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What's Happening at Peaks

 

Principal’s Notes                                                                                                                            

April 9,  2018


Dear Peaks Island Families,


What a week! Thank you parents, teachers, students, siblings, grandparents, and neighbors for sharing our students work.  From the grade 5 book group to the school play and bake sale to our project based culmination, Digging Through History, our students shared their knowledge, voice, and humor with you all.  Special shout outs to Kathy Simmonds, Cheryl Higgins, Celeste Bridgford, Kathryn Moxhay, Jonathan Downs, Jess George, Heather Boody, Danielle Ivers, Karen MacDonald, Kelly Mascolo, Zoe Ryan-Humphrey, and Savannah Mirisola-Sullivan.  


NO SCHOOL this Friday, April 13 . There is no school this Friday, April 13th. April vacation runs from April 13-April 22 this year.


After School Academy


Please find the ASA schedule for the week.


Tuesday April 10, Guitar with Mr. Jonathan, grades 3-5, 3:05-4:30


Band with Ms. Larochelle

Ms. Lavoie is on leave starting April 9th.  In her place, a familiar person at Peaks, Kara Larochelle, will be the band instructor.  Band class will follow Ms. Larochelle’s music classes each week. For the foreseeable future, band will be on Wednesday mornings.  Please make a note of this change. Thank you for this.


District wide Social Emotional Learning Climate Survey, grade 3-5

All upper elementary, middle and high school students in Portland Schools are taking a short climate survey this month. This week, Peaks Island students will take this online survey.  Please look for a permission slip for this survey in your child’s backpack and you need only return by Monday, April 9th if you DO NOT want your child to participate..  Let me know if you have any questions about this information.  


Green Team has begun

Ms. Mirisola and Ms. Ryan-Humphrey -- and most of the students at PIES-- are creating new procedures for recycling, composting, and chicken care. I could not be prouder of this group of young environmental stewards and their dedicated teachers.  


Student Council  brings FUN FRIDAYs to Peaks

No school this Friday.  Fun Fridays resume on April 27th.


Prospective Island Fellow for PIES and PAL seeking housing

After much preparation, PIES and PAL (Peaks Assisted Living) submitted the application to secure an  Island Institute fellow for the next school year. As you may have seen on NextDoor, we are seeking housing for the fellow.  If you or someone you know has a winter rental available for the 2018-2019 school year, please send me or Julie Soule a note. Thank you!

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Vision Team Meeting Notes

Please copy and paste the link  below to get caught up on our school’s  vision work. A lot of exciting events are happening this spring...

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pFWSCEwB7whShbalXwU_QFkG-HMubqUt34aesrgyKL4/edit


SAVE the DATE:  The final day of the school year will be Wednesday, June 20th.  Our fifth grade students will have the Grade 5 farewell and be dismissed at noon.  Our grade K-4 students will have a full day of school and be dismissed at 3:05.


Important Dates


Chorus and Ukes with Ms. York………………………………………………………..April 10, 7:35

After School Academy, Guitar with Mr. Jonathan, grades 3-5………………….……...April 10, 3:05-4:30

Band with Ms. Larochelle……………………………………………………………….April 10, am

Student Climate Survey for grades 3-5………………………………………………….April 12

NO SCHOOL…………………………………………………………………………...Friday, April 13

APRIL VACATION……………………………………………………………………..April 13-April 22

School Resumes………………………………………………………………………....April 23



On Tuesday evening, my husband and I will be flying to Glasgow, Scotland to see our daughter, Renata, who is on exchange there.  In my absence, please reach out to Kelly Mascolo, Pam Richards or Jeanne Crocker. Thank you for this.


Have a great week and a wonderful, restful break with your family,

  

Renee Bourgoine-Serio