CBHS Parent Newsflash – 11-3-14, Letter from Nurse and Citrus Order Link
CBHS Parent Newsflash – 11-3-14, Letter from Nurse and Citrus Order Link
Posted on 11/03/2014

Headline News

1) If you have not yet done so, please contact your child’s crew advisor to sign up for a fall conference time – November 12 and 13th.

2) We will vote for the CBHS School Board Rep on Tuesday. Thanks to the 5 candidates willing to serve:: Declan, Curtis, Sadie, Marta and Sophie.

3) The student flu shot clinic is Tuesday. Please turn in relevant forms (available on CBHS homepage) to Ms. Bell by Tuesday AM.

4) Families purchasing school pictures from Lifetouch should turn in order forms to Ms. Kierstead in the main office ASAP!

5) Please see the attached letter from school nurse, Becky Bell: Letter from School Nurse 11-3-14

6) To order citrus to support Project Graduation, go to:

More details below.


STEM Symposium – 11/10

Veteran’s Day – 11/11

Conferences -11/12 and 11/13

Health fair Nov. 13th

CBHS Make-a-thon – 11/14

11:05 Dismissal – 11/19

Crafts Fair – 11/22

Arab Museum Gala – 11/24

Arab Museum for Students – 11/25

End of First Trimester – 11/25

Parent Help Needed

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

Annual Family Appeal

This year’s Annual Family Appeal Campaign is underway. By now, all CBHS families should have received a letter in the mail inviting them to support the appeal with a donation. This is the biggest fundraiser at CBHS, and raising money is needed to support the costs of our unique and outstanding Winter and Spring intensives for all students. Last year we exceeded our goal of raising $15,000, and with the support of every family we know we can do it again this year. Not only are donations tax deductible, but all donors will receive a coupon for 10% off CBHS merchandise (t-shirts, vests, sweat shirts that make great gifts), AND a CBHS bumper sticker! Plus, no need to sell wrapping paper, candy or magazine subscriptions.

There are two easy ways to make a tax-deductible donation to 2014-2015 CBHS Family Appeal:

1) Send in your check payable to CBHS Parent Advisory Group (PAG)

2) Online at the CBHS website: http://cbhs.portlandschools.org. Click “Give to CBHS” to donate through a secure PayPal account.

THANK YOU for your donation and valued support!

Help is also needed to help promote the annual appeal during conferences. FMI: contact Gina Kenny ( gkenny at maine.rr.com) or Gloria Apponte Clarke ( gloriaac at gwi.net)

Project Graduation Fundraisers

1) The Senior Class at Portland’s Casco Bay High School is taking orders for FRESH CITRUS FRUIT to raise money for Project Graduation. These boxes of Florida navel oranges and red grapefruit will be delivered in early- to mid-December, so they are perfect for holiday gifts for friends, families, and clients.

Seniors will have order forms this week for the sale. You can order via one of the seniors (or us) using cash or check (payable to Casco Bay High School); or order with a credit card on the web. You can also order on the web for shipment to anywhere in the US. Students are returning their order forms with payment by November 10. The online (credit card) order deadline is Friday, November 14th.

For web orders for payment with a credit card (plus a $1 fee), go to:

We are selling:

10 lb. boxes of oranges (14-20 pieces) $21
10 lb. boxes of red grapefruit (8-10 pieces) $21
10 lb. box of oranges and red grapefruit $21
20 lb. box of oranges (24-40 pieces) $29
20 lb. box of red grapefruit (16-24 pieces) $29
20 lb. box of oranges and red grapefruit $29

Fruit will arrive at Casco Bay High School in early to mid-December. We will notify everyone when the fruit is arriving via email so you can come to the school and pick it up. Typically, we get 24 hours notice of delivery. If you cannot come and pick up the fruit, contact us to make arrangements for a delivery. But please try your best to come and pick up the fruit.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Also, PLEASE pass the word around at work and to friends.

Many thanks!

Lauren Goldsmith and Tom Tero

email: lgoldsmi@maine.rr.com

Phone: 828-4823

2) Shop to benefit Fair Trade & Casco Bay High School’s Class of 2015 Project Graduation!

