Whitefield Elementary
Flu Shot Clinic
about 12 hours ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School will be back running a 4 bus run starting this afternoon. Thursday afternoons will continue to be a 3 bus run each week.
about 15 hours ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Tomorrow Whitefield School will be having a 3 bus run both in the morning and afternoon.
2 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
November Breakfast and Lunch Menus
5 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
Lincoln County is distributing FREE food boxes starting Monday, October 26th at 6 locations around the county. These boxes contain 20+ pounds of produce, meat and dairy products. This event is funded by the USDA and any person, regardless of income or residency is encouraged to join in. The locations will be drive-through service and the boxes will be loaded into your vehicle for you. Some locations include: Monday, Oct. 26 2:30-6:00pm Waldoboro Town Office Tuesday, Oct. 27 9:00am-12:30pm Wiscasset Community Center Wednesday, Oct. 28 1:30-5:30pm Whitefield Calvary Baptist Church Please spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors of this event. There are A LOT of boxes coming, and they want to make sure they don’t go to waste! See https://www.lincolncountymaine.me/ for a full list of locations and dates for pickup.
5 days ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
FYI
6 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
If you missed picture day last week, or find you will need retakes, our Picture Retake Day will be on Monday, November 23rd.
7 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
************************************************************* Attention all families: Please take this 5 minute survey from The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Even if you completed the survey last year, we need your participation again! Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize drawing and five lucky winners across the state will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card for their personal use AND if you win, our school will receive $1,000. Other schools are participating, so the more families from our school who complete the survey, the greater our chance of winning $1,000! Contact information for the prize drawing will be collected at the end of the survey and will not be connected to your survey responses. All survey responses are anonymous. Click the following link to begin the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020FamilySCHLincoln Thank you! -- Kendra Anderson, RN RSU #12 Whitefield School
8 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder that there is no school on Friday October 9th and Monday October 12th.
20 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Update on tomorrow's bus run. We will have a normal 4 bus run in the morning. Tomorrow afternoon will still be a 3 bus run.
20 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
FYI: Picture day will be on Friday, October 16th. Order forms will go home on Tuesday.
21 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder that we will be conducting a 3 bus run on Thursday, October 8th for both the AM and PM run.
22 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
As planned, all schools in RSU 12 will resume in-person learning starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7, 2020. If your student was contacted and told to quarantine, then they should continue to do so. Thank you to everyone for following the safety protocols in our schools. We look forward to resuming in-person learning tomorrow.
22 days ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
If you would like food delivery for your students during school closure, please call the school or email Meagan Soule before 2pm today. She can be reached at 549-7691 or at msoule@svrsu.org
26 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We still have LOTS of pumpkins to sell. There are some very nice ones. If you are interested in getting one, please contact Ms. McCormick at kmccormick@svrsu.org to schedule a time to pick one up. We will be selling them again when we return to school as well. Thanks.
26 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Important information about school picture day: School pictures have been rescheduled for Friday, October 16th.
26 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Please read an important letter from the Superintendent about a Positive COVID-19 Case at Windsor Elementary School. You will be contacted by the school by phone if your student had direct contact with the individual. Out of an abundance of caution, all schools in RSU 12 will do remote learning starting immediately through Tuesday, October 6th. Students will return on October 7th for in-person learning if it is prudent to do so. Here is the link to a letter from the Superintendent with more information, https://www.svrsu.org/article/318636?org=district
26 days ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Thanks to USDA Child Nutrition Services , some volunteers and our amazing kitchen staff we continuing to be able to provide and deliver no cost school meals to our remote learners.
27 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
October Breakfast and Lunch Menu
27 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Please read an important letter from the Superintendent about a Probable COVID-19 Case at Windsor Elementary School. A Probable Case means that the individual has symptoms associated with COVID-19 and they had direct contact with someone who tested positive. You will be contacted by the school by phone if your student had direct contact with the individual. Here is the link to a letter with more information, https://www.svrsu.org/article/317680?org=district
27 days ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
FYI: Due to some bus staffing issues we have some upcoming dates when we will need to run a 3 bus run for the morning and afternoon bus runs. On 10/5, 10/6 and 10/8 we will be running a 3 bus run both morning and afternoon. Also the week of 10/19- 10/23 we will be running a 3 bus run everyday, both morning and afternoon Remember that this changes the pick up and drop off times for many students. Morning runs will start a little earlier and afternoon runs will last a little longer.
28 days ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
Our apologies, but the link in the message sent Friday afternoon was bad. Here is a corrected link. https://forms.gle/TKkJDXW5VbGpJkwe9 Here is the original message: The Maine Department of Education is gathering information about students and staff who lack access to Internet AND cellular service in their homes. Their hope is to continue to remove barriers to remote learning by advocating for improvements in infrastructure. If you have NEITHER reliable Internet NOR quality cellular service at your residence, please take a moment before September 30 to complete this brief survey so that we can help improve connectivity. https://forms.gle/TKkJDXW5VbGpJkwe9 Thank you!
about 1 month ago, RSU 12
RSU 12
The Maine Department of Education is gathering information about students and staff who lack access to Internet AND cellular service in their homes. Their hope is to continue to remove barriers to remote learning by advocating for improvements in infrastructure. If you have NEITHER reliable Internet NOR quality cellular service at your residence, please take a moment before September 30 to complete this brief survey so that we can help improve connectivity. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5596702718 Thank you!
about 1 month ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Picture Day is Monday, October 5th. Distance learners can come in at 11am to have their pictures done. Please call the school for more details. Order forms will be going home next week, or you can order and pay ahead on line.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
FYI
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a substitute in our school, please call the superintendents office or visit their website to find out more. Here at Whitefield School we are always looking for substitutes for all positions- Teachers, Ed Tech, Office Staff, Kitchen Staff, Bus Drivers and Custodial - We need subs in all areas.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder that we will be having a 3 bus run this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Soccer sign-ups are here. If your child in grades 5-8 is interested in playing school league soccer, sign ups are in the hallway across from the library. Practice/ tryouts will be after school on Thursday, September 17th.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Good news! We were able to find another sub bus driver. Starting Monday morning we will be back to having a 4 bus run. Please see the new times for the bus runs ( this closely follows the same bus runs as last year) Remember that these times are only an approximate. Please give some leeway as our drivers get these routes down. It is best to be waiting for the bus about 10 minutes before the pick up and drop off times for the first few days. There will be times when we will still need to follow the 3 bus run ( this is the run times you have had these first two weeks of school) on occasion. It is looking like every Thursday afternoon will be a 3 bus run. We will try to give you a 24 hour notice when this happens and a reminder call that day. There will be a 3 bus run on the afternoons of 09/17 and 09/18. Again we will send out reminders.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the Summer Food Service Program through December 2020. What does this mean to RSU 12 students and families? Free School Meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students until the end of December, 2020. FREE MEALS will be available to all in-school students. FREE MEALS will be available to all remote learning students for parent/guardian pick-up. If your child is a remote learner and you would like to pick up meals for them, please contact their school next week.
about 1 month ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Here we are on day two of the 2020/2021 school year. Thank you all for being patient with us as we get into a routine. One thing that was noticed yesterday was that dismissal was a little chaotic. To help move things along and make it a little smoother, we are asking that if you plan on picking your student(s) up everyday after school, please send in a one time note or email aperkins@svrsu.org. They will be put on a daily pickup list and automatically called down for dismissal. If you have sent a note stating you will always pick them up, you will NOT need to text us daily to let us know you are here. You will however need to let us know by 1pm if that plan changes. Students not picked up by parents by the time the buses are about to depart ( even those with a note) will have to go on the bus as we do not offer after school care for students. Please call the school if you have any questions. Also please note that the number to text is for texting only. Do not call that number as we do not answer it on the iPad.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is an updated letter from Nurse Kendra...there was a typo in the last letter.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
September breakfast and lunch menus.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
For parents who will be picking their students up at the end of the school day, the number that you need to text to let the school know you are here has changed. The new number is 1-978-489-6017. Please remember to text your name and the name of the student you are picking up. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we will begin dismissing as students who are being picked up at 1:45pm. On Wednesdays it will be 1:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Important message from Ms. Kendra, the school nurse:
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Due to some last minute and unforeseen bus driver staffing changes, we have had to make some very last minute adjustments to our bus routes. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause. Please be patient with us and understand that the new times are approximate times. Until we get our bus routes down pack and in a routine, please give us a 10 minute leeway before and after the listed times. We will be running a three bus run on most days for the next few months. Unfortunately there will be times when we will be running with just two buses. We will do everything in our power to let parents know a day or more ahead of time when we will be running only 2 buses. Again we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unfamiliar times.
about 1 month ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
IMPORTANT REMINDERS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS FOR WHES PARENTS Good Afternoon, Our plans are being finalized and we are ready for seeing WHES students on Wednesday, September 2nd. Following are some reminders that have been published in previous emails as well as some new information that everyone needs to be aware of. Please let us know if you have any questions. Masks are required of all students & staff. Staff will provide several times during the day for safe mask-break times. A quick health screening will be conducted by WHES staff before students either board their bus (for those who ride the bus) or enter the school building (for those being transported by parents). If possible, please stay with you child while this screening is conducted in case there is an issue that might require the child remaining home.This will be greatly appreciated. Students must be dropped off at school no earlier than 7:50 a.m. There will be no Early Bird Program at WHES this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Parents of students doing remote learning must turn their contracts into the WHES Office by Thursday, September 3rd. Afternoon pick up of students will begin at 1:50 p.m. and all students must be picked up by 2:05 p.m. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, students cannot be left at school after that time unless they are a part of a prearranged appointment with a staff member or they are a participant in a school-sponsored activity. Students not picked up by 2:05 pm.m. will be placed on the bus that would typically drop them off at either their home or day care provider. The WHES Office will contact parents should this occur. When picking up your child in the afternoon, parents can text Amy Perkins at 207 832-1568 to indicate you are here at school and who you are picking up. The child will then be sent out (you may want to meet them at the door). If you cannot text Amy, simply come to the door and you can use the exterior button to let Amy now you're here and who you are here for. Thanks and we look forward to a great 2020-2021 SY! Mark Mark Deblois, Principal Whitefield Elementary School 164 Grand Army Road Whitefield, ME 04353-3503 (207) 549-7691 Email: mdeblois@svrsu.org "At Whitefield Elementary School We Have PRIDE INSIDE"
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Clarissa Howard
Welcome Back Students!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. For those students who participated in the Reading Challenges this summer: Maine Read to Ride and Scholastic Read-A-Palooza - PLEASE bring your completed forms in for your teacher and they will return them to Mrs. Howard. For our Remote Learners - you can mail your forms to the school or if you have the ability to scan or take a picture of your completed form - email to choward@svrsu.org.
