The Mustang Minute
June 7, 2019 - Issue 36
A Day the Beach
This week we had the grade 7 music concert with excellent performances by band, chorus, and orchestra students. I never cease to be impressed by the improvement and growth in their playing at this time of year. The dedication that these students show to their craft is truly amazing!
Also this week, our rocket club had their big launch! Over 15 participants designed and built rockets to launch out on the back field. If you saw some sparks flying around CMS - it was definitely the rocket club!
On Thursday we had the Citizen of the Month celebration breakfast. This magnificent event highlights those students in our school that consistently show what it means to be a proud member of the CMS community. They are kind, caring, dedicated, and take a leadership role in the school. It is truly a pleasure to share this event with students and families.
All this week students from our literacy and English language programs have been going around Norwood and sharing their skills. Several trips were made to the Balch elementary for CMS students to read with buddies and a group of eighth grade students went to the Ellis Nursing home and read with some wonderful seniors.
We ended the week with our honor band, chorus , and orchestra going to the Great East competition (and Six Flags) and adding about 250 extra students to CMS for the day through the grade 5 step-up and field day.
After all that, I know I need a rest and I'm hoping to get a bit this week (amid baseball, softball, soccer, and a 7 year old birthday party) and I wish the same for all of you!
Have a great weekend!
School Supply Kits
website address: www.apssusa.com
Summer Reading Class - Grade 8
This summer CMS is pleased to offer a summer reading course for students in grade 8. Ms. Mooney has developed a course designed to help students entering 9th grade complete their summer reading of "The Hobbit". The cost of the course is $125 and follows the summer school schedule and will take place at CMS. If interested in signing up for this course please contact Ms. Mooney (email@example.com). We need a minimum of 10 students to run each course.
Grade 8 End of Year Events! - See Attached Flyer for More Details!
Grade 8 Dinner/Dance (June 14) - Students will be signed up during the week of June 10-14. This event is sponsered by the PTO. This event is for grade 8 students only.
Promotion Ceremony (June 19): The promotion ceremony will be at 8:30am on June 19th in the CMS Auditorium. We welcome families to attend this event. It will be followed by the 8th grade BBQ sponsored by the Norwood Police. (The BBQ is a student only event).
The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations and volunteers for Teacher Appreciation
Let's say thank you to the Coakley staff - sign up to help or donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A48ABAF23A20-cmsteacher1 . Items may be dropped off week of May 6.
School Kits Ordering
Save time and money by ordering your student's school kit now. This year we have a new supplier: A-Plus Prepackaged School Supplies. Orders can be placed through Saturday, June 15.
- Website address: http://www.apssusa.com/orderprepackagedschoolsuppliesusa.html
- Password: dpcms
June 13 - 6:30, new board and old board transition meeting
Shaw's Gives Back to CMS
Shaw's donating $1 to PTO for each reusable bag sold in May
For the month of May, each time a reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at the Shaw’s located at Nahatan Street, $1 will be donated to CMS PTO, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag.
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Coakley Code: 999989692
Release of Records
Any students transferring to another school district, attending a private school or another high school other than Norwood High, please make sure to contact your child's guidance counselor before the end of the year. Attached is the release form that must be filled out in order to ensure that your child's new school receives the pertinent school information (Transcripts, attendance, testing results, health record, discipline, etc.).
Meghan Mba (6th grade) - email@example.com
Allyson Culgin (7th grade) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley McCaffrey (8th grade) - email@example.com
New Library Reading Area Fundraiser
After School Activities
Friendship Club: The club meets once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00
Cartoon Club: Mondays 2:10-3:05 in room 105
Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1
Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101
Debate Club: Thursdays in 202
Lego Club: Tuesday, February 26th at 2:15 in the cafeteria
CMS Dance: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 in the cafeteria
Gay Straight Alliance: Thursdays at 2:15
Student Council: Meetings are announced
SEARCH Mondays 2:10-3:05
Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15
Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30
Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30
Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00
Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45
May 27th: Memorial Day - no school
May 28-May 31: Grade 8 Trip to DC
May 30: Grade 6 Band/Chorus/Orchestra Concert
June 4: Grade 7 Spring Concert at CMS
June 6th: Citizen of the Month Breakfast
June 7th: Great East Music Festival at Six Flags
June 11th: Grade 8 Spring Concert
June 13th: Final PTO meeting of School Year
June 14th: Grade 8 Dinner and Dance
June 17th: Grade 8 to Canobie Lake
June 18th: Grade 6 Field Day/Grade 7 FIeld Trip
June 19th at 8:30am: Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony at CMS
June 20th: Last Day of School - dismissal at 11:00am