Announcements for Week of May 25th

Monday is a holiday, Memorial Day, and is not a school day or letter rotation day.

Tuesday is Career Day. Career Day is an all grade event.
All students are expected this day to attend:
9:15am Kick-Off Zoom Assembly with
Kate Merrill, Emmy Winning Journalist for WBZ – Keynote Speaker
10am Zoom presentation of their choice
1pm Zoom presentation of their choice

May 26th will not be a letter rotation day, and teachers will not be assigning work, hosting Zoom classes or office hours. Teachers and staff will instead be a second adult in the Zoom presentations happening this day.

May 27th – 29th are D, E, and F days.


GET INVOLVED & LEARN THE INSIDE SCOOP!
The PTG is looking for volunteers for the 2020-21 school year. There are so many ways to get involved and feel a part of our CMS community. Click this linkto view the many opportunities and sign up for one or two. By getting involved you’ll meet many other awesome CMS families and have a better idea of what’s happening at school. Please email cmsptginfo@gmail.com if you have any questions about a role. We hope to see you on one of these committees next year! 


THANK YOU!!!
A huge thank you to all the parents that contributed to the PTG for the supplemental teacher appreciation gifts.  You raised over $800!


CMS Daily Announcements page

All grades and parents: 
The middle school has a new website in support of the Remote Learning, Please bookmark this site: 
https://sites.google.com/concordps.org/cms-extended-closure-website/home

CMS Building Committee Temporarily Suspends Activity Due to Covid-19 Crisis 
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the Concord Middle School Building Committee (CMSBC) is announcing that following completion of the preliminary Feasibility Study, the committee will temporarily pause its work before proceeding forward with Schematic Design. The Committee is still firmly committed to executing the project as soon as possible and will re-evaluate the timing monthly until it is deemed feasible to continue work. For further details, see here: CMS Building Committee Temporarily Suspends Activity Due to Covid-19 Crisis

Quarantine Buddies!

Would your elementary or middle school student like to be part of a High School Buddy Program? A lot has changed in a small amount of time with social distancing, virtual school, parents working from home or out on the front lines as essential workers, and so much more. With all this change and a lot of time at home, Susannah Snell (CCHS, Class of 2022) is starting a CCHS Buddy Program where high school students can meet over zoom or write pen pal notes once a week with elementary and middle school students. Your elementary or middle school student will be matched with a CCHS student to write back and forth, talk, play virtual games, help with school work, or just be a friend in a time that kids might feel like they do not always have someone there for them.

If your child is interested in being paired up with a High School Buddy please fill out the Google Form below!

https://forms.gle/u7KyEAp8RP6oeB6G8


School Calendar Happenings
Tuesday, May 26
 – CCHS Administration and Leadership Team will host an information session for Parents of the Class of 2024 to discuss the transition to CCHS, 7pm  (More information including registration found here.)

Wednesday, May 27 – CCHS Students, Teachers, and Administrators will host an information session for current 8th-grade students to discuss the transition to CCHS, 3pm(More information including registration found here.) 

Wednesday, May 27 – Rising 6th Grade Student Informational Zoom Night (5th grade students), 7:30pm

Friday, May 29
CMS Library Coffeehouse Series through Zoom 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.


Important dates for 8th grade families to reserve:

Thursday, June 11 – End of the Year Awards Virtual Assembly 
(6th through 8th grade students and families), 7 p.m.
Monday, June 15 – 8th Grade Celebration Week Kick-Off Event, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16– Rotary Awards Virtual Assembly 
(6th through 8th grade students and families), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17 – Virtual 8th Grade Moving Up/Graduation Celebration, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 18 – Last day of School for Students


Animals and Planet Club silent auction

Animals and Planet Club presents CMS’ first-ever virtual silent auction benefiting Buddy Dog, The Elephant Sanctuary, and Concord Land Conservation Trust. There are a lot of great items just waiting for you to bid on them! Bidding is open May 18th to May 25th. Watch this All About the Auction video, visit animalsandplanetclub.weebly.com, or go right to the Auction 2020 Bidding Form. Your highest bid donation makes a difference in the lives of animals that need our help!


Announcements for Week of May 17th

May 18th through 22nd are Days E,F,A,B and C


GETTING INVOLVED!

The PTG is looking for volunteers for the 2020-21 school year. There are so many ways to get involved and feel a part of our CMS community. Click this linkto view the many opportunities and sign up for one or two. By getting involved you’ll meet many other awesome CMS families and have a better idea of what’s happening at school. Please email cmsptginfo@gmail.com if you have any questions about a role. We hope to see you on one of these committees next year! 



CMS FAMILIES

This Monday, 8:30am, there will be a LIVE Zoom with Mr. Lucey (Willard principal), Ms. Charles (Thoreau principal) and — special guest — Ms. Young (Retired Alcott principal). CMS students are invited for a 15 minute check-in. There will be door prizes offered for the 10th, 25th and 50th student who enters into the Zoom! We will also play quick games that will jump start the students into another week of learning! 

The Zoom link will be shared with students Monday at 8am. 


PARENTS

Please follow the links below to sign up for a day and time next week (week of May 18th) that your middle school child can collect their belongings from their locker.

