Weekly Update

Below is a transcript of each weekly update message for the 2019-20 school year.

CIMS Weekly Update, Week of January 5, 2020

posted Jan 11, 2020, 1:11 PM by Ryan Masciotra



Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.


Welcome to 2020!  We are looking forward to an exciting 3rd quarter as we move into the second half of the school year.


Prior to break, our Varsity Boys Basketball team participated in the championship game and took second place.  Congratulations, team, for an amazing season!


Starting on Monday, new after school enrichment begins.  The form was sent home before break and is also attached to this message.


On Tuesday, students from Ms. Nichols and Mr. Sims go to Beulah.  


On Wednesday, students from Mrs. Barger and Mrs. Medrano go to Beulah.  On Wednesday evening, we will hold our PTO meeting at 6pm in the media center.


On Thursday, we will host our monthly Student of the Month breakfast and $1 jeans day.  The proceeds from the event will support student initiatives through CIMS PTO. In order to maintain these events, we’d like to remind students and families that jeans must be school appropriate - without holes and tears.


Finally, we’d like to share with all families that the choice enrollment window opens next week for all new families interested in CIMS for next school year.  If you are currently enrolled, you do not need to take any steps; however, if you know anyone that would like to enroll, please watch for fliers and information on Facebook.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening and welcome back!


CIMS Weekly Update, 12/15/19

posted Dec 15, 2019, 7:03 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 12/15/19

Good evening, Corwin International families. This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

Congratulations to 8th grader Lilly Miller for winning the CIMS MYP Spelling Bee.

Congratulations to Liam Almanza and Juan Casso in their superior ratings at the Junior Thescon on Thursday. We also had four groups with Excellent ratings. Great job, cyclones!

On Monday, from 4-5pm, PTO will be available for students and parents to pick up catalog orders from the catalog sale. There will also be open gym for girls basketball and open mat for wrestling Monday-Wednesday this week.

On Tuesday, there is a NAL match at Central at 4:45pm.

The 8th grade drama program will perform “The Little Match Girl” Wednesday at 6pm and again for 8th graders on Thursday during 2nd hour.

On Thursday, eligible 4th graders will be attending a History Colorado field trip in Denver. Students must be in formal uniform and should pack a cold lunch. Thursday is also a free jeans and ugly holiday sweater uniform day for students at CIMS. Please keep in mind that while we encourage festive, out of uniform attire, jeans that have tears, rips, or holes are not permitted. Thank you for helping us maintain appropriate uniform so that we can continue to have these types of uniform days. Finally, we will end the day with a holiday dance for MYP students. The dance will begin during the school day and end at 4:30pm. Tickets are $2 and additional concessions will be available.

After school homework help will only take place on Monday and Tuesday this week and will not run on Wednesday or Thursday. There will also not be Friday school this week. A new round of after school enrichment begins in January and forms are going home with students on Monday.

That concludes our announcements. Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 12/8/19

posted Dec 8, 2019, 10:52 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 12/8/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

Thank you to all of the students, staff, families, and community members for supporting CIMS at Barnes and Noble this weekend.  

On Monday, there is a boys basketball game against Roncalli.

On Tuesday, we are hosting the CIMS MYP Spelling Bee at 12:40pm for all qualifying students.  Also on Tuesday, there is an NAL match at Central at 4:45pm and there is a Band/String 7th and 8th grade concert at 6pm.  Performers need to arrive by 5:30 in full uniform, santa/elf/festive hats allowed.

On Wednesday, there is a boys basketball game against SCA.
 
On Thursday, there is a field trip for Drama students to the Junior Thespian Conference.  On Thursday after school, PTO is hosting the Drop and Shop event.  CIMS students can join us from 4pm to 6pm to watch a movie, do holiday crafts, and have snacks.  Parents, use this time to get some items crossed off of your holiday list while we engage students for an additional two hours!  Admission is $5 for a snack bag and the movie.  Other activities are available for an additional fee.
 
For the whole month of December, we will be collecting new and gently used books for the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center.  The PCAC helps children who are suspected victims of abuse.  Please drop books in the collection box outside of the main office.  

