Good Morning, A survey asking you to identify the back to school option for your family went out on Friday, August 7th. We have received over 200 returned surveys. Thank you! We are in the process of mailing letters to our families that responded to the surveys, identifying which pods/days they are attending, hoping to get them in the mail by Wednesday. If you did not receive the survey you can find one on our website. If we have not heard from you regarding what your child will be doing in the fall, you will not receive the letter. Please call the office so that we can get your correct email. A great deal of correspondence will be coming within the next few weeks. This correspondence will be sent by email and posted on our website. Thank you for all of your continued to support as we maneuver through this pandemic.
A reopening survey has been sent to parents via their email. This survey is also available on the school website. Please, take a moment to fill the survey out. So that we know what your plans are for your child(ren’s) return to school.
Good Afternoon Just a reminder, if you have not yet filled out your "school reopening family survey", please do so. This came to you in an email on Friday, July 10th. Thank you in advance!
Good Morning Just a reminder that meals will be ready for pick up between 11:00-12:15 today. Please drive to our back circle by the gym and someone will come to your car. Thank you!
We are still waiting on the return of macbooks and chromebooks. If your child still has a school issued device at home, please return these ASAP. Someone will be in the office tomorrow from 7:00-4:00, just call the school from your car and we will come get it. Thank you.
Thank you to the volunteers that helped pass out and collect materials today. It was nice to see so many faces. Just a reminder, if you have not returned supplies, including laptops, volunteers will be at the school tomorrow from 1-4.
Hey Everybody!!! We have a PARADE today! We can't wait to see our kiddos...
Happy Summer Friends! Let's celebrate the end of this virtual school year with a... VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR! We need to keep reading during the summer time, but this year it is more important than ever! Parents and Family this is a great way to inspire some summer reading for our CDS students! You shop online, pay online and the book orders that are 25$ or more will ship right to the house of our student for Free. Thank you for your help in supporting the CDS library! I cannot wait to see our students sweet faces back in our library! If anyone needs any help picking out books for their young readers, I am happy to assist! Enjoy a reading summer! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=centerdriveelementaryschool1
Good Morning! This is just a reminder that our meal delivery will be on Thursdays for the remainder of the school year. Stay healthy!
A message from our PTG about an important fundraiser! Please consider viewing and bidding in the first Center Drive School PTG Online Silent Auction! This event was created as a substitute for our annual calendar raffle fundraiser, which could not be held due to COVID-19 and the abrupt ending to our in classroom school year. We have some great items that were donated by local businesses for the calendar and the PTG has chosen an online silent auction for these items to raise money for the Center Drive School PTG. Be on the lookout for some previews of upcoming items via the event page!! We will open 1-3 items per day for bids starting May 15th!! All bids will close on May 29th, and winners will be announced. Bid for the kids and help us raise funds for our new playground, future field trips, and more! All rules for the auction are posted in the event. Please click the below link to join in on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/244709743514044/ Thank you!
Good Morning Due to a change in delivery from our distributors, our meal deliveries to families will be on Thursdays. Sorry for any confusion! Stay healthy
Please be watching for a large meal delivery today. As shared in our email on Monday, families will be receiving enough meals for seven days, every Wednesday. Deliveries should be at the same approximate time, 11:15-11:45. Stay healthy!
Good Afternoon We have posted a google form on our website (approximately half way down the right hand side) to begin the registration process for incoming 4-year olds and new to Center Drive kindergartners. If you have a child that will be starting at Center Drive in the fall, please fill this out and someone will be contacting you.
I wanted to share a resource with you regarding ideas for things to help with remote learning. Stay healthy everyone! https://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/COVID19_ContinueLearning_eng.pdf
Just a reminder that we will be starting a much deserved April vacation for students, parents and teachers! We can't wait to see everyone "virtually" back on April 27th.
Good Afternoon Our Friday meal delivery will be a large one. Students receiving meals will be getting ten days worth, enough for the complete April vacation. Milk will be delivered in gallon jugs, not the small containers. You will be getting suggested menus, as well. Maybe some food preparation lessons in your little ones future???? If you would like to suspend your food delivery for the vacation, resuming it on Monday, April 27th, just send me an email and we can do that for you. Stay healthy!
