Important Dates

Friday, March 31st – 7-9pm – SGA Sponsored School Dance

Friday, April 7, Professional Day for Teachers. No School for Students

Monday, April 10 – Monday, April 17 Spring Break

Saturday, April 28, MCCPTA’s 6th Performing Arts Festival, at Rockville Town Square

Friday, May 5, International Night, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, May 9, PTSA Meeting, 7 – 8 PM

Thursday, May 18, CJMS Play, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Friday, May 19, CJMS Play, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, May 24, Choral Concert,  7:00 – 8:30 PM

Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, Schools Closed

PTSA-Sponsored, SGA Student Dance on March 31st; Parent Volunteers Needed

Hawaiian Luau-themed, PTSA-sponsored, SGA dance on March 31st to kickoff spring.  We have the DJ set up and we’re very excited!

Attached is a flyer one of our students created.  Tickets are currently available for presale online for $5.00 and they will be $7.00 at the door.   The online link is through the school website.

Proceeds from the dance are donated to the Ronald Mcdonald House charities, so it would be great if you can encourage and maximize the number of kids attending the dance.

We need parent support with set up, manning the table with ticket sales at the beginning, selling concessions, and clean up. We need the following help from parent volunteers:

  •  4  parents total for help with tickets at the beginning of the dance.  (2 parents to collect tickets from presale ticket holders and 2 parents to sell tickets at door)
  • 3 parents to sell concessions
  • 2-3 parents to help with set up for the dance from 3:15 – @5:00 p.m.
  •  2-3 parents to help with clean up after the dance

If interested, please contact Nanmathi Manian at





Don’t Miss Our Second Box Tops Contest

Students can participate in our Box Tops contest until April 5th. The student who collects the most quantity of Box Tops will receive $25 Amazon Gift card. Additionally, all the participants will have the chance to win another $25 Amazon Gift card.  Drop off your envelope with Box tops in the box located in the main office.  Don’t forget to write your name and grade in the envelope.

The winners will be announced the week after Spring break.

CJMS International Night, Friday May 5 – Sign Up

We are proud to present our first CJMS International Night on Friday, May 5 from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the All Purpose Room.

We are excited to put on display the diverse cultures that make up CJMS’s vibrant community. You can participate in this exciting event by hosting a country, organizing a country-themed activity, or showcasing your country in a performance.

Country hosts will be provided tables to showcase their country. Country hosts may display posters, artifacts, or show media. We encourage country hosts to share foods that represent their culture. You may share an activity that will help guests engage in your country (language, art, etc. like paper folding, basket weaving or henna tattooing).

The performance portion of the evening will showcase music (singing, instrumental, percussion etc), dance (traditional or modern, like jazz) and other performing arts (poetry, plays, misc). We invite our CJMS community to share their talents on stage.

You do not need to be a native of a country to host or represent a country.  You just need the passion to share that country with the rest of us.

International Night will need both SSL Volunteers and parents volunteers. Please click here to see the sign-up for details. SSL Volunteers may earn up to 3 hours service credit.


MCCPTA’s Performing Arts Festival, April 29th, Rockville Town Square

On Saturday April 29th, 2017 the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations will hold its 6th Performing Arts Festival on the Rockville Town Square Stage from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.  This year the festival will feature 37 performances by students providing a variety of dance and musical entertainment.   The festival features student performance groups from dozens of MCPS schools.

The event will feature over 400 student performers and offers a wide range of cultural and modern artistic talent.   The performances feature dance and musical performances, including traditional Chinese and classical Indian dance, Hip-Hop dance, Bollywood Indian dance, African dance, Broadway musicals (including both Mulan and Beauty and the Beast), modern dance, and several step teams.  The musical performances include jazz and light rock, choral groups, strings, and a-capella groups.

SSL Opportunity – Cabin John Creek Cleanup Event

Announcing local Cabin John Creek Cleanup Event on Sunday, April 23rd from 8am-Noon.  Looking for student volunteers and their families to help pick up litter from Cabin John Creek where the creek crosses under Bradley Boulevard between River Road & Seven Locks.  Students can earn SSL hours by participating. This event is sponsored by Friends of Cabin John Creek.  Gloves and trash bags will be provided courtesy of Montgomery County Parks Department.

Please see attached flyer and here is the link to sign-up (Sign-up is not required but by signing up you will receive an electronic calendar invite).  For questions contact the organizer, Karen Derringer at

Cabin John Park Clean-Apr-23-2017

Winston Churchill’s Blast 28: Infinity Performances – Starting Fri, March 24

About 200 students from the performing arts department are involved in this production. This is the first year that Middle School Students are also in the production. Students from Cabin John are participating! 

