Student Materials Pickup - Hello DNS Families! Many of you have emailed asking if your child has anything at school to pick up and when the next library book drop off will be. We are currently gathering all remaining student materials that have not been picked up and organizing them. We expect to have this done 6/9 and will then reach out to those families who need to stop by with dates & times and pick up instructions. We will also collect library books during these times. Thank you for your patience as we wrap up these details before summer break.
End of year PD plans for DNS staff - combination of in-person and remote work - can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TYG4LNhgS3A5zPigpyy2m8oiBpfBM42OfeBMUUO70-U/edit?usp=sharing
Parents and Guardians - this survey was created by the RSU 1 School Board’s Distance Learning Committee in an effort to get feedback on distance learning. Results will be shared with the community. Thank you for sharing your feedback! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/673QQFR
VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK! We may not be in school, but we've still got school spirit!! After April Break, please join in our virtual spirit week and have some fun with us. MONDAY 4/27 - National Tell a Story Day - Dress like your favorite book character, and we will try to host a school-wide read-aloud at 11 a.m. TUESDAY 4/28 - National Superhero Day - Dress like your favorite superhero or hometown hero. One of our superpowers is kindness - find three ways to be extra kind to someone today! WEDNESDAY 4/29 - National Denim Day - Wear some denim today! Blue Jeans, a jacket, whatever you want to rock in denim! Then, get outside and take those jeans for a walk! THURSDAY 4/30 - National Poem in Your Pocket Day - Wear as many pockets as you can! Share a favorite poem with your teacher, classmates, family members, or even a pet or stuffy. If you can, try to make up your own poem! FRIDAY 5/1 - Happy May Day!! School spirit - wear some Dike Newell gear if you have it, or celebrate our school bee by wearing black and yellow! If school-wide zoom worked, we will join together at 11 a.m. to sing our school song - if school-wide zoom does not work well, we will share a video for you to watch!
From our nurse, Mrs. Dill... Taking care of our physical and mental health is more important than ever right now. I encourage you and your children to get outside and get your bodies moving! Lucky for us we live in an area that has lots of space for outdoor recreation. If you are looking for a little fresh air and movement head outside and take advantage of the nice weather ahead. The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has up to date info on how to stay healthy when enjoying local parks and trails. The website also lists State Parks that are currently closed to the public. https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/index.shtml Chewonki Foundation has at home learning resources which include activities to get everyone outside. Today they are doing a webcast with their draft horse and it looks like there will be an animal presentation casted each week. https://chewonki.org/at-home/ At this time KELT lands are still open to the public. Check out the hiking trails on their homepage. https://www.kennebecestuary.org/
Good Afternoon, This call is a reminder that our Chromebook/packet pickup day is tomorrow, Monday, March 30th. There will be two windows, the first from 7:30 to 9:00 in the morning and the second from 5:00-6:30 in the afternoon. In order to pick-up a Chromebook you must be pre registered. The pickups are planned in such a way that you will not need to get out of your car. As you drive through the bus loop at school, staff will identify you, and someone will run a bag out to you that contains the Chromebook and charger, and various documents. We will have a checklist to confirm that you've taken receipt of the devices, and away you go. If you are there to pick up paper packets, we will follow the same procedures. Please remember that your child should use his/her Chromebook in a public space in the home. Drinks and food should not be near the computer, and sticky or food coated fingers should be washed before using the computer. Also please recognize we know that many or most of you are not teachers, and we are not expecting you to be able to replicate school from home. These are resources to help, and the best you can do is the best you can do! We hope that having this device will help you and your child better navigate this new way of learning. Remember, we’re all new to this and no one is expecting perfection. We are all doing the best we can in a trying situation. Please stay well!
Update to our distance learning plan due to the extended closure - please read the letter at https://docs.google.com/document/d/11b-mUqJAf3rjUjAokNuGDNbeL7Qz9a4uRrGmbvxAiN8/edit?usp=sharing
Most school and district events are suspended through April 26th. However, the Meal Closure Plan is still in effect, and there will be board and budget meetings. Stay tuned for details, and thank you for your patience as we work through this time!
