Alexander School

Town News

Cassie Oakes


The Alexander School had a visitor on Friday, October 21st.  It was a former student of the school and now Maine State Trooper, Blaine Silk. Officer Silk stopped to visit the school he once attended.   He was very interested in seeing who might still working there and if the school had changed any.  Blaine visited each classroom, answering as many questions as he could about his job.  There were still a few staff members left that knew Blaine way back when and they were thrilled to him. Many of our town’s folk will remember that Blaine’s mother Lynn Silk was a teacher and principal at AES.  Officer Silk is planning to come back to AES for more visits.  It was so good for students to see a former AES student and know what kind of job he holds today!  Thank you Trooper Blaine Silk for stopping by AES!

The Alexander Annual PTG Craft Fair on October 22nd was a huge success.  The school gym was full of crafters.  There was something there for everyone.  From jewelry, decorations, baked goods, canned goods, decorations, baskets. The school was full of people looking for special gifts as well as following their favorite crafter.  To all the people involved at the Craft Fair, a big thank you!  To the crafters, thank you for supporting AES and we hope to see each and every one of you next year.

The Alexander School will be selling Organic Garlic again this year for $3.00 per 3 ounce bag.  The funds raised help keep the garden going every year.  Stop by the school during school hours or ask a seventh or eighth grade student. For more information call 454-2623.

The seasons have ended for both Cross Country and Soccer so it’s time to return all uniforms.  Please bring them in to school a.s.a.p. clean and ready to store for the next season.

The cross country team had a great season with all runners doing very well.  At the final race of the year with all schools from the north and south division, AES had two runners place.  For the jr. high division was Alex Richard placing 7th and in the elementary division was Josh Kinney Jr. placing 9th.  Great job to all runners!

There will be a Halloween Party at AES on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00-8:00 pm.  This is being planned by and held by some AES parents.  All AES students are invited to attend.  Students in grades 3 and under are to be accompanied by an adult.  If you would like to donate anything for the party please drop it off at the school office.

Karen Poor, the Town Clerk, is inviting members of the community to participate in a trunk or treat at the town office parking lot this year.  This will happen Halloween Day from 5:00-7:00. Don’t forget to stop at Randy’s Variety to visit yours truly Cassie, who will also be handing out treats.

This particular note is for the parents of 4 year olds.  Please make sure to return the meal choice forms that go home each week.

Please make sure all paperwork from the student handbook is returned to the school office, the back page of the handbook says you and your student have read the handbook and understand the AES policies.

Band at AES began on Tuesday, October 4th for those who signed up; if you have a student, who is interested, please contact the school at 454-2623 for more information.

Parents of 8th graders, please send a note to school with your child to let Mr. Flood know what days of the week are good for an 8th grade meeting. Meeting times are usually 6:00 pm.

It is that time again when the weather is getting colder.  The wind blows at the top of the hill so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for recess and has a warm jacket.

Don’t forget about the Alexander School website at  There are some resources available on this page.