I am posting a link to a resource that has come to me. I have not looked into it extensively, but it appeared to be a resource that may be helpful to families. https://parentpoweredpbc.acemlnb.com/lt.php?s=8fca01d4050ca44d628b315a6f29731f&i=216A431A36A1364
Hmmm. do you think this would have been a snow day? Happy April 10th everyone! Due to the many power outages that our staff is experiencing, students may not get assignments from their teachers so please don't be alarmed. Enjoy your Easter weekend!
Good Morning, With the impending storm on Friday, we will be sending enough meals today for the next 5 days. Please be expecting extra food and deliveries maybe a little later than usual today. Stay healthy everyone.
I wanted you all to see what your staff is doing...missing you! Enjoy your weekend, everyone and stay healthy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hg_Nvqfp4g
Good Afternoon Teachers worked on report cards Monday. They have been printed and mailed. You should be receiving them soon. Please understand, this was done very quickly. If you see any mistakes, please contact me, email@example.com and I will make note of it to get fixed at a later date. I am also hearing that some people are not receiving emails. If this is the case, please contact me and I will attempt to get it fixed as soon as possible.
All meals have been delivered. Thank you so much to our kitchen staff, our bus drivers and our volunteers for all of their help! If you did not receive meals, please email the office and/or call and leave a message and we will be sure to get them to you on Friday. If possible, please leave a tote or cooler on your doorstep if you are not going to be home and we will leave them inside.
Just a reminder we are here until 6:00 passing out learning packets. Look for the red "Enter" sign to check in and your packet will be delivered to your car.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AOS 47, The Dedham, Orrington and Airline Community Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27th. More detailed information will be forthcoming this weekend.
Please see the message below from our PTG: Due to all of the unanswered questions related to the virus – We’ve decided it’s best to make the decision to postpone the beach ball. A new date will be determined by the PTG as soon as possible. Heidi Sanders – PTG President
Don't forget the Empty Bowl Supper Friday night! https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/A-fundraiser-will-be-held-this-Friday-to-Benefit-the-Bangor-Homeless-Shelter-568498991.html
What a successful spelling bee season! Eighth grader Jadyn Stuart was our school spelling bee champion with sixth grader Damien Blackie placing 2nd! Damien Blackie did an amazing job representing our school in the Penobscot County Spelling Bee. Our top four school spelling bee spellers, Jadyn Stuart, Damien Blackie, seventh grader Eva Orcutt, and eighth grader Hunter Smith represented Center Drive School during the PVML League Spelling Bee, a team competition, and placed 2nd!! Congratulations to all who participated this year and we look forward to another successful spelling bee season next year!
The title one meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Monday night at the same time. Hope to see you there!
School is closed today due to the inclement weather.
Please join us for a Title One parent meeting on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00. Light refreshments will be served. This meeting will provide information to parents about title one programming and give parents an opportunity to provide suggestions for program improvement. Snow Date for this meeting will be Monday, March 2nd at 6:00.
Please help the gifted and talented students gather items and raise money for the Bangor Area Humane society. We will be collecting money and donations until February 28th There are bins in the front of the school for items the shelter needs and donation cans in all of the classrooms. No donation is too small. Thank you for your support! Here is a link for their wish list of items. https://www.bangorhumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wishlist.pdf
Congratulations to the CDS Cheerleaders for winning the Penobscot Valley Middle League Cheering Competition. We are so proud of your accomplishments for the 2019-2020 season!
Congratulations to the Girls "A" team for winning the basketball championship! We are so proud of your 2019-2020 season!
Come cheer our "A" girls basketball team on tonight. They play at Hampden Academy at 8:00. Good luck girls!
Come watch our "B" Teams tonight as they play their championship games. Boys play first beginning at 3:15. Hope to see you there.
Just a reminder that all practices are canceled today with the school closure.
School is closed today, Friday February 7, 2020 due to the inclement weather.
The Girls and Boys A Basketball playoff games will be played Saturday at Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden, NOT Hampden Academy. They are scheduled for the same times. Good Luck to our Eagles!
Good Morning All after school activities have been canceled. The Boys and Girls B basketball championship games have been rescheduled for Monday, February 10th at Center Drive with boys playing first at 3:30.
Good afternoon All afterschool activities will be canceled for today, January 31, 2020.
