Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Friday, August 24, 2018 (Week #1)

Charlton Middle School Welcomes You...

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Parents & Guardians:

It's with extreme enthusiam that I welcome all students and staff back for the 2018-2019 school year. It has been a very busy summer here at CMS. We have been updating and cleaning our entire building; building schedules for staff and students; hiring new staff; hosting academic STEAM camps; and hosting an infrastructure wiring project, which is just about complete. With that being said, I/we are very excited to open our doors next week to 100 staff members and over 750 students - let the journey begin.

Communication is the key to every successful organization. This year we will focus on a few very simple platforms: Parent eNews, Twitter, YouTube, Google Classroom and Remind. It has always been one of our top goals to keep parents aprised of all the great things happening within our school. Keeping communication platforms consistent and simple throughout our school makes it easy for parents and guardians to stay connected.

The Parent eNews will serve as our main platform to keep you informed of activities and events. Each Friday, I will send out an outline of the following week. I will attempt to keep it brief and to the point, because simple is better.

I am looking forward to another amazing year at CMS. Please remember that it takes an entire community to create great schools; we need you as a partner in the learning process. With that being said, I will be reaching out to all of you for feedback as the year progresses. Please feel free to reach out to any staff member or me if you have questions or concerns as we move into the new school year.

I cant wait to see the students and staff next week... Let the LEARNING begin.

Have a wonderful weekend...

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

Follow us on:

Twitter @cms_grizzlies

YouTube at CharltonMiddle

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 27:

- Staff Returns

Tuesday, August 28:

- Students return to school

Wednesday, August 29:

- School Picture Day all Students & Staff (Bring your smile)

Friday, August 31:

- No School - Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 3:

- No School - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, September 13:

- Meet The Teacher Night 6:00-7:00 p.m. School Council voting

Blessed BackPack Brigade

If a new backpack happens to be on your back to school shopping list, please consider sending in last year’s gently used one! Teams 6-1 and 6-2 will be collecting them during the first week of school to donate to a local non-profit that fills them with needed supplies and then gets the bags to those in need. Contact Ms. Hill at for further details.

About the organization:


We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in need within our very own community. We work to provide guidance and support for the local homeless, elderly, disabled, veterans, unemployed, underemployed, impoverished, and beyond. From providing free fellowship meals to supplying backpacks filled with everyday essentials, we rely on donations and volunteers to continue our mission.

School Pictures

Picture day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Order online before Picture Day with your Picture Day ID at

Charlton Middle School - Picture Day ID: OB018003Q0

Student Schedules

Parents and guardians will be able to view student schedules after 6:00 p.m. tonight. You will need to log into your SchoolBrains account to access this information. If you are having issues logging into your account, please e-mail Mrs. Andre at

Fall Sports (Soccer & Cross Country)

Information pertaining to these sports teams will be made available the first week of school. If you have any questions please contact the following coaches:

Boys' Soccer - Coach Crowe at

Girls' Soccer - Coach Peloquin at

Cross Country - Coach Dieterle at

All potential athletes need to have a physical on file with the nurse in order to participate. If you have any questions pertaining to physicals, please contact Nurse Harrington at

For general athletic questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Rogalski, at

Principal's Welcome Message 2018-2019

Click here to access Principal Packard's video Welcome Back Message.

Team Chair - Mr. Rogalski's Message

Click here to access a welcome message from Mr. Rogalski...

Important School Information for Parents

Click here to access general school Information for parents...

School Picture Information

Dates for school pictures and retake date...

District & School Calendar

Click here to access our District and school calendar...

PTO Information

Click here to access information pertaining to our PTO...