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Sunday, January 19, 2020 (Week #22)

CMS' Mirage Starts Off Strong Earning A Silver Medal With Some Summer Dreaming On A Snowy Saturday Night!

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Parents & Guardians:

We have another busy week ahead of us as we look to close out Term #2. This past week, Mr. Olson and I took the opportunity to meet with all of the students to review CMS' learning and behavioral expectations. We both love when we have everyone together so we can connect the dots and help students understand "why" learning is important. We also give students an opportunity to bring up concerns they may have pertaining to school. These types of Town Hall Assemblies are very important, and it helps us gain mileage toward keeping a strong, supportive learning environment. Additionally, we also like to encourage students to email us directly if they are having difficulties. All in all, our students were receptive and it's always good to calibrate the learning compass, especially at the midpoint of the year.

Since it is the midpoint of the year, I have added a small Parent/Guardian Survey within this email. Please take a couple of minutes to provide us with your feedback as we will continue to reflect upon our current practices. I promise it will be brief, but your answers will be very important for our continued growth and will be shared with my Instructional Team.

Additionally, you will see information below to sign up your 5th or 6th grade student for my Principal's Advisory Group. This group will have an opportunity meet directly with Mr. Olson and me regarding school improvements and other school related issues. We will meet once (or twice) a month on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The first meeting will be Monday, January 27, 2020. If you want your child to take part in this great opportunity, please fill out the information below. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and have a voice within our school.

We are looking forward to another wonderful week of learning at CMS. As always, please let me know if I can assist you in any capacity. We are all in this journey together.

Wishing everyone a wonderful 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 20th

- No School: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21th

- New After School Clubs Start

- B&G Basketball Oak Middle School 3:30 p.m. (Boys first) Streamed LIVE on TWITTER Both Games.

- Science Club 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Mrs. Kalwarczyk's Room)

- Minute To Win it Club 2:30-3:30 p.m. - Final Session

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

- Free Flu Clinic (Charlton Elementary School) 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 22nd

- Ski Club Mount Wachusett

- School Committee 7:00 p.m. (library)

Thursday, January 23rd

- Business As Usual

Friday, January 24th

- Term #2 Ends

School News:

Free Flu Clinic - Charlton Elementary School

January 21, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Where: Charlton Elementary School

9 Burlingame Road

Charlton, MA 01507

This clinic is free of charge and is open to the public and staff members. Please bring along your insurance card. Parents must be present with students in order for your child to receive the vaccine.

STUCO's (Student Council) Hat, Coat & Mitten Drive Continues To Friday, January 24, 2020

STUCOs hat, coat, and mitten drive continues through January 24th. Each item donated gives you a chance at one of three raffle gift cards. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win. Time to clean out your closets for a great cause! Any questions, please email Mrs. Bassett at

Term #2 officially ends on Friday, January 24, 2020. The Parent Portal will be open to view Term #2 grades on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Term #3 officially starts Monday, January 27, 2020.

Term #2 Grades Will Be Available On The Parent Portal On The Following Date:

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

It's time to order your yearbook. For information on how to complete this task, please see below:

Yearbook Information:

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

Online yearbooks: code: 41

After School Programs Second Round

We are starting up our second round of after school programs this week.

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

PTO News

Cornhole & Family Feud

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

Box Tops

Send in your Box Tops! Scan your receipt or cut them out and send them in with your students! We count on your donations to help with our fundraising efforts. Every little bit helps our students and schools to put on amazing amazing student events!

News From Our Music Parents Association:

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

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

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Parent/Guardian Feedback Survey Term #2

Parents & guardians please click on this link to answer a short survey to help us improve our practices. Thanks so much for your time and feedback.

Principal's Advisory Group 5th & 6th Grade Students.

If you want your child involved in this leadership opportunity, please fill out this Form.

CMS' Daily Announcements

Click here to access our daily announcements. Come back often as we about them frequently.

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