The Mustang Minute

April 26, 2019 - Issue 31

Back at It!

Everyone was back at school and ready to go!

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!

Norwood School News

Check each week to see what's happening in the NPS!

Last Chance for Yearbooks!

If you haven't sent in your yearbook money, please do so Monday. That is the final day! Don't miss out!
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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

Thanks to everyone that participated in the fundraiser. If you forgot to order (like me) you can still order online and 40% of those sales will also be contributed to CMS! Happy Shopping! We have already raised over $1000 for our student accounts! Thanks for the support. The online portion of the sale continues through June - thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser!

Coakley Code: 999989692

Washington DC Updates

With only one month until we leave preparation are starting to heat up!

All FORMS Are Due!!!

Click the link below to sign up to donate snacks for the trip.

The snacks and water will be divided between the four buses for distribution during the trip.

PTO Corner

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

Donations and volunteers for Teacher Appreciation

Let's say thank you to the Coakley staff - sign up to help or donate: . 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.

May 9 - 6:30, last meeting current board

June 13 - 6:30, new board and old board transition meeting


Open House for Grade 5 (Soon to be grade 6)

Next week we will be sending invitations to the elementary schools for our upcoming Grade 5 Open House.

When: Thursday, May 23rd

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

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

There is been a lot of information going around about the upcoming budget for the next school year. If you would like the facts about the proposed budget for the override and information on the budget without the override, please check out the school committee budget page on the NPS website linked below.

New Library Reading Area Fundraiser

The PTO is sponsoring a school wide request for funds to create a comfortable reading area in our school library. We will be adding a space with sift chairs, cozy benches, a rug, and other items to entice reading! We have already had a seed donation from Big Y Supermarket for $3500 to get us started! The $13, 000.00 would allow us to make over an entire section of the library for students use. Below is the link to make a donation - feel free to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like! CMS is working to make our library the place to be!
Interface Mental Health

Information about the Interface Mental Health Service

After School Activities

Intramural Sports: Winter sports have started.

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

Important Dates

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