Friday, September 15, 2017

School Tips for Families

The following procedures are offered to help students, families, and staff start each day with minimal stress. 

DISMISSAL or BUS NOTES:   It's best to provide the school with any changes in your child's dismissal plan first thing in the morning, by 9 am.  It seems early, but this provides us with the opportunity to be sure the right people know what will be happening at the end of the day. Call, email or send a note to school with your child (563-3437 or ncourville@aos93.org).

AFTERNOON PICK UP:   If your child is to be picked up at dismissal, allow a few minutes before 2:30 to sign the book at the office window. This will mean we can call all students promptly at 2:30 before buses and help you get on your way.

ABSENCES, TARDY INFORMATION:   Please let the school know by 9 am if your child will be tardy or absent. 

Several people have expressed an interest in purchasing lion's pride gear--sweats, t-shirts.  Good news! We expect to offer these items during the fall. Information to follow.

Here are some dates to put on your calendar:

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY:   Monday morning, October 2 Lifetouch will be here for school portraits. Packages may be purchased online or via the form that was recently sent home with all students.  

Our official welcome, the OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 pm.  Plan to visit classrooms 6:00-6:30, with a brief assembly in the gym at 6:25. Winners of the lobby challenge will be announced at the assembly. 

NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 6 (workshop day) and Monday, October 9 (holiday).

Our school collects BOX TOPS for EDUCATION and FLIP TOPS (from cans), and you're welcome to leave either in the containers in the lobby. The flip tops are delivered to Ronald McDonald house as a service project.  The box tops help with student activities.

Nobleboro Historical Society's annual event, APPLEFEST, is Saturday, September 30th and our 8th grade students will be helping to serve both NHS and the community at the event. 

By the way, today's photo is from the 8th grade art class. (Perhaps you recognize one of the hands in the photo.) They've been talking about PEACE and creating peace posters. They say that the word WAR in Sanskrit means  "I want more cows!"  Let's end this blog with, "We hope you'll have a peaceful weekend!"

















Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We're back!


WED, 9/6/2017 Today's sports--soccer and field hockey games, golf and cross country practices--are all cancelled this afternoon due to weather.   Please expect your athletes to come home according to their regularly scheduled Wednesday afternoon plans.

We hope the first week of school was a success for your family!   Here is some helpful information:
  • Homework Club will begin next week on Monday, 9/11/2017.  Students in grades 5-8 may stay for homework club on any Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year from 2:40-3:40 pm. They should be picked up at school at 3:40 on those days.
  • Sports, meetings and other school events are posted on the NCS Family Calendar which appears on the NCS home page.  This is a good resource!  https://sites.google.com/a/aos93.org/ncs/
  • 8th grade families participating in the fall Outing Club trip should plan to attend a meeting in Mr. Williams' room on Thursday, 9/7/2017 at 6pm.
School lunch business:   Schoolbucks letters will be going home this week. If you are new to NCS, you'll receive an access code to set up a school bucks account. You may use this to pay for school meals online (there's a small bank fee to do that) or you may send lunch money directly to school with your child.  Even if you opt to pay at school, it's wise to set up the account and keep track of your child's balance.   Meals should be paid for in advance.   

If you completed a FRL application for free or reduced meals, watch for the resulting letter with your child this week.  If your child was able to take advantage of free or reduced meals last year, please remember that you MUST complete an application this year by mid September.  Applications are confidential and available through the office.   More information about paying for meals, etc. is in the NCS Student Handbook available online on our webpage/parent resources.


In case you're wondering, the pictures were taken in Mrs. Workman's class--toothpick art, grade 3.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Are you just about ready?

It's almost here!  You can tell that August is winding down. The days are warm but by evening the cool air moves in, one sign that a new school year is about to begin. The first day for everyone at NCS (K-grade 8) is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th. The day begins at 8am. 

