BSE BULLETIN

Tomorrow 11/24 12:30 release, NO AFTERSCHOOL!

  • Tomorrow (Wednesday 11/24) is an early release (12:30) day. Lunch will be served. There is no Afterschool Programming tomorrow.
  • No school on Thursday 11/25 and Friday 11/26.
  • December Menu is below.
  • The toy drive for Shriner's is continuing until 12/10.
  • The next SEPAC meeting is schedule for 12/15 via zoom at 6pm.
  • Contact Fred Redeker if you are interested in Basketball for grades 3-6 fdredeker@gmail.com
  • Please complete the literacy survey below
  • United Way has partnered with our school. Volunteers come and read to our PK and K students and bring a book for each child. See pictures below from the most recent visit.
  • FRCOG has provided us with safety tips for gatherings this winter. See their flyer below.
  • Please be sure to practice the Fab 5!
  • Snow is coming! Please be sure to get boots, snowpants, hats, and waterproof gloves/mittens, let us know if you need help getting gear!
  • The day after our first snow day (whenever that happens!) will be a schoolwide PJ day. Please send your child in PJs and with snow gear so we can play in the snow together!

December Lunch Menu

Tyler's Toy Drive

Tyler is a Senior at MTRS and for his capstone project he is doing a toy drive for children at Shriner's hospital. Please consider sending in new toys to donate to Shriners. The bin will be in the Lobby and Tyler will be delivering them. There is a flyer below with more information.

Pictures from Our Visit from United Way Readers

Winter Gathering Safety Tips

Literacy Updates

Literacy Strategic Plan

Educators of the Mohawk Trail - Hawlemont Regional School System are excited to embark on a new path towards a comprehensive, research-based literacy program for our districts. Reading specialists, classroom teachers, special educators, and administrators from all buildings and grade-bands are participating in teams to implement our first strategic plan for literacy. The goal is to align literacy teaching and learning in our schools using an assessment and data management system, professional development on the science of reading, and the adoption of a new literacy curriculum in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. Our team will be seeking family input and involvement, and we look forward to partnering with our communities on literacy-related events and workshops. Our shared goal is to better prepare our students for life-long learning and engaged citizenship.

Caregivers of students in grades PreK - 8th: The Literacy Leadership Team Family Engagement Subcommittee has created a quick survey that asks about the information you receive about your student's literacy learning. Please, follow the link below, and take a few minutes to give us your thoughts.

Literacy Communication Survey

The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Community Engagement & Enrichment Programs newsletter can be found below. Programs are open to all students in the district.

The Vaccine for Kids is Coming to BSE 12/2- See flyer below

From Superintendent Stanton's Update:


This week the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) independent advisory council voted to recommend COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11; which was followed by FDA approval on Friday, Oct. 29. This is an exciting step forward in our battle to eradicate COVID-19 as the FDA extends the emergency order for vaccine rollout to children.


In anticipation of the next phase of vaccine rollouts for children, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and local health agencies like FRCOG are gearing up for the vaccine approval and availability and currently are scheduling area vaccine clinics.


According to MTRSD COVID-19 Nurse Donna Weber, DPH has tentatively scheduled a vaccine bus clinic (VaxBus) which would be slated to roll-in to our area by the end of November. The DPH VaxBus will be at Hawlemont Regional School on Nov. 30 and Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School on Dec. 2; both clinics would be held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Additionally, our partners at FRCOG are also looking to host vaccine and booster clinics. We will share this information with you as soon as we know more. In all cases, pre-registration will be required. STAY TUNED for additional information; links for sign-ups; and more in the upcoming week! If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to Nurse Weber at dweber@mtrsd.org.


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Another friendly reminder, that POOL TESTING is available for all students, staff, and volunteers, but is required for athletics, extracurriculars, and before- and after-school programs. ALL information can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Information page at www.mtrsd.org/covid-19-information OR by clicking on the “Helpful Links” drop-down from any of the school websites. If you have any questions surrounding the process, procedure, or need additional information, please reach out to Nurse Weber at dweber@mtrsd.org or Superintendent Sheryl Stanton at sstanton@mtrsd.org.


If you have not yet signed-up, but still need or want to - it's easy!

TO SIGN UP ONLINE: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district

Select: Consent Now → Mohawk Trail → (select your school)

For staff, coaches, or anyone over 18 years of age, please select “Sign consent form for yourself.”

For caregivers who need to give consent for their child/ren, please select “Sign consent form for a minor.”


If you are unable to complete the online sign-up/consent, please contact Donna Weber for a paper copy to complete.

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Additionally this week, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley announced an extension of the school mask mandate, which was set to expire this month, through Jan. 15. As a reminder, in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, our school committee voted to require masks for students, staff, and visitors while indoors for this school year.


Remember - using all of the mitigation strategies and tools together helps to keep our communities healthy and safe. As we quickly approach the colder weather season and spend more time indoors, we can't let our guard down! PRACTICE the FAB FIVE: Trust the Facts and Get the Vax; wear your mask; wash your hands; practice physical distancing; and stay home when you are feeling unwell.