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Sunday, January 5, 2020 (Week #20)

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Parents & Guardians:

It's great to be back at school. Our two day, short week last week, definitely allowed us the opportunity to ease back into the learning process. I'm always so pleased to see our students and staff transition back so smoothly. Now it's time to kick it up a notch and dig in as we cruise into the final segment of the second term.

On a side note, I want to thank everyone who made it out to our Holiday performances. It's always great when our students can get on stage and perform for family and friends. We also had a special treat as our own (Shepherd Hill's now) Liam Coleman took center stage to show his support for our music programs. We can't wait to have him back again! As for our students, they performed with confidence and poise as they always deliver when the lights are on them.

We are looking forward to another great week at CMS. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to assist you or your child. We are always here to help. Wishing eveyone a great week - Go Grizzlies!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


For a deeper look into what’s happening at CMS jump on our social media platforms!

Twitter: @CMS_Grizzlies (Please follow us for day-to-day information)

Instagram: CharltonMiddleSchool (Please follow us for day-to-to information)

YouTube: Dean Packard (Covers videos from Charlton Middle School)

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 6th

- Auditions for Spring Musical Frozen 2:30 p.m.

- RAK Club (Randon Acts of Kindness) 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sign up info in the main office.

Tuesday, January 7th

- B&G Basketball at Dudley Middle School 3:30 p.m. (Boys first)

- DC's SEPAC meeting on Transitioning Planning at Dudley Middle School 6:30-8:00 p.m. (DMS Library)

- Winter Intramurals 2:30-3:00 p.m. (Gym)

- Science Club 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Mrs. Kalwarczyk's Room - Still spots available grades 5-8)

- Meditation Club 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 8th

- Assembly: Randy Pierce Motivational Speaker (8:30-11:30 a.m.) Click this link to see more about Mr. Pierce.

- Auditions for Spring Musical Frozen 2:30 p.m.

- B&G Basketball at Tantasqua 3:30 p.m. (Girls first)

- STUCO Meeting 2:30 p.m.

- Ski Club Mount Wachusett

Thursday, January 9th

- B&G Basketball home x Melican 3:30 p.m. (Boys first)

Friday, January 10th

- Business as usual

School News:

SEPAC Meeting - Transitioning 14-22

DC-SEPAC is hosting a training presented by The Federation of Children with Special Needs on Transition Planning, Ages 14-22. This is a FREE workshop geared towards PARENTS and PROFESSIONALS.

Tuesday, January 7

DMS Library


If you have any questions, please contact Jillien at

Thinking About Acting On The Big Stage?

CMS presents our drama production for this year: Frozen. Information will be made availbale to all students on December 1st. In the meantime, you can reach out to Mrs. Potter with any questions at

Information regarding the Spring Musical “Frozen, Jr.” is available in the Main Office (yellow sheet). Auditions will take place after school on Jan. 3rd, 6th and 8th. Monologue sheets to prepare for the auditions will be available on the music stand by the library this Tuesday. We apologize for the delay…. Audition sign ups will go up mid-December.

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

PTO Meetings

Please stop by and share your ideas with us at the PTO meeting on Jan 7th @ 7:00 PM at CMS. Make sure to follow Charlton PTO on Facebook to get up to date info on what’s happening. Our contact info is or message us on Facebook.

Cornhole & Family Feud

Join us for a fun night out! Cornhole & Family Feud on Saturday, January 25!

Bentley Pub Dining Night Out

Take a night off from cooking! Join us at the Bentley Pub in Auburn on January 14th from 4pm-8:30pm for delicious food and your purchase will help us support teachers and students.

News From Our Music Parents Association:

Concert Attire

Is your child in need of proper concert attire for Chorus and Band performances? If so, please reach out to the Music Parents Association at with their current dress, pants, top, and shoe sizes.

***Information will be kept fully confidential.***

Also, if you have ANY formal concert attire that you'd like to donate, the CMSMPA has Board members who are willing to accept donations. We will wash, dry, iron, and hang any donations to have ready to share with a fellow student for their big night !

Amazon Smile: Support the CMSMPA without leaving your home! Shop through Amazon Smile and a portion of your total will go directly to the CMSMPA. Click here or simply go to from your computer or mobile device and select Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association as your chosen non-profit!

Please join us as we continue to plan programs and raise funds for our Music Programs.

Parent Resource Section:

CMS’ Asbestos Notification:

To View Click Asbestos Notification at Charlton Middle School

Support Services:

Mr. Packard: Principal

Mr. Olson: Assistant Principal

Mary Solomita: Team Chair (Special Education)

Mrs. Dragon Guidance: Grades 5&6

Mr. Daley Guidance: Grades 7&8

Mrs. Wildes: School Psychologist

Mrs. Aberle: Speech Pathologist

School Nurse:

Mrs. Harrington

CMS’ Lunch Information

Did you know CMS offers a quick breakfast? Click below to access menu options:

Menu Options

Free & Reduced Lunch Information:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

WIC Information & Project Bread: WIC Information

School Asbestos Information: CMS' Asbestos Notification

Parent Health Education Information & Opt Out Policy: Important Health Curriculum Information

Student Handbook Information 2019-2020: Student Handbook

Marking Terms:

Term #1: August 27th - November 1st

Term #2: November 4th – January 24th

Term #3: January 27th – April 3rd

Term #4: April – Through day 180

Term #1 – Progress Report Date

Friday – October 4th (Parent Portal Opened – current status)

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2019-2020: District Calendar

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

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

Online yearbooks: code: 41

CMS' Daily Announcements

Click here to access our daily announcements. Please check back often as they frequently get updated.

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