ATTENTION: Due to recent weather meals will be delivered on SATURDAY at 10am instead of today (Friday). Please be safe, stay warm and listen for the honk to notify you there has been a delivery.
A huge thanks to Beth Lambert from the DOE for delivering hotspot devices to SAD 4! Families receiving these hot spots will be notified soon with pickup details. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1321100?e=f05b1f7bed
REMINDER: Friday we will be delivering meals at 1:00 PM due to the snow storm. Don't forget to have a bin/cooler out for use to put your food into. If there is no container available we will leave the food at the mouth of your driveway. Stay safe and keep your ears open for our honk to notify you of delivery! Thank you!
Good Evening, this is Kelly MacFadyen, superintendent of MSAD #4. We are following the recommendation made by our Commissioner of Education, which was supported by the Governor to replace classroom instruction with remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We will continue to provide remote learning until June 9th unless the Governor declares it is safe to return to on-site learning. If that were to happen we would consider returning so that students and staff could have closure for this academic year. Please view our website for more details and on-going updates as we navigate through is difficult time. Spring is here, and I miss seeing the students practicing and playing sports from my office window. But we are all committed to staying healthy so we can get back to school as soon as possible. Stay home, stay connected, be safe and know that we miss you!
https://vimeo.com/405527222 Check out the PCMS 2nd Trimester Honor Roll. Your accomplishment is noticed and celebrated. Great Job!! Thank you Mrs. Jarret for your help.
Meal Update: Friday we will be delivering at 1:00 pm due to a possible snow storm. Stay sage and keep your ears open for our honk to notify you of delivery! Thank you!
Just a reminder that if you participate in our district meal program to pleaae put a cooler or bin at the end of your driveway for food to be placed into. If you do not have a container food will be placed at the end of your driveway in the bag it is packed in. Drivers will honk when food is dropped off. We will no longer be bringing food to doors of homes to help ensure the health and safety of our families and staff. Thank you!!!
Just want to take a moment to share a HUGE heartfelt thank you to all who have helped with food prep, food packing and delivering of food within our district. We have another week under our belts and you all should be so proud of your work. The smiles and efforts put into these meals does not go unnoticed. Thank you!
To SAD4 students and families: The 'Specials' teachers at PCES/PCMS put together this newsletter to share some activities and learning opportunities with you. Here is the link to the newsletter: https://www.smore.com/mp2bc So, look it over -- have some fun! When you complete an activity, please share with us!! Our emails are on the newsletter! We miss you! Hope everyone is safe and healthy! PCES/PCMS Specials Teachers
SAD #4 Families: There will be a few changes to our food program effective April 6th. They are as follows: *Vehicles will leave the campus with food at 9am and will be occur on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. *We are asking that families put a tote or cooler at the end of their driveway for food to be placed into. If a box is not available, bags will be dropped off at the end of the driveway. Buses will honk when food has been dropped off. This will allow us to continue to support our community with food for as long as possible while also decreasing possible exposure to the coronavirus within our community. As circumstances change we will continue to make adjustments to our food program as appropriate. Thank you for your support and stay healthy!
A message from Erica Strout - SAD 4 Occupational Therapist I wanted to let you know that I have found a really great "Virtual OTs" youtube channel that a couple of OTs that I've worked with and also gone to college with have made and shared. The link is below. There are some really great activities and strategies that parents can use with their children to work on a variety of skills with supplies that they may have already around their home. And if parents would like to reach out to me with any questions about their child's OT needs during the school closure, they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwt_1NF8j0bG7N_yA4iLDsw?fbclid=IwAR3rNB82-5PZey652PNyxoxUSV5A9wc9by-lKGUSCOGT7_C3dxWI0uyIBJc
Due to the bad weather predicted for tomorrow morning, Monday the 30th, we will not be doing food deliveries. We plan to resume deliveries on Tuesday the 31st. Stay safe everyone.