2 months ago, Clarissa Howard
Whitefield Elementary
For Parents who have chosen to participate in the remote/ distance learning option: Beginning of the school year packets will be going out. Please fill out ALL forms and return to the school, including the free/ reduced meal forms. You may sign up to receive meals. They will be packed up in 2-3 day supplies at a time. You will need to sign up for them and pick up at the school. The cost of these meals is at full price, reduced price or free, depending on what your family is eligible for according to the free/ reduced meal form. If you have any questions, please call the school or email vdill@svrsu.org
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
To parents who chose the remote/ distance learning option: Please be on the look out for a mailing concerning remote/ distance learning. You should be receiving it in the mail within the next few days.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Ms. Kailina’s Kindergarten Supply List 2020-2021 School Year Whitefield Elementary School For school this year, please send your child with: A water bottle Closed-toed shoes Changes of clothes: 2 extra shirts (one short sleeve and one long sleeve) 2 extra pairs of pants 2 extra pairs of underwear 2 extra pairs of socks A backpack At least one cloth mask per school day A family photo (to be hung in our classroom throughout the year) Note: If needed, families can email me a photo instead. Optional, but highly recommended, items: 1-2 pairs of kid-sized scissors A 16-24 count box of crayons Pre-sharpened pencils Glue stick A pencil case Hat and/or sunglasses for outdoor activities ** Please note: All items should be labelled with your child’s name or initials If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at: kmills@svrsu.org.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
If you are are former student or had a former student who participated in making the terracotta tiles that hung in the school lobby, you have an opportunity to claim them. These tiles where made and hung in the school lobby around 1989. They have been removed from the lobby and currently in storage . If you would like to have this bit of memory from your time at Whitefield School, please contact the office and set up a time to pick out and pick up your tile. We have limit storage space and will not be able to hold on to them for long. The photos are examples of what we have not the entire collection.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
First Grade Supply List: 12 pencils (I have found #2 Ticonderoga pencils to be the best quality) Please have them sharpened. This is a huge time saver! Box of 16 crayons Box of 8 markers Colored pencils 2 large glue sticks 1 Fiskar pointed scissors Plastic pencil box with cover or zippered pouch to hold supplies 1 durable plastic folder with pockets 3 spiral notebooks Small tissue pack to keep at their desk Backpack Water Bottle Daily Snack Needed Classroom Items: Paper towels Lysol or Clorox wipes Please do not send binders, mechanical pencils or toys of any kind. If you are unable to purchase school supplies for your child, please let Mrs. Lamothe know. We will work together to make sure all students have the necessary supplies.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
3rd Grade School Supply List crayons (24 pack) colored pencils (24 pack) mechanical pencils (1 package) scissors (1 pair) glue sticks (2) pencil case/box for desk (1) plastic take home folder (1) headphones or earbuds (1) box of tissues for desk WATER BOTTLE (A MUST HAVE) NO BINDERS/NOTEBOOKS
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
4th grade supply list for 2020/2021
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
If you are struggling with finding daycare for your school age chid, please consider signing up for the for the Boys and Girls Club of Gardiner. We are still looking at options and trying very hard to bring this program to our school. One option would to possibly be busing our student to another school in the district for this after school program. We need numbers to make this work. The more people who sign up, the more options we have. If you would like to sign your child up for care please visit https://www.bgckv.org/signupforchildcare.html and complete the registration packet. Specific questions about the child care program can be directed to the Boys & Girls Club at 207-582-8458. You can register for this program at
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Updated and correct 2020/2021 Bus Schedule. First day of school is Wednesday, September 2nd. No School on Friday, September 4th and Monday, September 6th. Dismissal times will be 2:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to have a dismissal time of 1:30pm.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
5th grade Supply List 2020-2021 Pencils – 2 packs of 24 Plastic pencil box to hold supplies 2 spiral notebooks (3 if you like to have a notebook for free drawing) 4 pack of glue sticks Scissors Colored pencils/markers (whichever you prefer) Headphones 1 pocket folder - the heavy duty laminated type Water bottle **If any of the above supplies presents a hardship to your family then please notify us. We can work to make sure your student gets the supplies they need.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Middle School Supply List 2020-2021 #2 Pencils Blue/black pens Highlighters Loose leaf paper 3 packages 3” binder for Science/Social Studies 2” binder for math 2” binder for ELA Tab dividers (at least 3 tabs) for ELA 1- College ruled spiral notebook 1- spiral notebook to use as an assignment book 1- folder to hole punch and divide science binder Water bottle Earbuds or headphones (you will need your own for sure) Calculator Other Options to Consider since we can’t share supplies this year Pencil bag Colored pencils Markers Scissors Mini hand sanitizer If getting this stuff presents a hardship, please let us know. We have some supplies that have been donated that we can help with.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Second Grade School Supply list: Crayons, markers, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, 3 spiral bound notebooks.
2 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
The school board agenda and other documents including RSU 12's proposed Reopening Plan for the August 13, 2020 Board meeting can be found here, https://www.svrsu.org/o/district/browse/158889. You can watch the board meeting streamed on the RSU 12 Youtube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXtnpy60EeMTRku92l7I4Q/featured
3 months ago, RSU 12
RSU 12
RSU 12 is pleased to announce that the Boys & Girls Club plans to offer before and after school child care at Chelsea, Whitefield, and Windsor Schools assuming there is enough interest. If you would like to sign your child up for care at any of these locations, please visit https://www.bgckv.org/signupforchildcare.html and complete the registration packet. Specific questions about the child care program can be directed to the Boys & Girls Club at 207-582-8458.
3 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Parents of students attending Whitefield School , please remember to fill out the survey at https://forms.gle/x8hdDhK2N3RC28Yx7 before midnight on Wednesday, July 5th.
3 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
A letter about RSU 12 plans for reopening schools has been posted on our website. It is critical for parents/caregivers to read this letter and complete the survey that is linked in the letter. You can find the letter here, https://5il.co/iuzv
3 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Please call the school or email Amy Perkins at aperkins@svrsu.org if your child's daycare arrangements have changed since last year. We will be working on this years bus routes. This is especially important for those effected by Kiddie Korner Daycare closing. Please note that we are still working to see if we can partner with the Boys and Girls Club for before and after school care at Whitefield School.
3 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We are hiring for a part time night custodian.
3 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Looks like everyone is waiting for school to start back up. Even this guinea hen wanted to check things out. She has been hanging around all day peeking in the front door of the school.
3 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
If you or someone you know has a child eligible to to apply for our prek program, there are still slots available. Please contact the school for an application. Please get them in as soon as possible as we have started the enrollment process.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14th is voting day. The RSU 12 School Budget is on the ballot. Please remember to vote!
4 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder to all parents who had students in Pre-K last year. If they will be attending kindergarten at Whitefield Elementary School in the fall, we will need to have the kindergarten registration packet back by August 14th. This packet was delivered to you by Miss Jen. The entire packet must be filled out. The residency form is required and needs to be completed and notarized at the town office. We must have a completed and notarized residency form and a copy of the students birth certificate before they start school. If you are unsure if the school already has a copy of your child's birth certificate or you need a new kindergarten registration packet, please call the school or email Amy Perkins at aperkins@svrsu.org.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
We are resending the child care survey because we heard from several people that it would be helpful to know the anticipated costs in order to respond. Through a partnership with RSU 12, the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley is exploring options for providing child care in RSU 12 schools in the coming year. The weekly cost is expected to be about $90 during the school year and $125 for a vacation week. In order to inform these plans, please take a moment to complete this survey and let us know if your family is interested in childcare before or after school and on school vacations. The survey will be open until Thursday, July 16. We apologize for having to ask you to complete it again but hope the information about cost is helpful. Thank you! https://forms.gle/N723adspLGCS8FEY8
4 months ago, RSU 12
RSU 12
Through a partnership with RSU 12, the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley is exploring options for providing child care in RSU 12 schools in the coming year. In order to inform these plans, please take a moment to complete this survey and let us know if your family is interested in childcare before or after school and on school vacations. The survey will be open until Monday, July 13. Thank you! https://forms.gle/kPgvWPRKWnkbzXebA
4 months ago, RSU 12
RSU 12
Maine's Department of Education is seeking input from educators, parents, and other community members about the return to classroom instruction. The survey can be found at https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey and is open until July 12.
4 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elemetary
Some Yearbooks being delivered today!!! The school is open during the week so that you may pick up your Yearbook order. There are a few extra copies for those interested - they are $10. If you have any questions, please contact Clarissa Howard at chowar@svrsu.org.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
Yearbooks arrived!! They will be available for pickup next week. We will also send some yearbooks with food deliveries on Tuesday for your convenience. Please call the school or email Mrs. Howard at choward@svrsu.org if you wish to purchase one - we have a few extra copies available for sale. Again - thank you to everyone who helped with this project.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Reminder: There will be no food deliveries this week. They will resume next week. They will continue to be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please see the following message! Good Morning,      Since we closed schools on March 13th we have been able to provide breakfasts and lunches to any child, age birth to 18, who wished to receive these deliveries.  We have delivered meals on Tuesday and Friday but covered a full week.  The response from WHES families was outstanding and the tremendous work done by our school nutrition staff, our bus drivers and many support staff members allowed us to provide over 20,000 meals to families during this challenging time.  During this dark period the provision of meals to kids has been a true beacon of goodness and I want to send out my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all those individuals who worked so hard to make our food delivery program such a massive success.      We have now entered summer vacation and our state and nation's challenges still exist.  Fortunately, we have received permission to extend our food deliveries to interested families throughout the summer!  Our final school-year deliveries were made today (June 26th) and our summer meal program will begin deliveries on Tuesday, July 7th and will continue on each Tuesday and Thursday until Friday, August 21st.  If you are already on our list, great!  If not, please contact either Vicki Dill (vdill@svrus.org) or Meagan Soule (msoule@svrsu.org) and they'll add your children onto the delivery list.  During the summer we will only be using two buses.  If your meals have been being delivered by either Mr. Bronn or Mr. Cote's bus, your meals will arrive at the usual time you've been receiving them. If you have been receiving deliveries from either Mr.Brann or Mr. Webb's bus, the meals will be arriving at your door approximately one (1) hour later than usual.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Vicki or Meagan or feel free to contact me here at the school.      Here's to a great summer! Mark Mark Deblois, Principal Whitefield Elementary School  164 Grand Army Road Whitefield, ME  04353-3503 (207) 549-7691 Email: mdeblois@svrsu.org "At Whitefield Elementary School We Have PRIDE INSIDE"
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that Whitefield School office is closed this week. It will be open again on Monday, June 29th. If you call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you or you may email aperkins@svrsu.org.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Thank you to everyone who came out to say goodbye to Mrs. Beck. She enjoyed seeing everyone. She even got to see a student who was in her first class at Whitefield 38 years ago. He drove all the way from Portland to wish her a happy retirement.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School front office will be closed 6/22-6/26. It will be back open on 6/29.
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Reminder: If any one is interested in wishing Gail Beck a happy retirement, she will be at the school tonight from 5pm to 6pm. She will be sitting outside the school and you can drive through the parking lot honking, waving and shouting out your well wishes. If you come on by, we ask that you practice safe social distancing and remain in your car. Please pull in the driveway by the gym entrance and exit by the playground.  Gail has been a teacher for 39 years with 38 of those working at Whitefield Elementary school! Mrs. Beck will be greatly missed, but we wish her nothing but the best during her retirement. Let's give this amazing teacher a send off that she will never forget!
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We want to thank all the parents and guardians of our students for helping out and doing the best you could with remote learning. The last few months have been a challenge for students, parents/ guardians and teachers...but we made it work! So here is to you, parents and guardians! You deserve a pat on the back!
