The Mustang Minute

June 15, 2018 - Issue 37

Spreading Our Wings

In our penultimate week here at CMS we have not slowed down one bit! Our grade 7 students were visited by the New England Aquarium who brought squids with them for dissection. The students dived right in and were able to locate and remove the esophagus and several other parts! In grade eight the students finished their invasive species "Most Wanted" posters which were pretty amazing to see. The week ended with a Rocket Launch by our STEM club. Science is definitely taking "no days off".

Our grade 6 literacy and English language learning students visited the Balch school this week to read stories. A great opportunity for our students to demonstrate their growing skills while making good connections to our younger community members. They had a great time and were able to read outside on some of these nice days!

Our grade 8 students visited NHS this week. They started off with a warm welcome from all the Mustang Mentors in their bright yellow shirts. Students took tours of the high school, had a question and answer session, and were able to hear about different extracurricular options. Thanks to the NHS guidance staff for a great visit!

Last Friday our Honor band, orchestra, and chorus went to the Great East Festival. At the event they earned the following:

Honor Chorus: Platinum Medal

Honor Band: Platinum Medal

Honor Orchestra: Gold Medal

Jazz Band: Platinum Medal

CMS is very proud of the hard work and effort that lead these students to such a high accomplishment!

Grade 8 Dance reminders!

As we get closer to the Grade 8 Awards and Promotion ceremony and dance a couple of reminders:

  • Students must have signed up for the dance. Students will not be allowed to attend if they did not sign up.
  • Students will be checked into the dance after the ceremony. If you signed up for the dance and are unable to attend, please tell your homeroom teacher as we will contact parents of those students that do not check into the dance. We want to make sure all our students are safe!
  • If a student needs to leave the dance early they must be picked up by a parent. This is again for safety.
  • Please be sure to pick up your student promptly at 9pm. All the teachers and students attending do have school the next day!

NHS Athletic Information Night

NHS athletic information, night including 8th grade introduction and fall sports meet the coaches night to be held at NHS on Monday 6/18 at 6:30pm. See the attached flyer for more information.

Bus Forms

Registration forms for bus service for the 2018-2019 school year were sent home this month. They are also available on the NPS website and I will attach one to the Mustang Minute as well. Please note the forms are considered late if not turned in by July 1, 2018.

Growth Mindset

What activity will you plan this summer that will truly challenge you?

Box Top Summer Drive

Save those box tops all summer for a fall drive! While ten cents each may not seem like a lot they add up! The PTO raised over $500 from Box Tops.

PTO Corner

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

As we near the end of the year we have a few special activities and requests for 6th and 7th grade parents.

Field Day, June 19 & Graduation. June 21 - 7th grade parents traditionally help out with 8th grade graduation, and this year we will need parents to help set up and serve food from 5-7. For field day we need donations of water and ice. Small water bottles are preferred. You can sign up for either need here:

School kits available for purchase. Order on Ordering deadline is June 24 and they will be delivered to Coakley the week of August 13th. THIS IS A NEW VENDOR

We are also still looking for volunteers for PTO next year - board positions and coordinators. Please contact coakleypto@gmail if you would like to help.

Check out the Coakley Apparel Store through the link below!

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Important Dates

Grade 8 promotion ceremony/dinner/dance: June 21st at 6pm