• CMS Update

     

     
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    Dates:     Feb. 26th-Mar. 1st

    To:           Parents/Guardians

    From:       Mr. Poo

     

     

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    Start of Trimester 3

    8th Grade Fremont Spanish Assessment

        Tri 2 AVID Night

     

     

     

    Principal's Notes

     

    Hello CMS Parent/Guardian Community,

     

    Here is some information for the week. 

     

     

    End of Trimester 2

    Trimester 2 ends this Friday, March 1st, Trimester 2 report cards will be sent out early next week. 

     

    End of the Year Field trips

    In order for a student to participate in her/his end-of-year grade level field trip, he/she/them must meet the following criteria:      

    • Has no more than five days of suspension during the academic year and no suspensions during 3rd trimester
    • Has no more than 18 total absences for the entire academic year (only absences accompanied by a doctor’s note will not be included in this total). Family vacations and parent excused absences will count towards the 18 allowed absences.
    • Students with excessive tardies may be removed from end of year field trip and activities 

    Note:

    • Field trip payments are non-refundable. If a student has paid but is then disqualified due to not meeting the above criteria, he/she/them will not receive a refund.
    • 8th Grade: Students who are not eligible for the end of the year field trip, but who attend anyway, even if accompanied by a parent or guardian, will not be allowed to attend the promotion party and may be held out of the promotion ceremony. 

     

     

    City Project Construction

    Starting this week, the city is going to start some offsite improvements around the CMS campus. The construction impact will be the saw-cutting activities for new curb ramps at intersections.  This may cause some traffic delays, so please plan accordingly. 

     

    New Homework Center

    As we approach the end of Trimester 2, CMS would like to start offering an after-school homework center, three days a week from 3:30-4:30pm. Days are yet to be determined. If you are interested in your student attending the new homework center, please complete the following form: Homework Center.

     

    ELPAC Testing

    CMS has begun administering the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC). The ELPAC is a test that is used to measure how well students in kindergarten (K) through grade twelve understand English when it is not their primary language. If your student is considered an English Learner, they will be taking the four domains of the ELPAC over the next couple of days. ELPAC scores are then used to determine if a student should be reclassified. To learn more about the ELPAC please visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ep/.

     

    Starting Arts Play

    Showtime: Thrusday and Friday @ 6:pm in the Multi.

     

     

    Bond Measure C

    As you may be aware, 2024 is an election year. There are a number of national, state, and local measures on the ballot. Measure C is on the ballot specifically for Sunnyvale Schools. Measure C is a $214 million school bond to provide funds for the renovation and modernization of the schools in the Sunnyvale School District. 

     

    If you are a registered voter in the District, please make sure you either Vote By Mail or go to the polls and vote on March 5. We have fact sheets available about Measure C. We have voter registration cards available if you are not yet registered, or you can register online here, and we are available to answer questions about Measure C. 

    Measure C Fact Sheet

     

    Please remember to vote on March 5! Thank you.

     

    Bulldog Beacon

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    Family Resource Center

    If you need assistance in learning Power School, Google Classroom, or just need help with email, please stop by the Family Resource Center (FRC). The FRC is open on Tuesdays, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

     

    8th Grade Families

    Hello Class of 2024 Guardians and Parents: If you missed the first planning meeting of the year but would still like to volunteer, please reach out to Dr. Tarumoto at victoria.tarumoto@sesd.org.

     

    PTSA Update

     

    Dine Out at Roberto’s Cantina All Day on March 6th.    Come out and try the amazing food and mingle with other bulldog families.

     

    PTSA Meeting: Our next PTSA meeting is this Wednesday February 28th at 6:15 in the school library.   Meetings normally take place on the third Wednesday of every month.

