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Brooklin Peewee Team Schedule

Coach Chris 207-479-6926 and Coach Jimmy 207-669-5205

Round Robin schedule: Sedgwick School
January 4th
Warm-up 9:451st game 10:20-10:35
2nd game 11:20-11:35
3rd game 12:00-12:15

Practice, Monday, January 6, 3 PM
Practice, Tuesday, January 7, 3 PM
Game Saturday, January 11, 10 AM Brooklin VS Geckos @ Brooklin School
 
Practice, Monday, January 13, 3 PM
Practice, Tuesday, January 14, 3 PM
Game, Saturday, January 18, 10 AM Brooklin VS Brooksville@ Brooksville
 
Practice, Tuesday, January 21, 3 PM
Game, Saturday, January 25, 10 AM Brooklin VS Frogs @ Brooklin
 
Practice, Monday, January 27, 3:00 PM
Practice, Tuesday, January 28, 3:00 PM
 
Practice, Monday, Feb 3, 3:00 PM
Practice, Tuesday, Feb 4, 3:00 PM
Game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 AM, Brooklin VS Penobscot @ Penobscot
 
Practice, Monday, Feb 10, 3:00 PM
Practice, Tuesday, Feb 11, 3:00 PM
Game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 AM, Brooklin VS Brooksville @ Brooklin

Round Robin schedule: Sedgwick School
Saturday, Feb. 22
Warm-up 9:45
1st game 10:20-10:35
2nd game 11:20-11:35
3rd game 12:00-12:15
Followed by Pizza Banquet

Newsletter 12/11/19

Thank you

  • James Clarke for getting the wreaths for decorating the school.

 

Food Drive

The 7/8 class is collecting non-perishable food for the Tree of Life Food Pantry. Please bring donations to school by 12/18, and let’s try to fill up the boat in front of the gym!

 

Lost and Found

We have a bunch of clothes in the lost and found.  If possible, label your children’s clothing so it will be returned to them.  Thank you!

 

Winter Concert and Open House–Save the date

The Winter Concert and Open House will be December 19th. The Open House starts at 5:30 PM with the concert to follow at 6:00 PM. PTF will be supplying small snacks for the open house.

 

Mittens and Gloves

We are looking for mittens and gloves for kids to wear out to the playground if they forget theirs at home.  If you can help, please drop those off in the office.  Thank you in advance.

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten Snowflakes and Gingerbread Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTF News

Upcoming Events:

 

  • Friday, December 13th @ 7:30 AM Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • 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 take anything you may need. There is SO much good clothing! Come in and take a look or drop some things off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional Updates

1-2 Writing-This week, first and second graders have been working on narrative writing. Narrative writing can be real or made up/imagined, and has a beginning, middle, and end. We learned about how narrative writing has a subject and wrote with a subject of either an elephant or a humpback whale. We practiced writing stories about the elephant and humpback whale, and learned a little bit about each animal along the way! Finally, we talked about adjectives, how adjectives describe nouns, and how they can help our writing to be more interesting by giving more details.

 

1-2 Reading- The first and second graders are excellent readers and continue every day to become stronger readers and to build a love of reading. We do this by reading as much as we can throughout the school day, and the reading continues at home as well. Each student brings a book home with them every night to read to a sibling, parent, grandparent, guest, pet, or favorite stuffed animal! The key to becoming a strong reader who enjoys reading is simply to read, and that is what we are doing.

 

1-2 Math- Our first-grade mathematicians have been working very hard on understanding addition and subtraction sentences. They are studying how when thinking about addition, they can simultaneously think about subtraction, as it is the same numbers, just in a different order, as long as they keep in mind which number the “whole” is (3+5=8, therefore 8-5=3). Second-grade mathematicians have begun work on place value within hundreds. They know that any number in the hundreds has three digits and that there is a hundreds place, tens place, and ones place. Along with this, they have been working on how the number 423 has 4 hundreds, 2 tens, and 3 ones.

 

3/4 ELA:  This week students investigated character development as it pertains to Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web and in their own lives as they learn and grow.  We also started reading Brave and the Fox which is a short story full of great vocabulary and onomatopoeia (sound words – like “shush shushed” describing the sound of a dog sled going over the snow).  We suspended spelling for the week, as there was a snow day Tuesday and a field trip on Wed.  We will start this next week out with a new spelling list.

 

5/6 ELA:  This week students started their new novel, Bud, Not Buddy, by doing a quick 5-minute internet search on The Great Depression and discussing what this time period was like.  We then launched into the book, and read the first three chapters.

