The last week of the quarter is upon us. Thursday will be the final day of this grading period so if your child is missing any work or needs to retake any assessment, this is the week to get it done. Please note that Power School has been very inconsistent across the state the past few weeks. It has been difficult to maintain promptness with updating all grades but the teachers are doing their best. Also, please note that Friday IS still a holiday. School will be closed March 25 - April 1. We will return to class and the final quarter on April 4.
Rising 7th and 8th grade registration cards are due on Wednesday. Please make sure your child turns this in to the homeroom teacher and enters the requests into Power School. If you do not select courses for next year we will do it for you.
Finally, I have a request. When we send a Connect Ed phone blast, please make sure you listen to the message. Increasingly, each time I send a message we are inundated with phone calls from folks who do not listen but call back for an update. This clogs our office phones. Please answer the phone and listen to the message in its entirety. Thank you so much!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing spring break!!
Jamie W. Brooks
March 25-April 1
20 Early Dismissal
25 Snow Make-up Day
4th Quarter Required Reading On Sale Now - Ends April 3
Online sales will begin this weekend and run through April 3rd ONLY! All books ordered online will be delivered to their ELA classroom the week of April 4th pending adequate supply.
If they do not receive the book that week, please email
Your student can purchase in the lobby between April 5-7th ONLY from 8:45-9:15.
8th grade - all classes will be reading Midsummer's Night Dream - $5
6th grade - will be reading a variety of selections. Your student needs to confirm which book that they will need.
$5 Call of the Wild
$10 Simply Shakespeare Macbeth
Run! Ballantyne - May 148K/5K race & 1-Mile Fun Run
Located in the Ballantyne Corporate Park, this is the perfect race for beginning runners to elite runners and every level in between, making it fun for everyone!
Your Community House Middle School Team Captain, Beth Pannenberg, will communicate with you from now until race day and will serve as your direct point of contact regarding any questions
Special team pricing
8K race $25 Jan 1- April 30
5K race $20 Jan 1- April 30
Fun Run $10 Jan 1 – April 30
Use team coupon code: CHMS16
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.
REMINDER: 8th Grade Parents
End of Year 8th Grade Event Fees are due NOW. Please visit Pay4SchoolStuff and login into your account (or create an account if you do not have an existing account) to pay your students' fees so that they can attend the end of year events.
Attention 8th Grade Parents - Chairs Needed for End of Yeard Events
We are currently in need of Chairs to coordinate the following events as well as volunteers to work the events:
8th Grade Lunch
The Chairperson would be in charge of the event and also oversee the volunteers. If interested, please contact
Amy Gramaglia or
Eryka Vickers with questions or if unable to attend.
Camp Summit For the Gifted - August 7-13
Coming to North Carolina: August 2016!!! Do you know any children that love: Dungeons & Dragons, LARP, All kinds of Arts, Philosophy, Rube Goldberg, Astronomy, Spelunking, or Strategy Games
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 12:00 PM each Friday in order to appear in the Courier for Sunday.