Diversity Night At OTES: October 24th from 6pm to 7pm.
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! With employment questions please contact Angela Porter (email@example.com)
Afternoon Schedule Clarification 2:15 Bus students are dismissed 2:20 Pickups are dismissed All students must depart at 2:15/2:20 unless they are signed up for a designated after school activity. There will not be an offering every day for every grade. We plan to begin 3rd-5th grade after school programming and the second bus run the week of September 30th. Various after school options will be offered during the school year. For example, band, 5th grade musical, homework help, and after school clubs will be offered, but again, there will not be an offering every day for every grade. 3:15-3:30 Late bus pickup This schedule is subject to slight changes due to bus schedule adjustments.
Morning Schedule Clarification 7:30 am Doors open for all students 7:40 am Official start of the instructional day (3rd-5th students move from their morning activity to their classroom) 7:45 am Arrivals after this time will be considered tardy, unless arriving by bus K-2nd grade students will go right to their classrooms when they arrive at school. There will no longer be a morning recess for K-2. Breakfast will be served in the classrooms. Note: K students will meet their teachers in the gym for the first week as they adjust. 3rd-5th grade students will go down the main hallway where they can choose to go outside or stay inside to participate in board games and/or have breakfast. Grab and go breakfast will also be offered for students to take to their classrooms. This schedule is subject to slight changes due to bus schedule adjustments.
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
Here are the school supply lists for fourth and fifth grade. As always, if purchasing school supplies is a hardship for your family, do not worry! All students will be provided the materials they need and will not be singled out! We do have a limited amount of donated supplies in the office as well. If you have questions, please contact your student’s teacher or call 827-1544.
Here are the school supply lists for third grade by teacher. As always, if purchasing school supplies is a hardship for your family, do not worry! All students will be provided the materials they need and will not be singled out! We do have a limited amount of donated supplies in the office as well. If you have questions, please contact your student’s teacher or call 827-1544.
Here are the school supply lists for kindergarten through 2nd grade. As always, if purchasing school supplies is a hardship for your family, do not worry! All students will be provided the materials they need and will not be singled out! We do have a limited amount of donated supplies in the office as well. If you have questions, please contact your student’s teacher or call 827-1544.
Don't forget our Family Breakfast tomorrow starting at 7:00am. This is a wonderful PTC event and we welcome our families to join us for this free breakfast! Parking is tough, so if you can park over at the YMCA and walk over using the path in back of the Y, this would help with limited parking!
There is no school in RSU #34 today, Monday, April 8, 2019.
A message from Superintendent, David Walker: “...can’t trust that day.“ For those of you old enough to remember the Mamas and the Papas that might make sense. It appears we are not done with winter just yet. While the track of the impending storm is not completely clear, it is clear we will deal with snow or a snow/rain mix tomorrow morning. We will be using the new notification system linked with Apptegy, our website provider, for the first time. We had hoped to have the opportunity to use the new system with some low impact notifications for testing, but it appears we will not have that opportunity. Please monitor our website and WABI TV as a sure way to know the status of schools opening on Monday. Please share this information within your social media network to help spread the word!
Our school is now open. Thank you for your cooperation.
Don’t forget we will have our Glow Dance on Friday Night from 6 pm to 8 pm. There will be concessions sold at the dance, but the dance is FREE! This is a PTC event sponsored by the D.O.G.S (Dads of great students)
There is no school in RSU #34 today, Monday, March 4, 2019.
There is no school today, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in RSU #34.
Free Community Event for Parents and Community Members National Speaker, Heather Forbes will speak on March 7th at 6:30 pm at the Cohen School. She will present how to help children who have experienced traumatic experiences or exhibit behavioral concerns. No registeration needed.
RSU#34 schools are closed today, Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
No after school programs at RSU34 today January 9, 2019
January Calendar Posted for Parents: Go to Documents, Newsletters, and look for the January 2019 Calendar. This is a good resource to post to your refrigerator and keep track of upcoming events.
Check out our newsletter on Facebook or visit our website documents page
On Thursday, December 13, some of the OTES Civil Rights Team traveled to Brewer to attend the annual training. Eighty-five students from seven elementary schools in the area were present and OTES was able to send 17 students! The mission of the group is make sure all students feel welcome and respected for who they are! The mission of the Civil Rights Team project is, “We help schools think and talk about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender and sexual orientation”. The advisers for the OTES Civil Rights Team are Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Moran and Mrs. Lunn
RSU #34 Schools are closed today, December 17, 2018.
Holiday Bazaar: We are looking for some more volunteers at the Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. Here's the link to support us: http://signup.com/go/aLHXDDJ
All after school activities are canceled today, Tuesday, 11/20/18, in RSU #34. This includes Library Club at OTPL.
There is no school today, Friday, November 16, 2018 due to weather.
After studying about farm animals and everything Farm, Kindergarteners took a walking field trip up to UMaine’s Witter Farm to explore the cows, horses and sheep that they have there. Farm staff gave students, teachers and parents a guided tour around the farm where students could see, hear, touch and smell all that the farm had to offer! Students will walk up again in the spring to see the spring babies!
Thank you to Mrs. Wilcox and Mrs Lunn for a great celebration of Red Ribbon Week. We all had so much fun with each dress up day!
The K-Kids will start their food drive on November 1 and focus on supporting our school's resource center. This year the students decided to have a COMMUNITY FOCUS and have students in those communities bring in items based on the community they are in. For every items your child brings in, they will be entered into a drawing BLUE COMMUNITY Bringing in Snack Items ( Goldfish, animal crackers, pretzels) GREEN COMMUNITY Bringing in Paper Goods and Hygiene items RED COMMUNITY Bringing in Cleaning Items (glass cleaner, trash bags, detergent) YELLOW COMMUNITY Canned Goods or Non-Perishable Items
The D.O.G.S ( Dads of great students) will be meeting next month on Nov 14 at 6 pm at YAMAS. Typically the group will be meeting on the third Wednesday of the month but moved the date in November to adjust for the Thanksgiving Break
Thank you for supporting our PTC booth at Riverfest. We made $570 at our booth. All the money will go back to our students and activities planned throughout the school year. If you didn't get a school t-shirt yet, please let us know, we have some available at our school.
Traffic Flow: Thank you all for working to support and implement our new traffic plan. We will continue to be outside to help with the transition and hope everyone continues to work together on this issue.