Mildred L. Day School

NASA Astronaut Appearance

Schools:  Entire RSU21 School District, K-12  Amount: $1,500.00  Applicant: Katie Hawes, Superintendent Jessica Meir, a female astronaut who was raised in Caribou, Maine will spend May 3rd in our district in a series of presentations. This program will support our S T E M initiatives, raise student aspirations, and offer a female role model in a STEM Read the full article…

K-8 Robotics

Schools: Middle School of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk Elementary, Kennebunk Consolidated, Mildred Day, Sea Road  Amount: $17,534.00  Applicants:  Dr. Phil Potenziano and Sheila Wells,  Assistant Superintendent and STEM Coordinator  This grant will expand all RSU21 K-8 students’ exposure to robotics, with the integration of updated robotics within the core science curriculum. By updating equipment and materials in STEM / Robotics, the Read the full article…

3D Printer Lower Grade Expansion

Schools: Sea Road School, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred Day, Kennebunkport Consolidated   Amount: $2,792.00 Applicant: Sheila Wells, RSU21 Technology Coordinator   3D Printers will be distributed to each of the four elementary aged schools in the RSU21 district. Students will be able to develop engineering and design skills, problem solving and visual perception. The process of designing Read the full article…

River Tree Arts Festival

Schools: Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred Day, Kennebunkport Consolidated    Amount: $7,143.00   Applicant: Katie Hawes, Superintendent The Education Foundation is pleased to provide funding for the River Tree Arts Festival for the District’s 4th and 5th graders. This event would be for all students in each grade level with visual and performing workshops in the morning, and Read the full article…

“A Porcupine’s Promenade- An encounter in the winter woods”

Schools:  Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred Day, Kennebunkport Consolidated   Amount: $4382.28   Name of Applicant: Joy Russo-RSU21 District Library. All RSU21 first grade students will read the book, ‘The Porcupine’s Promise, An encounter in the winter woods.’ Through this simple book narrative, young children will learn about survival, adaptation, and respectful human interactions with nature. Students will then experience Read the full article…

Most Likely to Succeed Program

Schools: RSU21 District-Wide,  Amount: $736.00  Name of Applicant: Dr. Phil Potenziano,  Assistant Superintendent    RSU 21 would like to hold a district and  community book talk. Fifty copies of the book, Most Likely to Succeed.’ Preparing our Kids for the Innovative Era,  by Tony Wagner & Ted Dintersmith will be provided to school staff, and to Read the full article…

District-Wide Third Grade Edison Robots Program

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School   Amount: $3,064.00  Name of Applicant: Sheila Wells, RSU21 STEM Coordinator.    In order to extend and enhance our engineering and robotics offerings at the elementary level, this grant will introduce Edison Robots to all grade 3 students in the district.  Approximately 200 third Read the full article…

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School   Amount: $1,500  Name of Applicant: Sheila Wells, RSU 21 STEM coordinator.    The Julia Robinson Math Festival is a celebration of math.  The event features mathematical challenges, puzzles and other activities in a non-competitive setting.  Once again this event will be hosted by Read the full article…

Museum of Science Presentations

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School, ML Day School, Sea Road School  Amount: $590.00 Boston Museum of Science educators will present one presentation for each grade level. Grade 5 will experience “Weather: Wind, Water and Temperature” which demonstrates how atmospheric phenomena interact with each other to create the weather we experience every day.  Students watch a hot Read the full article…

4th and 5th Grade Arts Festival

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School; Mildred L. Day School; Sea Road School  School Year: 2015-2016  Amount: $9,258 All 4th and 5th grade students in the district will participate in this two-day visual and performing arts festival hosted by Sea Road School and conducted by River Tree Arts.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in 2 Read the full article…

Kindergarten Yoga

School: Kennebunk Elementary School; Kennebunkport Consolidate School; Mildred L. Day School  School Year: 2015 – 2016 Amount: $1,500 Each of the 10 Kindergarten classes in the district will receive a weekly-30-minute yoga class for six weeks. Mindfulness and meditation have been shown to have a positive impact on readiness to learn.  Yoga increases self-awareness of energy Read the full article…

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School  Amount: $1,500  The Julia Robinson Math Festival is a celebration of math that includes all fifth graders in RSU 21.  The event features mathematical challenges, puzzles and other activities in a non-competitive setting.  Once again this event will be hosted by UNE and will Read the full article…

RSU21 Band Instruments

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School. Amount: $16,500. Twenty five instruments will be purchased to give students in grades 4-8 the opportunity to experience playing an instrument in the school band. This grant will positively impact the band program from grades 4-12 as more students become members of Read the full article…

Storybook Walk

School: Mildred L. Day School  Date: Spring 2015  Amount: $621.05 This grant will allow for the creation of a semi-permanent Storybook Walk at Mildred L. Day School. This walk will be used by the students and staff at Mildred L. Day School to address deficiencies in phonetic and literacy skills for incoming kindergarteners and cultivate a Read the full article…

