Dike-Newell News

October 7, 2021

Jennifer McKay, Principal


“Bee” Kind

“Bee” Safe

“Bee” Responsible



10/8 - No School - Professional Development Day

10/11 - No School - Indigenous People’s Day

10/28 - School Picture Day - Thursday

10/30 - Trick or Trunk!


A Note from Ms. McKay

This week we start recognizing our Dike-Newell Students of the Week! Every Friday (or Thursday in this case) we celebrate one student from each classroom for being kind, safe, or responsible. This is a wonderful celebration every week, and we look forward to seeing which child in each classroom is recognized.  The students are recognized as part of our morning announcements, and they receive a certificate to take home.  We also take a photo of the students of the week for our school bulletin board, and classmates love to walk by and point out their friends who are being celebrated.   

Also, a seasonal reminder this week - we get outside to play throughout our day, including some early chilly mornings.  Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket or sweatshirt so they can be comfortable while playing outside! Thank you! 

Notes from the Nurse

A reminder that the free Dental Clinic will be on Tuesday October 19th. If you do not see a regular dental hygienist and you would like your child to be seen here at school, please remember to turn in your form that was sent home a few weeks ago to the office by next Wednesday 10/13. 

Trick or Trunk!

It’s the spookiest time of year! The annual Church of the Midcoast presents their Trick-or-Trunk event which will be held on Saturday October 30th at 45 Floral Street in Bath, Maine from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Stop by for games, music, treats, and safe Halloween fun for the whole family! Everyone is welcome!! 

Lines from the Library

Kindergarten students have been reading about waiting and having patience this week. We discussed how waiting means “to allow time to go by until something that you are expecting happens or until you can do something”. Patience means “being able to wait without complaining or becoming angry or upset” (definitions are from the Cambridge English Dictionary). We read Waiting is Not Forever, Patience, Waiting is Not Easy, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and Waiting.

Art Van! 

The Art Van will be in Maritime Apartments on Mondays from 3:30 - 5:00, and in Hyde Park on Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00. This program will run from September 13th - December 20th. Please email with any questions! 

PTA News 

- Gate Collection - 10/8 - PTA will be doing gate collections at BIW from 6:45 - 7:30 am. Volunteers are needed! 

- Sign up to receive a PTA BOO! Basket! Details on payment and Sign Up Genius for delivery are on the PTA Facebook page.

- The 3rd Annual Makers Market will be held at Dike Newell School on Saturday, Nov. 13.  Please watch for an email from the PTA about how to rent a table and all the ins and outs of the event! 

Please email us if you have any questions at