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
It is with great sadness that we make this announcement: After 39 years of teaching ( 38 of them being at Whitefield Elementary School) Mrs. Gail Beck has retired. Mrs. Beck has been a part of our school for a long time and has been a teacher to so many in our community. In here career at Whitefield she has taught kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade. Her presence will greatly missed. We wish Mrs. Beck nothing but a happy and exciting retirement. Mrs. Beck enjoys geocaching on her time off, so for a retirement present the staff presented her with a geocache in her honor. It's name is "Caching in My Retirement Pension" and is located on the Happy Farm trail here in Whitefield. If any past student would like to say goodbye to Mrs Beck, she will be in the school parking lot on Friday, June 19th from 5pm- 6pm. We ask that you practice safe social distancing and remain in your car. You may drive through the parking lot ( entering by the gym and exiting by the playground) and honk, wave and tell Mrs. Beck goodbye. Lets give her the best send off ever!
4 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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.
5 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elemetary
For those who purchased a Whitefield Yearbook - I received the following message from LifeTouch in regards to a delivery date - when I receive more information I will pass it on: "Unfortunately as a result of COVID-19 each day we are facing new challenges that impede our ability to move yearbooks forward in the production process.  Just as an example, in the last few weeks 3 of our plants had employees test positive for COVID-19 which put a halt to production and drastically reduces our workforce - both for social distancing reasons and due to people not wanting to return to work for fear of exposure.  Then most recently we faced city curfews due to protesting and riots which limited our 2nd and 3rd shift workforce. - I apologize that I'm not able to give you a more definitive date but all of this is out of Lifetouch's control.  In most cases, I'm expecting the worst and hoping for the best.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
We have delivered over 19,180 meals to the children of Whitefield. Pretty impressive! Keep up the good work kitchen crew, bus drivers and delivery people!
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
RSU 12 is considering continuing to provide meals through the months of July and August to children living in the district. Please take a moment before the end of the day Wednesday, June 10, to complete this survey to let us know if you would like meals for your children. This will help us make the decision. Thank you! https://forms.gle/ta5hRGcnVajj6obU8
5 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that this is the last week to stop by the school and go through the lost and found. It is located outside the school between the hours of 8am and 11am Monday- Friday. All items remaining here on Friday June 12th will be donated to Goodwill.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
RSU 12 is able to continue providing meals through the months of July and August to children living in the district. Please take a moment before the end of the day Wednesday, June 10, to complete this survey to let us know if you would like meals for your children. Thank you! https://forms.gle/ta5hRGcnVajj6obU8
5 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elemetary
Device Collection times have changed a little so please mark your calendars.  On Wednesday and Thursday (June 10 & 11), I will be here from 7-10 am (that is the change) and 4:30-6:00 pm at night.  I will be at the Lobby Entrance.  You need only drive up and I will collect the device - I will check that the charger is the same one you were assigned and ask about any issues with the laptop. Students please reset the password to the original - mlti. If students have any other school materials that need to be returned they can do so at this time as well. Looking forward to seeing you all. Any questions, please contact me at choward@svrsu.org.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
The school office is now open Monday through Friday 8am-11am. Parents who have not yet picked up their child's belongings may do so during these times. If these times do not work for you then please call the school or email aperkins@svrsu.org to set up a time. We ask that all student belongings be picked up before Friday, June 12th. Lost in found will be set up outside of the front entrance during the hours of 8am-11am, through the end of next week. Any unclaimed lost and found items will be donated to Goodwill on June 12th.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Tomorrow ( May 29th ) is the last work packet delivery for the 2019/2020 school year. Meal deliveries will continue through June 30th.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder that pick up for student's personal materials begins today. Student's with last names starting with A through J may pick up their belongings today between 4pm and 6pm. Tomorrow students with last names starting in K through Z can pick up between 4pm and 6pm. Thursday 4pm to 6pm is for anyone who could not make it Tuesday or Wednesday. We will conduct a contact free drive through process. Please enter the parking lot by the gym doors. Stay in your vehicle and a staff volunteer will meet you. Have the names of the students you are picking up for on a piece of paper. The volunteer will take the names, collect the belongings and put them in your vehicle. If you can not make it to pick up belongings on any of these given days, please contact the school to set up a time.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We are so lucky to be a part of such a supportive and grateful community.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please read this important message about picking up your child's personal belongings from school.
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
WE NEED YOUR HELP We NEED someone with a rototiller who is willing to come and till the garden area. Please let us know if you can help with that. Thanks! You can email Karen McCormick at kmccormick@svrsu.org We would like to thank Barry Tibbetts for leveling out our garden soil today. We are excited and have several different seeds planted for the school garden. 
5 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Our very own Whitefield Wildcat helped with food and work packet deliveries today!
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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.
6 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Today ends the National Teacher Appreciation Week, but we appreciate our teachers and ed techs are all year long! We hope they all had a good week an know how much they are loved and missed!
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Today ends the National Teacher Appreciation Week, but we appreciate our teachers and ed techs are all year long! We hope they all had a good week an know how much they are loved and missed!
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is a message to the staff of Whitefield School from our NJHS students. https://youtu.be/2w4Gc_mGH_A
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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.
6 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a big shout out and HUGE Thank You to all our teachers ( and Ed Techs) for all you do for our student. This year more then ever you have had some unique challenges. You have met those challenges head on and excelled in finding a solution. Thank you for all you do and continue to do year after year!
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Join us in wishing Mr. Deblois a Happy National Principal's Day! Thank you Mr. Deblois for being a part of our school community!
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Happy School Lunch Hero Day! Join us in thanking Ms. Vicki and Ms. Ashley for all their hard work and dedication to our students and community!
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We are currently working on a plan to collect student belongings and have them ready for pick up. It will take some time for the teachers to get everything bagged up. Please be patient. We hope to have everything ready for pick up by the end of May/ beginning of June. If you have any questions please call the school.
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Learning Packets will be going out tomorrow.
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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.
6 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder that starting this week meal deliveries will be made on Tuesdays and Fridays for the remainder of the school year.
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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
6 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Amy Perkins will be available at the school tonight from 5pm to 6pm for those who have made arrangements to pick up their child's work packet.
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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!
6 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that student work packets will be delivered tomorrow, Friday, April 17th.
6 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Miss Vicki and Miss Ashely had a wonderful surprise when they went into work this morning. These notes of thanks left on the kitchen door really made their day!
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please read the following information about the Whitefield Town Food Pantry.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
If you or someone you know has a child who will be entering Kindergarten at Whitefield School for the 2020/2021 school year, please contact Amy Perkins at aperkins@svrsu.org or by calling 207-549-7691. Students currently enrolled in an RSU 12 PreK program do not need to register for kindergarten.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Now accepting PreK applications for the 2020/2021 school year. Please contact Amy Perkins at aperkins@svrsu.org or by calling 207-549-7691 to receive an application. Applications can also be found at https://www.svrsu.org/documents. All applications and requested information is to be mailed back to the school at 164 Grand Army Rd, Whitefield, Me 04353 or emailed to Amy Perkins at aperkins@svrsu.org.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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.
7 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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.
7 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
The Following information is for Whitefield residents who may need some assistance during this challenging time. Food Bank In an effort to offset the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, the Whitefield Food Pantry will be open on the first Friday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm and on every Saturday (except the Saturday after the Friday opening) from 10 am to 3 pm. The extended hours will remain in effect until the crisis is over. The Food Bank is located at St. Denis Hall on the Grand Army Road. For more information, please call 549-3672 Whitefield Cares http://www.whitefieldcares.org The link below is a list of services that can aid in food, clothing, heat, etc. http://www.whitefieldcares.org/wp-content/uploads/Whitefield-Cares-Resource-List.pdf
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Please read a COVID19 Update Letter from the Superintendent here, https://5il.co/ewa9
7 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
RSU 12
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!
7 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
For those who made arrangements to pick up their child's work packets or for those who missed the drop today, you may pick them up at the Whitefield school between 5pm and 6pm tonight, Friday, April 3rd.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Here are a few pictures of students completing some of their projects- keep sending pics we love them - great job!
7 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
We put together a video for our students! We all miss our students so much! Can't wait for us all to be back together at Whitefield School! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY1xj-iov9w
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder that work packets will be sent out with meal deliveries on this Friday. When finished with your packets, please hold on to them. We are not accepting them back at this time.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please remember that today is just a food delivery for Whitefield. Work packets sent out last week were for two weeks worth of work. We will be sending home work packets next Friday, April 3rd.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
A special message left at the school from some of our AWESOME students. The staff at Whitefield School are missing our students too!
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There is still time to order your yearbooks. Please order them online through Life Touch. Do not send money into the school.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
How about we unofficially claim today as a snow day? In the comment section, share pictures of your spring snowman!
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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
7 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Bus drivers and school staff delivering school work packets and meal packets to our students.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
If you were unavailable to receive the school work packet that you requested, by bus this morning, you can stop by the school this evening to pick them up. Pickups can be made between 5pm and 6pm tonight, Friday, March 20th. Please be aware that the school doors will be locked. Packets will be handed to you.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Tomorrow is the day! Continuing learning packets will be coming on the bus along with the next delivery of meals for those who signed up. Remember that these packets are meant to maintain current skills, be fun, and help students and their families with routines and a sense of normalcy. Everyone at Whitefield School has been working hard this week to get the meals and packets ready for our students. Please be at you bus stops 2 hours after your normal bus pick up times for delivery.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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!
7 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Due to the current circumstances, the Whitefield School office will be open sporadically with no current set schedule. The best way to reach the school if you have any questions or concerns is to email Amy Perkins, the administrative assistant, at aperkins@svrsu.org. Emails will be checked through out the day to ensure that you get a response in a timely manor.
7 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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!
8 months ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
If you or someone you know has a child who will be entering kindergarten for the 2020/2021 school year, please email Amy Perkins at aperkins@svrsu.org for more information. Students of students already on Whitefield'd pre-k program do not need to register for kindergarten.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary School is now accepting Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2020/2021 school year. Applications will soon be available online and you can mail them back to Whitefield School. If you do not have the ability to get the application online please email Amy Perkins at aperkins@svrsu.org and one will be mailed out to you. If you have any questions please call Whitefield Elementary School at 207-549-7691 or email aperkins@svrsu.org.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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.
8 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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
8 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
The School Board met last night and voted to make March 20th a student day.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Khloe Luce selected a PBIS Award of being a Guest Chef in the cafeteria today. She served all three lunches - great job!
8 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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
8 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
*Gifted and Talented Notice* Spring referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program are being accepted from March 9th to March 23rd. Please note that the window closes on March 23rd. If you feel your child excels or has the potential to excel beyond his/her age level peers in academics or art/music (VPA) you can make a referral for the Gifted and Talented Program. A referral can be made by a teacher, staff member or parent. We do recommend, however, you consult with your child's teacher before making a referral. Please contact Hollie Hilton, the Gifted and talented Coordinator, at hhilton@svrsu.og for a referral form for either academics or visual art/music (VPA). Hollie A. Hilton GT Teacher/Coordinator Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 164 Grand Army Road Whitefield ME 04353 207-549-4566
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
1st grade learned about displacement in MakerSpace (sand made the water rise in jars) and then students used the sand to write their names.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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.
