• CMS Update



    Dates:     Nov. 28th-Dec. 2nd

    To:           Parents/Guardians

    From:       Mr. Poo




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    Principal's Notes


    Dear Columbia Middle School Families,


    Here is some information for the upcoming week.


    Report Cards

    You should have received your students' Trimester 1 report card. If you have not received it please reach out to the front office and we will email you a copy.


    The Student Handbook is now available

    The 2022-2023 Student Handbook is now available on our website. To view the handbook please go to: https://www.sesd.org/Page/571


    Upcoming PTSA events

    Dine out Night at Panda Express. Please support our PTSA by participating at our Dine Out event, this Wednesday, November 30th, 2022.  In order to support our PTSA, you will need to show the flyer to Panda Express during the event hours of 10AM-8PM.

    Save the Date: Friday, December 16th

    Our PTSA will be hosting a Greet and Eat event on December 16th. Come and eat lunch with your Bulldog and enjoy your lunchtime together, as we will be sending more information as we get closer to the event.


    Starting Arts School Play

    CMS Students will have a ball in this comedic and melodramatic western play! Get on the wagon rollin’ West with this rip-roarin’ tall tale. It’s the saga of Pecos Bill, who was raised by coyotes, and Slue-Foot Sue, who likes to ride down the Rio Grande River on a catfish. They come to the dusty town of Prairie Dog to aid Granny, who is being threatened by Dirty Dan and his gang, bandits who quiver and shake whenever there’s mention of soap and water. They hatch a plan to do Granny out of an unexpected fortune in gold. All manner of wild complications follow, ending up with the gang forced to bathe and attend classes in the local schoolhouse. The dialogue is loaded with laughs, the stage action uproarious and the townspeople of Prairie Dog are fun to play. But above all else is the legend of Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue, two young people whom most folks just naturally think are a ’mite peculiar.’


    Show Title: Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang (a Western Melodrama)
    Grades: 6th-8th
    Start Date: December 6th, 2022
    Rehearsal Days/Times: Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm
    Mandatory Tech Rehearsals: March 6-8, 2023
    Performances: March 9-10, 2023

    This program is free for all CMS students. To enroll your students, please complete this form:  Starting Arts Play

    There is still space for your students to participate in this year's school play production.


    Free of Charge After School Art Class

    In partnership with the Columbia Neighborhood Center and the City of Sunnyvale, we will begin offering a free art class afterschool on Thursdays beginning on November 3rd. The art class will be held in the CMS Art Room (Rm. 5). The two sessions will run on the following dates:

    First Session:
    1. 12/1
    2. 12/8
    3. 12/15
    4. 12/22
    5. 1/12
    6. 2/2
    Second Session:
    1. 2/16 (no class on 2/23)
    2. 3/2
    3. 3/9
    4. 3/16
    5. 3/23
    6. 3/30
    7. 4/6
    8. 4/13 (no class on 4/20)
    9. 4/27

    Columbia Neighborhood Opportunties

    • Mon., 11/28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm; Zumba class (in CMS Multi) - a fitness program that involves cardio and Latin-inspired dance.  Adults 18+, high school students (14-17) with signed parent consent, middle school students with parent or guardian present. Pay what you can, donations welcome. No childcare and children may not wait in the lobby or gym.  
    • Tues., 11/29, 3:00 – 5:00 pm; Sunnyvale Community Services (AMD Conference Room) – Information and help with food, emergency financial assistance, rental or housing issues/assistance, applying for public assistance programs and legal assistance.  No appointment necessary. 
    • Tues., 11/29, 6:30 - 7:30 pm; U-Jam Class (in CMS Multi) - a fun, cardio workout with easy to learn dances steps to tone up muscles and get the heart rate up. Adults 18+, high school students (14-17) with signed parent consent, middle school students with parent or guardian present. Pay what you can, donations welcome. No childcare and children may not wait in the facility.  
    • Wed., 11/30, 5:00 -6:00 pm – COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Shots with MayView Clinic (Morse Conference Room - No appointment needed! Get your COVID 19 initial and booster shots based on CDC guidelines. Please bring your vaccine card if you are receiving a booster. 
    • Friday, 12/2, 7:00 – 10:00 pm - Youth Drop-In Basketball @ CNC Gym - indoor youth drop-in basketball for middle and high school youth. Fees are $1 for Residents/$2 for Non-Residents. 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.   
    • Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.—12 p.m.; Drop-In Fitness Room - Get active with cardio machines (treadmill, bikes, ellipticals), strength training machines and free weights. Bring water, towel and wear athletic shoes. $1, Residents only. High school students with signed parent consent waiver. Middle school students are free, must attend with a paying parent/guardian. 

    In the Community 

    • (Free) Holiday StoryWalk on Saturday, 12/3, 9:30-11:30 am at Sunnyvale Community Center (550 E. Remington Drive)- Stroll through the park to read a festive story, decorative candy canes and crafts along the way! Book featured - Walking in a Winter Wonderland. 
    • (Free) Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, Saturday, 12/3, 5:00 – 7:30 pm – Historic Murphy Avenue, Downtown Sunnyvale. Ring in the holiday season with entertainment, holiday cheer with music, choir performances and special visit from Santa. 
    • (Free) The Great Candy Cane Hunt, Nov. 24 - Jan. 2 - Go candy cane hunting! Sunnyvale Community Center (550 E. Remington Drive) will have decorated with 4-foot candy canes with the theme of "Winter Holiday Cheer" submitted by community groups. Come check them out. 
    • (Free) Winter Wellness (Community Resource Fair) – Sat., Dec. 10, 12 – 3 pm – by Sunnyvale Community Service (SCS). Resources and info. on mental health, physical health, spiritual health, emotional health and more. Location – SCS, 1160 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale, parking in Bosh parking lot next door  

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Columbia Neighborhood Center (CNC) at  408-730-7800.


    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are looking for volunteers to support our AVID Electives as AVID tutors. AVID tutors will receive training on how to support a small group of students in all subjects. If you are interested in being an AVID tutor, please contact Mr. Poo at daniel.poo@sesd.org  or Mr. Brown at brian.brown@sesd.org.


    PTSA News

    We are currently only three members away from reaching our goal of 60 active PTSA members. Please consider joining our PTSA, the cost is only $10/member for the year.  To join please go to:  https://jointotem.com/ca/sunnyvale/columbia-middle-school-ptsa



    If you are interested in the afterschool KLAS program, please contact Angelina Molina at angelina.molina@sesd.org.


    Amazon Smile

    The PTSA is asking for your support in supporting CMS by using Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate a portion (5%) of the price of eligible purchases to CMS PTSA. 
    Purchases must be made through Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile does not affect your purchases in any way, and it helps out the school.

    Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile:

    1. Visit smile.amazon.com

    2. Sign in with your Amazon account

    3. Choose a charitable organization  to receive donations or search for your choice

    4. Search Columbia Middle School PTA

    5. Select Us

    6. Start Shopping



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    Upcoming Events
    Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
    Dec.13: Band Concert
    Dec.14: Choir Concert