5th Grade Ferry Beach Information

Lebanon 5th Graders and Parents Beginning to Prepare for Ecology School.
From 1991 - 2001 the fifth graders of Lebanon Elementary School attended a residential, three nights, four day environmental education program in southern Maine. In an effort to revive this wonderful program in April of 2007, 84 fifth-grade students from Lebanon Elementary School in Lebanon, Maine attended The Ferry Beach Ecology Schools at Ferry Beach, Maine. This tradition has continued and in May of this year we hope to have another 70+ students experience the residential program.
Ferry Beach Ecology School (FBES) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing ecological education to 3rd-8th grade classes. Their interdisciplinary ecology curriculum focuses on teaching hands-on lessons in basic ecology by using the outdoors as a classroom-- a classroom where learning occurs through exploration, scientific investigation, discovery and sensory awareness. A trip to FBES can be a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to explore and learn about ecosystems such as tide pools, beaches, dunes, salt marshes and coastal forests - places that many of them may never have seen before. The experience of being away from home and learning to live with and get along with others is also invaluable.
The Lebanon Schools have a unique partnership with Ferry Beach Ecology School, as they were the first school to pilot the SELU (Science and Ecology Live and Unplugged!) program. This is a multi-year program in which Ferry Beach Ecology School comes to our campus and our students go to their location for hands-on, experiential based learning, that directly ties into the state’s Environmental Literacy Plan. FBES has worked closely with us each year to be sure we meet curriculum science goals as well as having integrated learning across several disciplines.
From November 30 - December 6 the fifth grade will hold it’s annual online auction to help fund our Ferry Beach residential program for this year. . This is a week long live auction experience that has been quite successful in the past. People can register to bid at les5th.org or, if you are desiring to donate a new item, can contact a member of the Lebanon fifth grade team. You can also see testimonials about the experience on the auction website.

Parent Teacher Conference

Please click on the following link to schedule your parent teacher conference which are scheduled for October 23, 2014.

http://fm.msad60.org/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=ParConfLeb2&-loadframes

Early Release and No School Coming up soon!

This is just a reminder our next early release day will be Thursday October 9, 2014, followed by no school for a teacher workshop day on October 10. The school will also be closed on October 13, 2014 in observance of Columbus Day! Please enjoy your (4) day weekend and we will see your children back on October 14!

It's Fundraiser Time from now until October 9, 2014

We’ve started our fundraiser and your involvement is needed more than ever! We would like to make this our ONLY product fundraiser for this school year with your help! You can support the fundraiser by any of the following:

1.) Purchase items out of the catalog for you and your family

2.) Send emails to out of state family & friends using easy templates found at www.shopbelieve.com

3.) Ask neighbors, co-workers, friends & others to purchase and show their support.

Please know that your assistance this year in particular will make a huge different!

Thank you in advance for our participation in the fundraiser!

You may also choose to be a part in our "Unraiser" by making a one-time tax deductible donation to the Lebanon Elementary School.

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