CMS Chronicle

October 15, 2021

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Mrs. Marangon's Message:

Morning Drop Off Parents:

We need parents to stay in their cars so we can keep the line moving and get the students inside promptly.

Please have your child ready to exit the car as soon as it is your turn.

This means:

- Mask on

- Backpack in lap

If you need to exit the car to help your child, please consider having them take the bus or park in the lot and walk your child to the front door.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Upcoming Events:

October 22nd: CMS Picture Day

October 25th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

Oct 29th: Halloween Parade

November 1st - 3rd: Half Days for Parent Teacher Conferences

November 10th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

December 15th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

January 12th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

February 16th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

March 9th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

April 13th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

May 11th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

June 8th: CMS SCA virtual meeting, 7:00 p.m.

November Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 1-3 and students will have half days to accommodate conferences.

Teachers will be reaching out shortly to organize times.

CMS Time Schedules

Regular Schedule:


Parent drop off is at 8:40 and pick up starts at 3:40.

Delayed Opening Schedule:


Bus pick up times are two hours later than normal.

Parent drop off is at 10:40.

Early Dismissal Schedule:


If you need to pick up your child earlier than the regular dismissal time, you MUST be at the office prior to 3:20.

If you arrive after 3:20, your student will be dismissed at 3:50 at the regular Parent Pick Up Door.

We can not longer accommodate pick ups between 3:20- 3:50 because it is delaying our dismissal process.

Afternoon Pick Up Reminders:

  • If your child is a pick up EVERY DAY please send one note in to alert the office.
  • Please call the office or send a note if you are picking up your child early.
  • When parking for Parent Pick Up, do not park in bus lanes. Please park around the outer edge or in a designated spot.

If you need to pick up your child earlier than the regular dismissal time, you MUST be at the office prior to 3:20. We can not longer accommodate pick ups between 3:20- 3:50 because it is delaying our dismissal process

Halloween is coming to CMS!

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K-2 students may wear their costumes to school if they can safely drive in them.

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**Attention 5th Grade Families**

Thank you so much for taking the time to view your 5th graders fundraiser page. Your support will help us plan and throw an unforgettable party to end our kids’ final year of elementary school and many other moments that they will remember forever!

If you haven't done so already please reference the snap chat email sent by your teacher, sign up and send 20 emails. it's very simple.

Donations from family and friends are essential if we want all the kids to have an awesome celebration! There is no donation amount that is to little! It could be $5 or it could be $50. That is totally up to the person making the donation.

If you could please spread the word about our fundraiser by sharing it with your friends via Email, Text, Facebook or Twitter we would greatly appreciate it! Don’t forget, if your student meets his or her fundraising goal, they will earn prizes.

Together we can make this happen!

Your Fifth Grade Fundraising Committee

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Feel free to reach out to counselors with any concerns.

Mrs. Melissa Roman

School Counselor

973-691-4002 x 6305

Twitter: @CMS_MrsRoman

Google Classroom: vx6a7yu

Mr. Bill Blender

School Counselor

973-691-4002 x 6301

Google Classroom: vx6a7yu

Please update your Real Time Account!

It is essential that you update your email, contact information, emergency contacts, and media release forms. Please watch the Realtime Parent Directions presentation below for support.

If you don't know your log in information, please email our secretary Ms. Lippe at For additional support email

CMS School Community Association (SCA)

Follow the CMS SCA on Facebook at

Email them at

Stay tuned for information on the Fall Book Fair!

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School Lunches

Until further notice, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students.

There is no ordering online, teachers will take lunch orders from students in class each morning.

Any questions or concerns please contact Tony Kowalak at or 973-691-4006 x5701.

Sodexo Mt. Olive Elementary Website

Click here for menus, payment options and other helpful information.

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Right at School Before & After School Programs

Mt. Olive schools are partnering with Right at School to provide child care options for our community.

Click here to view their website.

Dr. Zywicki and CMS post ALL UPDATES on Twitter and Facebook!

Make sure to get all important memos, reminders and updates by following the district on Facebook and Twitter!

Find your teachers' individual accounts below as well! Make sure to follow them as well to see updates on student learning, class specific news and photos of learning!

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Technology Support

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Additional Information & Updates

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Check out the important links below to stay informed!

The Marauder Memo

Dr. Zywicki's weekly blog. Check regularly for updates!

CMS Parent Handbook

Everything you need to know about CMS!

Mt. Olive Preparedness Plan

Coronavirus Updates and Distance Learning Information

Registration Website for Kindergarten

Click here to access all the forms and directions.


Mt. Olive Calendar

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Chester M. Stephens Elementary School

Mrs. Dani Marangon, Interim Principal

Mrs. Kat Vizzone, Interim Instructional Supervisor