Firefly Raffle Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Know someone who would love to attend the Firefly Music Festival in June?

Why not gift them with a high probability raffle ticket to win TWO general admission passes for June 15-18, 2017? (or treat yourself!)

Need an idea or excuse?

– The marking period is ending – Great Job!

– Thanks for all you do!

– You’re a great friend!

– Happy Birthday!, Administrative Professional’s Day!,  Mother’s Day!

– You’re the best – teachers deserve the chance to “cut loose”!

– ROADTRIP – Come with me!

– Just because!

– I’m worth it!

ONLY 300 raffle tickets are being sold at $20 per ticket – these are GREAT ODDS for a raffle with a $600 prize value.

Check out the details for Delaware’s music event of the year: The lineup is creating quite a buzz this year!!

Raffle ticket entry form attached for your convenience or tell someone else about it and they have the option of downloading from the CAB Website –    Anyone is welcome to enter!

** the final purchase deadline has been extended from 5/1/17 to 5/19/17 to accommodate 2017 CAB After Prom attendees who will have a chance to win one of 5 raffle entries.

YMCA Sport Program for Youth 13-18

The Central YMCA is offering a great opportunity to youth ages 13-18. Although the program started on March 7th, your child can still join the program. Please see the attached information and contact Megin Hewes at the YMCA, if you are interested.

YMCA Sport Program for Youth

Denyce Graves Master Class – free and open to the public


The University of Delaware and the Delaware Symphony are partnering to present a master class with world renowned mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves on Saturday, March 25th at 1pm at Gore Recital Hall, the University of Delaware. JPG and PDF versions of the flyer are attached.  We encourage you and your students to attend, and ask that you help spread the word.  Hope to see you there!

Ms. Graves will be performing with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Amado on Friday, March 24th at the Grand Opera House and Sunday, March 26th at Dover High School.  Student tickets ($10) are still available for both performances.


Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents. USA Today identifies her as “an operatic superstar of the 21st Century,” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution exclaims, “if the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves.”

The combination of her expressive, rich vocalism, elegant stage presence, and exciting theatrical abilities allows her to pursue a wide breadth of operatic portrayals and to delight audiences in concert and recital appearances. Denyce Graves has become particularly well-known to operatic audiences for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila. These signature roles have brought Ms. Graves to all the major Opera Houses of the world, and she has made numerous  recordings. Among the many awards she has received is the Marian Anderson Award, presented to her personally by Miss Anderson.

Ms. Graves’s dedication to the singers of the next generation continues to be an important part of her career and recently she joined the voice faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. In addition to her session with Dover High School Students following the concert, during her time in Delaware, she will give a Master Class on Saturday, February 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, which is open to the public at no charge.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me at the mail and phone number below.

Marjie Ripsom

Part-time Education Coordinator

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

302-656-7442 ext 1005

AFTER PROM MEETING Wednesday, March 15th at 7 pm

The PTSO AfterProm Committee, will hold a meeting today WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th at 7 PM in the CAB LIBRARY.

Parents with CAB students of any age: Please plan to join us as we plan a festive and safe “late night” party for those attending the Jr./Sr. Prom. Please come prepared to discuss possible themes, gifts for students, and supplemental entertainment/activities for the HAC facility.

After Prom can only be successful with the help of lots of parents helping with multiple tasks like: parking, welcoming incoming students, bag checks, activities, serving food and just making sure everyone is having a good time. Please email us if you plan to help during the event only.

If your student is not currently a junior or senior, please still consider participating as a way of meeting new friends and preparing for future involvement when your student does attend.

Questions? Email:  or

Town Hall meeting at McKean HS

This Thursday, March 16 , Governor Carney will host a Town Hall meeting concerning the state budget.

This meeting will be held at McKean High School starting at 7:00pm.


The Red Clay Consolidated School District cordially invites you to the 8th Annual Red Clay College Fair at John Dickinson High School on

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

By their junior year of high school, at the latest, students must start the college application process.  Are you ready?

Let us help by introducing you to counselors from regional colleges and universities!  (scroll below for a listing of colleges who will be in attendance)

FREE and open to the public!

The fair is intended to assist families in the process of applying for college and offers admissions counselors from regional colleges and universities.  During the event, counselors will provide presentations on financial aid, scholarships, the College Board SAT, and the college application process.

John Dickinson High School is located at 1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808.

For more information call 302-552-3700

Free Bus Rides Available To March 14, 2017 College Fair

Red Clay will offer free bus transportation from Wilmington to the annual College Fair, to be held on Tuesday, March 14 at John Dickinson High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The free bus schedule is as follows:

March 14, 2017




CSW Wrestling Fundraiser

Modells’ Sporting Goods fundraiser to benefit CSW Wrestling Need new Spring sports gear? Use the attached coupon for 15% off your total purchase and the CSW Wrestling team will receive 5% back.  Purchases must be between 2/24-3/23/17. Share this coupon with friends & family.  Print & bring coupon or show the coupon on your phone at time of purchase.

The CSW wrestling team is coached by our high school science teacher, Mr. Reese Rigby and our 7th grade English teacher, Mr. Jeff Haycraft.

Thank you.

Fundraiser Coupon Link

Seat Reservations After Prom Fundraiser


It’s time to start talking about graduation tickets . . .

PTSO has been given the opportunity to raise funds for After Prom by offering “Seat Reservations” for two CAB families for graduation.