     

    Our next Festival for the whole family and community is coming up on April 6th.  Come join us in celebrating the diversity of our school!   More information to come.   If you would like to help organize it with the PTSA, please email us at cms-ptsa@sesd.org

     

    Become a PTSA Member

    If you would like to become a member, please use the following link:

    https://jointotem.com/ca/sunnyvale/columbia-middle-school-ptsa

     

    @ Columbia Neighborhood Center (CNC, call 408-730-7800 for questions/more information)

    • Tues., 3/5 and Thur., 3/7, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Zumba @ CMC Multipurpose Room is a fitness program that involves cardio and Latin – inspired dance. Arrive 10-15 minutes early to your first lass to complete required forms. Childcare is not available. Youth ages 8-13 can participate with parent/guardian and youth ages 14-17 may participate with signed parent/guardian consent form. Donations of $3 welcome but not required.
    • Drop-In Fitness Room – Regular hours - Tues. & Thurs, 6:00-8:00 a.m.; Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.—12 p.m. - get active with cardio machines (treadmill, bikes, ellipticals), strength training machines and free weights. Bring water, towel and wear athletic shoes. $1, Sunnyvale residents only. High school students with signed parent consent waiver. Middle school students are free, must attend with a paying parent/guardian.
    • Fri., 3/9, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – FREE! Youth Drop-In Basketball @ CNC Gym - indoor youth drop-in basketball for middle and high school youth. Must have current school ID and signed parent consent form. Bring your own ball. Program will be canceled if no one shows after the first hour.   
    • FREE! ShapeUp Sunnyvale - Fitness and Healthy Cooking Program - Funded by El Camino Healthcare District. Any Sunnyvale resident, individuals or families, interested in getting more active or want to cook healthier meals can register. The next session is scheduled to begin in Feb./March 2024 and will run for eight weeks. Once registered, participants can choose one or both components (physical activity and healthier cooking). Choose from a menu of activities through Recreation Services such as aquatics fitness, Zumba, etc. Healthy cooking involves picking up a pre-packed meal kit weekly from Columbia Neighborhood Center (CNC) or the Community Center and cook the meal at home. There will be a recorded video of a professional caterer making the dish and written recipe with instructions. Priority registration for low-income families and new participants. Registration required, call CNC to be added to the interest list. 

    In the Community 

    • Monday, 3/4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; ELS Conversation Group (Online) – Do you want to improve your English? Practice your English-speaking skills with other adults in a friendly group setting online on Zoom.  All levels are welcome. Login instruction will be emailed to you before the event. Register here - https://sunnyvale.libcal.com/event/11745985
    • Tues., 3/5, 4:00-7:00 pm – Job Fair, City of Sunnyvale, Recreation Services Division – Part-time opportunities for anyone interested in working, age 16+. View job opportunities here -https://www.sunnyvale.ca.gov/your-government/get-involved/city-jobs. Apply for jobs on-site and interview in-person at the event.
    •  Free Tax Help for low to moderate income individuals available on various days and time in nearby cities, go to uwba.org/freetaxhelp for more information and locations. Info. on webpage available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.
    • Sat., 3/9, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Bike Safety Information & Repair Workshop – Is your bike in need of a repair or tune-up? Not sure how to tell if your bike is safe to ride? Bring your bike to the Sunnyvale Public Library (665 W. Olive Ave) Volunteers from Bike Sunnyvale will be on-site to teach the ABC Quick Check, share safety tips, give out bicycle goodies and answer any other questions.
    • Sunday, 3/24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Personal Emergency Preparedness – Are you prepared for a disaster?Dept. of Public Safety's Personal Emergency Preparedness class can help you prepare for disasters. It will teach you about the various disasters you might face, what preparations you can make for them, and how to prioritize. Registration required, SunnyvaleSERV.org/Classes.
    • Future Sunnyvale Main Library, Survey #2 (open until March 17) – Explore site and building design ideas – available in multiple languages. https://www.surveyhero.com/c/SVMLCommunitySurveyRound2

     

     

     

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    Upcoming Events
    March 4: Start of Tri 3
    March 7: Tri 2 AVID Night
    March 21st: Spring Pictures
     

    HAVE A GREAT WEEK!