"What's Happening" Weekly Update

Cape Elizabeth Middle School

February 4, 2019


Feb. 11 NEW!! HS Electives Open House 5-6:30pm **
Feb. 12  8:30 am next MSPA meeting MS conference room
Feb. 14  Hannaford gift card reload deadline
Feb. 18 - 22  February Break - No School**
March 1-2 So. Maine MS Honors Fest (7/8 grade)**
March 6 Early release**
March 7 Basketball Bonanza
March 9 6th grade Honors Fest**

** 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,

Our next activity is Basketball Bonanza on Thursday, March 7th, 6-8pm. It's a super fun evening event for the whole middle school to watch the 8th grader basketball players compete against the faculty and staff. There will be an admission cost, concession stand, and raffle. All proceeds go towards various class funds to support all class costs of Chewonki and 8th grade celebration. Please plan to attend and cheer on our CEMS community! More information about the event is detailed below.

Our next business meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th at 8:30am in the CEMS conference room across from the office. We'll be discussing Chewonki and Freedom Trail funding, among other upcoming expenditures as we dig into the second half of the school year.

Look for our next newsletter after vacation on February 25th.
Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy your February vacation.


Cheers,
Julie Halter and Emily Garvin
MSPA Co-presidents

CLYNK News Update

There was a slight change in this weeks standings, Kerr and Caruso have surged ahead to #1 with $60.30.  Rohner and Ramsbotham continue to be competitive as they slip into the second spot with $57.20.  Team Chase / Briggs remain in third with $47.75.  

The 2019 Schools for Recycling Championship continues!  Continue to collect bags and drop them at your local Hannaford CLYNK location.  Remember the Schools for Recycling Challenge will continue on through March 21st.  Have your kids grab CLYNK bags from their classrooms.  Thank you for supporting CLYNK!  

If you have any questions, contact Sheri Bragg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you for your commitment to CLYNK!  



Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser

Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser :  The January Hannaford fundraiser brought in $357.50 for our outdoor educational programs.  23 Cape families took part - thank you!!  This program has so much room to grow - tell your friends how easy it is to get involved!  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.  Hannaford gives back 5% of every dollar the schools collect each month for FREE!  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.   Next due date is Feb 14th!

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. 

 



2/27/19: 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 dates are  2/27/2019, 4/30/2019 and the Last Day of School.
Thanks for your support!
 


FIFTH GRADE RAFFLE

Fifth grade parents are holding a raffle to raise money for the 5th grade Chewonki field trip. The raffle will take place during the Basketball Bonanza on March 7th. All 5th graders will be sent home with ticket sheets for the raffle. We hope you’ll do your best to sell as many tickets as possible. We have a fantastic line-up of prizes for the raffle winners, including cooking and sports lessons, discounts on local services, and a GoPro camera, all donated by Cape parents and community members. Please lend your support for this wonderful 5th grade tradition by selling and buying tons of raffle tickets! The 5th grade class that sells the most tickets will win a pizza party.



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.   

Questions regarding this program can be addressed to John Holdridge, District Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 


The following are Community Events and are not affiliated with the MSPA
For more information please contact the organizers directly.

CAPE ATHLETICS:

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

SEE YOU AT THE GAMES!!! Let's go Cape!!!!
 

Ultimate Frisbee:

Ultimate Frisbee is back at Cape Elizabeth Middle School!   Parent's meeting is Tuesday, February 26, at 7pm in the Middle School Cafetorium.  Those who played last year will receive registration and medical forms via email in the next few days.  If your daughter or son is interested in playing Ultimate, please email Peter Kelley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; we'll add you to our mailing list and send you the necessary forms.  


As we begin our second semester in the new MakerSpace at CEMS, students would WELCOME your donations of materials for our most popular areas.

* Tape of any kind (clear, packing, masking, duct, electrical, etc.)
* Flattened cardboard boxes (any size or shape)
* 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)
* LEGOs (the more the better for our VERY popular LegoSpace) 
* Hot glue guns and hot glue refills + Elmer’s or any other glue 
* Wood scraps of any kind + tools to build with them
* Tile or china shards for mosaics (don’t worry, we wear gloves!) 
* Any unusual items you might pick up at the Swap Shop

Please drop off your donations in the CEMS front office.  And thanks in advance for your help and generosity.
For more information please contact Jonathan Werner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 
Thomas Memorial Library
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.
 
TEEN LOUNGE
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 2:30-4:30pm in our Community Room! Open to teens in grades 6 and up. No registration required.
 
TML Board Game Creation Contest
Saturday, February 16th from 12:00-1:00pm
 
Have you always wanted to create your own board game? Join us in collaboration with Diversions Puzzles and Games in South Portland for our first-ever Board Game Contest! Team up with friends to create a playable board game and win fun prizes!
Open to ages 10 and up. Teams may be no less than 2 people and no more than 6 people. No previous experience required! Game board building will take place during February Vacation Week. Teams will submit their finished game at our “Closing Ceremony” on Saturday, February 23rd. More information to follow.

To register for our mandatory kick-off event, please visit our website at www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org
Contact Alyssa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.
 


The junior class is looking for parents who would be interested in chaperoning the prom. The prom May 18 from 8-11. It will be at O'Maine Studios on Danforth street in Portland. Parents would need to arrive at 7:30. We are required to have a total of 6 parent chaperones. So we were wondering if it would be possible to share this information in an email or other mean of communication with parents.  

Thank you,
Julia Thoreck 
2020 Student Council


PROJECT GRADUATION FUNDRAISING EVENT
Saturday, March 9th

Adult Barn Party featuring Driftwood Barn Band! Let’s have fun together before our kids graduate! 
 
Buy your tickets today (space is limited!) or simply make a donation: DONATE or BUY TCKETS

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

Troy Eastman, Principal
Kyle Morey, Assistant Principal
Kim Sturgeon, School Counselor
Stephanie Royal, School Counselor
Jill Young, Nurse
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