Andrew Ward
Happy Summer Friends! Let's celebrate the end of this virtual school year with a... VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR! We need to keep reading during the summer time, but this year it is more important than ever! Parents and Family this is a great way to inspire some summer reading for our CDS students! You shop online, pay online and the book orders that are 25$ or more will ship right to the house of our student for Free. Thank you for your help in supporting the CDS library! I cannot wait to see our students sweet faces back in our library! If anyone needs any help picking out books for their young readers, I am happy to assist! Enjoy a reading summer! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=centerdriveelementaryschool1
about 6 hours ago, Andrew Ward
Judy Marvin
Good Morning! This is just a reminder that our meal delivery will be on Thursdays for the remainder of the school year. Stay healthy!
16 days ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
A message from our PTG about an important fundraiser! Please consider viewing and bidding in the first Center Drive School PTG Online Silent Auction! This event was created as a substitute for our annual calendar raffle fundraiser, which could not be held due to COVID-19 and the abrupt ending to our in classroom school year. We have some great items that were donated by local businesses for the calendar and the PTG has chosen an online silent auction for these items to raise money for the Center Drive School PTG. Be on the lookout for some previews of upcoming items via the event page!! We will open 1-3 items per day for bids starting May 15th!! All bids will close on May 29th, and winners will be announced. Bid for the kids and help us raise funds for our new playground, future field trips, and more! All rules for the auction are posted in the event. Please click the below link to join in on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/244709743514044/ Thank you!
18 days ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
A huge thank you to Mr. Scott Bailey from Bimbo Bakeries. Since our school closure he has donated and delivered bread and rolls to our Orrington, Dedham and Airline schools every Sunday. I am sharing a picture of what we get every week. What a community we live in!
19 days ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good Morning Due to a change in delivery from our distributors, our meal deliveries to families will be on Thursdays. Sorry for any confusion! Stay healthy
22 days ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Please be watching for a large meal delivery today. As shared in our email on Monday, families will be receiving enough meals for seven days, every Wednesday. Deliveries should be at the same approximate time, 11:15-11:45. Stay healthy!
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good Afternoon We have posted a google form on our website (approximately half way down the right hand side) to begin the registration process for incoming 4-year olds and new to Center Drive kindergartners. If you have a child that will be starting at Center Drive in the fall, please fill this out and someone will be contacting you.
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
I wanted to share a resource with you regarding ideas for things to help with remote learning. Stay healthy everyone! https://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/COVID19_ContinueLearning_eng.pdf
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Just a reminder that we will be starting a much deserved April vacation for students, parents and teachers! We can't wait to see everyone "virtually" back on April 27th.
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good Afternoon Our Friday meal delivery will be a large one. Students receiving meals will be getting ten days worth, enough for the complete April vacation. Milk will be delivered in gallon jugs, not the small containers. You will be getting suggested menus, as well. Maybe some food preparation lessons in your little ones future???? If you would like to suspend your food delivery for the vacation, resuming it on Monday, April 27th, just send me an email and we can do that for you. Stay healthy!
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
We had a great surprise waiting for us this morning! Thank you for making our day!
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
I am posting a link to a resource that has come to me. I have not looked into it extensively, but it appeared to be a resource that may be helpful to families. https://parentpoweredpbc.acemlnb.com/lt.php?s=8fca01d4050ca44d628b315a6f29731f&i=216A431A36A1364
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Hmmm. do you think this would have been a snow day? Happy April 10th everyone! Due to the many power outages that our staff is experiencing, students may not get assignments from their teachers so please don't be alarmed. Enjoy your Easter weekend!
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good Morning, With the impending storm on Friday, we will be sending enough meals today for the next 5 days. Please be expecting extra food and deliveries maybe a little later than usual today. Stay healthy everyone.
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
I wanted you all to see what your staff is doing...missing you! Enjoy your weekend, everyone and stay healthy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hg_Nvqfp4g
about 1 month ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Mrs. McDonald shared this today! We have some amazing kids at Center Drive. Remember, if you would like to be added to the meal list, send me an email. We love seeing the faces of our kiddos in the windows.
2 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good Afternoon Teachers worked on report cards Monday. They have been printed and mailed. You should be receiving them soon. Please understand, this was done very quickly. If you see any mistakes, please contact me, j.marvin@cdsedu.org and I will make note of it to get fixed at a later date. I am also hearing that some people are not receiving emails. If this is the case, please contact me and I will attempt to get it fixed as soon as possible.
2 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
All meals have been delivered. Thank you so much to our kitchen staff, our bus drivers and our volunteers for all of their help! If you did not receive meals, please email the office and/or call and leave a message and we will be sure to get them to you on Friday. If possible, please leave a tote or cooler on your doorstep if you are not going to be home and we will leave them inside.
2 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Just a reminder we are here until 6:00 passing out learning packets. Look for the red "Enter" sign to check in and your packet will be delivered to your car.
2 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
We will be delivering breakfasts and lunches during the time students are out of school. Food will be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning March 18th.
2 months ago, Judy Marvin
James Stoneton
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AOS 47, The Dedham, Orrington and Airline Community Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27th. More detailed information will be forthcoming this weekend.
