Curiosity Reigns at P.I.E.S.
We have officially entered the time of the school year most reflective of Spring and all of the energy it brings. Our 4th and 5th grade students participated in the Peaks Island Library Book Club discussion of "The Boy on the Wooden Box", a Holocaust Memoir by Leon Leyson. The students gave a brief yet thorough presentation of their process for digesting literature in the class room and then lead the community discussion of the book. The dialogue was somber, rich and well informed. Thank you to the Friends of the Peaks Island Library for hosting this event and for providing the forum for this rich opportunity for our community.
The 2nd and 3rd Grade students are riding high on the great success of the Landmark Expedition Bike Tour Map! This coming week our students will be recognized by the Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk for their work at the upcoming School Board meeting which will be held at the Peaks Island School on Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm.
Additionally, the students will engage community members with specific expertise on our local Landmarks on guided tours throughout the remainder of the school year.
Ms. Ryan-Humphrey's K-1 class is ready to plant apple trees! With grant funds through Healthy Portland and 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! We will plant 6 trees on our play ground, 2 trees at the Peaks Island Workshop and are hoping to plant 2 trees for our community at the Community Garden. We will also undertake an island exploration of apple trees! We have noticed many very old trees and we'd like to know more about them. If you have some stories we'd love to hear them.
Look for our upcoming Community Lunch and Volunteer Appreciation Day! The date is June 10th and more details will soon follow.
We hope to see you in our school soon.
All the best,