The Mustang Minute
May 24, 2019 - Issue 35
DC or Bust
Bright and early (5:45 to be exact) on Tuesday morning, four bus loads of grade 8 students will be heading off to Washington DC. Once there, we will tour monuments of the great men and women that built this country, visit the physical seat of our government, and learn civic responsibility. This is more than just a tourist trip, students will spend time in a variety of locations and museums learning and hopefully developing a sense that it takes all of us working together to make this country great.
If you would like highlights of the trip you can follow me on Twitter (@mfraczek).
I wish everyone a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. To our veterans both with us and gone, I thank you for your service to our country.
Please note that there will not be a Mustang Minute next Friday as I will on a bus heading home from DC.
Summer Reading Class - Grade 8
This summer CMS is pleased to offer a summer reading course for students in grade 8. Ms. Mooney has developed a course designed to help students entering 9th grade complete their summer reading of "The Hobbit". The cost of the course is $125 and follows the summer school schedule and will take place at CMS. If interested in signing up for this course please contact Ms. Mooney (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are interested in finding out if there is enough interest for similar courses for the other two books for (incoming) grade 9 and for grades 7 and 8. We need a minimum of 10 students to run each course.
Please fill out the following survey to let us know if these courses are viable for this summer.
Summer Reading Class - Grade 6 and 7
Grade 8 End of Year Events! - See Attached Flyer for More Details!
Grade 8 Dinner/Dance (June 14) - Students will be signed up during the week of June 10-14. This event is sponsered by the PTO. This event is for grade 8 students only.
Promotion Ceremony (June 19): The promotion ceremony will be at 8:30am on June 19th in the CMS Auditorium. We welcome families to attend this event. It will be followed by the 8th grade BBQ sponsored by the Norwood Police. (The BBQ is a student only event).
The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at email@example.com.
Donations and volunteers for Teacher Appreciation
Let's say thank you to the Coakley staff - sign up to help or donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A48ABAF23A20-cmsteacher1 . Items may be dropped off week of May 6.
School Kits Ordering
Save time and money by ordering your student's school kit now. This year we have a new supplier: A-Plus Prepackaged School Supplies. Orders can be placed through Saturday, June 15.
- Website address: http://www.apssusa.com/orderprepackagedschoolsuppliesusa.html
- Password: dpcms
June 13 - 6:30, new board and old board transition meeting
Shaw's Gives Back to CMS
Shaw's donating $1 to PTO for each reusable bag sold in May
For the month of May, each time a reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at the Shaw’s located at Nahatan Street, $1 will be donated to CMS PTO, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag.
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Coakley Code: 999989692
Release of Records
Any students transferring to another school district, attending a private school or another high school other than Norwood High, please make sure to contact your child's guidance counselor before the end of the year. Attached is the release form that must be filled out in order to ensure that your child's new school receives the pertinent school information (Transcripts, attendance, testing results, health record, discipline, etc.).
Meghan Mba (6th grade) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Allyson Culgin (7th grade) - email@example.com
Ashley McCaffrey (8th grade) - firstname.lastname@example.org
New Library Reading Area Fundraiser
After School Activities
Friendship Club: The club meets once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00
Cartoon Club: Mondays 2:10-3:05 in room 105
Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1
Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101
Debate Club: Thursdays in 202
Lego Club: Tuesday, February 26th at 2:15 in the cafeteria
CMS Dance: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 in the cafeteria
Gay Straight Alliance: Thursdays at 2:15
Student Council: Meetings are announced
SEARCH Mondays 2:10-3:05
Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15
Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30
Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30
Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00
Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45
May 27th: Memorial Day - no school
May 28-May 31: Grade 8 Trip to DC
May 30: Grade 6 Band/Chorus/Orchestra Concert
June 4: Grade 7 Spring Concert at CMS
June 6th: Citizen of the Month Breakfast
June 7th: Great East Music Festival at Six Flags
June 11th: Grade 8 Spring Concert
June 13th: Final PTO meeting of School Year
June 14th: Grade 8 Dinner and Dance
June 17th: Grade 8 to Canobie Lake
June 18th: Grade 6 Field Day/Grade 7 FIeld Trip
June 19th at 8:30am: Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony at CMS
June 20th: Last Day of School - dismissal at 11:00am