Brooklin School Newsletter 9/12/19

Thank you

  • Mr. Shawn McBride for the yummy donuts for the staff and teachers this week.
  • To all the families who came and supported the Brooklin School at the Back to School BBQ. 

Early Release, Friday, September 27

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

Picture Day Date

The School Picture Day will be September 23, 2019. 

School Picture Day Volunteer

I am looking for a volunteer to help the photographer the morning of  Monday, September 23rd while he/she is taking pictures.  Please call Louanne at 359-2133 if you can help.  Thank you in advance.

PTF News

Brooklin Backpack Program

Brooklin Backpack Program run by the Brooklin School PTF. They are teaming up with the staff and teachers of Brooklin School to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks for children over extended weekends and breaks, free of charge. Their teacher distributes bags to your child on the last school day before the long weekend or break. The bag of food will be discreetly placed in the oldest child in the family’s backpack before they get onto the bus.

Any child enrolled in Brooklin School is able to receive these weekly bags of food.
If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please fill out the form below. You only need to need to return this form if you do not want your child to participate in Brooklin Backpack Program.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, September 13th @ 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!
  • Fill out paperwork for Brooklin School Backpack Program https://forms.gle/hzYpnYonBsZ2Rtt47

Community Events

Blue Hill Heritage Trust Celebration of Conservation on the Peninsula

BHHT is excited to hold its 3rd Annual Celebration of Conservation on the Peninsula by hosting a fun community party! All are welcome to join BHHT at Strong Brewing Company this Friday, Sept 13th from 5-7pm to meet several staff and volunteers like Board Members, Trail Stewards and Outreach Volunteers. Local food vendors will be on hand from El El Frijoles and Wing Dingahs, Strong Brewing Co will be serving up their locally crafted beer, and BHHT will have free lemonade and popsicles for the kids! We will have some fun activities for the kids, and those who completed the hiking challenge can enter into a prize drawing.

Family friendly and open to all! For more information please contact BHHT at 374-5118 or info@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust Events

9/14 Saturday 1PM-3PM Weaving Workshop at the Seed Barn: Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Cynthia Winings Gallery, and the Seed Barn for a Young Artists Workshop. We will be broadening perceptions of HOME to include outdoor spaces beyond our walls which helps cultivate an understanding of the interrelationships between humans and wildlife. In this outdoor workshop, participants will be invited to create an on-site sculpture woven through the meadow landscape that will provide winter habitat for seed dispersers. In the process, we will learn how to work with natural materials in our own gardens to augment habitat for wildlife through winter months.

9/20 Friday 10AM-12PM – (Member’s Only Event) BHHT Mushroom ID Workshop: David Porter will once again lead the very popular Mushroom ID Workshop Hundred Acres Wood in Brooklin. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot for this great event! Register by calling our office at 374-5118.

9/21 Saturday – Beach Cleanup: The Shaw Institute and BHHT invite you to join us for a Beach Cleanup Day at Carter Nature Preserve on the Cross Road in Surry. Be a part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Global Trash Free Seas Day, and Maine’s Coastal Cleanup Day by helping to clean this beautiful property which is under conservation with BHHT. We will provide materials and assign paired volunteers specific areas and duties including data collection. Family friendly, and please bring water bottles, wear durable work gloves, sunscreen and sturdy shoes!

9/22 Sunday 1:30-3:00PM – Fairy House Festival: Come celebrate the magic of fairies with Blue Hill Heritage Trust; bring your wings and fairy dust if you have them! Merrie Eley will begin our festival with a story about how to build fairy houses, then we will venture outside to build some for the fairies living in the woods behind Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s office! Space is limited, please call to pre-register at 374-5118.

9/25 Wednesday 4:00-6:30PM – FREE Citizen Science Training for Phenology Trail: Join Schoodic Institute and Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a FREE citizen science training. Great for teachers, youth, parents, and individuals interested in helping collect data for national climate change research. We will meet at Carter Nature Preserve in Surry and then head to The Gatherings, also in Surry, to finish the training. Phenology, or nature’s calendar, is the study of plant and animal life cycle events. It includes tracking the timing of flowering and fruiting plants, emergence of insects, and bird migrations. Millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along the northeast coastline. As they travel the long distances needed to reach their southern destinations, they need stopover sites where they can refuel on fruits and insects. We need to know – Is climate change creating a mismatch between fall migrating birds and their food source-fruits and insects? Schoodic Institute has partnered up with the National Phenology Network, and has 9 miles of trails dedicated to this research. BHHT now has three phenology trails of their own! WE NEED YOUR HELP collecting data! Call BHHT office 374-5118 for further information and to register. Space is limited.

