Parent eNews CMS Weekly

Sunday, February 9, 2020 (Week #25)

Celebrating Every Day...

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Parents & Guardians:

Moving on, we are now headed into the second week of February; it's so hard to believe, but true. This week within our school year is always fun because it leads up to February Vacation, and our students will be filled with lots of energy and excitement. As always, there will be many great things happening within our classrooms, and I can't wait to see what the week will bring. Let's get after it...

Wishing everyone a wonderful week.

Go Grizzlies!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


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

Twitter: @CMS_Grizzlies (Please follow us for day-to-day information)

Instagram: CharltonMiddleSchool (Please follow us for day-to-to information)

YouTube: Dean Packard (Covers videos from Charlton Middle School)

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 10th

- Scoliosis Screening Continued

Tuesday, February 11th

- Scoliosis Screening Continued

- Intramurals 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Gym)

- B&G Basketball Away at Gibbons MS 3:30 p.m. (Girls First)

- School Council 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)

Wednesday, February 12th

- Ski Club Mount Wachusett 2:30 p.m.

- B&G Basketball at Shepherd Hill x Dudley Middle School 6:00 p.m. (Girls First)

- Scoliosis Screening Continued

Thursday, February 13th

- Intramurals 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Gym)

- B&G Basketball Away at Oak Middle School MS 3:30 p.m. (Girls First)

- Scoliosis Screening Continued

Friday, February 14th (Happy Valentine's Day)

- SOS Video Grade 7

- Scoliosis Screening Continued

- February Vacation Begins 2:30 p.m.

School News:

Postural Screenings - Start Feb. 7th

This screening will take place for all students in grade 5-8 between February 7th-14th

Female students are asked to bring a two-piece swimsuit or halter top and shorts the day of the screening. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our nurse, Mrs. Harrington at

Order Your Yearbook Soon...

Yearbook Information:

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

See button to order...

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Dining Out

Take a night off of cooking! Head over to Uno’s in Sturbridge from 2/3/2020-2/28/2020. They will donate 20% of your check to the Charlton PTO!

Box Tops

Send in your Box Tops! Scan your receipt or cut them out and send them in with your students! We count on your donations to help with our fundraising efforts. Every little bit helps our students and schools to put on amazing amazing student events!

News From Our Music Parents Association:

Mabel’s Labels:

Do you wish for a fresh start to your organizing and labeling in 2020 ?

If so, check out -> Enter "Charlton Middle School Music Parent Association"— Then shop for all of your favorite labels that are Laundry, Dishwasher, and Microwave safe !

Guaranteed to stay put! Tons of adorable designs to chose from and FREE SHIPPING ! This will be available until June 2020 !

Show your school spirit and support of the Music Programs at CMS. Purchase a T-shirt at CMS Music Program Fundraiser

All funds raised will go directly to Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association.

Shirts will be delivered to your student on Monday, February 24, 2020

Have questions? Contact us at

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.

MCAS Testing Schedule Spring 2020

ELA Grade 5: April 14th & 15th (Tuesday & Wednesday)

ELA Grade 7: April 2nd & 3rd (Thursday & Friday)

ELA Grade 6: April 8th & 9th (Wednesday & Thursday)

ELA Grade 8: April April 6th & 7th (Monday & Tuesday)

ELA Make Up Sessions: April 22nd - April 29th (State Window)

STE Grade 8: April 28th & April 29th

STE Grade 5: April 30th & May 1st

Math Grade 6: May 5th & May 6th

Math Grade 7: May 7th & May 8th

Math Grade 5: May 12th & May 13th

Math Grade 8: May 14th & May 15th

Math & STE Make Up Sessions: May 18th - May 22nd

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

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: 41

John Paire 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament

Click here to access information about this fun annual event...

CMS' Daily Announcements

Click here to access our daily announcements. Come back often as we frequently update this page.

11 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About...

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