Friday, November 9, 2018

Food for thought . . .

Not to give you the false impression that we are only thinking about food in November . . .  but . . .  well, right this minute there is a lot going on involving meals:

Because of Friday's Thanksgiving Community Feast (grades K-4 have invited guests), next week's lunch menu has changes:

  • Tuesday:  Hot dogs with baked beans
  • Wednesday:  Macaroni & cheese, broccoli
  • Thursday:  Pizza day
  • Friday:  Thanksgiving Community Dinner! (See the recent post for details on the THANKSGIVING MEAL that our entire school takes part in.) If your child is in K-Gr 4, we want to hear from you! How many guests should we plan for? Here's the link for K-4 RSVP. K-4 THANKSGIVING INVITE/DETAILS/RSVP
  • Occasionally, it's helpful to remind everyone that students and staff are expected to pay for meals up front. We don't let students go hungry, but we do have to keep an eye on balances. Families can check balances through their own schoolbucks account. You may receive a notice or a friendly email reminder if we think you are not aware of a growing balance. We appreciate your help in supporting our lunch program! Payments can be made online or through the office.
  • Financial needs sometimes change during the school year. Please remember that any family is able to complete a free/reduced lunch (FRL) application at any time (and more than once) during the year. Applications are at the office; information on the application is strictly confidential. 
  • At this time of year, people tend to think more about giving. NCS will be collecting nonperishable items for the local ecumenical food pantry on Friday, Nov 16 at the Thanksgiving Feast. Peanut butter, pasta, soups, toilet paper, toothpaste are all good items for the cause. 
Parent/Teacher conferences begin next week.  Are you signed up?  Here's the link to all the teachers if you would like to choose an available time. PARENT/TEACHER SIGNUP Conferences are on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Thursday, Nov 15 and/or Monday, Nov 19. 

The NCS basketball preseason begins Nov. 13. See the school calendar. Trimester 1 will be here soon, too--Friday, Nov. 30.

MONDAY is a holiday-NO SCHOOL in observance of Veterans Day.




Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The STEAM Team

The STEAM team in the Art room would love donations of a few sewing machines.  Perhaps there is a working machine laying around, unused at your house? We are also looking for a hand drill.  


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Caring about Neighbors

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS:  If you, or someone you know who lives in Nobleboro, would like to receive a Thanksgiving basket, be sure to contact the Nobleboro town office by today, Tuesday, November 6. Baskets are packed by volunteers from Lincoln County and surrounding area churches and will be distributed to town offices on November 20.

GIVING TREE:  For the third year in a row, the CLC YMCA is partnering with local schools to help families within 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 Y's Holiday Tree of Giving program.  The process is simple:

You'll find a short application in the NCS lobby (or contact Mrs. Weeks to have one sent by email or regular mail). Applicants complete information that will help provide each child in your family 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. Community members and organizations can take, fulfill and return the gifts to the Y.  All applications to participate in this program are confidential and can be returned to the school or the YMCA. The application deadline is November 15th.

Families who are looking to help by fulfilling wishes are encouraged to visit the YMCA lobby for ornaments from the Tree of Giving. 



Friday, November 2, 2018

Welcome to November! How did we get here so quickly?

So many things happen in November!
  • Chess Club has kicked off for the year. It's on Thursdays for any interested gr 3-8 students
  • On November 7 @ 6:30pm, 8th grade families are invited to Lincoln Academy for 8th Grade Family Night
  • Grade 4 has 2 scheduled trips this month for outdoor learning at Hidden Valley Nature Center (Nov. 8 and Nov. 14, weather permitting).
  • Picture Retakes are on November 8th.  If you want a re-take, bring your package to school that day.  (Don't worry--any 4th grade students will have retakes before leaving for HVNC.)
  • No School on Monday, November 12
  • Parent Teacher ConferencesCONFERENCES are on a combination of these evenings:  Tuesday, 11/13; Thursday, 11/15 or Monday, 11/19.  If you did not sign up at our open house, please follow this link to schedule yours. You'll see a link for each teacher there. PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES  
  • Pre-Season jr. high basketball begins on 11/13 (boys) and 11/14 (girls).  Check the family calendar on our homepage for basketball times/dates.
  • The NCS Family Community Thanksgiving Feast is on Friday, Nov. 16. PLEASE SEE THANKSGIVING DETAILS/YOUR INVITATION HERE  
  • No school November 21, 22 and 23
  • End of Trimester 1 is Friday, November 30
A final note that we'd like to pass along to you:  In November the surrounding towns provide Thanksgiving Food Baskets to families that may be in need of help. If you, or someone you know, would like to receive a food basket, please contact our town office by November 7.  Nobleboro's town office: 563-8816.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Thank you NPTO!

