CMS Parent Update
February 3, 2023
Chardon Middle School
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.
CHS PInk Shirt Day
Click the banner below to order your shirt online. ALL ONLINE ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 5.
Book Fair II
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.
Click the link above to view the quarterly newsletter from your CMS School Counselor, School Psychologist, and School Social Worker.
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.
Upcoming Events/Save the Date
Fri. 2/10-- Valentines' Day Parties
Fri. 2/24-- Paint Night-see link below, register at www.geaugapaints.com
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
VALENTINES' PARTIES VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
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.
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