Announcements

Weekly Update: 2/19/17

posted by Sulema James

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

1. Save the Date!  The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is on its way!  The Online Fair will run from Monday, March 6th until Sunday, March 26th.  The Onsite Book Fair will open for business Monday, March 6th as well, and will run until Thursday, March 16th. The Book Fair will be open during conferences.  Volunteer opportunities will be available via the Sign Up website. 

2. There will be no school on Monday, February 20th, due to the Presidents' Day Holiday.

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

Reminder: 2/13/17

posted Feb 13, 2017, 2:58 PM by Sulema James

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

1. Talent show rehearsals will continue on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, this week from 3:30PM to 5:30 PM in the CIMS auditorium.

2. Talent show Tickets will be sold during lunches: on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. They are $2 each ticket.

3. The Talent show is at 6:30 PM on Thursday, February 16th.  Concessions will be sold.

4.  This is also a final reminder regarding letters of intent for the 2017...2018 school year.  We still have some students who have not returned their yellow letters of intent for next school year.  We need a form returned from every student.  It is the only way to secure your child's enrollment at CIMS for next year.  Please check with your child to be sure that his/her form has been signed and returned.

Thank you and have a great week!

Weekly Update: 2/12/17

posted Feb 12, 2017, 10:18 AM by Sulema James

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

1. Save the Date!  The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is on its way! The Online Fair will run from Monday, March 6th, until Sunday, March 26th. The Onsite Book Fair will open for business Monday, March 6th as well, and will run until Thursday, March 16th. The Book Fair will be open during conferences. Volunteer Opportunities will be available via the Sign Up website. 

2. A reminder to parents of 6th grade students: A letter was sent home last week notifying you that all of our 6th grade students will be participating in the Cognitive Abilities Test. This test is to help identify students who may qualify for the designation of Gifted and Talented. This test will be administered on Tuesday, February 14th, beginning at 8am.  Please be sure your student is on time!

3. There will be no school for students on Friday, 2/17.  It is a district wide professional development day for all staff.

4. There will be no school on Monday, 2/20, due to the Presidents' Day holiday.

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

Update: 2/6/17

posted Feb 6, 2017, 7:51 AM by Sulema James

Attention: Parents of 5th graders in Mr. Noble's and Mrs. Sweckard's classes, the Beulah field trip has been cancelled by the park due to high winds.  Teachers will communicate more information later.

Thank you.

Weekly Update: 2/5/17

posted Feb 3, 2017, 3:32 PM by Sulema James

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

1. As a reminder, students should not be entering the building by the office in the mornings unless they are with a parent who has office business.  Students should only be entering the building at the following locations: Lakeview (Cyber cafe area), Lakeview (Art/Gym area), or the Courtyard (the loop). On a regular weather day, students should immediately report to the cafeteria for breakfast or the courtyard only.  On red flag days, PYP students should report to the cafeteria for breakfast or auditorium and MYP students should report to the cafeteria for breakfast or the Auxillary Gym.

2.  Unfortunately, we are continuing to experience issues with parents dropping off and picking up students from the staff parking lot.  This is a danger to students as well as staff. Beginning on Monday, the staff parking lot will be restricted and chained at certain times of the day. Please use the loop and help us keep kids safe.

3.  Join this month's PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 7th from 6:00pm-7:00pm and be a part of the great things that are happening at CIMS.

4.  The MYP Valentine's Day Dance will be this Friday, February 10th, from 1:30pm-3:00pm.  The cost is $5.00.  There will be a concession stand and photobooth so remember to bring extra money. The DJ for the dance will be REV 89.5. Parents, please pick up your student from the dance promptly at 3:00pm.  Students who exit the building during the dance will not be allowed back in.

5.  PTO will be selling Valentine's Day grams at lunch this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students will receive the forms from their advisory teachers.  Valentine's Day grams will be $1 each.

6.  Parents of 8th grade students, please remember to attend at least one of the high school parent nights.  The details are posted on the district website.  Flyers were sent home with students last week.  

7.  High School Choice forms were sent home with 8th grade students last week.  Please be sure to complete the form, sign it and return it to school by March 3rd.  It is important we know which high school your student will be attending.

8.  High schools will be at CIMS on March 13th to complete student schedules for 9th grade.  More details will be shared soon.

9.  Remember that if your student will not be attending their neighborhood school you will need to complete the school of choice application by March 1st located on the district web site.

10.  Please turn in your letters of intent to return to CIMS for the 17-18 school year.

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

Weekly Update: 1/29/17

posted Jan 29, 2017, 10:39 AM by Sulema James

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

1.  The Key Club meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd has been postponed untl further notice.
  
2.  On Friday, January 27th, your child received his/her 2nd quarter report card and an updated parent volunteer letter.

3. There is a School Accountability Committee (SAC) Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd, from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This is a great opportunity to get volunteer hours, get information, and provide input.  Hope to see you there!

4. After school drama club is working on up coming performances, please make sure that you are in attendance so you don't miss out on a part. MYP is Tuesday and Thursday until 4:00pm and PYP is on Wednesdays until 4:00pm. Parents, please have your students picked up on time. Thank you! Mrs. Hutchins

5. There has been a slight change to the route and times for bus #113.  A new bus schedule is posted on the CIMS website under resources.

6. Thank you to our parents who use the drop off loop to drop off and pick up students!  Not only is the drop off loop the proper place to drop off and pick up your child, it is the safest! If you haven't tried the drop off loop, give it a whirl!  It really is faster than Starbucks! 

