Chariho Middle News

December 1, 2022

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-December 5- State PD- Asynchronous Learning- (Please make sure your student logs on to their first period class at the start of the day and then follows their Monday schedule.  Students do not come to CMS)

-December 7- SIT 3:00-5:00 pm in CMS Library Running Agenda

-December 15- Early Release Day CMS students dismissed at 12:45 pm.


-November 18 - Quarter 1 Report Cards available to view. See the directions below for Parent/Guardian Sign-Off.

  • Log into PowerSchool using a browser:
  • Click on Forms – Left-hand menu
  • Select General Forms
  • Select Quarter 1 Parent/Guardian Sign Off 22-23 SY
  • Check off that you have reviewed your student’s grades and enter your electronic signature.

 -Gingerbread Express- The sign-up process for this year's CMS Gingerbread Express has been changed. Due to a lack of funds and donations, CMS is only able to provide assistance to a select number of students for the upcoming season. If your child(ren) has been selected, CMS staff will contact you via phone or email to provide more information. 

In order to meet the needs of our selected students this year, CMS is actively seeking and collecting donations. If you are able to donate, please do so by sending in cash or individual $25 gift cards to a multi-functional store (i.e. Walmart, Target, Marshalls). Deadline for donations is Friday, December 16th and can be handed in to the Main Office or brought in with your child.  

-CMS PTO Updates-

* We have added stainless steel & plastic water bottles to our school spirit store!

* Support CMS PTO with Amazon Smile! Family & friends can also participate. When you shop, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to Chariho Middle School PTO.

- How to turn on AmazonSmile in the app -

  •  Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone, go to the menu & select settings.
  • Tap on AmazonSmile & follow the instructions.
  • Search & select Chariho MIddle School PTO as your receiving charity.
  • Don't forget to enable notifications! Your charity preference will be saved.

- For browser users only -

  • Go to and log in to your Amazon account.
  • Click on 'get started' and search & select Chariho Middle School PTO.
  • Only when shopping through your browser must you check out through
  • It's the same Amazon you know & love. Your order history, lists, and cart will all be there.

-Hopkinton Rec-  Youth Basketball-Registration open now through Dec. 14th for ages 4-17. Open Gyms & Evaluations in older divisions on Dec. 3rd & 17th. Season begins weekend of Jan. 7th, 2023. Coaches and sponsors needed. Register at  Annual Holiday Stroll-Saturday, Dec. 10th in the villages of Ashaway & Hope Valley. Jingle Walk & Contests for Kids of all Ages-Saturday, Dec. 10th at 1:00pm at Langworthy Field. Wear your ugly sweater or most festive attire. Gingerbread Display-Saturday, Dec 10th during Holiday Stroll. Pie Baking Contest- Saturday, Dec. 10th at Hope Valley Grange. Cash prize; winners announced at 2:00pm. For more information or to register for any holiday events, please call our office at 401-377-7795. Like us on Facebook!


Thank you, enjoy the weekend,

Greg and Mary Beth

"CMS will teach, target, and transform our school community”

-CMS is 100% Peanut/Tree Nut Free school- Below is our process for addressing any issues:

Peanut/Tree Nut Free

  • If a student brings in a peanut/tree nut product and it has not been opened, we will request that the student bring the product to the main office to be picked up at the end of the day.
  • If the student has opened the product during snack or lunch, we will request that the student either go to the main office break room or throw the product out. If student throws the product out a school snack/lunch will be given to them.        
  • All CMS staff will monitor food to ensure peanut/tree nut-free contents.     
  • Restricted items include any food that may have been produced in a factory that may not be peanut/tree nut-free. 
  • Due to allergies, we ask that you reinforce with your students that no one should share food items. 

-Arrival/Dismissal- Students are welcomed into the building at 7:20 am. Students will be dismissed in two waves at the end of the day. All students in 5th and 6th grades will be dismissed at 2:12 pm and all 7th and 8th grades at 2:15 pm.

-Cell Phone Reminder- Cell phones must be turned off and put away during the school day with the exception of students with documented medical needs. Students cannot make /receive calls or text messages while in school. Messages of an emergency nature will be given to the students from the main office. A telephone is available in the Dean’s Suite for necessary outgoing calls with the permission of a teacher or administrative staff. Students should not leave the classroom to use the Dean’s Suite phone unless it is a dire emergency.  However, the student Dean’s Suite phone is available for student use during the student’s lunch period.

-CMS Lost and Found- located by the back doors of the Main Entrance. Items left in the bin will be donated each Monday at 4:00 pm.

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