- 12 Scott Dyer Road
- Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
- Kelly Hasson, Principal
Dear Pond Cove Families, Friends and Visitors:
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year and thank you for visiting our school website! For current news throughout the school year, please be sure to click the link to our weekly Pond Cove Newsletter. These weekly newsletters also are e-mailed to all Pond Cove families every Friday throughout the school year.
Nestled in our beautiful seaside community, Pond Cove is a kindergarten through grade four public elementary school with a rich tradition of inclusiveness and educational excellence supported by strong parent and community involvement. At Pond Cove we believe that a healthy home-school partnership contributes to every child’s success.
As principal, I have the privilege and responsibility of working with our staff to ensure the academic, social and emotional success of our students. We consider our work essential in providing a solid foundation for our students that supports the Cape Elizabeth School Department’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Our committed, dedicated teachers and support staff deliver instruction in core curriculum areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Our focus is to provide robust and engaging educational experiences that support individual student growth and achievement in a safe and welcoming learning environment.
Pond Cove students participate in weekly classes that include Art, Music, Physical Education and Media Center/Library. Pond Cove provides World Language classes to second, third and fourth graders twice a week, alternating French and Spanish. For example, second and fourth graders will receive instruction in French this year, while third graders will receive instruction in Spanish. Third and fourth graders also attend health classes twice a week.
The use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning is integrated across all areas of our curriculum. Our Technology Teacher works closely with students and staff in classrooms, in our computer lab and using mobile technology carts to enhance learning with devices that include SMART Boards, iPads and computers. Leveraging the use of technology at Pond Cove also plays a broader role in preparing our students to develop the competencies they will need to interact responsibly and contribute productively within our interconnected global society.
Ensuring that our students have the support they need to navigate new experiences along their social and emotional development is important to their well-being and readiness to learn. Our school counselor and social workers provide individual, small and large group support to K-4 students throughout the school year, and also provide valuable support and resources to parents and guardians.
Pond Cove is extremely grateful for the generous support we receive from the Pond Cove Parents Association, the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation and the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. Our parents and community play integral roles toward enriching our students’ education. The following are just a few of the many contributions from these organizations that benefit our students: an annual K-4 Artists-in Residence program, an annual Visiting Children’s Author, our outdoor classroom Natureland, a Robotics Program, yearlong work with author and anti-bullying expert Stan Davis, technology that includes SMART Boards and iPads, outreach programs from the Chewonki Foundation and the Children’s Museum, class trips to Robinson Woods and Great Pond to learn about local ecology, animal and plant habitats, professional development opportunities and much, much more.
Enjoy your visit to our website. Be sure to check back for regular updates through our weekly newsletters. All of us at Pond Cove look forward to a very successful school year for all of our students!
Kelly Hasson, Principal