Grade 1&2 students and parents. Belongings from lockers and the classroom are now available for pickup in the lobby for all grade 1 and 2 students. If you come in to pick up items and have other children as well, please just let us know and we will find the items. Calling ahead would insure that we have them ready when you get here.
On Tuesday, Kaicen, Baileigh and baby sister Harper, once again dressed up in fun Halloween costumes to go to the hospital and wave to patients on the ground floor. It was breezy, but they were troopers and it made the patients' day! Next stop, Windows of patients at Graybirch nursing home! I bet they just love seeing all of your smiling faces coming their way. I hope you get lots of smiles from them. You have no idea the good you are doing for these ladies and gentlemen who have to stay in there by themselves. Thank you for what you are all doing!
Today was a fun day of cutting and pasting and taping. Along with some math. Then we took a ride and read while mom drove. We had a special treat of Taco Bell and Burger King for lunch (two kids with way different food likes...hahaha). A quick hour on our bikes at Windsor Fair. And now we are watching Jumanji to finish off the day. This was Wednesday. Mrs. Metta got behind on email.
RSU 12 would like to remind our families that your children may be eligible for free and reduced meals in the fall. If your financial circumstances have changed recently, please consider completing the application at http://svrsu.schoollunchapp.com. This will allow us to determine whether we can provide your child meals for free or at a reduced rate in the first month of school next year. In the meantime, we will continue to bus meals to our students during the current school closure.
A big shout out: Ms. Breton has most words read at 5,086,863 for her homeroom class. Highest two readers in the school Ian Ball at 1,062,396 and top reader Jade McCollett at 1,281,692. The whole school has a total of 21,773,612. Very proud!!
Calling all 4-year-olds! RSU 12 is now accepting PreK applications for the 2020-21 school year. Please contact one the RSU 12 schools or go online at https://www.svrsu.org/documents for an application. RSU 12 has PreK classrooms at Chelsea, Somerville, Whitefield, and Windsor.
As we continue to stay home and stay safe, here at Chelsea Elementary School our Specials teachers came together to demonstrate YOGA poses for you. We followed our 6 feet apart rule and cleaned the area when we were finished. Stay Safe Stay Healthy LINK - https://bit.ly/3b10bUj
Calling all four year olds in RSU 12! RSU 12 and local Head Start programs are collaborating to offer a free, high quality, comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten program to children in the district who turn four by October 15, 2020. 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 certified Early Childhood Teachers. All families are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found online at svrsu.org/documents For more information about this Pre-K/Head Start collaboration, please contact your local RSU 12 elementary school. Please note that schools are currently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency and you may need to leave a message. RSU 12 serves the towns of Alna, Chelsea, Palermo, Somerville, Westport, Whitefield, and Windsor.
RSU 12 is excited to share this information from the Maine Department of Education. Some of our teachers are involved in this project! Many thanks to them and to all of the teachers that made this possible. Maine Public, the Maine Department of Education, and Educate Maine have joined forces to create original, educational programming for grade school students in Grades 3 to 5. Dedicated teachers from across Maine have developed original video lessons, pulling content from their own lesson plans and sources to provide exceptional learning opportunities for Maine students. The Learning Space will be broadcast on Maine Public Television at 12:30 p.m. each weekday starting on Monday, April 27. As more episodes are developed, the broadcast schedule will expand to run from Noon to 1:00. Episodes of The Learning Space will be archived for later viewing on numerous platforms online including on mainepublic.org. The Learning Space will air through the spring to mid-June.
Chelsea Elementary School Staff has a message to all our students and families. Please click the site below. #RSU12CARES https://youtu.be/Q8zRoYQrBgE
Unless conditions change, RSU 12 classrooms will remain closed and RSU 12 students will continue distance learning until the last day of school, June 12th. Find more information about this extended classroom closure here, https://5il.co/fa08
Jaxon responded to an email from mrs. Abate with an email himself and an awesome picture. He said we could share. Hi Ms Abate! I miss you and hope to see you soon! I'm doing fine but getting bored. Isaac annoys me. I was looking forward to basketball season starting but everything is canceled now. I've been playing a lot with my dog and playing games and video games. I've been taking time to read and practice school stuff every day.
Thank you to all of you who responded to the recent survey about remote learning in RSU 12. Please visit https://www.svrsu.org/rsu-12-s-response-to-covid-19 for a summary of the results, resources for learning, information about RSU 12's response to COVID19, and more. Stay safe, everyone! We can't wait to see our students again!