This is a last call for any MYP girl who wants to participate in basketball and for any MYP students interested in participating in wrestling. All clearing paperwork and updated physicals must be turned in by December 16th. There will be an open gym and open mats starting December 17th, with the first official practice when we return from winter break. Students who do not clear by December 16th will not be allowed to participate.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening!

CIMS Weekly Update, 12/1/19

posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:06 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 12/1/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

We hope that you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday break.  We are looking forward to three busy weeks to end 2nd quarter.

On Monday, there is a boys basketball game against Risley.

On Tuesday, there is an NAL match at Central at 4:45pm.

On Wednesday, InterACT club meets at 4pm and there is a boys basketball game against Pleasantview.  

On Thursday, we will hold our Student of the Month breakfast at 7:30am in the Media Center and it is our monthly jeans day for $1.  All proceeds support student initiatives through PTO.

Friday is the Annual Corwin Travel Club Bookfair and Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble from 9am to 9pm. 4th and 5th grade students received a performance schedule on Thursday with the Cheesecake order forms. Mark your calendars for fun and festivities including cookie decorating and make and take crafts. Get some Holiday shopping completed and have our students wrap them for a donation while you enjoy performances by all grades. A percentage of all purchases in the store that day using our special code will go to the Travel Club students. 

For the whole month of December, we will be collecting new and gently used books for the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center.  The PCAC helps children who are suspected victims of abuse.  Please drop books in the collection box outside of the main office.  

This is a last call for any MYP girl who wants to participate in basketball and for any MYP students interested in participating in Wrestling. All clearing paperwork and updated physicals must be turned in by December 16th. There will be an open gym and open mats starting December 17th, with the first official practice when we return from Winter break. Students who do not clear by December 16th will not be allowed to participate.

InterACT Club is collecting donations of new and clean, gently used clothing for Pueblo Kids Crossing which serves youth from our community who are in foster care. Many of the children and teens arrive in the middle of the night with no clothes or jackets to wear and the organizers are especially seeking clothes in the “tweens” sizes.Families may also make donations of gift cards. Our InterACT students will use them to shop for items to accompany the donations which will be taken from now until December 11.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a nice evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 11/17/19

posted Nov 17, 2019, 10:15 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 11/17/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

On Monday, there is a boys basketball game at Roncalli at 4:30pm.

On Tuesday, there is an informational meeting for all PYP students interested in participating in this year’s PYP STEM Fair.  The meeting will take place at 7:30am in Mr. Murray’s room and we encourage all interested students to attend.  This meeting will help you with the process and requirements to participate in the STEM fair and give you important dates, times, and other details.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Mr. Murray.  Also on Tuesday, there is an NAL match at Central at 4:45pm.  

On Wednesday, there is a boys basketball game at PAA at 4:30pm.  7th grade will perform this week during 4th hour.  The 7th grade Tuesday/Thursday Performance of Bottom of the Lake is Wednesday evening at 5:30.  Donations for the performance will go towards helping students attending Nationals this summer.

On Thursday, there is a boys basketball game against Pleasantview at 4:30pm.  Also on Thursday, the annual All City Middle School Choir performance will take place at 7:00pm in East High School’s auditorium.  Congratulations to the 2019 All-City Middle School Choir Participants from CIMS:  Xavier Farias, Jade Anspach, Trinity Chavez, AJ Richards, and Gabrielle Powell.  These students have been rehearsing with 80 other students from Pueblo's D60 & D70, for the upcoming performance.  Come support your fellow cyclones!

As we head into the holiday break, we’d like to get a few things on your calendar:
  • We are in need of clear lights for the Parade of Lights festival by November 21st. Please see Parent Booker for specifics and get parent volunteer hours. Also, we need volunteers to assist in decorating on Saturday, November 30, 1:00 at Corwin Parking Lot. Please Sign up in parent booker for Volunteer Hours. 
  • Corwin Students will be gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble on Black Friday from 9am to 9pm for a donation. Come by and save yourself some work.
  • Friday, December 6th is the Annual Corwin Travel Club Bookfair and Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble from 9am to 9pm. 4th and 5th grade students received a performance schedule on Thursday with the Cheesecake order forms. Mark your calendars for fun and festivities including cookie decorating and make and take crafts. Get some Holiday shopping completed and have our students wrap them for a donation while you enjoy performances by all grades. A percentage of all purchases in the store that day using our special code will go to the Travel Club students. 
  • Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake order forms went home with all students on Thursday. Place your order by Thursday the 21st and pick up your cheesecake at Barnes and Noble on December 6th during the Corwin Travel Club Book Fair. Payment is made at the Book Fair. 

