Newsletter 11/7/19

Thank you

  • Bill Fuller for the donation of Beanie Babies to give to students.
  • Leaf and Anna and the General Store for coming out in the rain to hand out goody bags.
  • All staff who made the indoor Halloween parade and festivities, as calm and enjoyable as possible.
  • Eden Cowart for donating mini pumpkins for the Puffins, Pre-K and K kids to decorate on Halloween.

 

Puffin Classroom Needs

The Puffin Classroom is looking for Hot Wheel cars.  Drop them off in the office, please.

Soccer Uniforms

Please return your soccer uniforms, clean and in a plastic bag with your name on it to Mr. Bowden.  Please return shirts, sweatshirts, socks, shorts, shoes, shin guards and any borrowed equipment.

Dress Safely Reminder               

Please remember, wear something reflective if you’re walking home after school, sports practices, or games.  It gets dark so early now, if you are wearing dark clothing, it makes it very hard for drivers to see you.  Please be safe!

Thanksgiving Lunch

The Thanksgiving Lunch will be on Friday, November 15th at 11:30 AM.  If you would like to join us, please RSVP by Tuesday, November 12th with Louanne in the office. Lunch will be $7.50 for adults.  Thank you.

School Cancellations

It’s that time of year again when we’ll be having winter storm/power outage or school cancellations.  If you are not getting my remind.com text, please call the office.

 

 

 

 

 

Book Fair Time

We will have a soft opening on Friday, November 15th for parents and visitors that will be here during the Thanksgiving Lunch.  Books will be available for purchase.

Upper-grade students and parent volunteers will set up our ARCTIC themed fair on Monday.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, teachers and students will look at the books and make wish lists for themselves and the classroom.  These selections will be posted for those who would like to sponsor said books for any of the classrooms.

Otherwise, 11/20 (Wednesday) & 11/21 (Thursday) will be the heart of the book fair as far as purchasing goes.

Here is a link to our HOMEPAGE for the fair:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/brooklinschool

**you can make ORDERS ONLINE at the link above!…quick…easy…and shipped right to your home!

We are still looking for some volunteers to help set up, guide, and take payment during the days of the fair.

You can donate your time at the link below:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/uh0sLKYfU

Thank you, Mr. Kennerk

Instructional Learning Update for Week of October 31st

1-2 Literacy

We have been strengthening our reading skills every day during literacy rotations! We have been practicing fluency by reading as many phrases (such as “he can run” or ” too heavy to carry”) as we can in one minute!

1-2 Math

We are continuing our math curriculum, Eureka Math. Students should be seeing homework coming home in their folders. We are having math chats and becoming strong mathematicians! 

3/4 –  ELA – This week we have worked on phonemic awareness skills, cursive writing, writing our own poems, Love That Dog, and small group reading.

5/6 ELA – Students have continued their close reading and literary analysis of Chains.  We have had some lively class discussions, and are beginning to realize that we each interpret some vague text differently, but will find clarity as we continue to read and search for clues. 

7/8 ELA – Students have continued reading A Long Walk to Water.  The focus has been on how challenges help form character. We have also been able to split up into smaller groups the last 45 minutes of class, with some students working specifically on vocabulary and other reading texts that are at their level of complexity.  

3/4   The 3/4 class became time travelers this week when we started a role-play simulation of a schoolhouse in the 19th century. We are starting our first unit on Maine history while also exploring what life was like in pioneer days. On Thursday, to help illustrate pioneer life, we started a read-aloud of Little House in the Big Woods.

5/6  This week, the 5/6 class put into practice some of the concepts they were introduced to at Schoodic and began studying how groundwater can move (or not) through earth materials with different levels of porosity and permeability. They conducted a lab to test soil, sand, and gravel and found some surprising results, which will be written about in the lab reports they started planning on Friday.

7/8  This week, the 7/8 class studied a variety of skulls and bones to consider how animals adapt to their environment. They drew detailed diagrams of these bones and labeled their key features. Later in the week, they researched adaptations of a variety of animals and participated in a role-playing computer game called Wolf Quest, in which they get a taste of what it is like to exist as a wolf. Next week, we’ll discuss what they learned from the game and compare how the choices they made for the wolf enabled it to survive or not.

