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Dear Lanesborough Families,


Happy March! As the saying goes, March is in like a lion and out like a lamb. Please send students to school with the appropriate attire for the weather. 

Last Thursday, the 6th grade hosted a Spaghetti Dinner at Bob's Country Kitchen as a fundraiser for their Cape Cod trip. The students acted as servers throughout the night taking orders and cashing out patrons. The students were very professional. It was amazing to see all the community support for the school. This community is a large part of the school's success. Thank you to Bob's Country Kitchen for hosting the event. 

As part of our Choose to Be Nice challenge we have now started tallying the number of tickets earned by each class. It is not often that our students are not kind, but when they go above and beyond, they receive a ticket. This ticket earns their class a tally and the student a sticker. It is great to see the students take pride in their actions. 


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

Pre-K Storytime- Tuesdays at 10:15 am- Stories, Music, and Crafts! Open to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
Duct Tape Workshop- Saturday, March 21 at 12 pm- Let's see what we can build with duct tape!

  • 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.

Binoculars: Saturday, March 7th 2020, 9am-12pm

Clark Art Events:

Berkshire Museum Events: 
Wee Muse Art Lab
Discovery Tank Program
Daily Aquarium Program

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.


John Gray, an Emmy-award winning television journalist and columnist, as well as author will be joining us on Tuesday March 3rd to read his book Keller’s Heart with the school.  This book has a strong message about acceptance, differences, kindness, and friendship.  Following the book reading there will be a discussion, and then students will have follow-up activities throughout the week to further explore these themes.


Mrs. Viall, School Psychologist/School Adjustment Counselor

Hello Lanesborough Families!

I wanted to let you know that I have created a website for the Lanesborough elementary school PE program.  On the website you will get to view many of the great activities we have been doing throughout the school year.  I will update the site regularly to help keep you informed. Please feel free to check out the link through our school’s website or the link below.  Thank you for viewing!

Please remember to send your child to school with sneakers on their PE day.

Thank you!

Jamie Bishop

PE Teacher Lanesborough School



The Dental Program has been scheduled for Thursday, March 5!

Kathy Larson, School Nurse
Click here to visit the school website!

March 3rd
John Gray Assembly
"Keller's Heart"

March 5th 
Dental Program.

March 10th
LNADS Meeting

March 25th
Tile 1 Math Night!

March 27th
Spirit Day:
* Dress up as what you want to be
when you grow up!

Click to Download:
This Month's Lunch Calendar

Click to View:
Lunch Menu


Title 1 Math Night!

Come join us on March 25th from 5:30pm-7:00pm us for a night of math and fun!

Shakespeare & Company's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Rehearsal dates (Mostly Wednesdays) are below:
March- 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April- 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th, 30th

May : 4th ( Tech Night)
5th ( Final Dress Performance)
The Tragedy of Macbeth 
Time: TBD

Ask your child about practicing mindfulness at school and at home.
Annual LES Spring Concert!
Thursday, May 21st @ 6:00pm

Read Aloud to Your Kids!

15 minutes of reading aloud to your children makes a world of difference in supporting literacy skills.  Really.

The benefits of reading aloud to your children are many.  Reading aloud promotes language development and emerging literacy. As you read, talk with your children about  the meanings of words, help them make predictions, discuss together the events in the story and point to and identify  letters and words as you read. Discussing stories helps with their understanding of what was read and unfamiliar words discussed adds to their vocabulary, which will grow rapidly over the years as a result of  both read alouds and through discussion. Most of all, reading aloud will hopefully foster a lifelong love of reading for your kids! Don’t know what to read or are have difficulty reading yourself? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at and I will guide your way.

Beth Nichols,
Reading Specialist and Special Education teacher


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! 

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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