Weekly Update

Below is a transcript of each weekly update message for the 2018-19 school year.

Weekly Update, 9/16/18

posted Sep 16, 2018, 8:22 AM by Ryan Masciotra



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

The annual PTO chocolate sales ends this weekend.  All fully unsold boxes and money is due tomorrow morning no later than 8:30am.  Keep in mind that partially sold boxes cannot be returned.  We will hold an assembly soon to recognize the top sellers. 

Throughout the next week, we will be taking a peace pledge. Each student will receive a commitment bracelet, which was designed by CIMS student William Page and we will also be sharing our positive message with the community.  Be on the lookout for more information regarding the lessons and commitments we’re making as a school. 

We’d like to remind all families that we are continuing to shoot for our goal of 95% attendance or better for each month of the school year.  Currently, students in 4th, 5th, and 7th graders are above the 95% average.  Let’s work through the next two weeks to meet the goal in all grades.

And, finally, with the chocolate sale winding down, we’d like to share with CIMS families that we are supporting our sister school FIMS and their 10th annual Lions Roar 5k on Saturday, October 6th.  The class at CIMS with the most registrations will earn a pizza party.  Registration information will be sent home with students and is also attached to the email version of this message. 

We have a variety of athletic events taking place this week.  We wish all of the athletics the best of luck in their events.  

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.   

Weekly Update - 9/9/18

posted Sep 8, 2018, 1:48 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update - 9/9/18

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

On Monday, we will hold our first jeans day of the year.  Students can wear blue or black jeans or jean shorts for $1.  Please keep in mind that jeans should not have holes or tears.  Also on Monday, all grades and staff can wear a tie dye shirt as a reward for meeting the 95% attendance goal for August.  The proceeds from this jeans day will support the PTO and student-driven initiatives.

On Wednesday, CIMS will have the first Skate Night of the year at Skate City.  A raffle will take place and the event begins at 6pm.  

A variety of athletic events are taking place this week.  Please refer to the CIMS calendar on the our website for specific details.  

The PTO chocolate sale continues this week.  Students can bring in money before school and pick up new boxes after school.  Keep in mind that all chocolate bars are sold for $1 and should not be sold at school.  PTO would also like to remind families to keep collecting Box Tops.  There will be a drawing in October, so send them in with your child’s name and teacher.  They go in the collection box near the front door or in the main office.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

Weekly Update - 9/2/18

posted Aug 31, 2018, 7:32 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update - 9/2/18

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

Monday is Labor Day and there is no school for staff or students.

PTO will begin collecting money and distributing additional boxes of chocolate this week.  Students should return money to the cafeteria before school each day this week. Students can pick up a new box after school outside of the main office.  All money is due on Monday, September 10th.

On Tuesday, we will host our first PTO meeting of the school year.  Please join us to discuss annual fundraisers and initiatives and help be involved.  Attendance at PTO meetings counts at two volunteer hours. The meeting is at 6pm in the CIMS Media Center.

Thursday is picture day.  Students received order forms last Thursday and can bring them on picture day.  You can also order online using the code provided on the order form.


Cross country season has begun. If your student is interested in running for the 2018-19 season, be sure to turn in a physical form and clearance paperwork to the office. Practice is held at the track Monday-Thursday from 4:45-5:45. Meet times and dates will be coming soon. All grades and abilities welcome. Come have fun while you run! For more information contact Mrs. Pate or Mrs. Mcgivney.

Finally, we would like to congratulate all groups for maintaining an attendance rate of 95% or better for the month of August.  Start looking for your tie dyed shirts because the reward dress day for August attendance will take place next Monday with our first jeans day of the school year.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


Weekly Update - August 26, 2018

posted Aug 25, 2018, 11:44 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update - August 26, 2018

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

We’d like to start by thanking families, students, and staff for a very smooth opening to the new school year.  We enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to a full week on a regular schedule. 

Monday, is a casual uniform day for all students.  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are formal uniform days for all students.  To help staff and students remain focused on our new schedule, we are encouraging each grade to maintain an attendance rate of 95% or better.  Each grade level that does so in the month of August will earn a reward dress day in September.  As of today, grades 4, 5, 6, and 8 are all above 95%.  

