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Principal’s Memo – March 29, 2024

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March 29, 2024

Happy Friday,

Today is our big Boosterthon Dance Off. We’ve already had a few grade levels in the gym dancing away, and they are having some fun. Thank you so much for all of your support with this. Our PTO/Boosters is also very appreciative. The website will be taking donations for another week if you are interested. As we look to close out March, I want to wish you all a Happy Easter. We hope you enjoy the day and the weekend with family and friends. 


Yearbooks can now be purchased using this link: When you purchase an LMS yearbook, you can design 2 custom pages for FREE, but this must be completed by April 15th.

Middle School Dance

Our PTO and Student Council are combining forces to put on a dance for students in grades 6-8. Friday, April 5th from 6:00 to 8:00. Should be a great time!

Vision & Hearing Screenings

We are in the process of completing our State Requirements for vision and hearing screenings. Vision and hearing screenings are necessary to help identify concerns that can affect a student’s progress at school. You will be notified and asked to follow up with your child’s primary care physician and/or specialist if further action is needed. Hearing screenings will be conducted on 3rd and 5th graders. Vision screenings will be conducted on our 3rd, 5th, and 7th graders. Please reach out to our school nurse at if your child has had a comprehensive vision or hearing exam with a specialist in the last 12 months or if you would not like your child to be screened.

8th Grade Parent Information Night

On Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00 pm at the High School, the OOBHS Faculty will host a showcase of the different departments and quick peek into the curriculum for families of 8th graders. 

The evening will consist of the following:

  • Welcome from Michael Rodriguez, Principal
  • Information from the Athletic Director and Guidance Department
  • Presentations from academic departments

If you have any questions before these meetings, please don’t hesitate to call or email Beth Roe ( in the guidance department at 934-3705. The High School Guidance Department will also be visiting the eighth grade students on March 29th here at LMS to discuss what to expect for Freshman year.

Pre-K and Kindergarten pre-registration for Jameson Elementary

Pre-K and New Kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year is open on the RSU 23 website.0

Food Pantry Information

If your family would like to receive weekly food bags sent home with your child, please contact our School Counselor, Judy Milligan at or by calling 934-4848. We have received a contract with The Good Shepherd Food Bank with a sponsor of Youth Full Maine to provide food for our pantry. We receive food from these organizations every other week. We also receive donations from the Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry and private citizens in our community. The food we receive varies with each delivery however all food is nonperishable. You are also welcome to pick up the food yourself by letting Mrs. Milligan know that you need a food bag left either at the front office or left outside for a no-contact pick-up. A bag can be packed for you any day just by asking.

Student Medication Procedure

Students may require medications for various reasons throughout the school day, this includes over the counter medications, prescribed medications and emergency medications. Per school policy all medications at school need parent permission, doctors orders and to be administered by the nurse or trained personnel. Medications are stored in the nurse’s office and the student’s parent shall deliver medication needed for school. The intent of this policy is to promote safe administration of medications to students and a safe environment for all our students.

Family Vacation Forms

During the school year some families take vacations and ask that we excuse their children from school days. This is not a problem, however, we do have forms to sign off on in order to help students understand the expectations of making up missed work. The forms can be found in the main office. Thanks for your help!

A reminder of a few upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday 4/3 – Early Release Day
  • Friday 4/12-Friday 4/19 – April Break

Happy Easter,

Matt Foster