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Author: Venkatesan Gopalaswamy

Important Dates and Reminders

School Closed, Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th Fall Book Fair for Summer Reading – May 29 – June 1, Media Center Churchill Sports Information Night, Wednesday, May 30th, WCHS gym Cabin John Summer Institute enrollment deadline – Friday, June 1 Churchill Cheer information session – Tuesday, June 5 Churchill Varsity Cheer Clinic – Saturday, June 9th Last Day of School, […]

Open Opportunities for Parent Volunteers! 2018-19 Committee and Chair Positions Needed NOW

Your PTSA will be hard at work during the summer planning back-to-school and membership events.  We need several new Committee Chairs to support our students, staff, and school community via the PTSA starting in July.  Work on staff appreciation, membership and many other committees starts in August or earlier.  Middle school is a great time to lean […]

Build your Local Business Presence – Advertise in the CJMS 2018-19 Directory

Our Cabin John school directory is bought by most households — so advertising in it is the ideal way to connect with local families year-round!  If you would like to support CJMS and your business simultaneously by advertising on our student directory please contact Kim Ford at or call 240-206-6273 x 112. Your ad is seen by the […]

Cabin John Summer Institute — Enrollment is Open Through June 1!

Jumpstart your student’s next year with three weeks of academic preparation this July!  Cabin John Middle School Summer Institute will take place Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 27th from 7:45am to 10:45am. Six different academic offerings are available to boost learning in math and other subjects.  All classes are taught by CJMS teachers. Visit for more information.

Book Fair Coming Soon — Volunteers Needed for May 29-June 1!

This year, Cabin John Middle School will host a ready-for-summer book fair, from May 29 to June 1!  Featuring a range of engaging selections from new supplier Bookworm (, this fair will focus on the summer reading lists provided by CJMS teachers and for the high school reading required of rising ninth graders. We need your help in staffing the book […]

Jumpstart to Spanish 1/2 Summer Class!

Highlighting one of the Summer Institute offerings, this Spanish class is for students with or without experience. This three-week class (starting on July 9; cost $270) for all grade levels invites students to learn Spanish with the academic content of Spanish levels 1 and 2. This includes food and traveling, clothing and shopping, and various other topics […]

School Store – We Need You!

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 school store is still open during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays – please consider volunteering before the school year ends! Pls sign up using this link We especially need volunteers for the […]

Create a Family Media Plan for Your Peace of Mind!

When media (smartphones, iPads, etc) is used thoughtfully & appropriately, media can enhance daily life. But when used inappropriately or without thought, media can displace many important activities such as face-to-face interaction, family-time, outdoor-play, exercise, unplugged downtime & sleep. Dr. Massey wants to call your attention to a simple planning resource to help you in this struggle for […]

Second Box Tops Contest – Collect Now!

The PTSA is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to the student who collects the most Box Tops for our school community. Additionally, everyone who participates in collecting Box Tops will enter to win another $25 Amazon Gift card.  Bring an envelope bearing your student’s name and grade with your Box Tops to the main office and […]

CJMS Provided Free Access to a Huge Selection of English and Spanish eBooks Until June 15th

Dr. Massey wants to let students, teachers, and parents to know that they can enjoy reading a huge selection of eBooks in English and Spanish using Capstone Interactive platform from now until June 15th! Login with Capstone Interactive to for online reading or for offline reading. username: paebooks password: lovetoread Website for online reading:   Enjoy an eBook today!

Churchill Cheer – Interesting Meeting and Clinic

Are you interested in trying out for Churchill Cheer?  Come to the interest meeting for current and incoming cheerleaders AND parents on Tuesday, June 5th at 5:30pm in the Churchill cafeteria.  You will receive information about tryouts and what to expect for the 2018/2019 season! The Churchill Varsity Cheer team will be holding a cheer clinic on Saturday, […]

Important Dates and Reminders

Counseling Advisory Group meeting: Tuesday May 15, 9:00am, Media Center Fall Book Fair for Summer Reading – May 29 – June 1, Media Center School Closed, Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th Churchill Sports Information Night, Wednesday, May 30th, WCHS gym Last Day of School, Friday, June 15th

PTSA Officers for 2018-19 – Election results

At yesterday evening’s general meeting, the slate below of candidates for next year’s officers was provided by our hard-working Nominating Committee of Amy Quackenboss, Shruti Japee, and Sadaf Navabian – many thanks to them! The slate was approved by vote of the membership.  The Officials-elect look forward to working with you to enable a great year […]

Staff Appreciation Week Update!

We just wanted to send out a huge thank you to our AMAZING CJMS FAMILIES!!! So many of you contributed gift cards for Staff Appreciation this week that we were able to raffle over 10 gift cards per day, totaling over $1,300!!!  We celebrate our teachers & staff this week but can’t do it without the help […]

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