 

7/8 ELA:  This week students began reading the book, The Disappearing Spoon And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean.  They have begun individual projects to research one of the elements discussed in the book and to develop a final product that will be shared with others.

 

3/4 Math: 3rd-grade mathematicians continued to explore the metric system, solving problems with grams and kilograms and then exploring liters and milliliters. 4th-grade mathematicians connected what they understanding about place value to multiplying larger numbers. They multiplied 3 digits by one digit, using place value models, the area model, and the standard algorithm.

 

5/6 Math: 5th-grade mathematicians learned the division algorithm. They began dividing with larger numbers in the divisor and the dividend. They also applied their estimating skills to assist them in the division process. 6th-grade mathematicians continued to expand their understanding of division of fractions in real-world contexts. They created tape diagrams and number lines to represent division and expanded their work to dividing with mixed numbers.

 

7/8: 7th-grade mathematicians demonstrated their understanding of rational numbers in an assessment. They then began applying their understanding of rational numbers to the exciting world of algebra by solving problems using expressions and equations. 8th-grade mathematicians began the module on similarity by working with dilations. They used mathematical tools such as compasses and protractors to dilate polygons and prove the Fundamental Theorem of Similarity.

 

This week, our 3/4 botanists looked closely at how seeds are constructed and how seeds are dispersed. They wrote stories to illustrate how a seed can be transported from one place to another. On Monday, we’ll be excited to see if their bean seeds germinated over the weekend so we can examine the parts of the seedling.

 

The 5/6 class is nearing the end of their Industrial Revolution unit. They read about Robert Owen and his role in improving working conditions in the early 1800s in the United Kingdom. The students are also making good progress on all of the new vocabulary associated with this topic.

 

The 7/8 class visited the other classrooms to share information about how collecting food donations for their food drive helps their community. To prepare for these visits, the students read about local and global statistics on hunger and access to food. The students also started their next unit on chemistry. This week they read some background information about the periodic table and they have been doing research on their projects about elements for ELA class.

 

The Puffins Class Enjoying Their Reading Corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community News

 

Blue Hill Public Library

Dec 13             DIY Cards & Ornaments with Digital Cutting Machine                           3:30 PM  Howard Room
James Rutter of the Haystack Fab Lab will teach how to use a digital cutting machine & design software to create holiday decorations, pop-up cards, & ornaments. Ages 10+.

Dec 14             Friends of the Library Holiday Party                                                                         2:30-5:30 PM
The library will be closing at 2:00 to set up. Join us for refreshments, entertainment, and holiday cheer! Music & stories with Noel Paul Stookey, GSA jazz combo, a juggler for kids, a reading of A Christmas Carol, singing, and more.

Dec 18             Wreath-Making for Kids                                                                            3:30 PM Howard Room

A wreath-making workshop led by Landere Naisbitt of Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Space limited – advance registration required at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.

Dec 24             Closing at 2:00 PM for Christmas Eve

Dec 25             Library closed all day for Christmas holiday

Dec 28             Blue Hill Synth Club                                                                         1:00-3:00 PM  Howard Room
Sam Lothrop will teach programming and sequencing beats & melodies. Ages 8+.

Dec 31             Closing at 2:00 PM for New Year’s Eve

 

 

December

 

12/12              4:00 PM                                               Game at DISES (boys first)

12/13              9:00 AM                                              Field Trip the The Grand

1:00 PM                                               Early Release

12/14              10-2:00 PM                                         PTF Craft Fair

12/15              3-4:15 PM                                           Voluntary Practice for Boys and Girls

12/16              3-4:00 PM                                           Grades 1/2 Pee Wee Practice

4:00 PM                                               Game at Sedgwick (boys first)

12/17              3-4:00 PM                                           Grades 1/2 Pee Wee Practice

4-5:30 PM                                           Boys and Girls Combined Practice

12/18              4:00 PM                                               Game at Surry (girls first)

12/19              5:30 PM                                               Open House

6:00 PM                                               Winter Concert

12/20                                                                          Classroom Celebrations

3-4:00 PM                                           Pre-K/K   Pee Wee Practice

12/22              3-4:15 PM                                           Voluntary Practice for Boys and Girls

12/23—1/1                                                                 Holiday Break—NO School

12/23              3-4:15 PM                                           Voluntary Practice for Boys and Girls

12/26              3-4:15 PM                                           Voluntary Practice for Boys and Girls

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

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

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