Monday, November 23, 2009

Cab student is YoungArts finalist

Cab senior Chris Millison recently learned he was a finalist in the 2010 YoungARTS program, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. His position has earned him an all-expenses paid trip to Miami, Florida in January for a week of master classes, showcase performances, exhibitions, enrichment programs, and final adjudications. Only 150 finalists were selected from an initial applicant pool of nearly 6,000, so Chris' achievement is pretty impressive!

The youngARTS Finalists are the only students eligible to receive the White House designation of Presidential Scholars in the Arts. At the conclusion of youngARTS Week panelists nominate 60 youngARTS Finalists and 20 are ultimately selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Finalists also qualify for cash awards ranging from $1,000-10,000.

Learn more about the YoungARTS program at the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts website!

A shout-out to Cab singers!

Congratulations to our vocal music students and their teachers! Delaware All-State Chorus auditions were held in Middletown last Saturday, and twenty middle school students and thirty-two high school students were selected for the 2010 All-State Chorus! Find complete details at the Delaware Music Educators' Association website.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Got new shoes? Shoes 2 Share!

You know those shoes that you just bought but they don’t fit anymore? Well now you can donate them to Shoes 2 Share! People in other countries who cannot afford shoes are getting diseases, which are causing AMPUTATIONS and DEATHS!! By donating like new shoes that are comfortable and easy to walk in, you could be saving lives!

The bin to put your shoes in will be located by the main office! Thank you!

Shoes 2 Share shoe drive is organized by the National Honor Society. For information contact Elissa Seward!!

Watch out for traffic!

Due to complaints from community members and surrounding businesses as well as parents at both Cab and Charter, patrolmen from the DE State Troopers will begin enforcing traffic laws and issuing citations as warranted beginning Monday, Nov. 16. Per instructions from Captain Pulling of the DE State Troopers, I am sending this email to make you aware that all traffic laws will be enforced. As we have done in the past, we encourage you to pull through the parking lot and drop off at the score board. This may require an adjustment to the time you leave your home, however, it is ultimately safer for you and your children and that is the primary concern. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience and support.

After-Prom party plans

Attention to all Junior and Senior Parents, it is time to start thinking of the After Prom Party. If you would like to help brain storm and create and terrific After-Prom Party for your son or daughter please contact Pamela Droke at A suggestion box has been in the school for the students to give their ideas. Hopefully, it will help in creating an after-prom that the students will really want to come to and have activities that they would enjoy doing.

The first meeting will be posted soon. Watch for it and please come be a part of creating a memory for your child.


Pamela Droke

Friday, November 6, 2009

Box Tops and Soup Labels

Here's a "win-win" contest! Box tops, soup labels and grocery receipts all earn cash for Cab Calloway School, and the PTSO is running a contest to bring in more of each. The student in each grade who brings in the most items wins a free "Cabby Wear" t-shirt, and the top donor earns a $50 Happy Harry's gift card. For more details, see the flyer!

Cab student performs at Walnut Street Theatre

Planning to see "Oliver" at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre this fall? If you go, watch for seventh grader Julyza Commodore! For more information about the production, see the full story at the Walnut Street Theatre website:

Picture Retake Day next Thursday

Picture retake day will be on November 12th from 8:00 - Noon. If your student wishes to have retakes he/she will need to sign up in the guidance office by 2:30 PM on Tuesday, November 10th. The first picture package must be returned to the photographer in order to have retakes taken.

Students wishing to order pictures for the first time will need to have the order form and money with them when they are photographed. Order forms are available in the guidance office and on-line at Credit Card orders may be done on-line also and be placed 7 days prior to the picture day and 24 hours after.

ALL students who have not had their picture taken yet will need to have it taken for the yearbook and student ID's. I do have a list of those students and they will receive a pass to go to the auditorium.

NJHS supports "Stockings for Soldiers"

Here's a message from the Cab National Junior Honor Society:

Please Help Us To Send Some Holiday Cheer To Our Troops.

Our brave Troops in Iraq & Afghanistan would love to receive a special Christmas stocking from Home. We all can let them know that we are thinking of them while they are away from their families for the Holidays. These Christmas stockings are being sewn and decorated by many area volunteers. We need your help to fill them up. Thank You for helping to spread some Holiday Cheer to our wonderful men and women in the military. Snack Size or Individually package items fit best in the stockings.

**Suggested Items to donate**
Christmas candy, gum, fruit roll-ups & gushers, cracker jacks, Beef Slim Jims, pretzels, lemonade & flavored drink mixes, individual flavored teas, hot drink mixes, commercially packaged Trail Mix, nuts, cookies, (Sorry, no home-baked items), Ramen soup, small cans of tuna, lasagna, Beefaroni, canned fruit, or any SMALL size of anything else to eat. Pocket games & puzzles, DVD movies, music CD's, current magazines, Beanie Babies, AT&T phone cards, paperback books, dominoes, disposable cameras, lip balm, foot powder, SMALL sizes of toiletries & lotions, crew socks, hand & foot warmers, fly swatters, & a Holiday Greeting Card with your messages of Support & Friendship . If you include your return address, email or snail you might hear back from the soldier who receives your card. (NO soap products, please!)

The homeroom that collects the most items for the soldiers will receive Dunkin Donuts.
Please bring all donations before November 20th, 2009.
Stockings For Soldiers Non-Profit status pending 501(c)(3) Tax # 27-0604668

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Learn about DCAS (new state test)


The Parent Association of CSW and the PTSO of Cab Calloway is proud to offer parents an opportunity to hear about our new state test DCAS. This assessment is replacing the DSTP. We are thrilled to have Nancy Doorey, formerly with the State Board of Education, and a testing expert, present an overview of DCAS. Please join us in the school auditorium on Monday November 9, 2009 at 6:30pm. If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact Yvonne Johnson at Hope to see many of you there!