Hall Elementary School


Hall Elementary School

23 Orono Road

Portland, ME 04102

About Our School:

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Important Events:

Dec. 23 (Tues.) - School-wide PJ Day (No slippers PLEASE

Dec. 24 – Jan. 2 NO SCHOOL ~ Winter Vacation 

Jan. 5 (Mon.) Return to School 

Jan. 6 (Tues.) Parent Information Meeting for Grades 4-5 RE: Family Living Curriculum

Jan. 7 (Wed) Early Release – Student Dismissal @ 2:05PM

Jan. 12 (Mon.) PTO Meeting @ 6:30-7:30 PM, Hall School Library

Jan. 13 (Tues.) Many Rivers Program Support Committee Meeting @ 6:00PM, Library

Jan. 21 (Wed.) Many Rivers Community Meeting @ 6:00PM, Gym and Room 20


Principal's Message:

Hall School offers a district-wide program of choice called Many Rivers that serves a population of approximately 100 students in grades 1-5.  The program was established in 1986, as an alternative education option for students and parents in Portland Public Schools.  Last year, Superintendent Caulk authorized an audit of the Many Rivers program. In the 2014 Program Audit Report, Sarah Butler Jessen, Ph.D. offers several recommendations for the school community to consider.  At this time, the Superintendent has requested that a committee be established to formally address the recommendations and define next steps for the Many Rivers Program.

We are looking for several volunteers to participate on this committee. The committee will be made up of Many Rivers parents (present/past), Many Rivers teachers (present/past), Hall School Neighborhood teachers, Hall School Neighborhood parents, Hall School administration, three School Board appointees, and two people appointed by the superintendent. The committee will be facilitated by Dr. Jessen, who conducted the Many Rivers audit on behalf of the school board.

Superintendent Caulk has set forth the following timeline: 

  • by January 15, 2015 - Committee formed 
  • by March 15, 2015 - Committee work plan given to Superintendent Caulk 
  • by June 15, 2015 – Committee recommendations made to Superintendent Caulk 
  • by September 2015 - Superintendent Caulk presents the recommendations to the School Board

As we consider the many recommendations from the audit, it will be critically important to have the perspectives of both Many Rivers and Neighborhood parents.  Please contact me (remiccatportlandschools [dot] org or 874-8205) if you are interested in participating in this important work.


Cynthia Remick, Hall School Principal

Important Links:

Superintendent Caulk’s blog
TUMBLEBOOKS through Portland Public Library
I Keep Bookmarks

Contact Information: