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"What's Happening" Weekly Update
Cape Elizabeth Middle School

September 25, 2017

 

SEPT 28   CEMS OPEN HOUSE  6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
SEPT 29  8th Grade Beach Clean-Up 12:15 - 2:15pm
 
OCT 3   MSPA membership meeting @ 8:30am, in the middle school cafetorium

OCT 4 Student Early Release - K-12

OCT 9 Columbus Day - No School

OCT 18 Student Early Release - K-12

 


Announcements from MSPA: 

Please come to the next meeting on Tuesday morning, 10/3 @ 8:30am in the cafetorium, and find out how you can volunteer! 
 

Just a reminder that the Fall Fundraiser is underway!
The deadlines for the Genevieve's and Close Buy catalog orders for the Fall Fundraiser are next week! Paper orders are due on Monday, October 2. Your student can give the paperwork to their homeroom teacher or it can be dropped off at the front office. The deadline for online orders is Thursday, October 5. Remember, Genevieve's and Close Buy sales support the MSPA's Outdoor Experiences Program. And to clear up any confusion, there is only one order form for both catalogs. Questions? Contact Maureen Brogan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser:  The HGC fundraiser is off to a great start with 20 families participating this September earning over $400 for outdoor education programs.  You, too, can participate in this easy, no-cost fundraiser!  It's free and so easy!!  Just send in a check with your filled out form to the MS front office and you will receive a Hannaford grocery card for the full amount of your check.  Hannaford gives the MSPA 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. Send in checks by the due dates listed and we will reload your same card each month.  For questions please email Sarah Bischoff 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. 
 

Haunted Hallway 
We regret to announce that the Haunted Hallway will NOT be part of the Harvest Festival this year. We didn't garner enough interest in volunteers to prep for the event.
The MSPA does typically organize some of the sporty-type outdoor games for the festival, so please stay tuned for more details and volunteer requests in the coming weeks!
 

Clynk volunteers needed - 2 specific roles:
1. Town liaison: visit local businesses that have displayed or used our Clynk bags in the past to keep the relationship going. If they are using our bags, help them by taking the bags to Hannaford for them.
2. CEMS uses clink bags. We need a volunteer on a regular basis to being the bags to Hannaford. There are often several bags and use of a pick up truck is recommended. 
FYI, please contact Sheri Bragg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 


October 27: First Box Top Collection date, student submitting the most valid number will win an iTunes Gift Card!

Now that everyone is settling into the new school year, here is a reminder to send in those Box Tops collected over the summer. 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 2017-18 collection dates are 10/27, 12/22, 2/27, 4/27 and the last day of the school. Thanks for your support!

 

CAPE ATHLETICS:

This Tuesday, September 26!!
Hannaford Field 6pm Kick Off  -
Varsity Soccer Game

CAPE vs. Grey-New Gloucester 


and

This Friday, September 29!!
Hannaford Field 7pm Kick Off  -
Varsity Football Game

CAPE vs. Grey-New Gloucester 

Concessions will be serving up ** Buffalo Wild Wings **

TIME TO WEAR SOME PINK!!
Cape Elizabeth Girls Soccer needs your help supporting our local Maine Breast Cancer Coalition
Cheer on your lady Capers Thursday, October 5 as they take on Greely HS. 
Jr Varsity 4:15pm - Varsity 6:00pm       
Hannaford Field
Do NOT cook dinner!
In addition to our 50/50 raffle, CEGS is donating 50% of concession sales to MBCC!



TO SEE ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC EVENT SCHEDULES Go HERE (Click on Fall for our current events)

SEE YOU AT THE GAMES!!!
 

CAPE ELIZABETH MIDDLE SCHOOL HOCKEY

I know it seems far off, but the hockey season is really just around the corner.  We are expecting to have enough skaters to field two teams, one in each of the SMMSHL Conferences.   Information on the league can be found here: http://www.smmshl.com or contact Joe Hetrick at 207-799-0343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What do we need from you? In order to get a rough idea of this year's costs, please let me know ASAP if your skater plans to play Middle School Hockey.  Please send the following when you respond:
  • Birth Year
  • 2017-2018 USA Hockey Number (if you have it)
  • Whether your skater will also play House or Travel and which league
  • Email address that you prefer we use for contact 
Some dates to save. Assessments/Practices have been scheduled for the following Sunday dates at Troubh Ice Arena 6:40pm-7:40pm.   Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29 and Nov 5th. Please do your best to make these dates, as we will be forming teams based on these skates. The season start date is tentatively Nov 5th and will run through April with Playoffs in March.  There will be no games Dec 24th, Dec 31, or Jan 14th.

Our numbers are shrinking.  You can help!
If you know of any 4th, 5th or 6th graders who skate and might be interested, please pass this information to them.  There are plenty of opportunities for 4th graders to start skating now and be ready to play with us next year.  Also, all pond skaters are welcome to come try hockey with us in this low pressure environment.
 

Please Join CEMS Library & Instructional Technology Specialists Amanda Kozaka & Jonathan R. Werner 
on Wednesday, October 4th
at CEMS LLC 6:30-8:00pm


Discussing: IRRESISTABLE: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
by Adam Alter


*Copies are available at Nonesuch Books.

 

CEEF “Laugh for Education!” with Bob Marley—Thursday, October 5th!

The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation (CEEF) will host New England’s King of Comedy, comedian Bob Marley, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 PM at the Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium.  Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite.com:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceef-hosts-bob-marley-tickets-37564166433

Please join in the fun and enjoy an evening of laughter while supporting Cape Schools!  Buy your tickets now!

 


TENNIS BALLS NEEDED

The Cape Elizabeth Facilities Department is in need of used tennis balls for the legs of desks and chairs in order to preserve the shine on the floors after summer cleaning. If you are able to donate any amount of used tennis balls, they can be dropped off at any of the three school offices with the name John Holdridge left with them, and they will get to facilities. For questions, please send an email to John Holdridge,Volunteer and Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator with Cape Elizabeth Schools, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 




VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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. 

If you are a new or returning volunteer, please consult the volunteer website for information related to volunteering and to recent changes to volunteer policy and practice.

Some general information to get you started:

  • The volunteer website can be found here
  • Parent volunteer forms in Powerschool have recently been cleared and opened for the year. Registrations will be processed on a rolling basis. Please complete your forms ASAP if you plan on volunteering this year.
  • Parents wishing to volunteer only need to complete volunteer forms attached to your youngest child
  • PLEASE READ THE RED INSTRUCTIONS IN EACH SECTION OF THE POWERSCHOOL VOLUNTEER FORM AS THEY REFLECT RECENT CHANGES IN REGISTRATION PROCEDURES.
  • A list of volunteer orientation sessions can be found here.
  • Orientation Sessions will be held in the Community Center Conference Room. The room is to the left of the main desk.

If you have questions after consulting the volunteer website, please contact district volunteer coordinator John Holdridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 




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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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