April 25, 2016
Dear Peaks Island Parents,
Welcome back! I hope your break was rejuvenating and relaxing.
Dental Health lessons RESCHEDULED – 11:00, Thursday, April 28th
Thanks to Ellen Mahoney for organizing an afternoon of dental health for the students of PIES. Dental health clinicians from UNE will be here on Thursday morning to offer classroom lessons as well as check individual children’s teeth. Please send in your child's hot pink paperwork if you want your child’s teeth checked.
Portland School Arts Celebration: April 28-May 18
This annual event is hosted at City Hall and begins on April 28th with a reception for guests. The show runs through May 18th.
GEM Gallery – PIES students art show—May 6-May 27th
To celebrate the youngest artists of Peaks, the GEM Gallery has offered to host a show titled Budding Artists opening May 6th and running until May 27th.
This is an exciting opportunity for kids to show their work to the community.
If your child is interested in having a piece or two in the show, please email Kathryn Moxhay at: email@example.com
We will collect work at school the last week in April. Pieces can be from school, the after school art program or independent work. If your child wants to participate but feels a need for some extra help getting something ready or some materials, please let Kathryn know.
PIES Track Team
Thanks to PE teacher Todd Wing and After School Academy director Jonathan Downs for coaching all interested grade 4 and grade 5 students who wish to compete in the City Wide track meet on Thursday, June 2nd. To prepare for this meet as well as the Peaksfest 5K on Father’s Day, we will host two practices per week beginning the week of May 2nd. Practices will be held Tuesday mornings at 7:45 from May 3rd – June 1st. Practices will also be held Thursday afternoons at 3:05 from May 5th through May 26th. Please look for the permission slip in your child’s folder later this week. If your child is younger than grade 4, they will only need to attend Thursday practices to prepare for the Peaksfest 5K.
RRR—Evolution, project-based learning at Peaks
Guiding Question: What is the impact of trash on our island community?
- April 27th GUEST CARPENTER, Doug Wilber, will work with all teachers and Karen MacDonald to finalize a design for the PIES compost container as well as the recycling container for Down Front
Dates to Remember
April 26-- Chorus, 7:30
April 27-- Guest Visitor, Doug Wilbur, RRR-Evolution carpenter
April 28—Dental Health students from UNE visit, 11:00
May 2--May 6 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 – Chorus, 7:30
May 3 – Vision Group, 7:30
May 3 – 7:45 am track practice grades 4-5
May 3-4 MEA Science testing, grade 5
May 5 – After School Academy—track practice, grades K-5
May 10 – Chorus, 7:30
May 10--7:45 am track practice grades 4-5
May 12 -- After School Academy—track practice, grades K-5
May 13 – Kinderkonzert @ Peaks, 10:30
May 17 – Chorus, 7:30
May 17 --7:45 am track practice grades 4-5
May 17—6:00 Potluck for School Committee and community
May 17 – 7:00 presentation for School Committee
May 19 --Step up to King Middle School for grade 5 students
May 19 -- After School Academy—track practice, grades K-5