8 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
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.
8 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elemetary
MakerSpace - How many pennies can an aluminum boat hold before sinking? 1st & 2nd grade designing, testing and documenting.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Now accepting Pre-K applications. Please stop by the school to pick up an application or call with any questions.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
FYI 8th grade parents: Gardiner Area High School is pleased to be hosting an 8th Grade Parent Night on Wednesday, March 4th at 6-8pm, with a snow date of March 5th. Join them for a time to meet all 9th grade instructors, hear from the principal, and meet the School Counselors. Not just limited to Gardiner families, surrounding towns welcome (Chelsea, Whitefield, Windsor, etc.). Students are welcome and it will be hosted in their Little Theater.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Attention 8th grade parents
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Students riding Jim Brann's bus ( bus 41) will be picked up in the morning 5 minutes earlier due to the conditions of some of the dirt roads he drives on. Once the roads dry up, he will go back to his usual pick up times.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Any student participating in the grades 2-6 division of the dodgeball tournament on Friday will need a note from their guardian to stay after school for the 3pm tournament start time. Don't forget, to participate you will need a team and $5 per person.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Attention Parents of 8th grade students: Erskine Academy will host an 8th grade open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the gym at 309 Windsor Road. All 8th grade students and their parents from the surrounding communities are invited to attend. The administration strongly encourages all incoming freshmen and their parents to attend this event as registration materials will be available and information about the course selection process will be provided. In the case of inclement weather, a snow date of Thursday, Feb. 27, has been set. Parents who are unable to attend this event are asked to call the Guidance Office at 445-2964 to request registration materials.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Winter animals - K became quite creative in coloring and then adding pasta shapes to their animals in MakerSpace.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
There is still time to gather up a team and join the dodgeball tournament on Friday. Lots of fun to be had by all! Even if you don't have a team, come and watch. Refreshments will be sold.
8 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Some pictures of Winter Carnival - thank you to everyone who made this event possible. Have a safe vacation break.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Please remember that school dismisses at 2:20pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 1:30pm on Wednesday. Whitefield School does not offer an after school program. If your child is NOT participating in an after school activity and you are picking them up at the end of the school day, it is very important that you are here on time. Students should not be left waiting for pick up in the lobby after school has been dismissed.We understand that on occasion something may happen to cause you to not be here on time. If this is the case, please call the school to let us know you are running late.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
The RSU 12 School Board meeting has been cancelled for tonight, February 13, 2020
9 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
RSU 12
All RSU 12 Adult Ed Classes are cancelled tonight, February 13th.
9 months ago, RSU 12
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday, February 13th.
9 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elemetary
Sewing Club - students completed their pillow covers - it took 5 sessions- great job!
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
The lost and found will be cleaned out over February vacation. Any items left at the end of the day on Friday, February 14th, will be donated to Goodwill. Please stop by or have your child look through the lost and found before the end of the week. We have unclaimed sweatshirts, coats, hats, gloves and lunch boxes.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Don't forget to order your yearbook! The cost is $10. Orders must be in by April 15th. Order forms are available at the school or orders can be placed on line at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our yearbook ID code is 14165020.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Dodgeball Tournament February 28th
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
RSU 12 schools will have a two-hour delay this morning Monday, February 10th.
9 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
RSU12 schools are closed today Friday, February 7, 2020 due to the predicted freezing rain all day.
9 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Important message about our 5th grade bottle drive:
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday February 6th due to the snow and ice storm
9 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elemetary
Different materials to build with - Kindergarten
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
There will be a Girl Scout information meeting at Chelsea School on 2/10/20.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This Friday, January 31st, the 6th Graders need your help! If you want to participate in Hat Day this Friday, simply bring in $1 and your favorite hat to wear. All money collected goes to help fund the 6th grade trip to Camp Kieve.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Tag and 4 corners
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
@WinterKids Carnival Challenge - snow cones, marshmallow catapult, 4corners/tag and drone demo. Students enjoyed all the stations.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
MakerSpace - 3rd grade creating a design with toothpicks and clay - teepees, people, houses (mansion), pizza, etc.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Attention 8th grade parents: LA is hosting their annual Eighth Grade Information Night on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30pm.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Reminder that the SchoolStore booklets need to be returned tomorrow as well as the BINGO Cards for #WinterKids.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
#WHES_Winterkids learning about ways to flavor water for hydration- thank you Guest Speaker Mike Flynn - “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” Drink Big Everyday! @Winterkids
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Thursday's lunch has been changed to Tacos.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please be aware that if your student is riding the bus home this evening after our Winter Kids activities, the busses will not be leaving the school until around 4:45pm. This is for all students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Kindergarten Snow Art continued - students removed tissue and framed their artwork - beautiful! Awesome job K Crew.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
#WinterKids - 3 Families played outside together -Alex S. and Mom Angela, Ruby & Max H. and Dad Remy with River C. and Mom Kellie - "We love the Bingo activities and look forward to the Hidden Valley Nature Center activities this afternoon." #WHES_Winterkids @MidcoastConserv
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
#WHES_Winterkids bonus reward - if students return their #WinterKids BINGO Cards this FRIDAY they will receive a free Kids Meal from Subway (any cards passed in after will not be eligible). GO #WinterKids #Subway
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
What a great activity with Kindergarten- Snow Art (we will post pictures tomorrow of their results) with volunteer Ms. Martha Gottlieb in the MakerSpace Room today. #WinterKids @WHES_Winterkids
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Please share: Please be aware that students from Whitefield Elementary School will be bused home tomorrow (January 22nd) afternoon between the hours of 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. For the safety of all, please be extra alert for buses at unusual hours.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Families- here is a copy of the BINGO board (so you can think of ways to complete throughout the week) - if possible please send pictures to Mrs. Howard so she can highlight this Challenge!! Bingo Boards need to be returned FRIDAY (1/24) to count. Email at choward@svrsu.org or Wheswinterkids@svrsu.org. Thank you and go #WHES_Winterkids @WinterKids
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder to turn in your student's Hidden Valley Nature Center field trip permission form by tomorrow morning. Also, where it is a long day and late after school bus drop off, if your student is going anywhere other then their normal drop off, please send in a note or call/ email the school ( aperkins@svrsu.org) before 11am tomorrow.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There will be a two hour delay at Whitefield Elementary School today, Tuesday, January 21, because of septic problems. All other RSU 12 schools will start on time.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
6th graders spending their “sugar money” and learning how you get more bang for your buck when you make healthy choices!
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
1st graders (and 2 eighth grade helpers) learning about MyPlate!
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
#WinterKids Food Challenge- 3rd grade won. Thank you guest judges!
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
#WHES_Winterkids having their monthly breakfast together.
9 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday, January 16, 2020
10 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elemetary
#WHES_Winterkids cafeteria was recognized as a Gold Smarter Lunchroom .
10 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
#WHES_Winterkids Nutrition Guest Speakers highlighting options for healthy snacks to students.
10 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Please note the following changes in this weeks school lunch menu. Wednesday (1/15)- Whole Grain Pizza with Cheese, Broccoli and Turkey Bacon Side Salad Strawberries Thursday (1/16)- Mac & Cheese Whole Grain Roll Green Beans Oranges
10 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Students working on a Winter Breakout Challenge inside - teamwork is essential in unlocking the various locks!
10 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
Great job of creating snow tunnels #WHES_Winterkids @Winterkids
10 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Now accepting orders for yearbooks. Order forms will be going home with students this week. You may also order online. All orders must be in by April 15th. The cost is $10 per yearbook.
10 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Sewing Club was today and students enjoyed running the machines and selecting material. Sewing Club is on Tuesdays after school until 4:00 until the February break.
10 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elemetary
#WinterKids Challenge begins tomorrow! We will be posting updates over the next four weeks of our activities - We are Whitefield - We are WinterKids - We are going for the Gold! - please follow us.
10 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
All after school activities have been canceled today due to the weather. This includes the after school movie. Money will be refunded to students tomorrow. The movie will not be rescheduled.
11 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
All RSU 12 after school activities are cancelled today, Tuesday, December 17 due to the snow.
11 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Lost and Found Clean Out Please stop by the school or have your child check out the lost and found before December 20th. All items left unclaimed at the end of the day on the 20th will be donated to Goodwill during winter break.
11 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Be on the lookout - Popcorn Orders are in - Thank you to all the middle school students who sold popcorn. Students will be bringing home orders today. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Howard.
11 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Our Winter Concert was canceled on Tuesday due to the snowstorm. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 10th at 5:30pm. Be on the look out for notices to come home.
11 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Tuesday, December 3rd due to the snowstorm.
11 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elemetary
Students are working Continent Posters in Maker Space and broke out into song!
11 months ago, Whitefield Elemetary
RSU 12
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.
11 months ago, RSU 12
RSU 12
All after school activities in RSU 12 are cancelled this afternoon, November 18th, due to a forecast of freezing rain.
11 months ago, RSU 12
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Tuesday November 12th, due to the snow and ice predicted today.
12 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
We are participating Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program (FFVP) This program provides a free snack of fruit or veggie to ALL students and staff twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Today's snack was Yogurt Pumpkin dip with apple slices. It was absolutely delicious!
12 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Boy's middle school basketball tryout/ practice will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 2:30pm-3:30pm.
12 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Don't forget! Tomorrow is picture retake day. If you ordered a picture package and want the photos retaken, you must turn in the unwanted package.
12 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Due to the late start, the flu shot clinic at Whitefield School that was scheduled for today is cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 5th starting at 12:30pm. Please call the school if you have any questions.
12 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Two hour delay for all RSU 12 Schools today November 1, 2019
12 months ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School is still in need of a middle school boy's basketball coach.I f you or any one you knows would like to apply please fill out an application on the RSU 12 website. This is a paid position.
12 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Don't forget Flu clinic sign up forms are due tomorrow (October 31st). If you plan on having your child vaccinated against the flu we are holding a flu clinic at Whitefield School Friday, November 1st from 9-1100. We hope to get as many students vaccinated as possible!
12 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Congratulations to Whitefield's middle school co-ed soccer team for winning the sportsmanship trophy!
12 months ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School's Second Annual Staff Pumpkin Decorating Contest starts tomorrow afternoon. If you are at the school, don't forget to check them out and place your vote! Voting will be from Monday afternoon until noon time on 10/31/19.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Mark your calendars for November 1, 2019! Whitefield Elementary School will be hosting a flu shot clinic in partnership with Lincoln Medical. This clinic will be for students, family members, and any community member as long as the paperwork is filled out and turned in to the school by October 31, 2019. Please check backpacks for the information and stop into the school for extra sign up sheets!!
