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Thanksgiving Break

There is no school from November 20 through November 24 for Thanksgiving Break.  We hope everyone enjoys their time off. Trimester 2 classes and regular office hours will resume on Monday, November 27.

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11/16/17

To Our Valued 8th Grade Parents,

We can’t believe that the planning for our children’s promotion dance is already in order.  I am contacting you on behalf of the 8th Grade Promotion Committee.  As you know, 8th grade promotion is a very special event for our children and we want to ensure that their special night is a happy and safe one. There is no cost for our 8th graders to attend the Promotion Dance Celebration which will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018.

The 8th Grade Promotion Dance Celebration is planned, coordinated and managed by the parents of the 8th promoting class. The evening is generously supported through parents and business contributions that enable us to keep the students entertained throughout the evening with refreshments, games, prizes and more.  As our 8th grade class celebrates one last time as a class, our hopes are to make it a memorable and spectacular celebration.

Our budget for this event is limited to $3,500 of which the Class of 2017 already donated $500 towards so we need to raise $3,000.  These monies will go towards the following: DJ, food, decorations, entertainment activities, and prizes.  Any monies raised which exceeds the budget will be “gifted” back to the Class of 2019 to start their funding and to CMS.

We are asking our 8th grade families to consider making a flat contribution towards the cost of this event in lieu of running fundraisers. We are hoping for donations of $25 or more per student although any amount is much appreciated. If you are able to contribute more on behalf of other families, this would be much appreciated. 

We are hoping you can make your flat dollar donation TODAY!  If we are unable to raise enough monies by flat donations and sponsorships, we will need to look into fundraising events.

There are several ways you can submit your contribution:

  1. Deliver your donation in an envelope to the CMS office marked “8th Grade Promotion Fundraising”
  2. Making an online donation by going on to the school’s website and and clicking on the PTA Tab in the "Webstore".
  3. Mailing a check to: Christensen Middle School PTA, “8th Grade Promotion Fundraising”, 5757 Haggin Oaks Avenue, Livermore, CA  94551.

Also, if you, a family member or a friend has a business and would like to be a sponsor, we would be extremely grateful.  Please see the attached sponsorship form.  It is a great way to get your business name and information out to our community.

If you would like to volunteer to help plan this spectacular event, please feel free to contact me via email thefosterz@yahoo.com and I would be happy to include you in any future correspondence. 

We appreciate your contributions and support in making this a special night for our 8th grade students!

Here is to the promoting Class of 2018!

Respectfully,

 

Christine Foster
CMS 8th Grade Promotion Committee
Fundraising Chair

Nov. 14 Letter to 8th Grade Parents
8th Grade Promotion Dance Sponsorship Form

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11/16/17

This fundraising event will be held at Eagle Ridge Vineyard on Tuesday, December 5, 7-9 p.m.  Tickets are $20 per person.  Your Mom's Night Out ticket includes a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, a raffle ticket and light appetizers. There will be some great raffle drawings that night.

To purchase tickets, please go to the CMS RevTrak web store and click on the PTA tab to select the Mom's Night Out Event to indicate the number tickets you are purchasing for this event. All proceeds will help fund the 8th Grade Promotion Dance; however, this is not limited to 8th grade parents.  All parents are welcome.  We look forward to spending an evening with you and to help you kick off your holiday shopping. All proceeds will help fund the 8th Grade Promotion Dance; however, this is not limited to 8th grade parents.

Your event tickets will be held for you at the door the night of the event. Physical tickets will NOT be provided; they will be given to you at the venue on the night of the event.

Additional raffle tickets will be available at the event (1 raffle ticket for $1, 6 raffle tickets for $5, 12 raffle tickets for $10, 25 raffle tickets for $20).

Mom's Night Out Ticket Form

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11/15/17

Dine and play at Campo di Bocce during Thanksgiving Break and 15% of all sales (excluding alcohol) will be donated to CMS PTA. Simply drop your receipt in the Collection Bowl at the front of the Restaurant.  No flyer is needed.  For additional information, please click HERE.

