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MSPA What's Happening - March 2, 2020
MSPA What's Happening - March 2, 2020
Wendy Derzawiec
Monday, March 02, 2020

What's Happening
March 2, 2020



Letter from the Presidents


Dear Parents,

We hope to see everyone at the Basketball Bonanza tonight at 5pm! Concessions, and 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the 5th and 6th grade, teacher vs student games, it all will be a ton of fun and a great way to start the week!!

The Chewonki packets have been sent home to all 6th grade families.

The Clynk Challenge is still going strong - Cape Elizabeth Middle School is in 22nd place, let's get those Clynk bags to a drop off! Ask your student to bring home bags. Bags can be found in each classroom.

We are still looking for a lead on the 8th Grade Celebration. If you would like to be the leader(s) please contact Jennifer Pollick and Heather Reeves ASAP.

Don't forget Wednesday is an early release day. Today is Day 1.

Sincerely,
Heather Reeves and Jennifer Pollick
Co-Presidents

What's Happening this month:
** MSPA Sponsored Events and Programs

March

2 - 5:00-8:30pm, Basketball Bonanza**
4 - Early Release Day
7 - 6th Grade Honors Festival
10 - 5/6th grade Math Meet
10 - MSPA Monthly Meeting 8:30am**
12 - Hannaford Gift Card deadline**

16 - Indoor Track Meet, Portland Expo, 4pm
18 - Half Day, Conferences
27 - Jazz Cabaret 6:30-9pm
27 - Indoor Track Meet, Portland Expo - 7:15
30 - Indoor Track Meet, Portland Exp - 4pm



To view the year in advance the MSPA 2019-2020 Calendar can be found here. It is regularly updated, so save the link.


What's on the Menu this Week?

Monday:
Chicken Sliders w/ Oven Fries, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Tuesday: Make Your Own Italian, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Wednesday: Fettuccini Alfredo w/ Garlic Bread, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Thursday: Beef Stew in a Bread Boule, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Friday: Baked Beans w/ Grilled Hot Dogs, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options


Check out your child's class progress
The CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge will end on March 20th! Remember for every $1 we raise through CLYNK we get a $.50 match. Pond Cove Elementary School is currently in 8th place in the state and Cape Elizabeth Middle School is in 22nd. Let's get any bags that you have filled in your garage to your local Hannaford CLYNK drop off location!

As we wrap up February our top three leaders changed slightly. 5th Grade team Arbour / Newton is standing strong at the top spot with $39.55. Chase / Briggs clearly hauled all of their bags into CLYNK and jumped up to second with $35.00. Doane / Geikie land in third with $27.40 with Kerr / Noreus right on their heels in fourth with $26.65.

With four weeks left in the February / March challenge, anyone can win! Keep CLYNKING!

Sheri Bragg

Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser Feb Update Participants using their Hannaford pre-paid gift cards raised $157.50 in January for the schools - we receive 5% back from our bulk orders each month. The next deadline is March 12th!image.png
Drop off a check with your filled out form to the MS or Pond Cove front office and you will receive a Hannaford grocery card for the full amount of your check. Forms can also be found in the lobbies of Pond Cove and the middle school. You choose which grade your 5% gets allocated to - or you may choose teacher grants. Funds raised help the grade you choose pay for outdoor programming and the Chewonki trip they will in the 6th grade.
For questions please email Laura Allen at allenlaura207@gmail.com.
See here how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going.

Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app and just scan your grocery receipt.

Get the app at: https://www.boxtops4education.com
We will still be collecting paper Box Tops and dimes all year! Next Collection Date, Last Day of School.

Basketball Bonanza.

All Middle School Girls and Boys basketball players VS. the Middle School teachers and staff. Event is on 3/2 with doors opening at 5:30pm, National Anthem at 6pm, first game (Girls 8th grade team vs. Female teachers and staff) tips off at 6:05pm, and the second game (Boys 8th grade team vs. the Male teachers and staff) tips off at 7pm. All done by 8pm. There will be give-aways, and half time competitions for those in the stands! Benefits the 8th grade graduation celebration.

RAFFLE to support the 5th grade trip to the Freedom Trail
For the 5th grade raffle we will have a 50/50 and two raffle items - Xbox one console and one year Disney plus membership.

CEMS and CESD PROGRAMS
ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Ultimate Frisbee is starts in a few weeks for girls and boys in grades 5 though 8 in Cape Middle School. Forms are due by the end of this week, Friday, March 6. If your daughter or son is interested in playing Ultimate, please email Peter Kelley at peter@maineultimate.org; we'll add you to our mailing list and send you the necessary forms.

Mark Your Calendar!

Festival of Curiosity

Friday, June 5, 2020

New additions to our already impressive line-up:

Lucas Tree Experts, Let's Go, Crisp, & Dr. Picarillo will be at the Festival to share their expertise.

And a huge shout-out to IDEXX for sponsoring Curious Creatures!

We have an amazing community who truly supports our schools. It feels good to live in Cape.

Thanks everyone for your support!


Substitute Teachers Needed

If you are interested in learning more you can check the link below or contact any of our district principals. The Middle School is in particular need for substitute teachers, with only a few on sight staff members on any given day to cover absent teachers, it is imperative that the district build it's base of subs. This is not a volunteer position, you get paid!

Please apply online at
https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/page/job-openings--105
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