July 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!


Grade 3-5 Parents: The Portal is now open! You can log in at to check your student(s) progress reports. Using the parent account you created, log in with your username and password. If you need assistance please email Dee Langley, Administrative Assistant (Grades 3-5) at

Have a wonderful summer!!

-Summer Reading-Summer reading lists have gone home with FES students. The lists may also be accessed on the FES Library site:

We encourage students to read for pleasure over the summer months.

Students may access Tales2Go audio books on one device (phone, iPad or computer) at home during the summer. Email Cathy Potter ( if you do not know your child's login information for Tales2Go.


-Box Tops-Thank you to the families who have sent in Box Tops this year. We used the money to purchase subscriptions to Tales2Go audio books and Brainpop educational videos. 

Keep collecting Box Tops over the summer!

-Falmouth All Schools Directory 2014-2015-Directory order and permission forms have been sent out.  If you have a middle or high schooler, you should have received your form in the mail.  If your child attends the elementary school, you should have received a form in your child's backpack.  If you haven't seen one at all, contact Chantal Walker at 781-3637 or


-Library Sundae and Community Picnic-It's summertime!  In Falmouth that means ice cream and fun at the Falmouth Memorial Library!  Bring the family to the library on Sunday, July 13 for the annual Library Sundae.  This year, the Friends of the Library are kicking off the Sundae with a community picnic starting at 12:30.  There will be bubbles, lawn bowling and more.  The Library Sundae begins immediately after the picnic with ice cream, valve cover car races, antique car rides, face painting and music.  Plan to be there from 1-3!  FMI call the Falmouth Memorial Library at 781-2351 or Chantal Walker at 781-3637

-Falmouth Education Foundation (FEF)-The Falmouth Education Foundation (FEF) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to raising funds each year in order to provide grants in support of academics, athletics, and the arts for children throughout the Falmouth, Maine community. Visit us at to learn more.

-Falmouth Football and the Falmouth Cheer and Stunt Team

It’s time to register for any of the following fall Football and Cheer programs through the Falmouth Football Boosters

- Youth Tackle – Grades 2 through 6 (Jonathan Berry –

- Youth Flag – Grades K through 6 (Jake Birks –

- Middle School (Ernie Johnson

- High School (Craig Aube -

- Cheer and Stunt Team – Grades 1 through 8 (Jill Noyes

Register online at – See “Register Online”, left side of home page

Questions – Contact noted above or go to Falmouth Football Program Overview in the News section of the home page

-Cheerleading Stunt Team Clinic/Boot Camp Information-Sponsored by Falmouth Football Boosters. The clinic is for registered 2014 season Cheer & Stunt Team members. The clinic is at no cost for registered squad members.

Cheerleaders your Summer Clinic/Bootcamp dates are:

Grades 1-6, August 26, 27 & 28th 9am - noon at Community Parks Field B (last years season practice field) Coaches:  Jill Noyes, Erin Mancini, Asst Coaches:  Shannon Staples and Karaline Billington


Grades 7-8, August 21, 22 and 23rd 9am to noon at Community Parks Field B  (last years season practice field)

If you'd like to help out with the Grades 1-6 Clinic or 2014 season please email Jill Noyes

Please bring plenty of water & a small sport appropriate snack, wear your sunscreen, running sneakers, shorts, t-shirt, tie your hair back, no jewelry. 

If it rains, we will change to an indoor facility if possible and we will give you as much advance notice as possible.


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-

Tues., Aug. 26 - 9:00-10:00 Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Wed., Aug. 27- 12:30-1:30 Gr. 1, 3, and 5 Meet and Greets
Wed., Aug. 27- 1:30-2:30 New Student Orientation (all students who are new to Falmouth)
Wed., Aug. 27-2:30-3:30 Gr. 2 and 4 Meet and Greets
Tues., Sept. 2-First Day of School for Grades 1-5
Wed., Sept 3- First Day of School for Kindergarten