Sympathy is extended to the family of Marion Jones who passed away last week. Marion lived with her daughter in the Belfast area for her final years. Before that time, Marion lived in Hope. She was a member of the Hope Extension. She had a nice smile and was a very nice lady and was liked by all.

Need your help

The other morning a person called and left me a message on my phone messages. I am sorry to say I could not understand it. All I know is it was a woman. When you call me, please speak loud and make sure I can understand who it is. You know I want to talk with everyone and don't want to miss a thing. Thank you.

Dates for School

March 10 — Budget Workshop Meeting (5 p.m.)

March 11 — End of second trimester.

March 14 — HES School Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)

March 18 — No School (Teacher workshop day)

April 15 — Early release (11:30 a.m.)

April (18-22) — Spring Vacation

May 3 — Author's Day (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.)

Box Tops

Do not forget to save your box tops & labels and send them into school. The school receives money from both programs. Next turn-in date is in early March.

Garden Fundraiser

This spring the Hope School is raising funds for the school garden. The garden was rejuvenated last year with the skilled care of parent Kim Gallagher and they are looking to continue its growth this season. To help raise funds for the garden, the garden committee has organized another seed sale from Fedco (a Maine-based seed co-operative) The Hope School Garden fund receives 50 percent of the proceeds from every seed packet sold. Orders are due by Tuesday, March 8, and checks should be made out to Hope Elementary School. The order forms are also available on the Hope School website.

Band and Chorus Raffle

The Hope Elementary middle school band and chorus are raffling off two $250 gift certificates to Pen Bay YMCA. The winner can use the gift certificate for membership or to take classes. The band and chorus are raising funds for the trip to perform at Canobie Lake in June. The tickets are $5 for one ticket and $10 for three.