July 4th weekend activities

Happy 4th of July weekend! Did you know that Sanford has some wonderful and fun activities going on throughout this long weekend? There is something for everyone and many of the activities are free!! Grab your family and friends and enjoy ūüôā

 

Saturday:
15th Annual Randall’s “Run for the Gym 5k” Road Race. The race starts at 8:30 at Nasson Common, 457 Main Street in Springvale. ¬†Folks can still register today (registration began at 7.

Sanford Farmer’s Market- 8-12 in Central Park. Stop by and meet some of our many local farmers while purchasing some delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to sign up your kiddos for the new PoP program- Power of Produce. Once signed up, each child will receive a $2 token to spend within the market on fresh fruits and veggies! 49 kiddos have signed up already!!

Concert in the Park- Sanford Parks and Rec department is hosting a fun evening of music at Goodall Park. Enjoy some of your favorites from the Eighties as the cover band Boyz Gone Wild take the stage. The ‘opening act’ is Bon Fire. ¬†Tickets can still be purchased at the gate for $15. ¬†Gates open at 5:30. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Concert goers can sit in the seats or bring a chair/blanket to sit on the field.

 

Sunday:

Concert in the Park- Sanford Parks and Rec is hosting the Blue Note Big Band for another fun evening of music. This group is from Southern New Hampshire, but has played in Sanford many times. Enjoy tunes from the jazz era when this bands hits the stage at 6:30. Food and adult beverages will be available for sale, and tickets are $5.

 

Monday:

Head on over to Number One Pond in the afternoon for a chance to enjoy some music, stop by vendor tents, or engage in other fun activities, including a rock wall!

Stay through evening, or bring a picnic dinner to see the Maine Attraction Water Ski Team debut this years summer show “Christmas in July.” ¬†The show will begin at 6:30.

After the ski, continue to enjoy the fun and activities while waiting for the fireworks display.  The first firework will be set at 9pm.

 

Tuesday:

Annual 4th of July Parade on Main Street. ¬†This years theme is “Service about Self,” with floats paying tribute to police officers, firefighters, EMTs, teachers, clergy, librarians, members of the U.S. Military and others. The Parade kicks off at 10 am around Malcolm Ave and continues down Main Street ending at Gowen Park.

 

With so many wonderful and fun activities in Sanford there is sure to be something for you to enjoy. What is your families favorite way to celebrate the 4th of July? Whatever you do, have fun, make memories, and be safe!

 

Welcome Summer!!

Happy Wednesday, happy end of school, and happy summer! I don’t know about you, but this year flew by. Let’s hope that summer takes it’s time for all to enjoy. What kinds of fun things do you have planned this summer? Keep an eye on our Facebook page, and here on our website for fun ideas to keep the kids busy and entertained throughout the summer.

To see all the fun end of year things our students participated in these past several days, click here to read Mr. Potter’s last weekly update of the school year.

Did you know that beginning Monday, June 26th, the Sanford summer food service, a federally funded program administered by the Maine Department of Education, will be serving free meals to all children 18 years old and younger. There is no need to register! There are several locations offering breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday between June 26 and August 11. Community partners are Sanford Recreation, Sanford School Department, YMCA, and new this year Curtis Lake Church.

For the June/July breakfast menu, click here.

For the June/July lunch menu, click here.

Enjoy your summer everyone! See you next year ūüôā

 

Mr. Potter’s Weekly Update 4/10/17

Happy beautiful Tuesday afternoon MCS families and friends! It sure feels like spring has finally sprung doesn’t it? ¬†Enjoy the lovely weather with a trip to the Annual District Art Show currently being held at Memorial Gym. It is open until Thursday. ¬†We have some very talented students not only at MCS but in the whole district.

For more information about what has been happening at MCS, click here to read Mr. Potter’s Weekly Update.

On the PTA side- there is just about 2 weeks left for the Maine Recycles Championship powered by CLYNK. Return any bag tagged with an MCS PTA sticker to Hannaford, who will give us an additional $0.50 for every dollar earned! The contest runs until April 24th so there is still time! Need more bags? Comment below, message us on Facebook, email us at mcsptame@gmail.com, or complete the form found here. Any little bit helps, and all the money we earn goes right back to the students and staff.  Interested in hearing about what else is going on with the PTA, come to our monthly meeting tomorrow night at pm.  Everyone is welcome!

