CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-29-21
CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-29-21

Headline News

Final (post Mud School) winter trimester grades will be viewable in Infinite Campus today (post 8am.). 

CBHS Math Cup 2021 - this Wednesday, March 31st 6-8pm

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Special PAG Event

Principal Q&A for CBHS Parents and Families

This Thursday, April 1st from 5 to 6pm

All are welcome to ask questions of Mr. Pierce about the upcoming schedule changes, spring at CBHS, future plans or anything else on your CBHS mind. 

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PPS will be hosting a Multilingual Family Meeting on Wednesday March 31st at 7:30pm about the changes at each grade span to increased in-person learning. The Multilingual team will be doing outreach for this event. This is intended specifically for multilingual families.

Please read this health and safety update from the high school nursing team

CBHS families will be asked to complete the district’s annual parent survey this week. Listen for an interactive robo-call this week. Thanks in advance for your input. 

 Here are the minutes from the March PAG meeting. 


Here are this week’s student announcements, including a letter and call to action from students members and allies of our Asian community.

Spring sports begin today!

Deering Spring Sports registration: Link for sign-ups is: https://www.familyid.com/deering-high-school/home-of-the-rams-spring-2021-athletics-registration.


Registering for Portland High Spring Athletics: https://portlandhs.rschoolteams.com/

To register, click on “Activity Registration” and then click on the blue “View My Account” button. 


The April Hybrid schedule begins next week (⅘). Here's a document with the new in-person schedule and cohorts



Seeds of Peace: The famed Maine Summer Camp is back this summer. Applications for CBHS students is due April 9th, a week from Friday.  

Link to application: https://www.seedsofpeace.org/programs/developing-leaders/camp/camp2021/

To view the Seeds of Peace  FAQ page: https://www.seedsofpeace.org/faq-2/

To learn more about our COVID protocol this summer: https://www.seedsofpeace.org/programs/developing-leaders/camp/covid-19/

Please reach out to Tim Wilson (tim@seedsofpeace.org)  or Mary Acheson-Field (machesonfield@seedsofpeace.org) with any questions or concerns.


Ferry Lines Transportation Recommendations for Island Students for IRL students, starting 4/5

Peaks/Long Island students would take:

AM Cohort

Long Island - the 6:40AM Ferry

Peaks- the 7:15AM Ferry 

PPS buses could pick up students at 7:30AM to get them to CBHS for the AM Cohort.


AM Cohort could catch the 3PM Ferry back home


PM Cohort:

Ferry's for both Islands will arrive at Casco Bay Lines for PPS bus pick up at 11:15AM to get them to CBHS for the PM Cohort.


PM Cohort could catch the 4:15/4:30 Ferry


Hannaford Card Update:


The next reload/new card order will be this Thursday, April 1st. 


Remember a single card cannot have over a $500 balance. The new online reload system will not alert me if I am trying to reload more that your card can hold. It will simply kick your card out of the reload. It is important to check your balance prior to requesting a reload.  If you are not sure what your balance is, you can check the balance prior to reloading at https://hannaford.cashstar.com/recipient-experience/balance/. You will need the pin number under the gray sticker on the back of the card to check it.


Here's how it goes:


1. Email the amount you want reloaded and indicate the last 3 digits of your card or if you need a new card to fundraiser@cbhsfamily.org* 


*If you are ordering a new card, be sure to send me your mailing address. Cards will be mailed out on the when I have received your funds and the reload is complete.


2. Send me a check made out to "CBHS-PAG" at 

        Ellen Wills

        22 Northwood Drive

        Portland, ME 04103




Venmo me at Ellen Wills (Ellen-Wills-1, the picture is of me in front of a Christmas tree) with a note as to your card number.


3. I will send an email out to the group when the funds have been loaded and the new cards are mailed.


Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested in participating.


Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you for supporting CBHS,





If you would like to make a donation to the CBHS Parent Advisory Group’s Annual Appeal, thank you! You may do so here. 

Clothing Drive: Please bring in donations for the Preble Street collection drive and leave them in the box near the front entranceway. Clothing in good condition, toiletries, school supplies or checks are welcome. Here is the list of top ten needs: Rugged winter gloves, Sweatpants/exercise pants (all adult sizes) , Winter coats (especially size L, XL, +XL), Rugged boots , Sturdy shoes, Rugged pants (especially up to men’s 36″ waist and women’s size 8), Sweatshirts (especially size L, XL, +X)L, Razors, Deodorant and Snacks

https://www.preblestreet.org/you-can-help/in-kind-donations/National Honor Society members running the drive plan to deliver the donated goods before April break.




 Saturday April 3rd, 10 am - 12 PM | BSU is hosting a 5K Run/Walk around the school to get everyone outside and moving. This will take place at Casco Bay (around the school and the back trails). Everyone who is a CB student, staff, and family member, is welcome. You can also bring pets :) Please register here. The event is free, however, donations will be accepted sliding scale of $1-10. 


April 5th - Launch of More Hybrid Schedule

April 7th - Pre-Intensives Meeting (in lieu of School Meeting)

April 15th, 4 - 6:30 PM | Bonfire & Talent Show: This event will take place outside, BIPOC students are strongly encouraged to share a song, a poem, a story, a laugh. Non-BIPOC students are welcome. 

April 16th - No school

April 26th-30th - Spring Intensives