CCS Report

      To:  School Board Directors


From:  Tom Desjardins


Date:  November 29, 2019


Re:  Principal's Report


Carrabec Community School



Part of our district initiative this year is community involvement.  We have put together a Cobra Care Team which chooses student groups to take out into the community to do various chores (raking, stacking wood, shoveling snow) for the elderly and disabled members of our community.  Our goal is to form a bonded relationship between the schools and our community members.  Utilizing our district Facebook page, we have reached out to the community and asked for nominations or requests from those who need assistance.  After a very brief post, our teams have already been contacted to assist four elderly and disabled families and the requests keep coming in.  Local businesses have supported our efforts with donations of rakes, gloves, trash bags, and garbage cans.  We have also received some anonymous donations to help us purchase more materials.  This has been very inspiring for our students as they receive such great appreciation for their help and return to school feeling good that they were able to do this for people in need in our community.  The out pour of support also reinforces our faith in the goodness of human kind.  We have received great feed back from this program. 
















Tooth Protectors came to our school this month and saw a lot of our students to give them dental care.  This is a great program for our students to receive care that otherwise may not happen for them. 






Our 7th Graders went on a field trip to Augusta to visit the State Capital and the Maine State Museum.  The students toured the State Capital Building along with the chambers of both the State House of Representatives and Senate. 












Carrabec Youth Wrestling had it’s parent night/sign up on November 21st.  We had a huge turn out of students from our own school, Garret Schenck, Solon and Madison.  Over 50 students sat and eagerly listened to their coaches about the upcoming wrestling season.  What a great feeling to have that many students participate in the program.  The participants are pre K to 8th grade.  This year we will be housing our own tournament.  In only it’s second year of running, this by far is the most participated in sports program that we have in our district. 











A group of our students traveled to the Maple Crest Nursing Home in Madison to visit the residence of the center.  The students made baskets of goodies and handed them out to the residences that afternoon.  The students were very well behaved and were commended for their actions that day. 



The first quarter report cards were issued on November 1st  The academic assembly was held on November 6th.  K – 5 Students were recognized for Ms. Shirley’s “Book It” program where students earn Pizza Hut rewards for reading books.  K – 8 students were all recognized for excellent attendance, honors and high honors. 


November ended with seasonably warm weather and leaves us with hope of a shorter winter than that of what we experienced last year.  I hope everyone enjoyed their families over the Holiday break!