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									SUNDERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                              Swampfield Drive
413-665-1151 FAX: 413-665-4545                          Sunderland, MA 01375                   ISSUE 35

                                                                                           JUNE 12, 2009

                 Mission: To ensure a positive, safe and respectful
           environment that inspires our children to realize, develop and
            attain their full potential in a school that values diversity and
                                     individual needs.

MESSSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL ~Penelope A. Spearance~                                   Special points of interest:

Dear Families,                                          REDUCE, REUSE,                12: PK Visitation Day
Don’t forget that Town Meeting is                         RECYCLE                     12: Town Meeting
scheduled for Friday, June 12 at                                                               @ 7 PM
                                                 The Postal Service delivers
7:00 PM in the SES gym.
                                                17.8 tons of bulk mail each           15: PTO @ 6:30 PM
I encourage registered voters to                year, 44% of which goes un-
attend. This is a time for all voters                                                 16: School Comm @ 7
                                                opened, according to the EPA.
to have their voices heard regard-                                                        PM
                                                Just 22% of bulk mail is recy-
ing the Town’s budget.                          cled.                                 16: Band/Chorus /
Child care is available. Please                 To stop the flow, visit the Di-           Strings Concert @
see the attached flyer for details.             rect Marketing Association, the           1:30 PM
             ~Penny~                            leading global trade associa-         17: Gr 5 Class Trip to
                                                tion of business and nonprofit            Boston
                                                organizations using and sup-
        LOST AND FOUND                                                                18: Gr 6 Class Trip to
                                                porting multi-channel direct
Navy blue hooded sweatshirt,                                                              NYC
                                                marketing        tools       and
blue lunch box, size 8 black snow               t e c h n i q u e s ,           a t   19: Gr 3 Class Trip to
pants, pink girl's sweater....if any  , and get                Mystic Aquarium &
of these items sound familiar to                put on the "do not mail" list.            Pequot Museum
you or are missing from your own
closet, then you need to check the               It costs one dollar, but it'll re-   25: Field Day
Lost and Found bin outside of the               move your name from the lists         26: Gr 6 Graduation @
Art Room at the school.                         for five years.
With at-large school events com-                                                      29: LAST DAY OF
bined with variable weather pat-                                                          SCHOOL 1/2
                                                   CLEAN OUT YOUR DESK
terns, many items are left behind                                                         DAY—NOON DIS-
and sometimes lost forever.                                                               MISSAL
At year's end, all items left behind           We are still collecting for the
are donated to a local charitable              Clean Out Your Desk campaign –
organization. Avoid losing costly              school supplies for the children of
and special personal belongings                Nicaragua. See page 2 for de-               Town Meeting
by reminding your child to check               tails.                                        June 12 @
the bin. Anything left over after                                                              7 PM
June 29th will be donated.
Thank you for your help!

For Medical Absences, please call the Nurse’s Direct Line - 665-1451
                  Sunderland Elementary School Participates Again in
                  “Clean Your Desk” Campaign for Nicaraguan Schools

After the wonderful response the past two years for the “Clean Your Desk” campaign, we are once again collecting school
supplies and other materials to send to schools in poor, rural communities in Nicaragua.

If you are able to donate any of the following items, either new or in good condition, please place them in the large dona-
tion box at the main entrance of the school:
                      •    pens
                      •    pencils
                      •    chalk
                      •    paper
                      •    erasers
                      •    notebooks
                      •    art supplies
                      •    crayons
                      •    markers
                      •    scissors
                      •    rulers
                      •    musical instruments
                      •    basketballs
                      •    baseballs, etc.
                      •    Please… NO books, 3-ring binders, or anything
Donations will be gratefully accepted until the very last day of school. For further information, please contact Matt How-
ell at the school.
               This campaign is sponsored locally by Amherst Pediatrics and nationally by Quest for Peace.

                  RESCUE THE RAIN FOREST”
                  ~Mrs. Williams~

This year the 4th grade along with the experts at Cool Earth are joining a Tropicana campaign to "Rescue the
Rain Forest." We believe we can make a difference in saving endangered rain forest land. Here is what you
can do to help us.
Every Tropicana orange juice container size 64oz., 89oz., 128oz., or 59oz., Tropicana 50 orange juice bever-
age, has a special code at the top of the container. All we need is the 11 digit code written as it is shown on
the container or you can send in the container to Mrs. Williams' fourth grade class. Each time we send in a
code through the computer we will save 100 sq. feet of rain forest. We have protected about 6,200 sq. ft.
already. Every little bit helps make our world a better place.
Thank you for your continued support.
                                PTO MATTERS


Please join us on June 15th at 6:30 pm in our school library for our last PTO
meeting for this school year.

Sandy Randall
PTO Secretary

                              Last Call for
                             Library Books!

                  Please check all the nooks & crannies at your house for
                  library books. Overdue lists went to the classrooms this week.
                  Books that are not returned will have to be replaced by the
                  student who had borrowed it.

Ms. Breines Kindergarten class is collecting old blankets, towels, pet food and
other pet supplies for the Dakin Animal Shelter. If you have any of these items
that you would like to donate, please call Ms. Breines at 413-665-1151 ext. 27.
Thank you.
          Critical Town Meeting!
             Friday, June 12
       Sunderland Elementary School

    All Registered Voters are Urged to Attend!

Proposed cuts without a Proposition 2 ½ override
                would include:
 Trash pick up
 Drastic school cuts including music, art, staff, reading /
   math programs and more
 Overnight police
 Town library hours and services
 Highway maintenance
 Much more
               Attend this critical meeting
     June 12 @ 7pm Sunderland Elementary School

 Free childcare services provided. Please register children
   with Justine Rosewarne at

 Free dessert and coffee

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