CBHS Parent Newsflash 9-15-14
CBHS Parent Newsflash 9-15-14
Posted on 09/15/2014
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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 jtabbutt@maine.rr.com

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 courses.

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: salzba@portlandschools.org (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.

The “gift” comes from Hannaford, in that they will donate 5% ($50 for every $1000 in cards we purchase) to our event. Simple, right?

We 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 jtabbutt@maine.rr.com.

Send checks to:

Jill Tabbutt-Henry

1711 Washington Ave

Portland, ME 04103

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Select Student Announcements

We 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.

We 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. Pierce.

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.

Proposal: Each 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!

Make 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!

We 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.

Beginning 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).

Join 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)

then Crew

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


1) Check 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 admissions@mma.edu

3) 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.