Sanborn letter and sign up 
Peabody letter and sign up


TEACHER APPRECIATION! 

The PTG is going to be giving a gift to the teachers and we are looking for additional contributions. Any amount is appreciated! Donations are accepted on the PTG website through May 18th.

THANKS!


THANK YOU!!!
A big thanks goes to Dr. Hunter her communication keeping everyone in the loop with the district.


CMS Daily Announcements page


Spiritwear
 
Baseball hats, Under Armour t-shirts, and magnets are available in our online store. Shop here and items will be delivered to the schools for pick up by you or your child. 
https://cmsptg.org/shop/


School Calendar Happenings

…and other upcoming events…

Monday, May 18,
Rising 6th grade parent informational zoom night (5th grade), 7:30 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 20
2020/2021 CMS Special Education Zoom Informational Night (5th-7th grade parents), 7:30 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 21
Boston Celtics Playbook Initiative virtual diversity training for 3rd and last group,
 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Important dates for 8th grade families to reserve:

Thursday, June 11 – End of the Year Awards Virtual Assembly 
(6th through 8th grade students and families), 7 p.m.
Monday, June 15 – 8th Grade Celebration Week Kick-Off Event, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16– Rotary Awards Virtual Assembly 
(6th through 8th grade students and families), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17 – Virtual 8th Grade Moving Up/Graduation Celebration, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 18 – Last day of School for Students

Announcements for Week of May 10th

May 11th-15th are Days F,A,B,C and D

Phase 3 begins tomorrow along with the scheduled live sessions with teachers.  Please consult the school-based schedules for details. It is important for the middle school students in Phase 3  to check their Google Classrooms by 9am — everyday. The Zoom schedule is part of this student email and will be part of the new website. It is critical that students use the schedule as a guide only; they always should go into their Google classrooms so that their teachers can confirm and add more contact to the plan for the day or coming days.  

Mr. Cameron is holding office hours tomorrow for any student who may have a question between the hours of  9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. or so. He will share the Zoom link to those office hours at 8:30am tomorrow. 


TEACHER APPRECIATION! 

We have said it many times but it could not be more true – the teachers are doing anAMAZING job.

The PTG is going to be giving a gift to the teachers and we are looking for additional contributions. Any amount is appreciated! Donations are accepted on the PTG website through May 18th.

THANKS!


THANK YOU!!!
A big thanks goes to our school nurses who have been working hard to return medications and  keep our student’s health information current. We appreciate all the care and time they have taken with our children!


CMS Daily Announcements page

Quarantine Buddies!

Would your elementary or middle school student like to be part of a High School Buddy Program? A lot has changed in a small amount of time with social distancing, virtual school, parents working from home or out on the front lines as essential workers, and so much more. With all this change and a lot of time at home, Susannah Snell (CCHS, Class of 2022) is starting a CCHS Buddy Program where high school students can meet over zoom or write pen pal notes once a week with elementary and middle school students. Your elementary or middle school student will be matched with a CCHS student to write back and forth, talk, play virtual games, help with school work, or just be a friend in a time that kids might feel like they do not always have someone there for them.

If your child is interested in being paired up with a High School Buddy please fill out the Google Form below!

https://forms.gle/u7KyEAp8RP6oeB6G8


Comix Zone Virtual Book Club
The Concord Free Public Library invites children ages 11 – 15 to join an online book discussion…

…and comic activity on May 13, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m This month in Comix Zone, we are reading Minecraft: Tales from the Overworld. Featuring stories from star writers Hope Larson (Batgirl), Kevin Panetta (Zodiac Starforce, Bloom), Rafer Roberts (Modern Fantasy, Grumble), and Ian Flynn (Sonic, Mega Man) and exciting artists Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) and more, this collection brings together stories from all realms, leaving no block unturned!

You can instantly download an eBook version of this graphic novel on Hoopla with your Minuteman Library card. Email Cary Stough at cstough@minlib.net to register and receive Zoom link.


Spiritwear
 
Baseball hats, Under Armour t-shirts, and magnets are available in our online store. Shop here and items will be delivered to the schools for pick up by you or your child. 
https://cmsptg.org/shop/


School Calendar Happenings

All Grades and Parents
Tuesday, May 26th is a virtual Career Day at Concord Middle School

The day will start with a Keynote Speaker in an all school assembly through Zoom. Students will receive a Google form allowing them to make choices of different vocations to learn about by choosing at least two Zoom rooms that will be led by someone in our community who will present their career. The room will also be staffed by a CMS teacher or staff member. The day will end with one final commencement assembly. Important note for parents: If you know someone who can volunteer their time and give a 30 minute or so presentation and 15 minute Q&A about their profession, please share this Google Form.  


Here are the important dates for 8th grade families to reserve: 

Thursday, June 11 – End of the Year Awards Virtual Assembly 
(6th through 8th grade students and families), 7 p.m.
Monday, June 15 – 8th Grade Celebration Week Kick-Off Event, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16– Rotary Awards Virtual Assembly 
(6th through 8th grade students and families), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17 – Virtual 8th Grade Moving Up/Graduation Celebration, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 18 – Last day of School for Students


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