Vanessa Richardson
On October 9th the USDA announced the extension of free meals to all children 18 and under through the end of the 2020-2021 school year! Free meals consist of breakfast and lunch and must be a complete reimbursable meal in order to meet federal guidelines. Enrolled, in-person learners may receive free meals while attending school in-person. Remote learners, home schooled children, and any child 18 and under that is not of school age may pre-order meals for pick up by submitting the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdADGQNbsN3SNxOr23avHOMyeoo-sw39h5Nq6C0bTgL57MERg/viewform?usp=sf_link RSU 57 highly recommends that all households continue to submit free and reduced applications for meal price benefits if you feel you may qualify. Each school district receives federal and state funding based on the percentage of students that are approved for free or reduced meal prices. Under counting those eligible for this program could harm many educational programs we rely on to serve our students. Regardless of whether your student chooses to receive school meals or not, it is critical that we properly account for all who are eligible. If you have any questions related to free meals, meal price benefit applications or remote meal pick up please contact the School Nutrition Department directly by calling (207)247-3221 x2257 or emailing vanessarichardson@rsu57.org
3 days ago, Vanessa Richardson
Cindy Pellerin
Attention Lyman and Alfred Gr. 1-5 Remote learners: Our first day is tomorrow! Please log in to Zoom at 9:15am. If you have any questions, reach out to your child’s teacher via email. We can’t wait to see you on zoom!
about 1 month ago, Cindy Pellerin
Kevin Perkins
About 75% of devices for remote learners were picked up this week! We’re open at MMS until 7 pm tonight. After today, devices may be picked up at your child’s school. If you are picking up tomorrow, please call the school first.
about 1 month ago, Kevin Perkins
Kevin Perkins
Remote Learners: Save the date!! We will be distributing student devices next Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 9:00 in the morning and ending at 7:00 pm. We will be distributing all devices from the middle school, More information will come out tomorrow and Friday.
about 1 month ago, Kevin Perkins
Vanessa Richardson
In order to decrease the amount of meal payments being handled by students and staff, we encourage all families to sign up for our online payment system. For more information on this service please visit the document section on our website. Documents>Information>School Nutrition Did you know... that you can earn one free bonus meal when you deposit $50.00 or more onto a student meal account. For example, a payment of $50 will be charged a fee of $2.49, but in return you will receive one bonus meal on the student meal account. The value of the meal exceeds the value of the fee. Bonus meals are automatically applied at lunch once earned.
2 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
RSU #57
Updated links the the Community Info Night can be found below as well as within the district calendar Community Information Night appointment. Topic: COMMUNITY INFORMATION NIGHT Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://rsu57.zoom.us/j/89291589537
2 months ago, RSU #57
Vanessa Richardson
For all in-person or remote learning students!! Meal price benefit applications are now available for all enrolled students for the 20/21 school year. Please contact the School Nutrition Department with any questions (207)247-3221 x2257
3 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
Kevin Perkins
The link to0o tonight's board meeting had to be adjusted. Please go to the link on the district calendar within the School Board meeting event to access the link.
3 months ago, Kevin Perkins
Catherine Poulin
ATTN AES Families! Please join us this Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm for a family fun night of trivia! In celebration of our One School, One Book title "Ellray Jakes is a Rock Star!" we will host a family friendly competition on Kahoot! Hope you can join us!
5 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
ATTN AES Families! Please join us this Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm for a family fun night of trivia! In celebration of our One School, One Book title "Ellray Jakes is a Rock Star!" we will host a family friendly competition on Kahoot! Hope to see you there!
5 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Vanessa Richardson
Maine's Department of Health and Human Services has received approval from Food and Nutrition Services to partner with the Maine Department of Education to provide a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefit to school-aged children who normally receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at Maine schools. This benefit will help to replace the value of school meals while students are learning remotely. Families currently receiving SNAP or TANF and have a child aged five through eighteen will receive a P-EBT benefit on their Pine Tree card in May. Families who are not receiving SNAP or TANF and have a child who is eligible for free or reduced school lunch can request the P-EBT benefit by calling 1-855-797-4357. Some household information will be requested by a phone agent who will then verify eligibility with the Maine Department of Education. Families who have not yet been found eligible for free or reduced lunch can apply through their local school district at the following link. www.myschoolapps.com Separate P-EBT cards will be issued for eligible families who do not already have a Pine Tree card. Please call our office if you cannot access the online application and we will mail you a paper copy. (207)247-3221 x2257
5 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
Catherine Poulin
The Alfred Elementary Friends and Family Parade will take place tomorrow beginning at 4pm! We anticipate ending in the village by 5pm but this is an approximation so plan accordingly! We hope to see you soon!