Fall sports are beginning.  Soccer is practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 to 6:15pm.  And, come support our JV volleyball team on Wednesday in Beulah at 4:45pm.

We’d like to give a few reminders as head into the week.  The staff parking lot and the front of the school on Lakeview are not appropriate locations for dropping off and picking up students.  There is a lot of pedestrian traffic in these areas and cars stopping and driving through is a safety concern.  Please use a side street off of Lakeview or the loop.  Also, please use care when parking in front of neighboring homes so that they maintain access to their driveways during high traffic times.  

Finally, we’d like to share our excitement with you as the CIMS Park and Play Yard construction has finally begun!  You will notice construction fencing up to the west of the drop off loop.  Stay tuned for more progress!  

A copy of this message and the parent night video from Thursday are available on our website.  That concludes our announcements.  Have a great night.

Weekly Update, 8-19-18

posted Aug 19, 2018, 9:01 AM by Ryan Masciotra

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

Monday is an assessment day for elementary students and the first day of school for all middle school students.  For students in grades 4 and 5, assessments will be given for last names A through L from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  Elementary students can wear casual uniform and are encouraged to bring a snack.  For middle school students, the regular school day is 8:30am to 4:20pm and Mondays are a casual uniform day.  All students reporting should enter the courtyard and line up by elementary classroom or middle school first hour teacher.  Adults begin supervision at 7:30am and breakfast is served starting at 8:00am.  Elementary students can use the bus in the morning, but bus transportation will not be available at the 12:30pm dismissal.  Students should be picked up in the loop or in the front of the school on Lakeview.  

Tuesday is an assessment day for elementary students with last name M through Z.  Tuesday is a regular day for middle school students.  Elementary students can wear casual uniform and are encouraged to bring a snack.  For middle school students, the regular school day is 8:30am to 4:20pm and Tuesdays are formal uniform days.

Wednesday and Thursday are regular days for all grades.  They are formal uniform days.  

On Thursday, we will host our beginning of the year required parent meeting.  This meeting helps parents and guardians learn essential components regarding the school and classroom teacher communication.  There will be two presentations, one at 5:30pm and another at 6:15pm.  Please plan to attend one of these times.  The information is key for parents and guardians.  Students do not need to attend.  

For middle school students interested in playing a fall sport, softball and volleyball tryouts begin on Monday at 4:30pm.  Students must have a current physical.  Soccer begins on Tuesday at 4:45pm on the football field.

Finally, we’d like to remind all families using the bus transportation to pay special attention to the routes as they have changed from last year and are continued to be revised as the new company establishes their routes.  The most updated routes can be found on the district website by clicking on the school bus.  

We are looking forward to starting a great year with each and every one of you and can’t wait to see you this week.  That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

Weekly Update - 8/12/18

posted Aug 12, 2018, 1:34 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with our first weekly update for the 2018-19 school year.  You will receive this message in voice message to your phone number and in text version to your email each Sunday to keep you informed about the upcoming week.

This week, the CIMS team will be working on final preparations for the new school year.  

Monday through Wednesday of this week, there will be a camp for softball from 4:30 to 5:30pm and a camp for volleyball from 4:30 to 6:30pm at CIMS.  They are both open to middle school girls.

On Thursday evening, we will host the beginning of year Meet and Greet from 4:30pm to 6pm.  During this time, families and students can bring school supplies, purchase uniforms, meet teachers, and get acquainted with schedules.  There is not a set presentation time.  You can stop in at any point during the time frame.

Additionally, there are a variety of apps and resources available on our Facebook page and website regarding school lunches, the new transportation company and bus routes.  

Finally, we’d like to remind all families that school begins next week and there is a variety in start dates for different grades.  For students in grades 4 and 5, please refer to your postcard for specific reporting dates.  For middle school students, all students begin at 8:30am on Monday, August 20th.

The text version of this message is available on our Facebook page and on our website.  That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

Summer Message - 8/2/18

posted Aug 3, 2018, 8:52 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Good afternoon, 

This is Mrs. Masciotra and all of us here at Corwin International are getting very excited to start our eleventh school year. I wanted to send out a message to our families with a few reminders prior to school starting. 

