Weekly Update

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

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.

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.


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