March 18, 2022


Hello Pemetic Families,


We had a couple of rocky moments this past week when we had teachers out and no substitutes. Staff quickly rallied and pitched in so all went well. It is just another reason why Pemetic is such a special place!


The second change I noticed this week with the option of masking is that students are trying very hard to keep their hands to themselves, and the rise of the flu is becoming obvious. Please keep kids home if they are not feeling well. We will continue to follow the CDC recommendations in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. 


Fun Friday: Next week is Spirit Week. (see the flyer below)  This is an opportunity for a little bit of fun school wide for students and staff. 


Parent/ Teacher Conferences: March 28th-April 1st. Please click the link to register. If you cannot find your teacher please check back as the system updates itself.  


The Learning Lab will start next week M-F from 7:30-8:00 am in Kim Schroeders room. Any students grades 4-8 needing extra help are welcome to attend. They just need to come in the front door and sign in. 


I believe dismissal is working much better. Thank you all for your cooperation. I ask that parents be patient as we dismiss our buses first, then parents pick up and then walkers and Harbor House. I ask that you do not park where the cones are so that the buses can safely leave. 


A big THANK YOU to Paula Dowsland and Hinckley Yachts for donating refillable plastic water bottles. If a student needs one, they may come to the office to get one and we will put their name on it so if lost it will make it back to its person. 


COVID protocols: We follow the guidelines set by the district, as we are all in this together. If things change, as soon as we know, we will get that information out to parents and students.  If you are not in pool testing, but would like to be, please reach out to Nurse Brittany. 


My door is always open to parents, staff and students for whatever they may need. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 


Have a great week, 


Michele Gurtler

Habits of Work Awards 

 Cooper Matteson

Lanah Baesmann 

Rorey Emery 

Holly Null 

Savannah Sayre 

Harper Robinson 

Jack Aerts 

Sapphire Guerra 

Barrett Johnson 

Hezekiah Mills

Gwen Daigle 

Penelope Edlund



  Oakley Bunker 

Penelope Edlund



   William Chalfoun 

The Fifth Grade Class 

Corbin Bailey 

Violet Allen

Kayden Lemoine 

Grace Grey


Spirit Days - March 2022


Monday, March 21st - Sports Day - Dress for your favorite sport or team - fictional sports allowed!


Tuesday, March 22nd - Anything But a Backpack Day - Switch it up from that old backpack - put your things in a grocery bag, a beach bag, whatever! NOTHING too large, please. :) 


Wednesday, March 23rd - Wacky Wednesday - Wear or do something wacky with your clothes, hair, or anything else! Whatever you do, don’t match! Clash!


Thursday, March 24th - Dapper / Dress Up Day - You know what to do - dress up! Look a little dressier than usual, or go all out and be dressed well enough to walk down a red carpet!

Friday, March 25th - Pajama Day / Couch Potato Day- Have you ever wanted to wear PJs to school? Well, today’s the day you can! Wear your PJs or comfy clothes to school!
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

One hour appointments from 8:45 - 1:20

Please call 244-5502 to schedule an appointment to come in with your child
Wednesday, April 13 & 14, 2022

One hour appointment from 9:00 - 12:30 on either day

Please call 244-5502 to schedule an appointment to come in with your child

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences coming up on March 28th - April 1st, depending on the teacher's schedule. Click this link to schedule a conference.
The Cathrine Johnson Grant application can be found on our school website under the About Tab or you can click on the link to access the application. The application deadline for 2022-2023 school year is Friday, April 1, 2022.
2022 MDI Girls Basketball Skills Academy is designed to help players from 5th- 8th grade improve their individual skills, attitude and knowledge of the game.  The program stresses fundamentals and gives individuals the tools to achieve their full potential. We want to help your child develop the skills you actually need to play at the next level and improve their fundamental basketball skills and strategies. Our goal is to develop five foundational skills: ball control, shooting, passing, vision, and movement. We want to improve athleticism, coordination and learn the “intangibles” that all good players possess.. Make layups against contact. Improve shooting form and accuracy. Have fun while learning new skills. 

Coach Brent Barker and his staff and players provides the individual and small group instruction.

MDI Girls Basketball Skills Academy will have three separate sessions that will take place beginning in March. Athletes are eligible to come for the session that fits their specific schedule the best. Athletes will be broken up by grade and skill, and will be split on court A and court B according to those age groups and skill levels. Dates we will run these session are March 1,8,15. All session go from 3:30-5:00 at MDIHS. We will combine 1 ½ hour intensive skill development with some small sided live game competition to apply the learned skills. Our focus will primarily be on skills and fundamentals.
If you have any question or would like to sign up please email Coach Barker at
 Can’t wait to see you on the court.
Coach Barker

Note Update:

Starting this Tuesday for the month of March we will be holding Skills clinics at MDI High School.  5th and 6th grade will be from 5:00-6:00 and 7th and 8th will be from 6:00-7:00.  We are hoping to do 3-4 (depending on high school baseball schedule).

Early release day on 

Friday, April 1st

at 12:30pm

No afternoon Pre-K when we have an Early Release Day

Please remember to let the office know if your child(ren) will be absent, tardy or dismissed early. When calling the school, please call 207-244-5502.  If you have a new telephone number, could you let us know so that we can update our files. Thank you!

Hi Families, 


Thank you all for the awesome communication these past few weeks.  It truly helps being updated with any health changes and is much appreciated. Anyone who is COVID positive is required to quarantine for a full 5 days.  The superintendent has made it a requirement for all AOS 91 schools that a negative test administered by the school nurse is required in order to return to school.  This test will be given on day 6.  If the student is negative, then he/she can return to school.  If the student is still positive, then the full 10 day quarantine is required without the option of testing out of quarantine.  


Thank you all for your patience and understanding during all these changes. 


-Brittany, School Nurse 


Watch your child's backpack for the coupon.

In correlation with the other schools in the district and guidance from Mr. Z regarding weather and outside recess, if the weather is less than 10 degrees, with windchill, children will NOT be going outside for recess.  


Children in grades K-3 must be appropriately dressed in order to go outside in cold weather.  If the teacher decides a student is not, the student must stay inside. There will be an adult to supervise during this time. Grade 4-8 students will all be going outside regardless so they need to be prepared. 


It would be very helpful if you sent an extra set of mittens and an extra hat for your child to store in your child’s locker just in case.  Because of COVID, we do not have extra hats and mittens to give out to students this year.

Minecraft Social Club

  No Minecraft the week of

March 21st 

Please be aware that the menus are planned ahead, but like everywhere, there are unexpected shortages and supply issues that interfere with best laid plans.

We appreciate your understanding that meals may unexpectedly change and apologize for any inconvenience. 

Maybe during these uncertain times, packing some extra, healthy snacks may help with an unanticipated change in lunch.

Please go to this link to sign your child up for breakfast. This is a one time only sign up. 
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 e-mailing Co-President Adam Babbitt at



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