CFB Family Bear's Den
Early Release Next Week - Wednesday, December 6 - Dismissal at 11:25
The holiday season is a time of excitement and cheer. It can also be a time of stress and pressure for families. If you are feeling financially stressed this year and could use some support for your family, please let us know.
We have a Holiday Gift Giving program at CFB as well as one in conjunction with the Millis Police and Fire Departments. We would love to hear from you about how we can help. Please call (508) 376-7003 ext 568 to leave a message on this confidential line, or email Kelly Annunziato at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect back with you about ways to support your family.
The Millis Police and Fire Department are also once again working together to support Millis Families during the holiday season. If your family could use support with toys for your children, please complete the attached form. Linked here: Millis Police & Fire Holiday Assistance Program 2023
Or please use the QR code attached:
We would like to celebrate our cultural diversity by hanging the flags of every student and staff’s birthplace in our school. If your child was born outside of the United States, kindly email Mrs. Mulligan at email@example.com and include your child's name and birth country so we can include the flag in our collection. Please respond by December 8th. Thank you for your support!
From the Nurses' Office
Massachusetts State law requires a physical examination for all students entering kindergarten, fourth grade, seventh grade, and newly enrolled students. If you have already sent in your child's physical exam this school year, please disregard. If not, please send in your child's physical exam performed within the last 13 months as soon as possible.
Be a SOUPER hero!! CFB is partnering with the Millis Food Bank to collect cans of soup for families in need for the month of December. We will present the Food Bank with the Soup Collection at our December All School Assembly focused on Giving. Please have your student(s) bring in cans of soup to the collection box in the lobby. There are many benefits to soup: Easy to prepare, Nutritious, and Delicious. To aid families in accessing the soup, Pull Top Cans are preferred. Thank you for your support and generosity.
As part of our celebration of languages and cultures through the daily morning messages, Mrs. Valluzzi, our digital and technology specialist, is looking to share some cultural traditions that families have. If you would like to share about a favorite cultural New Year’s tradition for your family, please fill out the Google Form with as much information as you can (the form is located in the attached link). If you prefer to fill out the form in your home language, that is totally fine. Ms. Valluzzi can translate if needed. CFB Cultural Traditions 2023-2024
Nutcracker Field Trip to Millis High School
All CFB students were able to enjoy an abridged version of the Nutcracker at the high school last week. Our students did a wonderful job displaying audience expectations and the middle and high school performers also did a terrific job. Thank you to Mrs. Copice for arranging such a wonderful opportunity for our students.
The Full Show of the Nutcracker will be taking place this weekend 12/1-12/3: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 1pm. Many CFB students are performing and it is an exciting community experience.
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November 22, 2023
Dear CFB Families,
As we gather with loved ones to express gratitude, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you. Your support, involvement, and dedication to our school community make a positive impact every day.
Wishing you a joyful Thanksgiving filled with warmth and cherished moments.
Mrs. Jango and Mrs. Molloy
This morning, CFB students participated in our third fire drill of the year. Students exited the building quietly and safely. We are proud of the way our students conducted themselves during this drill. Great job, CFB.
Hat Day Reward
CFB students have worked hard to earn Bear Paws for following our school expectations!
- Taking care of themselves
- Taking care of others
- Taking care of the environment
Tomorrow, we will be celebrating their hard work with a School-Wide Hat Day. Please allow your student to wear their favorite hat to school tomorrow.
Tomorrow, CFB students have the opportunity to walk over to the high school to see an abbreviated version of the Nutcracker. The full production will take place on December 1st at 7:00 pm, 2nd at 2:00 pm, and 3rd at 1:00 pm.
All-School Assembly - Community Thank You
Yesterday, we had an All-School Assembly to show our thankfulness to the greater Millis community. Each grade made a gift for specific community members. Our students did an outstanding job during the assembly presenting their gift. We had approximately 30 community members in attendance for the assembly.
- Fire Department
- Police Department
- Senior Center Representatives
- Food Bank
- Town Librarian
- Municipal Members
To see the presentation video, click on the link - Community Thank You.
We are thankful for the support of the greater Millis Community!
November 14, 2023
We have a 1 year opening on our School Council. If you are interested in serving at CFB in this capacity, please email Mrs. Jango at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Photo Retake Day will be Thursday, December 7th. Please send the undamaged portrait package with your student to give to the photographer. Students who were absent on the original picture day will have their photos taken on retake day. Online ordering directions: www.coffeepond.com
If you have any questions about your student’s picture, please contact Coffee Pond’s Customer Care Department directly at 508-907-6633 ext 0 or email them at email@example.com
CFB Original Works
All orders need to be placed online by tomorrow Friday, November 17th. Please follow the instructions included in the letter that was sent home with your child’s artwork last week.
A student's attendance in school is a strong factor in academic success. We understand there are times when students will be absent. However, we ask that families consider taking long vacations at times when school is not in session. The academic instruction and engagement lost is challenging for students to recoup.
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity, CFB is looking for Substitute Teachers. Please contact Mrs. Molloy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Our District Transportation Department is also looking for bus and van drivers. CDL training is provided by the District. Please contact Sandy LaBarge at 508-906-3632 if you are interested in this opportunity.
November 9, 2023
CFB Original Works
Students have worked hard creating their “Original Works” Projects in their art class with Mr. Poulos. If families wish to purchase items from Original Works, which is an HSA fundraiser, please follow the instructions included in the letter sent home with your child’s artwork today. All orders need to be placed online by Friday, November 17th.
November 17th at the CFB Cafe. Last call for ticket on November 9th.
November 3, 2023
We are looking forward to seeing everyone during conferences next week. You should have already had the opportunity to sign-up for a conference with your student's teacher. If you have not taken advantage of the opportunity yet, please contact the classroom teacher. This is a time for you connect with your student's teacher(s) to discuss progress. This is not a student event. To help families make the most out of this time, we have attached Conference Tips for Families from the Harvard Family Research Project for your review.
On November 7th, conferences will take place in the afternoon and on the 8th, conferences will take place in the afternoon and evening. Both days are Early Release for students. School will dismiss at 11:25 am and no lunches will be served.
If your child is going to be absent or late please call the attendance line before 9:00 am. The number is 508-376-7003 AND then CHOOSE OPTION 2. Please do not email the teacher.
Please send a note in with your child. Please do not email the teacher.
Title I Family Connection
Check out the Title I Math Family Connection for information about Title I, Math Tips for Families, our Math Instructors, Frequently Asked Questions, and so much more. To access the Title I newsletter, please click on the follow line. Title I Math Family Connection
Art's and Craft Fair for CFB Students November 21st