CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, November 6, 2020 (Week #9)

Principals' Message: A Look Into Next Week...

Principals' Message
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From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Parents and Guardians:


This week marks the end of Term #1. The start of the school year definitely presented some challenges, but each day we are getting better and better. This doesn’t happen without the multiple layers of supports, including that of caregivers and teachers. More importantly, students continue to understand the importance of embracing the responsibility of their own learning. However, please know that as an administrative team, we are continually looking to evolve and move toward creating the best learning platform possible. We can’t be successful without your support and connectivity. I am well aware that levels of frustration do exist within this framework and I am always available to speak with you and brainstorm ways to assist your child, as we continue to grow throughout this school year. Do not hesitate to contact me directly.


See below for some important points of the upcoming week.


Dean W. Packard, Principal

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102


School’s Website: Charlton Middle School's Website


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CMS' Annual Drive to Support CHIP-In (Local Food Pantry)


It is that time of year at CMS where we look to reach out to help our neighbors by donating non-perishable food items to CHIP-IN. Now, more than ever, CHIP-IN needs donations. We invite you please donate any non-perishable food items; or if you prefer, a monetary donation. If you choose to write a check, we ask that you please make it out to CHIP-IN, and put it to Mr. Packard’s attention.


CHIP-IN is looking for all kinds of juices, baked beans, snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc. Things that are not needed: Peanut butter, cereal and Ramen noodles; these items are provided to CHIP-IN through the Worcester County Bank. Don’t forget to check those expiration dates.


Collection boxes will be outside the front doors, as students enter the building. Boxes will remain outside all day, if anyone would like to drop anything off. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kasierski at pkasierski@dcrsd.org


Visit their website by clicking here: CHIP-IN Food Pantry


A Message From Nurse Harrington


Grade 7 updated physicals needed. Please see the link below for more information. Additionally, the link below has information on the required Flu Vaccine for all students. All information can be found by clicking the link below. Please reach out to Nurse Harrington if you have any concerns or questions. charrington@dcrsd.org


School Council 2020-2021 (Final Call)


I will be putting together this year’s School Council. This year we will be conducting the council from a virtual platform. If you have an interest in serving on this year’s council, please fill out the Form below. School Council members work together with current staff to shape our School Improvement Plan and review school budgetary needs and will meet on Thursdays. Please consider being part of our school’s visionary plan. For more information, please contact Principal Dean Packard at dpackard@dcrsd.org


School Council Sign-Up Form


Term #1 Ends on November 13, 2020


Please take a moment and log on to your child's SchoolBrains account. It's important to review your child's progress. If you are having an issue logging into the portal, please contact Mrs. Andre or Mrs. Kasierski. Their email addresses are: landre@dcrsd.org or pkasierski@dcrsd.org


Term #1 grades will be made available in the Parent Portal on Friday, November 20th.

Here is the link to access student grades: Community Parent Portal (Grades)


Daily Student Pre-Screening Form


Please be sure to continue to complete this pre-screening Form each day. We appreciate your cooperation with this as we working toward keeping everyone safe.


Student Daily Pre-Screen Form


Student Leadership & Voice


Starting Wednesday, November 18th, Mr. Packard & Mr. Olson will be starting a Leadership & Student Voice virtual platform. We encourage all students to take part, as we will explore leadership and student voice platforms. This will take place only on Wednesdays and we will meet every other week. Please fill out the Form below if you are interested. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Packard at dpackard@dcrsd.org


Student Leadership & Voice Sign-Up Form


The Week Ahead


Monday, November 9th

- Cohort A Hybrid In-Person – Cohort B Remote Learning Day

- Days 5&6 UA Schedule


Tuesday, November 10th

- Cohort A Hybrid In-Person – Cohort B Remote Learning Day

- Days 5&6 UA Schedule

- Parent G-Suite Information Night 6:30-8:00 pm G-Suite Questions for Parents & Guardians - Please list any G-Suite questions in this link. Only G-Suite questions will be answered.


Wednesday, November 11th

- Veterans’ Day – No School


Thursday, November 12th

- Cohort B Hybrid In-Person – Cohort A Remote Learning Day

- Days 5&6 UA Schedule

- Parent G-Suite Information Night 6:30-8:00 pm G-Suite Questions for Parents & Guardians - Please list any G-Suite questions in this link. Only G-Suite questions will be answered.


Friday, November 13th

- Cohort B Hybrid In-Person – Cohort A Remote Learning Day

- Days 5&6 UA Schedule

- Term #1 officially closes.

Important Information From The Nurse

Click here to access important information from Nurse Harrington.

Parent Resources

Click here to access various school and district-related resources.