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Leverett Elementary School   85 Montague Road   Leverett MA  01054


           Calendar of Events

Monday, May 29, Memorial Day,


            June 2 - Start bringing your donations

            for the book swap, happening June 6-9.

                                                                                                June 14, LES Field Day

Spotlight On…

The Leverett Elementary School Chorus (grades 4, 5, 6) will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, June 13, at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm. This will be an excellent show - See you there!

In the Schoolhouse

Comings and Goings (and Stayings)

With the year coming to a close, decisions have been made about teaching assignments for next year. There are still some holes to fill, but I know that parents and students are anxious to know, so I wanted to pass along this information now. Lani Blechman, our wonderful librarian, has just accepted a full-time position in Amherst. We are incredibly sad to see Lani leave, but understand her desire to be in a school where she can be full-time. The librarian position has been posted, and we anticipate holding interviews the second week in June.

As many of you know, Angela Regan will be moving to third grade with her current class, a practice known as ‘looping,’ and Tracey Supple will be the Essential Skills Teacher for kindergarten-third grade. Taking over the second grade will be Nicole Harper, who has filled in for Alyson Bull in the sixth grade this past year. Ms. Harper was an Assistant Teacher in third grade at the Smith College Campus School, and also completed a practicum in second grade at the Campus School, so she is well suited to this role.

Katrin Griswold will continue as the fourth grade teacher. Ms. Griswold came to us from Longmeadow a year ago, and has become a strong presence on the LES staff. She is already doing some professional development focused on encouraging students through the invention process!

After a long career at LES, ‘Deb’ Brazeau, our amazing first grade paraprofessional is retiring. Marla Cromwell will move to first grade to team up with up with Alissa. Marla spent time with the younger grades this year, and found that she really enjoyed it. She and Alissa are looking forward to working together.

As we always do on the last day, children will have the opportunity to meet their ‘new’ teacher on the last day of school.

Margot Lacey

Upcoming Library Dates

June 2 - Start bringing your donations for the book swap.

June 5 - Daniel Finds a Poem Storywalk will move on with the Rattlesnake Gutter Trust. Come visit it on the path between the Leverett Library and Leverett Elementary School before it does!

June 6-9 - Summer Reading Book Swap!

June 21 - End of Year Book Return Raffle Drawing!

Veggie or soup cans needed! Kindergarten is currently collecting empty, clean tin cans (veggie can/soup can size) for a garden project. Cans without a "sharp" edge are preferred, but we will also be putting duct tape around the edges to be safe. Also, we are hoping to borrow some Dr. Seuss board books (These can be returned!). Many K students can read these versions (which are shorter than their paperback versions) and we would like to do some play oriented reading with them.   Thanks!

Second grade needs shoe boxes:  Please donate them if you have them!

Community Bulletin Board

Pop-Up Adventure Playground! This year's version of Boxville!

Saturday, June 3rd, 10 am - 1 pm

Wendell Town Common  (rain date, June 4th)

BYO Picnic lunch. Free event. Families from all towns welcome. (Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult!)  Supported by the Wendell Cultural Council and the Friends of the Wendell Free Library.  Tons of loose parts, boxes, tubes, rope, fabric & found objects ready for your creativity. (more “supplies” welcome!!)  

Still looking for an amazing experience for your child this summer? There are still a few spaces left at Khalsa Camp!  Cooperative Trust Building: June 26th through July 7th (ages 5-10); and Expressive Arts: July 24th - Aug (ages 8 - 13).

Khalsa Camp is based out of Leverett, we travel throughout the valley--swimming, yoga, horseback riding, hiking, and other adventures! See our website for referral discount and sibling discount info. (413) 548-8855

The Leverett Historical Society will be having their annual Plant Sale Fundraiser, rain or shine, on: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9 A.M.-Noon at Leverett Town Hall.

Plant donations are NEEDED!! Plants can be dropped off behind the Town Hall during the Week prior to the sale.  Please LABEL ALL donated plants.

Master Gardener Dawn Marvin Ward will be on duty to help assist with plant choices and general garden questions.  For more information contact Dawn 367-9562 or Julie 367-2656