The Mustang Minute
April 26, 2019 - Issue 31
Back at It!
On Tuesday, our students in SEARCH set off on a great adventure down south. They have traveled to Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown to learn about Colonial American History. From the pictures and videos I have been receiving, it seems they are having a great time!
Here in New England, we found a couple of beautiful days to get outside after lunch this week. It was great to get some fresh air and a chance to run around a bit between the rain storms! I think we are all hoping for a few more days of sun!
Our grade 7 and 8 students had a presentation on social media and cyber-bullying this week by Tim Smith from the MARC center. The Norwood Police Department and Suffolk County District Attorney sponsored this event. We will be doing smaller follow up conversations with our students as we try to get them to see the long term negative affects of using social media for harmful purposes.
Our English classes have started their foray into Elizabethan England as our 7th and 8th grade classes begin a study of Shakespeare. Grade 8 will be having some fun with a Midsummer Night's Dream and grade 7 gets to explore how teenage love and drama have not changed much in 500 years as they look at Romeo and Juliet!
Tomorrow is the Annual Art Festival at Norwood high School and we have many student's with works in the show, please take a moment tomorrow to stop by and admire the hard work of the students in Norwood!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Shaw's Gives Back to CMS
Shaw's donating $1 to PTO for each reusable bag sold in May
For the month of May, each time a reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at the Shaw’s located at Nahatan Street, $1 will be donated to CMS PTO, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag.
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Coakley Code: 999989692
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 email@example.com.
Donations and volunteers for Teacher Appreciation
Let's say thank you to the Coakley staff - sign up to help or donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A48ABAF23A20-cmsteacher1 . Items may be dropped off week of May 6.
School Kits Ordering
Save time and money by ordering your student's school kit now. This year we have a new supplier: A-Plus Prepackaged School Supplies. Orders can be placed through Saturday, June 15.
- Website address: http://www.apssusa.com/orderprepackagedschoolsuppliesusa.html
- Password: dpcms
May 9 - 6:30, last meeting current board
June 13 - 6:30, new board and old board transition meeting
SAVE THE DATE
Next week we will be sending invitations to the elementary schools for our upcoming Grade 5 Open House.
When: Thursday, May 23rd
Where: CMS Auditorium
Open house is for students and parents! Please share with elementary families!
On that same night we will also have an open house for CMS Special Education Staff for all grades at 5:30pm. COme and meet the staff that will work with your students that receive special services!
2019-2020 Budget Info
New Library Reading Area Fundraiser
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
May 3 & 4: Aladdin at NHS (CMS Musical)
May 9: National Junior Honor Society Induction at 6:30pm
MCAS Testing Schedule
May 7 & 8: Math MCAS all grades
May 14 & 15: Science grade 8