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  1. Lynn Plourde Inspires Readers at Atwood Primary and Williams Elementary

    Posted on June 11, 2018 - School News

    By Shelly Moody           The opportunity to meet an author is a magical event.  Recently, Oakland students were fortunate to spend a day being inspired by Maine author, Lynn Plourde. As part of the annual One Book, One School tradition at Williams Elementary School, all of the classroom teachers read aloud Maxi’s Secrets (Or,… Read More

  2. Agriculture at Atwood

    Posted on June 8, 2018 - School News

    By Tammy Pullen and Brynn Charest           We have had a busy couple of years implementing agriculture at the Atwood Primary School.  It all began with a Maine Ag grant to create 12 raised garden beds. Some of the staff and children came together with Mr. Colby and we used tarps to… Read More

  3. From the Principals’ Pen- June

    Posted on May 16, 2018 - School News

    Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary School   A simple life is a beautiful life. I had to do an exercise the other day. I was asked to think back to twenty years ago, when I was a young mother, working full time, and going to school at night.  It occurred to me,… Read More

  4. From the Principal’s Pen- May

    Posted on April 10, 2018 - School News

    From the Principal’s Pen May 2018 Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary School   My father tells me a story of when he was eight years old. He grew up in Livermore Falls, Maine and his father and mother put him on a bus, all alone, and sent him to Washington, DC to… Read More

  5. Atwood Kindergarten Screening, May 8th

    Posted on March 19, 2018 - School News

    If you live in Oakland and your child will be turning five years old by October 15, 2018, please call our school office at 207-465- 3411 to sign up for the Kindergarten Screening on May 8th. Screening only applies to students that have not been previously screened to attend Pre-K in RSU 18.

  6. From the Principal’s Pen- April

    Posted on March 14, 2018 - School News

    From the Principal’s Pen April 2018 Submitted by:  Jennifer McGee, Principal of the Atwood Primary School When I was a child, and something horrible happened on the news, I would panic, and ask my parents:  “Can that happen to me?” Immediately, my mother would soothe me (I was from Mattawamkeag, Maine and then North Anson,… Read More

  7. Animals of the Arctic Art Show

    Posted on March 12, 2018 - School News

    Here are some samples from our fabulous Animals of the Arctic Art Show. Ellen Gronlie, the Atwood art teacher extraordinaire, held this art show on February  28 in the hallways of the Atwood Primary School. Children enjoyed showing their parents and families all of the wonderful artwork, and they enjoyed Arctic snacks and face painting!

  8. From the Principal’s Pen – March 2018

    Posted on March 1, 2018 - School News

    From the Principal’s Pen March 2018 Submitted by:  Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary School   I don’t know about you, but I have a few regrets in my life.  I don’t spend time wallowing in regret…that would not be productive….but some regrets do cross my mind from time to time.   One of my… Read More

  9. From the Principal’s Pen- February 2018

    Posted on January 19, 2018 - School News

    From the Principal’s Pen February 2018 Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary School Recently, we traveled to Florida.  On the way home, in the Charlotte Airport, I had an experience, that I am still NOT OVER. In between flights, I was sharing a sandwich with my husband.  Even though there were signs in… Read More

  10. From the Principal’s Pen- January 2018

    Posted on December 20, 2017 - School News

    Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary School I just finished watching the series Game of Thrones. I felt like I had to do it to fit in.  Everyone was talking about it, and I felt left out of the conversation. The final straw was when we went to a professional baseball game in… Read More

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