Ellsworth Elementary Middle School PK-4

Thank you EEMS PTF for a wonderful movie night!  Kindergarten Registration on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Call the school to make your appointment!  667-6241

Upcoming Events

Rick Charette is back at EEMS
Date: 4/18/2014
Kindergarten Open House
Date: 5/1/2014, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: EEMS
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News and Announcements

School Gardens Need Help

Christa Little-Siebold is the parent in charge of developing our school gardens and she excited about getting lots of garden projects going with volunteer help. She is looking at the first two weeks in May as the time frame to work on many of the projects listed below. If you can help out, please contact her at christalittlesiebold@gmail.com.

Here is a list of possible activities for the Union River Garden

- plant a mail box
-assemble a gate/arbor
-dig posts
-assemble deer fence
-assemble a stick made compost bin
-put trellis in place
-assemble potato bins

-plant rhubarb
-plant elderberries
-replant forsythia
-highbush blue berries
-plant donation of lilac

-stake area of work
-re-locate three ground level beds
-lay cardboard, leaves, straw prep area for beds to go
-assemble 8 new beds

-help with the compost and soil, mix seaweed in beds, etc.
-screw signs to the beds, paint and write signs
-distribute wood chips were necessary
-prepare the garden shed so we can hang tools
-etc etc
Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School will be holding its Kindergarten registration on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16. This year we will be registering students by hourly appointments. Parents may call Mrs. Cox at 667-6241 ext. 2 to set up an appointment to register their child for the 2014-2015 school year. Children need not be present. An Open House for incoming kindergarten families will be held in late May. The screening process will be done in the fall when the new school year begins.

Be sure to bring your child’s birth certificate (original or certified copy), immunization records, a current photo of your child and proof of your residency in Ellsworth. Any child who is five years old on or before October 15, 2014 is eligible to enter Kindergarten.
Welcome Substitute Teachers!
We welcome Janelle Jones and Callie Vanidestine to EEMS 4th grade! Mrs. Jones is now covering for Mrs. Brown and Ms. Vanidestine will be taking over for Mrs. Roy this week. Both will be with us for 6 weeks.
Discover Your World with Reading Literacy Night 5:30 to 7:00
Although we have a potential storm heading our way for late Tuesday night, we are still holding our family event. Come and bring a dessert to share!
Visiting Author at EEMS
Author Margy Burns Knight and illustrator Anne Sibley O'Brien will be visiting EEMS on Tuesday, March 25 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Click on the link for details. Hope you are all able to come and enjoy.
Mr. and Mrs. Fish

Mr. and Mrs. Fish We had a great time today with Mr. and Mrs. Fish! Ask your child what they learned today about the creatures who live on the coast of maine!
BABA YAGA: An adapted Russian Folk Tale
We had a great performance by students at the University of Maine. The show was performed for students in grades 3 - 5. It was a great introduction to Folk Tales for our March Literacy Month.
Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss Day What a great time we had kicking off March Literacy Month with a Dr. Seuss Day! Students enjoyed special activities built around his stories, a lunch of Green Eggs and Ham, 8th grade readers and special support from Ellsworth High School NHS students. Enjoy the pictures in our photo album
Due to the possible of inclement weather tomorrow, the first grade concert will be held Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 pm in the EEMS cafeteria. I am sorry for the delay and the inconvenience, but hopefully we will see you then! A reminder will be sent home after vacation.
Emergency Notification System Test Call - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 at 2:00 pm
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School and thank you for visiting our web site. Our goal is to answer your questions and help make your child's educational experience a successful one. The PreK-4 section of Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School has 500 students enrolled. Our PreK program is a collaborative with Child and Family Opportunities and is located at their center.

As always, our goal is to help all the children in our community to experience the greatest level of school success, satisfaction, and growth they possibly can. We are fortunate to have an elementary school staff that goes out of their way to help each student achieve their greatest potential.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 667-6241 or aroper@rsu24.org. I look forward to working with you.

Amy Peterson-Roper, Principal PreK-4

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