March 26, 2020 Dear Families, I hope all of you are well and are finding ways to take care of yourselves, whether it is going for a walk, trying a new recipe or craft, or reading a book/magazine. For me, I love joining the teachers’ Google Classrooms and seeing student comments and work. I even called one student to share my excitement about what she created! Tomorrow, Friday the 27th, the big yellow busses will be rolling, and members of the administrative team will be riding them to deliver new packets, supplies and/or materials. Also, volunteers will be riding the busses to deliver food for the weekend. The busses should arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If the bus cannot get down your road, we will try to call 10 minutes ahead and plan to meet you. The last bag of school materials was tied at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, so to follow the 72-hour guideline, wait until 2:30 p.m. Friday before opening your treasure. When work is completed, you may bring it to school and put it in the barrel, which is tied to the front door. However, do NOT return math books, because they are needed to continue learning. Each day, we pull the bag from the barrel, tie it, and set it aside for the required 72 hours. Then, the work is sorted and the teacher notified. The teacher will pickup the work during school hours, as only essential staff has access to the building now. Because this process is inconvenient for families and creates quite a delay in informing instruction and student feedback, we are working hard to make all our assessments digital. Please let the teacher know A.S.A.P. if you do not have Internet. Help may be available in the weeks to come. Our staff has been working to identify the most essential learning in each content area and has been brainstorming ways for students to demonstrate their learning. During this process, all assessments are to inform teaching, so for now, assignments will show in PowerSchool as collected, not graded. We will still report on what students know and are able to do at the end of the trimester. We will be working on creating additional learning time for students to gain the skills that they did not demonstrate during Distance Learning. I hope everyone stays healthy! If you have questions, please call me at 876-4301. Best Wishes, Anita Wright P.C.E.S. Principal
SAD 4 Students - We Miss You!!!! We put this video together especially for you. School is so empty without you. Behave for your parents and get your work done the best you can. Teachers are here if you need them. https://youtu.be/vt2WFh3QVPM
March 20, 2020 Dear Families, I hope you are well. By now, you know that we will not be in session physically until April 27th. As a staff, we are creating a Distance Learning Program to continue education for our children. In the days ahead, you can expect: 1. New learning materials will be either delivered or ready for pick up with the new packets starting on March 30th. These materials include math workbooks, possible reading material, supplies, and/or hands-on materials. a. If the bus stops at your house normally, then food and/or packets will be delivered. If you normally transport your child, then please call (876-4301) before coming to school to pick up the packets so we can have them ready. b. To ensure safety for everyone, all materials are bagged and set aside for a 3-day decontamination period. Gloves will be used during delivery. c. Please ONLY return the work that needs to be corrected and be sure the work is in the folder or bundled, as it will be bagged and set aside for the 3-day period. Completed work must be dropped off at school. Put the bundled work in the bin provided. Also, double check that your child’s name is on all work. 2. We are moving quickly to increase our online presence. Teachers are creating digital avenues such as: a. Learning resources on the internet; b. YouTube Channels to teach and explain new material; c. Google Voice accounts so they can call or text with you if email doesn’t work; and d. Google Classrooms or Seesaw accounts so you can easily find material and/or email assessments. If you need Internet or if your Internet is slow, we recommend calling your cell phone company to add a hotspot and/or more data. Vouchers may be available. If you need one, explain that you have children at home who need to access distance learning. Please know if you have no access, we will continue to support with packets to the best of our ability. We want to stay connected with you as much as possible. I will continue to work from school, as will the office staff. Additionally, our teachers are reaching out to each student to assist in anyway possible. You may want to make a list of questions about the resources, assignments, and assessments and/or ask for suggestions about teaching strategies. Let’s hope we’re back at school soon. Meanwhile, feel free to call 876-4301. Stay safe out there! Best Always, Anita Wright, P.C.E.S. Principal
Free Lunch & Breakfast! SAD #4 is planning on feeding ALL children in our area from the ages of 18 and under for free. We will be delivering meals to homes daily (Monday-Friday) starting Monday, March 23 until school is back in session. Meals will include breakfast and lunch. Meals will be delivered by bus drivers who will be driving our district vans. Please expect a drop off at your home between 8:00-10:00 am If you have not been contacted and would like meals delivered to your home – Please call 876-4625, 876-4301, or 876-3444. Please tell us your physical address and how many children in your household 18 and under. Thank you for your continued support.
A message from Mr. Arthers: To all my art students, I hope you take some time to express yourself creatively during this time away from school. When you complete a project from your packet or your own independent piece of artwork, take a picture of it and send it to my email. You can also return the actual piece to school with your other school work. I would love to post some of your artwork on my SAD 4 website so your friends can see it too.Take care and be safe. Mr. Arthers Visual Arts Instructor email@example.com
Free meals for SAD 4 kids 18 and under will be delivered to homes, starting Monday, March 23! Call 876-4301 to sign up ASAP. On Monday delivery will be starting at 10:00 AM. After Monday all meals will be delivered between 8:00-10:00 am.
