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)!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spirit Days and SUMMER LEARNING!

Triplets X 2 on Tuesday!
Although today is "Twinning Day," right now I am thinking about summer and reading. . . 

Do you know that you can help your child(ren) transition into next year's grade simply by continuing with a little regular reading during the coming summer days?  You may come to appreciate a little quiet time at home, too, by setting the stage for periods of relaxed reading. We have a few ways to help support your efforts:
It's time to sign up!  

NCS SUMMER READING CHALLENGE  All K-7th grade students (that is, next year's 8th graders) are eligible to participate in our summer reading challenge.  It's simple! Just read, keep a log, and see Mrs. Harriman in September.  See SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

NCS ONLINE LEARNING INSTITUTE A number of NCS students w nominated by their teachers for this.  Take advantage of it, if you can!

NCS LENDING LIBRARY PROGRAM  Our library is open regularly for this year's K-Grade 5 students.  Gr. K-5 families have received an email explaining this, but here's the link for this program:  LENDING LIBRARY INFO and/or SIGN UP

The link below will explain ALL of the ABOVE programs and may help you plan for summer:

Now, to get back to the current week's agenda:

Wednesday's SPIRIT DAY is "Fancy Dressed or Maine-ah's Best" and the word of the day will be responsibility.    Want to dress to the nine's and look suave and sophisticated? You're "Fancy."   If you'd rather, think camo, flannel, lobster, moose, etc., and you're a "Maine-ah."  Either way, your class will be glad to see how you interpret Wednesday's Spirit Day in the morning.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Spirit Days at NCS

Monday=Mismatched Day

There were some crazy, mixed up outfits walking around here today.  Today's character word of the day was KINDNESS!

Tomorrow is about TOTALLY TWINNING/respect.   Wednesday's theme is FANCY DRESSED or MAINE-AH's BEST/responsibility.   Thursday will be GO GREEN FOR NCS/honesty.   Friday's them is up to individual FUN FRIDAY CLASS CHOICE/perseverance.  (See last week's blog post for details.)  Participation is optional, but we're keeping track of which class has the most spirit and those results will be announced at the end of the week.  It's meant to be fun!

Please be mindful of your child's lunch balance(s) as we near the end of the school year. All balances must be paid in full on June 23.   (Credit balances are carried forward.)

More news tomorrow. . . 

Friday, June 9, 2017


Greetings from Hadlock Field!

There is so much to share with you!   This past week 6-8th grade students had a perfect day to attend the AOS93 Field Day hosted at LIncoln Academy. Fifth grade students celebrated completion of the DARE program by taking in a Sea Dogs game and, again, the weather on Thursday was GORGEOUS!  NCS spring sports have now wrapped up. Athletes will be invited to an awards potluck on Thursday, June 15 (more on that separately).  

Today four lucky NCS girls and 4 boys are heading home with a new bicycle, thanks to the generosity of the Alna Anchor Lodge of Masons in Damariscotta. Third through sixth grade students were offered the opportunity to read as part of the Bikes for Books challenge. Meanwhile, 8th grade students are at the FARMS kitchen, grade 3 and senior buddies have a final meeting at the Nobleboro Historical Society, and NWEA testing is done! (YAHOO!)

Next week:
  • SPIRIT WEEK at NCS. Yesterday's post will provide you with Monday-Friday's themes
  • Grade 2 will travel to the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve 
Looking ahead:
  • NCS offers summer reading opportunities and a few levels of support to keep children reading throughout the summer.   Families, watch for more information coming your way.
  • June 19-21 will be a busy week for 8th grade, culminating with the 8th grade promotion celebration on Wed, June 21 at 6:30
  • Step up day:Thursday, June 22
  • Last day of school:  Friday, June 23 dismissal at noon
Enjoy the weekend!  (Remember to read previous posts for Spirit Week details, etc.)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NCS Spirit Week is June 12-16 Read on!

We're still working at learning, but we're also ready to lighten up and show some school spirit! Next week--June 12-16--will be SPIRIT WEEK at NCS.  The daily themes are listed below.   Each morning, teachers will keep a tally of how many students have participated in that day's theme. The winning class will be announced on Friday. Also, on Thursday, the 8th grade has challenged staff to a volleyball game during the afternoon. We'll be looking forward seeing how that goes!  