Ok grade 3-5 girls! You asked for it. Mr. Paquette has finally found Tik Tok. Check out these dance moves! Feel free to send in your dances to share on facebook. We could have a dance off. See the man himself at this link. https://bit.ly/34GKGz6
Hey check out these pieces of collaborative math done by groups of students in their ZOOM classes this week! Mrs, Wells meets with her math classes weekly. There is a lot of fun to be had AND you get to do fun math together. Please remind your middle school child that they should be logging on to the zoom.
Unfortunately, we are unable to supply food today due to the widespread power outages and roads being blocked around the district. Our next food delivery will be on Monday.
Michael had an art day, he worked on his tree bark painting skills. Made the bunnies from toilet paper rolls. Painted with a plastic spoon,fork and knife. Using up the paint in his tray he used dental floss dipped it in the paint and pulled it through a folded piece of paper. He finished up with some Easter coloring. Michael, Mrs. Dunn would be so proud. I can't wait to show her these pictures. Great idea with the dental floss.
Today we loved our Zoom session with Mrs Beeckel. It is so cool to see all our friends. Boy do we miss everyone so much. When will this be over? We shared Lily's bunny glasses to do our work. We think it definitely helped make it easier. Hehe he After lunch we made Easter Eggs. What a great day in Chelsea! It definitely looks like you made the best of the day and it looks like those bunny glasses were just what was needed for focus today. Nice job Noah and Lily
Due to the snow storm tonight, food deliveries for tomorrow, April 10th, will be delivered three hours later than food deliveries are normally delivered. Please be available to receive your food. Thank you.
Today we focused our entire learning day around reading. We found lots of fun places to read and we all took turns with our favorite books. Our table fort and reading in the dark was our favorite!! Sorry... we had so much fun reading that we forgot to take lots of pics. Oops. You look like you had a blast Noah and Lily
Kaicen, Baileigh and their baby sister Harper Burke dressed up in Halloween costumes, with bunny ears, today and went to the hospital to dance outside of patient's windows. Lesson learned- 30mins of your time may make someone's day/week. I am so proud of you all. My heart did a. little flip flop. Thank you for taking your time to make others smile. Knowing this crew I bet you made lots smile.
Parents please email pictures of things your family is doing to learn or just to get through this time. I love putting them on facebook for everyone to see. firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents who did not sign the laptop policy at the beginning of the school year may come in from 8-10 on Mon., Wed. and Friday and review and sign the form for take home.
GRADE 7 AND 8 middle school students are reminded that your laptops are available in the office area. They can be picked up in the lobby between 8-10 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you are unable to pick it up at that time we can make arrangements to get it to you. Many of the middle school teachers are interacting with students.
Hello, RSU 12 families! We would be grateful if you would please complete this brief survey. Your answers will help us better support our students and their families during this challenging time. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/1h9TEEyehqX1LKWa7. It will be available until Wednesday noon. We hope you stay safe and healthy! Thank you!
A big thanks to Mrs.Brown, this morning I sent her a message at almost 8am to see if I could get some books for Mr. Gannon Man, he was struggling with reading ours at home, they just weren't his reading level... by 9am a stack of books was left at our door.. nope she didn't have to bring them to our house, and she could of waited till Friday when the bus would deliver them, but she went above and beyond to bring them to our house. She is truly an amazing teacher! When Clifton entered her classroom many moons ago, I knew we were in good hands, and now were 3 kids in! We are so thankful to have her in our lives ❤️ Thanks! Brittany
Join us on FaceBook - Chelsea Elementary School Learning Commons. Like the page to keep updated with other unplugged activities. Here we will be posting our teachers and guest readers Two stories will be posted Monday - Wednesday and Friday. https://bit.ly/2V4ynZo
The suspense continues with Mrs. Allen reading Chapter 4 - The Witches. Click on this link to listen to the story. https://bit.ly/2UTy9nH Also: Do you have a deck of cards at home? Here is a packet of games that you can play with your child, children or by yourself. https://bit.ly/2UTy9nH #RSU12CARES Have a great day Chelsea family.
Just wanted to share this picture of my daughter Miriam signing in to her first Zoom math class with Ms. Wells. The smile on her face when she saw her teachers and fellow students was touching. So thankful the school is working hard to connect with their students! It means a lot to all of us. Best wishes and stay safe! Anna Masciadri PS the cat is Bella and is an excellent tutor but not quite up to Ms. Wells expertise.
