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"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.

If you can bake something for the teacher cookie swap on Friday 12/21, please email Tara Simopoulos. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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!

Cheers!

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.

If you are able to bake, please sign up at the link provided or contact Tara Simopolous at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All cookies can be dropped off the evening before at 1175 Shore Rd, or delivered to the school prior to 2pm on the day of the event.

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!
Questions, contact Sheri Bragg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 



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. 

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.

 


 

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!
 


 

CAPE ATHLETICS:

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.

You can also get more information by contacting Steve Murray @ 799-1692 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your help!
 


 
COMMUNITY NEWS
 

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.

For more information, please contact Alyssa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

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!

About Anna:

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.   

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.


 

If you have information you would like to submit for inclusion in this weekly newsletter, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Submissions are due on FRIDAY of each week for the following Monday. Thank you!


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

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We welcome any feedback you have regarding the newsletter, please send feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you so much.
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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