The RSU Tech Dept has created this site to help families and staff with technology resources and questions. https://bit.ly/2UocDak
If your RSU1 student in grades K-5 needs a Chromebook for their studies during the school closure, complete this form by Sunday night. Pickup will be scheduled for Monday, March 30th https://bit.ly/3b857XY
Dike-Newell School is Closed from Monday 3/16 through Friday 3/27. There is a limited pickup window today, Monday 3/16 from 1-3 p.m. Please only come if you are NOT SICK and if your child needs something from school. Thank you!!
Muffins in the Morning, scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th has been cancelled. We will notify families if we are able to re-schedule this later in the year.
Calendar change: Friday, March 20th will be a student day.
The PTA Valentine's Day Dance has been rescheduled to Friday, February 14th, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., at Fisher-Mitchell School.
Tomorrow's PTA cookie exchange and cake auction has been rescheduled to Thursday 12/19 5:30-7 due to the forecast of snow!
Congratulations Bus 51, November's Bus of the Month!
Reminder - today and tomorrow are half-days for students! See you at Parent-Teacher conferences, and after that, have a great Thanksgiving Break!
Reminder- Monday 11/25 and Tuesday 11/26 are half days, no Pre-K. Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday 11/27-11/29, no school!
Thank you to our Dike-Newell Community for the great turnout at our "Doughnuts for Grownups" event!
In the event of a delay or cancellation on Tuesday 11/19, the Donuts for Grownups event will take place Thursday 11/21.
Tonight's PTA meeting is post-poned until next Tuesday due to weather. See you 11/19 at 6 p.m. instead!
There will be a two hour delay for all RSU1 schools today, Tuesday, November 12th, due to the weather. There will be no morning Pre-K.
Join us for the PTA Maker's Market this Saturday at Dike-Newell!
We have power! School is on!
Happy Halloween! Stay safe tonight and be careful in this weather!
Special Guest on Thursday at Lunch! We will have a robot helping serve dessert in the spirit of the day!
The Bath Elementary PTA Halloween Dance has been postponed because there is no power at Bath Middle School. The PTA is working hard to reschedule the dance and will forward additional information when it is available.
There will be no school today, Thursday, October 17th, in RSU1 due to power outages caused by the storm.
DNS Open House is Thursday, September 19th from 6P-7P. We hope to see you then!
First day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd! We can't wait to see you!
Happy last day of school, and thank you for a great year!! Dismissal is at noon today. See you all in the fall!
The June 11th Kindergarten field trip to Popham Beach has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.
CHOICES Pre-K has openings at Phippsburg Elementary School! If you have a child who will turn 4 on or before 10/15/19 and you are interested in FREE Pre-K (for RSU1 residents - pending budget approval), please call 389-1514 for an application.
Tomorrow is field day!! We're excited! Please send kids in clothes for playing, and footwear that is appropriate!
Who’s ready for some Seadogs baseball?! The rained-out PTA fundraiser will be made up this Saturday night, and the forecast looks GREAT! 6 pm at Hadlock Field, $6 per ticket. Check out https://groupmatics.events/event/Rsu1night2
Hope to see a good turnout tonight at the district budget meeting! 6 pm at Bath Middle School!
All library books are due on June 3rd. If your child has lost or damaged a library book, please consider replacing it so that other students may still have access to these materials. Also, we are collecting new and gently used books for our “books on the bus” program! Please feel free to send or bring donations to school, our collection box is outside the main office.
The chicks are hatching, Kindergarten is headed to Kinderkonzert today, second graders from Michaud and Spivey go to Maine Maritime, and tonight the PTA is holding a scoop-a-thon at Gelato Fiasco, and Ms. McKay will be celebrity scooping from 4-6 pm!! Hope to see you there!
Happy Teachers’ Appreciation Week, and thank you PTA and families for taking time to recognize and thank DNS staff!
Grade 2 concert is Thursday night! 6 pm!
Bus of the Month is.... Bus 51!!! Congratulations Bus 51, and great work!!
What a great turnout yesterday at "Muffins for Moms and Special Friends!" Thanks to all the parents and friends that came in to enjoy muffins with our students. Today is our book fair, and we will also be announcing our first "Bus of the Month!" Stay tuned....
Don't forget... Muffins for Moms and Special Friends is Tuesday morning at DNS! If you're planning to attend please let us know so we can ensure we have enough muffins!
Screen Free Week starts Monday 4/29!!
Hazel Mitchell Visits Dike-Newell Today!!
Don't miss our STEM in education night, at Bath Middle School. Wednesday, from 5:00-7:30PM