Weekly Update

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

CIMS Weekly Update, 9/15/19

posted Sep 15, 2019, 9:29 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 9/15/19


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


We have quite a few announcements today.  Keep in mind that you can always read the text version of this message in your email, on our Facebook page, and on our website.  


On Monday, all read-a-thon reading logs, sponsor forms, and money are due.  Also on Monday, the CIMS spirit store will be open after school and will be selling CIMS water bottles for $5.  JV Volleyball plays at CIMS at 4:30pm, Varsity Volleyball plays at Liberty Point at 4:30pm, and Softball plays at Runyon at 5pm.


On Wednesday, JV Volleyball plays at CIMS at 4:45pm, Varsity Volleyball plays at Vineland at 4:30pm, and Softball plays at Runyon at 5pm.


On Friday, there will be an informational meeting for students interested in the New York City/Broadway trip.  The meeting will be at 5pm in room 113.  


On Saturday, Cross Country runs in the Central Invitational at 11:30am and Football plays at Roncalli at 2pm.  


In other announcements:

  • We will begin facilitating safety drills this week.  Please note that these are to practice preventative measures and we will always communicate with you through phone message and email if we have to facilitate a safety drill that is not for practice.  

  • We are accepting gently used uniforms as donations to our uniform room.  You may count the time to wash, fold and deliver the items to the school as parent volunteer time.  

  • Students will begin learning about Safe2Tell through digital citizenship units.  We’d like to remind families that Safe2Tell is an anonymous resource for reporting and we encourage use.  

  • InterACT Club is collecting aluminum pull tabs from pop cans, soups, cat food, and so forth; for the Ronald McDonald House. Requests for them went home in the summer packets, and now is the time to start sending them in so that students in InterACT can deliver them to show we care about families with children in the hospital.  Students should bring the pull tabs in baggies and place them in the PINK STORAGE TUBS which are located near the main office. For more information about InterACT Club or to find out how you and your family can participate, contact our club sponsor, Mrs. Richards.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening!




CIMS Weekly Update, 9/8/19

posted Sep 7, 2019, 7:48 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 9/8/19

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

This week, we are continuing our read-a-thon.  Students and teachers will continue reading Three Pennies, our school-wide novel, and students can track minutes read and sponsorships to be eligible for prizes.  The read-a-thon will run through this Thursday, September 12th and we will host a visit from the author of Three Pennies at the end of October.  

Tomorrow, Monday, is picture day.  Students brought home paper order forms, or you can order online with online code provided on our website or Facebook page.  On Monday afternoon, Softball plays at Runyon at 5pm and Volleyball plays at Craver at 4:45pm.

On Tuesday, 5th graders in Nichols and Sims will be going on their first Beulah field trip.  And, we will hold our first Skate Night at 6pm at Skate City.

On Wednesday, 5th graders in Barger and Jackson-Medrano will be going on their Beulah field trip.  And, the Interact Club will meet after school at 4pm.

On Thursday, the cross country team will run in a meet at Heaton at 5pm.  

Finally, just a reminder that our after school enrichment has started and spots are still available.  Please refer to the form on our website or in the email version of this message to register your student.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.  

CIMS Weekly Update, 9/1/19

posted Sep 1, 2019, 7:02 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 9/1/19

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

On Monday, there is no school, in observance of Labor Day.

On Tuesday, we are kicking off our read-a-thon.  Students and teachers will begin reading Three Pennies, our school-wide novel, and students can track minutes read and sponsorships to be eligible for prizes.  The read-a-thon will run through next Thursday, September 12th and we will host a visit from the author of Three Pennies at the end of October.  

On Wednesday, there are a variety of after school events.
  • Interact Club will meet at 4pm in room 129.
  • CIMS Volleyball plays at Beulah and Swallows beginning at 4:30pm.
  • CIMS Softball plays at Runyon at 5pm.
  • The first PTO meeting of the year is at 6pm in the CIMS Media Center.  All attendees receive two hours of volunteering for attending.

Thursday is our September jeans day.  Students can wear blue or black jeans for $1 with their casual/spirit shirts.  All proceeds support the CIMS PTO and student-driven initiatives.  

Also, our first round of after school enrichment begins this week.  Registration forms are attached to the email version of this message and are in the main office.  And, in honor of our read-a-thon, we’re looking for the newest design for our Million Word Club t-shirt.  The contest form will be available for students on Tuesday and is also attached to the email version of this message.

That concludes our announcements.  Enjoy the remainder of your long weekend.

CIMS Weekly Update, August 25, 2019

posted Aug 24, 2019, 1:04 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, August 25, 2019

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

We’d like to thank you all for helping make our first week one of the very best. We know that there have been a few changes this year, including bell times and more car traffic, but we truly appreciate your patience, flexibility, and commitment to CIMS.

On Monday, there is a parent athletic meeting in the auditorium at 6pm. All students and their families participating in football, volleyball, softball or cross country should plan to attend.

