The Mustang Minute

April 12, 2019 - Issue 30


I know I sent this last week but we really need some parents to step up for next year's PTO - please consider joining the team!

It is that time of year, when the flowers bloom, the sun starts to feel warm, and the PTO starts looking for new board members. This year our fantastic President Sheri McLeish, amazing secretary Beth Henry, and awesome treasurer Karen Guerin all have soon to be high school students. This means we need new parents to step up and help out!

If you are worried that the time commitment is too much, rest assured it is one meeting per month and some extra help outside of school to organize fundraisers. The president position is easily shared which can make the commitment much easier.

What are the benefits, you ask? So many! You will know more about what's happening in school than your students. You get monthly updates from your school principal (anyone who attends a PTO meeting can get that as well) and you get to help make all the extra programs and activities happen at CMS.

If you are interested in any of the board positions or are willing to take a more active role in the CMS PTO for next year, please come to the next meeting, April 9th at 6:30 or email me with your name and information.

PTO Email:

Shaw's Gives Back to CMS

Shaw's donating $1 to PTO for each reusable bag sold in May

For the month of May, each time a reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at the Shaw’s located at Nahatan Street, $1 will be donated to CMS PTO, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone that participated in the fundraiser. If you forgot to order (like me) you can still order online and 40% of those sales will also be contributed to CMS! Happy Shopping! We have already raised over $1000 for our student accounts! Thanks for the support

Washington DC Updates

With only 60 days until we leave preparation are starting to heat up!

Rooming Forms were due today!

Medical forms are due next week!

Click the link below to order your T-Shirt!

2019-2020 Budget Info

There is been a lot of information going around about the upcoming budget for the next school year. If you would like the facts about the proposed budget for the override and information on the budget without the override, please check out the school committee budget page on the NPS website linked below.

New Library Reading Area Fundraiser

The PTO is sponsoring a school wide request for funds to create a comfortable reading area in our school library. We will be adding a space with sift chairs, cozy benches, a rug, and other items to entice reading! We have already had a seed donation from Big Y Supermarket for $3500 to get us started! The $13, 000.00 would allow us to make over an entire section of the library for students use. Below is the link to make a donation - feel free to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like! CMS is working to make our library the place to be!
Interface Mental Health

Information about the Interface Mental Health Service

After School Activities

Intramural Sports: Winter sports have started.

Friendship Club: The club meets once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00

Cartoon Club: Mondays 2:10-3:05 in room 105

Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1

Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101

Debate Club: Thursdays in 202

Lego Club: Tuesday, February 26th at 2:15 in the cafeteria

CMS Dance: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 in the cafeteria

Gay Straight Alliance: Thursdays at 2:15

Student Council: Meetings are announced

SEARCH Mondays 2:10-3:05

Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15

Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30

Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30

Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00

Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45

PTO Corner

The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at

May 9 - 6:30, last meeting current board

June 13 - 6:30, new board and old board transition meeting

Important Dates

April 15th - 19th April Vacation

MCAS Testing Schedule

May 7 & 8: Math MCAS all grades

May 14 & 15: Science grade 8