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Congratulation to the Windsor / Whitefield girl's Cross Country team on being the Capital Area League Champions!!!  Special shout out the Whitefield girls on the team, Chloe and Kennedie Anderson! Great job girls!!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This week is National School Bus Safety Week. Don't forget to thank your bus drivers for getting you to and from school safely everyday.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Congratulations to Donovan Thompson for winning first place in the Peace Poster Contest for Whitefield School​. Donovan's poster will now go on to compete in a district level. Oryanna Winchenbach got second place. Kathryn Shaw got third place. All three students will have a spaghetti dinner and recognition night at the Lion's Club.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
FYI
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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!
about 1 year ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
FYI
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, October 11th and Monday, October 14th.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We are going to celebrate Bullying Prevention Day on Monday October 7th by wearing BLUE. We hope to see our whole school, both students and staff wearing blue on Monday.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
Mrs. Richards literacy block kids used the maker space room to create a Coelophysis (ask your child to pronounce it) to go along with our book Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elemetary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield PTA will be holding their annual pumpkin sale today and tomorrow, Friday, October 4th from 2:30pm- 4:30pm. They will also be on sale next week. Dates and times to be determined. These pumpkins were planted by our students at the Marple Farm during Day of Caring last spring.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
School picture retake day will be on Wednesday, November 6th.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Our lost and found box is over flowing. Please remind your child look through it and claim what they have lost.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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!
about 1 year ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder to parents of students in Kindergarten, 1st grade and 6th grade. Tomorrow is the pumpkin picking field trip. Please make sure you turn in your permission slips.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Free and reduced meal applications can now be done on line.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Cares Community Meeting will be held in the school library on 9/26/19 at 6pm.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elemetary
MakerSpace Marshmellow Challenge with 5th grade students. They had to collaborate ideas to formulate a plan and then build - adjusting as they created. They had to be able to lift their structure and share what was difficult and how they solved it. Great Job Students!
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elemetary
RSU 12
about 1 year ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
School picture order forms will be going home with students early next week.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Students in grades 1-8 will be bringing home a letter instructing parent/guardians on how to access their students grades on Jumprope. If your student did not bring home a letter tonight, they should have it by Friday. Pre-K and Kindergarten do not use Jumprope. If you have a student in those grades and have questions or concerns about how they are doing, you may email their teacher.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Kirby the Kangaroo from Gardiner Federal Credit Union stopped by with a big donation of school supplies. A big thank you to Kirby and all the wonderful staff at Gardiner Federal Credit Union!
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School is looking for 1-2 volunteers to help out on picture day, Monday, September 30th. Please call the school if you are interested.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please remember to complete and turn in your beginning of the year, parent paperwork. It is very important that these papers are completed and turned in to the office in as soon as possible. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
School Picture Day will be on Monday, September 30th. Flyers/ order forms will be sent home with students soon.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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.
about 1 year ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
We are all ready for tomorrow, are you?!? We are all so excited to see all the students, parents, guardians, volunteers and community members again! Don't forget that tomorrow is an early release with a 1:30pm dismissal time. Now, get some sleep....cause we got a big day tomorrow!
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
With tomorrow being the first day of school, please remember to send in a note if your student(s) will be getting off the bus anywhere but home, like at a daycare provider. You may send in one note for the year if your child is consistently going somewhere other then home after school. ( or if they need to be picked up from somewhere other then home) If we do not have a note, then your child will ride the bus to their home address. If no one is there to meet the child from the bus, they will have to come back to the school and picked up here.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
Opening workshop day at RSU 12. We are excited to be back and can’t wait to see our students on Wednesday!
about 1 year ago, RSU 12
RSU 12
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/
about 1 year ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
September breakfast and lunch menus.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
August breakfast and lunch menus
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Here is the 2019/2020 Whitefield School bus schedule. Please look at it carefully and note the changes. There have been some changes to the bus routes and the drivers doing them. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 549-7691.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Come join us for our Back to School Open House on August 26th, 6:00-7:00pm. The Whitefield PTA will be providing refreshments in the gym.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School has an opening for an assistant cook/ baker. If interested, apply online.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Sheepscot Valley Church is holding a free event on the Whitefield School grounds on Sunday August 18th, 2pm-5pm. It is a back to school celebration with free food, games and a bounce house.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
FYI: Whitefield School front office will be closed August 8th, 9th and 12th. The school will be closed on Friday, August 9th.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School front office will be closed on 8/8, 8/9 and 8/12. Please be aware that the school will be completely closed on 8/9.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
School starts in 4 weeks. Need some some ideas for school shopping? Want to look cool and show off your school pride? Head over to the Elliott Office Products website ( www.eop-inc.com) and check out their Whitefield School catalog. A percentage of all sales goes into our school athletics program. It helps pay for much needed equipment, uniforms and tournament fees, among other things.
about 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We still have community calendars ( dates go to April 2020) and 2019 yearbooks still available for sale. If you would like one, please stop by the school Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm or you can email aperkins@svrsu.org to reserve one. Calendars are $7 each and yearbooks are $12 each.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The first day of school is quickly approaching ( only 5 1/2 weeks). For those looking to get an early start on school shopping, here is the class supply lists for students. KINDERGARTEN: A two pocket folder and a backpack. Students should pack a snack for themselves everyday. 1ST GRADE: Sharpened #2 pencils, 16 count crayons, eraser, scissors, glue stick, backpack and students should pack themselves a daily snack. Mrs. Lamothe will provide the take home folder. For anyone wishing to donate to the class, Mrs. Lamothe is asking for tissues, paper towels and Clorox wipes. 2ND GRADE: Sharpened #2 pencils ( lots of pencils), 5 spiral notebooks ( any color, pattern or design), 2, 1 1/2 inch 3-ring binders (any color or design) and daily snack 3RD GRADE: Pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, 2 red pens for correcting and a daily snack. A donation of mechanical pencils for the classroom would be much appreciated. 4TH GRADE: Good quality # 2 pencils, colored pencils and/or crayons, 2-3 folders for homework and classwork transportation, red pens for correcting, glue sticks, an assignment notebook and a daily snack. Mr. Trask asks that NO GLITTER be brought into the classroom. 5TH GRADE: To be announced at a later date. Please see picture for middle school supply list. We do have a new 5th grade teacher, ELA teacher and Math teacher. We will post if additional supplies for those classes are needed. Middle school students will have an option of using a digital assignment notebook if desired. If you need some assistance in acquiring needed school supplies, please call the school. We often have school supplies donated to us during the summer. And as always, we accept and greatly appreciate any donations for school supplies through out the year.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We would like to welcome our new teachers. Molly Brewer will be teaching 5th grade. Crystal Crowell will be teaching middle school math and will have the 6th grade for homeroom. Kelley Capen will be teaching middle school ELA/Reading and will have the 7th grade for homeroom. We are very excited to have them be a part of our school and community!
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
SVRSU 12 has an opening in Windsor Elementary School for a Maintenance/ Head Custodian position. This Head Custodian position will be responsible for two sites, Windsor Elementary School and Somerville Elementary School. To apply visit www.svrsu.org A current State of Maine Criminal History Records Check Certification is required for any job at a Maine school.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School and all schools in RSU 12 have a need for substitutes in all areas, whether it be teachers, ed techs, kitchen, custodial, bus drivers or office. If you have ever thought of subbing at Whitefield School, now is the time to get the process rolling to be ready for the 2019/2020 school year. Applications for becoming a sub can be found on the RSU website at www.svrsu.org You may also call Central Office at 549-3261to find out more about the steps needed to becoming a substitute. A current State of Maine Criminal History Records Check Certification is required to be a substitute in schools.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield School has a Kitchen Manager/ Head Cook position open. A Kitchen Manager oversees the kitchen that provides breakfast and lunch as part of the RSU 12 food service program. This is an eight hour per day position. To apply for this position visit www.svrsu.org
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There was a cell phone found on the playground this morning. If you were at the school playground on 7/9 and believe this maybe be your phone, please call the school during business hours. Must be able to positively ID the phone
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
On Monday, July 1st the internet and phone services will be down at the school, however the front office will remain open from 7:30am until 2:00pm. The School will be closed on July 4th and July 5th. The front office will be closed on July 16th. On most days this summer the front office is open from 7:30am-3:30pm, but please call in advance to makes sure someone is will be here to help you with your needs.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We still have yearbooks and community calendars for sale. They can be purchased at the front office. Normal business hours are Monday- Friday 7:30am-3:30pm, but please call ahead to ensure someone is available to assist you.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Teacher mode- OFF!
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
WAA Summer Sports
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
RSU 12 students can register for the summer golf program taking place at Sheepscot Links Golf Course in Whitefield. Registration form at this link, https://5il.co/84p5
over 1 year ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
A reminder that the last day of school is Wednesday, June 19th. Please be aware that the last day of school is an early release day with a dismissal time of 11:30am.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that 8th Grade Promotion Night is Tuesday, June 18th at 6pm
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Internet is back up!
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Our internet is currently down. We are working hard to get it back up and running. Unfortunately this effects the phones as well. We hope to have everything back up and running within the next 15-30 minutes.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Due to expected rainy weather, Field day has been postponed to Wednesday, June 12th. Please have your child dress appropriately for outdoor games and have a towel and change of clothes for the slip and slide.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This is a reminder that there IS school on Monday, June 10th. The school calendar has it listed as a workshop day, but that was before days were added on for weather cancellations.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Our end of the year awards assembly and parent luncheon will be held on Friday, June 14th. This year we are doing something a little different. Instead of a BBQ, we will be serving Italians, veggie sticks and dip, watermelon and a sweet treat. Information/ sign up sheets are going home today. Extras can be picked up at the office. Please have your sign up sheets in by Friday, June 7th. We ask that you do not send in any money ahead of time for the parent luncheon. You pay for your meal on the 14th.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that the Pre-K program will be closed on June 6th and 7th.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that the final day for pre-ordering yearbooks is this Friday, May 31st. There will be a very limited amount of extra yearbooks ordered and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The best way to ensure you get a copy is to pre-order.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Up coming important dates to remember: 5/22- Grades 5,6,7 and 8 placing flags on veterans's graves in Augusta. American Legion will provide a pizza lunch. If pizza is not wanted/ can't be eaten, a lunch from home must be provided. Please be sure to have permission slips turned in. 5/23- 6th grade Touch of High School at Erskine academy. Look for permission slips to be coming home. 5/24- ( rain date of 5/31) Day of Caring. Please make sure to send in permission slips 5/24 -Portland Sea Dogs trip for those who signed up and paid. 5/23- Jump-a-thon open gym 2:30p-4:30p ( only eligible students who participated in the jump-a-thon may attend) 5/31- Jump-a-thon- field trip ( only eligible students who participated in the jump-a-thon may attend) 6/4 Band/ Chorus concert at 1:30pm. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. 6/6-6/7- 8th grade class trip 6/11 ( rain date 6/13) field day. All students should dress appropriately and bring a change of clothing and a towel for the slip and slide. 6/14 End of the year assembly/ awards and parent luncheon. Sign up sheets with times will be going home soon. 6/18- 8th grade promotion night starting at 6pm. Middle school dance to follow. 6/19- Last day of school with an 11:30am dismissal.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that this afternoon Whitefield School will be having a 3 bus run. Please remember that drop off times maybe earlier or later then normal. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 549-7691.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
On Monday, May 13th, we will be having a 3 bus run both in the morning and afternoon. In the morning, Jim Brann's bus, number 20A, is the only bus that will have a different pick up time. In the afternoon, please be aware that drop off times maybe earlier or later then normal for all busses. If you have any questions, please call the school.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There is some change in this week's lunch menu. They are as follows: Wednesday- Cheese or ham pizza, salad, fruit and milk Thursday- Pulled pork sandwich, salad bar/ coleslaw, fruit and milk Friday- Fish sticks, roll, peas, fruit and milk
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please mark down this date: June 14th is the date for our end of the year assembly and Parent/Family Luncheon. More information to come.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Don't forget to order your 2018/2019 school yearbook! Order forms will be going home with students and can be picked up in the front lobby. The cost is $12. Orders must be in by May 17th. A very limited amount of extras will be ordered and will be on a first come/ first sold basis, so pre-order now and secure your copy.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There will be no pre-k program on June 6th and 7th.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Community calendars are now available. They are available for purchase at the Whitefield School, Sheepscot General and at the Whitefield Superette for $7. Money raised from the purchase of the calendar will go to the 8th grade class trip.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The 2019/2020 school calendar. The first day of school next year will be August 28th and it is an early release day with a dismissal time of 1:30pm.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Yearbook order forms are here. They will be coming home with your child this week and can also be picked up at the school front office.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Third graders worked hard on their Water Cycle in Bag this afternoon.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We are still looking for teams for our 3v3 basketball tournament being held at Whitefield School on Friday , April 5th. Ms. Mccormick needs registrations in hand by tonight. Registrations can be emailed to her at kmccormick@svrsu.org. The entrance fee $5 per person and is open to kids in grades 3-12. Teams are made up of 3-4 players, but if you don't have a team, you can still sign up. You will be assigned a team when you get here. This tournament is being sponsored by our National Junior Honor Society to benefit the Whitefield Athletic Association.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Athletic Association t-ball, baseball and softball sign-ups will be on Thursday April 4th 5pm-6pm and Saturday April 6th 8am-9am. You may also sign up on line at www.leaguelineup.com/whitefieldwildcats This is for any Pre-K through 6th graders who would like to play . Don't forget to follow Whitefield Athletic Association on Facebook!
