Weekly Update

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

CIMS Weekly Update, 1/13/19

posted Jan 13, 2019, 12:27 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 1/13/19

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

On Monday, we will hold our monthly student of the month breakfast in the library at 8am.  Monday is also our monthly jeans day for $1.  This jeans day is in support of the CIMS My Life group, raising money for CASA and El Centro de los Pobres.  

On Thursday, 4th graders will be on the History Colorado field trip in Denver.  Also on Thursday, report cards for 2nd quarter will be going home.  Awards will be given at the end of the month and your student will receive a note with specific times.

Parents, science fair is right around the corner on Saturday, January 19th in CIMS gymnasium from 8:00-11:00. Times for judging - 6th grade from 8:00-9:00, 7th grade from 9:00-10:00 and 8th grade from 10:00-11:00. Remember, students need to be in CIMS uniform as they are judged for their projects. Please check in with your student on progress for science fair as all MYP students are required to have a project and participate. In the event you have two or more children in MYP, you are only required to come to one time slot to ease your burden. 

Finally, we’d like to congratulate the CIMS National Academic League team for maintaining an undefeated season as they head into the last few weeks.  And, good luck to the winter athletes, including wrestling and girls basketball.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 1/6/19

posted Jan 5, 2019, 3:02 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 1/6/19

Good evening, Corwin International families.  This is Mrs. Masciotra with the weekly update.  We hope that you all had a restful break and are ready to begin third quarter on a high note.  We have many exciting things happening in 2019 and we are looking forward to getting started.

On Monday, 6th graders will begin new Arts courses.  Schedules will be distributed Monday morning.  Also on Monday, practice begins for wrestling and tryouts for girls basketball.  All students must have current physicals on file to attend and participate.  

On Tuesday, we will have our School Accountability meeting at 5pm in the media center.  At 5:30pm, you are invited to attend our No Bully Workshop for Parents and Guardians in the media center from 5:30 until 6pm.  There will be snacks and drawing for door prizes.  Adults will earn one hour of volunteer time for attending.  Then, our PTO meeting will take place at 6pm.  

On Wednesday, 5th graders in Hutchins and Jackson-Medrano will be going to Beulah to make up for the weather cancellation before break.  

Later this month, we will host our first semester awards assemblies, Art Night, a ribbon cutting for our new playground and more.  Stay tuned for more information.  

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 12-16-18

posted Dec 16, 2018, 10:40 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 12-16-18


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


All week, the student council will be selling holiday grams during lunch time.  Grams are $1 and will be delivered on Thursday.


On Tuesday, the 8th grade Tuesday/Thursday Drama class will present The Little Match Girl in the auditorium at 6:30pm.  This is a mandatory performance for this class.


On Wednesday, the Drama Troupe will present A Christmas Carol during 7th hour.  


On Thursday, we will have a free jeans and ugly sweater uniform day.  On Thursday afternoon, MYP students are invited to join us at the holiday dance from 4:30pm to 6pm.  Tickets are $5 and include entrance to the dance, one concession item, and a holiday gram. Tickets will also be sold at lunch all week.  As a reminder, we are holding several special activities during the day; however, most of the day will be regularly scheduled. We greatly appreciate limitations to items such as candy, toys, deliveries and distribution of items throughout the day.


Any MYP student to plans to participate in Girls Basketball or wrestling must turn in clearing paperwork which includes an up to date physical in to the office by December 20th. Any student who does not have a physical and clearing paperwork in will not be allowed to participate in tryouts or practices on January 7th.


A save the date to all CIMS parents - On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 we will be hosting a No Bully Workshop for Parents and Guardians in the media center from 5:30 until 6pm. There will be snacks and drawing for door prizes. Adults will earn one hour of volunteer time for attending. We look forward to your support.


Finally, a reminder to families that holiday break begins on Friday.  All staff and students return on Monday, January 7th.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great week.


CIMS Weekly Update, 12-9-18

posted Dec 9, 2018, 8:16 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 12-9-18

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

Congratulations to the CIMS Drama department.  Eighty seven students participated at the Colorado Junior Thespian Conference in Denver on Thursday. Sixteen students competed with other middle schools across the state and Kyla Garrison and Hailee Garcia finished as national qualifiers, Aileen P and M'kya Reyna finished as Superior rating and seven other performances scored excellent.

On Monday of this week, we will hold our monthly student of the month breakfast in the media center at 8am.  Recognized students and their families are invited to attend.  Monday is also our monthly jeans day for $1.  Students can also wear a holiday shirt with their jeans.  All proceeds support student initiatives through PTO.  

