After the introductory Technology in a Bag lesson, Ms. Hamlin's 4th grade class at Shapleigh Memorial School completed the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program, Leif Catches the Wind. This unit incorporates a mechanical engineering story that ties in renewable energy and is set in Denmark. Students used the engineering design process to design sails to test on a track in front of a fan. They were able to investigate what properties would catch the most wind and make the sail travel. Next, they used that information to design blades for a windmill. The goal was to get a windmill to spin and lift weight. Students worked in teams to develop and improve windmill blades. Nice work, Engineers!
Miss Chu's 3rd grade class at Shapleigh Memorial participated in a STEM challenge right before Holiday Break. Students were challenged to build a tree that could stand by itself using only straws, pipe cleaners, beads, and dot stickers. Way to go, Mustangs!
Check out what our PreK learners found on their adventures in the woods!
Wishing all of our families a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Our Scholastic book fair will be held this week from November 1st to November 4th. Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00-7:30pm will be out evening book fair event and family night. We hope to see you the for a monster good time! Information for the eWallet and online purchasing can be found on our book fair website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shapleighmemorialschool
Our Pre-k class is participating in the Adopt a Cow Program this year. Her name is Glow and is at a dairy farm in Turner, Maine. They will receive monthly updates about her growth as well as information about how she is cared for on the farm and how milk is produced on the farm. We are excited to follow her journey on the farm over this year!
Happy Western Day at Shapleigh Memorial School!
Trick or Treat! Give someone a BOO Grams for Halloween. The Shapleigh Memorial PTC is hosting a Boo! Gram fundraiser this year. Tickets are due back by October 21st. Please see the attached flyers for more information.
Please see our school spirit day calendar to help in your planning of these special days!
Our PreK class enjoying their first field trip to Pumpkin Valley!
Fifth grade learners will be collecting socks during the month of October. Any size new socks are welcome and can be placed in our Socktober Collection box in 5th grade! Socks will then be donated to the RSU57 Community Closet and York County Shelter Programs. Thank you for your support!
Shapleigh PreK is learning what it means to be scientists. This picture shows them examining fall items such as corn and gourds!
Shapleigh Memorial School PTC is hosting their annual pie and cookie dough fundraiser. Order forms went home with learners today and are due back October 14th. Get yummy holiday pies while supporting our PTC!
October menus are now available!! www.rsu57.org > Menu > Documents > Food Service Menus
Our second grade classrooms read the story, "First Day Jitters" together and talked about all of the feelings we had when coming to school on the first day, teachers included!! They made some jitter juice to take all of our jitters away!!! They also had a poem that went with it that they read and illustrated to start their poetry book and illustrated it too! What a fun day for second grade!
Looking for some school gear? Our PTC has organized a Shapleigh Memorial School apparel store with RSD Graphics where you can pick up t-shirts, sweatpants, sling bags and more! Access our apparel store here: https://www.rsdgraphicsonline.com/shapleigh-memorial
What a great first week we had at Shapleigh Memorial School! It was so wonderful to see the smiling faces and excitement around returning to school. Looking forwarding to an amazing second week!
Please join us on August 25th, from 6:00-7:00pm for our annual Open House. The goal is for our families to see the school and classroom and briefly meet their child’s teachers. Please see the attached flyer for your reference.
We are happy to announce that school meals will continue to be free for all Maine students during the 2022/2023 school year!
Does your child need a new backpack for the upcoming school year? We have over 50 new backpacks that will be available on Wednesday, July 20th, from 10am-2pm. They will be placed out on the walkway and you can come by and choose the perfect one for your child. If you are unable to come, but would like one of these backpacks, please email Mrs. Penney and one can be set aside for you!