Hello Pemetic Families,


It has been an exciting week and I do not think it will be slowing down. I have started to go into classrooms, meet all the staff and get to know your children. I am learning names and people have been very patient with me. (Several students were able to help me find rooms when I got lost, and several have even visited me in my office for a discussion on behavior and expectations.)  


I have tied shoes, zipped coats, covered recess and worked on math with my new 7th grade math buddies. I played “ I’m going on a trip” with the 8th grade during recess, attended an art class and learned how to send a Google Messenger should I ever need to. 


I have gotten a “recess coat” which really makes a difference in keeping me warm. I ask that all students dress warmly as we go outside if the temperature and windchill are above 10 degrees. 


We continue to follow the rules regarding masking in school and follow the COVID protocols.  


I ask that parents and those visiting a sporting event watch their speed on Maple Ave. There are children playing at times and I want everyone to be safe. 


We know that COVID has disrupted many families and should anyone need food (even for the weekend) or clothing for their children, please contact Carolyn Todd or Dencie McEnroe. 


We are also in need of  ed techs, substitute teachers and bus drivers.  This is the time to get trained and apply if you have ever been tempted!!


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

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.

Hi Families,

We will resume Pool Testing on Monday, January 31st. 

If your child has not had the required immunizations for public schools then they cannot return to school until a doctors note is provided to me with a plan in place to receive the necessary vaccine(s).

As always, keep your child home if they are experiencing cold symptoms and have them tested if appropriate.  Anyone who is COVID positive the guidance has changed to a 5 day quarantine.  Please let the school nurse know if someone has tested positive using a home test.  


-Brittany, School Nurse

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!
Habits of Work Awards 


Logan Baesmann 

Ben Ingram 

Mason Lapointe
Addy Dowsland
Aiden Everly 

Kelsea Noyes
Cadence Null 

Gigi Lapointe 

Keira Grey 

Penelope Knight 

Gwen Daigle 
Savannah Sayre 

Penelope Edlund 

Makayla Elkins 

Brayson Thompson


Trewett Nietz (2)

Izzy Lemoine 

Harper Robinson 

Hezekiah Mills 

Rorey Emery 

Holly Null 

Jack Aerts 

Barrett Johnson 

Gwen Daigle 

Lanah Baesmann 

Dean Rounsavall 

Harper Robinson
Penelope Edlund 

Savannah Sayre


Savannah Sayre 

Gwen Daigle 

Annabelle Littlefield 

Hezekiah Mills 

Skylyn O'Hare   

Grace Grey 

Brayson Thompson

The Pemetic Times
Click on the link to read the first publication of The Pemetic Times that the middle school students put together. Great job on your first issue!!
Permission slips are going home with the students.
Minecraft Social Club

No Minecraft for the month of February
Boys 5/6 Placement:  Sunday 1/30 - 9:00 - 9:30 AM
Girls 5/6 Placement:    Sunday 1/30 - 9:30 - 10:00 AM
Boys 7/8 Placement:   Sunday 1/30 - 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Girls 7/8 Placement:   Sunday 1/30 - 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Basketball games will be found at

Parents can view past games and live games when they happen this year.

Friday, January 28

AYS Girls Practice 5:15-6:30pm 

Boys A Practice 3-4:15pm

Girls A Practice 4:15-5:15pm

Saturday, January 29

Harbor House Basketball    

Monday, January 31

Girls A Practice 3-4:15pm

Boys A Practice 4:15-5:30pm

Tuesday, February 1 

Boys A Practice 3-4:15pm

Girls A Practice 4:15-5:30pm

Wednesday, February 2

A Team at Lamoine g/b 4pm

Thursday, February 3

 Boys A vs Trenton  4:00pm 

Girls A vs Trenton  5:15pm 

**Playoffs First Round!**

Saturday, February 5

Harbor House Basketball  9:00 - 11:30am 

Thursday, February 10

Basketball Finals MDI High TBA

Please Note: The schedule above is subject to change due to weather , Covid, etc.

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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