Here’s a couple pictures to melt your heart! Liam Brenden is doing his math at home! Way to go, Liam! We’re proud of all of our students for trying their best to keep up with their distance learning. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, and care providers for all of your help too! We appreciate you all!
I-Pads & Additional Resources Available for K-4 students on Friday, March 20th Sanford Schools Thursday, March 19, 2020 The following is a letter from Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools This is an important message to let families of K-4 elementary students know that iPads and additional resources for learning will be available for pick up at all three elementary schools tomorrow, Friday, March 20th from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. At CJL and Willard School, parents will remain in their cars and provide the child’s name and classroom teacher for curbside pick-up. At Lafayette School, parents will be met at the front door. The Sanford School Department is being proactive in putting technology in your child’s hands. Students’ iPads have many apps children may use to support the work that has been done in the classroom. The distance -learning document that accompanies the device focuses on additional school learning opportunities in the event that school closings extend beyond March 27th. If you are unable to pick-up your child’s iPad and additional learning resources on Friday, please contact your elementary school’s main office on Monday during normal school hours to make arrangements to pick-up materials. Sincerely, Matt Nelson Superintendent
Good afternoon families, The Sanford School Department’s website has been updated with resources for families – check it out at http://sanfordme.apptegy.us/o/sanford-school-department/page/2020-health-updates. We are very pleased with the first efforts that have been made with our learning packets as teachers have reported that many of you have been in close communication with them to maintain student learning. You may continue to reach all of your children’s teachers via email (first initial, last name @sanford.org) and some teachers are also using the ClassDojo App or Bloomz App for communication as well. Thank you for your continued support and feedback as we continue to navigate this endeavour together. It takes a village and ours is a great one! We’ll do what we can to help! Sherri Baron Principal firstname.lastname@example.org 207-324-8481
The CJL kindergarten field trip to the Dover Children’s Museum today has been cancelled.
Good morning, I received an electronic version of our flyer for Read Across America’s Spirit Week so I thought I’d put it here in case anyone needs it. Have fun celebrating your love of reading together with your families! We’re fostering growing rich reading lives as students and celebrating books with a variety of genres at school all week long. See the attached photo please. Thank you!
Sprinkle kindness like confetti! It’s Kindness Week! Our Kindness Coin collection is off to a great start! Lafayette, Willard, and Carl J. Lamb are all collecting to spread kindness to one another. Our hope is to collect enough to be able to purchase and send over some small playground equipment to the other schools such as sand toys, hoola hoops, basketballs, kickballs, sleds, or jump ropes etc. The more that comes in, the more our students will be able to do for others in their community from their friends at Carl J. Lamb. Thank you for considering! Today we’re teaming up for kindness and wearing our favorite team apparel! Have a great day everyone!
Channel 8 Meteorologist, Ted McInerney, and his camera crew will be at CJL on Friday, December 13th broadcasting the Weather at Our School segment of their morning weather report. Students are invited to be dropped off at school beginning at 6:00AM to attend this special event! Please see the attached flyer created by our PTA. Help remind your student to smile for the camera, to be appropriate with their words and actions, and to have fun representing our wonderful school and community!
Hi CJL Families, This is just a follow up reminder from the flyer that came home before the holiday weekend and to clarify how the two storm days effected our schedule. Tomorrow, December 5th we are asking students and staff to dress their best for Dress Up Day as part of our Spirit Week. Friday, December 6th is Superhero Day so we're asking staff and students to dress like their favorite superhero! Tomorrow night, December 5th at 6:00pm is CJL's Movie Night and it's open to ALL CJL students and their families. This event is hosted by the CJL PTA. Wear your school appropriate pajamas or comfy clothes, bring a blanket and pillow and come enjoy your choice of two great movies Toy Story 4 or The Polar Express. The popcorn and movie are FREE! This is a family event. All students must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Bring some extra cash to enjoy some sweet treats from our bake sale table!
Bus 14 was in a minor traffic accident during the secondary run this afternoon. The bus will be running about 20 minutes late as a result.
There is no school tomorrow or Columbus Day. Enjoy your long weekend! When we return, students will begin NWEA testing in reading and mathematics. This is a test taken on iPads that gives teachers specific information about your child's academic strengths and weaknesses. When children take the test to the best of their ability, our information is most accurate. We ask for your help encouraging your child to try their best, get a good night's sleep, and eat a healthy breakfast. We advise that students bring healthy snacks and a water bottle to school please. The NWEA testing window at CJL will be open between October 15th and the 25th. Thank you for your support!
The Flu Shot Clinic at CJL has been moved from October 17th to October 16th. If you would like your child to receive a flu shot at school on October 16th, please complete and return the form that we have sent home. It's not too late! If you need a new form, please let your child's classroom teacher know.
