Weekend Update

Weekend Update - 09-15-19

Hello Carwise Middle School families.  This is Principal Eiben reaching out with some weekend updates. 

This Monday, Sept. 16th we will have a Student Council information meeting at 9:00AM in room 6-208.  All are welcome.  Hope to see you there!  Also, on Monday we will have an away volleyball game at Safety Harbor Middle School and after school ELP/tutoring from 4:20 to 5:20PM.

Tuesday, Sept. 17th we will have after school ELP/tutoring from 4:20 to 5:20PM.

Wednesday, Sept. 18th we will have before school ELP/tutoring from 8:20 to 9:20AM.  Also, on Wednesday we will have an Active Threat Drill.  Please talk to your child about the importance of these drills.  The Award Winning Builders Club will have its first meeting for the school year on Wednesday in Mrs. Bowen's room 6-124 from 4:15 to 5:20PM, with parent pick-up at the back car circle no later than 5:30. If you are interested in helping others in our community through our service projects as well as having fun doing it, Builders Club is the club for you! Membership forms will be given out at the first meeting.  Last, on Wednesday we have another away volleyball game at Tarpon Middle.

Thursday, Sept. 19th we will have before school ELP/tutoring from 8:20 to 9:20AM. 

Friday, Sept. 20th we will have emergency bus evacuation in the morning.

The Carwise Clothes Closet needs new or gently worn girls’ clothing that are dress code appropriate (especially jeans)?  Thank you so much!

Just a reminder that school lunches cost $2.75.  If you received free/reduced lunch last year, please be sure to complete a new application as the grace period will end on September 26th.

Parents please be sure not to drop off you student at school any earlier than 9:10AM, as per the school board policy.  Supervision of students in order to ensure student safety does not begin any earlier than this time.  Just as important, it is imperative that you pick up your child by 4:40PM.  Again, there is no supervision for student after this time, additionally the staff needs to leave when school hours are complete.  Thank you for your help.

Parents please be aware that we will be adding additional teaching sections.  This means that we will need to change student schedules in order to ensure that we meet the state mandated class size amendment law.   Please know that this is a state law and we are required to do so; however, at the same time this means that class sizes will be smaller and students will get more individualized attention.  These schedule changes will occur on Tuesday, September 16th.  We apologize for any unwanted changes; however, this is an unavoidable occurrence.  Thank you for your understanding. 

The PTSA started their fundraiser kick-off on Friday.  Packets were handed out to all students.  If your child did not receive a packet, please have them ask their grade level office on Monday.  The catalog has something for everyone and anyone can shop online with ease!  For every 3 items sold, students can bring in the tickets in the packet to win their favorite shark collectible.  Volunteers will be in the front of the school for the first 2 weeks so students can turn their tickets in for sharks.

The PTSA loved seeing all of our 7th and 8th grade shark families on Thursday!  We handed out flyers for our PTSA Membership Contest.  Any class that reaches 100% participation wins a pizza party!  Contest ends October 15th.  Good luck and thank you for supporting your PTSA!

The PTSA is hosting a new event this year.... CUPCAKE WARS!  If your student is interested in participating, you can find the details on their website at carwisemiddleptsa.com!

A Back to School Dance will take place on Wed, Sept 25 in the cafeteria from 4:15 to 5:30PM.  There will be a DJ and snacks for purchase.  Tickets will be $3.00 and will be sold Wednesday, Sept. 18th through Tuesday, Sept. 24th at all three lunches.  Tickets will NOT be sold the day of the dance.  Come on out and let’s dance!

Thank you and have a great weekend!

 

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Weekend Update 09-08-19

Good afternoon Carwise Middle School families.  This is Principal Eiben reaching out with some weekend up dates.  I want to thank everyone for your support of CMS.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school if you have any questions or concerns. 

PCS has been notified that we will not be required to make-up the missed day of school due to Hurricane Dorian.  There are enough instructional minutes built in our schedule that we will not need to make up any time.  However, we are still in hurricane season and will hope for no additional missed days.

This Monday, Sept. 9th we will have our 6th grade vision/hearing screening.  This will take place through our science classes.  If your child has prescription glasses, please be sure they have them for the vision testing process.  Also, Monday is the last day to purchase tickets for the Rays Back to School night on Saturday, Sept 21st.  Please return order forms and payment to the front office by the end of the day on Monday.

Tuesday, Sept. 10th there is an informational meeting for the CARWISE STEM academies from 4:15 to 5PM.  Meet in room 5-214 to discover expectations and to get an application.  STEM is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Wednesday, Sept. 11th we will have our first home volleyball game after school.  Come on out and support our teams!

