Colt Corner

Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

October 14, 2016

Dear Colt Parents,


As we all know, there is so much that goes on daily at CMS that goes beyond classroom instruction. This week our staff and students did an excellent job practicing important safety drills throughout the week to help us all stay on point in case of an emergency. This is another example of how we all come together to ensure that CMS is a safe learning environment for everyone. I hope that you and your family enjoy time together and have a restful weekend!


BEST,

David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal


Facebook: Colleyville Middle School

Twitter: @CmsColts

#cmscolts - #cmscelebrates

Pre-Qualifier for CMS Spelling Bee & Opt Out Form


On October 27 during Advisory, CMS students will be participating in the pre-qualifier spelling exam to see who will qualify for the CMS Spelling Bee on November 17. There is no studying involved for this pre-qualifier test. If you would like your student to NOT participate in this pre-qualifier spelling exam then please fill out the OPT OUT form linked here by next Wednesday, October 19th.

All 8th Graders will take the PSAT, Wed. 10/19

PSAT STUDENT GUIDE

We are trying to limit our interruptions and distraction during the 8th grade testing day. We ask you to please be mindful of the students testing and ask that you to......

* No snacks will be allowed during the test per College Board

* No Makeup day

* No Mechanical Pencils

* Students may bring calculators (no cell phones)

Click on the following link for:Official PSAT Student Guide

Back to Sports Meeting

Join the Colleyville Heritage Athletic Training Staff at the upcoming Back to Sports meeting on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the CHHS library. Back to Sports is educating parents and guardians about youth wellness and basic sports safety to help keep kids safe, healthy and having fun while playing the sports they love. Topics will include:


  • Concussion awareness
  • Heat and hydration
  • Prevention of pediatric overuse injuries
  • Cardiac arrest and proper response

If you have any questions, please contact CHHS trainer Meredith Swayne.

meredith.swayne@gcisd.net

Counselors Corner

Week of October 17 – October 21, 2016

NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION

October is National Bullying Prevention month. This month students are encouraged to wear blue on October 3 for Stomp out Bullying and to wear orange on October 19 for Unity Day. If your child or a friend of your child’s wants to reach out and report bullying or concerns anonymously, they can utilize the Friends for Life hotline. Students can call 817-469-8477 and can text to 274637 with the message starting with TIP117 plus their message. All reports go to your school counselor. Please look at our website for information about bullying and Friends for Life.

Bullying Information

http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/939

Friends for Life Information

http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/940

UPCOMING DATES from FOR CLUB (Friends of Rachel – Rachel’s Challenge)

October 19 – Unity Day – wear Orange

October 21 – FOR Club Meeting

October 25 – Mix It Up Lunch

DUKE TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP's talent searches serve as the entry point to academic benefits and programs for gifted and talented students in grades 4-12. For more information, click here: http://tip.duke.edu/node/244

Parents may directly enroll their child online at http://tip.duke.edu/node/1275 or via paper applications at any time during the enrollment period, October 1-March 31. Fees are paid only once, and need-based financial aid is available. Students must have attained a qualifying test score at or above the 95th percentile on at least one accepted subtest area of a grade-level standardized achievement test (Stanford or Iowa Test of Basic Skills), or achieved a score of a 125 or above on an aptitude test (OLSAT, CoGAT, NNAT) or mental ability test (IQ test such as WISC), or met the Duke approved score on a state criterion-referenced test (STAAR). A school code will be provided on the Duke Tip website during the enrollment process.

COLLEGE AND CAREER

GCISD will be hosting a College, Career and Financial Aid Night at Grapevine High School on Tuesday, November 1 from 6-8. Please see flyer.

PLAY IT SAFE DATES

November 11 - 7th Grade – Can’t Take It Back

February 17 – 7th Grade – Abuse of Power

November 18 - 6th Grade It’s Harassment

March 10 – 6th Grade – Survivors of Abuse

MONKEY SURVEY

Please take a moment to complete the Monkey Survey to give feedback about last year’s program and what you would like to see this year. Thank you

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFPRYGF

REMIND 101

We would love for you to join us on Remind if you haven’t done this yet. If you did this last year, we have rolled you over. Students have been encouraged to join this remind. We

1) Enter number 81010 in your phone

2) Text This Message

8th Grade - @couns8

7th Grade - @couns7

6th Grade - @couns6

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Leslie Walden – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

Play it Safe Parent Letter

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Nurse Martin's Tip

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This Weeks Upcoming Events

Monday, October 18 -

District wide Pink Out Day - wear a Pink shirt and Jeans

Choir - All Region Phase 1 Auditions - 4:00- 7:00 pm


Wednesday, October 19

Unity Day - wear an Orange shirt and Jeans

PSAT Testing

Advanced Bands Fall Concert Performance - 7:00 -8:00 - CMS North Gym


Thursday, October 20

Volleyball (click here for schedule details)

7th Grade A, B & C Games at Dawson Middle School

8th Grade A, B & C Games vs Dawson Middle School at CMS


Friday, October 21

CMS Pink Out Day - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Choir - All Region Phase 2 Auditions

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