Thank you for making NobleBOOro Spooktacular a success! We definitely appreciate all the creative people who worked before, during and after the event to host a fun time for the community. Also, a huge thank you to our guests. Thank you for coming out on a blustery evening!
Next, we are looking forward to K-4 PUMPKIN DAY to be held on Wednesday morning, 10/31.  On Pumpkin Day, children are immersed in seasonal group activities that incorporate math, arts and crafts, with lots of mobility. We love Pumpkin Day! (Because of our pumpkin activities, students are not expected to bring costumes to school. So . . . you'll be able to save costume excitement for evening family time.)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Are you ready for Spooktacular at NCS

We're all looking forward to NPTO's extremely fun seasonal event, the NOBLEBOORO SPOOKTACULAR on Saturday, October 27, 5-8 pm at *NOBLEBORO CENTRAL SCHOOL. This is the NPTO's BIG fundraiser event, fun for kids and adults.  Join us for Raffle prizes, a costume parade, games, frighteningly good food and more.  Tickets are 5 for $1.  This event is open to all families.

*Because of weather predictions, Spooktacular will be held at NCS.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall sports and activities

We're nearing the end of our fall sports season. 

Congratulations to the soccer team on their playoff win yesterday! The Lions defeated Isleboro 3-2 and will face Camben today at 4:45 (away game).

Field Hockey has a home playoff game today vs. Camden. That game starts at 3:45.


Cross Country Busline League Championships are this week, too, at Troy Howard. 
GO LIONS!
Monday, October 22: Each fall, Lincoln Academy hosts a Pumpkin Run to encourage middle school students to participate in Cross Country. Students who would like to participate must have parents sign a permission slip and return that by Wednesday, 10/17 to Mrs. York. The participants will stay after school and take a bus to LA, but parents should plan to pick them up at LA after at 5:00 pm. The run is approximately 2 miles and the top 10 boys and girls get medals. All participants get to take home a pumpkin! Contact Mrs. York with any questions at myork@aos93.org.

SPORTS UPDATE:

  • The Lions Soccer Team lost their playoff game to # 1, undefeated Camden 7.  The game score was 6-2 and we played a much better game with them than in the regular season.  
  • The Field Hockey team lost to Camden in a double overtime, penalty shots deciding game.  Thanks to Shep Brown for stepping in for the AD and keeping the AD/soccer coach updated!
It's been a great season for both teams!


Monday, October 15, 2018

Thanks, Girl Scouts!

We've noticed the fence!  Thanks, Girl Scouts and families!


This week:
  • GO LIONS!!!  Field Hockey and Co-ed Soccer have playoffs beginning today.  Games/times may change because of weather, but you can find current sports information on our home page, family calendar.   NCS Family Calendar is found here!
  • Tuesday, the NPTO meets at 6pm at Duckpuddle Campground. It's a planning/prep meeting for the NobleBOOro Spooktacular, NPTO's popular seasonal and family friendly event on Saturday, October 27, 5-8 pm.
  • Reminder: Thursday, 10/18 @ 12:30 flu shot clinic for those who've pre-registered. 
  • AOS 93 students in grades 5-8 will be invited to paticipate in the LA Pumpkin Run held at Lincoln Academy, Monday, Oct. 22 @ 4pm.  Interested NCS students (gr 5-8) should see Mrs. York for a permission slip. Transportation to LA will be provided, but you will need to be picked up at LA after the event.
Coming:
  • CHESS CLUB begins: Thursday, October 25 at 2:40. Students in grades 3-8 interested in joining Chess Club, please add your name to the sign-up sheet outside Mr. Parcher's Room. Joining the club provides a great way to learn the game at all levels.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Nobleboro Girl Scouts think about giving back:

