CMSS Newsletter

Monday, November 4, 2019

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing! Please encourage your student to look through our lost and found for a misplaced jacket, hoodie, lunchbox, or water bottle. These items are located in the cafeteria and seem to be multiplying each day!

PTO Monthly Meeting

PTO will host their monthly meeting on Monday, November 4th at 6:30 pm in the CMSS Media Center. Anyone interested in serving CMSS through this organization is welcome to attend.

Hallway Hero training will also take place during this time. If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer at CMSS, please plan to attend this training.

PTO Fundraiser

Our PTO Fundraiser has come to an end. Please turn in your money to the CMSS Office ASAP. Money should be turned in by Monday, November 4th for students to be eligible for prizes. A fundraiser assembly will be held before Thanksgiving Break and prizes will be awarded then.

Quiz Bowl Tryouts

CMSS Quiz Bowl Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 7th after school until 4 pm for those students who have returned their permission slips to Mrs. Sitzmann.

CMSS T-Shirt Sale - Second Chance!

If you missed our first round of T-Shirt are in luck! We are placing a 2nd order. Deadline to order is Friday, November 22nd. Shirts will be delivered just in time for Christmas. Order forms can be picked up in the CMSS Office.

Homework Lab

Does your child need some help with their homework or a quiet place to study before school? Our Homework Room is open every morning beginning at 7:30 in the GT Room. At least one math and one literacy teacher are available each morning in the Homework Room to help students with assignments.

Vision/Hearing Screenings

CMSS will be conducting hearing and vision screenings on November 14th and 15th. We will be screening all of 6th grade students and new 5th grade students. Students will need to bring or wear their glasses or contacts on the day of their screening.

Yearbooks On Sale!

Our Yearbook Committee is busy documenting all the great things happening here at CMSS. You can pre-order your yearbook for $25 until Thanksgiving Break. After Thanksgiving, the price will increase to $30. Pick up a form in the office or order online using the link below:

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.

You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.

Cabot Christmas Alliance

It's hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us.

Applications are now being accepted for Cabot Christmas Alliance and Christmas for Kids. Please click the link below to find out how you can apply for assistance

Cabot Christmas Alliance and Christmas for Kids both rely solely on donations from churches, business, civic groups, and individuals. If you are interested in contributing financially, donating non-perishable food items, donating toys, or by sponsoring a family, please click on the link above to find our more information.

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the designated turn around spot, just past the water tower. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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FREE Breakfast!

That's Right! Every student can enjoy a free breakfast each morning. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to focus and perform better in the classroom.

Lunch prices will remain the same as last year:

  • Elementary lunch: $2.40
  • Secondary lunch $2.60
  • Reduced lunch $0.40

If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know. There is no deadline to apply for free and reduced meals. We will be more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork or apply online. If you don’t qualify for that program, they are still willing and able to provide assistance as needed. For any questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Erin Wilkes at 501-843-3363.

Upcoming Dates

Look for more information in our upcoming Weekly Newsletters about the following dates:
  • November 11: Veteran's Day
  • November 21: Rockin' At The Hop for 6th Grade.
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20: Last day of 2nd Nine Week Grading Period

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