June 13, 2016
Dear Peaks Island Parents,
Happy Last Week of School! It was great to see so many parents and community members at the RRR-Evolution culmination. As you will see, our CLYNK returnables container is up and working. So very proud of our students’ stewardship.
The grade 5 trip to Chewonki was wonderful as well. It was exciting to watch our grade 5 students stretch themselves and help each other.
Grade 5 families invited to the Legion, Tuesday, June 14th, 6:00
All grade 5 students and their families are invited to the American Legion on Tuesday night at 6:00 for a special Flag Day celebration. In addition, the three top essays will be revealed and the writers of those essays will be invited to read their lessons out loud. This year’s essay prompt was: “What does the Constitution mean to me?”
Upcoming After School Academy Special Events
- Second Annual All School Bike Around the Island, Wednesday, June 15th, 1:00Ellen and Jean Gulnick will make sure that all students and adults at PIES have bikes and helmets for this favorite end-of-the-year event.Ellen will connect with classroom teachers to ensure that she knows of any students who do not or can not ride a bike so that we can give them special seating in the van with Angela/Diane.
- First Annual PIES After School Academy 5K Fun Run, Sunday, June 19th, 9:00
What could be a better way to celebrate Father's Day, enjoy PeaksFest, and support the After School Academy than to register for our 5K Fun Run? Just copy and paste the link below. On the upper right hand corner of the page, select sign up to register for the race.
Friday, June 17: Final FULL Student Day and Fifth Grade Farewell/K-4 Celebration
- June 17th is our last day of school.Unlike other last days, it is a FULL day of school for K-4 students.Grade 5 will be dismissed after the9:45Fifth Grade Farewell on Friday, June 17th.Pat Crowley-Rockwell give a special address to our graduates, three of our students will share their essays about the constitution, and you won't want to miss the gifting ceremony this year.
- At 2:00 on June 17th, all K-4 students will report to the gym for their celebration.Each child will be awarded with a certificate of completion as well as individualized vignette from their classroom teacher.An event not to be missed for sure...
Summer Reading 2016 from Elle Ivy, PIES librarian
I Love Reading in Portland: Time of Wonder
The Portland Public Library and Portland Public Schools are excited to announce a joint summer reading program for summer 2016, entitled Time of Wonder. We have created the 2016 summer reading program to encourage children to read about, and explore the natural world on their summer vacation. There is a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), along with reading!
We will enthusiastically be telling students all about Time of Wonder in the library, during the last week of school. Students will receive a copy of the reading map/log at that time. Please help us out by asking your child to show it to you when it arrives home! Copies of the map/log can also be picked up over the summer at the public Library or on the Bookmobile. The goal for students is to read or listen to eight books.
The map/log also contains reading activities, and suggests books to read. See how many reading activities you and your family can do together and be proactive in preventing summer slide! The activities are perfect for having summer adventures together, big and small!
Reading logs can be brought to the public library before August 13th or to school during the first week in September.
Please email me if you have any questions. email@example.com
Dates to Remember
June 14—Flag Day Celebration and Essay Contest winners, 6:00, Legion
June 15 – Second Annual Bike Ride
June 16 – SAC, 5:15, library
June 17 – Fifth Grade Farewell, 9:45, gym
June 17 – K-4 Celebration, 2:00, gym
June 18 – Pie Eating Contest at PIES, 2:00
June 19 – First Annual 5K Fun Run to support After School Academy, 9:00