Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Summer ends ... School Year begins!

Welcome New Families Fall is such a great time of year - and always filled with the feelings of starting something new.  It also means school beginnings, new friends, and the launch of the new academic year calendar.  All this is underscored at SCS this September by the large number of new families now in attendance.  Serving "All Children" of the seacoast means being open to literally everyone; including all socioeconomic groups, races, classes, religions, and orientations of people in our area.  Many of our new families are a diverse reflection of the area.  Welcome everyone!

Summer PEAK's Final Days After a wonderful summer of fun in the sun, our PEAK Program finished up last week by letting the air our of the blow-up swim floats and folding up the beach chairs.  Looking back, it was a great season as the new KPEAK was a success, and the new fieldtrip schedule worked out just fine for everyone.  Thanks to all the kids and families who attended, and special thanks to all the great staff!
SCS Parents Committee Needs You!  The SCS Parents Committee will be forming up soon for the 2018-19 school year - WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Be involved in making SCS the best it can be by joining a great group of folks who want to have fun doing it.  Contact Sarah Fleck at now!

Save the Date!  The SCS Family Back to School Pot Luck Picnic Gathering will be on September 12th 5:00pm-7:00pm.  Be sure to mark your calendars for this wonderful event sponsored by the Parent Committee and featuring food from many of our families.  The event is open to ALL and will happen at Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive in Portsmouth.  More information will be on the way, and remember ALL siblings are welcome!

  Imagination Library Starts in SeptemberEvery SCS student under the age of 5 has been offered the opportunity to join our new reading initiative and over 110 are signed up!  Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will be sending free reading books monthly to all these families starting with the introductory book "The Little Engine That Could" in September.  If you are enrolled in SCS (or have non-SCS siblings under 5) and are not already signed up, you can get free reading books too.  Just contact Amie Cole in the main office at  The books are age appropriate, and intended to be read by parents to their kids.

Seacoast Community School C.A.R.E.S. theme"ACCEPTANCE":  This year's school theme could not be more appropriate.  To us, Acceptance means recognizing that all people have feelings, hopes and dreams.  It is an appreciation for diversity in all its aspects.  It is being patient, forgiving, and affirming of others.  It is also means being understanding of things in our lives we may not be able to control.  All the teachers and classes will be working our theme into their experiences and daily activities this year, so feel free to help us celebrate!

The Annual Memorial Bridge 5K Road Race: October 7th!  Sponsoring this great event in cooperation with Prescott Park Arts Festival has become a yearly happening that many folks look forward to.  Running through the streets of Portsmouth on a brisk fall Sunday morning is just heaven to many locals - so why not join them?  You  can also join our hearty group of Race Volunteers by contacting Sarah Fleck at  Our sponsors this year include: Kennebunk Savings, Cambridge Trust Bank, Tidal Media Group, Beswick Engineering, Salem Five, and many more!  Click here to sign up now: 

Strategic Planning Starts This Fall The SCS Board of Directors will be launching a new Strategic Planning Project this fall and we hope to produce a new Strategic Plan by the Spring.  This type of work helps the school look far out into the future and imagine what SCS looks like, and then determines how to get there!  Look forward to more information on how you can participate in the coming weeks!