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Press Release – June 15, 2014

This summer, children can enjoy free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches through the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program open to all kids aged 1‐18 years. All children and teens are welcome. Adults may also purchase a breakfast for $2 or a lunch for $4.

The Summer Food Service Program makes sure all children can eat healthy food during the summer months when they can’t eat at school. This program is meeting a real need in our community.

Bring your children or tell a friend:
Strong Elementary School, Monday through Friday, July 7 through August 15
Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm

News from Superintendent’s Office

We begin our summer meetings with the annual organizational meeting of the MSAD 58 Board of Directors on TuesdayJuly 15 when the Chairman and  Vice-Chairman will be elected. Also at this timethe Directors will be deciding upon which Sub-committees will be necessary for the ensuing year.  They will then decide upon the clear purpose of the committees and elect membership.

This meeting will be followed by the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, July 17.

During the summer months all Administrators will meet in multiple day-long sessions to plan the opening days of school for both teachers and students.

Additionally and most importantly, the Administrators will be spending several days looking at District data. This data includes multiple years of student test scores and other types of educational data available.  The purpose of this data inquiry process is to identify specific areas of academic strengths and weaknesses district-wide. We will use the knowledge gained from this inquiry process as a foundation for our academic planning.  In the end, we will be able to set clear objectives for future district-wide improvement.

Please feel free to contact me at 207-639-2086 ext 5289 regarding this or any other district issue.

Thank you, and I look forward to meeting many of you in the upcoming months. I am happy to be serving as your new MSAD 58 Superintendent of Schools!

Dr. Brouillet

News from our Schools…

Ugli Fruit, StarFruit, Jicama?

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For the third consecutive year, Phillips and Strong Schools were awarded a Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program grant.  The program, fundedby the USDA and awarded to schools with high numbers of students who qualify for free meals, allows us to offer all students snacks of fresh fruits or vegetables several times per week.  The goal of the grant is to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables and to taste foods that they may not otherwise have an opportunity to try.

At the end of last year, teachers were asked about the program.  Here are some of their comments:

“It is nice seeing kids eating well – those quick snacks are keeping them energized and working through the day.”

“The rule in my room is that you have to at least try something.  Most of the time the kids found out they actually liked something they thought they did not.  They enjoy seeing the snack coming and trying new things.  There were a few things I have never tried myself.  Great opportunity for our students to participate in healthy eating and snack choices.”