3/4 Math: 3rd and 4th-grade mathematicians worked hard this week to demonstrate what they’ve learned so far about place value, rounding, and adding and subtracting large numbers. 3rd-grade mathematicians continued their work on understanding the concept of multiplication and becoming familiar with the multiples of 3s and 4s. 4th-grade mathematicians worked on discovering the metric system, specifically meters, centimeters, millimeters, and kilometers.

5/6 Math: 5th-grade mathematicians began our second module, where we will be working first on multiplication. We spent the week exploring multiplying by multiples of 10 (for example, 30 x 6,000), and then worked on mental math strategies. We drew visuals of multiplication models, which revealed some ‘aha’ moments for some of our students. Our 6th-grade mathematicians continued their work with rates and unit rates and worked on the useful formula: distance=rate x time. They also used the concepts of rates to convert measurement units.

7/8 Math: 7th-grade mathematicians completed their module on proportional relationships by showing what they’d learned about using scale drawings. They then began their second module, which focuses first on integers. They played a card game with integers, which was not only fun but also showed their skills with adding integers. 8th-grade mathematicians continued their work with transformations, focusing first on rotations of objects in the coordinate plane. They then worked on rotating objects 180 degrees. Finally, they started practicing sequences of translations.

Instructional Learning Update for Week of November 7th

Kindergarten and Pre-K students created their own 5 Little Pumpkins booklets to practice story retelling with a poem that they have all mastered. Students are all working to write their own names, and have become quite skilled at recognizing each other’s signatures. In math we continue to work on matching numerals to quantities of items to 10 (and above), sorting, matching and exploring shapes. Shapes are everywhere! Also, in one week we had TWO students turn FIVE! So exciting!

1/2 Literacy

As it was Halloween week, each day our read-aloud was a Halloween-themed book! We had great discussions all week about the stories we read, and what we enjoy about this time of year. Our vocabulary word work has also had a Halloween twist, with students playing a game where one student would hold up a picture without looking at it, and the other students had to describe the picture without saying what the picture was. The pictures were Halloween themed items such as pumpkin, witch, broomstick, etc.

1/2 Math   Along with our regular math work, in first and second grade this week we did some fun Halloween inspired math! We were able to review skip counting patterns as well as before, middle, and after numbers (for example 1, ___, 3; and ___, 16, 17 and so on) all with a Halloween twist!

3/4 ELA: This week we continued to focus on phonemic awareness, phonics skills, and spelling patterns; continued with our analysis of Love That Dog; wrote some poems of our own; and, prepared for the student-led conferences.

5/6 ELA: We continued working on Literary Analysis of the text Chains, focusing on tone and mood.  We also prepared for the student-led conferences held on Friday.

7/8 ELA: Students spent quite a bit of this week writing an analysis of a specific challenge that Salva (in Long Walk to Water) endured, what factors helped him endure that challenge, and how that event helped develop his personality or character. We also continued to split into separate small groups to work on specific skills of reading comprehension and vocabulary.

3/4  The students have done a wonderful job incorporating their literacy skills into our Super Studies routine. They have been working in small groups to read material that is at their reading level and that supports our science and social studies topics. This week we have also been learning about how classrooms have changed since the 19th century, and also how they are the same. The students have been enjoying our read-aloud of Little House in the Big Woods.

5/6  The 5/6 students tackled the challenge of writing a lab report about their porosity and permeability experiment and have done a wonderful job! Many students were able to include an impressive amount of scientific detail in their writing. They also enjoy exploring an online simulation that demonstrates how water flows through different materials underground. They were able to manipulate many different details and discover how those changes impact the water supply.

7/8  After playing the online simulation game “Wolfquest,” in which they get to play as the wolf and try to survive and reproduce, students examined data about wolves and deer, made graphs, and discussed how the population of deer and wolves are related. They also began their study of symbiosis by reading about different types of relationships between different species and playing a card game to match up those pairs.

3/4 Math: 3rd-grade mathematicians worked on extending their understanding of multiplication and division this week. 4th-grade mathematicians worked on solving word problems with metric units of length – millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers. They also practiced their skills using an online program on zearn.org. On Halloween, they had a fun time learning a new math card game.

5/6 Math: 5th-grade mathematicians made great progress this week in multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers, using an area model as well as the standard algorithm that we all know and love. 6th-grade mathematicians took an assessment on rates and also began working with percentages. On Halloween, they had a fun time learning a math card game called Golf.

