Today marks the beginning of the 2019-20 school year for Easton youth in kindergarten through grade 12. Pre-kindergarten will begin on Monday, Aug. 19, with a meet and greet planned at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.
More information for the upcoming school year can be found on the school’s website at eastonschools.org. Parents, please remember to sign in at the main office whenever visiting the school.
New faces to the staff and faculty this year include Erin Ireland, Easton Elementary principal. Emily Bartlett will teach English in grades 7-12 at Easton Junior/Senior High School, and Matt Steele will coach varsity girls soccer. Ashley Hull is the new part-time librarian. Susan Barrett has retired as school nurse, and her replacement has not yet been named. Zach Davis has replaced Jerry Hole in IT.
Golf for charity
The Easton Fire Department and the Pine Tree Burn Foundation challenge all Aroostook County first responders to a golf scramble on Sunday, Sept. 1, to benefit the foundation.
The scramble will start at 10 a.m. at the West Ridge Road Golf Course.
Easton Fire Chief Greg White said, “We are reaching out to other departments and first responders all across The County to join us. It’s a family-friendly event, so I hope they bring their spouses and the kids. This is a chance for all of us to enjoy a little summer and donate to a worthy cause.”
The Pine Tree Burn Foundation is dedicated to fire and life safety education, awareness and prevention, and supports emergency treatment of fire and life safety injuries.
The scramble is open to all ages and is a family-friendly event. Fire department personnel will be on site providing food. The foundation will be there to offer information and will have commemorative coins available for purchase.
A donation of $75 is suggested for the sponsoring town/community. Multiple four-person teams and children can play for no additional cost. Pre-registration is strongly recommended for the event. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer White at 207-227-8633.
Bone Builders class will meet Mondays and Fridays starting at 9:45 in the Recreation Room at the Manor.
Bone Builders is a free strength training, balance and exercise program. To be successful, one should commit to attending twice a week for six months. Each one-hour classes, held twice a week, will increase muscle strength, balance and bone density.
This program is offered through Area on Aging, Cary Medical Center and the Easton Recreation Department. For more information, contact Julia Allen.
Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 551-7737.