Chariho Middle News

January 27, 2023

Dear CMS Community,

Important Dates:

-January 27- Second marking period ends.

-February 1- SIT 3:00-5:00 pm in CMS Library Running Agenda

-February 1- iReady Parent Information Night 6:00-6:45 pm in CMS library.

-February 1- PTO 7:00 pm in CMS Library. 

-February 3- Reports cards are open to view.

-February 9- Early Release Day CMS students dismissed at 12:45 pm.


-CMS Yearbook- yearbook sales:  first-round deadline is Friday, February 17th. All yearbooks must be pre-ordered, CMS does not order any additional yearbooks.


-SurveyWorks- The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its annual SurveyWorks Family Survey, which is an opportunity for family members to provide feedback about our school community and our children’s opportunities to learn.  The survey results are most useful when all families participate. Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. The data provided by you will be used to inform the development of our School Improvement Plan. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual. To take the survey, visit:  Choose your school from the dropdown list.

-iReady Math Diagnostic- All students will be coming home with an envelope containing their iReady Math Diagnostic results on Friday, January 27.  The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions for each student. As a student answers correctly, the questions get more difficult. As a student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. This adaptability allows the i-Ready Diagnostic to identify the strengths and opportunities for growth of each student.  To help in understanding these results, please see Understanding Your Student’s Diagnostic Results. For more information on learning about the iReady Math Program and your student’s results, please join us in the CMS Library for the iReady Parent Information Night on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 6-6:45 pm.

-School Improvement Team (SIT)- CMS is looking for two parents to join our SIT. We meet the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Anyone interested should email [email protected] by 11:00 am on Monday, January 30.


-Earlier this week, Ms. Spas sent an email message to all 8th grade parents about the upcoming 8th Grade Parent Night which will be held onThursday, February 9th.  It will be held in the CHS Cafeteria from 6:30-8:00pm.  Please reach out to Erik Meerbach, CHS School Counseling Department Chair, with any questions at [email protected]


-Chariho Middle School PTO Updates- Spring enrichment - Starting the week of February 27th. Keep a look out for those flyers coming home for information about the classes & when to register. Registration will be through our website @ Calendar Raffle - Mark your calendars for our first ever calendar raffle in March! More info coming soon! Artessy - CMS PTO is excited to be participating in Artessy again this year! We are looking for business sponsors to make our basket raffle a success. For the sponsor letter & more information pleasevisit CMSspiritwear Visit to place your order online & have it shipped right to your door! CMS School Spirit Store - Check out the new CMS stainless steel water bottles, plastic sport water bottles, and tumblers! Go to for photos & ordering.


-Hopkinton Rec- Pizza & Game Night-Friday, Feb. 10th 5:30pm-7:30pm in Activities Center at Crandall Field. 23rd Annual Hoop Academy- July 24th-28th at Chariho High School for grades 3-9. Registration now open. Keep a look out for February Vacation activities coming up! For more information or to register, go to  Any questions 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.

-Snow Day/Inclement Weather Virtual Plan Update- The District plan has been approved by RIDE. It is important to note that RIDE has added requirements for virtual learning that differ from what students/parents and families experienced over the last couple of years. As a result, it is more likely that the District will utilize traditional school cancellation days and only utilize virtual learning days if the snowstorms/inclement weather closures go beyond 2 or 3 days.

-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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