The Mustang Minute
February 8, 2019 - Issue 21`
A Busy Pre-Break Week
Wellesley College is looking at adolescent social media use and it's relationship to students' health and behaviors. All students at CMS will be asked to take an online survey asking about a wide range of areas involving social media. Some of the areas may be sensitive and include topics such as substance abuse, dating/sex, and self-harm (there are 3 questions total in these areas). Some of these questions will only be in the survey for grades 7 and 8. Please note that no child is required to take the survey and an opt-out form is attached to this newsletter and coming home with your child as well. A copy of the survey will be available for parents to review at CMS next week in the main office. The information being collected will also be shared with parents after the survey is complete - this may not be until next year. We are one of several schools that were asked to participate in the study.
Our second event is similarly focused on social media. On Wednesday night, Mr. Greeley and Mr. Freeman will present on social media use and monitoring at our February PTO meeting. They will share some of the sites we are aware of, describe how our students are using them (both positive and negative) and talk about how you can best monitor your child's social media use. It will be a great and informative presentation at 6:30pm.
Finally, CMS has joined the Morrill Memorial Library in their annual Bruins Pajama Drive. Starting Monday, students can bring in new pajamas for children. We have a collection box in the main office. Tony Mazzucco has added a competitive challenge that the school that collects the most PJs will get an ice cream party! (Does he know I have 750 students?!?!?!) And of course we will #beatBourne the reigning champions of this event.
So there will be no rest during this final week before break here at CMS! Have a great weekend!
Report Cards Went Home Wednesday for Term 2!
Celebrating Black History Month at CMS
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Chromebook Tips Update
- Remind students that NOTHING should be stored inside their Chromebook case (except their Chromebook) when they close it with other items inside, it cracks the screen.
- Try to keep the battery level above 10% dropping below can cause a hard shut down which can be difficult to restart and recharge.
- Bring those earbuds!
- Charge EVERY night!
After School Activities
Friendship Club: The club meets once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00
Cartoon Club: Mondays 2:10-3:05 in room 105
Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1
Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101
Debate Club: Thursdays in 202
Lego Club: Tuesday, February 26th at 2:15 in the cafeteria
CMS Dance: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 in the cafeteria
Gay Straight Alliance: Thursdays at 2:15
Student Council: Meetings are announced
SEARCH Mondays 2:10-3:05
Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15
Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30
Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30
Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00
Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45
The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Next Meeting will be WEDNESDAY, February 13th at 6:30 pm. Will will have a special presentation on social media and our kids by John Greeley and Anthony Freeman.
Thursday, February 7th: LaLa-Palooza Choral Concert at NHS (8th grade chorus and Honor Chorus)
Thursday, February 7th: Early release at 11:00am
Wednesday, February 13th: PTO at 6:30pm in CMS library
Thursday, February 14th: Jazz Classic at NHS