6 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Vanessa Richardson
6 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
Vanessa Richardson
6 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
Catherine Poulin
The staff at Alfred Elementary is happy to announce our "Staff and Friends Parade" scheduled for next Thursday, May 7th from 4-5pm. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. The parade route will be shared with you shortly. If the parade does not travel directly by your home, we encourage you to find a public location along our route so that we can say hello to our students! Thanks to Mrs. Blackington, Mrs. Rollins, Mrs. Knight and all of our staff who have worked diligently to organize this special event for our students!
6 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Last week the Alfred Elementary "Weekly Challenge" was to thank a hero. Students discussed what the word 'hero' meant to them. They created cards and sent them friends, family, our drivers & more! Several decided to thank our local fire fighters and safely delivered it to them!
6 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Kevin Perkins
Please follow the link for the latest update from the Continuous Leaning Communication team. https://sites.google.com/rsu57.org/remote-learning-announcements/home#h.kpa54l4folaj
6 months ago, Kevin Perkins
Catherine Poulin
Alfred staff saying 'hello' to all families from our AES nutritional delivery bus!
6 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Cindy Pellerin
A message from our music teacher! I'm so excited to share another song with Alfred and Lyman elementary schoolers! This song is Count On Me by Bruno Mars. I chose this song because I think it really shows how special friendship is, and how important our friends are to us. I will be posting a new song every week on my channel, so be sure to check it out! I miss you all, and I can't wait until we're making music together again! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJNM3u15RLjwvkiL-gQRdbw?view_as=subscriber
7 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Catherine Poulin
Many thanks to the Alfred Elementary families who were able to join our first virtual CARETime student assembly today! We said the pledge, sent happy birthday wishes, and shared our Alfred Bunch video! It was wonderful to see the smiling faces:)
7 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
A special message to our students from your Alfred Elementary Staff...We miss you!!! Special thanks to Mrs. Rollins for her tech savvy skills! https://youtu.be/L49dPFBx1bQ
7 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Cindy Pellerin
Check out the read aloud done by Mrs. Flannery our Lyman Elementary School Nurse https://youtu.be/bpJwDFR_Eik
7 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Cindy Pellerin
Hello all, one of the most important things we can do for our children is read to them. Please see the attached video of Principal Pellerin reading "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. https://youtu.be/AUpQY6z_lic I challenge our students to read their favorite book, record it, and share it with me!
7 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Cindy Pellerin
Check out the recording from Alfred and Lyman Elementary's music Teacher Ms. Smith!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cl8e2GWIAEwopZHqQG7jU28ab9oiv_G9/view?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Cindy Pellerin
Happy Friday! Lyman and Alfred Elementary Schools are very proud of the work that was done by teachers, students and parents this week. Please see the quick video from Principal Pellerin https://youtu.be/XC5UOhRJdm8
7 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Vanessa Richardson
In addition to the two open meal sites at Line Elementary and Massabesic Middle School, we will be implementing ​a ​free meal delivery​ service​ via specific bus routes​​ starting on Monday, March 23rd. These bus routes have been set up to bring food to the areas in our communities with the highest need. In order to keep the meals as safe as possible and to allow time for staff to safely prepare the meals, we will be doing two deliveries per day. One delivery in the morning for breakfast and one delivery in the afternoon for lunch. The bus routes will run Monday through Friday. Please visit the RSU 57 website or app to access the route map​ and approximate delivery times​. Students will have the option to receive breakfast and lunch each day and on Fridays they will receive two additional meals for the weekend. Our focus is to get meals closer to the students in our district that desperately need them. If your student is in need of meals and you cannot access the daily bus routes or the open meal sites please call 207-247-3221 x​2257 and we will do our very best to assist you. The meals available through our two meal sites as well as our specific area bus routes are available to all children 18 and under, free of charge. We want to be able to offer all children in our district the nutrition they need during this closure. In order to continue doing so, we do ask that only families that are in high need receive these meals. ​We will continue this service as long as our food supply and staffing needs can meet the demand.​​​
7 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
Vanessa Richardson
Nutrition Update
7 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
Catherine Poulin
As I stand in the cafe at the end of a long day, I cannot help but smile at what I see. Although the circumstances are difficult, I am so appreciative of the hard work and collaboration of all of our staff across the district to continue to serve our students. Thank you:)
7 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Kevin Perkins
Spectrum Signup: Spectrum is now offering free/low cost Internet service for 60 days to qualified homes. Any household that currently qualifies for free or reduced lunch and is a first time subscriber to Spectrum can complete an application at http://bit.ly/57spectrumsignup.
7 months ago, Kevin Perkins
Vanessa Richardson
In an effort to support the children and families in our community, the RSU 57 School Nutrition Department will be offering free meals to all children ages 18 and under starting on Monday, March 16th through the duration of the school closure. Meals will be pre-packaged, grab n' go and will be available at the following locations: Line Elementary School - 818 Water Street, West Newfield, ME 04095 Massabesic Middle School - 134 Old Alfred Road, East Waterboro, ME 04030 Hours of pickup will be Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 9:00am and 11:00am - 1:00pm. Please note: This is open to ALL children, ages 18 and under from any community. To help eliminate unnecessary travel for families, children have the option to receive breakfast and lunch for each day and can take up to 3 days' worth of meals per pickup. Pickup will occur at the front doors of each location. Please remain in your car upon arrival. Staff will be present to assist you. Please know that our department is following strict sanitation guidelines to ensure the safety of our community. **If you or your family cannot access either site during the pickup hours, please contact Cathy at the School Nutrition Office at (207) 247-3221, ext. 2257. We will update this information as needed. Thank you.
7 months ago, Vanessa Richardson
Kevin Perkins
Internet Access Opportunity: Please see the news story linked below from News 13 about access to free wifi through Spectrum for families with school-age children. We will pass updates as we receive them. http://bit.ly/news13spectrum
7 months ago, Kevin Perkins
RSU #57
Please check the News section of the website for a link to a survey to help us prepare for a possible closing due to a COVID-19 pandemic.
7 months ago, RSU #57
RSU #57 Central Office
This is a reminder that Wednesday, March 11th, is an early release day. MHS and MMS will be dismissed at 11:45am and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:00pm.
7 months ago, RSU #57 Central Office
RSU #57 Central Office
This is a reminder that Wednesday, March 11th, is an early release day. MHS and MMS will be dismissed at 11:45am and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:00pm.
7 months ago, RSU #57 Central Office
Catherine Poulin
Attention Alfred Elementary families! We are at 15,585 minutes and counting for our school wide Read-a-Thon! We have 5,415 to go to reach our goal and celebration! I must say I’ve heard many “creative” ideas this week and look forward to witnessing our students reach their goal!! Please pass on the good news and encouragement...we are so proud of them. Thank you for your support!
8 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Today at Alfred students in 5th grade were part of a Zoom with the National Park Service in St Louis Missouri. Students learned about Ulysses Grant as a man, a president, and slaveholder. Students looked at various historical documents to determine what happened to William Jones, Ulysses S. Grant's one and only slave once he was emancipated. A ranger from the National Park Service helped students to examine the documents and learn more about William Jones and his life as an emancipated citizen. This was an interactive presentation that allowed students to ask questions and to interact with students from other schools across America!
8 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Congrats to Ben Stevens from Alfred Elementary for qualifying to compete in the Maine State GeoBee on March 27th! Ben will travel to the University of Maine at Farmington. Good luck Ben!
8 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
It’s Color Wars Spirt Day at Alfred Elementary!
8 months ago, Catherine Poulin
RSU 57
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now working.
8 months ago, RSU 57
RSU 57
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year, that was scheduled to begin today, will be delayed. We are experiencing technical issues that we hope to resolve soon.
8 months ago, RSU 57
RSU #57 Central Office
Kindergarten registration for fall 2020 opens on Monday, February 24, 2020. Registration can be completed online and includes a meeting with our District Registrar. If you have a student that already attends one of the district PreK programs there is no need to register them as they are already in the system. Thank you
8 months ago, RSU #57 Central Office
RSU #57 Central Office
Kindergarten registration for fall 2020 opens on Monday, February 24, 2020. Registration can be completed online and includes a meeting with our District Registrar. If you have a student that already attends one of the district PreK programs there is no need to register them as they are already in the system. Thank you
8 months ago, RSU #57 Central Office
RSU #57 Central Office
ATTENTION!!!! SUBSTITUTE JOB OPPORTUNITIES! RSU#57 Substitute Teacher Interviews/ Orientation will be held on Tuesday, February 25th 9:00-10:00AM at our Central Office. For more information or to RSVP, call Jen at 247-3221 ext. 2201.
