Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Saturday, October 27, 2018 (Week #10)

Winning Costumes At Friday Night's Student Council Halloween Dance...

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Parents & Guardians:

It has been another busy week here at CMS. Coming off the heels of last Friday’s PTO Family Funfest, our momentum led us to focus on managing a field trip, sporting events, Community Reading Day and much more. During this upcoming week, we will also be buzzing with many learning and growing opportunities for all of our students – just the way we like it.

As you are all aware, Term #1 will be ending next Friday, November 2nd and grades will become available the following week. We will be monitoring the progress of all our students and will look to make adjustments in scheduling to assist as needed. I encourage all parents to talk about the importance of “doing your best” and “bringing a positive attitude to school” every day. When those two elements come together learning and growth are always a natural outcome. As always, my staff and I appreciate your partnership during these pivotal learning years. Please reach out to us if you need anything.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Looking Ahead

Monday, October 29th

- - Field Hockey Scrimmage at Shepherd Hill

Tuesday, October 30th

- - Sight Mobile Grades 5 & 7 (Lion’s Club)

- - Social 5th & 6th Grade 2:30-4:00 p.m.

- - Anti-Drug Presentation 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Grades 7 and 8

- - Parent Ski Club Meeting 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

- - Pink-Out Day For Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, October 31tst

- - Sight Mobile Grades 5 & 7 (Lion’s Club)

-- Trick or Treating in Charlton is from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 1st

- - Business as usual

Friday, November 2nd

- - Term #1 Officially Ends

Substitute Teachers Needed

We are always seeking to add new substitute teachers at CMS. If you have an interest in joining our list, please contact Principal Packard for further details. He can be contacted at

Thank You To All Who Read At Our Community Reader Day

A big THANK YOU goes out to all of the volunteers who came to our school and read to our students last Thursday; we couldn't have this day without your willingness to help. Also, Mrs. Briere deserves a thank you as well!

Trick of Treating in Charlton

Trick or Treating in Charlton will be held on Wednesday, October 31st for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please be safe and stay together. It's important to have a flashlight or some reflective gear as well. Enjoy the night and don't eat all of the candy too quickly...

Winter Sports Sign-Ups

Basketball sign-ups for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls will open Monday, October 29th and close on Wednesday, November 7th. Along with signing up in the main office, Please pick up a sports packet, have your parents fill it out, and return it to Nurse Harrington immediately. You will not be eligible to tryout if you do not have an updated physical on file. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the week on November 13th to November 16th. See below for more information…

Ski Club Information (New)

There will be a meeting for those interested in participating in the CMS Ski Club for 2019 on October 30th from 5-6 PM. The meeting will be in the CMS Auditorium. For those who can’t attend there will be sign ups and information available in the main office starting on October 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Olson at

The Ski Club will begin on Wednesday January 2, 2019 and run for 6 consecutive Wednesdays.

Color Guard

If you are interested in joining a fun group, please consider Color Guard. This group ties movement in with music and is a lot of fun. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Flynn directly at

Parent Conferences

On November 8, CMS will host Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Next week, we will be sending home information pertaining to signing up – please plan on coming to see your child’s teachers. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Packard at

5th & 6th Grade Social

Grades 5 & 6 students, please come to the Tuesday, October 30th, Social. It will be held immediately after school and last until 4:00 PM. Please have your parents/guardians available for 4:00 pick up. Yes, you may take the 3:30 late bus if necessary. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold during Monday and Tuesday lunch!!!!!!!

There will be a prize for the student who wears the most pink! And many other pink prizes awarded. So please wear your pink to support Cancer Awareness.

We will have sports games and board games and music as well as snacks and drinks to be purchased. All of the money raised will go to our local CHIP-IN pantry! Please, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dragon in the Guidance Office at

CMS Pink Out – Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

NJHS and the Be Better Club are sponsoring a Pink Out to take place on October 30th. We are encouraging everyone to wear pink on that day in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. To assist with this, we are selling CMS Strong Tee Shirts, please see the link below if you want to order to support the cause, please see the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal, Olson at

Community Connections Project – Annual Food Drive Campaign

This is the LAST week to Join In

It’s that time of year again when we take on the initiative of helping out others. Our annual Donation & Food Drive will take place from Monday, October 1st – Friday, October 26th

This year we are attempting to raise enough money to feed families in need or collect enough non-perishable food items to do the same. The goal is to fill my office with as many food items as possible and collect enough money to purchase food through a special program for families. I will work with my Leadership Team to meet these goals. If you want to donate money, please make checks payable to: CHIP-In. We will have a donation tub in our main office and in the cafeteria for additional donations. I will keep everyone updated as we move toward this goal. If you have any questions, please e-mail Principal Packard at

Donor’s List – Our Goal is $2500.00 (Please Consider Helping Out):

Hat Day Proceeds - $375.00

Ahmad / Ali Bhatti Family - $300.00

DeJesus Family - $200.00

Makie Family - $200.00

Summit Engineering & Survey, Inc. - $100.00

Tauper Land Survey, Inc. - $100.00

Packard Family - $100.00

Zacek Family - $50.00

Stevens Family – $50.00

Gering Family - $25.00

Mansur Family - $20.00

Jordan & Dan Russell - $10.00

Savannah Dubois - $10.00

Running Total - $1540.00 (and climbing – THANK YOU!)

Music Parents Association Fundraiser

Pies, cookie dough and pastries can be picked-up on Tuesday, November 13th. If you have any questions, please e-mail Noreen at

CMS Yearbooks

Interested in getting a yearbook? If so, please click on the link below to secure your order. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kasierski at

Order your Yearbook today:

Yearbook ID Code:



Parent Resource Section

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District Website:

CMS’ Website:

Winter Sports Physical Information

Click here to access information pertaining to our Athletic Sports packet...

Flu Clinic Information - Tuesday, October 30th

Click here to access information on our District's Flu Clinic

Superintendent Search Committee Information

Click here to access information on the superintendent search...

A Few More Pictures From Friday Night's Halloween Bash...

Having A Little Fun In Ms. Garcia's STEM Class

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Mystery Skype in Ms. Hill's Grade 6 Geography Class...

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Nichols College Football Players Reading To Our Students On Community Reading Day...

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Have a Wonderful Weekend!