Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Morning Announcements, Grades 5-8 - Monday, October 16, 2017


Morning Announcements – Monday, October 16, 2017


  1. Our annual Bus Evacuation Drill is right after these morning announcements.


  1. Thank you to all families who donated items for the students in the Florida Keys. It’s greatly appreciated. The collection time has been extended for two more weeks, so feel free to bring in items if you would like to help.


  1. Students have requested that we also help students in Puerto Rico. We will have a hat day on Friday to raise money for that cause. Students will need to pay one dollar to wear their hat.


  1. Good luck to our soccer teams in their games against Doughty today. Girls are home and boys leave at 2.


  1. The Scholastic Book Fair is being held tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday. The Fair is open from 8AM to 6PM tomorrow and from 8AM-3PM on Wednesday and Thursday.


  1. Progress Reports come out this coming Wednesday.


  1. The first of two 8th Grade Parent Teacher Conference nights is this Wednesday. Their second night is Monday, October 23. Notices have gone out, but feel free to contact your child’s teacher directly:







  1. Picture Day for grades 5-8 is on Wednesday of this week. Order forms have already been sent home.


  1. Cross-Country Awards Night will be this coming Wednesday at 5PM in the cafeteria. This is for the athletes and their parents. Other family members are welcome.


  • Parents of 8th graders are invited to a meeting this Wednesday at 5:30PM in the library to begin plans for end-of-year events. Following the meeting there will be a parent volunteer training so those who can chaperone the Activity Night on Friday will be all set to do so.


  • The K-8 Tulip planting day is this Thursday.


  • Our October Activity Night is this Friday 20th. Grade 5 has theirs from 4-6PM with an entry fee of $3. Grades 6-8 has theirs from 6:30-9PM with an entry fee of $5. Students from out of town may attend the later event.


  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Monday, October 23 and Thursday, October 26 for grades 5, 6, and 7. Grade 8’s second night is Monday, October 23. Information about conferences comes from your child’s homeroom teacher.



  • Halloween Costume Contest – Student reps met yesterday morning and determined how the October 27th Costume Contest will work. There will be three finalists selected for each grade by a panel of judges that involve student reps and staff members who would like to help. Grade 5 will judge grade 7, grade 7 will judge grade 5, grade 6 will judge grade 8, and grade 8 will judge grade 6. The top three awards from the 12 finalists will be $50 for first, $35 for second, and $20 for third. All other finalists will receive $5 and all finalists will also receive a free Activity Night pass.



  • End of Day Dismissal – With the construction on the baseball diamond, walkers are to leave at the end of the day through the wing doors, not the front doors. You can head in either direction, towards Knowlton Park or towards the YMCA. Walkers are to leave the building on the 2:35 bell and not congregate at the end of the wing. This blocks others’ progress out the door and the socializing going on can be done outside, please.


  • JV and Varsity Boys’ Soccer Report - The JV boys played a well balanced Brewer team on Friday afternoon. The boys showed great passing, communication and ball control throughout the game. Kai Barrett scored two goals, both coming from scrambles in front of the Brewer goal. The Witches, along with it being Friday the 13th, must have had some tricks up their sleeves as the came back to win late in the game. The final score was 3-2 but the Falcons just ran out of gas as they controlled the ball for the majority of the game. Great game gentlemen! 



The varsity boys also played at Brewer on Friday afternoon. Hunter Curtis got the Falcons on the scoreboard early on in the game. After Brewer tied it at 1, Craig Burnett cashed in on a loose ball, kicking it past the goalie. Miles Palmer scored the 3rd goal for the Falcons, assisted by Craig. The Falcons kept the pressure on the Brewer defense but couldn't put another goal past the goalie. Brewer did, however, mount a couple of surges that ended in goals against the Falcons. At the final whistle, the score was 3-3. The Falcons showed a lot of teamwork, desire and perseverance as the team had to battle through some injuries. Awesome game boys. 


Up next for both teams: Today we travel to Bangor to play the Doughty Bulldogs. JV plays first, then varsity in the second game.


  • JV and Varsity Girls’ Soccer Report – Our varsity team defeated Brewer by a 5-2 score on Friday. Casey Carter and Paige Sawyer both scored two goals apiece and Addi Laslie scored one. Jane Wu played another stellar game in goal.


Our JV team tied Brewer 2-2 on Friday. Bianca Gilmore and Megan Jordan were our goal scorers.


  1. Boys Soccer Schedule Update - Monday away game at Doughty, bus leaves 2pm, we WILL have a food stop


Tues VARSITY ONLY HOME game, JV is strongly encouraged to come watch, boys play 2nd after girls. 


Wed late practice 4-5:30, ALL BOYS at school must report to homework room after school unless they have a note excusing them. Bus lvs 3:45 for Wilson


Thurs JV BOYS only play away at Hermon, bus leaves 1:30 NO FOOD STOP