Welcome

Meet Mrs. Lucas:

    My name is Mrs. Stephanie A. Lucas.  I live with my husband, Kevin in a house across the street from where I grew up. Together, we have a daughter, Kayla who graduated with her Master of Business Administration from Husson University in Bangor, Maine and is currently working at UNUM.  We also have a very fat cat named Hershey.
     In 1987, I graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.  When I was a kindergarten student, I went to a two-room school house that was later torn down and replaced with an open concept building named Jordan Acres Elementary. It was in this new school that I attended second grade through fifth grade and later began my teaching career in 1989. After teaching kindergarten there for 24 years, it was decided by our school department to make R. P. T. Coffin Elementary School a K – 1 building for the town of Brunswick so I packed up all my supplies and journeyed across town.

Did you know…R. P. T. Coffin Elementary School is named after my great, great, uncle: Robert Peter Tristam Coffin.

       Kindergarten is full of daily thrills and huge opportunities for individual growth. I love learning new things with my students and watching them develop into lifetime learners. Each day I am rewarded with many smiles and hugs.

Take a photo of your child.
The first day of school is a momentous occasion.

First Few Days of Kindergarten:

Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 10:30 to 11:30 AM

         Parents are encouraged to ride the bus to school with their child for a “Meet & Greet” family day.  The children will meet with their teacher and classmates, explore their classroom and share songs & stories before returning home.

Friday, September 8, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

         Kindergartners will attend school all day!

Second Day Fears

It is not unusual for a kindergartner to cry when they realize they are going to school without you.  Parents themselves, often feel tears well up in their own eyes as they say good-bye.
         Remaining with a crying child often prolongs the tears.  It is best to give a final hug and kiss good-bye and to put your child on the bus. 
As your child sees other children, he often feels more comfortable and makes necessary adjustments.

“Quick good-byes, make for dry eyes!”
for both parents and children! (Jumpstart)