Thursday, Sept. 12th we will have an important FBLA meeting at 8:30AM in Mr. Hedrick’s room 2-110.  Also, on Thursday we will be sending home school-wide progress reports.  These will look like report cards and will be reporting current grades mid-way through the marking period.  If you see concerning grades, please be sure to contact your child’s grade level office to set up a parent/teacher conference.  Also, on Thursday the PTSA will have their fundraiser kickoff.  Please look for packets in your child’s backpack to see the details on the only PTSA fundraiser for this year.  Thank you for supporting your PTSA.  Last, on Thursday, Sept. 12th we will be having our 7th and 8th grade open house.  Doors will open at 5:45PM and the program will begin at 6PM.  Please come out and meet our teachers.  Just a reminder that this is not a time for individual conferences, but a chance to find out about classroom procedures and expectations.  Also, if you child is taking Algebra this school year, we will be having a brief 15-minute informational meeting on how to support your child in Algebra.  This meeting will be held in the cafeteria immediately after open house.  Last, just a reminder that MMI parents do not need to attend this open house as we conducted the MMI open house before school started.

Friday, Sept. 13th we will have our first Battle of the Books meeting after school from 4:20 to 5:20PM in the media center.  All are welcome to join!  Information forms for can be picked up from Ms. McCarthy starting on Monday in the media center.  Also, on Friday the Animal Helping Hands Club will meet Friday from 4:15 to 5PM in Mrs. Yaeger’s room 5-112.  Come meet Kathleen Lamb, founder of Trinity Pet Hospital and a furry friend they rescued.

Parents, if you child receives free/reduced lunch please be sure to submit a new application for this school year.  The grace period will expire on September 26th

The morning news crew, Carwise Live, is looking for members! Applications can be picked up from in the media center next week and are due back to Ms. McCarthy by Tuesday, September 17th. All students are welcome to join and our first informational meeting will be on Wednesday, September 18th.

The Award-Winning Builders Club will have its first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18th in Mrs. Bowen's room 6-124 from 4:15 to 5:20PM, with parent pick-up at the rear car circle no later than 5:30PM.  If you are interested in helping others in our community through our service projects as well as having fun doing it, Builders Club is the club for you! Membership forms will be given out at the first meeting.

ELP/tutoring has started...Monday and Tuesdays after school from 4:20 to 5:20PM.  Parents need to pick up their child at 5:20PM in the rear Car Circle.  Wednesday and Thursdays before school from 8:20 to 9:20AM.  Please drop off is in front of the school no later than 8:20AM.

Thank you CMS families.  Have a wonderful evening and GO BUCS!

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Weekend Update - 09/01/19

Hello Carwise Middle School families, this is Mr. Eiben reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope everyone is a having a restful and relaxing weekend.  Accompanying this phone call is an email with several attachments.  Please be sure to check them out!

Parents, please be sure that you are using the car circle in the back of the school for student drop off and pick up.  We are seeing many students being dropped off in the front parking lot.  This presents safety issues as this is our bus loop before and after school.  Please take the extra few minutes to ensure your child’s safety and use the car circle behind the school.  The only students that should be dropped off and walked in the front doors are our students who are serviced in our MMI program.  Thank you!

Also, please do not drop off your child at school any earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of 1st period, as per the student code of conduct.  There is no supervision of student prior to 9:10AM and we do not want anything to happen to them.  Also, please ensure that your child is picked up no later than 4:30PM.  Again, we want to ensure they are supervised.  Thank you for your help with this!

If you need to pick up your child from school early, please do so prior to 3:45PM.  No early student pick-up after 3:45PM will be permitted.  If you send in a note or contact the grade level office prior to your arrival, we can get a head start on having your child ready. 

The Tampa Bay Rays are hosting a Back to School Night baseball game.  This event will be on Saturday September 21st.  Lower level tickets are $25 and CMS will get $5 back from the Rays for every ticket purchased.  Please make checks payable to Carwise Middle School.  Payments must be received no later than Monday, September 9th.  Come on out and cheer on the Rays!

If your child is interested in participating in Mighty Mu math competition, please see Mrs. Alahouzos for more information in room 6-217.

The CMS PTSA is excited to partner with Chik-fil-A, Oldsmar, for the month of September.  Every Thursday from 6 to 8PM will be our spirit nights.  Please mention Carwise PTSA and Chik-fil-A will give our PTSA 20% back to support our school.  We look forward to seeing our family’s come together for a quick meal and pictures with the Chik-fil-A cow.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Details can be found on our Facebook or Instagram. 

