Our Chelsea library is proud to announce that we will be having a Fall Scholastic Book Fair November 13- 26th A book fair is a great place to purchase books for your home library as well as help out our school. Our school will receive profit from Scholastic. That money will be used to buy books for our library and our students! Please come visit our “Arctic Adventure" Scholastic Book Fair in our school library! Where there is snow much to read! For grandparents - Nov 21 12:00 pm - 3:30 ALL DAY Nov 23 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Conference After School Nov 25 from 2:45 PM to 6:45 PM Nov 26 from 2:45 PM to 7:00 PM Reading at home on a daily basis can impact a child's success in school and in life. Becoming a good reader takes practice. Kids are happy to practice the things they love, and our Book Fair is a perfect place for them to find and chose the books they want to read. A home library is an ideal space where children expand their knowledge and vocabulary and develop stronger thinking skills. Be involved. Learn about your children's interests and preferences. Help them build an idea space filled with books they can read alone… and with you! Online Book Fair - https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/chelseaelementaryschool If you can't physically come to the book fair in the library, then check out our online book fair where we can still raise money for our school and shipping is free! The online fair is up and will continue a few days after the fair. Volunteer sign up sheet Online https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/6PXcvMwRF Scholastic Fun at Home - Student Page - https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/home/ Family Playground - http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/ Book Fair Preview Flyer and Videos (KG-3 or 4-6) Flyer - http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F19-es-prem/F19-es-prem.html
4th Annual “Spirit Week” Food Drive Dear Chelsea School Parents/Guardians and Staff, It’s that time again! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our students and staff will be involved in a school wide effort to collect food for the Chelsea School Food Bank. This year, we will be collecting food items during the week of November 18th through the 23rd, as we celebrate “Chelsea Spirit Week”. It’s a fun way to show our Chelsea Pride, as well as give back to the Chelsea community. The week will feature five FUN days of “School Spirit”! This year will be slightly different in that we are asking for a specific food item, which will related to the day’s theme. There will be a school spirit theme as well as “a food item theme” for each day of the week. For students who are able to, we asked them to bring in ONE of the food item related to that day’s theme to their homeroom that morning. Chelsea Spirit Days Calendar “Macaroni Monday”/Sport’s team/Sport’s Jersey Day Bring in a macaroni food item, i.e macaroni and cheese, spaghetti noodles or any other kind of pasta/macaroni, and show your team pride by wearing your favorite sport’s team attire! “Can of Soup Tuesday“/Camo or USA (Wear red, white and blue) Day Bring in a can of soup (or two!), as you proudly show your appreciation for the Veteran’s of our nation! “Peanut Butter or Jelly Wednesday”/When I Grow Up Wednesday (Future Day) Bring in a jar of PB or Jelly, and dress as your future!! Be the doctor, teacher, plumber, nurse, super hero or professional athlete, you’ve always wanted to be! Remember, YOU can be anyone or anything you want to be,with hard work, determination and GRIT!! “Box of Cereal Thursday”/Beach Party/Neon Day! Bring in a box of any kind of cereal, and wear your brightest, wackiest beach attire!!! “Very Veggie Friday”/ Hat day/Crazy Hair Day/Chelsea Spirit Day Bring in any canned vegetable, wear your crazy hair hat and/or Chelsea School colors!! We are looking forward to a fun week of showing our Chelsea School spirit. Let’s take this opportunity to give back to our community, and make some fun memories in the process! Thank you in advance for your support!!! Kelly Breton, Spirit Week/Food Drive Coordinator Chelsea Elementary School Middle School Team Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Two hour delay for all RSU 12 Schools today November 1, 2019
RSU 12 staff spent the day Friday learning together. There were opportunities to learn about complex reasoning skills and how to teach these to students. There were also opportunities to practice strategies to address challenging student behavior and to build a sense of community in the classroom. We look forward to applying our new learning in the classroom!
To make you aware, some students currently eligible for No Cost meals at the school due to the meal eligibility application that was received in the past. However, on October 9th, 2019 student eligibility will end because we have not received a new application for this year. There are two convenient ways to apply as soon as possible: Follow this link and submit an online application: http://svrsu.schoollunchapp.com Attached is a manual application, please print and compete the form and send back to your school as soon as possible. If you have questions on this important need, please call Chelsea Elementary School at your earliest convenience.
