Happy Friday Wildcat Community!
This week we recognized National Custodian Appreciation Day by presenting Bob and Anne with this amazing poster created by 4th grade. Bob and Anne do so much for our school, from keeping it clean and well maintained, to serving lunches, and dressing up for Halloween. They know each child by name and go out of their way to make sure that each child has a champion or gets a hug or a high five when they need it. THANK YOU isn’t enough for all that you do. You make our school such a special place.
We are fortunate to have a supportive and child centered community in Tremont. If you are someone who would like to further support our school, please consider the Tremont School Board. There is currently a vacant seat open through Tremont Town Meeting in May. The school board is responsible for setting the overall policies for our schools. Additionally, the school board is responsible for preparing and advocating for an annual budget for the schools, as well as, responding to recommendations for hiring staff. Essentially school boards, do not run the schools, but ensure that the schools are well run, maintained and supported. The Tremont School Board meets once each month, on the second Thursday at TCS, typically at 4:00pm. If you are interested or know someone who might be great for this role, please contact TCS Board Chair Heidi Lawson at email@example.com.
Summer weather seems to be behind us at this point and winter will be here sooner than we would like. Please help your child(ren) to think carefully about the clothing choices they make each day for school. Students need to be appropriately dressed for the weather, but also appropriately dressed for the classroom. Shorts, skirts, and dresses should reach the ends of your fingertips to provide adequate coverage. Please be mindful of tanktops and short shirts, as they may not always stay in place or cover the body well. Images and phrases on clothing are also something to be mindful of, to ensure that they are appropriate for wearing to school. Thank you for your support in helping your child make appropriate clothing selections for school.
Chris Saunders, Tremont’s Town Manager, has asked that we share that there will be a Special Town Meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6pm in the Harvey Kelley Meeting Room at the Tremont Town Office. This meeting will be to determine whether the Town will authorize Selectmen to contract with Southwest Harbor for law enforcement. Your voice is important. We hope to see you there.
There will also be a Tremont and Southwest Pre-K Presentation and discussion at Pemetic Elementary School on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:00pm. The purpose of this meeting is to explore a potential proposal for a combined Pre-K Program for fall of 2020. If you are interested in learning more about this proposal, please join us. Following the presentation, Pemetic and Tremont will hold separate regular monthly meeting. The purpose of the combined meeting is to ensure that each school board and community hears the same message, and to allow both boards to visit what would be the proposed classroom space at Pemetic. Tremont does not currently have the capacity to hold another classroom. If you have any questions, please reach out to Principal Jandrea True for more information. We are excited about the possibility of being able to offer Pre-K to these communities. We hope to see you there as we continue to explore this concept.