This event is intended to be a fun way to begin each morning next week. It's voluntary, no pressure to come dressed in each day's theme, but we hope your children will want to! Your child may dress for one, two, or every day.  In addition to the theme celebrations mentioned here, each day will have a focus on one character word or a trait that represents what it means to be part of the community--kindness, respect, honesty, etc. 

Thanks for helping to keep enthusiasm high through the end of the school year!  (Please be sure you've also read the post below (June 6) for other important information about end of year events.)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

In case you missed the last game, you'll enjoy reading this:

The girls had their second and final playoff game at Medomak yesterday on a wet and dreary afternoon. We had lots of family and NCS staff cheering us on during the exciting game. Many of the girls were nervous and scared as we warmed up and started the first inning, but as soon as they got into the game, the jitters died down a little. 

The game was intense and there were a few nervous errors for both teams, but the game was also filled with outstanding moments offensively and defensively. Katelin seemed to be the trigger to get our bats going. With two outs and a strong hit into left field, she started a rally of five hits in a row that earned our team 3 runs in the first inning. Many of the girls had powerful hits and aggressive base running to help our team fight. 

Defensively Hayley, Paige, Payson and Annalee were standouts yesterday. With 15 strikeouts, Hayley pitched one of her best games of the season. Paige caught a ball in right field that could have rallied Medomak, but instead ended the 6th inning. At second base, Payson made a difficult catch and a quick throw to third to catch a Medomak player off the base and secure the double play. Two different times Annalee fielded balls in left field and hit Payson as the cutoff who made amazing throws to third base for the out. 

With all of those outstanding plays, I'm sure you are wondering how we lost the game! I did the same--all night...and continue today--but for all of our amazing feats, the other team had similar plays. In the end, sometimes it really gets down to who has the last at wasn't us. 

It was a good season and after a few tears the girls were laughing on the bus ride home. Today the girls are talking about next year; they are resilient!!

Here's some news!

Congratulations to the girls softball team on a great season!  Our girls lost by one run to Medomak in a very exciting playoff game.  Way to go Lions!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7 our 6, 7 and 8th grade students will participate in the AOS93 FIELD DAY to be held at Lincoln Academy.   Please dress appropriately (remember sunscreen!) to be outdoors for most of the day.  They will leave NCS in the morning and return here before dismissal.  

Thursday, June 8, the 5th grade students will wrap up D.A.R.E. and celebrate that accomplishment by attending a SEA DOGS game.  Reminder: dress appropriately for Thursday's weather!

On Friday, June 9 the results of BIKES for BOOKS will be announced! Thanks to the local Masons, some lucky 3-6th grade students will be going home with a bicycle after Friday's drawing. In order to have been part of this drawing, students were encouraged to read and turn in tickets for the books they've completed.  All 3-6 grade students were eligible to participate. 


  • Thursday, June 8:  Last homework club
  • Friday, June 9  All NCS library books must be returned
  • M-F, June 12-16:  Spirit Week at NCS (see forthcoming blog, scheduled to arrive here soon
  •   Athletic and any grade 4-8 gr Academic awards potluck celebration
  • Friday, June 16  Grade 2 trip to Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve
  • Monday, June 19:  8th grade trip
  • Wednesday, June 21:  8th grade promotion celebration
  • Friday, June 23:  Last day of school for K-7 students/field day/dismissal at noon
The 6th grade had a great experience at Hurricane Island and the 8th grade outing club trip was also a success.   We're staying focused while we approach the last weeks of school! Watch the blog for information about summer reading and summer institute.    

Enjoy your week!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Softball Semi-final Playoff Game--Details

NCS softball team playoff game vs. Medomak
Today's game  3:15 pm
CHANGE OF VENUE:  FOSTER FIELD (across from Miller School, Waldoboro) 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Quarterfinal Playoffs & More

Nobleboro SOFTBALL and Jefferson/Nobleboro BASEBALL teams will host Bristol in the Quarterfinal playoff games on Tuesday, May 30th at 3:30 pm.  Both games will be played at Nobleboro Central School.  Hoping for good weather and a great turnout!


Other happenings this week:   Grade 6 to Hurricane Island on Wednesday, and Good Manners play presentation by grades 2 & 3.  Eighth grade outing club on Friday.  Please read last week's May 24 blog for details.   

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What happened to May?

The month of May:  Zoom!  (Don't blink!) For some people May is black fly season, for others it's a time to delight in the many shades of green--grass, budding nature, grass-stained knees--a welcomed change after mud season in Maine.   

