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"What's Happening" Weekly Update

Cape Elizabeth Middle School

April 23, 2018


May 1    9:00am - 12:00pm 5th and 6th grade Final Math Meet

May 2    Student Early Release - K - 12

May 8 - 11    Chewonki 6th Grade

May 15    7:30pm - 7th and 8th grade Spring Band/ Chorus Concert @ CEMS Cafetorium

May 16    Student Early Release - K - 12

May 18    9:50am - 8th grade Band Performance at MMEA Conference @ University of Maine in Orono
 


 

The following is a message from the Middle School Parents Association:
 


Spring Dance and Auction

This year’s Spring Dance and Auction to benefit the High School Baseball Boosters and Cape Elizabeth Little League will be held
on Saturday, May 5th at the Purpoodock Club
in Cape Elizabeth from 7pm-11pm.

Come dance the night away with DJ Aaron Filieo!

Tickets for the dance are $20 each.
Contact Mark Bakke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase.  
 



3rd Annual Festival of Curiosity Update 

Friday, June 1, 2018
3rd Annual Festival of Curiosity
CEMS
9:00am - Noon
Science, Technology, Learning & More!


Now that you have marked your calendar for the Festival, we thought we’d continue to give you an inside peek at some of the fabulous organizations and professionals who will come to our event:

Art with Bike Art, Architect Kevin Brown, Cape Chiropractic, CE Fire Dept., CE Police Dept., CELT, Author Mary Cerullo, Curious Creatures, Colby Co. Engineering, Diversion Games & Puzzles, State Chess Champion Matthew Fishbein, Dr. Ecker, Author Fran Hodgkins, Dr. Gorman, Engineers without Borders, Fort Williams Park Foundation, Gotham Bike & Ski, Todd Gutner, IDEXX, Let’s Go 5-2-1-0 Program, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Medical, Mathnasium, Illustrator Andres Vera Martinez, Author Genevieve Morgan, Morris Farm, NERACOOS, PATHS, Dr. Picarillo, Author Anna Redding, Sail Maine, SidexSide, Surf Camp Maine, Surfrider, Southern Maine Astronomers Club, The Telling Room, Thomas Memorial Library, Turning Point Cycle & Fitness Studio, University of Maine Aviation Dept.,Veterinary Quick Care, Dr. Willens, and Woodard & Curran. 
We are still looking for experts, techies, tinkerers, hobbyists, geeks, and artists to lead workshops/activities to make this year’s Festival fantastic! (As the planning committee likes to say, Shazam!)  If you have an idea, we would love to hear from you.  

Here are a few areas in which we need help: 

1. Gardening/landscape/composting to revitalize the inner courtyard while working with students to spark their love of gardening and nature. 

2. A financial guru/investor to join our “Shark Tank” panel (which currently includes three dads of CEMS students), who will teach students about investments and tech start-up terminology and know-how.

3. A litigator to introduce students to the art of persuasion (watch-out parents!)

4. Graphic artist to help design this year’s student handout.  

Please let the FoC know if you’re our missing talent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


P.S.… Can’t geek out? Please visit our Facebook page and consider making a direct donation today! This project is made possible through the generous support of donors to the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation (“CEEF” which provided $1000) and from other thoughtful donations throughout our community. 
 




 



Weekly CLYNK Announcement

CONGRATULATIONS!!  CEMS took 2nd place in the CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge this year!  CLYNK will be awarding our school a check for $1,000 and Hannaford will be giving us a $.50 match for every $1 we raised.  CEMS recycled a very impressive 25,539 units during the challenge.  That is AMAZING!  Thank you all so much for your continued support of this program.  CEMS students, families and staff should be so proud of the impact we have not only within our town but within the State of Maine!  

There will be one more week after Spring Break for the March / April CLYNK Challenge.  Continue to drop off bags though April 30 to count towards your students homeroom (5th & 6th grades) or advisory (7th & 8th grades).  

If you have any questions please contact Sheri Bragg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 



HANNAFORD GROCERY CARD FUNDRAISER


Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser April: 26 Cape families took part in the April Hannaford program - thank you!!   The schools earned $352.50 for outdoor education programs!  
The next due date is May 3rd.  

Now is a great time to get involved - it is a free,  no-cost fundraiser that goes through the SUMMER too!!  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 the schools 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.  
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.
 


4/27/18: 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. The next 2017-18 collection dates are 4/27 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!!!

 



SPRING GARDENING ASSISTANTS


The Pond Cove 2nd grade team is looking for volunteers with gardening experience to work with teachers and students on planting projects. Activities include; advising teachers on best gardening practices and helping students transplant seedlings to raised beds.  Anyone interested would need to be available over a 2 week period of time in May and/or June.
Contact: Julie Robbins- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Aucocisco School After School Enrichment Programs

Aucocisco School is offering after school workshops for students that coincide with Cape's early release schedule for the rest of the school year, please join us! There is Math for grades 5 - 8 on May 2 @ 1:30pm-3:30pm, $40. Who knew math games could be so much fun? Outdoor exploring in the woods at Aucocisco for grades 5 - 8 on May 16 @1:30pm-3:30pm, $40. Ready to get outside and learn about nature? 
Come join us for fun math games and nature exploration on your early release days after school -- Transportation from your school is available!
Aucocisco School, Learning Center 
(207) 773-READ (7323)
126 Spurwink Ave.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
www.aucociscoschool.org


 


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Dear Parent Volunteers,

The final volunteer orientation session of the 2017-2018 school year is scheduled for Thursday, April 26th at 5:30pm. Attending an orientation session is an integral part of our volunteer registration procedure. Those who are unable to attend this final session will be unable to complete their registration requirements for this school year. 

For more information, or to sign up to reserve a table for your business, please contact:

John Holdridge
Volunteer and Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, Cape Elizabeth Schools Board member, South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce

799-3309 X-4438

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CAPE ELIZABETH SCHOOL MATERIAL REQUESTS

 

Cape Elizabeth Schools Material Requests


TENNIS BALLS

YES! We can always use tennis balls for the legs of desks and chairs in order to preserve the shine on the floors and keep classrooms free of that horrible furniture sliding noise. If you are able to donate any amount of used tennis balls, please contact John Holdridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a pick up.
 



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(207) 799-8176

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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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