Weekly Update

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

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.

CIMS Weekly Update, 5/12/19

posted May 11, 2019, 7:44 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 5/12/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.  We hope that you are enjoying Mother’s Day.

On Monday, we will host our April Student of the Month breakfast at 8am and it is our monthly jeans day for $1.  

On Tuesday, the 4th graders attend the symphony in the morning and the Tues/Thurs 8th grade Drama class is performing Just another Middle School Play at 6:30! Come and enjoy a fun filled evening of comedy and antics! 

On Wednesday, the 8th graders will attend their field trip to the Air Force Academy.  Students should be dressed in uniform pants with a shirt representing their future high school.  

On Thursday morning, PTO is hosting Muffins with Moms at 8am in the Wood Gym for all elementary students.  

And, on Friday, the last volleyball session will take place.

We also have some informational announcements for upcoming events.  The Drama troupe is selling tickets for Bingo on May 24th proceeds go to students traveling through THE Drama and Music programs. Mark your calendars for May 30th to come see Exhibition.  Our 5th graders are working hard at taking action and we can’t wait to feature their hard work.  

Finally, there is still time to sign up for the trip to New York for spring 2020 and the 6th grade Washington, DC trip.  If you are interested in traveling with us next year, please contact Mrs. Hutchins. And, 6th grade drama students have been invited to join the Corwin honors drama troupe. Please ask your student for information. 

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 5/5/19

posted May 5, 2019, 8:02 AM by Ryan Masciotra



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

Congratulations to Hank Gifford, Ellianna Highfill, Abby Komaraski, Lily Miller, Zach Wermers, and Mrs. Hutchins for taking third place at the state Colorado History Day competition this weekend.  Hank, Abby, Zach, and Lily also received the First Responder award for their 9/11 Perspectives presentation.

Also, we’d like to give a huge shout out to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for their partnership with CIMS to provide mentoring and beautification.  The next time you stop in, you’ll notice some amazing upgrades in our hallways that feature some of our favorite books.  

On Monday evening, we will host a parent night for all new incoming 5th through 8th graders for next school year.

On Tuesday, we will be rooting on our track qualifiers at the City/County Meet at 5pm.  At 6pm, we will hold our final PTO meeting of the year.  We will be holding elections for executive council positions and you receive two hours for attending the one hour meeting.  Please join us.

Finally, please keep in mind that parent volunteer hours are due on the last day of school.  There will be a number of opportunities in Parent Booker in the coming weeks and we appreciate your commitment to our school.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 4/28/19

posted Apr 27, 2019, 1:33 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 4/28/19

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

On Monday, Mrs. Schwager and Mrs. Sefcovic’s classes go on their field trip to the fish hatchery.  

On Tuesday, Ms. Beason and Mrs. Weckx’s classes go on their field trip to the fish hatchery.  Also on Tuesday, we will welcome all of the 3rd graders from FIMS as they visit CIMS to begin their transition for next year.  On Tuesday evening, there will be Skate Night at Skate City.

On Wednesday, all 7th graders will attend a field trip to PCC and learn about other STEM opportunities.  Permission slips went home on Thursday.  On Wednesday evening, the district track meet will be held at Dutch Clark Stadium.

On Thursday evening, we will host a meeting for all incoming fourth graders and their families at 6pm.  

As the year begins to wind down, we’d like to remind families of the parent volunteer requirement and the due date of the June 6th.  There are a variety of current opportunities listed in Parent Booker, including some to help with teacher appreciation, and there will be many more as we begin planning our end of year activities.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 4/21/19

posted Apr 20, 2019, 2:45 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 4/21/19


Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.  We hope that you have enjoyed this beautiful weekend.


On Monday, there is a track meet at Dutch Clark at 5pm.


On Tuesday, all 6th graders will participate in a college tour at CSUP.  Field trip permission slip forms are due on Monday. Tuesday evening is the National Academic League banquet at 5pm at South High School.


On Thursday morning, we will celebrate elementary students and their dads and father figures at 8am in the wood gym.  Please join us for Donuts with Dads before school. On Thursday evening, there is a wrestling banquet in the cafeteria at 6:30pm.


Finally, next Thursday, May 2nd will be an alternate schedule for students in grades 4th and 5th for end of the year assessments.  It is a regular school day for middle school students. More information will go home with students on Monday.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.



CIMS Weekly Update, 4/14/19

posted Apr 14, 2019, 1:27 PM by Ryan Masciotra



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

Congratulations to Dolores, Ethan, and Zora for representing CIMS at the annual Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair.  

On Monday of this week, we will hold our March Student of the Month breakfast at 8am in the Media Center.  Monday is also our monthly jeans day.  Students can wear jeans for $1.  All proceeds will support the FIMS/CIMS Destination Imagination team, More Gold, as they are raising funds for registration fees for the 2019 Global Finals in Kansas City, MI.  Additionally, Mrs. Barger’s class and Mrs. Nichols’ class will be on their nature center field trip on Monday.

As we get back to a regular schedule from testing, we’d like to remind students and families that a busy schedule will soon be kicking in.  We encourage you to check grades weekly through the spring and stay committed to arriving to school on time, completing assigned tasks, and remaining engaged in school activities.  Our success, and individual student success, relies on a commitment from the whole community and we appreciate your continued support.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 4/7/19

posted Apr 7, 2019, 1:02 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 4/7/19

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

Thank you to students and families for making a conscious effort to get to school on time last week for testing.  We awarded a staff member and students in each grade for perfect attendance!

