Weekly Update

Below is a transcript of each weekly update message for the 2017-18 school year.

Weekly Update 4/29/18

posted Apr 27, 2018, 11:49 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update 4/29/18

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

We would like to thank all of the community partners and parent volunteers that helped make our Health Day a success this past week.

This week, on Tuesday, we will hold our last PTO meeting of the year at 6pm in the media center.  

On Wednesday, 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 Thursday and no later than Friday.  We are asking parents to take the same survey.  The link to the survey and specific codes are below. Also on Wednesday, the City Track Meet will take place at 4pm at Dutch Clark Stadium.

Friday is an elementary assessment day.  Students in grades four and five will be coming during scheduled appointment times.  It is a normal day for all middle school students.

Teacher appreciation week is coming.  Please take a few moments to tell us why you appreciate CIMS teachers by filling out the survey in the email version of this message.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

No Bully Parent Survey:  http://www.TetraStart.com.

The link will be open Monday, and will be open only through May 8th.  The code for PYP parents is 854596.  The code for MYP parents is 965514.  

Teacher Appreciation Survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScepcB_OcBXGHDCHhQ7LWyX96GOCPY_2PLfjYlrLgBVxjXapw/viewform

Weekly Update - 4/22/18

posted Apr 20, 2018, 1:14 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update - 4/22/18


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


On Monday, PTO is sponsoring Skate Night at Skate City at 6pm.  


On Wednesday, we will host our annual Health Day celebration with a variety of community presentations and interactive booths.  Wednesday after school, there is a track meet at Dutch Clark at 4:30pm. And, on Wednesday, join us for Bingo Night at the American Legion on 9th street.  Doors open at 5:30pm and bingo begins at 7pm. A portion of the proceeds will go the CIMS instrumental music program.


Finally, we would like to thank parents and students for the extra effort throughout the last two weeks to get to school on time consistently for state testing.  We have done several chance drawings and still have many items to go. Tickets will be drawn this week.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


Week Update 4/15/18

posted Apr 15, 2018, 8:19 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Week Update 4/15/18

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

We would like to congratulate CIMS 7th grader, Zac Mustard, for representing CIMS in his category at the Colorado State Science Fair. 

On Monday afternoon, there will be a track meet at Rye High School at 4:30pm.

Monday through Thursday, CIMS students will continue participating in Colorado Measures of Academic Success, which is annual state testing.  Electronic devices will continue to be held during testing time, so we appreciate those items being left at home as much as possible.

Thanks to parent donations, the district office and our PTO, students who are on time this week will receive a chance to win an iPod and over $300 in gift cards.  Students will have all scheduled classes on testing days, so on time, full day attendance is key.

Finally, we want to remind all families that the parking lot is not suitable for dropping off and picking up.  Many cars are pulling in before and after school and attempting to make a full loop while students and staff are walking through to the building.  Starting this week, we will be locking the parking lot before and after school to ensure the safety of students and teachers.  Please plan to utilize the loop on the west side of the building or a side street to drop off and pick up your child.  

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

Weekly Update 4/8/18

posted Apr 8, 2018, 9:11 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Week Update 4/8/18


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


Starting Tuesday, all CIMS students will be participating in Colorado Measures of Academic Success, which is annual state testing.  Please keep in mind that during this time, attendance on time is vital as well as being well-rested and having breakfast prior to coming to class.  Additionally, students will not be permitted to keep electronic devices such as cell phones, smart watches, Fitbits, and other wifi compatible devices with them during testing.  All of those items will be held by teachers during the testing time. To help alleviate time to collect these items, it is recommended that students do not bring them on testing days.


Thanks to parent donations, the district office and our PTO, students who are on time this week will receive a chance to win an iPod and over $300 in gift cards.  Students will have all scheduled classes on testing days, so on time, full day attendance is key.


Parents, don't forget to order your child's yearbook for 2017-2018! The last day to order a yearbook is Monday April 9th. All orders are online. Yearbook availability is not guaranteed on distribution day. Check the CIMS website or Facebook page for ordering information.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


Weekly Update 4/1/18

posted Mar 30, 2018, 12:23 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update 4/1/18


Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.  We hope that you have enjoyed spring break and are ready to return for the final quarter.


Monday is a teacher work day and students do not have school.


On Tuesday, we will hold our monthly PTO meeting in the media center at 6pm.  


On Friday, we will host our monthly jeans day for $1.  Students may wear blue or black jeans or jean shorts for $1.  All proceeds will go to the Charlie’s Angels Relay for Life team, which is made up of CIMS students.  


Finally, we would like to remind families that as we return from spring break, students are now permitted to wear shorts.  Please keep in mind that shorts should be two inches above the knee or longer and that weather may still fluctuate, so students should dress accordingly.  Additionally, we are heading into a very busy portion of the school year that includes state testing and spring activities. We are kicking off our return from break with attendance recognition.  Students will earn chances to receive exciting prizes for each day they are in attendance on time during the month of April. We greatly appreciate your efforts to get students to school on time and the maintained focus through these next few important months.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


Weekly Update 3/25/18

posted Mar 25, 2018, 7:40 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update - 3/25/18


Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with some mid-break reminders.


We hope that everyone is enjoying spring break.  


If your child is attending intersession, morning classes run 9am to 11am and afternoon classes run 11:30am to 1:30pm.  Students do not need to wear uniforms during intersession. Just a reminder that buses are not running and students must bring a sack lunch if they are staying all day.


Also, track practice will run this week from at 1:45pm each day.  


All students return on Tuesday, April 2nd.  


