Parent eNews CMS Weekly

Sunday, November 10, 2019 (Week #12)

Happy Veterans Day - Thank You To All Who Are Serving And Who Have Served Our Country...

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Parents & Guardians:

I want to thank all of the parents and guardians who came to our Parent Conferences last Thursday. The night was a success. If you didn't get a chance to meet with your child's teachers and you would like to do so, please reach out to our Team Leaders to schedule an appointment. Your partnership with us is very important.

On another note, we had a wonderful Veterans Day Assembly last Friday. Everyone involved did an amazing job, and it's always great to see our local veterans each year. Our students spoke, played and sang to honor all who served our country. It's definitely one of our favorite events of the year. I want to thank Mr. Olson, teachers, students and community members who came to enjoy this yearly event. A special thanks to Mrs. Potter as this was her last ceremony. She will be retiring at the end of the school year, and she has always been instrumental in making this event so good! The standing ovation was well deserved, Mrs. Potter - Thank You!

Finally, we are starting off November with our annual CHIP-IN Campaign. Classrooms are challenged to bring in non-perishable food items. The homeroom that collects the most items will receive a special treat. Let the competition begin! In addition, we are also collecting monetary donations of any size to add to our cause. Students can bring in loose change or make donations into our donation buckets. Parents can send in donations by making a check payable to: CHIP-IN. Please address all donations to the attention of Principal Packard.

Thanks in advance for helping out our/your community! We will be combining efforts with last year's Project 351 representative, Quinn Beck to make our efforts even bigger. Here are some of the items that are needed:


-canned chicken/tuna

-canned vegetables

-canned soups

-peanut butter


Anyway you can help would be greatly appreciated!

I hope everyone has an amazing week.

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


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Upcoming Events (2 Weeks)

Monday, November 11th:

- No School - Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12th:

- School Council 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Conference Room A)

- MPA Meeting 6:30 p.m. (Library)

Wednesday, November 13th:

- PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. (Library)

- Shepherd Hill Regional Open House 7th & 8th Grade Parents 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Shepherd Hill (Auditorium)

Thursday, November 14th:

- Intramurals Mrs. Logan 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Gym)

Friday, November 15th:

- Winter Sports Athletic Packets Due

Monday, November 18th:

- Business as usual

Tuesday, November 19th:

- Intramurals 2:30-3:30 p.m. (gym)

- CMSMPA Butter Braid & Pie Fundraiser Pick Up 5:00-7:30 p.m. (Items have to be picked up that day - there's no storage)

Wednesday, November 20th:

- Basketball Tryouts

Thursday, November 21st:

- Basketball Tryouts

Friday, November 22nd:

- Music Parents Association Fall Dance 7th & 8th Grade

School News:

Annual CHIP-IN Food Drive & Donation Collection

Between now and November 25th, we will begin our annual campaign for supporting our local food pantry: CHIP-IN. Will will be having a contest to see what homeroom can bring in the most non-perishable can goods. All food items will be stored in the homerooms until Monday, November 25th. Let's see how much of a difference we all can make for our community! Also, last year we raised over $2,200.00 for this cause as well. We will have collection jars out to collect change and small donations. If you would like to get involved with us, please feel free to make a check payable to: CHIP-IN and drop it off at our school. This is such a great event each year and we couldn't do it without your support. Please e-mail me directly with any questions at

Winter Sports Tryout Information

Athletic packets can be picked up in the main office this week. Sign ups will close Friday, November 15th. Tryouts for basketball will be November 20th & 21st. Everyone trying out for a sport must have an updated physical on file with the nurse. For more information, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Fournier at

Cheerleading Tryouts

Anyone wanting to tryout for cheerleading should also pick up a sports packet in the main office. You must have a physical on file with our nurse to participate. For more information about our cheerleading opportunity, please e-mail Mrs. Andre at

Shepherd Hill Open House 7th & 8th Grade Parents - Wednesday, November 13th 6:00 p.m.

Parents & guardians of 7th & 8th grade students, please consider attending this informational night at Shepherd Hill. You will be amazed at all of the great things our high school has to offer.

Topics covered:


Why Shepherd Hill?

Academics, Opportunity & Experience

See What the Hill Has to Offer

Hope you can take advantage of this great opportunity. For more information, please reach out to Assistant Principal Resener at:

Charlton PTO Events & Fundraising:

  • Join us Mccoy’s Action Karate in Auburn from 5pm-8pm on Saturday, November 23rd. This is a great opportunity to plan a date night, go shopping or just enjoy some quiet tiem. Space is limited. Sign up!

  • It’s that time of year when you might be thinking of the perfect gift for your family, teachers, friends, or co-workers. What is a better gift than a gift card that also supports the Charlton PTO. Please see the attached info sheet 2019 PTO Gift Card Fundraiser and Order Form.

Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association:

CMSMPA Fall Dance, Friday, November 22, 2019:

Volunteers needed for the CMSMPA 7th & 8th Grade Dance. Sign up to volunteer here:

CMSMPA Monthly Board Meeting:

Tuesday, November 12th 6:30-8pm in the CMS Cafeteria

Please join us as we continue to plan programs and raise funds for our Music Programs.

Butterbraid and Pie Pickup

Tuesday, November 19th in the CMS Cafeteria from 5pm-7:30pm.

** Please note: There is NO storage for items that are not picked up!!!! If you are unable to pick up, PLEASE send someone who can ! We cannot stress this enough as the school does not have freezer storage options.

Any questions please contact the MPA at:

Parent Resource Section:

CMS’ Asbestos Notification:

To View Click Asbestos Notification at Charlton Middle School

Support Services:

Mr. Packard: Principal

Mr. Olson: Assistant Principal

Mary Solomita: Team Chair

Mrs. Dragon: Grades 5&6

Mr. Daley: Grades 7&8

Mrs. Wildes: School Psychologist

Mrs. Aberle: Speech Pathologist

School Nurse:

Mrs. Harrington

CMS’ Lunch Information

Did you know CMS offers a quick breakfast? Click below to access menu options:

Menu Options

Free & Reduced Lunch Information:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Marking Terms:

Term #1: August 27th - November 1st

Term #2: November 4th – January 24th

Term #3: January 27th – April 3rd

Term #4: April – Through day 180

Term #1 – Progress Report Date

Friday – October 4th (Parent Portal Opened – current status)

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2019-2020: District Calendar

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Kasierski at

Online yearbooks: code: 4150620

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