CMSS Newsletter

Monday, November 18, 2019

CMSS T-Shirt Sale - Second Chance!

If you missed our first round of T-Shirt sales...you are in luck! We are placing a 2nd order. Deadline to order is Friday, November 22nd. Shirts will be delivered just in time for Christmas. Order forms can be picked up in the CMSS Office.

Rockin' At The Hop

Our 6th graders will be performing at Rockin' At The Hop on Thursday, November 21. Tickets must be purchased to attend the performance. They are $5 each and can be purchased at the CMSS Office. All performers have 4 tickets reserved in their name until Tuesday, November 19th. All unclaimed tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis starting Wednesday morning.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing! Please encourage your student to look through our lost and found for a misplaced jacket, hoodie, lunchbox, or water bottle. These items are located in the cafeteria and seem to be multiplying each day!

CMSS Spelling Bee Winners

The CMSS Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, November 14th. Congratulations to the following winners! All of the following students will represent CMSS in the Cabot School District Spelling Bee in December.


1st Place: Jayden F

2nd Place: Amaya S

3rd Place: Zoey A

4th Place: Elaine L

Alternates: Aida H and Cohen C

CMSS Spelling Bee Winners

Homework Lab

Does your child need some help with their homework or a quiet place to study before school? Our Homework Room is open every morning beginning at 7:30 in the GT Room. At least one math and one literacy teacher are available each morning in the Homework Room to help students with assignments.

CMSS Quiz Bowl Team

Congratulations to the following students who have earned their spot on the CMSS Quiz Bowl Team!


Team 1: Carter R, Chase G, Braden A, and Brennen T.

Team 2: Mason T, Jacob H, Kaitlyn C, and Ayden B.

Team 3: Aidan D, Cole B, Luke W, and Madison S.

Alternates: Cord C, Veronica H, and Levi G.

CMSS Quiz Bowl Team Members

No School Next Week!

Cabot Public Schools will be closed next week, November 25-29. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

Yearbooks On Sale!

Our Yearbook Committee is busy documenting all the great things happening here at CMSS. You can pre-order your yearbook for $25 until Thanksgiving Break. After Thanksgiving, the price will increase to $30. Pick up a form in the office or order online using the link below:


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1021792/Cabot-Middle-School-South/2020-Yearbook/20190710042508440138/CATALOG_SHOP/?filters=XX

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.


You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.

PTO Fundraiser Prize Winners

Thank you to all parents and students who sold chocolate bars during our PTO Fundraiser. Together, we were able to raise $13,000 for CMSS! Thank you!


Our top two sellers were Abby J and James B.


The following students were drawn at random for prizes. Prizes included a bicycle, 2 TVs, Slam Jams, Air Pods, Nintendo Switch, a telescope, karaoke machine, and gift card bags. Congratulations to Hayden B, Grayson B, Brylea P, McKenzie B, Miguel H, Gus L, McKinly R, Ariana R, Marissa H, Abby J, Dustin S, Isaac F, and Madison C.

PTO Fundraiser Prize Winners

Cabot Christmas Alliance

It's hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us.


Applications are now being accepted for Cabot Christmas Alliance and Christmas for Kids. Please click the link below to find out how you can apply for assistance

http://www.cabotschools.org/news/2214/cabot-christmas-alliance-christmas-for-kids-2019


Cabot Christmas Alliance and Christmas for Kids both rely solely on donations from churches, business, civic groups, and individuals. If you are interested in contributing financially, donating non-perishable food items, donating toys, or by sponsoring a family, please click on the link above to find our more information.

R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week

The following students were recognized on Friday, November 8th as our R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week. Each team selects one student per week that has gone above and beyond in demonstrating the characteristic traits associated with the R.E.A.L. Panther Pledge. Congratulations!


5-1 Team Pride: Nate M

5-2 Team Storm: Denise W

5-3 Team Shine: Lillian B

5-4 Team Wise: Jordan A

5-5 Team Arctic: Brylee P

6-1 Team Unstoppable: Alexis T

6-2 Team All Stars: Nathan A

6-3 Team Stars: Jade F

6-4 Team Force: Maxine D

6-5 Team Fierce: Cailynn S

Essentials: Bryson R

REAL Panthers November 8th

R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week

The following students were recognized on Friday, November 15th as our R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week. Each team selects one student per week that has gone above and beyond in demonstrating the characteristic traits associated with the R.E.A.L. Panther Pledge. Congratulations!


5-1 Team Pride: Sydney C

5-2 Team Storm: Natalia O

5-3 Team Shine: Clark T

5-4 Team Wise: Hailey P

5-5 Team Arctic: James B

6-1 Team Unstoppable: Trent C

6-2 Team All Stars: Neveah P

6-3 Team Stars: Madison S

6-4 Team Force: Cody N

6-5 Team Fierce: Elizjah J

Essentials: Bella R

REAL Panthers November 15th

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the designated turn around spot, just past the water tower. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.


Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.


Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.


Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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FREE Breakfast!

That's Right! Every student can enjoy a free breakfast each morning. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to focus and perform better in the classroom.


Lunch prices will remain the same as last year:

  • Elementary lunch: $2.40
  • Secondary lunch $2.60
  • Reduced lunch $0.40


If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know. There is no deadline to apply for free and reduced meals. We will be more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork or apply online. If you don’t qualify for that program, they are still willing and able to provide assistance as needed. For any questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Erin Wilkes at 501-843-3363.

Upcoming Dates

Look for more information in our upcoming Weekly Newsletters about the following dates:
  • December 20: Last day of 2nd Nine Week Grading Period

Cabot Middle School South

“The core purpose of Cabot Middle School South is to be the reason that every student is educated, encouraged, and empowered to reach their highest level of success, both inside and outside of the classroom.”


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