Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Mar 27, 2014

AVS News

On Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m., we will have our "Music in Our Schools Month" concert. Presenting students will be: third grade playing recorders, fourth grade playing keyboards, fifth grade and middle school students playing their band instruments. Please plan to come enjoy the music and support these students.

Every spring a Yankee Candle Sale is run through the school office. Money raised this year will help with Busline League uniform replacements and field trips. Orders should be ready for pickup at AVS by the start of May (in plenty of time for Mother’s Day). New this year is an online ordering feature (for those long-distance relatives and friends). If you need more information, order forms, or if you have any questions, contact Marty Christie at 785-4504. Thank you for your support!

There will be a school committee meeting to further discuss the budget on March 31 at 6 p.m. at Appleton Village School.

Congratulations to the following students who missed no days or only one half day during the 54 days in our second trimester: kindergarten students Zoe Davis, Jacob Harrington, Brenna Odone, Lydia Ostrander, Ava Sprowl; first-graders Connor Pease, Amelia Porter; second-graders Maya Martz, Aliyah Maddocks; third-graders Caden Gurney, Logan Odone, Delilah Poland; fifth-graders Annalee Gray, Gideon Sullivan, Claire Wyman; sixth-graders Myles Kelley, Amy Kunzinger, Colin Stewart; seventh-graders Dakota Deane, Alyson Glasier, Maggie Maxwell, Ian Sullivan, Taylor Tremblay; and eighth-graders Annalee Carroll and Natalie Owre .

I just wanted to take a moment and thank a few teachers who are retiring this year. Wendy Thatcher-Hall has been the music teacher at AVS for many years, she is retiring this year. Thank you, Wendy, for all your years of service and dedication to teaching our kids music! We will miss you!

Brenda Gerry has been the kindergarten teacher at AVS for many years, and she is retiring this year. Thank you, Brenda, for all your years of teaching! You will be missed.

Gary Bosk, announced this week that he is retiring at the end of the year. He has been the principal at AVS for the past four years. Thank you, Gary, for all your hard work and dedication to the kids! We will miss you!

Town Office News

Nomination papers are now available at the Town Office for the following positions: Planning Board, Appleton Village School Board Member, Five Town CSD School Board Member, Road Commissioner and Selectman. The deadline for the nomination papers to the Town Office is Friday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. For more information call the Town Office at 785-4722.

On Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. there will be a Budget Committee Meeting for the municipal budget at Appleton Town Hall.

On Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. there will be a Budget Committee Meeting for the school budget at Appleton Town Hall.

All reports for the Appleton Town Report need to be submitted by April 29. This is also the deadline for paying your property taxes so your name is not listed in the town report.

Appleton Library News

Appleton Library's fourth annual "Baking for Books" fundraiser will be Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 8 pm. This fun-filled event will feature a dessert buffet, and book-themed cakes for silent auction.

All ages are welcome with a charge of $5 for a dessert and drink (there is a $20 family cap). Exhibit your creativity by donating a book-themed cake; prizes will be awarded for the best adult-baked cake and best student-baked cake!

All proceeds to benefit the library's Book Fund. Contact Margaret Wilson at or 785-5662 to register your themed cake or to donate a dessert. Appleton Library is located at 2916 Sennebec Road, across from Appleton Town Office. For more information check out the library’s website at or call the library at 785-5656.

Free Learn To Swim Program

Penobscot Bay YMCA will hold its annual Learn to Swim Program during April vacation for children ages 6 through 12 in Knox County and Lincolnville, April 21 through 24, 9:30 to 11:30 – 30 minute lessons). For more information contact Ben St. Cyr at 236-3375 ext. 222 or go to

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