Clarification of Duck Tape Challenge. Students will be asked to support no bullying by signing their name to a colorful piece of duck tape and sticking it to a vinyl sheet that we will hang in the hallway.
Oct 7 is National Bullying Awareness Day. We will honor this day by wearing blue and doing the duck tape challenge (this will be done at lunch). Please ask your students to wear blue to honor this special day.
RSU #12 is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online at http://svrsu.schoollunchapp.com! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere! Your data is transmitted to the Student Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information. Then click “Apply” to submit your application for meal benefits!
Chelsea students in grades 4-12, this is a great opportunity! If interested and you need help with your application just let us know. MEDIA RELEASE: Maine DOE Seeks Students to Serve on First-ever Student Cabinet The Maine Department of Education (DOE) today announced that it is launching its first-ever student cabinet, a group of students that will meet quarterly with Commissioner Pender Makin to discuss educational opportunities, improvements, and policy. The purpose of the Student Cabinet is to provide a forum for Maine students’ voices to be heard. Cabinet meetings will allow students from different grade levels, backgrounds, and areas of Maine to share their opinions and offer advice about Maine’s education system with Maine’s Commissioner of Education and other leaders from the Maine Department of Education. Students grades 4 – 12 and first year of college are invited to submit an application to be a member of the Student Cabinet. Members selected will serve for a term of 12 months starting on November 1, 2019. Cabinet meetings will be held throughout the school year. Most meetings are expected to be held as video conferences which will require cabinet members to have access to a computer or device with an internet connection. There will be at least one in-person meeting, for which the Maine DOE will reimburse travel costs. Student Cabinet members will be selected based on representation of Maine’s geography, with a goal of two students from each county in Maine, based on the pool of applications submitted, and inclusive of the diverse cultural and economic backgrounds of students throughout Maine. Selected students will be expected to attend scheduled meetings, prepare for each meeting as needed, work in a collaborative manner with each other and with Department staff as needed; and express views and opinions openly, constructively, and respectfully. By becoming a member on the Maine DOE Student Cabinet, students will benefit by: Having a direct role in improving education for students in Maine; Gain important leadership, public speaking, decision making, and team building skills; Develop a network of support and mentors through exposure to leaders across the state, and; Have a great addition to their resume and applications for secondary opportunities. Instructions for applying: Students interested in serving on the Maine DOE Student Cabinet will need to submit the electronic application, with consent from a parent or guardian, by Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5 pm. Applications can be submitted electronically here. For more information contact Kelli Deveaux (207) 624-6747 or email@example.com
The Department of Education is looking to hear from students. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1320381?e=c60a575204
Ask your children about the mindfulness breathing techniques they learned at school to help them ready their minds for learning.
Chelsea peeps! 🎉 Mark your calendars!! 📅Wednesday evening, September 18th from 6:30-7:30pm, the PTA is sponsoring a family music event🎶 with Jared Campbell!! You will not want to miss this! 😊 Bring the whole family out for this FREE event to kick off an amazing 2019-2020 school year!!
This is just a reminder that today, Wednesday, August 28th, is the first day of school for RSU 12 and it is an early release for all schools. Students release at 1:30pm today. Thank you.
Wednesday, August 28, First Day of School. School Starts at 8:00. See you then
Chelsea Elementary School Picture Day Date: Monday, September 9
RSU 12 School Nutrition Director Mike Flynn receives accolades for statewide training. http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/health/local-and-state-partners-host-regional-school-nutrition-training/
School Starts Wednesday, August 28 Please be patient with bus drivers as new routes are learned. OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADES PREK-2 MONDAY-AUGUST 26 4:30-5:30 OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADES 3-8 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 5:30-6;30 MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS SHOULD BE AT THE SCHOOL BY 5:15 FOR A MIDDLE SCHOOL MEETING FOR PARENTS CONCERNING COMPUTERS AND IPADS.
Calling all four year olds in RSU 12! RSU 12 and local Head Start programs are partnering to offer a free, high quality, comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten program to children in the district who turn four by October 15, 2019. Programs will be located Chelsea, Whitefield, Windsor and Somerville. Bus transportation will be provided. Pre -K programs will operate Monday through Friday, and follow the school schedule. Meals will be served and a short rest period will be included. Classrooms will be staffed by a certified Early Childhood Teacher and Education Technicians to assist in the classroom. Children in the program will receive comprehensive services. All families are encouraged to apply. For more information about this Pre-K/Head Start collaboration, or to receive an application, please contact your local RSU 12 elementary school. RSU 12 serves the towns of Alna, Chelsea, Palermo, Somerville, Westport, Whitefield, and Windsor.
