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March Newsletter
March Newsletter
Susan Lobel
Thursday, March 05, 2020

March 2, 2020

Dear Rowe Families,

It is hard to believe that February has already flown by. We hope you all had a restful winter break and were able to enjoy family time. I know some of you headed to warm places and for those who stayed in Maine, the weather allowed for enjoyable time outside. Thanks to all who donated items to our food drive for the Yarmouth Food Pantry prior to vacation. The drive was a huge success and your help is much appreciated!

Read Across America

This week, each classroom at Rowe will have a guest reader come in from the Yarmouth school community to read aloud to their class! On Friday, March 6th, all students are invited to wear their pajamas to school and may bring a stuffed animal that will fit in their backpacks.

Community Meeting

Our February community meeting was hosted by Mrs. Good’s and Ms. Melevsky’s kindergarten classes. We focused on a celebration of our 100th day of school. We did ten sets of ten different exercises and practiced our estimating skills. We also reviewed the bar graph that was used to monitor our food pantry collection efforts. It was determined that over 450 items were brought in by our Rowe families! 

Author Visit

As we head into March, we are looking forward to our author visit with Ryan Higgins on March 18th. An order form was sent home last week. The last day to order is this Wednesday, March 4th. Please let your child’s teacher know if you need another form. Some questions have arisen about whether it is possible to send in books that you already have at home to be signed by Ryan. Unfortunately, only books purchased from Royal River Books will be signed by the author as he has a finite amount of time here. He will be signing many of the books in advance based on information included on the order form. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

Rowe Show musical performance for first graders

The Rowe Show is a musical performance for first-grade students only on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 6:30-7:00 PM at the Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center (YPAC). We are looking forward to this special evening. This is an annual event that gives students their first opportunity to experience a stage performance, something they will do each year for the next several years of their school careers.

Lost and Found

We have a number of items accumulating in our lost and found, many of which are single gloves and mittens. Please stop by the table in our lobby if you are coming in for a parent-teacher conference in the near future to look for missing items. Thank you!

Substitute Teachers needed:

Our schools are all still in need of substitute teachers. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please direct calls to Melissa Marston at our superintendent’s office for more information. The telephone number there is 846-5586.

Yarmouth’s Got Talent

Reminder: YGT is fast approaching!

10th Annual Yarmouth's Got Talent

A K-12 Student Competition

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Yarmouth's Got Talent! The much-anticipated, annual competition will be held on Friday, March 27th at 7PM (snow date is Saturday, March 28) in the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center (YPAC) and highlights some of Yarmouth's remarkably talented students from grades K-12.

Auditions will be hosted by the Yarmouth music teachers on Monday, March 23 at YES for students in grades K-4, HMS for students in grades 5-8, and YHS for students in grades 9-12.

If your child would like to try out, here's a link to the YGT entry form:

Entry forms are due on Monday, March 16 for students in grades K-4 and Thursday, March 19 for students in grades 5-12. 

A first and second prize will be awarded for each age group.

**View official rules and links to the entry forms at

PTO News

  • Hannaford: Next load is Mar 18, 12pm. Reloading an existing card? Write the card’s last 6 digits on the check memo line; no need to send in the card or form. Thank you!
  •   Rowe & YES Bee House Building: Come learn about bees and help support local bee populations by building bee houses! We can donate them to the Maine Audubon Society or your student can take them home for their own yard. The Rowe & YES event is Saturday, March 21, 10 am at Yarmouth Community House (179 E Main St, Yarmouth). Not a drop off event.

  •   Open PTO Position: We are looking for a second Book Sale Chair for the Ice Cream Social. This year, we will hold an ice cream social at both YES and Rowe, which will take place May 28 and June 3 respectively. If you’re interested or have questions, please email Christy at

  •   Brickyard Hollow Dining for Dollars: Have a cook-free April Fool’s Day by dining in (or taking out) at Brickyard Hollow on Wednesday. April 1, 5-9 pm. The PTO receives a portion of all sales.

  •  Bike Swap Save the Date: As you are cleaning out your garage, remember to hold on to those extra bikes and wheeled items for the upcoming Bike Swap on May 1 (drop off your bike) and May 2 (buy a bike)!

  •   PTO Meeting: Please join us for our next meeting in the YES library on Mar 19, 7-8 pm

  • Spring Playdate for Incoming Rowe School Kindergartners: We are so excited to welcome the 2020-2021 kindergarten class to Rowe School! All incoming Rowe kindergartners and their families are invited to a playdate at the Rowe School playground on May 17, 1-2:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for soon-to-be kindergartners to meet their fellow classmates and become familiar with their new play area. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and siblings are welcome. Feel free to bring a small snack and water bottle. Please email Becca Maltais ( with any questions. (Rain date is June 6, 1-2:30 pm.) Hosted by your Yarmouth K-8 PTO Welcome Committee.

  •   List of PTO Enrichments: Thank you parents and guardians for supporting our schools’ enrichments. Please contact Jessica Raimy and Christy Hayashida for any reason at We check email daily.

  Merrill Memorial Library Events for March

  • Wild Ideas, Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1 from 3:45-4:30 for grades K-2: Discuss environmental awareness while crafting. Registration required. Email Mary at or call the circulation desk at 846-4763 to sign up your child
  • Got Science?, Mondays, March 9, 16, 23, 30, 3:45-4:45: Come learn about and build circuit boards with our Makey Makeys. Grades 3-8. Sign up required, email Jill at or call the circulation desk at 846-4763.
  • Little Roots Music Program, Saturday, March 21, Songs about Spring, AND Saturday, March 28, Songs about Vehicles, 10:30-11:15, Ages 2-5.  No registration required. 
  • Tale Waggin' Tales, Fridays, 3:45-4:45, sign up for a 15-minute spot to read to one of our cuddly therapy dogs. Stop by the circulation desk or call 846-4763 to learn about availability and schedule a spot. 
  • Minecraft, Final Spring Session. For those already in or who are interested in Minecraft at the Library, our final session for Grades 2-4 will run from April 7-May 26. This will be the final lottery of the year and will have no lag time between sessions if you sign up your player and get into the Club. Due date to sign up for the lottery is Tuesday, March 31 with notification on Wednesday, April 1 and then the sessions will pick up on April 7. Sign up here.


 Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, March 6th - Pajama Day for Rowe School students as part of our Read Across America celebration. All students may bring a stuffed animal that will fit in their backpacks.

Thursday, March 19th 7:00 PM - PTO meeting in the YES library

Rowe Show on Tuesday,  March 24th at 6:30. Students arrive at 6:15 backstage. This event will be held at the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center (YPAC) at Yarmouth High School.

 Wednesday, March 25th 6:00-7:00 PM Parent Information Night for students entering kindergarten in September 2020. Please note: children must be 5 years old by October 15, 2020 to enter kindergarten in September. Please call the Rowe School at 207-846-3771 if you have a student to register.

Friday, April 17th - Friday, April 24th - Spring break, no school for students

Monday, April 27th - All students return to school


Susan Lobel

Rowe School Principal