Airline News   
Airline Community School 

March 5, 2018

March Birthdays

Alex           Mar   6th
Beckett      Mar   20th
Billy           Mar   27th

Thursday, March 8  6th-8th Grade to John Bapst Play
Saturday, March 10 State Team Chess Championships @ UMaine
Wednesday, March 14 Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 15    Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 16       Trip to Swan's Island 2nd-8th Grades

Fiber Arts Workshop Tuesday afternoons in March starting on the 6th at 3:15. Bring your favorite projects to share and teach others. We will be using looms of all kinds. Bring yarn and learn a new craft!

Principal's Message
A special thanks to all that contributed to the benefit dinner for our cook as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. Her service to the school has been for over thirty years. It was heartwarming to see so many former students contribute to the cause along with the members of the extended school community. Let's hope that she is successful in returning to full health soon.

Our Holiday Program went off as scheduled on Wednesday, December 20. Mr. Stott did a great job with his charges as they performed many fun pieces fof music, and Mrs. B had the 6th-8th graders prepared for their world premiere play.  We had a great turnout which was buoyed by the PTF bake sale that also benefited our cook.

The winter weather has been a challenge already, but the students seem to adapt better than anyone. We hope that we don't have too many storm days as we have already used four. I will keep adjusting the last day of school on the 2017-18 school calendar.


The after-school program runs everyday from 3:15-5:30. Please let the school know the first day of each week when your child will attend (if possible).

If your child will be absent from school, please contact the school by 8:30 AM on that day. This a safety measure besides being a heads up for the classroom teacher. 

Keep up-to-date on our website:    


The girls' basketball team (8-2) will be in the Mid-Maine League Division I Championship game for the first time ever! They will play Greenbush @ Indian Island on Friday, February 9 at 3:30.  Admission - $3 Adults  $1 Students for tournament games 

The boys' season finishing with a 20-18 loss to Highview Christian. This was after  a thrilling victory over Greenbush as Brady hit two free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock to snatch victory from defeat! 

The soccer team has finished its  season. They beat Indian Island on Friday, October 13 by a score of 4-0. Having another chance to defeat the Warriors, they took advantage of their steady improvement throughout the year. As a result, they played undefeated Highview Christian in a semi-final. Despite playing much better than in their first game against Highview, they lost 7-0. Overall it was a fun season, and the team was excited to be back in the league. They hope to do better next year! 

The cross country team has also finished their season. All of the six runners improved throughout the season. Four of them set PR's at the Invitational. All three girls won ribbons or a medal in all of their races. Kate, Michaela, and Grace hope to add a couple girls to their group next year so they can score as a team.   The boys (Cob, Brady, and Daniel) also are often seen running near each other pushing each other to better finishes each race. It was great to see both Brady and Cob ribbon at the Coastals and Daniel set his PR at the Invitational. They too hope to have two more runners to field a team next year. It was a great season!

Complete sports schedules are on the School News page.

Our annual Aurora Winter Solstice was held December 2. We had 55 participants in five different sections. Five of the players were Airline students, and both Cyrus and Ruby won their sections. It was an excellent day, and we look forward to our next get-together on Tuesday, December 12 at Ellsworth. It is a great chance for new players to test their skills in an informal atmosphere against players from another school.

The Ellsworth chess club meets at the Ellsworth Library Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 while the Bangor Chess Club meets Wednesday evenings at BAM all summer long. 

Go to for all events and chess activities.

 Lunch is $2.60, Breakfast is $1.25, reduced lunch is $.40.  Cold Lunch or snack Milk is  $.40. Adult meals are $4.00 for lunch and $2.00 for breakfast.
Please send payment in advance  for the breakfasts, lunches and milks your children plan to eat.
You may apply to the free or reduced rate lunch program at any time.
The monthly menus are posted on our website.

Thank you so much for the donated yarn!  Starting in March, on Tuesday afternoons, we will be having a Fiber Arts Workshop in the library from 3:15 until 5 P.M. There will be looms for weaving and people who knit or crochet are welcome to bring projects to work on and share with others. If there are any spinners in the community bring your skills to share! 

The Airline Community Library is for community residents as well as the school.  The library offers books for young children, school aged children, young adults and grown-ups alike.  The children’s fiction and non-fiction books are cataloged on the public computer. Wi-Fi is available at the library and there is one public computer available. In order to make the library open to the public, we need volunteers to open the library, call the school office if you can help.

Please save BOX TOPS for education coupons. Please check the expiration dates on the Box Tops for Education coupons found on product packaging before sending them in to the school office. The Airline does not collect Campbell's Labels for Education. Our February submission will be sent in on February 26th. Please send in collected Box Tops coupons as soon as possible to help the school.  If you get on-line coupons from Box Tops, please enter them on-line for our school yourself (the instructions are on the coupons.) Thank you for all your support.