• Travis Mills Assembly

    Travis Mills joined us at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, May 23rd to share his motivational story with our students.  Not only is he a parent at our...

  • Hour of Code!

    We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will...

  • Field Day!

    Thanks to 1st Grade Teacher Jessica Gurney for planning Field Day activities for MES on Friday, June 16th!  Jessica reports, “Somedays are about seeing the kids smile,...

  • Graduating Students Visit Elementary Schools

    Monday, June 12, 2017, students from the MCHS graduating class of 2017 marched through their old elementary schools to see their childhood teachers. It was a great...

  • Manchester Students follow progress through Appalachian Trail!

    In computer class we have been using technology to follow Mrs. Poulin’s nephew Danny Moody (from Winthrop), Dan Giguere (from Manchester), and Danny’s dog Daisy on their...

Welcome to Manchester Elementary School

 Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are on November 8th and November 15th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please sign up for an appointment with your child's teachers.

The online scheduler will be open on October 22nd at 8:00 AM.   At that time you can use this link to schedule your conferences: https://pickatime.com/manchester                                We look forward to seeing you!

Bus Change for MES students on Bus 19

Due to a bus driver shortage and one of our regular bus driver out on medical leave, there is a necessary change to bus runs for the next two months.  All students riding bus #19 have been re-assigned to our other bus runs.  This will mean a change in each bus run and the timing of the run may be a change from what has been the regular schedule since the beginning of the year.  It will likely take bus runs an additional 5-10 minutes to complete their runs.  This change begins on Tuesday, October 9th.


During the upcoming holiday season, the school nurses will work closely with local food pantries, fire stations, churches, town halls, and community members to provide new clothing and toys to children who might otherwise not receive any presents for the holidays.

Recently, the school nurses sent a letter and wish list home with each student. If you need some support this holiday season, please complete and return the wish list by Friday, November 2nd. The earlier we receive your request, the more likely we will be able to assist you. If you need additional wish lists, please contact your school nurse.

In order to coordinate this program, the nurses may share your child’s name with a key person at one of the organizations listed above, but community members are given no identifying information.

If you would like to provide gifts for a child, please contact your school nurse. We thank you for your support.

The School Nurses
( Jada Clark, Anya Davidson, Vicky Gabrion, and Angela Palmer)

NEW!  Bus Routes for 2018-19


MES Weekly Bus Plan

Welcome New Principal, Abbie Hartford!

Dear MES Families,  

It is with much enthusiasm that I  begin the new year as the new principal here at Manchester Elementary School.  Twenty-two years ago I began my teaching career right here at MES as a student teacher in the resource room!!  What a welcome surprise to find myself once again in this highly respected, caring school community.

A brief bio of me: I taught elementary school for twelve years as a resource room teacher and then a teacher of grades k-3.  For the past ten years I have been a teaching principal and then a principal of two elementary schools. As importantly, I am a parent of three grown children, two step daughters, two grandsons and more grandchildren in October!!  Not to mention the dogs, cats, cows, sheep and one goat named Old Joe Gage! In essence, I am a seasoned educator and parent and a slightly experienced farmer.

I love the learning process and eagerly join the MES staff to ensure your children grow academically and socially/emotionally.  Though it is still early in the summer, I am anxious and excited to meet your children and I look forward to working with families and teachers in the year ahead.

Abbie Hartford
Manchester Elementary School Principal

Check out the 2018 Student Handbook!

MES Handbook 2018

Travis Mills Foundation Penny Drive

We raised $1,464.61 for the Travis Mills Foundation!

Congratulations to Mrs. Collins Grade 4 classroom who collected the most money in our recent Penny Challenge! They collected $428.32 to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation. They were treated to an ice cream party on Wednesday with Travis Mills! All other students were recognized for their participation with a special treat as well! If you would like to donate to the Travis Mills Foundation, visit www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/244JDL8059JTM/ ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_R7PyzbQVBVRDS

We will present the check to Travis on Field Day. We would like to thank everyone who supported this fundraiser, our students and families continue to make us a very proud school community!

Community Letter June 7, 2018

Don't miss out on important messages!  Manage your School Messenger Account!

Parents and guardians: Click here for SchoolMessenger video

How do I sign up for SchoolMessenger?

Signing up is easy. You can use the email address that we have on file for you, and follow these three steps:

Click the LOG IN Button at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/account/login, or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market.

Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

It's that easy!

MES Facilities Updates

 Don't Forget to Read!

ReadingHere is the list of KVBA Books for this year! KVBA annotated list 2018-2019
KVBA Forms can be found on our Library page.


Upcoming Events

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Important Reminder to All Parents:

To ensure safety for all, the circle in front of the school is for busses only between 7:15-8:00 AM and 2:30-3:05 PM. Parents are asked to park in the rear school parking lot (near Castletown) when dropping off/picking up their child during that time. Please note, our school day does not start until 7:30 a.m. (all exterior doors are locked until this time and students will not be allowed to enter until 7:30 a.m.!) Additionally, students may not be dropped off on the playground until 7:30 a.m. because there are no duty teachers until this time!