Lura Libby School







Principal: Ainslee Riley
Administrative Assistant: Aimee Sanfilippo 
Address: 13 Valley Street Thomaston, Maine 04861 
Telephone: (207)354-6464 / 354-2532 
Fax: (207) 354-2574
E-mail: asanfilippo@rsu13.org

 

*NOTICE*

The following changes in the school calendar have been made to increase instructional time and begin to make up days lost due to weather:

March 12 will be a FULL DAY of school K-12 (No Parent/Teacher Conferences)

March 13 will be an Early Release Day with classes in the morning K-12

April 16 will be an Early Release Day with Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

 

We believe that each child is unique. We have created a school environment that is safe, secure, and that addresses the needs of all students. In addition to our strong academic programs that challenge students and provide them with a solid foundation for learning, we stress the development of social skills that encourage confidence, self-esteem and healthy interactions with others.

 

We have high standards for our students. We want them to have the skills to be successful in society, and also the humanity to contribute to an improved world. Please join in a partnership with us as we work toward these important goals.  We strive for an excellent relationship among children, parents and teachers working together to make each year a success.

 

The school day will run 8:30 - 3:00. Students should not arrive at school prior to 8:00 a.m.

If you are interested in paid before school care from 7:30 - 8:00, please contact the school.

If you are interested in paid after school care from 3:00 - 5:30, please contact the school.

 

FOCUS CLASS - MRS. MACCAFFRAY'S ROOM

 


 

 


  

 

 

 

Our word of the month in March was teamwork.  The students at Lura Libby School demonstrated their understanding of teamwork during our daily Morning Meeting.  For one activity, students worked with partners to build the tallest possible tower out of 50 small plastic cups.  Each group had 5 minutes.  Students quickly realized they would need to work as a team and use their creativity in order to get the job done.  Nice work, everybody!

 

Notice Regarding School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policies

Pest Control

Because pesticides pose risks, the school uses an alternative approach to merely applying pesticides. Control of insects, rodents, and weeds at our school focuses on making the school buildings and grounds an unfavorable place for pests to live and breed. Through maintenance and cleaning, we will reduce or eliminate available food and water sources and hiding places for the pests. We will also routinely monitor the school area to detect pest problems and prevent the pests from becoming established. Some techniques we will use include pest monitoring, sanitation, pest exclusion, proper food storage, pest removal, good turf and plant care, and--as a last resort--pesticides. This holistic approach is often called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

 

Pesticide Use

Sometimes pesticide use may be necessary to control a pest problem. When that happens, the school will use the lowest risk approach available. If higher risk pesticides must be used, notices will be posted at application sites and advance notice will be sent home with students.

 

Your Right to Know

Parents, legal guardians, and school staff will be notified about certain pesticide applications made at the school. Notification will be given at least five days before planned pesticide applications during the regular school year. In addition, for pesticides applied anytime during the year, notices will also be posted in the school and on school grounds two working days before until 48 hours after the application. Notification need not be given for pesticide applications recognized by law to pose little or no risk of exposure to children or staff.

The school also keeps records of pest monitoring, pesticide applications and information about the pesticides used. You may review these records, a copy of the School's Integrated Pest Management Policy and the Pesticides in Schools regulation (CMR 01-026 Chapter 27) by contacting our IPM coordinator, Scott Hall, at 593-9066, 596-6620, or shall@rsu13.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Hall. For further information about pests, pesticides and your right to know, call the Board of Pesticides Control at 287-2731, or visit the Maine School IPM web site at www.thinkfirstspraylast.org/schoolipm.

Sincerely,

John C. McDonald, Superintendent, RSU 13