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 11/10/19

posted Nov 10, 2019, 10:36 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 11/10/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

On Monday, all final orders for the PTO catalog sale are due.  All paper orders and money must be turned in to the main office.  Also on Monday, we are kicking off our annual food drive in support of Tom and Louie’s Cupboard.  The elementary and middle school classes who bring in the most items will win a jeans pass!  The second place classes will earn a donut party.  All items are due by Thursday morning.

On Tuesday, there is a boys basketball game at CIMS at 4:30pm and an NAL match at Central High School at 4:45pm.  Also on Tuesday, the spirit store will be open and will have a special sale on new long sleeve spirits shirts.

On Wednesday, InterACT meets at 4pm and boys basketball plays at Vineland at 4:30 pm.  Also on Wednesday, we will celebrate World Kindness Day.  How can you help us in choosing intentionally kind acts?

Finally, we would like to remind all families that there are a variety of ways to help CIMS in the form of volunteering.  Be sure to continue collecting box tops, turning them into the office, and to download the Shoparoo app.  We have already raised over $50 in just the first quarter.  Additionally, be sure to check Parent Booker regularly to find opportunities to volunteer.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 11/3/19

posted Nov 2, 2019, 8:37 PM by Ryan Masciotra   [ updated Nov 2, 2019, 8:38 PM ]

Good evening, Corwin International families. This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

We have a busy week this week.

On Monday, we will have picture re-takes in the morning. On Monday after school, boys basketball plays at Skyview at 4:30pm.

6th grade Drama informances will be held on Tues and Wed at noon both days this week.
Volleyball uniforms need to be turned in this week by Wednesday to Mrs. Hutchins. Fines will be applied on Thursday. The 5th grade Fairytales performance is Wednesday, Nov 6th at 3:00.
On Wednesday evening, we will hold a School Accountability meeting at 5pm and a PTO meeting at 6pm.

On Thursday, we will hold our monthly student of the month breakfast at 7:30am in the media center. Thursday is also our monthly jeans day for $1. All proceeds support student initiatives through the CIMS PTO.

The Corwin International Science Fair is Saturday, November 9th. Students should report at the assigned time in their formal school uniform. All students are required to attend. Students will need to have their Science Fair Board which can be picked up that morning in their science classroom.
  • --6th grade will report between 8:00 and 9:00 am.
  • --7th grade will report between 9:00 and 10:00 am.
  • --8th grade will report between 10:00 and 11:00 am.
We have several other announcements
  • --Due to cold temperatures, students are not permitted to wear shorts or skirts/dresses without tights until after spring break.
  • --The Volleyball end of season party has been moved to Nov 14th at 6pm.
  • --7th and 8th grade Drama students MUST turn in their Field trip forms and payments by Tuesday, Nov. 5th to be eligible to participate.
  • --We are joining with East High School to support Tom + Louie’s Cupboard and the annual food drive through November 14th. Please bring non-perishable items to be donated.
  • --Are you looking for a great gift idea? InterACT Club is selling calendars to raise money for the Nicaragua Well Project. The calendars have amazing photographs of animals and places from all over the world; and the photos were taken by local Rotarians. The cost is only $15, AND- that money is doubled with a grant, so your purchase adds $30 towards making a difference in a global way. To order your calendar, contact any InterACT club member or Mrs. Richards.
  • --CIMS Student Council and InterACT Club would like to invite all staff, families and students to join them for the 21st annual Rake Up Pueblo event on Saturday, November 23. We will rake 4 yards for the elderly and/or disabled persons in our community and we hope you'll join us. For more information, contact Mrs. Richards or Mr. Wermers.

That concludes our announcements. Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 10/27/19

posted Oct 27, 2019, 10:46 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

Thank you to all of the families supporting our school through our fall book fair.  It has been extremely successful and continues through this week.  

