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Reminder - Due to a student with a severe allergy, 
we are a shellfish free school.


https://docs.google.com/a/mdirss.org/forms/d/1G5B6JKXSFvptkFfP-EqcK6D5MJ4JfUNsmU7vdLURZHo/viewform#start=embed
As a school district, we are planning to update our ability to communicate with parents, and to do so through multiple digital pathways. Our new system, once in place, will allow you, the parent or guardian, to choose how you would like information such as bulletins and newsletters (via email, text message, phone etc.) communicated to you. 
Knowing that email addresses and phone numbers can change when ISP and phone carriers change, we want to be sure that we have your current information correct in our student information system, PowerSchool.

The information you submit will be kept confidential and will only be used to update our PowerSchool data, and for school to home communication.

As a school community, we are dedicated to the values of fairness, compassion, honesty, responsibility, respect and courtesy that contribute to a positive, diverse, safe and caring learning environment. 





https://docs.google.com/a/mdirss.org/document/d/1EQblqS-CFgd4PQUxRDDyDsGqphtUFeIfl6Oi7atrQh0/edit


Portable Dental Clinic

posted Apr 11, 2014, 10:34 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Apr 11, 2014, 10:36 AM ]


http://ces.barhbr.com/dental-clinic-spring-2014
Your child has the opportunity to receive dental care at school from MDI Dental Arts.  Our dentist and hygienists are able to provide comprehensive dental services such as examinations, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene instructions.

MDI Dental Arts is a family dental office located in Bar Harbor.  We understand it is sometimes challenging to have children seen in a typical dental office setting.  Many of our patients have to travel considerable distances and parents have to take time out of work to bring their children to the office.  We are here to help!  We have portable dental equipment that travels with us on the road. This means that your child could receive examinations, cleanings, fluoride varnish, as well as sealants if needed, all at school


Clinic will take place on Friday, May 16, 2014


Click here for more information

Kids For Kindness ....

posted Apr 9, 2014, 8:02 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Apr 9, 2014, 8:16 AM ]


Kids For Kindness 2014




A group called "Kids for Kindness" from Mrs. Hersey's room decided on a tune (You are My Sunshine) for our song.  We discussed it and chose to have a music picture.  The message of the song is that we want everyone to feel welcome at our school.

Grade 4 Participants: Liz, Bella, Deangelo, Zack, Sophia, Addy, Lily, Lexi, and Claire

ShowStoppers 2014

posted Apr 1, 2014, 8:33 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 8:41 AM ]

The Show Stoppers performed Grammar Rock at the recent States Event and received the Gold Award of a 1 rating. 

The pit orchestra was recognized for their outstanding musicianship. The pit was comprised of Catherine D, Yash N., Taki I., Olivia J., Thomas K., Quincy R., Matt C., and Nate I. 
Congratulations to all our soloists who received a 1 rating: Sara T., Nellie H., Ava D., Eva B., Carolyn G., Molly C., Maggie C., Emerson J., Anna N., and Oriahnna K.. 
Their performance was fabulous! Bravo!
Our Pit Orchestra
Our Grade 8 Show Stoppers

Jazz Band Kudos

posted Mar 31, 2014, 5:20 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 5:32 AM ]

Congratulations to the Emerson Jazz Band for their recent performance at the Maine State Jazz Festival that took place at the Westbrook Middle School. The band received a One rating and the Gold Award!
The following students all received a One Rating for their solo performances:
-Yash
-Emerson
-Julia
-Gloria
-Matt
-Brandon

Additionally, Yash received Special Recognition for his performance.

Common Sense Media

posted Mar 25, 2014, 8:40 AM by Nancy Sweeney   [ updated Mar 25, 2014, 10:54 AM by Rick Barter ]

Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, Digital Footprint?


What do these terms mean and what as parents do we need to know to help our children navigate safely through our increasingly digital world?  Common Sense Media’s “Parent Blog” is a great place to start learning about the world our children inhabit online. Here you will find resources to help you make decisions about what your children listen to,  play with online, and watch on TV or at the theater. Find out how to empower your children to protect themselves from online bullies and other dangers of on-line communities and relationships. 




ShowStoppers!!
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxxWjaPVmxy38gcfrazeM-HBkLah9OoZx

K-5 Science Fair Sign-Up

posted Mar 24, 2014, 4:11 AM by Siobhan Ryan

Jazz Band 2014 .. School Performance

posted Mar 19, 2014, 7:02 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Mar 19, 2014, 12:42 PM ]

On Thursday, March 20th, the Emerson Jazz Band will perform for students and staff at 2:30PM in the Emerson Gym.

There will be an encore performance right after school is out (3:10-ish) for parents, siblings and community members who will not be able to attend the State Jazz Festival performance on Saturday, 3/22/14 in Westbrook.


Parent Forum--Location Changed to Cafeteria

posted Mar 18, 2014, 5:13 AM by Siobhan Ryan   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 11:50 AM by Rick Barter ]



Role Model Day - A Lot Alike Week

posted Mar 12, 2014, 11:59 AM by Siobhan Ryan   [ updated Mar 12, 2014, 12:01 PM ]


Lexi chose to dress like her mom today, in honor of "Role Model Day."  The A Lot Alike Week is sponsored by the Emerson Civil Rights Team.

"A Lot Alike" - A Presentation by Brandon Baldwin

posted Mar 11, 2014, 7:56 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 9:51 AM ]

On Wednesday, March 12 students in grades 5-8 will travel by bus to MDIHS for a presentation by Brandon Baldwin from the Maine Civil Rights Team Project.  The topic of his presentation is, "A Lot Alike".  People share much in common....and probably more than we realize.   Finding out what we have in common helps discourage prejudice and bias.

Brandon Baldwin's visit will support the Conners Emerson Civil Rights Team's "A Lot Alike" activities during the week of March 10.

We will return to school at 9:45.

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