7/8 Math: 7th-grade mathematicians continued their work with adding integers and are moving into subtracting integers. 8th-grade mathematicians practiced sequences of transformations and took an assessment on Thursday on the skills they have been learning. On Halloween, they had a fun time learning a math card game called Golf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTF News

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, November 8th @ 7:30 AM Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • Thursday, November 7th at 3:15 PM, we need helpers to pack bags for the Backpack Program in the gym. They will go home on Friday. If you can help, text Molly at 207-266-1298 and we will have a job ready for you. Thank you to all of you who helped pack last week!
  • Saturday, December 14th, Annual Holiday Craft Show 10-2. Great place to get unique holiday gifts. Mark your calendars now! If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show, please email brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or call 207-266-1298. If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show please register https://forms.gle/JJfH3gWP3dYqu4QX7

Warm Clothes Swap

Our winter clothes rack is set up and ready to go!  Please feel free to bring in warm, clean, winter gear in and extra hangers that might be cluttering up your closet.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Volunteers are needed for pie baking for our Community Thanksgiving which is next Friday, November 15th.  We would love to have lots of different types of pies.  Please email brooklinschoolpt@gmail.com to let us know what you are bringing. Thank you in advance.

 


Community Events

 

 

 

Potluck Dinner

A potluck dinner will be held at the Bayview Hall in North Brooklin on Saturday, November 9th from 5-7 PM.  Bring a dish to share.  Coffee, tea and cider will be available. As always, donations are gratefully appreciated towards the upkeep of the building.

GSA Information Evening

For 7th & 8th Graders, on Thursday, November 07, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 PM

Come see what George Stevens Academy has to offer during this special information evening.

Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the evening.

For more, please contact Christie A. Snow, Admissions Office

George Stevens Academy, 23 Union Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614

Admissions@georgestevens.org (207) 374-2808, ext.112

Visit www.georgestevensacademy.org

Youth Programs @ BHPL November 2019 Schedule

Schedule subject to change – check online calendar at www.bhpl.net for up-to-date listings

Special Events

Nov 9              Blue Hill Synth Club                                                                                1:00-3:00 PM  Bass Room
Local electronic musician Sam Lothrop will teach the basics of programming and sequencing beats and melodies. Ages 8+ (teens and adults welcome, too!).

Nov 11            Closed for Veterans Day

Nov 13 & 27    Lego Club                                                                                            3:00 PM  Larchwood Room
Come build with Legos every second and fourth Wednesday. Create anything from your imagination, or optional special challenge. Legos provided by the library. Ages 5+.

Nov 15            Teen Movie: Men in Black: International                                                 4:00 PM  Howard Room
The library will hold a screening of the 2019 film, Men in Black: International.

Nov 16            Lego Chemical Reactions with Jess Garrett                                 2:00 PM  Howard Room
Create a chemical reaction, build LEGO molecules, and meet a science book author! Ages 8+. Registration required at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.

Nov 21            Pajama Storytime                                                                              6:00 PM  Larchwood Room
Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal and join us for a story, songs, and coloring.

Nov 28            Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Nov 30            Crafternoons!                                                                                    1:00-3:00 PM  Howard Room
Kids of all ages are invited to work on a craft project on the last Saturday of every month. This month, we will be making dream catchers with embroidery hoops, yarn, and other materials. All materials provided by the library.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. MORE INFO www.BHPL.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/8                12:30 PM                                 Veterans’ Day Celebration

11/11                                                              Holiday—No School

11/12              3:00 PM                                   Pee Wee Basketball Practice

11/15              11:30 AM                                Friends-Giving Lunch

1:00 PM                                   Early Release

11/14-11/22                                                    Scholastic Book Fair

11/25-11/26                                                   Teacher Workshop Days—No School

11/27-11/29                                                   Holiday Break—No School

 

Newsletter 10/24/19

Thank you

  • To parents, students and staff that made Schoodic a wonderful adventure.

 

Early Release

Tomorrow, October25, 2019 is an early release day at 1:00 PM.

 

Costume Parade

On Thursday, October 31st, at approximately 2:00 PM, students and staff will walk to the center of town on our annual Halloween Parade.  We will have fire trucks lead the way and bring up the rear for safety.  Please join us by watching from the church parking lot.

 

Photo Retakes

Photo retakes will be November 7, at 9:00 AM. Please call the office to sign  your child up for a retake.

Jackets

It is cold outside at morning recess.  Please be sure to send kids with a jacket.

