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Volume 14, Number 2 - August 19, 2019
Welcome to our First Full Week!
Our first two days were smooth and students were taught a lot of school-wide expectations. We begin this week with our house meeting and launching our 20 Day Attendance Challenge.
Our attendance challenge runs from Monday, August 19th - Friday, September 13th. Our school-wide goal is 97%. If our school reaches 97%, we will have one hour of fun time on Friday, September 13th at the end of the day. Any student that personally has 97% attendance will be placed in a drawing for Evo gift cards. For any student that personally has 100% attendance will be in the VIP section with free snacks and a drawing for some airpods and beats. Please help your child make the commitment to showing up. Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day. To sum it up:
- 20 day challenge = Monday, August 19th - Friday, September 13th
- School goal of 97% = fun hour of free time on September 13th
- Individual 97% = in the raffle for Evo gift cards
- Individual 100% = in the raffle for Airpods and Beats and VIP section with snacks
Every Friday we have Chapa Chatter Live. We preview the week in advance on Facebook Live. Please make sure you like us on FB as we post many of our upcoming events and you can also see our Chapa Chatter Live on Fridays! Click on the link below to like us on FB.
Please take a look at the information below. Most of it is repetitive but it's always good to take a look at what is coming up.
20 Day Attendance Challenge
Upcoming September Events
Grandparents’ Day Lunch - Friday, September 6, 2019 - CMS grandparents are invited to purchase or bring lunch to eat with their grandchild. A special place on stage will be available for families to eat together.
Open House - Monday, September 9, 2019; 6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will start the night off with a brief PTA Meeting and Title 1 meeting. We will then run a bell schedule so that the students and their parents can visit with each teacher.
School Pictures - Tuesday, September 17, 2019; All day through Science classes. A flyer will be sent home regarding packages. Every student will take their picture for the yearbook.
Coffee with the Counselors - Friday, September 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. – This is a great opportunity for parents to get in touch with our counselors and find out what being a middle school child is all about. Mrs. Flores and Mrs. Dinderman will focus on different grade levels at each session. Come for coffee and a chance to meet our counselors as well as get connected with other parents. All CwC will be in the CMS Library Meeting Room.
Cougartime After Party! Friday, September 20, 2019; 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - CMS Cougars are invited to go CRAZY and spend a few hours of dancing, playing in open gym and eating delicious food from our concessions. Student must also NOT be on the “No Fun List.” Students must be picked up by 6:30 p.m. or they will not be allowed to participate in the next event. There is a $5 fee for this event.
Guys’ Night Out - Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CMS boys are invited to bring an adult male in their life to spend an evening of dinner, basketball tournament, games, flag football, door prizes and more. This event is just for the guys. Cash donation/non-perishable food item donation
CMS 19-20 Bell Schedules
- August 19 - House Meeting/Advisory
- August 20-23 - 7 period day
- August 26 - House Meeting/Advisory
- August 27-30 - 7 period day
- Sept. 3 - House Meeting/Advisory
- Sept. 4-6 - CAT
**From here on out, we will have House Meetings/Advisory the day after weekends/holidays and CAT the remaining of the week. If our schedule changes due to programs/assemblies or testing, we will send an update.
District-Wide Cell Phone Policy
- cell phones
- dress code
We will be teaching these expectations through advisory as well as announcing them every day during lunch. We will begin assigning consequences Monday, August 26, 2019.
We will have a TWO week grace period for:
This allows students time to learn the bell schedules. We will begin assigning tardies (consequences) beginning Tuesday, September 3rd. This includes arrival time to 1st period.
Thank you for your support!
The following document can be use by your children to help them know how to log in to student self serve. Student Self Serve is a website that will help students check their grades and attendance.
Family Recipe for Success
We continue to have our Family Recipe for Success and encourage you to come to as many family events you are able to attend. They are a ton of fun and most of them are free! Besides our family events, you are always welcome on our campus and we enjoy seeing parents, grandparents, and all extended family members during lunch. Stay tuned for an UPDATED CORRECT copy.
We are in our third year of implementation of the 7 Mindsets. This year we are trying to make sure we talk about our 7 Mindsets daily and educate our CMS Community about what we are studying.
First Mindset - Everything is Possible
Friday, Sep. 6th, 10:45am
3311 Dacy Lane
CMS PTA Meeting, Open House and Title 1 Meeting
Monday, Sep. 9th, 6:15pm
3311 Dacy Lane
CMS PTA will start the night off with a PTA meeting, then we will have a brief Title I meeting. Afterwards, we will run a bell schedule so students and their parents can visit with each teacher.
Coffee with the Counselors
Friday, Sep. 20th, 7:30-8:30am
3311 Dacy Lane
Cougartime After Party!
Friday, Sep. 20th, 3:30-6pm
3311 Dacy Lane
Cougartime After Party! - CMS Cougars are invited to go CRAZY and spend a few hours of dancing, playing in open gym and eating delicious food from our concessions. Student must also NOT be on the “No Fun List.” Students must be picked up by 6:20 p.m. or they will not be allowed to participate in the next event. There is a $5 fee for this event.