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9 November, 1984 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 13 Community Hallowe'en Party held at Eastport Gym Spooks and goblins of all sizes flock- ed to the Eastport Elementary School gym on Hallowe'en night to join in an evening of good fun and scares. The Eastport Rotary Club, assisted by other local organizations such as the Eastport Police Association, the Junior Police Association and the Athletic Boosters provided the youngsters with a variety of Hal/owe'en-related entertain- ment and attracted a large number of children and their parents to the event. Children were provided with bags of candy, tempted with a number of games and judged in a "best costume contest" sponsored by the Eastport Police Assoc- iation. Winners of the costume contests were as follows: Pre-school through grade 2: (.1) Ricky Cox; (2) Kristen and Allison Eberhart; (3) Bobby Carter. Grades 3 through 5: (1) Christina Fickett; (2) Howie Johnson; (3) Linda McCord and Sherry Metcalf. Grades 6 through 8: (I) Denise Fickett; (2) Jennifer Young; (3) Beth Stevens and Michelle Coy. Grade 9 through Adult: (1) Blanche Met- calf; (2) Peggy Murphy; (3) Becky Car- son. The judges had a difficult time choos- ing the eventual winners because all of the contestants looked good (andscary). The first place winners won $25; second place earned $15; and third place winners won $1'0. The "Haunted Hollow" maze, as usual, attracted a large number of daring entrants. Jon and Patti Cook and their cohorts, as usual, did an excellent job of making a trip to Haunted Hollow one to remember. The Rotarians and other participating organizations wish to thank everyone who donated toward their third success- ful Hallowe'en party. Club members put a lot of time and effort into making the event entertaining and they feel that their efforts were rewarded. I SCHOOL It LUNCH MENUIt Eastport Week of November 12, 1984 Monday-No School-Veterans Day. Tuesday-Tuna Rolls-Tomato Soup- Mixed Vegetables-Peaches-Cookies- Milk. Wednesday-Spaghetti with Meatsauce -Waxed Beans-Homemade Rolls-Mixed Fruit-Milk. Thursday-Hot Dog in Roll-Potato Chips-Grape Juice-Apple-Milk. Friday-Thanksgiving Dinner-Turkey with Gravy-Mashed Potato-Dressing- Peas-Cranberry Sauce-Fresh Pear-Milk. Week of November 19, 1984 Monday-Meatball SAndwiches-Green Beans-Bananas-Cookies-Milk. Tuesday-Chickenburger in Bun- French Fries-Peas-Pears-Milk. Wednesday-Pizza (hamburg, cheese) -Corn-Apple-Cookies-Milk. Thursday-No School-Thanksgiving Vacation. , Friday-No School-Thanksgiving Vacation. Subject to Change.. THE STRANGE CREATURES, pictured a- bove, who took over the Senior Citizens, Center in Eastport the night of October 31. A t right are three {Susan Surles, Merlin Cates and Betty Jo Cates) that were found at the Hallowe 'en party sponsored by the Rotary Club at the Elementary School. (Quoddy Tides Photos) Eastport Elementary School Principal sets goals for 1984-85 If he has his way, Eastport Element- ary School pupils will be seeing a lot of their new principal both in and out of the classroom, parents will be more in- volved in their child's schooling, and space and resource shortages will be re- duced. Principal Jim Toomey has set himself a number of goals to strive for this school year and is busy working to satisfy these goals beginning with breaking down the idea of the stereotyped principal. "People think of the principal as someone who just sits in his office wait- ing for people to come to him," explain- ed Toomey. "I want to be visible to the students and talk with them as much as I can." Tommey has begun this familiariza- tion process by teaching in each of the elementary school classes this autumn. He has gotten to know the youngsters better by instructing them, gotten the "pulse" of each class in order to evaluate the teachers more fairly and gotten to know particular children. Students are now being sent to the principal's office for performing good work in class. Such youngsters receive a certificate for their achievement and are given a sticker to mark the honor. Eastport Elementary School is also improving communications with parents of students by sending them a newslet- ter each month. The newsletter keeps the parents up-to-date on school activit- ies, rules and regulations and scheduled events. The October parent newsletter also sent out a-cal/for volunteers who would like to share their skills with Eastport students. "Volunteers and resource people are increasing," noted Toomey, "hopefully, we can do units on the French language, dramatics, computers, etc. for a short time." This year, for the first time, parents received a progress report on their child- ren halfway through the regular school ranking quarter. "We sent these home after five weeks instead of mailing warning slips," Toom- ey explained. 'q'his way we alert every- body as to how their child is performing scholastically, not just the parents of students who are doing poorly." The interim progress reports include behavior reports that are not even listed on the rank cards such as how well the student works independently, completes work on time, obeys rules and respects authority. The youngsters are ranked (1) above average, (2) average, (3) below average or (4) not passing at this time in BERT'S ; S..m. Skoe I STATIONERY O Servingour delicious Subs, plus Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs,  .. Tacos etc. at prices t please you.  l 71 Water St. J" l NOW SERVING - 11 different varieties ,() li Eastport, Me. if 0 of PIZZA - 11 AM - 9 PM daily. --  Tel. 853-4854 O O Call ahead and your order will be waiting - 853-2303 2 Open: Monday - Saturday   OPEN DALLY - 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. . | 10 A.M. ;- 4 P.M. j BERMAN MALL - Water St. - Eastport, Me. __ _ by Susan Esposito all of his or her normal study areas. "We're trying to reach the majority of parents with this progress report," ex- plained its originator. "But we'll be satisfied with any positive results." Toomey is also concerned with an aspect of the school building itself open areas. They are a definite concern to him and he has already moved a first grade class into a self-contained room that was formerly used by special education stu- dents. "The open classroom situation is re- stricting," Toomey complained. "The fact that there are no walls is restricting to a teacher and it inhibits spontaneity. Unfortunately, when classes get excited, which we want them to do, all of the other classes know it." The principal is also voicing his desire to include more money in the budget for school activities that have been fin- ancially ignored such as field trips or out- of-town trips for elementary school ath- letes. "I think we should put these needed things in the budget, then cut it if there are no funds and ask people to donate to these causes. Don't solicit people for money without asking the school board for the funds first." This year elementary school students may be involved in Olympics of the Mind activities and grades five and six are enrolled in the New England Math Contest which, Toomey is quick to point out, is one way to tap talent. "I can serve as an advocate either for a parent, teacher or child. Or I can be a mediator who will make decisions based on all available information to do what's best for the student." "Above all, I want to do the right thing for the child."