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What's Happening at Peaks

We hope you can join us at PIES on
Friday, May 18, 6-8:00pm - the Peaks Island 5th grade Mathletes are hosting a Community Contradance! Please join us for some good old fun and some fantastic music. Come and dance, listen, have a bite to eat and celebrate spring. Appropriate for all ages. No partner necessary. Please bring a snack or dessert to share. Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family.  Did you know? With help from Ellen Mahoney, PIES Mathletes won a Painting For A Purpose Grant to pay for the band for this event, so all proceeds support the enrichment programs offered by the our afternoon enrichment program (the Afterschool Academy)!
Live music will be provided by:
 Dan and Liz Faiella 
This sibling folk duo has captivated audiences at premier folk venues, contradances, and festivals around New England. Liz and Dan have performed at Club Passim, the Boston Celtic Music Festival, the New England Folk Festival, the Acadia Trad Festival, Maine Celtic Celebration, and New Hampshire’s Seacoast Irish Festival. They have received music and dance scholarships from the New England Folk Festival Association and the Country Dance and Song Society; and have shared the stage with celebrated New England folk musicians including David Surette, Randy Miller, Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman, Matt and Shannon Heaton, Grammy winner Dan Zanes, Darol Anger and Winifred Horan of Solas Dance will again be called once again by Portland Intown Contradance's own Dugan Murphy. 

Contradance

 

Principal’s Notes                                                                                                                            

May 14,  2018


Dear Peaks Island Families,


Thank you for the loads of kindness, treats, and care you devoted to our staff last week for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Every year, I am blown away by your level of generosity. Thank you, parents!


After School Academy


Please find the ASA schedule for the next two weeks.


Monday, May 14, Track Team with Ms. Jess, grades 3-5, 3:05-4:30

Tuesday, May 15, Guitar with Mr. Jonathan, grades 3-5, 3:05-4:30

Wednesday, May 16,  LegoRobotics with Jonathan, grade K-2, 12:30-1:30

Thursday, May 17, Track Team with Ms. Jess, grades 3-5, 3:05-4:30

Friday, May 18, Kelp4Kids  with Emma, grade 3-5 3:05-4:30

Monday, May 21, Track Team with Ms. Jess, grades 3-5, 3:05-4:30

Tuesday, May 22, Guitar with Mr. Jonathan, grades 3-5, 3:05-4:30

Wednesday, May 23,  LegoRobotics with Jonathan, grade K-2, 12:30-1:30

Thursday, May 24, Track Team with Ms. Jess, grades 3-5, 3:05-4:30

Friday, May 25, Kelp4Kids  with Emma, grade 3-5 3:05-4:30


Band update:  Joyce Lavoie is back!

Please join me in welcoming back Joyce Lavoie to Peaks.  Band will resume its Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon schedule for the remainder of the year.  Students will have band Tuesday, May 15th in the afternoon and on Monday, May 21st in the morning.


Art Show at City Hall, Friday May 11-May 24

The annual Art Show at City Hall will have a kick off reception this week and the show runs through Friday, May 24th.  Please take the time for a visit to see the loads of talent represented in our Portland Schools students.

The following Peaks Island students’ works will be on display this year:


Quin Chadwick   Rex Soucy Nora Barnes  Avery Green Avery Olson   Cedar Conly Tallulah Kamp

Meleah Herrick   Pi Crosby


Vision Meeting, Wednesday, May 16th, 3:30 RESCHEDULED

Please come to listen to classroom teachers  debrief their Green Schools conference last week.  As well, we will discuss our new Island fellow, the Edible Schoolyard, chicken care and the Why Green culmination.


Math Team and PTO sponsored Contradance on  Friday, May 18th, 6-8

PIES Mathletes Win A Painting For A Purpose Grant to host a Community Contradance at PIES May 18th 6-8pm

Come and dance, listen, have a bite to eat and celebrate spring. Appropriate for all ages. No partner necessary. cost: $5 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds support the enrichment programs offered by the Peaks Island PTO After School Academy.


Ms. Mascolo takes grade 5 to Chewonki on May 22 through May 24

Two nights with your students in tents? Thanks, Ms. Mascolo! Ms. Mascolo will take our fifth graders to Chewonki next Tuesday through Thursday.  Students and their intrepid teacher will board the 8:15 boat on Tuesday morning and return on the 2:15 on Thursday.


Grade 5 Parent Night at King Middle School, Thursday, May 24, 6:00

Fifth grade parents, please plan to attend information night at King Middle School on Thursday, May 24th.


Save the Date:  Spring Concert, May 29, 6;15-7:30

Our annual Spring Concert with band, strings, and song will be on Tuesday, May 29th.  Special thanks to Kara Larochelle, Ashey Terison, Joyce Lavoie and Faith York  for all of the work they have put into this event.


Why Green?

Our final project based unit this year, Why Green? addresses the following essential questions:

  • Why should PIES continue its sustainability practices? Grade  grade 3-5

  • Why should we raise chickens at schools? Grade K-2

On May 15th, we will begin building our three garden beds in the morning.  Please join us if you can!

Save the Date: Why Green? culmination, Wednesday, June 13th 11:00-12:00



Upcoming Dates


After School Academy: Track Team,..................................................................................May 14, 3:05-4:30

Chorus and Ukes with Ms. York………………………………………………………….May 15, 7:35

Garden Bed Build with Susan Hanley…………………………………………………….May 15, 9-11:45

Band with Ms. Lavoie…………………………………………………………………......May 15, pm

After School Academy, Guitar with Mr. Jonathan, grades 3-5………………….……......May 15, 3:05-4:30

After School Academy, LegoRobotics for K-1……………………………......................May 16, 12:30-2:00

Vision Meeting………………………………………………………………………….May 16, 3:30, library

K-4 Walk to Centennial Beach, seaweed collection……………………………………...May 17, 9:00

After School Academy: Track Team,..................................................................................May 17, 3:05-4:30

After School Academy, Kelp4Kids, grades 3-5………………….…….,...........................May 18, 3:05-4:30

Contradance sponsored by the math team and PTO……………………………………....May 18, 6:00-8:00

Band with Ms. Lavoie…………………………………………………………………......May 21, am

After School Academy: Track Team,..................................................................................May 21, 3:05-4:30

Grade 5 to Chewonki…………………………………………………..May 22, 8:15; May 24, 2:15  return

Chorus and Ukes with Ms. York………………………………………………………….May 22, 7:35

After School Academy, Guitar with Mr. Jonathan, grades 3-5………………….……......May 22, 3:05-4:30

After School Academy, LegoRobotics for K-1……………………………......................May 23, 12:30-2:00

After School Academy: Track Team,..................................................................................May 24, 3:05-4:30

Grade 5 Parent Night at KMS……………………………………………………………..May 24, 6:00

After School Academy, Kelp4Kids, grades 3-5………………….…….,...........................May 25, 3:05-4:30


Cordially,

  

Renee Bourgoine-Serio