Our attendance raffle will continue this week as we head into our final week of state testing.  Please note that we will begin on Monday and Tuesday right at 8:30am, so promptness is key.  Cell phones, smart watches, etc. are still not permitted during testing and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.  Also, please note that this is a regular uniform week due to state testing.  

This week, we are supporting the Catholic Charities HIPPY Program.  Students are encouraged to bring in packages of diapers.  The class with the most will receive a rootbeer float party.

On Friday, PTO is sponsoring Bingo Night at the Sons of the American Legion.  Doors open at 5:30pm and bingo begins at 7pm.  Students ages 12 and up can play with an adult and a variety of baskets will be raffled off.

Finally, InterACT is a service club for all students at Corwin. The club meets on Wednesdays after school to plan projects and activities in room 129. For their April project, club members are collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. May's activity will be a visit to the Raptor Center, and in June, they will participate in Relay for Life. For more information about InterACT club, email Mrs. Richards.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great week.

CIMS Weekly Update, 3/31/19

posted Mar 31, 2019, 1:33 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 3/31/19

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

Congratulations to all of the students who took part in the Southern Colorado History day competition at CSUP this weekend. A special kuddos to Hank Gifford, Abby Komoraski, Lilly Miller, and Zach Wermers taking 3rd place in the group performance division and Ellianna Highfill for her first place performance as Molly Brown in the individual performance division. 

This week, we begin standardized state testing.  It is important to note that students in all grades will test during the first part of the school day.  Students should be well rested, have breakfast and arrive to school on time in order to avoid make up sessions.  Additionally, cell phones and other smart technology is not permitted during testing.  All cell phones, smart watches, etc. will be collected daily by teachers.  Whenever possible, please leave these items at home.

Just a reminder that the Middle School night for "Anything Goes" is Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Centennial. The cast is comprised of students form both South and Centennial. The show is free to middle school students. 

Finally, we’d like to remind all families to take the opportunity to attend district community input events this week.  On Monday and Tuesday, there are math curriculum open houses.  OneTuesday and Wednesday, there facilities master planning community forums.  The times and locations for both were included in specific messages from the district this past weekend.  Your input at these in invaluable.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 3/24/19

posted Mar 24, 2019, 8:33 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 3/24/19

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

I hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable spring break.  As we return for the final quarter of the year, things are kicking into full gear.

This week, the Scholastic Book Fair continues.  All proceeds support our school library.  Also this week, we will hold all spring conferences.  Students will receive 3rd quarter report cards at their conference.  Conferences will take place during the school day, so please plan to come during your student’s dedicated time.

Elementary student conferences are scheduled by classroom teachers.

6th grade conferences are on Tuesday from 3:15-4:15pm.
7th grade conferences are on Wednesday from 3:15-4:15pm.
8th grade conferences are on Thursday from 3:15-4:15pm.

Beginning this week, students can wear shorts as part of the uniform.  Please keep in mind that they must be no shorter than two inches above the knee and use discretion in regards to the weather.  The building temperature often fluctuates as does the weather, so shorts may not always be appropriate.

Finally, a reminder to all families that state testing begins next week and will run for eight days for all grade levels.  We’d like to encourage all students to maintain excellent attendance during this time and we’d also like to remind everyone that devices are not permitted during state testing, so cell phones and smart watches will be collected during this time.  We will send more reminders next week as we begin testing.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 3/10/19

posted Mar 10, 2019, 9:50 AM by Ryan Masciotra

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

The Scholastic Book Fair is Back!  Our Online Fair will be open for purchases March 11th and will run until March 31st.  Our Onsite Fair will run this week and the week after Spring Break.  All proceeds go towards supporting our School Library. 

On Monday, we will hold our monthly student of the month breakfast at 8am.  Monday is also our monthly jeans day.  Students can wear jeans with no holes or tears for $1.  All proceeds will support the CIMS Relay for Life team, the Charlie’s Angels.

Shout out to the 5th graders for their wonderful performance of We The People Wednesday night and congratulations to the FIMS/CIMS Destination Imagination team for placing first in engineering at the regional competition.

This week, 7th grade Monday/Wednesday drama class will present, Box by Lindsay Price on Tuesday at 6pm in the auditorium. Students need to be at the school by 5:30 sharp! 

On Wednesday evening, join us for Get Fit Night!  We will be doing Zumba, yoga and challenging staff members with our athletic and fitness abilities.  Healthy activities, booths, and snacks will be available from 5:30 to 7pm.

We still have room on the 2019 Washington DC trip. Please contact Mrs. Hutchins for further information!

Fountain International Magnet School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. The week begins on June 10, 2019 with Nicole Soto serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged! Please see the attached flyer for further details if you are interested. 

Finally, as we head into spring break, we’d like to remind families that spring conferences are coming.  Please note the dates and times located on our website, on our Facebook page, and on fliers sent home.  Elementary conferences are scheduled with each teacher and middle school conferences are scheduled for specific days.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.

That concludes our announcements.  Make sure your clocks sprang forward this morning and have a great evening.

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