Return To School Advisory Committees are convening in each of the four school departments. The committees are comprised of a board member, administrators, teachers, parents, healthcare personnel, school bus drivers and school maintenance personnel. They are meeting weekly to develop a plan using the Department of Education's Framework as a guide. Each school's plan will be reviewed and approved by each of the four school boards and then forwarded to the Department of Education. The goal is to have the plans approved by the boards in early August.
Thank you to generous donations to Boothbay Region Education Foundation, our awesome food service and transportation staff are making and delivering lunches this week. Enjoy lunch and school vacation week! https://sites.google.com/aos98schools.org/aos98wellnessresources/home
We have superb resources available for how to improve the efficacy of remote learning and also information on help available to you during the COVID 19 pandemic. Please check the AOS 98 website for more information.
Here is an excellent article from the Maine Department of Education Commissioner on school's education initiatives during the COVID 19 pandemic. https://www.pressherald.com/2020/04/14/maine-education-chief-teaching-your-kids-at-home-is-difficult-dont-expect-perfection/#
Food Service Donation Update - To date we have received over $25,000 in financial donations to support our efforts to feed students during the COVID 19 crisis. Thank you to all those who have so generously donated. We could use more donations to offset our expenses.
Good afternoon. Are your kids complaining about being bored? Check these ideas out. https://www.weareteachers.com/things-to-do-during-covid/?utm_content=1584460940&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3AP3ZaRaFKuuJ4ZtYWtS_ypEXkrJC34VwDn17ioWJul_HjLa8OvH3MeTQ
Please visit the following URL for letter from Mr. Michaud regarding distance learning and accessing food for children who need it: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/621383/3_16_-_Updated_COVID-19_Parent_letter__1_.pdf
Join us for tonight's Parent Chat at 5:30 followed by our 6:00 PTC Meeting. At the chat, we will discuss the importance of "focusing on the behavior" and "halting overstimulation". The PTC will focus on planning for our spaghetti supper/raffle fundraiser. Hope to see you there.
Reminder - 3rd grade performance festival is taking place tomorrow afternoon at 2:05. Family and friends of 3rd grade performers are welcome to attend.
Master Plan Listening Session for Parents - Please plan on joining us in the high school library this Friday evening, at 5:15-6:15 pm, to provide us input for our Master Plan. Your input will strongly influence the future of our schools. Please make it a point to participate!
Please go to the following link to see our December newsletter. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/539227/Newsletter_12_12_2019.pdf
We Are Growing Kelp! Students in Georgetown, Southport, Edgecomb and Boothbay Harbor, are growing kelp in their classrooms. The kelp will be transferred to the ocean in the spring. Exciting learning ideally suited to our ocean community schools! Dr. Laser
Box Top collection tomorrow! Please help us raise money to support our school and help your children win a popcorn party! Also, our book fair ends tomorrow. If your child wants to get an item, tomorrow is their last chance, so please make sure you send money in.
PTC Meeting tonight at 6. We look forward to seeing you. If you'd like to come early and hear about some amazing parenting tips, please join us at 5:30 for a talk with Michelle Slack and Kristin Cameron. Child care will be provided.
Ensure you know the procedures the individual schools follow on bad weather days. If you suspect school might have a delayed or closed for the day, check the school website if you have Internet access. Or use Instant Alert. The information is available in your school office.
Please go the following link to access our latest newsletter. Enjoy. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/491089/Newsletter_10_10_2019.pdf
October is National Stop Bullying Month. Follow this link if you want to learn more about what together we can do to keep our students safe from bullying. https://www.stopbullying.gov/
Reminder: picture day tomorrow. Come looking sharp. Don’t forget to send in your order envelopes.
Our Open House is tonight from 5-6. Our teachers and staff are looking forward to seeing you here. Grade 6 parents and students should stay for Chewonki informational presentation at 6. See you tonight.
Maine DOE Commissioner Looking for Students to Serve on an Advisory Cabinet - Click here for more info: https://mainedoenews.net/category/news-views/press-releases/
Tonight is the very first Parent Teacher Club meeting for the 2019-2020 school year! We hope to see many of you there! The meeting will start at 6pm, right at the school.
WELCOME BACK FOR WHAT WILL BE A GREAT 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!
Thank you "Set for Success! " My heartiest thanks to event founder and chair, Sue Burge, and to the many volunteers and contributors, who made this year's event an overwhelming success. It was heartwarming to see so many people enjoying the generosity of this great community.
See the following link for bus route schedules and other important student information. We look forward to seeing a great number of you for Set for Success this Sunday. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/436327/2019_SCHOOL_OPENING_PRESS_RELEASE.pdf
Check out our final newsletter for the 2018-19 school year and learn about some upcoming summer events. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/393512/Newsletter_6_26_2019.pdf
Tomorrow is an early release day. Grades Pre-K through 5 will be dismissed at 11 am due to BRHS's graduation in the afternoon. Also, 6th grade parents need to have students to the Brunswick train station by 7 am. Parents should be at EES at 10:20 pm for pickup.
Please go to the following link for important information regarding our upcoming beach day field trip and other end of the year events: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/367156/Beach_Day.pdf
PTC Meeting tonight at 6. We hope to see you there.
Healthy Lincoln County is conducting a parent survey. Fill it out for a chance to win a cash prize. https://www.facebook.com/HealthyLincolnCounty/photos/a.190467787824963/1034715073400226/?type=3&theater
Edgecomb Passes Their School Budget for the 2019-2020 School Year!
Teacher Appreciation Week! We are fortunate to have great teachers in all our schools, who make special efforts every day to give our learners the best education possible. We thank each one of them for all they do for our children. Your work is for eternity. Thank You!
Edgecomb Eddy's spaghetti supper and raffle (with thousands of dollars in items from over 60 local businesses) is happening 5 - 7:30. Come support our future playground and enjoy good company. Check out the raffle items on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/edgecombeddy/
Edgecomb Eddy's playground fundraiser is taking place in six days! Come and join us on April 25 for good food, fun kids' activities, and an amazing raffle/silent auction. Visit our facebook site for more details and to see available items: https://www.facebook.com/edgecombeddy/
Correction - the spring concert is on Thursday, May 30th, @ 6 pm. Not the 31st. Thank you.
Please go to the following link to see our most recent newsletter and all the great stuff our students have been up to recently. Have a great weekend. - Mr. Michaud https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/316743/Newsletter_3_8_2019.pdf