** These events are not affiliated with the MSPA please contact the organizer for more information and questions.
A Message from the MSPA Presidents
Good Morning MSPA Families -
The MSPA is hosting the BOGO Scholastic book fair this week; May 22-24. This is not a huge money raising event, but it gets books into kids' hands for the summer! It great to see the kids work together, recommending books and even splitting the purchase when they each want only one book. Please consider volunteering for a shift. A huge thank you to Eden Millecchia and Gwen Moore who are there for all three days. They need your help! It would be nice for them to be able to take a bathroom break, a lunch break, or simply get some fresh air during the day! Even if your schedule doesn't exactly line up with the one on the google doc, please shoot them an email. They will make it work! Visit the link below for available volunteer times and Gwen and Eden's email addresses for questions.
The Cape Challenge is happening in less than 2 weeks. They need volunteers. Money from this event goes to support the 5th grade Freedom Trail, all bus transportation for beach day and other middle school grants. Please consider taking a shift. There are many opportunities. Sign up: https://signup.com/go/FUAtNSn
Please continue reading below for more detail on the items above and other community events.
Have a great week.
We have just 11 days left in our final CLYNK challenge for this school year. Kerr and Caruso remain fierce and continue on in the top spot with $34.35! Team Arbour / Newton have been committed all year and rise to second place with $17.20. Karlonas and Whaley also remain strong in third with $14.65.
There are 11 days left for anyone to take the top spot! Remember we CLYNK ALL SUMMER LONG!
Start having your student bring home bags for you to fill all Summer long. They will continue to count for their grade.
Thank you for your continued commitment to CLYNK!
Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser
update: $277.50 was given to our outdoor educational programs! 18 Cape families took part - thank you!! This program continues through the summer and it is never to late to join! Simply 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. You decide 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.
Next due date is June 13!
Last Day of School: 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 2018-19 collection date is the Last Day of School.
Thanks for your support!
SAVE THE DATES!!!
8TH GRADE CELEBRATION
Wednesday, June 19th 9:00 am
Parents are invited to join the class in this celebration scheduled to run approximately 90 minutes. Due to space constraints, we can only allow two guests per student.
7/8TH SEMI-FORMAL DANCE Friday, June 14th
Dinner for 8th graders at 6:00
Dance for 7/8th graders 7:00-9:00
*Please digitally submit TWO photos of your 8th-grade student (one early childhood photo and one recent photo) for the 8th-grade ceremony slideshow. Please RENAME the digital files with your child’s name. A scanned photo works too.
If you only have hard copies, please send them to the CEMS office with your child’s name on the back of the photos. **Please note we cannot guarantee the return of pictures, however, we will certainly try our best!**
**Photos MUST be submitted no later than, Friday, May 24th.**
The BOGO Book Fair
Extended hours on May 22, 5-6pm
The BOGO book fair is just around the corner, next week. Please sign up to volunteer
, the more the merrier!
The following are Community Events and are not affiliated with the MSPA
For more information please contact the organizers directly.
TO SEE ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC EVENT SCHEDULES Go HERE
SEE YOU AT THE GAMES!!! Let's go Cape!!!!
Cape Community Services Additional Programs
Adventure Bound: Annual Whitewater Rafting Trip
(6th - 9th Graders), August 14 - 15, 2019
Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, Adventure Bound offers an all-inclusive first class wilderness resort experience. Upon arrival, we will hike to Grand Falls to enjoy lunch, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding at this scenic waterfall. After dinner, we will have full use of all resort amenities including pool, hot tub, climbing wall, and arcade before getting a good night sleep in our cabins. A hearty breakfast will sustain us as we head out for whitewater rafting and a shoreline lunch on the Kennebec River. We conclude our trip with a video presentation of our adventures. The fee of $225 includes transportation, meals and all activities.