Here are some school-related things to be aware of as May wraps up and we look ahead to June at NCS:

  • No school for students on FRIDAY, MAY 26:  Staff Development Day
  • No school MONDAY, MAY 29:  Observance of Memorial Day
  • Softball/baseball/track continue. See the NCS FAMILY CALENDAR for game dates/times.  GO LIONS!
  • Grade 6 leaves for a learning adventure at Hurricane Island, WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, MAY 31-JUNE 2
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 2:  8th grade outing club trip
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 2:  Grades 2 & 3 play production, Good Manners
Also, in the coming weeks grades 6-8 will participate in Field Day at Lincoln Academy, grade 5 will celebrate D.A.R.E. by taking in a Sea Dogs game, some classes will make trips to the Historical Society, and 8th grade will participate in their own end of the year activities.  Keep an eye on the NCS FAMILY CALENDAR for June events.  

Enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend!  

The greatest glory of a free born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.
--William Harvard

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Food for thought . . .

Angela and Heather work hard each day to prepare fresh, delicious meals for the students and staff at Nobleboro Central School.  NCS is recognized by Let's Go 5210 as a Smarter Lunchroom.   

Smarter Lunchrooms use local products, when available, offer taste tests of new foods, make meals healthy, and encourage kids to try new things. 

Angela and Heather do all of this and they serve our meals with a smile! 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spring Arts Festival--Concert Tonight!

We're getting ready for our guests!  We hope your family will be able to attend this evening's special event:

  • Book Fair at 5:30
  • Lifetouch spring portraits will be available
  • Enjoy the art work on display in the lobby/halls
  • Band and music students should meet in their classrooms (band and senior chorus in music room) at 6pm
  • Performance begins in gym at 6:15pm

Monday, May 1, 2017


NCS TOP FUNDRAISERS FOR JRFH:  Josh W (gr 3) Abby H (gr 2) Tony R (gr 6)

The students at NCS participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise awareness about heart health and to support those in need by raising money for The American Heart Association.  Students participated in jump rope activities in physical education, watched a video about how the program has helped other children and celebrated their participation at the 3rd Annual Family Fun and Fitness Night at the CLC YMCA!  The program and event are great examples of how when people work together, great things happen!   Other organizations that supported the Family Fun and Fitness Night were Healthy Lincoln County, The American Heart Association and  Let's Go 5210. 

This week, student musicians and performers will be working together to bring you our Spring Arts Festival on Thursday, May 4th. The spring concert begins at 6:15. Students should be in their classrooms at 6pm. Band and Senior Chorus members should meet in the music room at 6pm to warm up. We hope you'll come!

Lifetouch spring portraits are here! Stop in the office if you are at school or you may view your child's package before the performance on Thursday evening. Be sure to check out our BUY ONE GET ONE book fair taking place in the library while you are here Thursday evening. The book fair is open immediately before school and at dismissal. It will also be open on Thursday evening before/after the concert.

Happy May Day!  Enjoy the week! 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Morning Stretch

Second grade students prepare for the day ahead with a brief moment of morning stretches.

SPRING SPORTS NEWS:   The Lady Lions opened their season with a win over Bristol with the pitching/catching team of Hayley and Tegan coming out strong to set the stage for the afternoon. Defensively the girls worked as a team to hold Bristol to 6 runs. The Lions ran the bases aggressively and hit the ball with confidence, Anna led the team in hits with 3. While the eighth graders batted in most of the runs: Hayley - 4, Allison and Maddy - 3, Tegan - 2, and Katelin - 1. Our next game is this afternoon at home vs Wiscasset. GO LIONS!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Welcome Back!

It may seem like we've had only a few glimpses of spring sunshine and weather in 2017, but students will be jumping right into spring activities when we return on Monday, April 24.   Here are some things for families to be aware of:

Monday, April 24 is the last Big Bros. Big Sisters meeting.

First NCS softball and baseball games of the season begin on Tuesday, April 25.  The girls have a home game vs. Bristol on the NCS field at 3:45.  The JVS/NCS baseball team will play Bristol at the Jefferson field at 3:45.  Also, track participants will have a meet on Wednesday, April 26 in Wiscasset GO LIONS!!!! (Fingers crossed for great weather!)

7th grade:    Parent meeting with Kieve at 6 pm ,Thursday, April 27 in Mr. Williams' room.

