School has started
Hope Elementary school welcomed 191 students back last week — 95 boys and 96 girls. We had 20 kindergarteners, 17 first-graders, 18 second-graders, 17 third-graders, 23 fourth-graders, 23 fifth -graders, 23 sixth-graders, 22 seventh-graders and 28 eighth-graders this year. We wish all the students an educational and fun year.
And a reminder about Box Tops and Campbells soup labels we are collecting for the school and will be submitted in October so send them in if you have been collecting.
New Voting Machine
The town of Hope now has a voting machine which will be used to count votes beginning with the November 2013 referendum to take place Tuesday, Nov. 5. Residents are invited to come into the town office during regular hours (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m.) to get acquainted with this machine and practice casting a ballot. The town is very pleased to have this technology available to use and look forward to sharing it with residents. Further questions please call the town office at 763-4199.
Our sympathies go out to Wilber and Jesse Jacobs of Hope on the loss of their daughter Carol Gardiner who passed away Aug. 29.
Rain over the long weekend
In Hope it was reported that we received more than 3 ½ inches of rain – not the best outside weather for the long weekend.
The Craft Fair will be in the Hope School Gym on Oct. 19. Vendor forms are coming in and there are about 12 so far (so space still available) We have mittens, homemade items, quilted goods, raffle tables, wooden ornaments, handmade textiles and jewelry from Guatemala so far. If you wish to rent a table, please contact Wendy Eaton at 785-5770.
Class of 1960
The next meeting will be Friday, Sept. 13, at The Offshore Restaurant at noon. Those with questions should contact Margaret at 763-3344 or Juanita at 785-4316.
New Faces at School
Hope Elementary School has more than just students who are new this year. We have six new faces. They include Danielle Fagonde as principal; Molly Cole, office clerk; Liz Casey, Ed Tech; Maureen Kremin, Ed Tech; Nibby Browning, a first-grade teacher; and Mark Lafleche, an evening custodian. A warm welcome to all the new faces at our school.
Class of 1958
The class held their reunion on Saturday last with great attendance. More information on this in future columns.
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