Alexander School

Cassie Oakes


Mr. Tom Brennan visited the 2nd and 3rd grade classroom on October 25th. He is a retired teacher and Principal   Mr. Brennan showed the 2nd and 3rd graders some basics in drawing.   This was a very fun visit for Mrs. Hill as Mr. Brennan was her teacher in 7th and 8th grade.  Also a little bit of Trivia, Mr. Brennan’s wife is the Alexander Band and Chorus teacher. 

We had a special assembly and guest on Wednesday November 2nd. Tim Caverly and his wife Sue came. They have several books published about the Allagash.  Mr. Caverly went through one of his books with Pre-K through Grade 3.  The book told about his life, happenings and adventures in the Allagash. Late in the day Mr. Caverly visited with grades 4-8.  He talked about how to write a book, from writing to proof reading to re writing. PTG bought a complete set of Mr. Caverly’s books for the AES Library’s Maine Collection.

Don’t forget about Adult Volleyball, which is held on Tuesdays at the AES gym from 7:00-9:00 pm.  It is open for all adults who wish to attend and just for fun!

Thursday, November 10th will be an Early Release Day.  The students will be dismissed at 11:15. On Friday, November 11th will be no school in honor of Veteran’s Day.

If you are at the School stop by and check out the Atrium in the windows in front of the building that Grades 4-8 have decorated. The Pre-K class were the judges for the Art Window Contest and the winners are as follows:  Lacey Porter 1st place, Kylie McCutcheon 2nd place and Kaylee Wallace 3rd place.  Congratulations guys!

AES is again selling Organic Garlic that they grew in the school garden.  Garlic is selling for $3.00 per 3 ounce bag.  The funds raised help keep the garden going.  

If your child wears boots to school, please be sure to send in a pair of sneakers to change into for gym class and to perhaps wear through out the day during school.

AES is having a Food Drive and is collecting canned goods now until the 18th.  Non-Perishable items will be accepted.  If you would like to help out with this program you may drop off food at AES during school hours or if it is more convenient a box will be available at Randy’s Variety also.

Picture retakes will be done on Wednesday, November 16th at 10:30 am.

AES students have been studying referendum questions and candidates for the past several weeks and On Wednesday, November 2nd Grades 4-8 participated in a mock election at the Alexander Town Office.  Town Clerk Karen Poor, Deputy Town Clerk Courtney Kinney and Fire Chief Ed Burgess assisted the students in the complete process from registration to casting their votes in the booths.  (I will try to get the results of their mock election next week)

The PTG (Parent Teacher Group) will be having a Thanksgiving Basket Raffle which will include a complete dinner! Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and will be sold until November 18th.  Students will have an opportunity every day to purchase tickets.  If community members would like to buy tickets stop by the school office and see Brenda McDonough.