PTG Announcements for Week of June 6

Field Day is This Friday! 

The Kids Are Excited but We Need Your Help

Field Day is an amazing event, but it needs lots of helping hands to make it work smoothly.  We are short on volunteers, both for popsicle collection on Thursday during morning arrival and for the games on Friday.  Please sign up to help via the link below.  You can voluntvhis a fantastic, fun-filled day for the kids are:

  • Sign up to volunteer to staff a game or activity (two-hour volunteer slots for each grade) or to collect popsicles the day before (75-minute volunteer slots)
  • Sign up to donate popsicles one day beforehand for the kids to enjoy at the event
  • Help fund the equipment rentals for the day with a monetary donation 

Every bit helps – thanks a bunch!!

Pride Picnic Rescheduled to This Friday @ 6pm
The CMS Annual Pride Picnic has been rescheduled to this Friday, June 10 at 6pm on the Sanborn soccer field.  Join us in celebration and support of the LGBTQ+ members of our community.  Organized by the CMS GSA Club, the event will include music, pizza, ice cream, cornhole and other games.  Please renew your RSVP at this new link (even if you were registered for last week’s date) by Thursday, June 9th @ 5PM.  Cost is $5.00 per person (maximum $25/family), payable at the event.

Your PTG Dollars at Work
This month, the PTG is treating CMS employees to a luncheon in coordination with their staff meeting on June 15.  We will offer a selection of catered sandwiches, wraps and beverages plus cookies donated by families.  Many thanks to those who have already donated money towards the luncheon.  If you haven’t had the chance yet, please consider treating a teacher to lunch with a contribution via the button below.

8th Grade Graduation – Monday June 13
Just one week from today (Monday June 13) is our 8th grade graduation ceremony, to be held on the Sanborn soccer field 9-10am.  Details on this event for 8th grade families are in Mr. Cameron’s presentation, viewable here.

8th Grade Semi-Formal Dinner and Dance – Monday June 13
Final preparations are under way for the 8th grade semi-formal dinner and dance, to be held on Monday, June 13 from 6:30pm to 9pm at CCHS.  This will be a night to remember with a fantastic turnout – 86% of the class has already bought a ticket (204 sold)!  The deadline to order tickets is this Wednesday June 8th at 11:59pm.  If this is a financial hardship, assistance is available through Justin Cameron.  As a reminder, attire is semi-formal – no tuxedos or formal prom gowns, please.  Also no dates, no guests from other grades, no limos and no exotic car rentals.

Update Your Info for Next Year’s Student Directory
Work will begin in mid-summer on next year’s CMS Student and Staff Directory.  Please make any updates to your student and family contact information in Aspen before July 15th to ensure that they are included in this fall’s edition.  To make sure your information is published correctly, click here now to see which pieces of your data we use and to find out how to check that they are accurate.

Fall Volunteers Needed
The CMS PTG is a volunteer-run organization, and we need you!  Please consider helping on the committees for fundraising, the 6th grade fall social or the 7th/8th grade fall social, or as vice president (training/mentorship available).  Please inquire via email to Deb Antonangeli or Susannah Benner at or

Get Ready for Laptop Collection Days
Remind your student to clean up those laptops, inside and out!  Laptop collection is just days away, during homeBASE:  8th grade on Friday June 10, 7th grade on Monday June 13, 6th grade on Tuesday, June 14.


We are immensely grateful to Principal Cameron and his staff for their thoughtful and skillful leadership in these challenging times, and to Superintendent Hunter and her staff for their amazing management at the district level.  Their unflagging dedication to the children of Concord is truly admirable and so very appreciated.

To our PTG Co-Presidents, Kristin Martines and Deb Antonangeli, we owe a very large debt of gratitude.  Their countless hours of volunteer work have gone a long way to keep the CMS families and organization together as a community during some very difficult years.  A fond farewell to Kristin as her youngest moves on to the high school this fall – she will be missed!

Upcoming Events

  • June 8 – 8th grade Civic Showcase, 2pm
  • June 9 – Middle School/CCHS Transition Night, 7pm
  • June 10 – All-school awards assembly with families of awardees, 8:45am
  • June 10 – Field Day
  • June 10 – CMS Pride Picnic, 6pm – RESCHEDULED
  • June 13 – 8th grade graduation on Sanborn fields, 9am
  • June 13 – 8th grade semi-formal dance at CCHS, 6:30-9pm
  • June 14 – 8th Grade field trip to Jay Gee’s in Methuen – NEW
  • June 15 – Yearbook distribution for 7th & 8th grade in homeBASE
  • June 15 – Last day of school for 7th & 8th grades (half day for all grades)
  • June 16 – Yearbook distribution for 6th grade in homeBASE
  • June 16 – Last day of school for 6th grade (half day)

From the CMS Daily Announcements

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

CMS List of Important Dates
Click here to view Principal Cameron’s list of CMS dates, updated through June.