CMS Weekly eNews

Sunday, April 10, 2022

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CMS Families...

This week our school will begin to take part in the MCAS testing process. CMS will administer the English Language Arts portion of the assessment. Grades 5 & 6 will take Sessions 1 & 2 on Monday and Tuesday. Then grades 7 & 8 will take Sessions 1 & 2 on Wednesday and Thursday. I had the opportunity to speak with all students, reminding them that “their best” is all we ever look for throughout this process. I tell them that there isn’t any added stress because they have the skills necessary to represent their knowledge. Like any coach would say, “Just bring a good attitude and your best effort” and outcomes take care of themselves.

There are a few ways parents and caregivers can assist. Do your best to have your child go to bed early and have a good breakfast in the morning. We are also allowing students to chew gum or have mints (hard candy) during the testing process. Sometimes little things like that help to keep students relaxed, and that’s all we are looking to do.

We all appreciate your support and assistance each and every day. Together we all help steer students in the right direction so that they can acquire skills and gain confidence. I/we appreciate all that you do to partner with us.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Wishing everyone a great week.

Yours in education,

Dean W. Packard - Principal

Mr. Rogalski - Assistant Principal

Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102



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What's Happening at CMS

Music Parents Association - Butter Braid Fundraiser

Butter Braid Fundraiser pickup will be this Tuesday, April 12 in the CMS Cafeteria from 5:30 - 8pm. See you there!

Spring MCAS Testing Schedule

Click the link below to access CMS' MCAS testing schedule

MCAS Testing Dates 2022

DESE's MCAS Information Page

Charlton PTO Spiritware

Please click on the link below to access this information:

Charlton PTO Spiritware

The Dudley-Charlton Leadership Council

We are a group of student leaders at Shepherd Hill who work together to aid students in the transition to high school. Please feel free to reach out to us via the email address below with any and all questions you may have about high school! We have the answers, and we are here to help.

Check out our website!

DCLC Website

National Junior Honor Society Information

Check out the website below for more details.

CMS' NJHS Website

CMS Yearbook Information

CMS Yearbook is Back! To order:

Enter code: 14403622

Paper order forms are coming

questions: email Mrs. Kasierski at

Music Parents Association

Attention all friends and families of Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association!

Come out to Polar Park on Friday, June 24, 2022 for a Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association fundraiser! Tickets are $20 and are located at 3rd base. Each ticket purchased through this link will benefit the Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association. Kick off the start of summer by helping out the music program!

Don't forget to watch for some of our chorus members singing during the 7th inning stretch, and stay in your seats after the final out for a Friday Night Fireworks Spectacular!

Ticket Link: Ticket Offer

Interested In Substituting?

Please see the chart below to reflect the new rates:

Daily sub with Associates or 2 years of college: $125

Daily sub with BA/BS/Masters $135

Daily sub with Teacher Licensure $145

If you are interested in working in our building or district, please contact Principal Packard at

Weekly Calendar:

Monday, April 11th:

- MCAS Testing Grades 5 & 6 ELA Session 1

Tuesday, April 12th:

- MCAS Testing Grades 5 & 6 ELA Session 2

- Music Parents Association Butter Braid Pick Up 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Wednesday, April 13th:

- MCAS Testing Grades 7 & 8 ELA Session 1

Thursday, March 14th:

- MCAS Testing Grades 7 & 8 ELA Session 2

Friday, April 15th:

- 1/2 Day Early Release (Good Friday)

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