Announcements

Weekly Update: 5/21/17

posted May 21, 2017, 1:07 PM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Sulema James, Principal of Corwin International Magnet School, with your weekly announcements:

1.  This week will be the last week for Drama Clubs. We will have an end of year party on Wednesday for PYP Drama Club and Thursday for MYP Drama Club. Please bring snacks. Mrs. Hutchins will supply the rootbeer floats. 

2.  Skate City is offering a Summer Club Card for this summer.  Corwin students can buy a card for only $5 each and skate all summer for $2.00 per public matinee session.  Skate Rental is an extra $2.00.  Please pick up a flyer across from the office and take the flyer and money to Skate City by May 31st.

3.  CIMS PTO is excited to announce that our families have earned $644.00 from Box Tops this year.  This is a great way to raise money for our school.  Please remember to send in your Box Tops this week for the last drawing of the school year.  Remember to collect your Box Tops this summer!

4.  There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, May 25th, at 3:15 p.m. in the auditorium with coaches Brian Mata and Kevin Ortiz. It is for any 6th and 7th graders interested in playing football next season. 

5.  Madison Tatinski is holding the 3rd Annual Shoe Drive to benefit children in need during the month of May.  Clean out your closets and bring your new or gently used shoes of all sizes to the collection boxes by the office and media center.  Thank you for helping Madison's Mission one pair at a time!

6.  Save the Date!  Please join us on Thursday, June 1st, as our 5th graders present Exhibition at Corwin International.  The students have been exploring the idea of The Power of One.  By proposing solutions to problems, students will demonstrate how they can make a positive impact on their community.   The classrooms of Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Noble will present from 8:30 to 9:15 AM.  The classrooms of Mrs. Sweckard and Mrs. Galli will present from 9:25 to 10:10 AM.

7.  Our lost and found is full of items.  Students, please come and a take a look at the lost and found tables to see if you can find any of your missing items.  Any items not picked up by Wednesday, May 24th, will be donated.

8.  There will be an extremely important 8th grade parent meeting on Wednesday, May 24th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the CIMS auditorium.  The meeting will discuss the new Graduation Guidelines and how they will affect your 8th grade student.  Please plan to attend.

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week!

Reminder: 5/18/17

posted May 18, 2017, 2:49 PM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Corwin International Magnet School with a quick reminder:

Don't forget there is an early release tomorrow, May 19th, for all students grades 4 through 8. All students will be released at 12:00pm. Transportation services are aware of this and have modified their schedules to accommodate all bus routes for tomorrow.  

8th grade students, don't forget to wear your shirt for pictures for the Continuum.

This concludes your reminder.  Thank you.

Weekly Update: 5/14/17

posted May 13, 2017, 4:05 PM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Sulema James, Principal of Corwin International Magnet School, with your weekly announcements:

1.  Hey CIMS Families!  Don't forget about our final skate night of the school year at Skate City on Monday, May 15th, from 6-8pm. Prizes will be awarded.  

2.  Save the Date!  Please join us on Thursday, June 1st, as our 5th graders present Exhibition at Corwin International.  The students have been exploring the idea of The Power of One.  By proposing solutions to problems, students will demonstrate how they can make a positive impact on their community.   The classrooms of Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Noble will present from 8:30 to 9:15 AM.  The classrooms of Mrs. Sweckard and Mrs. Galli will present from 9:25 to 10:10 AM.

3.  Parents, if you have completed volunteering and haven't logged your hours, remember to enter your parent volunteer hours in the form located on our website.  We will be sending an update of hours home at the end of next week.

4.  Additionally, our lost and found is full of items.  We will be putting items out at the end of this week, so please come and a take a look if you have any missing items.