Girl Scouts present at the October School Board Meeting
Our leaders asked us what we would like to do this year. One of the things we said was to give back to our community. Our group has been meeting at the school for 7 years and we would like to show our appreciation for the school letting us use the building for free. We noticed that the playground and the front of the school could use a makeover!

Our goal:  To improve the playground and the appearance of the outside of the school.

Our ideas:  

  • Remove bushes and trees by playground fence
  • Trim back or remove bushes and tree along the front of the building
  • Build and place a Buddy Bench (1 or 2?)
  • Make and "plant" decorative stepping stones
  • Create a kindness rock garden
  • Build and fill a little FREE library and little FREE food pantry
  • Build and equip a play kitchen
  • Build a raised perennial flower garden 
  • Create magnetic storyboards and games (tic tac toe)


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The School Community

Here's something that we often see at school (and we really appreciate). In 8th grade, students are given a variety of opportunities to exercise responsibility. Sprinkled throughout the day and/or year, 8th grade students are a visible example to others in a variety of ways including morning announcements, maintaining our flags, or guiding K students at lunch to name a few. 

Case in point: Maxen and Cohen (above) are naturals when it comes to Learning Lunch.  (Learning Lunch? That's our gentle way of acclimating our youngest students to our school lunch routine. Kindergarten children spend a portion of their first year having lunch together, family style, before transitioning to the larger group of K-3 children.)

This Saturday, October 13 is the NHS Applesfest celebration. You will see 8th grade students on hand at Applefest to assist NHS members in setting up for the event and also run a refreshments table.  Applefest is this Saturday, 10am - 2pm. 

Another popular event coming later in the month is NPTO's fundraiser, NobleBOOro Spooktacular, Saturday, October 27, 5-8pm.  8th grade will be there too! 

If you are interested in other ways to help our school, Hannaford Helps Schools makes an annual donation. With a little effort from everyone, our school has sometimes been the recipient of the bonus check too. Here's how that works: 
Between 9/2/18 and 12/1/18, with the purchase of 4 participating Hannaford Helps Schools items, a customer will receive a printout for 3 school dollars at the register. The customer can place that printout into your school's slot in the Hannaford Helps Schools collection tower, located at the front of the store that your school is registered with. Additionally, Hannaford will donate $1,000 to each school that earns the most dollars from their store location!



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Just a little more news


THANK YOU to Maddison's family for the donation of T-shirt smocks!  We've been using them. If you'd like to donate to the art room, here are some items we could use:
  • small yogurt containers
  • large yogurt containers (cleaned please)
  • small single use plastic containers
  • plastic egg containers
  • newspaper
Thank you from the art room!

and. . . 
          a reminder. . . 
Thursday, October 4 5:30-6:30 is OPEN HOUSE!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Boys Basketball Coach--GO LIONS!

OPEN POSITION
BOYS BASKETBALL COACH 


NCS is looking to hire a boys basketball coach.  The team includes boys in grades 6-8 (5th if needed).  NCS is part of the Busline League and the basketball season will start mid November and go through early February.  Candidates must have CHRC (Criminal History Record Check) and be fingerprinted prior to the season starting.  This is a stipend position, paid at the end of the season.

Anyone applying should have some experience with the sport of basketball, have an interest in working with this age group, be a positive influence on the team with a strong focus on skill development while having fun and helping the players learn how to develop into successful student athletes.

