Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spring, at last. Spring, at last!

Well, here's some great news: The sunshine and warm temps have arrived just in time for today's first school spring ball games. Today our softball and baseball teams play in Bristol at 3:45. GO LIONS!!!!

Hard to believe, but May is approaching and our SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL (CONCERT) is next week--MAY 3rd at 6:15.  All students participating should be in their classroom (or the music room if you are in band or senior chorus) by 6pm. Families, we invite you to come and enjoy approximately an hour of music and arts at NCS. The book fair will be open in the library that evening.

Here are other dates that many parents may need to have on their calendars:
  • FAMILY FUN NIGHT for NCS families at the newly renovated YMCA is Friday, April 27, 5:30-7:30. 
  • Three sessions of MEA Science testing for grades 5 & 8 will take place this week and next week. 
  • 8th grade Outing Club parent meeting--Monday, April 30 @ 6:30.  
  • Grade 8 to Kieve May 7-11
  • Grade 6 parent meeting for Hurricane Island is Monday, May 14 @ 5:30.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Take me out to the ballgame!?!

Hello! Just wondering, have you observed any cases of spring fever?  Here's a picture of kids getting ready for "spring" sports. Oh, my! Regardless of the ground conditions, we hope you're enjoying the April break. We'll be off and running with some traditional April/May activities when we return to school next week.

Signs of Spring:

  • First Baseball/Softball away games, scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 26. GO LIONS!  Also, some of our students will participate in their first track meet on Wednesday, April 25. As always, check the NCS family calendar for updated sports info.
  • Friday April 27 Final Chess Club Celebration--yes, you've read that correctly--Friday (not Thursday).
  • Also on Friday, April 27:  FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT for all NCS families at the newly renovated YMCA. The fun begins at 5:30 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  (See recent blog for details.)
  • In less than two weeks:  NPTO buy-on-get-one-free book fair in the library.
After that, the school year zooms along with Grade 8 attending Kieve, Grade 6 to Hurricane Island, spring sports, Kindergarten registration. Please note the change that has been made to the AOS 93 school calendar: There IS SCHOOL for EVERYONE on Friday, May 25 (staff workshop day postponed to the end of the year). 
Note to kindergarten families: No school for Mrs. Stewart's class on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 (registration/screening for the 2018-2019 K class).

Enjoy the rest of your vacation break. In the meantime, we'll be doing our best to be ready for the coming season at NCS. . . 

Friday, April 6, 2018

April: Showers of Activity!

Alden H represents our school today at the 2018 Maine State Geography Bee in Farmington!

Lifetouch will be at school on Thursday, April 12. If you're interested, be sure that you have either (1) ordered a package online or (2) your child(ren) bring in their pre-paid form that morning. Forms recently went home with all students. We have extras in the office, if needed. Some families like to take advantage of Lifetouch's spring portrait offer, which has more options of backgrounds than the fall "school" pictures.Only the students with the form and those who pre-ordered online will be photographed this spring.

Our 7th grade heads to Kieve for Leadership School next week, April 9-13th. 

Baseball, softball and spring track have officially begun. Refer to our school family calendar for practices. It looks like the first game is after spring break on Tuesday, April 24, an away game at Bristol. GO LIONS!!!! 

Wait a minute! Spring break?!?!!!  Spring vacation. Already? Yes! Enjoy family time April 16-20.

Family Fun Night (free to all NCS families) at the newly renovated YMCA is happening Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:30. (See previous post for details.)

Also after spring break:

  • NCS Spring Book Fair, April 30-May 4.  It's Buy-One-Get-One-FREE!
  • Spring Arts Festival (concert) is Thursday, May 3 @ 6:15. Students should be in their classrooms at 6:00. Band and Senior Chorus warm up in the music room at 6:00. We hope you come to this spring event!
  • Kindergarten Registration for families with children entering school in September will be held at the end of May.  There will be no school for our current kindergarten class on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1.  Families of children entering kindergarten 2018 are asked to complete this link by mid-April (or call the school office):  https://sites.google.com/a/aos93.org/ncs/home/kindergarten-registration
  • Information about spring/summer camps and activities will be posted on the community link on our web page and posted in our lobby. If you're looking for activities for your children, this link may be a helpful place for ideas:  http://ncskidscommunityinfo.blogspot.com/  It's updated as we receive information. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friday, April 27--Family Night for NCS!

