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November 9, 2020

Photo of the Week

Hoot Hoot - Owls On CampusThe Environmental Club meets to monitor and maintain the Florida Burrowing Owl habitats on campus, A friend stopped by to check on Kara and Katelyn's progress! 

CMCP Gives a Hoot. Do You? 

CMCP’s Environmental Club is on a mission. They’re on many missions - the most important probably being to save the world - but this one is just as pressing: Owl Habitats. Florida Burrowing Owl habitats, to be exact. We’ve seen these burrowing owls before. They’re small, long-legged, and have white eyebrows and chin patches. Some might say they’re cute, others might say they’re following them, but in any case, they’ve made Chaminade-Madonna their home, and we’re here to keep them safe. 

We pride ourselves on being welcoming and educating in the family spirit for adaptation and change. We just thought our community would focus more on people than animals, but our #lionpride welcomes new members all the time! 

This week, club members with assistance from their moderator, Mrs. Fraser, and our maintenance crew set out to monitor and maintain the burrows. They visited four habitats and removed overgrowth and weeds. An owl friend even stopped by to check on their progress! 

Mrs. Fraser says this about the project: “The burrowing owls are a threatened species, and they’re protected. We want to make really nice habitats for them. They like open, clear, sandy areas. When they see the bright white sand we put down, our hope is they’ll go “Oh! That looks like a nice home!” and stop in. The weed removal is just as important because they want to see if predators are coming.” 

Club President Kara Kent shares, “I really like the owl project. We see them a lot on campus, and it’s important to protect their space. I’m passionate about the environment, and I want to see people get involved and get educated about what’s going on in the world.” 

The club’s real mission is to promote stewardship for the environment through creating awareness and providing educational as well as volunteer opportunities for the CMCP community. In addition to their work with the burrowing owl habitats, the Environmental Club is responsible for the school's recycling program and meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month to discuss future "green" campus and community initiatives.

“This year, we’re looking for socially distanced, socially responsible activities,” says Kara. “The recycling program is great, and we’re looking at possible beach clean up days and maybe even a compost program from school lunches.” 

The overall message of the group is clear: get involved! Involve your peers, your family, and friends. Your community, owl friends included, will thank you.

 

**Fun fact from Director of Guidance, Ms. Tucker: Did you know the movie Hoot, based on the book by Carl Hiaasen, was filmed on our campus!? Almost all of the school hallway scenes, the cafeteria scenes, the science lab scenes, and more were filmed at CMCP!

Clubs and Organizations

Donate to the Harvest Drive
The kick-off for the Harvest Drive, sponsored by the Interact Club, started November 2! Read more about what your support will look like here. If you'd like to donate, our faculty/staff will do the shopping on your behalf! Thank you for your support.

Student Activities

class of the year leaderboard.pngCheck out the leaderboard! Per event, each grade can get up to 4 points and each grade gets a point. Prizes are TBD, but it's all for fun and school spirit (and bragging rights!). Freshmen, you tied for second AND won an entire category! 

Upcoming Events

Varsity Cross Country Regional Finals
Friday, 11/6  |  3:00 P.M.  |  South County Regional Park
 
Weekend HSPT Review
Saturday, 11/7  |  8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.  |  CMCP
 
SAT
Saturday, 11/7  |  8:00 A.M.  |  CMCP
 
Girls Soccer vs. Calvary Christian Academy
Tuesday, 11/10  |  6:00 P.M.  |  CMCP
 
Boys Soccer vs. Calvary Christian Academy
Tuesday, 11/10  |  7:30 P.M.  |  CMCP
 
JV Football vs. Cardinal Gibbons
Thursday, 11/12  |  5:30 P.M.  |  CMCP
 
Varsity Football FHSAA Playoff vs. Somerset Silver Palms
Friday, 11/13  |  7:00 P.M.  |  CMCP

Admissions Activity

Parent Tour DatesClick the image above for more information about our Parent Tours. We hope to see you there! 
HSPT is December 5Click the image above for more info on these and other Admission events! 

Athletics News

Thank you to Lifetouch for taking these pictures of Homecoming 2020! Jean Philip Cassagnol and Trae Garvey were the photographers that night. For the full album of photos from Senior Night, the game, and the Court announcements click here. 
 
As always, our family atmosphere here at CMCP is so important. We appreciate all that our students and their families contribute to our school. Thank you for your years of hard work and dedication to our community. #lionpride

Important Updates

Broward County has seen an uptick of Covid-19 cases recently. The best defenses against coronavirus continue to be optimal mask-wearing, physical distancing, and frequent handwashing. Early identification and quarantine are key components to preventing community spread of coronavirus. It is essential that individuals who are experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting stay home. If a person is having any or all these signs of illness, it is imperative that they contact their health care provider and evaluate the need for COVID-19 testing. 
 
If you are not coming to school, do not fill out the Daily Screening Form - even if attending classes online. The Daily Screening Form should be completed by students who will be physically present on campus for that day.

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