Middle School Parent's Association

What's Happening

March 16, 2020

Letter from the Presidents

Dear Parents,

It is crazy what a difference a week can make!  As always the MSPA views itself as a gateway for information between families and the school district.

Many families did not receive the email from Superintendent Wolfrom yesterday.  We contacted out principal about this glitch in the system and a second email was sent today.  In the event you still have not received it you may find it here.  This letter lays out how the next 24 hours will work for retrieving our students' work, tech, and band instruments.  Generally everything can be picked up at the Middle School on Monday, March 16 between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Another email was sent out this evening by Superintendent Wolfrom, discussing the health of the school community.  You may find this email here.

The MSPA will continue to be an outlet of information sharing.  We will post updates on our Facebook page, and if we feel there needs to be additional newsletters between today and Mach 30th you will hear from us.

As per a late email on Sunday evening from Principal Eastman, there will be no 5th and 6th distribution of iPads on Monday, March 16. Principal Eastman will be sending an email to all 5th and 6th grades families with the plan on how they will be supporting students and families during the closure.

Also check your emails for a late email from Nurse Jill Young.

If you are not receiving emails from the school or district please check you PowerSchool settings.

Please remember that we are a group of volunteer parents, we do not make policies or procedures.  For all questions regarding school policy or the current school closure we urge you to reach out to school administrators, Principal Troy Eastman and Vice Principal Kyle Morey or Superintendent Donna Wolfrom.

Heather Reeves and Jennifer Pollick

Check out your child's class progress

REMEMBER: The CLYNK For Schools Recycling Challenge ends March 20th! Pick up a Clynk bag or two while picking up student materials on Monday.  Bring your full bags to any Hannaford with a drop off by Friday 3/20.

Sheri Bragg

Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser

 The next deadline is April 6th!
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.

Mark Your Calendar!

Festival of Curiosity 

Friday, June 5, 2020

This year, activities will be in small groups, and students will register for their top picks in April. BUT, we still need a few $250 supporters to help pay for our more expensive programs. Let’s not cancel our jaw-dropping activities because of a lack of funding. Besides, this is an excellent advertising opportunity for sponsors. Your logo will be on our student hand-outs and listed in our Cape Living Magazine article and on posters. And the planning committee will be eternally grateful! 

Here’s a list of our current line-up

Boston Museum of Science Traveling Programs
CE Fire & Rescue Dept
CE Police Dept
Crisp Fitness
Curious Creatures
Engineers Without Borders
Diversions Games & Puzzles
Dr. Paul Frey on cardiology
Fort Williams Park with Andrea Southworth 
Fresnel Theater on leadership & improv
Hollis Gun & Rod Club on outdoor survival
Pam Garramone on the Science of Happiness
Todd Gutner on weather reporting
Steve Green on money matters
Mitch Lench on aqua farming
Let’s Go 5-2-1-0
Lucas Tree Experts
Kara Leopold on debating
Peter McCormick on electrical engineering
PATHS on woodworking
Dr. Alan Picarillo on neonatal care
Ready Lobster
Rick Rosu-Myles on talking NBA stats
Mike Schoenbaum on raspberry pi
Tom Stoughton on ultimate frisbee 
Thomas Memorial Library on riddles
The Honey Exchange on beekeeping
Tim Trachimowicz on flavors around the world
Woodard & Curran on water filters

Isn’t our Cape Community amazing? So many are willing to enhance our students education. 
If you would like to join our line-up or are willing to sponsor, please let us know asap. We would love your support! festivalofcuriosity@gmail.com

Lastly, a special thank you to IDEXXCyberNorthMonica Dambach at Portside Real Estate GroupThe Lumbery, and one generous grandma for already providing financial support. 

Community Events and Programs

Cape Elizabeth Little League - Softball and Baseball

Sign up at cape-ll.com and click "Register".  If you know anyone else that's interested, then please tell them to do the same!

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