March 25, 2022


Hello Pemetic Families,


What a Spirit Week we had! Students and staff all participated in it and the outfits were so much fun! Keep up the school spirit!


The flu, digestive issues, and colds are running rampant through the school. Please keep your child at home if they are feeling ill. Please feel free to call Nurse Brittany if you have any questions or concerns. As to Covid, we will continue to follow the CDC recommendations in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. 


Snacks: Middle school parents…the middle schoolers are hungry ( as they eat lunch early in the day )  and tend to lose steam towards the end of the day. If you would like to send some snacks for your student to keep in their lockers for an afternoon “ pick me up” that would be great. I have spoken to Reiley in the kitchen, who will also send up some afternoon snacks for the 6-8th graders. 


Fun Friday: This Friday is “ Business Attire Day”  (Thank you Ms. Raven’s class for this choice!) Wear what the professionals in a specific job would wear! 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 is up and running! Monday-Friday from 7:30-8:00 am in Kim Schroeder’s 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 parent 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. 


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

Third grade is learning about women in history and made this poster.
Habits of Work Awards 

 Rory Gordius



  Rory Gordius 

Annabelle Littlefield


   Kulani Granholm 

Grayson McCurdy

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences coming up on March 28th - April 1st, depending on the teacher's schedule. Click this link to schedule a conference.

Middle School Trampoline Park

We're heading to the Orono Trampoline Park on Wednesday, March 30th, right after school. We will be eating at Subway directly after and coming back around 8pm. Permission slips went home this week. If you have not returned yours, please have them in Monday. Contact Michael Newman or Amanda Liebau if you have any questions.
Early release day on 

Friday, April 1st

at 12:30pm

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

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.
  • AOS Speech Competition at CBC - Outside

    Tuesday Mar 29, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Rain/snow date for AOS Speech Contest

    Wednesday Mar 30, 2022

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

Coming soon... April 18 - 22, 2022
Check out the school calendar on the Pemetic website for any last minute changes
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).

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

  • Minecraft Social Club (4th & 5th Grades Winter Session)

    Tuesday Mar 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm


  • Minecraft Social Club (6, 7, & 8th Grades Winter Session)

    Wednesday Mar 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm


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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