If interested, contact Michelle York, NCS Athletic Director and fill out a nonteaching application available on the Central Lincoln County AOS 93 website and mail or drop it off at NCS.  

Friday, September 28, 2018

Wwhhaatt??.....October, so soon?

It was a good week! It's hard to believe we've already been in school for a month. 

Remember, tonight (Friday, 9/28 5-7pm) STEAM student art with SUP's (single use plastics) will be on exhibit at Darrows Barn located at Round Top Center for the Arts in Damariscotta. 

Monday, October 1:  School Picture Day. You may order packages or a single class picture (a class picture comes with most packages) online at Lifetouch.com or send the paper order form to school on Monday. Please remember, the section entitled "Add-ons" may be used as a package. Ordering is optional, but everyone has a picture taken. 

Tuesday, October 2:  It's a great time of year to get out for a soccer game or field hockey game. Check the family calendar regularly.

Thursday, October 4, 5:30-6:30 pm:  OPEN HOUSE

NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, October 5 (teacher workshop day) and NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 8 (holiday).  

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Celebrating Summer Success!

Here's another reason to love September! Summer readers were recognized today for meeting their goals. Students passed in summer reading logs to Mrs. Harriman at the beginning of the school year, and they were recognized with a certificate and book bucks.

Equally important was the acknowledgement of students who participated in online summer school. Students who worked for at least two weeks received certificates from Mrs. Weeks and Mrs. Hingston. Those reaching 50% of their goal were recognized with book bucks. Anyone who met 100% of the summer school goal received a Reny's gift card too!
It was a pleasure to celebrate the hard work of young students!

NCS SOCCER


The Coed Soccer team picked up a win at Vinalhaven Saturday 5-3.  The team had a great time on the trip, the weather was beautiful. 
We may have had more fans than the home team in attendance!  
Go Lions!


Sunday, September 23, 2018

September is. . .

. . . apple picking time!The kindergarten class will be on a adventure to the apple orchard on Monday, and it looks like they'll have perfect weather for a field trip.  September is also time to get back into the swing of school, learn new things, and hopefully enjoy being with each other Monday-Friday.

Did you have a chance to read a recent post about SUP's?  This Friday evening, 9/28 our very unique art will be on display at the Darrows Barn at Round Top, 5-7pm. 

School pictures are Monday, October 1st. Lifetouch flyers have been sent home with everyone. You can order online or send a check/paper order form to school that day. There are more options if you order online. It's our understanding that "Add-ons" (see forms) may also be considered as a package order. 

Thursday, October 4, 5:30-6:30 is the NCS OPEN HOUSE. We hope you'll stop by for a visit to see what your child(ren) have been doing, meet teachers and staff, and perhaps even win a prize!  No school for students on the following day, Friday, October 5th.
A reminder that FRL (free/reduced lunch) applications are due. If you were eligible last year and miss this important September re-apply date, your child's status might retroactively go back to full pay. FRL can help families with the expense of lunch and breakfast, and may also help everyone in the form of subsidies for our school. Information on FRL applications is confidential. Also, if a family's financial situation changes during the year, you are welcome to complete an application at any time during the year. Call the office if you have questions or would like a form. 

It's been such a beautiful September day. Enjoy the entire week!

Friday, September 21, 2018

A Message from STEAM

The STEAM Team in the art room had a visit from Mr. Barry Howell, the manager of the Transfer Station in Nobleboro.  He explained a lot about how things work there.  We learned that many people put wrong things in bins, so the STEAM team has made new signs to hopefully help people be less confused.  We learned that the transfer station takes organic waste (compost) and that if everyone put their organics from their trash into the right place, we could all save A LOT of money!  The students also built a plastic figure, which they hope will hold a sign!  

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. At NCS, 7th and 8th grade students are enrolled in STEAM classes. They will rotate classes throughout the year to study, experience, and/or problem solve in the areas of robotics, art, coding, drones, and culinary arts.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Look at this!

