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MES Fun Day

posted Mar 29, 2018, 9:28 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students at MES had a Fun Day on the afternoon of March 28th.  Students participated in outdoor activities including skiing, sledding and snowshoeing.  Students were also able to stay inside to play board games or play with Legos.  Each student got a snack and hot chocolate in cafeteria.  This event was organized by the Wellness committee.  See photos 

Mill Tour

posted Feb 7, 2018, 10:44 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 10:49 AM ]

The 6th graders toured the Twin Rivers Bond mill on Wednesday, February 7th.  Since Atlas Holdings/Twin Rivers provided MES with a grant for the PLTW curriculum that is being used in science, Atlas Holdings suggested we take a tour to see what goes on in the mill and possible engineering jobs associated with the mill.  See photos here.

Pre-Registration Feb 12th

posted Jan 25, 2018, 12:03 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 12:07 PM ]

preregistrationMadawaska Elementary School will be holding pre-registration day on Monday, February 12th for children entering school next fall.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Call 728-3635 to set up a registration time.

Shop with a Cop 2017

posted Dec 19, 2017, 9:05 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

The second annual "Shop with a Cop" event was held on Monday, December 18th. Twelve students from grades K-6 were able to take part. The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Students from Kindergarten to 6th grade are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at one of the local area stores to purchase gifts for members of their immediate family. Officers met the students at MES 9:00 am, where they all boarded a bus to begin shopping at Marden's in Madawaska. Children were each assigned to a law enforcement officer, who escorted them around the store and assisted in selecting appropriate gifts for each family member. The children are told that the money was not for personal use and was only to be spent on family members. Students, officers, and packages then boarded the bus again and made their way to the Madawaska Safety Complex, where they went right to work wrapping, wrapping and more wrapping! This year we had a couple special visitors...Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by to see how the elves were doing. After wrapping was completed, students and officers shared pizza, cookies and stories. Before Santa and Mrs. Claus left, they had a special gift for each of the students. A great time was had by all!  For more pictures you can visit or view the story on WAGM-TV's website

Cat in the Hat

posted Dec 11, 2017, 7:37 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 9:30 AM ]

The National Education’s “Read Across America” is a national campaign for building literacy.  The Maine Education Association has its own version, “Cat Tracks Across Maine”, which provides a book to every first grader attending a public school in Maine.  MEA believes an at-home library is a wonderful place to begin the love for reading, and the non-fiction books distributed to each first grader help build the home-to-school reading connection. 

On December 4 and 5, first graders in Aroostook County received a copy of the National Geographic “Planets” book delivered to their school by MEA President Lois Kilby-Chesley. 

The Cat Tracks van arrived in Madawaska at 
noon on Monday and  Miss Kitty, the Cat in the Hat’s grandma, made an appearance to read to first graders and talk about the importance of books.   As one student in the group said, she didn’t use to like to read, but now she loves it! 


Patriotic Chorus Presentation

posted Dec 6, 2017, 7:25 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 7:37 AM ]

GBAMrs. Tingley's 5th and 6th grade chorus students presented "The Betsy Ross Story" to other MES students.  The chorus students decorated the classroom, played keyboard for all to sing "God Bless America" while Keynote presentations depicted the "God Bless America" lyrics.  According to students they enjoyed the readers' theater roles and singing in a group.  The chorus was led by Bonny Plourde-Tingley.  Pictures provided by Gina Jandreau. 

See the whole photo album at

See the video presentation at

Little Owl Press

posted Dec 1, 2017, 4:30 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 4:30 AM ]

The November 2017 release of The Little Owl Press can be downloaded here.  There has been a whole lot going on here at Madawaska Elementary School!  This month's stories include Tar Wars, Tante Blanche Visit, Kindergarten Potato Picking, Bess the Bus, Lynn Plourde Visit, Robotics Expo, Michael Chase, Pre-K Fire Safety, Kindergarten Fire Station Visit, and Halloween Singing to the Elderly.  These stories were researched and written by Mrs. Jandreau's fifth and sixth grade students here at Madawaska Elementary School.  The video series accompanying the stories can also be found at this link.

Safety Contest Winners

posted Nov 21, 2017, 7:22 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 10:04 AM ]

Some students at Madawaska Elementary School got a unique ride to work this morning, courtesy of some of our area's finest public safety agents. Jodie Theriault from US Customs and Border Protection worked with the members Madawaska Fire Department, Madawaska Police Department, the Madawaska Emergency Medical Services, and the US Border Patrol on a drawing contest for students k-3. The students were asked to draw a picture about what safety meant to them. One student per grade were chosen to get picked up by a safety vehicle and brought to school. These students were also be joined by the safety personnel to have lunch
Winners were..
Lucas Pelletier Gr. 1, Ronnie Crawford  Gr. 2, Hailey Thibeault  Gr. 3, Lucie Beaulieu  Gr. K.


Lynn Plourde Visit

posted Oct 17, 2017, 1:41 PM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 7:11 AM by Vincent Vanier ]

Author Lynn Plourde, visited Madawaska Elementary School students on October 17th.  The librarian, Deb Lavoie, was responsible for getting Lynn Plourde to the elementary school to share her knowledge of writing with the students.  The day started with an assembly in the cafeteria for the entire study body.  Workshops were held in the library and cafeteria for groups of students.  It was a fantastic day! See photos 

Bess the Book Bus

posted Sep 30, 2017, 4:46 PM by Gina Jandreau

Bess the Book Bus is a Tampa based mobile literacy outreach program dedicated to narrowing the achievement gap by donating books to students in schools they visit.  We were lucky enough to have them visit our school on Friday, September 29.  All students from grades pre-k to 6 had a fun time with drums, and other instruments in the library before boarding the Bess to chose their books.  See photos 

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