Asa C. Adams School Newsletter

March 2023

Dear Asa Families,

Just like that...March is here. It's hard to believe that a few weeks from now the final trimester of the school year will begin. As we look ahead with this final trimester in sight, we should begin thinking about the progress our students have made in the past months. One of the most important skills that we can all do well to strengthen is our ability to reflect on what we have been able to accomplish and identify those areas that are still in need of attention.

Observing your children's growth over short periods of time is not an easy task as we do not see true, long-lasting gains over a couple of weeks. Instead, we all need to look at where the children began the school year or even where they were at this time last year. As you reflect, begin to think about the focal point of your child or children's growth and areas where they may want to set goals. Starting to develop strategic questions that will help your child think about the things they are doing well and strategies for next steps to be taken to strengthening skillsets that need further development, is a process that can help foster a growth mindset and perseverance. Each of these skills can serve our students and ourselves well into adulthood.

Finally, March is certainly looking to be a busy month. We hope to see many of you at the Orchestra Performance and Show Choir Extravaganza later in the month. May March bring much luck to you and your family, and as always...remember we are here if you need us.


Ms. Wyman and Ms. West

Mitchell Center Food Waste Pilot Program

The Mitchell Center is coordinating with RSU 26 Food Service Director Ben Jacobson to collect some data around the disposal of food in our cafeteria. The School Cafeteria Food Waste Study Pilot will run from February 6th until March 31st.

If you have not already, please complete the short 3 question survey for this study. The Mitchell Center research team will greatly appreciate your participation.

Survey link here

As a reminder the pilot will include:

  • New Cafeteria “Share Baskets”
  • Replace All Disposable Eating Utensils with Reusables
  • New Cafeteria Student Waste Disposal Line and instructional signage.
  • Daily Food Waste and Liquid Weight Data Tracking
  • New Food Waste Recycling Service for weekly food waste pick-up
  • Food Waste Table Exhibit
  • Food Waste Education Cafeteria Posters
  • Student Cafeteria Food Waste Reduction Progress Chart
  • Post-Study Cafeteria Food Waste Audit

The interventions and food waste data tracking are cafeteria-based and will be managed by both the Nutrition Department and UMaine/Mitchell Center. Study materials will be provided through a Natural Resources Council of Maine grant.

Student Council

The student council is working to fundraise for the Humane Society and Animal Orphanage this month. Each grade level will have a piggy bank to collect change and each grade will be competing to collect the most change. Be on the lookout for the date of the next student council meeting.

Asa C. Adams PTO Update

The PTO is wrapping up the Read Your Heart Out Read A Thon. Please send in any Read A Thon donations that your student has earned. The Winter Carnival celebration is rescheduled for Friday, March 3rd.

The March Spirit Night will be held at Miguel’s in Bangor on Monday, March 20th 4-9 PM.

Also, the PTO will host an online silent auction in April. If you wish to help, please contact the PTO.

Finally, the PTO is always welcoming new members. The next PTO public meeting is on Thursday, March 2nd 6PM to 7 PM at the Asa C. Adams School. Also, you can always find the PTO on Facebook or contact them via email to find out about opportunities to support their great work in our school community.

National Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Monthly Report to Parents

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March Menus

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Maine Parent Federation Conference March 11th, 2023

There is a max capacity of 125 parents for this event. Please use the link to register for this event ahead of time and if you are unable to make it to the event please call to cancel. Thank you for understanding, we hope to see you there!

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2022-2023 School Calendar