Cowboy Parent Courier

November 13, 2020

Message from Dr. Epperson

I can't believe we only have one more week before Thanksgiving break. The students are doing great, and I know they are looking forward to some time off.

We have a couple of events this week that students will enjoy.


StuCo is sponsoring Caps for Kids November 17, 18, 19. Students will give a dollar to wear a hat and they will receive a wristband to wear that day.


The CMS ELAR department will host a read-in day on Friday, November 20th. The students (and maybe the teachers) have asked for an extra PJ day. So, students may wear school appropriate pajamas next Friday.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Lost and Found Clean-Out

The lost and found in the foyer of the building will be emptied next week. If your student is missing items, they should stop by and look before the end of next week.

Office Pick-UP

If you arranged for items (shirts, calculators, school work, etc) to be picked up in the front office, please take care of this next week.

8th Grade Yearbook Ads

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Carpool

The front main carpool line is the best and safest way to pick up students after school. If you use the parking lot, please be mindful of those around you and do not block traffic. If your student is taking a bit longer to exit the building, you may find a parking space to wait. We recognize there is congestion, but carpool is pretty quick. Our first goal is to get everyone home safely. Thank you!

Threatre Announcement

The Comedy Arena is bringing their flagship show, ComedySportz, from the field to the screen where you can watch and participate from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you are getting internet reception). This comedy show will feature actors from the CMS Theatre Department! This show is arguably, the most famous short-form comedy show in the world where performers will play various improv games and scenes, with audience members inspiring their action with their suggestions. In every match, a ComedySportz referee monitors the action and administers fouls as necessary. This International comedy show-down is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome, all the time.

The show is on Thursday, November 19th at 7pm on Zoom. Tickets are “pay what you can.” Tickets sold out for our last show, so reserve your ticket before they’re gone! Go here to reserve your ticket: www.tinyurl.com/cmsimprov2

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More Theatre News

Come check out CMS’ first virtual play, The Monologue Show Disaster! Play Synopsis: It took Mr. Banks's drama class three long months to prepare for their monologue show . . . but barely a minute to throw all their plans out the window. From the couple staging their real-life break-up to the garden-gnome thief confessing his crimes, everything that can go wrong will in this flexible collection of hilarious tall tales.

Wednesday, December 2nd at 6pm or 7:30pm on Zoom

Individual Ticket: $3

Family Ticket: $5

BUY TICKETS AT:

6pm Show (Advanced Theatre class) Ticket Link: https://tinyurl.com/dec2adv

7:30pm Show (7th Grade Theatre 2 class) Ticket Link: https://tinyurl.com/dec2th2

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CMS Spirit Wear

See the image below for the spirit wear deal beginning November 9th.

https://1stplacespiritwear.com/schools/TX/McKinney/Cockrill+Middle+School

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You can donate to our PTO

If you would like to support our PTO with a monetary contribution, you can visit this LINK at any time and make a donation. Our school appreciates you!!

Snack Shack Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Students will be able to shop in the "Snack Shack" after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Items are $1. Students have time to grab a snack before tutoring if they want. Thanks to our PTO for getting this started for our students!

If you can give a few minutes to volunteer, sign up here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054CA4AE2FAB9-snack

Quarter 3 Copy Room Support

If you are available to work in our copy room, sign up here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4baaac2da20-cmscopy3

Want to Substitute Teach?

Join the McKinney ISD team by becoming one of our valued substitutes. Apply online today: https://www.mckinneyisd.net/human-resources/employment/substitute-opportunities/

Contact Sandra Carter at sacarter@mckinneyisd.net or 469-302-7918 of you apply and want to be plugged in at CMS.

Students Attending After School Events

Any student attending an extracurricular event after school hours as an audience member or team fan, must be accompanied by an adult this year. One adult may bring a group of friends if the adult will stay for the duration of the event and provide a ride home after the event. The parent and student(s) must have a ticket if the event is ticketed.

If a student has been sent home to monitor health symptoms or is quarantining, they should not attend extracurricular events.

Technology Support

*New* MISD Laptop Help Desk Site Available Online...

  • Parents and students, if you have questions related to an MISD-issued laptop, please visit the new Help Desk site, which has information and answers to help you with the most frequently asked laptop questions. Topics include Zoom, Login/Password Issues, Hardware/Software questions, Printers, Proxy and FAQs. https://sites.google.com/mckinneyisd.net/studenthelpcenter/home
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