CMS Parent Newsletter

September 25, 2017

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Dear Parents,

Well what do you know? Lunch is FREE. To support families impacted by Hurricane Irma, our Food and Nutrition program is offering free lunch to all students this week. Enjoy, and remember breakfast is always free.

Upcoming Seahawk Events

September 25 - Softball vs. Godley Station

September 26 - Picture Day

September 26 - Spirit Night at Five Guys

September 27 - Softball vs. WCMS

September 27 - Football at Islands Field vs. Myers

September 27 - 8th Grade IB Community Project Planning Worksheets & Parent Signatures due.

September 28 - Softball vs. Rice Creek

September 29 - Spirit Wear - $1 Donation benefits TSA

September 29 - Student PTSA Meeting 2:00 p.m. Cafeteria

October 2 - Softball vs. SWMS

October 2 - Volleyball Tryouts

October 3 - Softball vs. Myers

October 5 - Domino's Pizza Spirit Night

October 4 - Football vs. Oglethorpe at Islands Field

October 6 - PTSA Reflection Entries Due

October 6 - Beginning of 2nd Marking Period

October 6 - Extreme Spirit Wear benefits TSA

October 6 - Pep Rally

October 9 - School Day for Students

October 10 - Seahawk Strut Money Collection

October 11 - Spirit Night at Rio Bravo

October 11 - Football vs. Mercer at Islands Field

October 12 - Seahawk Strut Dress Down for $30+ donation

October 13 - Seahawk Strut Event

October 13 - Seahawk Strut - Dress Down for $15+ donation

October 13 - Report Cards

October 16 - Seahawk Strut Dress Down - $50+ donation

October 18 - Football at DeRenne

October 19 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

October 19 - Teens in the Driver's Seat Information meeting 3:00 - 4:00 Counselor Suite

October 20 - Spirit Wear - Coastal Cares

October 24 - Spirit Night - Molly McGuire's

October 27 - Spirit Wear 2 Cans of Food - Second Harvest and Salvation Army

April 11 - GMAS ELA

April 12 - GMAS ELA

April 13 - GMAS ELA

April 16 - GMAS Math

April 17 - GMAS Math

April 18 - GMAS Science - 8th grade only

April 19 - GMAS SS - 8th grade only

April 25 - GMAS EOC - Comp Lit

April 26 - GMAS EOC - Comp Lit

April 30 - GMAS EOC - Alg 1

May 2 - GMAS EOC - Physical Science

** All softball games are scheduled for 4:30 at Paulson Stadium on Field 1

Spirit Night at Five Guys - Tuesday

Please join us Tuesday evening at Five Guys. This is a great opportunity to support our school and also plan to meet the families of your child's friends - so important at this age.

Say Cheese - Picture Day Tuesday

Student who bring money to purchase pictures may dress up. All other students will take pictures in their uniform.

Progres Reports Issued Friday

Please return a signed copy of your child's Progress Reports.

Student IDs

Student ID badges may not be defaced in any way. This was made clear to the students, multiple times, at the beginning of the year. Please check your child’s ID badge. If it is defaced and needs to be replaced, please consider having your Seahawk do some extra chores around the house to earn the $5 and learn a bit about responsibility. No student may participate in a special event or attend a field trip unless he or she has an id badge in good condition.

MAP Reports

MAP fall test scores for reading and math will be sent home this week. Please look for these scores. The next testing window for MAP begins in November.

Duke TIP

DUKE TIP deadlines are fast approaching. If your 7th grader received a packet, please return the required forms to Ms. Harvey as soon as possible.

7th Grade Drama Auditions Will Take Place Wednesday.

7th grade drama auditions will take place Wednesday-this is only for 7th graders who signed-up. Please contact Ms. Harvey if you have any questions at

Free Lunch

As families in our area recover from Hurricane Irma, all students at CMS will be provided with free lunch from September 22nd - 29th.

PTSA Fall Ball for 6th Grade Students - November 3rd

The 6th Grade Fall Ball has been rescheduled for November 3rd. Volunteers are needed to help collect permission slips, decorate, sell concessions, and chaperone. If you can help with this event, please click on the link below to sign up.!/showSignUp/20f094ca5af2ca5fd0-coastal

Thank you for helping to make this event a fun, first middle school dance for our 6th graders! If you have questions, please contact Brandy Davenport at

Spirit Wear Orders

Great news! Spirit Wear orders should be delivered this week!

Required Choice Reading

Students should be starting their fifth, book this marking period.

Reminder - Moby Max

Students are expected to complete at least 3 lessons each week. They may do so any morning before school (7:10 - 7:35) or Wednesday after school until 3:45 in lab 2.

Reminder - Read Theory

Students are expected to complete at least 3 lessons each week. They may do so any morning before school (7:10 - 7:35) or Wednesday after school until 3:45 in lab 2.

PTSA Reflections

Does your Seahawk have his or her Reflections artwork ready to submit on October 6th? We sure hope so. We love seeing their talent!


Week 4 Challenge (Learner Profiles: Caring, Communicators, and Risk-takers)

Purchase pet food for an animal shelter.

Make a gift and give it to a friend.

Help someone carry something heavy.

Forgive someone.

Donate to a local food pantry.

Send a letter to our troops.

Clean up a park.

Compliment the chef at a restaurant.

Community Events

FREE Herbal lecture by Dr. Mary Bove, herbalist, author and naturopathic physician Tues. Sept. 26th from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Topics range from sleeping well and staying well to creating healthy day/night cycles for optimal wellness. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this Lecture; Call Brighter Day Natural Foods at 912-236-4703 to register. The seminar will take place at the Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium 305 Fahm St. (Behind Savannah Visitor Center).

Your State Parks Day - Trail Clean up at Wormsloe Historic Site on Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 (10am to 2pm). Hurricane Irma's storm surge washed ashore marsh debris and trash. For "Your State Parks Day" help us clean the coast and reclaim the trails of Wormsloe. The cleanup is from 10am-2pm. At 2pm enjoy a cookout sponsored by the Friends of Wormsloe and learn how you can become a member! *Admission is free for those helping with trail clean up. Come help rangers pick up trash and complete trail maintenance on the Interpretive trail and the Battery Trail. There will be a limited supply of gloves and tools - bring your own if you have a favorite. Event Phone: 912-353-3023

Free National Park Pass. If you’re traveling with a fourth grader, be sure to obtain your free national park pass before your trip through The Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters. This program begins Sept. 1 of your fourth-grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year.

Repeats and Reminders

PTSA Reflections

Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach. The deadline for Seahawk entries is October 6, 2017. For more information, please contact our art teacher Lauren Greene or the Reflections Committee co-chairs Brenda Sierzant at or Steve Tisinger at

Band Discount Cards are back by popular demand. Please see the parent of a band member or our band director, William (Billy) Hoffman, to purchase your card.


Purchase your yearbook now for only $25. Prices increase to $35 after December.

Late Work

All work should be submitted on the date it is due. Teachers will accept no more than 1 late assignments, with parent signature, within 3 days of the date the assignment is posted, for no more than 70% credit.

Free Digital Resources

Please be aware that you and your child can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website. The textbooks can be accessed by visiting Texts are currently available for middle and high school courses.