March 27th Weekly Update

Good afternoon MCS friends and family. ¬†Hope everyone is staying dry! Here is the link to Mr. Potter’s weekly update for this week. There is lots of great information inside, but of importance is a lunch menu change for MCS students only. We will be having an author visit tomorrow for 1-3rd grade students, which will be occurring in the cafeteria/gym. As a result, the kindergartners will be having lunch in their classrooms. Lunch will now be¬† turkey and cheese on a roll, dragon punch, goldfish crackers, vegetable, applesauce, and milk.

Also, I wanted to take one more moment to express thanks to #TruMooMilk and #ThanksPTOToday for supplying us with some yummy chocolate milk during our school’s Reading Under the Stars event. ¬†During the event, the PTA also had a photo booth with some fun character props for our students to enjoy. If you have taken any photos of that night, please consider sharing with us, we’d love to see them! Use #MCSPTAStars on your social media account when sharing them, or put them in the comments here. Here’s some pictures we took:¬†

What’s Happening in March

Good Monday morning MCS families and friends! Can you believe we are gearing up for a big nor’easter tomorrow? ¬†It’s looking like it will start mid-morning and last through till Wednesday. Any guesses on whether school is canceled?

Thankfully the snow will be finished by Thursday, which is our next Family Movie Night in our gym! This time we will be showing Storks, and thanks to a generous donation by the Saucier family, we will have a bigger screen to make viewing easier! We will again be selling popcorn, some baked goods, juices and waters. Additionally, we will be raffling off a Family Movie Night gift basket filled with the movie Storks, popcorn, and candy! Kiddos are welcome to wear their jammies, and parents/guardians can bring chairs to use. Reminder that when the movie is playing to be respectful to those around you and please limit the talking. We want all our families to enjoy their evening!

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Also happening this month, and through April 24th, we are participating in the Maine Recycles Championship powered by CLYNK. For every dollar we raise between now and April 24th, Hannaford will give us an additional $0.50! You can request a bag or two (or three!) by commenting here, returning the slip from the flyer that was sent home, messaging us on Facebook, or emailing us at mcsptame@gmail.com.  Let us know your kiddos name, teachers name, and how many bags, and we will get those to you within a day or two via your kiddos backpack! The best part of this fundraiser? Any relative who lives near a CLYNK redemption center can participate. Simply give them a bag, or have them log on to their account and choose to donate any of their own earnings from their CLYNK account to us! Search for Margaret Chase Smith School PTA-Sanford.

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Thank you all for your continued support for what the PTA does. All money we raise goes back into the school to provide buses for field trips and assemblies for our students, planners and homework folders, supplies for the teachers and staff, new playground equipment, etc. ¬†If you are interested in supporting our work even more, consider joining our group or sponsoring us. You can do either by completing the membership form found here. ¬†Now is a great time to join, as nominations for next years officers will be happening at the end of May, and to qualify as an officer you must be a member for at least 2 months. Don’t delay, join today!

Mr. Potter’s Weekly Update 1/23/17

Good Monday morning MCS families!!

Tomorrow’s weather is sounding interesting isn’t it? Who thinks it will cause some sort of disruption for school? Delay, no school? Either way, watch our Facebook page and we will post the instant alert. Have you signed up to received instant alerts yet? We have the instructions here on our website so you can get the alerts texted, emailed or called to you.

Mr. Potter has an info packed update this week. Find it here: mcs-weekly-update-1-23-16

Highlights include: 2nd and 3rd graders will be completing NWEA survey tests this week. These will help monitor the students growth in math and reading between the fall and spring tests. Progress reports for all grades will be coming home tomorrow 1/24.

Fridays in February will be Spirit Days. Each of the three Fridays will be geared toward something fun.
Friday February 3rd is “Dress in your favorite sports team (hat, shirt or uniform of your favorite team).
Friday February 10th is “Wear your school colors” (red and white)
Friday February 17th is “Pajama Day” (wear clean and appropriate pajamas)
Watch our Facebook page for reminders of the spirit days in February!

Happening this Wednesday, the PTA will be holding our first Family Movie Night!! Join us at 5:30 as we watch The Secret Life of Pets. Bring blankets, pillows or chairs (for adults!) and pack a picnic to enjoy this fun evening. Admission is FREE!!!  Water, popcorn, and desserts will be available to purchase.

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Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween MCS families!

Last Thursday we held our annual Halloween Party and boy did we have a blast! Thanks to all of our families who came out despite the rainy, chilly weather with big smiles on their faces. Share some of your pictures in the comments, we’d love to see how much fun you had! Special thanks go out all our volunteers and PTA members, Mrs. Lizotte and the high school JMG students, our MCS custodian staff, and teachers who came to help hand out candy.

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Emma Cormier and Tabitha Cook

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Evan Cormier and two of our teachers, Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Ackroyd