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Winter Kids Winter Games!

Winter Kids All School Share today at 2:15.  Parents Welcome!  Mrs. Smail will be explaining all about Winter Kids and this amazing and fun opportunity our school is participating in.

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are proud to announce that we selected your child’s school to participate in the 2019 WinterKids Winter Games! We have chosen two schools in each of Maine’s 16 counties to compete in a 4-week challenge that emphasizes outdoor physical activity, nutrition, family engagement, and winter carnivals from January 7 – February 1. Students and teachers will be participating in educational games and activities to earn points towards a $5000 gold medal cash prize (and more!). Your child/ren and nearly 8.000 other students are participating statewide. Wow!

We are calling on all family members to participate in the Winter Games. As a parent or guardian, you can support your child by making sure they are well fed, properly dressed, and ready for outdoor activity in our cold winter months. Our Week 3 Challenge focuses on family engagement; this is where we need your help! We encourage you to engage in outdoor activities with your kid/s like sledding, building snow sculptures, or even shoveling snow as a family. Nutrition is also a priority in the WinterKids Winter Games, so why not cook dinner together as a family, or shop together to make a healthy recipe? Your child’s teacher will be providing additional ideas and tips during this exciting and engaging month-long Challenge.

Our mission at WinterKids is to help children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activities. We are proud to work with dedicated teachers and families. Thank you for supporting our mission to ensure that all kids are healthy, vibrant and active in the winter!

Get Outside! Be Active! Have Fun! Be a WinterKids Family! Yours in healthy and outdoor winter fun,

Team WinterKids


Webinar offered to parents by G.E.A.R.

posted Mar 11, 2019, 10:19 AM by Alison E Harvey

See details in attached file.

Great Job Chess Team!

posted Feb 14, 2019, 8:43 AM by Alison E Harvey

Congratulations to the all Ames chess team students who took on the challenge and represented Ames yesterday at the first annual RSU71 Elementary School Chess championship. There were 35 students competing from CASS, Ames, and Nickerson.

The Ames team members were:

3rd: Hunter

4th: Seth, Maverik, Justin - but Justin played in the 5th grade grouping

5th: Dawson, Brogan, Haylie, Gretta, Mady, James

All students won some games and lost some games but everyone played well and did a great job representing Ames. This was a tough tournament and I am very proud of all students who participated.

A special congratulations goes to the following top Ames students. (These are Ames results not the overall tournament results):

In 3rd grade: 1st place at Ames: Hunter

In 4th grade: 1st place at Ames: Maverick;  and 2nd place: Seth

In 5th grade:  1st place: Brogan  2nd place: Dawson

3rd place and the top female player award at Ames: Haylie

Honorable mention awards: Gretta, Mady, James

The overall RSU71 Tournament champion for February 2019 goes to Justin Massey

Teacher at Ames Wins Award! Congratulations Mrs. Nelson!

posted Feb 14, 2019, 7:05 AM by Alison E Harvey

Chess Tournament

posted Feb 11, 2019, 12:09 PM by Tracy Hayslip

Last Thursday 35 Elementary School students from CASS, Ames, and Nickerson participated in the first annual RSU#71 Chess Tournament at CASS. Students played between 8-10 games over a 2-hour period. Everyone had lots of fun and learned a lot in preparation for the Maine State Chess Tournament in Bangor on March 2.

Girls on the Run Parent Info. Night Tonight!

posted Jan 31, 2019, 7:09 AM by Alison E Harvey

Thursday, January 31st, 5:30 to 6:30 at Ames School.

Winter Kids-Sign up & Save!

posted Jan 8, 2019, 9:43 AM by Alison E Harvey

All families of all Winter Games schools can receive a $25 discount when they download the WinterKids App with discount code WKWG2019 (case sensitive).  With this code, the 2019 annual membership will cost just $10. Take a look at all the free/discounted fun stuff you can do this winter!

A friendly holiday competition!

posted Dec 21, 2018, 9:27 AM by Alison E Harvey

Greta Graf & Jocelyn Valleau in competition for the most Christmas Flare!  I think they outdid each other.

Happy Holiday Season & a Happy New Year!

posted Dec 20, 2018, 11:35 AM by Alison E Harvey

Wishing all of you a happy and safe holiday season!

Friday, December 21st-12:30 Dismissal
See you next year on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Early Release Today - Tuesday, November 20th

posted Nov 20, 2018, 6:00 AM by Alison E Harvey

Dismissal at Ames and Weymouth is 12:30.  Please call Mrs. Harvey at 342-5100 at Ames or Mrs. Dodd at 342-5200 at Weymouth if your child's dismissal plan is changing.

Proper Winter Gear for Recess

posted Nov 19, 2018, 10:05 AM by Alison E Harvey

Snow is on the ground.  Please send your child with a winter coat, snow pants, winter boots, gloves/mittens and a hat.  If they do not have the proper gear they will not be allowed to go outside.  If you do not own these things, and have trouble getting them, please let us know you need help.  All requests will be confidential.
Who can you email or call?
Alison Harvey, Secretary: 342-5100 or aharvey@rsu71.org
Shannon Robbins, Nurse: srobbins@rsu71.org
Julie Paige: jpaige@rsu71.org

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