A big treat tonight with Miss Shorty reading us Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith (Author). https://bit.ly/2UsMFDK
The main office of the school will be open daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The school phone number is 582-2214. Messages can be left on the machine and will be retrieved and returned the following day.
We will be posting 2 readings a week. One will be a chapter book and one will be a picture book.Thank you teachers for sending us your reading videos. Mrs. Allen is reading The Witches a popular children’s book written by Roald Dahl. Let's sit back, cuddle up and listen to Chapter 2. click the link below to view. https://bit.ly/2UsLRPh
Join Mrs. Rosie for a Bed Time Math Challenge today. Send us your pictures if you take the challenge. click the link to view the challenge. https://youtu.be/AElsTsnoQJo
Mrs. Allen will be reading a chapter book to us today. Let's sit back, cuddle up and listen to Chapter 1. click the link below to view. https://drive.google.com/file/d/13HMf0HLpSKwTfz4ffJKzbxAK7J1smuDH/view?usp=sharing
#RSU12CARES . Lily and Noah had a fun day today. "A few writing assignments completed first thing this morning but then lots of playtime and laughter for the rest of the day. We did a sock puppet theater but can't get the video to send to you all. The kids miss you all terrible. Hope to see everyone soon.
Mr. Gammon, our 8th grade teacher, is our special reader today. Sit back and enjoy as he reads "Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee" https://youtu.be/fTfNdg7PcA8
#RSU12Cares Learning packets do not need to be returned to the school. If students want to return them when we return to school they may. Books loaned should be returned when school resumes. I hope all of you are well. Please call the school or me personally if you have concerns or questions.
Here’s Madison & Anna working hard, but missing all their teachers and friends!!! Stay well and thank you for all that you and your staff are doing to keep them engaged during this challenging time!!! Mrs. Griffith Anna and Madison we hope you are enjoying the learning packets that were sent home and are doing some of the fun stuff too.
Baileigh and Kaicen Burke asking “Mrs. Mommy” for help. They figured this would get my attention. Kaicen completed his math worksheets, cut, colored and put together his leprechaun! Thanks for the update "Mrs. Mommy" this is too funny. Any other Mrs. Mommy's out there. Share your funny teaching stories.
Guess what Chelsea Peeps I think tomorrow looks like a SNOW DAY
Tonight Mrs.Cargill will read to you, "The Little Engine that Could" by Platt & Munk, first published in 1930. "The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work." Wikipedia click on this link: https://bit.ly/2QFJKWh
A very nice note we received today Hi there! Just wanted to send along a pic of Kesar doing his schoolwork from the packet that was sent by his 3rd grade teacher Mrs. DelGallo. He certainly is spread out everywhere and enjoying working in the comforts of home BUT he really misses school, his friends and the teachers and staff!! Thank you so much for all that Chelsea school is doing during these hard times❤ The Maganti family
We are extending the RSU 12 school closure until at least April 27, 2020. We understand the gravity of this decision and will reevaluate this decision regularly as the conditions change. Please read more detailed information about the closure in this letter, https://5il.co/e0n3
Learning Commons has set up a FB and Twitter Page in order to upload the videos in one place. Please like us and join us in reading a book. We will share them on this page also. Find us on FB: Chelsea Elementary School Learning Commons Twitter: @wereadatchelsea
"Hazel Ellis has been sooo busy! She wanted me to send you some of her work! Math train, journaling daily, treasure hunts, reading books, drama class and gymnastics! We participated in the FREE Cincinnati Zoo animal show and activity and watched Chris Van Dusen read two books to us! Some great free resources out there!!! She misses her REAL kindergarten teacher, but Grammy & Momma are keeping her up to date!" 😘 Hazil's mom
Find a recipe online or in a cookbook. Read it and cook it with a family member. Share pictures and the recipe with everyone. This is my son Matthew learning how to make spaghetti sauce, while eating cucumbers. Mrs. Taylor
https://www.scarymommy.com/astronauts-story-time-in-space-kids-books/ Mrs. Taylor misses you all and will be posting some fun links for you and your families to enjoy. Parents after your child watches one of the astronauts reading a story have them do some research on their favorite planet. They could write a few paragraphs about it. Younger children can draw the solar system. Send their pictures we would love to see them!!
Learning packets will not be available until tomorrow. Parents who have contacted us for drop off will have them dropped off. If you did not make arrangements with the school, your child's packet will be available in the foyer between 9-1:00 Friday, or from 9-10:30 next week.
