CCS Report

To: School Board Directors

From: Tom Desjardins

Date: November 27, 2018

Re: Principal's Report

Carrabec Community School

November was a cold snowy month that left us with two storm days already on our calendar for the year. That did not stop us here at CCS from having a full month of exciting events.

On November 1st I attended a session in Augusta run by the DOE on “Attendance Matters”. This is a big focus this year and I am working diligently to ensure my students attend school on a regular daily basis. Often all it takes is a phone call, a letter home or a well child visit to help improve student attendance.

The first quarter report cards were issued on November 2nd. The academic assembly was held on November 11th. K – 5 Students were recognized for Ms. Shirley’s “Book It” program where students earn Pizza Hut rewards for reading books. They were also recognized for excellent attendance, honors and high honors.

The most exciting and rewarding part of November here at CCS was our Veteran’s Celebration Week. This was held during the week of November 5th through the 9th. Our Veterans Committee worked for weeks organizing this event. On November 5th our 6th grade students visited the Coles Transportation Museum and participated in a Veteran’s Interview Session. On November 6th SSG Annette Bachman of the National Guard came and spoke to our 7th and 8th grade students. The following day these students visited the Army National Guard Flight Facility in Bangor. Meanwhile, in our K-5 wing, the students scurried around collecting non-perishable items and packaging them up to send to our troops overseas. 30 boxes were packaged up and mailed out on that Friday. We ended the week with our Veteran’s assembly. Our guest speakers included: State Senator Elect, Command Chief Master Sargent Brad Farrin, Major Robert Demchak, E-3 Coreman Larry Dunphy, Petty Officer First Class Richard Reichenbach, Specialist E4 Candy LeBeau, Captain Caleb Fournier. The assembly was followed by a luncheon in our library. It was a great day. I was honored to house this event in my school.

Basketball season opened on November 13th. We have a total of 28 boys and girls participating this season.