Chelsea Elementary School is participating in the Read To ME Challenge. The powerful campaign challenges adults to read to children 15 minutes, to capture that reading with a photo or video and then post it on social media to challenge others to do the same. Hundreds of Maine schools, Community Literacy Groups, and other literacy organizations have partnered in the annual campaign and the Maine DOE. Be sure to get reading and tag those pictures and videos to Chelsea Elementary Updates and #ReadtoME Wouldn’t it be great to see a picture of every student reading with an adult! Tomorrow(Tuesday's) challenge is to upload yourself reading to your child/children while sitting under a table!!!!!!!!!!
If federal employees impacted by the shutdown would like to apply for school meal benefits for their children, they may so do through their local school district. To apply – A special application can be downloaded from the Maine Department of Education’s website (linked below) and submitted to your local school’s food service program. Download printable meal benefit application (PDF) https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Meal%20Benefit%20Application%20SY19.pdf
HOMEWORK CLUB AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS GRADES 4-8 HELP WITH HOMEWORK COMPLETION OR JUST HELP IN GENERAL. CHECK YOUR CHILD'S GRAdes. Are they proficient in their subjects? Are they completing homework on time? Do you feel your child could benefit from some extra review and practice? HOMEWORK CLUB IS TUESDAY AND THURSDAY DIRECTLY AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 3:30 Please contact Mrs. Tinkham-LaVallee at 582-2214 if interested.
Late bus this morning. Mr. Gelina's bus will be 15-30 minutes late this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience
This month students are working on the Habit of Mind of Producing quality work. Ask your children what that means to them. All students should be able to give you an answer.
This is a message we received at the school. The Maine Health Learning Resource center is offering something healthy living classes which may be of interest to parents and community members. My name is Bonnie Carleton, I am a health educator at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center. I’m reaching out to you to share some exciting news about our upcoming healthy lifestyle classes. I hope you will share this information with your colleagues and parents of the children that you care for. Our motto is “Be well, be well informed.” We believe that the more people know about health topics, the better they are able to make healthy choices for themselves and their loved ones. We offer a variety of healthy lifestyle classes and we encourage everyone in the community to join us! We just released our Winter/Spring 2019 class catalog. Several of our classes are geared towards caregivers of children and parents. Some of our classes are even offered online. We can provide certificates of attendance, too! Don’t forget to ask us about financial assistance options. Here are some of the highlights: ü Calm Kids ü Bye-Bye Bedtime Battles ü Bouncing Back: Helping Children Heal & Thrive After Stressful Events ü Fundamentals of Mindfulness ü Restorative Yoga ü Pre(vent) Diabetes: Healthy Habits & Recipes ü Reiki for Self Care ü Smoothies: Nutritious or Suspicious? ü An Hour of Stress Relief & Gratitude Journaling Click here to view the whole online catalog. Thank you for sharing this information with your connections. We are very excited to offer these classes to our fellow Mainers! Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook for updates about our community classes and offerings. Happy New Year, Bonnie Carleton Bonnie Carleton Health Educator MaineHealth Learning Resource Center Education & Training (207) 781-1726
There will be a late bus tonight. Students will be getting home 10-15 minutes late. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The town of Chelsea will be hosting a public supper and tree lighting for Chelsea residents this Saturday (Dec 8) at Chelsea Elementary School and near the town office. The supper will be from 4-6 and Santa will arrive in time for the tree lighting. Children will have their picture taken with SANTA. There will also be some venders/crafters on site. Chelsea PTA will be hosting the visit with Santa and cookies and hot chocolate as well as raffling off the raffle tree. Hope to see everyone there
Long Term Sub Ed Tech III needed for the library after Dec. 17. Apply online!
