Friday Flash News

Friday Flash News
Posted on 09/05/2019
Friday Flash News

 

Happy THURSDAY!
No school tomorrow or Monday; see you on Tuesday 10/15!

 

Going on at CRES next week (10/14/19 - 10/18/19):

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Tomorrow - Friday

No School, Teacher Workshop Day

(Please note, the Middle School does have school on Friday.  The High School does not.)

 

Monday

No School, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday

 

Tuesday

Gr. 1 & Gr. 2 Dribbling Skills Club, Gym, 7:50-8:35am

Kindergarten After School Enrichment:  Learn to Play Chess, 3:45-4:45pm, Atrium

 

Wednesday

Camden Rockport Schools Board Meeting, CRES Atrium, 7pm

 

Thursday

Gr. 3 & Gr. 4 Dribbling Skills Club, Gym, 7:50-8:35am

Multiage Field Trip to Camden Harbor, 9:10-10:50am

 

Friday

Kindergarten Field Trip to Erickson Field Preserve, 10:30-11:30am

Gr. 1 Writing Celebration, in classrooms, 2:30pm

 

 

Looking further ahead:

Wednesday, October 23 - Early Release, 2pm Dismissal

Parent-Teacher Conferences - October 24 & 25

Friday, October 25 - No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 1 - School Picture Retake Day 

 

All the events & activities listed above are also on the CRES Events Calendar on our website!

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Parent Conferences, October 24-25

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday evening, October 24, and Friday morning, October 25.  Look for an email with conference scheduling information coming to your inbox soon!

 

Please note there is no school on Friday, October 25 to allow time for Parent Conferences.  

 

Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair, sponsored by Camden Rockport School Alliance

The CRES Fall Scholastic Book Fair is happening soon! Please sign up for a shift on October 22nd through the 25th. We need volunteers to make this event a success! All proceeds from our book fairs are used to give each CRES student a FREE summer reading book and to purchase books and supplies for our school. 

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d44a4aa2ca0ff2-cres


 

CRES Spirit Wear Sale 

The Camden Rockport School Alliance is excited to offer spirit wear in two new designs this year.  Short and long-sleeve shirts as well as hoodie sweatshirts are available. Items are also available in both youth and adult sizes.  You can order yours today through October 21st at the links below. The anticipated delivery is the first week of November.

 

Mountains and Sea Design

https://www.customink.com/g/fxp0-00c0-775p

 

  

Sail Flags Design

https://www.customink.com/g/fxp0-00bz-rth5

Flags spell “CRES.”  Available in both gray and red

 


 

Presenting…….the Rock Wall!

 

Here are the rules and expectations for use for this piece of playground equipment.  Please use these same expectations with your child when using the playground during non-school times.

 

Rock Wall

  • Climb up the rock wall and climb back down.
  • Allowed to sit on top.
  • No jumping from the top.

 

 


Happy Friday!
 

Going on at CRES next week (9/30/19 - 10/4/19):
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Monday

Multiage Field Trip to Camden Hills State Park, 9:10-11:10am

 

Tuesday

Dental Clinic at CRES, all day

Kindergarten After School Enrichment:  Learn to Play Chess, 3:45-4:45pm, Atrium

 

Wednesday

Dental Clinic at CRES, all day

 

Thursday

Kindergarten Farm Field Trip, 9:15-10:30am

 

Looking further ahead:

Friday, October 11 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day! 

Monday, October 14 - No School, Columbus Day Holiday

Wednesday, October 23 - Early Release, 2pm Dismissal

Friday, October 25 - No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 1 - School Picture Retake Day 

 

All the events & activities listed above are also on the CRES Events Calendar on our website!

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Notes, Notes, Notes . . . we love Dismissal Plan Notes!

  

If your child is doing anything other than riding the bus home at the end of the day, we need a note from you, the parent/guardian.  

 A note is required if your student is:

  • Being picked up
  • Going on a bus to someplace other than home (i.e. Y, MRC, friend’s house)

Please send a note or call the office at 236-7809 (we’d be happy to write one for you!) for every day that your student is not going home on the bus. 

 

Students will be dismissed from their classroom with notes in hand to ensure they get to their destination that day.   For regularly occurring after school plans (such as every Monday to MRC for tennis), feel free to fill in the attached note template ahead of time, leaving the date blank.  Print/copy a few to have at the ready, then write the date at the top and send it in with your child that day!

 

 

 

 

Label All Clothing

 

The CRES Lost & Found is already getting filled up!  Please put your child’s name in all clothing that comes to school.  We would be happy to reunite items to their owner, if we only had a name…..Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Presenting…….the Slide!

 

Here are the rules and expectations for use for this piece of playground equipment.

Please use these same expectations with your child when using the playground during non-school times.

 

Slides

  • Slides are one directional.
  • Go down one at a time, seated, feet first when the bottom is clear.

 

 

 

 

 

Community News
Go to https://cres.fivetowns.net/news/community_bulletins for all the details!

