Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Friday, September 28, 2018 (Week #6)

Capturing The Moment...

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Parents & Guardians:

I can’t believe that we have already navigated through the first month of school. By now all of our students have settled in and they are finding their groove. As we enter into October, we will be monitoring all students closely to ensure they can be successful academically, emotionally and behaviorally. As always, please let us know immediately if something isn’t right; this way we can be proactive in all areas. Term #1 is hitting the halfway point, which means that you will be able to see your child’s early progress. To this end, the Parent Portal will be opened next Thursday at noon. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress, please reach out to their respective teachers, guidance counselor or administration.

Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Looking Ahead

Monday, October 1st

- B&G Soccer @ Tantasqua 3:30 p.m. (Boys first)

Tuesday, October 2nd

- B&G Soccer (Home) Whitcomb 3:30 p.m. (Girls first)

Thursday, October 4th

- B&G Soccer (Home) Central Tree 3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 5th

- No school: Professional Development Day for Staff

Community Connections Project

It’s that time of year again when we take on the initiative of helping out others. Our annual Donation & Food Drive will take place from Monday, October 1st – Friday, October 26th.

This year we are attempting to raise enough money to feed families in need and/or collect enough non-perishable food items to do the same. The goals are to fill my office with as many non-perishable food items as possible and collect enough money to purchase food through a special program for families. I will work with my Leadership Team to meet these goals. If you want to donate money to help our cause, please make checks payable to: CHIP-In. We will have a donation tub in our main office and in the cafeteria for additional donations - every little bit helps. I will keep everyone updated as we move toward these goals.

Term #1 Progress Reports

On Thursday, October 4th Term #1 Progress Reports will be available in the Parent Portal by noon. If you need information pertaining to signing in to the Parent Portal, please contact Mrs. Andre at

Country Bank’s Teacher of The Month Program

If you know a teacher that goes above and beyond at CMS, please consider nominating them for the recognition of Teacher of Month. Visit for more details and/or to nominate your teacher of choice.

Parent Teacher Organization’s Fall Family Funfest – Friday October 19th 5:00 pm – 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for a night of fun on Friday, October 19th as our PTO presents its annual Fall Family Funfest. Come enjoy the cakewalk, costumes, food, shows and much more. It’s a great time for everyone. Click the link below for more details:

Fall Family Funfest

Music Parents Association Information

MPA is once again conducting their annual Fall fundraiser. Parents can purchase the following items: pies, cookie dough and pastry braids. All orders are due by Friday, October 19th and will be delivered to the school for pick-up on Tuesday, November 13th. For more information on this, please contact Noreen Ciani at

Shepherd Hill Regional High School Informational Night at CMS

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. in our library for a night to celebrate all of the great things happening at Shepherd Hill. Presenters will be on hand to highlight programs and opportunities for your child. Please come and ask questions and hear of all the great things happening at your high school. This is a great opportunity for our 8th grade parents and guardians to hear information and ask questions as your child prepares to enter high school.

After School Programs

We are excited to announce our after school programs for the first half of the school year. Please take time to review our offerings. We are updating the information to our website today. Once it's up, I will send I add the link to this eNews (should be by later tonight). If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Olson directly at

School Breakfast

Students can purchase a light breakfast for $1.50. The breakfast will be served each day in our cafeteria from 7:25 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. and is open to all students. The breakfast consists of a variety of options, including:

Strawberry Yogurt

Assorted Juices


Whole Grain Pop Tarts

Blueberry Muffin

Chocolate Milk / Milk 1% / Lactaid and Soy

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