The CMS PTSA is also excited to announce that there will be two locations to drop off box tops, Carwise Middle, or the North Pinellas YMCA.  Anyone can drop off box tops or receipts at both locations for your convince, so spread the word!  Thank you for supporting Carwise PTSA! 

I hope everyone is having a safe weekend.  Please remember that there is no school Monday due to the Labor Day holiday.  Also, all Pinellas County Schools will be closed on Tuesday due to the uncertainty of the effects from Hurricane Dorian.  Take care and have a nice evening.

BOXTOP Information Sheet

Chick-fil-A Carwise Sep 2019

Rays Back to School Night 9.21

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Weekend Update 08/25/19

Hello Carwise Middle School families, this is Mr. Eiben reaching out with some weekend updates.  I hope everyone is a having a restful and relaxing weekend.  Accompanying this phone call is an email with several attachments.  Please be sure to check them out!

The Tampa Bay Rays are hosting a Back to School Night baseball game.  This event will be on Saturday September 21st.  Lower level tickets are $25 and CMS will get $5 back from the Rays for every ticket purchased.  All money raised will go back to Carwise teachers to help keep CMS awesome!  Ticket order forms can be found in the front office, grade level offices, and attached to this message.  Please make checks payable to Carwise Middle School.  Payments must be received no later than Monday, September 9th.  Come on out and cheer on the Ray!

If your child receives free or reduced lunch, they may be eligible for a college scholar through the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program.  If you are interested, please see the attached flyer.

Our PTSA superhero’s will be in the car drop-off and pick-up line for BoxTop Tuesdays!  They are collecting those leftover clipped BoxTops until October 25th.  After that, its BoxTop App scanning only!  Don't want to download the app to scan your receipt?  NO PROBLEM, we can collect your receipts and our coordinators can scan and submit!!  Your name is never on receipts, and please remember that you only have 14 days to scan with your app or turn into PTSA for scanning to earn cash for our school!!  Also, check out the attached BoxTops flyer.  Thank you in advance for supporting Carwise PTSA and our mission for 100% student success!!  PTSA will start our ONLY fundraiser in early September, so be on the lookout for some great catalogs with new products.  Please consider participating, as these funds go towards our staff and student events for this year.   All of this information and MORE can be found on the brand new PTSA WEBSITE at CARWISEMIDDLEPTSA.COM   

Parents please do not drop off your child at school any earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of 1st period, as per the student code of conduct.  There is no supervision of student prior to 9:10AM and we do not want anything to happen to them.  Also, please ensure that your child is picked up no later than 4:30M.  Again, we want to ensure they are supervised.  Thank you for your help with this!

If you need to pick up your child from school early, please do so prior to 3:45PM.  No early student pick-up after 3:45PM will be permitted.  If you send in a note or contact the grade level office prior to your arrival, we can get a head start on having your child ready. 

If you child purchases school lunch, they now cost $2.75 (breakfast is still free).  Please be sure to send in cash or check with your child.  Or, you can go online and add money to their account at www.myschoolbucks.com.

Attention 6th grade parents, we will be having health screenings on Monday and Tuesday, September 9th and 10th.  This is a date change since my last message.  The school nurse will be screening vision, hearing, scoliosis, and BMI (Body Mass Index).  If you wish to opt-out of one portion, or all of the screenings, please send in a written, dated and signed note stating what you want to opt-out of.  Please have your child bring in this note on the day of testing.  Thank you!

We are happy to announce that our student led clubs, Animal Helping Hands and American Sign Language Clubs, will be resuming activities again this year!  Please mark the calendar for Friday, Sept. 13th from 4:15 to 5 pm for the Animal Helping Hands Club, and Friday, Sept. 20th for the ASL Club.  

Meetings with guest speakers and support dogs will run from 4:15 to 5 pm in Mrs. Yaeger's room 5-112.  Students, we hope to see you there!  All are welcome!

Also, Origami Club starts Tuesdays after school from 4:15 - 5:15PM with Mrs. Rossie in room 6-113.

Builders Club's first meeting for new members is Wednesday Sept. 18th at 4:15- 5:15PM in Mrs. Bowen's room 6-124 with pick-up by 5:30. This is a service project club.

Cheer Try Outs on Wednesday, September 4th at 4:30pm in the Gym.  Please pick up information packets from Mrs. Ramos in room 6-110 beginning Monday, before and after school. The packets must be turned in PRIOR to Try Outs.

Last, please be sure that you are not parking along Bentley Drive when picking up your child after school.  Last week the Sheriff’s Office began ticketing cars.  We certainly do not want this to occur, so please obey the No Parking signs and follow the traffic signs. 

Thank you Carwise families.  Have a wonderful evening.