Notes from the Middle
October 13, 2023
Chardon Middle School
Principal - Mr. Adam Tomco
Asst. Principal - Ms. Tracy Paroubek
School Nurse - Mrs. Jennifer Trittschuh
Secretary - Mrs. Diana Norris
Building Clerk - Mrs. Dana Shutty
Clerical Assistant - Mrs. Elaine Cressman
Library/Technology - Mrs. Nancy McFaul
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-285-4062
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I am thrilled to share some wonderful news with you regarding the outstanding fundraising efforts of our students and staff at Chardon Middle School. Last school year, our school community came together in support of the "Drink Local Drink Tap" initiative, and the results have been nothing short of exceptional. The 6th-grade team has worked with this organization to support a great cause and help kids make deeper connections to a novel they read in ELA class, "A Long Walk to Water." Ben Jurek, an Educational Project Manager shared the following message and pictures with the 6th grade team.
I am privileged to announce that because of the tremendous work you and your classrooms did this previous school year, St. Mary's Masaka Primary School in Mpigi, Uganda, has clean water!
I wanted to share some photos, and the thank you's from the school community and the head teacher at St. Mary's Masaka. We will put the plaque with your school name on the latrine system, which will be shared with you when the project is completed!
From the bottom of my heart, I am so thankful to have worked with you and helped make this happen. As an organization, we believe that it takes everyone to make a difference in this world, and you are a perfect example of this put into action. Thank you for all that you do. We are excited to be coming back to Chardon again this year!
SOCIAL MEDIA WARNING
Recently I have read several articles advising parents to increase their efforts on monitoring their student(s) social media apps. Remember that our monitoring is not about invading privacy but about safeguarding our children in an increasingly complex digital world. We need to continue to have the conversations so your child(ren) can navigate the online landscape safely and responsibly.
On November 13 and 20, the school nurse, Ms. Jennier Trittschuh, and speech/language pathologist, Mrs. Sarah Sraj, will be administering hearing screenings to all 5th and 7th-grade students. If you have any questions about this screening, please contact our Nurse Jen, email@example.com.
Enjoy this four-day weekend!
4th Grade Robotics Club
Mr. Carrol will be returning as the club's advisor. We decided to have a 4th-grade and a 5th-grade club this year. The 5th-grade club will meet during the 3rd quarter and a sign-up sheet will be shared at a later date. All information about the 4th Robotics Club will be shared with students who complete the Google Form below moving forward.
4th Grade CogAT
Parents of 4th grade students,
Your child will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the window of November 6-10, 2023. The Ohio-required whole-grade testing screens all students for potential gifted identification in Superior Cognitive Ability and Creative Thinking Ability, and it also provides information about students' instruction strengths and needs. Following the screening, individual student results will be sent home with your child. Please contact your child’s school for exact testing dates and times. If you have questions about the assessment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 02, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, November 06, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 06, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm (INVITE ONLY)
To schedule a conference click the button below to access our online scheduling system. Conferences will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon scheduling, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the date and time of your conference (if you do not receive an e-mail you did not schedule a conference!). *** PLEASE RETAIN THIS E-MAIL CONFIRMATION WITH THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!
The book fair will be open from October 24th - October 26th for students to visit and purchase books during the school day. A schedule has been created and your child's ELA teacher will share their assigned date. Payment methods are Cash, Credit Card, and Checks made payable to Chardon Local Schools. You also have the option to set up an e-wallet for your student at the following link:
PLEASE NOTE: We are obligated to collect sales tax for all purchases made during the Fair, regardless of the shopper, product, or payment method. There is only one exception: no sales tax for purchases made by the school with school funds for the school's use.
STAY SAFE. SPEAK UP!
Chardon Local Schools partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to offer the Stay Safe. Speak UP! student safety and bullying prevention program. This 24/7, confidential reporting tool is available to students, parents, staff, and the community. Visit the link to learn about 3 easy ways to report and bookmark access to the tool.
Link to report an incident: https://bit.ly/chardonnewssssu
YEARLY CALENDAR HAS BEEN UPDATED!!
Moes Taco Kit Fundraiser
Let us help with dinner when you're exhausted the day after Halloween!
Order by 10/31 for pick up at CMS on Wed. Nov. 1st at 6:00 pm
Here is the order link. https://form.jotform.com/232563896870167
LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER!!!
Conference Dinner Donations for 10/25:
Halloween Party Volunteers:
Halloween Party Donations:
K-12 MONTHLY PLEDGE CONTEST
Student Leadership Opportunity! Would your K-12 student like to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a Board of Education meeting? Student leaders gain practice at public speaking; meet the Superintendent and Board President; and earn a Portrait of a Hilltopper certificate. Enter our monthly contest today for a chance to win!
Link to enter: https://bit.ly/leadthepledge23
October 16: Professional Development Day, No School for Students, Chardon Middle School Building Showcase Presentation, BOE Meeting
October 20: End of the first quarter.
October 24-26: Book Fair
October 25: Picture Retakes, Parent Teacher Conferences, Grades Posted in IC
October 27: Halloween Parties
October 31: NO HOMEWORK NIGHT
October 30-November 3: Spirit Week, more information to follow
November 6-10: 4th Grade CogAT Testing