Notes from the Middle
September 15, 2023
Chardon Middle School
Principal - Mr. Adam Tomco
Asst. Principal - Ms. Tracy Paroubek
School Nurse - Mrs. Jennifer Trittschuh
Secretary - Mrs. Diana Norris
Building Clerk - Mrs. Dana Shutty
Clerical Assistant - Mrs. Elaine Cressman
Library/Technology - Mrs. Nancy McFaul
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-285-4062
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We definitely embraced the wonderful rhythm of our first five-day school week!! The week started on a positive note after the BROWNS VICTORY earned students extra time during recess.
Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
This past Wednesday, Chardon High School hosted a State of the Schools luncheon for the Chardon Chamber of Commerce. Members were invited to attend a gallery walk of school programming to try and build school, community/business partnerships. I was VERY impressed with our students and their professional interactions throughout the luncheon.
Thomas Edison Award
For the second year in a row, CMS was awarded The Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research. I am very proud of ALL of our science teachers, the department chair Mr. Hilston, and our junior scientists for their participation in our annual science fair.
Students in grades 5/6 can still fill out the application below or locate the "assignment" in their grade level Google Classroom if they are interested in AHLI.
With the weekend around the corner, we hope you and your family take the time to relax, recharge, and create memorable moments together.
TITLE NIGHT, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21
We look forward to seeing you (one week from today) at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room (LGIR) located on the first floor of Chardon Middle School on Thursday, September 21st.
The slides for the evening's presentation are linked below.
If you are unable to attend in person, the link to watch the presentation live is: https://boxcast.tv/view/title1---parent-information-meeting-obc7izznbc0ymgsnnujt
Lost and NEEDS to be FOUND
As the school year is well underway, I wanted to take a moment to remind you about our school's lost and NEEDS to be found area. It's a place where forgotten treasures often end up, waiting to be reclaimed by their rightful owners.
We understand that in the hustle and bustle of the school day, primarily RECESS, it's easy for items to be misplaced or accidentally left behind. That's why we encourage you to remind your child to check our lost and found area regularly.
Lost and Found is located in the CAFETERIA and it's currently overflowing with various items such as clothing, lunchboxes, water bottles, SHOES, and more. Items that are not claimed will be donated to a local charity.
4th GRADE, LUNCH BUNCH GROUPS - MRS STUART
K-12 MONTHLY PLEDGE CONTEST
Student Leadership Opportunity! Would your K-12 student like to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a Board of Education meeting? Student leaders gain practice at public speaking; meet the Superintendent and Board President; and earn a Portrait of a Hilltopper certificate. Enter our monthly contest today for a chance to win!
Link to enter: https://bit.ly/leadthepledge23
Red Oak Camp Field Trip Letter 23-24
Dear Parents/Guardians, We are excited to share that the 6th grade teams will be attending Red Oak Camp this fall! Please see the details below in regards to the trip. Parents / guardians are asked to CLICK HERE to complete the registration and permission slip for the field trip.
STAY SAFE. SPEAK UP!
Chardon Local Schools partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to offer the Stay Safe. Speak UP! student safety and bullying prevention program. This 24/7, confidential reporting tool is available to students, parents, staff, and the community. Visit the link to learn about 3 easy ways to report and bookmark access to the tool.
Link to report an incident: https://bit.ly/chardonnewssssu
Start with HELLO Week-SPIRIT WEEK September 18-22
Chardon Schools are focusing on creating CLOSER, more CONNECTED, and INCLUSIVE classrooms. Start with Hello Week will include activities encouraging students to create a culture of connectedness while challenging them to reach out and include others.
Monday, September 18
H- is Hi’s and High 5’s to everyone you see!
Dress- My favorite things! Wear something to show us one of your favorite things,- your favorite sports team, hobby, activity, etc.
Student Challenge- Create your own personal “Hello” style and use it to greet others throughout the week. Ask someone what their favorite thing is.
Tuesday, September 19
E- is for Everyone Matters!
Dress- Light up Someone’s World! Wear bright colors to show everyone is seen and included.
Student Challenge- Start a conversation with someone you have never spoken to before or someone you haven't talked to in a long time.
Wednesday, September 20
L is Learn the Names of your Fellow Hilltoppers!
Dress- GO HILLTOPPERS! Wear Chardon colors or spirit gear to show we are all one team!
Student Challenge- Wear name tags and greet people by their name using your personal “hello”
Thursday, September 21
L is for Lead by Example- Be the KIND kid!
Dress- Hats off to kindness! Wear a hat to show we think with our head before speaking and BE KIND!Classroom Challenge- Complete a Random Act of Kindness bingo card by the end of the school day.
Friday, September 22
O is for OWN IT!!
Dress- Mix it up! Wear mismatched outfits to show no one is alone.Student Challenge- MIX IT UP AT RECESS! Play with someone you do not regularly play with. No one plays alone in Chardon.
Click the banner below for more information. Sale Dates: 09/06-09/22. Pickup: Satudary, 09/30
GOOD WORK ABRAM!!!
INFINITE CAMPUS-PARENT UPDATE
All households are asked to complete their annual update in Infinite Campus. This ensures that we have the most accurate information for your student and your household. Instructions on how to complete the update can be found by clicking HERE. This process must be completed on a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook. If you have not completed the update yet, please complete this weekend.
APPLICATION for EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
CMS provides title tutoring services for all eligible students regardless of income eligibility. Qualifying families may have school fees waived and access to scholarships for field trips. These services are provided by federal dollars based on the applications for educational benefits / free & reduced lunch forms that are complete
If your family qualifies for these benefits, PLEASE complete these forms for the benefit of the entire CMS community by clicking HERE. If you need a paper copy of the application please contact Mr. Tomco or Ms. Paroubek.
September 18: BOE Meeting
September 18-22: Start with Hello week. SPIRIT WEEK
September 21: 7th Grade BASEBALL DAY, Title 1 Parent Night, CMS LGIR @ 6:00 PM
September 29: Chardon Sings Workshop @ CMS
October 04: PTO Meeting
October 16: Professional Development Day, No School for Students