On Tuesday, there is an instrumental music concert at 7pm.  String players need to arrive by 6:15, Band members by 6:45 PM.  Formal uniform is required and a reminder that this performance is part of this quarter’s grade.

On Thursday, PTO will host bingo night at the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 2 on 9th street.  Doors open at 5:30pm and bingo starts at 7pm.  Individuals ages12 and up can play and there will be a basket raffle.  Bingo cards start at $14.  We hope to see you there!

Also on Thursday, all 6th graders are required to turn in their arts selection form for second quarter.  A specific message will go home to all 6th grade families when the forms go home on Monday.  

Parents, do you have a student who loves art and designing? Encourage them to create a submission for this year's Yearbook Custom Cover Contest. Entries must be on an 81/2 x 11 piece of paper, hand drawn artwork, this school year, 2018-19, and our Schools Name, Corwin International Magnet School. Entries are due to the office by Dec. 20th, before holiday break.

Thanks to all of your contributions, we collected nearly 400 books for our book drive.  

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 12/2/18

posted Dec 2, 2018, 8:31 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 12/2/18

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

We’d like to thank staff, students and families for joining the CIMS Travel Club at Barnes and Noble on Saturday.  It was a very successful event.  

Just a reminder to all families that 18 hours of volunteering is due at the end of each school year.  There are a variety of holiday items available in Parent Booker.  Please take a moment to see any of them meet your volunteering needs.

Corwin International is giving back to our community by collecting new or gently used books for the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center from November 26th-December 6th.  The PCAC helps children who are suspected victims of abuse.  They appreciate all donations, but are especially in need of chapter books for older children.  We appreciate all of your support!

Finally, save the date for Friday, December 14th.  PTO will be hosting the first of two bingo nights.  Raffle baskets will be given away and a portion of all proceeds will go back to the CIMS PTO.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 11-25-18

posted Nov 25, 2018, 12:35 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 11-25-18


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


We hope that you all have had an enjoyable holiday break.  We’d also like to thank all of the parents, students, and Mrs. Pineda-Fuentes and Mrs. Hutchins for their dedication to the CIMS entry in the Parade of Lights.  Way to represent CIMS!


On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we will be hosting representatives from the International Baccalaureate Organization as they evaluate our Primary Years Programme in 4th and 5th grades.  


On Wednesday, students in Barger  and Jackson-Medrano will be going on a field trip to the Steelworks Museum.


On Thursday, students in Hutchins and Nichols will be going on a field trip to the Steelworks Museum.


We regretfully inform all MYP wrestlers that wrestling practice is postponed until further notice. Please plan on starting the season in January. If this changes we will inform you.


Corwin International is giving back to our community by collecting new or gently used books for the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center from November 26th-December 6th. The PCAC helps children who are suspected victims of abuse. They appreciate all donations, but are especially in need of chapter books for older children. We appreciate all of your support!


Finally, with the cold weather in full swing, we want to remind parents and students that shorts are no longer permitted until after spring break.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


CIMS Weekly Update, 11/11/18

posted Nov 11, 2018, 11:13 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 11/11/18


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


Thank you for all of the donations for the annual food drive.  Winning classrooms will be announced this week.


On Monday, we will hold our monthly Student of the Month breakfast at 8am in the media center.  Monday is also our monthly jeans day for $1. Students can wear fall colored shirts with their jeans this month.  All proceeds will benefit a CIMS student and the Tafoya family as they have lost two family members in a matter of days.


On Monday night, several CIMS groups will be performing at the Pride and Patriotism celebration at Memorial Hall at 6pm.  Skate Night at Skate City also starts at 6pm.


On Thursday, there will be an Interact Club meeting in room 129 after school.  All students are invited to join this service club. The first service project will be Saturday, 11/17, with Rake Up Pueblo.  Contact Mrs. Richards for more information.


As a general reminder for everyone that utilizes the loop, be only stop in the right lane so that cars in the left lane can move quickly and safely through to the exit.


Finally, there is no school next week for Thanksgiving break.  We hope that you all have an enjoyable holiday.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


6th Grade Unit Newsletter:

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7th Grade Unit Newsletter:

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8th Grade Unit Newsletter:

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CIMS Weekly Update, 11/4/18

posted Nov 4, 2018, 1:36 PM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 11/4/18

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

We have many events in the next two weeks as we approach our first holiday break.  First, we’d like to remind families that we are well into second quarter and we encourage you to review your child’s ATL sheet each week in order to stay up to date on your student’s progress.  

