Notes from the Middle
October 20, 2023
Chardon Middle School
Principal - Mr. Adam Tomco
Asst. Principal - Ms. Tracy Paroubek
School Nurse - Mrs. Jennifer Trittschuh
Secretary - Mrs. Diana Norris
Building Clerk - Mrs. Dana Shutty
Clerical Assistant - Mrs. Elaine Cressman
Library/Technology - Mrs. Nancy McFaul
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-285-4062
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Students are welcomed and encouraged to celebrate the season by wearing Halloween costumes throughout the day on Friday, October 27. The Main Office team continues to challenge grade-level teachers to beat us in our themed costumes, but they have yet to do it! Student groups are encouraged to test their creativity, too! The day will end with a schoolwide, PTO-sponsored, Halloween Classroom/Grade Level Party.
Costumes must not disrupt the learning environment, should be comfortable enough to be worn all day, and meet the following guidelines:
Students' faces cannot be covered fully with masks, make-up, hats, sunglasses, etc.
Costume blood should not be used in any way.
Costumes must be in good taste and follow the dress code.
Costumes may not reference or include alcohol, drugs, weapons (including fake or toy weapons), or be discriminatory to any group.
Administrative discretion prevails in all situations.
LOST AND FOUND
Please take a moment to visit our organized table and lunch bag/water bottle cart to see if you can reclaim a misplaced item. Due to the number of lost items, we will be making a donation to a local charity by the end of next week.
Looking forward to our Halloween celebrations next week. 27 more weeks of school! Enjoy your weekend.
If you are planning on having your picture retaken, please return your old pictures, and include a $5.00 fee. Please visit, www.pastorphoto.com (school code 99631) for more information.
7th Grade Chicago Parent Meeting
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023, 05:30 PM
Chardon Middle School, LGIR
4th Grade CogAT
Parents of 4th grade students,
Your child will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the window of November 6-10, 2023. The Ohio-required whole-grade testing screens all students for potential gifted identification in Superior Cognitive Ability and Creative Thinking Ability, and it also provides information about students' instruction strengths and needs. Following the screening, individual student results will be sent home with your child. Please contact your child’s school for exact testing dates and times. If you have questions about the assessment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROPERTY VALUATION & REAPPRAISAL IMPACT
Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 02, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, November 06, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 06, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm (INVITE ONLY)
To schedule a conference click the button below to access our online scheduling system. Conferences will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon scheduling, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the date and time of your conference (if you do not receive an e-mail you did not schedule a conference!). *** PLEASE RETAIN THIS E-MAIL CONFIRMATION WITH THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!
DIGITAL DESIGN and MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
Canva makes designing beautiful creative assets easy for everyone. From social media images, videos, and gifs to posters, websites, booklets, multimedia presentations, and heaps more, Canva is an invaluable tool for helping you level up your design skills. Typically our students create posters for our spirit weeks.
A Cricut is a digital die-cutting machine that is able to cut many different materials for you to use in a plethora of craft projects. You can cut materials such as paper, vinyl and with the correct cutting blades, some Cricut machines can also cut balsa wood, fabrics, leather, and cork. This year students will be designing t-shirts, wraps for coffee mugs and decals for their water bottles.
NEEDED FOR 6th GRADE
The book fair will be open from October 24th - October 26th 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. Payment methods are Cash, Credit Card, and Checks made payable to Chardon Local Schools. You also have the option to set up an e-wallet for your student at the following link:
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.
STAY SAFE. SPEAK UP!
Chardon Local Schools partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to offer the Stay Safe. Speak UP! student safety and bullying prevention program. This 24/7, confidential reporting tool is available to students, parents, staff, and the community. Visit the link to learn about 3 easy ways to report and bookmark access to the tool.
Link to report an incident: https://bit.ly/chardonnewssssu
Moes Taco Kit Fundraiser
Let us help with dinner when you're exhausted the day after Halloween!
Order by 10/31 for pick up at CMS on Wed. Nov. 1st at 6:00 pm
Here is the order link. https://form.jotform.com/232563896870167
Chardon Night with the Cavs -- Fri. January 5th.
CMS PTO is selling tickets for the Friday, January 5th game against the Washington Wizards! CHS choir is performing the national anthem that evening! Take advantage of this easy Christmas present! TIckets are selling fast for this game-- don't wait!
Please help the PTO feed our fabulous teachers during upcoming conference nights. All donations are greatly appreciated. The first of these is next week and we still have several needs to fill.
Conference Dinner Donations for 10/25:
Conference Dinner Donations for 11/2
Conference Dinner Donations for 11/6:
Halloween Parties are coming up next week. PTO is still looking for some donations to make this event great for our kids. Sign up here:
K-12 MONTHLY PLEDGE CONTEST
Student Leadership Opportunity! Would your K-12 student like to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a Board of Education meeting? Student leaders gain practice at public speaking; meet the Superintendent and Board President; and earn a Portrait of a Hilltopper certificate. Enter our monthly contest today for a chance to win!
Link to enter: https://bit.ly/leadthepledge23
October 24-26: Book Fair
October 25: Picture Retakes, Parent Teacher Conferences, Grades Posted in IC
October 27: Halloween Parties
October 31: NO HOMEWORK NIGHT
October 30-November 3: Spirit Week, more information to follow
November 01: Moe's Pickup
November 6-10: 4th Grade CogAT Testing
November 08: 7th Grade Chicago Parent Meeting @ 5:30, LGIR