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  1. Rise and Read starts October 18th

    October 7, 2019

    Rise and Read will soon begin… every Friday morning at 7:30 the library will open to our Atwood families!  The first Rise and Read will be on Friday, October 18!

  2. Cathryn Falwell visits Atwood

    October 2, 2019

    It’s a pretty special day at Atwood Primary.  Author/illustrator Cathryn Falwell is spending the whole day at Atwood, sharing her books, her time, and her process through a series of fun, interactive presentations for every class in the school. Falwell has written and illustrated over 25 picture books for children, including Turtle Splash and Rainbow Stew. … Read More

  3. Building community at Atwood

    September 25, 2019

    It’s been a busy couple of days at Atwood Primary. Monday, September 23rd brought the whole school together for their first town meeting of the year. It was a great bonding experience for students and staff as Mrs. Blaisdell taught them some new dances, including “Don’t Give Up.” Students also reviewed playground safety rules and… Read More

  4. From the Principal’s Pen ~ October 2019

    September 25, 2019

    Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary At the beginning of each school year, I try to introduce some new thinking to ignite the staff.  This year, we read an article from The Cult of Pedagogy about “Finding Your Marigold”. The basic point of this article, written by Jennifer Gonzalez, is simple. Surround yourself… Read More

  5. Atwood embraces the Marigold Effect

    September 6, 2019

    The Atwood staff have embraced the idea of “finding the marigolds” and “being a marigold” throughout the school year!  This idea comes from an article from Edutopia. The marigold is a flower that is planted by farmers to help other plants grow.   The staff at Atwood are committed to supporting one another’s growth…so each… Read More

  6. Atwood Summer Family Letter

    August 22, 2019

    Dear Families of the Atwood Primary Superheroes!   I hope this letter finds you enjoying a wonderful Maine summer filled with rest, relaxation and plenty of play!  If you are new to Atwood, welcome. If you are returning, we are happy to have you back with us!   Last year, one of the best quotes… Read More

  7. Pre-K end of the year fishing expedition

    June 13, 2019

    The Atwood Pre-K students had an amazing end of the year family involvement event at the beginning of the week.  Angela Jurdak, who runs the fishing program at MMS, reached out to Mr. Gartley earlier this spring with the idea of providing the Pre-K students with an opportunity to go fishing. This past Monday, June… Read More

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