CMS Parent Update

December 02, 2022

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A Few Reminders

As the quarter comes to an end and the holiday season approaches, I wanted to remind parents and students about a few of our rules and expectations.

Tardies: Our academic day starts at 7:40 AM. Students need to be in their classroom seats, and ready to learn at 7:40 AM. Now that the winter weather is here, students need additional time in the morning to secure their winter wear in their lockers. Several students have been marked tardy because they are still in the hallway at 7:40 AM instead of their classroom.

AM Drop Off: Parents, please close all large gaps between cars when entering one of the two drop-off zones. Whether you are dropping off in front of CMS or in front of the BOE office, as soon as your car is stationary students should exit the vehicle. The drop-off zone in front of the BOE starts at the end of the sidewalk. We need to utilize that entire space. It is a brief walk into our warm building, and we have staff members outside for 15-20 minutes every morning supervising drop-off. Our system is very efficient when the rules are consistently followed.


Winter Recess: As the weather turns colder, please encourage your child(ren) to dress accordingly. Across the district, we go outside for recess whenever it’s not raining and the real feel is above 20 degrees. Thanks to the generosity of PTO, CMS will have sleds available soon for when there is snow on the ground. Students in grades 4 and 5 MUST have snow pants on in order to use the sleds. All students are encouraged to have LABELED boots, hats, and gloves every day. Students are permitted to leave boots on the floor at their lockers, and snow gear should be in a shopping bag that can hang from the locks by their lockers.

MAP Testing

All students will take the MAP Assessment in Reading and Math next week. The reading test will take place on Tuesday, December 06, followed by math on Thursday, December 08. Please make sure your student is well-rested and eats a hearty breakfast that morning.

Teachers review MAP data collectively during data digs and individually throughout the year as needed. MAP tests help teachers get a sense of students' academic strengths and weaknesses and inform how they should best adjust instruction throughout the year to better match student needs.

SPIRIT WEEK!!! Starts Monday, December 12

Start to plan your outfits!!!

12/12-12/21 (YES, that’s 8 days of SPIRIT!)

Monday - Decades Day!

Tuesday - Twin Day!

Wednesday - Everything but a backpack day (must fit on your lap on the bus while allowing 2 per seat, nothing that will disrupt school)

Thursday - Blizzard Day! Wear all white

Friday - (Holiday) Pajama Day

Monday - Crazy Socks and Crocs/Slides/Sandals Day!

Tuesday - Holiday Formal Wear, Dress to impress for the holidays.

Wednesday - Ugly Sweater/Holiday Wear

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CMS Yearbooks

It’s time to order a CMS YEARBOOK! CMS yearbooks are on sale through December via Infinite Campus for an optional fee. We do not order extra yearbooks, so all sales must be completed before winter break. .

To order a yearbook, log-in to Infinite Campus. On the left-hand side of the screen click “fees.” Then click on the “manage accounts” folder (this is the tab next to the shopping cart). From there click “optional payments.” You will be able to add “CMS Yearbook” to your cart and pay the fee. Please contact the main office with questions on this ordering process!

7th Grade Girls Basketball

All 7th-grade girls interested in playing basketball for Chardon Middle School and Coach Madden should complete the interest survey below.

Free Harmony at CMS

Next Friday, December 09, Free Harmony will perform for all students at CMS.

Chardon Goes to the Musicals

Chardon Goes to the Musicals is excited to announce ticket sales for Hadestown and Beetlejuice. Money is due to Crescendo Club by Friday, December 9. Order forms are below.


December 06: MAP READING Testing, Jazz Band Concert

December 07: 5th Grade Band Concert, PTO Meeting @ 4:30 CMS Library

December 08: MAP MATH Testing

December 09: Free Harmony @ CMS

December 12: Start of 8 Days of Holiday Spirit

December 22-January 03: Winter Break