There are many classes/activities for kids offered by community organizations, held right here at CRES.  Plus there is so much more being offered in our greater community! Links to any that we know about are briefly highlighted here and can always be found on the CRES Website under Community News.

 

  • Yoga for Kids, begins Sept. 26
  • Zumba for Livestrong, Sept. 28
  • Chess at CRES, Fall 2019
  • Trailfest at Camden Snow Bowl, Oct. 5
  • Saturday Clay Play, begins Oct. 5
  • Jump Start Girl Scouts, begins Oct. 8
  • YMCA Spooky Spider Open House, Oct. 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Happy Friday!
 

Going on at CRES next week (9/23/19 - 9/27/19):

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Tuesday

2nd Grade Guest Speaker:  Tanglewood 4-H, 8:30-11:30am.

Kindergarten After School Enrichment:  Learn to Play Chess, 3:45-4:45pm, Atrium

 

Thursday

2nd Grade After School P.E.:  Hula Hoop Making, 3:30-4:45pm, Gym
 

Looking further ahead:

Mon. & Tues., October 1-2 - Dental Clinic

Friday, October 11 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day! 

Monday, October 14 - No School, Columbus Day Holiday

Wednesday, October 23 - Early Release, 2pm Dismissal

Friday, October 25 - No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 1 - School Picture Retake Day 

 

All the events & activities listed above are also on the CRES Events Calendar on our website!

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Dental Clinic - October 1 & 2

 

Tooth Protectors is coming to CRES on October 1st and 2nd. Please return the yellow form to Meghan Fitzpatrick, School Nurse by October 24th if you'd like your child to be seen. If you need another copy of the form, please email meghan.fitzpatrick@fivetowns.net

Picture Retake Day scheduled for Friday, November 1 

School picture day was this past Monday.  Proofs will be coming home with your student in the next few weeks.  Picture retake day will be on November 1st. If you have any questions about school picture day orders, please contact Lifetouch at mylifetouch.com or 1-877-689-4056.  The CRES Picture Day ID is: LG229010Q0

 

 

  

CRES Student Pick Up by a Sibling

 

Siblings in 9th grade or older may pick up their CRES student from the lobby or atrium doors at the end of the school day, with permission from a parent/guardian.  Siblings younger than high school age cannot pick up CRES students.

 

 

New State Laws In Effect as of Yesterday

 

Take note!  More than 560 new Maine laws went into effect yesterday.  Please read this info from the Bangor Daily News on two of them that may impact CRES Families: 

 

“New traffic laws are among the highlights, including the handheld device change with an expensive ticket for violators and car seat changes. The most ink has been spilled on the handheld device change, which will put Maine among a group of more than 20 states that has banned the use of handheld devices while driving. Texting while driving has been illegal since 2011 and this new law effectively bolsters that one.

 

Parents of young children should also take note of changes to car seat laws. The major changes will require most children to ride in rear-facing seats until age 2. Those weighing less than 55 pounds must use child restraint systems in accordance with manufacturer regulations.”

 

 

 

 

Presenting…….The Swings!

 

Welcome to a new feature for the Friday Flash!  Here we will highlight the rules and expectations for use for a piece of playground equipment each week.  Please use these same expectations with your child when using the playground during non-school times.

 

 

Swings

  • Swing back and forth with no side to side or twisting.
  • Be seated with hands on the chains.
  • Avoid cutting through while people are swinging and walk around the whole swing set.
  • No underdogs, jumping off swings, or swinging on stomachs. 

 

 

 

 

Community News
 

There are many classes/activities for kids offered by community organizations, held right here at CRES.  Plus, there is so much more being offered in our greater community! Links are briefly highlighted here and can always be found on the CRES Website under Community News. Go to https://cres.fivetowns.net/news/community_bulletins for all the details!

 

  • Discover Girl Scouts, Sept. 24
  • Boy Scout Recruiting Night, Sept. 25
  • Zumba for Livestrong, Sept. 28
  • Yoga for Kids, begins Sept. 26
  • Sailfish Swim Team Open House, Sept. 27
  • Zumba for Livestrong, Sept. 28
  • Chess at CRES, Fall 2019


Happy Friday!

 

Going on at CRES next week (9/16/19 - 9/20/19):

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Monday

School Picture Day! 

CRSA (formerly PTA) Meeting, 5:30-7:30pm, CRES Atrium 

 

Tuesday

Kindergarten Chess After School Enrichment, 3:45-4:45pm, CRES Atrium

 

Wednesday

Early Release Day.  CRES will dismiss at 2pm.

Camden Rockport Schools Board Meeting, 7:00pm, CRES Atrium
 

Looking further ahead:

Friday, October 11 - No School, Teacher Workshop Day! 

Monday, October 14 - No School, Columbus Day Holiday

Wednesday, October 23 - Early Release, 2pm Dismissal

Friday, October 25 - No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

All the events & activities listed above are also on the CRES Events Calendar on our website!

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Thanks for Coming!

