Monday, January 27, 2020
The Great Kindness Challenge
CMSS will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge with schools all over the nation. During the week of January 22-31, 2020, each student will receive a kindness checklist with 50 ways to be kind. Along with working on the checklist, there will be some activities at school to help spread kindness. Students are invited to participate in dress up days to show that they want to spread kindness. We hope your child can participate with the challenge and spread kindness every day.
Dress Up Days:
- Monday, January 27: Hats off to Kindness - Wear a hat
- Tuesday, January 28: Powered by Kindness - Dress in superhero attire
- Wednesday, January 29: We are all tied together by Kindness - Wear ties and bows
- Thursday, January 30: We are kind Panthers - Wear Panther colors to show school spirit
- Friday, January 31: Warm up to Kindness - Wear Pajamas for National Hot Chocolate Day!
School dress code applies to all days-Please remember to check the appropriateness of your child’s dress for these days.
Socks for Cabot
Pre-AP/AP Parent Night & College Readiness Seminar 2020
Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cabot High School Loft & Media Center
Parents of students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. They will receive an overview of the Pre-AP/AP Program. They will also be provided valuable information regarding course selection, college applications, scholarship opportunities, high-stakes exam preparation, and other pertinent information about the Pre-AP/AP Program.
Parents may contact Aaron Randolph, Director of Gifted and AP Programs, at 843-3363 for additional information.
Band Preview Nights
Father Daughter Ball
CMSS will be conducting BMI screenings for all 6th grade students on Tuesday, February 18th. Scoliosis screenings will also be conducted on that day for all female 6th grade students. If you object to your child being screened for BMI and/or Scoliosis, parents will need to provide written documentation stating their objection before or on the day of the screenings.
R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week
The following students were recognized on Friday, January 24th as our R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week. Each team selects one student per week that has gone above and beyond in demonstrating the characteristic traits associated with the R.E.A.L. Panther Pledge. Congratulations!
5-1 Team Pride: Dalton
5-2 Team Storm: Troi
5-3 Team Shine: Gus
5-4 Team Wise: Peyton
5-5 Team Arctic: Ella
6-1 Team Unstoppable: Ismael
6-2 Team All Stars: Layla
6-3 Team Stars: Rowen
6-4 Team Force: Layla
6-5 Team Fierce: Ciera
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities, click the link below.
Yearbooks On Sale!
The Advisory Class that buys the most yearbooks will win a Popcorn and Movie Party thanks to the Yearbook Club!
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.
You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.
Lunch prices will remain the same as last year:
- Elementary lunch: $2.40
- Secondary lunch $2.60
- Reduced lunch $0.40
If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know. There is no deadline to apply for free and reduced meals. We will be more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork or apply online. If you don’t qualify for that program, they are still willing and able to provide assistance as needed. For any questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Erin Wilkes at 501-843-3363.
School Choice Applications Now Accepted
Car Rider Procedures
Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.
Morning Drop Off
- Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
- Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
- Students will enter the building through the front doors.
Afternoon Pick Up
- Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
- Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
- Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
- Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
- Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
- February 17: No School/Presidents' Day
- February 26: American Heart Association Fundraiser Kickoff
- February 27: Spring Pictures
- March 8: Daylight Savings Time begins
- March 6: End of 3rd Nine Week grading period
- March 17 & 19: Parent/Teacher Conferences
- March 20: No School
- March 23-27: Spring Break
- April 6-10: ACT Aspire Summative Testing Window for CMSS
- April 23: 5th Grade Track and Field
- April 24: 6th Grade Track and Field
- May 1-3: Space Camp
- May 21: End of 4th Nine Week grading period
- May 21: Last day of school
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