January 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, Below is a priority notice we have received from the Maine Department of Education. This has been shared with all staff at Center Drive. We have been contacted by the Penobscot County Dispatch Center, on behalf of Orono Police Department, that a Maine business has received an email threat, with specific schools identified as targets. These schools have been contacted directly, and all local police departments have been notified. The situation is being investigated. As a precaution, we have been asked to advise all Maine schools to increase situational awareness, and report any suspicious activity or persons to local law enforcement. Please advise bus drivers to also increase their awareness and report immediately any suspicious or aggressive behavior of other vehicles. We will share information as it becomes available. Please utilize your School Safety Plans and coordinate your communications and efforts with local law enforcement. Districts across Maine have received this notification. Everyone is okay. We received our notification at 12:00 and have taken the following precautions, however. Students and staff can move about the inside of the school as they normally would, but extra precautions will be taken for all parents and visitors entering the building. Students are with their teachers, following their normal schedule and directed to remain indoors until buses. Bus drivers have been notified and are aware of the situation. Please note that Center Drive was not one of the identified schools. We are just taking the same precautions as other area schools. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Sincerely, Judy Marvin, Building Principal
We have a busy Saturday coming up with sports! If you are looking for something fun to do, here it is: Boys B basketball plays at Glenburn Elementary at 12:30 Chess tournament begins at Glenburn Elementary at 9:00 Cheering Competition at Bangor High at 11:00 (get there early for a seat!) We will try to keep you updated on how our teams do
Just a reminder that CDS will be hosting 5 area high schools for our 8th Grade step up night tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28th. 8th graders and their parents are invited to join us from 5:30-7:00.
We just watched an amazing performance from our cheerleaders this morning! They will be at Brewer High School tonight for their first competition. Doors open at 5, competition starts at 6. Come out to support our cheerleaders!
School is closed today, Thursday 1/16 due to the impending storm
We just received word from the bus company that Bus F will be 20-25 minutes late this morning in picking up students.
Girls A basketball is cancelled. Stay safe everyone and Happy New Year.
The School Committee meeting for Tuesday 12/3/19 at 7 p.m. is cancelled.
School is closed today, Tuesday 12/3 due to the impending storm
Good evening, please be advised that the AOS #47 notification system will have now have a 207 area code for our notification phone calls.
Happy Thanksgiving from Center Drive! See you on Monday, December 2nd.
All afterschool activities are canceled. 11/18/2019
Good Morning All after school activities will be canceled today, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Winter sport practice times are as follows: Monday-Thursday (no Friday practices) 3:15-4:15: Cheerleading 4:15-5:15: Girls A Basketball 5:15-6:15: Girls B Basketball 6:15-7:15: Boys B Basketball 7:15-8:15: Boys A Basketball
There will be many bus delays. Bus A is at Freshies, unable to get to his route at the moment. Some roads have been closed. Our school is open with generators, but if you are unable to get your student to school it will be considered an excused absence.
Just a reminder, our flu clinic is Tuesday, November 5th. The deadline for returning permission forms was yesterday. If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine, please get this paperwork to us tomorrow.
The AOS #47 test call has been sent today for our notification system. It is a new system this year with the caller ID being from Arkansas. Please contact the school office if you did not receive the call or would like to change or update contact information.
The first AOS #47 test call has been sent for our notification system. It is a new system this year with the caller ID being from Arkansas. Please contact the school office if you did not receive the call or would like to change or update contact information.
Please check out our new AOS 47 app. We are excited to share we have added our sport blog from the website to the app. On the app it is located under "athletics". On the website you will find it under : "Explore" scroll down to "Sports".
Please check out our new sports page on our website. You will find schedules and practice times, plus other valuable information.
Soccer tryouts will start on Wednesday, 9/4, 3:15-4:30, both boys and girls at the same time. Cross country will have an optional practice tomorrow, 3:15-4:30 with regular practice beginning on Wednesday.
Fall sport parent meeting will be on Monday, September 9th at 4:30 in the cafeteria.
First day of school tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28th for students in grades 1-8. Prek and Kindergarten begin Thursday, August 29th.
Welcome back students, parents and staff. We are looking forward to a wonderful year at Center Drive. First day of school for students in grades 1-8 is Wednesday, August 28th. PreK and kindergarten, we will see you on Thursday!