MECDHH/GBSD NEWS

June 2024



Dear MECDHH/GBSD Community & Friends, 


School is out for the summer! We are so proud of our students for their hard work, creativity, and collaboration this year. And a big heartfelt thank you to our incredible teachers and staff for your tireless work and dedication. We wish everyone a happy and safe summer – see you in September! 


If you’re looking for activities and events this summer, please keep scrolling for updates. There are many opportunities to stay in touch with families and connect with the Deaf/HH community. 


Would you or someone you know like to refer a child for MECDHH/GBSD services? If so, please follow the links below for more information! 


Referrals for ages 0-2

Referrals for ages 3-22

2024-25 School Calendar


download here

SUMMER EVENTS

Save the dates for these summer events and be on the lookout for more details forthcoming in your email, on our website, and on social media. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and visit our Events page for updates! Questions about an event or have an event to share?

Please email: kimberly.spencer@mecdhh.org

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TUESDAYS

JULY 9 - AUGUST 6

10:00-11:30am

Summer Family Playgroup (ages 0-5)


MECDHH/GBSD

1 Mackworth Island

Falmouth, ME


Register by JULY 1 (by scanning the QR code on the flyer to the left) and receive a free book that will be used throughout the summer session!


Questions? Contact Amy Spencer: amy.spencer@mecdhh.org

JULY 13

12:30-2:30pm

Splash Pad Fun


Presque Isle Rec Center

Riverside Park

36 Riverside Drive 

Presque Isle, ME

JUNE 15

10:00am-4:00pm

Deaf/HH Day at the Lake


Range Pond State Park

26 State Park Rd

Poland Spring, ME


*Gas cards are available - contact your EI provider.

JUNE 19

6:00pm (gates open at 4:30pm)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness Night at the Sea Dogs


Hadlock Field

271 Park Ave

Portland, ME


Before the game, there will be a parade around the field for all who wish to participate. The Sea Dogs will wear specially designed jerseys that have 'Sea Dogs' spelled out in American Sign Language (ASL). Pine Tree Society will be providing ASL interpreters.


More information HERE

JULY 20

8:30am-3:30pm

Family Learning Day


MECDHH/GBSD

1 Mackworth Island

Falmouth, ME


Register HERE

JULY 20

2:00pm

Beauty and the Beast in ASL

Monmouth Community Players


Winthrop Performing Arts Center

511 Rambler Rd

Winthrop, ME


More information HERE

August 3

10:00am-2:30pm

Family Fun Day


Camp CaPella

8 Pearl Point Rd

Dedham, ME


Questions? Contact: megan.garrity@mecdhh.org

August 10-12

Cue Retreat


Camp Mechuwana

Mechuwana Ln

Winthrop, ME


More information HERE

August 17

10:30am-2:30pm

Maine Hands & Voices' Annual Pool Party


Hermon, ME


To register or for more information, email: mainehandv@gmail.com

August 19-25

Camp Dirigo Experience


Pine Tree Camp

114 Pine Tree Camp Rd

Rome, ME 


Pine Tree Camp’s Dirigo Experience brings Maine’s Deaf and hard of hearing youth together at Pine Tree Camp for unique opportunities year-round.


This program is designed to help combat isolation and build confidence, leadership and social skills. Participants experience a sense of connection and community together at Camp, then have ongoing opportunity to stay in touch with their new-found friends remotely and in-person, all while having fun!


Pine Tree Camp’s Dirigo Experience is designed for ages 7 to 15 and limited to 30 participants.


More information HERE

Pine Tree Society’s Interpreting Services is partnering with Ogunquit Playhouse to provide American Sign Language performances for their 2024 season, beginning in May. For more information as well as a list of upcoming performances, click HERE. For discounted tickets to our ASL performances, follow this link and use the promo code: SIGNLANGUAGE when making your purchase.

We have several job openings at MECDHH/GBSD! Please visit the Employment Opportunities page on our website for more details!

Contact Us!

The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Governor Baxter School for the Deaf

1 Mackworth Island

Falmouth, ME 04105

www.mecdhh.org

207-781-3165

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