The school year has fully begun!  Some NCS students are learning about single use plastics (SUP's). As a way to share that knowledge, they are making sculptures from plastic materials that are not recycled. Take a look at this puffer fish!   Sculptures will be on display at an upcoming community art exhibit at Darrows Barn at Round Top on Friday, September 28 5-7pm. (Watch for more info about the exhibit and SUP's to be shared on our blog.)

TONIGHT!  Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students should attend the MLTI parent meeting--Tuesday, Sept 11 @ 6pm in the library. This is a brief but necessary meeting. It's important that parents be part of students' technology expectations. Information and paperwork are required before junior high students can take their devices home. (A fall outing club meeting will take place in Mr. Wil's room immediately following the MLTI session for 8th grade families involved in the October outing club trip. That's at 6:30pm.)

WEDNESDAY NPTO  Would you like to help support our children's school? Nobleboro Parent/Teacher Organization is one perfect way to become involved (either occasionally or at monthly meetings). The NPTO raises funds and they help to plan/provide for special enrichment programs and events at NCS.  Right now, plans are in the works for NobleBOOro Spooktacular, an annual fundraiser. Consider putting the NPTO meeting on your calendar Wednesday, Sept 12 @ 6pm in the library. There will be food(!) While no structured childcare is planned at this time, it's okay to bring children to the meeting. If there's a need for supervision in the future, NPTO will work on providing care. Please come. NPTO is important to NCS!

While the calendar is out, here are some other dates you may want to add to yours:
  • Monday, 10/1 Lifetouch PICTURE DAY
  • DATE CHANGE (AGAIN):  Thursday, October 4, OPEN HOUSE, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Saturday, 10/13 APPLEFEST 10am-2pm, Nobleboro Historical Society's community event at NCS
We hope to see you soon at one or more of these events.





Friday, August 31, 2018

Hello from NCS!

We've made it through the first week of school!  The weather was so nice today that we've totally forgotten about that first sweaty day.  Here are some things to be aware of for next week and beyond:
  • Homework Club begins on Tuesday, 9/4. HWC is open to any 5-8th grade student. We provide a quiet place to work and there is a teacher available to give some direction, if needed.  HWC meets on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2:40-3:40 pm during most of the school year.  Students should be picked up at 3:40.
  • First soccer home game:  Wednesday, 9/5 at 3:45. GO LIONS!
  • The field hockey team will have its first game at Oceanside on Friday, 9/7 at 4pm.
NCS Open House--Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm.  We hope your family will be able to come visit school, meet staff and see what your child's day is like. 
Thank you for sending your children to school this week! ENJOY the  L O N G  weekend!


Tennis anyone?

Parents FYI: The Y is offering a Middle School Team tennis program during the month of September for interested 5th-8th grade kids.  It begins Tuesday, 9/4 and will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:00.  If your child is interested, please contact the Y to register (online, over the phone, or in person). The NCS bus swings by the Y after school. If your middle school student is signed up and needs to take the bus, please send a note to the school office.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Remember the Pie Social (among other things)

PIE SOCIAL 
ALL family members are welcome!

Tuesday, August 21
 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Meet our new Principal Martin Mackey!

You're invited to take some time before school begins to get acquainted with our new Principal.....and....learn how you can help support NPTO’s one and only annual fundraiser, NobleBOOro Spooktacular, a fun event scheduled for the fall!




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

What you should know August 6-11

Finding ways to read, keep cool, get ready for school? (If you've set up a pattern of summer reading, that's excellent! If you meant to but haven't quite managed it, you ca start today! There is still time to make a difference! Remember, reading now could pay off in book bucks, and it is the best way to prevent "summer slide.")

Although I think summer is still in full swing, there are a few details for parents to attend to this week:
  • The online registration through the Powerschool parent portal has begun. This must be completed before the start of school.  If you have questions, need help with login information or need access to a computer or the internet, we want to help. Please contact the office.

