Special Events

CTBHThe ECSD organizes a number of special events throughout the year to celebrate Eliot and build community spirit. All events are open to the public and are offered free or at low-cost. We hope to see you there!

Please remember that all ECSD Special Events are Tobacco Free!

Registration is required for all paying programs. No registrations will be taken at the door.

2014-2015 Special Events include:
Winter Carnival Saturday, February 21, 2015
Annual Egg Hunt Saturday, March 28, 2015
School's Out Concert & BBQ First Friday in June
National Night Out First Tuesday in August
Eliot Festival Days September 26 & 27, 2014
Halloween Party and Haunted Trail Friday, October 24, 2014
Holiday Coloring Contest November 1st-December 1st
Santa's Workshop & Tree Lighting First Saturday in December

Eliot Festival Days - Friday 9/26 & Saturday 9/27

ECSD Kids CornerCelebrate Eliot Festival Days, held annually on the last weekend in September! This year the traditional Friday night activities, including the fireworks will be held during Bicentennial Week in August. On Saturday, the celebration includes a pancake breakfast, 5K road race, kids’ fun run, parade, crafts, food and ECSD Kids’ Corner.

Halloween Party and Haunted Trail

MonsterStart planning your costume for the annual ECSD Halloween party and costume contest. The party begins at the EES Gym with games and refreshments. The fun continues with a walk through the haunted woods behind the elementary school. Enter if you dare!

Haunted TrailSuggested Donation of $1.00 pp or $5.00 per family. We are also collecting canned or non-perishable items to donate to Foot Prints Food Pantry for the upcoming holiday season.


Annual Holiday Coloring Contest

Each grade level will have its own picture to color. Pictures will be available at ECSD or print one by selecting the appropriate grade level below. Prizes will be awarded to one winner in each grade level. Please make sure that your child’s name, phone number, school and teacher's name is printed legibly on the back of the picture. Winners will be contacted by phone.

Santa's Workshop & Annual Tree Lighting

The ECSD has partnered with the ECPTO to present a Santa’s Workshop event prior to the Town’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This is a NEW family event to take the place of the Breakfast with Santa. The Santa’s Workshop will have music, crafts, refreshments, game corner, and ECPTO children’s holiday shop & gift wrapping, and book swap.
At 5:30pm we will end this event and prepare ourselves for our short walk across the street to Hammond Park, where we will be greeted by caroling, led by Marshwood High School’s chorus, and of course Santa’s grand arrival at 6:00pm!

Santa Bring your camera, your very best singing voice and something warm to wear. The events will only be postponed in the event of rain or a severe snowstorm (a little snow won't hurt us).