Colt Courier

Week of February 15, 2016

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Principal Points

An amazing Cotillion Finale took place last Friday! Thank you to all the parents who made the events such a memorable moment for each of our sixth graders. A huge thank you to Mrs. Alexander and her husband, Coach Alexander, for teaching the dances and etiquette to all the students who participated.


Basketball season has come to a close for the Girls with big wins by all the teams this past Monday. Great season for the CMS Lady Colts teams. Boys wrap up their season this next Tuesday at home against GMS.


Valentine weekend is here. I do hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend with loved ones!


Colt PRIDE,


Ryan Martin

CMS Principal

Colt Champions

Excellent results for the 8th graders at the TMSCA meet at Grapevine Middle School on Saturday, February 6. 8th Grade School Sweepstakes 1st place, Team Number Sense 1st place, Team Calculator 1st place, and Team General Math 1st place. Individual results are as follow:

Number Sense - 8th Grade
Mardhi Santosa - 1st place
Tari Santosa - 2nd place
Colin Wei - 12th place
John Michael Slezek - 20th place

Calculator - 8th Grade
Mardhi Santosa - 1st place
Tari Santosa - 2nd place
John Michael Slezek - 12th place
Quinn Arnett - 17th place

General Math - 8th Grade
Tari Santosa - 1st place- perfect score of 250
Mardhi Santosa - 2nd place
John Michael Slezek - 12th place

UIL Academics Volunteer Opportunity

Parents, we need your help! Academic UIL is an annual event where many of our middle school students compete against 10+ other schools to earn medals in several academic categories. We rely on the parents of all the schools involved to help run and judge the events. Please help us by volunteering in the different categories. Link to signing up is below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A054CAFA62EA57-academic

Upcoming Events

February 15th - Student Holiday

February 16th - 7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Grapevine MS

February 17th - District UIL Choir (7th/8th)

~M4W Save the Date~

GRADUATING SENIORS that attended Colleyville Middle School– scholarship forms are here!!!*****

UNTIL MARCH 24: Graduating seniors are invited to apply for PTA scholarships:

The PTAs of GCISD are proud to support our graduating Seniors by offering multiple scholarships through a Common Scholarship Application for 2016 graduates of GCISD.

Apply now:

All applications must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM on March 24, 2016 to be eligible for consideration.

Teacher of the Month for February

Please click the link below if you would like to nominate a teacher for February Teacher of the Month. Voting will close Friday, February 26th.


Cast your vote here

Nurse Martin Tips

Counselor Corner

EIGHTH

For detailed high school information please go to the CMS counseling page:

http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/42246

8th graders met with high school counselors on Tuesday.

Please take a moment and complete the CHHS survey for Panther Parent University.

https://docs.google.com/a/gcisd.net/forms/d/1hGmPZAeMLsjHzmDbYRQ0HEUqoB1P70laROuY-xnjINs/viewform

Please take a moment and complete the GHS survey for Mustang Nation Parent University.

https://docs.google.com/a/gcisd.net/forms/d/1rmFy-YPCOrpuwF3vLLUibS1IiBMFgXXD-Qb3btkIdWE/viewform?ts=56bcba63&edit_requested=true

UPCOMING DATES

February 10 – March 9 FOR Club is sponsoring 100 Acts of Kindness

February 15 – NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

February 19 - 7th graders Play It Safe – An Abuse of Power through History classes

February 19 - Incoming 5th graders visit CMS to see the Electives available called the Fine Arts Showcase

February 22 – Counselors visit 5th graders at CES

February 23 – Counselors visit 5th graders at OCT

February 23rd – 5th Grade Parent Night

February 24 – Counselors visit 5th graders at HES

February 25 – Counselors visit 5th graders at BES

EXCITING PARTICIPATION EVENTS

April 2 – March for Water

http://www.marchforwater5k.com/

April 16 - Rachel’s Challenge Rally

http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/32352

PARENTS

Join Remind 101 to receive deadlines and updates for course selection.

Text to 81010

Text message based on grade level

@couns6

@couns7

@couns8

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

Stefanie Chapman – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

Rachel's Challenge Information

5th Grade Parent Night Flyer

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PTA Upcoming Events

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Follow us on Twitter: @CMSColts and #CMSColts

25 BOOK CHALLENGE

Students and staff at CMS are stacking the books that each reads for the 25 book challenge. Students are recording the books that they have read through their ELA classes on a specific form. If you want to join us, email me at Salena.Smith@gcisd.net and I will send you a form. The 25 Book Challenge will end in May.


Recommended Genre Categories:

Realistic fiction - 4

Historical fiction - 2

Fantasy - 3

Science fiction - 1

Mystery - 1

Informational - 4

Poetry anthologies - 2

Biography, autobiography, and/or memoir - 2

Free choice - 6

This is only a recommendation for each genre, but we do want to encourage students to read from all genres.

Spring Testing

Please note the following 2016 dates for Spring STAAR Testing:


March 29, Writing, Grade 7

March 29, Math, Grade 8

March 30, Reading, Grade 8

May 2-6, Algebra I, Grade 8

May 9, Math, Grades 6,7

May 10, Reading, Grades 6,7

May 11, Science, Grade 8

May 12, Social Studies, Grade 8