Lifetouch spring portraits have arrived. Packages are available at the office.  Please stop by if you are interested in viewing/purchasing a package. If that's inconvenient for you, there will be a table in the lobby on the night of the NCS spring arts festival--a/k/a Spring Concert--which is just another week away.   What?!?!!  Yes, you read that correctly . . . read on:

The NCS Spring Arts Festival is Thursday, May 4th at 6:15 pm. We hope you'll plan to attend our special spring music/arts event.  Students should arrive and be in the classrooms at 6pm. Band and senior chorus meet in the music room at 6pm.

The spring book fair is also arriving May 1-May 5. The fair will be held mornings before school in the library. It will also be open on Thursday evening, May 4 before and after the concert and afternoons right after school. This is a popular event because it is the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE book event made possible by NPTO. 

Other May highlights: 

  • Senior Buddies/Grade 3 visit the Maine State Museum, Friday, May 5
  • 6th grade parent meeting Monday, May 8 at 5:30 in Mrs. Sabina's room. This meeting is in preparation for Hurricane Island Trip dates: 5/31-6/2
  • 7th grade attends Kieve Leadership School the second week in May. Trip dates: 5/8-5/12
  • The Gr 3-6 Bikes for Books reading event wraps up in May. Read lots of books and enter to win a new bike!
  • Registration/screening for next year's kindergarten is Friday, May 19th. There is NO SCHOOL FOR MRS. STEWART's class on Friday, May 19th.
  • No school for ALL students on Friday, May 26, a teacher workshop day before the long holiday weekend.   
  • This is a good opportunity to remind you of the NCS family calendar located on our school's website. Please check it regularly. 
Get a good night's rest!  We look forward to being back together again tomorrow. . . 

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Nobleboro Nonsense! is just ONE day away!  We're collecting some great prizes!  Look closely at the picture and you will see Alexa (Echo) and Beats by Dr. Dre, water toys, furnishings.  We have gift certificates, classroom theme baskets (and more) ready to be displayed at Friday evening's dinner/fundraising event. Grade 3 and Senior Buddies are preparing table decorations. Invite your family and friends to this community happening:
Dinner and ticket sales begin at 5pm.   Prize drawings start at 6:30. You must be present to win!  Proceeds go to a good cause--NPTO.   Our NPTO supports extra activities and special events at school.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A busy time!

Grade 4 engaged in Art
You may not have received an email notification last week to read the office news.  If not, be sure to read the post before this one.   Good stuff!  Here's an update:

Our Battle of the Books teams were amazing at the celebration/challenge held at Lincoln Academy last Friday.

Trimester 2 grades have closed.   Report cards go home Friday, March 31.  Grade 5-8 reports will be available online through your Powerschool parent portal on Friday.

MEA testing continues. You can help your child by ensuring they get plenty of rest, eat breakfast and arrive at school on time.

Friday, March 31, LIFETOUCH will be here for spring portraits. All families received flyers recently.  Read last Friday's post below for more information.

Also on Friday, Alden (grade 6) will represent our school at the State National Geographic Geography Bee. 

Friday night:  FREE family fun & fitness night at the YMCA for NCS and JVS families.   Pizza, fruit, veggies and healthy snacks will be provided at 5:30 while they last. All children must be accompanied by an adult. You're invited!  Tennis, floor hockey, basketball, jump rope, roller skating, bounce house, gaga Ball, door prizes are available. (You may bring your own roller blades or some are available at the Y.)

Spring sports season is here!  Jr. high softball and baseball practices are starting up. Information about practices appears on the calendar on our website. Sports games/practices do occasionally change, so please check in regularly if your child is involved in one of our school teams.  Some jr high students are involved in track & field at GSB.

Nobleboro Nonsense! is Friday, April 7.  Dinner  5-6:30 pm. Prize drawings start at 6:30 pm. The NPTO hosts this popular community fundraising event.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Take a look at this!

Two 8th grade students, Allison and Quinn, are attending the 21st ANNUAL GIRLS' DAY at the STATE HOUSE today.   Quinn and Allison will experience state government in an interactive way through workshops, discussions and hands-on activities.  They'll learn about civic participation, policy-making, and the role our legislators play in state government.

Back at school, our BATTLE OF THE BOOKS team is representing NCS at Lincoln Academy in a celebration/discussion/challenge. Our students have read and prepared well for the task! Tennis for grade 5 and swimming for grade 4 continues in PE.

Today is the end of Trimester 2.  Report cards go home or are online next Friday, March 31.