School Cancellations

It’s that time of year again when we’ll be having winter storm / power outage or school cancellations.  If you are not getting my remind.com texts please call the office.


Instructional Learning Update

Pre-K and K students continue to work on pre-literacy and literacy skills each day during literacy block and beyond! One of our favorite literacy activities is creating our own books during “Author/Illustrator” time. So far this year we have explored works of two very famous Author/Illustrators: Chris Van Dusen and Eric Carle. We have been noticing signs of fall: cooler weather, leaves falling, and that the power goes out for a couple of days, and shouldn’t it be Halloween already?

 

1-2 Literacy

We have been strengthening our reading skills every day during literacy rotations! We have been looking at parts of words, vowel teams (ae, ou, ow), and consonant blends (bl, fl, cr), and putting them together to make words.

 

1-2 Math

We are well underway in our math curriculum, called Eureka Math. Students should be seeing homework coming home in their folders. We are having math chats and becoming strong mathematicians!

 

3/4 Math: Our 3rd and 4th grade mathematicians worked on building their problem solving abilities, especially with word problems. We explored both addition and subtraction word problems this week by focusing on the context of the problem first, before we introduced numbers into the mix. This proved very helpful for improving their understanding. There will be an assessment on Monday to identify our strengths and also the areas that still need work.

 

5/6 math: We only had one day of math with this fabulous group of students! In that day, the 5th grade mathematicians improved their addition and subtraction of decimals, while the 6th grade mathematicians focused on unit rates. I look forward to seeing them again this week. They were missed while they were at Schoodic!

 

7/8 math: 7th grade mathematicians continued their work with proportions, applying it to the concept of scale drawings. There will be an assessment on Monday to identify what areas are strengths, and what areas need more practice. Our 8th grade mathematicians began working on a geometry unit, with an initial focus on transformations. This week, they learned about translations and reflections. They had a lot of fun playing a math version of Simon Says. Some games never go out of style!

 

3/4 – ELA – Most students did not perform well on their end of the week spelling test.  We did not have school Monday or Thursday, so that interfered with being able to practice the words this week.  We will have the same list next week.  The focus is on words with the long a sound spelled -ai-. On Friday, students were also asked to write a 5 sentence paragraph about what Jack, in Love That Dog, has learned about poetry so far.  Make sure to ask your child what this book is about! Many of your students have been writing poems of their own.

 

5/6 – ELA – On Tuesday, we completed Monday and Tuesday’s Bell Ringers (5 short questions in each regarding pronouns and the prefix -dis.  We spent a good deal of time discussing the prefixes -dis and    -un, and how some root words such as “able” may have the prefix un- (unable) or the prefix dis- (disable) and the prefix may not always just mean “not” it might mean “to inhibit something”. So, “unable” means “not able” whereas “disable” leans more toward “causing not to be able.”  Students were exploring different words to see if they could have both of the prefixes, and what the differences were.  We also reviewed their responses to the Literary Analysis questions they were to have completed last week while I was at Kieve.

 

7/8 – ELA – We re-read chapters 8 and 9 of A Long Walk to Water.  Students also were introduced to the scoring rubric for expository writing.  They had an opportunity to look back at their end of Unit 1 Assessment and score their own writing.  It was an important step for them to become more responsible for and aware of how writing is rated from not meeting the standard to exceeding the standard.  We had regular class on Tues. and Wed.  On Friday afternoon from 2:00 – 2:45 some students are involved in creative writing with Ellen Booream, while others are with either Mrs. Tapley or Mrs. Slaven for a different reading or writing experience.  If you would like more information regarding this, please let me know.

 

3/4

I missed the 3/4 class while I was at Schoodic with 5/6, but on Tuesday we discussed why there was no school on Monday for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and why states have been making the change from Columbus Day. Next week we’ll wrap up our study of weather and the water cycle and start learning about people that lived in Maine long ago.

 

5/6

On Tuesday the 5/6 class discussed why there was no school on Monday for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The rest of the week was such an incredible experience at Schoodic for all of us! The students had the opportunity to hike, make art, do lots of science, and challenge themselves in all kinds of new ways. Next week we’ll be bringing some of those concepts back to the classroom with our next science unit.

