Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Suzuki Part 1 Piano Fall Concert

We are so proud or our Piano Students who performed this week! Congratulations!  During this concert we had a special treat...Leah and Peter, our talented Piano teachers, performed a duet together  Mother Goose Suite by M. Ravel, at the concert.

Monday, November 20, 2017

1000 Point Reward!

Friday was a special day in the CE1/CE2 classroom as they enjoyed a prize for reaching 1000 points.  Since September, students have been working as a team to reach 1000 points.  The class earned points for positive behavior and effort.

The prize was to enjoy a 20 minute French film together with a delicious cookie treat!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Lego Robotics After School Club

Every Wednesday, lego robotics students have fun creating, assembling, and letting their imaginations run wild!  Lego Robotics fosters teamwork, as students often work together in pairs to problem solve and brainstorm.  Lego Robotics is also a fun way to introduce programming by having to control a physical robot and seeing what works and doesn't work.  Students than learn what robots can and can’t do. They also learn the need for precise instructions.  
This is a fun filled afternoon!  Please don't hesitate to contact Julie if you would like to join in the fun!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Basket Drive for Freeport Community Services

Each year, EFDM collects ingredients for Thanksgiving baskets that will be donated to the Freeport Community Center. This tradition is so very appreciated by the Community Center as the need is great; they depend on our baskets each year. We put together an entire Thanksgiving meal for a family in each basket and we will make up as many baskets as we are able. Let's see if we can break our record this year! Our goal is 20 baskets will help 20 families in need in our community.

If you would like to contribute, here is a list of items that the Community Center has requested:

Canned vegetables (carrots, green beans, peas, corn, etc.)
Potato flakes 
Stuffing mix
Cranberry sauce
Pie crust
Pie filling
Large roasting pans
$10 Shaw's gift cards (for turkeys). 

Our deadline for donated items is Friday November 17.  Baskets will be put together on Monday November 20.  If you are able to lend a helping hand with the basket making, please let us know!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Our Thanksgiving Luncheon was a huge success! Not only was the meal delicious but the proceeds from every Pilgrim Pie purchased by the school for this meal is going directly to families in need in our community.  Sarah Lundin, Freeport Community Services Coordinator, spoke at our luncheon and left with over $350 in cash donations that will go directly to the Heating Assistance Program. We are very proud of our EFDM community.  Thank you!

A special thank you to our parent volunteers that lent a helping hand at the luncheon.  These events would not be successful with your help.  Merci!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Halloween Parade in November

Our annual Halloween Parade was another success!  Despite having to postpone due to the widespread power outages, students, faculty, and parents enjoyed a walk through the neighborhood impressing neighbors with our creativity.  Our parade included a gumball machine, ninjas, tigers, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Leonardo da Vinci (painting the Mona Lisa!), popcorn, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, animals from all over the worlds, and SO MUCH MORE!

A huge thank you to John and Steph Brewer who added the finishing touch by hosting the parade finale.  Students enjoyed a special treat of apple cider, hot cocoa, donuts, and of course, candy!

Please make sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook page for more photos!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Guest Parent Read Aloud

It sure is wonderful to have our parents read to the students.  Joy, proud parent of Acadia in CE2, read   'John Pig's Halloween' to the class.  Students loved the story and the illustrations.  Fellow classmate of Acadia, Dylan in CE1, was asked to bring his beloved pig to school, Wilbur, to join in the read aloud.  Joy also made for the class her delicious caramel popcorn as a final treat!  What a special day!  Merci Joy!