We say goodbye and thank you to our Kieve educators in residence today. Noah and Katrina have been very involved in our school and after school program for the last few months.  We've all enjoyed and appreciated their presence at NCS and wish them well in their spring/summer endeavors.

Looking ahead, parents, please remember:
  • Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) continues for grades 3-8. Plenty of rest, a good breakfast and regular attendance are the best preparation for MEA's.
  • The JR HIGH SPRING SPORTS schedule begins. See the website for dates.
  • Alden Hunold will represent us at the state level National Geographic GEOGRAPHY BEE on Friday, March 31.   
  • LIFETOUCH Spring Photos--Friday morning, March 31.   The spring portraits are a little fancier than the traditional fall school photos. When the portrait packages arrive, we'll notify you. You'll be able to view them and decide if you'd like to purchase a package. (No pressure, but they are nice!)
Finally, countdown to NOBLEBORO NONSENSE! Friday, April 7. 5-7pm. You're invited to a community dinner & FUNdraising event sponsored by the NPTO.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Enjoy the L O N G weekend!

Reminder, no school for students on Friday, March 17--Teacher Workshop day.  Have a happy and safe long weekend!

Town meeting is Saturday at 10 am at the school. (Voting takes place Friday at town office.) Our 8th grade students will participate in Saturday's meeting, providing refreshments and observing local government at work.

NCS Grade 7 & 8 jr high softball tryouts will be Monday, 3/20 and Wednesday, 3/22 at 2:45-4:15pm.  Jr high baseball tryouts for boys in grades 7 & 8 are at 4pm at Jefferson Village School on Thursday, March 22.   

MEA testing will begin on Tuesday, March 21-Thursday, March 30 for all grade 3-8 students. Please be sure that your child gets plenty of rest, a good breakfast and arrives at school on time next week!

Kieve afterschool activities wrap up next week. The last day for Kieve's after school activities with Noah and Katrina will be Thursday, March 30. (Monday--7th & 8th; Tuesday--3rd & 4th; Wednesday--5th & 6th; Thursday--1st & 2nd). 

Grade 4 begins a swimming unit in PE on Wednesday, March 22. Their swimming/water safety lessons will take place over 4 Wednesday afternoons at the Wiscasset Community Center.

Friday, March 31--Lifetouch Spring Photos.  There is no pressure to purchase a package, but Lifetouch will be here to photo students. Flyers went home with students today. 

On Friday evening, March 31, Nobleboro families are invited to our FREE Family Fun & Fitness Night at the YMCA.  See earlier blog for details!  We hope to see you there!

NOBLEBORO NONSENSE!, a popular community event, is coming soon on Friday, April 7th. This is NPTO's annual dinner/fundraiser event. Lots of prizes!  Ticket sales and dinner:  5-6:30 pm. Prize drawings begin at 6:30 pm. Watch for details.   

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This looks like fun!

Nobleboro Central School,
Jefferson Village School  
invite you to a...  
FREE Family Fun and Fitness Night!
Friday, March 31st,  
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
at the CLC YMCA
Tennis, Racchette, PallaSMALL IMAGE (PNG)Public DomainGambar Vektor Gratis: BolaInline Skating, Roller SkatingRope, Jump, Boy, Jumping,
Includes tennis, floor hockey, basketball,
jump rope, roller skating, bounce house, gaga Ball, door prizes & more!   
(you may bring your own skates/blades, some are available)

Pizza, fruits, vegetables and health snacks will be provided at
5:30 p.m. while they last.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, 3/15/2017 Delay

As of Tuesday evening, there will be a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, 3/15/2017.  Please stay tuned in the morning for any follow-up announcements, if they are needed.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Early dismissal today.   The buses are scheduled to leave school at 11:30.   Plan your child's arrival at home accordingly.   If you intend to pick your child up, you will want to be at school at 11:15.

There is no Ycare or YMCA bus stop today.    Parents should check their email for an electronic link regarding their child's bus plans.   Otherwise, be sure to send a note today with your child.  We want to be sure that everyone goes home to a warm, safe spot!

Remember, everyone, if your child is going to be tardy or absent on ANY school day, we ask that you contact school by 9am.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Signing up for Kindergarten 2017-2018

To families with children entering Kindergarten in September 2017:  It's time to let us know if you have a child heading to school next year.  Please follow this link and complete the form electronically for Kindergarten.  Or, you may contact the school office 207-563-3437 or  We hope to hear from you in March/April.   PRE-REGISTRATION LINK

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

News from the Art Room!

