Blue Point Weekly E-Note

5.14.21

MESSAGE FROM MRS. MARTIN

Dear Blue Point Families,


It has been so great to see families registering for Kindergarten this week. There have been familiar faces and brand new ones. The smiles and energy that this spring ritual has brought to our front office has felt hopeful of the positive changes that are coming this fall.


The PTA has outdone themselves again! Our teachers have been pampered and spoiled this week. Our wonderful PTA has really made an effort to provide staff with a boost all throughout the year and we really appreciate it. Thank you to all who contributed to this effort. It means a lot to us.


We know it has been a challenging year that has put the balance of work, home, school, family, friends, and personal time (what's that?) way off kilter. I just want every family to know how much I appreciate the sacrifices that have been made. They don't go unnoticed.


Have a wonderful weekend,

Kelly Martin

Virtual Author Visit at Blue Point School!

Tuesday, May 18 from 9:45-10:30 Blue Point School will be hosting a live streamed event with Maine author and elementary educator, Samara Cole-Doyon!


If your child is learning remotely on Tuesday they can go to the Scarborough Kids’ Website on the morning of the event and will find the live stream link there. The event will be recorded. Please note, your child will need to be logged in using the school-issued Chromebook in order to view the event and will not be able to interact with the teacher during this event.


Samara Cole-Doyon will be reading sections of her book Magnificent Homespun Brown which she wrote in celebration of her Haitian and Maine roots. Magnificent Homespun Brown is a beautiful book! It won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, it is listed on the New York Public Libraries' Best Children's Books of 2020 list AND it won the Lupine Award last week! Soon your child will be bringing home their own copy of the book as well!


This event and book is thanks to a Scarborough Education Foundation grant received by SHS teacher and instructional coach, Michelle Shupp and the SHS Civil Rights Club.

FROM OUR INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES

Please explore and enjoy these games from our Math Coach!


Family Game Night

FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine!


This year's theme is “Stop. Check. Prevent.”


This reminds us to stop and practice tick prevention measures frequently. The easiest way to avoid tick borne diseases is preventing tick bites. Please remember to:


  1. Use caution in areas where ticks may be found.
  2. Wear light-colored clothing that covers arms and legs.
  3. Use an EPA approved repellent such as: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  4. Perform tick checks on yourself, family members, and pets daily and after any outdoor activity. Take a shower after exposure to a tick habitat to wash off any crawling ticks.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES!

The registration paperwork has been uploaded on our Scarborough Schools website. You may click here to print out the packet to complete 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:

LyndaLee Landry at Blue Point:

llandry@scarboroughschools.org


We are not scheduling paperwork appointments. Families may simply drop off completed paperwork on Wednesday afternoons in May between 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Stop by during that time whenever it’s convenient for you. The remaining dates are May 19th and May 26th.


If you have not already done so, please complete the pre-registration survey below.


2021-2022 Pre-Registration Form

From the PTA

Restaurant Night:

Please join us at Romeo's Pizza for our last restaurant fundraising night.

Monday, May 17th from 4-9PM

15% of dine in, take out and delivery will be donated to Primary PTA

Class of 2031-2033 T-shirts:

Final chance to order t-shirts for this school year. We will take orders now through Wednesday, May 19th. Then we will process and deliver them to school by the end of May.

Blue Point: https://forms.gle/n6xCjBtX3aAVWavH7

Teacher Appreciation Week:

THANK YOU parents for your contributions and donations! We enjoyed spoiling the teachers this week!!

PTA Meeting:

Final PTA meeting of the 2020-2021 school year

June 14, 2021 at 7PM (virtual)

Officer elections and voting/approving the budget

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