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Are you and your child having a hard time connecting their Chromebook to your Wifi or Google Classroom? Watch this video.


An important message from Nurse Beth -
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Parents/guardians: Do you have questions or concerns during the school shutdown? Portland Public Schools  has a new feature that you can use to get answers to your questions and concerns on any issue during the shutdown. Just call the HelpLine phone number at 207-874-8159 or email us in your primary language at ppshelpline@portlandschools.org

Great news for residents of Cumberland County who don’t have Portland Public Library cards...

You can request a free temporary e-card so you may use PPL’s online resources. Just e-mail lending@portlib.orgWith the e-card, your child can access Portland’s e-books, e-audio books, and databases including Tumblebooks story readings for children while your local libraries are closed.


Remote Learning at Presumpscot

Hello families,

 Here are the Online Learning packets if you didn't have a chance to pick up one for your child.

 Kindergarten packet 2.pdf  1st Grade packet 2.pdf  2nd Grade packet.pdf
 3rd Grade packet.pdf  4th Grade packet.pdf  5th Grade packet.pdf
         

Next week, remote learning will continue through Google Classroom. 
For those who noted needing a device will be able to pick them up on
Monday, March 23rd, at Presumpscot from 10:00 - 12:00. You should get an email or phone message soon. If your child has a middle or high school sibling, they are to share their PPS issued device and your child will not get one issued.

If your child is using a home computer that was not issued by PPS,
you will need to do the following:

• Go to Google.com
• Click on Profile in the upper right hand corner.
• Add another account and have your child log in with their school ID #, followed by @portlandschools.org (Example: 12345@portlandschools.org)
• Enter their password - If your child has forgotten or does not know their ID# or password, please contact their teacher.
They will now have access to their teacher's Google Classroom. If they haven't joined a class before, classroom codes can be found here.

Be sure to check out our specialist's sites for their remote learning assignments.


Mrs. Livingstone's website - Click HERE.
Ms. O'Connor's website - Click HERE.
Mr. Sutor's website -  Click HERE.

PT and OT resources - Click HERE.

 




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Dear Presumpscot families:

Thank you for the warm welcome. It was wonderful meeting so many of you at the BBQ and open house. I was blown away by the sense of community. The feeling was reinforced when we opened the doors, and the students arrived, excited to be back at school. Their energy, passion, and kindness filled the hallways. 

 

This year we welcomed many new families to the Presumpscot community. They arrived from right down the street and as far away as Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Each day I learn something new, whether it is something about a family’s history,  a word in Portuguese or a phrase in Arabic, and each time,  I am humbled. 

 

Academically, teachers have introduced their first expeditionary learning unit, which they will share at Curriculum Night on Tuesday, October 8 from 5:00 - 6:30. The kindergarten students will dive deep into an engineering unit that focuses on the design model, starting with play and ending with designing a cardboard robot. Very exciting! In 5th grade students are learning about their constitutional rights and responsibilities. They are applying this new content by providing feedback as Presumpscot designs a new positive behavior system. Additionally, some teachers are piloting Illustrative Math (IM), the districts new math curriculum, which is really pushing students to consider, investigate, problem solve, and apply.  

All teachers and staff are implementing social and emotional lessons during morning crew. It is wonderful to see little people evaluate how they feel using a system of colors (green, yellow, and red), and know it is okay to be in the red zone; they just need to regulate their feelings. I have heard students reference these zones at recess, playground, and at lunch. 

 

I have also been floored by the support of the Presumpscot Family Council. Their generosity made it possible to provide lunch for our teachers during the workshop days, which was greatly appreciated!. Additionally, they have started planning Fall Harvest Night. This will be on Friday, October 25 from 5:30 - 7:30. If you'd like to help or want more information, please reach out to Crystal Gamet via the Presumpscot Family Council FB page. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

 

Angie Taylor

 




  

The Truth About Climate Change According to Kids.
The Presumpscot Promise.
Links to The Presumpscot Promise in several languages can be found here.  READ MORE... about The Presumpscot Promise
Family Council Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:45 a.m. in the Welcoming Room at Presumpscot School..
What's Happening in LearningWorks?.
Stay current with the following links.  READ MORE... about What's Happening in LearningWorks?
School Handbook.
Be sure to check out our school handbook. It can be found here or under the "For Students" tab  READ MORE... about School Handbook