Category: Special Education Services/Special Education Ed Tech Date Posted: 11/19/2018 Location: Chelsea Elementary School Date of Availability: ASAP Date Closing: Until Filled POSITION: Special Ed Tech III - Resource Room QUALIFICATIONS: Current State of Maine Department of Education Certification and CHRC Authorization. DESCRIPTION: Must be self-directed; Able to plan and deliver instruction under the guidance of a Special Education Teacher; Able to work as part of a strong cohesive team. SALARY RANGE: As per negotiated agreement. Apply Online
Category: Special Education Services/Special Education Ed Tech Date Posted: 11/19/2018 Location: Chelsea Elementary School Date of Availability: ASAP Date Closing: Until Filled DESCRIPTION: The ABLE Program serves students identified with Autism, Behavioral and Emotional challenges. This is a highly structured program that utilizes a variety of instructional techniques including the AGA approach. Applicants should have the following abilities: Implements behavior based on ABA principals; Manage behavior using positive and proactive strategies; accurately record data on child’s progress; Be able to bend, kneel and lift up to 40 lbs.; Successfully complete Safety Care training; Able to work as part of a strong cohesive team; BCBA supervision is available. QUALIFICATIONS: Current & Appropriate State of Maine DOE Certification and CHRC authorization.
Long Term Teacher Sub Grade 3 Apply Online Category: Elementary School Teaching Date Posted: 11/19/2018 Location: Chelsea Elementary School Date of Availability: Mid January Date Closing: When candidate is found Description: Long Term Substitute Teacher for Grade 3 from mid January for approximately 12 weeks. Qualifications: Maine K-8 Certified Techer endorsement and current CHRC
Monday is Sports Day and Sports Jersey Day. Pictures to follow
Can you believe that it's that time of the year, already?!! Monday starts the kick off of our 3rd Annual "Spirit Week" Food Drive. I have decided to do it a week earlier this year, as the week that we normally hold it is only a four day week. Also, the book fair will be in full swing, so it made the most sense to move it to this coming week (11/5-11/9). As you know, this is always a fun event for staff and students, and most importantly it makes a HUGE contribution to our own food pantry. It's a great way to pull everyone together for a meaningful cause, as we kick off the "season of giving". With your help, we have the opportunity to make a BIG contribution to those in need, within our own school community. As far as collection goes, (per the usual) I will be around each day to collect and deliver items to the food cupboard. Each morning, as your students bring in items, you can set them outside your door. I will do a "sweep" of items at some point, after 9:00 a.m. I have attached a copy of the "event letter", (the same one that I delivered to each of your classrooms today) for your reference. It lists the "daily themes" throughout the week. Please remember to send home the letters with your students, at the end of the day. Thank you in advance for all of your support with this annual event!! Let's make it the BIGGEST and the BEST yet!!!!
Orange and Black and Red Sox Day at Chelsea Elementary Wed. Oct 31. In place of costumes, Chelsea students and staff will be garbed in orange and black and Red Sox clothing to celebrate Halloween. Please do not send your child in a costume.
A petition was filed with the Chelsea Selectboard to investigate withdrawal from RSU 12. On November 6, Chelsea residents will vote on whether to appropriate $15,000 to investigate withdrawal from RSU 12. There is a public hearing tomorrow, October 25, 6:30pm, Chelsea gym.
The Hall-Dale Key Club is holding a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 4:30 to 6pm at the Hall-Dale Elementary School parking lot. This event is free but donations for UNICEF are greatly appreciated. The students go all out to decorate their cars, organize games, and provide a fun Halloween event for area youngsters.
