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Originally published in Castine Patriot, January 23, 2014
News from Adams School in Castine January 23rd 2014

Nora Spratt of Adams School sells cookies

Nora Spratt, age 10, sells Girl Scout cookies to Kathy MacArthur while Linda MacArthur looks on.

Photo courtesy of Christine Spratt

Cookie Sales!

It is that time of year again: Girl Scout Cookie Time. As we know, cookies are delicious. This year the Girl Scouts are selling Thanks a Lot, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel DeLites, Lemonades, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwich, and the new Cranberry Citrus Crisps. All the money we raise will go to the Girl Scout Troop 1617 and the Girl Scout Council. They are $4 per box and they freeze really well. We will also be doing booth sales at T&C and at MMA. Be sure to drop by and enjoy some delicious cookies!

Marble Run

The first and second graders made Marble Runs. We built them out of paper towel rolls, cardboard boxes, clay and glue. We had to use force of movement to get the marbles to go through the run. Sometimes the runs didn’t work, so we had to try to build them differently. In the end, everyone’s Marble Run worked. It was super fun.

Bingo Night Success

We had a great turnout for Bingo at Emerson Hall on January 10. The MMA women’s basketball team also showed up. Lots of prizes were won and there were loads of baked goods for people to snack on while they stamped their Bingo cards. The event raised money for Adams School Athletics and the PTA.

“Having a Bingo night is such a wonderful thing for the community and for the students who attend from MMA,” says Craig Dagan, MMA Women’s Basketball Coach. “Watching the young kids interact with the MMA kids is something you just don’t find in most places. The prizes were great and the food was delicious as well. The organizers do a great job and should be commended for having a fun night for the community to interact together.”

Don’t miss the next Adams School fundraising event. It will be dinner at Danny Murphy’s on February 1st.

Sky’s the Limit

This year we had a new student come to the Adams School from Turkey. His name is Goktug Cetin and he is 7 years old. His father, Ismail Cetin, is a visiting professor at MMA.

The students call Goktug “Sky” because that’s what his name means. When Sky first came to the Adams School he hardly knew any English at all, but he’s learning fast!

“Goktug has been a great addition to our class,” says Heather Trainor, 1st/2nd grade teacher at the Adams School. “In the short time he has been here he has learned so much English.”

Tambre: What are your favorite things to do?

Sky: Play with Legos and Spiderman toys

Tambre: What are your favorite animals?

Sky: Lions and snakes

Tambre: What do you like best about Adams School?

Sky: My friends. Also Ms. Trainor and her baby.

Tambre: What do you like about Castine?

Sky: I like the water and the snow.

Tambre: What is the hardest part about being in Castine?

Sky: Learning to speak English. Math is hard too.

El Dormitorio

In Spanish class we were given a box to turn into a room of our choice. We used clay and paper to make chairs, beds, lamps, and even puppies. Then we had to label all the items in the room in Spanish. I am turning my room into a bedroom, with its own computer (which is very small, F.Y.I.).

Adams School new student Goktug Cetin

Adams School’s newest student, Goktug Cetin, age 7.

Photo courtesy of Ian Potter
Todd and Caitlin Tobey play bingo at Emerson Hall in Castine

Todd and Caitlin Tobey ink in their Bingo cards at Family Bingo Night at Emerson Hall.

Photo by Anne Berleant
Tyler McKenney and Drake Janes run Bingo at Emerson Hall in Castine

Shouts of Bingo! echoed in Emerson Hall on January 10 when the Adams School PTC held a family Bingo night. Eighth-graders Tyler McKenney (left) and Drake Janes played the role of game hosts for the event.

Photo by Anne Berleant
Nora Spratt of Adams School sells cookies

Nora Spratt, age 10, sells Girl Scout cookies to Kathy MacArthur while Linda MacArthur looks on.

Photo courtesy of Christine Spratt
Adams School student Evelyn Dagan

Evelyn Dagan, age 9, with her El Dormitorio at Adams School in Castine.

Photo courtesy of Ian Potter
Erik Davis of Adams School in Castine

Erik Davis, age 6, hard at work on his Marble Run.

Photo courtesy of Heather Trainor