This came in an email from Teaching Strategies Gold: This morning our CEO sent out an email to all of our partners with a link to a free digital ReadyRosie Toolkit, derived from our family engagement tool. The email is supposed to go out to all administrators, but our distribution lists are not always accurate. In any case, I want to reach out personally to make sure you have the link. On the link, you will find videos of learning activities that can be done at home as well as advice from a pediatrician and early childhood experts on how to talk to children about the pandemic and how to keep them safe. If you click on the “Learning at Home” tab and then select one of the “Explore the Activities” buttons, you will find a Modeled Moment video and links to related Creative Curriculum Mighty Minutes and LearningGames PDFs that can be printed. We will be periodically updating it with more learning activities. https://readyrosie.com/healthyathome/
Keep Learning at Home by Common Sense Media - Click the Link: http://view.commonsense-email.org/?qs=4b6ef69787b47a4883db31adc737fb48a86a82ad9c54580b94bc0afbf7ecf4102cc823d05c6e9fd0c6f214e9ca5c3b74b39717618bcb23e563b134aae786903d29cc0e38538d879a49ca488ca81e6d42e51059bfa808c8a1
Attention 7th & 8th Graders! Please have students check email! The teachers have sent messages and want to support your learning. If you need help, they can help you.
Here's this also - United way covid19 relief fund. 1-866-211-9966. They will help figure out who helps in your area with food bills rent. Etc. The family provides zip code
For those who are interested: This link takes you to information for low income Mainers on changes to the unemployment insurance program. http://go.pardot.com/webmail/598581/293651146/11552323692726c8d1bf1f626e568e785f534f03c2b29e2d5889f2b459e14095
If you are a TCTC student a van will be delivering TCTC homework to students in the PCHS Parking Lot from 11:00-11:30 daily until April 1st. If you attend TCTC please make arrangements to be at PCHS to pick up your homework on a daily basis.
Free Lunch for SAD 4 kids 18 & under! Call the office 876-4301 to get signed up. We will deliver!
This spreadsheet is kind of hard to read, but has what appears to be some good activities for families. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=om1#inbox/FMfcgxwHMPkChFFSRvnHWsGqHlczHVbh?compose=chbDdQLqtgFZdFXwhDTxFXzkmMKCbJfWVzHQsPlwfKRzStLwfZkvthTGNTdKvcZQljhWSBctSdWmZrmFKLqNPQwNqjqpdFlxPrBhVXxMVXSXjMsvKWtxllBTzQRQclmlNPVvBzJnlVCzgfdRnRxRPhLbzDZslMNDmXSnzhrmwpJSTcqJGHmBRNgvtWzvtPkTNKfnKcqDnLSrmrTSgthTqFJpWXVmwdGdzWXDSTQKmxNKcXvZSFvvRTsdtQMlfVbFkmDcrphfkZZTpzltgDrqGPFtCQqJCPkZgfPfNzQxpfxgWrfCVZlbDlTLtFFrKsDNbPnptvcCPmVGJHRVl&projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
I hope this link works better than Spectrum! -XFinity- https://twitter.com/Xfinity/status/1239244773267066884 Xfinity on Twitter: "We’re helping keep everyone connected with free access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots. Click below to learn how to access them."
Good Morning SAD 4 Families. Click the following link to access suggested learning materials from SAD 4. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13_2peIQsfAJ1_ig0gNt3s8AyFMcE7mJhpO5O8G7m0Mg/edit
SAD #4 is planning on feeding ALL children in our area from the ages of 18 and under for free. We will be delivering meals to homes daily (Monday-Friday) starting Monday, March 23 until school is back in session. Meals will include breakfast and lunch. Meals will be delivered by bus drivers who will be driving our district vans. Please expect a drop off at your home between 8:00-10:00 am If you have not been contacted and would like meals delivered to your home – Please call 876-4625, 876-4301, or 876-3444. Please tell us your physical address and how many children in your household 18 and under. Thank you for your continued support.
Spectrum Offering Free Internet to Families! https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist Also, US Cellular and other carriers are raising data limits, which also helps with access. Reach out to your carrier and ask, especially if you don't have Internet access otherwise.
A Message from the Special Education Department: Dear Parents/Guardians: First off, thank you for your encouragement as we work to support the health of our students. Many of you have worked with our department to schedule 504 and IEP meetings. During our period of closure, all 504/IEP meetings will be canceled and rescheduled when school is back in session and it is appropriate to do so. If you have any questions feel free to reach out.
TCTC has been cancelled tomorrow and, as such, ALL TCTC Students need to attend PCHS to receive important information about the school closure. PCHS will run a 1/2 day shortened GOLD and BLUE day schedule tomorrow so all classes can be seen.
