PTG Announcements for Week of February 21

Last Call for Spirit Wear!  Store Closes Monday Feb 22
Show your school spirit AND support the PTG at the same time by purchasing this fun (student-designed) commemorative 2020-2021 t-shirt.  Check out our other new CMS and Concord-Carlisle apparel too, including hoodies, shorts, joggers and pom-pom hats.

Don’t miss out!  Order now at the CMS PTG website for mid-April delivery.  https://cmsptg.org/shop/


Your PTG Dollars at Work – Special Guest at Wednesday AssemblyThe PTG is pleased to co-sponsor a visit from special guest Chuck Cooper during the student assembly this Wednesday, February 24th.  A description of our speaker’s topic is in Principal Cameron’s recent message – read it here.  A special video message to CMS from Chuck Cooper in preparation for the assembly can be found here.  Click here for the special bell schedule for that day.


A Word from the CMS Interact Club:  Hygiene Product Drive for Open Table
Hello! Our names are Layli and Kassie and we are members of the CMS Interact Club. On behalf of our community service club, we are so happy to reach out to you today! The goal of this email is to inform you of our upcoming soap drive charity campaign! Today we are reaching out to help our community by providing Open Table with some of the most difficult to obtain products for their organization: soap and hygiene products. Things like toothpaste and shampoo can make all the difference when families are in need. Imagine choosing between hygiene and rent!  If able, we would love for you to have your child bring soap, shampoo, or another hygiene product donation into school! Here is a list of donations that local families will benefit from the most. There will be boxes placed in the lobbies of each CMS building to collect donations before the end date of March 5th. We greatly appreciate all of your support and encouragement!  Thank you so much for reading.


New School Mascot – Students Vote March 3
The PTG has been asked by the Student Council to endorse a candidate in the runup to the March 3 vote for a new school mascot.  The PTG Board of Directors has endorsed the falcon for its attributes of far-reaching vision and the ability to soar high and aim for the sky.  Go Falcons!


Change to CMS PTG Announcements
The publication schedule for this newsletter has changed from weekly to bi-weekly frequency for the rest of the winter.


THANK YOU!!!
Thank you to the RISE Club (Race, Identity, Society, Empowerment), students and staff who hosted the all-school assembly on the Wednesday before break.  The assembly focused on the urgent and important work before us to combat racism and social injustice at the middle school.  Your efforts make a difference!


Upcoming Events

  • February 24 – All school end of the day assembly – with Chuck Cooper  
  • February 25  – School Advisory Council meeting, 4pm
  • February 25 – Author visit – Ashley Herring Blake available on Zoom with the 7th grade English teachers for students, 7pm 
  • February 27 – Virtual Model UN Conference on Climate Change for Model UN members, 9:15am 
  • March 3 – Extended End-of-day homeBASE
  • March 5 – Annual String Solo Showcase for string students in grades 4-8 on zoom, 7pm
  • March 8 – Professional Day (No School for Students)
  • March 12-14 –  Homework-Free Weekend
  • March 17 – Extended End-of-day homeBASE
  • March 19 – CMS PTG Meeting, 10:15am
  • March 25  – School Advisory Council (School Council) Meeting, 4pm 
  • March 26 – Professional Day (No School for Students)
  • March 31 – Extended End-of-day homeBASE

From the CMS Daily Announcements

The following items have been collected from the CMS Daily Announcements pagefor your convenience. Please direct any questions to Vanessa Moran.

Please click here for a list of Fall and Early Winter Dates. 

PTG Announcements for Week of February 7

New Spirit Wear Is Here!

Have you visited the expanded PTG online store yet?  Check out the new CMS and CC logo clothing items, featuring the student-designed 2020-2021 souvenir t-shirt and including hoodies, joggers, shorts and hats!  All proceeds from sales go directly to supporting student events and our fabulous CMS staff.

