CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, September 17, 2021 (Week #4)

Together We Can Accomplish Great Things...

Principal's Message

From The Principal's Desk...

It's hard to believe that we are heading into our 4th week of school. I am happy to report that things are progressing quite nicely. Like in any organization, I will continue review our practices and look for ways to become more efficient. Speaking of efficiency, I will be looking to streamline our pick up procedure. Stay tuned for more information.


Additionally, we will be getting out information for our after school clubs. If you are new to CMS, our school offers a variety of after school opportunities for our students. We offer three sets of 8 week programs throughout the year. Our first offerings will be starting in October. All information will be sent out through our CMS Weekly eNews.


That's all for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Yours in education,,


Dean W. Packard - Principal

Mr. Rogalski - Assistant Principal

Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org


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Weekly Calendar:


Monday, Sept. 20th:

- Business as usual

- Band & Chorus information Night 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the auditorium


Tuesday, Sept. 21st:

- Home soccer game vrs Dudley Middle School (Girls play first) 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept. 22nd:

- School Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. at Charlton Middle School


Thursday, Sept. 23rd:

- Cross Country at Grafton Middle School at 3:30 p.m.

- Home soccer game vrs Chocksetts Middle School 3:30 (girls play first)


Friday, Sept. 24th:

- Business as usual


Parent / Caregiver QR Code Dismissal Process (PLEASE COMPLETE IF YOU PICK UP YOUR CHILD


We are creating an innovative process to move along our pick up process. If you pick up your child or children on a daily basis, please fill out this Form. We will be giving you a QR code to display upon pick up. Once we click on the code it will appear on a big screen in our auditorium. Plus, we will have a documented list of pick ups for our record. Thanks for your assistance.


CMS PU Form


Shepherd Hill Music Parents Association


Did you know that your gently worn sneakers could help The Shepherd Hill Music Parents Association? Click the link below to see how your old, or slightly used sneakers can be put to good use.


Collections will be held on Saturday, September 18th at SHRHS (10am-1pm) and Sunday, September 19th at Charlton Middle School (10am-1pm). Please feel free to contact Tara Robinson via the SHMPA email: shrhsmusicparentsassoc@gmail.com if you would like to arrange a pick-up prior to our collection dates. Click the link below to access further information.


GotSneakers? A Sneaker Recycling Organization


Music News


Come meet the CMS Music teachers on Monday, September 20, at 6:00PM! This is a chance to meet Mr. Bartlett and Miss Fontaine, learn about the music offerings at CMS, learn about the Music Parents Association, and ask any questions you might have. Students, parents, and guardians are welcome. This meeting will take place in the CMS auditorium. We hope to see you there!


Parents & Caregivers


Please check the Community Portal to ensure accuracy of bus numbers. If there is an error, please contact Mrs. Kasierski at pkasierski@dcrsd.org


Community Portal


Bus Switching


Busses are at full capacity; therefore bus switching for social reasons isn't permitted. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact Principal Packard directly.


School Council


If you are interested in being on our school council for the upcoming school year, please complete the Form below. These would required a meeting once a month for about an hour. Meeting days are Thursdays and the time will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. This is the last week to submit your name. Please reach out to Mr. Packard at dpackard@dcrsd.org with questions.


School Council From 2021-2022


Breakfast & Lunches:


Breakfast is available to all students in the morning. It is FREE and I encourage students to take advantage of this. Upon arrival to school, students can go directly to the cafeteria - We will be waiting for them.


Lunches are FREE as well. We encourage students to take advantage of this, too. Our cafeteria staff is amazing and they would love to see you!

Parent / Caregivers Resource Page

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Student Support Team - Appointment Form

Click this link to schedule an appointment with the principal, assistant principal or school adjustment counselors. We are always here to help you and your children.

Parent Teacher Organization News

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