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Dear Lanesborough Families,

January 29th was the halfway point of the school year. I cannot believe the year is going this fast. The 100th day of school is right around the corner and we all know that Kindergarten teachers and students will have their traditional ceremonies. For other upcoming events please check the column on the right. 

As the middle of winter continues, please make sure that students have appropriate clothing to go outside for recess. We try to get outside every day even if it is a tad chilly. With the winter comes the flu season, please make sure to read the nurses note about flu prevention and what to do if you suspect your student has the flu. 

This past week started the Shakespeare and Company Residency. Several students are dedicating one to two days a week to learn and explore theater. At the end of the residency the students will put on a play yet to be determined. I cannot wait to see it!

Enjoy the sunshine, 

Nolan Pratt


Have some fun with these local activities at venues around Berkshire County:

Lanesborough Public Library:
Do you have a library card? Stop by the Lanesborough Public Library and they can give you one! A library card lets you borrow books, movies, CD's, museum passes and so much more. We'll see you soon!
-- From Lanesborough and libraries across Massachusetts. 
Lanesborough Public Library Activities
LEGOMANIA!: February 1st, 10:30am-11:30am
Legos and Games: February 18th, 12pm-4pm
Storytime: February 20th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
  • Great News!  WIC has been working with Mass Cultural Council to offer discounted (and in some cases FREE) admission to many of the state’s museum and cultural organizations to our clients.  We are happy to inform you that this year the list has expanded to over 100 participating organizations.  The new updated list (by Region) is up live on our website at
    Because of the generosity of the participating organizations, WIC clients just have to find a place they want to go, show their WIC Card at the front desk, use the discount, and they’re good to go!For More information, please contact Michelle Sylvester at (413) 447-2114 ext 6361.


Clark Art Events:
Presidents Day at The Clark: February 17th, 10am-5pm
Berkshire Museum Events: 
Wee Muse Art Lab: February 1st, 11am-12pm
Discovery Tank Program: February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 1pm-2pm
Daily Aquarium Program: Throughout February, Monday to Saturday: 12:45pm / Sundays: 1pm

As we move into February, it is important for families and educators to be aware of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or sometimes known as the Winter Blues.  It can affect children as well as adults. SAD in children can lead to fatigue, irritability, and an inability to concentrate. There are many ways to combat the winter blues including a healthy diet, increasing Omega-3 fatty acid intake, Vitamin D intake, getting outside, movement and exercise, and the use of a special light box.   

Mrs. Viall, School Psychologist/School Adjustment Counselor

Notes from Nurse Kathy


As you may know there is a "flu like" illness going around as well as several confirmed cases of the flu that I am aware of.  We have also had a few cases of Strep and a stomach bug within our school population. Our teachers and custodial staff are being extra diligent about disinfecting around the school and attendance has improved.  Here's how you can help protect your family.


What You Can Do to Stay Healthy:

  • *Eat right and get plenty of rest.  Do not let yourself get run down.

  • *Cover cough and sneezes with a tissue or elbow. Throw the tissue in the trash  after you use it.

  • *Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.

  • *Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

*If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

** Do not send your child back to school until he/she is fever free and no vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours. Children who come back before they are ready can infect other children AND they are more susceptible to other viruses themselves ***

Click here to visit the school website!
February 11th
PTO Meeting
LNADS Meeting
MGRS School Council Meeting

February 13th
MGRSD School Committee Meeting

February 5th, 12th, 13th, 26th
Shakespeare & Company Drama Club

February 17th-21st
February Break - NO SCHOOL

February 24th

Back to school!

Events in March:
 Math Night - March 25th,2020 5:30pm-7pm

Monthly Lunch Menu
School Calendar

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Lunch Menu
Monthly Calendar 

Ask your child about practicing mindfulness at school and at home.
  • We are currently looking for volunteers for March mini-courses. Contact Sarah Powell at or Andrea Rotter at if interested.
  • Please contact PTO President Andrea Rotter at if you can help with PTO and volunteering!
  • We are always looking for volunteers to help in our library to re-shelve books! 
  • The Agriculture Commission is looking for volunteers for March mini-courses and to help with the Schools Garden. If interested, please contact Marv Michalak at(413) 499-1034

The Rotary International club is an international service organization whose mission is to make the world a better place. There are more than 35,000 clubs in 220 countries.The Dalton Rotary Club is part of Rotary International. 

The Rotary International club is an international service organization whose mission is to make the world a better place. There are more than 35,000 clubs in 220 countries.

Each year the eleven members volunteer their time and efforts on projects that improve the lives of members of our community. They may be a small club but they make a large impact.

This year the Dalton Rotary club donated $400 worth of books to our school! They also donated over $3,000 last year worth of books and digital reading tablets to local schools, as well as holiday food baskets, and scholarships for graduating high school seniors. The Dalton Rotary Club is always looking for new members interested in having a positive impact on our community.
Please contact Selma at if you would like more information.
  • Thank you to Stephanie Bush, Jody Robins, Heaven Millar, Monica Hines, Christine Conry, and our 6th graders for their help with the Holiday Store!

As many of you are aware the PTO has partnered with Peace Train Tees in creating this online school store. Follow the link below to order your items, they have something for everyone! The store will be open through February 14th

Store Link:  

District Website
Powerschool Portal
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IXL - Math - Login
X-tra Math - Math Fact fluency
Table Talk Math - Facilitating math conversations with your child 

Lexia  - Login
Reading Rockets

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