Cowboy Parent Courier
November 22, 2019
It is hard to believe we are dismissing school today for Thanksgiving break! Where does the time go? We are thankful today and each day for the opportunity to serve such a giving and supportive community. You send us incredible kids who make our work fun and rewarding. Have a wonderful break with family and friends. See you back on December 2nd when we kick off the final weeks of this semester.
Keep reading for news and events coming up.
PTO Staff Appreciation
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Would you like an easy way to show your appreciation to the amazing staff at Cockrill Middle School?
The PTO is collecting $10 gift cards to present to the staff members at their holiday luncheon.
Participation is completely voluntary but your help would be greatly appreciated.
Click HERE to find out more information or if you have further questions.
CMS Spelling Bee
It's Book Fair Time!
News from Athletics
Want to support Cockrill basketball? You can order online through the break or until items are sold out!
Also, don’t forget to join the Cockrill Athletics Booster Club! https://squareup.com/store/CockrillBoosterClub
Check out the NEW Facebook link https://m.facebook.com/Cockrill-Middle-School-Athletics-103828857746107/
8th Grade Parent Meeting
Attention 8th Grade Parents:
Time to take the next step in the transition to high school. Please plan to attend a high school graduation requirements meeting in December. Meetings are conducted at every middle school and they are all the same. You can attend any date/time you prefer.
The meeting at CMS is December 11th at 7:00pm.
December 9th: 5:30 Evan MS, 7:00 Faubion MS
December 10th: 5:30 Scott Johnson MS
December 11th: 5:30 Dowell MS
8th Grade Parents of GT Students
- District wide 8th grade parents may attend an in-person GT meeting on December 10 at 6:45 PM at Scott Johnson. This meeting will focus on basic GT scheduling and course selection information. We will also be sending a link to a recorded video for those that are not able to attend. Students will also be able to get more information at the showcase events in January at the high school.
- GT secondary advice night will be January 30 at Boyd. This meeting is designed for students that have already signed up for GT to get a better understanding of what to expect. It features student and teacher panels.
CMS Student Council Supports MacTown Miracles-December 13th Deadline
Students may contribute by dropping any of the following items in the front office:
15 oz. Can of Green Beans
Instant Gravy Packets
Aluminum Turkey Roasters
15 oz. Can of Corn
3 oz. Box Jello-O
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Students LOVE the snack shack, and I love that our PTO is committed to opening it each week. Our SNACK SHACK is always in need of volunteers. It is a fast and fun way to be involved. Thanks for all the support.
Lunch for Students
Due to a variety of safety concerns related to food allergies and campus safety and security, McKinney ISD does not allow students to utilize food delivery services at school. This includes services such as Uber Eats, Doordash and direct restaurant delivery. However, parents/guardians will still be permitted to drop food off for their children.
This rule does not apply to deliveries organized by McKinney ISD faculty or a teacher serving as a sponsor of a student organization. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to create a safe and secure environment for students.
Parents may only deliver food for your own child. We can't accept group deliveries.
Want to Volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer at CMS, please complete the Volunteer Background Check. If you have been approved in the past, you have until September to update your application for the new school year. You must complete a new form each year. Please note that if you do not complete the proper paperwork, you cannot help chaperone field trips or help with the school in any way. We need and want your help, so please fill out the forms now.