Center Community Chat

October 16, 2022

Dear Center Community,

It was so fun seeing students donning their finest apparel for picture day. Thank you to the many parent volunteers who assisted to make sure it went smoothly. Did you know that the proceeds from purchased packages go to the CSPTO to support enrichment? Thank you for supporting our students in yet another way.

We look forward to our next community event on Saturday, October 22nd. Fingers crossed for good weather for Trunk or Treat. Please see the CSPTO Pulse for more details. The link to the pulse is below.

A reminder that Tuesday is a half-day for all students. Students will be dismissed at 11:45. Please make sure your teachers and the front office are aware of any changes to your dismissal plans.

Have a great week.

Warm Regards,

Dianna and Donna


Dear Parents and Families --

In order to better estimate the demand for lunches on half days, CPS Nutrition is launching online lunch ordering for HALF DAYS ONLY, beginning Monday, Oct. 17.

2022-23 CPS Half Day/Early Release dates

  • Tuesday, 10/18
  • Thursday, 11/17 (elementary only)
  • Wednesday, 11/23 (early release day)
  • Wednesday, 12/7
  • Tuesday, 1/10
  • Wednesday, 2/8
  • Thursday, 3/2
  • Thursday, 4/13

For the Tuessday, Oct. 18 half day, orders must be made by Monday, October 17th by 10 a.m.

Set Up Your Account Now

Directions to set up your account and order:

  1. URL Link:
  2. Sign up now: Email, create password.
  3. School District: Chelmsford Public Schools
  4. Student ID: This can be found on x2- Child’s student ID number
  5. Last Name: (You can also search and add siblings/family members at this time). Once this is completed, student’s name should appear on page.

How to order meals

  1. School Menu-select online lunch ordering (all schools)
  2. Scroll to week of half day/early release date (top right of page)
  3. Find date, select meal option
  4. Add item to cart/Select Add to order
  5. Click on shopping cart icon at top right of page
  6. Click Check out
  7. Select pick up location: Elementary pick up location classroom. Middle/high school pick up location cafeteria.
  8. Place order

Good Things

Fun with Fundations

Recess Fun

Students caught showing their pride

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Upcoming Events


  • Tuesday, October 18: Half day/Professional day

  • Friday, October 21: CPS spirit wear day

  • Saturday, October 22: Trunk or Treat,1-3 PM (Rain date October 29)

  • Thursday, October 27, 7-8 PM Top Ten Strategies parent presentation - virtual

  • Monday, October 31: Kindergarten Paper Bag Parade


  • Thursday, November 3: School Council Meeting 4:00 - 5:00pm

  • Saturday, November 5, Recycling Day, 8-12

  • Monday, November 7: Let Your Kind Shine Spirit Day

  • Tuesday, November 8: No School (Full day Professional Day)

  • Friday, November 11: No School (Veteran’s Day)

  • Wednesday, November 16: CSPTO meeting, 7 PM in the library

  • Thursday, November 17: Half Day (Elementary only- conferences)

  • Friday, November 18: Chelmsford Pride Spirit Day

  • Thursday, November 24: No School (Thanksgiving)

  • Friday, November 25: No School

  • Tuesday, November 29: Term 1 (Gr 1-4) End of Marking Period


Lunch payment instructions

Dear Chelmsford School Community,

As you all know we have changed from Send Money to School to Higher Standards Family Portal for our online deposits. The following is how to set up an account if you have not already done so.

Login to

  1. Click My Account
  2. Enter Username and password
  3. Submit


  1. If you do not have a username set up and register your username and select pass phrase

To add a student:

  1. Click Add Person
  2. Enter ID #
  3. Enter First Name
  4. Enter Last Name
  5. Submit

To make a deposit:

  1. Click Deposit
  2. Add Amount you want to deposit
  3. Click check out
  4. Click where it says credit card
  5. Enter Credit Card information and address information
  6. Click Pay
  7. When payment is approved you will get a green bar at the top of the screen saying it was successful.

Any questions or concerns please contact:

Nancy Antolini, Chelmsford Schools Nutrition Director

978-251-5111 x5642 |

Flu Clinics

The Flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu causes mild to severe illness. Each year there are flu hospital stays and deaths. The flu vaccine can make an influenza infection milder and reduces the risk of hospitalizations. It also helps prevent the spread of flu to family and friends.

You may sign up on the link below.

Tues October 18th, 2022, 3:30-7:00 Pm

Chelmsford Town Hall. 50 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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Chelmsford SEPAC

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Need support in understanding your child's basic rights and the laws that support them?
Looking for parent training on navigating the special education system or supporting your child?
Join the SEPAC. See a link to the SEPAC website below.

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