CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-3-20
CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-3-20

Headline News
Thanks to everyone who came in for conferences (or who's coming in this week). Thanks also to everyone who provided feedback on the annual district survey either by phone or e-mail. 
The 9th grade will be on fieldwork on Tuesday as part of their study of religions.
Get your ticket to the CBHS 15th Anniversary Film Festival THIS Friday at Hannaford Hall (February 7th - 6pm-8:30pm)  here
January PAG Meeting Minutes are attached. (Thanks, Jenn!)
Our next PAG is meeting is next week - Tuesday 2/11 - 5:30-7pm (Great Space). All are welcome. Agenda items include next steps with our Food Pantry, reviewing and approving teacher grants, the Shared Space Cafe (3/19) and the 2020 Math Cup (3/25). 
It's Not Too Late for Flu Shots
We have had a considerable amount of confirmed cases of Influenza Type B over the past 2 weeks.   It's not too late to have your child vaccinated. 
If interested, please download this form, complete it, and either email it to Nurse Bell ( fax it at 797-5437, or send it in with the student.   The School Based Health Center is providing the flu shots free of charge. Nurse Bell will schedule your student on either aTuesday or Friday, the days the clinic is open. Click on Here for the flu shot form. Thanks much!
You can also find the form on the CBHS website.  Go to:, then click on Parents, then Health.  The link to the "Flu Shot Questionnaire" is at the bottom. 

Advice from Nurse Bell: If your student has a fever of more than 100.4, has body aches, headache and/or chills please keep them home and consider getting them tested for flu. If positive, please keep them home at least 5 days."

Select Student Announcements

Cougar kudos to the 100+ CBHS ambassadors who helped host 8th graders in the last 2 weeks. Congrats to the CBHS/PATHS Students who won the Artists & Craftsmen competition: 1st place- Elijah, 2nd place - Natasha, 3rd place - Eve 

Courageous Conversation this Week - Beauty Standards

Savannah Wales (the proposer of this conversation) will provide some BG and education on the topic at school meeting; it is also the subject of her Senior Expedition. This conversation will fit into the category of conversations that we’ve labelled “out from under the rug.” It will also involve some sharing of personal truths. 

Training for Facilitators: Tuesday Acad (Monday TST for 9th Graders)

Thursday will have an adjusted schedule to allow for a 50 minute crew for the CC. 

Support the Literary Magazine and find your future love! Scan the QR code that is posted all around the school. Everyone can scan to answer the questions, but we won't help you find your BAE until you pay! It's only 5 dollars (and really, how can you put a price on love). Find Sydney or Liv In the great space during lunch and begin the journey. 


Spirit Week, leading up to Winter Carnival, is next week. Crew members will earn points for Winter Carnival for everyone who dresses up for the daily themes:

Monday: PJ Day (PLUS whomever wears the most pants, wins),  Tuesday: Pride (and Culture) Day 

Twinsday Wednesday and Thursday: Croft Day (Dress Like a Teacher/Student/Croft), Friday: Team Uniform Day

Buddy Crews will meet to sign up for events during Crew on Tuesday, 2/11. 


Reminder: Sophomores and Juniors- if you are interested in exploring half-day programs at PATHS for next year now is the time to sign up to visit.  Your crew advisor has the link:

Please see Doug Drew (Mr. Hale’s sub) for questions and answers.

Upcoming School Meetings 


Host Crew


Set Up Crew

Small Green Act



Work Ethically





Take Action to Better the World



Monday - Changemakers Expo, Part 2

Crewbies are asked to complete a 3 question survey (less than 5 minutes) related to their self-assessment on the character framework during Monday crew.


11:30 - Where There Be Dragons

TST - 9th Crew Facilitators Courageous Conv. Training (Sudan)/10th Minute to Win It - Great Space


Literary Magazine will be holding a meeting for the first half of Team Support in the Library. All are welcome!!


Tuesday Team 9 Religions Fieldwork/Jr Interview Part 2


Attention 9th Graders: Please report to the Great Space by 8:00am on Tuesday morning for the beginning of our World Religions Fieldwork. Also, please remember that we will be walking between sites so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. You will be dismissed from your final site location at 2:30pm. Please see Mr. Bernstein with any questions or concerns. Looking forward to it!


Crews are asked to review the staff and faculty guidelines for the use of the n-word in crew on Tuesday. These are the same guidelines that were introduced at School Meeting two weeks back. 


Acad - 10-12 Cour. Conv facilitator training - Great Space


We will be hosting Part 2 of the Equity Summit with LT and Cabinet (and anyone else who’s interested) this Tuesday from 2:45-4:15 in Australia


The second session of the CBHS rock climbing club will be starting tomorrow, Tuesday February 4th, and will go until the end of the year. We meet at Evo Rock and Fitness on Tuesday’s and Friday’s from 3:00-5:00pm. If you’re interested in trying it out or joining or want more information, talk to Sidonia Summers or Ms. Orth as soon as possible.


Wednesday - Jr. Interviews Part 2

School Meeting - Host Croft Crew (Work Ethically)/Set up - Dodson Crew


MIH Talent Show - 2:30-4:30


6-8:30 - SAT Prep Presentation at DHS (Open to all CBHS Students)


Thursday - Adjusted Schedule for Courageous Conversation

Some Juniors on College Trip to SNHU 


10am - St. Thomas U


Crew 1:50-2:30 - Courageous Conversation on Beauty Standards


Friday  - Access Testing

Crew - 10th - Shelter Challenge

2:45 - Cabinet


3-5:00 - Seeds Summit at CBHS

So You Want To Talk About Color? is a summit hosted by Casco Bay High School Seeds this Friday, February 7th, 3-5:30, in the Great Space. All are welcome as we discuss how we can build the foundation for normalizing dialogue around race in our community. We will do this through different activities and sessions that will challenge you to reflect and have the essential  conversations needed to move towards a racially equitable and just future. Come and support CBHS seeds. Any questions see Casco Seeds, Ms. Hassan or Mrs. Natarajan.


6:00-8:30 - CBHS Film Festival (Hannaford Hall)

Come to the 15th Anniversary CBHS Film Festival this coming Friday. The festival will include 18 short films by CBHS students and alums. This fundraiser will also include food and a performance by Big Daddy Gang; tickets for students at $10.  There will also be a free screening in the Great Space on 2/13 - 6:30-8pm.  


Upcoming: Juniors are organizing a pop-up thrift shop as a Junior Journey fund raiser. We are looking for donations of clothes, shoes, and accessories to stock our shop. Please bring your beloved no-longer-worn items to the teacher's room off the Great Space and then come see who buys it on March 21 from 12-3!



Feb 10-14 - Spirit Week

Feb 12th - 11:30 Dismissal 

Feb 13th - 15th AnniversaryFilm Festival at CBHS (6:30-8pm)

Feb 14th - Winter Carnival (11:30 dismissal) 

Feb 15th-23rd - VACATION

Community Opportunity: OPENING for a student on the Maine State Board of Education...

Application Deadline is Feb 24th.

Check out the information here: