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Chenery Middle School Update for June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022

Dear CMS Community,

It’s hard to believe we only have two days of school left. It has been quite a year in so many ways both wonderful and challenging. I hope our students and their families have a wonderful summer filled with connection, fun, rest, and some reading too. 

Thank you for your ongoing partnership with our school community and enjoy the summer!

Respectfully,

Karla B. Koza, Principal

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

June 21

Grade 8 Class Competition Last Block

Grade 6 Field Day

June 22

Last Day of School - 11:00am Dismissal

Grade 8 Move Up Day

Grade 7 Field Day

 

PTO REQUEST FOR HELP WITH 8TH GRADE RECEPTION

Calling all 7th grade parents!!!

The Moving On Reception for the 8th grade is this Wednesday (last day of school) at 9:30 a.m.  We are still short 7th grade parent volunteers to help set up, clean up and run the event. Please sign up if you can!  The reception will be held OUTSIDE, under the tents set up near the back parking lot, and you can take your 7th grader home after the event. Clean up should be finished by 11am. Here is the sign up for 7th grade parents

We really appreciate your help, as we know this is a very busy time of year.  This event means a lot to the 8th graders, and we are happy to be able to host it again this year. Thanks, Jenny and Jess

 

CHROMEBOOKS FOR THE SUMMER

All grade 5-7 students will keep their Chromebooks over the summer. Grade 8 students MUST return their Chromebooks Friday, June 17 or Tuesday, June 21. Grade 8 will have them reissued as they enter the high school. 

8th Grade Chromebook Return Details

Must Have:

1 of these:

  • Chromebook + HP Charger (no substitutes accepted!)

OR

  • Chromebook + check made payable to Belmont Public Schools for $30 (if you have lost your charger).

OR

  • Check made payable to Belmont Public Schools for $175 (if you have lost your Chromebook).
  • The sticker with your FULL NAME on the outside of the Chromebook.
  • Labels will be available if you need to put a new one on.

Must NOT have:

Any additional stickers. Please remove any stickers that you have put on the Chromebook. Do not remove the white inventory sticker that has student name on it.

Team Photos - Final Chance to Order

Please visit www.haywardphotography.com to order a team photo for the 2021-2022 school year. 

To order a grade 5 or LABBB 8x10 photo, please enter:

GALLERY CODE: Chenery5L    PERSONAL PIN: CMS22

To order a grade 6, 7, or 8 panoramic photo, please enter:

GALLERY CODE: Chenery678   PERSONAL PIN: CMS22

All orders will be mailed directly to the address provided at checkout - digital files are not available. Contact Tricia at Hayward Photography at tricia@haywardphotography.com or 617-690-2266 with any questions.

SUMMER GARDENING VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT CHENERY

Chenery needs volunteers to help take care of the interior garden in the courtyard during the rest of the summer.  Jobs include filling up the pond with water, watering the plants, and weeding; click here to read about the jobs in detail.  If you and/or your family are interested in helping, then you can sign up on this calendar for 1 or 2 days that fit your schedule. Please do not sign up for more than 2 days so other families who are interested can help.  Students must be accompanied by an adult.  If you have any questions, please email Ben Ligon: bligon@belmontschools.net Thank you!

GRADE 8 UPCOMING EVENTS

It’s time to celebrate our grade 8 students as they close out their time at CMS. Please see a list of dates and events below. 

Summary of 8th Grade Events

Event

Date & Time

Details

Spirit Week

Tuesday 6/21 - Team Color Day

8-1 = Blue, 8-2 = White, 8-3 = Black

Spirit Week Guidelines and Expectations

8th Grade Tours BHS

June 21, 2022

 

Each team will walk to Belmont High School for a guided tour with a member of the National Honor Society.

 

Permission Slip HERE. Please sign and return to the student homeroom teacher by Friday, June 17.

Belmont High School Tours Agenda

8th Grade Move Up Ceremony

June 22, 2022 

9:00-9:45 in the CMS Gym.

 

Please come and join us as we celebrate our 8th graders and their four years at Chenery Middle School. 

 

Each student is limited to two guests. Please be respectful of this limit. We are constrained by space.

 

 This event will be broadcast live and recorded by Belmont Media.

Invitation

  

REOCCURRING NEWS & RESOURCES

SUMMER READING IS HERE!

We know  reading is one way to keep our minds active during the summer months and it’s fun! Click HERE to review the reading lists for each grade.

BELMONT SUMMER ENRICHMENT

Are you looking for fun, educational opportunities for your children this summer?  If so, Belmont Summer Enrichment is a great choice for you!  BSE offers a variety of different classes for incoming Pre-K through incoming grade 7.  

Some of our courses include Engineering, Coding, Collaborative Sports, Improv, Graphic Design, and Growing Gardeners, which will be taking place in the Chenery Courtyard. Many classes are taught by our own BPS teachers.  This is a great way to keep curious minds thinking over the summer and maintaining good learning habits so your child will be ready and excited to learn in the fall.

See a full list of courses and registration details on our BPS Website:

http://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/Home/Partners/Summer-Programs And, you can like us on Facebook or Instagram!

This year’s dates are:

Session 1

Tuesday-Friday:  July 5 - 8

Monday-Thursday:  July 11-14

Session 2

Monday-Thursday:  July 18-21

Monday-Thursday:  July 25-28

COMMUNITY NEWS

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL LESSONS

This summer, BHS varsity volleyball players are excited to, again, open a mini-camp for aspiring young athletes. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics, and the other half used to compensate our camp instructors! Led by Varsity Captain and rising seniors Sophia Liu, Laiyee Ke, varsity alums Katherine Bai, and Andy Li, along with a few other assistant varsity players, this camp will total $65 per child for 5 sessions (payment method will be sent through Venmo or Paypal). Sign up using the google form to secure a spot for your child. Your contributions mean a ton to young athletes in our community and worldwide- thank you! Additional info is provided in the form. Questions? Email sophieliu4949@gmail.com 

JOIN THE BELMONT JUNIOR MARAUDERS

The Belmont Junior Marauders were created to provide Belmont’s 7th and 8th graders with the opportunity to play grade based NO weight limit football.  The majority of our players have never participated in tackle football and as we enter our sixth season, the program has been very successful.  Some of our players go on to play at BHS and others play their last game of tackle football in the 8th grade. The team participates in the Eastern Massachusetts Middle School Football League and will play teams from Winchester, Arlington, Bedford, Melrose, Reading, Concord, and Woburn among other regional middle school teams.

Preseason will begin in late August and games are played on Wednesday afternoons. Once school begins practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We attempt to have bus transportation to away games, however, there may be times when we rely on parents to drive kids to the games.

Registration forms are available on our website at the attached link or you may also request a registration form or additional information by sending an email to: jrmarauderfootball@gmail.com  www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=jrmarauders

 

Helpful District and School Documents

HOW TO CONTACT CMS SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Principal Karla Koza

PRINCIPAL KARLA B. KOZA

@KarlaBKoza

Please contact me in any of the ways below.

Chenery Middle School
95 Washington Street
Belmont, MA 02748

kkoza@belmont.k12.ma.us 

617-993-5805

belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/cms/

Lower School (5 & 6) Assistant Principal Nicolette Foundas email: nfoundas@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5820

Upper School (7 & 8) Assistant Principal Mark DiStefano email: mdistefano@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5831

ENCORE & Student Programming Assistant Principal Ryan Holland email: rholland@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5801

Lisa Hurtubise, ELA Reading Director email: lhurtubise@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617 993-5945

Elizabeth Baker, Director of Science email: ebaker@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5970

Jonathan Golden, Director of Mathematics email: jgolden@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5805

Deborah McDevitt, Director of Social Studies email: DMcDevitt@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5980

Vicky D'Annunzio, Interim Director of World Language email: vdunnuzio@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5950

Arto Asadoorian, Director of Fine and Performing Arts email: aasadoorian@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5990

Lindsey Rinder, Director of English Language Education email: lrinder@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-1044

Jonathan Libby, Assistant Director of Student Services email: jlibby@belmont.k12.ma.us

Rosa Inniss, METCO Director email: rinniss@belmontsc