October 14, 2016 

October 14, 2016 

Saturday, October 15
            Harvest Festival 9:30-1:30
            Book Fair 9:30-1:30
            Spaghetti Supper 5:30-7:00
Monday, October 17
            School Committee Meeting- 6:00
Thursday, October 20
             Safety Day
Friday, October 21
            Curriculum Day- NO SCHOOL



Chess is Coming! 

Last winter, many parents participated in a survey about after school activities. There are many students involved in different activities, including art classes at the LCA and Destination Imagination, so we’re going to focus on one additional activity for the remainder of the fall. 

Drew Marcus, an LES parent, has offered to teach a beginner/intermediate chess class for students in grades 2-6. The classes will take place on Mondays from 3:10-4:00 p.m. at LES, beginning on Monday, October 24th and running through December 12th. There will be no class on October 31st (Halloween). The fee for the seven weeks will be $75.

This class must have an enrollment of at least four children to run, with a maximum of 12. If you would like to enroll your child, please call the LES office by Thursday, October 20th. 

Coming Up… 

The coming week is a busy one, and I want to take a moment to remind parents about the schedule. 

Tomorrow (Saturday, 10/15) is Harvest Fest! You can start your day with the Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast, enjoy the activities of the morning, including the birds of prey and the Book Fair, and wrap up your day with the 6th Grade Spaghetti Supper!! Come one, come all! 

Thursday, October 20th       LES Safety Day

All students will participate in Bus Safety and Fire Evacuation Drills over the course of the morning. Teachers will prepare students in a developmentally appropriate manner, and we will be back into our normal routine by mid-morning.  It is very important that all children are on time that morning, so that the drills can start (and finish!) promptly. 

Friday, October 21st                         U28 Curriculum Day

                                                No school for students

                                                - Margot Lacey


There's something spOOky going on...........

Looking for help in the Haunted House for this year's LES Halloween Party! 

If you like to scare the pants off of kids we've got just the job for you!  We need volunteer/actors and special effects support inside the haunted house on Friday Oct. 28th. 

Also we are looking to borrow some spooky supplies for the night, if you are able to loan us any of the following items, please let us know.
- Scary masks of all kinds

- Fog machines

- Black lights or other colored lights

- bubble machine

- large fake spiders

- old white sheets 

We, Jai (Amardas's mother) and Siri Om (Dayal's mother), are coordinating this addition to the Halloween Party!

Email Jai Fuller if you want to volunteer or loan any of these items, [email protected]


Shop online for Tea kids clothing collection, and find, globally inspired, stylish, comfy, cotton clothing for kids ages 0 -12. You will receive 15% off your purchase, and free shipping, while LES will get 15% of all sales. Maybe find a few holiday gifts while supporting our school at the same time!

Go to TeaSchoolDays.com to shop only during the week of October 12 -19th and use promo code SDF16LEVERETT to get the discount!

Leverett Harvest Festival

October 15, 2016

Around the Leverett Elementary School Playground

Festival grounds open    9:30-1:30

LES Book Fair in the Library

Crafts and food for sale

Birds of Prey program in the gym

6th Grade Spaghetti Supper   5:30-7:00

Come for an evening of food and fun

to support the Leverett 6th Grade.

Adults- $8/ Children- $6 in advance ($10/$8 at the door)

Tickets are available from any 6th grader, or at the Harvest Festival

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options will be served.



(Items listed here are not school sponsored)

Community Network for Children Events

Saturday, October 15th at 7:30pm CNC is the beneficiary at the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse. CNC is providing goodies (sweet and savory) for the Dessert-O'-Rama table. We are looking for donations of sweet, savory items and beverages. Please contact Gillian [email protected] if you are able to contribute! You are also invited to attend the Coffeehouse. The performer is Geoff Bartley- a folk-blues guitar player singer-songwriter and recording artist. The folk press has called him a world-class guitarist, a brilliant songwriter and the prophet and spiritual godfather of the Boston folk scene


Special Playgroup Updates:

Both on Wednesday, October 19th:

Erving Playgroup Annual Clothing Swap-Bring your gently used clothing, outerwear, shoes/boots, Halloween costumes. You may bring items the week before.

Wendell Playgroup- FREE Vision Screening for children and adults from 10:00-Noon. Community members welcome once all playgroup participants have been screened. The Lion's Club will be conducting screenings with the SPOT vision screener. Takes only seconds and if needed a report can be printed and taken for further evaluation.



CREATE ART FOR TODDLERS: FREE at the Old Wendell Town Hall on 3 Thursdays, October 20, 27 and November 3 from9:30 to 10:30 with Heather Willey. Process based art projects for toddlers (2-5 years of age) and their caregivers. Non-toxic, nature-based materials inspired by books and music. Healthy snack time too!

Pre-Register with CNC [email protected]  or 978-544-5157  by October 17th. Space limited.  This program is funded by a grant from the Wendell Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.   


FAMILY HIKE-FREE: Join CNC and Dawn Marvin Ward for a Family Ramble and Nature Storywalk "LOOKING for a MOOSE" on  Sunday, October 23, at the Leverett Library at 1:00pm. This program is funded by a grant from the Leverett Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  


FAIRIES OF THE SEASONS-FREE: Magical show with fairy puppets and a grumpy gnome. We will make our own fairies after the performance! To be held on Saturday, November 5th from10-11am at the Shutesbury Town Hall.  This program is funded by a grant from the Shutesbury Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  




Monday, November 7, 5:00 – 7:30 at Soup & Game Night held at Hope & Olive.  Come and have fun and enjoy free soup and bread donated by local restaurants; also baked goods and a silent auction.  Bring the family and your favorite games to play while you eat soup and help families in need of diapers!  Hope & Olive is at 44 Hope St., Greenfield.

You can help fill the Franklin County Diaper Bank run by the Franklin County Resource Network by making a contribution in any amount.  

The Bank is very low on diapers and about to run out in another couple of months.   We are now distributing about 4,000 a month to families with low incomes.  If you can’t make it, please consider donating diapers or making a financial contribution.  Go to www.communityaction.us and link to “ways to give”.  

Please come for a most enjoyable evening; no set arrival time.  Share the information with friends and neighbors.  For information contact: Judith Weinthaler, [email protected].  Drop off diapers at my house at 24 Old Long Plain Road.  Thanks so much!

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