th grade bake sale to support their trip to Nature’s Classroom. Some MSES superstars will even be calling bingo!

Family night admission, games, and the chance to win the door prize are all free!!!

District News:

Grafton High School’s National Honor Society is hosting a Valentine's Day Babysitting Night!

Parents and guardians, are you interested in a Valentine's Day date night, a night out, or even just a relaxing night at home? Grafton High’s National Honors Society is hosting a babysitting night as an opportunity for you to kick back and treat yourselves! Children will be entertained with a variety of activities, including movies, crafting tables, and games! Due to allergies, we ask that all attending children bring their own food and snacks, or eat before arriving. Children can be dropped off and picked up at any time between 5-9.

Where: Grafton High School

When: Friday, February 10 from 5-9pm

Who: All children ages 5-11 are welcome to attend

Cost: $20.00 per child, $50.00 cap for families

Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/7iYrUG8Lp3C6ng4s8

To ensure that all children’s needs are accounted for, please fill out the online form by February 1, 2023. Payment will be taken the day of the event. All families that register will receive more information via email after February 1.

For any questions, please contact mercierr@grafton.k12.ma.us

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Parent Monthly Tip

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Lead Teacher and Learner

I am the principal of South Grafton Elementary School. My motto: "Kids every day!"