Category Archives: Around Town

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

The next dates and times for upcoming Volunteer Orientation Sessions are:

Tuesday December 5 — 9:15-10:00am
Thursday December 14 — 8:15-9:00am

Parent and Community Volunteers play an important role in supporting our students, teachers and whole school community. Thank you for your time and dedication in serving our schools.

If you are a new or returning volunteer, please consult the volunteer website for information related to volunteering and to recent changes to volunteer policy and practice.

Some general information to get you started:

The volunteer website can be found HERE.

Parent volunteer forms in Powerschool have recently been cleared and opened for the year. Registrations will be processed on a rolling basis. Please complete your forms ASAP if you plan on volunteering this year.

Parents wishing to volunteer only need to complete volunteer forms attached to your youngest child

PLEASE READ THE RED INSTRUCTIONS IN EACH SECTION OF THE POWERSCHOOL VOLUNTEER FORM AS THEY REFLECT RECENT CHANGES IN REGISTRATION PROCEDURES.

Volunteer Orientation Sessions will be held in the Community Center Conference Room. The room is to the left of the main desk.

If you have questions after consulting the volunteer website, please contact district volunteer coordinator .

Volunteer Opportunities at CE Schools

Volunteer Opportunities at CE Schools

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

MIDDLE SCHOOL CODING CLUB ASSISTANT ADVISORS

The Middle School Coding Club is looking for volunteers to serve as Assistant Advisors for club sessions on Wednesday or Thursday mornings from 7:00-7:55. The ideal volunteer will have coding experience (or the willingness to learn) and will be able to study the tutorials before meeting with students. The students will be working with XCode or SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks) and Photoshop. If you are interested in this volunteer position please contact Dean Zaharis, manager of data services, at .  Further information about the club can be found at www.xcodeclub.org.

POND COVE ART STUDIO ASSISTANT

The Art Department at Pond Cove Elementary School is looking for a volunteer to help mount and hang student art in the halls of Pond Cove. The ideal volunteer will be able to dedicate 1-2 hours every other week. If you are interested in this assignment please contact John Holdridge at.

POND COVE LIBRARY AND LEARNING COMMONS (LLC) ASSISTANTS

Opportunities exist to volunteer on a regular basis in the Pond Cove LLC. Days and times can be arranged to meet the needs of those willing and able to commit to a regular schedule. Please contact John Holdridge at .  

FRENCH TUTORS

The Foreign Language Department is looking for native speakers of French to provide some tutoring and extra challenge for advanced middle school students. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact John Holdridge at .

CAREER FAIR PRESENTERS

We are looking for professionals from a variety of fields who would be willing to have career conversations with students as part of the CEMS Career Conversation series or at the CEHS/SPHS Career Fair to be held on Wednesday May 2nd. If interested in finding out more about these opportunities to share your professional experience, please contact John Holdridge at .  

2018 KATE LIBBY CALENDAR:

2018 KATE LIBBY CALENDAR:

Please support the CEHS Senior class by purchasing a 2018 Kate Libby calendar.  ​​​

​You have several options (see below). You can stop by the High School main office or contact Joan Moriarty at .

Calendars:  11×17–$28.00
                    5×7—$16.00
                    5×7 Spriral—-$16.00

Frames:  11×17–$10.00
                5×17–$5.00

Checks can be made out to CEHS

 

The Annual POLAR DIP Event

SAVE THE DATE: January 1st is The Annual POLAR DIP Event.

Arrive at Kettle Cove at 10:30am for the 11:00am dip. Donate $10 in the kettle, buy a hot drink, and cheer on your friends and family. 100% of the funds collected are used for Project Graduation.
Volunteers are needed. Contact the PG Committee at if you can help. The event is sponsored by the Cape Elizabeth WET Team. Come join in the fun and support Project Graduation 2018!

Festival of Curiosity: Solstice Craft Event

Festival of Curiosity : Solstice Craft Event
December 20th
1:30 – 3:30pm (early release)

Registration Now Open!

Come make trendy, Pinterest-inspired crafts in this after-school program. Crafts include string art, galaxy jars, metal art, paper snowflakes, fortune tellers, playing charades, and much, much more!

Register either by emailing with student’s name/grade or adding student’s name to sign-up sheet at the front office of CEMS. Payment can be made via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/FestivalofCuriosity/20) or by giving a check (made payable to Festival of Curiosity) to the front office of CEMS.

