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.

This year’s events include:
Winter Carnival Saturday, February 22, 2014
Cardboard Sled Derby Saturday, February 22, 2014
Annual Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12, 2014
Game Show Challenge Night Friday, May 16, 2014
School's Out Concert & BBQ Friday, June 6, 2014
National Night Out First Tuesday in August
Eliot Festival Days Last weekend in September
Dog Dayz ~ Adoption Celebration Saturday, October 19, 2013
Halloween Party and Haunted Trail Friday, October 25, 2013
Holiday Coloring Contest November 1st-December 1st
Santa's Workshop & Tree Lighting First Saturday in December

Annual Egg Hunt

egg huntNews coming to the ECSD from the cabbage patch is that Peter Cottontail will be here in Eliot hiding eggs and candy for youth ages 2-10. This event will be split into sections so that the younger children and the older children will have their own areas. Children will get to meet with Peter Cottontail himself. Please arrive by 11:45am. Signs will direct youth to the proper location for their egg hunt. We are accepting prize and candy donations for the Egg Hunt through April 7! Please drop off donations at the ECSD Office in the Eliot Fire Station.

Special Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!

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Game Show Challenge Night

Cardboard SledKids will be challenged to use their mind and body during this fun and exciting game night. It will be an Amazing Race to see who will overcome Survivor challenges, Fear Factor foods while they only have a Minute To Win It. Your child will leave Wiped Out. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR! MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

School's Out Concert & BBQ

Let’s rock and roll the night away to a great band and some wonderful BBQ food. ECSD will have a traditional BBQ hot dog and hamburger concession stand to keep your belly full while you dance. Don’t forget to get some ice cream at the EES Ice Cream Smorgasbord going on at the same time.

National Night Out

Alex - Coloring Contest Winner & Chief ShortNational Night Out is always held the first Tuesday of August. National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Sponsored by the Eliot Police Department, the Eliot Fire Department and the Eliot Community Service Department this night will feature a cook out, contests, youth and family activities, entertainment and helpful resources on drug prevention awareness and crime prevention.

Eliot Festival Days

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.

Dog Dayz ~ Adoption Celebration & Rabies Clinic

Dog DayzAHRWe’ll have a howling good time as we spend a day with our four legged family members. A Rabies Clinic will be offered by Eliot Veterinary Clinic for $20 per animal (Cash only, exact change). Eliot Town Hall is also offering early Registration for you dog. Register your dog(s) before 12/31/13 and you will be entered to win a large basket of doggie treats & prizes.

Dogs will be available for adoption from Almost Home Rescue of Maine. Visit Almost Home Rescue, your new best friend is waiting!! Last year many dogs were adopted and found their forever homes through this event.

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.

Special Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors!

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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.

2013 Winners

PreKindergartenKindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade

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).