    Fall Sports begin soon!
  • Practice and game schedules are on the NCS Family Calendar (website). Students planning to participate will need a current physical (dated within 2 years) on file at school and all online registration work must be submitted.
NCS Sports  
Coed Soccer - gr 5-8 (5th grade is invited to participate this year)
Field Hockey - gr 6-8

GSB Sports -- Mrs. York will find out if we will be able to participate in cross country and/or golf again this year. Please email myork@aos93.org if you are interested.
Cross Country - grades 5-8
Golf - grades 6-8

GO LIONS!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

We interrupt this beautiful summer afternoon to......

by Grace H
Say hello (please read: WELCOME LETTER) and let you know about these August dates: 
  • AUGUST 6:  Parents, watch for an email notifying you that it is time to update your child(ren)'s school information. INFOSNAP registration is completed through Powerschool's parent portal and this must be completed before the start of school. If you need help after receiving the email, feel free to contact the school.
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 5:30-6:30  Pie Social--meet Martin Mackey. We are excited to introduce you to our new principal, and he's looking forward to meeting you, too! You're welcome to come and enjoy a slice of delicious pie (thanks to NPTO).
  • Pre-season sports practices begin the week of August 20th. Jr. high students participating in fall sports will need to have proof of a recent (within 2 years) physical on file at school. Watch the NCS Family Calendar for dates and times.
  • On MONDAY, AUGUST 27 at 6pm we'll host an ice cream social for grades K-4. Visit your new classroom, meet your teacher(s), find out about the coming school year, and have fun socializing before school begins.
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29:  First day of school.
The NCS Student Handbook is a great resource if you have questions about school. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SAVE THE DATE. YOU'RE INVITED!


NCS Family Pie Social 
Meet & Greet
5:30-6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21 

Nobleboro families, we hope you'll be able to take some time before school begins to meet our new principal, Martin Mackey.  All family members are welcome!  (It will be fun to see friends again too.)


Thanks to the NPTO, we are able to invite families to this summer Pie Social. Learn how you can help support NPTO's one and only annual fundraiser, NobleBOOro Spooktacular, scheduled for Saturday, October 27th at Duck Puddle Campground. (Save that date too!) 




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

June!

What a beautiful day to surprise Mrs. Hassett with a special outdoor recess-celebration!  

The last day of school is almost upon us (but not quite yet).
Monday, June 18, we're planning a field day, so dress appropriately.  (If it rains, we'll be indoors.)  We have important things to wrap up on Monday, report cards, etc. We'll be busy right up until DISMISSAL AT NOON.  Plan accordingly! 

All outstanding lunch balances are due Monday, June 18.  (Credit balances will be carried forward to September.) You'll receive an email today if you have a balance as of this afternoon.  Please add Monday's meal(s) if necessary.

Many families have been taking advantage of the variety of offerings to support academic progress during the summer. It's not too late!  The May 15 post has all the information you need. Contact mhingston@aos93.org or cweeks@aos93.org if you have questions.

Enjoy the weekend. See you on Monday!



Monday, June 11, 2018

They're off!

GO LIONS! Game time:  3:30! 
(Update:  Medomak 12 NCS 6)

Hello! We're still here!


It's an exciting week for 8th grade students at NCS!   They're completing work and preparing for the 8th grade promotion celebration, as well as looking forward to a trip tomorrow and golf and lunch on Wednesday!  One rite of passage for 8th grade is the honor of installing their unique ceiling tiles in the art room ceiling. The picture above shows them adding finishing touches to their tiles.

Everyone's excited about today's championship softball game! GO LIONS! 

K-7 grade families:  We have summer learning opportunities to support this year's growth! Please see the Tuesday, May 15 post for details and ways to support students throughout the summer.

We've welcomed our new kindergarten students and are looking forward to their arrival in September. New parents, be sure to call if you have questions. (You will be hearing from school in the summertime.)


It's a fun week for all and yet, here we are still working!  The last student day is Monday, June 18. Dismissal will be at noon.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

SOUTH CHAMPS!

Congratulations to the Lions-- South Busline League Champions! 