 

7/8

I missed the 7/8 class while I was at Schoodic with 5/6, but on Tuesday we discussed why there was no school on Monday for Indigenous Peoples’ Day by roleplaying a “trial” for Christopher Columbus for his involvement in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Taino Indians. Next week, we’ll start a new unit on ecology.

 

 

 

PTF News

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, October 25th @ 7:30 AM Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • Wednesday, October 30th, Helpers needed to pack bags for Backpack Program 3:00 PM in the School Gym. They will go home on Thursday. If you would like to help at 3:00 PM Wednesday text 207-266-1298 and we will have a job ready for you.   Thank you to all of you who helped pack last time!!
  • Saturday, December 14th, Annual Holiday Craft Show 10-2. Great place to get unique holiday gifts. Mark your calendars now! If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show, please email brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or call 207-266-1298. If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show please register https://forms.gle/JJfH3gWP3dYqu4QX7

 

Warm Clothes Swap

Start looking through your kids outgrown gently used winter gear to see what you need and what you can donate. Save your kids clothes that they have grown out of and bring them into school if they are clean and not ripped. Soon there will be a rack of clean, warm clothes for you to go through. Leave what you can and take what you need.

 

Community Events

 

GSA Information Evening

For 7th & 8th Graders, on Thursday, November 07, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 PM

Come see what George Stevens Academy has to offer during this special information evening.

Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the evening.

For more, please contact Christie A. Snow, Admissions Office

George Stevens Academy, 23 Union Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614

Admissions@georgestevens.org (207) 374-2808, ext.112

Visit www.georgestevensacademy.org

 

 

Blue Hill Heritage Trust Garden Workshops & Soup Lunch

Saturday, October 26th from 11AM-1PM

BHHT’s Office 157 Hinckley Ridge Rd, Blue Hill

Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust, and local gardening experts, for a fun workshop and soup lunch this Saturday, October 26 from 11am-1pm. We’ll learn great gardening skills, as well as do a little work in BHHT’s new community garden, and break bread together on a beautiful fall day.

 

 

Christmas Angels With the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill

Christmas Angels are gearing up for their 31st season, spreading holiday cheer. The program provides gifts of warm clothing to children in need who reside full time in Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry and Deer Isle/Stonington. The Christmas Angels Program, coordinated by the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, depends on the generosity of individuals, clubs and businesses. Last year, 119 children were served from 55 families across the Blue Hill Peninsula.

Each Angel will be provided a detailed list of a child’s clothing wishes, including age (newborn-18 years old), size and any specific needs; up to 3 items per child. Shopping will take place in November and early December, with distribution of gifts on December 5th and 12th. If you would like to be an Angel, contact Ruth Miller at ruth@ustiger.net or 374-2003.

You can also help by donating new books and stuffed animals, unwanted 2020 calendars and Christmas cards, which can be dropped off in Fellowship Hall (downstairs at the Church) in the marked containers. Financial donation are always welcomed and appreciated. Checks made out to First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, with the notation “Christmas Angels”, can be mailed to PO Box 444, Blue Hill, ME 04614.

To receive assistance from the Program, pick up a request form from your school office, the Church Office (22 Tenney Hill), Tree of Life Food Pantry or the Island Food Pantry. Early sign-up is highly appreciated.

 

 

10/25              1:00 PM                                   Early Release

10/30               10:00 AM                               Flu Vaccine Clinic

10/31               2:00 PM                                  Halloween Parade

11/1                                                                 Parent/Teacher Conferences—No School

11/7                 9:00 AM                                 Photo Retake Day

11/8                 12:30 PM                                Veterans’ Day Celebration

11/11                                                               Holiday—No School

11/15               11:30 AM                               Friends-Giving Lunch

1:00 PM                                  Early Release

11/25-11/26                                                     Teacher Workshop Days—No School

11/27-11/29                                                     Holiday Break—No School

Newsletter 10/10/19

Thank you

  • John Lewandowski for doing an emergency referee job for a soccer game.

Reminder at Pick Up

If you come into the school to pick your child up at the end of the day, please wait for them in front of the office.  Do not go to the classroom.  It is too disruptive for educational activities that are still happening.  Thank you in advance. 

Kieve

Enjoy a few pictures from Kieve this week.