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference

School:  Kennebunk Elementary School, Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L. Day School, Sea Road School, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk High School  Date:  Spring 2015  Amount:  $3442  Six teachers representing elementary, middle, and high school will attend and improve their math instruction for students. Information will be shared with other teachers during content area / Read the full article…

Read with Me at MLD – Preschool Story Time

School:  Mildred L. Day School Date:  School Year 2014-2015 Amount:  $786.88 Mildred L. Day School will be working with Graves Library and Kennebunk Free Library to create a preschool story time that would provide positive literacy based experiences for the preschool-aged children of Arundel. This program will start in January and the librarians from Kennebunk Read the full article…

Boston Museum of Science Traveling Programs

Schools:  Sea Road School, Kennebunkport Consolidated School, ML Day School Date:  School Year 2014-2015 Amount: $590.00  RSU21 fourth and fifth grade students will attend the Boston Museum of Science’s traveling program at Sea Road School. The programs support and enrich the present science curriculum. Grade 5 will experience“Electromagnetism” which correlates with the energy unit and the grade 4 program,“Cryogenics: States Read the full article…

Keyboarding Without Tears

School:  Kennebunk Elementary School,  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L. Day School, Sea Road School Date:  School Year 2014-2015 Amount:  $6484.50 All RSU21 elementary schools will implement Keyboarding Without Tears which teaches pre-keyboarding, keyboarding, general computer readiness, digital literacy and digital citizenship.

Musical Instruments

School:  Mildred L. Day School Date:  School Year 2013-2014 Amount:  $2000 Musical instruments are purchased for children at Mildred L. Day School, so the students can form a band using music written with different parts and harmony.  

Sport Stacking Kits

Schools: Mildred L. Day and Kennebunkport Consolidated Schools Date: Spring 2014 Amount: $3939.70 Sport Stacking is hands-on participation, and students are engaged and motivated while performing the activity.  Sport Stacking first appeared in southern California in the 80s.  Children work alone or in groups to stack cups in a pattern and are timed while doing Read the full article…

LEGO Programming at KCS and Professional Development district-wide K-3

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred L. Day, Sea Road Schools Date: Winter/Spring 2014 Amount: $8712 Teachers at Consolidated, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred L. Day and Sea Road Schools will receive training on robotics kits and use in classroom.  2nd grade classroom at KCS will receive a classroom robotics set.  KCS, MLD and KES will all Read the full article…

Literacy Kits for Kindergarteners

Date: Spring 2013 Amount: $3,876 Literacy Kits purchased and distributed to kindergarteners at KES, MLD, and KCS.  The Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel Literacy for ME Collaborative, made up of librarians and educators along with the United Way, designed the kits as a tool to enrich language development and learning in the home.  Each kit came with Read the full article…

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Date: Fall 2012 Amount: $4,000.00 All RSU 21 5th graders will attend Julia Robinson Math Festival at University of New England with help from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute professionals.  The festival is a non-competitive event featuring math challenges and puzzles that require creativity and persistence to solve.  5th grade teachers, math teachers from MSK and Read the full article…

Destination Imagination

Date: Spring 2012 Amount: $1,000 Group of MLD students placed 2nd in states competition for Destination Imagination and needed funding help to get to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN.  Destination Imagination is an enrichment program where students work together as a team using creativity and ingenuity to problem solve.  Destination Imagination creates challenges to connect Read the full article…

Stability Balls in Elementary Schools

Schools:   All elementary schools in RSU21 Date:       Fall 2011 Amount:  $15,825.00 Twenty-five classrooms in the elementary schools in RSU21 are getting stability balls, which are proven to improve posture and focus of children in the classroom.

Junk to Funk

School:    Mildred L. Day Date:       Fall 2011 Amount:  $1750.00 Junk to Funk is a unique combination of visual and performance art, fashion, sustainability education, interactive activities and entertainment.  The program encourages positive behavioral change by asking audiences to reconsider their consumption and disposal choices in an innovative and playful way.

Smartboard Software

School: Mildred L. Day School Date: Spring 2011 Total: $175   Twelve Reading Comprehension CDs for grades K – 6 are purchased to encourage use of Smartboards, which are new to the school.  Mildred L. Day teachers researched  the software and will pilot its use; if successful the program could then be introduced to other Read the full article…

Mobile Food Carts

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Kennebunk Elementary School, Mildred L. Day School, Sea Road School Date: Spring 2011 Total: $3,200   Mobile carts outfitted with supplies allow students to cook in their classrooms.  Students grow produce in school gardens and can enjoy healthy foods while learning math, reading, geography and life skills.  This program aligns with Read the full article…

Mildred L. Day Library

Date:  Fall 2010 Amount:  $4,000   The library at the Arundel elementary school will receive new books and professional oversight to support and enhance the RSU#21 curriculum for K-5 students.