Tel-U-Gram for Thursday June 13, 2019

Greetings from Sea Road School,

This will be the last tel-u-gram of this school year.  Please be sure to read the Telugram 06-13-2019.pdf, for there is information regarding end-of-the year events.  There are several summer opportunities for students, please see the attached flyers for information!

Summer Vacation at the Brick Store Museum.pdf 

School Around Us Summer Camps.pdf 

Woodfords After-School EnRICHment Program Flyer.pdf 

YCMMF Flyer.pdf 

Football Flyer

Tel-U-Gram for Thursday June 7, 2019

Here is this week's Telugram 06-06-2019.pdf.  There are several events coming up prior to the end of the school year!  

For those parents who would like to view the slide presentation from the Incoming 6th Grade Open House last week, please click on the following link:  Parent Night Presentation-MSK.pdf.  Here are other upcoming opportunities:  Beginning Instrumental Letter 2019_2020.pdf , Ogunquit Playhouse - Children's Theatre Camp.pdf , Superhero Royalty Day Flyer.pdf , 2019 Golf Save The Date - EFKA.pdf  

At our recent Community Relations Planning Session, facilitated by a representative from the Department of Justice, we had 40 members of our community. Groups represented were RSU 21 students, staff, administration, parents, community members, and town employees. The group came together and identified the strengths and weaknesses that surround not just the school district, but the our entire community. As a result, participants concluded that there would be significant benefit in a larger scale ‘Community SPIRIT Session’ with representation from all facets of the 3 towns that comprise our community.

This is the first step in what we hope will be a solid foundation for a cultural shift towards inclusivity and acceptance throughout our school district and the three towns. The goal of the SPIRIT session is to identify what action steps we can take to make all aspects of our district and community be a more welcoming and safe environment for all who reside here. 

We are looking for volunteers to participate:

Thursday June 13, 2019

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Kennebunk Town Hall

*Lunch will be provided*

Please keep in mind that the planning session will require your participation for the whole day. Please plan your schedule so that you will be available for the entire session.

To volunteer to participate, please click here to complete the sign-up sheet. If you are unable to access the form, please call 207-985-1100 for assistance with registration.

Participation will be limited to the first 90 registrants. However, additional opportunities will arise as a result of the work done at this session and additional volunteers will be needed in the near future.

Additional information about the Department of Justice Community Relations Services Program:

The Community Relations Service (CRS), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is the Federal government's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. CRS was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is the only Federal component dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, conflicts, and civil disorders, with the intent of restoring racial stability and harmony.

With the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in October 2009, CRS is authorized to work with communities to employ strategies to prevent and respond to alleged violent hate crimes committed on the basis of actual or perceived gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or disability. CRS will continue to employ strategies to prevent and respond to community tension relating to alleged discrimination and violent hate crimes committed on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

For 45 years, CRS has been asked to provide its experienced mediators to help local communities settle destructive conflicts and disturbances relating to race, color, or national origin. Each year CRS' highly skilled conciliators bring hundreds of community-wide conflicts to peaceful closure in every State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories. CRS lends its services when requested or accepted by the parties. The Service uses impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures to help local leaders resolve problems and restore stability. CRS has no law enforcement authority and does not impose solutions, investigate, prosecute, or assign blame and fault. All CRS mediators are required by law to conduct their activities in confidence, without publicity, and are prohibited from disclosing confidential information.

CRS conciliators work with State and local officials and community leaders to provide a wide variety of services to address racial issues and prevent violent hate crimes committed on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. CRS' services include:

  • Contributing expertise and guidance on methods and policies that calm tension and conflicts associated with race, color, or national origin or with preventing and responding to violent hate crimes committed on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

  • Enhancing strategies of State and local governments and community groups to prevent and respond to civil disorders.

  • Improving lines of communication between parties experiencing tension or conflict, including Federal, State, and local officials, community leaders and residents.

  • Helping schools and universities effectively deal with incidents of tension or violence associated with race, color, or national origin or with preventing and responding to violent hate crimes committed on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. 