PTF News

Thank you

  • Huge thank you to all of you that came to the music or the amazing pig roast at the Brooklin Inn.  It was wonderful to see everyone out supporting the new owners and in turn donating some money to our Brooklin Backpack Program. Thank you to everyone that worked so hard at that community event.  It was very generous of you all. Lisa DePasqual, Shelly, Gunther and Eden, thank you for signing up and helping.
  • Thank you Healthy Peninsula for hooking us up with the The Downeast Gleaning Initiative. They have supplied us with loads of carrots and cucumbers that will be used in this weeks’ backpacks. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, October 11th @ 7:30 am Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • Thursday, October 10th,  Helpers needed to pack bags for Backpack Program 3:00pm in the School Gym. They will go home on Friday. If you would like to help at 3:00 PM Thursday text 207-266-1298 and we will have a job ready for you.
  • Saturday, December 14th, Annual Holiday Craft Show 10-2. Great place to get unique holiday gifts. Mark your calendars now!  If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show, please email brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or call 207-266-1298. If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show please register here. https://forms.gle/JJfH3gWP3dYqu4QX7

WARM CLOTHES SWAP

Start looking through your kids outgrown gently used winter gear to see what you need and what you can donate. Save your kids clothes that they have grown out of and bring them into school if they are clean and not ripped. Soon there will be a rack of clean, warm clothes for you to go through. Leave what you can and take what you need. 

Community Events

10/14                                                              No School—Holiday

10/15              4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Surry

10/16              TBA                                         Schoodic for 5/6 Grades

10/25              1:00 PM                                   Early Release            

10/30               10:00 AM                               Flu Vaccine Clinic

10/31               2:00 PM                                  Halloween Parade

11/1                                                                 Parent/Teacher Conferences—No School      

11/7                 9:00 AM                                 Photo Retake Day

11/11                                                               Holiday—No School

11/15               11:30 AM                               Friends-Giving Lunch

1:00 PM                                  Early Release

11/25-11/26                                                Teacher Workshop Days—No School

11/27-11/29                                                     Holiday Break—No School

                    

Newsletter 10/3/19

Thank you

  • To Mr. McBride for all the baked goodies he has brought in and shared with the school staff.
  • WoodenBoat for their donation to the kitchen.

Flu Vaccine Clinic Paperwork

Flu vaccine clinic  sign-up sheets are being sent home with students this week. Please complete and return the form to school no later than October 25th.

Family Movie Night

On Friday, October 4th from 6-8PM the movie Finding Nemo will be shown at the Brooklin School. Help the 7/8 class raise money to help people who don’t have access to clean water. First, participate in the Water Challenge, and then come celebrate with a movie and snacks. Donations will go to Water for South Sudan.

News from the Nurse Tech

A student was found to have a confirmed case of Chicken Pox at the Brooklin School.

DEFINITION: Chicken pox is a viral disease characterized by a slight fever, mild fatigue and a skin rash. Chicken pox is a significant risk to any person who is not immune to the virus.  Sever complications may occur in young children, immuno-compromised persons, and adults without vaccination with varicella vaccine and without previous infection with varicella.

Signs and Symptoms: The rash begins as flat red blotches. Within a few hours small pimples (resembling blisters) erupt. The rash is more commonly found on the covered parts of the body rather than exposed areas but can be located anywhere including the scalp, mouth, and eyes.

Mode of Transmission: The most common mode of transmission is believed to be person-to-person from infected respiratory tract secretions.  Transmission may also occur by respiratory contact with airborne droplets, or by direct contact or inhalation of aerosols from vesicular fluid of skin lesions of acute .  A person is contagious from 1 to 2 days before the onset of rash through the first 4 to 5 days, or until lesions have formed crusts.  The incubation period ranges from 14-16 days.

Treatment: The diagnosing physician may recommend or prescribe medications to ease the symptom of itching.

Return to School: Students may return to school when scabs have dried and crusted.  

Student Artwork

PTF News

Thank you

  • Thank you to all the amazing letter stuffing helpers that we had help with our annual appeal and to the Maine Hideaway for hosting. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, October 10th,  Helpers needed to pack bags for Backpack Program 3:00pm in the School Gym
  • Very SoonWarm Clothes Rack.
  • Saturday, December 14thAnnual Holiday Craft Show 10-2. Great place to get unique holiday gifts. Mark your calendars now!  If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show please email brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or call 207-266-1298. If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show please register here. https://forms.gle/JJfH3gWP3dYqu4QX7

 

WARM CLOTHES SWAP

 Start looking through your kids outgrown gently used winter gear to see what you need and what you can donate. Save your kids clothes that they have grown out of and bring them into school if they are clean and not ripped. Soon there will be a rack of clean, warm clothes for you to go through. Leave what you can and take what you need. 

