Lunch with Christopher Milo- Pure Fun On A Friday!

Friday’s lunch was something exceptional to witness.  Christopher Milo brought a spark to our students that I do not believe has ever existed before.  Not only did the students and staff get the pleasure of listening to Christopher play the piano, there were many students and staff who also displayed their musical talents.  Some students played the piano and some students simply joined in with some impromptu sing alongs.

Below is a link to a compilation video of Christopher, students, and staff who were inspired to sing, play the piano, and have some fun!  Please watch, enjoy, and share with others.  This is just one example of the wonderful things that are happening at CMS.

Go Colts!!!

https://drive.google.com/a/cloverleaflocal.org/file/d/0B77jj34oHMmgbXNERlY2cFhkOG8/view?usp=sharing

 

CMS SPIRIT WEEK & TAILGATE PARTY

Spirit Week starts this Friday with a school pep rally to kick it off and ends on Thursday, October 8, with the annual CMS Tailgate Party and football game! 

What is the Tailgate Party??

*It is fun, food, and dancing before the middle school football game that will be played at the high school field against Akron Springfield.

*It is right after school and continues until kick-off up at the high school field!

 Tickets cost $5.00 and will be sold to students during lunch on Monday, October 6th and Tuesday, October 7th.  Students will receive a hot dog, chips, candy, and a drink.  Students must have a ticket to be able to stay after school.  Students should be picked up by 5:30 p.m.

 *There will be spirit items available to purchase, and the concession stand will be open during the football game.

 Spirit Week Days:  (*School dress code rules apply.)

  • Friday, October 2nd- Superhero Day – No Capes or Masks
  • Monday, October 5th- Favorite Sports Team Day
  • Tuesday, October 6thVolley for the Cure /Pink and White Day
  • Wednesday, October 7th80’s Day
  • Thursday, October 8th – We Are Cloverleaf Day! –Wear green and white and show “Colt  Spirit”

The link to the informational flyer is below.

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Safety Drill

This past Tuesday, CMS conducted a State required safety drill. The District is transitioning to the Alice program. Alice is a nationally recognized response plan. 

Staff members have received extensive Alice training. This fall the students have been introduced to the concepts of Alice during two IE classes. This past Tuesday we conducted our very first drill with the students. It was a controlled walk through. 

I was highly impressed with the maturity that our students displayed during the drill. I stopped in to classrooms following the drill to commend the students and answer their questions. Our staff did a fabulous job preparing students for the drill and answering questions. 

There will be more drills throughout the year that we will continue to use to educate our students. Prior to future drills, families will be notified by Mr. Kubilus. 

Thank you for your continued support of CMS. 

CS First Art and Social Media Clubs- Off to a Great Start

Below are a couple pictures of our Technology Pioneers.  These students are part of the CS First Art and Social Media Clubs directed by Mrs. Culp.  So far they have completed 400 lines of code, learned how to use sequencing, conditionals, variants, and loops.  These skills have allowed the students  to make famous paintings talk, animate characters, create profile pages and develop a drawing game app.  The future Bill Gates may be in this very group!!!

codinggirlsrule       googlefirstart

Easter Seals of Northern Ohio- “Fill the Truck” Fundraiser (Oct. 2nd and 3rd)

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Easter Seals of Northern Ohio is partnering with Cloverleaf Elementary PTO (CEPTO) to give back to the community while helping children and adults with disabilities.  Cloverleaf Elementary is hosting a “Fill the Truck” fundraiser to benefit CEPTO.  We will be collecting any and all cloth items.  Please use plastic bags to bring in your donations. Easter Seals will also provide the truck to pick up all donations.  This truck will be parked and available for donations in the CHS softball field parking lot located on Buffham Road.  Receipts will be available for donations made at the truck from 9:00am-6:00pm on October 2nd, and from 9:00am to 3:30pm on October 3rd . Donations can be left by the truck at any time during these two days, but receipts will only be available during these hours, due to volunteer availability.

CEPTO will be compensated based on the number of bags/pounds of cloth collected.  Acceptable items include (but are not limited to): clothing, comforters, blankets, towels, sheets, shoes, purses, and stuffed animals. CEPTO will only earn money from cloth donations similar to items listed here.  (no electronics, books, toys, furniture, etc.) Even stained or torn items can be recycled into something else.

So please bring all your unwanted clothing items to CES during October 2nd-3rd for our “Fill the Truck” fundraiser.  Tell your friends and neighbors!  You do not need to have a student at Cloverleaf to donate items.  All donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt during the hours listed above.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ashley McCann at cepto.ashley@gmail.com.

 

Safety in the Cyberhood Assembly

Last Spring Cloverleaf Locals Schools held a district wide Social Media Awareness Night for parents.  This was part one of a two part proactive plan to address the ever growing concerns of social media use of our students.  This past Wednesday, CMS conducted part two of our plan.  We held a school wide assembly focusing on Safety in the Cyberhood for our students.

The presentation was given by David Frattare of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  ICAC is a Federally funded program that investigates internet crime and works to take proactive steps to keep children safe.

Below are some images from the presentation.  I want to extend a special “Thank You” to our School Resource Officer, Deputy Dave Pries for assisting in arranging  the visit from ICAC.

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Student Fee Collection Dates

Each year CMS collects student fees for grades 6-8.  The fees are used for consumables items, workbooks, and lab fees.  Collection weeks for fees are as follows:

  • 8th Grade- Weeks of October 5th-October 15th
  • 7th Grade- Weeks of October 19th-October 30th
  • 6th Grade- Weeks of November 2nd- November 13th 

Fees for grades 6-8 are $60.00

When paying fees, parents should make checks payable to Cloverleaf Middle School and submit the payment to the main office.  Fees/fines not paid will accumulate until graduation.

In order to participate in the Washington D.C. trip or other field trips, students may not have an outstanding fee balance.

For additional details regarding student fees, please review page 7 of the student handbook located in the student agenda.   

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Google CS First Art After School Club

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Creating art doesn’t always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Google CS First Art to learn how to create artistic, interactive, and fun computer programs. You’ll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter, and more. Come make some great art, no smock and no cleanup required.  CS First Art will take place on Wednesdays 9/9 through 10/28 in room 110 from 2:45-3:45.  Space is limited to 25 students.  Students can sign up on the bulletin board across from room 110.


Please direct any questions to Mrs. Culp at debra.culp@cloverleaflocal.org