On Monday, boys basketball practice begins for all players that made the team.  At the end of practice, there is a mandatory parent meeting.  At least one parent/guardian must attend for each player.

On Wednesday, the 5th graders will be presenting their fairy tale plays in an informance and InterACT meets after school at 4pm.  

Last Thursday, we welcomed several exciting guests and we kicked off our PTO catalog fundraiser.  Each student brought home a catalog packet over the weekend that includes awesome products.  CIMS earns 40% of all of the sales and students are eligible for exciting prizes.  As students sell items, they are eligible for daily prizes using the coupon page in the packet.  Our goal is for each student to sell two items.  Thank you for your continued support of CIMS!

Finally, we are still collecting socks for the Pueblo Charter Lions Club and coats for the winter coat drive.  Please drop them in the collection bins outside of the main office.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 10/20/19

posted Oct 20, 2019, 11:53 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 10/20/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

We have quite a few announcements this week - and my voice is not at 100% - so keep in mind that you can always reference the text of the message in your email, on our website, and on our Facebook page.

Congratulations goes out to JV Softball for taking 2nd place in the City/County Championship this past week.  And, a huge shout out to Varsity Softball for being the City/County champs for the 4th straight year!  CIMS 7th grader, Meah Tillman, was recognized as the season’s MVP.  

The CIMS fall Book Fair officially opens this week.  It will open each day for students until October 31st.  

On Wednesday, we welcome Three Pennies author, Melanie Crowder, to CIMS.  She will be greeting whole grades in assemblies and meeting with small groups of students for book signings and workshops.

On Thursday, Melanie Crowder will continue her visit and we will also welcome The Little Shop of Physics from CSU-Fort Collins.  Students in all grades will be participating in hands on physics activities.  To celebrate these inquiry activities and our guests, Thursday will be a tie dye shirt and jeans day.  While there is no cost to participate, we are asking each student who wears the spirit attire to donate a pair of new socks to the SOCKTOBER sock drive.

On Friday, we will hold fall conferences for all students.  Elementary conferences have been scheduled by teacher.  Middle school conferences will run from 8am to 2:30pm.  Please plan to come speak with teachers, receive report cards and other important information. 

Speaking of SOCKTOBER, CIMS is participating with the Pueblo Charter Lions Club in the 4th Annual SOCKTOBER! A donation box will be located outside the CIMS office until the end of October. 

You are also invited to participate in the Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive during the Month on October. Bring in a new or slightly used coat and be eligible for volunteer hours.

Just a reminder of the opportunity for your 8th grade student to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) on December 7th. The deadline to register on line is October 25. For more information, please contact Mrs. Bratina at 719-549-7406.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.  

CIMS Weekly Update, 10/13/19

posted Oct 13, 2019, 10:05 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 10/13/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.

We’d like to give a big shout out to all of the CIMS fall athletes for representing CIMS well through the first season of athletics.  Good luck to CIMS softball in playoffs this week.  As a reminder, clearing for winter sports takes place tomorrow, Monday.

This is the last week of the first quarter.  Grades for 1st quarter will be finalized on Friday.  

We hope to see you all on Friday evening for our annual CIMSTober Fest.  It is an evening of costumes, treats, haunted fun, games, and more!  Events will run from 5:30 to 8pm and families from FIMS and CIMS are welcomed.  We encourage you to bring cash for food, treats, games, etc.  

Just a reminder of the opportunity for your 8th grade student to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) on December 7th. The deadline to register on line is October 25. For more information, please contact Mrs. Bratina at 719-549-7406.

You are invited to participate in the Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive during the Month on October. Bring in a new or slightly used coat and be eligible for volunteer hours.

CIMS is participating with the Pueblo Charter Lions Club in the 4th Annual SOCKTOBER! A donation box will be located outside the CIMS office until the end of October. Please donate new socks in original packaging, and the Pueblo Charter Lions Club will deliver to local agencies. Donating a pair of socks can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are struggling.

Finally, just a reminder that fall conferences will take place next Friday, October 25th.  Elementary conferences will be scheduled by teacher and middle school conferences will run all day from 8am to 2:30pm.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

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