If you didn't make it out to our band and orchestra concerts last week you really missed a treat. Both of these groups did an amazing job. Congratulations to the kids and to Mr. Shives and Ms. Guthrie!
This is our last week before winter break. Grades should be updated in Power School by Wednesday in all classes. Again, we apologize for the issues with our statewide grading system.
We have home basketball games on Monday this week. Come out and support the teams. Girls play at 5pm and boys at 6pm.
Enjoy your break and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Jamie W. Brooks
16 Teacher Luncheon
17 Band Concert 6th/7th
21-31 Winter Break
1 Winter Break
18 MLK Holiday - No School
PE Wear Available Online at Pay4SchoolStuff for January Classes
Don't forget to order PE Wear for your students before classes begin in January. You can order online using
Pay4SchoolStuff.com and the items will be delivered directly to the student's homeroom. Orders can take up to a week to fulfill, so please think about placing orders before the winter break.
*The CHMS socks are back in stock, in several sizes. Details for the sizes are on online or students can come by the store to see the sizes.
*CHMS Spiritwear makes great holiday gifts for students, siblings and parents! Contact
email@example.com to arrange pick up of the order.
Lost & Found - December 18
If you think you are missing a jacket, sweatshirt, etc., please stop by lost and found. Any items not claimed by Friday December 18 will be donated. Thank You.
CHMS Transfarmers LEGO Robotics Team Qualifies for State Tournament
Congratulations to the Transfarmers LEGO Robotics team for qualifying for the NC FLL State Tournament in January. Transfarmers was one of just nine teams to qualify for the State Tournament at the Winston-Salem FLL tournament on November 21. Transfarmers will be one of two teams representing CHMS at the NC FLL State Tournament in January.
Keep Community House in Mind during End of Year Giving
As you and your family work through end of year giving decisions please consider supporting the Community House PTO Capital Campaign. The PTO relies on the Capitial Campaign to fund programs and support for our students, teachers and families at Community House. We are currently running 45% behind the goal for this year's Capital Campaign.
Give Online or send a check into school. Please support Community House students and teachers this holiday season.
Match Your Gift to Double Your Impact
Do you work for Apple, Bank of America, Duke Energy, General Electric, Microsoft, Takeda, UBS, Wells Fargo? Double your contribution through your company matching gift program. Apple and Microsoft also match hours so make sure to log your volunteer time to raise even more money for our school. Don't see your company on the list? Check to see if your company has a matching program and let us know so we can get the PTO registered.
Get Your Free Energy Kit
Community House Middle School has saved 1,888 kilowatt hours by signing up for 8 free Energy Kits.
Remember, if 75 families from your school sign up for this free kit by December 31, your school will be entered into two drawings for $10,000! (The first drawing is January 4th!!) And if you've already reached 75 sign-ups, every additional 25 sign-ups gain your school another entry into the drawings, increasing your chances of winning!
We filmed a video that you can share with your school community to help spread the word before this December deadline. Click
HERE to view the video on Facebook. Feel free to forward this link to your teachers to share with their students, share a link on your school's Facebook page, include it in your parent emails--use how you see fit!
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Weekly Courier Submissions
If you would like to contribute timely, pertinent information to our weekly Courier, please email CHMS PTO at
All submissions are due by 12:00pm each Friday in order to appear in the Courier for Sunday.