CONGRATULATIONS  to 10 Nobleboro students who are now published in the annual ADS BY KIDS supplement found in the March 2, 2017 issue of THE FREE PRESS.   They are:  Ashly C (Cover as seen), Quinn H, Maddy Y, Trevor B, Cohen G, Olivia S, Ivan C, Scott P, Cheyenne W, and Garrett H. 

And, while we're talking art, a reminder that tonight's art opening at Lincoln Home (5-6pm) includes art from Nobleboro Central School students.  You're welcome to attend the opening or stop by to view our students' art work at Lincoln Home during the months of March-April.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Full steam ahead!

NCStudents pictured above are participating in BATTLE OF THE BOOKS. They've been reading and preparing for March 24 when the group will travel to Lincoln Academy for a celebration-competition with other junior high students from AOS 93 schools.

We're wrapping up a full (a/k/a 5-day) school week. It seems like we haven't done that in awhile!  Read on for March happenings at school:

  • GR 6 will take a trip to the FARMS kitchen on Wednesday, March 8.
  • The NPTO meets March 8th at 6pm in the library.   NOBLEBORO NONSENSE Dinner & Fundraiser is just around the corner--April 7th! 
  • GR 4 & 5 ARCHERY CLUB meets Friday after school. The last date is March 10th.
  • TOWN MEETING, Saturday, March 18 at 10am.  8th grade will be helping with refreshments and set up.
  • NO SCHOOL--Teachers Workshop Day--Friday, March 17
  • KIEVE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES continue for THREE more weeks, and the final week is March 20-23
  • GR 5 PE TENNIS at the YMCA at 12:00-1:10.  March 3, 10, 24 and 31
  • GR 4 SWIMMING begins on Wednesday March 22-April 12
  • MEA testing begins the week of March 20 (grades 3-8)
  • BATTLE OF THE BOOKS to Lincoln Academy Friday morning, March 24
Also, please note:

It's BIKES for BOOKS time for students in grades 3-6.   Read lots of books for a chance to win a bike!  Mrs. Harriman has the details.

K-6th grade students are invited to participate in American Heart Associations JUMP ROPE FOR HEART program.  Information was emailed and sent home with students.  Mrs.York is also coordinating a FREE Family Fun and Fitness Night at the YMCA.  Information to follow.

Twenty-three Nobleboro students have art work on display at Lincoln Home during March and April. (See recent blog for more information.) Lincoln Home will host an ART OPENING on Wednesday, March 8, 5-6pm. Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Talk--They hear you!

Parents, be sure to check the COMMUNITY links on the school's webpage.  In addition to  information regarding activities for local kids,  we occasionally offer some good public service announcements, provided to us by:
Be sure to check the COMMUNITY OFFERINGS for local updates that relate to Nobleboro/kids.  Here's a quick link to get you there now:


Art Show at Lincoln Home in Newcastle!

Congratulations to 23 Nobleboro students who have been selected to have their art work hung at Lincoln Home for the months of March and April.  There will be an art opening on Wednesday, March 8 from 5 to 6 pm.  You are welcome to attend, or visit during those months as well, to view the fabulous work on display.  

On display are works of art by: Maddie W., Emily B., Jayden L., Orianna, Anna, Leah, Quinn, Paige L., Ava, Harper, Josephine, Carol, Josh W, MacKenzie, Alora, Adayla, Gracelynn, Phin, Kiera, Grace, Alden, Remy and Marley!

Hope to see you there!  

(The artwork pictured above is a warm and cool oil pastel rendered by Orianna.)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Phin's Fins--K-4 100 Day Celebration is 2/17

The 100th day of school is a milestone in the Kindergarten-Grade 4 school year.  Thanks to interesting weather and cancellations, the day has moved around on our calendar, Scheduling the celebration has been a challenge!  It has been decided that Friday morning, February 17, will be a great way to stay engaged in learning right before the vacation break.

K-4 children celebrate the day by visiting "stations" that involve math, literacy, or movement, all of which relate to 100. Students are encouraged to share a collection of 100 that they've prepared ahead of time for display in the lobby.  The picture above is Phin's 2017 100 collection.

A note:   Today's snow day (Thursday 2/16) cancels school activities.

