Important Dates

Friday, Sept 30th – All summer SSL forms due to Mrs. Swift in room 2109

Friday, Sept 30th – Early Release Day

Monday. Oct 3 – No School

Weds. Oct 5 – Wear Blue to prevent Bullying!

Monday, Oct  10 –   8:15 – 11:00 AM, MCPS Open House Day

Tuesday, Oct 11 – 9:30am-10:30am – PTSA Meeting – Media Center – brief PTSA/School Update – Presentations by counseling dept, Math and SLL *NOTE AM – NEW AM Meeting Time! *

Wednesday, Oct 12 – No School

Weds. Nov. 2 – GT Liaison/Parent Meeting – Carver Center

Monday, Nov 7 – Professional Day for teachers. No school for students

Tuesday, Nov 8 – Election Day. No School for students

Thurs, Nov 10 – Early Release Day. Parent – Teacher conferences

Fri, Nov 11 – Early Release Day. Parent – Teacher conferences

Mon, Nov 14 – Wed, Nov 16 – Outdoor Ed Session 1

Wed, Nov 16 – Fri, Nov 18 – Outdoor Ed Session 2

Very Important Message for ALL CJMS Volunteers

MCPS has initiated for the 2016-2017 school year mandatory child abuse and neglect training for all volunteers. All volunteers who regularly support schools need to complete the online module, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect for Volunteers and Contractors” which is accessed on the MCPS website. All school store and classroom volunteers MUST take the training. Once you have completed the 30 minute module, you will receive a confirmation of completion. We are requesting that you forward this completion email to Mrs. Isha Gupta in the counseling office at (Isha_S_Gupta@mcpsmd.org). We encourage all families to take the training in anticipation of your future volunteering at school. This new expectation will help us to ensure that all children are safe. Thank you for your attention to this important request.

This is the link to the training module. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/

PLEASE Verify Your Family Directory Listing By Oct. 1st

The Directory is going to print in the next week! Deadline to Verify your listing is OCTOBER 1st. If you have questions – please email directory chair – Lily Fu (lily_6789@yahoo.com)

*Even if you don’t join or donate PLEASE verify your directory listing HERE!!!!

 

If you have not already please join the PTSA NOW by completing this form CJMS PTSA Membership Form 2016-2017 and dropping off or mailing payment to CJMS or joining on-line HERE

Cabin John Middles School
10701 Gainsborough Road
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Dues are $40 for a family, $10 per child. We are asking for a $75 donation to fund activities and staff and teacher wish lists.

 

 

 

Mark your calendars for the October PTSA meeting! Oct. 11th at 9:30am

Mark your calendars for the October PTSA meeting! Oct. 11th at 9:30am  – (that’s right it’s a Morning Time PTSA meeting!)

Presenting:

Mr. Taylor –  CJMS update

Mandy Lemar/PTSA board – VERY brief PTSA Update

Ms. Gupta – counseling Dept – Learn about changes within the counseling department for 2016-2017

Ms. Schrader – Math Dept  – Learn about math classes and changes for the 2016/2017 school year

Ms. Swift – SSL Presentation – Learn all about SSL hours and how your kids can earn them! A requirement to graduate from MCPS

Volunteer Signup for School Store

This is your chance to volunteer INSIDE THE SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL HOURS and catch a glimpse of the students by working in the CJMS Store!!!  The store will be open 2 days per week during lunch hours.  Kids will be allowed to stop by during their lunch and purchase spirit wear, fun school supplies and more!!  A great way to support your PTSA!

Here’s the signup genius for the school store thru December.

AND YOU MUST TAKE THE TRAINING – SEE BELOW!

MCPS has initiated for the 2016-2017 school year mandatory child abuse and neglect training for all volunteers. All volunteers who regularly support schools need to complete the online module, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect for Volunteers and Contractors” which is accessed on the MCPS website. All school store and classroom volunteers MUST take the training. Once you have completed the 30 minute module, you will receive a confirmation of completion. We are requesting that you forward this completion email to Mrs. Isha Gupta in the counseling office at (Isha_S_Gupta@mcpsmd.org). We encourage all families to take the training in anticipation of your future volunteering at school. This new expectation will help us to ensure that all children are safe. Thank you for your attention to this important request.

This is the link to the training module. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/

 

 

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day – Tomorrow (Friday, Sept 30)

Please join us for the annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

As part of the County wide celebration of fathers and father figures on September 30, we will have donuts and coffee available in the cafeteria for any dads who are escorting their students to school that day.  We will make a short presentation to the Dads at 8:20 after the students get to class.  Dads are invited to stay and join us for a short talk about the importance of Dads and all father figures in students’ lives (10 minutes), or just bring their student to school, grab a quick bite and be on their way.

For additional information about the County wide celebration, please  see http://www.dadstakeyourchildtoschoolday.com and/or contact Andre Johnson at drej@comcast.net

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Calling For Entries – PTSA Sponsored Reflections Arts Program

Celebrate the arts by participating in the National PTA Reflections Arts Program.  This year’s theme is “What is Your Story?”

