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      Principal's Notes

Week of 11 Mar 2019

 
Dear Families,
 
I hope this letter finds you well. Over the past few weeks I have been working with staff to review our current class placement guidelines. Classroom placement is an important process which we take seriously. We will collect all relevant information in order to create well-balanced classrooms for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
At Pond Cove, we are fortunate to have an exceptional group of teachers and support staff working with your children. Even so, creating an optimal learning environment for every student requires that we follow a thoughtful process while developing class lists. Below you will find some of the variables we will consider as we prepare lists for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
  • Gender balance
  • Academic ability balance
  • Personalities and learning styles
  • Peer relationships
  • Class size
  • Special programing
 
Collecting input from parents is a vital part of this process. Please see the attached Link: 2019-2020 School Year Placement Parent Information Form. This form is optional and will allow you to share important information about your child with us. We are not able to honor specific teacher requests.
 
Feel free to email the form to me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or print and send the completed form to school with your child. If you require a paper copy to be sent home, simply request one from our front office. Please submit the form by April 11, 2019.
 
Final class placement information will be sent home to families at the end of the last student day of school (date to be determined). Thank you for your support.
 
With great appreciation,
 
Jason Manjourides
Principal
 
 
 

Please see the Link: Pond Cove Student & Family Handbook 2018-2019 for helpful information.

 
Wednesday, March 20, will be a Parent/Teacher Conference Half Day. Pond Cove students will be dismissed at 12:05. Enjoy your conferences.
 
 
4th Grade Parents/Guardians:
 
On March 13, all 4th graders will watch a CEMS band and chorus demonstration. That day, the results of the instrument suitability assessments as well as a link to an online sign up survey for band and chorus will go home with students. The link will also be emailed home to parents that afternoon. ALL 4th graders who plan to participate in 5th grade band and chorus will need to sign up by March 20.
 
If you have questions, please contact:
Caitlin Ramsey, 5-8 band:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Emily Piller, 5-8 chorus/classroom music: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
*Please note that in order to have a balanced band, we may need to limit the number of students registered for certain instruments. The sooner you register, the greater the chance that your child will get their first choice of instrument.
 
 
Dear Parents and Guardians of New Pond Cove Students,
 
It is Kindergarten Registration time again!  If your child turns 5 on or before October 15th of 2019 she/he is eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
To help us plan for accurate enrollment projections, please contact us by calling 799-7339 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For now we need your child's name and DOB, parents' names, address, phone, and email. Registration forms are available on our website https://pondcove.cape.k12.me.us/ or at the school office. Please complete and return forms as soon as possible.
 
Please feel free to contact the Pond Cove office should you have any questions: 799-7339 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Please share this information with friends and neighbors!  Unless a sibling attends Pond Cove, we do not know or have contact information for families with upcoming kindergartners.
 
Please note the Staff Professional Development Early Release Wednesdays below.
Pond Cove students will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. on:  4/3, 5/1, 5/15, 6/5
 
Important Dates
Parent/Teacher Conference Half Day: 3/20/19 (Students dismissed at 12:05 p.m.)
 

 


School Cancellation Day Tracker: 
Number of School Cancellation Days to Date:  5 Days  
Last Day For Students if No Other Cancellation Days:  June 19 (12:05 Dismissal)

 
Office Contact Information
Phone: (207) 799-7339
 
Jason Manjourides, Principal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Sarah Forrey-Pettit, Assistant Principal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Barbara McLean, Administrative Assistant: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Sarah Choi, Administrative Assistant: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General office email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 

Pond Cove Elementary School
12 Scott Dyer Road
(207) 799-7339

Pond Cove Main Office, contact us.
Jason Manjourides, Principal
Sarah Forrey-Pettit, Assistant Principal
Brianne Gallagher, School Counselor
Erin Taylor, Nurse
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