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Sunday, December 8, 2019 (Week #16)

Catherine & Bryan Deliver Their Success Messages At Our Academic Recognition Ceremonies.

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Parents & Guardians:

Last week was special as we got to recognize all of our Term #1 Academic Scholars. This event is always fun, and I'm glad we take the time to recognize the hard work and commitment of our student body. Additionally, it's always nice to be able to share this moment with family members as well. I want to point out that we were very excited to have Catherine Fengler and Bryan Santos-Ramos revist their old middle school and talk about their successes since leaving Charlton Middle School. The success stories from our alumni always make this event very special. Please know that we do this for Term #2 and Term #3 as well. Therefore, it's our hope that we can get as many students into this forum as possible. I am already excited about creating our list of speakers for Term #2. If you were able to attend, thanks so much for coming and being part of the ceremony.

We have another busy week ahead so let's get right into it... Go Grizzlies!.

I hope everyone has an amazing week!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


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Upcoming Events

Monday, December 9th

- Business as usual

Tuesday, December 10th

- School Council Meeting 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Conference Room A)

- CMSMPA Meeting 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Library)

Wednesday, December 11th

- Business as usual

Thursday, December 12th

- Business as usual

Friday, December 13th

- Term #2 Progress Reports will be posted on 10:30 a.m.

- 5th & 6th Grade Social 2:30-4:00 p.m.

School News:

Term #2 Progress Reports

Term #2 Progress Reports will be posted on Friday, December 13th at 10:30 a.m. in the Parent Portal. If you can't access this portal, please contact Mrs. Andre at

NJHS & Helping Hands Club Team Up - Toys for Tots

NJHS and the Helping Hands Club are collecting new, unwrapped toys for our annual Toys for Tots drive. This is a homeroom contest, the winner will receive a breakfast! Toys are collected until December 13th. Please contact Mrs. Harrington at for additional details.

5th & 6th Grade Social

Grades 5 & 6 students have a winter social is THIS Friday, December 13th! Bring in a toy for your homeroom competition and attend the social you will receive a $2.00 credit! If you have any questions at all, please contact Mrs. Dragon at

Holiday Band / Chorus / Show Choir Concerts - Seasons Greetings

Come join us for a night of musical fun as our students will take to the stage to perform some holiday favorites - Hope to see you there!

December 17th - Grade 6 Band & Winter Concerts will be taking place 6:30-8:00 p.m.

December 19th - Grades 7 & 8 Jazz Band & Show Choir Winter Concerts 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thinking About Acting On The Big Stage?

CMS presents our drama production for this year: Frozen. Information will be made availbale to all students on December 1st. In the meantime, you can reach out to Mrs. Potter with any questions at

Information regarding the Spring Musical “Frozen, Jr.” is available in the Main Office (yellow sheet). Auditions will take place after school on Jan. 3rd, 6th and 8th. Monologue sheets to prepare for the auditions will be available on the music stand by the library this Tuesday. We apologize for the delay…. Audition sign ups will go up mid-December.

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Charlton PTO Events & Fundraiser

Worcester Railers vs Maine Mariners. December 28th at 7pm. See additional details here.

The REMIND app we have been using no longer allows over 150 participants so I had to create a class for each school. Could you please send out the information below so CMS parents get the info to join? Either through your REMIND system or in email form?

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Charlton Middle School PTO-Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only. Unfortunately the new remind system does not allow the PTO to have one group with all members so we must create a REMIND link for each school. L This is the most effective way we can reach out to parents directly with reminders about updated event info, volunteer opportunities, fundraising programs and success etc.

News From Our Music Parents Association:

CMSMPA Monthly Board Meeting:

Tuesday, December 10th 6:30-8pm in the CMS Cafeteria

Please join us as we continue to plan programs and raise funds for our Music Programs.

Parent Resource Section:

CMS’ Asbestos Notification:

To View Click Asbestos Notification at Charlton Middle School

Support Services:

Mr. Packard: Principal

Mr. Olson: Assistant Principal

Mary Solomita: Team Chair (Special Education)

Mrs. Dragon Guidance: Grades 5&6

Mr. Daley Guidance: Grades 7&8

Mrs. Wildes: School Psychologist

Mrs. Aberle: Speech Pathologist

School Nurse:

Mrs. Harrington

CMS’ Lunch Information

Did you know CMS offers a quick breakfast? Click below to access menu options:

Menu Options

Free & Reduced Lunch Information:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

WIC Information & Project Bread: WIC Information

School Asbestos Information: CMS' Asbestos Notification

Parent Health Education Information & Opt Out Policy: Important Health Curriculum Information

Student Handbook Information 2019-2020: Student Handbook

Marking Terms:

Term #1: August 27th - November 1st

Term #2: November 4th – January 24th

Term #3: January 27th – April 3rd

Term #4: April – Through day 180

Term #1 – Progress Report Date

Friday – October 4th (Parent Portal Opened – current status)

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2019-2020: District Calendar

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Kasierski at

Online yearbooks: code: 4150620

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Wishing Everyone A Great Week!