March 15, 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian: I am informing you that we will have a half day of school tomorrow the 16th followed by a closure until March 30th. This decision was made after much input form area Superintendents, the Commissioner of Education and the Center for Disease Control. As you are probably aware, the situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing and as a school district we need to support efforts to mitigate exposure by promoting social distancing. Our teachers have been working on continuity of education while school is closed by putting together distance learning packets and web-based learning for our students. During our half day tomorrow staff will get this information to students and make sure they have the materials and devices needed for working at home. I am very proud of how my staff has pulled together to work through this difficult time and do what is best for our students. We will continually meet and work out more details as we progress through this situation. I will post updates as needed. Sincerely, Kelly MacFadyen MSAD #4 Superintendent
The MPA Board of Directors and Interscholastic Management Committee voted today, March 13, 2020 to delay the start of the 2020 Spring sports pre-season practice until April 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make the appropriate changes as needed to ensure the safety of all students.
The Audiobody performance scheduled for April 10th has been canceled. Stay tuned for updates!
In response to recent updates on the COVID-19 virus, we are implementing the following plan: Currently, school remains in session. For the health and safety of all our students and staff we are limiting exposure/contact. Every event requiring travel or large groups between now and April break will be canceled. We will review this after the break. SAD #4 is planning for the continuity of education in the case of school closure or high absenteeism. This may include online platforms, work packets and project based learning. This information will be shared with families when it becomes available. If you have questions/concerns please feel free to contact the building principals. The district will keep you informed of updates as they become available. The DOE plans to continue MEA testing as scheduled starting March 16th. The school is following CDC protocols and the DOE link to this information has been posted to our site as follows: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
Thank you very much to the Cambridge Extension Homemakers! MSAD #4 Nurse Wendy Viera holding a tote full of 27 rice bags, delivered by members of the Cambridge Extension Homemakers, Reni Davis and Judy Hibbert on February 24th. The Homemakers group made and filled the bags at a workshop held during vacation week.
2020 eMPowerMEA Testing - Good Afternoon, Starting on March 16th students in Grades 3-8 will be participating in the eMPowerME Maine State assessments. The testing window is four weeks long, but we hope to have the majority completed by March 27th. If you will be on vacation anytime prior to April break, or if your child will be missing school for any other reason, please let us know as soon as possible so arrangements can be made for your child to participate. It will be especially important for students to eat a good breakfast and to get enough rest to do their best during the testing period. Please reach out if you have any questions. I have attached the Parent/Guardian letter, which you can also request by calling 876-4301 or via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
JMG & FAME invite you to attend FASFA night! March 9th 5:30 PM - 7 PM located in the library! Get answers to your questions and receive help completing the FASFA! (Please bring 2018 IRS Tax Returns, W-2 Forms, other 2018 income/benefit info and social security numbers) Students and families are invited to attend. Please contact Mrs. Pollock for more information!
PCHS Camden Conference Seminar students were pleased to attend the 2020 Camden Conference at the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland from 02-21-2020 through 02-23-2020. They joined over 1000 fellow attendees, including students from eleven other Maine high schools, to view the live-stream lectures, participate in group discussions and networking sessions, and to pose questions during Q-and-A sessions with the featured speakers. This year's conference, The Media Revolution: Changing the World, presented expert journalists and academics from all over the world who discussed the role of New Media in contemporary society, local and international politics, and the global economy. Opinions were diverse, disagreements were civil, and the amount of new information to learn was impressive. The weekend also included a visit to the Portland Museum of Art and the Southworth Planetarium. Having now been to the Conference, PCHS students will go on write formal policy essays for submission to a statewide contest as well as create individual capstone projects based upon their learning over the course of the year. For further information about the Camden Conference, please visit www.camdenconference.org
School will be delayed by one hour today March 3rd due to slippery road conditions. Stay safe and have a great day.
School will be cancelled today, Thursday the 27th due to weather conditions. Stay safe and have a great day.
5th-12th grade Free sports physicals will be given at the school(s) on Friday, February 28th. If your student is due to expire before the end of the Fall season, Mr Gallant should have notified you. Permission forms and pre-physical questionnaires need to be received by February 24th. Since this is the day school resumes from vacation, you should receive a robocall reminder. Please feel free to email Mrs. Viera to check the status of your student's current physical.
All after school activities in SAD 4 are cancelled today, February 13, 2020.
Attention PCES/PCMS Families - This is a reminder that the Arts Alive volunteer forms are due on Friday, February 14th. If you need another form please send in a note with your child and we will send one home.
There will be no AM Pre-K this morning, 2/10/2020.