Please save the date Thursday, October 24th for CJL’s PTA Sponsored Fall Family FUN Festival which will go from 5:30-7:00PM. This is a free event, but you may want to have your wallet for the food/bake sale. Hope to see you there! PS: Thursday, October 24th is the correct date. It is not on the 25th of October.
Tomorrow is Friday - Remember to try to wear something red and white to show our Sanford Pride and Spartan school spirit.
The Sanford School Department wants to remind parents to renew their Free and Reduced Meal Applications before October 15th to avoid any break in eligibility. Paper applications are available by calling your child’s school or parents can use the new, secure online application available at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . If you have any questions about the process, please contact our Foodservice Office at 608-8762.
Just a friendly reminder that our school fundraiser is due back on Friday please. All proceeds raised will be used to support students by providing educational enrichment opportunities. We thank you in advance for your participation!
Don't forget to bring in your Box Tops! Which classroom will win an ice cream party and the coveted Box Top trophy? You are also encouraged to download the Box Top App and scan your receipts. This is free money for our school. It’s like saving dimes. If we get really good and ask our friends and family to support Carl J. Lamb School, we know from experience that this could equate to over $4,000 from this year alone! We appreciate your support with Box Tops for Education!
Though we’re celebrating beautiful weather today, our mornings have been chilly and winter is right around the corner. Our classrooms remain quite warm so layered clothing is still best. If your child is in need of help with a winter coat, we have had new coat donations. Please email Mrs. Scremin, our friendly school counselor, at email@example.com or call 608-8769 and leave her a message. If you’re looking for something to donate, we are in need of new mittens and gloves. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!
If your child was absent on Thursday the 12th for pictures. Make ups will be on Wednesday the 18th at 8:45am on the CJL stage.
Bus 4 and bus 15 will both be running 15-20 minutes late today due to unforeseen circumstances. There is no cause for alarm or worry. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Reminder: CJL Open House for grades 1-3 tonight, Thursday, September 12th from 5:30-6:30PM. If your student is in need of a free winter hat or coat, please stop in to see our school counselor, Mrs. Scremin. We’re looking forward to seeing you tonight!
Hi CJL Families and Staff, Just a reminder that picture day is on Thursday, September 12th for our students. Our Open House for grades 1-3 will also be on Thursday, September 12th from 5:30-6:30pm. We hope to see lots of families that night! It’s a great chance to personally meet your child’s teacher, see some of what your student has been working on, and to visit the classroom and our school.
Hi CJL Parents, Next week, June 17th, 18th and 19th, students are strongly encouraged to bring drinks and snacks from home because our kitchen will not be able to provide snack drinks or the fresh fruit and veggie program. Water bottles are always a good idea this time of year. Please do not send children to school in flip flops or open toed sandals and it'd be appreciated if shorts/dresses/skirts are longer than fingertips. Tank top straps one inch or wider are acceptable. Thank you!
Tomorrow night is sure to be a fun evening at CJL! Our Kindergarten concert begins at 5:30 and our Free PTA Ice Cream Social starts at 6:00 for CJL families. If you have a student who’ll be in fifth or sixth grade please see the attached flyer from the SJHS principals regarding an informational meeting from 5:00-6:00 tomorrow.
First and Second Grade Music Concerts are on Thursday evening. The first graders take the stage from 5:30-6:15PM and the second graders sing from 7:00-7:45PM. Both concerts will be on the stage at CJL.
Video from last night's K-8 Informational Meeting is now available at: https://youtu.be/vzRa3lkgRe8.
Jonah Williams, Tyson Tounge & Lyla Fiandaca were three of the 25 participants that celebrated the end of the after school running club that ran the past 4 Monday’s. Running club is offered each year that leads up to the Color fun run this weekend at CJL. Students in the club collected beads for each lap they completed. Color run starts at 9am for all students k-8 in the community.
This morning some of our PTA moms and children welcomed every student who was dropped off by their families with high energy, music, balloons, and signs to ensure the safest and most efficient manner to arrive. It was tons of fun and many smiles were had by all! Thank you to all our lovely volunteers!
No School Friday April 12th - Fri April 26th Happy vacation from CJL!
This is just a reminder that CJL students will travel by bus tomorrow morning to Sanford's Performing Arts Center to enjoy the art show. We will be back to CJL in time for our regular lunch and recess schedule. This is true for everyone with the exception of Mrs. O'Connor's, Mrs. Smith's, and Mrs. Sylvestre's kindergarten classes who will be leaving the art show to go to the Dover Children's Museum. These three classrooms will return to school at 12:45 and have bag lunches upon return.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors. A full house got to see the first musical at Sanford High School in many years. In case you missed it, there is another performance tonight beginning at 7:00 pm in the performing arts center. Also, check out the art show at Sanford High School before the show. Doors open at 6:00 pm. So proud of our students and their wonderful talents!