Youth Programs @ BHPL
September 2019 Schedule

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 (starts Sept 12)
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

Tues. Sept. 17            Seeds, Seeds, Seeds!                                                                  3:30 PM  Howard Room
Explore native Maine plants and their seeds, and dissect seed pods! Meet in the Howard Room before crossing the street to help diversify the pollinator garden at Healthy Peninsula. The workshop will include observational drawing of plants.

Thurs. Sept. 19           Pajama Storytime                                                                 6:00 PM  Larchwood Room
Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal and join us for a story, songs, and coloring.

Fri. Sept. 20                Panels & Pizza Graphic Novel Club: Lumberjanes                 4:30 PM  Howard Room
Teens are invited to discuss a graphic novel on the third Friday of every month, and eat pizza! New members welcome. September’s book is Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson. Books are available to check out at the library in advance.

Sat. Sept. 21               Blue Hill Synth Club                                                           1:00-3:00 PM  Howard Room
Local electronic musician Sam Lothrop will teach the basics of programming and sequencing beats and melodies. Ages 8+ (teens and adults welcome, too!).

Wed. Sept. 25            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+.

Wed. Sept. 25            Kneisel Hall Children’s Program                                               4:30 PM  Howard Room
Musicians from Kneisel Hall-Blue Hill Together in Music will offer a multi-media music and art program for kids.

Sat. Sept. 28               Special Storytime: A Fine Orange Bucket                       10:30 AM  Larchwood Room
Brooksville author Charlotte Crowder and illustrator Jill Fensen will  present a special storytime of their book A Fine Orange Bucket

Sat. Sept. 28               Crafternoons!            Acorn Necklaces                                      1:00-3:00 PM  Howard Room
Make a fun craft project on the last Saturday of every month, materials provided by the library.

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

Calendar

September

9/16                6:00 PM                                   Kieve Informational Meeting at BHCS          

9/17                4:15 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs Penbrook

9/18                4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Deer Isle

9/23                9:00 AM                                  Picture Day

                        4:00 PM                                   Soccer Game at Home vs. Surry

9/24                3:05 PM                                   PTF Meeting

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

October

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 Grade

10/25              1:00 PM                                   Early Release

Brooklin School Check-In Survey

The Brooklin School is conducting a strategic planning process to continue moving forward toward our vision for learning. We sought broad community input in developing our mission/vision/beliefs a year ago and we are very excited about them. They were adopted by the Board, and a plan of action is now needed to guide our work to achieve that vision. We value your ideas and want to make sure we do what’s needed to move forward. Take a minute to complete the survey: bit.ly/brooklin2019survey

Newsletter 9/5/19

The first day of school!

Thank you: PTF for the beautiful Welcome Back sign and plants under the Brooklin School sign.

Reminder of Security of the Building

During the school day, all doors are locked except the front door to the school.  Please ring the buzzer to be let inside.  Always enter and exit through the front door by the flagpole only.  Thank you.

Physical Education Class

Physical Education classes are on Tuesday’s and Friday’s.  Sneakers are required for physical education class.  Please also send your child dressed in shorts or pants but no dresses or skirts.  Thank you in advance.

Lost and Found

There are already clothes on the bench in front of the office of lost and found. Remind children to have all their clothes with them at the end of the day.

Facebook

Follow the Brooklin School on Facebook.  Updates on games, events and school-wide news will be posted there.

Brooklin School Web Page

Visit our new school web page at BrooklinSchool.org.  It is a great resource for the school calendar, handbook, and many different links to helpful resources.

School Board Meeting — September 10th

The School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the school.  Please come to these meetings and make your important contributions to the school.

Volunteer Form

All parents and volunteers, please fill out the Volunteer Form that was sent home this week.  Without this filled out, returned and a background check is done through the Superintendent’s Office, you will not be allowed to volunteer in the school or with students.

Forms Sent Home

All the forms: free and reduced lunch forms, emergency forms, and several permission forms were sent home this week.   Please read, fill out, and return to school tomorrow.

Newsletter Update

Anyone who is interested in receiving the newsletter via e-mail or regular mail starting in September, please e-mail me at lmunson@brooklinschool.org  or call me at 359-2133.

Lunch Costs

Lunch/Milk Program

COSTS (per day):

  • Lunch  $ 3.00
  • Breakfast $1.75
  • Milk $  .40
  • Adult Lunch $7.50

One milk is served with all hot lunches.  Hot lunch includes one milk.

Order extra milks for:

*a second hot lunch milk

*milk to drink with a bag lunch from home.

All extra/snack milks cost $.40.  Families participating in the Free/Reduced lunch program are also charged $.40 per extra milk.

Picture Day-Date

The School Picture Day will be September 23, 2019.

