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.
Much has been happening here at Conners - Emerson over the past few weeks. We neglected to share that just before vacation the Chewonki Foundation came to kindergarten to talk about the forest ecosystem and its inhabitants. Students had the pleasure of see live owls and hear how they live in the forests around us. We are looking forward to having Chewonki back to speak to our 1st graders as well. This time, learning how animals adapt to their environment.
You may have seen in the paper that we held our annual Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Students from grades 4-8 watched as fifth through eighth graders answered questions about the world in which we live. Our winner was 8th grader Ben Hagel and our runner up was 7th grader Ava Drennan. Good luck to Ben at the next level of competition! After the Bee, Nurse Donna took the opportunity of a captive audience to show the film, "Why don't we do it in our sleeve," a funny video on the proper way to sneeze and cough. The gist of the video focused on the importance of coughing or sneezing into the inside of our elbows to help prevent the spread of colds and viruses. This simple act can go a long way at keeping kids in school rather than home sick.
We were visited by other community partners this week from the Jackson Lab and MDI Hospital in our 7/8th grade science classes. Rob Burgess from Jackson Lab did a lesson on genetic forensics and Luzvie Estacio from MDI Hospital came to talk about blood typing.
And finally Jerry Trojer from Edward Jones Investments in Ellsworth came to Speak with the 5/6 and 7/8 grade stock market clubs. After leaving his presentation I overheard several students plotting their next big investment move.
Each week brings new and exciting opportunities to our school. Thanks for your support!
Flutists practice in Mrs. Edmondson's class.
Community News and Notes
8th GRADE FUNDRAISER
Tami Willis will be teaching ZUMBA Friday, January 25 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Emerson School Gym and it is for everyone in the family! Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $20 for the whole family! Come get some exercise and help the 8th graders!
Collecting Old Christmas Cards
Cate Bowman, in conjunction with the Library Craft Program, is requesting old whole cards or just the front of the cards, for a craft project for next year. Holiday or all occasion cards are welcome. The cards can be sent into school to be delivered to Ms. Bowman or the Library.
Yoga for Kids: 7 Week After School Series
January 17-March 7 (no class February 21)
at the Machias Savings Bank Community Room (upstairs at 96 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor)
*minimum 8 participants required
To register, contact Sylvie@campbeechcliff.org, 244-0365.
Students learn skills at Mrs. Bouchard's after school hooping club.
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.