Weekly Update

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

Weekly Update - 8/13/17

posted Aug 13, 2017, 7:18 AM by Ryan Masciotra

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

As we head into our first full week, we want to remind families that we will begin enforcing uniforms soon.  Thank you for helping that your child is in proper uniform.  If you have not done so already, please return all paperwork that was distributed to your child on the first day of school.  We also want to remind everyone that as we head into a new school year, we plan to ensure that we are prepared for all types of situations.  This includes practicing important safety drills.  Should a drill or situation take place, we will inform you by sending out a message on the same day.

On Wednesday, August 16th, we will have a required parent meeting for all grades.  There are two different times to accommodate families with more than one student.  The first meeting is 5:30 to 6:15 and 6:15 to 7pm.  PTO will be holding a uniform sale during this time as well.  During this meeting, you will receive important information from your child’s teachers.  Student attendance is not encouraged.  At 7pm on Wednesday, there will be an informational meeting in room 113 to learn more about the 6th grade trip to Washington, DC.  

Thursday, August 17th is a professional development day for staff.  There is no school for students.

Friday, August 18th is a regular day for students.  Spirit shirt order forms are also due on this day.  

Students - are you interested in becoming a student leader?  Student Council is coming!  Be listening for more information!

Fall sports are beginning.  Here is important information from coaches:


We are excited for the upcoming volleyball season. Here is our schedule for tryouts for all of our teams (players 6th, 7th, and 8th grades). All potential players please ensure you get the sport packet from the main office at Corwin and returned completed by Tuesday, August 15th in order to try out for the teams. Here is this week's volleyball tryout schedule:

Tuesday, August 15 from 5pm to 7pm inside Corwin's gym

Thursday, August 17 from 5pm to 7pm inside Corwin's gym

Friday, August 18 from 5pm to 7pm inside Corwin's gym


Tryouts begin on Tuesday August 15th for anyone grades 6-8 at Corwin who are interested in trying out for Girls Softball. Please make sure you have an updated physical in the office before tryouts. Meet on Tuesday the 15th on the softball field. Make sure to bring water & wear cleats and softball pants if you have them. Tryouts will last from 3:30 - 5:30 all week.

Cross Country:

Cross Country practice will start on August 22nd from 3:30-4:30 on the track. If you would like to participate, an updated physical form and all athletic paperwork must be turned in to the office before August 22nd. More information about schedules, meets, and t-shirts will be handed out at practice on the 22nd. If you have any other questions e-mail Cassie Pate or Jitka McGivney.


Players, please plan to bring your pads and bags to the blue gym when you arrive to school in the morning.  More information will be shared on school announcements.

Have a great evening, CIMS families.  

First Friday Reminder, 8/10/17

posted Aug 10, 2017, 7:32 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with a quick end of week update.

We want to thank all staff, students, and families for making our kick off to the school year go so well.  It has been a great first two days!  

As a reminder, all students brought home a manila packet yesterday with important information.  Please help us by completing the necessary documents and returning them to school as soon as possible.

Additionally, tomorrow is our first Friday of the school year.  Friday uniforms consist of uniform pants or shorts, shoes, and socks and either a polo or CIMS spirit/athletic/club shirt.  Jeans should only be worn on specified Fridays, which are the first of each month, beginning in September.

Thank you again.  Have a great evening!

Weekly Update, 8/6/17

posted Aug 6, 2017, 12:22 PM by Ryan Masciotra

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with your weekly update for the first week of school.  

As we kick off a new school year, we are excited to be celebrating monthly school-wide themes to help us grow as an International Baccalaureate school.  August starts us off with a focus on the Learner Profile attribute of being Caring.  We will also be celebrating the solar eclipse later this month.

On Tuesday, August 8th, we will hold our Meet and Greet for all families from 4:30 to 6pm.  This is a the perfect time to drop off supplies, meet teachers, order spirit shirts, and get bus paperwork.  We will have a used uniform sale during the Meet and Greet on Tuesday. We need volunteers from 3 to 6 pm. If you would like to help, please email CIMS PTO at corwinpto@gmail.com or sign up through Parent Booker if you already have an account.  Additionally, please join us at 5:45pm on Tuesday, during the Meet and Greet, for a short but important PTO meeting. Come and learn more about the PTO and different ways you can get involved. We will have executive council elections; there's still some openings available. If you are interested, please contact the PTO at corwinpto@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 9th is our first day of school.  Students should arrive to school early and line up in the courtyard on the south side of the school.  The school day begins at 8am.  Your child will bring home a variety of important papers on the first day, so be sure to ask for them and return them as soon as possible.  This ensures that we have accurate information - should we need to reach you.  

The fall athletic seasons will be kicking off in full swing very soon.  Any female students in grades 6-8 interested in softball, there will be an open camp from 3:30 to 5pm on Monday - Thursday on the softball field.  Information regarding volleyball and other sports will be coming soon as well.

We are looking forward to starting the year and will see you all at the Meet and Greet.  Have a great evening!

Weekly Update - 8/2/17

posted Aug 5, 2017, 8:27 AM by Ryan Masciotra

Hello Corwin International Magnet School families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra and I would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year.  Our team has been working on great things and we can't wait to start the year with you.  As the first day nears, we want to send out some important reminders:

First, on Tuesday, August 8th we will have our Meet and Greet from 4:30 to 6pm.  This is the perfect time to bring in school supplies and meet teachers prior to the first day.  We will have informational tables for bus transportation and activities, PTO will be selling spirit shirts and hosting a uniform sale, and rosters will be available for families.  Class schedules will also be available through Infinite Campus very soon.  There will also be an important PTO meeting at 5:45pm to elect officers and discuss how to get involved.  We welcome each and every one you!

Wednesday, August 9th is the first day of school for all students.  School starts at 8am.  

We hope that you all enjoy your last few days of summer break and can't wait to see you at the Meet and Greet!

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