Chuck Potter
​Hi Everyone, I apologize for the late notice. School picture order forms will be going home tomorrow for Group A and on Friday for Group B. School Pictures for Group A will be this Monday, September 28th, and this Tuesday, September 29th, for Group B. Also, Sanford's Backpack Food Distribution will be happening tomorrow from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lafayette School. Best regards, Chuck Potter
about 8 hours ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that the teachers have been having some difficulty with Morning Meetings. There is a handful of teachers who will be holding their Morning Meeting tomorrow, with everyone having one this Wednesday and moving forward. The only grad level this will not occur is kindergarten as the teachers are working with the students to be independent with the logins.
2 days ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Hi Everyone, this is just a reminder that tomorrow all Group A students are to attend. We will see our Group B students on Tuesday.
3 days ago, Chuck Potter
Tracie Hallissey
Hello MCS Families! Please visit this link to find out about our Dismissal Times and Student Pick-Up Procedure. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13JXB4XqNehC9lHbBQENQGqQ5Ge918VGL3I0rSPj28wI/edit?usp=sharing
10 days ago, Tracie Hallissey
Chuck Potter
Hi MCS Families, this is just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the first day of school for Group A - 1st graders and 3rd graders only. Student dropoff begins at 7:45 a.m. and dismissal pick-up begins at 2:50 p.m. We look forward to the start of school.
10 days ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Here is the ink to MCS's Virtual Open House. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8EZHODiaDE&feature=youtu.be
13 days ago, Chuck Potter
Tracie Hallissey
Hello MCS Families, Sara Deschambault will be presenting to all of our parents about Zoom and SeeSaw on Thursday evening from 6-7pm. This is just a quick how to access the digital platforms your children will be using, not a Q&A on other topics regarding the beginning of school this year. It will be recorded and made available to parents after who can't make it. Sara Deschambault - Elementary 6-7 pm Topic: Zoom and Seesaw for parents Time: Sep 10, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96326123613?pwd=MGtVVlM3YU9oWHdITkxPREcxMytmdz09 Meeting ID: 963 2612 3613 Pass code: vsv1tZ
15 days ago, Tracie Hallissey
Tracie Hallissey
Hello MCS families! This a survey for those students in grades 1-4 who are participating in distance learning, or for those families who would like to retrieve their child's device before school begins to watch our virtual open house. Please click on the attached link to sign up for a time that works best for you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIo1MBS7bcowy7TIosGgIzX-0J_KXaCwbI4pf9oedNm6UFGg/viewform?usp=sf_link
23 days ago, Tracie Hallissey
Matt Nelson
Hope all is well. Happy Friday! Another successful week of distance learning. A letter to families regarding the end-of-the-school year can be found at this link: https://5il.co/g5ji Have a great weekend.
4 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
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.
10 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Tomorrow is Friday - Remember to try to wear something red and white to show our Sanford Pride and Spartan school spirit.
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
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.
12 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Alexia Ortega
Hi MCS families, on behalf of Mrs. Inman, Principal at Willard School, you're invited to attend the New Willard Families Orientation tomorrow, Thurs. June 13th from 5:30-6:30. We will meet at Memorial Gym. See Willard's website for more information. See you soon!
over 1 year ago, Alexia Ortega
Chuck Potter
Good morning, please have your child look in our Lost and Found pile for any lost items. Due to our move all left over items will donated to the Salvation Army on June 17th.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
This is a message from Mrs. Inman, Principal of Willard School to all parents whose child(ren)who will be attending there next year. New Parents and Families are invited ... June 13, 2019 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please join us for this evening to learn about the Willard School Community. We will begin in the gym at 5:30 - 5:45 for a brief overview of our school and questions and answers. Our student leaders and staff will then be available to give tours and provide more information to you. Hope to see you all! Sincerely, Mrs. Inman, Principal - Willard School
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Just a reminder that our first graders have their music concert tonight. The concert starts at 5:30 and students should arrive at 5:15 and go to their classrooms. It possible, it would be great if the students wore something colorful to match the theme of the concert. Our second grade music concert is also tonight. Their concert starts at 7:00 and students should arrive at 6:45 and go to their classrooms.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Liz Dudgeon
Video from last night's K-8 Informational Meeting is now available at: https://youtu.be/vzRa3lkgRe8.
