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What's Happening at Peaks

Principal’s Notes                                                                                                                              

May 22, 2017


Dear Peaks Island Parents,


We have had quite a bit of excitement at the school recently.  The first edition of the “Seagull Times” was released on Monday. Please let me know if you would like a few copies to shared with friends and family and I will be sure to get  them to you.  On Tuesday, we welcomed four feathered friends in Ms. Mascolo’s room.  On Tuesday of this week, our grade five students travel  to Chewonki for two nights of camping, cooking out, ropes courses, farming and animal care.



Grade 5 Chewonki Trip,  May 23-May 25


On Tuesday morning, May 23rd, Ms. R-H, Ms. Mascolo and the grade 5 students will begin their end of the year trip to Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine.  Thank you parents for sending in required paperwork as well as using the packing list to guide your child’s backpack choices for the two night trip.


Music Class with Ms. Larochelle twice this week


Ms. Larochelle  will host classes on Monday morning and Wednesday morning this week.  Ms. Larochelle and her students will be preparing for the spring concert which is on Tuesday, May 30th.


Family Living for grade 4 with Nurse Hartman, Wednesday, May 24


Nurse Hartman will teach the family living curriculum to all grade 4 students on Wednesday, May 24th.  Permission slips should have come home last week.


Looking for PIES kids to march in the Memorial Day parade on Saturday, May 27th, 10:30


If your child would like to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade on Peaks Island this year, please contact Chris Hoppin or Jill O’Brien.


After School Academy


Electronic Music with Ahmad, Monday, May 22, 3:05-4:30

**New this week, please look for communication from Jonathan about this ASA.**

Visual Arts with Ben, Tuesday, May 23, 3:05-4:15

Running Club, Thursday, May 25, 3:05-4:00

Clowning Around with Janoah, Friday, May 26, 3:05-4:30  



Homegrown Heroes: “Why does it matter where our food comes from?”


Writing, writing and more writing-- next week our students will be creating their persuasive pieces regarding food insecurity (grade 5), the global food production system and food heroes (grade ¾) and local vs. global food choices (grade K-2).  Please ask your child what she is writing and why she selected that topic.



PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FLYERS DESCRIBING THE CULMINATION:


Grade ⅘ Homegrown Heroes culmination--  Saturday, June 3 at WMPG station on USM campus, 7:15 ferry

All grade 4 and 5 students, their parents and teachers will go to the WMPG station at USM, Portland campus..  Students will be interviewed on the  radio show, “Chickens are People Too” from 8-9


Grade K-3 Homegrown Heroes culmination-- Saturday, June 17 at WMPG station on USM campus, 7:15 ferry

All grades K-3 students, their parents and teachers will go to the WMPG station on the USM, Portland campus. Students will present their podcasts on the radio show, “Chickens are People Too” from 8-9







Important Dates




After School Academy, Electronic Music with Ahmad……………………………….May 22, 3:05-4:30

Chorus with Faith York, gr. K-4.……………………………………………………....May 23, 7:35 am

Track Team practice with Todd Wing, gr. 4…………………………………………...May 23, 7:30-8:30 am

Grade 5 Chewonki Trip LEAVE……………………………………………………....May 23, 8:15 ferry

After School Academy, Visual Arts with Ben………………………………………...May 23, 3:05

Family Living for grade 4……………………………………………………………..May 24, 8:30

After School Academy, Running Club……………………………………………......May 25, 3:05-4:00

Grade 5 Chewonki Trip RETURN…………………………………………………….May 25, 2:15 ferry

Grade 5 Step Up to King……………………………………………………………….May 26, 9:45 ferry

After School Academy, Clowning Around with Janoah……………….........................May 26, 3:05-4:30

NO SCHOOL…………………………………………………………………………..May 29

Chorus with Faith York………………….…………………………………………......May 30, 7:35 am

Track Team practice with Todd Wing………………………………………………….May 30, 7:30-8:30 am

After School Academy, Visual Arts with Ben…………………………………………..May 30, 3:05

SPRING CONCERT with band/strings/chorus/art……………………………………..May 30, 6:15

Final EARLY RELEASE……………………………………………………………….May 31

All District Track Meet at Fitzpatrick Stadium………………………………………....June 1, 8:15

Grade 5 Farewell Meeting…(rescheduled)……………………………………………...June 1, 6:15

After School Academy, Clowning Around with Janoah………………..........................June 2, 3:05-4:30

Volunteer Tea, Peaks Island Inn………………………………………………………...June 2, 12-1:30

Grade 4 and 5 Culmination, WMPG radio show……………………………………….Saturday, June 3, 8:00-9:00, USM





Cordially,    

Renee Bourgoine-Serio