CMS Parent Update

March 17, 2023

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CMS Families

CMS Families,

HAPPY FRIDAY. 3rd quarter report cards have been posted to Infinite Campus. The report card link can be located on the left-hand side under the "reports" section. Please review your child's progress with him or her and help them set attainable goals to maintain or improve their academic performance.

Students in grades 4-6 will begin scheduling for the 2023-24 school year starting next week. Our School Counselors will be scheduling students during advisory. If your student is in the 5th grade, start talking to them about picking BAND or CHOIR next year. A scheduling-specific email will be sent home on Monday after the school day.

Enjoy your weekend. 5 school days until SPRING BREAK.

-Mr. Tomco


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PTO Information

Hello CMS Hilltopper Parents!

Grade-level baskets are an important part of the spring fundraiser, Light Up the Night. The completed Baskets will be raffled to our highest bidders and the donations from the night will support expanding student and community engagement activities throughout the school year, our operating budget, in addition to funding a New STEM LAB!

You can contribute with a monetary donation OR shop Amazon Wishlist for a specific grade


Amazon Wishlists:

Click the link below to donate directly from Amazon

4 th grade: SPRING

5 th grade: WINTER

6 th grade: FALL

7 th grade: SUMMER


The grade level that collects the most items for their class basket will choose an activity!

Upcoming Events/Save the Date

Sat. 4/15-- Light Up the Night Reverse Raffle at Fowler's Mill Golf Course benefitting CMS Stem Lab

Officer Positions 2023-24

Get involved! The CMS PTO is looking for 2 officer positions for the 2023-2024 school year. VP of Hospitality and Secretary are both open. Reach out to and let us know if you are interested!


The flyer is posted below. Click the "Light Up the Night Tickets" banner below to purchase tickets.

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Light Up the Night Tickets

PTO Light Up the Night ticket link. Click the above banner.

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Click above link to view Community Events


Click link above to view the CMS Teacher Websites


Congratulations to Olivia Kennedy and Izzy Dean who participated in the Regional Power of the Pen tournament last weekend at Hudson Middle School. Izzy received a Best of Round Award and the Platinum Pen award for her writing at the District tournament in January. Her story, "9 Lives," will be published in the Power of the Pen Book of Winners. Both writers did a fantastic job representing Chardon Middle School!
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You are invited to participate in this year’s JUST RUN LAKE COUNTY youth fitness program! JUST RUN was designed to combat obesity and to promote physical activity in our youth. The program focuses on nutrition, exercise, and making healthy lifestyle choices.

The primary features of the JUST RUN program include:

● JUST RUN – Students will meet for practice twice a week. Practices will include warm-ups and activities followed by walking/running.

● JUST RACE – Just Run Lake County 5K goal race will be Saturday, May 27th at Fairport Harbor. Students will train and be encouraged to participate.

● JUST RUN WITH YOUR PARENTS – Students are encouraged to walk/run/hike or bike with their parents on the weekends in order to promote family fitness.

JUST RUN is open to children of all ages. Some ages may require parent participation in the program. You must provide your own transportation for your child.

We will practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00p.m to 4:00 pm

We will meet in the LGIR and walk together to Chardon High School and run a loop


We will combine running, stretching, drills, games, and discussions about healthy


In the event of inclement weather, we will practice indoors but most of the time we will

practice rain or shine!

You will need to pick your child up from practice by 4:15 pm. Please do not be late to

pick up your child.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Suzanne Stewart at


WE WILL BEGIN PRACTICE ON Tuesday, April 4th. There will be no practice on

Thursday, April 6th but every other Tuesday and Thursday we will have practice

until May 23, 2023. The race is on Saturday, May 27th.

A HARD/PAPER copy must be completed for registration. Click the banner below for a copy of the application. Several copies are available in the main office as well.

JUST RUN Permission Form

Just Run permission form.

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Click above to register your child.

7th-Grade Scientists Advance to DISTRICT FAIR

Chardon Middle School 7th-grade students Lena Bielata and Natasha Sutter placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the school’s Jan. 25 judged science fair, qualifying them for the Ohio Academy of Science District 5 Science Day Fair at Akron University on March 18!

The Hilltoppers are students in Mrs. Efantis’ Science 7 class.
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OPTIONAL Summer Math Acceleration Program

On Wednesday, March 15 the presentation below was presented during our Math Acceleration Parent Meeting. If you are still interested, you can view the slides with contact information and please complete the "Math Summer Acceleration" form using the link below.
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Builders Club Paper Towel Drive

CMS Builders Club is hosting a paper towel drive March 20th-24th for Rescue Village. Rescue Village is Geauga County’s humane society and takes care of animals year-round. Rolls of paper towels are an important resource for Rescue Village as they care for animals in need. In 2021, 315 rolls of paper towels were collected here at CMS and last year we only collected 168 rolls. Builder’s Club has set a goal of collecting 250 paper towels this year!

Each advisory will collect rolls of paper towels all week. The class that collects the most rolls of paper towels will win a free day in advisory. There will be one winner for each grade. Please contact Amanda Weaver if you have any questions.


Drama Club is planned to start MONDAY, APRIL 3. Rehearsals will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:50-4:30 PM. On Wednesday, May 24 a variety show performance will take place. If you are interested please complete the registration form below. We will limit the registration to 40 members and the club fee is $85.00.
G-TV Chardon Events Page

Link to several CMS events!!


March 21: Reading MAP Assessment

March 22: OST Practice Writing Assessment, 4th Grade Music Program

March 26: CAVS PTO Night

March 27-31: Spring Break

April 05: Math MAP Assessment