HDES Bulldog Bulletin

Hall-dale Elementary Newsletter, Vol 2 - Oct. 9, 2018

Letter from the Principal

Hello Hall-Dale community!

October is going to be a very busy month. Starting this month, I will be hosting a "Principal Coffee & Conversation" hour on Tuesday, October 16 from 7:30-8:30am. It will be a time for parents/guardians to meet with me to discuss any questions you may have about HDES. There won't be agendas for the time together, just an opportunity for us to connect. This month I'll be sharing what parents can expect at parent conferences. Can't make it this month? No problem! I'll be offering a morning each month for us to get together for the purposes of increasing communication between home and school.

If the morning meetings don't fit your schedule, I'm happy to meet with individual parents at any time to answer any questions you may have. Just call Katie Putnam in the main office to schedule a better time.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!


Food Drive to Support Hall-Dale Elementary School

Hosted by The Sensory Gym

Did you know that Hall-Dale Elementary School has a food pantry? Did you know that they have a backpack program that sends food home with children who may need a little help keeping their bellies full over the weekend? Did you know that it is funded entirely by donations?

From October 7th to October 31st bring in FIVE non-perishable items and get a FREE half hour pass! Lets help them out!

Oatmeal, pasta, pasta sauce, fruit cups, applesauce, granola bars, peanut butter, mac and cheese, snacks, etc.

The Sensory Gym

599 Maine Ave, Ste 3, Farmingdale, Maine 04344

School Picture Day: Thursday, October 11th!

This year we are offering another way to purchase school picture packages! The information is listed below:

Hall Dale Elementary School
Picture Day: Thursday, Oct 11
Picture Day ID: LG018145Q0

There are only a few days left to order on mylifetouch.com before Picture Day. Please submit your portrait order before Thursday, Oct 11.

Benefits of ordering online:

  • Order for multiple children at the same time
  • No need to send cash or check to school
  • Earn coupons through the MyFamily Rewards™ program
  • Customize your package by choosing the sizes, backgrounds and quantities right for you

Parent-Teacher Conferences!

HDES will be hosting parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 18. This is an important time for teachers to share with parents/guardians what the students have been working on and what the goals are for this year. Teachers are setting up conference times through the website, www.signup.com

Please contact us if you haven't heard from your child's teacher yet.

It's Book Fair Time!

HDES will be hosting a book fair from Oct. 15-19. Here is a message from Laurie Taylor, our librarian:

Volunteers needed to work at the Scholastic book fair next week!

If you can help during any of these times please email me -

First thing in the morning:

8 - 8:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

First grade shopping time:

10:45 - 10:15 on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

Kindergarten shopping time:

11:35 - 12:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Parent-Teacher conferences:

Any time between 3 and 7 on Thursday 10/18.

Typically volunteers help kids with wish lists and/or operate the super simple cash register.

If you have questions and want to help, please email today: ltaylor@kidsrsu.org.

Thank you.

Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Ms. Wilcox is looking for a few items to decorate tables in the cafeteria for Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

If you collect any of these items please drop them off in the front office. Items needed:

  • mini pumpkins
  • green leaves
  • red leaves
  • yellow leaves
  • orange leaves
  • small gourds
  • pine cones
  • acorns

Thank you and Happy Collecting!

Lost & Found

Our Lost and Found table has a collection that is growing! Please have your student take a peek if you think that they may have lost something at school. We would love to see everything returned to their owner!

More Dates to Remember...

10/11 - Picture Day! Smile :)

10/11 - Author Visit - Author Tamra Wight will give a Descriptive Writing Presentation. Using her experiences and photos from her hiking trails and kayak, she'll show the inspiration and behind-the-scenes stories from her hands-on research. Photos include loon behavior, campground scenes, fox kits, eaglets, and bears-most of which were taken in her "backyard".

10/12 - Day of Caring

10/16- 7:30-8:30am Coffee & Conversation with the Principal, Mrs. Clark

10/15 through 10/19 - Scholastic Book Fair

10/18- The FrogTown Mountain Puppeteers visit HDES!

10/18 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30pm

10/19 - Flu Shot Clinic

11/4 - Sugar Rush 5K