CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-1-22
CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-1-22

Headline News - May 31, 2022

The Senior Awards Assembly is this Wednesday from 10:30-12. Senior families and loved ones can attend live in the Great Space, or,  watch via webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89386793593


Graduation will be this Thursday Night at 6pm at Merrill Auditorium. All are welcome. No tickets necessary and admission is free. Come celebrate the Class of 2022!


Health and Safety Update: From Supt Botana: “Given that data, and with guidance from federal and state health authorities and our district medical advisers, we are making masks optional. We still strongly recommend that students and staff wear them as a preventative measure.” We all will be especially cautious around the seniors this week. We had two COVID cases in our community last week and two so far this week.   


Project Grad is this Thursday night and we still need your help.  Junior parents are especially encouraged to help, so they can get a sense of the event and how it works.  Thanks to everyone who’s already volunteered. 


We need parents from 

8-9 to set up

9-12 and 12-3 to monitor doors and be around to help out

3-5 to feed the kids some breakfast and help clean up


Interested parties can reach out to [email protected].


Daphne Howland kindly took scads of photos before and during prom. If you would like to view or download any of them, you may do so here. 


Cougar Kudos to the sophomores for culminating Play is Work and to Woidt Crew for their victory. Thanks to all of the students who showcased their great work at Family Crew Night and to Rayane, Mayim, Greta, Andrew and Jo for welcoming next year’s 9th graders at New Student Orientation. Cougar kudos to the seniors who earned the Seal of Biliteracy last week.  In case you missed it, here's the link for the Seal ceremony. 


Thanks to Christy, Kelly and Sara F for helping out as PAG reps with the CBHS food pantry all year. We’ve given away about 4000 pounds of food! The last offering will be this Friday. 


Here’s the video Joe Murphy made about CBHS Asian student voices for AAPI Heritage Month. 



Annual meeting and end of year celebration 6/7/2022 5:30 - 7:30 at 103 Wolcott Street Portland, ME.


Agenda for meeting:

1. Introduce the new committee chairs.

2. Next year's key dates - Math Cup, Arts and Music Fest and PAG meetings.

3. Set the budget for next year with goals.

4. Celebrate and recognize outgoing senior parents.


Please join us in celebrating all of this year's success and look ahead to what PAG will look like next year.  We need you to carry on all the amazing experiences your children have at CBHS.  Come check us out and join in the community.


Please RSVP here https://forms.gle/syTJwyiqtLTJdNPX9 NO LATER THAN 6/3/2022



Summer Learning and Courses at CBHS: The offerings and dates are described here.  

Student Announcements for the Week are here  

Help Wanted

The Portland Education Association has started a great new initiative to appreciate our amazing Portland Public Schools staff who have done so much to help students succeed throughout the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff and community members can use this form to recognize educators, secretaries, coaches, family engagement specialists, bus drivers, food service staff, administrators, and other support staff. Please include in your parent newsletter. 

Get Involved with PAG! Here are the currently open positions for next year. Please check in with Andy and Shay ([email protected]) if you are interested in any of the positions below or would like more information. Thanks to all those who’ve already volunteered. 

Why Join PAG? 

“Given the demands of my job, I was tentative about attending PAG meetings. I was concerned that the commitment would feel like one more obligation in my schedule.  Instead, PAG has offered me a pathway to learn more about my son’s high school experience.  The monthly meetings have helped me connect with other parents of teenagers.  We’ve been able to share some of the successes and challenges that come with the territory of parenting young adults. I’m happy I got involved with PAG because it has helped me feel more connected and supported within the school community.” 

~Megan Murphy-Goldman (Parent of Liam, Class of 2024)

9th - 12th Grade Parent Liaisons: Grade Parent Liaisons: Help the volunteer committee chairs find volunteers as needed. and help with the Annual Fund, and support teachers throughout the year. They also help with some grade-specific tasks like SAT, Project Graduation, Junior Journey, etc.

Alumni: Maintains connection with alumni students and parents via email and facebook.

Annual Appeal: Oversees the fall and spring annual appeal fundraiser. Creates letters to communicate goals of the campaign to all CBHS families in the fall, follows up throughout the year with an awareness campaign, sends out a community appeal for spring fundraising.

Cares: Work with nurse Bell, Elizabeth Hampton and CBHS social worker, to provide meals for CBHS families in need of support via Locker Project. Help and support all students and families through special programs as needed. Parent liaison for the locker project

Hannaford Gift Cards: Manages PAG’s Hannaford card fundraiser - an ongoing monthly fundraiser.

Merchandise: Creates, orders, and sells apparel at CBHS events and online.

Multilingual Parent Ambassadors: Helps communicate with our multilingual families. Meets periodically with with the principal to plan events that meet the needs of CBHS multilingual families (eg: the Shared Space Cafe´)

Project Graduation: Leads fundraising, and other events for senior Project Grad. Assembles a group of interested parents who decide on a location, activities, and manage the whole event. 


Senior Parents: Please make sure to return the Project Grad Permission Slip


Some Resources for Parents in Light of Recent School Violence

Talking to Children about Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News 


College Pro Day – June 6th & 7th

9th Grade Finales – June TBD

Sophomore Passage Presentations - June 6 & 7 in the AM

Last Day of Regular Classes (and Last School Meeting) - June 8th

Final Assessments - June 9th, 10th, and 13th

9-11 Class Awards - June 13th 

LAST STUDENT DAY/Cardboard Boat Race – June 14th - 11:50 Dismissal

Last Teacher Day - June 15th