Friday, June 12, 2015


Thank you to everyone who attended last night's concert and art show. It's a pleasure to see the halls filled with families and friends celebrating the accomplishments of our students.

Next week the 8th grade has a busy week pulling together for their last week as NCS students. That's always an exciting time.

Remember to check our family calendar for end of the year events.   Enjoy your weekend!  

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8 through 12 and beyond!

From all accounts, the K & Gr. 1 play--Earth Worms Make America Great!--was a success!  

Here are some dates and events that parents will want to be aware of this week:

  • The Book Fair is open June 8-12 in the library before school and after dismissal. This is the popular NPTO buy-one-get-one-free sale. You may find it to be a convenient way to prepare for summer reading!  The fair will also be open before/after the Spring Concert on Thursday.
  • On Wednesday, June 10 the boys baseball semifinal playoff game v. Medomak Middle School will be held at NCS.   Please note the change in time--3:00.  We hope you'll come to cheer on our Lions!
  • Thursday evening, June 11, is the last opportunity to view/purchase the spring pictures from Lifetouch.   If you'd like to see your child's pictures, please stop in at the office this week, and we'll give one last opportunity to purchase a package the evening of the concert.
  • The Spring Concert is Thursday, June 11 at 6:30.   Band and Sr. Chorus should meet and warm up in the Music Room at 6pm. All other students should be in their classrooms at 6:15. 

Next week 8th grade students go whitewater rafting on Monday, June 15th. They will spend time later in the week preparing for the 8th grade promotion celebration, to be held on Thursday evening, June 18th at 6 pm. 

The 6th grade will attend the Gulf of Maine Institute in Portland on Tuesday, June 16th. 

See other recent blogs and the NCS family calendar for more end of year information. If you are looking for things to do this summer, check on our new community offerings page:  Community Offerings: Look under Community Links.  We hope you'll have a good week!

Friday, June 5, 2015


The 2015 NCS Summer Learning Institute

  • All K - 8 students are invited to participate in summer learning experiences.

  • There are several ways to do this!

  • There will be a celebration and NCS Book Bucks rewards for participants in all three summer learning opportunities below!

  1. ALL K - 7 NCS students are invited to participate in our annual
NCS Summer Reading Challenge.
It’s easy! Students will set a summer reading goal with their teachers, and record their progress through the summer. When they return to school in September, they’ll turn in the record sheet to Ms. Harriman, our librarian. If they’ve met their goal, they win an invitation to a celebration and $10 in NCS Book Bucks at the book fair.

  1. A number of NCS students will be nominated by their teachers to join our
NCS Online Learning Institute.
Students will be able to use Aleks or IXL for math practice and/or Lexia for reading. They can practice anytime and anywhere as long as they have access to a digital device and the Internet. Parents and/or teachers can nominate students for online learning. NCS staff will be monitoring the nominated students’ progress all through the summer. As with the Summer Reading Challenge, students who participate regularly and make progress in online learning through the summer will get an invitation to a celebration and $10 in NCS Book Bucks at the book fair.

  1. Some NCS students will be nominated by their teachers to join our
NCS Summer School.
Summer school will be running again this year at NCS for students who are currently in grades 2 - 7. The sessions will take place here at school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8 am to 11 am from June 29th through July 22nd. Teachers will recommend students for summer school, and parents may also make a request by contacting their child’s teacher or the office. Summer school participants will get an invitation to a celebration and $10 in NCS Book Bucks at the book fair.

Look for more information coming from your child’s teacher.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Be a Learner!

Some Be-a-Learner students take a well deserved break after building benches for the nature trail.   

Thanks to N. C. Hunt for helping with building materials.

Pictured:   Brandon (grade 6), James (grade 8)

Jacob (grade 7) and James take a well-deserved break!

What we're doing at NCS now!


The NPTO Book Fair is next week June 8-June 12.  The fair is open for business in the library before school 7:50-8:15 am, after school by chance 2:40-3pm, and of course, it will be open for business Thursday evening, June 11, the evening of the Spring Concert.  

Yes, believe it or not, the Spring Concert is next week(!)--July 11.  The concert begins at 6:30.   Band students should arrive at 6pm and meet in the music room to warm up.   All other students performing in the concert gather in their classrooms at 6:15.   This is a special event.

Our 5th grade class is at a Sea Dogs game today to celebrate completion of the DARE program taught by Sergeant Day.   I think they are having a good time:

Nearing-end-of-the-year business for parents:

(1) Library books:  It's time to return ALL NCS library books. To avoid a notice and possibly a replacement fine, have all library books to school by Monday, June 8.
(2) Help us stay on top of everyone's lunch balances at this time of year.  Check your lunch balances regularly.   Hopefully, you will not mind receiving reminders for even tiny amounts at this time of the year.  

Jr. High Softball Spring 2015

The softball team ended their season June 3 in a quarterfinal playoff game against Bristol.   The game started out in their opponent's favor, as Bristol scored 9 runs in the first half of the inning.  It took the Lions a little while to get going, but they started playing better in the field and getting some hits, which led to runs.  The score ended up 16-13, with the Lions having a chance in the bottom of the 7th to try to tie it up and get the win, but it wasn't meant to be for them yesterday.  

Our girls softball team ended their season 5-4-1, in 3rd place in the Busline League Small School South Division.

Go Lions!