On Thursday, we will be holding a parent meeting that is required for all families. There are two times available - one from 5:30 to 6:15 and another from 6:15 to 7pm. Information is primarily for parents and guardians and students do not need to attend. This is the time to hear from your child’s teachers, find out expectations for the year, purchase used uniforms, purchase spirit items, sign up for PTO events, pay fees, and more. We look forward to seeing you.

Finally, although the year has just started, we’ve already gotten fundraising and parent volunteering on a roll. Please take a few minutes this week to register your account in Parent Booker, the one stop location for all parent volunteering at CIMS. If you previously had an account at FIMS, you will need to create a separate one for CIMS. Also, please take a moment to download Shoparoo and Box Tops in Education from your app store on your phone. Both apps capture your receipts in seconds and send money back to CIMS.

That concludes our announcements. Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, August 18, 2019

posted Aug 18, 2019, 12:27 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, August 18, 2019

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

On Monday, we are hosting a meet and greet and welcome back day for all students on Monday, August 19th from 8-10am.  We would like to encourage all students to come, bring supplies, meet teachers, and get acquainted with the building, including changes for this year.  All students should enter the courtyard through the loop. Parents are welcome to help students carry items and find teachers; however, we will not be utilizing exterior doors, so please plan to enter through the back courtyard entrance.  

The first full day of school for all students is Tuesday, August 20th.  Students should bring summer work with them on the first day of school.  

Wednesday and Thursday are full school days, from 8:05am to 3:55pm.  Students should be in formal uniform on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Casual uniforms will be worn on Thursdays. Please note that this is a change from last year.

Please note drop off and pick up procedures for this school year.  We realize that this is a change for many families; however, we hope that you understand our focus of keeping students safe.  Without buses, our car traffic is increasing and we want to ensure that we can supervise students adequately both before and after school.  

-In the morning, all students will gain access to the building from the courtyard.  Please do not use the staff parking lot or the main office doors as they will not be permitted for entrance for student drop off.

-In the afternoon, fourth graders and students with siblings from the FIMS bus will exit out the Lakeview doors near the auditorium - but all other students will exit through the courtyard.  

Any MYP student who will be participating in Softball, Volleyball or Cross Country need to have all clearing paperwork turned in starting Monday at 10:00 AM. Students who have not been cleared will not be allowed to participate in tryouts and or first practice. Any PYP student interested in participating in cross country will also need to have the required paperwork turned in on Monday at 10:00 in order to participate. All try outs and official practices begin Monday August 19th.

-Softball tryouts begin Monday at 4:15- 6 on the field. 

-Volleyball tryouts begin in the wood floor gym at 4:30-6 on Monday. Practice for both sports will be held all week. 


That concludes our announcements.  We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow!


CIMS Weekly Update, 8/11/19

posted Aug 11, 2019, 11:19 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Good afternoon, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the first weekly update of the new school year.  

First, welcome to the 2019-20 school year.  Our team has been working hard to kick off a fantastic year and we are looking forward to seeing all of you next week.  

While there is still a week left in summer break, we want to be sure that you are aware of key pieces of information heading into the first week of school.

1.  We are hosting a meet and greet and welcome back day for all students on Monday, August 19th from 8-10am.  We would like to encourage all students to come, bring supplies, meet teachers, and get acquainted with the building, including changes for this year.  
2.  The first full day of school for all students is Tuesday, August 20th.  Students should bring summer work with them on the first day of school.  
3.  Our new bell times are 8:05am to 3:55pm each day.  It is also important to note that without buses, we will be utilizing the loop as the primary location for student drop off and pick up.  We highly encourage you to utilize the loop, rather than Lakeview, as students will not be permitted to enter or exit through the Lakeview doors before or after school.  
4.  Students should be in formal uniform on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Casual uniforms will be worn on Thursdays.  Please note that this is a change from last year.
5.  There will be open gym for volleyball this week, on Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30-6pm.

You will receive more communication from classroom teachers this coming week and students will bring home additional information on the first day of school.  

Again, we are thrilled to be welcoming you to our new school year.  Enjoy your last week of summer and we will see you soon!

CIMS Summer Message

posted Jul 21, 2019, 8:46 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Good afternoon, families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra from Corwin International.  I hope that you are enjoying summer as much as I am.  

Although we still have several weeks before we return for the new year, we wanted to take a moment to send out a few important items.

First, we are looking for student and parent volunteers to help us prepare the building for the opening of the school year.  We will host volunteers this Thursday, July 25th from 8am to 2pm to build furniture, put up bulletin boards, sort items, and get organized.  Every participant that helps can earn parent volunteer hours for this year and we appreciate all of the help that we can get!

Also, our softball coaching team will be holding a softball camp from July 30 - August 1 from 3pm to 4:30pm on the softball field.  Any CIMS student can join.

As new sports seasons begin, it is important to ensure that students have updated physicals on file.  There are several community opportunities for sports physicals.  A flier with specific details is attached to the email version of this message.

