Newsletter

Airline News   
Airline Community School 

October 16, 2018
   

Fall Birthdays

October 26   Jason
October 30   Cob

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, October 19            Coastal X-C Championships - Blue Hill Fairgrounds (B/G) 4:15
Tuesday, October 23          School Picture Day
Wednesday, October 24     School Board Meeting 6:30
Thursday, October 25        Airline X-C Invitational - First Race starts at 3:30


Principal's Message
 
Last Wednesday, everyone should have received a One Call alert. This was a test. If you did not receive it on your phone, please contact the school so you can be added to the list. This is used for school postponements and other possible emergencies.

We are in mid-October, and the fall season is winding down. Chilly weather is arriving, and students need to be reminded to dress warmly for outdoor recesses.

Our recycling and composting program continues despite being able to recycle less than before. The 6-7-8 class is working really hard to make a difference and contribute to a sustainable future. We are collecting any plastic bags that you may have. They must not be dirty or food-stained. You will see the containers at the school.

The after-school program runs everyday from 3:15-5:30 unless there is an early release day. 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:          www.airlineschool.org    

 
SPORTS NEWS

There are ten members of the coed soccer team that is competing in the coed division of the Mid-Maine League. There are five teams in the league: Greenbush, Highview Christian, Beech Hill, Indian Island, and Airline. The season opener between Airline and Beech Hill was quite a game with the Jets finally coming out on top 9-8. The playoffs began and ended Wednesday, October 10 vs. Highview Christian in Charleston.  Our Jets lost  5-1 in a very closely contested game. Riley again excelled in goal, and Brady provided the scoring. Michaela starred on defense while Cob and Ky supplied a number of offensive chances. Makayla, Anna, and Hannah were very steady in the middle of the field, while Billy had a couple good moments on defense. Abbie missed the final game but was very a good complementary piece all season. 

There are currently eight members of the cross country team. Six are actively participating in races. All five participants in the Small School Championships set Pr's on our course - an awesome effort!  Next week is the Coastal Championships @ the Blue Hill Fairgrounds (now 10/19), and then the season concludes Thursday, October 25 with the Invitational.

Cross Country hosted Dedham for the short course meet on Sept. 6. Kate and Grace finished 1-2 in the girls' race while Cob and Daniel finished 6-7 for the boys. At Ellsworth Daniel had a terrific race and finished 11th, Kate and Grace finished 12th and 13th on the girls' side, while Cob and Michaela also received ribbons. At Central Kate finished 4th and Michaela 17th. For the boys  Daniel and Cob finished 13th and 15th respectively. At the Parker Pruett Invitational where over 300 runners competed, Kate and Grace had their best Parker Pruett performances finishing 12th and 18th respectively. For the boys, Cob received a ribbon for 48th while Daniel just missed finishing 52nd. 


Complete sports schedules are on the School News page.


CHESS NEWS
 
Right now the 6-8 classroom is helping the K-2 room learn chess. It is going very well.

There are many other opportunities to play chess .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. Chess will be starting at the school soon. 

Go to chessmaine.net for all events and chess activities.




SCHOOL LUNCH 
 Lunch is $2.60, Breakfast is $1.50, 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.

 ART PROGRAM
Does anyone have a color printer or 4x6 photo printer they would be willing to loan or even donate to the school? March will be weaving month, it's never too early to save yarn for weavings. We plan to have a weaving workshop after school this March.

LIBRARY
Please return library books so that others may enjoy them!
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.
 
FUNDRAISERS

Hannaford Helps Schools has extended the products that result in dollars for our school.  Most Hannaford brand products count towards money for our school. Brewer Hannaford is where the collection tower is for Airline, if you shop in a different location please send the coupons into the school office. They must be turned in before December. We have collected $6.00 so far.

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. Please send in collected Box Tops coupons as soon as possible to help the school.  The next batch of Box Tops will be mailed in at the beginning of October.  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.