Friday, March 2, 2018

Outdoor Education 3/6

Dear Families,

I am writing to inform you that the 1st grade class will be having their outdoor education program on Tuesday, March 6th. We will be visiting the Hidden Valley Nature Center to do trail clean-up projects and learn about the Leave No Trace ethic to take care of the natural spaces we depend on.

We will be leaving GSB at 8:30 and returning at 11:20 for lunch. Kasie Taylor, our Kieve Educator in Residence, is joining us, accompanied by Jill Davis, Cacy Herrick, and Kami Peaslee.

For this day please make sure your child has the following:
  • Waterproof boots 
  • Snow pants - weather dependent - or waterproof rain pants 
  • Hat and mittens/gloves 
  • Warm jacket 
  • Warm long sleeve sweater/fleece/flannel 
  • Backpack with a snack and water bottle 
  • Change of clothes (if your child tends to get wet & muddy when given the opportunity) 

Once again we are excited about this opportunity to spend time with your children enjoying a fun-filled morning of outdoor activities. Parents are welcome to join, please let Jill Davis know if you’ll be able to attend. You can call at 563-3091 or email her at

Jill Davis and Cacy Herrick

Friday, February 9, 2018

F.A.R.M.S Field Trips

Field Trips

The entire first grade will be taking a field trip to the F.A.R.M.S. kitchen from 9-11. We will be departing at 8:45.  We will be making food that is related to our Japan unit.  The schedule is as follows…

Mrs. Verney’s Class:  Monday the 12th
Mrs. Welch’s Class:  Tuesday the 13th
Ms. Lincoln’s Class:  Wednesday the 14th

We are so excited to attend! Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to chaperone.  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Play at Poe Theatre February 1st 9:40-11:00

First Graders will be attending a play at the Poe Theatre at Lincoln Academy, Thursday, February 1st from 9:40-11:00. Unfortunately, we will not be able to bring along any chaperones. We look forward to another great show at the Poe thanks to a generous donation from our GSB PTO!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Outdoor Education Day 1/9

"Tomorrow is the Outdoor Education day for first grade. Students will be sledding, going for a walk, listening to a story and drinking hot cocoa at GSB. For this day please make sure your child has the following: Appropriate footwear (boots) Snow pants (if possible) Hat and mittens/gloves Warm jacket. Also, if you are able to bring a sled, please label it with your child's name. Sleds are not allowed to travel on the bus. They must be dropped off/picked up."

Sunday, December 17, 2017

This week of craziness...

Hello First Grade Families!

We have some special activities planned for next week! Student council is hosting a spirit week as well.

Monday: Student council’s “Wacky Hair Day”

Tuesday: Student council’s “Twin Day”

Wednesday: Student council’s “Scrabble Day”
(student’s can wear a letter on their shirt to make up a word with friends)

We will be caroling at Cove’s Edge 9:30-10:00, Schooner Cove 10:00-10:30 and Chase Point 10:30-11:00. Parents are welcome to join us. We would love to have students wear their most festive holiday outfits, antler headbands, Santa hats or anything red and green.

Thursday:  Student council’s “Ugly Sweater Day”

We will have a special holiday activity in first grade.  Students can wear their pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, enjoy hot cocoa, popcorn and watch the Polar Express movie.

Friday: Student council’s “Holiday Hat Day”


First Grade Team

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Outdoor Classroom Thursday!

Great Salt Bay Community School
Bremen / Damariscotta / Newcastle
559 Main Street
Damariscotta, Maine 04543
Telephone: (207) 563-3091

December 4, 2017

Dear Families,

This month the theme of our K - 3 experiential learning activities is “caring.” These activities will include listening to a read-aloud of the classic children’s story, The Giving Tree, making edible ornaments for the birds, and going to the Damariscotta River Association to hang the ornaments on trees.

For the outdoor portion of this field trip, please make sure your child has the following:

  1. A warm jacket, hat, and gloves/mittens,
  2. Footwear appropriate for walking outside with warm socks

The schedule for grades 1 is as follows:

First Grade - Thursday, December 7th (8:30 - 11:15)

Volunteers are welcome. Please let Jill Davis know if you can come at or call 563-3091. The bus will be departing GSB at 8:30.

Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Herrick, Mrs. Peaslee, and I are excited about spending the morning with your child focusing on this important theme of “caring,” especially during the holiday season.


Kim Schaff

Monday, December 4, 2017

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