CBHS Parent News 2-6-17
CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-6-17
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Winter Conferences are coming up February 15th (4-8pm) and February 16th (2:30-5:30pm). If you have not done so already, please connect with your child’s crew advisor about a time to meet.  

The notes from last week’s PAG meeting are attached. Our next meeting is March 7th at 5:30pm.

Wednesday is an 11:30 dismissal for staff development (except for PATHS students who are dismissed at the normal time).

Senior Parents: there is a Project Grad meeting from 5:30-6:30 in the Great Space.

Junior Parents: The complete payments for Junior Journey are due during Winter Conferences (2/15 and 2/16). Thanks for all of the support so far.  

Junior Public Policy Presentations begin this Friday at the main branch of the library. Parents and loved ones welcome! Watch for a detailed schedule soon.

Spirit Week dance is Friday 8-11pm. And yes, your child can wear PJs to school today.

CLYNK Maine Recycles Championship
Between February 17th - April 24th Hannaford will match an extra 50 cents for every $1 raised through CLYNK. Top performing schools also win cash prizes. Help us take advantage of this competition and drop off your CLYNK bags of redeemable cans and bottles at Hannaford between these dates.

If you have a regular CLYNK account, you can also support this fundraiser by donating your balance and we'll still earn the Hannaford match. Simply login at, locate the "donate" tab, and search for Casco Bay High School.

CLYNK bags can be picked up by the front office, or email me at and I'll make sure you get some.

Thank you from the Junior Class!

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Reminder If you have any extra snow pants or gear laying around your house, now's the time to give them a new home! CBHS Interact club is collecting snow gear in all sizes to distribute to those in need, for kids from K through 8th grade. Please bring donations to the boxes located in the Library or Great Space, anything helps! We'll be accepting donations until February 15th, so check your closets for jackets, snow pants, hats, mittens, and anything warm!

Upcoming Key Dates:
2/13 – Public Policy Presentations/Career Exploration Week
2/15 - 8th Grade Lottery Form due
2/15-16 – Winter Conferences
2/17 – Winter Carnival (11:30 dismissal)

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Congrats to CBHS-PATHS Students of the Quarter: Owen Ryder (masonry), Zoe Coffin (music),  Adara Bankhead (fashion) and Daniel Kayamba (media). CBHS had more students earn this honor than any other school. Kudos also to Brooke Teras for her article in the PATHS newsletter.  

Thank you Portland Police for the efficient and thorough investigation that led to the arrest on Friday of the suspect in the 1/27 hate crime at our bus stop. And thanks to PHS and DHS who had rousing solidarity events after school on Friday. Traip, Wayneflete, Baxter and EL Education have also reached out to us to express their support.  Finally, we are grateful to Ms. McClure, Ms Randall and Mr. Dunham (a PATHS employee) for providing adult supervision at the bus stop each day (7:30-8am and 2:30-3pm).

Looking for gifts for friends and loved ones for Valentine's Day? This Thursday is our next student Craft and Art Sale during Academic Support. It will take place in the second floor holiday. This will be a great opportunity to purchase one of a kind, hand crafted gifts at reasonable prices while supporting CBHS's aspiring entrepreneurs. You will find many different product options including jewelry, cards, stationary, CBHS aluminum water bottles, mason jar cozies, Portland Neighborhood Necklaces, and wood block prints and patches.   

Spirit Week: Crew Advisors should tally the number of theme-dressed advisees each day and record it on the tally sheet for Winter Carnival points. (PATHS students make sure to check-in with your advisor on days when you are not in crew.)
PJ Day  - Monday
Fancy and Shiny - Tuesday
Decades Day – Wednesday (Any Previous Decade)
Teacher/Student Day – Thursday
(At Least) Twin Day -Friday
Winter Carnival is coming one week from Friday!  Make a plan with your buddy crew to get together to sign up for events (Grades 10 and 11 must do this this week).

Winter Carnival Teams
9th and 12th
Morales & Robinson
Leque & Nichols
Bernstein & Ford
Richard & Shibles
Giese & Appelbaum
Dodson and Doyle/Babcock
Crowley & Loughlin

10th and 11th
Welch & McCray
Natarajan & Burke
Croft and Haar
Koharian & Hagstrom
Lunetta & Murray
Pierce & Hale
Woidt & Teller

One Act Play rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Friday right after school.

Monday – B Day – Adjusted Schedule/Spirit Week Begins
We will have an adjusted schedule (extended crew) on Monday for the administration of the bi-annual state MYDAUS survey on substance use, mental health and wellness issues.  Thanks for your input.

Members of Ms. Loughlin's DIY Block are asked to stop by during Team Support today, Academic Support or Block 7 on Tuesday  to help with final preparations for Thursday's Valentines Sale. Each hour that you help out earns you an extra chance in the raffle if we meet our sales target for the event.
2:45-4:45 – Revisioning Junior Journey Think Tank (Library)

Tuesday – Access Testing begins (9,10 and 12)

Wednesday – 11:30 Dismissal  Access Testing
Crew to start the day.
PATHS students should attend PATHS this Wednesday as normal – as well as after Winter Carnival on the 17th.

Thursday - Acad (DIY Sale) – 12:54-1:56 before BK 6.
Student entrepreneurs that have signed up for a table for Thursday's Valentines' Sale will be dismissed from class at 12:30 pm to set up their products in the second floor hallway.

All guest names for the dance must be submitted by the end of Acad.

Ms. Lynch-Nichols’  Spanish 2 students will be interviewing Ms.  Hagstrom's upper level classes (in preparation for our expedition on Latino immigrants of Maine,....)  for the second half of period 1 and period 3.

Crew:  The Class of 2017 meets in the library to propose words for this year’s class rings.  Seniors, come prepared to make a pitch for the word you think best captures the spirit of the class.  Voting happens in crews this Friday.

On Thursday February 9 at 7p.m - Join us Thursday in Wishcamper 102 on USM’s Portland campus for stories about the Women’s Marches and other acts of fierce civic engagement. FMI: contact Cathy Barbarits or Women & Gender Studies at 780-4289.

Friday – Public Policy Presentations/Jr Internships Begin/Grades Close for Danger Reports
2:30 - Cabinet
8-11 – Spirit Week Dance