November 3, 2014

John Flaherty, Principal, Falmouth Elementary School

Jason Manjourides, K-2 Assistant Principal
Ryan Gleason, 3-5 Assistant Principal

PLEASE NOTE: If you have items for the notes, please email Dee Langley, Administrative Assistant (3-5)  by NOON on Thursday for the following week. Thank you!


NEW to Principal Notes - Check out Superintendent Bruno's blog that will be updated regularly and will include a variety of topics:

DATES to REMEMBER for 2014-2015-

November 10th-No School for Students due to Parent/Teacher conferences

November 11th-No School in observance of Veteran's Day

Substitutes Needed:

The Falmouth Public Schools are currently looking for classroom substitutes K-12. Substitute position requirements are a four year degree and you must have (or be able to attain) a Maine Criminal History Records Check.  If you are interested in becoming a substitute, please visit the employment page of our website (or click here) for more information and to complete and application.
From Señora D.C.  All third grade students with Señora D.C. have received a home-share (orange-yellow sheet) which needs to be signed before returned.  All fourth graders have received their second home-share (purple sheet) which needs to be signed and returned. There will be one more home-share next week for fourth grade.   Thank you for taking the time to listen to your child speak Spanish.

The new student session continues to meet on Thursdays at 8:30.  All new students are welcomed.

Student Directories——The Falmouth All Schools Directories have been mailed!  If you ordered a directory and have not received it, please contact Chantal Walker at 781-3637 or
From the School Nurses Office-The elementary nurses are looking for donations of gently used girls pants for students who have had accidents at school. Leggings and stretchy pants in all girls sizes would be appreciated. 
Sue Raatikainen and Kellie Schimelman, Elementary School Nurses
Activities Club (Grades 3-5) -This weeks activity for 3rd grade is indoor line soccer on Tuesday and 4th & 5th grade is indoor line soccer on Thursday.

PTO NEWS-Here's your chance to support your children at a fun event-- Volunteer at the Winter Craft Fair!  

  • Craft Table volunteers - you don't have to be crafty!
  • Food and Snack Bar - no experience necessary!
  • Set up - you know how to do this!
  • Clean up - we all have kids, we all know how to do this- it will be fun!
  • Bring your kids - OK, if you can't volunteer, at least bring the kids and mark the calendar! 

The craft fair is scheduled for Saturday, December 13 from 9am-12noon. To sponsor a table or volunteer, please contact Karen Dow at or sign up at Winter Fair Volunteer Link.

Help us reach our goal by contributing to the Annual Contribution Drive (ACD).  Donations are still being accepted.   Make checks payable to Falmouth Elementary PTO and return to school in the envelope OR donate online here.

Follow the PTO on Facebook to keep up to date with the most recent news and events.  Click here to visit our page:   Falmouth Elementary PTO Facebook.


Project Graduation Thank you!

Students, staff, and parents of the Falmouth Schools,

Please accept our deepest thanks.  Thank you to all of you for making the first Falmouth Trunk or Treat a tremendous success!

Saturday was a terrific, sunny day, and all of the children that attended Trunk or Treat seemed to have a really great time.

For a first effort at trunk décor, our town vendors and families did a remarkable job.  The trunk that was voted “Most Spooktacular” by the children was Karen Collmus’s Doggy Day Care. We had a total of 16 trunks participate, and these were joined by our town’s police, fire, and rescue vehicles.  The gold crown at the end of the day was presented to our town’s ambulance service.

We had a great turnout for the event, with over 200 children in attendance along with their parents. We received very positive feedback, as well as some excellent suggestions for our second Falmouth Trunk or Treat, which we are already beginning to plan for next year.

Thank you, everyone, for your very generous donations of time, talent and treasure; for without them, we would not have been able to deliver such a special day to this wonderful community that we all share.


The Class of 2015 Project Graduation Committee

Falmouth Hockey Boosters 5K Fundraiser-

·         Race 5k – 3.1 miles

·         Date: November 15th

·         Race Start Time: 9:00am

o   Race Day Registration 8:00am

·         Run/Walk Event

·         Supporting The Falmouth Hockey Boys and Girls Program

·         Cash Prizes awarded

·         Pre-register online @

The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School Announces Tartuffe

Photos will be available approximately two weeks prior to opening

Tartuffe is a romping, romantic, comedy that was first presented in 1664.  Tartuffe is a pious imposter who pretends to divinity, but in fact is attempting to con the wealthy Orgon and his mother, who have fallen under his spell.  He nearly succeeds until the rest of his family is able to prove his deceptions.  A wonderful play with lots of twists and turns, sure to engage all ages.  

Shows for Tartuffe are Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm, Friday Oct. 31 & Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 pm and Sunday November 2 at 3:00 pm. 

All shows are presented in the Theatre at Falmouth High School on 74 Woodville RoadTicket prices are $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, children and seniors, are available 30 minutes before show time.  All are Welcome!  

We do not take reservations, but if you have special seating needs, or for more information, please contact us at, check out our Facebook page or visit our website:

Essentials Pantry Donations- Over the years many Falmouth families have generously donated gently used children's clothing, kitchen, and household items to the essentials pantry in Portland. 

There is currently a great need of gently used winter coats and boots of all sizes. With winter approaching there are many families without coats and boots. If you are cleaning out closets and have outgrown or unused items. They will be greatly appreciated.

The pantry serves over 250 families weekly. Falmouth High School students volunteer at the pantry weekly to distribute items.

Collections boxes will be in the front entrance of the school buildings.

Falmouth Little League- Exciting times in Falmouth baseball!!!

In the past 3 years, our little league complex has had major field renovations done on all 4 fields, we’ve added 8 dugouts & 2 new scoreboards!! We are in the process of adding a scoreboard on the big legion field as well as a batting cage and 2 new ‘bullpen’ mounds! We are also in the process of getting bids to construct a BLUE MONSTER wall in right field!

Check out our website at

Please contact Matt Rogers for more


In the event of school closings, cancellations and delays throughout the year, the Falmouth School Department posts a notice on the home page of the school website and contacts local television stations. 

Principals’ notes are sent weekly to parents of all K-5 students unless otherwise requested. If you are not on the distribution list and would like to be, please email Robin Penrod (K-2) at or Dee Langley (3-5) at

Items for the Principal Notes are limited to information that is related to school-sponsored programs and activities. This includes information on school happenings on behalf of the children on site through community programs sponsorship.
















DATES to REMEMBER for 2014-2015-

November 10th-No School for Students due to Parent/Teacher conferences

November 11th-No School in observance of Veteran's Day