Monday the NCS Softball Team will head over to Medomak Valley High School to play in the Busline League Championship Game! Our girls are the South Champions, and they will face the North Champions, Medomak 8th.  Game time is 3:30.

GO LADY LIONS!

Good luck to the softball team in their SOUTH DIVISION FINALS(!) game today. The game will be at GSB.  Gametime:  3:30 pm. 

GO LIONS!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

You'll want to read this!


Everyone has been curious to meet our new NCS principal. Here he is! Mr. Martin Mackey arrived at school early yesterday and began the morning by greeting buses with Mrs. Hassett.  He spent the rest of the day's visit in classrooms, observing and meeting students and staff.

Mr. Mackey will undoubtedly be a familiar face around NCS by the time students arrive back at school on Wednesday, August 29.  (Did you catch that? The first day of school after summer vacation is August 29.)  

In the meantime, we are enjoying our time with Mrs. Hassett. We appreciate that she'll be in and out of our building next year in her new role as AOS93 curriculum coordinator.

Monday, June 4, 2018

GO LIONS!


Congratulations to both baseball and softball teams for making it to the south semifinal Busline League games last Thursday.

The girls defeated Oceanside 13-1. They will face either Great Salt Bay or Camden this week in the Busline League South finals game. If they win, they'll move on to the Busline League Championship facing the winner from the North.

The boys lost to Bristol in a very close, competitive game. NCS led the whole game, but in the bottom of the 7th the home team (Bristol), with their last player at bat, tied it up and a run scored for the win. Our boys should be proud of themselves for playing such a great game.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Now it's June!

Hurricane Island Moments
The days at the end of the school year really do go by quickly.  There are many activities going on, and yet we'll still manage to squeeze in time for important learning! 

Grade 6 will be off on an outdoor academic adventure to Hurricane Island. Several 8th grade students will be heading on the outing club trip, Kindergarten and grade 2 have plans to explore the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve. Meanwhile, Grade 5 wraps up DARE with a trip to the Sea Dogs.  Grades 7, 8 & CAL will have a field day at Lincoln Academy to participate in friendly competition with other AOS 93 schools. It will be a busy, FUN week . . . and still we learn!

Congratulations to the baseball team for a successful spring 2018 season. Our softball team is still in the playoffs!  Hooray for the Lions!

During June all families are encouraged to be conscious of your students' lunch balances--even the tiny amounts. We are required to have all balances paid up by the last day of school. Sometimes families are not aware of tiny balances, and to help you stay on top of this, we'll send out occasional emails and let you know if your child has a balance. (Hopefully, you'll find this helpful.) 


The Troupe!
Thank you to Grades 2 and 3 for sharing "American Patriotic Symbols." Their play today was a huge success!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Marching right along!

It's hard to believe that we're at the other end of Memorial Day weekend!

This week will be very short for Mrs. Stewart's kindergarten class. Her regular K class will be at school on Tuesday and Wednesday only, and then they're off for another long weekend. No regular kindergarten class on Thursday 5/31 or Friday 6/1. Thursday and Friday are kindergarten registration days.

Tuesday 5/29 begins the spring playoff season for softball and baseball. A softball quarterfinal home game vs. Medomak is scheduled to begin @ 3:45.  Meanwhile, our NCS/JVS baseball team will be playing an away game @ 3:45 at Medomak.  GO LIONS!

On Friday, June 1....Grade 2 & 3 play (That's always a treat!)

Parents, it's time to think about summer reading and the variety of ways you can support the academic growth that all children have accomplished this year. Summer provides a welcome change of pace for everyone. Making plans now to incorporate a regular quiet time into the rhythm of your vacation days is a wise strategy! If you missed the previous blog, please take a look at it and consider the age appropriate options that we offer to help families keep those young brains active.  Look back at the Tuesday, see May 15 post

Looking ahead to the following week: June 4 begins a busy time with classes heading in different directions. More about that to come, but in the meantime, you may just want to take a glance ahead at the NCS family calendar. Family Calendar