Things to accomplish between now and August 30th:

  • Complete your child's online registration for 2017-2018.  Actually, this must be done BEFORE school begins. Parents, if you have not attended to this, this is a reminder. Help is available, if needed, but please do not wait until the last minute.
  • K-GR 4 ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Monday, August 28 at 6pm
  • Summer readers, it's time to find your log. Be sure to bring it to school 8/30-9/1, and turn it in to Mrs. Harriman or let her know if you completed it online. Summer Reading Details
  • Check the bus schedule on our website or in this week's LC News.  Please allow extra time for the first couple weeks of school until the schedule settles into a predictable pattern. Students of young children (K-grade 3) must have an adult waiting at the stop in the afternoon. If a 4th grade student is getting off at home without a parent at the stop, we must have permission; contact the school.
  • Let the office know if your child will take a bus to an alternate stop--daycare, etc.--in the afternoon. 
  • Get plenty of rest before your school week actually begins.
  • August 30th:  Jump out of bed, eat breakfast, head to school and have a great first day!
The school is shiny, clean and just about ready for 2017-2018. We look forward to Wednesday when the halls will be full of life and chatter again!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Things to do before school begins. . .

Online registrations have been coming in daily and if you've completed yours,THANK YOU! If not, the online 2017-2018 REGISTRATION is accessed through your Powerschool parent account. Please take time to do it now!

  • If your child participates in jr. high fall sports, online registration and medical requirements should be completed by Monday, August 22. 
  • If you need help remembering your username or need to reset a password, please contact the office: 563-3437 or ncourville@aos93.org.
  • If you do not have access to a computer or need some help, laptops are available at the school.

Friday, August 4, 2017

We interrupt this lovely August day . . . .

Hello!  

Online registration for 2017-2018 is open in Powerschool. Log in to your Powerschool parent account and update/submit your child(ren)'s registration for the coming school year. We ask that you review and complete student information by mid-August, if possible. If you need a login reminder and/or help, call 563-3437 or email ncourville@aos93.org. If you need access to a computer or if you are new to Nobleboro and want to register a new student, the office will be open during the week of 8/14-8/18. 

  • The first day of school for students is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
  • The K-4 ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Monday, August 28 @ 6pm
  • Watch the school website for dates/times of sports and other upcoming events

OK. Don't panic! There is still time in August to enjoy more of summer in Maine 2017. However, please do take a few moments now to prepare your family for school.

One more thing, an invitation:  Next week the NPTO (parent teacher organization) will meet in the library on Tuesday, August 8 at 6pm. NPTO meets monthly during the school year. Parents are welcome to attend meetings. NPTO helps to raise funds for enrichment programs at school, and we certainly appreciate their support!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August!

 

Summer is in full swing, so it is hard to imagine that our fall sports are just week(s) away!   Junior high athletes and families will want to read the details below:

All students planning to participate in a sport during the 2017-2018 school year need to have a current physical (dated within the past 2 years and on file at NCS), as well as completing Powerschool school registration forms. All NCS families will receive notification to review/update your child(ren)'s school registration forms electronically. Parents can expect to receive an email notification about Powerschool registration this week. Students will only be able to participate in fall pre-season if both of these are completed prior to the practice start dates.  If you are not sure whether the physical is current, please check with your doctor's office and have a copy faxed to NCS  (207) 563-6569 or make an appointment to get one.  

Pre-season Information:

COED SOCCER grades 6-8: Practices begin on Monday, August 21, 4:30 - 6 pm. Coach - Michelle York, myork@aos93.org or 380-5235.  Players will need mouthguard, shin guards and cleats to participate.  

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY grades 6-8: Practices begin on Monday, August 21, 3-4:30 pm. Coach - Ari Edgar, aedgar@aos93.org or 380-3165  (This is a new program for NCS and the team is open to all AOS 93 girls in grades 6-8).  Players will need mouthguard, eye protection goggles, shin guards, cleats and a field hockey stick. 

Please let Mrs. York know if you need help getting equipped for the season; there may be resources available through an outside organization.
  • The preseason practice schedules are posted on the school website calendar.
  • Game schedules are on the Sports tab on the school website.  
GOLF (grades 6-8) and CROSS COUNTRY (grades 5-8): These programs have been an option for NCS students through Great Salt Bay in previous years. This year it may be an option, however, students will have to wait until school begins to find out if spots are available as the GSB School Board recently made changes to their guidelines for students participating from other schools. Information will be shared as soon as it is available. Please email Michelle York, AD (myork@aos93.org) with questions or to get on the contact list when information becomes available.

Looking forward to a great fall season for the NCS Lions!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Summer


Last visit to Art Room before summer vacation!  See you at the beach (or the lending library or the grocery store or just out and about)!