September 3rd is fast approaching and I am excited to welcome staff and students back for that first day of school! This fall brings a change to the Alton Elementary...
Pre-kindergarten students had a fun visit from Danny Pelletier's dad who is a Maine Guide and who has a dog sled team. Students got a close up view of the sled and...
The kindergarten and first grade classroom was transformed into Dino Land!! We had fun learning all about dinosaur names and facts. We wrote non-fiction books, dug for...
New Opportunities for Students, New School Start and End Times, New Bus Routes! The back-to-school issue of Community Connections is off to the printers, and will arrive in mailboxes in about a week! Much thanks to staff and community members who contributed pictures and articles. As we shared in the May issue, this school year will see a big shift in schedule and bus routes to yield new opportunities for students at no extra cost to taxpayers. In total this will yield up to 1,700 extra hours of opportunity to each child over the course of their K-12 journey, and also brings school start/end times to the time recommended by expert groups such as the American Association of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. The digital issue of Community Connections can be reached here: https://5il.co/9hnk School start and end times are on page 3, and September bus routes are on pages 20-23. Bus routes will be adjusted on October 1st as new enrollments are finalized and as Cyr Bus and RSU #34 identify any unanticipated changes in traffic patterns. Please carefully check your school start and end times, and September bus routes! Thank you in advance for your patience and support as many in the community adjust to the new times and routes. Please don’t hesitate to contact school and district staff with any questions as we roll out the changes and iron out the wrinkles. Contact info can be found at www.rsu34.org
Lifetouch school picture day will be on October 3rd. More information will be sent home with students soon!
RSU #34 is always looking for "guest educators" to join our team! We have a number of fantastic educators on our staff who began with us as substitutes, got hooked on kids, realized they could make a difference, and built their careers with us! We're offering two trainings next week, and you can apply on-site at each. Please see the dates, times, and locations in the image! view image
Brianne Lees will be teaching pre-kindergarten full time in Alton this year. Her assistant from last year's VIola Rand School class, Brianne Moody, will be joining her full-time in Alton as well. They are a terrific teaching duo and the staff is excited to have them both with us all day this year!
Brianne Harper has been hired to be the new 3rd and 4th grade teacher! She has been busy with planning and arranging the classroom for her students. We are excited to have her on staff! The open house will be Thursday, August 29th from 3-5. It will be a good time to reconnect with friends and classmates, see the classrooms and prepare for the new school year!