CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, November 13, 2020 (Week #10)

Looking Ahead To Term #2... Fresh Start... New Opportunity...

Principals' Weekly Update

Today is World Kindness Day...

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From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Term #1 officially ended today. Our initial journey back to school definitely hasn't been easy, but I do feel as though we have made some positive strides, especially as we look back exactly 6 months ago to March 13, 2020. We all know that shifting a complete mindset is very difficult and takes time to evolve. There is no doubt that we miss our students very much and would like nothing more than to be back to normal. However, until we can reach that point, we still need to do take baby steps each day to become better at what we do and refine and adjust practices to help all students connect to content at their entry points. This is definitely a process and can't happen overnight. We will look back on Term #1 and reflect upon all aspects of connecting with students and families. To assist us in this process, I will be including a Parent Feedback Survey below. I will use your feedback to drive our Leadership Team discussions as we move into Term #2. As always, I want to thank you for your continued partnership and trust as we move this learning journey forward. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Term #1 Parent Feedback Survey

See below for some important points of the upcoming week.

Dean W. Packard, Principal


Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102

School’s Website: Charlton Middle School's Website

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CMS' Annual Drive to Support CHIP-In (Local Food Pantry)

It is that time of year at CMS where we look to reach out to help our neighbors by donating non-perishable food items to CHIP-IN. Now, more than ever, CHIP-IN needs donations. We invite you please donate any non-perishable food items; or if you prefer, a monetary donation. If you choose to write a check, we ask that you please make it out to CHIP-IN, and put it to Mr. Packard’s attention.

CHIP-IN is looking for all kinds of juices, baked beans, snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc. Things that are not needed: Peanut butter, cereal and Ramen noodles; these items are provided to CHIP-IN through the Worcester County Bank. Don’t forget to check those expiration dates. Our collection boxes will be outside the front doors, as students enter the building. Boxes will remain outside all day, if anyone would like to drop anything off. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kasierski at

Visit their website by clicking here: CHIP-IN Food Pantry

Term #1 Ends Today, November 13, 2020

Please take a moment and log on to your child's SchoolBrains account. It's important to review your child's progress. If you are having an issue logging into the portal, please contact Mrs. Andre or Mrs. Kasierski. Their email addresses are: or

Term #1 grades will be made available in the Parent Portal on Friday, November 20th.

Here is the link to access student grades: Community Parent Portal (Grades)

Daily Student Pre-Screening Form

Please be sure to continue to complete this pre-screening Form each day. We appreciate your cooperation with this as we working toward keeping everyone safe.

Student Daily Pre-Screen Form

Student Leadership & Voice

Starting Wednesday, November 18th, Mr. Packard & Mr. Olson will be starting a Leadership & Student Voice virtual platform. We encourage all students to take part, as we will explore leadership and student voice platforms. This will take place only on Wednesdays and we will meet every other week. Please fill out the Form below if you are interested. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Packard at

Student Leadership & Voice Sign-Up Form

The Week Ahead

Monday, November 16th

- Cohort A Hybrid In-Person – Cohort B Remote Learning Day

- Days 1&2 UA Schedule

Tuesday, November 17th

- Cohort A Hybrid In-Person – Cohort B Remote Learning Day

- Days 1&2 UA Schedule

Wednesday, November 18th

- Independent Remote Learning: Students access Google Classrooms for asynchronous learning opportunities. It’s important to note that as we continue to work out the norms of our remote learning model – our students will be strongly encouraged to develop the needed skills in Digital Literacy as well as Digital Citizenship. This will be very important as we move through the coming weeks. During the Remote Learning platform, all school expectations apply with respect to behavior, etc. What is acceptable in school is our benchmark for communications and interactions within the remote learning environment. Please remind your children of this – Thank You.

- Days 1&2 UA Schedule

Thursday, November 19th

- Cohort B Hybrid In-Person – Cohort A Remote Learning Day

- Days 1&2 UA Schedule

Friday, November 20th

- Cohort B Hybrid In-Person – Cohort A Remote Learning Day

- Days 1&2 UA Schedule

News From Nurse Harrington

Click here to access updated news from Nurse Harrington. Please check this often as it can be updated as new information becomes available.

Attention Grade 8 Students: Bay Path Information

Parents and guardians of 8th grade students, please click this link to see information pertaining to Bay Path.

Parent & Guardian Resources

Click here to access on-going resources to support the educational journey.