Principal's Message

For the Week of  12-14-18

RMG Family,

There is "electricity" in the air here at RMG!  The children's excitement increases with every holiday event in which they participate!  Next week is our final week before Christmas break, and It will be a busy one!  I have included important dates below.  

Today our Kindergarten through 5th grade students caroled around town.  It was nice to see many of our community members.  I am so proud to be out and about in our community with our students.  They are always well behaved, polite, and respectful.  They represent Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School well!!!

RMG chorus students, accompanied by Mrs. Baker, sang at the Down East Community Light a Life Celebration.  Flutists Luna Lord, and her mom Sarah, also treated the crowd with selections.  Our musicians did an outstanding job with their performances, and also represented our school well.  

On Tuesday the Frog Mountain Puppeteers visited RMG and performed their version of "The Grinch".   We are grateful for opportunities to expose our students to all aspects of the arts.

Wednesday the RMG Drama club presented the play  "No Santa".  The club hosted two performances.  A school performance took place at 1:00, followed by a 6:00 performance for the community.  Congratulations to our aspiring actors for outstanding performances.    

Our student athletes participated in two home games this week. Our girls and boys teams played against Lubec on Monday.  Our boys team played against Township on Thursday and are scheduled to play against Calais tonight (Friday December 14th). Our Pee Wee Basketball Teams will be practicing on Saturday (December 15th).  Kindergarteners will practice from 8:30-9:00, Grade 1 from 9:00-9:45, and Grade 2 from 9:45 - 10:30.  We are very pleased to have our Assistant Principal, Mr. Fitzsimmons, coaching for this program.  Go Bulldogs!!

As a reminder our Safety Team is working to review our policies and procedures.  Top on their list is a new dismissal protocol that will alleviate some of the congestion in the halls at dismissal time.  I will update you as soon as our plan is finalized.  We are hoping to have a procedure in place after the holiday break.  

The National Junior Honor Society Penny Drive is still running.  Students continue to bring in change to benefit the Machias Food Pantry.  Thank you for your support of this wonderful cause.  The drive will run until December 20th. Classrooms are competing to see which can raise the largest amount of money.  The top three classrooms will receive their choice of a pizza party or an ice cream party.  

Tis the season of unpredictable weather as well.  Please make sure that your contact information is updated in our system so that we can inform you of cancellations and early dismissals in a timely manner.  A change in your phone number or email address should be reported to the office as soon as possible.  

Thank you for your continued support!  Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Fragale (Joyce)


Upcoming Events

Friday, December 14th, at 1:00 we will be "Caroling Around Town".  

Monday, December 17th, our Prek -2 concert will begin at 5:30 and our grades 3 & 4 concert will begin at 6:00. 

There will be no EDGE Program on this date.  

Tuesday, December 18th, our chorus will be traveling to Wesley to help our Wesley chorus members spread the cheer at their school.  

Wednesday, December 19th, PAWS will host their annual Christmas Tree Shop from 9-2.  The PAWS lead team is looking for volunteers to help set up on Tuesday evening, as well as help sell or wrap on Wednesday.  If you are able to help them out please email them at:

This is also the last day of EDGE until after Christmas break.  

Thursday, December 20,  we will host our grade 5-12 Winter concert beginning at 5:30 in the RMG Gym. This is rescheduled from December 5th.  The concert will include both band and chorus students.   There will be no EDGE Program on this date.

Holiday parties will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday  December 19, 20 or 21.  Your child's classroom teacher will be providing you with more information.  

Friday, December 21st, 11:30 dismissal, Happy Holidays!!

Changes in the 2019 Calendar

We have a few changes in the annual calendar.  These changes have been made in order to allow time for professional development that will help us to remain on the forefront of providing our children with an outstanding education.  

January 18th - 11:30 dismissal 

February 8th - 11:30 Dismissal

March 15th (which was slated for a workshop day) will be a regular school day.  

April 1st will be a workshop day.

 Check us out and see what we're up to!!!

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