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CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-30-17
CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-30-17

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We invite you and your child to participate in two interrelated conferences next week to review how your child is doing in school and to learn more about what is going on at CBHS this year. In an attempt to increase the substance and value of conferences for all participants, we are going to try two new elements this fall.  
1)    A ten minute pre-conference with you and your child prior to your scheduled conference. Grade level details will follow soon.
2) As you may have heard, as a part of the typical 30 minute conference with you, your child and your child’s crew advisor , for the first time, we will be discussing a “crucial question” that you raise. Please submit your crucial question in advance through the link on the CBHS homepage.
 
If your child qualifies for Free and Reduced lunch and you have not yet turned in an application, this week is the last chance. Qualified students also become eligible for for scholarships as well as reductions in Junior Journey costs, testing and application fees. An application can be obtained at the Main Office.

Thursday – Air Up There Culmination! - 9:10-10:40- Juniors Culminate at Riverton

Senior Parents: This Thursday -  November 2nd   - is the deadline to sign up for the December 2nd SATS. (The next SAT’s are not until March). Contact Ms. Hampton or Mr. Hale FMI/

Reminder:
Would you like to make an ornament for our Arts and Music Fest Auction on 11/18? (Do you have an artist friend who might?) Contact Peg Richard (richape@portlandschools.org) to get involved.

Casco Bay High School Gift Basket Raffle
We will be having our first gift basket raffle fundraiser at the newly revamped CBHS Arts & Music Fest on Saturday, November 18th! We are seeking gift basket donations. Please feel free to email or call Jen Tabb with any questions or to make a donation. jen@jentabbsellshomes.com or 207-229-1547. *

Project Grad Citrus Fundraiser
Trying to eat yummy AND healthy food?
Looking for cool holiday gifts?
Searching for an easy, fun way to support CBHS's Project Graduation?
Help is at hand, courtesy of the 2018 Project Grad Committee.
Click the link below to peruse (and purchase) our Florida Indian River Groves offerings - and feel free to forward the link to family/friends.
 
https://www.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/771022

Orders will be taken through November 10, 2017, with delivery to the school at a date to be announced between November 26 and December 16.  If you are unable to pick up the fruit at school, or have your student do so, we will deliver it to your home.

ReminderIf you would like your child to get a flu shot through school, find the forms and more info https://cbhs.portlandschools.org/for_parents/health
Please have your student return the form to Nurse Bell and she will schedule your child for the shot. If you have any questions, please call Nurse Bell at 842-4665 or email her at bellre@portlandschools.org.


Select Student Announcements
Cougar Kudos to Junior Garrison Wickerd for being Student of the Quarter in the PATHS Woodworking program. And to the senior team which vanquished the pesky and talented sophomore and junior teams to be our HS Quiz Team reps. And to Atak for earning a standing ovation after his keynote address to 1200 educators in Chicago. And finally to the Sophomores for raising over $2000 for Africa Rising at Friday’s dance.

Sophomores will receive their bystander training through Wellness classes in the coming week.

Meet new people. Make connections across grades. Eat ice cream. Sign up for next week’s Mix it Up Lunch this week on the Sign Up Board (and soon via link on our homepage). Each lunch group of six will get a pint of ice cream to share.

Handbook Excerpt of the Week: Flyers and Educational Exhibits: Before posting around school, any school-related flyer or exhibit should first be approved by the relevant staff advisor, or, if necessary, Mr. Shibles or Mr. Pierce. Factors such as content and purpose as well as the duration and location of the posting will be considered. Flyers and exhibits at school should be hung in designated places (e.g. bulletin boards), unless by special permission. With any educational flyer/exhibit, students should include the source material, if relevant, as well as their name(s) and contact information (e.g.: “This flyer is a part of Liz Jones's Senior Expedition. See Liz FMI. Source: enddatingviolence.com”). Please use paper resources sustainably and responsibly.

Reminders:
All students: Please sign up for a fall conference time this week with your advisor: Tuesday, 11/7 (3:30-7:00) and Wednesday, 11/8 (3:30-7:00)

CBHS Singers, musicians, bands and entertainers of all ilks: sign up (on the sign up board) to perform for 2 minutes to 20 minutes at our first ever Arts and Music Fest on Saturday 11/18.  See Zach Hager FMI.  Are you a artist, crafter or entrepreneur who would like to sell your wares at the Fest? Complete a form outside Mr. Pierce’s office. See Margarida Celestino or Gwen Carhart FMI.
 
In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Interact Club is having a drive for Family Crisis Services' Emergency Shelter for woman and children experiencing domestic violence. Bring donations to the purple room off the Great Space.  

College Visits this Week:
Monday – 1:30 St Jo’s
Wed – 1pm Husson
Friday – 9:30 - Prescott
 
Monday – A Day
McCray in Great Space – Bk 1 and Bk 3
TST – Sr’s in Library: 10th in Great Space
Junior Millinocket Panel – in China
 
Tuesday – Halloween
 
Wednesday
School Meeting  Haar Crew – Work Ethically) (On Deck: 11/15 – Babcock: Take Action to Better the World)

Thursday – Air Up There Culmination!
9:10-10:40- Juniors Culminate at Riverton

Seniors: THIS Thursday November 2nd  is the deadline to sign up for the December 2nd SATS. (The next SAT’s are not until March). See Ms. Hampton or Mr. Hale if you need help signing up.

Friday – STEM Expo
Grades Close for Danger Reports
Crew – Conference Prep
2:30 Cabinet
2:45 – New Teacher Meeting

Upcoming   
Mix It Up Lunch – 11/7
Crew Team Leaders – 11/7 (Acad)
Fall Conferences – 11/7 (3:30-7:00) and 11/8 (3:30-7:00)
11:30 Dismissal – 11/8
Veteran’s Day – No School – 11/10
Africa Rising Dress Rehearsals – 11/13-14
Courageous Conversation – 11/16
Africa Rising – 11/17
Arts and Music Fest -11/18
11:30 Dismissal – 11/20-21
Senior Museum Opening – 11/20-21
Fall Trimester Ends – 11:30 on 11/21