MakerSpace at CEMS: Donations Welcome
In addition to our typical needs, students working in the MakerSpace would really benefit from donations of:
* Handtools of any kind (manual, not electric)
* Wood scraps
* Nails, screws, bolts, and other hardware
* Bendable wire
* Glue sticks, white and clear glue
* Containers of any kind
* Clay and Play-Dough
* Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint
We also would still love any:
* Old machinery with mechanical parts (clocks, typewriters, etc.)
* Old electronics with circuit boards (radios, old laptops or CPUs, etc.)
* Fabric and similar crafting items (anything JoAnn Fabric would carry...except yarn and thread because we still have a TON)
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.
Our Dungeons & Dragons Club
Come play board and card games, take a turn on the Wii, color in one of our adult coloring books, or do an easy craft every Friday after school from 2:30-4:00pm in our Community Room! Open to teens in grades 6 and up. No registration required.
Teen Takeover Event: Amazing Race
Friday, May 31st from 5:30-7:30pm
Do you have what it takes to win The Amazing Race? Join up with a team, travel to all 7 continents, and complete both detours and roadblocks to make it to the Pit-Stop. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team! Teams will be assigned at random at the start of the race. Open to teens in grades 6 and up. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is REQUIRED, so don’t forget to visit our website for more information!
Cape Elizabeth Flag and Tackle Football Registration
This fall Cape Elizabeth Youth Football will be offering flag football teams for 2nd - 5th graders and tackle football teams for 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade. If you missed Football Registration Night, you can now register for the 2019 season by going to the website: https://capeelizabethyouthfootball.teamapp.com
. You can register online or print a form to mail in.
Pond Cove Playground
Support fundraising for the new Pond Cove playground by purchasing a personalized paver
Honor fond Pond Cove memories with a meaningful contribution to the new playground! 4"x8" and 8"x8" bricks are available for personalization and will be installed near the breezeway. Order by June 7th
and help ensure the playground can be built this summer!
13th Annual Cape Classic Boys Youth Lacrosse Tournament
Saturday, June 1st - Cape Elizabeth Athletic Fields - 8:30am to 5:30pm!
The Cape Challenge
The Cape Challenge 5k, which is sponsored by Spectrum Healthcare, Two Lights Dental, KR Builders, 101 Mobility and many other generous local sponsors, is a signature community event set to take place on Sunday, June2nd. Proceeds from this race event will directly benefit the CE High School, Middle School and Pond Cove Parents' Associations
After the race there will be refreshments and food trucks, such as Crepe Elizabeth, Mainely Burgers and Mainely Treats, to go along with the awards, raffle and entertainment.
8:30 a.m. – 100 Meter Dash (8 years and under)
9:00 a.m. –1 Mile Race (12 years and under)
9:30 a.m. - 5k
Awards Ceremony at 10:15 a.m.
$20 5k pre-registration for before Wednesday, May 22nd (please note the $2.75 processing fee for online)
$12 1-mile pre-registration for before Wednesday, May 22nd (please note the $2.75 processing fee for online)
Race day registration - 7:30 - 8:30am - $14, 1-mile dash and $25, 5k (cash or check)
T - Shirts
Cotton-spun t-shirt are available for $15.00 for an adult and $12.00 for a youth plus a $2.75 processing fee. The T-shirt must be ordered by Friday, May 24.
Race Numbers will be available for early pick-up on Saturday, June 1st from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Pond Cove Middle School / Elementary School Cafetorium (2 Scott Dyer Road Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107) OR race day from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Cape Challenge Raffle Coordinators :Kristina Justh & Annah Sawyer
Like the Cape Challenge 5k on Facebook
Please consider volunteering for the 2019 Cape Challenge. Your help is critical to make this a safe and successful event. Volunteers are needed to help with on course monitoring as flaggers, packet pickup, race registration, distributing water bottles and medals to race finishers and handing out trophies to 5k and 1-mile age group winners.
You can sign up for volunteer shifts here.