March 24, 2017
Welcome Spring! It is hard to believe the daffodils and crocuses will soon be pushing their way up, but with the days longer and the weather getting warmer, it is true!
The students in grades 6-8 had the opportunity to listen to a holocaust survivor tell her story at the high school on Wednesday. We were humbled by her story and appreciate her candor in sharing her experiences with us.
Ms. Rosinski is taking two of our eighth grade girls down to Annual Girls' Day in Augusta. Along with about 100 other eighth grade girls from across Maine, our dynamic duo will meet elected Maine leaders, learn the ins and outs of the legislative process and participate in activities led by lobbyists, journalists and volunteer mentors. The day wraps up with a "Girls' Leadership Marketplace" designed to help with networking and involvement in leadership programs.
If you see bug-like creatures making their way up the hallways, please don’t be alarmed. Mr. Barter and Ms. Sweeney are teaching the kids the fundamentals of coding and programming using these small, but mighty creatures.
Congratulations to “The Rainbow Aloha Alo’s”, our CES Destination Imagination team who took the top slot, yes first place, at the State of Maine tournament. We couldn’t be prouder of your hard work, dedication and teamwork.
Miss Mary Lyman is working on a weaving unit with our Kindergartners. I can’t wait to see the finished products! This is a fantastic opportunity for our young students to learn a new art medium while practicing their fine motor skills.
Congrats to our MDI Sharks for a great swim season, ending with the JO meet last weekend. Our CES baseball and softball teams are starting up. If your child is interested in playing, please contact Brian O’Connell for grades 6-8 and the Acadian Youth Sports program for grades 5 and below. Spring track for grades 6-8 is right around the corner as well!!!
Upcoming Community Events:
The Acadia Family Center is offering Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) classes at the YWCA once/week for $25 on Tuesdays (4:30-6) from April 25th - June 6th. They will cover understanding your child’s behavior, how to talk/listen to your child, discipline that makes sense and more! Please contact email@example.com. Childcare and refreshments offered.
The YMCA is offering a babysitting course on April 1st from 10-2 for kids ages 11 and up. Basic first aid and child care will be taught. Participants will receive a Child and Babysitting Safety Certification and be added to the roster of qualified babysitters at the YMCA. Please contact the YMCA for additional information and to sign up (10 maximum).
Looking for something to do on March 25th? Look no further, the first annual Bar Harbor Comic Con festival is being held at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel from 11-6pm. There will be authors, illustrators, gamers, a tv celeb and a K.I.T.T. replica. Money raised from this event will go towards the much needed and anticipated Park Street Playground Project.
You are invited to the 1st Annual Pemetic School Literacy Tea Party at the SWH Library on Thursday, April 6 from 4:30-6:00pm. This exciting event will benefit the SWH Community Playground Fund with tickets $10 each or $25 for a family.
Reports cards will be mailed next week so please be on the lookout. It is also time for our Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences. You will soon be contacted about setting up a time to meet with your child’s teachers to get an update on their growth and progress.
Hope you have a fantastic (long) weekend,
Barb Neilly and Heather Webster
This Week in Art…
8th Grade students have finished their Still Life drawings from observation. They are on display outside of the library in the glass cases.
Final Week of the
Bass Harbor Memorial Library Art and Nature Camp
$25-$100 sliding fee
Ages 7 to 11
In this era of high-tech gizmos, it’s refreshing to take a breath, get quiet, and notice the simple gifts that nature has to offer: a tide-worn stone, a twisted twig. The most satisfying presents to give and receive are those from hand and heart. Even the most ordinary household materials can become cherished objects when we shape them with love and imagination.
With the guidance of guest artists, campers will make gifts for their friends or families, complete with boxes, wrap, or bows. Camp fee is by sliding scale $25 to $100 and runs from , Art Show and Closing Celebration will be
You may register online at www.bassharborlibrary.com or contact the Bass Harbor Memorial Library at 207-244-3798, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathie Pratt, Camp Director, 244-0558 email@example.com.
Members of the Rainbow Aloha Alo's Destination Imagination Team came in first place in the Destination Imagination State Tournament at UMaine in Orono on Saturday, March 18.
, Ms. Neilly congratulated them on their win for the challenge, "Show and Tech." She also presented them with certificates, pins, and blue ribbons and a trophy.
Pictured with Ms. Neilly are, Mme. Millar ( Team Manager), and team members, Fiona, Svatava, Calie, Amelia, and, Quentin. Not pictured are team members, Zoe and Mai and the other Team Manager, Ms. Rosinski.