Colt Corner

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August 11, 2017

Dear Colt Parents,


This past week was one full of excitement around CMS as our teachers returned to gear up for the new school year. Equally excited, and naturally nervous, were the many new Colts that descended upon CMS for our 6th grade Colt Camp. Being an educator in today's age is very hard with all of the new demands that are placed on our teachers year after year, but seeing the faces of our students quickly reminds us as to why we entered into this noble profession. Our staff works feverishly daily to plan, with every student in mind. The days of students sitting in desks listening to teachers speak for hours upon hours are over. With that, individualized instruction for our Colts is one of our focuses. A way to partner with our hard working staff is to join our amazing PTA. Not everyone can be at every event with today's fast-paced life, but everyone can contribute in some capacity, large or small. I hope each of you have a great weekend!


BEST,

David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal


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PTA New Online Home / Join us!

Our CMS PTA has a new online home that you can check out here and is also linked on our CMS homepage. Please join our PTA if you haven't done so already. CMS is lucky to have one of the best PTA's around and we would love for you to be a part of it!

Colts Athletics Booster Club

The Colleyville Booster Club now has a website linked here that not only has information about the Athletic programs, but also has an online store for ordering that will constantly be adding new items throughout the year. Parents will be able to sign up for the $20 membership as well as pay for meals for teams their child be participating in.


Here is the direct link to the new online apparel store that will be updated year around!

GCISD Updates Student Device Cost


As Grapevine-Colleyville ISD expands it’s 1:1 program to include all students in kindergarten through twelfth-grade, technology services has made a change to the fee structure. Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, families will be provided with a device at zero cost.


“We are always looking for ways to provide our students with the necessary technology to support their learning without placing a financial burden on our families,” said GCISD Chief Technology Officer Kyle Berger. “We are so excited for the changes to the student device cost agreement and look forward to the ways this will help streamline our integration of technology into the classroom.”


While the initial device is provided at no cost, there are fees assessed based on incident repairs. The first incident will be repaired for free for all students. For students that paid a $50 student fee in the 2016-2017 school year, their second incident will also be repaired at no cost. Students that did not pay the fee last year will be charged $15 for the repair after the second incident. For all students, after the third incident the fee will be the full cost of the device repair. In the instance that the damage to the device is intentional, the cost of the repair will be based on the damage regardless of how many incidents have occurred.


Technology Services has been working to integrate the fee device management with Skyward Family Access to generate any fee related communication to parents. If you have any questions about changes to the student device fees, please use Let’s Talk to submit your question to Technology.

New '17-'18 Links

CMS Website (Includes all links)

Save the Dates (Pictured above)

School Supply List (PTA will also sell the supply pack at Parent Camp/Pickup)

New CMS Bell Schedule

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UPCOMING Events

Thursday, August 17 - 7th/8th Come & Go Schedule Pick up and More (6th late pick up and more) - 2:00-6:00


Monday, August 21 - First Day of School & Device Distribution Day


Tuesday, August 22 - Band Parent Meeting - Band Hall, 6th grade 6-7, and 7th & 8th from 7-8


Wednesday, August 23 - Picture Day First


Tuesday, August 29 - Open House/Curriculum Night - 6:00 - 7:00


Thursday, August 31 - PTA Principal's Coffee - Learning Commons (Library) 8-9am

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