Finally, we are raising funds for CIMS with a new app called Shoparoo.  The grade level that earns the most points on the CIMS Shoparoo by August 16th will earn a reward when school starts.  Download the app today!

That concludes our reminders.  We hope that you enjoy the remainder of summer.  We are looking forward to starting the new year with all of you!


CIMS Weekly Update, 6/3/19

posted Jun 2, 2019, 10:56 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 6/3/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with our last weekly update of the school year.  We have a very busy week, so please keep in mind that the text of this message is in email, and is on our website and Facebook page for easy reference.

There will be no before school or after school help this week.  Also, all parent volunteer hours are due on Thursday.  If you did not complete your hours this year, the school will be communicating with you to make a plan for completion during summer hours.

On Monday, eligible 8th graders will be attending the Elitchs field trip.  Also, 6th grade Drama Mon/Wed class will be performing the Non-Superhero's for the MYP students at 10:30. The 6th grade Drama Tues/Thurs class will perform for the PYP at 1:30.  Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend. Concessions will be sold so bring your money and support the Drama Program. 

There will be a short meeting for girls who are interested in playing volleyball at Corwin next year in Room 113 at the end of 7th hour on Monday.  Please come to gain information about summer opportunities and get paperwork for next year.

Girls who are interested in playing Softball, there is a short meeting after school on Monday in the auditorium. We will discuss summer clinic and set up Remind to communicate. Please be there. 

On Tuesday, 5th graders will visit Skate City in the morning.  Also on Tuesday, all MYP students will participate in field day.  Students should dress in colored shirts established by 1st hour classes and should have hats, tennis shoes, sunscreen, and bring water bottles.  Some activities may result in students getting wet.  On Tuesday afternoon, yearbooks will be distributed.  If your student would still like to purchase one, please send $30 on Tuesday.  Distribution and additional sales will not take place before 1pm.  Finally, on Tuesday evening, we will celebrate the continuation of our 8th graders with a ceremony and a dance at Central High School at 6pm.

On Wednesday, all PYP students will participate in field day.  Students should dress in athletic clothing and should wear hats, tennis shoes, sunscreen, and bring water bottles.  Some activities may result in students getting wet.

Thursday is our last day of school.  We will hold second semester awards assemblies throughout the day.  4th grade awards are at 8:45am.  5th grade awards are at 9:45am.  6th grade awards are at 12:30pm and 7th grade awards are at 1:15pm.  Parents in attendance for awards may sign their students out early at the conclusion of the assembly.

That concludes our announcements.  We’d like to thank all staff and families for a great year and we hope you all have a wonderful summer.

CIMS Weekly Update, 5/26/19

posted May 26, 2019, 8:44 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 5/26/19

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

We hope you are all enjoying the long weekend.  As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow.

On Tuesday, 4th graders will be attending a field trip at the Chico Basin Ranch.  Students are leaving at 8:15am, so please remember to get students to school early in order to attend the field trip.

On Tuesday evening, invited elementary students will be honored at the Elementary Academic Excellence awards at the Colorado State Fair Events Center at 6:30pm.  

On Thursday, please join us for 5th Grade Exhibition.  CIMS 5th graders will be presenting their action projects on The Power of One in the wood gym.  Students presenting from Mr. Hutchins and Mrs. Jackson-Medrano will be 9:00-9:45am.  Students presenting from Mrs. Barger and Mrs. Nichols will be from 10:00-10:45am.  

On Thursday evening, at 6pm, we will be holding a Drama Troupe Invocation for next year’s junior thespians.

Finally, we’d like to remind all families that we need a number of volunteers for our two field days next week and that all parent volunteer hours should be recorded in Parent Booker by the last day of school.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 5/19/19

posted May 19, 2019, 8:32 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 5/19/19

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

We are moving into the final stretch and have a very busy few weeks coming up.

This past Thursday, all students returning to CIMS for the 2019-20 school year received a packet with information for next year.  This includes a summer reading contest through scholastic, supplies, summer work and an order form for the summer book that is due this week.  

On Monday evening, we will have an additional parent night for new families coming to CIMS next year.

On Tuesday, there is a 7th and 8th grade band and strings concert at 6pm in the auditorium.

On Thursday, all library books are due back for students.

On Friday evening, we will be hosting Bingo Night for our travel club.  Tickets are being sold in advance, so please contact Mrs. Hutchins for more information.  Doors open on Friday at 5:30pm and bingo starts at 7pm.  All proceeds support the CIMS Travel Club.

Over the next 2 weeks our school is helping LLS to cure blood cancers through Pennies for Patients.  Students will have a donation box to collect cash donations to bring to their classroom and we have an online link on our website that you can share with friends and family to help our students make a difference in the fight to cure cancer. Students will be bringing home a flyer and a donation box starting Monday, May 20th and all donations must be turned in by Thursday May 30th. 

All track uniforms need to be turned in Monday or fines will be assessed. 

Finally, just a reminder to families that next Monday, the 27th, is a holiday and there is no school for staff or students.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

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