Parent eNews CMS Weekly

December 31, 2019 (Week #19)

Wishing Everyone A Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year...

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Happy New Year Message 2020

Parents & Guardians:

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break. It's hard to believe that we are entering 2020 tomorrow - boy time really marches on. Nevertheless, we are all excited to get back to work and see all of our students. As you know, this will be a short week but filled with a lot of excitement as we enter into a new year.

Remember, we have our rescheduled grade 6 Chorus & Band Winter Concerts on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there - Go Grizzlies!

Welcome Back...

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


For a deeper look into what’s happening at CMS jump on our social media platforms!

Twitter: @CMS_Grizzlies (Please follow us for day-to-day information)

Instagram: CharltonMiddleSchool (Please follow us for day-to-to information)

YouTube: Dean Packard (Covers videos from Charlton Middle School)

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 30th

- No School Vacation

Tuesday, December 31st

- No School Vacation

Wednesday, January 1st

- No School Vacation

Thursday, January 2nd

- Grade 6 Chorus & Band Concert 6:30 p.m. (Auditorium)

Friday, January 3rd

- Auditions For The Spring Musical Begin 2:30-5:30 p.m. (Auditorium)

School News:

Thinking About Acting On The Big Stage?

CMS presents our drama production for this year: Frozen. Information will be made availbale to all students on December 1st. In the meantime, you can reach out to Mrs. Potter with any questions at

Information regarding the Spring Musical “Frozen, Jr.” is available in the Main Office (yellow sheet). Auditions will take place after school on Jan. 3rd, 6th and 8th. Monologue sheets to prepare for the auditions will be available on the music stand by the library this Tuesday. We apologize for the delay…. Audition sign ups will go up mid-December.

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Join us for the next PTO meeting on Jan 7th @ 7:00 PM at CMS.

This year’s Adults Only Cornhole tournament and Family Feud night will be held on Jan 25th. Sign up info will be posted next week.

Take a night off from cooking! Join us at the Bentley Pub in Auburn on January 14th from 4pm-8:30pm for delicious food and your purchase will help us support teachers and students.

Happy Holidays from the PTO!!! We appreciate all your support throughout the year!!

News From Our Music Parents Association:

Happy Holidays from the CMSMPA

Concert Attire

Is your child in need of proper concert attire for Chorus and Band performances? If so, please reach out to the Music Parents Association at with their current dress, pants, top, and shoe sizes.

***Information will be kept fully confidential.***

Also, if you have ANY formal concert attire that you'd like to donate, the CMSMPA has Board members who are willing to accept donations. We will wash, dry, iron, and hang any donations to have ready to share with a fellow student for their big night !

Amazon Smile: Support the CMSMPA without leaving your home! Shop through Amazon Smile and a portion of your total will go directly to the CMSMPA. Click here or simply go to from your computer or mobile device and select Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association as your chosen non-profit!

Please join us as we continue to plan programs and raise funds for our Music Programs.

Parent Resource Section:

CMS’ Asbestos Notification:

To View Click Asbestos Notification at Charlton Middle School

Support Services:

Mr. Packard: Principal

Mr. Olson: Assistant Principal

Mary Solomita: Team Chair (Special Education)

Mrs. Dragon Guidance: Grades 5&6

Mr. Daley Guidance: Grades 7&8

Mrs. Wildes: School Psychologist

Mrs. Aberle: Speech Pathologist

School Nurse:

Mrs. Harrington

CMS’ Lunch Information

Did you know CMS offers a quick breakfast? Click below to access menu options:

Menu Options

Free & Reduced Lunch Information:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

WIC Information & Project Bread: WIC Information

School Asbestos Information: CMS' Asbestos Notification

Parent Health Education Information & Opt Out Policy: Important Health Curriculum Information

Student Handbook Information 2019-2020: Student Handbook

Marking Terms:

Term #1: August 27th - November 1st

Term #2: November 4th – January 24th

Term #3: January 27th – April 3rd

Term #4: April – Through day 180

Term #1 – Progress Report Date

Friday – October 4th (Parent Portal Opened – current status)

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2019-2020: District Calendar

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Kasierski at

Online yearbooks: code: 41