CMS Principal’s Update 23 March 21, 2016

March 20, 2016 | News

Dear Families, Grade 6 Foreign Language Country Projects: It was wonderful to see so many parents and 6th grade students at last week’s open house for the foreign language country projects. Students acted as guides for their families showing their own work as well as that of their peers. Thank you to Ms. Belkadi, and Ms. Cheng, Ms. Hall for providing this opportunity. Term 2 Ending: Term 2 will officially close at the end of the school day Monday, March 22. Grades are expected to be entered by Thursday, March 24th. The Aspen parent portal is expected to be open

Monday, March 21 – F DAY

March 18, 2016 | Daily Announcement

SLASH STARTS TOMORROW!!  Student Leader’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt. Reminder for Students about Appropriate Computer Use:  Student laptops and desktop computers are provided for assigned school tasks only. Online games should not be played during library or study. Students should use those times for completion of school work. Library staff and teachers supervising studies have reported that students need to be redirected to school tasks frequently. Please demonstrate your ability to be good digital citizens. Follow the guidelines, avoiding games, so that computer privileges continue to be available during those times. Pokemon meets today in the Sanborn FACS room until 3:40. Read-Off Update:

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 – E DAY

March 17, 2016 | Daily Announcement

Do you want to be Principal for the Day? Are you an artist or photographer? Enter the CMS Photo and Drawing Contest and help the fisher and migratory birds at Drumlin Farm. Enter photography or artwork on any of these subjects: nature, wildlife or pets. Submit 8×10 photos or artwork in the box in the main office. Include a donation of $1, $3 or $5. For every entry you will get 1, 3 or 5 tickets. Homeroom with the most entries will get 50 points towards the Homeroom cup. Prizes will be drawn at random – first prize is Principal

Thursday, March 17 – D DAY

March 16, 2016 | Daily Announcement

Postural Screening will take place during gym classes in both buildings starting on Monday through April 1.  Girls, please wear a sports bra or bathing suit top. If we have specific documentation that screening was done by your MD within the last year, you will be excused from screening. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact your building nurse. Intramural Volleyball meets TODAY and Friday until 4:30 at Sanborn.. Please be sure to have a ride or take the bus at 4:30. Attention 7th Graders: TODAY  is the deadline for the completed Leadership Conference Applications.  If you are

Wednesday, March 16 – C DAY

March 16, 2016 | Daily Announcement

Let’s welcome Lilly Brock who will be shadowing Hannah Wixom today.  Lilly will be joining us in the fall. Attention 7th Graders:Thursday, March 17 is the deadline for the completed Leadership Conference Applications.  If you are interested in applying, email Ms. Stockwood or Ms. Cotter – or you can sign up in the library and we will forward you the application. Dodgeball meets today for 6th graders only and will end at 3:40. Animals and Planet Club meets TODAY and March 30 from 2:30-3:40 in the Sanborn Main Lab. We will soon be announcing a fundraiser for Drumlin Farm, to

Tuesday, March 15 – B Day

March 14, 2016 | Daily Announcement

Concord Middle School, and especially the social studies department, would like to congratulate John Griffin (7th grade Sanborn) on winning National Geographic’s Geography Bee at CMS. John Griffin will represent CMS at the State Finals where he will compete against other students, in Massachusetts, who won their school’s Geography Bee. The State Finals will be held on April 1st 2016 at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. Everybody at CMS wishes John the best of luck! Attention 7th Graders:Thursday, March 17 is the deadline for the completed Leadership Conference Applications.  If you are interested in applying, email Ms. Stockwood or Ms.

March 13, 2016 Principal’s Update 22

March 13, 2016 | News

Dear Families, I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. Today I would like to share some information that may be helpful for you related to cell phones, which most CMS students carry, and social media. Contact Information: In addition to using caution when sharing one’s own contact information,  students should only share other people’s contact information (cell phone numbers and personal email addresses) with permission of the owner. Students have received unwanted texts because a friend has shared his/her cell number. Posting Photos and Videos: Photos and video have become a part of daily life in the world of smartphones. They are

Monday, March 14 – A Day

March 11, 2016 | Daily Announcement

Science Olympiad:  On Saturday, March 5, the CMS Science Olympiad Club (The Underwater Bears Curling Team) participated in the Massachusetts State Competition, held at Assumption College in Worcester.  Our team of 10 students participated in 13 events.  Some of our top results are the following: Brian Wirth and Rachel Dettelbach earned 4th place in The Bio Process Lab. Brian Wirth and Rachel Dettelbach earned 3rd place in Disease Detectives.Julia Clarke and Corey Sanderson earned 6th place in Green Generation.Julia Clarke and Corey Sanderson earned 8th place in Picture This. Vishal Chandra and Joachim Laurent earned 6th place in Write-it, Do-it!

Friday, March 11-F Day

March 11, 2016 | Daily Announcement

The 7th and 8th grade Journalism Class would like to conduct a poll. Please take a minute and take this poll. We will provide the results in an upcoming newsletter. Here is the link: CMS Poll Intramural Volleyball meets only on Friday this week. Please be sure to have a ride or take the bus at 4:30. LIBRARY READ OFF: Our annual read off has begun and will end Friday, April 1.  This year’s competition will be between home rooms…we will keep a running tally on display in the library – the homeroom who reads the most books during the