PTG Announcements for Week of June 13

Your PTG Dollars At Work: 8th Grade Social is a Big Hit!

The PTG and the school celebrated our 8th graders in grand style on Friday with a Hawaiian-themed sendoff event.  The kids enjoyed food, games, ice cream and a photo booth, all set to cool music by a local DJ.  Kudos to PTG event chairperson Deb Antonangeli and volunteers Lauren Dillon, Holly Legault, Lori Robertson, Anna Travias and Kristin Martines for the event setup/breakdown, decorations, ice cream, favors, music, photo booth and much more. Big thanks to CMS administration and staff for cheerfully giving another Friday evening to run and chaperone the event.


Clean Up Those Laptops!
Laptops will be collected during homeBASE this week, so make sure to get any files you want to keep off of those hard drives.  Unlike last year, students will not keep their school computers over the summer.  6th and 7th graders turn in their hardware on Monday June 14, 8th graders on Tuesday June 15.  Don’t forget the charging cord!


Tomorrow is Field Day!
Get ready for Field Day, an awesome day of field activities and carnival games.  Many thanks to all the parents who donated popsicles for the kids and who contributed money towards the equipment rentals for Field Day.  It is a big help!


Last Day of School is a Half Day
Dismissal on Wednesday, June 16 will be 11:15am at  Peabody and 11:25am at Sanborn


Join the Team for the 2021-2022 School Year!
The PTG needs your help as we gear up for an awesome school year next year.  We are looking for one volunteer to maintain the PTG website and several volunteers to work on staff appreciation projects.  If you are interested in being more involved with a fun group of volunteers, please contact Deb Antonangeli at deb.antonangeli@gmail.com or Kristin Martines at klmartines@comcast.net .


Did You Miss Photo Retake Day Last Week?
Print packages from picture day went home with your kids on Tuesday June 1.  If you would like to have your student try another shot but you missed retake day on June 9, it’s not too late.  Click here for details and use the instructions at the bottom of the page for families who have missed getting a photo taken.


THANK YOU!!!

A huge helping of gratitude goes to our outgoing PTG Co-President Anna Travias for her leadership and her many years of dedicated volunteer work to enrich the CMS experience for all students and their families.  Thank you, Anna!!

A million thanks to Superintendent Hunter, Principal Cameron and the rest of the CPS/CCHS administration for their extraordinary efforts and impressive results in this incredibly challenging year.  You did it! Time to celebrate!


Upcoming Events

  • June 14 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 6th & 7th Graders 
  • June 14 – Field Day
  • June 15 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 8th graders 
  • June 15 – All School Awards Assembly and Yearbook Dedication, 9:30am 
  • June 16 – Last Day of School for Students (Half Day, Dismissal 11:15am/11:25am) 
  • June 18 – Trimester Three Grades posted to ASPEN

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 Spring dates. 


PTG Announcements for Week of June 7


Get ready for a luau!  CMS and the PTG are celebrating our graduating 8th graders with a Hawaiian-themed outdoor party at Sanborn on Friday June 11, 6 – 8pm.

All 8th grade students are invited and are encouraged to dress in casual Hawaiian apparel (optional) for outdoor play.  Leis will be provided to coordinate!  Party-goers will enjoy dinner, ice cream, many game stations and fun background music by a DJ who will gladly take requests for school-appropriate tunes.

Admission is free but parents/guardians must complete this sign-up form before Thursday, June 10 at 4pm.


Monday June 7 is a Surprise Half Day at CMS
Monday June 7 is a half day for CMS only due to the extreme heat.  Dismissal will be at 11:30am (Peabody) and 11:40am (Sanborn).  All periods 1-7 will meet, but there will be no homeBase, no snack break and no lunch.  See the daily announcements for Monday’s bell schedule.


School Photo Retake Day June 9
Print packages from picture day went home with your kids on Tuesday June 1.  If you would like to have your student try another shot, retake day is coming up on June 9.  Our vendor, Coffee Pond Photography, offers great service for photo retakes at no charge.  If the retake doesn’t go well, you can go back to the first shot, no problem.  Click here for all the details.


One Week Until Field Day!
Plans are in full swing for Field Day, an awesome day of field activities and carnival games that is the most highly anticipated event of the year.

  • Still needed:  Popsicles for the kids to enjoy
    We are about ⅔ of the way to our goal to provide a popsicle to every student (thank you to those who have pledged pops). If you haven’t already done so, please sign up here to buy one or more boxes of nut-free popsicles (12-18 per box) and drop them off during morning arrival on June 11, the Friday before Field Day.
  • Please help fund the equipment rentals for Field Day
    Click here to donate to the Happy Spring Memories fund.  Money received goes towards Field Day equipment as well as all three grade-level spring socials.

