Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 (Week #25)

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Parents & Guardians:

This week’s Parent eNews will include some information about the “Good and Bad” surrounding apps available to our students. Many apps out there are age appropriate and useful; however, many other apps can be dangerous and platforms for bullying and other inappropriate items. It’s always good to monitor your child’s phone and social media activity to ensure they are being safe. Below I have listed a website that lists many of the apps available. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions pertaining to these apps. Additionally, let’s all work toward keeping our kids safe and free from dangerous apps and social media platforms.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend…

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Weekly Events:

Monday, Feb. 11th

- Learning Academy – Grades 5&6 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

Tuesday, Feb. 12th

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

- Learning Academy – Grades 7&8 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

- School Council 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Conference Room A)

- Grade 5 Winter Concert & Reception 6:30-7:45 p.m. (Auditorium)

Wednesday, Feb. 13th

- Ski Club (Week #6)

- Learning Academy – Grades 5&6 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

- PTO Meeting 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Library)

Thursday, Feb. 14th

- Learning Academy – Grades 7&8 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

Friday, Feb. 15th

- Country Bank 7:30 a.m. – Student Banking

- February Vacation Starts 2:30 p.m.

Special Happenings:

February Vacation: Feb. 18-22, 2019

Enjoy your February vacation!

PTO’s Box Top Contest:

The PTO is holding a box top collection contest for all grades and the winning homeroom will be treated to a special breakfast!

Box tops are due in by Feb 15th. Homeroom teachers have collection envelopes to put them in. If you can send them in counted and labeled with the amount, it would be extremely helpful.

Each one is worth 10 cents and they really add up! PTO collects these in the office ALL YEAR LONG.

PTO & Pizzeria Uno’s:

Dine at Pizzeria UNO’s in Sturbridge anytime in February or March and the PTO will earn 20% of food sales.

UNO’s ticket must be brought with you and can be printed off below by clicking on “Click Here.”

Click Here

SEPAC Information:

Join the DC-SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) for a FREE presentation by the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA). The BSEA presentation will provide an overview of the special education mediation process. BSEA Mediator, Steve Lilly-Weber, will be presenting.

This presentation is during February break: Tuesday, 2/19 6:30-8pm @ Dudley Middle School Auditorium.

The BSEA, which derives its authority from both federal and Massachusetts statutes and regulations (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; "IDEA"; MGL ch.71B; Section 504 of the Rehabiliation Act of 1973) conducts due process hearings and renders Rulings and Decisions concerning eligibility, evaluation, placement, individualized education programs (IEP), provision of special education and procedural protections for students with disabilities.

Please contact Jillien with any questions or concerns regarding this event at

2019 MCAS Testing Calendar

Grade 8:

English Language Arts: April 2nd & April 3rd

Science, Technology & Engineering: April 30th & May 1st

Math: May 16th & May 17th

Grade 7:

English Language Arts: April 10th & April 11th

Math: May 9th & May 10th

Grade 6:

English Language Arts: April 8th & April 9th

Math: May 7th & May 8th

Grade 5:

English Language Arts: April 4th & April 5th

Science, Technology & Engineering: May 2nd & May 3rd

Math: May 14th & May 15th

***English Language Arts Make-Up Sessions: April 22nd – April 29th

***Math Make-Up Sessions: May 20th – May 24th

***Science, Technology & Engineering Make-Up Sessions: May 20th – May 24th


Parent Resource Section:

Term #3:

January 28th – April 5th

CMS Winter Athletic Information

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2018-2019: Calendar 2018-2019

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information

Order your Yearbook today:

Yearbook ID Code:


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

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