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Dr. David Sturm shares some physics with 7th graders at UMO.

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March 15, 2013

Dear CES Families,

We have "Sprung" ahead at Conners - Emerson this week with great news from our cafeteria as well as many activities that have challenged, inspired and displayed the hard work of our students and staff.

Our kitchen earned “bronze medal” status as part of the Healthier US School Lunch Challenge. Nykki and crew had to create menus that provided certain amounts of calories, red/green vegetables, different types of fruits and proteins and that were kid friendly.  This was a 6-month process and we are very proud of the work our cooks have done.

Our 7th graders spent the entire day on Thursday at the University of Maine in Orono. The girls were part of the Expanding Your Horizons Collaborative Project, which is designed to introduce middle school girls to careers in science, technology and mathematics.  The 7th grade team designed a similar experience for the boys who were exposed to physics and the Advanced Composites Lab.

Ten of our second graders performed some of Aesop’s Fables at the annual March on Main Street festivities.  Deb Mountford used her extraordinary skills working with these active second graders as they performed. Stage-hands Mary Fallow, Ellen Grover and Leslyn Shea were on hand to help with our young thespians!

3rd grade is on the heels of their Solar System unit. Students have generated a wide array of projects to show their learning and used their iPads to help with their research.  Their iPads are also being used in math and other classes on a daily basis.

Mrs. Dyer’s kindergarten class is helping to collect food for the Hancock County food drive.  Schools and organizations from across the county are working on collecting 10,000 food items throughout the month of March.  If you can send your child to school with a canned or dry good all this month to help those in need to help meet this goal that would be awesome!  Students who bring 3 items can participate in the PJ day next Friday that coincides with the drive.

Kindergarten registration began this week.  If you know of families with a child who will begin kindergarten in the fall and who have not registered, please have them contact the school at 288-3631. 

 Enjoy the Weekend – Mr. Z


March 28th will be “Spirit Day”.  The theme is to dress as your favorite book character.

Please remember that we do not allow students to have flowers and balloons delivered to school.  Please have your special surprises delivered to the home address.  Thanks for your cooperation.

We wish our Emerson Jazz Band good luck in the State Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 23rd.

For planning purposes, spring break will be during the week of April 14-April 19


The Scholastic Book Fair will be held on March 28th from 2:00-7:00 in the Emerson Cafeteria during Parent Conferences. Volunteers are needed from 1:30-7:30 to cover one hour shifts. lf you can help out, please Contact Suzie Maristany at 288-9248 or email her at


The PTSA Science Fair for grades K-4 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 6-7 PM in the Emerson Cafeteria. A PTSA representative has visited the Conners classrooms this week showing off exciting experiments!



ARROW, a program of Island Readers and Writers, has open registration beginning today for 7-8th graders. The program will be from April 15-18.  This year, the free writing camp will host Gary Schmidt, Rebekah Raye, and Rich MacDonald.   Here is the link to register:

There will be an annual Indoor Regatta on Friday, March 15th at 6:00 P.M. at the MDI YMCA swimming pool. This is a free community event and is sponsored by the MDI Community Sailing Center and the Bar Harbor Yacht Club. The Wind Wizards are working hard to develop a new combination of industrial fans to blow us off the water this year! All ages are welcome and everyone will get a chance to steer a remote controlled boat. 

The Mount Desert Nursery is holding a pancake breakfast at the Somesville Fire Station on March 30th.  Admission is $20 for a family, or $7 a person, and includes pancakes, sausage, pastries, drinks and more.  Children can also get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  There will also be craft activities.

Mondays 3:15 – 4:15 PM, March 25 – May 13 (no class April 15)
Location:  Machias Savings Community Room, 96 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
Instructor:  Sylvie Piquet, CBC Camp Director
207.244.0365 (weekdays)
207.812.1233 (evenings & weekends)
Cost:  $10 per session (pre-registration and minimum of 8 participants required)


A reminder that there will be an EARLY RELEASE day on March 22nd. Students will have lunch and be dismissed at 12:30. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 29 due to Parent Conferences and there is NO SCHOOL on April 5 due to a professional day.

March 22                Early Release-12:30 PM dismissal
March 28                Spirit Day-Book Character
March 29                Student Led Conferences-NO SCHOOL
April 3                    K-4 Science Fair @ 6:00 PM
April 5                    Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
April 15-19             Spring Vacation