Community News

BHPL October 2019 Schedule

Schedule subject to change – check online calendar at
www.bhpl.net for up-to-date listings

Weekly Programs

Tuesday                  10:30 AM – Storytime for kids ages 0-5
Come listen to a story and make a fun craft to take home.

Wednesday         10:30 AM – Toddler Playgroup for kids ages 0-5
Meet other area families who have small children. Spend some time chatting with other parents and caregivers while your kids play in a safe environment.

Thursday                3:00 PM – Youth Chess Club
Do you want to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play and are interested in playing more? Come learn and play at the library! We will provide chessboards, or you are welcome to bring your own. Snacks will be provided.

Special Events

Oct 2-23                 Sashiko Stitch Club for teens with Carrie Palmer                                                      3:30 PM  Howard Room
4-week stitch course on Wednesdays focused on Japanese textile arts sashiko & boro. Registration required at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.

Oct 4                        Homeschool Reception & Library Tour                                              10:00 AM  Howard Room
Learn about library services & programs available to homeschoolers. Snacks provided!

Oct 5                        Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers                                                                                        6:00 PM  Main Room
A fun puppet show with a Halloween theme held in the library!

Oct 9 & 23            Lego Club                                                                                                                                 3:00 PM  Larchwood Room
Come build with Legos every second and fourth Wednesday. Create anything from your imagination, or optional special challenge. Legos provided by the library. Ages 5+.

Oct 12                     Japanese Folk Storytelling                                                                                               2:00 PM  Howard Room
Frederica Marshall will share old folk tales from Japan, accompanied by illustrations with her sumi-e paintings in a special traditional format, kamishibai. Ages 5-10.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. MORE INFO www.BHPL.net

10/3                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Sedgwick

10/5                5:30 PM                                   Funorama at Castine

10/7                7:15 AM                                  Kieve for 7/8 Grades

10/14                                                              No School—Holiday

10/15              4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Surry

10/16              TBA                                         Schoodic for 5/6 Grades

10/25              1:00 PM                                   Early Release            

10/30              10:00 AM                                Flu Vaccine Clinic

10/31              2:00 PM                                   Halloween Parade

11/1                                                                Parent/Teacher Conferences—No School    

11/7                9:00 AM                                  Photo Retake Day

11/11                                                              Holiday—No School

11/15              1:00 PM                                   Early Release

11/25-11/26                                                   Teacher Workshop Days—No School

11/27-11/29                                                   Holiday Break—No School

Newsletter 9/26/19

Early Release tomorrow, Friday, September 27th

We will release at 1 PM for our first early release Friday.

Webpage

Want more news on your child’s classroom?  Check out the school webpage.

Thank you

  • Jenny Lewandowski for being the Picture Day volunteer.

Maine’s New Car Seat Laws 


The new law states that children under two years old must be sitting in a rear-facing child safety seat. It also states that children under 55 pounds must sit in a safety seat with a five-point harness.

Calendar Change


10/11/19 will be a regular school day for students and staff. 

11/1/19 will be Parent/Teacher Conferences

7/8 Water Challenge

What’s going on?
While reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, the 7th and 8th graders have decided that they can help people in South Sudan with limited access to clean water by raising money to support the Water for South Sudan organization and their efforts to build wells.

How can I help?
An easy way for you to help is to divert the money you might spend on beverages to donate to this fundraiser. Commit to drinking only tap water from now until October 4, keep track of the money you would have spent on soda, coffee, juice, etc., and donate it instead.

How do I donate?
There are several ways you can donate the money you collect during the water challenge:
• Visit bit.ly/brooklinwater and contribute online.
• Come to family movie night! The 7/8 class is hosting a viewing of “Finding Nemo” on October 4, and donations will be collected there.
• Send cash or check (written to “Water for South Sudan”) to school.

How can I learn more?
• The 7/8 class will be displaying their work on what they learned about the global water crisis at the movie night on 10/4.
• Visit teaghanandsayla.wixsite.com/brooklinwaterproject, which is a website made by 7/8 students.
• Visit waterforsouthsudan.org.
• Ask a Brooklin 7th or 8th grader!