As you may be aware, due to a federally funded program, each school in our district was granted free breakfast and lunch for all students in previous years. Although many of the schools in our district continue to meet the baseline to qualify for this program, our school does not. We are working hard to make accommodations and are happy to let you know that we will continue to provide breakfast free of charge to all students. Lunch will be provided at the cost of $2.50 per meal and students who qualify for free or reduced meals will continue to receive free or reduced meals throughout the year. The application to apply for the free and reduced program will be available through our office as the school year begins. 

Additionally, please note that uniform policy has changed and casual day is now on Mondays.  Formal uniform is required Tuesday through Thursday. Please refer to the uniform policy as there are changes specifically to the appropriate bottoms students must wear. ex. Bottoms must be dress pants with a straight or boot-cut leg. 

The first official day for athletic practices is August 20th. Students must have an updated physical and athletic paperwork on file in order to participate. The athletic fee has also increased this year to $50. We are a pay to play district and the athletic fee must be paid prior to the first game or match. Coaches will be holding camps starting August 13th.  More specific information will be on our website and Facebook page.   

Finally, you should be receiving a postcard listing important back to school dates.  Please note those so that you can join us to kick off the school year at the Meet and Greet on Thursday, August 16th.  We are excited to join you in an amazing year.

Have a great evening.

Weekly Update 6-10-18

posted Jun 10, 2018, 10:14 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update 6-10-18

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

On Monday, all elementary students will be participating in field day.  Students should dress in appropriate clothing to participate outdoors with some water activities.  This includes athletic shoes, a water bottle, and hat or sunscreen.  

Monday is a regular school day for middle school students and all students can wear their casual Friday uniform in place of their formal uniform.  This includes dress pants or shorts with a polo or spirit shirt.

On Tuesday, we will hold our final awards assemblies for the second semester.  The 4th grade assembly will be at 8am.  The 6th grade assembly will be at 8:45am, the 7th grade assembly will be at 9:30am, and the 5th grade assembly will be at 10:15am.  Students can also wear casual Friday uniform on Tuesday as it is our last day of school.

If you have not already done so, please return your parent volunteer completion plan.  If you do not turn one in and do not complete your hours, you will be receiving communication during the summer on how to complete those hours.  Additionally, please remember to refer to the packet that students recieved prior to Memorial Day weekend regarding next year’s supply lists and the school calendar.  Remember that supply list kit boxes can be purchased online and all of the beginning of year dates will be sent home in a mailer at the end of the summer.

Finally, we would thank all families for a positive and successful school year.  Please stay tuned to social media this summer regarding exciting updates for next year.  Have a great evening.

Weekly Update 5-27-18

posted May 27, 2018, 9:52 AM by Ryan Masciotra

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

On Monday, there is no school as it is a holiday.

On Tuesday, we are excited to be celebrating CIMS 5th grade teacher, Mr. Hutchins, as he receives a Colorado Teacher of the Year award.  Also on Tuesday evening is the district-wide elementary academic excellence assembly.  Students have received notifications if they are attending.

On Thursday, we will induct the newest incoming 8th graders into National Junior Honor Society for next school year.

And, on Friday, we will host our final student of the month breakfast and our final $1 jeans day.  All proceeds will go to the family of CIMS 8th grader, Dominic Deherrera, as he undergoes treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Finally, there is still room for 5th grade students interested in going on the Washington DC trip Summer 2019. 5th graders will bring home a reminder this week with registration details since there is still time to sign up with the $49 registration and up to $150 discount. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hutchins.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

Weekly Update, 5-20-18

posted May 20, 2018, 7:51 AM by Ryan Masciotra

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

We would thank everyone for their participation in our May jeans and shoe day to support Madison’s Mission.  Madison will continue collecting new and gently used shoes for children of all ages through the end of the school year.  Collection boxes are near the main office.

All week, students in elementary grades will be having informances in instrumental music.  Informances will take place on their regular music day.  5th grade informances are at 8:40am and 4th grade informances are at 2:10pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.

On Monday, PTO will host the final skate night at 6pm at Skate City.

On Wednesday, there is a strings concert at 6pm.

On Thursday, 8th grade attending East High School will be attending the Passing of the Torch ceremony and there is a band concert at 6pm.

And, on Friday morning, we will host a Donuts for Dads celebration for elementary students in the wood gym beginning at 7:15am.  Also on Friday, we would like all 8th graders to wear their future high school shirt in place of their uniform shirt.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

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