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What's Happening at Presumpscot

5th Grade's Celebration of Learning
Please join us to learn about our journey through our Power of Water Expedition. We have been working hard on our magazines and can’t wait to share them with you! We will be presenting twice in order to accommodate your schedule. 9:15 - 10:15 - Gym and 5th grade classrooms or 5:15 - 6:15 - 5th grade classrooms.  READ MORE...
2015/2016 Handbook
Be sure to check out our new 2015/2016 handbook. It can be found here or under the "For Students" tab  READ MORE...
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
Do you live in Portland? Do you have a child who will be 4 or 5 by October 15, 2016?   READ MORE...
The Amazing World of Lobsters
“The Amazing World of Lobsters,” an ABC book about lobsters created by Presumpscot Elementary School third-graders last year under the guidance of teachers Suzanne Keller and Heidi Nichols, has been chosen as “exemplary student work” by EL Education’s Models of Excellence team. The student work will be included in EL Education's The Center for High Quality Student Work.  READ MORE...
New Snow Day Procedure
The district’s snow day procedures for the 2015-2016 school year have changed.  READ MORE...
New 2015/16 Bell Schedule
Starting this September, students in the Portland Public Schools will get 20 extra minutes of learning time each school day.   READ MORE...

News From the Principal, Cynthia Loring

Mrs. Loring


                        Berlin City Check   

  The City of Portland recently installed a series of fitness stations on the Presumpscot school campus utilizing the design help of former fifth grade students. As there was no available money allocated in the City budget for a fitness station at the school  a series of grants were written to underwrite the  cost.  Healthy Portland kicked off the effort with a grant award of $3000.  In addition the City was able to donate and install several fitness stations including monkey bars, push up bars and a soon to be installed log run, all to National playground code. 
  Last year Presumpscot teacher Rebecca Maiorano invited Ethan Owen, the City Rec & Athletic Facilities Manager, to meet with a team of fifth grade students to create a design plan and offer feedback.  One of those students, Toby Picher, was awarded a $500 Painting for a Purpose grant to purchase a fitness bar as a legacy from the graduating class. 
  Presumpscot PE teacher Amy Pires is incorporating the fitness course in her curriculum and teaching the safe use of the equipment.   Further improvements and additions to the fitness area are planned including signage and additional stations and more grant funds are being sought to support this important effort. The fitness stations runs alongside the Presumpscot Nature Trail which was built in collaboration with Portland Trails and was the focus of a first grade expedition.  
  Presumpscot students, families, and the greater community all stand to benefit from this collaborative effort.




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