Monday, June 5, 2023

June Letter from the Principal


June 2023

Dear Great Falls Families,

It is hard to believe that we are in the final stretch of the school year. There is lots of excitement on the Great Falls campus. Please take a moment to offer our school some important feedback regarding our home and school connections by completing the following very short survey:

Grade Level Field Days at USM: To celebrate the end of the school year, we will be facilitating district-wide grade-level wellness events at the University of Southern Maine field house from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend and observe the events. This event is always a highlight of the year and it is the first time back at USM since the pandemic!

  • June 7th - 5th Grade Field Day 

Spirit Day! Decade’s Day: Thursday, June 8th - Dress like your favorite decade on Thursday. Will you sport the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s? We can’t wait to see the most represented decade! Don’t forget that you can always wear your Gorham gear.

GMS Incoming 6th Grade Family Night: Thursday, June 8th -  6:00-7:00 pm - This evening at Gorham Middle School is a night designed to share information with families about what to expect when their child goes to middle school. It will also be a chance for families to ask questions that they may have. Students are invited to attend with their families.

Remote Learning Day - June 13th: Great Falls will be used as a polling location on Tuesday, June 13th. Because we are not able to separate the public from the students, this day will be a remote learning day for our Great Falls students. Students will receive all of the materials needed to complete their daily assignments at home prior to June 13th, which will include classroom activities as well as assignments from service providers. Staff will be available throughout the day to respond to emails or other communication from families. 

5th Grade Step Up to Gorham Middle School - June 14th: Our 5th graders will be visiting Gorham Middle School and touring the campus on Wednesday, June 14th. They will get the opportunity to meet their teachers, see their new classmates, and learn about Gorham Middle School. This will be an exciting day for our graduating 5th graders. We will be celebrating our 5th graders on June 15th with a special Subway picnic lunch and field day. 5th-grade families are welcome to attend, bring their own picnic lunch, and join us outdoors. 

Grades K-4 Step Up to Next Year - June 15th: On the morning of June 15th our students will visit their new classrooms for next year and meet their teacher and classmates. Following the step-up experience, families will receive an email notifying them of their child’s new teacher. 

Last Day of School - June 16th: Reminder that this day is an early release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Please be sure to call the office at 222-1053 or email Julie Murray at if you have a change in your child’s pick-up plan.

School Calendar for Next Year: 2023 - 2024 Calendar

Have a wonderful spring break! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at any time at or We are looking forward to a great finish to the year!


Becky Fortier and Deanna Etienne

Great Falls Administrators