8 months ago, RSU #57 Central Office
RSU #57 Central Office
Kindergarten registration for fall 2020 opens on Monday, February 24, 2020. Registration can be completed online and includes a meeting with our District Registrar. If you have a student that already attends one of the district PreK programs there is no need to register them as they are already in the system. Thank you
8 months ago, RSU #57 Central Office
Catherine Poulin
"The Great Kindness Challenge" is coming to Alfred Elementary beginning on Monday, 2/10! Please read below to see how you can participate...
9 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Elijah and Gregory from Alfred & Lyman attended a field trip to the Animal Welfare Society! Students received a tour of the facility, learned how to approach & handle animals, and even played with cats & a dog! They had a unique opportunity to hold two baby Snowy Coturnix Quails!
9 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
"Girls on the Run" is coming to Alfred Elementary! This physical activity-based positive youth development program is open to all girls in grades 3-5! Please reach out if you are interested!
9 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Congratulations to our Alfred Elementary GeoBee winner, Ben Stevens, and runner up Nettie McCrum! Congrats also to all of our student contestants...we are proud of you!
9 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Alfred Elementary is happy to announce our next Spirit Day: Color Wars 2020!
9 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Snow shoe adventures for Alfred Elementary PreK today!
9 months ago, Catherine Poulin
RSU #57 Central Office
Pre K registration is now open. Kindergarten registration begins Feb 24th. Please follow this link to the Pre K lottery form. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ne_HRLDW_C0Ax7BgqKY7ciZ1gS0oG-EJ71ZrqTTc_ZU
9 months ago, RSU #57 Central Office
Catherine Poulin
It is Vocabulary Hat Day today at Alfred Elementary! We are seeing many wonderful and creative ideas!
9 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Melissa Roberts
10 months ago, Melissa Roberts
Cindy Pellerin
Here is the link to the pre-k lottery form! Please get this submitted to your town school by Feb 28th https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ne_HRLDW_C0Ax7BgqKY7ciZ1gS0oG-EJ71ZrqTTc_ZU/edit
10 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Melissa Roberts
Pre K registration is now open! Please follow the link to all needed paperwork. We are excited to meet our district’s youngest learners. Paperwork will be accepted through February 28, 2020!
10 months ago, Melissa Roberts
Catherine Poulin
We had a “grinch” sighting at Alfred Elementary this morning!!
10 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Matt Kearns
Bus 1474 is delayed on the Gebung Rd due to the road being blocked temporarily. Other buses rerouting to assist with remaining stops but may be delayed in pickups.
10 months ago, Matt Kearns
Catherine Poulin
Alfred Elementary second graders working collaboratively as engineers to design a package for the bean plant that they grew!
10 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
This weekend the Alfred Elementary PTSA will host our annual holiday craft fair! We hope you can make it!!
11 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
PreK starting our day cooking something yummy in the kitchen!
11 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Cindy Pellerin
Please help us reduce sugary drinks at school.
12 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Catherine Poulin
Alfred students participated in a “Character Parade” today where they dressed as a character in one of their favorite books! Staff showed their school spirit by joining in as well! Wonderful creativity by all!
12 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Meet our AES costume contest winners...
12 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Alfred Elementary had a great time at the Monster Mash Family Dance this evening! A heart felt ‘thank you’ to our PTSA for making tonight possible, and for the time, energy and heart you put into making sure our kids have an amazing experience. Thanks also to our families for coming out to celebrate as a community this evening!
12 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Cindy Pellerin
Alfred and Lyman Principal Pellerin's first vlog post on NWEA student progress reports. We hope the information is helpful as reports will be going out at conference time. https://safeshare.tv/x/gQuzLm_dI48
12 months ago, Cindy Pellerin
Catherine Poulin
Alfred students support National Bullying Prevention month! Students showed their support by signing their sprinkle. Thank you school counselors for helping to promote awareness!
