We have made it to the holiday season!! This week is a two-day week with Wednesday-Friday off in honor of Thanksgiving. I hope that everyone has a wonderful break filled with friends, family and food! When we return there are just three short weeks until Winter break. Go ahead and mark your calendars now for Coffee with the Superintendent. Ann Clark has scheduled her next event to be with us at CHMS! She will be in our media center on December 10 at 5:30 PM. If you would like an opportunity to hear from her or share something with her in a small group setting, this is your chance. I hope many of you can make it. Also, our first basketball games will also be the week we return. Both our boys and girls will play at CHMS on December 3. The first game begins at 5pm. Come out and support the teams!!
Happy Thanksgiving 😊Jamie W. Brooks
25-27 Thanksgiving Break
10 Coffee & Conversation
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.
BoxTops Contest Results
Thank you to all who participated and volunteered to make CHMS’s Box Tops contest a success. Teachers, students and their families contributed close to 10,000 Box Tops in October. The winner of the homeroom pizza party is Ms. Figlia’s 7th grade class with 668 Box Tops. Our total this school year is 12,041 Box Tops and $1,204.10 for CHMS. We are going to have another contest in January, so students please keep clipping and saving. You have done an amazing job so far!
A special thanks goes out to the volunteers who helped clip and count all of those Box Tops – Susie B., Elayne F., Lorri H., Loren L., Kisha Oliver M., Chris R., Shannon S., and Sandra W. Also, thanks to the Regal Cinema at Stonecrest and Hawthorne’s for donating prizes for the contest.
CHMS TrashBusters LEGO Robotics team wins Regional Tournament
Congratulations to the TrashBusters LEGO Robotics team for receiving the Grand Champion - First Place Award at the NC First Lego League regional tournament in Boone, NC. Twenty three teams competed for honors in Project, Core Values and Robot Design Presentations and a Robot Challenge Competion. TrashBusters will represent CHMS at the NC FLL State Tournament in January.
Coffee & Conversation
December 10 - 5:30-7:00 PM
There will be a Coffee and Conversation with Ann Clark hosted by Community House Middle School December 10 at 5:30 PM. This session will give you a chance to meet Superintendent Clark and to hear an overview of the district thus far. Superintendent Clark is also interested in hearing from you and she welcomes your ideas and suggestions to support academic success for the district. Be sure to mark this date on your calendar.
Attention Bakers - Staff Cookie ExchangeDecember 10
This annual event, it’s a staff favorite! Parents donate homemade cookies or treats. They package them in bags of 6 and deliver them to the school. We set up our “cookie boutique” in the Media Center. Then, our fabulous staff members check in, pick up a holiday shopping bag and go shopping!
Please sign-up by December 1.
Ardrey Kell High School Online Spirit Wear Store
Ardrey Kell is selling spirit wear online and we have made it available again to Community House 8th grade students. All online orders over $50 will receive a free AK drawstring bag.
The store will be open until November 22 so that holiday orders may be placed. Orders will be delivered to CHMS by December 10 and your child will be notified upon arrival. If giving a gift, please notify
Fran McDermott to arrange for separate pickup.
When ordering, you must fill in Community House Middle School or CHMS in the space provided for homeroom teacher to ensure delivery to the middle school. If this space is not filled in correctly, it will delay your order.
If you have any questions or comments, contact
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.