HARVEST FEST Sponsored by Chelsea PTA Chelsea School's annual Harvest Fest will be Saturday, October 27th from 11-2. We will have a costume parade, bobbing for doughnuts, concessions and much more. Students must attend with an adult---Students in grades prek-8 welcome
Chelsea Elementary is once again selling Little Ceasar Pizza Kits. Our goal this year is to raise money for a robotics program which would benefit students of all ages. the kits are very expensive so we are hoping to make this fundraiser a huge success. Students will be bringing booklets home today and they are due back to the office by Nov 7. Pizza kits will be delivered Nov. 19. Relatives and friends can also order online using the following steps: --Go to PizzaKit.com and click on products and then shop --Enter the groups Fundraiser ID # which is 353936 so we can earn the profit --Start shopping --Products will be shipped directly to you
UPCOMING EVENTS: PRIDE ASSEMBLY---OCT 12 1:30 GIRL SCOUTS ---OCT 14, 22, 29 5:45 LIBRARY COOKING CLUB---OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 1:30 ODYSSEY OF THE MIND---OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 1:30-4:30 ZUMBA----OCT 15, 22, 29 6:15 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING---OCT 11, 25 PICTURE RETAKE DAY---NOV 1 8:30 FUN RUN IN HONOR OF DIANE FRENCH--NOV 2--2:30 CEASAR PIZZA FUNDRAISER ---BEGINS OCT 12
Show your Chelsea PRIDE. Friday Oct. 12 WEAR YOUR GREEN PRIDE ASSEMBLY AT 1:30
We have had several people express interest in attending and are hoping to have a few more. Please RSVP to Deb Taylor if you can join us. ------------------------------------------------ RSU 12 would like to improve its communication efforts. We want to be sure that parents and community members know what is happening in our schools and that we are providing information in a way that works for them. In order for us to make improvements, we need your help. We would like to know what kinds of things you'd like to hear about and how we can best communicate. Please join me on Wednesday, October 10:00 from 5:00-6:00 pm at Windsor Elementary School for an informal discussion to provide some input about how we can improve our communication efforts. This will be an opportunity for you to share your ideas, thoughts about what you'd like to see, and positive communication experiences you've had that we can learn from. We will brainstorm topics that you want to hear about, how often you'd like to have communication, and what kinds of communication means (paper newsletters, website updates, mobile apps, etc.) you'd prefer. If you are able to join us, please RSVP to Deb Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea School is implementing a new secure system of how people can enter our school starting Thursday, October 4th. There is a new outside camera and intercom by the front door. The front doors will be locked and visitors will have to push the button for the intercom before they can be allowed in the building. This system is in place to protect your child.
Reminder: Picture day Thursday, Sept 20
REMINDER: STUDENTS IN GRADES K-2 WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A MICROWAVE. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN PACKING SCHOOL LUNCHES.
OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADES 3-8 PARENTS THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 5:30-6:30 COME MEET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS AND CHECK OUT THE SCHOOL. PARENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JUMPROPE (ONLINE GRADING SYSTEM) AND HOW TO LOG IN MAY STOP IN THE COMPUTER LAB AND GET A QUICK 10 MINUTE LESSON. THIS GRADING PLATFORM ALLOWS YOU TO SEE YOUR CHILD'S GRADES AND ASSIGNMENTS AND WILL INDICATE ANY MISSING WORK.
Reminder, There is an early release today, Wednesday, August 29 at 1:30pm.
Don't forget about MY SCHOOL BUCKS, the fast and easy way to pay for school meals. Make payments anytime, anywhere, check balances whenever, and get low balance notifications. Watch for flyers coming home with students or call Chelsea Elementary for more information.
NEW SCHOOL YEAR BUS ROUTES CAN BE FOUND AT http://5il.co/4e22 PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT BUSSES MAY ARRIVE UP TO 10 MINUTES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PROJECTED TIME FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL AS DRIVERS FIND NEW STUDENTS AND FIGURE OUT WHO HAS LEFT THE DISTRICT
Supply Lists for k-8 (18-19) are now posted under documents on the webpage.
Reminder! Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28, is a full student day. There is no early dismissal tomorrow. This is to make up time because of snow days.
A meet and greet with Mrs. Metta has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 in the library. Light snacks and water will be served. We hope you can attend.
Calling all four year olds in RSU 12! RSU 12 and local Head Start programs are continuing their partnership to offer a free, high quality, comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten program to children in the district who turn four by October 15, 2018. Programs will be located Chelsea, Whitefield, Windsor and Somerville. Bus transportation will be provided. Pre -K programs will operate Monday through Friday and follow the school schedule. Meals will be served and a short rest period will be included. Classrooms will be staffed by a certified Early Childhood Teacher and Education Technicians to assist in the classroom. Children in the program will receive comprehensive services. All families are encouraged to apply. For more information about this Pre-K/Head Start collaboration, or to receive an application, please contact your local RSU 12 elementary school. RSU 12 serves the towns of Alna, Chelsea, Palermo, Somerville, Westport Island, Whitefield, and Windsor.
IMPORTANT: Revised 2017-2018 School Year calendar posted here, http://www.svrsu.org/article/41671?org=ces
Winter is upon us! Please make sure students have COATS< BOOKS< SKI PANTS and MITTENS for recess when snow flies. Students are not allowed in the snow without these items and that is the best part of winter recess.
We are still accepting new student registrations at Chelsea Elementary School for PreK.