CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-1-21
CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-1-21
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Today Tuesday June 1st will follow an A Day Schedule and Wednesday June 2nd will follow a B Day Schedule. Wednesday, June 2nd will follow an in-person B-Day schedule for all students Grades 9-11 (9:30am-3:30pm). (Seniors have no classes, but they do have a graduation rehearsal starting at 9am.) Moreover, juniors will have in-person crew on Wednesday, June 2nd (along with Grade 10), so they can watch the Senior Awards Assembly.


Thanks to all of the students who shared their excellent work at last week’s Family Crew night. If you missed it, you can check out a recording here: Family Crew Night - May 27th, 2021 (1 hour)

The Senior Awards Ceremony is this Wednesday, June 2nd from 11:30-1pm. The Class of 2021 (only) will celebrate the event in person in the Great Space, but parents, loved ones and fans of the Class of 2021 may watch live via webinar

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Passcode: mEya01

The Class of 2021’s graduation is this Thursday at 6pm at Merrill Auditorium. All audience members must be masked. No tickets will be required. If you would like to view the ceremony through a professional livestream, you may do so at this link

Sophomore Passage presentations continue this week. Contact your child’s crew advisor for details on when your sophomore may be presenting.


Juniors will be meeting with a “College Pro” this week to get feedback on their college and career plans 


If you missed the recent webinar,  Paying The College Bill,  you can find a recording of that presentation here

Students/Families With Hot Spots: Please return these devices to our main office by June 15th. They will no longer work or be paid for at the end of June. Impacted students and families are encouraged to take advantage of the US government’s new Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. You can learn more here, or by calling 833-511-0311   

If students, who have demonstrated financial need, require hotspots for summer learning they may request one using this form: https://forms.gle/47GjrXbp5TJSRTsJ9

Student announcements for the week are here


June 8th - School Budget Vote

June 10th - Final A Day

June 11th - Make it Happen Coordinator Interviews/Final B Day

June 14-15 - Sun School

June 15th - Grade Level Awards

June 15th - Last Student Day

Summer Learning at CBHS/PPS

2021 CBHS Summer Learning Options




Learn More

Sign Up

Wellness: An English Class

June 21st-July 1st

1 UP in English

Click here

Sign up here.

Summer Reading Book Group

June 28 - July 2

.67 in English

Click here

Sign up here

PPS Summer School,  Various Courses

July 6th-23rd

1 or 2 course possibles for remediation in math, science, English and social studies

Click here

Let your crew advisor know what you are planning

Math Workshop (Credit Recovery, Pre-Calculus Prep and Math Lab)

10 total sessions (twice a week) between July 6th and August 12th

Variable Math UPs, depending on work completed

Click here

Sign up here


July 12th-16th

.67 UPs in Science 

Click here

Sign up here.

Lake Ecology

July 20-22

.67 UPs in Science

Click here - (Limit of 12 Students)

Register here.

US Civics

August 2nd-6th

.67 UPs in Social Studies

Click here

Sign up here


All of these options are free, thanks to federal funding!


Portland-Wide Summer Opportunities 

There are many paid summer internships this summer for PPS HS students! Please use this combined application to apply for the program or programs that interest you by THIS FRIDAY June 4. This program is open to ALL students. Internship opportunities include restorative justice, racial justice, teaching, making videos, leadership, and community development


Take a Photography Class (June 21-23 12:00-3:00, August 17) APPLICATION: https://mainemedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82ZFuERNdSGRG5M 


High School Affinity Groups - I RISE - This program is for rising 9th to 12th grade. Here’s the program description, location, schedule and staff. We have added an LGBT affinity group which will meet the first week of August. Each group will have a maximum of 16 students. See or e-mail Mr Pierce if you are interested (piercd@portlandschools.org)

NEW - The district is also partnering with community-based organizations offering summer programming for children and youth. Click here for descriptions and schedules of summer camp options (in a variety of languages) and to access the summer camp choice form. The following camps have offerings for high school age students and may be FREE for qualified students. 

  • MAMM (multiple offerings for teens including songwriting, strongs and rock camp)

  • Telling Room  (up to age 15)

  • Portland Stage Co (9-11 grades)

  • Portland Pottery (ages 12 and up)

Portland Youth  - http://www.portlandyouth.org/ 

Summer and vacation camps, family events, online programs, clubs, or other enrichment opportunities.

What a challenging school year it has been! Portland Public School support teams, including school counselors and school social workers, have compiled wellness resources for students to refer back to this summer. The document can be found here, and includes items such as opportunities for joy and resources to support you if you find you are having a difficult time. 

Reminder: Ms. Doyle has created a list of summer opportunities for high school students; you can check it out here.  


Help Needed with PAG for Next Fall

Additionally PAG is looking to recruit parents for next year’s open positions:

Secretary: Someone with proficiency in Google Workplace/G-Suite a plus

9th, 10th and 12th grade Parent Community Liaisons: These parents will attend PAG meetings, assist when needed with class activities and solicit parents to provide assistance and support the Volunteer Coordinator.

Annual Appeal Chair: Someone who is comfortable with reaching out to parents and alumni to support a financial contribution and our annual appeal.

Math Cup Chair: Organize the March Math Cup, solicit teams with the help of other volunteers, organize volunteer staff for supplying a lasagna dinner, oversee the event the night of. This person should be comfortable working with the Treasurer to solicit teams and sponsorships from the business community.

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

Website: We need someone with WordPress experience to update, maintain and manage our website www.cbhsfamily.org


Anyone interested in any of the above should reach out to Andy or Shay at chair@cbhsfamily.org


Hannaford Cards

The next reload/new card order will be THURSDAY, JUNE 3rd. 


For those who are curious we will keep going through the summer and I will get us back on the first of the month schedule!


Remember a single card cannot have over a $500 balance. The 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 want 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 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! The more the merrier!


Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you for supporting CBHS,