School Picture Day Volunteer

I am looking for a volunteer to help the photographer the morning of  Monday, September 23rd while he/she is taking pictures.  Please call Louanne at 359-2133 if you can help.  Thank you in advance.

Calendar

(http://brooklin-es.u76.k12.me.us/47531-2/)

September

  • 9/9, 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Sedgwick
  • 9/11, 3:30 PM Soccer Game Home vs Castine
  • 5:00 PM,Back To School BBQ
  • 9/16 ,4:00 PM Soccer Game at Bay School
  • 9/17,  4:15 PM Soccer Game at Home vs Penbrook
  • 9/18, 4:00 PM   Soccer Game at Deer Isle
  • 9/23,9:00 AM Picture Day
  • 4:00 PM, Soccer Game at Home vs. Surry
  • 9/24 , 3:05 PM PTF Meeting
  • 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

October

  • 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 Grade
  • 10/11, Parent/Teacher Conferences—No School
  • 10/14 , No School—Holiday
  • 10/15 , 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Surry
  • 10/25 ,1:00 PM   Early Release

PTF News

Brooklin Backpack Program

Brooklin Backpack Program run by the Brooklin School PTF. They are teaming up with the staff and teachers of Brooklin School to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks for children over extended weekends and breaks, free of charge. Their teacher distributes bags to your child on the last school day before the long weekend or break. The bag of food will be discreetly placed in the oldest child in the families backpack before they get onto the bus.

Any child enrolled in Brooklin School is able to receive these weekly bags of food.
If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please fill out the form below. You only need to need to return this form if you do not want your child to participate in Brooklin Backpack Program.

PTF Barbecue–September 11th,  5:00 pm

The PTF (Parents Teachers Friends) group invites everyone in our school community to our annual Back To School BBQ to kick off another school year. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 11th starting at 5:00 at school. Please come and join us for this annual event for all teachers, staff, students, families, and friends of the school. The PTF will grill hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages and will also provide fixings, snacks, and drinks. We are asking people who attend to please bring a side dish, salad or dessert item to share with everyone. Please remember no nuts!

Welcome back to school

 The PTF members welcomed our teachers back to school with an awesome hearty breakfast last week. Thank you to all the parents and friends that made that happen. Everyone at Brooklin School had been working hard all summer to get school cleaned and refreshed and it looked beautiful already! Thank you to the parents and friends that came out on the 29th to help with a few last projects. The PTF put in some new gardens out front, organized the sheds out back and weeded the front gardens for a finishing touch.

The PTF has stocked the teacher’s lounge with healthy snacks for your children in case someone has a grumbly stomach during school or needs a little energy before practice. We also will be sending food home for the Brooklin Backpack Program on October 10th and if you do NOT want food to be coming home with your child during extended breaks, you will need to opt-out of the program. You can always opt back in later if you change your mind. Please use this form to OPT-OUT  https://forms.gle/a159jxfz8t2M7dNx7

If you would like to read more about this program you can go here.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, September 6th @ 7:30 am First Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • September 11th Back-To-School Community BBQ @ 5. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a side or dessert.
  • September 24th at 3:15 – PTF meeting in the library. Everyone is welcome!
  • Fill out paperwork for Brooklin School Backpack Program https://forms.gle/hzYpnYonBsZ2Rtt47

Soccer Schedule

Sept 9 at Sedgwick

Sept 11 vs Castine at Brooklin (3:30) *
Sept 16 at Bay School
Sept 17 vs Penbrook at Brooklin (4:15) *
Sept 18 at Deer Isle *
Sept 23 vs Surry at Brooklin
Sept 25 vs Bay School at Brooklin *
Sept 26 at Blue Hill (Blue Hill s A team)
Oct 1 vs Deer Isle at Brooklin
Oct 2 vs Blue Hill at Brooklin *
Oct 3 vs Sedgwick at Brooklin *
Oct 5 Funorama at Castine 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Saturday)
Oct 15 at Surry *
Makeup games and playoffs – week of Oct 21…….finals probably Oct 24.
* denotes game counts toward playoff standings
All games at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted

Welcome back!

Welcome Back!!  First Day 9/3/19

School Address

PO Box 120

Brooklin, ME  04616

School starts at 7:45 AM and ends at 3:00 PM

Telephone Numbers

The Brooklin School    207-359-2133

FAX    207-359-2303

Superintendent 207-348-9100

Brown’s Busing 207-359-8053

Bus Schedules

Brooklin Bus A—Eyleen, Driver

6:50 Hales Woods Road

6:53 Bay Road

7:00 Harriman Point Road

7:06 Flye Point Rd

7:10 Old County Road

7:20 Morse Lane

7:25 Brooklin School

Proceed to GSA

Brooklin Bus B—Jerry,  Driver

6:45 High Street

6:53 River Road

6:58 Reach Road

7:01 Folly Road

7:13 Naskeag Point Road

7:21 Pooduck Road

7:25 Brooklin School

Proceed to DISHS

Dismissals

Buses load at the main entrance.  Parents who are picking students up should wait by the side entrance by the gym (except for the Puffin and Pre-K students).   Students who bike or walk home are dismissed after the buses have departed.  Information about new students has been given to the bus company if they have been registered through Louanne in the office.  If you have any questions or concerns about the buses or routes, please call Brown’s Busing at 359-8053.

Student Dismissal Notes

Students are expected to have a note at the beginning of the day indicating where they will be going after school.  If a change needs to be made for a student where they are going after school, please call the office before 2:45 PM.

Tardiness

Students are tardy if they are not present at the beginning of the school, which is 7:45 AM. Tardiness is disruptive to other student’s learning and the teacher’s instruction.

PTF Barbecue–September 11th,  5:00 pm

The PTF (Parents Teachers Friends) group invites everyone in our school community to our annual Back To School BBQ to kick off another school year. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 11th starting at 5:00 at school. Please come and join us for this annual event for all teachers, staff, students, families and friends of the school. The PTF will grill hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages and will also provide fixings, snacks and drinks. We are asking people who attend to please bring a side dish, salad or dessert item to share with everyone. Please remember no nuts!

Lunch Costs

Lunch/Milk Program

COSTS (per day):

  • Lunch                           $ 3.00
  • Breakfast                      $1.75
  • Milk                             $  .40
  • Adult Lunch                 $7.00

One milk is served with all hot lunches.  Hot lunch includes one milk.

Order extra milk for:

  • *a second hot lunch milk
  • *milk to drink with a bag lunch from home.

All extra/snack milk cost $.40.  Families participating in the Free/Reduced lunch program are also charged $.40 per extra milk.

Newsletter Update

Anyone who is interested in receiving the newsletter via e-mail or regular mail starting in September, please e-mail me at lmunson@brooklinschool.org  or call me at 359-2133.

 School Board Meeting — September 10th

The School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the school.  Please come to these meetings and make your important contributions to the school.

 Brooklin School is a Nut Sensitive School

What does this mean? 

As a school community, we will work together to ensure the safety of all the children in our school. We are asking the entire Brooklin community to assist in this effort to keep children with food allergies safe. The menu in the school cafeteria will feature nutritionally appropriate substitutes for peanut and tree nut products. All staff members will share in the responsibility of keeping children safe in our school.

How can I help? 

You can help by talking with your child about food allergies and supporting the efforts taking place at school to make all children aware of the nut sensitive policy at Brooklin. Some of our efforts will include the importance of hand washing throughout the school day and not sharing food with other students. You can also help by cutting down whenever possible the peanut and nut products your child brings to school for lunch or snack as is reasonable for your family.

What if I have further questions? 

Please do not hesitate to call Jil Blake, Principal, or Louanne Munson, the Administrative Assistant, at 207-359-2133 with any questions you may have.

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): 

Guidelines for Sports Teams and Gym Classes

What is MRSA?

  • MRSA is a bacteria, a special form of Staphylococcus aureus (“Staph”) that is resistant to many of the antibiotics that we usually use to treat Staph infections. Staph bacteria are the most common cause of skin infections.
  • Like other forms of Staph, MRSA is commonly present on the skin or in the noses of healthy people without causing illness. It can also be carried in the armpit, groin, or genital area.
  • When these bacteria get into a break in the skin, they can cause a skin infection. To determine whether an infection is caused by “regular” Staph or MRSA, a swab of pus or drainage from the wound is sent to the laboratory for testing.

How is MRSA spread?

  • MRSA is spread from person to person, mostly by direct skin-to-skin contact.
  • People can also get MRSA when their skin comes into contact with items that have been contaminated by bacteria from wounds in people with a MRSA infection. This could happen by sharing towels or clothing/personal equipment or when exercise mats, weights, etc…, are not cleaned off after use.

How is MRSA treated?

  • Athletes with skin infections should notify athletic or school nursing staff, and should be seen by a healthcare provider to see if treatment or and/or any tests are needed. Sometimes, skin infections need only good wound care and extra hygiene (e.g. keeping the area clean and dry, washing hands after caring for the area, carefully disposing of any bandages, and allowing the body to heal.
  • Treatment of MRSA and other skin infections often requires the use of antibiotics. The antibiotics that are used to treat MRSA are different than the ones usually used to treat regular Staph. Decisions about treatment are made by doctors, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants.

How can I prevent MRSA infection among athletes?

*Hand washing is the single most important behavior in preventing the spread of infectious disease.  Emphasize this to your athletes.

 

 

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