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
April 9th is opening day at Fenway Park. Dennis Cullenberg was very passionate about the "home team". In remembrance of Mr. Cullenberg we are having a Hat Day Fundraiser for 5th grade. Pay $1.00 to wear a hat all day at school. We encourage everyone to wear Red Sox apparel ( or just baseball gear in general)
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Parents of 6th grade students: Parents of students attending Kieve this week are invited there for a slideshow and lunch on Friday starting at 10:45 am.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Reminder and new information about the 3v3 basketball tournament hosted by Whitefield's National Junior Honor Society.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Spring pictures will be on April 11th. Only students who have prepaid online orders or bring money in on or before the 11th will have their pictures done. Order forms will be going home with students next week.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Gifted and Talented Notice* Spring referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program are being accepted from Friday March 29th to Friday April 12th. If you feel your child excels or has the potential to excel beyond his/her age level peers in academics or art/music (VPA) you can make a referral for the Gifted and Talented Program. A referral can be made by a teacher, staff member or parent. We do recommend, however, you consult with your child's teacher before making a referral. Please contact Hollie Hilton, the Gifted and talented Coordinator, at hhilton@svrsu.og for a referral form for either academics or visual art/music (VPA).
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that our first Spirit Wear order will be going out on 3/27/19. If you want to place an order this month, please send in your order and money in to school by Wednesday morning. Checks should be made out to Whitefield School.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Reminder tonight is the FUNDRAISER DINNER: 8th grade is hosting a Benefit Pizza and Pasta Buffet Dinner at Aunt Gin’s on March 26th from 4:30-7:30. Price: $10 per adult - $5 per child (up to grade 8) - $30 per family (included in price is pizza, pasta, and soft drinks ** alcoholic beverages must be purchased separately**) ALL proceeds will be donated to Whitefield Elementary School’s class of 2019.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Clarissa Howard
Just a reminder to students who participate in Coding Club with Mrs. Howard - there is no Coding Club today, March 26th - they will have it next week as usual.
over 1 year ago, Clarissa Howard
Whitefield Elementary
Grade 5 is sponsoring a special Hat Day fundraiser in recognition of the Red Sox Opening Day at Fenway Park. This will be on Tuesday, April 9th, and we encourage everyone to wear a hat ( $1.00 donation) and baseball apparel- any team is fine! We are celebrating this day in memory of Mr. Cullenberg, who was a passionate fan of the "home team"
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Don't forget we will be placing a Spirit Wear order on 3/27/19. Catalogs and order forms are available at the school office.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
8th grade Movie/Game Night - Friday, March 22 from 2:30-4:15 for grades K-5 - Cost is $5. The movie is Garfield the Movie. Please fill out permission slips and return to Mrs. Howard.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
FUNDRAISER DINNER: 8th grade is hosting a Benefit Pizza and Pasta Buffet Dinner at Aunt Gin’s on March 26th from 4:30-7:30. Price: $10 per adult - $5 per child (up to grade 8) - $30 per family (included in price is pizza, pasta, and soft drinks ** alcoholic beverages must be purchased separately**) ALL proceeds will be donated to Whitefield Elementary School’s class of 2019.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
To encourage students to drink more water and reduce our use of plastic, we recently added a water bottle filling station in our “gymacafetorium.” This was possible thanks to a grant from LincolnHealth and their Let’s Go program. “Drinking water is linked to a number of health benefits. Water can improve kids’ readiness to learn and is the best first choice for hydration before, during, and after most exercise routines. We were happy to help Whitefield School create a healthier environment for students and teachers,” commented Kristina Verney, LincolnHealth’s Let’s Go Coordinator.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We are now accepting Pre-K applications for the 2019/2020 School year. Please call the school or stop by for an application.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
From our Friends over at Windsor PTO: This year Windsor PAWS PTO is having a Spaghetti Dinner with Raffles Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9th. We have over 100 raffle items donated and are very excited for the community support that we have received so far for this event. Kids and parents alike love raffles......and it only takes 1 ticket to WIN! Funds raised will be used to support Windsor PAWS PTO.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary School will be accepting applications for our Pre-K program starting March 1st. Applications can be picked up at the front office.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The girl's and boy's varsity basketball teams had their first play-off games on Saturday at Erskine Academy. The boys played hard but lost to Palermo. They should be very proud of their accomplishments this season. The girls played against Palermo and won. They move on to semi-finals tonight. Come out and cheer on our girls as they play against China at 7:25pm, tonight at Erskine. GO WILDCATS!
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Girl Scout Troop 532 has chosen to support the Mid Coast Animal Shelter for their winter community service project. Their goal is to collect as many items as possible to help our furry friends. A donation box has been placed in the Whitefield School lobby. It will be there until 2/15/19. Most needed items include canned canned cat/dog food, dye-free dry cat/dog food, unscented cat litter, collars, leashes and treats. Other helpful items include blankets, towels, toys and gift cards. For a complete list you can visit midcoasthumane.org. Thank you for your support in helping Girl Scout Troop 532 reach their goal.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Due to the closing of school today, there will be no JV Girl's basketball game this afternoon.
over 1 year ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Varsity and JV basketball teams will have make up games against Windsor tomorrow, January 23rd. Girl's Varsity and JV will play at Windsor starting at 4pm with varsity playing first. Boy's Varsity and JV will play at home starting at 4pm with varsity playing first.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder that there will be no Pre-K tomorrow, January 11, 2019.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Due to a minor incident, Mr. Webb's bus 19 will be late picking students up. There will be a bus going out around 7:50am to pick up students who ride Mr. Webb's bus. Expect pick up times to be about 45 to 60 minutes later then normal. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please call Whitefield School.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Lincoln Academy will be holding an Eighth Grade Informational night for students who want to explore the option of attending LA next year as a freshman. It will be held on January 23rd, from 6:30-7:30pm in the Alumni Dining Commons.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There will be a Celebration of Life/ Remembrance for Mr. Cullenberg at the Whitefield School Library on January 10th, 5:30pm-7:00pm.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Ms. Northrup's 3rd grade class had a fun morning watching the movie Annabelle's Wish. And now they want to wish everyone Happy Holidays!
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Pre-K made wreaths earlier this week. We had so much fun!
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Just a reminder the winter concert is today at 5:30pm for grades K through 3rd and 6:30pm for grades 4 and 5. Grades 6 through 8 band and chorus will also be at 6:30pm.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
It has begun!! "Flocking for Food" started this week as our own NJHS students put those pesky pink birds on the "North's" front lawn. If you see the flock on your lawn don't be surprised! It is important to know that in order to have the flock removed, you must fill out the paperwork attached to the leader of the flocks neck and return it to Whitefield School. Once paperwork is turned in a removal technician will be over within the day.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Information about Whitefield school for Thursday, December 6th. As you may know, Mr. Cullenberg, a 5th grade teacher at Whitefield Elementary school for 32 years tragically passed away last week. His funeral will be held this Thursday, December 6th at 11am in Farmington, Maine. The vast majority of staff at Whitefield School are of course attending his funeral. It will be impossible for Whitefield school to function without the majority of the staff. So, we have decided to close Whitefield School on Thursday, December 6th. Classes will resume on Friday. Please look for information about Mr. Cullenberg’s funeral and visitation hours on the school website. Mr. Cullenberg will be greatly missed by the Whitefield community and all of RSU 12.
almost 2 years ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
There will be visitation hours for Dennis Cullenberg on Wednesday, December 5th from 6pm-8pm at Dan and Scotts's Funeral Home. The address is 488 Farmington Falls Rd, Farmington, ME 04938 The funeral will be held Thursday, December 6th at 11am at St. Joseph Church , 133 Middle St, Farmington Maine.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Dear Parents, Family and Friends, You are invited to our Winter Concert Series on Tuesday December 11th. There will be two concerts, the first featuring grades K-3 at 5:30pm and the second featuring grades 4-5, 6-8 Chorus, and 6-8 Band at 6:30pm. Arrival times are as follows: K-3 students no earlier than 5:10pm; 4-8 students no earlier than 6:10pm. Students will be seated in a designated area with their classmates during the concert. If you have any questions please contact me or the school. Sincerely, Mr. Morgan Music Teacher Whitefield/Chelsea Elementary smorgan@svrsu.org
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Girl's Varsity/ JV and Boy's Varsity and JV basketball schedules.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Sad News for the Whitefield Community It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Mr. Dennis Cullenberg. Dennis died early this morning after a brief but intense battle with pancreatic cancer. Dennis devoted 32 years to the children of Whitefield as a highly regarded classroom teacher and colleague. His loss to this school and community is significant. We have provided grief counselors and other resources in school for students and staff to support them through this difficult grieving period and we will continue to have those resources available next week. We are in communication with Mr. Cullenberg’s family and no formal funeral plans have been made at this point. Once we receive that information we will share it with all our WHES families.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We will holding the Parent / Teacher Conferences that were scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th on Thursday, November 29th at the same times already arranged. If this poses a scheduling problem for you please contact our child's teacher and alternatives will be provided. Also, because of the weather-related interruptions over the past couple of weeks, we have made the choice to move the WHES Winter Concert from December 4th to December 11th. A notice to this effect will be sent out from our music department shortly but please plan on this new date.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Boy's basketball tryouts will be held on Friday November 9th. Boy's grade 5-6 will tryout 2:30pm-3:30pm and boy's grade 7-8 will tryout 3:30pm-4:30pm.
