CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, February 4, 2022

Getting A Little Better Everyday...

Principal's Weekly Message: Managing The Momemt

CMS Families...

We are flying through February... I hope everyone is enjoying the day off. As I sit here in my office, it's very quiet, but it's a great time to get things done. Anyway, as always, we look forward to next week as we continue to expand and grow together.

Please reach out if you have any needs or concerns...

Yours in education,

Dean W. Packard - Principal

Mr. Rogalski - Assistant Principal

Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102



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What's Happening at CMS

Message From PTO

A Note from the Charlton PTO:

The PTO first wants to thank the families and businesses who have contributed to our organization so far this year. Our goal has been to take some of the pressure off families and build a sense of community while continuing to provide for students and teachers in our schools. Our Un-Fundraiser brought in $11,275 and local businesses have donated $4,625. This is an amazing show of generosity!

To continue supplementing our schools with the resources and opportunities needed for the best experiences possible, we will be holding a few spring fundraisers. These are all optional and our board has carefully chosen fundraisers that we see value in. If you contributed to the Un-fundraiser as a way to relieve yourself the pressure of participating in fundraisers like this, then do not feel obligated to participate. If you check out these fundraisers and decide they are not for you, know we always take direct donations instead by check or through our Venmo account @CharltonPTO.

Be on the lookout for the following fundraisers:

Mixed Bags January 31 – February 16

Mixed Bags offers an array of items, in particular their reusable grocery bags that are huge and easily cleaned.

Penny Wars at the Heritage School February 28 – March 11

We are looking forward to seeing the competitive spirit of students and teachers with this FUNdraiser! More information will be sent home through the school.

Spiritwear – End of February

We will be launching our new line of Spiritwear. Included will be our signature “Charlton” design, along with logos for each individual school (Shout-out to Thom Wilk for the amazing design work!) Ordering during the Spiritwear Drive will mean you can have your order shipped directly to the school, however the online store will remain open for orders year round with shipping or local pick-up as options.

Sturbridge Coffee Roasters – End of February/Early March

We are so excited to be partnering with this local coffee company to bring you bags of delicious roasted coffee right from their Dudley and Southbridge locations. This is a great and convenient way to support a local business and give to the PTO simultaneously. Order forms will be sent home and returned through the schools with a pick-up night at CMS TBD.

The money raised from these fundraisers will go towards end of the year activities, grade level grants and teacher support. We truly appreciate your efforts and contributions. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to get involved join our next meeting on Thursday February 3rd at 7 via zoom:

Thank you for your continued support!

Michele Gaudreau

Charlton PTO President

(508) 494-4731

Middle School eSports League

We are pleased to announce that CMS will be participating in the Middle School eSports League (MSEL) 2022 Spring Season running from 1/31 through 4/30. Any and all CMS students can play Minecraft, Rocket League, Knockout City, Pokemon Unite and/or Chess for CMS against students in schools across the nation. The only cost to families is the student’s license for Minecraft, Knockout City and Pokemon Unite. Licenses for Rocket League and Chess are free.

Game matches will be held on a weekly basis and students will participate from home.

Any student interested in joining or starting a team is welcome to contact Ms. Mansur ( who will provide details to students and parents of students seeking accounts.

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Test Consent Link

Please use the link below to consent for us to use our testing procedure. This is used when a student is symptomatic. Consent must be completed before we can test any student.


Interested In Substituting

Please see the chart below to reflect the new rates:

Daily sub with Associates or 2 years of college: $125

Daily sub with BA/BS/Masters $135

Daily sub with Teacher Licensure $145

If you are interested in working in our building or district, please contact Principal Packard at

Weekly Calendar:

Monday, February 7th:

- Basketball Game (Away) vs Oak Middle School Boys 3:45 / Girls 4:45

Tuesday, February 8th:

- Winter Intramurals 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 9th:

- Ski Club: The bus will leave at 2:30 p.m. and will leave the mountial at 8:00 p.m. Parents should pick up their kids around 8:50 p.m.

Thursday, February 10th:

- Gym Intramurals 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Friday, February 11th:

- Basketball Game (Home) vs Tantasqua Boys 3:30 / Girls 4:30

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