Daily Announcements

If interested in a noon duty supervisor position at Houlton (11:30-1:00), please apply on WECAN.


Skyward Family Access

End of Day Transportation:
Please read  - important information!!  Your child's safety is our top priority!
Thank you for following our dismissal procedures - we appreciate your shared commitment to the safety of our Houlton students!
  • If you are picking up your child at the end of the day, please plan to meet him/her at the west entrance(Door #2), down by the music/art room.  In order to stay clear of students loading the buses, please park in the west parking lot, near the playground. Teachers will be in the hallway by the music/art room with their students until parents arrive to pick them up.  
  • The end of day bell rings at 3:40pm, so plan to pick up your child(ren) at that time.
  • For safety reasons, we ask that you do not pull students out of the bus line, as it makes it difficult to keep track of students.
  • If plans change during the day, please try to let the office know by 3:00pm so we have adequate time to let the teacher know of the change.
  • If your child is going home with someone else, please send a note giving permission (if a note or phone call are not received, we will have your child follow their normal after-school routine).
  • Any changes to bus rides home need to be approved by Safeway (386-2824), and then communicated to the Houlton office.

Love & Logic Parenting Classes
Beginning Oct. 6, 5:45-7:45PM
(click here for details)

2015-16 Student/Parent Handbook
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Sites and Apps to Support Literacy at Home and in the Classroom  

Parents, click on the book below to explore resources for your child to ensure that the material meets your approval.


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St. Croix River Crossing Information
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Mission Statement

Houlton Mission Statement:
Houlton students, staff and families learn, care and grow. We do this by:
  • working together
  • thinking deeply
  • caring for our community

Upcoming Events

Wed, Oct 7 - Fri, Oct 9
Camp Sandstone
5th grade trip to Camp Sandstone!
October 7,8,9
Thursday, October 8
1st Grade Field Trip
Crystal Cave
Kindergarten Field Trip
Afton Apple Orchard
Monday, October 12
Houlton Parent Group Meeting
6:30 Media Center
Tuesday, October 13
Love & Logic Parenting Class
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Hudson Prairie Elementary
(click here for details & registration)

From the Principal


The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW.  The more that you LEARN, the more places you’ll GO.
-Dr. Seuss

Reading is such a big part of the elementary school years!  It is during these years that students realize the power of reading, and the places it can take them.  It might be a story that takes them back in time, or into space, or it could lead them to new information about a favorite animal. A child’s natural curiosity builds the desire to learn, and the ability to read brings that learning to life.

Much of the elementary school day is focused on reading.  You can support this work at home by setting time aside for reading - it can be reading to or with your child, or your child reading on his/her own. Make sure your child has access to things to read - whether it’s online, a bookshelf at home, books from school, or a trip to the public library.  And finally, be a reading role model.  Talk about the ways you read throughout your day.  Share a favorite book from your childhood.  Ask questions about what your child is reading.  Or read the same book and talk about the book together.  Share your excitement!

The picture above shows the mountain of books we’ve read at Houlton so far this year!  Mrs. Wicker inspired us to read a mountain of books (while she climbed a mountain during her recent trip to Austria!).  The students have been excited to share their book titles, and to add to the growing mountain.  Our reading skills, strategies and excitement are building every day!

Thank you for encouraging reading at home.  Thank you for supporting reading at school.  Oh, the places these kids will go!

Sue Hellmers


Today, 10/8/2015
High: 66 Low: 52
Rain showers
83% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/9/2015
High: 58 Low: 42
Partly cloudy
2% chance of precipitation.