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Remember Picture Retake Day is this Friday, November 9th
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Athletic Association Basketball sign -up times Wednesday on the 7th at the Whitefield School from 5-6 PM will be 1st & 2nd grade boys/girls basketball signups and practice. Wednsday the 7th basketball signups and practice for all 3rd & 4th grade boys/girls will be 6-7pm. Pre-K / kindergarten boys & girls will have signups on the 10th at 8-9am Saturday 1/2 boys & girls Saturday the 10th practice 9-10am 3/4 boys & girls Saturday the 10th practice 10-11am 5/6 boys & girls Saturday the 10th practice and signups 11-12
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Dear WHES Parents: As of today, October 31st, we have a new security feature on our Main Entrance door. This allows us to keep that door locked throughout the school day and "buzz" people in who ring the bell. Because of the camera attached to the unit (located on the right of the entry door) our office staff can view the individual ringing the bell before allowing the individual to enter the school. This provides us with an extra element of security, adding to the safety of our building. I'm sure this new feature to the school will take a little while for everyone to get used to but the end result is that WHES is much more secure and safe because of this added measure. Mark Mark Deblois, Principal Whitefield Elementary School 164 Grand Army Road Whitefield, ME 04353-3503 (207) 549-7691 Email: mdeblois@svrsu.org "At Whitefield Elementary School We Have PRIDE INSIDE"
almost 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Every year the Lion's Club sponsors a Peace Poster contest. First, second and third place winners from area schools are invited to the Lion's Club for a recognition supper. Representing our school is Kineo Kelley (1st place), Olivia Brann ( 2nd place) and Kat Thornton (3rd place). All first place posters move on to the next phase of the contest. Good luck, Kineo! We would also like to thank The Ladies of Lincoln County for their generous donation of poster board our students used for the contest.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Attention 8th grade students and Parents: Lincoln Academy to Host 8th Grade Family Night on November 7 All prospective students are invited to Lincoln Academy’s 2018 8th Grade Family Night, which will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm. The event will begin in the Alumni Dining Commons in the center of the Lincoln Academy campus at 81 Academy Hill in Newcastle. This open house is an annual event at Lincoln Academy; a chance for families of prospective students to visit the LA campus, meet teachers and staff, and tour the school. Often this event is the first time students see their soon-to-be high school and meet many of their teachers. Although most families who attend represent incoming 9th graders, families of students interested in transferring to LA from another high school are also encouraged to attend. This year, Lincoln Academy’s 8th Grade Family Night will begin in the Dining Commons with an orientation by current students and members of the Administration and Guidance Department. After this orientation, families can take a campus tour with student tour guides, and visit an Open House in the LA gym, where academic departments and extracurricular clubs will have tables where faculty and students are available to talk about their specialties. School representatives will speak directly to students and parents about their specific interests in and out of the classroom. “The table format of the Open House gives prospective families a chance to meet teachers and students, and get any question answered, whether that is about a particular academic track, performing or visual arts, athletics, or a club interest, such as Debate Team or Climate Action Club,” said Sarah Wills-Viega, Lincoln Academy’s Director of Counseling and Studies. “We hope that families will leave the event with helpful information about Lincoln Academy, both in general and specific terms, and that students will be excited about coming here next year!” Families considering Lincoln Academy should plan to attend the Open House, even if they are considering several options for high school. This event is helpful in understanding the wide variety of resources at LA, including 145 total courses, 17 Advanced Placement classes, 30 classes in visual and performing arts, a broad range of hands-on courses in the Cable-Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center (ATEC), as well as over 40 clubs and athletic teams. For more information about 8th Grade Family Night, please contact LA Guidance at 563-3596 ext. 125 or 128. Parking for the evening event is available in the student parking lot across from the LA gym.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
More pumpkins from the contest
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
More pumpkins from our contest
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The staff at Whitefield School had the opportunity to participate in a Pumpkin Decorating/ Carving Contest this week. They were displayed in the lobby and students, guests and staff got vote on their favorite one. The votes were counted and the winners were as follows: 1st place- Mrs. Perkins- Spaceship and Aliens 2nd place- Mrs.Simpson- Basketball Pumpkin 3rd place- Mrs Anderson- Pumpkin Nurse Thank you to the other participant- Mr. Deblois, Mrs, Brewer, Mrs. Marecaux, Ms. McCormick, Mrs. Howard and Ms. Hilton. They all did a great job and had so much fun doing it!
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
School Picture Retakes will be on Friday, November 9th.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12
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 dtaylor@svrsu.org
about 2 years ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Tomorrow will be Whitefield Pride Day. Let's see if we can turn our whole school red for the day. Everyone should try and wear red. There will be a prize for the class that has the most participants.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Today's Cross Country Meet has been canceled.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Today's soccer game has been canceled. There will be a make up game on 10/4 at Chelsea
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Pumpkin Sale September 29th at Whitefield Elementary School 8am-noon. Come out tomorrow and support our PTA and buy some locally grown pumpkins that were tended by our students all summer.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
A Reminder that picture day will be Monday October 1st. You may send in your order form on Monday or order on line.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Pumpkin Run at Lincoln Academy October 18,2018 at 4:00pm Open to boys and girls 5th grade and up 1.5-2mile course on Lincoln Academies cross country trails
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Picture Day is October 1st. Order forms will be coming home on Friday. You may also preorder on line.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
We would like to thank all parents, grandparents and care providers for their understanding and patience during our first 3 bus run of the school year.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Whitefield School will be having a 3 bus run. This means times will vary for drop off. If you have any questions about drop off times please call the school
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
For students in grades 5-8 interested in Cross Country
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Run Club Sign ups for grades K-4
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please join us for Open House on Wednesday, September 5th from 5:30pm-6:30pm
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Middle school parents, please save this link for ELA homework and announcement updates. https://goo.gl/3wxoDp
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Dear Whitefield Elementary School Parents, Last spring I was nominated by a large, diverse selection team to become the new principal of the Whitefield Elementary School and I accepted the position with great enthusiasm and positive anticipation for the journey ahead. In July, I began at the school, meeting with staff, students, parents and community members and what I have clearly seen throughout the summer is a fervent desire to rewrite the negative perceptions of the school and assure that all of the positive elements of WES shine through. I was hoping to begin that process on Monday, August 27th with WES staff members and then greet all students on the 28th, the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. However, a health issue will prevent me from doing so right away. On Wednesday, August 23rd, I underwent emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage. The surgery went well and I am now out of the hospital but my doctor will not allow me to return to school until after some further rest and recuperation. Once that date is determined, we will certainly let everyone know. Until then, I will rely on the amazing responsiveness and professionalism of the WES and RSU#12 staffs to "carry the ball" until my return. Mark Deblois
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please allow a 5-10 minute allowance on pick up/ drop off times until the bus routes are established. If you have any questions about the bus route, please call the school.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 28th.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There will be an Open House for students in Pre-K and Kindergarten on Thursday, August 23rd from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. This is an opportunity for pre-k and kindergarten students/ parents to come meet their teacher and see their classroom.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
It's time to sign up for the middle school league soccer season. If your middle school son/ daughter is interested in trying out, please call the school or email coach Padgett at haskellpadgett@gmail.com. There will be a just for fun soccer scrimmage at the school on Thursday, August 16th at 5:30pm for all interested students.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please join us at the Whitefield School on August 9th. We will be hosting a Meet the Principal night at 6pm in the gym. The focus will be Whitefield Elementary School Moving Forward. Parents, student and community members are encouraged to attend.
about 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
A message from Ms. Mathews: I would like to announce that I have accepted the position of middle school English Language Arts teacher at Whitefield School. I look forward to working with students and families to grow content knowledge and build relationships. I will reach out to families of my students as the new school year approaches.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Summer Golf at Sheepscot Links
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please note that Wednesday, June 20th, will be a 1:30pm dismissal. Thursday, June 21st is an 11:30am dismissal.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Our softball team won the Sheepscot Valley Championship, for the second year in a row, on Monday! It was an intense game against Vassalboro, but our Wildcats won! The Whitefield/Chelsea baseball team played a thriller on Tuesday against Palermo- and were victorious! Matching trophies for the trophy case. Congratulations to our athletes, coaches AND many thanks to the parents for their unwavering support of our student athletes. What a great season!
