Dear Tremont Families and Community,
Fall in Maine is impressive, but fall at TCS is indescribable. Looking out our windows, is a constant reminder of how fortunate we are to border ANP and Bass Harbor. With mountains as our backdrop and the marsh beside our school, our students are surrounded by natural beauty each day. This is just one of the many wonderful things about our school and community.
This week, I’d like to promote a few groups that continuously support our school community. The Tremont School Fund Board is seeking new members from the local communities who are interested in supporting our school and providing rich experiences to the children, staff and community of Tremont. This board meets approximately 5 times each school year and is responsible for managing the Tremont School Fund, which provides grant money to our school for educational and cultural opportunities. Additionally, TCS has a wonderful and fun PTO which meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm in the TCS library. The Tremont PTO is responsible for many of the events that our school community enjoys such as, this year’s Open House BBQ, the Santa Breakfast, the annual Ice Fishing Derby, the Valentine’s Family Dance, and the annual TCS Auction. The PTO is comprised of parents and community members. We would love to grow this group with more helpful and supportive people. We cannot pull off these events without the PTO members. If you are interested in joining either the TSF Board or the TCS PTO, or if you know someone who might be a great match for these groups, please contact Principal Jandrea True at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At a recent AOS #91 Board meeting, the board approved to alter the 2019-2020 school calendar to include 3 additional early release days each on a Friday. You will find a letter below from Superintendent Gousse with details about this early release pilot. This letter can also be found in this week's Wildcat Weekly. The dates for the additional early release days are:
• Friday, October 4th
• Friday, December 13th
• Friday, May 8th
Students at the K-8 schools will be dismissed at 12:30pm on these early release days.
Next week, there are two exciting learning opportunities taking place for 8th graders and K-2 students. 8th graders will visit Somes Pond to participate in the Floating Classroom experience. Students will use scientific practices to examine the aquatic habitat, species and water samples. K-2 students will travel for a fall Harvest Field Trip to Southwest Harbor.
This has been another wonderful week at Tremont Consolidated School. Enjoy the weekend with your child.