7.  The CIMS Talent Show is coming soon! Here are some important dates to keep in mind for the Talent Show:

January 26-February 6: Sign up for audition time in Room 125, before school, after school or during lunch.  Your Permission to Participate form, audition forms, copies of all lyrics either being sung or being used in background music are due to Mrs. Pineda-Fuentes on the day of the audition.  
 
February 7, 8, 9:  Auditions will be held in the auditorium from 3:30pm-5:30pm. These are closed auditions and you must have your music ready at audition.  Music must be on a CD or flash Drive (no YouTube or phones).
                           
February 13, 14, 15:  Mandatory practice times.  In CIMS auditorium, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
 
February 16, 2017: Talent Show begins at 6:30 PM in the CIMS auditorium. Tickets are limited due to the capacity of the auditorium.

8.  The All-City Band Concert will take place at East High School on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Join us in supporting two of our 8th graders, Charles Rothbaum & Anika Escalera as this year's CIMS members of All-City Band."

9. Please be advised that Pueblo City Schools has prepared a survey regarding proposed changes to school instructional calendars. As a school, we feel that maintaining our current extended calendar benefits our students in many ways from better retention to providing opportunities for enrichment and intervention during our intersession times. We value and appreciate your opinions and would love for you to provide your input and/or concerns via the short survey.  Please go to www.pueblocityschools.us or cim.pueblocityschools.us.  The survey link is in the top left hand corner of the webpages and is open until February 3rd.

10. Friday, February 3rd, is $1 Jeans day.
 
This concludes your announcements. Thank you and have a great week.

Weekly Update: 1/22/17

posted Jan 22, 2017, 3:10 PM by Sulema James

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

1. The 8th grade play of "The Outsiders" is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th, at 6:30pm in the auditorium.

2. Key Club is a service club which promotes action in and around our community.  All Cyclones, grades 4-8, are invited.  The next meeting will be Thursday, February 2nd from 3:20pm-4:00pm.  Bring your calendars.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Richards.

3. 2nd semester begins on Monday, January 23rd

4. Please be advised that Pueblo City Schools has prepared a survey regarding proposed changes to school instructional calendars. As a school, we feel that maintaining our current extended calendar benefits our students in many ways from better retention to providing opportunities for enrichment and intervention during our intersession times. We value and appreciate your opinions and would love for you to provide your input and/or concerns via the short survey.  Please go to www.pueblocityschools.us or cim.pueblocityschools.us.  The survey link is in the top left hand corner of the webpages and is open until February 3rd.  

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

Weekly Update: 1/16/17

posted Jan 16, 2017, 12:09 PM by Sulema James

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

1. PTO will be collecting used uniforms in the orange box by the office until the end of January.  Please drop off your gently used uniforms.  We are planning a uniform sale in March on Parent/Teacher conference day.

2. Please check Signup.com for new volunteer opportunities.  PTO is in need of parents to help put together Valentine Day grams and set-up and work the middle school Valentine Day dance. Please sign up today!

3. Thank you for volunteering to support CIMS.  Just to reminder to continue using SignUp to find upcoming parent volunteer hour opportunities.  New opportunities are available now.  Letters with completed hours up to this point will be sent home with report cards next week.  

4. There is a dress rehearsal for 8th grade blue day drama students on Friday, January 20th, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm in the auditorium for the play, "The Outsiders."  All students must attend. Contact Mrs. Hutchins for more information.

5. The 8th grade play of "The Outsiders" is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th, at 6:30pm in the auditorium at Corwin International Magnet School. All Blue day 8th grade Drama students must attend. 

6. The Basketball and Wrestling season will begin this week, Mrs. Hutchins needs students and parents of student travelers to assist with the concession stand for home meets. Please contact Mrs. Hutchins to sign up. 

7. Both MYP and PYP Drama Clubs have started back up. Students who are interested in joining the after school clubs are welcome. We  are in the process of casting for our upcoming performances. Come and enjoy the fun. MYP Drama Club is on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:00pm.  PYP Drama Club is on Wednesdays until 4:00pm. Looking forward to some great fun!

8. There will be no school for students on Friday, January 20th, due to a Teacher Work Day.

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

Weekly Update: 1/8/17

posted Jan 8, 2017, 2:02 PM by Sulema James

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

1. The 6th grade Arts Selection form was sent home with students on Thursday, January 5th. The completed form is due to the office by Thursday, January 12th. We recommend that students turn in their signed forms to the office as soon as possible. Questions regarding your selections should be made to individual arts teachers or Mrs. Masciotra.

2. The 8th grade performance originally scheduled for January 10th has been postponed.  More information will be given soon.

3.  Due to the Snow Day, the $1 jeans day has been rescheduled for this Friday, January 13th. 

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

Mid-Week Update: 1/5/17

posted Jan 5, 2017, 12:10 PM by Sulema James

Good afternoon.  This is Sulema James, Principal of Corwin International Magnet School, with an important update:

1. Due to weather conditions, ALL after school activities have been cancelled including: Girls Basketball, Wrestling, NAL, and the 6th grade Arts Parent Meeting.  Thank you for your patience and caution during after school dismissal.

2. Attention 6th grade parents: Since the 6th grade Arts meeting has been cancelled, the 6th grade Arts selection form will be sent home with students today.  While completing this form, please keep in mind that the purpose of selecting an arts path through 8th grade is to provide an in-depth experience in either visual or performing arts. Descriptions of each arts option are on the back of the selection form. Forms are due in the main office by January 12th and an electronic version is available on our website for your convenience. 

Thank you and drive safely!

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