Message From Sea Road School

"A commemorative Fairy Garden is in the process of being created in the Courtyard at KES to honor the life of Sia Van Wyck, who many of our students and staff at KES and SRS remember and miss. The space is now ready for plants, and we are hoping our KES and SRS families will  help make our garden flourish by donating a plant for the project. KES has a Plant Drop-Off opportunity planned for June 3rd. Plant donations will be received during the day at KES from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Included here is a link to the Sign-Up Genius if you would like to provide a plant….thank you for your support! "

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4DABA62EA0FF2-afairy

Tel-U-Gram for Thursday May 31, 2019

Good Afternoon Sea Road School families,

We had a very exciting morning; for our 3rd and 4th graders held a wonderful send off for those students who participated in the Game of Champions at KES. In addition, all of our 5th grade students traveled to the University of New England for the annual Math Festival.  There are several events coming up as our year winds down.  Please check out this week's tel-u-gram for the date of events:  Telugram 05-30-2019.pdf 

Tel-U-Gram for Thursday May 24, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please check out this week's tel-u-gram for upcoming events and menu items at SRS:  Telugram 05-23-2019.pdf .  A friendly reminder that tomorrow is Grand Persons' Day.  Please see the lunch schedule in this week's tel-u-gram.  If your child will be dismissed to their grand person(s) after lunch, the school must receive prior permission by you, the parent.  Please email Tricia at pthompson@rsu21.net if you have yet to communicate dismissal plans to your classroom teacher.  Thank you in advance; for we appreciate your communication!

Upcoming Parent Night at MSK for our current 5th grade class:  MSK-5th grade Parent Night 2019.pdf 

 

Whale of a Party at Kennebunk Town Hall May 26th

Ladder, a 65-foot inflatable whale modeled after a real fin whale in the Gulf of Maine who has been studied since 1996, is the special guest for a balloon-free Whale of a Party at Kennebunk Town Hall Sunday, May 26, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.  Fin whales are an endangered species and the second-largest animal to ever live on Earth.  During Ladder’s Whale of a Party, attendees will be welcome to take a sock walk through Ladder to get a sense of just how big a fin whale really is.  Ladder will help educate children and adults on marine debris and how balloons can be harmful for marine life if they are released.

Kennebunk High School senior Will Jones, who has been working to educate his community about the dangers to marine life from balloons and trash in the ocean, initiated the event because he thought time spent with Ladder would make a lasting impression on people.  The program will kick off at 1:30 with a kids’ drum circle on the step of Town Hall led by Juli Ennis of Kennebunk High School, a senior and expert percussionist. Drum circles are an example of an alternative to balloon releases that can be done with any materials including homemade instruments. Jones became a junior intern with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at 8 years old.  Blue Ocean Society is the owner of Ladder and is co-sponsoring this event with the Kennebunk Energy Efficiency Committee and Natural Resources Council of Maine.

Children and adults will watch the whale inflate and go inside as well as having a chance to touch real whale baleen and other whale artifacts.  Blue Ocean scientists will be on hand to answer questions. Jones will give a short presentation about the dangers of both latex and Mylar (plastic nylon) balloons to animals and children. The inside program begins at 2 p.m. and is limited to the first 150 people.  Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit Balloon-Free-Kennebunk on Facebook or email: willyhelpswhales@gmail.com.

Message from Sea Road School

Dear Sea Road School Parents,

As a continued effort to ensure safety and security in our school, we want to inform you that we performed a lock down drill for students and staff this afternoon.  This was an announced drill which started at 1:15 pm and ended five minutes later. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this or any other safety procedures at SRS.

Tel-U-Gram for Thursday May 9, 2019

Here is this week's Telugram 05-09-2019.pdf 

Sea Road School will host a Parent Orientation for all Incoming 3rd grade students tonight from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

District Math Meet Results:  4th and 5th grade students gathered today at SRS to participate in the district math meet. There were 120 students who took part in this annual event! SRS students who earned a ribbon for their individual scores were:  2nd place-Richard Pocius, Fionn Parkhurst; 4th place-Ethan Coron, Meryl Minzy, Lily Downing, Cadence McGrady; 5th place-Joey DiGiovanni, Aaron Pickering, Adalyn Clark,Hurst Burnett, Eli Coleman, Kallen Peterson, Emma Tremblay

Summer programs for students:  Summer_Camps_RiverTreeArts.pdf   Woodfords Summer EnRICHment Program Flyer.pdf 

Clash Flyer 2019.pdf 

Tel-U-Gram for Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dear Sea Road School Families,

Please see the attached tel-u-gram for this week for there is a lot of information to share!  Telugram 05-02-2019.pdf   

The 2019-2020 Talented Art Program (TAP) Application process takes place this month for placement in next years TAP classes.  The program is designed for fourth and fifth grade students with a strong interest in and dedication to the Visual Arts.  Details and forms for this program will be passed out in your child's art class.  Application and portfolio deadline is May 24.


