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CMS Updates 10/18/19

PTO Updates

CMS PTO Trunk or Treat Event - THIS WEEKEND! 

PTO is excited to invite all CMS families to our Trunk or Treat event at the Mayfield Rd. Drive-in on 10/20 at 6:30pm.  Click HERE for flier with more information!  


Conference Meals

During parent-teacher conferences, teachers are at the school for long hours. To show our appreciation we would like to provide them with one evening of a potluck style meal. We are asking that you donate either part of the main dish, a side, or a dessert for the evening.  We also need three to five people for setup and teardown. We very much appreciate your helping us show the teachers how much they mean to us and are appreciated.   


On Thursday, November 6th we are asking for donations for a successful CASSEROLE NIGHT.  We are asking for your favorite recipe casserole, bread and the dessert of your choice.


***Please have all donations delivered to the middle school by 3pm on this day***

We also need 3 or more people for set up and tear down.  Set up will take place at 3pm and tear down starts at 7:30.  Please click HERE to sign-up to help or donate!  


Book Fair

CMS Book Fair is NEXT WEEK (10/21 - 10/25).  Please click HERE for an informational letter regarding new payment options.  Click HERE to volunteer time during sales!  

CMS Updates

Locks / lockers

Many students have gotten in to the bad habit of not using their locks / lockers.  Please remind your child that they must use a CMS-issued lock on their lockers, and to always lock-up their belongings!  

Bus Passes

Please remember that the majority of our buses are routed to be near full capacity on their routes.  Due to this, we do not issue bus passes at CMS. If a child is to be going home with a friend, please arrange for the child to be a car-rider that day (and don’t forget to write them a note in their assignment notebook to remind them!).  

Ski Club

CMS will be sponsoring 2 ski clubs this year:  Friday night, or  Saturday from 10-2 (click for flier).  Get out and enjoy the snow! 

Wrestling Sign-Up

Practices for the CMS wrestling team will be held Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 5:15pm at CMS.  The season runs November 15, 2019 - February 1, 2020. Anyone interested in learning more should contact Coach Wheatley:  To register, sign-up through final forms:

Conference Scheduling

CMS fall parent/teacher conferences are right around the corner, scheduled to be held on 10/22, 10/28 and 11/6.  Teachers will hold individual conferences with interested parents, discussing their specific classes. Parents are welcome to sign-up for conferences with any or all of your child’s teachers.  If you have already met with or have established lines of communication with your child’s teachers, a parent may decide that this conference is not necessary at this time. Please know that we are happy to meet with parents at any time.

This year, all CLSD schools are using an on-line scheduling program, PTC Fast, to schedule conferences.  (Same program CHS has used for years, and 2nd year at CMS). Please click HERE to establish your account and to finalize the date and time of your meeting.  When you arrive the day of conferences there will be a list by each entrance to help you find the teachers’ assigned meeting locations.  

CMS Unity Day 

The after school drama club will present a special mini-musical, Bullies Anonymous, in two performances open to the public at Geauga Theater on Oct. 17 at 6:30 and Oct. 19 at 2 pm.

They will also hold a UNITY DAY event at CMS on October 23, 2019. In addition to the performances of Bullies Anonymous for each grade level (4-7), plans are underway for a UNITY fair with a variety of interactive centers for post-show student involvement. To raise awareness of UNITY DAY throughout the Chardon community, there will be signs and posters, orange ribbons, with book markers and pencils given away at retailers who are willing to participate.

Click HERE for a flier with more information, and watch for future e-mails requesting volunteers to help make the day of learning a success!  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER AT A STATION DURING THE UNITY DAY EVENT!  

Student Council Update

Our first fundraiser will be selling Ghostie Grams from October 21st-30th for 50 cents.  The Ghostie Grams will be sold during lunches and delivered on the 31st. The money will be donated to Woman's Safe in Geauga County

Our first spirit week will be the week of October 28th

  • Monday, 10/28- Roll out of Bed Day

  • Tuesday, 10/29 - Sports Day

  • Wednesday, 10/30 - Old Person Day

  • Thursday, 10/31 - Costume Day (see rules below)  

  • Friday, 11/1- 80's Day


Costumes must not disrupt the learning environment and meet the following guidelines:   

  • Students' faces cannot be covered with masks, make-up, hats, sunglasses, etc.

  • Costume blood should not be used in any way.

  • Costumes must be in good taste and still follow the no tight legging/jegging/ yoga pants rules without a long top.     

  • Bottoms must be of appropriate length (beyond the palm), and tops must completely cover the student.    

  • Costumes may not reference or include alcohol, drugs, weapons (including fake or toy weapons) or be discriminatory to any group.

7th Grade Boys Basketball

Tuesday 15-Oct OPEN GYM 3:30pm - 5:00pm CMS Gym

Thursday 17-Oct OPEN GYM 3:30pm - 5:00pm CMS Gym

Monday 21-Oct TRY-OUT 5:30pm - 7:00pm CMS Gym

Tuesday 22-Oct TRY-OUT 5:30pm - 7:00pm CMS Gym

Questions?  Contact 7th grade Coach Dan Dinko:; 440.231.3282. 

Chardon Goes to the Musicals

Over 400 tickets have been sold to families taking advantage of the Chardon Goes to the Musicals group sales for Playhouse Square.  As a reminder, it is not a fundraiser, simply a courtesy to the community. HERE is a flyer with the schedule of shows for the year.  

First up is Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Mean Girls.  Orders for both shows (click the name of show for order form) are due in the CMS main office, with payment made to Munson PTO, by Tuesday, 10/29.  Please contact Elizabeth Fullerman at with any questions.  

Important Dates

  • Friday, 10/18: End of 1st Quarter

  • Sunday, 10/20 - PTO Trunk-or-Treat Event

  • Monday, 10/21 - Friday, 10/25: Book Fair 

  • Tuesday, 10/22:  CMS Parent / Teacher Conferences (scheduled time required)

  • Wednesday, 10/23:  CMS Unity Day

  • Monday, 10/28:  CMS Parent / Teacher Conferences (scheduled time required)

  • Tuesday, 10/29:  5th Grade Trip to Severance Hall

  • Week of 11/4:  Grades 4 & 5 CogAT Testing

  • Wednesday, 11/6:  CMS Parent / Teacher Conferences (scheduled time required)

  • Friday, 11/8:  Justin Bachman Assembly

  • Wednesday, 11/13:  CMS PTO Meeting

  • Friday, 11/22:  CMS “Turkey Trot” Dances

  • Tuesday, 11/26:  CMS Bands Concert

  • Wednesday, 12/4:  7th Grade Playhouse Square Field Trip

  • Week of 12/9 - MAP Testing

  • Wednesday, 12/11:  CMS PTO Meeting

  • Wednesday, 12/11:  CMS Grade 5 & 6 Drama Club Show @ 7pm

  • Saturday, 12/14:  CMS Grade 5 & 6 Drama Club Show @ 3pm

  • Tuesday, 12/17:  CMS Choirs Concert @ 7pm at Park

  • Friday, 12/20:  Last day of 2nd quarter