CMS Parent Weekly Updates

CMS Parent Weekly Updates
Mission Statement: Working in collaboration with students, parents, staff and community,
Crofton Middle School will develop productive citizens by challenging, and inspiring students to
become lifelong learners within a safe and structured environment.
Message of the Week
August 26-29, 2014
Dear Parents,
I would like to welcome you and your child to a wonderful 20142015 school year at Crofton Middle! We look forward to having
our students and teachers in the building again. It has been an
extremely busy summer with construction in full swing. We are
hoping to move into phase one our new building by Thanksgiving!
I hope you have had a fun yet restful summer break with family
and friends. My daughter and I spent our vacation in Florida with
family. We had an amazing time!
This year based on parent request we are looking to provide a
weekly update. Hopefully making the information we provide
relevant and timely. We will continue to share required monthly
forms and memos from the Board of Education.
Another useful resource is Blackboard. The user name is:
croftonms and the password is: eagles. Just log-on to,
click the student tab and choose blackboard. Blackboard allows
teachers to communicate with students and parents about
homework and provide dates for tests and projects.
Over the summer as administration attended conferences and
professional developments regarding the PARCC assessment we
heard the word “perseverance” over and over again. This is what
our students will need to tackle the rigor and challenges that
Common Core will bring. Therefore, this school year we would
like to support our students by NOT allowing them to “opt out”.
When they do not know an answer or when things get difficult we
are going to support them by teaching them how to find the
correct answer or solution. We do not give up at Crofton Middle
instead we S.O.A.R to success!
Students who are organized and take action to reach their goals!
Understanding that there may be many questions pertaining to
Common Core, I thought to share a website,
It is user friendly and has plenty of information and resources
from the parent perspective.
Lastly, if you have a twitter account you may follow Crofton
Middle school at: [email protected]
Please review the information for important events, dates and
Monday, August 25– Red A Day – Advisory Schedule
Opening day for 6th grade ONLY
Tuesday, August 26–Red A Day – Advisory Schedule
Opening day for ALL students
Wednesday, August 27– Black B Day – Advisory Schedule
Thursday, August 28– Red C Day – Advisory Schedule
6th grade Back to School Night – 6:30pm
Friday, August 29–Black A Day – Advisory Schedule
September 01 – Labor Day Schools Closed
September 08-12 – Book Fair (students)
September 10- Book Fair Parents Welcome 7pm
September 11 - 7th/8th grade Back to School Night 6:30pm
September 12 – PBIS School Store (during lunches)
September 17- 2 hour ED Professional Development
September 25 – Rosh Hashanah Schools Closed
September 26- Interims sent home
September 26- Picture Day
September 26-PBIS School Store (during lunches)
Welcome to Crofton Middle School
Home of the Eagles
Ryan Beaumont , Assistant Principal
Donna Belmont, IEP Clerk
Sarah Danielslarson, ESOL Teacher
Michele Devine, FACS Teacher
Whitney Etter, Science Teacher
Irina Fedeles, WCL-French Teacher
Jamie Herzing, Language Arts Teacher
Ann Houghton ”Annie”, Social Studies DC/Teacher
Theresa Kee “Anne”, Special Education Teacher
Steven Koellmer, Social Studies Teacher
Noah Melnick, Tech Education Teacher
Laura McIntosh, Science Teacher
Jennifer Richardson, Science Teacher
Jonathan Schachter, PPW
Chester Spriggs, Custodian
Hilda Torres-Ramirez, Bilingual Facilitator
“A great coach never achieves greatness for
himself or his team by working to make all
his players alike.” Carol Ann Tomlinson
“I attribute my success to this- I never gave
or took any excuse.” Florence Nightingale

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