Tel-U-Gram for Thursday, April 25, 2019

Greetings,

Please see the attached document for the most up-to-date information from SRS:  Telugram 04-25-2019.pdf 

SRS PTA message to all SRS families:  

Staff Appreciation Week will run April 29-May 3.  The week's activities are as follow:

Monday - Banner of Appreciation

Tuesday - Card & Kindness Day (Please encourage your kids to make cards to bring into staff/teachers. Also remind kids to say kind things or "Thank you" to staff members throughout the day. If you are one of the families that send in your own gifts or items for teacher (Staff) appreciation, Tuesday is the day to do it!)

Wednesday - Luncheon (sign up to donate food items)  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0445ADAA2CA4F49-staff  Containers and plates cannot be returned. ALL ITEMS must be AT SRS by Wed 5/2 10:00am

Thursday - Student Council will email a Thank you Video to staff

Friday - We raffle donated items to the staff at SRS. There is an assembly with staff and kids.  The student gets so excited when their favorite staff member/teacher wins. And the staff gets very excited too! We also need donations for this event. If you are able to donate please sign up. We love anything and everything. Get creative. If you own a business you can donate a service. If you don’t, you can donate a gift card, a handmade craft, or something you purchase to donate. The variety is what makes the raffle so wonderful; it’s different every single year! 
NOTES: Donated items must be at SRS by Wed 5/2 12:00pm so ensure we have enough time to prepare the raffle. You can also email Angie at SeaRoadSchoolPTA@gmail.com if you are going to donate. 

Here is the link to sign up! Thank you so much for all of your help and support. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0445ADAA2CA4F49-staff

Upcoming Biddeford YMCA events:  2019 Healthy Kids Day.pdf   Overnight At The Y!.pdf   Y Swimming.pdf 

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust event:  Discovery Days Summer 2019.pdf 


Tel-U-Gram for Thursday, April 18, 2019

Good Afternoon SRS Families,

Telugram 04-18-2019.pdf 

SRS PTA NEWS:

SRS will be seeking 2-3 board members for the PTA for the 19/20 school year. After 6 years as president and 8 years involved in the PTA, Angie Morin will be stepping down. Rebecca Axelsen has been involved for 5 years in various positions and is also stepping down. At a minimum we need a president and treasurer. If you have even a small amount of interest I encourage you to contact Angie or Rebecca personally or email SeaRoadSchoolPTA@Gmail.com

Tel-U-Gram for Thursday, April 11, 2019

Good Afternoon,

Here is the lastest news from SRS:  Telugram 04-11-2019.pdf 

Today we celebrated the Bikes for Books program!  If your child received a bike, please know that they are invited to participate the annual Kennebunk May Day Parade on Saturday, May 4th.  The Masons ask that they wear their Tee Shirt and safety helmet and if possible, bring their bicycle.  Formation will be on Water Street at 12:30pm and the parade will begin at 1:30pm.

Hands-on-Lego Robotics workshop for students:  Those Stellar Guys LEGO Robotics Fair.pdf 


Tel-U-Gram for Thursday April 4, 2019

Greetings from SRS,

There is a lot of information to share this week.  Please open the Telugram 04-04-2019.pdf to read about upcoming events, including Band Instrument performances!  Beginning Wednesday, April 24, SRS will once again be offering a Running Club for all students grades 3-5.  Please open this document for more information SRS Running Club.pdf.  Lastly, on April 29th, SRS will be asked to take part in Screen-Free Week.  Please look at this document for general information Screen-Free Week.pdf.  More detailed information will be sent to you after vacation week. 

SRS PTA NEWS:  SRS will be seeking 2-3 board members for the PTA for the 19/20 school year. After 6 years as president and 8 years involved in the PTA Angie Morin will be stepping down. Rebecca Axelsen has saved 5 years in various positions and is also stepping down. At a minimum we need a president and treasurer. If you have even a small amount of interest I encourage you to contact Angie or Rebecca personally or email SeaRoadSchoolPTA@Gmail.com They would be happy to talk to you about the responsibilities.  Detailed information will be left to the new board to facilitate a smooth transition and Angie will be available for consultation through the school year next year. 

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust will be offering activities for students over April vacation.  Please click on the document for more information.  Kennebunkport Conservation Trust-April Vacation Camp.pdf 

RTA presents: River Tree Arts Wizard of Oz.pdf