The Mustang Minute
December 7, 2018 - Issue 13
Busy December Days
And don;t forget we are still collecting toys for the Franciscan Hospital. Some of our student council members will be taking the collected items to the hospital on December 18th. Here are the items being requested:
Sixth Grade- Baby Stuff: baby rattles and shakers, baby mirrors, cause/effect toys, baby kick pianos, play mats, teethers, shape sorters, push walkers, VTech toys, baby/toddler musical instruments
Seventh Grade: Kid Stuff: lego sets, light up toys, sensory toys, stress balls, board books, trucks and cars, Paw Patrol toys, Dora toys,
Eighth Grade: Teen Stuff: headphones, sports equipment (footballs, soccer balls, etc.), board games, keyboards, art supplies
Staff: Sports clothing, iTunes gift cards, Amazon gift cards
Coakley Middle School Citizens of the Month
Grade 8: Lilli Fortier, Michael Finn, Nevaeh Tamasang, Joseph Greene
Grade 7: Molly Federico, Julissa Flores, Ted Caparrotta,
Grade 6: Delilah Sayers, Tiyannah Blake, Jeily Maldonado Yanes
Grade 8 Baby Pictures - Still Looking!
Washington DC Grade 8 Trip
We were able to add a fourth bus to the trip! There are still a couple spots available. You can email the school or go to https://www.efexploreamerica.com/tour-website/2120077MK.
Two New Clubs at CMS
We have two new clubs starting at CMS this winter. What is exciting is that both of these clubs were started by students. The students involved did a great job getting permission, outlining a plan, and following through to add more opportunities for students at CMS!
The LGBTQ+ Club: Thursdays 2:05-3:00pm. Here at the Coakley Middle School, our LGBTQ+ Club brings together LGBTQ+ youth and straight allies to fight homophobia at the school and in the community through the pursuit of knowledge. Through our activities, we aim to reduce any feelings of isolation and depression that students may experience, whatever their sexual or gender identity may be. We welcome all students to participate in our after-school events, and to come talk about any issues concerning bullying or harassment due to prejudice and discrimination.
CMS Dance Team: Mon and Wed 2:10-3:10 in the cafe. Students can get together and share there love of dance! We have a parent volunteer and a staff advisory helping with skills acquisition and choreography. All are welcome. You can sign up outside of the guidance office.
As a reminder Intermural winter sports are starting soon. See Mr. Crawford with any questions.
After School Activities
Friendship Club: The club meets once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00
Cartoon Club: Mondays 2:10-3:05
Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1
Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101
Student Council: Informational meeting will be on October 4th
SEARCH Mondays 2:10-3:05
Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15
Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30
Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30
Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00
Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45
The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December Social Gathering for Parents: December 13th 7-9pm at the Patriot Tavern
Please note that the January Meeting will be on Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30pm
Need some new Coakley Apparel for the 2018 School Year? Click the link below and see what's available!
The Phantom Tollbooth - December 7th and 8th at 7pm at NHS
Friday, December 14th - GAME NIGHT
Music Concert Dates
Thursday, December 13: 7th Grade Winter Concert (choral and instrumental)
Tuesday, December 18: 8th Grade Winter Winter Concert (choral and instrumental)
Thursday, January 10: 6th Grade Chorus and Honor Ensembles Winter Concert
Thursday, January 24th: Festival of Bands Concert at NHS (6-8 band)
Thursday, January 31st: All Town Orchestra Concert at NHS (6-8 orchestra)
Thursday, February 7th: LaLa-Palooza Choral Concert at NHS (8th grade chorus and Honor Chorus)