CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, October 1, 2021 (Week #6)

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Principal's Weekly Message

From The Principal's Desk...

It's hard to believe that September is in the books. I am happy to say that we are heading in a great direction, and more importantly, we are really gaining some great traction, too. Below I have added a few new items to our announcements. I am anticipating a fast, fun month of learning ahead. Let's keep working together for the benefit of all students. #CMSFamily

Just a reminder: Please check in on the Community Portal to stay current for understanding where your child/children are academically. Teachers are working hard to keep up with grading assignements so you can watch the academic progress. As always, please reach out to our staff or me with any questions or concerns.

Finally, you will find information below about after school clubs. We are excited to begin our first sessions. Our first sessions will begin on Tuesday, October 12th.

Wishing everyone has a great weekend.

Yours in education,

Dean W. Packard - Principal

Mr. Rogalski - Assistant Principal

Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102



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Weekly Calendar:

Monday, Oct. 4th:

- Home XCC Meet VRS Knox Trail Middle School 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 5th:

- Away Soccer Game x Quabbin 3:30 (G) x 4:45 (B)

Wednesday, Oct. 6th:

- PTO Event 4:30-6:00 p.m. (outside on our campus)

Thursday, Oct. 7th:

- XCC Home X Webster Middle School 3:30 p.m.

- Away Soccer Game X DMS 3:45 p.m. (B) x 4:45 p.m. (G)

Friday, Oct. 8th:

- Half Day Professional Development Day - Dismissal 11:15 a.m.

After School Clubs

We are excited to offer the fist round of after school clubs. Be sure to read over the class description as some classes go for eight weeks and other throughout the school year. Click the link below to access our offerings:

Fall After School Clubs

Financial Literacy & $100,000 Stock Market Challenge - Wednesday, October 13th

If you are intrested in learning about money as a tool for extending your life experiences, please consider joining this after school experience. Mr. Packard, Mr. Daley and a few others will help you explore the world of finanace including cash, stocks, crypto and more. Oh, and yes, there will also be holding a stock market portfolio contest (virtually of course). This experience will held on Wednesdays after school 2:30-3:30 p.m. and some virtual sessions as well (to be held through Google Meet). Click the sign up link below if interested - This is free and open to any student in any grade.

Mr. Packard's Financial Literacy Class

Haunting On The Hill - Friday, October 29, 2021

Join Shepherd Hill's NHS as they put together another Haunting On The Hill event. This is always a great night for kids and families. The event will start at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Hill parking lot. Be sure to wear your best Halloween costume. Tickets are $2.00 per car. Donations collected at the event will go toward NHS's Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Parent / Caregiver QR Code Dismissal Process (PLEASE COMPLETE IF YOU PICK UP YOUR CHILD

Our attempt to use QR reader codes for pick up hit a wall. Our WiFi isn't strong enough to do what we wanted. However, we will continue to streamline our process. We will be handing out student cards for your dashboard, which will make the identification process so much smoother. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as well look for ways to improve our process.


School Council

If you are interested in being on our school council for the upcoming school year, please complete the Form below. These would required a meeting once a month for about an hour. Meeting days are Thursdays and the time will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. This is the last week to submit your name. Please reach out to Mr. Packard at with questions.

School Council From 2021-2022

Asbestos Notification Message - Nothing At CMS

Please click on the link below to review our school's message pertaining to asbestos notification. CMS doesn't have any asbestos within our school.

Asbestos Notification Information

Dudley Charlton Educational Foundation Fundraiser

Click here to access this important information

Caregiver Resource Page

Click here to access resource links...