5.  The PYP Instrumental Informances will take place this week during 6th hour from 2:20pm-3:10pm in room 125.

Monday- Mrs. Quinn's Class
Tuesday - Mrs. Schwagers' Class
Wednesday - Mrs. Sefcovic's Class
Thursday - Mrs. Weckx's Class

6.   CIMS is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness and find a cure for cancer.  During the month of May students will be learning about different cancers. Key Club members are selling Luminary bags which are decorated with the names of loved ones who have fought or are fighting various cancers. The bags cost $5 and will line the path of the relay event in June.  If you would like to purchase a luminaria in honor of someone or make a tax-deductible donation, please look for the Corwin International Magnet School  team on the Relay website which is "pueblorelay.org" or access the order form on the CIMS website home page under recent files or use the resource tab.  Contact Mrs. Richards with questions or for more information.

7. Madison Tatinski is holding the 3rd Annual Shoe Drive to benefit children in need during the month of May.  Clean out your closets and bring your new or gently used shoes of all sizes to the collection boxes by the office and media center.  Thank you for helping Madison's Mission one pair at a time!

8.  There will be an early release this Friday, May 19th, for all students. Please mark your calendars and note that all students at CIMS grades 4-8 will be released at 12:00pm on that day. Transportation services are aware of this and have modified their schedules to accommodate all bus routes for the day.  The reason for the early release is so that our staff can receive the No Bully Foundational Training.

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week.

Weekly Update: 5/7/17

posted May 7, 2017, 2:18 PM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Sulema James, Principal of Corwin International Magnet School, with your weekly announcements:

1.  CIMS is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness and find a cure for cancer.  During the month of May students will be learning about different cancers. Key Club members are selling Luminary bags which are decorated with the names of loved ones who have fought or are fighting various cancers. The bags cost $5 and will line the path of the relay event in June.  If you would like to purchase a luminaria in honor of someone -or make a tax-deductible donation, please look for the Corwin International Magnet School  team on the Relay website which is "pueblorelay.org" or access the order form on the CIMS website home page under recent files or use the resource tab.  Contact Mrs. Richards with questions or for more information.

2.  The 7th and 8th grade Band concert is Wednesday, May 10th, at 6:00PM.  Performers need to arrive at 5:30PM for tuning.

3.  The 7th and 8th grade Strings concert is Thursday, May 11th, at 6:00PM.  Performers need to arrive at 5:30PM for tuning.

4.  Attention parents:  This is the last week to turn in wrestling uniforms.  If you have not done so, please turn them into the front office with the wrestlers name on them.  If uniforms are not turned in wrestlers will be charged for new ones.  Thanks,  Coach Castro.

5.  There will be an early release on May 19th for all students. Please mark your calendars and note that all students at CIMS grades 4-8 will be released at 12:00pm on that day. Transportation services are aware of this and have modified their schedules to accommodate all bus routes for the day.  The reason for the early release is so that our staff can receive the No Bully Foundational Training.

6.  Madison Tatinski is holding the 3rd Annual Shoe Drive to benefit children in need during the month of May.  Clean out your closets and bring your new or gently used shoes of all sizes to the collection boxes by the office and media center.  Thank you for helping Madison's Mission one pair at a time!

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week!

Weekly Update: 4/30/17

posted Apr 30, 2017, 10:19 AM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Sulema James, Principal of Corwin International Magnet School, with your weekly announcements:

1.  CIMS PTO will be recognizing the teachers this coming week for Teacher Appreciation Week! We invite you to take a moment too and say thank you to our wonderful teachers!

2.  Are you looking for a way to be more involved at CIMS next school year? The PTO will be holding it's annual Executive Committee elections at the PTO meeting this Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6:00pm. Nomination forms are available on the PTO website and will also be available at the meeting. This is a fun and easy way to get volunteer hours in!  

3.  Parents of 4th - 7th graders, we are beginning to plan for next school year.  On Friday, your child received an orange order form for the summer reading book for the upcoming school year.  If you would like to order a copy of the summer reading title for your child, please complete the order form and send it with your payment by Friday, May 5th.  Books will be delivered to students with their packets for next school year at the end of May.

4.  Any 8th grade parent who is interested in volunteering for this year's 8th Grade Continuum/Dance, there will be a meeting after school on Thursday, May 4th.  If you are unable to make the meeting but are still interested in helping, please e-mail jerri.garcia@pueblocityschools.us.

