"What's Happening" Weekly Update
Cape Elizabeth Middle School
December 17, 2018
Dec 17 7:00pm - 9:00pm *Winter Concert Snow Date (If needed)
Dec 19 CEMS Early Release @ 1:25pm
Dec 24 -- 28 December Winter Break
Dec 31 -- Jan 1 Winter Break
Jan 9 CEMS Early Release @ 1:30pm
The following is a message from the Middle School Parents Association:
Hello MSPA Families -
Thank you to all of the event and program organizers, and people who have volunteered this year. Thank you to families for writing checks and giving your time to support our efforts. All of the officers of the MSPA are truly grateful for this wonderful school community.
Thank you for organizing all of our teacher appreciation events, Tara.
This is the final newsletter for 2018! We hope you have a restful and fun filled vacation!
Emily Garvin and Julie Halter
Bakers Needed for Annual Teacher Appreciation Cookie Swap!!
Our Annual Teacher Appreciation Cookie Swap will be held on Friday, December 21st and we are looking for bakers to bake their favorite cookies. We bake them and the teachers take them! Just in time for the holidays.
Sign Up: http://www.luckypotluck.com/cgi-bin/display/potluck.pl?id=154438725815009701216
CLYNK News Update
With only two weeks left in 2018, everyone is participating in the December CLYNK challenge! Remember the winning team gets an outdoor experience of their choosing and each winning teacher gets a Hannaford gift card. Have your child bring home extra CLYNK bags from their classroom to fill over the holiday break.
Thank you for your commitment to CLYNK!
Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser
The November Hannaford fundraiser brought in $315.00 for our outdoor educational programs! 17 Cape families took part - thank you!! It is so easy to get involved - just send in 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. Hannaford gives back 5% of every dollar loaded onto your card. You decide to which grade's outdoor fund your 5% gets allocated - for example - do you have a kindergartner this year? Choose Class of 2031 for your 5% allocation - the money STAYS with the class for future outdoor programming! You may also choose to allocate funds to teacher grants.
See here how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going.
12/21/18: 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.
Also, there is a Box Tops Bonus App that would be great for people to use, for added convenience and to also decrease the costs of postage for this program, thus increasing the net monies for the MSPA! It's fun and easy to use!
Checkout more about how to get the Box Tops Bonus App here at: btfe.com/bonusapp
The next 2017-18 collection dates are 12/21/18, 2/27/2019, 4/30/2019 and the Last Day of School. Thanks for your support!
TO SEE ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC EVENT SCHEDULES Go HERE
SEE YOU AT THE GAMES!!! Let's go Cape!!!!
Boys Hockey Christmas Tree Pickup Fundraiser
Please support the boys hockey team by having them come by and pick up your tree!
The flyer with all the information will be in the December 12th issue of the Cape Courier.
CAPE COMMUNITY SERVICES
MIDDLE SCHOOL ULTIMATE FRISBEE PICK-UP
Registrations for grades 3,4,5 and grades 6,7,8 winter middle school
ultimate frisbee pick-up are open!
Saturdays: Next dates are Jan. 19, Feb. 9
Grades 3,4,5 play from 2:00 - 3:30pm
Grades 6,7,8 play from 3:30 - 5:00pm
Cost is $11 per child
Register at maineultimate.org
Thomas Memorial Library: Teen Programs
Join us for Crafternoons at the library after school every Thursday from 2:30-3:30pm!
Kiah and Alyssa will be making a new drop-in craft each week in the Children’s Room.
Meet Local Author Anna Crowley Redding,
author of Google It: A History of Google!
Tuesday, December 18th from 6:30-7:30pm @ Thomas Memorial Library
Come meet Anna as she talks about her writing and research process, where she got her inspiration for her debut nonfiction book, and what it’s like writing for a teen audience. There will also be a fun, interactive STEM activity!
Copies of Google It will be available for purchase and signing!
Anna Crowley Redding has wanted to be a writer since elementary school. Before writing for children, Anna’s first career was as an Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter, anchor, and journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Redding now focuses her stealthy detective skills on digging up great stories for kids, which is her true passion. Anna and her family reside here in Cape Elizabeth.
NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SESSIONS
Due to popular demand we have added a new series of volunteer orientation sessions in November and December. Please note that all new volunteers are required to attend an orientation session as part of volunteer registration. The new schedule can be found here.
CAFETERIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
In an effort to increase and improve recycling and composting rates in the shared PCES/CEMS cafeteria, we have recently implemented a new volunteer program to assist students in understanding where garbage/recycling/compost items should be placed at the end of lunch.
This program has proven to be effective at PCES during the first three months of school and with the help of a new wave of volunteers we're hoping to expand the program to the middle school lunches while continuing our work at Pond Cove.
If you are interested in signing up for a weekly shift between now and March 1st please follow this link. Information about the specific times can be found at the top of the form.
Volunteers wishing to participate in the program will need to have completed their volunteer registration for Cape Elizabeth Schools. Information on this process can be found here.
Kyle Morey, Assistant Principal
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