Nobleboro Central School,
Jefferson Village School,  
& the CLC YMCA
invite you to a…
FREE Family Fun &
Fitness Night!
Friday, April 27th  
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
at the CLC YMCA
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Includes tennis, floor hockey, basketball,
jump rope, bounce house, gaga ball, tag games,
arts & crafts, door prizes & more!   
Pizza, fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks
will be provided at 5:30 p.m. while they last.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us at the NEWLY RENOVATED CLC YMCA! This is their first public event since renovations were completed!   

Contact Michelle York at 563-3437 or
myork@aos93.org with questions.
No pre-registration necessary. Hope to see you there!

This event is being supported by the NCS PTO, The JVS PTA, The CLC YMCA, Healthy Lincoln County, The American Heart Association and 5210 Let’s Go!  

Friday, March 30, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart

As a school, we raised $2,922 in Jump Rope for Heart. Over 40 NCS kids participated and collected donations for the American Heart Association. Josh, Piper and Riley were our top three fundraisers. 

An added bonus to the project: many of our students are now working hard on their jump rope skills, being active and having fun jumping rope!  Go Lions!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Can you believe this? Springtime and trimester 3 are here!

NCS sent two teams of students to BATTLE OF THE BOOKS at Lincoln Academy on Friday. "The A Team" (pictured above) came in second place overall and "The Secret Agents" took third place. Twelve teams from throughout AOS 93's five schools participated. Bristol's "The Word Wizards won first place with 51 points. Our teams had 49 and 44, respectively. Students participating in Battle of the Books were given four books to read, discuss, and prepare their strategy for competion at Battle of the Books.
On Friday Noah and Nelson, our Kieve educators in residence, wrapped up their season with us. We have really enjoyed their presence in our building for the past few months. In addition to leading after school activities, Noah and Nelson led games and activities, made connections and provided support in classrooms. We have been very thankful for their enthusiasm and involvement at NCS. 

MEA testing continues this week, scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.Testing begins in the morning for grades 3-8. We appreciate your efforts to ensure your students are at school on time, rested and ready to focus on the day's task.

Trimester 2 Report cards went home on Friday (for K- gr 4) and are now available online (gr. 5-8). Grade 5-8 parents may acknowledge receipt of grades by using the link provided by email.

Baseball and softball season has begun for junior high spring sports enthusiasts. Pitchers and catchers began practicing last week.Team practices start next week.The family calendar on our web page includes sports dates. Please check regularly, since sports information tends to change.

Speaking of the family web page calendar, have you scanned ahead and taken note of these dates?
  • It's time for next year's Kindergarten families to contact us. Please go to KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION 
  • Lifetouch Spring Picture Day is Thursday, April 12. A change: Spring packages are optional this spring. If you want your child to have a spring package, you'll want sign up ahead of time. More information to come.
  • Grade 7 at Kieve April 9-13
  • April vacation April 16-20
  • Spring Arts Festival (concert) is scheduled for Thursday, May 3. The 2-for-1 Book Fair is open that week April 30-May 4
Thanks for reading the blog!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Student Art Show & Sale(!) at PWA

Nobleboro students will be represented at the STUDENT ART SHOW on exhibit through April 13, 2018 at the Pemaquid Watershed Association Office Gallary, located at 584 Main Street, Damariscotta. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30 pm.  The exhibit contains mixed media by students from Nobleboro Central Damariscotta Montessori, Great Salt Bay and South Bristol schools. Some items are also on sale. A percentage of the profits from artwork sold will go to support PWA.