November 6th, 2023
SilverGraphics Fundraiser to benefit the Stratton PTC.
Support your school and get cool products featuring your child’s art!
PreK-5th grade participating students will receive a Personalized Order Form on Thursday November 9th from SilverGraphics.
The on-line ordering deadline is 11/21 and deliveries will arrive 2-3 weeks after the order date, just in time for the holidays.
Any questions: email Mrs. Flight @ email@example.com
To tie in what has been happening with The Stratton School Garden and Nutrition program, this year our theme for the Scarecrow Project was Maine Harvest of the Month, a program through the Maine Department of Education to promote and encourage the use of local Maine food in school lunches.
Stratton School has been participating in this program since August and students have been consuming more local Maine food in their lunches. Produce comes from the school garden and is also procured from local farms.
Middle School students began the Scarecrow project at the end of September, with each group being assigned to a different month and the food associated with that month.
This project teaches the students so many skills from designing & execution to team work, problem solving, time management and the safe use of building materials. This project would not be possible without the guidance and inspiration from Peter Farnsworth and support from his dedicated group of volunteers which include: Emerson Dyer, Amy Richard, and Steve Joyal.
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and to Stratton Lumber for donating the wood for this project. We are grateful to live and work in such a supportive community!
Scarecrows will be on display outside the Eustis Community Building through November 17, 2023.
~ Mrs. Flight & The Stratton School Middle School Students
Stratton School will be participating in the Sugarloaf Ski Skate program again this season!
Ski/Skate will be on MONDAY afternoons for students in grades 1-8. This is a big change from past years as Stratton has gone on Fridays for many years. There are a few reasons for this change. One reason is that Sugarloaf and Perfect Turn ski school have gotten increasingly busier on Fridays over the past few years. Secondly, Stratton School has increased in student enrollment which means more students participating in the program. These two factors combined have made it challenging to provide enough coaches on Fridays for the Ski/Skate program. We are hopeful that in changing the day, our students will be able to have the best experience possible while skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, or nordic skiing.
Paper work with more details and sign up information will be coming home after Thanksgiving break.
Dates for the program will be:
January: 22, 29
February: 5, 12, 26
An organization doing great work in our area, the Greater Franklin Food Council, is in the middle of their annual Potato Fundraiser. The potato fundraiser gives you the chance to put Maine potatoes on your plates for the holidays, you can fill your pantry to get you through the winter, you can help fill the shelves of local food pantries, and your purchase supports food initiatives throughout Greater Franklin county like strengthening school garden programming. A purchase of a 20 lb bag of taters for $25 helps continue to deliver school garden programming throughout the county as well as supports new initiatives like the community gardening program called Gather and Grow. There are three potato pick up locations including Farmington, Kingfield, and Rangeley. If you had a productive garden this season and don’t need potatoes for yourself, consider buying a bag and the food council will donate the spuds to a local food pantry. Order deadline is Sunday, November 12th. You can also learn more about the GFFC by heading to their website.
Thanks for supporting the Greater Franklin Food Council,
Stratton School Garden Team
Stratton PTC is excited to once again be able to put on our 25 Days of Christmas raffle!
Tickets are $4 each or 4 for $10 and can be purchased from Stratton Elementary students, by messaging our Facebook page, online via Venmo, or at the town office (after election day).
A big thank you to our local businesses and community for their support!
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