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April 3-7 newsletter is here.
March 27 - 31 newsletter is here.
April 24 – April 28, 2017
Monday, April 24 (B): Baseball (2:30-4:00) / Softball (2:30-4:00) / Play Practice (2:30-4:30) / Boys Track Practice (2:30-4:00)
Tuesday, April 25 (A): Baseball and Softball Games vs. MCMS (4:00PM at Cove Point Park) / Green Team (2:30-4:00) / Girls Track Practice (2:30-4:00) / Play Practice (2:30-4:30)
Wednesday, April 26 (B): Baseball (2:30-4:00) / Softball (2:30-4:00) / Play Practice (2:30-4:30)
Thursday, April 27 (A): Baseball and Softball Games vs. PPMS (3:30PM at Marley Run Park) / Play Practice (2:30-5:00) / Girls Track Practice (2:30-4:00)
Friday, April 28 (B): School Play (7:00PM)
Saturday, April 29: Relay for Life Yard Sale at CMS (7:00AM) / School Play (7:00PM)
School Play: The true story of the magical fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” has come to Calvert Middle School in the CMS Theater Program’s production of “Once Upon a Mattress!” Come support our theater program and your CMS classmates as they perform next Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th at 7:00PM here in the CMS cafeteria. Adult tickets are $8 and student tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are free. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase before the show. The CMS Theater Program has been working hard for months to prepare for the show. Come show your support and enjoy the fun, laughter, and song! See you there!
8th Grade Dance and Picnic: 8th Grade Families: A letter has been sent home with your child describing the dance and picnic we have planned for 8th grade end-of-year festivities. The 8th grade dance is May 19th from 7-9 pm and the 8th grade picnic is May 26th from 12 - 2 (pizza will be served at the picnic). We are requesting donations of soda, snack items and treats, as well as volunteers for both events. To make tracking easier, please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4fa4aa23abff2-cms8th Questions? Please contact our committee chair Michelle Lozier at 530-205-6944 (text) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping make this a special time for our 8th graders! In addition, the following letter was sent home with 8th graders last week providing some additional information. 8th Grade Information Letter
8th Grade Panoramic Picture: The 8th grade panoramic picture will be taken on Wednesday, May 10th during the school day. Order forms will be given to students to bring home soon. Laminated pictures can be purchased for $21 and non-laminated pictures will be available for $16.
PTSA Events in April
Apr. 26 Spirit Night at Adams Ribs
CMS PTSA Facebook Page
If you are a Facebook user, please “like” our Calvert Middle School PTSA page. We will keep you updated via Facebook about all the events and activities the PTSA is working on this year!
Previous Week’s Announcements:
Last Day of School: At the April 6th Board of Education meeting, Dr. Curry announced that the last day of school this year will be on June 8th for students. The tentative calendar dates that were listed at the bottom of this newsletter are now official. We’ve had a long winter stretch, but the end of the school year will be here soon!
After School Pick-Up: Please remember to coordinate after school transportation pick-up with your son or daughter if they are staying for a club, sport, or other activity after school. The CMS coaches and sponsors are required to stay with students until they are picked up, and many of our coaches and sponsors have evening obligations to attend with their own families. If you are unable to arrange transportation for your son or daughter, they may need to skip the activity for that day.
CMS Relay for Life: Calvert Middle School will once again be raising money for Relay for Life. Our school team has organized a few upcoming events to help collect donations and raise funds. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
Relay for Life Yard Sale: Saturday, April 29th at CMS. Are you Spring cleaning? Not sure what to do with your junk! Creating More Survivors (CMS) Relay for Life's team has a suggestion. Please donate items to our team. We are collecting items for the yard sale that will take place on Saturday April 29, 2017. Please consider donating your items to CMS.
CMS Mini Relay: Monday, June 5th (CMS Students). The team is looking for donations of stuffed animals and items for raffle baskets. A few basket ideas from the past include gift cards, movie passes, water park tickets, sports items, video game theme, beach theme, baking items, and drawing and art supplies.
New CMS Phone Numbers: Calvert County Public Schools is in the process of implementing a new phone system. Calvert Middle School is one of the first schools to begin the new system, so all of our phone numbers have changed.
The new main office number is: 443-550-8970
The new fax number is: 410-286-4007
When calling the main office, you will now have the option of connecting to our different departments using a new automated system.
NJHS Tutoring: The National Junior Honor Society is offering tutoring for 6th graders on Tuesdays and 7th graders on Thursdays during A lunch. All core subject help is available.
School Store: Need a pencil? Notebook? Paper? The school store will be open during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All proceeds from the store are used by Student Government to help others in our school and our community.
