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LES News - November 2019
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Welcome to the Lanesborough Elementary Newsletter!
Who writes this letter?
This letter is put together by LES employees, family and community members to ensure that you are aware of what is taking in our school and community. It is a tool to help us all stay up to date on events and notices. 

What will the Newsletter be about?
This Newsletter will house all important dates, events and information that needs to be shared with our LES families. Incase you are ever looking for something to do on the weekends or over school breaks, we will also include events that we are aware of taking place throughout Berkshire County! 

When will this Newsletter be sent out?
At the end of every month, the new newsletter will be sent out. Please be patient, as sometimes we are waiting for dates/times/details to be finalized and we want to make sure we present correct informtion. 

Where can I find this Newsletter?

The newsletter will be sent out via email, make sure that if you have changed your email to let us know! Once you receive the newsletter via email you will be able to return to it as many times as you wish. The newsletter link will posted on the LES website, as will as on our social media pages. You can find us on Instagram @ lanesborough_elementary and on the Lanesborough Elementary School PTO Facebook Page.

Why do we have a monthly newsletter?

Who have chosen to use an online newsletter platform for a number of reasons. Not only do we love our beautiful trees but we want to make sure that you are able to acces this information for anywhere, at any time. Here at LES, we find it essential that our familes, staff and facutly memebers are all on the same page as to what is happening in our school and community. This is way for us to communicate with you at home and hopefully provide many answers to your questions. 

Dear Lanesborough Families,

The school year is well under way and a lot of events are still happening please check the column on the right to see all upcoming events and mark your calendars accordingly. Thank you to all the volunteers and families that came out for trunk or treat, it appeared to be a great event. 

Thank you to all the parents and students that made wacky hair day a great success our next spirit day is on 11/8 which is blue and yellow to celebrate our Lanesborough pride and the end of Wyvern week. We are currently seeking input from former Lanesborough students and the Lanesborough community about why they are proud to be a Wyvern/Lanesborough Resident. Please feel free to add to the input by emailing me the reason you are proud at

Parent Teacher conferences are right around the corner. Due to a scheduling conflict the dates are now 11/13 and 11/14. Please sign up for the appropriate conference. You may have to scroll down to find the appropriate teacher and desired time. 

Grades Pre K - 3  Grades 4 - 6 Specialist, SPED, and SPED Services

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. 

Saturday, November 2nd- Build an American Eagle 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, November 30th- Make a Stocking Ornament 9:00am-12:00pm

Clark Art Events
Sunday, November 3rd- First Sunday Free: Play 1:00pm-4:00pm
Berkshire Museum Events:
Saturday, November 2nd - Weemuse Art Lab 11:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, November 2nd - Chow Time 12:30pm-1:30pm   
* Other Dates Available
Friday, November 8th- Free Community Pajama Night 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday, November 9th- Pop up Play Day 10:00am-12:00pm   
* Other Dates Available
Sunday, November 10th- Discovery Tank Program 1:00pm-2:00pm   * Other Dates Available
Saturday, November 16th- We Can Be Heroes 2:00pm-4:00pm (Ages: 5 & up)  * Other Dates Available
Saturday, November 16th - Indoor Festival of Trees After Dark 5:00pm-7:00pm  * Other Dates Available
Saturday, November 23rd- Kitchen Ka-Boom 11:00am-12:00pm 




We are starting November off with Wyvern week, in which we will learn what it means to be a Lanesborough Wyvern and celebrate and build community within our school. Go Wyverns!  

Also, as we head into November we are focusing on cultivating an attitude of gratitude with our students.  Being grateful is a skill that can be developed through practice. Research has shown that gratefulness is directly related with life satisfaction and happiness.  Some ways to have children practice gratitude are to have them keep a gratitude journal, send thank you notes, and having them say thank you to others. Another way is when they are faced with a difficult situation, have them think of some positive outcomes that came from the event.  For example, when losing at a game, have them come up with some positives, such as they had fun playing the game, they are practicing new skills, whoever they played against had the opportunity to win, and there will be other chances to play and win.   



Mrs. Viall, School Psychologist/School Adjustment Counselor

Click here to visit the school website!


Thursday, November 7th:
Social Development: What it means to be a Wyvern
Friday, November 8th:
School Colors Day
(Yellow and Blue)

November 11th
No School- Veterans Day!

November 12th-16th:
Book Fair

November 13th
Half Day : Dismissal 11:50am
Parent Teacher Conferences 1-4pm

 November 14th

Veterans Breakfast
Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30pm-7:30pm

November 15th
Critters of Greylock Performance

November 27th-29th
No School- Thanksgiving Break!

District Wide Important Dates:
For Parents and Professionals:

Basic Rights:
Evaluation and Eligibility

A Free Workshop for Parents and Professionals
WhenTuesday, November 19th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm Meeting Room A109
Where: Mount Greylock Regional School
781 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267

RSVP: Suzy Gigliotti
413-458-9582 Ext. 2050

Wednesday, November 13th
Rob Kinzer
6:30pm at Mt Greylock Regional High School

Thursday, November 14th

School Committee Reorganization
Year End Budget Review
What: Appoint District Secretary and FY21 Budget Timeline
When: 6pm
Where: Mount Greylock Regional School
Room A109

Click on Links below for School Committee Meetings and Dates:
School Committee Meetings
School Committee Dates
Monthly Lunch Menu
School Calendar

Click to View:
Lunch Menu
Monthly Calendar 

Ask your child about practicing mindfulness at school and at home.

Please contact PTO President Andrea Rotter at if you can help!

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our library to re-shelve books! 
Lanesborough Elementary School's PTO was chosen as the recipient of the Halloween candy buy back fundraiser sponsored by Dr. Lisa Gamache and Dr. Neha Das of Berkshire Pediatric Dentistry. Please send in any excess candy or donations of candy. The PTO will receive $1.00 per pound of candy donated. All of the candy will be sent overseas to our Troops. Cards, letters, and/or drawings are highly encouraged accompaniments to the candy to help lift the spirits of our troops! A donation box will be located in the main office of the school. Drop your candy at the main office or send it in with your student (just make sure it is well packaged and sealed, so children aren't eating any extra treats at school). Please help support our PTO with this easy fundraiser!

District Website
Powerschool Portal
Click to Visit these Websites:


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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