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  • Swan's Island Elementary Early Release Thursday, March 22, 2018 Due to weather related conditions, Swan's Island Elementary will utilize an early release at 11:30 AM today, Thursday, March 22, 2018.
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 7:42 AM by Sam Dy
  • Swan's Island Elementary Closed Today, Wednesday, March 14th Due to weather related conditions Swan’s Island Elementary will be closed today, Wednesday, March 14th.
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 3:37 AM by Sam Dy
  • Swan’s Island Elementary Closed Today, Tuesday, March 13th Due to weather related conditions Swan’s Island Elementary will be closed today, Tuesday, March 13th.
    Posted Mar 13, 2018, 5:41 AM by Sam Dy
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Swan's Island Elementary Early Release Thursday, March 22, 2018

posted Mar 22, 2018, 7:42 AM by Sam Dy   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 7:42 AM ]

Due to weather related conditions, Swan's Island Elementary will utilize an early release at 11:30 AM today, Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Swan's Island Elementary Closed Today, Wednesday, March 14th

posted Mar 14, 2018, 3:37 AM by Sam Dy   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 3:37 AM ]

Due to weather related conditions Swan’s Island Elementary will be closed today, Wednesday, March 14th.

Swan’s Island Elementary Closed Today, Tuesday, March 13th

posted Mar 13, 2018, 5:41 AM by Sam Dy   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 5:41 AM ]

Due to weather related conditions Swan’s Island Elementary will be closed today, Tuesday, March 13th.

Swan’s Island School Early Release Wednesday, February 7th, 2018.

posted Feb 7, 2018, 3:33 AM by Sam Dy   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 3:34 AM ]

Due to anticipated weather related conditions, Swan's Island Elementary will utilize an early release at 11:30am today, Wed. Feb.7.

January 26, 2018 Newsletter

posted Jan 28, 2018, 9:23 AM by Crystal DaGraca


Dear Families,


As the weather continues to change, we are noticing that many students are coming in from recess with wet boots. If possible, please send your child to school with a second pair of shoes, so that they can change into dry shoes during the school day. This is especially important on Mondays and Fridays for gym class.


Please remember when dropping off children, please do not block the entrance area and handicapped parking space. Moving forward, I ask that you park your car in a parking space, if you are going to walk your child in, but if you are just dropping off you can pull right in front of the entrance. Thank you for your help on this.


On Friday, our 3-8th graders were able to participate in games vs. Airline School. We appreciate Airline School providing spaghetti for free to all of our students. Thank you Leah and Eric for organizing these opportunities for our basketball teams. I also want to thank Michelle for creating a statistics activity for students to complete when not playing.

On Wednesday, January 31st our girls basketball team will host Bar Harbor. Please join us at 12:30 to support our girls!


Menu Change:

Wednesday, January 31st will be pizza, not hot dogs


Reminder: Report cards will be sent home next week.


Happily,



Mrs. DaGraca



News from K-2

   This week grades K-2 have been working on math fact fluency. We are working on mastering our math facts ( addition and subtraction) quickly. This would be a great thing for students to practice with their families at home!


News from 3-5

   In math, students were assessed on subtraction and fractions. Students have also been working online, using IXL to show mastery on grade level standards.

   In reading, I just wanted to clarify the reading expectations. Some parents have been asking what is expected. Each school night, students are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes. Over the weekends I also encourage students to read a minimum of 15 minutes. As students finish books, they are expected to complete a summary sheet. Summary sheets can be completed at home or at school.

   In social studies, each student invited in a local lobsterman to learn more about lobstering and a major portion of Swan’s Island economy. It was important when we selected lobsterman to get a variety of ages. We were fortunate to have at least one lobsterman between the ages of 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, and 60+. These interviews were done in small panel groups, which means that one student in the group asked a question and then all of the lobsterman answered the question. Students enjoyed hearing the similarities and differences.


News from 6-8

   This week in the middle school class, students presented their Geography slides and took their “Geographic Features Test”. Wednesday students learned how to use longitude and latitude and watched documentaries about human geography.  We have also been reading and taking notes from the geography text using the outline format.

   We started a new class novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall.  This new book is a Newberry winning historical fiction work set in the late 1800’s on the Great Plains. We are using this novel as a mentor text.  This week we focused on how the author uses small details to create setting and characters.

   In math the Green Group wrapped up their multiplying and dividing fractions unit and started the next unit, adding and subtracting with unlike denominators.  The Red Group finished their graphing packets and are now diving into graphing inequalities on a number line.   The Blue Group finished their “Systems of Equations” chapter and is starting a new one analyzing representations and relationships of functions.

Swan’s Island School 2 Hour Delay Tuesday, January 23rd

posted Jan 23, 2018, 4:55 AM by Sam Dy   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 4:55 AM ]

Due to weather related conditions, Swan's Island Elementary will have a 2 hour delay Tuesday, January 23rd.

Swan’s Island School Closed Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:54 AM by Sam Dy   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 4:55 AM ]

Due to weather related conditions, Swan's Island Elementary is closed today, Wednesday, January 17th.

Swan’s Island School 2 Hour Delay Friday, January 5th

posted Jan 5, 2018, 4:32 AM by Sam Dy   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 4:33 AM ]

Due to weather related conditions, Swan's Island Elementary will have a 2 hour delay Friday, January 5th

Swan’s Island School Closed Thursday, January 4th, 2018

posted Jan 3, 2018, 6:16 PM by Sam Dy   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 6:19 PM ]

Due to weather related conditions, Swan's Island Elementary will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

December 1, 2017 School News

posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:43 PM by Crystal DaGraca

Dear Families,


On Thursday, we performed our fourth fire drill. I am so impressed with how serious students take these drills. This drill was completed in 1 minute and 46 seconds. This is the time from when I sounded the alarm, until the last student was in line and accounted for. Great job students and staff!


Dan has been busy preparing students in k-8 for our upcoming, music concert. The concert will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 6pm. Listening to the holiday songs, as they practice, really put you in the holiday spirit. What talented young singers and musicians we have!


Over the last few weeks, we have found a number of ticks on children. We are unsure if students are picking up these ticks at recess or bringing them from home. We want to remind you to check your children often around hotspots (ears, knees, armpits, etc.) If we find a tick on your child, that is embedded, we will contact you, remove the tick, and send home the tick in an envelope. We have also reminded students to do tick checks on themselves when they come in from outside. Thank you for your help at home.


Basketball is underway! Leah and Eric are working with students on developing basketball skills and exposing them to some real games. Leah has been planning some on and off island games for our players. We will have dates and times soon, for any games that we can get scheduled in December.


Hannaford Helps Schools is a program that runs for 14 weeks and helps schools earn a little extra money. This year we are registered at the Ellsworth Hannaford. If you have received any Hannaford dollars, please be sure that they are turned in to the Hannaford store in Ellsworth by Saturday, December 2, 2017. All of the money earned from this program will be put towards our free breakfast program. Thank you to all who have contributed!


Happily,


Mrs. DaGraca

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