O’Toole Award Updates: Thanks
to you and the loyal supporters you’ve enlisted, we are still ahead in
the voting. It’s clear CBHS supporters are the most passionate! BUT the
voting continues for another 2 weeks (till 9/30). And we are competing
with cities 3 times as big (Providence) and 10 times as big (Boston) –
and with states that have populations that are nearly 3 times as large
(CT) or over 5 times as large (MA). So we are still
the underdogs. Build Community. Work Ethically. Persevere. (And Have
Fun). If you want to join the team that is leading efforts to get out
the vote, come to a meeting in the Great Space at 4pm on Wednesday.
Class of 2015 Parents: There will be a meeting at 5:30pm on Wednesday in the Great Space to start planning Project Grad. FMI: contact Jill Tabbutt-Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Thursday Night
Senior College Night – 6 to 7pm in the library
Casco Bay High School Parents’ Night (Open House): 6:30-8:30 for 9th Grade and New 10th-12th Grade Parents
7:00-8:30 for Returning CBHS Parents
To make the most of
the evening, please be aware of the name of your child’s crew advisor
and, for parents of juniors and seniors, the names of their elective
Annemarie Salzberg (PPS Transition Strategist) produces
a job listing for students a few times a month. It is attached to this
newsflash as a reference. Please contact Annemarie directly if you would
like to be added to her mailing list: email@example.com (207-232-8917)
Job Listing 9-8-14
9th Grade Quest – 9/23-26 – Next Week!
Senior Quest – 9/30-10/3
10th Fieldwork – 10/2
11th Summit on Summit – 10/3
Parent Help Needed
Parent Involvement and Leadership Sought : PAG Chair or Co-Chair & Freshmen PAG Liaison
Contact Derek FMI
CRAFT FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
CBHS’s annual Craft Fair is Saturday November 22nd, and in order to
make this a great event we need volunteers, lots of them! It’s a great
community event as well as a fantastic fundraiser that supports the CBHS
programs we love. First meeting is Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 in the Great Space. We need you, please join us! If you can’t attend but would like to support this fun event, please email Kim Crabill at CBHSCraftFair@gmail.com or phone her at 615-3181.
Hosts Needed for Visiting Russian Students – from Ms. Martin (Science Faculty)
At the end of October, six students from Archangelsk, Russia–our sister city–will be in Portland for about a
week with two female
teachers. They all need host families–a place to sleep and someone to
feed them and an occasional ride to the Mall and other places in
Portland. Preferably, host families will have a CBHS student. They will
be a mix of boys and girls. They all speak English and chose to come in
October because they want to experience Halloween!
There will be
activities planned for the students and teachers that will sometimes
take them away at mealtimes, and they will probably be in Boston for at
least one full day.
Please ask your
students if they would be interested in hosting one of the students, and
let me know if you’d be willing to host a teacher! If anyone would like
more info they may see me, or Liam Fowler, who has hosted an
Archangelsk student two different years. He speaks of his experience
with great enthusiasm – Cyndy Martin ( marticy at portlandschools.org)
Hannaford Pre-paid Card Program: Fundraiser for Project Graduation 2015
This is a great
fundraiser for Project Graduation. The seniors are busy thinking about
“senior” things like… graduating and college applications! When the
Class of 2015 does graduate, we will throw them a big, fun, safe, chem-free party–known as Project Graduation.
Parents of graduates will be called upon to help with many facets of this event, but…
ALL PARENTS can help with this great fundraiser.
Why is this is a great fundraiser?
When you purchase a pre-paid Hannaford card (a.k.a. “gift card”), you get a card for the value you paid.
“gift” comes from Hannaford, in that they will donate 5% ($50 for every
$1000 in cards we purchase) to our event. Simple, right?
will be trying to do an order every month. There are group minimums, so
if the minimum is not met, we may wind up having to go 5 or 6 weeks.
But, I am aiming for once a month. If you are able to pre-pay for your
groceries, this is the way to do it!
Look for details on this page: hannaford_faq_cbhs
Please feel free to email me if you have questions.