Whether you prefer to:

Roll the Dice and Go With the Flow


Take a Chance and Hope for the Best


Make a Reservation

we’ve got an option that should work for you!!

Every CAB family will receive 6 tickets to graduation for open seating.

If you like to Roll the Dice and Go With the Flow, you’re all set and will receive your open seating tickets a few days before graduation.

If you like to Take a Chance and Hope for the Best, there is a raffle you can buy tickets for in order to win the right to pick the location of your seating.

If you like to Make a Reservation, there is a silent auction for you to bid on the opportunity to do just that – the highest bidder will get to choose the location of their seating.

The CAB website has both options and forms available .

The Raffle Entry Form is attached and the Sign Up Genius link for the Silent Auction is as follows:

DON’T DELAY – these options are available for 3 WEEKS ONLY!!!

Hagley Student Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Leadership Program for 9-12 grade students.  March 14 open house and separate application found at:

Camp Counselors (Age 16-21) Needed for Lost Arts & Skills Training June 28, Camp July 10-14 &/OR Gears, Engineers, and Science Frontiers Training July 20, Camp July 31 – August 4

Gardening available during Spring Break and Summer learning about plants, being active and outside!

Special Events throughout the summer on Saturdays!


Apply online at: or contact Angela Williamson at

Food Bank Backpack Program

We are happy to announce that Cab Calloway will be partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware to provide the Backpack Program to any students in need. The Food Bank of Delaware describes the program as follows: The program provides food to children in need for weekends and holidays when school is not in session and federal school meal programs are not available. Backpacks are stocked with kid-friendly, nutritious food including shelf-stable milk and juice, meals such as macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs and beef stew, granola bars, apple sauce, cereal and more. They are distributed on Fridays or the last day before a holiday or vacation discreetly at the student’s school.

We will ensure participation is kept confidential and that students receive the food in a discreet manner. The only criteria required is you expressing that your student has a need for the program. If you are interested in your student(s) participating or have any questions please contact Angela Jones by Wednesday March 15th at<> or 302-651-2705.

Angela Jones, M.Ed

School Counselor

Weston Senior Living Highfield Volunteering opportunity

The Weston Senior Living Highfield is looking for students who can go to their facility once a month, for one hour, at 3:00 pm during the week, or on a Saturday, and do some singing and/or playing of the piano, guitar, or any instrument, simple art projects, storytelling,  or whatever the student volunteers would like to bring to the residents for their enjoyment.  The senior residents will appreciate anything that our CAB students are willing to do!

If interested in volunteering, please contact the Melissa Rizzio, the Activity Director at Weston Senior Living Highfield.

Weston Senior Living Highfield is located at 4800 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.

High School day trip to NYC on April 7, 2017

We need 15 more people to keep the prices from going up!  Students and parents welcome. Limited scholarship funds for students available. All information here:

When Badger and Greider were each in high school (generations apart!), arts trips to NYC were highly educational and horizon broadening days in our lives, and we seek to pass that on. However, if students are not interested, even with scholarship funds available, we will not be doing this trip in the future.  We would like to follow through on making this available for the students eager to go this year.  Please let us know.  Thanks!

Prom Dress Resale at CAB THIS SATURDAY 11a-3p

Prom Dress Resale at CAB THIS SATURDAY 11-3!!

Traci Flinn of “Dress Again” is setting up a Prom Dress Resale in the CAB cafeteria THIS SATURDAY from 11am – 3pm.

NO DRESS OVER $50 – come and see if you’re lucky enough to find something you like — the price is right and

all proceeds benefit CAB AFTER PROM. Bring a dress and save 20% on your purchase.

CSW/CAB Wrestling Fundraiser

Modells’ Sporting Goods fundraiser to benefit CSW Wrestling

Need new Spring sports gear? Use the attached coupon for 15% off your total purchase and the CSW Wrestling team will receive 5% back.  Purchases must be between 2/24-3/23/17. Share this coupon with friends & family.  Print & bring coupon or show the coupon on your phone at time of purchase.

The CSW wrestling team is coached by our high school science teacher, Mr. Reese Rigby and our 7th grade English teacher, Mr. Jeff Haycraft.

Thank you.

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Some of our long time volunteers are getting ready to “retire” as their students graduate and we need to replace them. Immediate opportunities available to ensure a smooth transition into next school year. You’ll be joining a cohesive team of men and women who enjoy getting to know students and support Cab Calloway PTSO fundraising and student support efforts. It would be your choice to either work alone or with a partner for some social time.

The Snack Shack runs daily from 2:25 – 3:00 and sells hot and cold snacks and drinks.  The parent volunteer job involves coming in from 1:30 – 3:00 per shift to cook easy hot foods such as hot dogs, chicken nuggets, etc. and put out a variety of snacks and cold food and drinks so they are ready to be sold when the bell rings. There are student volunteers assigned daily to selling duties so they can earn $15 per shift for the club they represent that day. The parent volunteer steps back to oversee the student selling and cleanup efforts. It’s a fast hour or so of hustling to get things together but very rewarding as you get to interact with students and turn in the daily sales proceeds to the office — instant gratification!

Proceeds from Snack Shack help fund teacher requests, Adopt a Family, hospitality events, annual Senior Scholarships and many other PTSO events throughout the school year. Snack Shack also provides a valuable service to the school by making wholesome snacks available to hungry students after school without leaving the school property.

Please consider stepping forward to help with this interactive volunteer commitment!!

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