Bulldog Bulletin

Hall-Dale Elementary Newsletter - Vol. 8 - April 5, 2019

Principal's Pen

Hello HDES Families,

It has been a busy month of learning. Did you know that here in RSU2 everything we do connects to five tenets of learning? These are things we value and believe are important in education. The five tenets are the following:

  1. Classroom culture that encourages learner agency
  2. Clear targets in a good progression
  3. Gathering evidence to provide feedback to the target
  4. Learners engaged in learning that is in their zone of proximal development and interest
  5. Learning is applied and not simply tested.

What makes RSU2 different from other districts are these five tenets that are research-based, learner-centered, and focused on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that learners need to be successful after they graduate.

You are always welcome to call, email or visit us to learn more about your child's progress, what's happening in class or how we are implementing the five tenets of learning.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!


Here is a great website with podcasts for kids!

Spring Picture Day

Spring portraits will be taken on Thursday, April 11th! Please be sure to send in your forms and payments. Please note: Only students with order forms will have their pictures taken. Follow the link below if you would like to order your students' portraits online: mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: LG118014Q0

Reminder for outdoor gear

If there's mud, they will find it! It is MUD SEASON in Maine and our playground is melting. We are thankful for the warmer weather, but we do not love the wetness. We definitely do our best to keep all students safe and dry at recess, but children seem to be magnets for puddles. It would be helpful if your child has indoor and outdoor shoes at school-waterproof boots for recess and sneakers or shoes for inside. Also appropriate outside gear, coats, hats, etc..are still needed. We want our students to be warm on these cold, windy, wet, spring days!

Hopefully warmer weather is on it's way soon!

Yearbooks Sales - almost final!

The 5th grade Yearbook Club students have worked hard these past few months on creating a memory book for all students at Hall-Dale Elementary! Yearbook orders are due by April 10th. Extra order forms are available in the office, or you can order online by going to this link ybpay.lifetouch.com and entering our school's yearbook ID code: 11734319.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registrations

Pre-K Registration

If you have a child who will be 4 years old by October 15th, 2019, they will be eligible to attend the Pre-K program for the 2019/2020 school year. Please call the office at 623-8677 to register your child. Screenings will be held on June 14th-20th.

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by October 15th, 2019, they will be eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019/2020 school year. Please call the office at 623-8677 if they are not currently enrolled in our Pre-K program and you wish to register them. Screenings will be held on June 17th and 18th.

Lost and Found

Come take a look at our lost and found. The items that have piled up will be donated to Goodwill during April vacation.

Dates to Remember

April 9th: PTO Meeting 6:00 PM

April 10th: 1st gr Field Trip

April 11th: 4th Grade Wax Museum 1:00 - 3:00 PM

April 11th: Spring Picture Day

April 12th: No School - Teacher Workshops

April 15th - 19th: No School - April Vacation

April 30th: Grade 2 Concert 6:00 PM

May 9th: HDES Talent Show 6:00 PM

May 10th: Early Release Day - Dismissal begins at 11:45

May 14th: Special Person's Day Grades 2 & 4 (info will be sent home soon!)

May 16th: Special Person's Day Grades 3 & 5 (info will be sent home soon!)

May 21st: Special Person's Day Grades K & 1 (info will be sent home soon!)

May 27th: No School - Memorial Day

Hall-Dale Elementary School

Keep in touch! Don't forget to download the RSU 2 app and stay up to date with us! We regularly send out notifications for upcoming events and things happening around our school during the day.