Karen Burnell of Karma Fair Trade has graciously offered to give a 5.5% discount and a 5% donation to CBHS Project Graduation to EVERYONE who shops and asks that the sale of their purchase benefit CBHS Project Graduation.
Karma Fair Trade L3C:

570 Brighton Ave, Portland, Me 04102 Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm
207- 831- 4531  contactus at karmafairtrade.com

Crafts Fair Update: Thanks to all who have signed up so far for the Craft festival coming up November 22nd. It is shaping up to be a wonderful community event which we would love for you to be part of. There are still opportunities to do this. Please click on the link below to get your name on the list To volunteer for the Crafts Fair:


Select Student Announcements

Please welcome our visiting Russian students and staff from Portland’s sister city. Today in the great space during TST, environmental science classes will be with them for a round table discussions focused on our everyday lives, as well as sustainability issues. Check with your TST teacher if you would like to join.

Thanks in advance for making them feel welcome!

A “CBHS approved app list” can now be accessed at any time from our website homepage. If you would like to get an educational app added to this list, please complete the brief form available on the site or outside Mr. Pierce’s office and turn it into Mr. Croft or Mr. Nichols.

Thanks to all of the crews who have completed their Pathway Canvas. Good luck to others as they finish up this week.

Telling Room Film Festival Documentary Storytelling Workshop: Join teaching artists from The Telling Room in an introduction to documentary storytelling in this two session workshop. We’ll learn the basics of how to find an interesting subject, how to conduct a successful interview, how to hone in on the story you want to tell, and finally how to convey that story to a wider audience. Great professional and student multimedia examples will be shared with the group to inspire and educate along the way!

Dates: December 10th and 17th Times: High School 4-6pm each day

The workshops are open to teams of middle and high school students from Portland Public Schools. To register, a faculty sponsor should email contest@portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com by November 21, 2014


1) All recommendation folders should be completed and given to your recommenders by this Friday, November 7th.

2) To be in synch with EL’s national “March to the Post Office” efforts, the CBHS March has been moved a week earlier – Friday, December 5th. December 3rd – one month from today – is the date by which all seniors must have completed at least one college application. Any student who does not have one application complete by December 3rd will be required to stay after school on December 3rd to Get One Done.

3) Seniors who have already submitted applications electronically before December 5th will be sending an updated transcript (with 1st trimester grades) – or other supplementary materials – or a letter to someone who has helped them achieve this milestone. More soon.

3) Reminder: Be sure to check Naviance at least 1x a week

4) We’ve got less than 2 weeks to go in the citrus sale, and we need to make sure we hit the threshold of 100 fruit orders for the sale to happen. We’ve got about 33 right now, mostly from online ordering. This link is on the school home page. The crew that sells the most fruit orders will receive a cake. This sale made about $800 last year for Project Graduation and we would love to surpass that. Checks need to be made out to Casco Bay High School. Turn in order forms with check and money to the main office.

5) We will all be doing fall conference prep on Wednesday. PATHS seniors who do not complete their fall conference prep Wednesday should are required to come to the library after PATHS on Friday by 1:30 to complete the two conference prep surveys in Naviance.

Monday: B Day

Crew – Sr. Class Meeting in Library

10- Hampshire

TST – Welcome Russians and Sustainability Forum in Great Space

11:30 – Umass Boston

Tuesday -Election Day/Student Flu Clinic

12:30 – USM

WednesdaySchool Meeting – Haar Crew – Build Community (Pierce Crew on Deck)

Thursday – 2:30 – Outing Club


Friday - Crew after lunch- Grades Close for Danger Reports

Jr Crew – Open Mic/Coffee House

2:15 – Cabinet

REMINDERS: New CBHS Communication Team: Jane Feinstein, a former Communications Director for Boston Public Schools and a Nellie Mae Consultant will be facilitating a seminar on communicating school redesign called “Shaping Our Future Together.” Each HS has been asked to create a communication team of about 2 adults and 4 students to participate. There will be 3 days of training: 12/2, 2/5 and 3/14. If you are interested in learning more and representing CBHS on our communications team, let Mr. Pierce know.

All high schools throughout Maine are invited to participate in the JA Titan Challenge on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. What is the JA Titan Challenge? The JA Titan Challenge is an exciting, business competition involving teams of  three students from Maine high schools and volunteers from the business community. Each three-student team is paired with a business mentor who helps guide the team through the decision-making process as they compete against other teams in several rounds of competition (all during school hours.) Once you have your 3 person team, see Mr. Pierce to sign up.

Juniors and Seniors: We will be offering two new SMCC courses at CBHS in the second semester, for both HS and college credit: Introduction to Sociology and Introduction to International Relations. Both courses will begin in January, after intensives. See Mr. Hale or Ms. Doyle FMI or to sign up.

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.