CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-27-20
CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-27-20

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Thanks to everyone who came or contributed to Family Crew Night last week. 

Mid-year conferences this year will take place mostly THIS week, typically Wed. January 29th (4-8pm) or January 30th (2:30-5:30pm). Please contact your child's crew advisor if you do not yet have a time confirmed.

We are once again seeking "crucial questions" that parents would like to discuss at Midyear Conferences.  Submit your question (and get more details) here. Please submit your question by Tuesday at 8am. 
You will be receiving information about a brief district survey later this week for parents. Thanks in advance for your input. 
Get your ticket to the CBHS 15th Anniversary Film Festival at Hannaford Hall on February 7th here

Upcoming Parent U Event

Internet Safety: Protecting Your Children from the Dangers of the Web

February 6, 2020  5:30-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Middle School                                                                                         Workshop Description: Jayne Hitchcock, cybersecurity author and international expert, will talk about cyberbullying, social media safety (including the latest sites/apps kids are using now), sexting, how to keep children safer online and how to talk to children about online safety.

Select Student Announcements

Cougar Kudos to Lydia Baker-Pitre and Ella Couture for each being their program’s “PATHS Student of the Quarter” for the 2nd quarter. Cougar Kudos also to BigDaddyGang for winning best video at the Music Video Awards Portland - and to the junior class for hosting a successful dance on Friday night.  


Crews: Good luck with conferences this week - be prepared!


Casco Bay students are now part of the Portland Public Library Seeds system! Students can now use their Casco Bay ID (Metro card) to check out books from the main library and the branches. 


From Zanayah Moore: Hello! I am conducting research for my senior expedition topic (Female Discrimination in the Film Industry) and I would like some input about what you think about the industry. Please take my survey during crew or acad this week!

Here’s the link . It’s also on the CBHS homepage. 


Support the Literary Magazine and find your future love! Scan the QR code that is posted all around the school. Everyone can scan to answer the questions, but we won't help you find your BAE until you pay! It's only 5 dollars (and really, how can you put a price on love). Find Sydney or Liv In the great space during lunch and begin the journey. 


Sophomores and Juniors- if you are interested in exploring half-day programs at PATHS for next year now is the time to sign up to visit.  Your crew advisor has the link:

Please see Doug Drew (Mr. Hale’s sub) for questions and answers.


Juniors who want to "think college now!" Ms. Doyle, Ms. Hassan and Ms. Haar will be taking a small cohort of juniors to visit Southern New Hampshire University on February 6th. We will leave school at 8:00 and return by 2:30, and travel by VIP bus. This is a great opportunity to get a sense of what attending a public university is like; interested students should fill out this google form, applications are due by TODAY Monday, January 27th. 


Winter Carnival 2020 Is Coming… (Friday, 2/14)

  • Your crew should decide your event by THIS Friday 1/31/20. The proposal form is here

  • The teams will again be 9-12 buddy crews vs 10-11 buddy crews.

  • Spirit Week (next week) will lead up to Winter Carnival (2/10-2/14). Watch for details about themes at school meeting. 

  • Buddy Crews will meet to sign up for events on Tuesday, 2/11. 

  • Winter Carnival will take place on Friday, 2/14, an 11:30 dismissal day.

8th Grade Visit Days  

TODAY - Monday, January 27th (Moore) - hosts miss BK 5 classes

TOMORROW - Tuesday, January 28th (King) - hosts miss BK 1 classes (Monday Schedule: BK 1 and BK 2 switched)

Room Shifts on Monday (for 8th Grade Visit Days)

Bk 5 - Acad Lang 2 to - India

Jr./Sr Algebra to Burundi

Acad Lang 4 - Make It Happen

Learning Lab - to Indonesia

Room Shifts on Tuesday (for 8th Grade Visit Days)

BK 1: I am From Many Worlds - Mexico

Learning Lab to 3rd Flr IEP Room

Senior Supported Study to Main Office Conference Room

Upcoming School Meetings - Note Shifted Schedule Below


Host Crew


Set Up Crew

Small Green Act



Be Accountable (Academic Accountability)





Work Ethically





Take Action to Better the World



Monday - Moore Visit Day 

9:30-11:30 - Moore Visit

10:30 U of Alabama

TST - Sophomores: Minute to Win It Challenge - 10th (Great Space)


Seniors: Full class meeting with Mr. Pierce and your teachers in the library to discuss key GRADUATION DETAILS TODAY during Team Support (12:04-45).  PATHS seniors will be excused from PATHS for this time period, so they can attend. Be on time. Thanks. 


Tuesday - King Visit Day (Monday Schedule) 

BK  2 - 8-9:26

9:30-11:30 (Crew and Bk 1)/King Visit


 Wednesday - 4-8pm - Midyear Conferences


Thursday- 2:30-5:30 - Midyear Conferences


Friday - Changemakers Expo begin for Seniors


Crew - Rollercoaster Design (10th)

2:45-4:15 - Cabinet - Cabinet will have a special 90 minute meeting this week to meet with Food Services, approve Winter Carnival events and plan for the next Courageous Conversation. 



Feb 4th - Equity Summit, Part 2

Feb 6th - Courageous Conversation

Feb, 7th - CBHS Film Festival (6-8:30pm), Hannaford Hall

2/7 - Access Testing

Feb 10-14 - Spirit Week

Feb 12th - 11:30 Dismissal 

Feb 13th - 15th AnniversaryFilm Festival at CBHS (6:30-8pm)

Feb 14th - Winter Carnival (11:30 dismissal)  

Reminder: Community Opportunity: 

The Maine Medical Center Department of Family Medicine is offering a free family medicine night with activities and networking opportunities for those students who are considering family medicine as a career. Dinner is included, and the event is free.   Each school can only send 5 students. Please apply

BY JANUARY 31ST at the following link:  APPLICATION.

CBHS attendees will be chosen by February 3rd.  See Ms. Natarajan if you have questions.