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Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 30, 2012
Sedgwick Elementary School - Back to school information

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The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4. The normal school day is from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gym days are Tuesday and Thursday – children must have sneakers for gym class.

Teaching Principal Donald Buckingham, 359-5002, /> Administrative Assistant Lynnette Grindle, 359-5002, /> Superintendent Mark Jenkins, 359-8400, /> Director of Special Services Joshua Nichols, 359-8400,

Student lunch is $2.30 with reduced lunches at 40¢. Extra milks and snack milks are 30¢ each.

Lunch menu for the first week of school:
Tuesday, 9/6 - stromboli, salad bar, fruit, milk
Wednesday, 9/7 - fish burger, salad bar, fruit, milk
Thursday, 9/8 - lasagna, roll, salad bar, fruit, milk
Friday, 9/9 - grilled chickenburger, roll, salad bar, fruit, milk
A September lunch menu will be sent home the first day of school.

New employees

Sedgwick Elementary School welcomes Jessica Valdez to be their new first grade teacher. For the last few years Jessica has been the Teacher/Flight Director for the Challenger Learning Center of Maine in Bangor. Jessica is a graduate of Husson University.

New School Union 76 school Superintendent

Mark Jenkins, a 25-year veteran principal and teacher, was hired as the new superintendent in June. Jenkins recently served as principal of Fort Fairfield High School for 12 years.

Bus runs

Sedgwick 1
Ellen Farrin
6:45 Herrick Rd
6:52 Old County Rd
6:59 N Sedgwick Rd
7:01 Pertville
7:10 Main Street
7:12 South Cross Rd
7:13 Steamboat Rd
7:19 Caterpillar Hill Rd
7:30 Sedgwick School
7:55 DISHS

Sedgwick 2
Gretchen Cousins
6:52 Hales Hill Rd
6:55 N Sedgwick Rd
7:04 Ridge Rd
7:14 Mines Rd
7:16 Graytown Rd
7:18 Sis Porter
7:22 Snow’s Cove Rd
7:30 Sedgwick School
7:50 GSA

Students should be out at least 5 minutes earlier than the time for their pick-up. Students should not be running out the door at the last minute to catch the bus. This throws off the schedule for everyone after their stop. Be considerate and be on time. Questions should be directed to Darlene at 348-5237.

Estimated student counts:
Kindergarten – 9
First – 8
Second – 10
Third – 10
Fourth – 8
Fifth – 8
Sixth – 8
Seventh – 8
Eighth – 9

Eight full-time teachers, four part-time teachers and eight staff.

School budget: $1,977,397

Aug. 30 Teacher workshop
Sep. 4 First student day
Sep. 24 Parent-teacher conferences
Oct. 10 Columbus Day
Oct. 26 Teacher workshop
Nov. 12 Veterans Day
Nov. 23-24 Thanksgiving
Nov. 30 End first trimester
Dec. 24-1 Holiday Vacation
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 22 Teacher workshop
Feb. 18-22 Winter vacation
Mar. 15 End second trimester
April 15-19 Spring vacation
May 27 Memorial Day
May 28 Teacher workshop
Jun. 19 End third trimester
Jun. 19 Last student day