The Mustang Minute
March 8, 2019 - Issue 25
Ola, Bonjour, Hallo, Bom Dia!
If you can't tell, this week was Foreign Language Week at CMS. We have been having a great time learning about many new cultures as well as those present in our school everyday. Students have been speaking in their home languages over the announcements, doing a myriad of activities in their foreign language classes, and doing trivia each day at lunch. The school looks particularly festive with all the language posters up. We have all been encouraged to "level up" our language and culture knowledge this week.
We are also starting our recognition of Women in History month. Our history teachers kicked off a contest this week where students can research and write about an important women from history. All submissions will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card and a submission will be read each morning on the announcements. I already have two great entries and can't wait to get more!
Next week is our final week for the PJ drive. The Prescott has taken a substantial lead at 110 to our 79 but I know we can collect even more! Every pair of PJs helps us to win and (more importantly) goes to a child in need!
Yankee Candle Fundraiser Ends Today - Please send order forms in Next week!
Foreign Language Night
It was great to see CMS alum doing well at NHS!
Positively International Today!
Foriegn Language Night
Thanks Ms. Panico, for serving us so well!
Come join the fun and take a few shots at your principal! It's $5 to play but you get an Orange Leaf gift card and a t-shirt!
February Citizens of the Month
Grade 8: Dylan Barron, Noah Beaudet, Caeleigh Brown, Paulina Acevedo (missing from photo)
Grade 7: Olivia Wetnicka, Allie Murphy, Raissa Alves Garcia
Grade 6: Diego Alfaro, Aidan Conneely, Lillie Smith
Washington DC Updates
Within the next few weeks the grade 8 teachers will pass out rooming forms for students to select their roommates. If you think your child will need help with this process please reach out to their homeroom teacher, Ms. McCaffrey (guidance), or myself. We are happy to help make sure everyone ends up where they are comfortable.
On Thursday, March 28th we will have a mandatory parent meeting from 6:30-7:30. We will go over packing, fill out forms, and departure details. Students are welcome to attend this meeting as well.
Within the next couple of weeks we will also send out an online order form for DC T-shirts. We ask that all students purchase one for the trip. You can purchase one as well Mom and Dad - it's super cool!
Please note that final payments are due March 15th please contact EF directly if you have questions. If you have been assessed any overdue balances please call EF, most of these charges can be waived. If you are on a payment plan EF will complete your payments on that schedule.
A parent follow up to the survey we gave students last week about social media and teen habits.
2019-2020 Budget Info
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
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.
Next Meeting is Thursday, March 14th!
Upcoming Evening Events
February 26th: SEPAC at the Savage Center
March 5th 6-7:30: Wellness Night at CMS
March 7th: Foreign Language Night at NHS
March 14th: PTO
March 22nd 6:30-9:00: Grade 8 Game Night
March 28th 6:30-7:30: DC Parent Meeting (chaperones requested to attend)
MCAS Testing Schedule
April 3 & 4: ELA MCAS all grades
May 7 & 8: Math MCAS all grades
May 14 & 15: Science grade 8