CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-4-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-4-19

Headline News
Thanks to everyone who came in for mid-year conferences. We look forward to seeing more folks this week. Contact your crew advisor with any questions. 
Our next Parent Advisory Group (PAG) meeting is this Tuesday, February 5th (5:30-7pm) in Room Somalia (near Sudan, off the Great Space). Agenda items will include SolaRISE Portland, the Math Cup and Spring Teacher Grants. All are welcome!
Annual Appeal Update
Hello Amazing Caregivers! A friendly update from your PAG Annual Appeal Team - at more than $15,000.00, we are over 3/4 of the way to reaching our goal for the 18/19 school year! This will allow us to continue to support the fantastic programming here at CBHS. Please consider adding your support, every dollar counts! You can donate online via Paypal by going to the CBHS website and clicking "Donate to CBHS"
OR Mail a check to CBHS with "PAG Annual Appeal" in the memo line to CBHS, 196 Allen Ave., Portland, ME 04103. Thank you so much! Sincerely, The PAG Annual Appeal Team

CBHS Math Cup Save the date: March 27, 6-8
Our annual Math Cup is coming up in March and we would love your help! Do you know a company or organization that would like to participate or sponsor a student team? Please contact Jen Tabb via email at or by cell at 229-1547 - or pass on the attached Math Cup docs. 
We are also seeking donations of lasagna, salad, desserts, drinks and paper goods as well as volunteers for the day of the event. Please click the link below to sign up!

Teacher Wish List

Thank you for your support and generosity. If you have any questions please contact Leo Tinkham at

Check it out: 
 Casco Bay High School's Crew Wish list registry:

Help Wanted

Are you interested in hosting a student from Chile from March 8th to April 6th? We are still looking for one more family to host a 15-year-old male, and someone to host one of the chaperones, Francisco Saldivia Wellmamn (48) profesor de Educación física, (this responsibility could be split into two-week segments).   There are five host schools in the greater Portland area which accept between 3-8 students. It’s a wonderful community to become a part of and lots of people to share the responsibilities.

The students usually speak excellent English, so you do not need to speak Spanish (but fun if you want to practice!).  Hosting is an excellent way to experience a different culture and share your own, spread goodwill and create opportunities.   The students are flexible and look forward to doing the daily routines of their host family.

Contact Rebecca Lynch Nichols FMI

Muchas Gracias!

Select Student Announcements

Cougar Kudos to Katy Flores for being PATHS Student of the Quarter in Health Sciences and to Liam Swift for winning 3 Scholastic Awards for films he submitted. A belated congrats to Nate Hanscom  for making Fall Trimester academic honor roll. Kindness kudo to Ana Gomez from Ms. Hampton: Ana saw a lunch mess and spill left behind on the 3rd floor. Ana did not see who the culprit was “but she stopped what she was doing and got on the floor and cleaned it up without being asked.” Thanks, Ana. Leave no trace.

Cabinet Update: Resolution about culture moment proposal: Crews who are hosting school meeting will have the opportunity to have first picks to do crew culture moment. After February break we will create a sign up board for students who are interested in doing culture moment, and if the crew opts not to do it, an individual student has the sign up list has the opportunity to do it.

Our next Courageous Conversation will focus on race and take place with buddy crews (9&11 and 10&12). Thanks to Raizel and Omar for the proposal. Watch for more details about timing and content soon.

Next week is Spirit Week. Here are the themes that Cabinet decided on Friday.

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Pride and Culture Day (students wear clothes from their culture or embrace their pride)

Wednesday: Meme Day

Thursday: Twin Day

Friday: Crew Color Day (Your Winter Carnival Team’s Uniform)

Your Winter Carnival Team will get a point for each crewbie dressed up to fit the theme each day.


The first meeting of the Future Task Force has been shifted a day until Tuesday, February 12th - 2:40-3:45. See Mr. Pierce FMI.

Any sophomores or juniors interested in taking a PATHS course next year please check in with your crew adviser or Mr. Hale and complete the PATHS Visit Request form on the Casco Bay website. You have to visit a PATHS class in order to be considered for enrollment in the class. PATHS visits begin the Week of Feb. 4th.

Winter Carnival Prep:  Next step: Figure out your crew’s winter carnival event and turn it into Mr Pierce or your grade level cabinet rep by NO LATER than this Friday 2/8. (Your crew advisor has the proposal form and a list of last year’s events.)



Prep for Small Green Act of Environmental Stewardship - McCray Crew

Doing Small Green Act of Environmental Stewardship - Kutvirt Crew


For Juniors and Seniors Taking A USM Course: A brief reminder that the end of the add/drop period is this Monday, February 4! If you intend to drop a class, please reach out to Jamie Austin before 11:59pm on Monday to make a change! This is the last opportunity to drop a class so that it does not appear on your USM transcript, and to be eligible for a refund of any fees paid to USM. You may not self-drop classes, you must send me an email! See Ms. Doyle for more information


Model UN first informational meeting will be today,  Monday, February 4th, after school in China. Students who are interested are encouraged to come to the meeting. Students who were a part of Model UN in the past are not required to come to this meeting. Instead, please fill out this link so we can see if you are going to join Model UN and what countries you would like CBHS to have:

Queer Movie night  - tonight Monday - 5-7pm in the great space - 3 dollar suggested donation with food for sale. hosted by Noah Gill

Tuesday  - 8-9:15 - 9th Grade in Great Space

9:15-2:30 - 9th Grade on Fieldwork

Financial Aid and Paying for College

with local financial aid expert, Bill Smith

For 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and parents

Tuesday, Feb. 5th at Deering High School-6:00pm-8:00pm

Casco Bay parents/students welcome too!

7:30pm - SolaRISE Portland presents to School Board

Wednesday - School Meeting – Host Shibles (Collaborate with Diverse Individuals) Set Up (Burns Crew)

The Playwriting Workshop on Wednesday will meet at 1:40pm in Angola.

Thursday- 8:15-9:15 - SolaRISE Portland

This week is Black Lives Matter in School Week. On Thursday the student union we will be showing the film Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement and holding a discussion afterwards. The event will take place from 3-5 and there will be free food.

6pm - Emma’s play at PHS

Friday - It is hard to believe that Valentine's Day is only 10 days away. Have you thought about gifts for friends and loved ones yet? Let the Casco Bay Makers XBlock help you out. This Friday at lunch they are having their annual Valentine's Sale. We have been working hard since the beginning of the year to develop new products. Many cool new jewelry designs, most are one of a kind- hand crafted. Very reasonable prices. Most gifts are priced under $10.

2:45 - Cabinet

6pm - Emma’s play at PHS


2/11-2/15 – Spirit Week

2/12 - Buddy Crew Lunch for WC sign-ups

2/13 - 11:30 Dismissal  

2/14 – Casco Talks

2/15 – Winter Carnival/8th Grade Forms Due (11:30 dismissal)