Students run everything pretty much on their own. They write the arrangements, choreograph and rehearse by themselvesIt is a massive effort and a huge growth experience. This is the 28th year. It is called Blast because the students perform songs current and old, a “BLAST TO THE PAST”. This year they are performing 22 numbers act one is about legends like Prince, Madonna and the Beach Boys. Act Two is the perforce of songs that go on and on like “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Straight Up”. 

There are 5 Performances in total starting this  Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM.

 Attached is an electronic poster and a press release for purchasing tickets.  It is so much work and these students would so appreciate performing for a full house!

Blast 28 Poster

Winston Churchill High School presents-BLAST 28 (1)

Reminder – March PTSA Meeting Date and Time Change – Weds March 22 at 7PM. All invited!

PTSA Meeting –Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 PM. Pls note- it is rescheduled due to snow storm. A brief PTSA business meeting and principal’s update from Mr. Taylor will be followed by a presentation by CJMS’s very own Olga Bloch. Mrs. Bloch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also a certified parent educator. The topic of her presentation is “Understanding Your Teen”  Everyone is welcome to join us for an informative and interesting presentation and discussion. Everyone is invited!

For more info on Olga Bloch :

Eat At Cal tort – Weds night – Then come to PTSA Meeting

On the evening of March 22, 2017, from 5-9 PM, the seventh grade students will be hosting a fundraiser at California Tortilla.  Twenty-five percent (25%) of the proceeds will go to the Sacré Coeur hospital in Milot, Haiti to help increase the nutrition program.  Don’t forget to say Cabin John at the register so the money goes to Haiti!


Important Dates

Thursday,  March 16, Board of Education Churchill Cluster Meeting 6:30pm (reception) 7-9pm at Potomac Elementary School.

Monday, March 20, MCPS Science Night, 7-9 PM, Richard Montgomery HS

Wednesday, March 22. March PTSA  meeting  (Date and time change due to snow strom earlier this week). Now on  Weds March 22 at 7pm.

Friday, March 31st – 7-9pm – SGA Sponsored School Dance

Friday, April 7, Professional Day for Teachers. No School for Students

Monday, April 10 – Monday, April 17 Spring Break

Friday, May 5, International Night, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, May 9, PTSA Meeting, 7 – 8 PM

Thursday, May 18, CJMS Play, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Friday, May 19, CJMS Play, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, May 24, Choral Concert,  7:00 – 8:30 PM

Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, Schools Closed

Churchill Community Cluster Board of Education Meeting TONIGHT!

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017  7:00 to 9:00 PM

Where:  Potomac Elementary School, River Road, Potomac, MD

TOPIC:   Churchill Cluster (BOE) Board of Education Community Forum 3/16/2017 at 7pm – SIGN UP 

Parents – Meet YOUR (BOE) Board of Education Members from MCPS on Thursday 16th March 2017. 7pm-9pm, (RSVP NOW)

Why should you attend?  Share your feedback, provide inputs and raise your questions directly with the decision makers that impact YOUR child’s education.  It’s a great chance to meet BOE members and help them shape future educational goals and objectives for our kids and schools.  You’ll be joining other parents in our Churchill Cluster (8 schools in our cluster) at Potomac Elementary School, 10311, River Road, Potomac 20854.

Have a question or can’t attend and want to share input? Or, have ideas for topics you’d like to see discussed at this community night with the BOE – let us know by email.  Send us an email at

Our Churchill Cluster Coordinators are Kaushika Patel and Neal Orringer (both from Seven Locks) and Adam Lee (from Beverly Farms).   Refreshments will be served. There will be music, instrumental and art showcases from the schools during the first portion of the evening followed by breakout sessions for Parents with BOE members.

Have a HOT TOPIC? — submit them by email for inclusion in the discussions.  Please advise if you will need translation services by March 2nd.

Churchill Cluster Mtg Flyer 2 3162017

MCPS Science Night – Monday, March 20, 7-9PM at Richard Montgomery HS

Join MCPS science educators on Monday, March 20 to experience the next generation of science in our schools for yourself.

When: Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Cafeteria, Richard Montgomery High School
250 Richard Montgomery Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Learn about

  • The Next Generation Science Standards (K-12) in Maryland and MCPS
  • New testing requirements
  • Timeline for implementation in elementary, middle, and high schools
  • New high school course pathways
  • College and career readiness

And more!

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. General Session

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Elementary and secondary classroom experience sessions

Child care and interpretation services will be available

Click here for details and to RSVP.

ScienceFair_POSTCARD 8 5×11

Welcome to the Cabin John Middle School PTSA