There will be a Family Math Night on Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The hour will feature a variety of engaging and challenging math activities. There will be learning activities and ideas available for families to take home.
There are 13 students taking guitar lessons at AVS. They are looking for three more guitars. If you have or know of any acoustic guitar not being used, they have a student who would be very happy to play it! Either a donation or a loan would be much appreciated. There guitars remain at the school and the students use them there. They are also looking for an alto sax for a student. If you have any leads on an instrument , please call the school at 785-4504. Thanks!
The school will have an early release day Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. , and the Parent/teacher conferences will be that afternoon.
The soccer team is doing great!They had their first play-off game at AVS last week, and won! They will be having another game sometime this week. Great job!
The cross country Busline League championship race will be at Camden Hills Regional High School on Oct. 18 at 3:45 p.m.
Fire Department News
Last week was Fire Prevention week. The Appleton Fire Department went to visit the school on Wednesday, and did a fire drill with the children. They were able to try on the fire gear, and get close to the trucks, four-wheeler and new rescue sled. The kids had a great time. My son came home with a water bottle, coloring book, fire hat and pencils. Thank you to all the firefighters that participated in the event and making it enjoyable and a great learning experience for the kids!
The fire department has a supply of smoke detectors available to Appleton families who need one. If you have a need, contact the school office at 785-4504 and they will pass it on to the fire department.
The library has story hour on Thursdays, from 10:15 to11:15 a.m. We have been having a great time this year reading books, making some fall crafts and having a snack. Come and join us!
Volunteers are vitally important in providing quality service to residents in our communities. As an Appleton Library volunteer you will help enhance and expand the different programs offered by the library. People with a variety of skills, interests and abilities are needed to work with library staff as a team devoted to enriching the lives of others. Volunteers are needed for many different positions at Appleton Library. There is currently a notebook at the library highlighting a variety of volunteer positions that are ready to be filled by you.
You might ask yourself, why volunteer? When you volunteer, everyone benefits! Our communities benefit. Appleton Library is an important part of the community we serve. Join us in providing services and programs that make a difference in the quality of life where we live! Volunteers benefit from acquiring new skills, gaining valuable experience, meeting new people and building self-confidence. The library benefits from the time, skills, and dedication of our volunteers. And, our volunteers help bring to the library the educational, informational and cultural needs and interests of their communities.
Who can volunteer? Library volunteers come from all walks of life: students, seniors, youth and community service organizations, church groups and corporations. All members of the community are encouraged to get involved with the library.
How much of a time commitment will it be for me if I decided to volunteer?
Appleton Library has volunteer opportunities that can fit almost any schedule, including weekly or monthly commitments, an agreed upon number of hours (i.e. 5 hours), and one-time events or assignments. In an effort to meet the Maine State Library's minimum staffing standards, we are currently recruiting volunteers to double up our staff during open library hours. The library is still seeking volunteers to fill the following shifts: Tuesdays, noon to 3 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, and the second, third, fourth and occasional fifth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals may offer to volunteer as a staff member every week, or even once a month! As needed, the library will work around your personal schedule to help you to get involved! FMI, stop by Appleton Library or give Angie a call at 785-5656.
Appleton Trailmakers Snowmobile Club
Appleton Trailmakers Snowmobile Club is getting ready for the 2012/13 season. The club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Bartlett's Garage at 2306 West Appleton Road at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be Oct. 24. The snow will be here before we know it and there is much to do to get the trails ready for the upcoming season. Anyone with an interest in the trail system in town is encouraged to attend.
Craft Fair in Hope
The Hope School Volunteer Group is once again sponsoring a craft fair. The fair is Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is still space available and if Appleton has any parents who craft and would be interested in joining us. For more information contact Wendy Eaton at 785-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to Skate
The Skating Association of Maine is starting the 2012-2013 season of “Learn to Skate” on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Midcoast Recreation Center.
Snowplow Sam is offered for the younger skaters (4 to 6 years old) and the Basic Skills program includes elements that are the fundamentals for figure skating, hockey, speed skating and recreational skating. For those with some skating experience, we are offering a new “Theater on Ice” class that combines figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance! Learn-to-Skate runs in three six-week sessions from Oct. 20 to March 2 and all skaters have the opportunity to participate in the Celebration on Ice and spring shows! For more information and a complete class listing , visit maineskaters.com.
News From The YMCA
The YMCA will be offering two youth recreation programs for students in kindergarten through second-grade for their fall II session beginning Oct. 22. On Mondays, a fun floor hockey program will run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, a rec sports program will run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. that will have a fun new sport each week for the kids to enjoy, such as pillow polo, indoor soccer and Sharks and Minnows. Each program is designed for the kids to have fun and also learn a little about each game. The cost for each program is $25 for Y members, $45 for non-members and $20 for kids club members. Call the Y at 236-3375 or stop by to sign up.