12 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Meet our Alfred Elementary Fire Chiefs of the day! These lucky students were selected to ride to school on a firetruck today as part of our fire safety week events! Thanks again to our Alfred FD!
12 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Alfred Elementary hosted another successful literacy night! Special thanks to Mrs. Rollins, Mrs. Paradis and Mrs. Bear for a wonderful evening. Thanks also to all of our families who were able to join us!
12 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
A special lunch visit with our local fire fighters!
12 months ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
AES Book Fair & Literacy Night has been rescheduled for this coming Monday, 10/21. Hours will be the same. Book Fair will run 3-7pm and Literacy Night from 5-7pm. Hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
ATTN Alfred Families: Unfortunately we still do not have power at AES so we will be cancelling our evening literacy events. We are working hard to reschedule a time for next week. I will be in touch as soon as I can confirm a date with you. Thanks for your understanding!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Our first "inaugural swing"! A huge THANKS to our Alfred Elementary PTSA and all of our families and community people who helped to make this happen! The students are thrilled....thank you!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Attention Alfred Elementary Families: A decision regarding whether or not we will be hosting our evening book fair and literacy night will be made today by 2pm. Currently we still do not have power. Please check back and check your email for a decision by 2pm. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Poulin
Cindy Pellerin
There will be no school at Alfred Elementary today due to a power outage. STAFF WILL STILL REPORT TO SCHOOL
about 1 year ago, Cindy Pellerin
Catherine Poulin
Alfred Elementary is hosting our 1st Annual Monster Mash Family Dance! We welcome all Alfred Elementary families and staff! Hope to see you there...
about 1 year ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Alfred 5th graders working on their STEM project...paper roller coasters. Mrs. Knight's students learned about potential and kinetic energy, as well as perseverance!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Poulin
Catherine Poulin
Students in Ms. Knight’s 5th-grade conducted a mock trial as part of their civics unit on the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. Students have been learning about the Bill of Rights and the protections granted to citizens outlined in that document. The case was Mary Peabody V. Virgil Goodman in the case of the missing lunch. The eight-person jury deliberated after hearing the evidence presented in court. Each witness was sworn in prior to testifying and the lawyers presented evidence with each argument. Students did an outstanding job!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Poulin
Cindy Pellerin
Alfred and Lyman Staff Rock! Our food drive this weekend at Market Basket coordinated by staff members Ellie Donnelly and Carlena Smith was a huge success! Not only did they collect 3 car loads worth of food, but also managed to raise over $500 in cash donations!! A big thank-you to Chris Duquette and Kris Bear also staff for taking a few hours out of their weekend to help us out. We really appreciate it!
about 1 year ago, Cindy Pellerin
RSU 57
ALFRED ELEMENTARY/JOIN THE BAND!! This is a reminder that 4th and 5th grade band permission slips are due back to school on Monday, September 16th! The deadline to order a rental instrument is Monday, Sept 16th at midnight. You can order online at www.davidfrenchmusic.com. Email Emily Schaefer at emilyschaefer@rsu57.org if you have any questions.
about 1 year ago, RSU 57
RSU 57
NOW HIRING!!! RSU #57 is now using Frontline: Recruiting and Hiring to process employment applications for all RSU #57 employment opportunities. Frontline: Recruiting and Hiring can be found by clicking on the "Employment" link in the menu at the top of the district website.
about 1 year ago, RSU 57
RSU 57
about 1 year ago, RSU 57
RSU 57
Check out the MHS Athletic Boosters Web Store selling various items celebrating the 50th anniversary of MHS! All proceeds support MHS Athletes. https://www.rsdgraphicsonline.com/massabesic-boosters-50th-anniversar-1
about 1 year ago, RSU 57
RSU 57
We are loving our new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications, right from your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/3278HxW or iPhone: https://apple.co/2NqwkOu.
about 1 year ago, RSU 57
RSU 57
We’re thrilled to announce Regional School Unit 57’s new app! It’s everything RSU 57, in your pocket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqyIglWE1oA&t=27s With the new app, you can access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/3278HxW or iPhone: https://apple.co/2NqwkOu.
about 1 year ago, RSU 57
RSU 57
Important School Bus Route Information. https://www.rsu57.org/article/123846?org=rsu-57 … View image on Twitter
about 1 year ago, RSU 57