Middle School Parent's Association


What's Happening
March 9, 2020

Letter from the Presidents

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all who helped, donated "stuff", played in games, and help make the Basketball Bonanza a success.  A special thank you to Diane Woods, Chair, Amy Lombardo and Eileen Hetrick who took not he concessions and for Monica Schoenbaum for stepping to take on the raffle.  You were amazing ladies!!!  Thank you so very much.

The next MSPA monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11 (tomorrow), 8:30am in the CEMS Conference Room.  We look forward too seeing you all there!  As parents of a middle schooler you are automatically a member of the MSPA.  When you join our meetings you get to vote on teacher mini-grants, give input on fundraisers and programs, and just generally find out what's going on in the Middle School.  Laughs are always had!  Bring a cup of coffee and join us.

The CESD new website is officially launched  check it out!

Superintendent Donna Wolfrom sent out a letter laying out the District's Pandemic Plan.  You can find her letter here.

Conferences are March 18th which is also a half day.

Cape Elizabeth Middle School has moved into 17th place in the Clynk Challenge!, let's get those Clynk bags to a drop off!  Ask your student to bring home bags.  Bags can be found in each classroom.

Today is Day 6.

Heather Reeves and Jennifer Pollick

What's Happening this month:
** MSPA Sponsored Events and Programs

9 - 8th Grade Parent Open House
10 - Indoor Track Meet, Portland Expo, 4pm
10 - 5/6th grade Math Meet
10 - MSPA Monthly Meeting 8:30am**
12 - Hannaford Gift Card deadline**

16 - Indoor Track Meet, Portland Expo, 4pm
18 - Half Day, Conferences
27 - Jazz Cabaret 6:30-9pm
27 - Indoor Track Meet, Portland Expo - 7:15
30 - Indoor Track Meet, Portland Exp - 4pm

To view the year in advance the MSPA 2019-2020 Calendar can be found here.  It is regularly updated, so save the link.

What's on the Menu this Week?

Max Cheese Sticks, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Tuesday: Chicken Sandwich w/ Bacon & Cheese, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Wednesday: Shepherd Pie w/ Dinner Roll, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Thursday:  Turkey Gobbler Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Friday: Homemade Pizza, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Milk Variety. Alternatives: Deli Bar, Assorted options

Check out your child's class progress

The Chase / Briggs team really pushed their way to the top this week with $61.95. The 5th grade team of Arbour / Newton falls into second place at $42.20 with Doane / Geikie right behind them in third with $38.30. Kerr / Noreus are in fourth with $35.80 and while they might take over third, we'll see if they have what it takes to take it all the way to the top. 

REMEMBER: The CLYNK For Schools Recycling Challenge ends March 20th!  PLEASE take any bags that you have to CLYNK by the end of the day on the 20th. Pond Cove is currently in 10th place with Cape Elizabeth Middle School in 17th

HUGE thank you to Sam Lowe who keeps the lobby and 5th and 6th grade classrooms stocked and to the ladies who fold bags all year long for the classrooms! Amber Wannemacher, Stephanie Leonhirth, Mary Smith, Stephanie Korrup, Kathryn Akerman and Kathleen Sparks! CLYNK would not happen in Cape Elizabeth without all of you. 

Thank you for all that you do for CLYNK! 

Sheri Bragg

Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser Feb Update Participants using their Hannaford pre-paid gift cards raised $157.50 in January for the schools - we receive 5% back from our bulk orders each month.  The next deadline is March 12th!
Drop off 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.   Forms can also be found in the lobbies of Pond Cove and the middle school.   You choose which grade your 5% gets allocated to - or you may choose teacher grants.   Funds raised help the grade you choose pay for outdoor programming and the Chewonki trip they will in the 6th grade. 
For questions please email Laura Allen at allenlaura207@gmail.com  
See here how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going.  

Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app and just scan your grocery receipt.

Get the app at: https://www.boxtops4education.com
We will still be collecting paper Box Tops and dimes all year! Next Collection Date, Last Day of School.

The CEMS Civil Rights Team is collecting items to donate to the Maine Refugee and Immigration Services program. Items needed include coats, boots, and kitchen supplies in new or very gently used condition, as well as new bedding. Donations can be brought to the middle school office beginning Monday, February 3rd. For more information, please contact Stephanie Royal (sroyal@capeelizabethschools.org) or Jonathan Werner (jwerner@capeelizabethschools.org). 

Field trip season is upon us. Attending a session is a required part of the registration process.  Please visit the website for more information or contact John Holdridge, Volunteer Coordinator

Monday, March 2 9:00am-9:30am
Tuesday, March 24 9:00am-9:30am
Tuesday, March 31 5:30pm-6:00pm
Tuesday, April 7 9:00am-9:30am
Friday, May 1 9:00am-9:30am


Cape Elizabeth Middle School Drama Presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Jr. Nearly 60 Cape Elizabeth Middle School students will perform the musical Mary Poppins, Jr. the weekend of April 3 – 5.  An enchanting story that is perfect for the entire family, Mary Poppins, Jr. features everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny in a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!

 Performances take place on Friday, April 3 at 7 pm; Saturday, April 4 at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday, April 5 at 2 pm.  Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Mark Your Calendar!

Festival of Curiosity 

Friday, June 5, 2020

New additions to our already impressive line-up:

Lucas Tree Experts, Let's Go, Crisp, & Dr. Picarillo will be at the Festival to share their expertise. 

And a huge shout-out to IDEXX for sponsoring Curious Creatures!

We have an amazing community who truly supports our schools. It feels good to live in Cape. 

Thanks everyone for your support!

Substitute Teachers Needed

If you are interested in learning more you can check the link below or contact any of our district principals.  The Middle School is in particular need for substitute teachers, with only a few on sight staff members on any given day to cover absent teachers, it is imperative that the district build it's base of subs.  This is not a volunteer position, you get paid!

Please apply online at 
Community Events and Programs

Cape Elizabeth Little League - Girls Softball

Some of you have forgotten what grass looks like.  Hopefully ALL of you have decided to come back for another year of little league.  Here are some important upcoming dates (with more details to follow)...

Friday, March 20th (TENTATIVE)
Bring-a-Friend Pizza Party @ Ocean House Pizza (Bring a friend who might be Softball-curious, so we can sign them up right there on the spot).

Sunday, March 22nd
Assessments @ the CEHS gym (This will be an attempt to balance out the teams across various skill levels).

Saturday, May 2nd
Opening Day!

So, if you want to play and need to sign-up still, then head over to cape-ll.com and click "Register".  If you know anyone else that's interested, then please tell them to do the same!

Coach Griff Gilbert
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