This page is maintained by Vincent Vanier and Gina Jandreau.

Tale of Princess Kaguya

posted Apr 24, 2017, 9:05 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated ]

Students from kindergarten to sixth grade attended the Tale of Princess Kaguya on April 24th at the UMFK Fox Auditorium.  It was a production put on by the Theater at Monmouth.  Both the Madawaska and Fort Kent PTO helped to bring this production to our area.  Pictures of the event can be viewed here.

Jump Rope for Heart

posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:06 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 6:20 AM ]

The Jump Rope for Heart event was held on April 13 in the MES gymnasium. Mr. Dan Cyr, the phys. ed teacher, organized the event. Students in grades 2-3 jumped in the morning and students in grades 4-6 jumped in the afternoon.  They collected over $11,500 for the American Heart Association. Nicolas Poitras was the top money raiser, raising $1,700.  Andre Theriault was the 2nd with $1,300.  Photos of the event can be seen here.


posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:48 AM by Vincent Vanier

Fifth and sixth grade students attended the Health Fair in Fort Kent on April 12, 2017.  Students went around to booths that educated them on all sorts of health related topics.  They were able to do yoga, play basketball and soccer in a section of the gym. See photos here.

Autism Awareness

posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:07 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 5:08 AM ]

Buddy BenchThe ELEMENTARY SCHOOL's Light It Up Blue was also a great activity for our elementary students (awareness for diverse learners, autism, CP, tangled brains...) Students were excited to parade in a dark gymnasium with their blue light sticks and enjoyed the "You've Got a Friend" theme.  Judy Bouchard, on behalf of the Heather and Liam Connection, presented the school with a beautiful outdoor "Buddy Bench" . Our appreciation and gratitude goes out to Judy for organizing this event, to the teachers for preparing their students, and to the entire staff for helping with this worthwhile awareness event. Gina Jandreau has posted photos at: 

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.

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