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CMS PTA Weekly Update

Week of December 6, 2021

 

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at cms_pta@westportps.org.

Week at a Glance

Date/Time

EVENT

LOCATION

Dec 6, 7pm

Board of Ed Meeting

Staples cafeteria or channel 78 on your cable TV


 

THANK YOU

Carrie Howard and Jess Brookbanks for organizing another newcomers coffee last week!


PTA NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PTA GRANTS

Every school year the PTA provides grants to enrich the school curriculum and/or to enhance the educational and community environment.  Teachers usually apply for these grants but we are pleased to give parents the opportunity to apply for a grant to benefit CMS.  Please see the grant guidelines and the application.  Please submit your completed application to cms_pta@westportps.org by December 10, 2021.

 

GIVE US YOUR TRASH!! (FOR THE SPONGEBOB SET)

If you are drowning in bubble wrap and Amazon packaging, this is your lucky month.  We need donations of the following items for the Spongebob Musical set.  Please send these items to school with your child to drop off wherever they enter school.  Thank you!

 

  • bubble wrap - any style

  • 'airpocket' packing materials

  • Amazon shipping bags all types

  • empty plastic jugs - milk, bleach etc - THESE NEED TO BE CLEAN

  • plastic beverage rings holders

  • onion bag netting

  • plastic grocery bags - preferable in colors but will take any

  • plastic bowls from take out - think fruit bowls from the grocer

  • colored plastic bottles

  • empty soda bottles

  • empty water bottles

  • Colorful plastic straws

  • colorful plastic cups

  • pool noodles - new or old

  • vinyl - old pool floats

  • fishnet - volleyball netting etc. 

And in the non-trash category, if you have any of these items paying unnecessary rent in your house, we’ll take these too!

  • hairdryers

  • yarn

  • string

  • wire

  • buckets, coffee cans, tins

  • clear plastic storage bins

  • art posters

  • newspapers

  • tools

  • cleaning gloves

  • foam

  • cleaning supplies/ tools ( scrub brushes, toilet brushes, mops, brooms)

  • paint supplies/brushes

 

REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST 2021-2022

We are thrilled to announce the launch of this year's PTA reflection contest and its theme, “I Will Change the World By…” The Reflections program is the PTA’s cornerstone art program that offers students the opportunity to be recognized on the local, state and national level for their unique artistic interpretation of the time. All submissions this year can be handed in either virtually or in person. As usual, artists are invited to compete in any of the following categories:

     - Visual Arts

     - Photography

     - Musical Composition 

     - Film Production 

     - Dance Choreography 

     - Literature 

     - Special Artists ( All arts area). The Special Artists category is for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 have the opportunity and accommodations they may need to participate fully in the program.

The Deadline for the program is December 18.  Any student who is interested in participating should contact the reflections committee at westportpsReflections@gmail.com for specific category guidelines and an entry form. We look forward to seeing your students’ masterpieces!

*we know this poster says “calling all BMS students”.  We are collaborating with them!

 

CLUBBIN’

Check out CMS’ list of clubs and activities.  This document lives on the website under the student section and is updated as advisors and meetings are added.

 

SUPPORT THE PTA THROUGH AMAZON SMILE

Did you know that all those purchases you make on Amazon can help the PTA?  Just go to smile.amazon.com and select Ptsa Connecticut Inc Coleytown Middle School as the charity you’d like to support.  Thank you!  

 

*CMS requires that all volunteers inside the school show their ID and vaccination cards.

 

COMING SOON…

Date/Time

EVENT

LOCATION

Dec 10

Deadline for PTA Grant application

Online

Dec 14, 7pm

Camerata and Chamber Orchestra Concerts

CMS

Dec 18

Deadline for Reflections Submissions

Online


 

AROUND TOWN

Teen Support Group

LIVE GIRL Confidence Club @ Toquet Hall on Wednesday afternoons.  Check out the calendar of events for other happenings at Toquet Hall!


 

WESTPORT TOGETHER- Father's Forums at Toquet Hall: 12/10 at 8am: We're pleased to collaborate with Westport's Causeway Collaborative to bring back the popular "Father's Forums" programming this fall. The Forums are an opportunity for fathers to connect and discuss some of the parenting challenges of 2021. Facilitated by Vince Benevento, LPC and Founder/Director of Causeway Collaborative. A licensed professional counselor, he holds a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University and an MA in School Counseling from Fairfield University. Register Here

Father's Forums: 12/10 at 8am

 

HELPFUL LINKS

DISTRICT COVID DASHBOARD

CMS Website (this will continue to get updated in the coming weeks)

PTA Council Links

Art Smart

Cultural Arts

Special Education

Author Series

PYD Health & Wellness

Workshop

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Community Bulletin Board

 

Your PTA Co-Presidents,

Jill Dillon and Katie Hill

cms_pta@westportps.org


 


 


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