Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Friday, September 14, 2018 (Week #4: September 17-21, 2018)

A Sea of Blue in Support of "Be Better" Day at CMS...

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Students Committing to Being Better!

Click here to hear our students' commitment...

CMS Families:

“Be Better”

In schools today we are always looking for teachable moments. This past week, we have placed an emphasis on the motto: “Be Better.” As educators, we spend a lot of time teaching the Standards and Frameworks set forth by the state. However, we are also charged with ensuring we teach civility and social responsibility as well. We are so fortunate to have so many students who are committed to “Being Better.” As adults, we all serve as role models and beacons of righteousness. Moreover, students will take their cues from us as we lead by example. I am so proud of my students and staff; as a school, we always come together to help our students see the meaning of their actions. It’s been a year since we lost our colleague and friend Mr. Paire. I’m so happy that we can celebrate his life by carrying forward his mission of “Being Better.” We appreciate any help family members can provide in paying forward this initiative.

I am always available to answer any questions you may have. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Looking Ahead

Friday, September 21st

· Half day as teachers will have professional development in the afternoon. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

Meet the Teacher Night Recap

We had a tremendous turnout of parents and family members for Meet the Teacher Night last Thursday. There were many smiles and happy faces as students led their families around our school. Hopefully, everyone left with a deeper understanding of the learning culture that exists here at CMS.

School Council 2018-2019

At the Meet the Teacher Night, parents voted for parent representatives for this year’s school council. Here are the elected individuals:

Jaime Dell’Ovo

Patricia Montville

Heidi Moody

Estelle Palfreman

Kelly Szela

My staff and I look forward to working with you this upcoming year!

Thank You PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)

A big thank you goes out to our PTO for approving two early initiatives last night. We are so lucky to have this group helping us help students reach new heights. Here’s what they approved last night:

They added $3,400.00 toward our 7th grade field trip to the Boston Museum of Science. Our 7th grade students will be heading there later next month to get a cross-curricular opportunity.

They also approved $1,398.00 for the purchase of 280 mice for our chromebooks

Thank you for helping so many of our students get additional experiences while being in middle school. This is why supporting our PTO is so important. If you would like to get involved in our PTO, please contact the president of PTO Kelly Szela at

Professional Development Day – Friday, September 21, 2018

This upcoming Friday is a scheduled half day for our students due to our staff having professional development in the afternoon. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

CMS’ Twitter Page – Please Feel Free to Join In

We are interested in what our students are doing both in and outside of school. Please send us pictures, and captions, of the great things our students are doing. You can add @cms_grizzlies to your tweet and I will share it with our CMS community. Also, please use #CMSPride within your tweet.

Mr. Farrar Making 7th Grade History Come Alive With An Archeological Dig... Indiana Farrar?

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Fall Sports Schedules (Soccer & Cross Country)

Click here to access schedules for all sports (an updated schedule will be available this weekend).

Daily Announcements at CMS

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A Tribute To Our Friend And Colleague Who Left Us Well Before His Time... We Miss You, Mr. Paire #BeBetter - Your Legacy Lives On With Us...

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