5.  There will be an early release on May 19th for all students. Please mark your calendars and note that all students at CIMS grades 4-8 will be released at 12:00pm on that day. Transportation services are aware of this and have modified their schedules to accommodate all bus routes for the day.  The reason for the early release is so that our staff can receive the No Bully Foundational Training.

6.  Madison Tatinski is holding the 3rd Annual Shoe Drive to benefit children in need during the month of May.  Clean out your closets and bring your new or gently used shoes of all sizes to the collection boxes by the office and media center.  Thank you for helping Madison's Mission one pair at a time.

7.  Friday, May 5th, is $2 jeans day.  In support of raising funds for the American Cancer Society, students will be allowed to wear jeans and a colored shirt representing the cancer of their choice for $2.  A chart of Cancer Awareness colors will be on our website as well as posted throughout the building.

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week!

Weekly Update: 4/23/17

posted Apr 21, 2017, 3:05 PM by Sulema James

Good evening. This is Sulema James, Principal of Corwin International Magnet School, with your weekly announcements:

1.  CIMS Annual World Health Day is coming in May!  Do you have expertise or work in a health related field?  Do you need parent volunteer hours?  Help us make our Annual Health Day better than ever! We need volunteers for the following jobs:

  • Presenters for World Health Day on a health related topic
    • 30 minute presentation style or 1 hour informational booth style
  • Planning committee members 
  • Help with setup and tear down
  • And more!

Please contact Cassie Pate at cassandra.pate@pueblocityschools.us or the Main Office if you are interested in helping out!

2.  An important message to all parents:  On Monday, all students will be given a letter on bright orange paper.  The letter is asking permission for your student to take a short survey about bullying in our school.  It is crucial that you sign giving permission and return the letter back to school on Tuesday and no later than Wednesday.  We need a certain percentage returned in order to conduct the survey which is scheduled for Thursday.  The information gathered from the survey is vital to the success of our No Bully program.

3.  As parents, we are asking that you take the same survey.  The link to this survey is on the Corwin web page and will be open only through Thursday morning.  The code for PYP parents is 854596.  The code for MYP parents is 965514.  Thank you so much for your help as together we begin our journey on supporting a positive culture at CIMS. Take a look at our No Bully tab on the CIMS website!  We will be updating it as we move through the process.

4.  Key Club is a service club open to all Corwin students, grades 4-8, who want to plan and/or participate in events that help others in our community. 
There will be a planning meeting on Thursday, April 27th, after school in the media center until 4:15pm. Those who are interested should plan to attend the meeting and/or see Mrs. Richards for more information. 

5.  A special thank you to Lowe's and Home Depot for donating packets of seeds for all of our students to plant on Earth Day last Friday!

6.  Thank you students and parents for the great attendance we had during PARCC!  It was close but in the end, 5th grade had the highest attendance rate throughout the testing window!  Congratulations 5th grade students!  We appreciate all students and staff for demonstrating hard work and effort.  Thank you also to parents who brought in snacks for students during the PARCC window.

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week!

Weekly Update: 4/16/17

posted Apr 16, 2017, 2:41 PM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Corwin International Magnet School with your weekly announcements:

1.  CIMS Annual World Health Day is coming in May!  Do you have expertise or work in a health related field?  Do you need parent volunteer hours?  Help us make our Annual Health Day better than ever!  We need volunteers for the following jobs:

  • Presenters for World Health Day on a health related topic
    • 30 minute presentation style or 1 hour informational booth style
  • Planning committee members 
  • Help with setup and tear down
  • And more!

Please contact Cassie Pate at cassandra.pate@pueblocityschools.us or the Main Office if you are interested in helping out!

2.  Parents of 8th grade students planning to attend Central High School next year:  Central is inviting students to attend a special presentation by Jeff Valdez on Friday, April 21st.  Plan to have your student arrive at Central at 8:45am and pick up your student at 10:00am from Central.  You will need to transport your student and call into the CIMS office to excuse them for that part of the day.

