Weekly Update

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

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.

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



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