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11/15/17

Through Schwan's-Cares.com, you can order from Schwan's Home Delivery and help our organization meeting its fundraising goals.  When you order by December 30, 2017, 20% of product and 40% of eGift Card sales will be given back to the CMS PTA.  For additional ordering information, please click HERE.

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11/15/17

The PTA General meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, at 7 p.m., has been changed. The meeting is rescheduled for Friday, December 1, beginning at approximately 6:45 in the CMS Library.

That night, PTA is hosting our first movie night--Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2--and the CMS Library sponsored Scholastic Book Fair will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The PTA meeting will begin as soon as the movie gets started.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and we hope to see your student at movie night and you at the Book Fair and the general meeting.

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11/15/17

CMS students are invited to join us for our first PTA Movie Night! We are showing "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2," rated PG-13. ADMISSION IS FREE and each student will get a FREE POPCORN AND WATER!!!
Drop-off begins at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the MPR. The movie will begin at around 6:45. Pick-up is at 9:00 p.m. Students must have their CMS ID cards.
Please come early to shop at the CMS Scholastic Book Fair. It will be open from 5:30 until 7:30 for families to shop together and for adults to shop without their students.

Movie Night Flyer

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11/15/17

Save the date! Christensen Library will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair on November 27 - December 1 just in time for holiday shopping.

Parents - Do you have some time to volunteer to help? Please sign up here:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/BHqqNP8NU or contact Kelly Pollard at 606-4702, ext 6538.


 

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District News

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

Open Enrollment & TK / Kindergarten Registration
Open Enrollment is January 15 – March 1. The Annual Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Fair will take place on February 21 andFebruary 22 at the Robert Livermore Community Center.  All new first through fifth graders will also register their students at this fair.  Parent information meetings will take place prior to the fair. Detailed information will be posted on our website by January 10th. 

Schools and District Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Monday, November 20 to Friday, November 24.  Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, November 27.

Community Food Bank Helpline
Individuals and families that call will be given the name and address of a site in their neighborhood that is holding a special holiday distribution on a first-come- first serve basis.  Any questions can always be answered by giving us a ring: 1-800-870-3663 or 510-635-3663 (Dial 1 for English, 2 for Food, 3 For Holiday Food). Holiday Helpline Flyer

Science Odyssey Logo Contest
Your art may become the next logo of Science Odyssey.  Contest is open from November 9th - December 1st for students in grades K - 12.  Fifty dollar award given for top entry in the categories: Grades K - 5, 6 - 8, and 9 - 12. Rules and entry form

November Grapevine Community Newsletter
Dear Livermore Community,
It would take a room larger than the planned gymnasium at Livermore High School to fit a Thanksgiving table that could seat the many generous community and staff members who enrich our students’ lives throughout the year. Thank you to everyone who contributes to our schools! 
Continue reading the Grapevine

2017-18 Music Performance Calendar
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District music performance calendar is now available here.

Register your Student for the 2017-18 School Year
Click HERE to start enrolling your child for this school year.  Any questions, contact Student Services at 606-3206 or 606-3207.  More...

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Today: 11/24/17
All Day: Thanksgiving Break, No School

Calendar of Events

November
20-24     Thanksgiving Break (No School)
27           Trimester 2 Begins
27-30      Library Scholastic Book Fair

December
1             Library Scholastic Book Fair
1             PTA Movie Night
1             PTA Meeting, 6:45 p.m., Library
5             PTA Mom's Night Out Fundraiser,
               7-9 p.m., Eagle Ridge Vineyard

Winter Break
                Dec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018

January
8             School Resumes
15           Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
               No School
17           CMS Winter Orchestra Concert,
               7 p.m., Gym
18           CMS Winter Band Concert,
               7 p.m., Gym
26           ASB Dance, 7-9 p.m., MPR
30           Minimum Day, 1:31 p.m. Release
30           English Learners (ELAC)
               Parent Meeting, 7 p.m, Library 

All Kids Are Our Kids

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District affirms its unwavering commitment to support all students. The District mission - Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute ...more

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.

2017-18 Transit Passes for CMS Students

During Christensen Middle School's 2017-18 school year, registered students will be eligible to receive a free Student Transit Pass - a Clipper Card that provides unlimited access to LAVTA Wheels bus ...more

   

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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.