District Nutrition Staff at Waterboro Elementary School promoting free school meals today!
Tuesday, November 3rd is a district wide remote learning day. If you need meals for your children for this day please submit a request by November 1st with the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-AeaVD4_9f9QAgaiIvFu_K4Q-Yxz9F42_X5DrU0gaA8nx7Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
November menus are now posted!! https://www.rsu57.org/o/rsu-57/browse/67914
Looking for a little "spooktacular fun"? Check out what Parson's Memorial Library is doing for Halloween this year!
On October 9th the USDA announced the extension of free meals to all children 18 and under through the end of the 2020-2021 school year! Free meals consist of breakfast and lunch and must be a complete reimbursable meal in order to meet federal guidelines. Enrolled, in-person learners may receive free meals while attending school in-person. Remote learners, home schooled children, and any child 18 and under that is not of school age may pre-order meals for pick up by submitting the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdADGQNbsN3SNxOr23avHOMyeoo-sw39h5Nq6C0bTgL57MERg/viewform?usp=sf_link RSU 57 highly recommends that all households continue to submit free and reduced applications for meal price benefits if you feel you may qualify. Each school district receives federal and state funding based on the percentage of students that are approved for free or reduced meal prices. Under counting those eligible for this program could harm many educational programs we rely on to serve our students. Regardless of whether your student chooses to receive school meals or not, it is critical that we properly account for all who are eligible. If you have any questions related to free meals, meal price benefit applications or remote meal pick up please contact the School Nutrition Department directly by calling (207)247-3221 x2257 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Lyman and Alfred Gr. 1-5 Remote learners: Our first day is tomorrow! Please log in to Zoom at 9:15am. If you have any questions, reach out to your child’s teacher via email. We can’t wait to see you on zoom!
About 75% of devices for remote learners were picked up this week! We’re open at MMS until 7 pm tonight. After today, devices may be picked up at your child’s school. If you are picking up tomorrow, please call the school first.
Remote Learners: Save the date!! We will be distributing student devices next Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 9:00 in the morning and ending at 7:00 pm. We will be distributing all devices from the middle school, More information will come out tomorrow and Friday.
In order to decrease the amount of meal payments being handled by students and staff, we encourage all families to sign up for our online payment system. For more information on this service please visit the document section on our website. Documents>Information>School Nutrition Did you know... that you can earn one free bonus meal when you deposit $50.00 or more onto a student meal account. For example, a payment of $50 will be charged a fee of $2.49, but in return you will receive one bonus meal on the student meal account. The value of the meal exceeds the value of the fee. Bonus meals are automatically applied at lunch once earned.
Updated links the the Community Info Night can be found below as well as within the district calendar Community Information Night appointment. Topic: COMMUNITY INFORMATION NIGHT Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://rsu57.zoom.us/j/89291589537
For all in-person or remote learning students!! Meal price benefit applications are now available for all enrolled students for the 20/21 school year. Please contact the School Nutrition Department with any questions (207)247-3221 x2257
The link to0o tonight's board meeting had to be adjusted. Please go to the link on the district calendar within the School Board meeting event to access the link.
ATTN AES Families! Please join us this Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm for a family fun night of trivia! In celebration of our One School, One Book title "Ellray Jakes is a Rock Star!" we will host a family friendly competition on Kahoot! Hope you can join us!
ATTN AES Families! Please join us this Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm for a family fun night of trivia! In celebration of our One School, One Book title "Ellray Jakes is a Rock Star!" we will host a family friendly competition on Kahoot! Hope to see you there!
Maine's Department of Health and Human Services has received approval from Food and Nutrition Services to partner with the Maine Department of Education to provide a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefit to school-aged children who normally receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at Maine schools. This benefit will help to replace the value of school meals while students are learning remotely. Families currently receiving SNAP or TANF and have a child aged five through eighteen will receive a P-EBT benefit on their Pine Tree card in May. Families who are not receiving SNAP or TANF and have a child who is eligible for free or reduced school lunch can request the P-EBT benefit by calling 1-855-797-4357. Some household information will be requested by a phone agent who will then verify eligibility with the Maine Department of Education. Families who have not yet been found eligible for free or reduced lunch can apply through their local school district at the following link. www.myschoolapps.com Separate P-EBT cards will be issued for eligible families who do not already have a Pine Tree card. Please call our office if you cannot access the online application and we will mail you a paper copy. (207)247-3221 x2257
The Alfred Elementary Friends and Family Parade will take place tomorrow beginning at 4pm! We anticipate ending in the village by 5pm but this is an approximation so plan accordingly! We hope to see you soon!
School Lunch Hero Day! Friday, May 1st! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pO6UlS3wMZi6TaWQBa1p6oBWwPKIDhxC
The staff at Alfred Elementary is happy to announce our "Staff and Friends Parade" scheduled for next Thursday, May 7th from 4-5pm. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. The parade route will be shared with you shortly. If the parade does not travel directly by your home, we encourage you to find a public location along our route so that we can say hello to our students! Thanks to Mrs. Blackington, Mrs. Rollins, Mrs. Knight and all of our staff who have worked diligently to organize this special event for our students!
Last week the Alfred Elementary "Weekly Challenge" was to thank a hero. Students discussed what the word 'hero' meant to them. They created cards and sent them friends, family, our drivers & more! Several decided to thank our local fire fighters and safely delivered it to them!