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Turkey Drive Begins Monday, Oct. 25

October 24, 2016
By Jane Glass

Key Club Turkey Drive: Cheverus to Feed 500 Families

The Cheverus High School Key Club holds one of the largest and longest running Turkey Drives in New England. Last year,  the Key Club and the Cheverus Community provided 500 baskets to needy families in the Greater Portland area. 

This year's drive will kick-off on Monday, October 24, with the beginning of canned goods donations by students, faculty and staff. Each homeroom has a target item to collect -- see the list

Turkey donations will begin on Friday, November 4. Look for Mr. Smith (in full turkey regalia!) as you drop off your frozen turkey before school.  If each family and faculty/staff member brings in a turkey, the Key Club will have enough for all 500 baskets. 

The Thanksgiving baskets will contain the fixings for a complete holiday meal: turkey, stuffing, bread, milk, potatoes, vegetables and dessert.

If you would like to donate canned goods or frozen turkeys (beginning November 4) to this effort, please drive by Cheverus High School any morning from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. or drop donations off to the Main Office until 3:00 p.m. on any school day. We will be accepting donations until November 17. 

For more information about the Turkey Drive please contact:

Karen Connick or Sue Sullivan
Cheverus High School Main Office
(207) 774-6238 ext. 162

  • Cheverus will test its Emergency Alert System on Tuesday, October 25.  You should receive a test message from the system around noon on Tuesday. Please contact Lisa Merrill to update your contact information to receive emergency alert messages.
  • "Sock-tober": Student Government is collecting new socks for Preble Street shelter. Please encourage your students to bring in NEW socks for those in need. Each homeroom has a collection box for the socks. The homeroom with the most socks will be treated to donuts. Thank you for your help. 
  • News from the College Advising Office for Parents of Seniors: Now is the time to file the FAFSA for each college your student where your student intends to apply and to research if the CSS Profile is needed for those colleges. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be found at and the CSS Profile at
  • Yearbook Reminders:  Parent ads are due by December 16.  Download the flyer for sizes and prices.




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The week ahead: 

Monday, October 24:
"Paying for College" -- 6:00 p.m., Keegan Gym
Learn the difference between colleges that are generous with merit money versus need-based aid. Which ones are right for your family? Contact Kate Coddaire for more info.

Tuesday, October 25:
Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Moran -- 7:00 p.m., Sparta Room
Discuss the results of the "Educate the Principal" survey (view a sampling of your responses) and share your own thoughts.

Friday, October 28:
1st Quarter Ends
Picture Re-take Day

Register for Grandparents Day -- Tuesday, Nov. 1


We're inviting grandparents -- or a special relative -- to join the Cheverus community for All Saints Day Mass on November 1

Grandparents and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments and cup of tea/coffee before, or after, the Mass.

If students do not have a grandparent able to attend the activities, please invite them to bring a special relative or important senior in their lives.

For more information -- and to register your grandparents -- click here. Interested in helping out that day?  View volunteer sign-up sheet.

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