Parent eNews CMS Weekly

Sunday, December 15, 2019 (Week #17)

5th & 6th Graders Having A Little Fun...

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Parents & Guardians:

We had another great week at CMS. As a reminder, Progress Reports became available in the Parent Portal as of last Friday. If you have any issues accessing this portal, please contact my Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Andre at

Additionally, the 5th & 6th grade students had a wonderful time at our social. There was lots of energy and a lot of fun being had by everyone. A big thank you to Mrs. Dragon, our coordinator of these events, and all of the staff that stayed and volunteered their time to help out. There was no doubt that the students enjoyed their opportunity to have a little fun.

We are going to jump right into another week, and I hope to see you at a concert or a game this week... Go Grizzlies!.

I hope everyone has an amazing week!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


For a deeper look into what’s happening at CMS jump on our social media platforms!

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Upcoming Events

Monday, December 16th

- Business as usual

- B&G Basketball x Tantasqua (Home) Boys first at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 17th

- Grade 6 Band & Chorus Winter Concert 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 18th

- Business as usual

Thursday, December 19th

- Grade 7 & 8 Jazz Band & Show Choir Winter Concert 6:30-8:00 p.m.

- B&G Basketball x Whitcomb (Home) Boys first 3:30 p.m.

Friday, December 20th

- Business as usual

- Winter break will start at the end of the day.

School News:

NJHS & Helping Hands Club Team Up - Toys for Tots (Monday is the final day)

NJHS and the Helping Hands Club are collecting new, unwrapped toys for our annual Toys for Tots drive. This is a homeroom contest, the winner will receive a breakfast! Toys are collected until December 13th. Please contact Mrs. Harrington at for additional details.

Holiday Band / Chorus / Show Choir Concerts - Seasons Greetings

Come join us for a night of musical fun as our students will take to the stage to perform some holiday favorites - Hope to see you there!

December 17th - Grade 6 Band & Winter Concerts will be taking place 6:30-8:00 p.m.

December 19th - Grades 7 & 8 Jazz Band & Show Choir Winter Concerts 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thinking About Acting On The Big Stage?

CMS presents our drama production for this year: Frozen. Information will be made availbale to all students on December 1st. In the meantime, you can reach out to Mrs. Potter with any questions at

Information regarding the Spring Musical “Frozen, Jr.” is available in the Main Office (yellow sheet). Auditions will take place after school on Jan. 3rd, 6th and 8th. Monologue sheets to prepare for the auditions will be available on the music stand by the library this Tuesday. We apologize for the delay…. Audition sign ups will go up mid-December.

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Join us for the next PTO meeting on Jan 7th @ 7:00 PM at CMS.

This year’s Adults Only Cornhole tournament and Family Feud night will be held on Jan 25th. Sign up info will be posted next week.

Take a night off from cooking! Join us at the Bentley Pub in Auburn on January 14th from 4pm-8:30pm for delicious food and your purchase will help us support teachers and students.

Happy Holidays from the PTO!!! We appreciate all your support throughout the year!!

Worcester Railers vs Maine Mariners. December 28th at 7pm. See additional details here.

News From Our Music Parents Association:

Happy Holidays from the CMSMPA

Calling all bakers and volunteers

We are in need of cookies or baked goods for the two Holiday Concerts on Tuesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 19 and volunteers to help distribute the cookies into bags. Please sign up here

Concert Attire

Is your child in need of proper concert attire for Chorus and Band performances? If so, please reach out to the Music Parents Association at with their current dress, pants, top, and shoe sizes.

***Information will be kept fully confidential.***

Also, if you have ANY formal concert attire that you'd like to donate, the CMSMPA has Board members who are willing to accept donations. We will wash, dry, iron, and hang any donations to have ready to share with a fellow student for their big night !

Amazon Smile: Support the CMSMPA without leaving your home! Shop through Amazon Smile and a portion of your total will go directly to the CMSMPA. Click here or simply go to from your computer or mobile device and select Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association as your chosen non-profit!

Please join us as we continue to plan programs and raise funds for our Music Programs.

Parent Resource Section:

CMS’ Asbestos Notification:

To View Click Asbestos Notification at Charlton Middle School

Support Services:

Mr. Packard: Principal

Mr. Olson: Assistant Principal

Mary Solomita: Team Chair (Special Education)

Mrs. Dragon Guidance: Grades 5&6

Mr. Daley Guidance: Grades 7&8

Mrs. Wildes: School Psychologist

Mrs. Aberle: Speech Pathologist

School Nurse:

Mrs. Harrington

CMS’ Lunch Information

Did you know CMS offers a quick breakfast? Click below to access menu options:

Menu Options

Free & Reduced Lunch Information:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

WIC Information & Project Bread: WIC Information

School Asbestos Information: CMS' Asbestos Notification

Parent Health Education Information & Opt Out Policy: Important Health Curriculum Information

Student Handbook Information 2019-2020: Student Handbook

Marking Terms:

Term #1: August 27th - November 1st

Term #2: November 4th – January 24th

Term #3: January 27th – April 3rd

Term #4: April – Through day 180

Term #1 – Progress Report Date

Friday – October 4th (Parent Portal Opened – current status)

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2019-2020: District Calendar

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Kasierski at

Online yearbooks: code: 4150620

CMS' Daily Announcements

Click here to access our daily announcements. Come back often as they get updated frequently.

8th Grade Students Learning About Anne Frank & The Holocaust...

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Have a great week!