WHIMS May 2017 - Addenda

Whims Addenda for May
News that didn't fit in the first May Whims.

As the end of school approaches, expect more frequent communications.
As this is YOUR Whims, please send along anything you'd like included!

Yesterday brought baby raccoons to Riley to visit for a time.
Come in to see them and ask Kathy for more details.
Calendar updates
(See more community calendar events below)
May 2017 

Thursday, 25th: Twinderella in the Theatre at 6:30pm. Doors open 6:15. 
Middle/Upper School stage call at 5:45. Lower School at 6pm. 
Family Potluck in the Math room 5pm. Clean up volunteers needed.

Friday, 26th:
NO SCHOOLFaculty Workshop
WADE ACRES Work party from 9am-12pm followed by picnic lunch
(ice cream provided) 

Monday, 29th:  NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day 

June 2017

Thursday, June 1st:
All campus picnic at 5pm
Pottery Gallery Opening
Music Fest at 6:30pm

Tuesday, 6th: 
Field day - all school
Tent out for Middle and Upper Schools at 3:00pm (weather permitting)

Wednesday, 7th: 
Field day rain date

Friday, 9th: Graduation 2pm


Saturday, 10th: WADE ACRES Breakfast at Theatre 8-10am

Please pick up children's lost items and work between now and the end of school. There are many items on campus that need to make it home!

May 6th is Field Day and Tent Out!
(unless the weather is bad; then Field Day will be on the 7th) 

This year's Field Day will be held on Tuesday, June 6th. In case of inclement weather, the rain day will be Wednesday, June 7th.

Lower, Middle and Upper School children will be given team colors the week prior to the event so that face paint, nail polish and whatever else they can think of will be able to be purchased without having to do everything the morning of.

The day will be filled with a team cheer/song display, field games, and an all school big game in the afternoon.  

Lower School children will get picked up at regular dismissal time, and the Tent Out for Middle & Upper School will begin at 3:00.  A more detailed permission slip for the tent out will be sent home the week of May 29th. 

Again, Field Day is for all children, and Tent Out is for Middle and Upper School children only and is weather-dependent. Please contact the office with any questions 596-6405, info@rileyschool.org.

Monitor our Solar production

You can look on the bright side of life and keep tabs on Riley's solar savings courtesy of Revision Energy's online dashboard

Note that this updated link works! Please let others know the previous links contained a typo and don't work; they and are superseded by this one.
Summer at Riley
We need your help to distribute flyers! 
See below☟


Visit our website for the registration form where more details schedule is provided. 

Please send inquires to 
SummeratRiley@gmail.com or call 596-6405 

Did you know that Cinderella has a long lost twin brother named Bob living in the same kingdom with his own wicked stepfamily?  The separated siblings have enlisted the services of the Fairy Godmother, the Godfather (he ain't no fairy!)  and two enchanted gerbils to help wile their way into the exclusive royal festivities of Wychwood-under-Ooze.  Bob has his sights set on Prince Percy's all-kingdom baseball game, while Cinderella eyes the birthday gala for Princess Petunia.  When the two strangers disappear at midnight after Cinderella hits a game winning homerun, the search is on to find the feet that fit the glass slipper and the muddy cleat!

A Twist on the classic tale of three goats in search of greener pastures. Saying goodbye to their friends the rabbits and butterflies, the goats must cross a bridge guarded by a greedy troll to get to the fresh sweet grass. 

☞ Performance on Thursday May 25th at 6:30pm ☜
Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership Family Weekend

Connect with nature on Hurricane Island

Join us for our first Hurricane Island Family Weekend! This weekend is for families to unplug and experience our off-shore and off-the-grid island together as they explore, learn, and connect with nature and each other.

Hands-on science activities for all levels will be offered each day and families will also have time to play along the shore line, hike our trails, and even jump off our pier to take a quick swim in the ocean. 


$200 per person, c hildren under 3 are free: Open to families with children of all ages.  Price includes all transportation between Rockland and Hurricane Island, all food and housing, all programming, and all facilities use during the weekend.  Hurricane Island is a non-smoking and alcohol-free facility.

On Hurricane Island, all participants are empowered to become environmental advocates and stewards in their communities. We help make connections
and build communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Contact Phoebe today at 207-867-6050 or phoebe@hurricaneisland.net.

Rockport Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 29 at 11am

Parade includes:
  • CHRHS BandFire and police vehicles
  • Antique cars
  • Scout troops
  • Lincolnville Band
  • Rockport Clubs
    And more!
Your participation is welcome!  For more information, call David Barry at 975-0395
Community Corner

Remember, it's your Whims!

Get involved and communicate with other parents here... What do you need? What are you trying to sell? What are you involved in that other families might like to know about?

Carpooling Request from Jane

LOOKING FOR CARPOOL from Belfast or Lincolnville area. Commuting 100 mi/ day is unsustainable. I appreciate any kind of commuting support!


Looking for kid-friendly driver to help with bringing my daughter to school in Rockport. Pay and gas reimbursement commensurate with responsibility.

Thank you! Jane Morgan, 802-291-0785 or janemorgan83@gmail.com

Do you need Summer Babysitting?

LOOKING FOR A FABULOUS SUMMER BABYSITTER? Riley graduate Cecile Burbank ('13) can help!  She can be reached at 542-8302.

Help Wanted at Village Ice Cream

Spring has arrived and it's time to start thinking about ice  cream. Village Ice Cream in Port Clyde is looking to add people to its team. We are currently looking for a supervisor to oversee daily duties of the retail shop and its employees. Duties would include but aren't limited to, inventory, ordering, scheduling, and baking, as well as being a presence in the retail store, overseeing and training the employees.

We are also looking for scoopers. Must be at least 14. Duties include, but are not limited to scooping, running a cash register, taking customer orders, interacting with customers, cleaning the retail area, and stocking shelves.

Good customer service and communication skills a must.

These are all seasonal positions. If interested, contact:
Jessica Thompson at 975-1947

Herbal CSA

Robin (mom of Abby, Finn, Tristan and Grace) is offering an herbal CSA this year through her doula business, Breathe Through Birth. Geared towards the health of your family, not just pregnant people, this CSA is meant to strengthen and maintain your well-being in a time where the future of healthcare is uncertain. For $85, you'll receive 3-5 products monthly (such as tinctures, balms, teas, and soaps) from June until November. 

To sign up, or for more information, contact Robin at 956-2197 or robin.hamann4@gmail.com

Please contact us with your news 
or to correct inaccuracies: 
director@rileyschool.org or 

Community Events

Sunday, May 28th:  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 12-3pm at The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St, Rockland. RSVP on Facebook. (Part of an ongoing monthly Harry Potter film festival)

Monday, May 29th: Rockport Memorial Day Parade. Starts at 11am next to Rockport Post Office. Participation is encouraged, see above!
Amazon will donate .5% of every
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