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

 

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. BREWSTER'S CLASS

 


              

 

 

 

Mrs. Riley joined us last week during a social studies/literacy lesson. Our topic for the lesson was Martin Luther King Jr. Mrs. Riley read a story to the class called “ A Child Named Martin.” The story was based on a true incident in young Martin’s life. The children had many insightful comments about equality and fairness after hearing the story. Following the story, we completed a poem together and the children made little booklets to take home.

 

    We are working on a unit in math that involves gathering, sorting, representing and analyzing data. Students worked in small groups to sort Yektti cards using two attributes. We used hula-hoops to form Venn diagrams to use for sorting! Recently we used the hoops during a social skills team building activity. Students formed a circle and joined hands. A hoop was placed on one person’s arm. We had to find a way to move the hoop from person to person without breaking the circle by letting go of hands. Once we accomplished that goal, we made it a bit more challenging and tried it with two hoops at the same time!

 

The second graders are looking forward to returning to Tanglewood 4-H Learning Center in Lincolnville next month. This will be the second of three visits during the year made possible by a grant funded by the Georges River Education Foundation. We will be studying winter forest ecology on snowshoes! Fingers crossed that the weather and snow conditions are favorable for this exciting adventure!

 

 

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.

Sincerely,

John C. McDonald, Superintendent, RSU 13