3 months ago, James Stoneton
Judy Marvin
Please see the message below from our PTG: Due to all of the unanswered questions related to the virus – We’ve decided it’s best to make the decision to postpone the beach ball. A new date will be determined by the PTG as soon as possible. Heidi Sanders – PTG President
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Empty Bowl Project a success!
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Preparing for the Empty Bowl Project tonight!
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
What a successful spelling bee season! Eighth grader Jadyn Stuart was our school spelling bee champion with sixth grader Damien Blackie placing 2nd! Damien Blackie did an amazing job representing our school in the Penobscot County Spelling Bee. Our top four school spelling bee spellers, Jadyn Stuart, Damien Blackie, seventh grader Eva Orcutt, and eighth grader Hunter Smith represented Center Drive School during the PVML League Spelling Bee, a team competition, and placed 2nd!! Congratulations to all who participated this year and we look forward to another successful spelling bee season next year!
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
The title one meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Monday night at the same time. Hope to see you there!
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
James Stoneton
School is closed today due to the inclement weather.
3 months ago, James Stoneton
Judy Marvin
Please join us for a Title One parent meeting on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00. Light refreshments will be served. This meeting will provide information to parents about title one programming and give parents an opportunity to provide suggestions for program improvement. Snow Date for this meeting will be Monday, March 2nd at 6:00.
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Come join us for our "first" Empty Bowl project sponsored by our Art Department and Student Council! See the link for our flyer.
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Please help the gifted and talented students gather items and raise money for the Bangor Area Humane society. We will be collecting money and donations until February 28th There are bins in the front of the school for items the shelter needs and donation cans in all of the classrooms. No donation is too small. Thank you for your support! Here is a link for their wish list of items. https://www.bangorhumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wishlist.pdf
3 months ago, Judy Marvin
Janice Levesque
Congratulations to the CDS Cheerleaders for winning the Penobscot Valley Middle League Cheering Competition. We are so proud of your accomplishments for the 2019-2020 season!
4 months ago, Janice Levesque
Janice Levesque
Congratulations to the Girls "A" team for winning the basketball championship! We are so proud of your 2019-2020 season!
4 months ago, Janice Levesque
Janice Levesque
Come cheer our "A" girls basketball team on tonight. They play at Hampden Academy at 8:00. Good luck girls!
4 months ago, Janice Levesque
Judy Marvin
2 big wins tonight! Congratulations to Coach Deveau and the Boys B team and to Coach Walton and the Girls B team! We are very proud of how hard you worked all season!
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Janice Levesque
Come watch our "B" Teams tonight as they play their championship games. Boys play first beginning at 3:15. Hope to see you there.
4 months ago, Janice Levesque
Judy Marvin
Great games tonight with lots of spectators! Congratulations to our A girls and Coach Anderson on their win. Congratulations to the A boys and Coach Grant on a great season.
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Just a reminder that all practices are canceled today with the school closure.
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
James Stoneton
School is closed today, Friday February 7, 2020 due to the inclement weather.
4 months ago, James Stoneton
Judy Marvin
The Girls and Boys A Basketball playoff games will be played Saturday at Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden, NOT Hampden Academy. They are scheduled for the same times. Good Luck to our Eagles!
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good Morning All after school activities have been canceled. The Boys and Girls B basketball championship games have been rescheduled for Monday, February 10th at Center Drive with boys playing first at 3:30.
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
It was a great night to recognize our 8th graders for basketball and cheering!
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
What a Saturday! A win for the Boys B and the sportsmanship award, 4th place for chess, and another win for our cheerleaders in their division! So proud of all these competitors. A big thank you to their coaches and their parents for all of the support!
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good afternoon All afterschool activities will be canceled for today, January 31, 2020.
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
January 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, Below is a priority notice we have received from the Maine Department of Education. This has been shared with all staff at Center Drive. We have been contacted by the Penobscot County Dispatch Center, on behalf of Orono Police Department, that a Maine business has received an email threat, with specific schools identified as targets. These schools have been contacted directly, and all local police departments have been notified. The situation is being investigated. As a precaution, we have been asked to advise all Maine schools to increase situational awareness, and report any suspicious activity or persons to local law enforcement. Please advise bus drivers to also increase their awareness and report immediately any suspicious or aggressive behavior of other vehicles. We will share information as it becomes available. Please utilize your School Safety Plans and coordinate your communications and efforts with local law enforcement. Districts across Maine have received this notification. Everyone is okay. We received our notification at 12:00 and have taken the following precautions, however. Students and staff can move about the inside of the school as they normally would, but extra precautions will be taken for all parents and visitors entering the building. Students are with their teachers, following their normal schedule and directed to remain indoors until buses. Bus drivers have been notified and are aware of the situation. Please note that Center Drive was not one of the identified schools. We are just taking the same precautions as other area schools. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Sincerely, Judy Marvin, Building Principal
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
We have a busy Saturday coming up with sports! If you are looking for something fun to do, here it is: Boys B basketball plays at Glenburn Elementary at 12:30 Chess tournament begins at Glenburn Elementary at 9:00 Cheering Competition at Bangor High at 11:00 (get there early for a seat!) We will try to keep you updated on how our teams do
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Just a reminder that CDS will be hosting 5 area high schools for our 8th Grade step up night tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28th. 8th graders and their parents are invited to join us from 5:30-7:00.
