Parent eNews CMS Weekly

Sunday, February 23, 2020 (Week #27)

Welcome Back

Weekly Message: Feb.24-28, 2020

Parents & Guardians:

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice vacation break. We are all looking forward to getting back into our daily routine of learning and discovery. It seems like a quiet week with events, but transitioning back is always fun on many other fronts. I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow and getting back to business.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week.

Go Grizzlies!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


For a deeper look into what’s happening at CMS jump on our social media platforms!

Twitter: @CMS_Grizzlies (Please follow us for day-to-day information)

Instagram: CharltonMiddleSchool (Please follow us for day-to-to information)

YouTube: Dean Packard (Covers videos from Charlton Middle School)

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 24th

- Principal's Advisory Group Meeting 5th & 6th Grade 2:30-3:30 (Conference Room Main Office)

Tuesday, February 25th

- Business as usual

Wednesday, February 26th

- Business as usual

Thursday, February 27th

- Business as usual

Friday, February 28th

- Business as usual

School News:

Term #2 Scholar Breakfast Ceremony

We look forward to recognizing students who had a 90 average or above in all four core academic areas. This event is always lots of fun and well deserved on the part of our hard-working students. We will have some excellent speakers as well.

5th & 6th Grade - Thursday, March 12th 8:30-9:30 a.m.

7th & 8th Grade - Friday, March 13th 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Order Your Yearbook Soon...

Yearbook Information:

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

See button to order...

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Dining Out

Take a night off of cooking! Head over to Uno’s in Sturbridge from 2/3/2020-2/28/2020. They will donate 20% of your check to the Charlton PTO!

Box Tops

Send in your Box Tops! Scan your receipt or cut them out and send them in with your students! We count on your donations to help with our fundraising efforts. Every little bit helps our students and schools to put on amazing amazing student events!

News From Our Music Parents Association:

Mabel’s Labels:

Do you wish for a fresh start to your organizing and labeling in 2020 ?

If so, check out -> Enter "Charlton Middle School Music Parent Association"— Then shop for all of your favorite labels that are Laundry, Dishwasher, and Microwave safe !

Guaranteed to stay put! Tons of adorable designs to chose from and FREE SHIPPING ! This will be available until June 2020 !

Show your school spirit and support of the Music Programs at CMS. Purchase a T-shirt at CMS Music Program Fundraiser

All funds raised will go directly to Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association.

Shirts will be delivered to your student on Monday, February 24, 2020

Have questions? Contact us at

Amazon Smile:

Support the CMSMPA without leaving your home! Shop through Amazon Smile and a portion of your total will go directly to the CMSMPA. Click here or simply go to from your computer or mobile device and select Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association as your chosen non-profit!

Please join us as we continue to plan programs and raise funds for our Music Programs.

MCAS Testing Schedule Spring 2020

ELA Grade 5: April 14th & 15th (Tuesday & Wednesday)

ELA Grade 7: April 2nd & 3rd (Thursday & Friday)

ELA Grade 6: April 8th & 9th (Wednesday & Thursday)

ELA Grade 8: April April 6th & 7th (Monday & Tuesday)

ELA Make Up Sessions: April 22nd - April 29th (State Window)

STE Grade 8: April 28th & April 29th

STE Grade 5: April 30th & May 1st

Math Grade 6: May 5th & May 6th

Math Grade 7: May 7th & May 8th

Math Grade 5: May 12th & May 13th

Math Grade 8: May 14th & May 15th

Math & STE Make Up Sessions: May 18th - May 22nd

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

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

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

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

Online yearbooks: code: 41

Congratulations To The 6th Grade Charlton Wildcats Team For Their Championship Win This Weekend - Way To Go!

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John Paire 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament Information

Click here for information about the upcoming 3v3 basketball tournament. This is a great cause for all the right reasons.

CMS Daily Announcements

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Teen Vaping What Parents Need To Know

Click here to access this information about this topic. Always good to know. We all have to work together to help educate kids on safe choices.