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WAR OF THE PENNIES - Sponsored by the SES Student Council

posted Nov 10, 2014, 1:32 PM by Kirsten Goff

When:    November 17-21  (Start saving those pennies now!!)

Why:      All donations will be used for the Making Holiday Wishes Program

Team 1: 1st and 2nd  (Viitala and Harmon)

Team 2: 3rd and 4th   (Bridge and Quinlan)

Team 3: K and 5th      (Bennett and Goff/Skarbinski)

Remember: Checks are positive points for the team!!

Any checks should be made out to: Making Holiday Wishes!


  1. Each team will have a collecting bank. Students may donate change into any team bank they choose. This should be done as soon as they get off the bus in the morning before heading to their classroom.

  1. Each penny equals +1

Each Nickel equals -5

Each dime equals -10

Each quarter equals -25

Each dollar equals -100

Each roll of pennies equals +60

** Remember pennies are worth plus 1 point

** Checks are positive points

** All silver and bills are negative their values

** So, put copper in your bank and silver and bills in your competitor’s bank

  1. Banks will be counted daily and the tally will be posted in the lobby and announced on the morning announcements.

  1. A special treat will go to the winning team...

However, the whole school will be rewarded too!

Good luck and have fun!! Remember, it’s for a good cause so let the War begin!!

Just a Friendly Reminder…

posted Nov 7, 2014, 11:01 AM by Kirsten Goff

As Mainers, many of our families participate in the sport of hunting at this time of year. This also means that firearms are often transported in vehicles. Please let this notice serve as a reminder that firearms of any kind (even unloaded hunting rifles and those with conceal carry permits) are NOT allowed anywhere on school property, which begins at the entrance of the driveway to the school. If you have a firearm in your vehicle when you come to school, you will need to park on the main road out in front of the school, which is public property, and then walk up to the main entrance. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Pups and Trucks Rescheduled!

posted Oct 31, 2014, 10:08 AM by Kirsten Goff

Due to the weather the Pups and Trucks event has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 9th. The flyer that is going home today has the wrong date on it.

Dental Clinic

posted Oct 22, 2014, 8:28 AM by Shelly Willey

SES will be holding a dental clinic on Wednesday, November 12.  Look for permission slips in your child's Friday folder!

Attendance Counts!

posted Sep 9, 2014, 7:55 AM by Kirsten Goff

September is Attendance Awareness Month!   Share the News…..


New Study:    Student Attendance Matters for Academic Performance: A state-by-state analysis of national testing data demonstrates that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, a result that holds true at every age, in every demographic group and in every state and city tested. 


In fourth grade, the absentee students scored an average 12 points lower on the reading assessment than those with no absences — more than a full grade level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)  achievement scale. In eighth grade, absentee students scored an average 18 points lower on the math assessment.


For more information on study:

Our attendance at Sebago Elementary is off to a great start. Keep up the good work!

Welcome all! Open House is on Thursday, September 11, 2014

posted Sep 2, 2014, 5:46 AM by Laura Gurley-Mozie   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 8:13 AM ]

Please join us on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6-7 pm for our SES Open House.

First Day of School

posted Aug 8, 2014, 9:23 AM by Shelly Willey   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 8:16 AM by Laura Gurley-Mozie ]

The first day of school for the 2014/2015 school year is Tuesday, September 2.

Have a Great Summer!

posted Jun 20, 2014, 10:59 AM by Kirsten Goff

We hope everyone has a safe (but fun) summer! We will see you when school re-opens on Tuesday, September 2nd!

Reading Aloud to Your Kids Make a Difference!

posted Jun 20, 2014, 9:40 AM by Kirsten Goff

This attachment helps to demonstrate why reading aloud to your children is so helpful, especially during the summer months. 

Field Trip Permission Slips

posted Jun 6, 2014, 7:57 AM by Kirsten Goff

Don't forget to return all permission slips! Students who do not have permission slips will not be allowed to go on that day's field trip, even an all school field trip. Permission slips must be completely filled out in order for your child to go on any field trip. Phone calls cannot be accepted per Board policy.

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