Camp Road Cougar News
November 27, 2022
Hello CRMS Family,
I hope that you all had a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving Break! I feel fortunate to have spent time with my family and friends and to have time to recharge. I hope you all as ready and excited as I am to get back to school!
I can't believe how fast the year has flown by. We only have three weeks before we are off for our winter break. Even though we have multiple holiday breaks, I want to remind everybody that the second quarter does not end until January 17. Don't let these breaks impact your academic momentum. Students, make sure you are ready to learn every day. Make sure to keep getting all of your assignments done at the highest level. Parents, ask your children about what they learned each day and what assignments they have to do. Help us hold them accountable for their assignments, so everybody can be successful!
I look forward to an academically rigorous, but fun few weeks!
November 28-December2: Scholastic Book Fair in the Media Center
November 29: Cougar Store Open
November 30: PTO Spirit Night at Melvin's BBQ
December 1: Progress Reports sent home
December 1: James Island Tree Lighting Ceremony (JI Jazz Band performing)
December 6: Chorus and Strings Winter Concert, 6pm - 7pm
December 6: JICHS Percussion and Jazz Concert, 7pm - 8pm
December 7: Winter Math MAP Testing
December 8: Winter ELA MAP Testing
December 9: Coffee and Conversations in the Media Center
December 9: 8th Grade Band Parade Practice
December 13: Winter Band Concert
December 16: Half Day - Hat Day
December 17-January 3: School Closed
We now have a working Annual Calendar for those of you that like to be able to look ahead. We will continue to update this calendar with all school events, including JICHS sporting events that some of our CRMS students may be participating in.
Information from PTO
The Federal Cards will be sent home on Wednesday, 11/30/22. Please sign and return to school by Friday, 12/02/22. The address labels will be on the back of the card and you will need to complete the information on the front of the card. Please make any changes that are needed. Thank you!
CRMS Spelling Bee
Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 28 - Dec. 2
The library will host a Scholastic Book fair this week. Our goal is to sell at least $4,000 in books – the minimum amount to be able to get cash profit toward our author visit. Students will come to the library with their ELA classes, and they may also come after 8:05 am with a pass from their HR teacher. I encourage families to take advantage of the eWallet program so that your children are not bringing cash to school. We will also accept credit, debit, cash, and checks. Get more information here.
Middle School Softball, Baseball & Co-ed Soccer
Register online sign-up or see the attached MS Sport Flyer for details. Please remember to sign up even if you are playing basketball or planning to try out for a C team or High School sport, etc. Minimal overlap in seasons. As long as you are registered for MS Sports by the deadline then you are eligible to play and be able to decide who to play for when the time comes. We need one co-ed soccer coach and possibly one more baseball coach for CRMS Teams. If interested, please reach out to our Cougar Athletic Booster Club at email@example.com
CRMS Wellness Room
Middle school is a time when students’ cognitive capacities, including abstract thinking and moral reasoning increase. During this time middle schoolers become aware and are especially sensitive to their peers and experience an increased intensity of emotions. Kids are "carrying" a lot in their metaphorical book bag even before they walk through our school doors some mornings.
The Wellness Room at CRMS was created with that in mind–helping students independently re-set, re-focus and return to learning.
Wellness Room Objective:
Students will independently work to self-regulate their emotions, problem solve and/or reset to return to the classrooms recentered and focused, allowing them to re-engage and be “ready to learn.” Counselors will be in the room, facilitating this work.
At any time during the day students can request to visit the Wellness Room for a quick reset. Signed agendas are the entry and exit passes to the room. Targeted maximum time in the Wellness Room is 10 minutes.
What’s in the Wellness Room?
Upon entering the room, students can choose a “what do I need card.”
Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution worksheet
A quiet space (noise cancellation headphones) or a book
Distraction (from my feelings) puzzles, crosswords, brain games, etc
Mindfulness (yoga cards, breathing exercises, etc)
After choosing a “what I need card” and giving it to the school counselor, students are able to choose flexible seating and use the manipulatives. Ten-minute sand timers are given to students to let them know when their time has expired. After signing out, students can request to see a school counselor if needed.
Science Links social/emotional wellness to Student Gains:
* Improvement in students’ social and emotional skills, attitudes, relationships, academic performance, and perceptions of classroom and school climate
* Decline in students’ anxiety and behavior problems
* Long-term improvements in students’ skills, attitudes, prosocial behavior, and academic performance
From James Island Charter High School IB Program
For any 8th grade families who may be considering an International Baccalaureate education at James Island Charter High School: please click this sign up to schedule an observation of IB courses during a morning or afternoon session from November 28th through December 9th.
School Technology Information You Need to Know...
Students should NOT bring their Chromebook chargers to school. Please charge devices at home each evening. Chargers tend to disappear at school, and we have no way to track them. Students will be responsible for the cost of replacing lost chargers, so please don’t let your student bring the charger to school!
A reminder about the CCSD fee structure for damages and loss of chromebooks:
- Negligent/Accidental Breakage - No charge for first incident per school year $50 per incident for each subsequent event
- Intentional Vandalism - $300.
- Stolen Device - No cost if a police report is provided
- Lost Device - $300
- Lost Charger - $40