Don't forget to tune-in to tonight's RSU 1 Special Board Meeting at 6pm. View the live stream: https://youtu.be/3gHRE_00fXk
The first PTA meeting of this school year will be held virtually on Thursday, October 8th. As you can imagine, this year will present new an unanticipated hurdles. Our past president, Carol Reece and secretary, Rachelle Keller have moved onto the middle school, so we are in NEED of people to fill a variety of roles. If you are interested in attending, please email Mrs. GP @ email@example.com and she will email you the meeting link.
Happy Labor Day! One more day (or two) until we see you again. If you are dropping off your child, a staff member will meet your child outside. Only the student should get out of the car. When picking up your child, you will have a sign for your car and a staff member will greet you outside and communicate with the office to dismiss your child/children. Again, you must stay in the car. This will take a little longer than we're used to, so please bear with us as we all get used to this new procedure.
PES parents/guardians, be sure to check your email for today's Back to School Letter and complete the survey before August 17th. They are also available in the NEWS section at www.phippsburg.rsu1.org. Thank you.
Please join us in viewing the 5th Grade Ceremony at the link below. Congratulations! https://youtu.be/er-Gx3lBsyM
Time is getting short, don't forget to drop off any school materials. There is a table for you to place items on in the front of the school. We are missing many library books, please take a minute look around to see if you might have one.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to pick up their child's materials. We're working on getting things back to everyone. We'll be in contact with you individually this week and next. Stay safe!
Parents and Guardians - this survey was created by the RSU 1 School Board’s Distance Learning Committee in an effort to get feedback on distance learning. Results will be shared with the community. Thank you for sharing your feedback! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/673QQFR
Be sure to take a look at the PES Facebook page for some great remote learning pictures.
Most school and district events are suspended through April 26th. However, the Meal Closure Plan is still in effect, and there will be board and budget meetings. Stay tuned for details, and thank you for your patience as we work through this time!
The RSU Tech Dept has created this site to help families and staff with technology resources and questions. https://bit.ly/2UocDak
If your RSU1 student in grades K-5 needs a Chromebook for their studies during the school closure, complete this form by Sunday night. Pickup will be scheduled for Monday, March 30th https://bit.ly/3b857XY
Check out the PES Facebook for some great remote learning pictures. Teachers and families are doing a great job working together to keep students' skills sharp!
This just in..... PES Math Team takes THIRD place at the Southern Maine Elementary Math League meet held today in Portland.
SAFETY NOTE With the snow melting, sun getting stronger and temperatures rising, the staff and I have noticed that children who are being picked up are not heading straight to vehicles. We think it's wonderful that children are playing outside with friends. However, for safety reasons, I'm asking that parents, grandparents or others who pick up students head out back to our safe and spacious playground. Running around and playing with friends on the front lawn, that is so very close to the road, is extremely dangerous. Again, there are many fun pieces of equipment to use on the playground and even a bench and picnic table for adults who are supervising to sit and visit. Please help us get everyone home safe and sound.
Take a minute to check out the Outdoor Classroom web page to see all the great things students are learning. https://sites.google.com/rsu1.org/pesoutdoorclassroom/experiences?authuser=0
We had a wonderful surprise today, two very generous donations from the Popham Circle Woman's Club. One to our Grandmother's fund and the other to the Bath Area Back Pack program. This donation will help many students at PES. What a great community Phippsburg is!
Congratulations to our 5th Grade Math team for their 15th place finish at the Southern Maine Elementary Math League competition! What a great first showing. Thank you Coach Patty McLaughlin for volunteering to work with this group each Wednesday during Great Start.
CONCERT POSTPONED Due to the forecast for heavier snow this evening, tonight's concert will be postponed to Thursday, December 19th at 6pm.
Don't miss our winter band and chorus concert tomorrow, December 17th at 6pm!
Fourth graders had an excellent and educational field trip to the Maine Maritime Museum last week to participate in their Wabanaki program. We observed the differences between pre-Columbian and post-Columbian canoe building techniques, then donned official curator gloves to explore various Wabanaki artifacts as we formed ideas about their uses and how they were made. Lastly, we had the chance to test our fishing skills with the use of a Leister spear as we "fished" for cucumbers! The kids had a blast and learned a lot!
There will be a two hour delay for all RSU1 schools today, Tuesday, November 12th, due to the weather. There will be no morning Pre-K.
Today we celebrated Read for the Record! Read for the Record is a global campaign that generates support for high quality early learning and highlights the importance of building children's vocabulary and love for reading. Today we joined children and adults worldwide and gathered to read Thank You, Omu! the 2019 Read for the Record book.
The Tooth Protectors, Inc. Dental Clinic at PES moved from November 15th to this Friday, November 1st, after lunch.
Picture Day proofs went home today. Due to predicted rain on November 1st & 5th, we will have Picture Retake Day Monday, November 4th at 8:45AM.
There will be no school today, Thursday, October 17th, in RSU1 due to power outages caused by the storm.
There's a FREE Youth Football Clinic October 20th, from 10AM-12PM, for K-6th grade at McMann Field in Bath. Registration starts at 9:30AM. The Morse High School coaching staff and players look forward to working one on one and in small groups to develop football skills, and students will get to meet their future coaches and teammates!
Due to weather, we will have Picture Day on Thursday, October 10th.
The new Outdoor Classroom website is up; follow the link under classrooms to stay up to date with the latest activities. https://sites.google.com/rsu1.org/pesoutdoorclassroom/home
We're looking forward to the Annual Morse Mountain and Seawall Beach Field trip Thursday, September 19, 9-1PM. Remember to dress in layers, wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring a water bottle & bagged lunch, and apply sunscreen and bug spray at home. Should be great weather!
Don't forget OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT! The Book Fair will be open tonight.
Daytime PES Book Fair Hours (Sept 9-12): M-Th: 8:25-8:45AM (Wed: 9:15-9:45), 11:30-12:20, and 2:45-3:10PM. Checks made out to: PES.
Two important events happening at PES this week! Book Fair all week, with evening hours on Thursday. Open House Thursday 5:30-6:30. See you there!
The GREEN Shed Behind PES has been claimed. Thank you for your inquiries.
Don't forget Spirit Week! Today is Sport Jersey day. Show your support for your favorite team!
Due to the wet, cloudy, cold weather this AM, today's Band Concert will be here at PES at 10:45AM (instead of the Gazebo). Please pass the word if you know anyone planning to attend.
Phippsburg Bike Rodeo Sat., May 18: we hope to see you at the FREE and FUN Bike Rodeo from 10-2PM in the Phippsburg Town Hall parking lot tomorrow; be sure to have kids bring their bicycle to ride a safety course, there will be goody bags, a FREE helmet for all kids, door prizes, bikes to win, and more! See Bike Rodeo flyer for details.
Kindergarten Information Night May 16th @ 6:00pm
Fifth Grade Social May 31st, 6:30PM at BMS
3rd, 4th and 5th grade field trip moved to Popham Beach!
Join us for Family Fun Night Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30-6:30 for FREE snack, activities, book giveaway, and more! We hope to see you there!
Healthy Kids Day is FREE and open to the public at YMCA in Bath and Brunswick Landing locations Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9AM-12PM.
Pre-K Open House is May 2, 2019, 6-7PM at Dike Newell School