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May 14, 2021

A Message from Ms. Lovejoy

Happy Friday, everyone!

I am happy to report we had our first Fall Planning Committee meeting yesterday. A huge debt of gratitude to all the people who volunteered to participate. The committee is comprised of the following members:


Dr. Michael Bell, parent of a rising 2nd grader

Heather York, parent of a rising 2nd grader and incoming Kindergartner

Allison Neeland, parent of a rising 1st grader

Brian Bartlett, parent of a rising 3rd and 2nd grader

Rebecca Cummings, School Nurse

Sara Neault, Classroom Teacher

Colleen Hacku, Classroom Teacher

Susan Allen, Classroom Teacher

Karen Deterding, Classroom Teacher

Page Andrews, Art Teacher

Amy Daniels, Building Ed Tech

Alison Marchese, Director of Special Services

Leanne Kazilionis, Board of Education

Anne Lovejoy, Principal


The committee's goal is to plan for a return to school, five days a week for every student. I am thrilled to say we are positive we can make this work and maintain our exceptional safety record of zero transmission of COVID-19 in school to date. We have had a limited number of students and staff test positive, but there has been zero transmission related to school contact or exposure. This is a tribute to everyone (parents, students, staff) all working to keep everyone safe. There will be a running summary of the meetings from each school on the Scarborough Schools website.

If you have any questions or concerns about students returning to school in the fall, please don't hesitate to reach out. All voices are welcome!


Have a great weekend,

Anne

HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL P.T.A.

We are indebted to our incredibly supportive and amazingly kind PTA! Due to their generosity and thoughtfulness, we have just had the most wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week here at Eight Corners! Every day brought a new treat, and the entire staff feels rejuvenated as we approach the remaining weeks of this exceptionally unique school year! A special thank you to Megan Fallon and Meg Diffley for the inspirational decorations, and for the daily deliveries.


On behalf of all of our students and staff, we would also like to thank our PTA for the purchase of new picnic tables and benches for our campus. We are also so lucky that the PTA bought a new Gaga Pit for our playground!

Scarborough Public Library Event - May 18th

RISING THIRD GRADE FAMILIES, PLEASE SAVE THE DATE

If you currently have a second grader who will be entering third grade in the fall, please save the date of May 27th.
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From Our Nurse

MAY IS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with more than 35 agencies and organizations throughout Maine to promote the awareness of Lyme Disease and educate as many people as possible about prevention efforts. The 2021 Lyme Disease Awareness Month theme is “Stop. Check. Prevent.” This reminds us to stop and practice tick prevention measures frequently. The easiest way to avoid tickborne 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.

From Our Instructional Coaches

Please explore and enjoy these games from our Marvelous Math Coach:


Family Game Night


One of the best ways to develop good math habits is to play games and build puzzles.

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

FROM THE PTA

Restaurant Night:
Please join us at Romeos 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.

Eight Corners: https://forms.gle/qFEpcwVBCJdJakmk8

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

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.