CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-20-14 + Student Flu Clinic Forms
CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-20-14 + Student Flu Clinic Forms
Posted on 10/20/2014

Headline News

  • Thanks to all of the parents who contributed breakfast foods before the PSAT’s last week.

  • Progress reports were mailed home on Friday and are now viewable online. Students with one or more “2”s on their progress report may be required to stay for Block 7 this week.

  • Wednesday is an 11:05 dismissal day for staff development. PATHS students will be dismissed at the regular time.

  • Sophomores will be engaged in field work at UNUM on Friday.

  • Friday is the Halloween Dance – 7:30-10:30. We could use a few parent chaperones for some or all of the time. If you are interested, please contact Stewart Croft at crofts@portlandschools.org.

Student flu shots: Tuesday November 4th during Crew lunch. The relevant forms are below:

Flu Vaccine Info Sheet (VIS) 2014-2015

Health Screen & Permission Form 2014-2015 English

CBHS Flu Clinic Parent Letter 2014

Parent Article of the Week: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/your-money/a-financial-aid-map-for-families-who-have-saved-nothing.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

District Newsletter: We are starting a new bi- annual e-Newsletter for families and community members. This document is meant to be community facing and will highlight Portland Public Schools’ points of pride and contain such things as school initiatives and news, school employees’ outstanding efforts and awards and upcoming events. To subscribe to the district’s e-Newsletter fall edition parents should email superintendent@portlandschools.org with “subscribe to e-Newsletter” in the message. A version of the superintendent’s newsletter is attached.


Freshmen vision screening, Oct. 27th

9th Grade Culmination – 10/29

Grade 11 to Riverton – 10/30

Haunted Walk – 10/30

Grade 11 to Augusta – 10/31

Soccerfest – 11/6

Health fair Nov. 13th.

Parent Help Needed

Parent Involvement and Leadership Sought: PAG Chair or Co-Chair …. Contact Derek FMI

This month’s Hannaford Card orders are due this Tuesday, Oct 21.  They can issue cards from $25 to $500, in increments of $25. Hannaford donates 5% of the total order to CBHS for Project Graduation. Please make your check out to “CBHS-PAG” with “Hannaford card” written on the memo line.  Mail your check to:

Jill Tabbutt-Henry

1711 Washington Ave

Portland, ME 04103

For more information, contact Jill at jtabbutt@maine.rr.com.

Casco Bay Parents, we need your help! The Craft Fair, held on Saturday, November 22 from 9 to 3, is a day of fun for the CBHS and greater Portland community. It takes a village to throw open the school for this craft party, and we need you to help however you can. Can you bake cookies? Make a soup? Help out the day of the event? Please open this link which is our volunteer spreadsheet for the event, and sign up!


Questions? Call Kim Crabill at 615-3181 or email: CBHSCraftFair@gmail.com. Come join the fun while helping us raise money for our great school!

We need COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES!! Start baking and freezing cookies for the Craft Fair Cookie Walk on November 22nd!! This is one of our biggest fundraisers at CBHS. We welcome all kinds of cookies and bars and sweet stuff. If you have a recipe to share, please include with your donation or send to Penny Sarvis:  pjsarvis at gmail.com and Thanks!!!!

Community Opportunities

College Information Night for students and their parents to meet with admissions counselors from Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin

Where: Wayneflete School

Date/Time: October 20th @ 7:00

Register online: Select Student Announcements

Bus Driver Appreciation Week: Be sure to celebrate and thank your driver!

Calling all young women with a passion for gender equity and social justice! The Global Girls Group is a gathering of young women who are dedicated to ending violence and oppression of women across the globe and are passionate about educating their school and communities about how to create change that is effective and lasting. We will be having our first meeting on Wednesday at 11:20 in Japan. You can bring your lunch. Meetings will take place each Wednesday. See Lona or Ms. Haar if you are interested to learn more.

Tickets to the Halloween Dance will be sold in the Great Space Monday-Friday from 7:15-7:45, and Lunch on Tuesday-Friday. One guest is allowed per student. Students who wish to invite guests must buy tickets by Wednesday at Lunch in order for them to be approved by their schools. Guests will not be admitted at the door if they are not pre-approved. Tickets are $6 before the event and $8 at the door. Exact change is appreciated. Proceeds benefit the Africa Rising expedition.

CBHS Theater Update: We have a new musical theater director; please welcome Lisa Boucher Hartman. Ms. Boucher Hartman is an accomplished dancer and performer who has taught acting at SMCC for several years. She has also directed at South Portland’s STAGEs. Our musical will be in the spring this year (the weekend of May 9th or 16th). Ms. Driscoll will be directing a play for CBHS this winter (and performing at Portland Stage this spring in Monica Wood’s new play).

All: Start signing up for fall conferences – November 12th and 13th.

Faculty will be meeting to discuss the slate of Winter Intensives this Week. Students with intensive proposals should Mr. Shibles or Mr. Donaldson before then.

We will once again have the Portland Pirates intensive. (This time in Portland!). CBHS nights will January 23rd, and this year for the first time, a CBHS students (or students) will be able to sing the National Anthem before the game. See Mr. Pierce if you are interested in learning more.

Seniors: Be sure to check Naviance at least 1x a week

Seniors: OCTOBER 24th – Students applying Early Action/Early Decision: packets must be given to your guidance counselor and two other recommenders. Packets include: Cover Letter, Resume and Draft of College Essay

Seniors: By OCTOBER 24th: ALL students–ask your recommender face-to-face. By November 7th. Recommender packets should be given to your guidance counselor and two other recommenders.

Tuesday: About 60 educators from around the country will be visiting us on Tuesday. Please welcome them to our classroom and answer their questions. Upperclassmen with open blocks 1, 2 or 3 are needed for various duties for parts of each block. See Mr. Pierce ASAP if you can help out. The library will be closed tomorrow to host the visitors – except during Acad.

Tuesday Acad: Jr “Air Up There” Tuning

1:30 – Goucher

Wednesday is an 11:05 Dismissal Day for staff development. Students who attend PM PATHS are required to attend as usual. Students who ride the bus to Portland or Deering should stay clear of these campuses until the 1:05 dismissal.

Thursday: Any students who would like to write or contribute ideas to the one act play for this year, please meet for lunch and cupcakes on Thursday in the art room.


8-11: 11th Walls Down “Air Up There”

9:30 – Coll. Of Atlantic

11:30: Northeastern

2:30 – Outing Club Trail Run

Friday - Crew After Lunch

Sophomores to UNUM for Entrepreneurial Training

11:45 – UMO

7:30-10:30pm – Halloween Dance


CBHS Student Crafters: Please let Ms. Crabill know if you would like to have a (free) table at our Crafts Fair on November 22nd. You can contact her at 615-3181, through Anna or at  cbhscraftfair at gmail.com

We need one student representative from each grade for our new Art and Beautification Committee. Students who would like to represent their grade level in the group should see Ms Teller or Ms. Richard.