South Grafton Elementary School

To prepare all students to be life-long learners and responsible citizens

Principal's Message

Happy New Year!

We have settled back into our routine after a wonderful winter break.  Students are ready and eager to get back to learning at SGES.  In Kindergarten, students have been reviewing the months of the year and remembering their birthday month.  They have learned there are 12 months in a year and 365 days in a year, too.  Students continue to enjoy reading to someone and reading to self.  They are continuing to learn and practice writing letters and numbers, as well as, weekend news.  They have been skip counting by five and ten.  Students are also beginning to learn about time. 

In first grade, students continue to read to self, someone and listen to reading.  Students have been listening to a variety of stories, focusing on beginning, middle and end of the stories.  Students have also been comparing and contrasting the stories they have read and/or listened to.  In math, students have been reviewing subtraction and solving word problems.  They have worked on finding key words to help them solve and have learned to include a label in their answer.  Students are continuing to learn about what animals do in winter.

All Kindergarten and grade 1 students will be assessed this month using the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills).  This assessment tool and the results will help the teachers to best determine instruction for each student. 

We have had some issues at SGES with parking.  We ask that you park only in designated parking spaces for the safety of our students and families.  Parking in non-designated spots causes issues with field of vision for some and maneuverability in the lot.  Little ones can be difficult to see.  Also, please be mindful of our neighbors by parking only along the sides of Main Street and Sunnyside Terrace.  We may not park in private driveways or block the driveways of our neighbors. 

Please see our latest newsletter under Forms and Documents for special dates.  Please note that Preschool Application form is there.  We will soon have our Incoming Kindergarten information listed there, as well.   



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  • Principal: 
    Mrs. Doreen Parker 

    Administrative Assistant:  
    Ms. Michelle Henault 

    90 Main Street
    South Grafton, MA 01560

    Phone: 508-839-5484
    Fax: 508-839-8532

    Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm 
    Early Release Dismissal: 12:00 pm

    About SGES: We are an early childhood school and serve as the foundation for lifelong learning. Our goal is to facilitate the growth and guide the development of each child's self-esteem, sense of competence, and positive attitude toward learning. Above all, our knowledge of the development of young children provides the framework for our school's beliefs and practices, bringing our early childhood goals to life.

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