Reminder that meals and Continued Learning Packets will be delivered between 9 and 11 this Friday morning. The busses may be a little slower on Fridays', as drivers and our many delivery people will be stopping at more homes and have more to deliver. Together we can do this! Remember to take pictures of our student learners for the facebook page! Walking is learning, going outside and building a fort or playing legos and building something to save the world is learning, cooking with mom or dad is learning. Make learning fun! and show everyone else how Chelsea does learning!
Thank you to all who responded to our parent survey about meal and continuity of learning packets for students. The survey has been closed. If you did not get a chance to fill it out or you haven't spoken to your child's school about this yet, and you want your child to receive meals or a learning packet, please reach out to the school. If you get a recording, please leave a detailed message. Thank you!
Good afternoon. In these challenging times, RSU 12 wants to be sure that ALL students have access to breakfast and lunch and will provide it free of charge if desired. Meals will be bussed to homes. In addition, we would like information to help us provide families with learning activities for students. Please take a moment to complete this survey so we know how best to support your children. https://forms.gle/vSs6pHgpo9r5eH2TA Please complete it once for EACH of your children under age 18 in the home. Thank you!
All RSU 12 schools will be closed for two weeks from March 16-March 27th in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The situation will be revisited next week. Educators will be developing plans for the continuity learning to be ready later this week.
Please read a letter from the RSU 12 Superintendent about the COVID-19 school closure. You can find the letter here, https://5il.co/dqg6
Please read a letter from the RSU 12 Superintendent with general information about the coronavirus, COVID-19, at the following link, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/610870/Letter_about_Coronavirus.3.9.20.pdf
School Calendar Change March 20, 2020 will be a Student School Day in RSU 12. The RSU 12 Board of Directors will be deciding at the March 12th Board meeting to make March 20th a student day instead of a Teacher Workshop Day. This is due to the excessive amount of storm days we have had this year. We want all RSU 12 families to be notified of this likely decision, so that you can make plans for your student to attend school on March 20th.
School Calendar Change -- March 20, 2020 will be a Student School Day in RSU 12. The RSU 12 Board of Directors will be deciding at the March 12th Board meeting to make March 20th a student day instead of a Teacher Workshop Day. This is due to the excessive amount of storm days we have had this year. We want all RSU 12 families to be notified of this likely decision, so that you can make plans for your student to attend school on March 20th.
The RSU 12 School Board meeting has been cancelled for tonight, February 13, 2020
All RSU 12 Adult Ed Classes are cancelled tonight, February 13th.
RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday, February 13th.
RSU 12 schools will have a two-hour delay this morning Monday, February 10th.
RSU12 schools are closed today Friday, February 7, 2020 due to the predicted freezing rain all day.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday February 6th due to the snow and ice storm
RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday, January 16, 2020
All RSU 12 after school activities are cancelled today, Tuesday, December 17 due to the snow.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Tuesday, December 3rd due to the snowstorm.
RSU 12 has tools to help you keep track of your child's lunch account. You can use MySchoolBucks to view your child's balance and make online payments with a credit or debit card. You can also complete an online application to see if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals. Find these resources on the school website under Menu, Parent Resources.
All after school activities in RSU 12 are cancelled this afternoon, November 18th, due to a forecast of freezing rain.
Elementary Book Fair 11/14/2019 - 11/26/2019 Students will be able to view and purchase books during their Learning Commons time. It will be opened to the public from 2:30 - 3:30 every school day until the 26th. In addition, it will be open Nov 21 from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM during Grandparents Tea Time and Paint Night; Nov 23 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM during Basketball Tournament; Nov 25 from 2:45 PM to 6:45 PM during Conferences; Nov 26 from 2:45 PM to 6:45 PM during Conferences. Thank you for your support.
BOOK FAIR TAKING PLACE ALL NEXT WEEK NOV 18 LOTS OF EXCITING THINGS HAPPEN.
Don"t forget CHELSEA Eagles: Monday is Macaroni Monday--gathering macaroni products for the food pantry and it is also SPORTS TEAM DAY! Support your favorite teams For those who like to plan ahead. Tuesday is Can of Soup Tuesday and SHOW YOUR RESPECT AND APPRECIATION FOR OUR VETERANS WITH CAMO OR RED, WHITE AND BLUE
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Tuesday November 12th, due to the snow and ice predicted today.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.