Parent eNews: CMS Weekly

Friday, October 12, 2018 (Week #8)

Students Participate In Hat Day Supporting Our Local Food Pantry...

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Parents & Guardians:

October is one of my favorite months; I wish it would last longer. However, it’s important to enjoy every moment of this New England gift. The cooler temperatures and the beautiful foliage is something to be admired – take advantage if you can as we know the cold weather will be right around the corner. Let's take a look at what's happening next week at CMS.

Wishing everyone a weekend.

Dean W. Packard


508-248-1423 Ext. 1102

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Looking Ahead

Monday, October 15th

- Book Fair (preview day)

Tuesday, October 16th

- Book Fair (shop day)

- Grade 8 Shepherd Hill Tours

- B&G Soccer Mountview (Home) 3:30 p.m. (Boys first)

Wednesday, October 17th

- B&G Soccer Grafton (Home) 3:30 p.m. (Girls first)

Thursday, October 18th

- B&G Soccer @ Whitcomb 3:30 p.m. (Boys first)

- XC Tantasqua Invitational 3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 19th

- PTO Fall Family Funfest 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. at CMS

PTO’s Fall Family Funfest – Friday October 19th 5:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for a night of fun on Friday, October 19th as our PTO presents its annual Fall Family Funfest. Come enjoy the cakewalk, costumes, food, shows and much more. It’s a great time for everyone. Click the link below for more details:

Fall Family Funfest

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Monday, October 22nd. If you were absent, need a new ID, or want to get your picture retaken, please take advantage of this opportunity.

Picture Day ID: OB018003Q1

PTO’s Scholastic Book Fair

Students will be able to preview and purchase scholastic books this week. This is a great opportunity to find books that excite and entice a reader’s passion. Students will visit on Monday to preview and return on Tuesday to shop.

Shepherd Hill Regional High School Informational Night at Dudley Middle School – (Updated)

Please join us on Monday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Dudley Middle School for a night to celebrate all of the great things happening at Shepherd Hill. Presenters will be on hand to highlight programs and opportunities for your children. If you can’t attend due to the town meeting, the Shepherd Hill presenters will be looking to confirm a date at CMS in the very near future.

5th & 6th Grade Leadership Team – Starting Thursday, October 18th

Mr. Packard will once again be creating an opportunity for any 5th or 6th grade student looking to learn about leadership and community. This leadership team will meet on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. If your child is interested in taking part in the opportunity, please submit your child’s name on the link below or have them sign up in the main office. This is open to ANY 5th or 6th grade student. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Packard directly at

Community Connections Project – Annual Food Drive Campaign

It’s that time of year again when we take on the initiative of helping out others. Our annual Donation & Food Drive will take place from Monday, October 1st – Friday, October 26th

This year we are attempting to raise enough money to feed families in need or collect enough non-perishable food items to do the same. The goal is to fill my office with as many food items as possible and collect enough money to purchase food through a special program for families. I will work with my Leadership Team to meet these goals. If you want to donate money, please make checks payable to: CHIP-In. We will have a donation tub in our main office and in the cafeteria for additional donations. I will keep everyone updated as we move toward this goal. If you have any questions, please e-mail Principal Packard at

Donor’s List (Please Consider Helping Out):

Ahmad / Ali Bhatti Family - $300.00

DeJesus Family - $200.00

Makie Family - $200.00

Summit Engineering & Survey, Inc. - $100.00

Tauper Land Survey, Inc. - $100.00

Packard Family - $100.00

McGrail Family - $50.00

Music Parents Association Information

MPA is once again conducting their annual Fall fundraiser. Parents can purchase the following items: pies, cookie dough and pastry braids. All orders are due by Friday, October 19th and will be delivered to the school for pick-up on Tuesday, November 13th If you have any questions, please e-mail Noreen at

After School Programs

Classes start Monday, October 15th and we are still taking registrations – all classes still have space available. If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Olson directly at

Pink Out Day at CMS

Tuesday, October 30th will be Pink Out Day at CMS. CMS Strong t-shirts are availbale on-line now through Friday, October 19th. If interested, you can order at the link below:

CMS Yearbooks

Interested in getting a yearbook? If so, please click on the link below to secure your order. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kasierski at

Order your Yearbook today:

Yearbook ID Code:



Parent Resource Section

Contact us: 508-248-1423

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Principal Packard Holding Monthly Meetings With Students Prioritizing Important Items...

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Parent Survey

This is the last week for this survey. All data will be reviewed by our Instructional Team. Thanks for providing honest feedback.

After School Programs Registration Information

All classes will start next week and there's still room to enroll...

5th & 6th Grade Leadership Team Information

Click here to sign your child up or this opportunity or have them sign up in the main office.

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Let's hope for some dry weather for the weekend...