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Sunday, December 1, 2019 (Week #15)

Thank You... Thank You... Thank You...

Principals’ Message Week 15

Parents & Guardians:

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday break. As we come back to school, we are heading full-throttle into the month of December (I can't believe how fast time marches on). This week will be filled with lots of activities. We are very excited to be hosting our annual Term #1 Scholar Recognition Ceremony. On Tuesday, we will recognize 5th & 6th grade students and on Wednesday, we will recognize 7th & 8th grade students. The ceremony will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. starting in our auditorium and then moving to the cafeteria. Last week, students who achieved a cumulative average of 90 or above in all four core areas and a passing grade in Unified Arts were given an invitation to attend. Parents are invited to attend as well. It's always a fun moment when we get a chance to recognize the hard work and perseverance of our students. Students will receive a light breakfast and parents may join us for coffee after the ceremony. It's always fun and we hope you can join us. Please e-mail me directly if you have any questions at

On another note, I want to personally thank everyone who helped make our CHIP-IN collection such a success. We delivered just shy of 2000 items and $1700.00 in cash to them last Wednesday. I was met with a big hug and tears from the Director, as she now will be able to have extra food and purchase food all the way to Easter. It's always such a great feeling knowing that our school and community can come together for so many great causes - THANK YOU!

I hope everyone has an amazing week!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


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Upcoming Events

Monday, December 2nd

- No School (Weather Conditions Poor)

Tuesday, December 3rd

- 5th & 6th Grade Scholar Recognition Ceremony 8:30-9:30 a.m.

- SEPAC Meeting 6:30 p.m. (Library)

Wednesday, December 4th

- 7th & 8th Grade Scholar Recognition Ceremony 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 5th

- Business as usual

Friday, December 6th

- Business as usual

School News:

Term #1 Scholar Honors Ceremony & Breakfast

Our Scholar Regcognition Program will be honoring all students that achieved a cumulative average of 90 and above in all of the core subjects and a passing grade in all Unified Arts classes. We are excited about this and have a nice ceremony planned with guest speakers and a light breakfast. Parents and guardians are invited to attend this ceremony as well.

Grades 5&6 - Tuesday, December 3rd

Grades 7&8 - Wednesday, December 4th

Invitations went out last week. If you have any questions, please contact Principal Packard at

Thinking About Acting On The Big Stage?

CMS presents our drama production for this year: Frozen. Information will be made availbale to all students on December 1st. In the meantime, you can reach out to Mrs. Potter with any questions at

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

Charlton PTO Events & Fundraiser:

  • Get your Spirit Wear! Make your Spirit Wear order online. Details included on how to order is here.

  • Worcester Railers vs Maine Mariners. December 28th at 7pm. See additional details here.

  • Our annual Kid Shop is December 7th 9am-1pm at Heritage School. Pick up your Scrip (Gift Card orders) Come check out some great vendors and get some of your holiday shopping done.

  • Worcester Railers vs Maine Mariners. December 28th at 7pm. See additional details here.

  • Ever wonder where your fundraising $$ goes with the PTO. A great event that the PTO was able to support was the 6th grade event The Witches presented by the Hanover Theater at CMS.

The REMIND app we have been using no longer allows over 150 participants so I had to create a class for each school. Could you please send out the information below so CMS parents get the info to join? Either through your REMIND system or in email form?

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Charlton Middle School PTO-Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only. Unfortunately the new remind system does not allow the PTO to have one group with all members so we must create a REMIND link for each school. L This is the most effective way we can reach out to parents directly with reminders about updated event info, volunteer opportunities, fundraising programs and success etc. Please make sure to sign up today! It’s simple.

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

Term #1 – Progress Report Date

Friday – October 4th (Parent Portal Opened – current status)

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

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

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

Online yearbooks: code: 4150620

CMS' Morning Announcements

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Holiday Gifts From Our School Store

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