Tuesday Notice

Updates for our CPS Community for the week of 10/3

--------Picture Day is WEDNESDAY --- If families purchase online, students only need to bring their best smile on Picture Day!

Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday 10/5

CPS Picture Day - Order online via the link if possible!

RSU #18 School Board Meeting

Thursday 10/6

China Schools PTO Meeting 6-7 Virtual

Monday 10/10

NO SCHOOL Indigenous Peoples Day/ Columbus Day

Week of 10/17-10/21

Scholastic Book Fair

We, in RSU 18, are always looking for excellent substitute teachers and education technicians. Please reach out if you have interest or questions about this. You can see our current openings by visiting https://www.applitrack.com/rsu18/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

We are asking that all families complete the free and reduced lunch application available at http://www.myschoolapps.com/ or the paper form that was sent home in the beginning of the year packet.

Even though the State of Maine has agreed to fund breakfast and lunch for all Maine public school students, if a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, federal funding will continue for those students as it did pre-pandemic to offset the cost of meals. This demographic data also informs our school funding through the state and helps pay for programming - including Title 1 Literacy and Math - here at CPS.

Even if you think your family may not qualify, we appreciate you taking the time to complete the form. If you use the paper form that was sent at the beginning of school, please put it in an envelope and it will be sent confidentially to our nutrition office. If you need another form, give the office a call at 207-445-1550 and we can send another copy home as well.

Thank you for your support of our schools!

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An Update from our PTO

Above you will see the basket raffle categories for this year's Craft Show. If you are new to the schools: every year during the Craft Show we create baskets to raffle off during the show. Each grade level is assigned a basket category. This is a huge fundraiser for us as we depend solely on family donations to fill these baskets. Your donation to this event is greatly appreciated and all money received from the raffle goes directly back into the schools. Thank you.

Upcoming events:

Our next meeting: Thursday, October 6th at 6pm via Microsoft Teams. If you'd like to join us but don't have FB to see the link, please email us at chinaschoolspto@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Trunk or Treat : October 30th from 4pm-6pm, We need volunteers for trunks!

Please check out the event page: https://fb.me/e/1HVn0GXKi

43rd Annual Craft Show: Saturday, November 5th from 9am-3pm. We will need multiple volunteers for this event! Please email us if you can help either the night before or from 7-4 the day of the event.

From the Nurse's Office

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The “one chip challenge” seems to have found its way to China Primary School. This chip and other “hot, spicy” chips have come to school in lunch boxes for snack time. This is dangerous because of the reactions kids (or anyone) can have to not only eating the chips but also other children who get the spices on their hands and then touch their face or eyes. This chip (or any spicy chips) should not be sent to school.

Below is a link to just one article I found about students being sent to the emergency room after eating this chip.