All week, we will continue collecting items for the annual food drive with Tom and Louie’s cupboard.  Our goal is two tons of food, which is roughly five pounds per student.  Please send in your items no later than Wednesday, November 7th.

On Tuesday, there will be a School Accountability Meeting at 5pm and a PTO meeting at 6pm in the Media Center.

6th grade informances are on Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 in the auditorium.

Volleyball players who have not turned in their uniforms will be charged if not turned in by Wednesday, November 7th. 

Thursday is picture retake day.  And, on Thursday night, we will hold our PYP Movie Night from 6-8pm.  All elementary students and families are welcome to attend.  Movies are free and concessions will be open.  

There is still room for 6th grade students to go to Washington DC in June. We have lots of opportunities for fundraising to help with students travel. Please contact Mrs. Hutchins for more information.

Finally, there are several important announcements for upcoming drama performances.

4th grade parents, several of the Greek Myth plays will be performed at the FIMS International Festival on Friday, November 9th. Students who are in the plays were given a permission form with the time of the play. Students need to be in the Gym in costume 15 minutes before their performance time. Please sign and return the forms with your students on Monday. 

Drama Troupe students will perform The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a 5:15 in the gym of Fountain International Magnet School. All troupe members need to attend. They may come for their performance or they may stay and enjoy the activities with parental supervision for the full time. Students need to be in costume, in the gym at 5:00. 

Drama Parents, the drama students will participate with the music department and student council in the Parade of Lights on November 24th. Drama will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:00 in the drama room for parents who want additional information. Parent volunteer hours can be gained for helping with this event. 

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.

CIMS Weekly Update, 10-28-18

posted Oct 28, 2018, 7:35 AM by Ryan Masciotra



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


We would like to thank PTO, parent volunteers, staff and students from CIMS and FIMS for making the first annual CIMSTober Fest a huge success.  We look forward to more events in the future.


The fall book fair is still open all week from 7:30am to 4:30pm in the Media Center.  


Wednesday is Halloween.  It will be a free jeans and Halloween shirt day for staff and students; however, it will be a regular instructional day.  Specific grade levels may be holding Very Special Activities on this day, but costumes, hair, face and other accessories are not permitted.  


There is still time to bring in gently used coats and socks for our October drives.  Additionally, we are now accepting non-perishable items for our annual food drive, in conjunction with East High School and Tom and Louie’s Cupboard.  Student council will be giving prizes to the classes who the collect the most items. All items are due next Thursday, November 8th.


We have a few announcements specific to elementary students as well:  


PYP parents we are looking for 40 students who would like to participate in the Pride and Patriotism Concert at Memorial Hall on November 12th. Please refer to the flyer sent home with your student this week for further details.


Several 4th grade students have been invited to perform their Greek Myths at the FIMS International Festival on November 9th. Please watch for more information on this next week from your 4th grader.


Finally, save the date for CIMS PYP 2nd annual movie night on Thursday  Nov. 8 from 6-8 pm. 2 movies will be shown. Admission will be free with concessions available. Look for more information to come home this week.


That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening.


CIMS Weekly Update, 10/21/18

posted Oct 21, 2018, 8:56 AM by Ryan Masciotra

CIMS Weekly Update, 10/17/18

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

This week begins the second quarter of the school year.  

On Monday, boys basketball tryouts begin.  An active physical must be on file in the main office in order to try out. 

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is here! We will be open Monday, October 22nd until Thursday, November 1st during school days and during Parent-Teacher Conferences.  All Proceeds will go toward benefiting our school library. We hope to see you there!  And alongside our onsite fair we have the online fair which is open for purchases until November 1st.  All books ordered ship free to the school at the end of the fair and the proceeds benefit the onsite book fair. Visit Scholastic.com/Bookfairs to find our fair!

On Friday, we will host fall conferences from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  Elementary conferences are scheduled by teacher and middle school are scheduled using the links on our website or Facebook page.  

Also on Friday night, we will the first annual CIMSTober Fest starting at CIMS at 5:30pm.  We’ll have a haunted house, Halloween skits, a cake walk, dinner, a costume runway, and more!  There is free admission and all food and activities require a punch card, which will be sold for $10 during conferences and at the entrance.  We hope to see you there.

Finally, we’d like to remind families that we will celebrate Halloween next week with a free jeans and Halloween shirt day; however, it will be a regular instructional day for students.  Specific grade levels may be holding Very Special Activities on this day, but we will be limiting costumes and parties in order to main focus through the beginning of the new quarter.  We appreciate your understanding.

That concludes our announcements.  Have a great evening. 

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