"What's Happening" Weekly Update

Cape Elizabeth Middle School

February 19, 2018



FEB 19    Presidents' Day Holiday - No School

FEB 19 - 23   Mid-Winter Break

Mar 1     11:15am - 12:00pm  
Grade 5/6 Math Team Practice


Mar 2     So. ME MS Honors Festival (7/8)

Mar 3     So. ME MS Honors Festival (7/8)
 


 

The following is a message from the Middle School Parents Association:


MSPA message to 8th grade families:

Basketball Bonanza season is upon us!  Each year the 8th grade families run and organize Basketball Bonanza where the girls and boys 8th grade basketball players play faculty and staff in fun, spirited games during an evening in March. We are looking for volunteers to organize and run the event.  If no one steps up, the event will not take place.
 
Please sign up to organize and run the event by Wednesday 2/28.  If no one steps up by then, we'll assume there is no interest to hold the event.

The event typically takes place on an evening in March in the Middle School gym. We already have the 6th grade lined up to run concessions and the 5th grade lined up for the raffle. We need 8th grade families to pick the date, book the gym, and run the event. ALL admission proceeds go to the 8th grade class to help fund their celebration at the end of the year or will be carried on to high school with them.

Thank you!
The MSPA

 



Upcoming MSPA Meeting Dates:

March 13th

April 10th

May 8th

June 5th (if needed; 1st Tuesday b/c of the last day of school the following week)

 




HANNAFORD GROCERY CARD FUNDRAISER

Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser: 22 families participated in the HGC program this January. The schools earned $357.50 for outdoor education programs! Hannaford gives back 5% of every dollar loaded onto your card! You decide to which grade's outdoor fund your 5% gets allocated or you may choose to allocate funds to teacher grants It's a free, no-cost fundraiser! Send in a check with your filled out form to the PC front office and you will receive a Hannaford grocery card for the full amount of your check. Send in checks by the due dates listed and we will reload your same card each month. 

For questions please email Laura Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See here how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going. The MSPA has set each class's goal of reducing tuition by $90 per student but last year's 6th grade class was able to reduce their tuition by $135 per student!! Excess funds raised/unused move with your child's class into High School.
 



CLYNK NEWS 

With just 15 days into the 2018 CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge, Cape Elizabeth Middle School leads the state of Maine with 6,058 containers being recycled so far.  We have five more weeks of the challenge and remember, Hannaford is doing a $0.50 match with every $1 we recycle.  

Mrs. Caruso's team continues to lead for the January / February challenge with $67.90.  Mr. Chase's team made up a little bit of ground to close the gap coming in at 2nd with $53.35.  Geikie, Arbour and Karlonas homerooms take over the remaining top five spots.  

Fill extra bags over February break!  
Thank you for continuing to CLYNK!  


If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Bragg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 



4/27/18: Next Box Top Collection Date - student submitting the most valid number will win an iTunes Gift Card!

A reminder to send in those Box Tops collected; the Box Tops do not need to be neatly trimmed, just include the full future expiration date and display the product code.  The student who submits the most valid Box Tops by the collection deadline will win an iTunes Gift Card. The next 2017-18 collection dates are 4/27 and the last day of school. Thanks for your support!
 



Come and Play in Open Gym every Sunday!

Open Gym is held at the High School Gym every Sunday from 12:15 to 3:15pm from now until 3/18.  Kids are $3, families are $5.  Indoor shoes recommended. 
 



CAPE YOUTH TRAVEL LACROSSE (Grades 3-6) Registration is open and fills fast!!!  Deadline is Feb 28th and NO REGISTRATION is accepted past that date so don't miss out!  (Mandatory uniform and parent meeting on Tuesday, March 6th @ 6pm) For full description and dates visit CAPE TRAVEL LAX 




 



CAPE ATHLETICS:

TO SEE ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC EVENT SCHEDULES Go HERE 

SEE YOU AT THE GAMES!!!

 


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Dear Parent Volunteers,

The final volunteer orientation sessions of the 2017-2018 school year have been confirmed and posted on the orientations page of the volunteer website. Believe it or not, the spring field trip and celebration season is on the way. I know you don't want to miss a field trip or a celebration because you didn't complete your volunteer registration requirements in time. I hope to see you soon.

 

Parent and Community Volunteers play an important role in supporting our students, teachers and whole school community. Thank you for your time and dedication in serving our schools. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

 

INVITATION to PRESENT

at the

8th Annual Career Fair

South Portland High School, Cape Elizabeth High School, Scarborough High School

South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

South Portland High School, Beal Gymnasium

637 Highland Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106

9:15 AM - 10:55 AM

Calling all Cape Elizabeth professionals. On May 2, 2018, the CEHS sophomore class will be attending the Eighth Annual Career Fair that will welcome more than 700 students from South Portland High School, Cape Elizabeth High School, and joining us this year, Scarborough High School!  The Fair has become a signature event for the SP/CE Community Chamber of Commerce, area high school students, and regional businesses and organizations. The Career Fair exemplifies business-education partnerships at their best!

The Career Fair's primary focus is to introduce students to a variety of careers and professions by connecting them with you, our local professionals and business owners. The Career Fair exposes students to various postsecondary pathways that include blue collar, white collar armed services, law enforcement, and entrepreneurship. The Fair has become a critical link between the schools and the work force of tomorrow and we welcome your participation.
 

For more information, or to sign up to reserve a table for your business, please contact:

John Holdridge
Volunteer and Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, Cape Elizabeth Schools Board member, South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce

799-3309 X-4438

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CAPE ELIZABETH SCHOOL MATERIAL REQUESTS

 

Cape Elizabeth Schools Material Requests


WE NEED PHOTOS FOR THE CEMS 2017-18 YEARBOOK!
We need photos from Sports Events, Festivals, Academic Competitions and School Sponsored Activities of all kinds! Please contact Jack Duffy -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or more details and send photos to him via email for inclusion in our yearbook. We need photos in a big way--thanks in advance for your participation! 
 



TYPEWRITERS
The Pond Cove Library and Learning Commons is looking for one or more functioning manual typewriters. If you can help us with this need please contact Cameron Rosenblum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Holdridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a pick up.  

SMALL TRAMPOLINES

The OT Department is in need of small size trampolines for indoor use. If you are able to donate one of these please contact Maureen Cahill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Holdridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange for a pick up.

TENNIS BALLS

YES! We can always use tennis balls for the legs of desks and chairs in order to preserve the shine on the floors and keep classrooms free of that horrible furniture sliding noise. If you are able to donate any amount of used tennis balls, please contact John Holdridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a pick up.
 



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Cape Elizabeth Middle School
14 Scott Dyer Road
(207) 799-8176

Troy Eastman, Principal
Doug Perley, Assistant Principal
Kim Sturgeon, School Counselor
Stephanie Bouffard, School Counselor
Jill Young, Nurse
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