Canaan Middle School Update
August 26, 2022
We are off to a great start this school year. Our 5th grade students are adjusting well to a new building and our 6th grade students have done an outstanding job being positive leaders! Students at Canaan will hear us talk about being caring and kind to each other and our surroundings. These are two actions that create a positive and welcoming environment for every student that walks through the doors each day. Our students will hear many times throughout the year that if you are caring and kind, you can't go wrong!
During the first 4 days of school, we talked with all 6th grade students about what it means to be a leader at Canaan Middle School. You may have noticed the handprints in the hallway as soon as you enter the doors at the middle school. These handprints represent students leaving their mark at Canaan Middle School. The mark we want to leave is a positive legacy in everything we do, not just at school. We will continue this tradition with our 5th graders this year in the coming weeks. Our students get a chance to make a difference and leave a "mark" every day with their decisions and actions.
In closing, I would like to thank all students and families for the positive welcome you have given me. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Canaan family. I look forward to an amazing school year!
Mr. Walter, Principal
Canaan Middle School
Cooking up a good year
“Saving Fred” in 5th grade Science
Students have been working on the scientific method in science. They had an experiment where they had to save "Fred" by getting him in the "lifesaver" without touching either of them.
More Fred's Saved!
6th Grade Update
Students were asked to find the numbers 1-100 in order in two minutes. They were challenged to use observation, find patterns and work together to increase their score each try!
Students were tasked with creating a solo cup pyramid and adding a Lego figurine to the top without physically touching the cups or figurine with their hands.
Students were given the challenge to create the tallest tower with only pencils! Teamwork and communication is so important in science class.
We have had some an issues with getting our students through the lunch line with enough time to eat. We plan to adjust our lunch times slightly to allow for a little extra time for our students so they don't feel so rushed to finish lunch.
Also, we have bottle fillers in the school that students can refill their water bottles with. Students are able to carry water bottles with them throughout the day to stay hydrated!
School meals are no longer universally free. Parents/Guardians must apply for Free & Reduced Meals through Final Forms. School meals costs are as follows :
Middle School Breakfast -
FREE for free or reduced approved students
$1.50 for full pay students
Middle School Lunch -
FREE for free students
$0.40 for reduced students
$3.00 for full pay students
Milk - $0.65
Upcoming Important Dates
September 5th: No School (Labor Day)
September 6th: PTO Meeting in the Canaan Library at 7PM
September 9th: Unity Day Kickoff for 6th grade
September 12th: Fall Picture Day
September 19th: Fundraiser Kickoff Assembly
September 30th: School Fees are due (School fees are $30. Cash or check made payable to: Canaan Middle School or by card through your students mealpay lunch account)
Mark Your Calendar
Monday, Oct 10, 2022
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023