Kindergarten classes have received grant money from the Emery Fund to purchase snowshoes.
Conners Emerson School
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.
Our kindergarten classes are looking for snow! Mrs. Fournier and Mrs. Brechlin wrote a grant to purchase snowshoes for all of the kindergarten students. They arrived today; we now have 60 pairs of snowshoes that are waiting to be used by our students.
Two of our parents recently returned from Antarctica and shared their experiences with our students. Richard MacDonald came to Mrs. Fournier's class and shared his experience and knowledge of penguins. In the seventh and eighth grade science class, Sean Todd spoke to the students about his many visits to the region and what in particular he was studying as a scientist.
Technology was in action this week when grade one students in Mrs. McKay's classes skyped a classmate who is in Mexico. The students were excited to hear their classmate was learning violin and enjoying 'me tacos'. Thanks to Ms. Ryan for helping with the technology connections.
It's been a cold week and we have been unable to get outside for recess. Our cooks have provided hot chocolate in the morning for students and the library has been hosting a dance studio. Teachers and students have been creative in bringing movement inside. We can't wait to get back to outside recess!
The students showed true spirit today dressing to our theme of Wacky/Tacky Day. It was a fun way to end the week.
Make it a great weekend!
Students listen to a presentation on Antarctica given by Mr. MacDonald.
Camp Beech Cliff News
Now you don't have to wait until summer as Camp Beech Cliff will be offering "Vacation Camps" (with or without snow) during the week of February 18th-21st, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4 PM. Also there will be a camp during the April vacation from April 16th through the 19th. Join Mike Duffy, Camp Director Sylvie Piquet and other leaders for Arts and Crafts, Sports and Games, Climbing Wall, Yoga, Outdoor Skills such as Ice Fishing, Fire Building, Making S'mores, Tracking and more! This is for children in grades 2-6. Please register no later than February 8th. For more information call 244-0365.
MEDICAL INFORMATION The CDC reports that flu activity is widespread throughout Maine. There is still time to get vaccinated before peak flu activity, which usually occurs in February. The flu vaccine is readily available at your local doctor's office as well as local pharmacies. As the flu continues to spread in the community, please keep your child home if they are ill, as children will be send home with flu-like symptoms. For anyone who has had a fever, they should only return to school once they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without use of Tylenol, Advil etc..). Please visit the Nurse's Corner link for more information and/or call the school nurse for any questions or concerns.
Because we have a student with a (severe) shellfish allergy, we are a shellfish-free school.
This means that no student or staff member should bring into the school any shellfish or food containing shellfish. This includes lobster, crab, mussels, clams, etc.