Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Sunday, March 31, 2019 (Week #32)

CMS' Showcase Night Was A Huge Success...

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Parents & Guardians:

I want to thank all of the parents and students for attending our first-ever Showcase last week. We had over 300 parents attend and several students as well. The night was a great night to view student work from all grade levels and to hold conversations about student learning. All in all, it was a wonderful night.

This week, we will be starting our MCAS testing window with the English Language Arts tests. Our 8th grade students will be testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by our 5th grade students on Thursday and Friday. This past week, I was able to speak to all students. My focus was simple: Just do your best… I wanted to make sure that the students don’t stress too much and just focus on what they can control. As parents, here are three tips that you can use to help your child prepare to do their best:

1. Have them go to bed early (there’s no homework the night before testing)

2. Make sure your child eats a good breakfast before they leave for school

3. Remind them to just do their best

Our students are awesome and will be ready for whatever comes their way. Additionally, it's important to note these tests are only a small part of defining our school and our students; we have so many great things happening within our middle school that represent opportunities for all students to learn and grow - CMS Rocks!

Wishing everyone an amazing week.

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Weekly Calendar:

Monday, April 1st

- Learning Academy – Grades 5&6 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

Tuesday, April 2nd

- Grade 8 Students MCAS Testing ELA Session I

- Learning Academy – Grades 7&8 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

- SEPAC Meeting – 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Library)

Wednesday, April 3rd

- Grade 8 Students MCAS Testing ELA Session II

- Learning Academy – Grades 5&6 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

- Intramurals 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Gym)

- Charlton Elementary School Concert 6:30-7:30 p.m. (auditorium)

Thursday, April 4th

- Grade 5 Students MCAS Testing ELA Session I

- Learning Academy – Grades 7&8 - 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

Friday, April 5th

- Grade 5 Students MCAS Testing ELA Session II

- Term #3 Ends

What's Happening?

Term 3 Officially Ends Friday, April 5, 2019

Term 4 begins on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Parent Teacher Organization Fundraiser

The PTO is running the Nature’s Vision fundraiser from now until April 12th.

Link below. Contact is Shannon Wilk

PTO Fundraiser

Music Parents Fundraiser

The CMS Music Parents Association’s spring fundraiser offering fruit crisps, cookie dough and pastry braids has ended and we thank you for your support! Orders will be delivered and available for pickup on Tuesday, April 9th from 5-7pm in the cafeteria. Because these items are perishable, all unclaimed orders will be donated so please mark your calendars!

Cradles to Crayons - Quinn Beck - Project 351 Representative

Our Project 351 Leader, Quinn Beck is taking on the Cradles to Crayons initiative within our community. Please consider helping kids in need by donating gently used/like new articles of clothing or shoes. A collection bin is located in the lobby. Donations will be accepted until April 5th. Please spread the word! Thank you! If you have any questions on how to donate, please contact Principal Packard at

Mary Poppins Jr. - Spring Musical Production - May 4th & May 5th

We are extremely excited to announce that our students and parents have been working very hard behind the scenes in preparation for this year's musical: Mary Poppins Jr. Our show will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 5th at 3:00 p.m. We would love to have you join us for this amazing production. Ticket information can be found below. If you have any questions about tickets, please contact Mrs. Carlson at

Science Fair - Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Shepherd Hill

This Science Fair will represent the work from students in grades 5-12. The event will be held at Shepherd Hill. Public is welcome to attend 4:30-5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ares at


Parent Resource Section:

Term #3:

January 28th – April 5th

CMS Spring Sports Information

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2018-2019: Calendar 2018-2019

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information

Order your Yearbook today:

Yearbook ID Code:


If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Kasierski at

Information on MCAS Testing

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Distict MCAS Testing Schedule

Click here to access the District's MCAS testing schedule...

Mary Poppins Jr. Spring Musical Production

Click here for ticket information for the May 4th & May 5th show.

CMS' Daily Announcements

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Mrs. Bond Bringing Her Health Classroom Alive Using Chalk...

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Have a Wonderful Week...