The Mustang Minute
November 1, 2018 - Issue 9
The Quickest Month of the Year
While November may not be the shortest month of the year, it often feels like the quickest. We have November 6th off for the election, November 12th for Veteran's Day, followed closely by the Thanksgiving break. Even though it is short - we try to pack a lot in! Teachers are doing great interactive lessons, after school clubs are up and running, and we are gearing up for a food drive (start setting aside those non-perishable items now). We also have a book fair that will run during school and during the November 15th parent/teacher conferences. They will have a lot of great selections and a portion of the proceeds go towards the CMS library.
We are off to a busy start in November followed by a hectic holiday season but we will stay focused and on task here at CMS. Take some time this weekend (we get a whole extra hour) to breath and relax before the whirlwind begins!
October Citizens of the Month
Congratulations to the October winners of Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School’s Citizen of the Month. Citizens of the Month exemplify the school’s mission statement and are chosen by teachers and staff. To celebrate their accomplishments, an end of the year breakfast celebration will be held for students and their families.
Grade 8: Kathleen Mills, Delia Alvarado, Olivia LeSavage, Maura Beades
Grade 7: Alexa Coras, Connor Curran, Michael Marchand
Grade 6: Cameron Reed (not in photo), Ryan Valeri, Daniel Martin
Notes from the Nurse
Interface Mental Health Helpline
Norwood is proud to announce that we have officially launched the INTERFACE Mental Health Referral Helpline. This is a free, confidential mental health outpatient referral service for children, adults, and families. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from INTERFACE’s extensive database.
You can link to the sites below for our specific pages on the INTERFACE website:
Blue Hills Regional Technical High School Information
Start Time Task Force
Washington DC Grade 8 Trip
If you missed the parent meeting on Tuesday we have forms with all the necessary information in the office and I have attached one to this newsletter. The PowerPoint is available on our webpage. We do have some need based scholarships available, please have your student come to the main office for a form.
Registration Deadline: November 15th
Scholarship applications Deadline: November 1st
We have 140 registered and 15 on the wait list. There are still two weeks to go- lets get to 180!
Please note that we have started to wait-list students. Once we reach 180 all those on the wait-list can be added to the fourth bus. If you enroll now and we don't make the 180 your deposit will be fully refunded.
After School Activities
Friendship Club: The club will meet once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00 Students are responsible for their transportation home or take.a late bus. First meeting October 23rd.
Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1
Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101
Robotics Club: The Norwood High School Robotics Club will run for a total of 5 consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on Wednesday October 3rd, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Robotics Lab at Norwood High School.
Student Council: Informational meeting will be on October 4th
SEARCH The club's regular Monday meetings will begin after the application process is concluded. Please contact Mr. Oliver or Mr. Roussos with any questions.
Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15
Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30
Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30
Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00
Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45
The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting will be a social gathering - details to come!
Need some new Coakley Apparel for the 2018 School Year? Click the link below and see what's available!
November 6th: Teacher's Professioanl Development - No School
November 8th, 15th, 16th - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 12th - Veteran's Day recognized - No School
November 21st - Early release at 11:00 - Thanksgiving Break
November 22nd and 23rd: Thanksgiving - No School
November 28th - School Council Meeting
Music Concert Dates
Thursday, December 13: 7th Grade Winter Concert (choral and instrumental)
Tuesday, December 18: 8th Grade Winter Winter Concert (choral and instrumental)
Thursday, January 10: 6th Grade Chorus and Honor Ensembles Winter Concert
Thursday, January 24th: Festival of Bands Concert at NHS (6-8 band)
Thursday, January 31st: All Town Orchestra Concert at NHS (6-8 orchestra)
Thursday, February 7th: LaLa-Palooza Choral Concert at NHS (8th grade chorus and Honor Chorus)