over 1 year ago, Liz Dudgeon
Chuck Potter
Good morning, tomorrow is our annual school Health Fair. Our cafeteria/gym is used the whole day to house some of the presenters. This means that students will be eating lunch in their classrooms. To accommodate lunch being eaten in the classrooms the menu for MCS has been changed to: WOW Sandwich, cheese stick, fish crackers, dragon punch, carrots and apple sauce.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Steve Bussiere
Margaret Chase Smith School performs at the Sanford Performing Arts Center.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Chuck Potter
Good afternoon, please be on the look out for an important letter from Superintendent Nelson that was sent home with your child. The letter updates everyone about the various school construction projects. The letter also announces an informational meeting about the state of the construction projects and grade level moves. The meeting is scheduled for May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. at Sanford Junior High School.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Boxes Wanted: Everyone is busy looking through their classrooms and preparing for the closing of MCS for a year. As a school we are looking to be packed up and prepared to move by June 24th. Our PTA has been fantastic in sending any sturdy boxes with hand holds and lids our way. They also provide staff with rolls of packing tape for Teacher Appreciation Week last week. This was just one of the many treats offered over the week, but the tape was very appreciated. However, we are running out of boxes to pack. It would be much appreciated if anyone could donate to us any sturdy boxes, with hand holds and covers or flaps that allow the boxes to be sealed. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Just a reminder that next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. If you are looking for a way to appreciate your child's teacher, a personal note is always cherished. If you had a favorite teacher going through school and know how to contact him/her, I know they would love to hear from you too. Enjoy your weekend.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
This is just a friendly reminder that our April Break starts tomorrow, April 12th. Students and staff return on Monday, April 22nd. Everyone here at Margaret Chase Smith School hopes everyone enjoys their time off.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Starting this Friday morning there will be concrete trucks arriving so that the floors to our addition can be poured. The trucks will start arriving at 7:30 a.m. This will probably cause some traffic delays. There will be workers from PC Construction to help control traffic into the school.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to all the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford 2019 “High Five” award recipients: Ayn Hanselmann (local individual), Marc Motors (local business), SHS School Counseling Dept (local program) and Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team (local non-profit agency).
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the Sanford High School counseling Department for being recognized as a Strategies for a Stronger Sanford 2019 “High Five” award winner!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Chuck Potter
Parents coming to MCS this afternoon. Please be cautious as I am hearing that our parking lot and drive way is slippery.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
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!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Chuck Potter
Our PTA is hosting a Family Movie Night this Thursday. The movie is Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet. The Sanford Back Pack program will be here too. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 6:00 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
A quick reminder that our PTA is sponsoring a Family Paint Night. This fun event is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. here at MCS. Everyone who pre-registered are all set. There are still 10 spots available. If you are interested in reserving a spot the cost is just $5.00 a student. Contact Jessica Cormier at Jessica.cormier79@gmail.com if you are interested.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
This is a reminder that tonight our PTA is hosting a Family Movie Night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:00 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
This is just a reminder that tomorrow, February 15th, is the 100th day of school for students in grades 1-3. Everyone is encouraged to dress as if they are 100 years old.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Steve Bussiere
Bus #13 is running about 25 minutes late this afternoon. We appreciate your patience.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Chuck Potter
Just a reminder that our PTA Coin Clash is still going on. Coins can be sent in until February 12th.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
PTA Family Movie Night This message is just a reminder that this Thursday, February 7th, our PTA is hosting a Family Movie Night. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 6:00. Our PTA will be showing "Incredibles 2". The movie is being shown in our cafeteria. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and enjoy the movie. Snacks will be sold. I hope to see you there.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
This is a reminder that Progress Reports for the second trimester will go home on Monday, January 28th.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
The testing window for our NWEA Tests begins on Monday and continues until February 8th. Your child will not test every day but will need to take a math test one day and a reading test another day within this testing window. Your child's teacher should be able to give you the exact dates. Please make sure your child has a good breakfast and plenty of sleep for those days. If your child is not ill, please make sure they are here by 8:25 so we can begin promptly. Thank you for your help.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Just a reminder that if you ordered any pizzas from our PTA that they have arrived and need to be picked up by 6:00 p.m. this afternoon. Thank you for supporting our PTA's fundraiser.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Tuesday, January 15th, at 6:00 p.m. are both MCS PTA's meeting and Family Movie Night. The movie is "Small Foot".
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
A quick reminder that your order for Little Caesar Pizzas, for our PTA fundraiser, is due this Monday, January 14th.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Just a reminder that our PTA has meeting this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
I just wanted to make parents aware that there is a cement truck that has broken down near our entrance. You will be able to get into our parking lot but you will need to be very cautious. The repairmen estimate they will need another 1/2 hour to resolve the issue.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
This is just a quick reminder that today, January 2nd, is an early release day (ERD). Student dismissal starts at 2:00 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Happy New Year! This is just a reminder that students return Wednesday, January 2nd.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Correction - Tonights PTA events will start at 5:30 p.m.
almost 2 years ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
MCS PTA's Family Movie Night/Holiday Extravaganza is tonight at 6:00. The Sanford Backpack Program will also be here at that time.
almost 2 years ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Reminder that MCS’s PTA meeting is tonight at 5:00.
almost 2 years ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Just a reminder that report cards will be going home this Tuesday, December 11th.
almost 2 years ago, Chuck Potter