Portland School Notebook: Feb. 7

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Feb. 13 pancake breakfast
to benefit PATHS students

PORTLAND — The carpentry class at Portland Arts & Technology High School is sponsoring an “all you can eat” pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 1032 Brighton Ave., Portland.

All proceeds will be used to fund a class trip to Mississippi to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.

A silent auction fundraiser will also be held during the breakfast.

Tickets to the breakfast are $5 per person and must be purchased in advance by contacting Frank Kehoe at 874-8165 by Feb.7.


Clifford School hosts
farewell open house

PORTLAND — The Nathan Clifford Elementary School staff and Parent Teacher Organization will host a farewell open house for the Clifford community and alumni on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the school, located at 180 Falmouth St., Portland.

Attendees are welcome to bring a photo and/or written memory to add to a large commemorative banner. Portland Superintendent James C. Morse, Sr. and Paul Stevens, grandson of the school’s architect, John Calvin Stevens, among other guests, will be attending the event.

Clifford students and staff will be moving to the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School after February vacation.

For more information, please call 874-8180.

Ocean Avenue School
open house upcoming

PORTLAND — City Councilor Cheryl Leeman and Portland Superintendent James C. Morse, Sr., are hosting an community open house for the city’s newest school, Ocean Avenue Elementary School at 150 Ocean Ave., on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The open house will give the public the opportunity to tour the new school before its official opening and meet with school officials.


After school wellness
program opens at YMCA

PORTLAND — The Greater Portland YMCA has opened a new after school wellness program for middle school students in the Portland area.

The program, called Y-Zone, will provide middle school youth a place to hang out and be active by offering activities such as Wii gaming, use of the gym and swimming pools, healthy snacks and more.

Y-Zone is a drop-in program available from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The drop-in rate is $10/day, $15/week, and $50/month, with scholarships available for those families in need.

Transportation will be available for students attending Lyman Moore and Lincoln middle schools.

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