CMS Parent Update

February 3, 2023

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CMS Families,

Great week at CMS.

5th graders completed their Nature Scopes Binocular Program for Solar Systems this week. The Nature Scopes was established in 2003, in response to research showing that close encounters with nature create a direct, personal involvement with the outdoors that cannot be matched by classroom discussion or photos in textbooks. This year-long program supplements school science instruction by providing hands-on lessons matched to the Ohio Content Standards for fifth-grade science education.

Drink Local, Drink Tap returned to CMS to discuss micropollutants. The presentation and discussion focused on plastics and pollution in our oceans. Click HERE to learn more about the Drink Local Drink Tap organization.

Two grade-level meetings were held with ALL 6th and 7th graders about what we expect of our CMS students. The topics included cell phone usage, Chromebook cases, bathroom etiquette/behavior, and the new lunch recess changes. Several engaging academic opportunities and experiences are planned for students and their behavior and choices will determine their participation. Please remind your student(s) to be Carming, Mindful, and Solution-Focused. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

Enjoy your weekend.

-Mr. Tomco

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CHS PInk Shirt Day

CHS Student Athletes: Drago Vujaklija and Andrew Bruce (both class of 2024) are sharing their Pink Shirt Day Information with you. Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 22, 2023. They hope everyone will wear pink to show support for all anti-bullying efforts around the District and world.

Click the banner below to order your shirt online. ALL ONLINE ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 5.


Online shirt orders are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Feb. 5.

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Book Fair II

Round 2 for the BOOK FAIR! The book fair will be open from February 02 to February 08 for students to visit and purchase books during the school day. A schedule has been created and your child's ELA teacher will share their assigned date. During our next conference night, February 07, the book fair will be open in the evening from 4:30-8:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: We are obligated to collect sales tax for all purchases made during the Fair, regardless of the shopper, product, or payment method. There is only one exception: no sales tax for purchases made by the school with school funds for the school's use.

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Candy Grams

Candy Grams

Student Council is preparing our winter fundraiser and will be selling Candy Grams at lunch during the week of February 6th-10th. They will be priced at $1 each or, for a nicer option, $4 each, and all will include a small personalized card filled out by the sender. They will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14th.

Note: Student Council felt it was important for ALL students to receive a gram, so they will be delivering one to each CMS student on Valentine's Day along with the purchased grams - this is a SECRET, though, so please don't mention it to your student.

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PTO Information

Upcoming Events/Save the Date

Fri. 2/10-- Valentines' Day Parties

Fri. 2/24-- Paint Night-see link below, register at

Fri. 3/10-- 6th/7th Grade Glow Party

Sat. 4/15-- Light Up the Night Reverse Raffle at Fowler's Mill Golf Course benefitting CMS Stem Lab


It's party time! Parties will be held with your child's HOMEROOM/ADVISORY class-- please choose the appropriate teacher. This is listed on your child's schedule in Infinite Campus.

Two volunteers per classroom are needed for Friday, February 10, 2023, from 1:45-2:30 pm. Volunteers will arrive at 1:30 p.m., check into the office and grab your party bags (treats, drinks, prizes) provided by the PTO.

You'll be responsible for picking games from a list provided by the PTO and approved by the CMS Admin and providing any supplies needed to play the games you choose. The game list will be sent out around Feb. 1st via email.

IMPORTANT: Please note that by signing up to volunteer, you agree to follow CMS party policies including: no photography, only playing approved games and only serving PTO provided snacks. If you do not follow these policies, you will not be permitted to volunteer in the future, per CMS Admin.

PTO Paint Night

Register at


February 2-8: Book Fair II

February 07: Conferences-Invite Only

February 10: PTO Valentines' Day Parties

February 17: PD Day for Teachers, NO SCHOOL for Students

February 20: NO SCHOOL-Presidents' Day