Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Sunday, April 7, 2019 (Week #33)

CMS' Mirage Ends The Season On A High Note...

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CMS Families:

I want to congratulate all of our students who were involved in this past week’s Science Fair. All of our students did an amazing job. A big applause goes out to Zoe Avramidis, grade 5, for being chosen as our winner. Also the following students received Honorable Mention: Rileigh Zacek, Alexis Warren, Sophina Zacek, Sadie Wilbur and Maddox Parente. Best of luck as they look to compete at WPI – way to go guys!

This week, we will be continuing our MCAS testing window with the English Language Arts tests. Our 6th grade students will be testing on Monday and Tuesday, followed by our 7th grade students on Wednesday and Thursday. My message to our students remains the same: Just do your best… I wanted to make sure that the students don’t stress too much and just focus on what they can control. As parents, here are three tips that you can use to help your child prepare to do their best:

1. Have them go to bed early (there’s no homework the night before testing)

2. Make sure your child eats a good breakfast before they leave for school

3. Remind them to just do their best

Our students are awesome and will be ready for whatever comes their way. Additionally, it's important to note these tests are only a small part of defining our school and our students; we have so many great things happening within our middle school that represent opportunities for all students to learn and grow - CMS Rocks!

Wishing everyone an amazing week.

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Weekly Calendar:

Monday, April 8th

- Grade 6th MCAS English Language Arts Session I

- Learning Academy – Grades 5&6 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

- Rehearsal Musical 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9th

- Grade 6 Students MCAS Testing ELA Session II

- Learning Academy – Grades 7&8 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

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

- CMS MPA Meeting 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

- CMSMPA Fundraiser Food Pick-up 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)

- Rehearsal Musical 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10th

- Grade 7 Students MCAS Testing ELA Session I

- Learning Academy – Grades 5&6 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

- Intramurals 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Gym)

- Rehearsal Musical 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

- PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (library)

Thursday, April 11th

- Grade 7 Students MCAS Testing ELA Session II

- Learning Academy – Grades 7&8 - 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Library)

- Rehearsal Musical 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 12th

- Student Banking – Country Bank 7:30 a.m.

- Term #3 Report Cards will be posted to the Parent Portal by 9:00 a.m.

- Rehearsal Musical 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What's Happening?

Term 4 officially begins on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Parent Teacher Organization Fundraiser

The PTO is running the Nature’s Vision fundraiser from now until April 12th.

Link below. Contact is Shannon Wilk

PTO Fundraiser

Music Parents Fundraiser

The CMS Music Parents Association’s spring fundraiser offering fruit crisps, cookie dough and pastry braids has ended and we thank you for your support! Orders will be delivered and available for pickup on Tuesday, April 9th from 5-7pm in the cafeteria. Because these items are perishable, all unclaimed orders will be donated so please mark your calendars!

Mary Poppins Jr. - Spring Musical Production - May 4th & May 5th

We are extremely excited to announce that our students and parents have been working very hard behind the scenes in preparation for this year's musical: Mary Poppins Jr. Our show will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 5th at 3:00 p.m. We would love to have you join us for this amazing production. Ticket information can be found below. If you have any questions about tickets, please contact Mrs. Carlson at


Parent Resource Section:

Term #4:

April 5th - To the last day of school

CMS Spring Sports Information

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2018-2019: Calendar 2018-2019

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information

Order your Yearbook today:

Yearbook ID Code:


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

Congratulations Zoe - Great work!

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Enjoying Some Science...

Ms. Hill's Class Using An Online Interactive Bulletin Board App To Juice Up The Learning...

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CMS' Daily Announcements

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District's MCAS Testing Schedule

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Information on MCAS Testing

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Mary Poppins Jr. Spring Music Production May 4th & 5th

Click here to order ticket for this amazing production...

ScreenAgers - Growing up in a Digital Age...

Click here to access information pertaining to this upcoming event at DMS... April 22, 2019 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wishing Everyone a Great Week!