Welcome to Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School

The first day of school for all elementary children Grades 1 through 5 is Tuesday, September 6.
Grade 1 at the Coffin School will attend from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grades 2 – 5 at HBSS will attend from 8:50 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

SCG Community Picnic

SCG Community Picnic
August 30th, 2016        5-6:30 pm
HBS playground
Bring your own picnic and a blanket,
reconnect with old friends and make some new ones!
Bathrooms will be open.

HBS Second Grade Open House – August 30th

Click for Quick View!

Click for Quick View!

Click for HBS Grade 2 Open House Flyer

THANK YOU for another successful, safe bike/walk year here at HBS

HI HBS community,
THANK YOU for another successful, safe bike/walk year here at HBS.  I wish you a fun filled, active summer for you and your family!  I thank you for supporting this community endeavor!
Bev and the tune truck

Bev and the tune truck

Doncha love Bev and the tunes truck?!  She is ready for summer.  If you look closely, she has her golf clubs, beach chair, bike helmet and gloves and of course, her tunes!  Gotta love her!  What a nice way to end the walking bus, dancing with the tunes truck, and a smile!
Bicycles galore

Bicycles galore

Parent volunteers bike-walk

Parent volunteers 

  Bicycles galore….with dedicated parent volunteers, Becky Wilkoff and Keisha Payson; they have volunteered for EVERY bike/walk this year!
Kris, Olivia and Lee at HBS bike-walk

Kris, Olivia and Lee at HBS bike-walk

Last but not least, Kris and his daughter Olivia Haralson with Lee Huston from Center St. CyclesLee and parent volunteer Kris, did a number of light tune ups for every biker that rode in today….back to bicycles galore!  WOW, that’s a lot of light tune ups!  I had the pleasure of speaking with Lee Huston at the end of our bike/walk event.  He mentioned we could  stop by Center St. cycles and sign up for e-mails.  The e-mails will update you on various mini-workshops  Lee offers. These  mini-workshops are for all ages; RE: how to change a flat; are my tires inflated enough or too much?  Ride by and take the time to meet Lee at Center St. Cycles for information regarding bike safety.
THANK YOU everyone; what a great community effort. 
My best to you and yours for restorative energy this summer.  Happy summer biking/walking and we’ll pick up where we left off next October, national bike/walk month.
Lynn D’AgostinoJ
HBS PE/DA Team Leader
5-2-1-0/bike-walk champion

Bicycle Bob

THANK YOU Bicycle Bob for joining HBS PE classes annually.  Every year we build off of the pervious skill learned.  It is our hope that all Brunswick community students will learn this life skill and use their skills going forward.  The A,B,C’s, be bright, predictable and have fun are words to pedal by!
Bicycle Bob also helps HBS students learn appropriate pedestrian safety skills as well.
THANK YOU Bicycle Bob!
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5-2-1-0 Storywalk Contest Winner

Congratulations to Author Noah Gilbert
storywalkNoah Gilbert is  a HBS 5th grader who won the 5-2-1-0  storywalk contest out of 17 entrants. You can see Noah here with his book that is being published by storybird. Noah, HBS library and his class will receive a hard copy of his book once it is published.
story walk
To help kick off the 2016-2017 school year in October, national bike/walk month,  Noah’s book,
Walk with me in Nature  will be turned into a storywalk . Noah’s book will follow the Bobcat outdoor walking course on the playground.  You will be able to walk and read Noah’s story in the fall! Way to go Noah!   
(Thank you sponsors; Mid-Coast Hospital, Access Health and Let’s Go)

Incident Alert – Safety Concern

Proficiency Based Learning … Brunswick Style!!

Please join us for a Parent and Community Workshop!

–      Overview of Proficiency Based Learning, State and Federal Legislation, and Brunswick’s commitment to values-centered implementation
–      Hear about what we’ve accomplished this year
–      Learn about out plans and implementation timeline for upcoming years
–      Q&A with teachers and administrators

Hawthorne Conference Room
46 Federal St.
June 15th 5:30-7:30

ACES Day – A Success

Project Aces





MAY 4th was ACES, All Children Exercising Simultaneously throughout the USA.  http://lensaunders.com/aces/organize.html

EVERY year, fitness extraordinaire, Ida Messerman comes into BSD elementary schools and offers ALL HBS students an opportunity to exercise simultaneously. A BIG thank you to Ida and fitness friend Sara Manter for a fun filled afternoon of ZUMBA and fitness fun.
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Ida and Sara took some time after exercising to answer questions about the importance of lifelong health and wellness.

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Article by Ms. Moll

An article by Ms. Moll has been published in the May 2016 issue of School Arts magazine. 
Click for the Cushy Canvases Article!Click for Ms. Moll’s website!

HBS: May/June Newsletter and Calendars

HBS May/June NewsletterHBS May/June Calendars