It was a great first week back from Winter break. The kids (and adults) got right back into the swing of things J The first semester is coming to a close in the next few weeks. Please take a moment to check Power School and ensure your child has submitted all of his/her assignments. If you are having difficulty logging in to PowerSchool or need a login, please email your grade level counselor or
Make a note on your calendars that Monday, January 18 is a school holiday in honor and recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Then, on Wednesday, January 20, we have an early release day. Students will be released from school at 1:15 PM. Finally, there is a teacher workday on Monday, January 25th. With several shortened weeks coming up it is going to make the month fly by very quickly!
The first day of second semester will be January 21. All students will receive a copy of their new schedules that morning. The only classes that will change will be semester-long elective courses.
Finally, if you have a rising 9th grader planning to attend Ardrey Kell, registration night will be here at CHMS on January 19th. This event is for parents only. If your child’s last name is A–L your session will be from 5:30–6:30 PM. And if your child’s last name is M–Z your session will be from 7:00–8:00 PM. Both sessions will be held in the CHMS cafeteria.
Have a great weekend,
Jamie W. Brooks
12-22 Coat Drive Collection
13 Zoe's Kitchen Family Night
14 Zoe's Kitchen Family Night
18 MLK Holiday - No School
19 Ardrey Kell HS Information Night
20 Half Day - 1:15 PM Dismissal
25 No School - Teacher Workday
7th Grade Required Reading - This Week!
online by January 10 and it will be delivered to the student's ELA teacher. It will then be distributed in their ELA class.
Buy in the lobby January 12, 13 or 14.
Cost is $9 and proceeds support CHMS.
Family Night at Zoe's Kitchen
January 13 and 14 4:00-9:00 PM
There will be a Family Night at Zoe's Kitchen January 13-14 from 4:00-9:00 PM. You MUST indicate that your are with CHMS so that proceeds will go to support CHMS activities.
9th Grade Information Night for Ardrey Kell
January 19 at 5:30 PM OR 7:00 PM
Ardrey Kell High School is hosting two registration information sessions for parents of rising 9th grade students on Tuesday, January 19th.
Where: Community House Middle School Cafeteria
Parents of students with last names A – L should attend the 5:30–6:30 PM session
Parents of students with last names M – Z should attend the 7:00–8:00 PM session
EGO Proctors Needed - May 31 - June 8
Community House Middle School is in need of proctors for the end of the year tests. Tests will be taking place May 31 through June 8. Each testing session is required to have a proctor. With our large size, we are in need of at least 80 proctors for each day of testing. Please visit the link below for more information and to sign up for proctoring. We cannot have successful test sessions without the help of our proctors! All proctors must be approved volunteers.
Coat Drive - Janaury 12-22
The Beta club is having a coat drive from January 12-22. We are collecting new and gently used coats for a local school in need.
PE Wear Available Online at Pay4SchoolStuff for 2nd Semester
The 2nd semester begins January 21. PE wear is available for purchase online via
Pay4SchoolStuff.com Online orders are delivered to students' homeroom classes once a week, on Friday mornings. Orders placed by Thursday 5:00 PM are guaranteed to be delivered the same week. Students can also come to the store which is open before school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to purchase their PE wear.
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.
Coats for Kids image courtesy of Clipart.co