CMS Parent Update

March 10, 2023

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CMS Families

CMS Families,

A quiet, but very productive week at CMS. We are gearing up for a BUSY end of the year with several exciting and educational events being planned for each grade level.

MAP Testing

March 21st-READING MAP

March 22- OST Writing Assessment

April 5th-MATH MAP

End of quarter and grades

Today, Friday, March 10 is the END OF THE 3rd GRADING PERIOD. Grades will be posted in Infinite Campus on Tuesday, March 14.

-Mr. Tomco


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You are invited to participate in this year’s JUST RUN LAKE COUNTY youth fitness program! JUST RUN was designed to combat obesity and to promote physical activity in our youth. The program focuses on nutrition, exercise, and making healthy lifestyle choices.

The primary features of the JUST RUN program include:

● JUST RUN – Students will meet for practice twice a week. Practices will include warm-ups and activities followed by walking/running.

● JUST RACE – Just Run Lake County 5K goal race will be Saturday, May 27th at Fairport Harbor. Students will train and be encouraged to participate.

● JUST RUN WITH YOUR PARENTS – Students are encouraged to walk/run/hike or bike with their parents on the weekends in order to promote family fitness.

JUST RUN is open to children of all ages. Some ages may require parent participation in the program. You must provide your own transportation for your child.

We will practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00p.m to 4:00 pm

We will meet in the LGIR and walk together to Chardon High School and run a loop


We will combine running, stretching, drills, games, and discussions about healthy


In the event of inclement weather, we will practice indoors but most of the time we will

practice rain or shine!

You will need to pick your child up from practice by 4:15 pm. Please do not be late to

pick up your child.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Suzanne Stewart at


WE WILL BEGIN PRACTICE ON Tuesday, April 4th. There will be no practice on

Thursday, April 6th but every other Tuesday and Thursday we will have practice

until May 23, 2023. The race is on Saturday, May 27th.

A HARD/PAPER copy must be completed for registration. Click the banner below for a copy of the application. Several copies are available in the main office as well.

JUST RUN Permission Form

Just Run permission form.

Sources of Strength

The Chardon Local School District Board of Education recently approved the piloting of Sources of Strength, an evidence-based curriculum designed to help students build on their strengths and recognize the positive forces in their lives that help them manage difficulties, build resilience, and build meaningful connections. Please find a letter to parents/guardians with more information below.

At CMS the program will be piloted in only 5th and 6th grades between now and the end of the school year, with the plan to expand next year after reviewing the impact. So far, students have played games with their advisory groups, discussed their strengths, and learned so much about their classmates in the initial practice lessons they participated in.

The website for Sources of Strength can be found HERE. Questions about the program here at CMS can be directed to Kate Collins in the counseling office or

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OPTIONAL Summer Math Acceleration Program

Preparations for the 2023-24 school year are in full swing. If you are interested in learning more about your child participating in a summer learning opportunity to advance a grade level in math, a parent meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15, from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM, at CMS, in the LGIR. This is ONLY FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 6th, 7th, or 8th GRADE for the upcoming 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR.

All current 5th, 6th, and 7th-grade parents should have received a letter detailing the program from your child's math teacher this week. During the parent meeting, we will have a big Q&A session, however, it will be difficult to address questions about your child's eligibility for this program. Please reach out to their math teacher, school counselor, or school administration for specific questions about their gifted academic identification. Looking forward to the meeting next Wednesday.

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GCCTM Math Contest

Congratulations to all of the CMS students who participated in the GCCTM math contest at Kirtland Middle School last Saturday. Mr. Francis was in the scoring room and reported the overall material for this year's contest was challenging. Despite this challenge, our students did great!

In addition, the kids deserve a shoutout for giving up 7-8 lunch/recess periods to prepare for the competition and for getting up early on a Saturday morning to do MATH!!!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Francis, Mrs. Mele, Mrs. Stewart, Mr. D'Angelo, Mrs. Culliton, Ms. Paroubek, and Mrs. Mysyk for their organizational efforts in being a host site, coordinating practices with the teams, and attending an event on the weekend.

Builders Club Paper Towel Drive

CMS Builders Club is hosting a paper towel drive March 20th-24th for Rescue Village. Rescue Village is Geauga County’s humane society and takes care of animals year round. Rolls of paper towels are an important resource for Rescue Village as they take care of animals in need.

Each homeroom will collect rolls of paper towels all week. The class that collects the most rolls of paper towels will win a treat. There will be one winner for each grade. Please contact Amanda Weaver if you have any questions.
G-TV Chardon Events Page

Link to several CMS events!!

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6th and 7th GRADE GLOW DANCE

Ticket sales for 6th and 7th-grade students will start MONDAY during their lunch period and will remain on sale throughout the week. We would prefer EXACT CHANGE, $3.00 per ticket. Your child WILL NOT receive an actual ticket. All purchases will be tracked on a sheet and attendance will be taken upon entering the dance.

A few reminders about the dance:

  • There will be NO re-entry after a student chooses to leave the dance.
  • PICK-UP and DROP-OFF CHANGE: Drop-off will be down the ALCAN, and pickup will be in the main parking lot by the BOE building. The high school has an event during the dance pick-up time and I expect HEAVY traffic around the high school. Please be VERY CAREFUL as you pull in and out of the lot during this busy time. We need to make sure EVERYONE IS SAFE.
  • Students are expected to follow all rules and expectations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Failure to comply with the rules will result in removal from the dance and a meeting with the school administration to discuss further consequences.

We hope to see EVERY 6th/7th grader next FRIDAY!!

PTO Information

Upcoming Events/Save the Date

Fri. 3/10-- 6th/7th Grade Glow Party

Sat. 4/15-- Light Up the Night Reverse Raffle at Fowler's Mill Golf Course benefitting CMS Stem Lab

Officer Positions 2023-24

Get involved! The CMS PTO is looking for 2 officer positions for the 2023-2024 school year. VP of Hospitality and Secretary are both open. Reach out to and let us know if you are interested!


The flyer is posted below. Click the "Light Up the Night Tickets" banner below to purchase tickets.

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Light Up the Night Tickets

PTO Light Up the Night ticket link. Click the above banner.


March 10: 6th/7th GLOW DANCE

March 15: Math Summer Acceleration Parent Meeting

March 21: Reading MAP Assessment

March 22: OST Practice Writing Assessment, 4th Grade Music Program

March 26: CAVS PTO Night

March 27-31: Spring Break

April 05: Math MAP Assessment