Middle School South News....

April 1, 2019

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ACT ASPIRE TESTING INFORMATION

ACT Aspire Testing is soon...

5th grade will be testing April 8th and 9th.

6th grade will be testing April 10th and 11th.


Expectations for ACT Aspire Testing:


· Be present and on time

· Use time wisely - working the majority of testing time

· Use the tools and resources provided to you during testing

· Be courteous and polite while all students are testing

· Follow all testing rules and procedures

· MUST notify teacher before submitting any testing


5th and 6th grade students will receive incentives next week for working hard on the ACT Aspire testing. We will have games, art, music, activities and snacks for students to wind down with after testing.




Cabot Middle School South Parents/Guardians,


All fifth graders will be taking the ACT Aspire on Monday, April 8th and Tuesday, April 9th. All sixth grade students will take the ACT Aspire on Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th.


As a parent, there are a number of ways that you can support your child before taking a standardized test:


1. Help your child get to bed on time the night before each testing day. Research shows that being well-rested helps students perform better.


2. Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.


3. Have your child eat a good breakfast but not a heavy one. Research shows that students do better if they have breakfast before they take tests.


4. Get up early to avoid rushing. Be sure to have your child at school on time. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00.


5. Be positive about the test, don’t dwell on it. Acknowledge that tests can be hard. Explain that doing your best is what counts. The important thing is to make your child comfortable and confident about the test.


We have to make a few changes in our schedule to accommodate our testing schedule for April 8-11:


Test Schedule:

Monday, April 8th

5th Grade

8:00-11:50

Reading, Writing, and English


Tuesday, April 9th

5th Grade

8:00-11:10

Math and Science


Wednesday, April 10th

6th Grade

8:00-11:45

Reading, Writing, and English


Thursday, April 11th

6th Grade

8:00-11:20

Math and Science


Lunch and activity times have been adjusted to accommodate the above testing times. Please call the office with any schedule questions you may have regarding this.


Special incentives will be provided on the afternoons of testing.


Kona Ice will be visiting fifth graders on Tuesday and sixth graders on Thursday. Students may purchase a snow cone for $3 on their assigned day.



“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”—General Colin Powell

WE BELIEVE IN YOU!

SAVE THE DATES~ TRACK AND FIELD

5th grade Track and Field will be Thursday, April 25th


6th grade Track and Field will be Friday, April 26th

Nurse Reminder to Middle School South Parents

Parents play an important role in their child’s health. To protect the health of all Middle School South students and staff, it is important that each parent be aware of their child’s health BEFORE sending them to school each day.


I need to stress again to you the importance of keeping your child at home if they are sick. If your child feels bad, please check their temperature. If they have a temperature of 100 or more DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. This rule applies if they have a fever during the evening or before school in the morning.


STUDENTS MUST STAY HOME UNTIL THE TEMPERATURE STAYS BELOW 100 FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT MEDICATION SUCH AS TYLENOL, MOTRIN, OR ADVIL.

(FEVER REDUCERS)


For example: if your child feels bad tonight or in the morning and has a temperature of 100.0 you should NOT send them to school tomorrow. Please do not medicate your child and send them to school.


Also if your child has vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. Stomach viruses are very contagious.


Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions about when your child should return to school you may contact me.


Kimberly Armstrong, RN

501-743-3570 phone

501-743-3533 fax

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

News from the CMSS Counseling Center:


The mission of the Cabot Middle School South’s Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. School counselors partner with other educators, parents/guardians and the community support of the total educational program.


Nicole True, 5th Grade Counselor: nicole.true@cps.k12.ar.us


Jana Terrell, 6th Grade Counselor: jana.terrell@cps.k12.ar.us


Please let us know how we can help your child at CMSS.

Cabot School District Lunch Menu

Click the button to view Cabot School District meal prices plus breakfast and lunch menus.

2018-2019 STUDENT CALENDAR

Click button to view the 2018-2019 student calendar.

IMPORTANT DATES:

April:

4- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

5- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly


5th grade ACT Aspire Testing April 8th and 9th

6th grade ACT Aspire Testing April 10th and 11th


24- Secretary's Day


25- 5th grade Track and Field

26- 6th grade Track and Field


May:

3- Cafeteria Appreciation Day


6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

10- Space Camp/Space Day


16- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

17- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly


23- Last Day of School

Cabot School District 2018-2019 Student Handbook

Click the link to view the 2018-2019 Student Handbook.

THE R.E.A.L. PANTHER PLEDGE


Be Someone’s R.E.A.L. Hero

As R.E.A.L. Panthers, we believe…

R.E.A.L. Panthers show RESPECT:

● To all students, all adults, and ourselves

● For our campus

● By being honest and kind

R.E.A.L. Panthers will EXPLORE:

● Ready to learn

● With materials and supplies

● With a willingness to try

R.E.A.L. Panthers will ACHIEVE:

● By creating a safe environment

● With their actions and choices for their own success

R.E.A.L. Panthers will LEAD:

● In their school

● In their learning

● In helping and serving others

CABOT PUBLIC SCHOOL WEBSITE BUTTON

Click the Cabot Public Schools Website bar to take you directly to the District Homepage.

Stand Up to Cyberbullying | Federal Trade Commission

Free and Reduced Form is now available online!

Parents can now fill out free and reduced forms online! Check this out:


http://www.cabotschools.org/administration/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-meals

BOX TOPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH

We have great news! We will have the incentive program here at Middle School South! It was proven success last year at MSS and we want to continue for students and parents to turn trash into cash! The cash for the Box Tops program helps with many things including new technology for Middle School South. We hope you will help us meet our Box Top goal this year!


Remember to collect those BOX TOPS over the summer to help your upcoming class win some cool prizes!

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REMIND 101

Mrs. Hanna would like you to join MSS Parents 2018-19!


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WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE?

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH TWITTER

Twitter is a perfect opportunity for you to see the latest activities that are occurring at Middle School South. If you have not signed up for Middle School South Twitter you can follow us @CMSSouth.

CABOT SCHOOLS APP!

Cabot Public Schools is proud to debut its new mobile app.


The app gives parents, students, staff and patrons direct and immediate access to school news, notifications, student info, resources and much more!


All this information is available in one place and right at your fingertips. It’s also free and just a single download away.


The free official Cabot Public Schools app is available right now in the App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android users.


If you have an iPhone, to get started visit the App Store and search for Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District. Once you find it, just click on it to download the app to your phone.


If you have an Android phone, you’ll go to Google Play, and again either search Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District and download it to your phone.


Once it’s downloaded, you’ll want to explore all the features available. It’s a great place to stay connected.


• Keep up-to-date on the district’s top news stories

• Customize your app to follow and get notifications from the district and/or school(s) of your choice

• Calendar of school events

• Find contact and staff information on each school and departments

• Access student information, grades, upcoming assignments, and cafeteria balances

• If you’re new to the district, find your school and your student’s bus route

• Lunch menus

• Pay cafeteria balances

• Resources for students, parents, faculty and staff

• Provide feedback, suggestions or contact the superintendent


Our new Cabot Public Schools app also automatically translates all this information into more than 50 languages. All you have to do is go to the Settings Icon and select your preferred language.


If you’re not able to download the app, don’t worry. We'll still continue distributing all our information just like we have before through social media, phone calls, texts, emails, website, school announcements, and newsletters. This new app is just another tool to help us connect with you.


*We encourage you to always follow the district (Cabot Public Schools) to keep up-to-date on important information.