The store closes for new clothing orders on Friday Feb 12.  Don’t miss out!  Order now for mid-April delivery.  https://cmsptg.org/shop/


PTG Meeting this Friday
Our next CMS PTG meeting will be held this Friday February 12th  at 10:15am via Zoom video-conference.  We will be discussing ideas for safe ways to hold social events for parents as well as students.  Please join us – all are welcome! A reminder email with an agenda and a link to the Zoom call will follow closer to the day of the meeting.

Spirit Week Returns
This week is Spirit Week!  The CMS Student Council has announced the following theme days for February 8-12:

  • Monday : You Do You!
    Create your own spirit day: go backwards, go opposite, go crazy hair, crazy hat, crazy shoes, go rainbow, go tie dye, go twinsies with your BFF, etc.
  • Tuesday: Celebrate your Grade Color Day!
    6th graders wear Green, 7th graders wear Red, 8th graders wear Blue
  • Wednesday: Cozy Fort Day! 
    Zoom in on our all-remote day from your own cozy home-made fort!  Can’t make a fort?  Be cozy in your coziest PJs or in your favorite hoodie or with your pet!
  • Thursday:  Character Day!
    Dress up as a movie character, book character, comic book character…or perhaps your favorite teacher?
  • Friday: 80s Day!
    Travel back in time to the funnest decade for dressup!

Slightly Extended School Day This Wednesday
Students have created content for an assembly on black history to be hosted by the RISE Club (Race, Identity, Society, Empowerment).  The assembly will take place this Wednesday during an extended homeBASE at the end of the day, 1pm – 1:25pm. 


Best Wishes for a Happy Break – February 15-19
The PTG board of directors wishes everyone a wonderful February vacation next week! 


Change to CMS PTG Announcements
The publication schedule for this newsletter has changed from weekly to bi-weekly frequency for the rest of the winter.


THANK YOU!!!
Big thanks to Superintendent Hunter for the traditional snow day this past week, and to the custodial staff who spent that day moving the mountains of snow so that safe in-person learning could continue on Wednesday.  Much appreciated!


Upcoming Events

  • February 8-12 – Student Council Spirit Week
  • February 10 – Extended End-of-day homeBASE – RISE Assembly, 1pm-1:25pm
  • February 10 – CMS Principal Coffee, 7pm
  • February 12 – CMS PTG Meeting, 10:15am
  • February 15-19 – School Vacation
  • March 3 – Maroon and Gold Day, Extended End-of-day homeBASE
  • March 8 – Professional Day (No School for Students)
  • March 12-14 –  Homework-Free Weekend
  • March 17 – Start of 3rd Trimester
  • March 17 – Extended End-of-day homeBASE
  • March 19 – CMS PTG Meeting, 10:15am
  • March 26 – Professional Day (No School for Students)
  • March 31 – Extended End-of-day homeBASE

From the CMS Daily Announcements

The following items have been collected from the CMS Daily Announcements pagefor your convenience. Please direct any questions to Vanessa Moran.

Updates from the Cafeteria

  • Hot lunch for Feb 11/12: teriyaki chicken with fried rice and stir fry vegetables
  • Hot lunch for Feb 25/26:  pizza
  • New item starting Feb 8:  spicy Italian sandwich – turkey, salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato on a sub roll
  • Special Valentine’s Day snack Feb 11/12:  ice cream!   

New Date Chosen for Maroon and Gold Day
The rescheduled Maroon and Gold Day festivities will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd. (Start collecting those maroon and/or gold wearable items now!)  The student body will also conduct live voting on this day to choose a new mascot.

Please click here for a list of Fall and Early Winter Dates. 

PTG Announcements for Week of January 24

Cool New Spirit Wear Options Coming SoonDid you know that CMS spirit wear and other logo items can be purchased on the PTG’s online store?  Several fun new items will be hitting the store in the next few weeks.  All are great for birthday gifts or for everyday wear to show your CMS pride.  More details on our new offerings to come in our next newsletter.


Half Day Coming Up Next Week
February 3rd is a half day at the middle school, even though it is not listed on the district-wide school calendar.  Click here for the half-day bell schedule (no homeBASE).


