Originally published in Castine Patriot, January 23, 2014
News from Adams School in Castine January 23rd 2014
BY NORA SPRATT, AGE 9
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!
BY CAITLIN TOBEY, AGE 7
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
BY IAN POTTER, AGE 9
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
BY TAMBRE HOPE, AGE 12
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.
BY EVELYN DAGAN, AGE 9
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.).