Thursday, 2/16 NO SCHOOL

UPDATE:   School is cancelled today.  No School Thursday, 2/16/2017.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tuesday, 2/14, UPDATE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017.   UPDATE:   There will be NO SCHOOL today.    Some roads are not passable throughout the area due to accumulation and drifting snow.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Reporting from School

The weather certainly has become a popular topic of conversation this week. It's a pleasure to blog about something other than school cancellation/delay business! Hopefully, the beauty of white snow and blue skies still outshines the inconvenience caused by storms in your mind. At NCS, we try to get right back to the business of school after a snow day or delay.   Looking ahead . . .

  • Grade 1 students meet with Lincoln Home residents on Tuesday for a special valentines get-together.
  • The 100th day of school is approaching (It sometimes feels like it's a moving target).  K-4 grade students will celebrate 100th day with activities related to math, reading and movement. Always an enjoyable time!
  • Books for Bikes. Your 3-6 grade student will be able to tell you more about this program next week. It's a great time to unveil the program--before snowy weather and February vacation.
  • February vacation is the following week, 2/20-2/24.
A few reminders:  
  • The bus circle should be clear of vehicles for buses when they are arriving and leaving (7:30-8:30 am and 2:00-3:00 pm).  If we have a delay, please keep the revised arrival time in mind too. (It's very expensive to pass a school bus with lights/stop sign on--whether out on the road or in the circle--currently about $500 fine.)
  • We appreciate your call/emails by 9 am when your child is out, late, or has a change in normal dismissal routine.  
  • Sometimes circumstances change during the school year, and if you think your family may be eligible for free or reduced lunch, it's okay to submit an application at any time during the school year.  Contact the office if you have questions.
Keep warm this weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 7 NO SCHOOL

There is no school today, Tuesday, February 7.

The 8th grade trip to Lincoln Academy has been rescheduled to Friday morning, February 10th.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Rewards and Challenges of Parenting and Teaching

Parenting and teaching are closely related endeavors with similar yet distinct responsibilities. Because home and school are a big part of a child's life, here are some thoughts on ways to support your child's success:
  • Teach that learning is their "job."  Do you ever wonder what you can do to get your child interested in a particular subject or task? Here is an important lesson about school (and life): No one is always excited about everything! It's true that we absorb more when we find the subject matter interesting. However, children also should know that sometimes we all have to work to master the things we may find less interesting.
  • Parental expectations have a big impact when it comes to a student performance. If you don't expect your child to do well, your expectations may be met! Remind and encourage your child to try to do his/her personal best.
  • Thinking skills. Encourage and expect your children to think about problems at length before asking for help. Consider this: each time you tell a student the answer to a question, you deprive your child of the opportunity to figure out the answer on their own. Keep in mind, it is appropriate to help a student who has made a legitimate, but unsuccessful, effort to learn something without assistance. 
  • Prioritize.  All children need down time. Playing (both alone and with others) is good for intellectual and social skills. However, as a priority, studies show that children who are encouraged to work first and play second tend to grow up with a well-developed work ethic. Try to set a regular time/place to study. As your child gets older, it's normal to expect that designated study time will get longer.
  • Be sure your child has all the tools needed to do his or her best. Stability, your encouragement, a bedtime, and breakfast are a great foundation.
Parenting is the most important and sometimes can feel like the most difficult job there is! Here are some local resources that can help to support you in the process. 
G.E.A.R. Parent Network also offers tools for parenting and support. Here are some opportunities for further learning in the midcoast area.  All of these groups are offered FREE to parents/grandparents/caregivers and educators:
  • ADHD 101--What we want to know but forgot to ask!  Wednesday, Feb 1 @ Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library 11am-1pm or Thursday, Mar 23 @ Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick 5:30-7:30 pm
  • THE MOTIVATION BREAKTHROUGH: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-out Child Thursday, Feb 23, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 5:30-7:30 pm.
  • POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS & TANTRUM MANAGEMENT: Self-Preservation & Success in Parenting Children with Behavioral Health Needs Tuesday, Mar 7 @ Medomak Valley High School, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN--Oh, My! Tuesday, Feb 7 @ Medomak Valley High School, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • NON-TOXIC HOUSEKEEPING CLASS  Thursday, Feb 9 @ DHHS District Operations, Rockland, 9-11 am
Pre-registration is recommended: 1-800-264-9224  It's also possible to join these workshops remotely from your computer or mobile device. 

For more information, please feel free to contact Chelsey Weeks, the school counselor.