Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - Feb. 12th, 2016

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

Happy 100th day, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Vacation!

2nd Grade Enrichment Projects

Lillian, Adequoyah, Julian and Kara presented all of their recent learning about simple machines. They each created one machine and shared this with their peers and parents. Each classmate then created their own marshmallow shooter with support from the student presenters. You can imagine the excitement! Perhaps students will make their own machines at home during the vacation week!

Thank you to Mrs. Gaskill for all of her support and guidance.

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Dave the Bug Guy visits 2nd Grade

Our 2nd graders learned even more about bugs today from our visitor, Dave. He shared his wealth of knowledge about many species and students posed many great questions. Josh knew the answer to a very challenging question and earned two tickets to the Zoo! Thank you to the PTO for funding this wonderful presentation for our students!
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We had a wonderful 100th day, after unexpected snow days !

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Today we celebrated Valentine's Day

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Cold Temperatures Warnings for this weekend

Please stay warm this weekend and seek assistance, such as by dialing 211, if you need emergency heating

Free Vacation Week Events at the Cross Mills Library

February Vacation Activities

Painting with Vegetables Tuesday, February 16th, at 10:30 am
Bongo Fury with Mr. Mike Wednesday, February 17th, at 10:30 am
Henry the Juggler Thursday, February 18th, at 10:30 am
Read to Grace the Golden Retriever Thursday, February 18th, at 1:00 pm
Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti Saturday, February 20th, at 10:30 am

F.L.A.S.H. Update

Our FLASH Parent coordinators will assigned student enrollees to classes using a lottery system. Students will be notified of their child's class after vacation.

If you are in need of scholarship funding, please contact me via email over the vacations week.

Stop and Shop Rewards

If you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for a free way to support our school. Please click the link below to sign up fro A+ Rewards at Stop and Shop.

Our school code is listed: #05917

Each time you use your card, the PTO earns money for our school. Participation is not connected to earning or using gas points as this is a different program.

Please feel free to share this link with friends, family and others who may not have children in school and who shop at Stop and Shop anywhere in the USA.

Yearbook photos needed

If you have have taken photos this year while attending a school or PTO sponsored event, please consider sending them to this designated email address. We are also in need of photos of current 4th graders since they started here in Kindergarten.

Thank you to Erin Manni for donating her time and energy to create our school yearbook.

Our school is LATEX and MINT FREE due to allergies!

Please do not bring the following items into our school due to serious allergies:

Latex balloons, rubber balls, any products containing natural rubber, mint gum/candy

School Calendar for 2016-2017

The School Committee recently approved the school calendar for the next school year. School will begin on Monday, August 29th so we will have a full week of school before Labor Day. There will be traditional school vacation weeks in February and April.

Upcoming Events:

CMS Incoming 5th grade Band Night - March 7th at 7:00 pm

4th Grade Parents, save this date in March!

Has your child thought about playing an instrument when they transition to middle school?

You and your child can learn more about the band program at CMS. During this fun filled evening, you and your child will learn all about the CMS band program. Vendors will be present and your child can try various instruments.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the CMS Band Director

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