CMS Students Featured in the IMSCC Spring Showcase 
The Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord (IMSCC) is pleased to share the performances of these talented CMS students, as featured on their website in the Spring Showcase:



Special Dates for 8th Graders and Their Families
8th grade parents, please make sure to check Principal Cameron’s special list of 8th grade dates for the 8th grade celebration/social and many other events.  This list contains additional information that is not included in the main CMS date list.


THANK YOU!!!

Major thanks to all the people who are working hard to make our 8th grade spring social a success.  Our appreciation goes to PTG volunteers Deb Antonangeli, Lauren Dillon, Holly Legault, Lori Robertson, Anna Travias and Kristin Martines for coordinating gifts, decor, ice cream, favors, DJs and much more, and to Principal Cameron, his administrative team and the CMS teachers/staff for arranging the food and games and for chaperoning the event.

A big round of applause to the following energetic CMS teachers and staff members who have made the time to run after-school clubs for our kids, even with their extra-big workloads this year.  Thank you for keeping the fun and normalcy of clubs going in such an abnormal time.

Animals & Planet Club – Barbara Peskin & Kara Tranghese
Art Club – Eleanne Roosenburg
Board Game Club – Justin Matos-Atamian 
Chamber Strings Club – Anna Anderson
CMS Newspaper Club – Alyssa Bigay
Creative Writing Club – Wendy Pfaffenbach
Cycling Club – Rakesh Bhol & Sharon Kabelitz
GSA Club – Laura Regis
Honors Choir – Dan Rivenburgh
Interact Club – Joseph Meyer
Lego Robotics Club – Sharon Moss
Marvel Club – Mary Anderson
Math Club – Greg Connor
Math Team – Kristen Callahan
Model United Nations – Dan Murphy & Robbie Robbins
The RISE Club – Sarah Oelkers & Debra Jemison
Rollerblading Club – Elizabeth Stockwood & Wendy Pfaffenbach
Star Wars Club – Robert Merrill
Student Council – Mary Anderson

Kudos all around to the many people whose big efforts are shaping up a fantastic Field Day.  Thanks to Anna Travias, Kristin Martines and Kimber Lynn Drake from the PTG and to Principal Cameron, the CMS gym teachers and the many other CMS employees who will be setting up and running all the fun activities.


Upcoming Events

  • June 9 – Picture Retake Day, 9:30 – 10:30am
  • June 9 – 8th Graders’ Mini-orientation at CCHS, 1:45pm Bus Departure from CMS
  • June 10 – 8th Grade CCHS Athletics Presentation, 6pm
  • June 10 – 8th grade Parent/Student/Family CCHS Transition Night on Zoom, 7pm
  • June 11 – Last day for Spring Sports and Clubs
  • June 11 – 8th Grade Social and Celebration at Sanborn, 6 – 8pm 
  • June 14 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 6th & 7th Graders 
  • June 14 – Field Day
  • June 15 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 8th graders 
  • June 15 – All School Awards Assembly and Yearbook Dedication, 9:30am 
  • June 16 – Last Day of School for Students (Half Day, Dismissal 11:15am/11:25am) 
  • June 18 – Trimester Three Grades posted to ASPEN

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 Spring dates.


PTG Announcements for Week of May 31

Field Day is Coming!

Great news – Field Day is ON for June 14th!  With its combination of field activities and carnival games, this is typically the most highly anticipated event of the year.

 There are two ways in which we could use your help today.

  1. Please donate popsicles for the kids to enjoy
    We need many boxes of nut-free popsicles (12-18 per box) to be dropped off during morning arrival on June 11, the Friday before Field Day.  Please click here to sign up.
  2. Please help fund the equipment rentals for Field Day
    Click here to donate to the Happy Spring Memories fund.  Money received goes towards Field Day as well as all three grade-level spring socials.

School Photo Retake Day June 9
Print packages from picture day should be coming home with your kids on Tuesday June 1.  If you would like another chance at that perfect shot, don’t worry.  Retake day is coming up on June 9 and our vendor, Coffee Pond Photography, offers great service for photo retakes at no charge and no risk.  If the retake doesn’t go well, you can get your child’s first print package back, no problem.


Special Dates for 8th Graders and Their Families
8th grade parents, please make sure to check Principal Cameron’s special list of 8th grade dates for graduation, the 8th grade celebration/social and many other events.  This list contains additional information that is not included in the main CMS date list.


Help Us “Show the Love” Next Year
The PTG’s staff appreciation committee does amazing things.  This fun group of parents could use your help next year to keep the momentum going – please join us! 

