Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Zooming Along!

From the archives: Artist, Trevor B

Winter sports have officially begun! The next home game is Wednesday, 11/29 vs. Bristol (girls play first at 3:45). Game dates are listed on our website, SEE THE FAMILY CALENDAR, and game information is updated there regularly.  BUSLINE LEAGUE SCHOOL ADDRESSES can also be found under the Sports tab.

Do you have these important dates on your calendar?  Thursday, December 14 is the WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL (concert) at 6:15 pm. We hope you'll be here to enjoy performances by all grade levels. In addition to choral and band performances, students will share in visual arts and movement. Plan to spend an hour with us that evening.

Thanks to the NPTO, the WINTER BOOK FAIR will be held in the library that same week (just 2 weeks away?!?!?!) on Monday, December 11-Friday, December 15 immediately before/after school. It will be open the evening of December 14 too.

Soon, you'll notice that the NPTO WISH TREE is up in the lobby. In addition to lighting up the entrance in a seasonal way, the wish tree is decorated with "ornaments" listing specific needs from classrooms, etc. If you'd like to fulfill one of those wishes, you're welcome to take an ornament and use it for a gift tag on the gift. Simply return that gift to the office before the winter break.

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 FOR STUDENTS.  Friday is a professional development day for teachers.  Friday, December 1 is also the last day of Trimester 1.  Report cards (K-4) and online reports (5-8) are available the following Friday, December 8.  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

AOS 93 Information--Budget Meeting Dec 11

Notice:  the AOS Budget Meeting will be held at Great Salt Bay School, 559 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine at 6:30 pm on December 11, 2017 for the purpose of determining budget meeting articles.  See this LINK for WARRANT      And also, CLC AOS Proposed FY19 Budget

Thursday, November 16, 2017


A favorite tradition during the autumn season is our Thanksgiving dinner. The NCS Community Thanksgiving Celebration may be a new experience for some younger families. We're pleased to be able to invite families of our K-4 students to join us for a special meal. 

This year's menu includes turkey, stuffing, vegetables, squash and potatoes from Spears Farm, whole grain dinner rolls, cranberry or apple sauce. Families donate the desserts or cider. You may drop desserts off this afternoon or before school on Friday (if possible).

1st grade gourds
Part of the fun and excitement of planning a special event actually happens with the preparation. Students have created beautiful seasonal table decorations, the 8th grade class helps with set up, still others will be serving our guests. This cooperative effort all comes together right before K-4 families arrive! 

Another tradition that comes soon after Thanksgiving Break (11/22-11/24) is the Winter Arts Festival/Concert to be held on Thursday, December 14 at 6:15 pm. All students in grades K-5 participate along with Jr. and Sr. Bands and Sr. Chorus. 

The NPTO Book Fair will be open before/after school during the same week, December 11-15 (including Thursday evening).  Summer readers, your book bucks are worth cash at the book fair! 

Basketball season is upon us! The first game is a home game vs. St. George on Monday, Nov. 27 at 3:45 (boys play first that day). Game information appears on the NCS FAMILY CALENDAR. This calendar is updated regularly to keep you informed about scheduled/rescheduled games and practices.  GO LIONS!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Kindergarten students experiment with texture

LIONS APPAREL FORMS are due. Mrs. York is taking orders through Thursday, November 9th. Order forms went home with students a couple weeks ago. If you need a new one, here's the link:  LIONS GEAR FORM

The NCS COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER is next week! K-4 parents, have you received your invitation? Here are the details for our meal:  THANKSGIVING FEAST INVITE & DETAILS  K-4 parents should RSVP by Friday, November 10. 

Friday, November 10th is Veterans Day.  There is no school on Friday in observance of the holiday.

PICTURE RETAKES are Monday morning, November 13.  If you are interested in retakes, your child should bring the original LIFETOUCH package to school and turn it in to the photographer. If you missed picture day, please request an order form. All students and staff should have had a photo taken, regardless of whether or not you intend to purchase a package. NOTE: We have contracted with Lifetouch to be able to simply order "add-ons" as a package (online and paper). This means, you have the option to purchase a smaller package and/or a class picture without purchasing the more expensive packages.  FMI, go online at mylifetouch.com.  Our picture day ID: LG077218Q1.

We've had a great response for parent/teacher conferences which begin next week and continue through 11/21. If you have been procrastinating, there are a few slots left and we encourage you to sign up!  CLICK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL TEACHER CONF. SCHEDULES

Basketball season begins today! GO LIONS!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Giving Tree (yes, it's almost the season!)

For the second year in a row, the Central Lincoln County YMCA is partnering with local schools and organizations to help families in our community who might need a little extra assistance this holiday season. We are hoping to help spread the word and encourage families who could use some support putting presents under the tree to take part in the YMCA’s Holiday Tree of Giving program...it’s simple!

You can find a short application in the NCS lobby, at the YMCA, and at other community buildings, or contact Mrs. Weeks to have one sent through email or regular mail. In this application you fill out information that will help provide each child in your family with up to 2 gifts (1 want and 1 need). The YMCA will have these gift requests anonymously hanging as an “ornament” on a tree in their lobby for community members and organizations to take, fulfill and return to the YMCA. Once returned, the YMCA will contact you directly.

All applications to participate in this program will be kept confidential and can be returned to the school or the YMCA. The application deadline is November 15th.

Families who are looking to contribute and help fulfill wishes are encouraged to visit the YMCA lobby for ornaments from the Tree of Giving.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We're back!

Wow! Doesn't it seem like a long time has passed since Friday night's successful NPTO event? Thanks to the NPTO and many volunteers for planning and creating a wonderful FUNdraising event. 

The eighth grade students are working on peace posters. See the excellent example above! The winners will be announced on November 10.

Here are some items to add to your November calendar:

Parent/Teacher conference times are approaching. If you have not yet scheduled yours, please take a minute to do that now by choosing the link that pertains to your child(ren):  SIGN UP FOR A CONFERENCE HERE

On Monday, November 6 Grade 1 will be on a field trip. Information has gone home from the classroom.

Basketball Preseason Tryouts begin Wednesday, November 8. Girls are at 2:45 and Boys are at 4:30 pm.

Chess Club begins Thursday, November 9 in Mr. Parcher's room 2:40-3:40 pm.

NO SCHOOL Friday, November 10--VETERANS DAY

Picture Retakes are Monday morning, November 13.  Please send your package back to school to hand in at the time of retakes.   If you missed school pictures, this is the time to do it.   Ask for order forms at the office or go online at mylifetouch.com  Retake flyers will be sent home; new order forms are at the office, if needed.

Tuesday, November 14, 6 pm NPTO meets in the library.

Friday, November 17th is our Thanksgiving Feast. Details to follow.   

If you are interested in providing the AOS school system with