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Congratulations to our cheerleaders and Coach Cox for taking first place in their competition last night! Great job, ladies!
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
We just watched an amazing performance from our cheerleaders this morning! They will be at Brewer High School tonight for their first competition. Doors open at 5, competition starts at 6. Come out to support our cheerleaders!
4 months ago, Judy Marvin
James Stoneton
School is closed today, Thursday 1/16 due to the impending storm
4 months ago, James Stoneton
Judy Marvin
We just received word from the bus company that Bus F will be 20-25 minutes late this morning in picking up students.
5 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Girls A basketball is cancelled. Stay safe everyone and Happy New Year.
5 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
And it's overtime for the boys!
5 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Oh my...it looks like our boys game will be a close one too!
5 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Close game tonight! Congratulations to the Orrington Lady Eagles! We won by 4! Glenburn was tough!
5 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
We celebrated the holiday with an amazing concert tonight, thanks to a dedicated teacher, Mrs. Miller, and a group of talented musicians!
6 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Overtime for CDS boys B
6 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
We are looking forward to our upcoming PTG event this Friday night! Bring the kiddos for some holiday "shopping"
6 months ago, Judy Marvin
James Stoneton
The School Committee meeting for Tuesday 12/3/19 at 7 p.m. is cancelled.
6 months ago, James Stoneton
James Stoneton
School is closed today, Tuesday 12/3 due to the impending storm
6 months ago, James Stoneton
James Stoneton
Good evening, please be advised that the AOS #47 notification system will have now have a 207 area code for our notification phone calls.
6 months ago, James Stoneton
Judy Marvin
Happy Thanksgiving from Center Drive! See you on Monday, December 2nd.
6 months ago, Judy Marvin
Andrew Ward
All afterschool activities are canceled. 11/18/2019
6 months ago, Andrew Ward
Judy Marvin
Thank you to our scouts and our school community!
6 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Good Morning All after school activities will be canceled today, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
7 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Wednesday is World Kindness Day! In honor of Mr. Rogers, wear your cardigan!!!
7 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Winter sport practice times are as follows: Monday-Thursday (no Friday practices) 3:15-4:15: Cheerleading 4:15-5:15: Girls A Basketball 5:15-6:15: Girls B Basketball 6:15-7:15: Boys B Basketball 7:15-8:15: Boys A Basketball
7 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Teachers are enjoying Chick-fil-A tonight during parent teacher conferences, thanks to our friends from Orrington Center Church on Dow Rd. Tomorrow we are spoiled with sandwiches from Mike LaBrie from Bob's Kozy Korner. We are so fortunate to be a part of this community!
7 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
There will be many bus delays. Bus A is at Freshies, unable to get to his route at the moment. Some roads have been closed. Our school is open with generators, but if you are unable to get your student to school it will be considered an excused absence.
7 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Just a reminder, our flu clinic is Tuesday, November 5th. The deadline for returning permission forms was yesterday. If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine, please get this paperwork to us tomorrow.
7 months ago, Judy Marvin
James Stoneton
The AOS #47 test call has been sent today for our notification system. It is a new system this year with the caller ID being from Arkansas. Please contact the school office if you did not receive the call or would like to change or update contact information.
8 months ago, James Stoneton
Judy Marvin
We learned so much from our local firefighters last week during fire prevention week. On top of this, each classroom of students had the chance to have their name drawn for a ride to school on the fire truck. Our first ride happened today! Thank you Orrington fire department for all that you do!
8 months ago, Judy Marvin
James Stoneton
The first AOS #47 test call has been sent for our notification system. It is a new system this year with the caller ID being from Arkansas. Please contact the school office if you did not receive the call or would like to change or update contact information.
8 months ago, James Stoneton
Judy Marvin
How lucky are we to be in this community?? Mr. McKnight dropped by with a beaver getting ready to be returned to "the wild". Thank you!
9 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Please check out our new AOS 47 app. We are excited to share we have added our sport blog from the website to the app. On the app it is located under "athletics". On the website you will find it under : "Explore" scroll down to "Sports".
9 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Please check out our new sports page on our website. You will find schedules and practice times, plus other valuable information.
9 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Soccer tryouts will start on Wednesday, 9/4, 3:15-4:30, both boys and girls at the same time. Cross country will have an optional practice tomorrow, 3:15-4:30 with regular practice beginning on Wednesday.
9 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Fall sport parent meeting will be on Monday, September 9th at 4:30 in the cafeteria.
9 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
First day of school tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28th for students in grades 1-8. Prek and Kindergarten begin Thursday, August 29th.
9 months ago, Judy Marvin
Judy Marvin
Welcome back students, parents and staff. We are looking forward to a wonderful year at Center Drive. First day of school for students in grades 1-8 is Wednesday, August 28th. PreK and kindergarten, we will see you on Thursday!
9 months ago, Judy Marvin