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These drawings are a sampling of 8th grade design projects from Mrs. Kramp's art class.

As a school community, we are dedicated to the values of fairness, compassion, honesty, responsibility, respect and courtesy that contribute to a positive, diverse, safe and caring learning environment. 

Dear CES Families - 

Spring is here, but from the looks of it, winter is choosing to hang on a bit longer.  The Jazz Band is off to the State Jazz Festival EARLY tomorrow. Let's wish them luck!  They have all worked very hard and when I listened in on their final practice this morning they sounded very tight. 
Next week are student-led conferences. Students from Kindergarten to 8th grade have been preparing for them, gathering samples of their work to share that show their strengthens and challenges. Be sure to sign up.  
Report cards will be mailed home on Tuesday.  For students in grades  3-8 you will also receive your child's NECAP results. This is the Maine state assessment that students take every fall assessing their skills in reading, math and writing (gr. 5&8 only). 
On Thursday evening the Schoolastic Book Fair will run from 2-7 in the Cafeteria. 8th parents please attend the parent meeting discussing graduation festivities on Thursday, March 28th at 5pm in the Cafeteria.

Have a Great Weekend - Mr. Z 


General Lice Info: Head lice have been our companions for at least 5.5 million years -- and we're nowhere close to getting rid of them, but there are general things to know about lice and how to hopefully prevent them. Lice are actually fragile insects and have very specific needs to maintain their life cycle. They do not infest environments. Their entire life cycle is only on the human head, so the eggs (nits) cannot hatch and the live lice can only survive a day or two if they are off the human head. The most effective preventive is to teach children to maintain their own personal space and to not share personal items; and for adults to assist children with their hair care (careful brushing of long hair, braids, pony tails). Of course, kids being kids, means that they frequently put their heads together when they play, have sleepovers, etc. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an affected person as head lice cannot hop, jump, or fly, they move by crawling. The diagnosis of a head lice infestation is best made by finding a live nymph or adult louse on the scalp or hair of a person. Finding nits (eggs) within 1⁄4 inch of the base of the hair strongly suggests but does not confirm an infestation. School wide head checks are time consuming and mostly ineffective in finding cases thus parents are strongly encouraged to frequently check their own child's head on a regular basis. Active lice infestations must be communicated to the school nurse so close contacts can be monitored. Please visit the Maine CDC website for more information on diagnosis and treatments.

Please remember that we do not allow students to have flowers and balloons delivered to school. Please have your special surprises delivered to the home address. Thank you for your cooperation.

Some grade level teams have chosen to have Student-Led Conference sign up on the web.  Parents in grades 5, 6, 7 may choose times to come to conferences by going to this link:

8th Grade Fundraiser


There will be an Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast held at the Somesville Fire Station on March 30th from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The cost is $7.00 per person or $20.00 per family for an all you can eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, muffins and drinks. There will be gluten free options available also. There will be crafts for the children as well as a visit from the Eater Bunny-bring your cameras! All proceeds will benefit the Mount Desert Nursery School and Childcare Center.

The Scholastic Book Fair is on March 28th from 2:00-7:00 in the Emerson Cafeteria during Parent Conferences. Volunteers are needed from 1:30-7:30 to cover one hour shifts. If you can help out, please contact Suzie Maristany at 288-9248 or email


March 28th will be “Spirit Day”. The theme is to dress as your favorite book character. 
March 29th will be a NO SCHOOL day due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.
April 5th will be a NO SCHOOL day due to a Professional Day.

For planning purposes, the Spring break will be during the week of April 14th.

March 28                Spirit Day-Book Character
March 28                Student-Led Conferences by appointment 3-7 PM
March 28                Scholastic Book Fair 2-7 PM @ cafeteria
March 29                Student-Led Conferences by appointment 8 AM - 12 PM
March 29             NO SCHOOL
April 3                    K-4 Science Fair @ 6:00 PM
April 5                    NO SCHOOL - Professional Day
April 15-19             Spring Vacation