Thank you to all the families who joined us last night for our annual Open House.  It was great to see so many of you! We hope you had a chance to tour all of the places where your child spends their day at CRES.  We appreciated the opportunity to meet you; thanks for coming out!

 

Picture Day is Monday, September 16

 

Lifetouch will be at CRES on Monday, September 16th to photograph all students and staff! Information about School Picture Day was sent home with your student last week.  

Families may place an order for pictures of their student if they wish. Information and online ordering details are available at myLifeTouch.com. The CRES Picture Day ID is:  LG229010Q0. All students will receive a class picture, which will arrive separately.

 

 

First Parent Group Meeting this Monday

The Camden Rockport School Alliance is having its first meeting of the year at CRES at 5:30pm on Monday, 9/16! You've seen the papers come home or displayed at Open House Night. This is how you can stay in touch with the teachers and other parents about what's going on and what is needed in your child's grade! No need to attend meetings regularly, but please do get your contact information to your teacher so that we can include you in your grade's communication!

 

 

 

Early Release this Wednesday

 

Our first Early Release Day is coming up on Wednesday.  CRES will dismiss at 2pm, instead of 3:30pm. If your child is a bus rider, expect to see them arrive 1.5 hours earlier to your bus stop.  

 

Early Release days are District-wide.  The Middle School and High School release early at 1:15 on the same day.  Early Release days occur approximately once per month and the time is used for staff training and teacher professional development.  The Early Release Days for the year are noted on the CRES School Calendar

 

Please note at CRES, Y Aftercare adjusts to all early dismissals and begins their programming when school dismisses.  On Wednesday, Y Care will begin at 2pm. The P2P Dance class held at CRES also moves up to begin right after school on Early Release days.  

 

 

 

Presenting…….The Fire Truck!

 

Welcome to a new feature for the Friday Flash!  Here we will highlight the rules and expectations for use for a piece of playground equipment each week.  Please use these same expectations with your child when using the playground during non-school times.

 

 

Fire Truck

  • Fire Truck is for K-2 students only.
  • Keep close supervision due to limited visibility of activities within the fire truck.


Happy First "Friday Flash" News of the School Year!

 

Going on at CRES next week (9/9/19 - 9/13/19)

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Thursday

Open House, 5-7pm, Camden-Rockport Elementary School

5-6pm K/1/2/Multiage Families are invited to join us!

6-7pm 3rd & 4th Grade Families are invited to join us!

 

Looking further ahead:

Monday, September 16 - School PIcture Day

Wednesday, September 18 - Early Release, 2pm Dismissal

 

All the events & activities listed above are also on the CRES Events Calendar on our website!

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Student & Parent Handbook 2019-2020

 

Please take a minute to read through the Student & Parent Handbook.  There is a lot of great info and answers there for your reference!  Such as: 

What shoes are ok for school? Can I bring this item from home to school? 

Who works in the kitchen?  What time does my child eat lunch? 

And more......read all about it! 

Call the Main Office at 236-7809 if you’d like a paper copy of the Handbook sent home with your child. 

 

Open House Next Thursday

 

Please join us for our annual CRES Open House on Thursday, September 12!

 

Visit your student’s classroom first, then enjoy walking around the school to visit with Specialists & Interventionists. Please be sure to stop by the Cafeteria for refreshments from our Food Service team and information from community groups.

 

5-6pm = K, 1, 2, & MAG families

6-7pm = 3rd & 4th Grade families

 

Parking is available at the Elementary School and High School. A shuttle bus will run between the schools from 4:30-7:30pm.  Kindly leave the spaces closest to CRES open and available for those with strollers, and other special needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

Presenting…….The Teeter Totter!

 

Welcome to a new feature for the Friday Flash.  Here we will highlight the rules and expectations for use for a piece of playground equipment each week.  Please use these same expectations with your child when on the playground during non-school times.

 

Teeter Totter

  • Sit when using this piece of equipment.
  • Push from outside and do not stand in the middle.

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Did You Know…...Emergency Contacts vs. Approved to Pick Up Your Child

 

Parents/guardians must write a note or call if anyone other than them will be picking up their child from school.  Send the note into school with your student or call the Main Office at 236-7809.  

 

Emergency Contacts in your child’s file are just that: contacts, in an emergency.  They are other names and numbers to call if we cannot reach a parent/guardian. Emergency Contacts do not have automatic permission to pick up your student. 

 

 

 

 

See Me Move!

 

Attention CRES community:  Our PE bulletin board needs more pictures! 
In an effort to promote physical activity and/or exercise, we would like to post pictures of students or staff on a bulletin board in action.

  • Bring in a photo that is no larger than 4 in. by 6 in. of your child in action. (Please do not send a photo that you would like to keep for yourself.)
  • Photo should demonstrate physical activity; examples include: walking, biking, swimming, skiing, sledding, building sand castles, or any other type of physical activity.
  • Please bring the photo to school and submit them to Mr. Martin.
  • Photos can be emailed to eric.martin@fivetowns.net

 

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