CMS Weekly eNews

Friday, October 29, 2021

It's all about the climb...

Principal's Weekly Message

From The Principal's Desk...

As we continue to cruise along and gain momentum, I can't help but feel the excitement of gaining traction. With that traction comes a growing level of confidence. Nobody ever said returning back to school, Post Covid, would be easy. The efforts, care and compassion that I witness everyday is something special. As an educational leader, it's things like this that I cherish because we are all responsible for shaping foundations for EVERY student that enters our building. CMS is a special place where so many magical moments happen. We will always continue to build upon our efforts of improvement.


Also, I want to send out a special thank you to all who participated in our virtual conferences yesterday. If you were unable to secure a time, please reach out to your child's teachers to set up a virtual session during a convenient time.


Additionally, Mr. Rogalski and I are happy to annouce our first virtual Coffee & Conversation date. On Friday, November 5, 2021 at 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Bring your coffee and your questions to the table. Mark your calendars and join in with the discussion, as we want to hear from you!


Finally, November is our month when we connect with CHIP-IN and begin our annual food and donation drive. This year we are working in conjunction with STUCO (Student Council) to help our local food pantry obtian non-perishable food items and money to aid and assist families in need. Collected items will be housed in homerooms and the homeroom with the most items will be celebrated. If you want to donate money to support this cause, there will be a donation jug in the main office. Loose change or any amounts will be accepted. If you want to donate by check, please make checks payable to: CHIP-IN and send them to my attention. Students can start bringing in items as early as next week. The collection period will end on Monday, November 22, 2021. Thanks in advance for considering helping assist us for this most worthy cause.


Wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween weekend.


Yours in education,


Dean W. Packard - Principal

Mr. Rogalski - Assistant Principal

Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Email: jrogalski@dcrsd.org


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Weekly Calendar:


Monday, November 1st:

- Business as usual


Tuesday, November 2nd:

- Music Parents Meeting 6 p.m (Library)


Wednesday, November 3rd:

- Soccer Game x DMS at Shepherd Hill 6 p.m. (girls) 7 pm (boys) under the lights


Thursday, November 4th:

- DCEF Pumpkin Fundraiser Pick Up 5 - 7 p.m. outside of CMS


Friday, November 5th:

- Business as usual


What's Happening at CMS


Coffee & Conversation with Mr. Packard & Mr. Rogalski


We are excited to hear from you. Join us on Friday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m. for our an opportunity to connect and ask questions, share perspectives and just build connectivity. This is open to any parent or caregiver in the CMS community.


Coffee & Conversation Meet Link


PTO Sponsored Car Wash - Saturday, October 30th & Sunday, October 31st


$5.00 for every car wash will be donated back to our PTO. Honey Farms 36-38 Worcester Road is the location. Click on the link below for more information.


PTO Sponsored Car Wash


2021-2022 School Musical


The Spring Musical is back! If you are thinking about auditioning, please fill out this interest form. If you have any questions, please speak to Miss Fontaine.


Musical Interest 2022


Test & Stay Consent Link


Please use the link below to consent for us to use our Test & Stay procedure. This is used when a student is a close contact within our school setting and enables students to stay in school with a negative test. Consent must be completed before we can test any student.


Test & Stay Link


Haunting On The Hill - Friday, October 29, 2021


Join Shepherd Hill's NHS as they put together another Haunting On The Hill event. This is always a great night for kids and families. The event will start at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Hill parking lot. Be sure to wear your best Halloween costume. Tickets are $2.00 per car. Donations collected at the event will go toward NHS's Thanksgiving Food Drive.