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Sunday, November 24, 2019 (Week #14)

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Parents & Guardians:

Next week is a short but busy week for us at school. We have extended our collections for nonperishable food items and donations to Tuesday, November 26th. All of our can goods and money donations will be counted and delivered to CHIP-IN (our local food pantry) on Wednesday, November 27th. It's not too late to get involved. Make chacks payable to: CHIP-IN and bring in nonperishable food items if you would like to help out. I personally want to thank everyone so far as we are definitely heading in the right direction.

May all of you be blessed with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day!

I hope everyone has an amazing week and a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 25th

- Business as usual

Tuesday, November 26th

- Food Drive Collection Ends (CHIP-IN)

- Money Donation Collection Ends (CHIP-IN)

Wednesday, November 27th

- Half Day (Dismissal at 11:15 a.m.)

Thursday, November 28th

- Happy Thanksgiving (No School)

Friday, November 29th

- Thanksgiving Break (No School)

School News:

Annual CHIP-IN Food Drive & Donation Collection

Between now and November 25th, we will begin our annual campaign for supporting our local food pantry: CHIP-IN. Will will be having a contest to see what homeroom can bring in the most non-perishable can goods. All food items will be stored in the homerooms until Tuesday, November 26th. Let's see how much of a difference we all can make for our community! Also, last year we raised over $2,200.00 for this cause as well. We will have collection jars out to collect change and small donations. If you would like to get involved with us, please feel free to make a check payable to: CHIP-IN and drop it off at our school. This is such a great event each year and we couldn't do it without your support. Please e-mail me directly with any questions at

Term #1 Honors Breakfast

Our Scholar Regcognition Program will be honoring all students that achieved a 90 and above in all of the core subjects. We are excited about this and have a nice ceremony planned with guest speakers and a breakfast.

Grades 5&6 - Tuesday, December 3rd

Grades 7&8 - Wednesday, December 4th

Invitations will be coming out this week! If you have any questions, please contact Principal Packard at

Thinking About Acting On The Big Stage?

CMS presents our drama production for this year: Frozen. Information will be made availbale to all students on December 1st. In the meantime, you can reach out to Mrs. Potter with any questions at

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Charlton PTO Events & Fundraiser:

  • Get your Spirit Wear! Make your Spirit Wear order online. Details included on how to order is here.

  • Worcester Railers vs Maine Mariners. December 28th at 7pm. See additional details here.

  • Our annual Kid Shop is December 7th 9am-1pm at Heritage School. Pick up your Scrip (Gift Card orders) Come check out some great vendors and get some of your holiday shopping done.

  • Worcester Railers vs Maine Mariners. December 28th at 7pm. See additional details here.

  • Ever wonder where your fundraising $$ goes with the PTO. A great event that the PTO was able to support was the 6th grade event The Witches presented by the Hanover Theater at CMS.

The REMIND app we have been using no longer allows over 150 participants so I had to create a class for each school. Could you please send out the information below so CMS parents get the info to join? Either through your REMIND system or in email form?

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Charlton Middle School PTO-Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only. Unfortunately the new remind system does not allow the PTO to have one group with all members so we must create a REMIND link for each school. L This is the most effective way we can reach out to parents directly with reminders about updated event info, volunteer opportunities, fundraising programs and success etc. Please make sure to sign up today! It’s simple.

Parent Resource Section:

CMS’ Asbestos Notification:

To View Click Asbestos Notification at Charlton Middle School

Support Services:

Mr. Packard: Principal

Mr. Olson: Assistant Principal

Mary Solomita: Team Chair (Special Education)

Mrs. Dragon Guidance: Grades 5&6

Mr. Daley Guidance: Grades 7&8

Mrs. Wildes: School Psychologist

Mrs. Aberle: Speech Pathologist

School Nurse:

Mrs. Harrington

CMS’ Lunch Information

Did you know CMS offers a quick breakfast? Click below to access menu options:

Menu Options

Free & Reduced Lunch Information:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

WIC Information & Project Bread: WIC Information

School Asbestos Information: CMS' Asbestos Notification

Parent Health Education Information & Opt Out Policy: Important Health Curriculum Information

Student Handbook Information 2019-2020: Student Handbook

Marking Terms:

Term #1: August 27th - November 1st

Term #2: November 4th – January 24th

Term #3: January 27th – April 3rd

Term #4: April – Through day 180

Term #1 – Progress Report Date

Friday – October 4th (Parent Portal Opened – current status)

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2019-2020: District Calendar

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

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

Online yearbooks: code: 4150620

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