Students may submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Musical Composition and Visual Arts.   Entries must include a completed Student Entry Form (attached) and an artist’s statement that explains how your project was inspired by the theme.

Rules for participation and submission are in attached flyers, and further information about the program can be found here

Please read the submission rules carefully as each category has different guidelines.

Entries and completed submission forms must be submitted by Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to the Reflections mailbox in the main office.  All entries will be judged by an outside judging panel. All participants will receive recognition for their efforts at a TBD time at Cabin John Middle School. The top three winners will advance to compete at the county level in early December with a national competition culminating in spring 2017.

For questions or further information, please contact Greer Bautz, Art Relfections, Chair, CJMS at gcbautz@yahoo.com. Finally, please let Greer know if you plan to enter so that she can track entries and have contact information for follow-up.

2016-17 National Rules Packet

2016-17 Reflections Form Student Entry (PDF)

Model UN Program – After School Activity On Thursdays

We are so excited to bring this program to CJMS for the first time.

The program is supported by the United Nations Association – USA of the National Capital Area. Students who participate will have the opportunity to test out their skills at the all-day-event Training Conference in November (Date TBA) followed by the Spring Model United Nations Conference on Tuesday, May 2, hosted by
the U.S. State Department.

Model UN Meeting Dates: Thursdays from October 20 – May 4 3:00pm – 4:00pm

After-school Activity Bus available.

Interest Meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 3:00pm – 3:50pm in Ms. Tara Lynn’s  classroom (Room 1141) to learn more about the Model UN program.  Please see attached flyer for more information. Also attached is the registration form.

CJMS Model UN flyer

CJMS MUN Registration Form

Giant A+ School Rewards Program – Our School Needs your Support

CJMS is once again participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program. Last year we raised over $6,000 for CJMS with this program. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Giant Food Store.  Please help our school and register your Giant Card to our SCHOOL ID#00748.

Beginning September 12th

  • OR…call the A+ Hotline at 1-877-Ask-Aplus (1-877-275-2758) they can register your card for you! You’ll need your 12-digit Giant Card number.
  • IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR GIANT CARD NUMBER CALL 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1

REMEMBER…if you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register your card again!

Our school needs your support!  Please take a moment to register your Giant Card today! And don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbors to do the same.  It could mean the world to our school.

 

SSL Opportunity – Board of Elections Launches Recruitment for the “Future Vote” Program

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking middle school-age students to participate in its “Future Vote” Program. Future Vote students will serve as Election Day student aides during the 2016 Presidential General Election on Tuesday, November 8.  There are also opportunities for students to assist the Board of Elections with a variety of activities before Election Day.

Students and their guardians must attend mandatory training to participate in the Future Vote Program and, if applicable, students will receive Student Service Learning (SSL) credits.  Most students work in precincts near their home. This initiative combines civic participation and the opportunity to observe democracy in action.

The Future Vote Program is available to all Montgomery County students within public, private, independent, religious or home-schools.  U.S. citizenship is not a pre-requisite and students with bilingual and American Sign Language skills are encouraged to apply.

In the 2012 Presidential Election, more than two thousand Montgomery County students participated in the Future Vote Program, including 473 students with bilingual skills and 15 students who were available at polling places to assist voters using American Sign Language.

Interested parents/guardians may register their student(s) before October 5 online by visiting the Montgomery County Board of Elections’ website at www.777vote.org, or by e-mailing future.vote@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Important Dates

Friday, Sept 30th – All summer SSL forms due to Mrs. Swift in room 2109

Friday, Sept 30th – Early Release Day

Monday. Oct 3 – No School

Monday, Oct  10 –   8:15 – 11:00 AM, MCPS Open House Day

Tuesday, Oct 11 – 9:30am-10:30am – PTSA Meeting – Media Center – brief PTSA/School Update – Presentations by counseling dept, Math and SLL

Wednesday, Oct 12 – No School

Monday, Nov 7 – Professional Day for teachers. No school for students

Tuesday, Nov 8 – Election Day. No School for students

Thurs, Nov 10 – Early Release Day. Parent – Teacher conferences

Fri, Nov 11 – Early Release Day. Parent – Teacher conferences

Mon, Nov 14 – Wed, Nov 16 – Outdoor Ed Session 1

Wed, Nov 16 – Fri, Nov 18 – Outdoor Ed Session 2

Today is the Last Day to Order Your Spirit Wear

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! The PTSA is offering a great selection of special order Under Armor spirit wear.  Show your Cougar Pride, and order your spirit wear online.

*PLEASE USE LINK BELOW WHEN ORDERING AS THE FLYER DOES NOT HAVE THE COMPLETE LINK!

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Place your orders now through Sept 22 at: http://gear.apisource.com/cabinjohnmiddle/

 

Orders will be ready for pick up the week of 10/26.

10% of the proceeds from the spirit wear orders goes back to the PTSA!

Please direct your questions to Amy Wichterman thewichtermans@gmail.com or Doreen Bunten doreenboudrow@hotmail.com

Welcome to the Cabin John Middle School PTSA