Shaw September Commmunity Update
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Community Members,
We hope this message finds you well and that your summer was filled with joyful moments and cherished memories. As we step into September, it is with a sense of enthusiasm and anticipation that we extend a warm welcome to both returning and new families to the Shaw community. The start of a new school year is a time of renewed energy, fresh beginnings, and the promise of growth and learning.
In this community update, we are delighted to share some important information about our upcoming events, initiatives, and the measures we are taking to ensure a safe and enriching environment for all our students. Your partnership and support are invaluable as we embark on another exciting journey of education and discovery.
As always, your input and support is very important to us. Please know our doors are always open to you - don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
Andrew Tuccio & Erin Rosenkranz
Raymond E. Shaw Leadership Team
Shaw Safety Reminders
- Please drive slowly on our new driveway.
- Students should exit and enter vehicles on the passenger side during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
- Parents will not be let into the building when dropping off a tardy student; only the student will enter.
- Those dismissing students must have a proper ID or the student's PickUp Patrol placard.
- Items brought to school will be left in the vestibule and then delivered to your child; students will not be called down for retrieval.
School Picture Day: September 21st
Information on how to order your school pictures will be sent home the week before school pictures. You can also order your school pictures here using Picture Day ID:EVTV2X3VZ
Shaw Back to School Community Night
This year's back-to-school night will be a Community Open House again with many local organizations on hand for you to make connections with. Your child can lead your family on a tour of our building. Our instructional coaches will start with a short presentation on our curriculum. All teachers and staff will be in attendance. More information will be sent out soon.
- 3rd & 4th Grades: 6 PM - 6:45 PM
- 5th & 6th Grades: 7 PM - 7:45 PM
Wired Headsets or Earbuds
All students should have a pair of 3 mm jack-wired headphones at school. These can be headphones or earbuds but they do need to be wired. They do not need a microphone and should not be distracting to others. Wired earbuds are on-hand if needed but children are allowed to bring their own.
Shaw’s Fall Scholastic Book Fair
September 18 - 22
Visit Shaw's book fair homepage to set up your student's ewallet for a convenient cash-free payment option. To make this a successful event for our students, please use this SignUp Genius link to volunteer.
Families are welcome to shop during the Community Open House on September 21. You will have the opportunity to help teachers grow their classroom libraries by purchasing a book from the teacher wish bins!
Student-Led Conferences (SLCs): Save the Dates
This year we will be hosting student-led parent and teacher conferences in person. The dates of the conferences will be December 6th and 7th. There will also be a limited amount of time available on January 8th and 10th. More information to come in November.
Millbury Public Library Events
Shaw School Council
Are you interested in joining the Shaw School Council? Please get in touch with Mrs. Vignea at email@example.com. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11th, at 3:30 PM.
Birthday Book Cart
Do you want to help promote the love of reading for students at Shaw? This year at Shaw we will once again have The Birthday Book Cart. Every day after a student has their birthday recognized during morning announcements they will get to choose a book they WANT to read and keep from The Birthday Book Cart. 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.
Third Grade is loving SHAW so far!
4th Grade Had Their First Family Meeting!
Hello from the 5th Grade Team!
The fifth-grade team has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our students! We have had a busy start to the school year. Students have participated in so many STEAM challenges to help build community, foster relationships, and develop problem-solving skills within the classroom. Ask your child about one of the many challenges they participated in (Marshmallow Tower, Paper Chain Science, Save Fred, etc.) Students also thought deeply about their 5th-grade year and set goals and individual wishes for their year, as well as created handprints to celebrate our individuality. We are excited for a fun-filled year full of learning and adventures!
Back row: Mrs. Hopper, Mrs. Pontbriand, Mrs. Schultzberg, Mr. Mistretta, Mrs. Bush, Ms. Steiger
Front Row: Mrs. Linehan and Mrs. Hayes
Greetings from the 6th Grade Team!
As we welcome the crisp air and vibrant colors of September, we want to extend a warm greeting from the sixth-grade staff. The start of this new school year brings with it a sense of excitement and possibility. We eagerly look forward to embarking on a journey of exploration, growth, and discovery alongside your children. In our classrooms, we hope to cultivate a love for learning that goes beyond textbooks, embracing curiosity and creativity as we delve into a diverse range of subjects, all the while keeping our focus on fostering a culture of belonging and student voice. With your partnership and support, We are confident that this year will be a memorable and transformative chapter in the lives of our sixth graders. Here's to a year of collaboration, learning, and shared accomplishments!
Grade 6 Staff
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! Our team has the special privilege of teaching our students throughout their entire time at Shaw. We get to see and encourage them to explore new interests, develop new skills, and foster creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork during our four years together. We are so excited to begin another year with everyone!
-Unified arts team
From the PE/Wellness Department:
Welcome back everyone. We are looking forward to having an awesome school year here at Shaw. We just wanted to send out a friendly reminder that on the days that your child has PE or Wellness, please make sure that they are dressed for physical activity (and the weather), are wearing sneakers, and limit the amount of jewelry that they are wearing. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us in the gym office X34141.
-Mr. Lachance and Mr. McKeon
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! As coaches, we provide instructional support in classrooms with teachers and special education staff for their respective content areas at Shaw. We work with teachers and administration to administer assessments, analyze student data, determine instructional and student learning needs, and identify research-based strategies to improve instructional practice. We also work with district and building administration to design and provide professional learning opportunities focused on improving student performance. In addition, we collaborate with other building-based coaches to support curriculum alignment across the schools in Millbury. Our role is to perpetuate the culture of collaborative, adult learning. We wholeheartedly support our school commitment to fostering an environment where everyone feels a strong sense of belonging.
We are excited to work with our dynamic staff and extraordinary students for what is shaping up to be a SHAWesome year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions relating to curriculum.
Juliet Rodriguez - ELA & Social Studies
Tamisha Thompson - STEAM
The Shaw counseling staff sends a warm welcome to you all as we dive into the 2023-2024 school year!
We look forward to meeting with some familiar faces and getting to know some new ones as well! Each year the counseling staff provides support to students at Shaw in the form of individual meetings, small groups, and classroom presentations. These services promote social-emotional skills and well-being for our Woolies.
Students can be referred by teachers, parents, or by the students themselves. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to support you and your students as we navigate this school year!
We look forward to another exciting year working with students, teachers, and families!
Tamar Jenkins, School Adjustment Counselor Grades 3 & 5, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Halliday, School Adjustment Counselor Grades 4 & 6, email@example.com
Tonia Alger, School Psychologist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Millbury Parents Club
The Millbury Parents Club is excited to get started on a new school year and continue our work with our members, the community, and the MPS faculty to provide additional enrichment programs for the students of Millbury. If you want to learn more about the MPC, who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved, MPC invites you to join their kickoff meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 7 p.m. The location is still TBD, most likely Elmwood Street School. If you want more information, please follow Millbury Parents Club on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all events, meetings, and activities. We look forward to another incredible year!
We are thrilled to continue offering lessons from the Choose Love curriculum to all students at Shaw. This curriculum teaches foundational concepts and skills of social-emotional learning through lessons on courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion in action. Click the following link for an introduction to Choose Love.
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.
🥪What's for Lunch?🍽️
School Nutrition is looking forward to a great year! We are mainly going digital. Please fill out the following information if you would like to sign your children up for half-day lunches or to sign off on sharing information with other departments in the district.