Author: Venkatesan Gopalaswamy

Final Cougar Clip for 2017-2018 School Year!

It has been a great year at CJMS!  On behalf of Dominic Benford as continuing President and Elizabeth Whitman as continuing Secretary, we would like to thank our departing PTSA Board members: fabulous Treasurer Cecilia Maggi (who will continue on as Membership Chair), two-term Vice President Ira Gluck (who will continue to bring movie nights […]

We Need Your Help to Thanks CJMS for a Great Year!

Please consider signing up to donate lunch for the CJMS Staff at their End-of-Year Lunch on Friday, June 15th to thank them for a great year!  We need a few more families to contribute drinks, sides, or desserts (the PTSA will provide the main items) on Friday, June 15.  Please go to to sign up.  Thank you for […]

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 […]

We Need You! The PTSA is Looking for 2018-19 Volunteers, plus People for Committee and Chair Positions

Middle school is an important time for parents to lean in — and what better way than to be more involved in your school?  We need several new Committee Chairs to support our students, staff, and school community via the PTSA. Open positions will be posted online at  Get involved with Cabin John!   If you’re looking […]

Cabin John Summer Institute — Limited Enrollment through Friday June 15!

There are still a few places available for the CJMS Summer Institute! Six different academic offerings are available to enrich learning in math and other subjects.  Sessions run Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 27th from 7:45am to 10:45am, and all classes are taught by CJMS teachers.  Visit for more information.

School Store – Only Three Slots Before School Ends!

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! Please sign up using this link: The 7th and 8th graders love the store […]

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  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!

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 […]

MCPS Art Fair June 5th -June 10th

Annual MCPS Art fair is being held at Montgomery Mall and started on June 5 this year. This is an improvement over Lakeforest Mall and also very convenient for CJMS students! Middle schools have traditionally displayed alongside elementary schools in April, but because of space issues, this year the middle school is displaying with high […]

MCPS Summer SSL Opportunities – Students Can Earn Their Hours This Summer!

MCPS is in critical need of volunteers for its Title I summer programs at several MoCo elementary schools. This opportunity is open to rising 7th grade students to rising 12th grade students ONLY.  Student volunteers serve 9am-3:30pm (for most locations), Monday through Friday, Jul.9-Aug.10 Volunteers will be eligible to earn SSL hours.  Please go to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website  and click […]

Important Events and Reminders

Important Events and Reminders Spring Book Fair for Summer Reading – May 29 – June 1, Media Center, 7:30am-4:00pm and Thu. May 31 6-7pm Cabin John Summer Institute enrollment deadline – Friday, June 1 Second semester SSL forms due to SSL coordinator no later than Friday, June 1 Box Tops Contest Deadline – Friday, June 1 Churchill Cheer information session – Tuesday, June 5 MCPS […]

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