"What's Happening" Weekly Update

Cape Elizabeth Middle School

March 18, 2019


March 20 Half Day – P/T Conf 11:30am dismissal**
March 21 Last day of Cynk Challenge - drop off your bags!**
March 22  7/8th grade Dance**

March 25 8th grade - End of Year Festivities, planning meeting, 7pm (location TBD)
March 29
 Jazz Cabaret, 6pm, CEMS Cafetorium**
April 2 5/6 Spring Band and Choir Concert, 7pm CEHS Gym**

April 5th, 6th, and 7th The Middle School Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella: 7pm on the 5th and 6th and 2pm on the 6th and 7th.**
April 14 - 18
 Spring Break**
May 14  MSPA Monthly Meeting
May 27 Memorial Day Parade, 6th, 7th, 8th, grade bands**

** These events are not affiliated with the MSPA please contact the organizer for more information and questions.



A Message from the MSPA Presidents

Hello MSPA Families,

Here are a few reminders. Please continue to read below the following information for other MSPA news and other community programs.

CLYNK CHALLENGE ENDS THIS WEEK! Please remember to turn in you Clynk bags to Hannaford this week!!

8th Grade Parents - End of the Year Festivities: We are holding our first planning meeting on Monday March 25th, 7pm.  The meeting will take place at the Lombardo’s home, 11 Leighton Farms Road.  8th grade celebration is set for the last day (Currently June 19th) of school in the morning, details to follow. The date for the 8th grade dinner and 7/8th grade last dance is also being finalized. We need parent volunteers to pull all of this off; LEADERS, planners, decorators, volunteers the day of, etc. There are jobs of all sizes to be done! To RSVP, please reach out to Emily and Julie.

6th grade parents, you should have received a letter from the school about Chewonki. Forms and the family portion of the tuition is due on Thursday April 4th, the same day as the parent informational meeting. The MSPA is providing an opportunity to purchase a t-shirt (at cost) if you so choose for $10. The deadline for ordering will also be April 4th and we’ll accept cash or check.  Checks for t-shirts only, need to me made out the MSPA. We hope to provide a sample t-shirt to view at the parent meeting.

Our next MSPA meeting will be Tuesday May 14th. (Due to the proximity of April vacation to our April meeting, we have cancelled it.)

Have a great week,

Emily Garvin and Julie Halter

MSPA Co-presidents 

 

CLYNK News Update

Congratulations to the Kerr and Caruso team who brought in $137.40 during the January / February CLYNK Challenge!  Your teams will receive an outdoor experience of your choosing and each teacher will receive a Hannaford gift card!  

The 2019 CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge continues and Cape Elizabeth Middle School has climbed their way into the top three coming in at 3rd raising a total of $636.05 so far.  The challenge comes to an end on March 21st so continue to collect recyclables and drop them off at your local CLYNK center in Hannaford.  Remember 1st Place gets an additional $1,500 bonus from CLYNK and 2nd place gets $1,000.  

The March/April CLYNK challenge is underway and we have a new leader.  The Chase/Briggs team has made their way to the top spot bringing in $17.45 so far.  Rohner/Ramsbotham is in second with $12.00 and Kerr/Caruso round out the top three with $8.25.  

Please have your child bring him 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 February 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 March 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. 


4/30/2019: 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 4/30/2019 and the Last Day of School.
Thanks for your support!


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!!!!
 

Support Project Graduation – we need a lot of dough!  
 
March 19th Flatbread Pizza will be donating a percentage of their sales to Project Graduation.  You can eat in, take out or use 2DineIn for delivery.
 
Order a dozen Krispie Kreme Donuts - $10 per dozen delivered on April 10th – pick up at CSalt’s porch or donate to those who make Cape great.  We will deliver donated donuts to one of the schools, the first responders or public workers just let us know where you want them to go.  Order forms can be found at the high school or e-mail Trudi Bakke (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Stefanie Manning (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jill Abrahamsen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will send you an order form.
 

Cape Elizabeth Football Information & Registration Night
 
March 19, 6-8 pm, Middle School Cafetorium
Do you want to learn more about Cape Elizabeth Football for youth, middle school or high school? Did you know we are now offering NFL flag football for grades 2/3 & 4/5? 

Do you want to know more about concussions, player safety, and injury prevention? Join us for an informative evening featuring Cape’s new High School Head Coach, Sean Green and guest speakers:

Dr. Tom Murray, Orthopedic Associates
Cape Elizabeth Football Coaches + Trainers
CJ Lampman - Flag Football Coach
 
6:00 - Panel Discussion
6:30 - 8:00 Registration and Helmet Fitting
 
Door Prize will be a 2019 Football Registration!
 
Questions, please contact Sarah Gagne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CAFETERIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

PCES and CEMS are in search of volunteers able to commit to a weekly schedule to help with our garbage/recycling/compost program and to offer general assistance in maintaining a safe and healthy environment in the cafeteria. Volunteers can follow this link to a registration form that shows available times and can contact District Volunteer Coordinator John Holdridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 



MakerSpace at CEMS: Donations Welcome

* 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.
 
Our Dungeons & Dragons Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-6pm. Both sessions are currently full, but if you’d like to be added to our waitlist for the next session, please email Alyssa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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 2:30-4:00pm in our Community Room! Open to teens in grades 6 and up. No registration required.
 
Early Release Program: Posca Paint Party!
Wednesday, March 20th from 12:30-1:30pm
Come make art with Posca Paint Pens! Posca pens are a great way to create permanent bold paintings on almost any surface without the mess. We’ll have paint pens and small canvases on hand for you to use, or you can bring a pair of sneakers, a bag, or any other item you’d like to use as your canvas! Artist Marie Ahearn will demonstrate and share tips for painting with Poscas. Open to ages 11 and up. No registration necessary!
 
Teen Takeover Event: Cupcake Wars
Friday, March 29th from 5:30-7:30pm
Compete in our very first Cupcake Wars competition! Teens will be given cupcakes to decorate along with a theme and judged by a set of experts. You will also have the opportunity to cast your vote on your peers’ designs! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! Pizza and other refreshments will be provided. Open to teens in grades 6 and up. Registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org

 

Maine Camp Fair

Sunday, March 24 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at East End School Gym in Portland, located at 195 North Street.  Over 60 Maine summer camps representing; day camps, overnight camps, golf camp, science camp, sports camp, aviation camp, farm camp and arts camp.  For more information call 207-518-9557 or visit mainecamps.org
 

Fall Travel Soccer Registration
Fall travel soccer registration closes March 31st. Travel soccer is largest youth sports program in the community. Travel soccer is for kids aged 7 years old through 13 years old who live in Cape Elizabeth. Register online at http://www.capeelizabethsoccerclub.org/
 
 
Junior Prom Chaperones Needed
The junior class is looking for parents who would be interested in chaperoning the junior 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. 

Thank you,
Julia Thoreck 
2020 Student Council

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(207) 799-8176

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Kim Sturgeon, School Counselor
Stephanie Royal, School Counselor
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