Students are required to have winter gear for outside recess. We have had donations so if you or someone you know could use winter hats, jackets, boots, hats or mittens please contact the school at 454-2623
· The School still has lots of Garlic for sale. It is $3.00 per bag and it is organically grown. The garlic available is Music which is mild. Please call the school or drop by during the day to purchase some.
· Food Drive collected over 500 pounds of food. The Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade collected the most. J
· The Student Council is also holding a penny drive until the end of the school year. They will decide on a charity to donate to at the end of the school year.
· Winner of the 8th Grade basket full of gift cards and gifts was Troy Wallace. Thanks to all who donated and purchased tickets. J
· Winner of the Christmas basket donated by Ava Lynn Croman, your Miss Penobscot Valley Princess 2018 was won by Susan Murphy. She donated the funds raised the Alexander Elementary 8th Grade Class. Thanks to all who purchased tickets.
· We were looking through our files and noticed that several students are missing photo and video release forms. These are needed for newspaper and website notices for such things as honor roll, sports, school events, etc.
· The 5th annual alumni basketball games taking place on Saturday, December 23rd here at the school. These are for past students who are home during the Christmas Vacation and want to play. Please check out the facebook page on Randy’s Variety for more information. Start time is at 12:00 for the women’s game with the men’s to follow.
· Please see the enclosed informational packet regarding Winter Kids. All students must be ready to go outside on a daily basis. Don’t forget to wear your winter gear.
· School will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Merry Christmas to all!
Update (12/21/17): The Student Council food drive raised a total of 593 pounds of food! Thank you to students, parents, staff, and community members for your donations and support! The food has been delivered to both the Baileyville and Calais food pantries today.
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(12/12/17) This holiday season, the Alexander Elementary Student Council are holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries. The Student Council have already collected several hundred pounds of food and will continue to accept donations until December 21st. The student council have dedicated themselves to philanthropic work this year as they gear up for their second charitable project, the Penny Drive. The drive will begin after winter break and go until the end of the school year. All monies raised through the Penny Drive will be donated to charity.
Alexander Elementary Student Council members also recently attended the annual Maine Student Council Association’s Student Leadership Conference at the Brewer Auditorium. Council members attended leadership conferences and met with other student council from around the state.
Saturday, December 23rd
The Alexander Elementary School annual Alumni Basketball game will be held this weekend on Saturday, December 23rd at 12:00 noon at the Alexander Elementary School. Proceeds from ticket admissions are to go to the Alexander-Crawford Scholarship fund. The Alexander-Crawford Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating high school student resident of Alexander or Crawford.
On Thursday, December 14th, the AES Band and Chorus (joined by the PK/K/1 class) treated an audience of family, friends, and community members to a festive music concert. A job well done to all performers!
Alexander Elementary School has been selected to participate in the 2018 Winter Kids Winter Games Challenge! AES will represent Washington County and compete against 15 other schools across the state. The Winter Games is a 4 week challenge that emphasizes outdoor physical activity, nutrition, family engagement, and winter carnivals during the month of January. Students and teachers will be participating in educational games and activities to earn points towards a $5,000 cash prize and more.
AES has been an active Winterkids program participant for the past several years. Over the years the program has donated outdoor equipment like snow sleds, basketballs, kickballs, etc. for our students to use and enjoy.