All students must be registered and paid by Friday, December 15th to attend. Please sign-up early as space is limited. Pond Cove siblings of CEMS students may attend if a CEMS or CEHS student agrees to partner with them.

Cost $20.

Psst- We also still have discounted gift certificates to Camp Cody in NH. Support the Festival of Curiosity and send your child to Camp Cody for nearly ½-off.

The FoC Committee has been busy the last couple of weeks with slime, ghost stories, and the barn party. Stay tuned…

TRAVEL BASKETBALL SIGN UPS – NOW OPEN!!!

5th & 6th Grade BOYS & GIRLS: The 5th & 6th Grade Travel League involves teams from surrounding communities. Games will be played in Cape Elizabeth and surrounding communities.  The first series of weekend games will begin Nov 11th. Teams will have one or two practice time slots per week TBD, and one or two weekend games. Fee includes travel league fee, practice t-shirt and Saturday clinics.  

7th & 8th Grade GIRLS TRAVEL TEAM will compete against other teams from surrounding communities (November- early January), in this travel league prior to Middle School teams starting in mid January. Games will be played in Cape Elizabeth and surrounding communities. The registration deadline for the girls program was October 20th.   

7th & 8th Grade BOYS TRAVEL TEAM will compete against other teams from surrounding communities (January-early March), in this travel league after the Middle School teams play in November.  Games will be played in Cape and surrounding communities.

To REGISTER visit TRAVEL BASKETBALL REGISTRATION FMI call CECS 799-2868

FMI or to Register visit Cape Community Services

CAPE ELIZABETH MIDDLE SCHOOL HOCKEY

Hockey season is just around the corner. We are expecting to have enough skaters to field two teams, one in each of the SMMSHL Conferences. Information on the league can be found here: http://www.smmshl.com or contact at 207-799-0343.

What do we need from you? In order to get a rough idea of this year’s costs, please let me know ASAP if your skater plans to play Middle School Hockey. Please send the following when you respond:

  • Birth Year
  • 2017-2018 USA Hockey Number (if you have it)
  • Whether your skater will also play House or Travel and which league
  • Email address that you prefer we use for contact

Some dates to save. Assessments/Practices have been scheduled for the following Sunday date at Troubh Ice Arena 6:40pm-7:40pm. Nov 5th. Please do your best to make these dates, as we will be forming teams based on these skates. The season start date is tentatively Nov 5th and will run through April with Playoffs in March. There will be no games Dec 24th, Dec 31, or Jan 14th. Our numbers are shrinking. You can help!

If you know of any 4th, 5th or 6th graders who skate and might be interested, please pass this information to them. There are plenty of opportunities for 4th graders to start skating now and be ready to play with us next year. Also, all pond skaters are welcome to come try hockey with us in this low pressure environment.

Cape Robotics needs STEM judges for upcoming VEX Robotics Tournament!

On Saturday, November 18, Cape Elizabeth is hosting a VEX Robotics tournament at CEMS. Six to eight STEM judges are needed for the event. The judges are responsible for working in pairs or triples to interview and observe the approximately 30 robotics teams. (Typically, a robotics team is 3-4 students.) Then, the judges award trophies such as “Excellence Award,” “Design Award,” and “Judges Award.”

It’s a full day; STEM judges volunteer from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM.

If you have the interest and availability to help, please contact at the high school.

It is time to sign up for CEMS Fall Sports!

It is time to sign up for CEMS Fall Sports!

The enrollment will be open today un​til Thursday, September 7th. Students may only participate in one sport. Practices will begin on Thursday, September 7th.​ All sport game calendars can be located on the CESD website.

Please make sure all medical forms and athletic fees ($70.00 – checks payable to CESD) are taken care of or you will be unable to participate, please see the attached checklist. The checks can be dropped off at CEMS main office.​

If you have any questions regarding athletics​, please contact . If you have any questions regarding the medical forms please contact , school nurse​.

Please click on the link below to access the sign-up sheets.

7th & 8th grade ​Boys ​Soccer

7th & 8th grade ​Girls ​Soccer

7th & 8th grade ​Field ​Hockey

6th, 7th and 8th ​Co-​ed ​Tennis

6th, 7th and 8th ​Boys ​Cross ​Country

6th, 7th and 8th ​Girls ​Cross ​Country