We will have a two hour delay today, 2/10/20 to give the plows time to clear the back roads. Stay safe and have a great day.
There will be no school today, 2-7-20 due to inclement weather. Stay safe and have a nice weekend.
MSAD#4 is working on better understanding the needs of our students, families and our community. Please take a moment to fill out this survey if you have not already so we can better understand the needs in our district. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S87X6CV
We have been notified of an email threat received by the Orono Police Department listing several Maine schools as targets for violence. No schools in MSAD #4 were identified on the list. As always, we will continue to be abundantly cautious as we proceed through the remainder of the day. I will provide updates as needed.
MSAD 04 7th & 8th Graders - Field Trip tomorrow, Wednesday, 1-29-2020!! Get ready to go to the Logging Site. Bring boots & warm clothing. See you then!
Attention SAD 4 Families: Here's a survey to help us better understand how to serve our families and students. Please fill it out if you have a chance. Thanks! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S87X6CV
The Camden Conference Seminar class at PCHS was pleased to host Matt Storin, former Editor of the Boston Globe, as a guest speaker on 01/21/2020. Mr. Storin shared a brief chronology of his career working in newspapers and news media, his thoughts on the current media landscape, and fielded questions from students regarding his experiences in the United States and abroad. Mr. Storin's lecture is one piece of the larger preparation that students have been undertaking in order to attend the 33rd annual Camden Conference, a weekend long global affairs program presented by experts and eminent figures in their fields of work, over February break. This year's topic, entitled The Media Revolution: Changing the World, is centered around Internet-based media and news, and all of the featured presenters will speak to that effect. Upon returning from the conference, students will be composing policy essays based on what they have learned over the course of the year as well as creating individual capstone projects. For more information on the Conference itself, please visit the following website: https://www.camdenconference.org/
It's official! The MSAD 4 App is Live. Check out "MSAD 4" in the app store. You can also view this promotional video - https://drive.google.com/file/d/11O7BHk6uow-q_fIrzsOR8zWK0gm003M1/view
All after school activities have been cancelled today. January 16, 2020
The School Board Meeting on 1/14/20 will be in the PCHS Library at 7:00 pm.
PCHS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS Blue 2 Day Good uck to all the basketball teams tonight in their matchups vs. Greenville. Boys JV starts at 3:30 pm followed by Girls Varsity at 5 and Boys Varsity at 6:30. This is the big Aliza Jean Fight Against Cancer Fundraiser game. It would be great to see everyone come out and support the cause. There is a raffle for a big screen TV Please use caution for any ice activties over the week end. WIth the warm weather coming in conditions will be very unpredictable Good Luck to the wrest;ers this weekend in their meet at FA. This is the only other chance to catch the wrestlers close by. They are having a great season and are a lot of fun to watch. Any Pirate Volunteer member who did not go to the meeting needs to see Mrs. Wilson today during break. "Best of luck to our JMG students attending Bank of America Event at Eastern Maine Community College." Lunch today is Assorted sandwiches Quote of the day “Be who you are , because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch
Attention 7th and 8th graders Anyone planning on skiing this year needs to get all paperwork and $20 deposit to Mrs. Rich by Friday, Jan. 10, so she can get the information to the Mountain. Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Gold 1 Day Great job to Boys Varsity Team in their win Kobe Gilbert had his usual 20 and good job to Preston Ricker for coming back after his concussion with a double double. Today is an Academic Check in day. Our Scheduler is down still. Use email to get a student for RTIParlee. Please have the NHS students see me ASAP about a volunteer opportunity. Lunch today is CHop Suey and a Yeast roll Quote of the day Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish. – Jessica N. S. Yourko
Monday, January 6, 2020 Blue 2 Day A reminder to students on the new cell phone rules. There is an Academic Check in tomorrow. A reminder to all students who ride their sleds to school. Your mufflers must comply with the law. There is a Faculty Meeting this afternoon. Good Luck to the Boys Varsity at Bangor Christian tonight. Great job to the PAT members who presented to the Commissioner of education. You represented our school well and your efforts could bring the Governor up to meet with us. Lunch today is Enchiladas and Churros. Quote of the day “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” Francesca Reigler Artist
K-8 Families! Join us for an Hour of Code at the PCES library on 12-12-19 @ 5PM. Coding Fun for All!
We need some volunteers for this event. Please contact Jess if you can volunteer! Ready, set, ROAR! September 21st from 9 to 11 AM -- Join us for some Lion King Family Fun at the Guilford Memorial Library! Read a book. Write a story. Draw a picture. Create a scene. Help us publish a community book! Bring your whole family for some fun activities!