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Little Owl Press Semester 2

posted Mar 2, 2017, 7:01 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 7:02 AM ]

The latest version of the Little Owl Press is available at the following links.  Mrs. Jandreau's classes would appreciate it if you would take a look at all of their new stories.


MES Scholastic Book Fair

posted Feb 28, 2017, 11:38 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 11:55 AM ]

book fair
The Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser for the MES Library will be held on March 13 - March 17, 2017 to help support the library operations.  This is the major fundraising event for our school library.  Proceeds from the sales go to support new materials for our library.  The times are as follows:

 Monday    Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
 13  14  15  16  17
 7:45 - 9:45 
2:30 - 3:00
 7:45 - 9:45
12:00 - 3:00
 7:45 - 9:45
12:00 - 3:00
 7:45 - 9:45 
12:00 - 3:00
7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

You can preview some of the available titles or volunteer for the event at this link:

MES PTA Fundraiser

posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:26 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:26 AM ]

super seller
The MES PTA / Little Caesar's Pizza Fundraiser succeeded in generating about $1700 to support various school events.  Just short of 50 students participated in selling 350 pizza kits which were recently delivered.  The top seller award went to Hannah Blanchette who sold 24 kits on her own.  As the MES Super Seller, Hannah was presented an award and received a $50 Amazon Gift Card for her efforts.  Our MES PTA raises funds throughout the year to help support student events such as the Read Across America Week events, Owls Reward Day, Wellness Day, and others.  In the picture, MES PTA President Nicole Ayotte is seen presenting our Super Seller Hannah Blanchette with her awards.

Read Across America Week

posted Feb 27, 2017, 3:27 PM by Vincent Vanier

Here are the items we will be doing to celebrate Read Across America week at MES this year.  Special thanks to the MES Parent Teacher Association for helping support this activity.  

Wednesday, March 1st~ Fox in Socks
· Life Lesson #1: If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.
· Wear fun socks, mismatched socks, silly socks, or crazy socks and show them off!
· Dr. Seuss Surprise #1! (All students will get a Dr. Seuss surprise to start their week!) THANK YOU MES PTA! J

Thursday, March 2 ~ Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
· Life Lesson #2: You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant!
· Wear green!
· Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham and birthday cake to be served in the cafeteria for lunch
· Dr. Seuss Surprise #2! (All students will get a Dr. Seuss surprise to end their week!) THANK YOU MES PTA! J

Friday, March 3 ~ The Lorax Day!
· Life Lesson #3: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.
· Wear a mustache! (be creative)
· Movie: The Lorax
· Candy Fish winner will be announced!
· Seussy Snack Time! (Classrooms will be given a ‘Seussy Snack’ and ‘Seussy water’. THANK YOU MES PTA! 

Snowshoe Club

posted Feb 15, 2017, 10:42 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 10:42 AM ]

One of the nice things about our elementary school's location is the access to cross country skiing and snowshoe trails behind the school. Thanks to all the volunteers who help keep the trails maintained so the students can enjoy them. Here are some photos of our snowshoe club who took to the trails after school yesterday. Doesn't this look like good, healthy fun?

Skating at the Multi

posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:59 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 6:00 AM ]

Last week, MES students participated in skating activities at the Madawaska Recreation Department's skating rink at the Multi Purpose Center in Madawaska as part of Mr. Dan Cyr's Physical Education classes.  We're very lucky to have these sorts of activities in town for our students to experience.  Click on the link for some pictures from Mrs. Jandreau and Mrs. Tingley of our students having some good clean winter fun.

Geography Bee

posted Feb 6, 2017, 5:52 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 6:00 AM ]

National Geography Bee Finalists

Front row (L-R)  Mason Ayotte, Ben Caron, Cole McCraith, Dylan Hebert, Aiden Albert
Back row (L-R) Emmanuel Morin, Jordyn Clavette, Ian Beaulieu, Evan Lagasse, and Karissa Hebert

See more photos at
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. With a top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship—plus other prizes—the contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools are participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national. To compete for advancement from the school to the state level, the winning student at each school must take the online qualifying test. As many as 100 of the highest-scoring students in a state or territory advance to the state competition. The state Bee champion advances to the national championship in Washington, D.C. 
This year our winning student was sixth-grader Cole McCraith.  As a result, Cole will take a state-wide qualifying exam to see if he will now qualify for the state geography bee final to be held in March. 
Top Three Finishers 

Jordan Clavette (2nd), Cole McCraith (1st), and Kerissa Hebert (3rd)
Photos by Gina Jandreau
Bee Master
Mrs. Connie Mollison Vanier organized the school level National Geography Bee competition again this year.

Spelling Bee

posted Jan 27, 2017, 11:01 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 11:03 AM ]

FinalistsThe Madawaska School Department had their annual Spelling Bee on January 26th.  In a marathon battle that took 30 rounds to complete, eighth grader Justin Pelletier outlasted Robbie Lausier by spelling the words "potentialities" and then "gesticulations" for the win.  Justin is the reigning Aroostook County champion who came in 3rd in the state wide competition last year.  Both Justin and Robbie will be representing our schools in the regional competition. 

The picture shows (L-R) runner-up Robbie Lausier, first place winner Justin Pelletier, and third place finisher Taylor Pelletier.

Spelling Bee CompetitorsParticipants in the spelling bee were:  Front row (L-R) Cadence Hebert, Emily Gendreau, Taylor Pelletier, Casadee Pelletier-Dugal, and Hunter Schiesser.  Second row Brooke Cyr, Robbie Lausier, Cole McCraith, Justin Pelletier, and Peyton Cyr.  Back row teacher Connie Vanier, teacher Bonny Tingley, judge Jan Lee, beemaster Matt Rossignol, judge Vince Vanier, and teacher Louise Albert.  Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in the event.

New Online Bill Payment

posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:23 AM by Vincent Vanier

msb logo
The Madawaska School Department has teamed up with MySchoolBucks to bring online bill payment services to the school district.  Now parents can pay their lunch bills through an online web portal.  In addition to making online payments using credit cards or other methods, parents can also check the balance on the student account or see the transaction history.  This is only optional for parents who wish to have the convenience of this service.  In addition to school lunch bills, other items may be added in the future.  To learn more about this service, go to  You are also welcome to visit our Food Services page by clicking this link.  Food Services  We look forward to continuing to provide parents the convenience of these online services.  If you have questions or would like information on this service, please contact your child's school.  Information will be going home shortly.

Holiday Concert Successful

posted Dec 19, 2016, 6:20 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 6:22 AM ]

The festive holiday spirit was alive and well in Madawaska on Sunday, December 18th as students from Madawaska Elementary School and Madawaska Middle/High School put on a wonderful holiday concert for the public.  The MES band and chorus were featured performers under the direction of Mr. Benjamin Meiklejohn.  The MMHS concert band also contributed to the event with several of their songs.  Special thanks to everyone for a beautiful event.  For more photos of the event, click here.

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