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What's Happening at Peaks

 Principal’s Notes                                                                                                                              

 March 27, 2017


Dear Peaks Island Parents,


It was great to see and visit with so many of you at student led conferences last week.  I’m proud of the work that your children and their teachers are doing together. Special thanks to Paula Chadwick, Danielle Ivers, and  Kelli Schuit who kept teachers nourished  on our late Tuesday night of conferences.


MEAs for our intermediate students

Good luck to our grade 3-5 students who are taking MEAs three days this week.  Students will show their math and language usage chops this week at PIES. Each session takes about an hour to complete-- students will do three sessions this week and two next.


Spring Fling, island style, March 31st, 7-9

This Friday, the Peaks Island Elementary School’s PTO is sponsoring a Spring Fling. Get ready to dance  to music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s  and today.

What:  A night of dance and friendship

Where:  in the school gym

When:  Friday, March 31st, 7-9

Who:  you and  your family and friends.  Everyone is invited!

What else: Please bring a dessert or snack to share. PTO will be selling drinks.


Bernard Langlais artwork now on display at PIES

Last  Friday, a full display of six pieces of artwork created by Mainer Bernard Langlais were mounted in our front hallway.  Be sure to take a look when you come by the school.  


After School Academy


As we get closer to the production of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Thursday, April 13th, please consider adding a note of encouragement for one or more of the actors in the play’s program.  Each comment/note costs $5.00.  All proceeds from this brochure --as well as that evening’s bake sale -- go toward the grade 5 trip to Chewonki on May 23-25.  Please contact Heather Boody directly if you wish to send a note.


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Monday, March 27, 3:05

Garden Club with Ms. Becky, Wednesday, March 29, 12:30

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” costume workshop, Wednesday, March 29, 1:30-3:30**

“Seagull Times”, Thursday, March 30, 3:05


**The parents who are leading the play ASA  have added an additional Costuming Workshop practice on this Wednesday(directly after Garden Club).  They are seeking creative and crafty volunteers and parents who can help imagine, design, and create student costumes for the April 13th performance.**


Versatile Thinkers Celebration on March 24


Please join me in congratulating the following students for their divergent and unique thinking styles.  You will see their photos on the wall just inside the front doors. Thank you Lisa Lynch and Ellen Mahoney for putting this event together for our students.

Sofie Asbjornsesn     Kayleigh Berry    Calvin Foster       Sajan Kelsey       Lydia Ivers        Asa Winter


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


This week, students are developing background knowledge of world geography, listening to podcast exemplars, and tasting vegetables from local sources and not-local sources.  Avery Yale Kamila, a food writer from the Portland Press Herald, will visit our grade 3-5 students on Wednesday discuss with students how she approaches food topics in her articles.. For more up to date progress and information on HGH, please follow us on Twitter @PeaksIslandES.


Grade 5 and Community Book Club, April 4, 6:30 “Some Writer” written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

“Some Writer” a biography of EB White  is the Peaks Island Community Book club selection for the month of April.  Grade 5 students have been reading and discussing this book in class with Ms. Mascolo in preparation for April 4th at which each grade 5 student and her parents are invited to the community book club.  As you know, the whole island is invited to this event in which children and adults get together to discuss a book and eat cookies.  Don’t you want to come, too??


Kindergarten Orientation for soon-to-be PIES students, Thursday, April 6, 5:00


We are so excited to meet and greet our rising kindergarten students on Thursday, April 6th.  Students and their families will get an opportunity to meet Ms. Ryan-Humphrey and spend time in their future classroom, get an official school tour from Mrs. Serio and complete registration paperwork with Ms. Pam.  


PTO fundraiser-- Spring flowers sale


Be on the lookout for flyers in your child’s backpack as well as a website listed on the PTO facebook page to order spring flowers.  This is the perfect way to dream about spring AND support the school as well.


Grade 5 Farewell and last day of school: Thursday, June 22nd


As long as we have no additional snow days, our last student day will be a half day and is on  Thursday, June 22nd.  We will host our Grade 5 Farewell at 10:00 in the gym.  



Important Dates


After School Academy, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”...........................March 27, 3:05

Chorus with Faith York………………….……………………………..March 28, 7:35 am

Math Team practice with Ms. Ellen…………………………………....March 29, 7:30 am

After School Academy, Garden Club…………………………………..March 29, 12:30

After School Academy, Costuming Workshop, “Midsummer”………...March 29, 1:30-3:30

After School Academy, “Seagull Times”.................................................March  30, 3:05

Attendance Awards Celebration………………………………………...March 31, 8:45

Spring Fling, school dance……………………………………………...March 31, 7-9 pm

After School Academy, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”...........................April 3, 3:05

Chorus with Faith York………………….……………………………..April 4, 7:35 am

Grade K-2 field trip to Osher Maps, USM……………………………..April 4, 8:15 ferry

Some Writer Community Book Group with grade 5………………...April 4, 6:30, Community Center

Math Team practice with Ms. Ellen…………………………………....April 5, 7:30 am

After School Academy, Garden Club…………………………………..April 5, 12:30

After School Academy, “Seagull Times”................................................April 6, 3:05

Kindergarten Orientation……………………………………………….April 6, 5:00




Cordially,    

Renee Bourgoine-Serio