• Author Karen Toothaker Visits!

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  • Travis Mills Assembly

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  • Hour of Code!

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  • 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,...

Welcome to Manchester Elementary School

Read to ME Challenge: February 2019

All MES families are encouraged to participate in the Maine Department of Education Reading to ME Challenge.

Reading to your child is likely the most important way you can impact their reading skills and provide a strong foundation for learning throughout their academic journey. Reading daily helps children learn language, acquire vocabulary and develop knowledge of the world. In addition, the time spent together is valuable family time. Older children may enjoy hearing a chapter book and parents could share the reading with them.

Time spent reading = children who are capable readers who LOVE to read!

When: February 4- March 2, 2019

How to Participate:
Read for 15 minutes/day for at least 5 days/week.

1. Who should read to/with my child? Parents, grandparents, older siblings........ Even the dog (well maybe they are best at listening to stories) You may even want to Facetime a story with relatives living out of town.

2. Complete a weekly reading form.

3. Take a picture of the readers and email it to your child’s teacher. We will print the pictures and add them to our school bulletin board.

Where can you find books to read? School library books, public libraries, and classrooms will have a basket of books to take home overnight for children who want additional reading materials.

There’s a Soul Behind that Screen: Cyberbullying & Digital Drama Gr 5-8 Parent Night- February 26, 2019  6:00-7:00 pm MCMS Learning Commons

<a href="http://worldartsme.com/">WorldArtsMe</a>You may be worried about whether cyberbullying will affect your children, or maybe your child has already experienced cyberbullying and you want to know how to prevent it from happening again. This parent presentation can help. Please join us on February 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm for a presentation on Cyberbullying and Digital Drama. This presentation will look at defining and understanding it; detecting if it has happened to your child, as well as ways to prevent and handle it should it happen. While students are welcome to attend, the focus and content are more appropriate for parents. We hope you will be able to attend.

MES Transportation Letter

MES Transportation Letter 12:17:18

Bus Change for MES students on Bus 19

We were notified by RSU #38 Transportation that bus 19 is now running again!  This means that all of the MES buses will be back on their previous schedules! This may mean earlier pickups for your children and earlier drop offs! The PREK bus will not be starting back up until January 2nd. 

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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 Manchester Elementary School PTCO

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!