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Title One News
Title 1 is up and running in full force! We have 3 full time teachers supporting children in grades one through five, in math and reading. Families sometimes ask about apps that they can download to a digital device to help their children with their learning. Here is a short list of apps that can be used to support math and reading:
Math: Hungry Fish, Rekenrek by Mathies, Number Rack, Friends of Ten, 10 Frame Fill, Fast Math, Front Row, Prodigy. Students access Prodigy here at school. It is okay to start a new account for home or check with the classroom teacher about access to the school account.
Reading: Epic, Raz-kids, National Geographic Weird but True, Lyrically, Popwords, Word Domino, Word Magic. Students access Reading a-z here at school. Check with the classroom teacher to be able to login at home! Lyrically is a fun app that allows you to instantly find lyrics to songs that you are listening to on the radio. It’s a modern day carpool karaoke!
Whether you use apps, or not, remember to practice every single day, but be sure to make math and reading engaging and enjoyable.

We, the members of the Stevens Brook Elementary School community, are committed to working together in a dynamic, supportive, and respectful learning environment.

We strive to reach our full potential by fostering academic excellence, celebrating successes, and challenging all members to be responsible learners and citizens.


• A Quality and Collaborative Worker

• A Self-Directed Learner

• An Effective Communicator

• A Responsible School Citizen
Physical Education News - February 2017
Physical Education News

Students in grades 3-5 have been learning about the components of physical fitness, (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition) and improving each of them. Students are working on improving their heart and lung fitness by beginning class with running for a certain amount of time. Most classes are up to 6 or 7 minutes of continuous running. Students are also using a new crunch counter to help keep track of their crunches for abdominal strength as well as a push up counter for upper body strength.
The students have just finished learning about basketball and have been working on their dribbling, passing, and shooting skills. The fifth graders were also learning to demonstrate and recognize the difference between offense and defense in a game situation.

We have just started having fun with jump ropes.
Students have been using the long jump ropes and individual jump ropes to help improve coordination and stamina. Hopefully students in grades 3-5
will also get some cross country skiing in.
The Kindergarten students have been learning about different levels and have practiced moving and exercising at different levels. We have just starting using the long jump ropes as well.
Students in grade 1 have been using hoops to practice concepts like over, under, through, and around.
Students in grade 2 are working hard at perfecting their skills with underhand and overhand throwing.
I would like to encourage parents/guardians, older siblings, or grandparents to spend time with these younger students and practice throwing, catching, and dribbling because it is a fun activity and it will help them develop their skills.
I can certainly say, that at SBES I am!
Thank you STUDENTS!

Terry Reed
Physical Education, Teacher
Health News - February 2017
Health News
The Students at SBES have been learning about eating healthy. One of the hardest concepts to understand is Serving Size. The chart below is helpful in determining what a serving size is for foods that do not necessarily tell you and how many servings of each food group you need a day.
Suggested Servings from Each Food Group
The American Heart Association recommends a healthy dietary pattern that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, fish, skinless poultry, nuts, and fat-free/low-fat dairy products, and limits sodium, saturated fat, red meat and added sugars.
This table shows the suggested number of servings from each food group based on a daily intake of 1,600 or 2,000 calories.
There is a right number of calories for you, depending on your age, physical activity level and whether you are trying to lose, gain or maintain your weight. Use our Fats and Sodium Explorer tool to get your personal daily calories.
Food Type
1,600 Calories
2,000 Calories
Examples of One Serving

At least half of your servings should be whole-grain.
6 servings per day
6-8 servings per day
1 slice bread
1 oz dry cereal (check nutrition label for cup measurements of different products)
1/2 cup cooked rice, pasta, or cereal (about the size of a baseball)


Eat a variety of colors and types
3-4 servings per day
4-5 servings per day
1 cup raw leafy vegetables (about the size of a small fist)
1/2 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables
1/2 cup vegetable juice


Eat a variety of colors and types
4 servings per day
4-5 servings per day
1 medium fruit (about the size of a baseball)
1/4 cup dried fruit
1/2 cup fresh, frozen, or canned fruit
1/2 cup fruit juice

Fat-free or low-fat dairy Products
2-3 servings per day
2-3 servings per day
1 cup fat-free or low-fat milk
1 cup fat-free or low-fat yogurt
1 and 1/2 oz fat-free or low-fat cheese (about the size of 6 stacked dice)

Lean meats, poultry, and seafood
3-6 oz (cooked) per day
Less than 6 oz per day
3 oz cooked meat (about the size of a computer mouse)
3 oz grilled fish (about the size of a checkbook)

Fats and oils

Use liquid vegetable oils and soft margarine most often
2 servings per day
2-3 servings per day
1 tsp soft margarine
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp regular or 2 Tbsp low-fat salad dressing (fat-free dressing does not count as a serving)

Nuts, seeds, and legumes
3-4 servings per week
4-5 servings per week
1/3 cup or 1 and 1/2 oz nuts
2 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp or 1/2 oz seeds
1/2 cup dry beans or peas

Become a "Super Hero"
Become a "Super Hero"
Star the day off by eating a nutritious breakfast to fuel your mind and body!
"Breakfast of Champions"
Spring Pictures
Our spring pictures have been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd. If you still need an order form please contact the school at 647-5675.
Kindergarten Screening for 2017-18
Kids for District Kindergarten Screening/Registration
for the 2017-18 school year in the SAD #61 School District

It is time to register your child for Kindergarten if he/she will be five years old on or before October 15, 2017. Screening for all schools will be held
in one, central location at:

Crooked River Adult & Community Education Center
1435 Poland Spring Rd.
Casco, ME 04015

Please contact the appropriate school where your little one will be attending to schedule an appointment for screening, which is required
by state law and to receive a Kindergarten registration packet.
Sebago – Call Shelly 787-3701 Screening on April 25
Songo Locks–Call Rosemarie or Elaine 693-6828 Screening on April 25-27
Stevens Brook–Call Marybeth or Denise 647-5675 Screening on April 26-27

Make Up April 4th Snow Day Plan:
The make up plan for April 4th snow day will be to extend the school day by one 1hour of school with a dismissal time of 4:00pm over a two week period per schedule below:
Monday, 4/10
Wednesday, 4/12
Tuesday, 4/25
Wednesday, 4/26
Thursday, 4/27
Celebrating Reading Across America......
Celebrating Reading Across America......
Guest Reader, LRHS Senior Taylor Bass
Celebrating Reading Across America
Celebrating Reading Across America
Guest Reader, LRHS Senior Heidi Fox
Celebrating Reading Across America
Celebrating Reading Across America
Guest Reader, Grade 6 Ryan Philbrook
Pizza With The Principal - April 13th
The following students ate pizza with Principal Turpin on April 13th:
Hosea Jones
Aiyah Cote
Elle Pendexter
Gavin Flick
Hosea Tucker
Jordan Morales
Jayden Cote
Will McIntyre
Alondra Diaz
Jackson Finnocchiaro
Aria Priola
Grace Yannelli
Piper Bandelt
Aura Potter
Jordan Blanton
Kasey Johnson
Reiyn Hart
Dom Falcom
Last Day of School
Our last day of school is:
Monday, June 19, 2017
Grade 5 Science MEA Testing
Grade 5 Science MEA's 8:30 - 10:15
KFC Fundraiser!!!
Stevens Brook will hold a special fundraiser on Friday, 6/2. Parents can order a KFC meal and pick it up at the Stevens Brook School Special Drive Thru! Time for pick up is between 4:30 - 5:30. Information will be sent home with students soon
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