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


Weekly Update - 3/11/18

posted Mar 11, 2018, 10:06 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update - 3/11/18


Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.  If you haven’t done so already, set your clocks ahead for spring forward today.


We would like to congratulate the CIMS Destination Imagination teams for their fantastic performances over the weekend.  Our 8th grade team place in the regional competition and will be heading to the state competition.


On Monday, students do not have school as it is spring conference day.  All families should have already made an appointment for a time slot. If you haven’t, please contact your child’s elementary teacher or use the links on our website or Facebook page for middle school slots.


On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr. Fillmore and Ms. Stilson would like you to attend your student's dance performance.  White Day Students perform on Tuesday and Blue Day students perform on Wednesday. 6th graders perform at 9:50am, 7th graders perform at 12:20pm, and 8th graders perform at 1:20pm.


Also on Tuesday, there will be a parent meeting at 5:30 in the wood gym for students interested in playing for the Rangers on the CIMS team.


On Friday, we will be hosting our 3rd quarter Very Special Activities for all students who have maintained eligibility throughout the quarter.  


Just a reminder for the upcoming weeks that students are on spring break from March 19th to the 23rd and intersession classes run on March 26th to March 30th.  Registration is still open if you are interested. There is a teacher work day on Monday, April 2nd and all students return on Tuesday, April 3rd.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great weekend.



6th Grade Student Led Conferences:  http://signup.com/go/cVPQcZx


7th Grade Student Led Conferences:  http://signup.com/go/qxtipbJ


8th Grade Student Led Conferences:  http://signup.com/go/aLhchZg



Weekly Update - 3/4/18

posted Mar 2, 2018, 2:53 PM by Ryan Masciotra



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

On Monday, the 4th grade drama performance of "Salute to Colorado" is at 6:00 pm in the East High School auditorium. It is a required performance for 4th graders and students should arrive no earlier than 5:30 but be in the Cafeteria NO Later than 5:45. 

On Tuesday, there will soccer practice on the football field at 4:30pm for any MYP students who are interested in participating in Rangers soccer and we will hold our monthly PTO meeting at 6pm.

On Wednesday, the 5th grade drama performance of "We The People" is at 6:00 pm in the East High School auditorium. It is a required performance for 5th graders and students should arrive no earlier than 5:30 but be in the Cafeteria NO Later than 5:45. 

All MYP students interested in participating in Track and Field must have a valid physical and athletic packet on file prior to attending the first official practice. These forms can be picked up and turned into the front office. The first official day of practice will be March 12th.

Also, just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, March 12th due to spring conferences.  All conferences are scheduled by appointment and students should attend with parents or guardians.  Elementary conferences are scheduled with individual teachers and middle school conferences can be scheduled by using the links in the email version in this message, on Facebook or on our website.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


6th Grade:  http://signup.com/go/cVPQcZx

7th Grade:  http://signup.com/go/qxtipbJ

8th Grade:  http://signup.com/go/aLhchZg 

Weekly Update - 2/25/18

posted Feb 23, 2018, 3:41 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update - 2/25/18

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.  We have a variety of activities happening as we celebrate futures week.

On Monday, our 4th graders will be taking part in virtual reality college tours and our 8th graders will be meeting with Pueblo City Schools high school counselors to begin the high school transition process

On Tuesday, our 5th graders will be participating in transition activities and our 6th graders will be attending a field trip to CSUP.

On Wednesday, 8th graders will be attending universities around the region.

On Thursday, 7th graders will be learning about STEM programs and seeing local businesses.

Friday is our monthly jeans day for $1.  Students can also wear a college shirt.

The Scholastic Book Fair is on it's way!  The Onsite Fair will be opening at 7:30 AM, Monday March 5th and will be closing Thursday, March 15th at 3:30 PM. We will be open during conferences.  The Online Fair will be open starting Monday March 5th and will close on Sunday, March 25th.  A percentage of every dollar spent will go to the school and will be used to improve and increase our library's offerings.  We hope to see you there!

The 4th grade drama performance of "Salute to Colorado" is on Monday, March 5th at  6:00 pm in the  East High School auditorium. Students should arrive no earlier than 5:30 but be in the Cafeteria NO Later than 5:45. There is no cost for the play. All 4th grade students have a part and are required to attend. Please come and enjoy the amazing work you students have put into this fun play. 

The 5th grade drama performance of "We The People" is on Wednesday, March 7th in at  6:00 pm in the  East High School auditorium. Students should arrive no earlier than 5:30 but be in the Cafeteria NO Later than 5:45. There is no cost for the play. All 5th grade students have a part and are required to attend. Please come and enjoy the amazing work you students have put into this historical play. 

Also, we wanted to let all middle school families know that we are approaching our spring conferences differently this year.  All students will have a scheduled time and attend with parents as they lead their own conference with teacher support.  Spring conferences will take place on Monday, March 12th.  Please take a moment to utilize the links on Facebook, on our website, or in the email version of this message to sign up for a spot that you and your child will attend.  Elementary conferences are on the same day and will be scheduled by individual teachers.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

Weekly Update 2/18/18

posted Feb 18, 2018, 8:15 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Weekly Update 2/18/18

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

Monday is a holiday and there is no school for students.

On Tuesday, Mr. Hutchins and Ms. Barger’s classes go to Beulah.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Galli and Mrs. Sweckard’s classes go to Beulah.

On Friday, we will host the dance for students in grades 6-8 after school.  Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door.  Concession items will also be available.

Finally, we would like to remind families of the sign up code for the CIMS Remind system.  While it has not been utilized as heavily in the past, we see it as an immediate and effective way to communicate with you in the case of schedule updates, changes to events, and in safety situations.  Please text @corwinims to 81010 to subscribe.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

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