Jill Tabbutt-Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send checks to:
1711 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Article of the Week: Technology and Parenting:
Select Student Announcements
have a new “co-curricular board” in the Great Space to post meeting
times of both standing meetings (eg: GSTA) and one time events (eg: a
college visit). Please post your events today! See Mr. Pierce if you would like to oversee the board’s upkeep.
are making progress on getting iPads ready for distribution; team 9 may
have to wait post Quest unfortunately. The first batch of 10-12 grade
ipads we hope to distribute during Wednesday crew. School Meeting will
follow lunch on Wednesday this week – and then crew and BK6. No iPAD’s
will be issued to students who have not returned the iPAD protection
forms and appropriate fees ($25) – nor to those who have not paid any debts from last year.
Students experiencing financial hardship may pay $10 for the protection
plan. Students with further extenuating circumstances should see Mr.
Cabinet Elections and Proposal
Naomi Rowe-Radtke will be the new 9th grade rep to Cabinet and Sumi Awale is the new “at large” Cabinet rep . Eliza D’Anieri is the alternate. Congrats! Their names were both chosen by lottery. We will have an election for the 11th
crew rep position. The vote will take place during Wednesday crew; the
candidates are Jim, Declan and Lona. The environmental club submitted
the following proposal. Please submit your crew’s feedback on ideas via
the google form by the end of crew on Friday, 9/19.
crew would be responsible for monitoring lunch recycling once a week.
Specifics of “monitoring” TBD. The crew would be assigned lunch duty the
week prior to their facilitating school meeting.
O’Toole Award Updates
From Caity Conley:
We all know that there are 100,000 reasons why we love Casco Bay… We want to hear yours!
a 5-20 second video that captures your favorite thing about the school
and all its wonderful, crazy qualities. The video should include “Reason
number [your favorite number] Casco Bay rocks: [your reason].”
Post it to Facebook, twitter, or vine.
Add this link: bit.do/100kcascobay.
And for exceeds, tag it #100kcascobay and you earn a 4 in Compassion, my friend!
will share the funniest/most creative ones at school meeting every
week. Let’s spread the word (and the love) in our quest to win $100,000
for our wonderful school!
Greater Portland Transit District METRO will again offer discounted fares during for K-12 students.
this week, middle and high school students attending schools along bus
routes can ride the bus for a $1 discounted bus fare if they show the
bus operator a student photo ID (2013/2014 or 2014/2015).
the Outing Club this Friday for this year’s first trip to Bradbury Mt.
from 2:15 – 4:30. Please sign up (first come, first served) with Ms.
Hagstrom or Eda French before Thursday ACAD. The cost is $3, no
experience necessary, but space is limited! Also join the Outing Club on
a trail walk/run on Thursday after school at 2:30 – no experience
necessary – meet at the picnic tables.
From the Department of Obvious: Please stay off the PATHS pre-school playground at all times. It is for, well, pre-schoolers. Also, be sure to recycle and compost your own trash at lunch. Thanks to those who have been leaving no trace.
Monday: Outing Club leaders, there is a lunch meeting TODAY, Monday, at lunch in Australia. Be there!
Seniors: There will be a brief class meeting at the beginning of TST in the Great Space. PATHS seniors should meet with Mr. Pierce at 1:30 today in the Great Space.
Yoga begins today after school in the Dance Studio from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM. See Mr. Shibles FMI.
Wed: School Meeting – Ford Crew: Work Independently and Cooperatively (McCray Crew on Deck)
Thursday - ACE Mentoring Thursday 3:30-4:30
6-7pm – Senior College Night (in library)
6:30-8:30 Open House for 9th Grade and New 10th-12th Grade Parents
7:00-8:30 for Returning CBHS Parents
Friday – Crew after lunch
College Visits This Week
Monday: 11:30 – Wheaton, 12 – UVM and 1 – Sierra Nevada
Thursday: 12:30 – Keene State and Friday: 9:30 – Colby
your Naviance account several times a week for messages from Ms. Doyle
and Mr. Hale about important colleges info, events and deadlines.
2) This Tuesday September 16th from 6:00pm-8:30pm
there will be a Service Academy Information Night at The Clarion Hotel
in Portland Maine. This session is for students, parents and guidance
counselors interested in the application process for the US Military ,
Naval , Air Force, Merchant Marine, Coast Guard Academies and state
maritime academics, as well as private military colleges, Reserve
Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and National Guard Scholar Program. To confirm attendance contact Maine Maritime Academy 1-800-227-8465 or email@example.com
International and Multicultural Student Reception for high school and
college students. It will be held on Thursday, September 18th, 3:30-5:30
pm at USM. See Ms. Doyle FMI.