General School Reminders
School Messenger: School Messenger is a program that is used to send information out to parents and the community periodically through phone calls, email, and text-messages. CMS sends out an email weekly update that includes important calendar items and school announcements. If you would like to receive the School Messenger messages, please make sure your contact information is correct. This year, all of your contact information is being handled in the HAC system. If you are a parent or guardian of a student in CCPS, you will automatically receive School Messenger notifications at the email address and phone numbers that are on file for you in HAC. HAC is the only system where you may update your contact information. This year there is also a smartphone app that you can download for free from the Apple Store or Google Play Market. More information on the CCPS notification system, and how to change your contact information can be found on the CCPS website.
School Hours and Parking: All students are allowed in the building starting at 7:10AM and need to be in first period class by 7:22AM. If you are bringing your child to school, please make sure that you allow enough time for your son/daughter to visit their locker and walk to their first period class. The parent drop off location is on the side of the building. Vehicles are not permitted in the front bus lanes in the morning or afternoon between 6:55AM and 7:25AM, and between 1:45PM – 2:25PM. If you need to visit the school during these bus windows, please park on the side of the building. Car riders are dismissed in the afternoon after the buses have left at approximately 2:23PM.
Bus Notes: Students that are planning to ride a different bus need to submit a bus permission note from their parent/guardian to the main office. Notes should be dropped off in the morning and should include contact information from the parent and/or guardian of the student. In addition, the address of the destination and bus number should be included on the note. The main office verifies all bus notes that are submitted, and students are not permitted to ride a different bus without the office verification.
Photographs and Videos of Students: Photographs and videos of students taken in school and at school events may be used in print and electronic media, including newspapers and the internet. This may include photographs and videos taken in classrooms, in other areas of the school building, and at events normally open to the public. Students may be identified by name in photograph captions. Parents who do not want photographs or videos of their children used in print and electronic media should notify the school principal in writing by September 30th of each school year.
Volunteers: Anyone wishing to volunteer in any of our schools or facilities will need to complete an online application at least two weeks prior to beginning service as a volunteer. Online applications are now available and can be accessed on calvertnet.k12.md.us from any internet connection. If completing an application online is not possible, paper applications are available in all schools. Applications can only be submitted after the prospective volunteer has completed all parts of the application process.
Keep-N-Track: Calvert County Public Schools will be using KeepnTrack for visitors and volunteers to sign-in and sign-out of all schools and facilities. All visitors and volunteers will sign-in at a designated computer and the driver’s license or other approved ID of the visitor and/or volunteer will be scanned using the KeepnTrack screening system. KeepnTrack will compare information from visitors and volunteers against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors and volunteers will be screened each time they enter a Calvert County public school or facility.
March 31 – no school for students (PD/teacher work time)
April 28 – Musical - 7 pm
April 29 – Musical – 7 pm
May 1 – Fortune Cookie Spirit Night 5-8pm
May 2 – PARCC Testing begins (May 2-12)
May 4 – PTSA meeting 5 pm
May 5 – 4th quarter Interims available
May 9 – 7th/8th gr. Band/Orchestra concert 7 pm @CMS
May 10 – 8th grade Panoramic 12:45 pm
May 11 – Fire House Subs fundraiser 4-9pm
May 17 – 7th and 8th Grade Chorus Concert 7pm @CHS
May 19 – 6th grade Music Dept. Concert 12:45 pm
May 19 – 8th grade dance
May 24 – 8th grade Music Dept. to NYC
May 25 – 8th grade visit to CTA
May 26 – Chespax – Reid (5th pd) JPP
May 26 – 8th Grade Picnic
May 29 – No school – Memorial Day
*May 30 – Final Exam - Related Arts A Day / Science
May 30 – Book Fair begins
*May 31 - Final Exam - Related Arts B Day / Social Studies
May 31 – Book Fair
May 31 – Adams Rib Spirit Night 5-9pm
June 1 – Final Exam – World Language/ELA
June 1 – Book Fair
June 1 – PTSA meeting 5 pm
June 2 – Final Exam – Math
June 2 – Book Fair ends
June 5 – Final Exam Make ups
June 5 – Relay for Life Mini Relay
June 5 – Fortune Cookie Spirit Night 5-8pm
June 6 – 8th grade Awards 8 am
June 7 – 7th grade Awards 8 am
June 7 – 2 hour early dismissal (CHS/NHS graduation)
June 8 – 6th grade Awards 8 am
June 8 – 2 hour early dismissal (HHS/PHS graduation)
June 8 – Last day of school for students