3.  Report cards and updated parent volunteer hour letters went home with students on Friday.

4.  This is our last week of PARCC testing!  We are excited to demonstrate the academic accomplishments of our students and staff! Please help us by ensuring that your students arrive to school each day on time, are well rested, and eat a good breakfast.  

5.  Students, the grade level with the highest attendance percentage during PARCC will receive a special prize.  Who will it be?

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week!

Weekly Update: 4/9/17

posted Apr 9, 2017, 11:57 AM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Corwin International Magnet School with your weekly announcements:

1.  Attention wrestlers: Thursday, April 13th,  we will be having our CIMS wrestling banquet.  It will be held in the Corwin cafeteria from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  It will be a potluck so please bring your favorite dish.  Please text Coach Castro what you are bringing and how many are coming.  During the banquet we will be handing out awards and team pictures.  It will be lots of fun, hope you can make it.

2.  CIMS Annual World Health Day is coming in May!  Do you have expertise or work in a health related field?  Do you need parent volunteer hours?  Help us make our Annual Health Day better than ever!  We need volunteers for the following jobs:

  • Presenters for World Health Day on a health related topic
    • 30 minute presentation style or 1 hour informational booth style.  
  • Planning committee members.
  • Help with setup and tear down.
  • And more!  

Please contact Cassie Pate at cassandra.pate@pueblocityschools.us or the Main Office if you are interested in helping out!

3.  PARCC testing begins on Monday, April 10th.  We are excited to demonstrate the academic accomplishments of our students and staff! Please help us by ensuring that your students arrive to school each day on time, are well rested, and eat a good breakfast.  Even though we will provide them, students are encouraged to bring their own headphones or earbuds for the ELA portion of the test on the 10th, 11th, and 12th.

4.  Students, the grade level with the highest attendance percentage during PARCC will receive a special prize.  Who will it be?

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week!

Weekly Update: 4/2/17

posted Apr 2, 2017, 1:55 PM by Sulema James

Good evening.  This is Corwin International Magnet School with your weekly announcements:

1.  There is no school for students on Monday, April 3rd.  It is a teacher work day.

2.  The National Academic League awards banquet will be held Tuesday, April 4th, at the South High School cafeteria beginning at 5:00pm.  National Academic League team members will be given a ticket for admittance.  Parents and family members may purchase a ticket for $10.00 each.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  Please purchase all tickets from your National Academic League coach, Paul Ripple. 

3.  Auditions for 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the East High School Advanced Women's Choir are this Wednesday, April 5th, at 3:20pm in the CIMS auditorium.

4. There is a Teen Dating Violence Symposium on Saturday, April 8th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Center. Register and get tickets at Eventbrite.com.  See the flier on our website for more information. 

5.  Here are the results for the Colorado middle school regional wrestling championships.  Dominick Castro 1st place (regional champion), Diego Duarte 1st place (regional champion), Jordan Atencio 1st place ( regional champion), Josh Atencio 3rd place,  and LJ Herburger 2nd place.  Let's congratulate your 2017 CIMS middle school state qualifiers.  Good luck wrestlers.  

6.  As the weather gets nicer, please ensure that your students come to school in the appropriate uniform.  Uniform information is on our website and in the student handbook.

7.  April 7th is Future Friday $1 Jeans day.  Wear a college shirt with your jeans for $1.

This concludes your announcements.  Thank you and have a great week!

Weekly Update: 3/26/17

posted Mar 26, 2017, 10:15 AM by Sulema James

Good evening. This is Corwin International Magnet School with your weekly announcements:

Intersession begins March 27th through March 31st.  All classes that made are full.

There is no school April 3rd. It is a teacher work day.

The National Academic League Awards Banquet will be held April 4, 2017 at the South High School cafeteria beginning at 5:00pm. National Academic League team members will be given a ticket for admittance.  Parents and family members may purchase a ticket for $10.00 each.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  Please purchase all tickets from your National Academic League coach, Paul Ripple. 

This concludes your announcements.  We hope you are enjoying your break!  See you on April 4th!

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