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Monday, November 20, 2017
 
There will be a C-Squad meeting today afterschool until 4:30 for students in grades 5-8 interested in C-Squad.  
 
Wrestling practice is cancelled today.
 
The votes are in for the 2017/2018 Columbia Middle School Yearbook Contest! The winning cover was created by Elise Wagner and the back cover will feature Kelsey Pettegrew's entry! Congratulations!  
 
Any 8th grader who has not turned in a baby picture to their homeroom teacher needs to do so TODAY, Monday, November 20th. 
 
Attention Kindness Club Members: If you signed up for Kindness Club, you should have received a permission slip for the first meeting to be held on Monday, November 27 afterschool until 4:30. Bring your signed permission slips to Mrs. Dunn. Please have your ride here by 4:30 on that day. Any questions, see Mrs. Dunn.
 
Picture Retake Day will be on Wednesday, November 29 in the library. If you were absent on Picture Day you will need to have your picture taken, even if not purchasing pictures. You may order pictures online before Retake Day at  mylifetouch.com using ID #WP067072Y1. Also, if you had your pictures taken and were not satisfied, you may have them retaken. You must return your complete original packet of pictures to the photographer on Retake Day. Please call LifeTouch with any questions at 1.866.955.8342 or email: WPCustomerService@Lifetouch.com 
 
CMS Character Education: The character trait for November is Resposibility! Responsibility is the abilility to choose your response. You can't determine your life's circumstances, but you can determine how you respond to them. Your response also impacts those around you. So live responsibly and help make this place great! 

Fee letters were mailed home to all students on September 29. Current year academic fees were due by October 31.  If your child participates in extra curricular activities that require school transportation, fees must be paid by the due date. Please pay your school fees through the Payforit link on left or stop in the office with cash, check or credit card. If you require a payment plan, contact Mrs. Bowes in the office at 440.236.5741. Thank you!

PTA Membership: Join our PTA if you haven't done so already! Print out the membership form and send it in with your student. Want to learn more about what is happening with PTA and how you can get involved, take a look at the September 2017 PTA Newsletter click here Sept 2017 newsletter - pdf.pdf

Parents: The Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to promote school attendance and control truancy. This law takes effect this school year. This new law supersedes the attendance information that is currently in our student agendas and handbooks. Please make sure to check the "Parents Corner" tab on the left to view the new attendance policy.

Ohio State Test results: Our middle school students took the Ohio State Tests online in the Spring of 2017. The test result reports were sent home on Friday, September 22 with all 5/6 grade students and mailed home today to all 7/8 grade students.
New school hours for 2017/2018 are 8:15am. - 3:30pm.

Before and After School Care: Beginning this year, Springboard Education in America is offering before and after-school care for students in grades K-6. Download the flyer HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Springboard Area Director: Madi Jackson- mjackson@springboardkids.com or call (800) 341-3177. Program Hours are: 6:30 -8:10 a.m. and 3:35 - 6:00 p.m. Early Release: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Arrival and Dismissal Information click HERE for pamphlet.

Report Cards: Report cards are available in PowerSchool under the Report Card tab on the bottom left hand side of the portal. You may print a copy for your records as the school will not be mailing report cards home. This feature is not available on the mobile PowerSchool App. If you do not have access to a printer and need a printed copy, please contact the office.

PowerSchool Parent Portal: Keep track of your students grades in PowerSchool. Click on the PowerSchool tab on the left to log in. When downloading the Mobile App you will be prompted for a district mobile registration code which is ZZGS. The link for the App may be downloaded from the Parent Portal or found on the App store. If you have trouble accessing your account please call the school at 440.236.5741 for assistance. Parent/Student logins and passwords remain the same as the prior year.

The price of a school lunch for the 2017-2018 school year is $3.50 / Milk 50¢. We offer breakfast each morning for $1.50. CMS offers a healthy breakfast and lunch every school day. Your child may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Reduced price for breakfast is 30¢ and lunch is 40¢. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing school day meals for your child.

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Posted Thursday, October 26, 2017
7/8 Boy's Basketball: The teams play tonight at Greenbriar-Parma at 5:00pm. There will be no practice Wednesday, November 20 - Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving break.
  
7/8 Wrestling: No Practice Today.
7/8 Girl's Basketball: Open gyms will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14- 3:30-5, Mon. Nov. 20- 3:30-5, Mon. Nov. 27- 3:30-5. Contact Coach Randy Hershey with any questions.

All athletes must have a current OHSAA Physical (on the OHSAA Physical Form) before the first mandatory day of practice for the current season. The 17-18 Preparticipation physical forms are available for download or pick up a paper copy in the information rack. This form must be used for your physical. Physicals are good for 1 year. Athletic participation fees for the 2017-2018 school year are $150 per athlete per season with a $300 family cap per season for athletes in 7-12 grade. This fee is due no later than the first game.
School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past and current school fees are paid.

Click on the CMS Athletics link on the left for information and forms.
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Posted Thursday, October 26, 2017
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