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Last Week to Drop off Turkeys!

November 13, 2016
By Jane Glass

The Homefront Club attended the Easter Seals "Veterans Count -- Salute Our Soldiers" at DiMillo's last Wednesday. Students led the 100 veterans and sponsors in the Pledge of Allegiance and Briley Bell '19 sang the national anthem. 

Drop Off Turkeys: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

The Key Club will deliver 500 Thanksgiving baskets to families this Friday. We appreciate all the help from the Cheverus community in this annual drive to help 500 families enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal.

  • Steve Huntington, varsity coach of the Cheverus Lady Stags Basketball Program, is offering three girls basketball clinics this season:  

    Saturday, November 26,  1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Saturday, December 10, noon -  1:30 p.m.
    Saturday, January 7,  noon - 1:30 p.m.

    The clinics are free and open to all girls currently in the 3rd through the 8th grade.  Coach Huntington, his coaching staff and the varsity girls will be providing fundamental basketball instruction.  This is great way for the girls to develop their skills, learn new skills in an encouraging atmosphere promoting positive values. Girls are welcome to attend one clinic or all three.  Please come join us for these exciting opportunities!

    If you are interested, please contact Coach Huntington at to reserve your spot!

  • Don't forget to register for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22; see below for instructions on how to sign-up for meetings with your child's teachers.

    List of teachers and conference rooms
    Cheverus map
    PTC Wizard  -- Online Registration Site
    Instructions for Registering
  • Help CFA Organize Faculty Dinner
    It is a tradition that the Cheverus Families Association organizes a simple dinner for all the teachers to help sustain them on the first day of conferences, Monday, November 21. (This kind gesture is always greatly appreciated by the faculty!) The CFA has created an online sign-up form for items for donation.

    Items requiring refrigeration can be dropped off to Loyola Hall between 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. on November 21 (as parents arrive on campus for conferences.) Non-perishable items can be delivered to Loyola on that day or in advance. The CFA thanks you so much for your support.

  • View all the family portraits from Grandparents Day (the gallery password is Cheverus).  Thanks to our photographers, Kassi Getchell and Lourdes Nason, and to Cori Cushing for setting up the photo area. These photos may be downloaded or purchased as prints.
  • The hockey boosters are currently seeking vendors to sell crafts or offer activities (for example, a table where children can decorate an ornament to offer as a gift) for the Holiday Craft Fair on December 3.  Cost is $25/per six-foot space for outside vendors; there is no cost for Cheverus clubs or activities to reserve a table.

    Please download the Vendor reservation form or the Cheverus Club reservation form. Completed forms and payment must be received by November 18. Contact Mary Cahill ( with any questions. 
  • Job Opening: Part-time Bus Driver. Qualifications: Valid Maine bus operator`s license. Clean driving record and enjoy working with kids. Maine Dept. of Ed. Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) Approval is required.  Description: Assigned to after school activities, field trips, co-curricular and sporting events on an as needed basis. For more detailed information, please contact Marie Cross 207-774-6238 ext. 141.

The Pies Are Coming!
If you ordered pies they will be arriving on Wednesday, November 16.

Pickup will be in the Cheverus Atrium after 2:30 p.m. -- all pies must be picked by 5:00 p.m.  

The product arrives frozen and we do not have space to store any pies that are not picked up on Wednesday. 

Thank you for supporting the Freshman & Senior classes!

The week ahead: 

Monday, November 14
Purple & Gold Meeting
6:00 p.m., Loyola Parlor

Tuesday, November 15
Junior Retreat

Thursday, November 17
Kairos Alumni Dinner & Candlelight Mass
6:30 p.m., Mass
7:30 p.m., Dinner

Cheverus Families Association Meeting
6:30 p.m., Sparta Room

Friday, November 18
Thanksgiving Interfaith Service
9:10 a.m., Keegan Gym

Saturday, November 19
Super Scholarship Saturday for Seniors
2:00-4:00 p.m.,
McCarten Lab

We'll search for and apply for scholarships. We'll review this PDF in Tuesday's College Advising class if you'd like a sneak peek.

We Want Your Opinion

Since last spring, the faculty and administration of Cheverus have been discussing our daily class schedule. This past Wednesday, we surveyed the student body during homerooms; and, now we'd like to hear some of your thoughts on the subject. Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey (corrected link) and thank you in advance for your help.

The 31st Benefit Auction, “A Night in Italy” will be held at the Italian Heritage Center.

I hope you consider joining the committee as we plan for another successful auction -- please use this form to sign-up (corrected link), even if you are unable to attend that first meeting.

College Advising News:

Senior Parents: If your senior applied to college, it's also time to file for financial aid. Be sure to file at for free.

Filed the FAFSA already? Watch this 3 min video to see what happens next.

All Parents: a summer academic experience could be right for your student. Check out the long list of possibilities!

Yearbook Reminder:  
Parent ads are due by December 16.  Download the flyer for sizes and prices.

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