Important Dates

Thurs, Feb 23, Board of Education Wootton Cluster Meeting, 6:30pm (reception) 7 -9 PM at Wootton HS.

Friday, Mar 3, Early Release Day

Tuesday, March 14, PTSA Meeting, 9:30 – 10:30 AM Media Center – Brief meeting/Speaker: Olga Bloch “Communicating with Your Teen”.

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

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

Speaker and Brief PTSA meeting on March 14th at 9:30am

PTSA Meeting –Tuesday, March 14th 9:30-10:30am – (note- morning time meeting). 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.

For more info on Olga Bloch : http://www.olgabloch.com/

2 Nominating Committee Members Needed for CJMS PTSA

We are looking to identify individuals who will join our one existing member of the PTSA Board nominating committee.  This is an important (but relatively easy) effort that needs two more volunteers by March 6.  You will help identify qualified candidates interested in joining the 2017-18 PTSA board and continuing make Cabin John a great learning environment and community for our children.  If you are willing to be a member of the nominating committee, please email Dominic Benford

 

**Churchill Community Cluster Board of Education Meeting, Thurs, March 16th, 7pm – RSVP here

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)   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4dabae2aa5f49-boechurchill

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 churchillcluster@gmail.com

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

Art Reflections Update – Congratulations!

Art Reflections Update:

In December, Cabin John Middle School submitted seven entries to the MCCPTA level for the annual Arts Reflection National PTA competition. We are thrilled to announce that five Cabin John students have a piece of art that has been selected to move on to the next round, the Maryland State competition.

Congratulations to: Austin Vinner, Austin Chen, Sabrina Miller, Spencer Swetlow and Iris Yang for moving on to the State Level by earning an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme in their respective categories!

Also, congratulations to Brielle Taubenblatt, whose work was noted for award of merit/honorable mention.

All entries that entered at the county level will be displayed at the MCCPTA Gallery and Award Ceremony on Saturday, March 18 at Clarksburg High School. We will share more details once they are available. Only Award of Excellence distinctions will move on to the State Round.

For more on the divisions in which our students placed, see below. For a full list of winners see attachment below.

2016.2017+MCCPTA+Reflections+Announcement

LITERATURE, MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme

Bella Koschalk, Hoover MS (An Evolution)

Evelyn Orellana, Julius West MS (Beautiful Things)

Austin Vinner, Cabin John MS (Grandpa)

Award of Merit/Honorable Mention

William Lu, Roberto Clemente MS (We)

Ha-tien Nguyen, Hoover MS (What We Are Taught)

Arushi Singh, Julius West MS (Melody of My Life)

MUSIC COMPOSITION, MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme

Austin Chen, Cabin John MS (Days)

Zoe Fischthal, Roberto Clemente MS (Welcome to our Mouse Circus)

Phoebe Hong, Hoover MS (Night’s Moon Lullaby)

Award of Merit/Honorable Mention

Kirsten Petersen, Roberto Clemente MS (More Complicated)

PHOTOGRAPHY, MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme

Kyle Dalrymple, Julius West MS (Unlimited Possibilities)

Sabrina Miller, Cabin John MS (When I Was Younger)

Spencer Swetlow, Cabin John MS (Logan’s Lady Bug)

Award of Merit/Honorable Mention

Caroline Chou, Hoover MS (My Creative World)

Parvathy Nair, Roberto Clemente MS (Pride of Nature)

Todd Zhou, Hoover MS (The Beauty of Nature in Shenandoah)

 VISUAL ARTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION 

Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme

Marley Adams, Julius West MS (Disconnected)

Kseniia Volkova, Hoover MS (I am my dreams that I see in the night)

Iris Yang, Cabin John MS (Escapes)

Award of Merit/Honorable Mention

Nadula Kadawedduwa, Roberto Clemente MS (Flying to a New World)

Brielle Taubenblatt, Cabin John MS (Quiet Not Silent)

Amberly Wu, Hoover MS (Dream)

Screenagers at Hoover, Thurs, March 2

Hoover PTA is proud to provide a screening of the documentary, SCREENAGERS. SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

Hoover PTA would like to extend an invite to Cabin John parents who may have missed the showing at CJMS.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 7:00pm

Venue: Hoover Middle School Cafeteria

Address: 8810 Postoak Road, Potomac

Sponsor: Hoover PTA

Tickets: FREE

RSVP Here using the Register button

Heart Screenings for Students at Wootton HS, Sat, Mar 4

FREE youth heart screenings available for students ages 12-19 on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 10 AM to 3 PM at Wootton High School. Pre-registration is required. You can register your student for this program here.

The screening is limited to the first 300 registered students.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the #1 cause of death of student athletes.  It takes the lives of thousands of students every year.

This heart screening is being brought to Wootton High School by Simon’s Fund. Simon’s Fund was established in 2005 in memory of Simon Sudman, a seemingly healthy three-month old that died in his sleep. The organization provides free heart screenings to students and through awareness and advocacy, is going to make screening the hearts of children a standard of care in this country.

Important Dates

Friday, Feb 17, Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair, Richard Montgomery HS

Monday, Feb 20, Presidents’ Day,  Schools Closed

Wed, Feb 22, Black History Month Celebration, 6:45 PM, Cafeteria

Thurs, Feb 23, Board of Education Wootton Cluster Meeting, 6:30pm (reception) 7 -9 PM at Wootton HS

Friday, Mar 3, Early Release Day

Tuesday, March 14, PTSA Meeting, 9:30 – 10:30 AM Media Center – Brief meeting/Speaker: Olga Bloch “Communicating with Your Teen”

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

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

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.  Bring an envelope with your Box tops to the main office and drop it off in the box.  Don’t forget to write your name and grade in the envelope.

The winners will be announced the week after Spring break. 

CJMS PTSA has great programs for all our students, please support us!

New After School Clubs at CJMS

The Web Club will meet 4 times to learn how to and create a web site using google.  The club will meet every Wednesday, beginning on February 15.  This club is limited to the first 28 students who sign up.   Students, please sign up and get a permission slip from outside Mrs. Green’s office, Room 1210 in the 6th grade pod. Please see Mrs. Green if you have any questions

Meeting Dates:

Wednesday February 15

Wednesday February 22

Wednesday March 1

Wednesday March 8

The Poetry Club will meet once a month to write and share original work.  This club begins Wednesday February 8 in Mrs. Tauber’s room, #2221 at 3:10.   Please see Mrs. Tauber if you have any questions.

Meeting Dates:

Wednesday February 8

Wednesday March 8

Wednesday April 5

Wednesday May 3

 The Debate Club will meet 4 times to research a topic, organize a debate, and debate.  This club is limited to the first 20 students who sign up.  The club will meet every other Tuesday, beginning on February 7th.  Please see Mrs. Olowo-Okere if you have any questions.

Meeting Dates:

February 7

February 21

March 7

March 21

Welcome to the Cabin John Middle School PTSA