Colt Corner

#TeamCMS

August 18, 2017

Dear Colt Parents,


Here we are the weekend before the first day of school! There are so many excited Colts anxious to get back to school and into the swing of the new school year. We look forward to a year full of growth and individual development. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement as we enter this new year together, ready to help our students succeed. Have a great weekend!


BEST,

David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal


Facebook: Colleyville Middle School

Twitter: @CmsColts

#TeamCMS - #cmscelebrates - #CMSstrengths

Eclipse

This week an email was sent to all CMS families about the opportunity for our Colts to participate in the viewing of the Solar Eclipse on Monday. All students will need to have the opt-in form attached here in order to participate on the first day of school.

New CMS Librarian

CMS is happy to welcome our new librarian Shannon Jones! The Learning Commons (library) will be holding a back to school book fair August 28-September 1. The book fair will be open before and after school, before and after curriculum night Aug. 29 and before and after the choir parent meeting Aug. 31. If you have any questions email Mrs. Jones at Shannon.Jones@gcisd.net


The Learning Commons would like to have some games available for students to play before school. If you have checkers, chess, scrabble, decks of playing cards UNO or other games that you would like to donate please drop them by the library.

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PTA New Online Home / Join us!

It's not too late to join CMS PTA, donate to Ca$h for Colt$, purchase laptop sleeves, school and choir supplies! Visit the CMS PTA online store before Sunday, August 20th 10pm. Your items will be available for pick-up before school beginning at 7:30am on August 21st outside the CMS Learning Commons.


Visit cmscoltspta.org


You may also print the All in One form and pay with cash or check before school beginning at 7:30am on August 21st outside the CMS Learning Commons.

Colts Athletics Booster Club

The Colleyville Booster Club now has a website linked here that not only has information about the Athletic programs, but also has an online store for ordering that will constantly be adding new items throughout the year. Parents will be able to sign up for the $20 membership as well as pay for meals for teams their child be participating in.


Here is the direct link to the new online apparel store that will be updated year around!

Counselor Corner

Week of August 21 – 25

COLT CAMP SURVEY

Attention 6th grade parents: We want to hear from you! Please complete the survey below about you and your student's experience at CMS Colt Camp!

https://goo.gl/forms/p9nTrjQZn2kcis5H2

ALL STUDENTS

Signs of Suicide (SOS):

During the month of September the CMS Counselors will be leading guidance lessons from the SOS (Signs of Suicide) curriculum. This program will be shared with all GCISD middle and high school students and staff. Students will learn how to respond to a friend who may need extra support. One tool they will gain is the acronym ACT.

A: Acknowledge the problem;

C: Care. Let the person know you care; and

T: Tell a responsible adult.

Counselors will also discuss the difference between sadness and depression.

The Parent Screening will be September 7 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

7th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 25.

8th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 21.

6th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 27.

Opt out forms will be coming soon. Also, here is the link to the district website that also has the video in case you cannot attend the parent preview. Date for preview is coming soon. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/38638

PLAY IT SAFE VIDEOS for 6th and 7th – The parent preview is Thursday, September 28 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM at the administrative offices. Opt out forms coming soon.

October 5 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Healthy Relationships

November 10 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Can’t Take It Back

November 17 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – It’s Harassment

February 16 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Abuse of Power

March 2 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – Survivors of Abuse

Guidance Lessons

This is the schedule of CMS counselor guidance lessons for September:

September 6 – 6th Grade Girls PE – Bullying and Social Media

September 12 – 8th grade Guidance – Bullying and Social Media

September 13 – 6th Grade Boys PE – Bullying and Social Media

September 14 – 7th Grade Guidance – Bullying and Social Media

September 20 – 6th Grade Girls PE – Self Image and Self-Improvement

September 21 – 8th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide

September 25 – 7th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide

September 27 – 6th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide

October 4 – 6th Grade Boys PE – Self Image and Self-Improvement

REMINDER – The first progress report date will be September 1 and the second progress report date is September 29. The end of the 1st 9 weeks is October 20. Please make sure that you are checking Skyward. You can download the Skyward app for your phone or for your child’s phone so you can monitor grades.

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Leslie Walden – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

UPCOMING Events

August 21 - First Day of School & 6th grade Device Distribution Day


August 22 - Band Parent Meeting - Band Hall, 6th grade 6:00 -7:00 pm,

and 7th & 8th from 7:00 -8:00 pm


August 23 - Picture Day


August 29 - Open House/Curriculum Night - 6:00 - 7:00 pm


August 31 - PTA Principal's Coffee - Learning Commons (Library) 8:00 -9:00 am


August 31 - CMS Choir Parents Meeting - Cafeteria - 7:00-8:00 pm


September 4 - Labor Day, Student/Teacher Holiday

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