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Welcome Back!

posted Aug 31, 2014, 1:03 PM by Rick Barter   [ updated Aug 31, 2014, 3:40 PM ]

September 2nd is First Student day for all Conners Emerson Students!

The school is all polished, and the teachers and staff are all ready to welcome students for another great year.
See you on Tuesday ....

Open House will be on September 17th from 4:00-5:30 PM


Thank You, Dave Gallup!

posted Jun 16, 2014, 6:37 AM by Sarah Winne

With Sincere Gratitude, 
the Conners Emerson School students and staff thank Dave Gallup 
for his exceptional contribution to the Conners Emerson School Lego Robotics Program.

  Not only is he responsible for having started the competitive FLL program 
(when he moved to Bar Harbor with his two sons), 
he has continued to serve as an extraordinary mentor for seven years,
from 2008 - 2014, 
even after his boys moved on to high school. 

For the past three years, the "Pickles" team has placed first in Maine
and at or near the top globally.

Dave, Thank YOU!! 
Your patience, guidance, and expertise will be irreplaceable.






Overdrive and Ebooks

posted Jun 3, 2014, 9:06 AM by Siobhan Ryan   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 9:09 AM ]

The Mount Desert Island Elementary Schools now have their own ebook collection through Overdrive.  Perhaps you already use Overdrive through Jesup or another area library?   Our collection is geared toward students in grades 4-8 and is not connected with the state collection.  However, the platform works the same!

If you want to use Overdrive, please contact Ms. Ryan for more information.

Click on the icon below to login to Overdrive.  

If you are a parent and need an account, please contact the Library for help.

MDIRSS Overdrive

Microscope Festival, Part 2, 2014

posted May 27, 2014, 7:34 AM by Rick Barter


Volunteers Needed for the Microscope Festival!

Part 2 of the Microscope Festival presented by Jackson Lab for the 5th grade students, will be held on Monday, June 2nd.  As in the past, we'll need volunteers for three time slots - 8:30 until 9:20,12:00 until 1:10, and 1:10 until 2:20. Volunteers may come for as many slots as they like. Needed assistance involves helping at a microscope station/project as small groups of students circulate around the room from station to station. If you would like to sign up, please fill in the linked form below. 

Thank you very much.

Solar Car Race Results

posted May 21, 2014, 5:37 AM by Sarah Winne

Tuesday, 43 students (13 cars)  participated in the annual solar car race.  Unfortunately, due to the weather,  the students had to race their cars with battery packs, which somewhat diminishes the Maine Energy Education Program (MEEP) goal of helping students to experience the link between energy use and environmental consequences, but nevertheless the students had lots of fun.  This also was a great way to meet the Next Generation Science Standards in Engineering:
1. Defining problems
2. Developing and using models 
3. Planning and carrying out investigations 


The race determined the top five fastest cars, all invited to attend the State Competition. Congratulations to all students who participated with an extra high five to our finalists:
  • The Rainbow Rod (Lucas, Oliver, & Tyler)
  • Bobby Joe McFlinch (Nathan, Stephen, & Tristan)
  • Dayz (Zachary, Yarrow, Aidan, & Dominic)
  • Ashtuiz (Tim, Luiz & Ashton)
  • 100% Recyclable (Gloria & Andrea)
The Maine State Finals will be Saturday, June 7 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum near Rockland, rain or shine! That day, the cars will be judged on speed, technical merit, craftsmanship, innovation, most creative use of recycled materials, and kids' choice.

Thanks to Peter Zack from MEEP who ran our race for us and also did some really neat hands-on energy activities with grade 4 students. Also many thanks to Mr. GR and Mr. Boardman for overseeing the construction of the cars, and to our parent volunteers:  Zhong-wei Zhang, Beth Ingebritson, Tony Uliano, Margaret Jeffery, Peter Jeffery, and Robert Parker (and any others I've left out)! We couldn't run this without you!

Grand Friends Day, 2014

posted May 16, 2014, 11:19 AM by Rick Barter



Grade 1 Grandfriends' Day May 23 Emerson Library

1:00-1:30  Mrs. Barter's Class
1:40-2:10 Mrs. Young's Class
2:20-2:50 Mrs. McKay's Class

Benefit Rock Concert This Saturday!

posted Apr 30, 2014, 6:37 AM by Rick Barter

 YMO concert Saturday, May 3rd, featuring Garage Mahal and friends .......
Especially featuring our own Mr. Brian Boardman on Percussion.

See you there!!!

This concert will benefit the Michaud Family.

Congratulations to our World-Class Robotics Team!!

posted Apr 28, 2014, 5:39 AM by Sarah Winne


The "Oh Boy, These Pickles Are Natural Disasters" robotics team spent the weekend competing at the First Lego League Global Competition in St. Louis. Their many months of hard work paid off, with the team taking 1st place in Robot Strategy and Innovation and 3rd place in Robot Performance (top U.S. team).  

Congratulations, Anna, Branden, Robbie, Yash, Thomas, Nate, Lucas, and Taki.  
And many, many thanks to our volunteer coaches, Dave Gallup, Jim Kadin, and Wythe Ingebritson, who have put in hours of time and expert support with the team.  

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

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