Let Your Dreams GROW Wild! October 17-21, 2022
-Sprouts of the Week-
Ian Loukota, Kylee Riegel, Cooper Treadway, Dixie Rochelle, & Meredith Parent
Cristofer Garcia-Cruz, Eli Nutter, Spencer Staton, Kenzie Jennings, & Channing Moore
These students are being recognized by their teachers for being RESPECTFUL- our character word of the week for 10/10-10/14/22
Frontier Festival October 21, 2022
If you have any questions, or need help signing up for a conference with your student's teacher, please contact the CMSS Office 501-743-3570.
Cafeteria Halloween Art Contest
The CMSS Cafeteria is excited to announce the start of their seasonal contests. The first of four will be a HALLOWEEN ART CONTEST. This starts September 19 and will run until October 17. The winners will be announced October 20. 1 winner from each grade will be chosen. A prize bag will be given for each winner.
ALL students are encouraged to enter. A entry basket will be in the cafeteria by the cashiers.
Sock-tober! Builder's Club Sock Drive
Small socks. Big socks. Even in between socks. Orange socks. Blue socks. As long as they are new socks.
Socktober is here and Builders Club is collecting new socks! All socks will be donated to our local shelters as we help meet the needs of our community. Place your socks in the decorated boxes near the cafeteria and office. Thank you for sharing a pair and showing you care.
Book Fair is Here!
The Book Fair will take place from Friday, October 21 st -Thursday, October 27 th .
Students will be able to shop before school, at scheduled times throughout the school
day, or during their scheduled library class. Do you want to shop with your student?
The Book Fair will be open ALL day on Friday, October 21 st , which is Pioneer Day. It
will also be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences, on Tuesday, Oct. 25 th and Thurs.
Oct. 27 th , from 2:30-7:00PM.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders
ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online
orders will also benefit our school.
We accept cash, credit cards, and checks. You can also go online and set up an eWallet,
a digital payment account, for your child. Please remember that we are required to add
10% sales tax to all purchases. Thanks for supporting our school library and the love of
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online
CMSS Word of the Week- INTEGRITY
Each week, CMSS will have a Word of the Week. Teachers will use their Advisory time to discuss the word and what it means/looks like at school, home, our community, and around the world.
This week's Word of the Week is....INTEGRITY.
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. It comes from the Old French word integrite and Latin integritatem, meaning "sound," "whole," and "complete". It is derived from the word integer, meaning "whole".
5 Ways to Increase Student Integrity (From www.edutopia.org)
We are not born with integrity or behaviors associated with it. It is derived through a cultural process from the influences from a child's life. How do we help influence our students? Here are 5 ways we can help increase integrity within our students.
- Infuse integrity into the classroom culture (and at home).
- Develop a moral vocabulary: responsibility, respect, fairness, trustworthiness, & honesty.
- Respond appropriately and consistently when integrity does not occur.
- Use quotes to ignite meaningful conversations.
- Help students believe in themselves.
"Being a person of integrity doesn't mean being perfect. It means being authentic." -Unknown
Green Thumb of the Week
This week's "Green Thumb" award winner nominated by her peers is Mrs. Heather Singleton!
Middle School Supply Fee (5th-6th) - There is a one-time $25 fee that includes all necessary school supplies and a class t-shirt. In addition to the supply fee, students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, paper, and a water bottle.
The K-6th $25 supply fee can be paid during Open House (August 18th) by cash or check. Or you can pay online now at https://cabot.revtrak.net. Click on middle schools, and then select Middle School South
*Please note there is a fee for paying online.
FREE Breakfast and FREE/REDUCED Lunch Prices
Families who believe they may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income are strongly encouraged to submit an online meal application as soon as possible through www.ezmealapp.com. This website is secure and confidential and is a faster and easier way for parents to apply.
Completing your application can help our district and students in many areas beyond just free or reduced-price meals. These include:
- Increased state and federal funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need and deserve (district social worker, math/literacy/dyslexia interventionists) to help struggling learners, as well as many other academic needs.
- Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.
- Discounts on fees associated with academic tests such as the ACT and SAT.
- Access to two (2) concurrent credit (college classes) opportunities at no cost to the family.
What's for Lunch?
Pre pay your school lunch account here.
Menu: October 17-21
Monday- Lasagna, Corn, Breadstick
Tuesday-Cheesy Roll-Up or Pizza
Wednesday- Corn Dog or Cheese Pizza
Thursday- Chicken Tenders
Friday- Pepperoni Pizza/Cheese Pizza
Cell Phone Policy
For more information about cell phones or access to the student handbook, click the link below
Box Tops for Education
Did you know that you can support CMSS through Box Tops for Education! Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.
You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.
- October 19 - Unity Day - wear ORANGE
- October 20 - Down Syndrome Awareness Day - wear BLUE/YELLOW
- October 21: Frontier Festival (5th Grade)
- October 25 & 27: Parent Teacher Conferences
- October 28: No School
- November 8: Block Party
- November 11: Veteran's Day
- November 22-25: No School/Fall Break
- December 16: End of Second Nine Weeks Grading Period
- December 19-January 2: No School/Winter Break
Car Rider Procedures
Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.
Morning Drop Off
- Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
- Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
- Students will enter the building through the front doors.
Afternoon Pick Up
- Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
- Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
- Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
- Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
- Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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