April Vacation starts on Monday, April 19th through Friday April 23, 2021. Have a great week and see you back here on Monday, April 26th.

Please continue to follow guidance from Maine CDC and the MDOE. MDIRSS AOS# 91 strongly recommends everyone avoid any non essential travel over the April break, limiting any activities or social gatherings to those within your own home and to follow proven mitigation practices:

Wear mask 
Wash your hands frequently
Practice physical distancing
Stay home if you feel ill or have symptoms


Audrey Cook
Keira Grey
Maggie Hebron
Rosie Mathews
Skylyn O'Hare

-1st Grade-

Logan Baesmann
William Carter

-2nd Grade-

Rorey Emory
Hezekiah Mills

-3rd Grade-

Jacob Aerts
Eli Bernard
Axle Tripp

-4th Grade-

Corbin Bailey
Oakley Bunker
Stella Renner

-5th Grade-

Jackson DaCosta
Kulani Granholm

-6th Grade-

Alexa Bea Pronovost
John Sheppard

-7th Grade-

Ben Ingram
Bos Lisy
Alanna Murphy
Kelsea Noyes
Lylah Wagstaff

-8th Grade-

Lily Allen
Garrett Ames
Per Lisy
Skylar Meyer


April 12th - 16th

For Perseverance

Lanah Baesmann
Elorie Berzinis
Isabella Lemoine
Stella Renner
Axle Tripp

For Respect

Eli Bernard
Alexandra Dawkins
Samantha Dawkins
Katie Dow

Annabelle Littlefield

Lucy Rowell

For Responsiblity

Jacob Aerts
Garrett Ames
Eli Bernard
Maxwell Del Colle

Isabella Lemoine
Lucinda Lester

Gavyn Lyons
Jake Menzietti
Trewett Nietz
Kairi Pomroy
Axle Tripp
The posters hanging up through town are a representative sample of different middle school grades and different activities. These posters are hung up to remind us of the MDI Promise, which is included in the newsletter below. Thank you to the photographer, Monty Rand, and to the students who posed for the camera. The posters look fantastic!

For Immediate Release Please

Release Date: April 5, 2021

Program Contact: Rachel Emus, or (207) 667-7171 

Media Contact: Tracey Carlson, or (207) 667-7171 Ext. 112 


Hancock County Food Box Distributions Planned for April 20


The Farmers to Families Food Box Program, a component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s COVID-19 emergency food assistance program, will hold food box distribution events in Hancock County on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Acadia Gateway Center on Rte. 3 in Trenton and at the Bucksport United Methodist Church (3 River Road). Community members may pick up free food boxes on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. in Trenton and 2 p.m. in Bucksport, until all boxes have been distributed. No paperwork or registration required.

Each box contains one gallon of milk, meat, shredded cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, potatoes, and other produce. Those who are able may pick up food boxes for homebound neighbors and family members; per-vehicle box limits will be set according to the number of boxes available at distribution.

“We’ve helped distribute over 230,000 pounds of food in Washington County since summer 2020 through the Food Box Program, in partnership with Maine Farmers’ Exchange and Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods,” said Healthy Acadia Food Programs Manager Rachel Emus. “We are so thrilled to finally be able to offer this in Hancock County.” 

For more information, contact Rachel Emus, Healthy Acadia Hancock County Food Programs Manager, at (207) 667-7171 or Follow Healthy Acadia on Facebook (@healthyacadia) for updates.

Healthy Acadia is a 501(C)(3) community health organization building vibrant communities and making it easier for all people to lead healthy lives throughout Washington and Hancock counties. This year, Healthy Acadia invites you to join them in celebrating 20 years of empowering people and organizations to build healthy communities together. For more information about Healthy Acadia’s community health initiatives, visit


Here is the Zoom information for the Pre-K parent information sessions.  It will be the same link for both meetings.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 27, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
     Every week on Tue, 2 occurrence(s)
     Apr 27, 2021 05:00 PM
     May 4, 2021 05:00 PM
     Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Topic: Southwest Harbor and Tremont Pre-K Parent Information Session

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: P1aEx3
Or One tap mobile :
    US: +16465588656,,95133824131#,,,,*718773#  or +13017158592,,95133824131#,,,,*718773#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 951 3382 4131
Passcode: 718773
    International numbers available:

Purple Up. This annual observance allows all Americans to celebrate military kids. Purple references the joint environment of the military – encompassing all service branches, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans, and encourages everyone to wear purple. 
                  Don't miss out - order your yearbook today!  19 days left...                                    

