Saturday, January 23,2021

Posted by Cathleen Rice on 1/24/2021

Good evening CMS Families!


I hope that your weekend is off to a great start!


This week was a busy one for CMS as we provided the CUSD Board of Education our annual site presentation.  This presentation always focuses on the state of affairs at our school and we try to highlight positive accomplishments, identify areas for improvement, and discuss plans for the future during the program.  With this year being so different, we had a lot to cover in our board presentation.  If you missed it live and are interested, click the link below.  Embedded within the presentation are a few links worth checking out including a slide show featuring student art, holiday performances by our chorus and band, and a hilarious skit created by some of our CMS staff members called “Zoombies” featuring all the crazy antics you’ve seen and heard about in the world of Zoom. 


CMS Site Presentation 2020-21 


Congratulations to this week's Cougar Pride Spirit Day Winners!

6th Grade: Eva Sedillos

7th Grade: Liam Rodriguez  

8th Grade: Brianna Sciuto

CMS Staff Member: Mrs. Ford

The CMS PTO and Leadership Class hope you enjoy your gift cards that will be mailed to your homes very soon! Go Cougars!


CMS Engages in National Random Acts of Kindness Week!

Recently one of our leadership students came up with the idea of challenging CMS students to look beyond themselves and perform Random Acts of Kindness. We loved the idea and have decided to challenge our CMS students and families to participate. Beginning on February 14, National Random Acts of Kindness Week begins. We will be on February Break, but over the next few weeks, we would like to collect as many stories, pictures, and videos showing our students and families participating in random acts of kinds as possible.  Read on and click the links to find out more about this challenge and how to participate.  


Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

 Leadership Video Introducing the Challenge: LINK

 In just a few short weeks, the nation will be celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Week. Although we will be on February Break during this time, the CMS leadership class would like to encourage you all to find a way to make a difference in our community and in the lives of others. We know that many of you have already been doing things to help others. Some of you have taken on extra responsibilities at home. Others of you have helped a neighbor in need or have written a letter to someone you love who you cannot see right now. It is even possible that some of your families have found ways to help the community through donating to the food bank or serving those in need. There are so many ways that we can all make a difference in our community, and we would like to see and hear about the Random Acts of Kindness that our CMS students have been participating in over the past year. If you have not had the opportunity to participate in some sort of Random Act of Kindness, we would like to encourage you to think about how you can make a difference at home, in your neighborhood, or in our community. 


The leadership class would like to highlight your stories about Random Acts of Kindness to share with the rest of the CMS community. As you participate in Random Acts of Kindness, please document them by taking pictures or videos of yourself performing the act of kindness. We then would like to encourage you to share your experience by filling out the Google Form found on your Chromebook Homepage. Please let us know who you are by providing us with your first and last name and grade level. Then give us a brief description of your experience of what you did and what it was like performing your Random Act of Kindness. Finally, if you have one, upload a picture or video of yourself performing the Random Act of Kindness. 


We look forward to sharing all of the wonderful things our CMS students are doing to help their families, their neighbors, and our community. Please be sure to check out the Chromebook Homepage for more information about how to fill out the Google Form. We would love to have all of you participate, so we can highlight all of the incredible things you are doing to make our world a better place. GO COUGARS! 


LINK to the Random Acts of Kindness Form. We will collect stories, pictures, and videos through February 23, 2021.

LINK to the video explaining how to fill out the form.


 School Accountability Report Card

At the January 20, 2021 CUSD Board of Education Meeting, the district's 2019-20 School Accountability Report Cards were approved for publication. They are now available to the community and can be viewed on the District's homepage under Quick Links, or the following link: Hard copies of these reports can be provided on request by contacting the CUSD Curriculum + Instruction Department at (831) 624-1546 ext. 2031. 


Reminder to CMS Students: Please check your email regularly as messages and information are sent to you about upcoming events and opportunities at CMS.  This useful tool can help you engage in some of the fun events offered at CMS!  Don’t miss out!

That’s all for now.  Enjoy your Sunday and we’ll see you back in classes on Monday!

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