We need a few more committee members and either a chairperson or two “co-chairs.”  The chairperson organizes committee meetings, offers guidance to the members working on each project and keeps the PTG board of directors informed about committee activity.  If you’d like to learn more, please contact Deb Antonangeli at deb.antonangeli@gmail.com or Kristin Martines at klmartines@comcast.net .Additional volunteer opportunities will open up in the late summer, too.  Details to come via email in August.


Your Donations to Bay State Textiles Benefit the PTG
Cleaning out your closets this spring?  Did you know that the PTG receives a little money for each item placed in the Bay State Textiles bins in front of the Sanborn building?  They accept clothing, footwear, accessories, linens and stuffed animals in ANY condition as long as everything is clean and dry – even damaged items can be repurposed!  Check out a list of what they accept and their FAQs.  Please help out the PTG by using the bin at Sanborn to donate your unwanted textiles.


THANK YOU!!!

Huge thanks to the following dedicated CMS teachers and staff members who have been running the spring sports for our kids.  Their efforts have brought joy and normalcy to a crazy year.

Track – Deb Harmon, Kim Cyr, Dan Murphy 
Boys’ Basketball – Dave Davidson 
Girls’ Basketball – Brian Revell 
Softball – Sharon Taft  
Baseball – Rekesh Bhol 
Cycling – Sharon Kabelitz, Hiral Shah Major applause also goes to the PTG’s Staff Appreciation *dream team* for their amazing work all year long.  Their creativity and energy has helped to maintain a connection between teachers/staff and families and has let the CMS employees know that we see them and truly appreciate their extraordinary efforts in this very tough year.  
Our Staff Appreciation Dream Team roster:  

Jennie Garofalo
Kristin Martines
Amy Tenenbaum
Ashley Anderson
Susan Mulvany
Deizy Mendes-Cardoso
Terri Bono


Upcoming Events

  • June 1 – Rising 6th grade (current 5th grade) CMS Informational Zoom Webinar, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • June 2 – Rising 6th grade (current 5th grade) CMS Special Education Informational Webinar, 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • June 4 – Pride Outdoor Picnic at the Sanborn Soccer Fields
  • June 5 – 8th Grade Graduation outside at CCHS, 3pm
  • June 9 – Picture Retake Day, 9:30 – 10:30am
  • June 9 – 8th Graders’ Mini-orientation at CCHS, 1:45pm Bus Departure from CMS
  • June 10 – 8th Grade CCHS Athletics Presentation, 6pm
  • June 10 – 8th grade Parent/Student/Family CCHS Transition Night on Zoom, 7pm
  • June 11 – Last day for Spring Sports and Clubs
  • June 11 – 8th Grade Social and Celebration at Sanborn, 6 – 8pm 
  • June 14 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 6th & 7th Graders 
  • June 14 – Field Day
  • June 15 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 8th graders 
  • June 15 – All School Awards Assembly and Yearbook Dedication/Distribution, 9:30am 
  • June 16 – Last Day of School for Students (Half Day, Dismissal 11:15am/11:25am) 
  • June 18 – Trimester Three Grades posted to ASPEN

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 Spring dates.

RSVP Deadline for 8th Grade Graduation: Tuesday June 1
Tuesday June 1st is the last chance for 8th grade families to RSVP for this coming Saturday’s graduation.

CMS Animals and Planet Club Calendar
The CMS Wildlife and Nature Calendar showcases beautiful nature photography by CMS students and teachers.  Click here to see all the photos and to order your copy – they make great end-of-year gifts.  Your purchase will benefit Unity Farm Sanctuary,the Elephant Sanctuary, and the House Rabbit Network. The calendar covers July 2021 through December 2022.

PTG Announcements for Week of May 23

Your PTG Dollars at Work

This past week, the PTG presented each of our six custodians with a thank-you bag containing a gift card, some nice chocolates and a note expressing our gratitude for all they have done this year.  Many thanks to the families whose generous donations to the CMS PTG’s annual appeal have made this possible.

