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Christensen Cougars will be creative, collaborative,
critical thinkers, and citizens of character
in an ever-changing community.

Cougar Pride



October 31 is a school day and students will attend school on Halloween.  Students may wear costumes to school; however, all costumes must conform to the school’s dress code policy. They should not be obstructive, revealing, offensive or violent and should not contain sharp or pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another person. Students with props which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon, masks, items that would make you or another person uncomfortable or items that disrupt the learning environment will be asked to leave them in the office.  



CMS PTA is participating in a Schoola Clothing Drive to turn outgrown clothes into money for Christensen.  For additional information, please see the attached flyer.


The 8th Grade Promotion Committee will be holding an adult night out fundraiser at Eagle Ridge Vineyard and Tasting Room on November 3, 2016, from 7 to 9 p.m.  For more information, please download the attached flyer.


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CMS is taking a stand against drugs and celebrating the Red Ribbon Campaign October 17-31. Join in and take the pledge:

The staff at CMS believes in a drug free future for all of our students. We are celebrating the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. Red Ribbon Week began in 1980 with the death of Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent who died while fighting substance abuse.

Leadership is sponsoring a window and door decorating contest with our third period classes for Red Ribbon Week.

Students can also enter a school-wide 8.5" x 11" poster contest.  Submit your poster entry to Mr. Hale no later than October 28.

Also Mr. Hale has information on a Red Ribbon Photo Contest that students may enter to try to win an iPad and $1,000 for our school. For additional contest information, please visit or see Mr. Hale for more details. This year’s theme is "YOLO. BE DRUG FREE". 


District News

To see the latest edition of the Grapevine Community Newsletter, click HERE.

Race to the Flagpole on Saturday, November 12th

The Livermore-Granada Boosters will host the 7th Annual “Race to the Flagpole” on Saturday, November 12. The event offers several distances that include a 5K run/walk, 10K run, half marathon and one-mile fun run.  All events start at Independence Park and go through Livermore’s scenic Sycamore Grove Park. The half marathon goes through Holdener Park in the rolling wine country and continues through Sycamore Grove. These events are open to all ages and abilities. All race proceeds support the Livermore-Granada Boosters scholarship program. 

Race-day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. at Independence Park, 2798 Holmes Street in Livermore. The half marathon starts at 8:30 a.m., 10K starts at 9:00am and 5K at 9:15 a.m. The one-mile fun run begins at 10:45 am. Pre-registration entry fees for the 5K are $30, the 10K $35 per runner, and half marathon entry fees $45 per runner.  Group/family discounts are available for four or more runners. The one-mile fun run entry fee is $10. On race day, all registration entry fees will be an additional $10. This year we are offering a special student rate to all students - high school seniors and under that wish to participate in the 5K, 10K or half marathon. The cost is only $20 for any of these events. In order to receive the student rate you must register online at

Every participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt, medal, and post-race refreshments. The awards ceremony honors the top finishers in each race, school participation, and a tribute to our veterans. All schools in Livermore may compete for the top participation award. The school with the most participants receives a $250 cash donation. For more information, for sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit or contact Mike Nagel, Race Director, at 925-667-6535 or email at


New Student Registration for 2016-17 School Year

Click HERE to start enrolling your child for this school year.  Any questions, contact Student Services at 606-3206 or 606-3207. Welcome!

Today: 10/22/16

Calendar of Events

17-31   Red Ribbon Campaign

Schoola Clothing Fundraiser
     Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2016

3          PTA 8th Gr. Fundraiser at
            Eagle Ridge, 7-9 p.m.
6          Daylight Saving Time Ends
7          School Site Council Meeting,
            3:15-4:15 p.m, Conf. Rm. E
8          Election Day
11        Veteran's Day Holiday, No
18        End of Trimester 1
21-25   Thanksgiving Break
28        School Resumes,
            Trimester 2 Begins


     Winter Break
             December 23 - January 6

January 2017
9           School Resumes
16         Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
             Observed, No School
18         CMS Winter Orchestra 
             Concert, 7 p.m., Gym
19         CMS Winter Band Concert,
             7 p.m., Gym
23         School Site Council Meeting,
             3:15-4:15 p.m, Conf. Rm. E
23         English Learners (ELAC)
             Parent Meeting, 7 p.m., Library
27         ASB Dance, 7-9 p.m., MPR

Call In Your Child's Absence

Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line, 925-606-4702, ext. 2.

Students who have perfect attendance (no absences and no tardies) will receive a perfect attendance award at the end of the school year.

Introducing School Loop

School Loop is an exciting tool for communicating with all members of the learning community.  It is a web-based service that provides a direct link to published class assignments, students’ grades, and other school information.  If you have not already done so, please register.  All registered members will receive periodic emails providing them with specific information relating to their student and the school.