Airline News   
Airline Community School 

December 9, 2018

December Birthdays

Jenna   7th
Anna    22nd


Wednesday, December 12  Holiday Turkey Dinner 11:30 - Students Dismissed 12:45
                                               No After-School Program 12/12
Friday, December 14          Basketball @ Dedham (B/G) 3:30
Monday, December 17        Basketball vs. Beech Hill (G/B) 3:30
Wednesday, December 19   Holiday Program - 6:30  
Friday, December 21           Early Release 12:00 - last day before Christmas Vacation
       Students return Wednesday, January 2

Principal's Message
After our Thanksgiving dinner was postponed due to poor weather, we decided that we needed to eat those turkeys! Our "Holiday" dinner will be Wednesday, 
December 12 @ 11:30. Students will be dismissed after the dinner and may go home with their parents. The weather forecast looks good!

Our holiday program is set for Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30. It should be a fun evening for all - hope to see you all there!

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). There will be no after-school program on our early dismissals on 12/12 and 12/21.

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 basketball teams have played four games and have two more before our Christmas break. The boys' and girls' teams are both 1-3 overall. The games have been very competitive and are fun to watch. The next game is Friday at Dedham (B/G) starting at 3:30. The last home games before break are Monday, December 17 vs. Beech Hill (G/B) at 3:30. Those should be fun games to finish the calendar year. Come to The Hangar next Monday! 

The complete basketball schedule is on the School News page.

On Saturday, December 8, we hosted the Aurora Winter Solstice Chess Tournament arguably the best tournament in the state. We had 59 participants for the 14th edition of this event. Airline alumnus Nathan Gates won the Open section and Cob won the U400 section. It was a very successful tournament!

The 6-8 classroom continues to work with the K-2 room in learning chess. It is going very well. 

Chess club will continue on Fridays after vacation. It will meet from 3:15-4:15. It is open to all ages. 

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. 

Go to for all events and chess activities.

 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.

Does anyone have a color printer or 4x6 photo printer they would be willing to loan or even donate to the school? Looking into the future we are looking for felt scraps for a special project, all donations will be appreciated! 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.

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.

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 $9.00 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 April.  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.