CCS Report

To: School Board Directors

From: Keith Mahoney

Date: November 24, 2020

Re: Principal's Report

Carrabec Community School

I want to take a moment and thank you all for being such passionate advocates for our community and extend a Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I also want to praise our staff because they have been working extremely hard to plan for multiple scenarios and they have done it with grace and determination. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that if we were to go fully remote my staff is fully prepared to do so.

With support from the Good Shepard Food Bank, we will be holding our next drive through food giveaway 12/1/20 from 1:30-3:00pm at Carrabec High School. Any local families are able to come get a box of food to support their family!

We are going to have a MAP Skills training with Mr. Twitchell on December 1 so that we can learn more about NWEA data and how to best implement it into the classroom using the new MAP Skills that is offered by NWEA.

I want to spotlight the work that everyone in my building has been doing but in particular Alicia Bedard has been a jack of all trades during this pandemic and is truly a master of them all. She has done counseling sessions with students in need, delivered food to remote learners, advocated tirelessly for all our students, heads up the PBIS committee, helps organize the drive through food giveaways, and is always there to lend a helping hand to any staff in need. She is a true bright spot on our staff.

The PBIS committee will also be hosting a movie reward for our K-5 students. Due to the present guidelines from the CDC and DOE we will have these in the classroom instead of the gym.

University of Maine at Farmington students have ended their practicum experience and they were a valuable resource for our teachers. We hope to invite more in next semester.

Have a great holiday season, I hope we all stay safe and healthy.