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Sunday, March 8, 2020 (Week #30)

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CMS' Daily Announcements

Click here to access this week's daily announcements. Be sure to come back often as we frequently add items.

3rd Annual John Paire 3v3 Basketball Tournament

Click here to access this information. This is a great event for a very worthy cause...

Mirage Delivers Again This Weekend Capturing A Silver Medal In Connecticut- Way To Go!

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Take a sneak peek at Mirage as they tune up for this weekend in CT! Go Mirage...

Parents & Guardians:

We had a ton going on last week and I tried to capture as much as possible. Nevertheless, this week will present just as many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. I am so proud of our students and staff as each day they aspire to reach their highest potential. I can't wait to see what great things this week will bring.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week.

Go Grizzlies!

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 to subscribe (Covers videos from Charlton Middle School)

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 9th

- Business as usual

Tuesday, March 10th

- School Council 3:00 p.m. (Conference Room - Office)

- Spring Intramurals Sign-ups Begin (Sheet Can Be Found In Main Office)

Wednesday, March 11th

- District Attorney's Office Speaks our Students

- School Committee 7:00 p.m. (Library)

- Family First Night (Enjoy the night with each other - no additional school work)

Thursday, March 12th

- Business as usual

Friday, March 13th

- Coffee & Conversation 10:00 a.m.

- Progress Reports Opened on Parent Portal 10:30 a.m.

School News:

Spring Intramurals Sign-Ups - Tuesday, March 10th

Students interested in participating this program can begin to sign-up on March 10th. The sign-up sheet will be in the main office. There are limited spaces so sign-up early.

Family First Night - Wednesday, March 11th

There will be no additional school work sent home on this night. This night was set up so families could spend time together. Enjoy the family time...

Coffee & Conversation - Friday, March 13th 10:00 a.m.

Please consider joining us for discussion centering around the Middle Level Learner. We welcome you to be our guest and join our discussion group; it's always great to share ideas and grow together.

Progress Reports - Term #3

On Friday, March 13th parents will be able to access progress reports on the Parent Portal at 10:30 a.m.

Term #2 Scholar Breakfast Ceremony - (Updated - Date Changed)

We look forward to recognizing students who had a 90 average or above in all four core academic areas. This event is always lots of fun and well deserved on the part of our hard-working students. We will have some excellent speakers as well. Invitations will be handed out soon...

(Updated) 5th & 6th Grade - Tuesday, March 17th 8:30-9:30 a.m.

(Updated) 7th & 8th Grade - Wednesday, March 18th 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Yearbook Information:

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

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News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Box Tops

Send in your Box Tops! Scan your receipt or cut them out and send them in with your students! We count on your donations to help with our fundraising efforts. Every little bit helps our students and schools to put on amazing amazing student events!

News From Our Music Parents Association:

Mabel’s Labels:

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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.

MCAS Testing Schedule Spring 2020

ELA Grade 5: April 14th & 15th (Tuesday & Wednesday)

ELA Grade 7: April 2nd & 3rd (Thursday & Friday)

ELA Grade 6: April 8th & 9th (Wednesday & Thursday)

ELA Grade 8: April April 6th & 7th (Monday & Tuesday)

ELA Make Up Sessions: April 22nd - April 29th (State Window)

** (Updated) Math Grade 6: April 28th & April 29th

** (Updated) Math Grade 7: April 30th & May 1st

** (Updated) Math Grade 5: May 5th & May 6th

** (Updated) Math Grade 8: May 7th & May 8th

** (Updated) STE Grade 5: May 12th & May 13th

** (Updated )STE Grade 8: May 14th & May 15th

Math & STE Make Up Sessions: May 18th - May 22nd

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

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

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