May 6, 2022


Hello Pemetic Families,


I believe spring is here to stay! I invite you to take a moment to look at all the beautiful flowers that are blooming outside of our building. Many classes are scheduling class trips and excursions to a variety of places, please make sure your child has a coat if needed. 


There are still lots of days left and lots to learn before summer vacation, though I am not always sure the kids would agree.  Remember to be patient with each other. Everyone is doing their best. 


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. 


The tents are not back yet, but I hope they will be soon!


Kim Schroeder in grade 5 has 6 baby chickens, two or three different breeds. They are fun to watch and students have already started to impress me with their chicken knowledge. 


Congratulations to Lacey Schlag who is a recipient of the Rotary Golden Apple Award this year. Teachers are nominated yearly from across the island. 


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. 


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. 


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

Jazz and Show Choir Night

Friday, May 6 at 5:30 in the Pemetic Gym

There will be short performances by the middle school jazz bands from the district and by the newly formed District Show Choir on Friday, May 6 at 5:30. Students who are involved with the show choir will already be at rehearsal on that day, and will stay in the music room area until the performance time. 


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
Habits of Work Awards 

Grace Grey 

Axe Wentworth


Matthew McMahon 

Edmund Kelly


Oakley Bunker

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.
Pre-K decorated the plant pots and middle school students helped fill them with potting soil and a flower for Mother's Day
Third grade Vintage Schoolhouse experience, going to school in 1894, thanks to the Mount Desert Historical Society.
4th Grade showed their appreciation for the Teachers and the Staff with homemade flowers and cards
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.
Important Dates for May 2022
Friday, May 20th Half Day of School

Monday, May 30th No School in Observance of Memorial Day

Hi Families, 


Please remember to have your child’s doctors office fax me any well-child checks being done so I can update medical charts. You should have received a letter if your child needs immunizations for the upcoming year.  No student can attend schools until immunization requirements are met.  If you have any questions about immunizations please call or email me.  Also a reminder that a recent physical is required for any student that wants to participate in extracurricular activities. I need a copy of this in order for them to be able to participate.   Doctor’s offices are booking fast so making an appointment well in advance is ideal. 


As always, call me with any questions/concerns. 


-Brittany, School Nurse 


Check out the school sports calendar on the Pemetic website for any last minute changes and any updates.

After School Spring 2022 Art Workshop(s):


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

Students will need transportation home.


Middle School Pemetic Film Club 


April 26th, 28th, May 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th

with Miss M and Andrew Simon from the Barn Arts


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!
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!
Watch your child's backpack for the coupon.
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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