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From:Conners Emerson School <ces-school@barhbr.com>
Subject:December 14 CES Newsletter
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First grade students perform their readers' theater for a sixth grade class.
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.  


In This Issue
Principal's Note
Allergy Alert
Robotics News
Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Dates to Remember
PTSA News

Principal's Note

 

Dear Parents,

 

We look forward to seeing you at parent teacher conferences this week. Your teacher's child will be discussing some of the changes in our curriculum and the move to a standards based reporting system. You will notice that the report card has a slightly different look than in previous years.   This new system reports separately on behavior and work habits, for each of the subjects. The subject grade indicates how your child is meeting the grade level standard in each subject.

 

MDIRSS will be asking for feedback in the near future. 

 

We look forward to hearing from you,

 

Barb Neilly

 

Culmination of the 100 Day Burpee Challenge (Google It!)

For the past 100 days, beginning on the fist day of school, 4 members of the Conners Emerson School staff, plus one for a while, has taken part in the Burpee Challenge. Mr. Z, Officer Tim, Mrs. Gaston, student teacher Ms. Aripotch and Ms. Colby, who unfortunately could not finish due to injury, have been adding one burpee a day since the start of school until they got to 100. 

12/12/12 was that day. Fourth graders helped Mrs. Gaston and Ms. Airpotch finish their final Burpee's of the day. Though Ms. Colby could not finish, she took her Trimester 1 Health along for the ride. Now a very fit bunch the 100 day Challengers will enjoy a few days rest before embarking on another fitness challenge, making sure they find time everyday for physical activity. Congratulations Burpee Graduates!! And thank you Ms. Colby for spurring us on!

ALLERGY ALERT

 

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, mussel, clam etc.

 

BUS INFORMATION

 
IF YOU NEED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH CYR BUS COMPANY, THEIR NUMBER IS 1-800-244-2335.  THE NUMBER FOR THE BAR HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT IS 288-3391.

ROBOTICS NEWS

 

The Antique Pickled Furniture, coached by Jim Kadin and Dave Gallup, once again won the 1st place Robot Performance Award and the 1st Place Overall Championship Award. Team members include Alden, Ben, Yash, Taki, Robbie, Sean, and Branden.

 

 

 

The NXT to Burn, coached by Ms. Winne and Gary Churchill, won 1st place in Project Innovative Solution and the 3rd Place Overall Championship Award. (We were so surprised!!) Team members include Jacob, Mason, Anna, HanLin, Avery, Winslow, Thomas, and Nate.  

 

The Championship Awards are based on a combination of all the scored elements:  Robot Design, Robot Performance, Teamwork, and Project.

 

Be sure to congratulate all of these students for their accomplishments. 

 

 

Robotics Club for students in 4TH GRADE or higher will begin after the new year. It will meet after school on TUESDAYs in the French Room from 3:00 to 4:00. There will be TWO different sessions due to the already high number of students who have verbally expressed an interest. Students may only attend ONE session:

                Session 1: January 8 to February 12 (6 weeks)
                Session 2: February 26 to April 2 (6 weeks)

If you are interested in joining the club, please sign up online at

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Winne at swinne@mdirss.org.
Student Drop Off/Pick Up

 

Once again, we would like to remind parents to please drop your children off and pick them up at the crosswalk and not drive into the school yard.  Also, please do not park in front of the school at any time, especially during drop off and dismissal.  This area is a fire lane.  Thanks for your help. 

Dates to Remember
 
DEC. 14           NO SCHOOL
DEC. 19           EMERSON HOLIDAY CONCERT
DEC. 21           P. J. DAY
DEC. 23-JAN. 1 WINTER BREAK
 
PTSA NEWS

Raffle Tickets
 
Raffle Tickets are available at Stone Soup and will be sold at the Book Fair for our Stone Soup Raffle.  More than $400.00 worth toys and gifts will be raffled on Dec. 15th.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Contact Kristi Losquadro  at 288-2882 for more information
 
Toy Drive
 
The Bar Harbor PTSA will be collecting new unwrapped toys until December 17th.  Please drop off your donations in either the Conners office or Emerson office. Gifts for teens are  of particular need this year.  Happy Holidays!  

Staff Cookie Appreciation
 
The annual Staff Cookie Appreciation will be on Monday December 17th. We are looking for volunteers to bake 3 dozen cookies to be dropped off on the morning of the 17th.  Contact Leslyn Shea at 288-2904 or email bahabasheas@roadrunner.com if you are able to help.  
Happy Holidays!

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