May 13, 2022


Hello Pemetic Families,


We have made it through another week! Masks are on for now and no one is excited about this, but we do what we have to do to remain in school and keep each other safe. Mr. Z will keep us up to date on the Maine DOE guidelines. 


The State has stopped pool testing but has provided  6 free COVID test kits for each child and staff. Nurse Brittany will be working with the students to get theirs to take home on Monday. If you don’t want them please let Nurse Brittany know and we will just add them to our supply here at school.


We had several exciting things happen in school this week: Chewonki was here educating the children about a variety of animals (thanks to Kim S for setting this up), the 6 chickens in Kim’s classroom are growing quicker than I thought possible and we had a couple of visiting authors set up by Carol N. that were enjoyed as well. There are many trips happening during the reminder of the year and fun things happening. I’ll keep you informed


Don’t forget to sign your child up for summer school if you are interested. It will run from 1-4 weeks and is a full day. It will be island wide and held at Trenton Elementary School. Students will be transported to and from Pemetic and it is for students going into 1st through 6th grade. 


Here is the link for the AOS 91 Summer School registration form. Embedded in the form you will see the parent letter that outlines the programming for students entering 1st-6th grade in the fall. It also provides information for students who participate in ESY (extended school year) through special education. Information for grade 5-8 students is shared in this form, but students won't register for these opportunities until May. 


Stay tuned for information on the Scholastic book fair! It will be held in the library this year and as soon as we have information, I’ll let you know. 


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. 


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

 May 2022
May 20 - Half Day of School, Dismissal at 12:30pm     

 Island Wide Dance at MDES Time TBA

May 30 - No School in Observance of Memorial Day  

Parade at 9:00am  See Information Below

 June 2022
June 1 - Spring Concert K-2 at 6:00  Grades 3-8 at 6:30 
See Information Below

June 3 & 4 - 8th Grade Class Trip

June 5 - MDIHS Graduation

June 7 - Promotion Day Time TBA

June 10/11 - Chorus/Show Choir to Boston, all day (and night!)

June 14 - Last Day of School  



Memorial Day Parade- May 30 at 9:00

The Southwest Harbor Memorial Day Parade is back! Monday, May 30, beginning at 9:00 at the Southwest Shops area. Band students in grades 5-8 will perform in the parade. Parents, please bring your child to the music room between 8:10 and 8:30 and WAIT for them while they get their music shirts, instrument (leave the case in the music room), and music, then bring them to the Southwest Shops (florist, Quietside Cafe). The parade and then the ceremony at the village green will last approximately one hour. After the event, band students return to the music room to return their instruments and music shirts. 


Pemetic Spring Concert- June 1, 2022 

K - 2 at 6:00 3 - 8 at 6:30

  • The Pemetic Spring Concert will be on Wednesday, June 1. This concert is open to the families of students. 

  • Grades K-2 will perform from 6:00- 6:15. Grades K-2 and families, please report directly to the gym between 5-10 minutes before the start of the performance. Once finished, please exit with your child so that the next group of students and families can enter for the 6:30 performance time. 

  • Grades 3-8 will perform at 6:30. Students and guests, please enter the gym at 6:25. Students who are in band (grades 5-8), please go to the music room to get your instrument and music before entering the gym. 

The pandemic has changed the landscape of music programming at school. This concert is a mix of both new and traditional performance expressions. Thank you for supporting our school and our music program during these changed times. ~Ed Michaud

Yearbooks have been ordered! They should be here at the end of May and are packed so tightly with photos and video links that if I added one single more, it would burst. If you still would like to order one, you can order online HERE, or fill our a paper form HERE and send it to school with your payment attached. Yearbooks are now $16.

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased! This has been an awesome year, and I'm excited to relive it through this years' yearbook.

Michael Newman
Hi all,

Just a reminder that we have a week and 1 day left until the music booster summer scholarships close. These are for incoming freshmen through next year's seniors. I would love to see loads of folks take advantage of this opportunity. Money can go to private lessons, music camp, or other music related activities per board approval. 
Habits of Work Awards 

Charlie Renner

Eli Bernard

Liam Hulsey

Harper Robinson

Gwen Daigle    


Afternoon Pre-K class 

Coraline Ringstad

Jonah Metzger

Annabelle Littlefield 

Lucy Rowell 


Bullying and Harassment Policies and Reporting
The AOS 91 policies on bullying and harassment have been posted on the Pemetic website for your convenience. It can be found under "About > Health and Safety" HERE. Additionally, there are forms and instructions for reporting any instances of bullying or harassment.
Winners of the Fairy Houses
Congratulations to the 6th grade class for participating in the Future of Maine college essay contest. Although there were many outstanding essays, after an Island wide review, the following Pemetic students were selected as a Future of Maine Scholarship recipient
Genevive Lapointe

Jay Lester

Addy Raven  

Kulani Granholm

Each student will receive $100 scholarship to go towards their future education costs. There will be a celebration honoring all scholarship winners on Monday, May 16th at 5:30 at Camp Beech Cliff. 
MDI Drama is pleased to present a night of dramatic comedy with selections from playwright Michael Green's groundbreaking work with the pioneering adventures in Coarse Acting! Selections from The Coarse Acting Show and Four Plays for Coarse Actors, opens tonight, Friday, May 13, at 7 pm at the MDIHS Higgins-Demas Theatre. Additional shows on Sunday, May 15 at 1 pm, and on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7 pm.  

Tickets are $8/$5 (students and seniors)


Middle School Movie Matinee
On May 20th, directly after school on that half-day, we will be having a big shindig featuring a movie on the big screen, surround sound, pizza, popcorn, goodies, and lots of comfy seating. This will take place here at Pemetic from dismissal until 3pm, and it is for grades 6-8. It will be free for everyone who met their fundraising requirement this year. For those who did not, it will be $5. We will send permission slips home next week.
The Learning Lab is up and running! Monday-Friday from 7:30-8:00am in Kim Schroeder’s room. Any students in grades 4-8 who are needing extra help are welcome to attend.  Come in the front door and sign in and go on up.
Check out the school sports calendar on the Pemetic website for any last minute changes and any updates.
Minecraft Social Club will have three more meetings. For the first time this year, the 4/5 and the 6-8 groups will be together.  So all students grades 4-8 can attend. 

Time:  3:15-4:15

Tuesdays in May

May 17th

May 24th

May 31st


If you want to join, please complete this permission form and get it to Mr. Brzezowski


After School Spring 2022 Art Workshop(s):


Note each workshop takes place after school in the Art Room.

Students will need transportation home.



Eco Fashion


May 24th, 26th, 31st, June 2nd 

with Miss M

The MDI Community Sailing Center is excited to announce that all MDI year round youth will receive a 75% scholarship to this summer's sailing camp. This brings the weekly cost for parents down to $43.75 per week for the morning sessions and $50 per week for the afternoon sessions. Full day camp is also available for $93.75. To register please go to or email info@ with any questions. Spaces will fill up fast so please register as soon as you can!
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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