News From the Principal, Cynthia Loring

Mrs. Loring
     Welcome!  Presumpscot School is an Expeditionary Learning school that is located in the East Deering neighborhood of Portland, Maine. 
      Learning occurs through grade-level expeditions (in-depth studies of a topic or theme) that are aligned with the Common Core and Maine State Standards.
      The fundamental idea behind Expeditionary Learning is that students learn more by experiencing the world than by sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher talk about it.  During expeditions students are involved in in-depth investigations of a topic that engages them  in the world around them with authentic projects, fieldwork and service-learning projects.
     Another important quality of our school community is our Presumpscot Promise which focuses on the 6 Character Traits: 

Responsibility
Respect
Perseverance
Compassion
Collaboration 
Honesty




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Revised Proposal for School Start and End Times
04/09/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education is considering a newly revised schedule of elementary and middle school start and end times for the 2015-2016 school year. The latest bell schedule, which was presented to the school board at a workshop on Tuesday, April 7, is designed to be responsive to a variety of feedback from the public and staff about previously proposed start/end times. That board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School on the proposed changes.
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WCSH6 Captures Senator King's Visit to Presumpscot
In case you missed the news last Wednesday, here is the link to WCSH6's coverage of Senator King's visit. Our students did a fantastic job welcoming the senator to Presumpscot!
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School Committee Rethinks Elementary Start Times After Parents' Petition
After complaints from parents, Portland school officials are backtracking on a decision to start some elementary schools at 7:45 a.m., more than an hour earlier than the current start times.
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Parent Workshops Being Offered
Two parent workshops are being offered at Presumpscot. The first, Raising strong students/ Encouraging effective communication, will be held on May 7th. The second, Local Resource and Networking, will be held on May 18th.
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