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  1. Atwood embraces the Marigold Effect

    Posted on September 6, 2019 - School News

    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

  2. Atwood Summer Family Letter

    Posted on August 22, 2019 - School News

    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

  3. Pre-K end of the year fishing expedition

    Posted on June 13, 2019 - School News

    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

  4. From the Principal’s Pen ~ June 2019

    Posted on May 19, 2019 - School News

    Submitted by: Jennifer McGee I annoy my whole family.  No matter the occasion, I always have a camera out and ready.  “Everyone look this way.”   “Smile.”  It annoys them. It’s not a cell phone thing, because I carried a camera, old school, the entire time I was raising my children. When my children were little, … Read More

  5. ATW student wins Secretary of State Poster Contest!

    Posted on April 29, 2019 - School News

    Atwood student Ethan To has won first place in the K-3 division of the Secretary of State’s 2019 Maine Constitution Essay & Poster Contest!  The poster contest’s purpose is to “promote the history of Maine, the Maine Constitution, and the importance of democracy and voting.” The K-3 division was charged with creating a poster of… Read More

  6. Kinder Kindness Motivation Mirrors

    Posted on April 29, 2019 - School News

    by Maggie Solis, Atwood Kindergarten Teacher Our March Motivating Mirrors for our monthly Kinder Kindness project turned out beautifully! Each child decorated their own unique mirror with buttons, sea glass/shell pieces, and of course sparkly sequins! The mirrors will be hung in our school hallways with a different affirmation under each. We talked as a… Read More

  7. From the Principal’s Pen ~ May 2019

    Posted on April 24, 2019 - School News

    Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary School   I was struggling for what I would write about this month.  After all, I have been writing Principal’s Pens for 20 years now.  As I was staring at my blank computer screen, a man, who had been working in the building installing toilet paper dispensers,… Read More

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