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!
David Arencibia, Ed.D.
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New CMS Librarian
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.
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.
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
Here is the direct link to the new online apparel store that will be updated year around!
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!
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
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
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