Family Movie Night

On Friday, October 4th from 6-8PM the movie Finding Nemo will be shown at the Brooklin School. Help the 7/8 class raise money to help people who don’t have access to clean water. First, participate in the Water Challenge, and then come celebrate with a movie and snacks. Donations will go to Water for South Sudan.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, September 27th @ 7:30 am Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • Sunday, October 6th,  Pig roast and concert at the Brooklin Inn!  Proceeds go to the Brooklin Backpack Program. Go buy your tickets online for this awesome event. There is a limited number of tickets.
  • Warm Clothes Rack.
  • Saturday, December 14th,  Annual Holiday Craft Show 10-2. Great place to get unique holiday gifts. Mark your calendars now!  If you are interested in participating in the Craft Show please email brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or call 207-266-1298

Warm Clothes Swap

 Start looking through your kids outgrown gently used winter gear to see what you need and what you can donate. Save your kids clothes that they have grown out of and bring them into school if they are clean and not ripped. Soon there will be a rack of clean, warm clothes for you to go through. Leave what you can and take what you need. 

 

9/26                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Blue Hill

9/27                1:00 PM                                   Early Release

9/30                3-4:30 PM                               Soccer Practice

10/1                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. DISES

10/2                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Blue Hill

10/3                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Sedgwick

10/5                5:30 PM                                   Funorama at Castine

10/7                7:15 AM                                  Kieve for 7/8 Grades

10/14                                                              No School—Holiday

10/15              4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Surry

10/16              TBA                                         Schoodic for 5/6 Grades

10/25              1:00 PM                                   Early Release            

10/31              2:00 PM                                   Halloween Parade

11/1                                                                Parent/Teacher Conferences—No School    

Newsletter 9/19/19

  • To parents and friends who come to the Soccer Games to support our team.
  • Heather and James Clarke for the water bottles for the soccer team.
  • James Clarke for the cute signs for our Puffin’s cubby hooks.

Reminder of the early release scheduled for Friday, September 27th at 1:00 PM.   Note new time!

The School Picture Day will be September 23, 2019. 

Thank you so much to everyone for coming to the back-to-school barbecue! It was a huge success. If your child did not get a T-shirt or their T-shirt is the wrong size please get in touch with us and we can fix that. They are also available for purchase if you would like some extras. Brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com

  • Friday, September 20th @ 7:30 am First Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • September 24th at 3:15 – PTF meeting in the library. Everyone is welcome! We would love to see some new faces. You don’t need to come to every meeting or help with every event but feedback and support would be wonderful. 
  • Fill out paperwork for Brooklin School Backpack Program https://forms.gle/hzYpnYonBsZ2Rtt47 

BHHT’s Peninsula Explorers 4-H Fall Session is Open for Registration

Hancock County 4-H and Blue Hill Heritage Trust invite peninsula youth grades 3-8 to participate in the Peninsula Explorers Club! Food will be the major theme of our next  session. We will learn about long standing traditions around food, as well as ways to enjoy food while exploring in nature. We will meet 4 times over the fall, covering a range of different food traditions. Space is limited to 20 kids, first come first serve. Register here: https://extension.umaine.edu/hancock/4h/peninsula-explorers-club/

 SESSIONS

Oct 6, 1-3pm Outdoor Cooking & Local Harvest @ Horsepower Farm, Penobscot

Oct 20, 1-3pm Food Preservation Apples Galore @ Jo Barrett’s Canning Kitchen, Blue Hill

Nov 3, 1-3pm Food For Distance Hiking & Jerky @ TBD, Blue Hill

Nov 17, 1-3pm A Big Old Hike with our Snacks Up & Over the Mountain, Blue Hill

 

9/23                9:00 AM                                  Picture Day

                        4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Surry

9/24                3:05 PM                                   PTF Meeting

                        3-4:30 PM                               Soccer Practice

9/25                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Bay School

9/26                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Blue Hill

9/27                1:00 PM                                   Early Release

9/30                3-4:30 PM                               Soccer Practice

10/1                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. DISES

10/2                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Blue Hill

10/3                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Sedgwick

10/5                5:30 PM                                   Funorama at Castine

10/7                TBA                                         Kieve for 7/8 Grades

10/11                                  Parent/Teacher Conferences—No School

10/14                                  No School—Holiday

10/15              4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Surry

10/16              TBA                                         Schoodic for 5/6 Grades

10/25              1:00 PM                                   Early Release

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