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May 21, 2021

A Message from Ms. Lovejoy

Dear Eight Corners Families,

This is an exciting time of year as we make plans to celebrate the end of this school year and start looking ahead to next year. The last day of school will June 18th and we will dismiss at 11:45. The last days of school are bit staggered with our Cohorts.

Last Day of in Person School:

Cohort A- Tuesday, June 15th- dismissal at 3:00

Cohort B- Friday, June 18th- dismissal at 11:45

Cohort C- last day of remote learning will be June 17th, details for June 18th will come soon from your teachers.


We will be collecting Chromebooks on students last in person days for Cohort A and B and June 18th for Cohort C. Please plan to drop your Chromebook off at school between 9:30-11:00.


The Fall Planning committee met for the second time. We had a lengthy discussion about how to serve lunch to children while maintaining the 6 ' required distance. While we didn't solve this situation yet, we have lots of great ideas and will continue the discussion next week. If you have a great idea, a solution, or a question, please do not hesitate to contact me via email anytime or any of the committee members.

Members include:

Alison Marchese, Director of Special Services

Leanne Kazilionis, Board of Education

Dr. Michael Bell, Parent

Heather Yor, Parent

Brian Bartlett, Parent

Allison Neeland, Parent

Rebecca Cummings, School Nurse

Sara Neault, Susan Allen, Karen Deterding, Colleen Hacku - Classroom Teachers

Amy Daniels, Building Ed Tech

Anne Lovejoy- Principal


Second Grade Celebration

In year's past, we have had Learning Fair celebrations with families. While we can't do what we have done in the past, we can do something special to honor and celebrate all the learning that happened this year. Please stay tuned for more information from your teacher!


Last, but not least, I want to address masks at recess. Last night at the School Board meeting, they announced the decision to keep students masked during recess. We know this is not easy as the temperatures go up and risks go down. I respect that as parents you can make decisions for your children to play unmasked in the neighborhood, with friends and family, at sporting events, or other community activities. We made the decision to keep masks on at recess to eliminate the chance of anyone having to miss the last days of school due to being a close contact here at school. We are going to do everything in our power to keep children safe and in school for the last few weeks. Please know we make this decision with EVEYONE's wellbeing in mind.


Thank you for understanding the difference between decisions you can make at home for your children and decisions we make here for all children.


Have a great weekend!

Ms. Lovejoy

Student Highlight of the Week!

WE ARE SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF OUR SCARBOROUGH SPECIAL OLYMPIANS!!!

ENJOYING OUR PICNIC TABLES FROM THE P.T.A.

Ms. Peabody's class spent time working outside on our beautiful new picnic tables, provided by the generosity of our PTA. They were crafted by our very own Sheldon Gregoire and will be enjoyed for years to come!
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PLAYGROUND REMINDER

Please continue to send your children to school in sneakers and shoes that allow them to run and play on the equipment safely! We will also continue to require masks at recess. Classes may go outside and unmask but if multiple classes are outside together we want to keep our safety standards in place. The last things we want to do is to jeopardize anyone's chances of being in school this late in the year. Thank you for respecting the safety of all while at school.

From Our Nurse

Here are two items for your consideration from our nurse:


** Brown Tail Moth Fact Sheet


https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/shm/Browntail-Moth-FS.pdf



** Covid Vaccine Youth Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m50pw51QC0U

From Our Instructional Coaches

Summer is coming and maybe with it, a slower pace. This could be a good time to gather together some supplies for your child to practice having a “maker mindset” by building, tinkering, designing, being a scientist, and being a creative problem solver! Supporting children to have a “maker mindset” helps to build confidence and agency as well as many other skills including creative problem solving and perseverance. Here are some ideas and resources on ways to cultivate a “maker mindset” for your young learner.


“On a self-serve, organized space for making: Children learn to ask and test their own questions; they seek out materials that help them realize solutions to self-designed problems; you are treating them with respect based on the believe that they can accomplish what they set their minds to; and finding materials on their own saves you time and supports their independence.” Rachelle Doorley in Tinkerlab, 2014

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Kindergarten Registration

Our Kindergarten registration packets are available to download on the Scarborough Schools website or you may simply click here. You will need to print the packet before dropping it off at your school; unfortunately we do not have online registration at this time. If you need a packet mailed to you, please contact:


Maureen Kirsch at Eight Corners:

mkirsch@scarboroughschools.org


There are two more Wednesdays for families to drop off completed paperwork in May. Those dates are May 19th and May 26th, between 1:30-3:30 p.m.


2021-2022 Pre-Registration Form

FOR 2nd GRADE GIRLS

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FROM THE PTA

LAST CALL!!!
Class of 2031-2033 T-shirts:
Final chance to order t-shirts for this school year. We will process orders next week and deliver them to school by the end of May.


EC: https://forms.gle/68hiwGJhf12jVTzG8

Scarborough Primary PTA


Any questions please email: Scarboroughprimarypta@gmail.com

2020-2021 School Calendar

Here is a link the 2020-2021 School calendar. It may get updated as we adjust to the changing COVID-19 situation.