Good evening, This is just a reminder that our Mixed Bags fundraiser is due tomorrow please. Thank you!
Good morning, This is a message from Carl Lamb School. At approximately 10:20 this morning, students were evacuated due to a smell of something overheating. The fire department arrived and investigated the smell. It was determined that an exhaust fan motor in the C Pod bathroom overheated on the roof. This caused the fresh air intake to bring the overheating smell inside the building. The fire department determined that the building was safe to reenter at 11:15. Students and staff returned to their daily schedule. Thank you to students and staff for an awesome job!
Bandfest for Band Members and their families Gr.5 - Gr. 12 takes place tomorrow evening, March 12th from 7-8:00PM at the Memorial Gymnasium. Students should arrive by 6:30. If you miss this band concert, there will be a repeat performance on Wednesday morning at 9:15AM in the same location. The students have worked very hard and are sure to impress! Hope to see you there!
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to current weather conditions and forecast, Sanford schools will be closed on Monday, March 4th.
Welcome back. Hope everyone had a nice school vacation. Use caution driving to school this AM. Back roads are slippery. School parking lots are icy. Be careful! Have a great week everyone!
Please be careful walking into school today. Use extra caution. Our maintenance department has salted but it is icy from the overnight.
There will be a two hour delay, today, Wednesday, February 13th. We will keep the early release day. No session one pre-k. Breakfast is not served at school when we have a two hour delay.
CJL Spirit Team Presents a Winter Spirit Week! February 11th-15th Monday = Black and White Day Tuesday = Tropical (pink, yellow, teal, blue - Wear a lei if you have one!) Wednesday = Nature (brown, green, camo) Thursday = Valentine’s Day (red, white, pink, purple) Friday = Rainbow (all the colors of the rainbow)
CJL Students, please show your school spirit next week, Feb. 11th - 15th, by participating in our Winter Spirit Week! Specific information can be found in our News Section of this app/website. Thanks!
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Based on current weather conditions, all Sanford schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th.
There was an accidental fire alarm at CJL at approximately 1:30PM this afternoon. Staff and students did an excellent job evacuating the building for about ten minutes. We’re proud of how they handled the situation.
New England Patriots are in the playoffs!!! If CJL students would like to show their support as the Patriots make their way to the Super Bowl (fingers crossed) students may wear red, white and blue on Fridays.
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Based on weather forecast and predicted road conditions, there will be no school on Wednesday, January 9th.
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. There will be a two hour delay on Tuesday, January 8th. No session one Pre-K at the new Sanford High School / Sanford Regional Technical Center. Safe travels.
A friendly reminder to parents: Should you anticipate a change in your child's transportation for the day, please send a note to school with your child in the morning for him/her to give to his/her classroom teacher. Thank you kindly.
A surprise sing along for Indoor Recess was a big hit for students as they filed in Friday morning, Dec. 21st! Thank you to Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Gannaway, Ms. Wood, Ms. Penley, Ms. Hastings, Mrs. Minchin, & Mrs. LaPointe for leading this. Thank you to Mrs. Mallon and Mrs. Hurley for the wonderful idea! It was a great way to start the day!
Students on bus 3 will be late this afternoon. The bus was involved in a minor accident. All students onboard are safe. Bus 15 will be picking up students and bringing them home. If you have questions, please contact Sheila Beckwith at 324-4888.
Carl Lamb School has had a confirmed case of Pertussis. Click on the link below for more info. https://www.sanford.org/article/79762?org=carl-j-lamb-school
Good morning, There is a two hour delay this morning to allow our maintenance and facilities departments time to get our schools ready to open today, Monday, December 17th. This means we will not be serving breakfast at school. Please drive safely everyone.
Don't forget, orders for Carl J. Lamb School's Apparel & Cookbook are due today, November 28th! Visit our PTA's Facebook Page called "Carl J Lamb School PTA," if you need an order form.
Update: Due to weather conditions and power outages, Sanford Schools are closed on Tuesday, November 27th.
Due to current weather conditions and forecast, there will be a 2 hour delay for the Sanford School Department for Tuesday, November 27th.
Does your child eat breakfast at school? If there is ever a one hour delay, we still serve breakfast as usual. If there is a two hour delay, we do NOT serve breakfast as our servers are already busy preparing lunch at that time. Thanks for your understanding.
Due to weather conditions, Sanford schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 20th. Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Good morning! Due to weather conditions, there will be no school for the Sanford School Department on Friday, November 16th. Stay safe and warm!
Missing half the team, but here are some of our Girls on the Run girls with their running buddies at the 5k in New Gloucester this past Sunday! They all did amazing! Also on Thursday morning, for our community impact project, the girls will be passing out "positive thought" note cards throughout our school. They will say things such as, "You are awesome", "Have a happy day," and other kind quotes the girls have come up with. We're very proud of our Girls on the Run! Credit: Tiffany Bourque