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 🙂

 

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 🙂

 

Mr. Potter’s Weekly Update

Good morning MCS families! Can you believe May is half way over already? The school years is quickly coming to an end, which means MCS Spring Concerts! Our first concert of the year is happening this Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 for the 2nd graders. Doors open at 6:15. Stop by and see us at our PTA information table. We will have a parent survey available to get your thoughts on the year and the PTA, and how you can help the PTA become even more successful next year!  We will also be sharing information from Build Our Future regarding the Elementary School Construction project.

Being half way through May means we are also half way through out fundraiser with Hannaford and the Good Karma reusable grocery bags. With your help, we have earned $35 so far. Remember, when shopping at the Sanford Hannaford, you can support the MCS PTA by purchasing one of the Blue Good Karma reusable grocery bags. For every bag sold, we earn $1!! Thanks to everyone who has purchased a bag so far.

Our students had a busy week this past week. Check out all the fun activities and great learning by reading through Mr. Potter’s update.