Fifteen months ago, who could have known that our custodians would find themselves on the front lines of such a battle?  Ever since March 2020, these dedicated people have gone far beyond the call of duty to help protect our kids and all CMS employees from COVID-19.  Every CMS family is encouraged to send them your own words of thanks and support at the following email addresses:


Spirit Week Returns May 24-27
The last Student Council Spirit Week of the year is here!  All students are encouraged to show their school spirit by dressing and/or accessorizing to this week’s daily themes (Mon-Wed) and finding kind things to do for another homeBase (Thurs):

  • Make Yourself at Home Monday
    (pajamas/comfy clothes/stuffed animals/blankies)
  • Tie-Dye Tuesday
  • Wacky Wednesday
    (inside-out, backwards, crazy wig, crazy hair, crazy glasses, mismatched, etc., more ideas here)
  • homeBase Kindness Thursday

Your Donations to Bay State Textiles Benefit the PTG
Cleaning out your closets this spring?  Did you know that the PTG receives a little money for each item placed in the Bay State Textiles bins in front of the Sanborn building?  They accept clothing, footwear, accessories, linens and stuffed animals in ANY condition as long as everything is clean and dry – even damaged items can be repurposed!  Check out a list of what they accept and their FAQs.  Help out the PTG by using the bin at Sanborn to donate your unwanted items.


Help Us Show the Love Next Year
The PTG’s staff appreciation committee did amazing things this year.  This fun group of parents could use your help next year to keep the momentum going – please join us!  

We need a few more committee members and either a chairperson or two “co-chairs.”  The chairperson organizes committee meetings, offers guidance to the members working on each project and keeps the PTG board of directors informed about committee activity.  If you’d like to learn more, please contact Deb Antonangeli at deb.antonangeli@gmail.com or Kristin Martines at klmartines@comcast.net.  

Additional volunteer opportunities will open up in the late summer, too.  More information coming soon to an email inbox near you…


No School on Friday May 28 and Monday May 31
This coming Friday is a professional day for teachers, with no school for students.  There is also no school on Monday as we observe the Memorial Day holiday.  Enjoy the extra-long weekend!


Last Homework-Free Weekend of the Year, May 28-31
Not only is it an extra-long weekend, but a homework-free one too!  Thanks to the CMS student council for this feature of the Challenge Success initiative.


THANK YOU!!!

A big shoutout goes to fundraising chairperson Tracey Marano and to our spiritwear team of Jen Kamionek and Lori Johnson for their great work this year.  Thank you for all that you do!

Huge kudos to the folks who organized and ran the two grade-level social events this past Friday!  The kids had a lot of fun.  We are grateful to Anna Travias and Kristin Martines for coordinating the ice cream and DJs and to Principal Cameron and his administrative team for organizing the pizza, games and staffing.

Heartfelt thanks to all the CMS teachers, staff members and administrators who stepped up to chaperone the event and gave up their beautiful Friday evening for our kids.


Upcoming Events

  • May 24-27 – Student Council Spirit Week
  • May 27- June 1 – Challenge Success Homework-Free Weekend
  • May 28 – Professional development day, no school for students
  • May 31 – Memorial Day holiday, no school
  • June 1 – Rising 6th grade (current 5th grade) CMS Informational Zoom Webinar, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • June 2 – Rising 6th grade (current 5th grade) CMS Special Education Informational Webinar, 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • June 4 – Pride Outdoor Picnic at the Sanborn Soccer Fields
  • June 5 – 8th Grade Graduation outside at CCHS, 3pm
  • June 9 – Picture Retake Day, 9:30 – 10:30am
  • June 10 – 8th grade Parent/Student/Family CCHS Transition Night on Zoom, 7pm
  • June 11 – Last day for Spring Sports and Clubs
  • June 11 – 8th Grade Social and Celebration at Sanborn, 6:30 – 8pm 
  • June 14 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 6th & 7th Graders 
  • June 14 – Field Day
  • June 15 – Laptop Collection during homeBASE for 8th graders 
  • June 15 – All School Awards Assembly and Yearbook Dedication/Distribution, 9:30am 
  • June 16 – Last Day of School for Students (Half Day, Dismissal 11:15am/11:25am) 
  • June 18 – Trimester Three Grades posted to ASPEN

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 Spring dates.

CMS Animals and Planet Club Calendar and Auction
The CMS Wildlife and Nature Calendar showcases beautiful nature photography by CMS students and teachers.  Click here to see all the photos and to order your copy – they make great end-of-year gifts.  The calendar covers July 2021 through December 2022 and will be available to purchase until May 31st.
 
Also, please click here to visit the club’s Silent Auction page, view the many items available there and place your bids.  Bidding closes at midnight on the evening of Friday, May 28.  Both the auction and calendar sale proceeds will go to support many wildlife preservation organizations.  For more, click here to see the group’s video.


Donate to the PTG

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!

Weekly Announcements

The CMS PTG sends out Weekly Announcements on Sundays. If you are not receiving them, please click the link below to sign up:

CMS PTG Weekly Email Sign Up

Our Mailing Address

Concord Middle School
ATTN: PTG
835 Old Marlboro Road
Concord, MA 01742