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
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Back to School EXPO
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Saint Patrick's Day tower building in second grade
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Jack and Brycen create a tower
Konner and Harper create a St Pat's Day tower.
Chloe and Logan work on a tower on St. Patrick's day.
Kindergarten celebrated 100's day with lots of fun activities!
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Kindergarteners in their 100 day crowns!
!00 day marshmallow structure!
Kindergarten 100 day cup stack!
Kindergarten 100 day marshmallow and toothpick creation!
Jack was BOKS Kid of the Week on April 4th!
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Jack was BOKS Kid of the Week on April 4th!
Today was the last session of BOKS. Two students, Julia Spencer and Brantley Greenleaf, were named BOKS Kids of the Week! We will all miss our awesome BOKS coaches! It was a fabulous program!!
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Julia and Brantley were named the BOKS Kids of the Week on April 11!
Some young men from the Senior Skulls at the University came to exercise with our BOKS kids on Tuesday!
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BOKS kids with Senior Skulls!
UMaine's head strength and conditioning coach, John Lynch, worked with our BOKS kids on their core strength!
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BOKS kids with Coach Lynch from the University.
Lucas is the BOKS kid of the week!
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Lucas is the BOKS kid of the week!
Aliza is the BOKS kid of the week!
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BOKS kid of the week Aliza with Coach Sam and Coach Estella!
Ladies from UMaine's Alpha Phi came to visit for the BOKS session this morning!
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Alpha Phi visits VRS!
Charleigh was the first BOKS kid of the week
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Charleigh received a BOKS certificate.
Our BOKS program coaches recited the Pledge with our students this morning!
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BOKS coaches lead the Pledge this morning!
RSU34 schools are closed today, February 13, 2019.
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No school today, January 30!
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Today was day 1 of the BOKS (Building Our Kids’ Success) program at Viola Rand School. Per their website, “BOKS is a free physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally, and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement.” University of Maine students led by Sam Lenson are running this program for our students. It was a lot of fun for the kids involved!
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Sam gives directions for how to play "Bulldozers and Builders"!
Students play at fun new game at BOKS!
Sam kicks off the first day of BOKS with Viola Rand School students!
Lots of fun at the Alfond Arena on Friday!
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She's getting it!
Our pre-k kids were skating too!
He is getting the hang of it!
There were skaters of all ability levels.
PRIDE February Calendar Raffle Fundraiser is underway! Students will be selling the calendars for $10 each. The daily listings to win are awesome!
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Calendar of daily drawings for raffle
There will be an after school ice skating trip to the Alfond Arena on Friday, January 18th from 3:30-4:30. Students will be bussed from the school but will need to be picked up by parents at the ice rink at 4:30
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Officer King paid a nice visit to 1st Grade this morning. The children had many questions for him, especially about his vest with all his "tools" on it. The students love when he visits.
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Officer King visits VRS first grade!