Hall School Information
We have new start and end times for the 2016 -2017 school year. Our first bell will ring at 8:50 a.m. with a second bell at 9:00 a.m. to officially begin the school day.
We will continue to have universal breakfast for all students. Each morning breakfast will be delivered to all classrooms and readily available to all students as they enter the their classrooms. Students are required to select three out of the four offerings each day that they participate (One must be fruit). Hall school is very fortunate to be able to offer this grant funded program for the 2016-2017 school year with no charge to students.
School will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. each day. The only exception is Early Release Wednesdays when school will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. Early Release Wednesdays run from October through May.
We will have staff on the playground for the supervision of students at 8:30 a.m. each morning. Please be sure that students do not arrive prior to 8:30 a.m. as there will be no supervision on the playground.
Welcome to several New Staff Members
We are very excited about the new staff members who have joined the Hall School Family. We would like to tell you a little bit about them.
Sarah Swenson is our new Pre K teacher. We are so excited to have a Pre K classroom at Hall School in Room 4 this year. Sarah has taught Pre K for nearly ten years in a formal agency in Southern Maine. She is very excited to be joining our family. She is married and has ten month old twins!
Renee Carbone is our new Kindergarten teacher. She comes to us with thirteen years experience in primary (K-2) education. Renee lives in Portland with her husband and young daughter. She especially loves family time at the beach.
Bianca Winship is our new Grade Four teacher. Bianca has been teaching in the Portland Schools for eleven years. Her career started in special education and then she transitioned to the primary grades. This will be her fifth year teaching fourth grade as she enters Hall School. Her son, Ian, will begin kindergarten this year.
Linda Morrell is our new Speech Therapist. Linda has worked in Portland for thirty years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. This experience has enabled Linda to really understand the range of needs among her students, and to develop an enormous toolbox of strategies to successfully work with them.
Dawn Fisher is our new Occupational Therapist. Dawn’s two sons attended the Many Rivers Program graduating from Hall in 2005. She is very excited to return to our community as our Occupational Therapist. Dawn enjoys spending time with her family as well as cooking, weaving, and the outdoors.
Patti Richardson is our new school year secretary. Patti has been the lead secretary at The Maine Girls Academy (Catherine McAuley High School) for the last eight years. Patti brings a wealth of experience to this position. She lives in Limerick with her husband Rick. Patti has two grown children and loves to spend her free time with her family.
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