First, the main office and school guidance reopens on Monday, August 20.
New family orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the gymnasium. This is for students and parents. While guidance, nursing services, administration, and MSPA representatives present to parents, new students are off on tours of the school guided by veteran CEMS students. This works out really well because children get to ask peers how things really work at the school. After the half hour presentation, students pick their parents up (yes, it's the start of role reversal already) to take them on a brief tour of the places they just visited.
The first student day is September 4.
The annual grade five picnic is scheduled for September 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. It will be held in the open area between the Pond Cove and CEMS just beyond the small parking lot off Scott Dyer Road. This is for students and parents. It is a BYOPicnic event, so bring a blanket, whiffle ball and bat, frisbee, football, etc. and we will see you there. It is intended to be a relaxed meet and greet opportunity for families and staff.
For questions you may have about other events (i.e., open houses, first day of sports) at any time during the school year, dates and times can be found at the "upcoming events" link on the left side of the district homepage at www.cape.k12.me.us.
Finally, I wish to put in a plug for the Middle School Parents Association (MSPA) leadership need. If you are interested in getting involved, we have a great group of dedicated parents who help our school and events run like clockwork. Our previous co-presidents Lisa Stevens and Anne Ingalls have "termed out," so we are looking for new faces to step into those roles. Most of the MSPA events for the year already have coordinator volunteers, so we are looking for one or two volunteers to lead these committees.
See you soon.