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
After all their hard work on the Day of Caring, the students and staff were rewarded with a cookout from the United Way and music from 92 Moose.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Some pictures from Whitefield School's Day of Caring 2018 on June 1st
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The K Krew visited the Hannaford Whitten Rd in Augusta today! We had a great time! Our tour guide gave us a dragon fruit to try when we returned. What an awesome treat and a silly name for fruit😉
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
NJHS is looking for supply donations to take to the Ronald McDonald House in Portland on June 14th. Please see attached photos for more information.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Today the students of Whitefield School participated in our annual Day of Caring. Most of the activities were held outside. Due to the large amount of ticks, we encourage parents and guardians to conduct a thorough tick check when your child gets home.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Library Open House and Fundraiser.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Please remember that tomorrow, May 30th, is a full day of school. It will be a 2:20pm dismissal.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There will be no Pre-K classes on June 4th and 5th at Whitefield School. The Pre-K program will be closed for incoming Pre-k screening. If you have any questions, please call the school.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This wooden box was in found last week in the lost and found at Whitefield School. If this belongs to you please call the school and identify what was inside the box along with the photo. If you recognize the people in the photo, please have them contact the school. This obviously has a lot of sentimental value and we would love to see it returned to it's owners.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Accepting Yearbook orders until May 25th
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Reminder: RSU 12 District Budget Meeting will be held tonight, May 17, 2018, at 6:30pm at the Chelsea Elementary School. All RSU 12 residents are encouraged to attend.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
RSU 12 Budget Meeting May 17, 2018, 6:30pm Chelsea Elementary School
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Applications now being taken for the Pre-K program. You can call the number on the flyer or stop be Whitefield School for an application.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The staff at Whitefield would like to give a BIG thank you to our PTA. They provided personalized goodie baskets to all the staff this week for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This morning Whitefield School temporarily lost water. A pressure switch malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The water was off and on for approximately 1 hour causing some minor inconveniences. The new switch has been installed and the water is up and running.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, Hello! I would like to invite you to our Spring Concert for grades K-5. The concert will take place during the school day on Thursday, May 31st at 9:30am. Parents should arrive no earlier than 9:10am. The concert is expected to last 30-40 minutes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or the school. Mr. Morgan Music Teacher Chelsea/Whitefield Elementary smorgan@svrsu.org
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Collaborative Problem Solving Project April 30, 2018 Newsprint/Minutes Participants present: Amy Perkins, Ben Marcus, Cheryl Johnson, Clint Towle, Delia Dearnley, Howie Tuttle, Jake Mathews, Jeanne Grady, Karen McCormick, Kendra Anderson, Lucinda Lee, Niki Mathews, Sue McKeen, Tara DeLisle, Terri Blair, Tom Soule Not present: Anthony Anderson, Jen Noftall, Keith Marple, Lisa Kalloch, Lynette Conroy Facilitator: Joan Morin The collaborative process involves the participants to first identify the issue, then list the interest with regard to the identified issue, brainstorm options for potential resolution and finally reach consensus on the desired option. The dictation of the newsprint shows verbatim, the identified issue, the interest of the issue, the options that were brainstormed and the consensus that was reached. Chart 1: Agenda Accept 4/2 & 4/23 Minutes Consensus What needs to happen for each of you to believe that change is possible and that members are committed to supporting change? Niki- share and discuss behavior data Review student incident process & protocol form Issues: Safety & health Topics Decisions and Discussions: Project members accepted the April 2nd and April 23rd minutes with no modifications. Members responded to the question, What needs to happen for each of you to believe that change is possible and that members are committed to supporting change? Various responses were shared. Many expressed that they need to hear the issues and what cause the matter to be on the list and once the issue explanation has been shared, move to resolution. Members felt that some members of the group have an agenda that makes it difficult for the group to move forward. All believe that there were/are issues that need discussion and resolution. However, are encouraged by the evident awareness and change of everyone. Everyone believed that working collaboratively and being “Champions of Change” will create a school culture and climate that is respectful, kind and supportive for all. Members felt that if any member felt frustrated or believed the process will not begin to bring about change, than they should consider whether their participation is positively contributing to change or potentially preventing the group from moving forward. If the later, consider removing themselves from the Project. It was also suggested that if a member’s behavior was preventing the group from moving forward than the member(s) may be asked to leave the project. Niki shared and explained the collected Whitefield behavior data. Full year data has been collected since 2016-17. Incidences of various behavior infractions are documented on the “red form” by teachers and school employees. The principal and/or Niki review every form for potential action. Since the inception of the reporting, inappropriate behavior has declined. (see attached charting) Howard Tuttle, Superintendent shared the draft of the new “Student Incident Reporting Form”. Superintendent Tuttle will share the form electronically for everyone to review. We will discuss the form at the May 7th meeting. Agenda for May 7, 2018 5:30 PM Whitefield School Review and accept the minutes of April 30th. Revisit whether to modify the quorum agreement. Allow project members who were unable to attend the April 30th meeting to answer; What needs to happen for each of you to believe that change is possible and that members are committed to supporting change? Review and modify the Student Incident Reporting Form. Continue with Safety and Health Issues Set the May 14th agenda.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Collaborative Problem Solving Project April 23, 2018 Newsprint/Minutes Participants present: Ben Marcus, Cheryl Joslyn, Clint Towle, Delia Dearnley, Howie Tuttle, Jen Noftall, Karen McCormick, Keith Marple, Kendra Anderson, Lisa Kalloch, Lucinda Lee, Tom Soule, Sue McKeen Not present: Amy Perkins, Anthony Anderson, Jake Mathews, Jeanne Grady, Lynette Conroy, Niki Mathews, Tara DeLisle, Terri Blair Facilitator: Joan Morin The collaborative process involves the participants to first identify the issue, then list the interest with regard to the identified issue, brainstorm options for potential resolution and finally reach consensus on the desired option. The dictation of the newsprint shows verbatim, the identified issue, the interest of the issue, the options that were brainstormed and the consensus that was reached. Options: (April 2, 2018) (to include timeframes and called issue/concern form) 1. Digital Reporting Form completed by student, parent, teacher, staff 2. Dated acknowledgement that form was received to include protocol & process 3. Personal contact to share next steps 4. Investigation 5. Resolution & plan of action April 23, 2018 6. Write letter of appeal to superintendent Acknowledge receipt to include process & protocol Investigate Resolution & plan of action 7. Appeal to full board Board makes determination To develop form: Howie Tuttle, Tom Soule, Delia Dearnley, Kendra Anderson, Niki Mathews, Karen McCormick Include timeframes All steps of process thru appeal Presented to full group at next meeting Discussions and Decisions: We did not have a quorum attending Monday’s meeting, therefore, no consensus was reached on any matter. The members did meet and moved forward with developing the process and protocol for student incident reporting; understanding that the final form and process would need consensus from the members. A couple of members raised concerns about whether the project should continue due to the perceived slow pace and the thought that a different process might be quicker. The response from other members of the group included such points as; people aren’t always showing up to the meetings, we aren’t meeting on a weekly basis, as agreed to, therefore progress is slowed. Staff representatives did not support the suggestion of disbanding the committee. They felt they have been vilified and disrespected and believe that all issues need to be addressed and resolved. Other members expressed that attitudes and possible differing agendas impeded our progress. I, Joan explained that the struggles are a result of the group not forming and trusting each other. There appears to be differing agendas that aren’t being fully discussed. I also explained that I would not be interested in facilitating/participating in a different process as I believe a different process would only result in fingering pointing and blaming. The group continued with its process and was successful at developing a procedure and process for the reporting and resolving of student incidences. The group also reviewed the list of issues and decided to fully discuss all of the safety/health issues at the next meeting. Next Meeting: April 30th- 5:30 Whitefield School Issues: Death Threats etc., Safety & Health Topics Niki – Share and discuss Whitefield’s behavior data Mid Term Public Report Review Student Incident Process and Protocol and Form Accept 4/2 & 4/23 Minutes
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Collaborative Problem Solving Project April 2, 2018 Newsprint/Minutes Participants present: Amy Perkins, Anthony Anderson, Cheryle Joslyn, Clint Towle, Delia Dearnley, Jeanne Grady, Jen Noftall, Karen McCormick, Keith Marple, Lynette Conroy, Niki Mathews, Sue McKeen, Terri Blair, Tom Soule Not present: Ben Marcus, Howie Tuttle, Jake Mathews, Kendra Anderson, Lisa Kalloch, Lucinda Lee, Tara DeLisle Facilitator: Joan Morin The collaborative process involves the participants to first identify the issue, then list the interest with regard to the identified issue, brainstorm options for potential resolution and finally reach consensus on the desired option. The dictation of the newsprint shows verbatim, the identified issue, the interest of the issue, the options that were brainstormed and the consensus that was reached. Chart 1: Issues: Student Incident Interest: Communication parents, staff, students, community Student safety Clearly defines protocols & process for the student issue Parent appeal process Documentation Historical Data available to parents Thorough investigations Not blaming the victim in investigations Resolutions/closure for all involved Way to report incidents free of shame, intimidation and retaliation Things that need to reported get reported (mandatory reporting) Safety and comfort in reporting Parental reporting of issues Student education-incident reporting-throughout year on going Parent education- incident reporting-throughout year on going Ongoing training of administrators for mandatory reporting Accountability for all staff, students, parents Chart 2: Options 1. Digital reporting form completed by (student, parent, teacher, staff) 2. Dated acknowledgement that form was received to include protocol and process 3. Personal contact to share next steps 4. Investigation 5. Resolution and plan of action Discussions and Determinations: Joan started the meeting with the concern that we were not making enough progress on the issues. She suggested that we deal with the issue of Student Incidences. The group felt if we could create protocols and procedures for the broad category we would tick many of the original listed issues off the list. The group discussed and began the process of developing the steps of action for student incidences. Agenda Next Meeting 4/23/18 5:30-8:00 Review April 2nd minutes Niki data presentation Continue with steps for process and protocol for student incident Mid Term Public Report to Community
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Pre-K enjoyed the warm weather on Wednesday and had lunch outside. What a beautiful day that was!
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Now accepting Kindergarten and Pre-K applications. Please call or stop by Whitefield School for an registration packet
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Earlier this week Chewonki Foundation came to Whitefield with an owl presentation. Pr-K and Kindergarten learned all about owls.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Tomorrow, Thursday May 3rd, Whitefield School will be having a 3 bus run both in the morning and afternoon. In the morning if your child rides on Mr. Webb's, Mr. Bronn's or Mr. Cote's bus, please expect them to be picked up in the morning five minutes earlier then normal. If your child rides Mr. Brann's bus, your pick up time will be between 8-8:20am. In the afternoon, due to the 3 bus run, drop off times vary. Please call the school if you have a question about drop off times.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Miss Brenda and Miss Amanda served up a super yummy Homemade Fresh Fruit Smoothie for school breakfast today. It is a tasty and nutritious breakfast option that was a big hit! A great way to start the day.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The kindergarten and 7th grade class learning about our greenhouse and aquaponics system.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
This morning Whitefield School had some excitement. There was a small car fire in the back parking lot. It was easily taken care of with a fire extinguisher. The fire department was called as a precaution. They came and determined that there was no further risk of fire. The car has been towed. If you have any questions or concerns you may call the school. We would like to thank the Whitefield Fire Department for their prompt arrival and assessment of the situation.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
On Monday, Lincoln County Red E. Fox visited with pre-k through 3rd grade students. He was here to teach our students about the use of 911.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Clarissa Howard
Mark your calendar - May 1st @ 6:30 p.m. 8th Grade Paint Night Fundraiser
over 2 years ago, Clarissa Howard
Whitefield Elementary
On Wednesday, Chris DeLisle gave a very interesting presentation on blacksmithing to the 5th grade class
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Congratulations the students in grades 5-8 who made High Honors and Honor Roll.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Clarissa Howard
Reminder - tomorrow Friday, April 13th is Half Price Hat Day!
over 2 years ago, Clarissa Howard
Whitefield Elementary
Come join the 2017-2018 Whitefield Elementary School's National Junior Honor Society in our first ever Floor Hockey Tournament on May 11th.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
The cast of Whitefield's Drama Club before they performed "The Ever After" for our school on Tuesday. A talk show host interviews estranged fairy tale characters who want to reconcile on live tv.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Pleas join us on Monday, April 9th, for a performance of The Ever After at 6:30pm
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Clarissa Howard
Reminder - Coding Club has been canceled for tonight - Mrs. Howard will be attending a meeting. Sorry for the inconvenience - we will have Coding Club next Tuesday.
over 2 years ago, Clarissa Howard
RSU 12
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.
over 2 years ago, RSU 12
Whitefield Elementary
Tomorrow, March 27, Whitefield School will be having a three bus run in the afternoon. Please be aware that drop off times will vary and could be ealier or later then normal.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Read about Whitefield's Collaborative Problem Solving Project here, http://www.svrsu.org/article/43675?org=whes
over 2 years ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Get To Know You Time Hi- This is Tom Soule, Interim Principal at Whitefield Elementary. I would like the opportunity to reach out to the community and get to know you a little better. I will be hosting a meeting at the school on Tuesday, March 27 from 3:45pm-4:30pm. Come on in and talk. Our superintendent, Mr. Howard Tuttle, will be there as well. Hope to see you on the 27th!
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
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.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
IMPORTANT: Revised 2017-2018 School Year Calendar posted here, http://www.svrsu.org/article/41674?org=whes
over 2 years ago, Howard Tuttle, Superintendent
Whitefield Elementary
Congratulations to the Boy's and Girl's Varsity basketball teams for both getting third place at Bristol Tournaments. A special shoutout to Natalie Spearin for winning the girl's shootout contest and to Ayla Noftall, Mia Northrup, Isaac Hayden and Colin Dalton for winning game MVPs! Way to go Wildcats!
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Mr. Soule enjoying Winter Carnival
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Family Movie Night at Somerville School on February 24th!
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Coding Club is cancelled for Tuesday, January 30th.
over 2 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
There is no school on Friday January 12th for Staff Development and Monday January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Have a great long weekend!
almost 3 years ago, Whitefield Elementary
Whitefield Elementary
Reminder - Jason "White Shadow" Gibbons will be here tonight! Doors open at 5, show begins at 6!
almost 3 years ago, Whitefield Elementary