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LES News - April 2019
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Dear Lanesborough Families,

    Thank you so much for joining us on Family Math Night! We had 37 students and 23 families join us for a successful evening. This month the spring Scholastic Book Fair will return and run during the last week in April with a Bingo for Books night on Friday, April 26, from 5:00 to 6:30, we hope to see you there!

    Our grade 6 students are invited to an Open House/orientation at Mount Greylock Middle/High School on April 4th from 6:30 - 8:00pm to work with the Peer Team while parents enjoy a panel presentation from faculty and administration with a Q & A to follow. Doors open at 6:00pm.

    Our MCAS Spring Testing window begins tomorrow April 2nd for grade 6. Please have your child get a good night sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and bring a snack. We are reminding students to relax, breathe and believe in themselves. The goal of spring testing is for students to give us their best effort and to show us all that they know!

    April vacation is the week of April 15th – 19th. We will release on Friday, April 12th and return on Monday, April 22nd.

     Please be mindful of school absences and remember to call the office when your child will be out sick for the day.

     Thank you for sending your child to us each day as we love working with them and watching them grow and develop their love of learning.


Principal Wiley


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

Williams College:
Attention upcoming 5th & 6th graders! Williams College will be offering an amazing science program this summer! It will run Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 8th and July 25th.
Click here to find out more information!
Kids Workshop: Saturday April 6th @9:00am-12:00pm
Encourage a love for nature and ornithology in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a birdhouse. Your young birdwatcher can observe birds’ behaviors like nest building and provide them a safe place to eat without the need for expensive equipment. Once your birdhouse is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.  

Clark Art Events:
Free Family Fun: Sunday,April 7th
Enjoy complimentary admission to the galleries and activities that encourage visitors to reflect on the small ways we can be heroic in our everyday lives at the Clark during the museum’s April Free Sunday — this month, visitors are invited to make a custom superhero mask and cape to help you assume your secret identity, and stop by the Small Heroics station to receive your mission before heading out to do good. Continue your heroic day in the galleries with a self-guide for conversational talks that explore themes of everyday heroism in the Clark’s permanent collection and in our own lives.

The Art of Inprov at the Clark!
There will be a workshop on April 16-19 @2:00pm-4:00pm, and a performance on Saturday, April 20th @2:00pm.

Click here to learn more about what the Kidspace at MASS MoCA has to offer!
Berkshire Museum Events:
Chow Time @12:30-1:30pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

Public Skating:
Public Skate at Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club, Saturdays and Sundays @3:00pm-4:30pm unless otherwise posted. Check website. $6 admission, $3 skate rentals.

Public Skate at North Adams Peter Foote Rink, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. $3 kid/ student admission, $5 adult admission, $4 skate rentals.



For families that are dealing with worry and anxiety, know that some worry and anxiety is a normal part of growing and learning.  However, when worry and anxiety becomes restrictive and disruptive to a child’s normal routine and/or behavior it can lead to task avoidance, missed school, behavior outbursts, and at times depression.  Please seek my support if you suspect your child is experiencing increased levels of worry or anxiety. I can work with your child on coping strategies as well as work with your family if outside counseling/therapy is indicated.

Mrs. Viall, School Adjustment Counselor/ Psychologist 


April's Nutrition Nuggets has great suggestions and tips regarding food and fitness for a healthy child. Please click here to view!

Last month, Nurse Larson and our BCC Nursing Student, Alexandra, introduced the process and experience of being admitted to the hospital for surgeries & treatments. They explained how each individual person on the healthcare team plays a significant role in a person’s experience. Both patients and people of the healthcare team wear certain clothing to protect everyone from transmitting germs. Their goal is to raise awareness and decrease fear. The students were exposed to the features and purpose behind X-Rays and how helpful they can be. Alexandra read allowed to our Kindergarten classes “Franklin Goes To The Hospital” and helped them dressed up in hospital gear!

Click here to view photos! 

Kathy Larson, School Nurse

Our Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and 3rd Grade Recorder students have been working hard preparing for their Spring Concert!  We are so looking forward to seeing these students perform on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00PM. At the concert, you will hear fanfares, traditional folk tunes, contemporary pieces, and more!  Please make sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event. 

Click here to view the flyer!
For more information, please contact

Jackie Vinette, Music Teacher


Technology Newsletter April 2019

What's happening?

Dear LES Families,

In case you haven’t had a chance to see our LES website, you may access it here. Don’t forget to check out some helpful links to use at home. You can find this page under “About Us” Technology Section labeled Home-to-School Connections and also under the “For Parent/Community” page on our home page. Click here to access it now. You will see programs that our students use in school and additional programs they may access at home.  I have also included a link for parents/caregivers to the Common Sense Media site.

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.”

Common Sense Media.” Common Sense Media: Ratings, Reviews, and Advice,


As always, please feel free to contact me at
or 443-0027 x144
Julieann Haskins, Instructional Technology Teacher


Click here to view LES's art website, sampling the artwork of our students! You may send Ms. Kick your comments and questions right on the site.

Elizabeth Kicks, Art Teacher
Click here to visit the school website!
April 3rd 
Cultural Pressures &
Develop Healthy Relationships
with Cindy Pierce
Click here for the details! 

April 4th
6th Grade Night at
MG High School

April 7th 
Pancake Breakfast!
LES Cafeteria
(America Leagan Veterans
Food Pantry)

April 9th 
PTO Meeting @7:00pm

April 15th - April 19th
April Break!

April 23rd
Last day of the after school Advanced Math Club

April 26th
6th Graders Only!
Deadline for Cape Cod:
-Permission slips
-Medical Forms

April 26th
Bingo For Books!
See info below

April 27th
Town Clean up
Meet in the LES Parking Lot
Monthly Lunch Menu
School Calendar

Click to View:
Lunch Menu
Monthly Calendar 

MCAS Dates & Details

Grades 3-6 only!

Click here to view.

As a reminder, outside visitors will not be allowed to visit testing classrooms. If you need to pick up your child, please be sure to check into the office and we will call your child down for dismissal. 

Thank you for your support and cooperation! 
Sensory Processing
Lecture Series

@5:30 - 7:00pm

(April 24, May 15, June 12, July 10, August 21 & September 18)

Click here to view the flyer! 

Bingo for Books Night!

Located in the LES Cafeteria.

All LES students & families
are invited!

Come join us for a night
full of fun, bingo & prizes!

(There is no RSVP necessary)

Opens Tuesday, February 5th and will run until the end of the year! The 6th grade class will be running the store for their Service Learning Program. At the end of the year they will donate all proceeds to a local charity.
There will be a $5.00 limit per visit. Please be sure that all money for school store is properly labeled as school store money. 
Store hours: Tuesdays @8:25am – 8:40am
Location: Main Street Hallway
Note from our Nurse
During our muddy season, please remember to pack your child an extra set of clothes, as they will go outside for recess in nice weather! 


Shakespeare & Company's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 
Tech Rehearsals:
April 24th & 25th @3:15-6:15

Dress Rehearsals:
April 29th & 30th @3:15-6:15

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Date: Wednesday, May 1st
Time: 6:00PM

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

Reminder to 6th Grade Math Club:
What: Advanced Math Club
Where: Mr. Bradley's classroom
When: Every Tuesday after school until April 23rd: 
Time: 3:05pm - 4:05pm 

Please contact PTO President Jen DeChaine at if you can help!

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our library to re-shelve books! 

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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 Please call or email me directly with any questions you may have about the information included in our newsletter, or with any other issue! - Principal Wiley

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