CMSS Newsletter

Monday, October 14, 2019

MAP Test

Be on the lookout for MAP Testing Results. This snapshot helps parents and teachers know where individual students are currently performing in the areas of literacy and math. This assessment is completed periodically throughout the year and helps teachers and staff place students for our Walk to Intervention program.

Space Camp

There are still spaces available if you missed Friday's deadline! If you are still interested in attending Space Camp, turn in your YES form and $90 deposit ASAP!

Space Camp informational packets have been sent home with all 5th grade students. This optional field trip is scheduled for May 1-3, 2020 in Huntsville, Alabama.

All 5th graders will need to turn in a YES or NO form to their Advisory Teacher indicating whether or not they are planning to attend. CMSS is limited to 300 participants.

There has been a price increase this year. The total cost for your student to attend Space Camp is $390. The non-refundable deposit reserves your student's spot for the 3 day field trip. See the payment plan below:

  • October 11th : $90 non-refundable deposit due
  • November 1st: $75 payment
  • December 6th: $75 payment
  • January 10th: $75 payment
  • February 7th: $75 payment

Feel free to contact the CMSS Office or CMSS Space Camp Coordinator at for more information.

Parent/Teacher Conference Forms

It's hard to believe, but the end of the first nine week grading period has come and gone. Our Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 15th and Thursday, October 17th.

Students should have brought home an informative letter and conference sign-up form. Please indicate the 3 conference times and date that work best for you and return to your student's Advisory Teacher. Conferences will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once conferences have been scheduled by the Advisory Teacher, students will be bringing home a confirmation note of your date and time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your student's Advisory Teacher or the CMSS Office.

Test Drive a Car for CMSS

Red River Dodge will be at CMSS on October 15th from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Any licensed driver at least 18 years old can test drive a variety of new cars. In exchange for you taking a test drive, CMSS will receive $10 per test drive. Come support CMSS and Red River Dodge!

Flu Clinics Available

The Cabot Health Unit will be providing FREE flu clinics to students and staff on Tuesday, October 15th and Thursday, October 17th from 10:00am - 5:30pm. A public flu clinic will be available at the Cabot Health Unit on Friday, October 18th from 8:00am - 4:00pm.

For more information and to download the consent form, click on the link below.

No School: October 18th

Cabot Public Schools will be closed on Friday, October 18th. Have a great extended weekend!

Fall Picture Make Up Day

If you missed our fall picture day or you are not satisfied with your picture package, Lifetouch will be on campus Tuesday, October 22nd. If you are wanting retakes, students must bring your picture package to the photographer.

Yearbooks On Sale!

Our Yearbook Committee is busy documenting all the great things happening here at CMSS. You can pre-order your yearbook for $25 until Thanksgiving Break. After Thanksgiving, the price will increase to $30. Pick up a form in the office or order online using the link below:

R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week

The following students were recognized on Friday, October 11th as our R.E.A.L. Panthers of the Week. Each team selects one student per week that has gone above and beyond in demonstrating the characteristic traits associated with the R.E.A.L. Panther Pledge. Congratulations!

5-1 Team Pride: AJ H

5-2 Team Storm: Faith V

5-3 Team Shine: Clayton W

5-5 Team Arctic: Ava B

6-1 Team Unstoppable: Sara Sarotte

6-2 Team All Stars: Isaiah Hernandez

6-4 Team Force: Natalie M

6-5 Team Fierce: Avi S

Essentials: Nathan A & Rebecca H

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Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.

You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the designated turn around spot, just past the water tower. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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FREE Breakfast!

That's Right! Every student can enjoy a free breakfast each morning. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to focus and perform better in the classroom.

Lunch prices will remain the same as last year:

  • Elementary lunch: $2.40
  • Secondary lunch $2.60
  • Reduced lunch $0.40

If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know. There is no deadline to apply for free and reduced meals. We will be more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork or apply online. If you don’t qualify for that program, they are still willing and able to provide assistance as needed. For any questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Erin Wilkes at 501-843-3363.

Homework Lab

Does your child need some help with their homework or a quiet place to study before school? Our Homework Room is open every morning beginning at 7:30 in the GT Room. At least one math and one literacy teacher are available each morning in the Homework Room to help students with assignments.

Upcoming Dates

Look for more information in our upcoming Weekly Newsletters about the following dates:
  • November 1: Frontier Festival for 5th Grade
  • November 7: Camp Rock Musical at CHS
  • November 11: Veteran's Day
  • November 21: Rockin' At The Hop for 6th Grade.
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

Cabot Middle School South

“The core purpose of Cabot Middle School South is to be the reason that every student is educated, encouraged, and empowered to reach their highest level of success, both inside and outside of the classroom.”