           *** You must use the Chrome browser to access the link***

We also have a few yearbooks from the 2019-2020 school year if you missed the opportunity to buy one and would like to buy one now. Please call 244-5502 to buy last year's yearbook.
Reminder to Parents  - We do not have anymore water bottles available for students, so please remember to pack a water bottle in your child's lunch box or backpack.
Free After School Art Workshop!

A Program Sponsored by the
Cathrine Johnson Fund

 Stained Glass in the Tiffany Style classes start April 26, 27, 28, 29 and continue May 3,4,5,6. These classes will be held after school from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Please note there will not be any classes on Fridays.

Ride the Bus to the Studio, Bring Your Snack, Parents Can Pick Students Up at 5:00 PM

All Materials and Tools Included 
Grades 5-8
To Enroll or ask questions email Mr Sattler

All Covid Protocols will be followed: wear a mask, wash your hands, and maintain a 6 foot distance

Deadline is coming up for the application process.

Below is the link for the Cathrine Johnson Grant Application.

The application can also be found on our website, click on About and then on Cathrine Johnson Grants. The application deadline is Friday, April 16th.
  Recess/Breakfast/Lunch Procedures

Beginning September 1, 2021 no child will be permitted to attend school without evidence of immunization or proof of immunity against disease. Students enrolled in grades Pre-K through 12 are to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and varicella. Additionally, all students enrolled in grades 7-12 must be immunized against meningococcal disease.

Since it takes time to complete immunization series, this is the time to call your child’s primary care provider to set up a schedule to start receiving vaccines if your child is going to be able to attend the first day of school this fall.  I can let you know what immunizations they are missing for school compliance. Please call, text, or email me with questions.  

Thank you for your attention to this new law and we hope to see your child in school next fall.


Brittany RN, School Nurse  


Phone: Call or Text (207) 888-1773

Parents -- Self Care is important! Remember the announcements on planes to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others? The stresses of the pandemic coupled with the stresses of parenting can make it so you forget to take care of YOU. Check out these Self Care Suggestions for Parents. You may want to review the list and select one or two to incorporate into your daily routines. You could add a self care practice to things you already do (e.g., with your cup of coffee). If you talk with someone else and share what you plan to do, you will be more likely to do it. Then you can check in about how it is going, review the list of suggestions, get and give encouragement, etc.
Bass Harbor Memorial Library
Summer Arts and Nature Camp
July 26 - 30, 2021 9am-noon
ages 7 to 11
$25 to $100 sliding scale

Click link for more details and to sign up
Summer Festival of the Arts (SFOA) is happy to present April Spring Break Camp!

This year's camp will be entirely VIRTUAL, but still super fun- you don't want to miss it! Camp will run April 19-23 with final presentations/performances on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Classes include "Watercolor Your World," "The Writer's Block," "Learn to Draw Flowers," "Camera Dance," and "Create Your Own Greeting Card Business!" Open to kindergarten through 8th grade. See the full schedule of sessions and register NOW at
Pemetic Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
 2020-2021 Transition to Remote Learning Plan - Covid 19
Becoming active and involved in your child’s education, builds healthy children and a healthy community.  A great way to do so, is by joining the Pemetic PTO.  We strive to be an all inclusive and positive organization, committed to enhancing the lives of our students.  If you’re interested in joining, you can find us at our Pemetic PTO Facebook page, or you can join our Google Group by emailing Ali Rockwell at


MDI Community Response - A great, up-to-date site for all the latest Island resources and news related to COVID19.
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