Missed the Principal Coffee?
If you missed either of the recent parent forum/principal coffee Zoom meetings (on math program changes and on social justice in the curriculum), links to recordings of the meetings are available upon request via email to Mr. Cameron.


Change to CMS PTG Announcements
The publication schedule for this newsletter is changing from weekly to bi-weekly frequency for the rest of the winter. 


THANK YOU!!!
Big thanks to the many CMS teachers who demonstrate incredible creativity and commitment by finding ways to organize and run after-school clubs despite the ever-changing environment.  These programs are such a terrific part of the CMS experience for our kids.  Much appreciated!


Upcoming Events

  • January 25 – Middle School Building Committee Community Forum, 5pm 
  • January 27 – Trimester 2 Midpoint
  • January 28  – School Advisory Council (School Council) Meeting, 4pm
  • January 28 – CCHS 8th Grade Virtual Curriculum Night hosted by CCHS, 6:30pm
  • February 3 – Half Day
  • February 5-7 – Homework-Free Weekend
  • February 8-12 – Student Council Spirit Week
  • February 10 – End of the Day Extended homeBASE, RISE 
  • February 10 – CMS Principal Coffee, 7pm
  • February 12 – CMS PTG Meeting, 10:15am
  • February 15-19 – School Vacation
  • March 8 – Professional Day (No School for Students)
  • March 12-14 –  Homework-Free Weekend
  • March 19 – CMS PTG Meeting, 10:15am
  • March 26 – Professional Day (No School for Students)

From the CMS Daily Announcements

The following items have been collected from the CMS Daily Announcements pagefor your convenience. Please direct any questions to Vanessa Moran.

Please click here for a list of Fall and Early Winter Dates. 


PTG Announcements for Week of January 10

Happy New Year from the PTG!

We hope everyone had a peaceful and joyous winter break.  On behalf of your PTG board of directors, welcome to 2021!  We look forward with high hopes for the new year ahead.

Many thanks to those of you who have contributed to our annual appeal so far.  Please keep those donations coming!  The PTG is in the planning stages to utilize a portion of these funds on some fun family events in the late winter and spring.  Stay tuned, more details to come.

Anna Travias and Kristin Martines
PTG Co-Presidents


January PTG Meeting Postponed
This month’s PTG meeting, originally scheduled for this Friday, will be postponed to a new date to be determined.


Your PTG Dollars at Work
Our staff appreciation committee was hard at work in December.  Led by Jennie Garofalo and Sue Mulvany, the all-volunteer team distributed servings of “warm holiday wishes” to all CMS staff and faculty in the week before winter break.  Each cup contained a Dunkin Donuts gift card and some sweet treats, with a message of thanks attached.  Thank you to our donor families whose generous contributions to the PTG have made this project possible.


THANK YOU!!!
Big thanks to Sue Mulvany, Jennie Garofalo and the staff appreciation team for organizing and assembling such a fun December treat for the CMS employees.


Upcoming Events

  • January 14 – Parent Forum on Changes to 7th/8th Gr Math for 2021-2022, 6:30pm
  • January 15-18 – CMS Homework-Free Weekend
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
  • January 20 – CMS Principal Coffee, 7-8pm
  • January 27 – Trimester 2 Midpoint
  • January 28  – School Advisory Council (School Council) Meeting, 4pm
  • January 28 – CCHS 8th Grade Virtual Curriculum Night hosted by CCHS, 6:30pm

From the CMS Daily Announcements

The following items have been collected from the CMS Daily Announcements pagefor your convenience. Please direct any questions to Vanessa Moran.

Upcoming CMS Community Forum
Thursday, January 14 – Parent forum on changes in 7th & 8th grade CMS Math starting in school year 2021-2022 , 6:30pm  Click here for more details.

Please click here for a list of Fall and Early Winter Dates. 


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The PTG relies exclusively on parent contributions to support our students. We will spend approximately $100/per child annually, however, donations of all amounts are greatly appreciated!

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