Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 (Week #11)

Students Having A Little Fun At The 5th & 6th Grade Social...

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Parents & Guardians:

Next week marks the start of Term #2. That means it’s a chance for everyone to evaluate what has been accomplished and where we need to adjust in order to help EVERY student be successful. Multiple data points on student achievement will help us locate students who are excelling and students who need additional support – we will be ready to set the stage for a great second term.

As you are all aware, we will be holding our Parent Conferences next Thursday, November 8, 2018. Please sign up for your conference through the links below (CORE teachers will have scheduled appointments). We are all looking forward to seeing you Thursday night.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Looking Ahead

Monday, November 5th

- Business as usual

Tuesday, November 6th

- Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest 6th Grade Breakfast 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 7th

- Term #1 grades will be availbale by noon in Parent Portal.

Thursday, November 8th

- Early Dismissal 11:15 a.m.

- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-4:00 p.m. / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

- PTO Fundraiser Apparel Pick Up. 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 9th

- PTO Dodgeball Tournament 5th & 6th Grade 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Winter Sports Sign-Ups

Basketball sign-ups for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls will open Monday, October 29th and close on Wednesday, November 7th. Along with signing up in the main office, please pick up a sports packet, have your parents fill it out, and return to Nurse Harrington immediately. You will not be eligible to tryout if you do not have an updated physical on file. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the week on November 13th to November 16th. Click below for more information…

CMS Winter Athletic Information

Ski Club Information

The sign ups for Ski Club are off to a great start. Please be sure to take advantage of this early as all of the spots will fill up quickly. Please click on the link below to access information. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Olson at

Ski Club Information

The Ski Club will begin on Wednesday January 2, 2019 and run for six consecutive Wednesdays.

Parent Conferences

On Thursday, November 8, CMS will host Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Unified Arts and service providers will be done in a drop in format. Please plan on coming to see your child’s teachers. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Packard at

To pick a conference time, click on the appropriate link below (all CORE teachers will go by scheduled appointments)

Grade 8:

Team 8-1: DeCataldo, Crowe, Tucker & Garnett: Team 8-1

Team 8-2: Fournier, Bassett, Fitzgerald * Markley: Team 8-2

Grade 7:

Team 7-1: Kimble, Farrar, Sinico & Bouvier: Team 7-1

Team 7-2: D’Arcangelo, Peloquin, Bolio & Hart: Team 7-2

Grade 6:

Team 6-4: Lyons & Makie: Team 6-4

Team 6-3: Davis & Hagan: Team 6-3

Team 6-2: O’Regan & Earle: Team 6-2

Team 6-1: Hill & Gering: Team 6-1

Grade 5:

Team 5-4: Morway & Anderson: Team 5-4

Team 5-3: Kalwarczyk & Hannan: Team 5-3

Team 5-2: Sullivan & Breton: Team 5-2

Team 5-1: Garrepy & Gill: Team 5-1

Community Connections Project – Annual Food Drive Campaign

We have completed our annual food drive for 2018 and everyone did an amazing job!

We will still be accepting monetary donations for another week as we are closing in on our goal thanks to our 5th and 6th grade Social and STUCO’s Halloween dance. Our overall collection will end next Friday – All donations are accepted - Make checks payable to: CHIP-IN. If you have any questions, please e-mail Principal Packard at

Donor’s List – Goal $2500.00 (Please Consider Helping Out):

5th & 6th Grade Social - $400.00

Hat Day Proceeds - $375.00

Ahmad / Ali Bhatti Family - $300.00

DeJesus Family - $200.00

Makie Family - $200.00

Summit Engineering & Survey, Inc. - $100.00

Tauper Land Survey, Inc. - $100.00

Packard Family - $100.00

Zacek Family - $50.00

Stevens Family – $50.00

Gering Family - $25.00

Mansur Family - $20.00

Jordan & Dan Russell - $10.00

Savannah Dubois - $10.00

Running Total - $1940.00 (and climbing – THANK YOU!)

Music Parents Association Fundraiser

Pies, cookie dough and pastries can be picked-up on Tuesday, November 13th. If you have any questions, please e-mail Noreen at

CMS Yearbooks

Interested in getting a yearbook? If so, please click on the link below to secure your order. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kasierski at

Order your Yearbook today:

Yearbook ID Code:



Parent Resource Section

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Superintendent Search Committee

Click here to access information on the superintendent search process...

Mr. Packard's Leadership Club Packs Donated Food Items...

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Typical Morning At CMS...

Check Out A Little Project Based Learning In 5th Grade

Our 5th grade did some amazing PBL work this week - take an inside look.

Worcester County's District Attorney's Office Presents To Our 7th & 8th Graders

We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Worcester County's District Attorney's Office as they help educate our students on drug awareness - Thank you Ellen Miller for your great presentation.

Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher Mr. Farrar "Living" The History Lesson...

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Our Partnership Continues With The Lion's Club Continues

The Lion's Club volunteers assisted with our vision testing again this year. With their help we can do an entire grade in one day - What a tremendous help for Nurse Harrington. Many thanks for a job well done!
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