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Wednesday, April 1 2020 C Day 

Quote of the Day: 
"The toughest climbs lead to the best views" 

All grades: 
8th grader Katie Pohlig helps the CMS community welcome the month of April!
Do you know anyone who may want to record a quick morning message this week? If so, please follow this link

All grades: 
Students -- A reminder that the virtual school day begins at 8:30am.  Please log into ALL the Google Classrooms for the classes you have on a C Day. Please also check your email frequently. 
Here is a frequently asked question resource about virtual learning these next few weeks. 

All grades: 
The Concord Middle School library is hosting an all school assembly on Friday, April 3rd at 1pm through Zoom.(The Zoom invite will be shared at 12:30pm on April 3rd.) The assembly will introduce all students to two books -- Planet Earth Is Blue a novel by Nicole Panteleakos and The Game of My Life, a nonfiction book by Jason McElwain. Following the assembly, students will have a chance to sign up to be part of either (or both) book groups that will run for the month of April. Jason McElwain, author of The Game of My Life will be part of this virtual student assembly Friday at 1pm. Learn how one game earned J-Mac an ESPY award over Kobe Bryant! 

All grades: 
From the CMS Music Department: 
Social Distance Night "Out"
The concert halls and venues are closed, but there are several opportunities to watch some live (or prerecorded) music performances with your family. Have everyone get dressed up, prepare a nice meal or grab some tasty snacks and settle in and take in a performance together - some resources are below. 

Share a video telling us:

  • ‍‍Who you’re watching with

  • What you’re eating - you know, the important stuff!

  • What you’re watching

  • A brief review/outline of the performance - can be a preview if it hasn’t started

Resources: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Broadway HD, NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, Berlin Philharmonic and Live Performances by Date
We hope you'll all "join" us!

All grades: 
Report cards and final averages for the second trimester were made available through the Aspen Portal last Wednesday. Please click here if you are locked out of Aspen Portal. 

All grades: 
Some after school clubs are making the attempt to meet virtually! Here are ways that students can stay connected with some of these clubs: 

All grades: 
YEARBOOK SALES ARE STILL ON!  Please order your yearbook by Friday, April 3 to receive the early bird price of $25.  The price will increase to $30 after April 3. Order online only at: Coffee Pond select "Concord Middle School" and use order password:  cms1920. Order Deadline: April 10. We are not ordering any extra books, so please make sure to get your order in.  Any questions please email

Teachers and Parents: 
If you have a Twitter account, please go to the @CMS_ConcordMA Twitter page around 11am on Wednesday of this week (April 1). The author of Middle School Matters, The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School -- and How Parents Can Help -- Phyllis Fagell is helping to lead a lunch-time book discussion with the middle school community.  The last two discussions will happen Wednesday and Friday of this week, April 1 and April 3. It is possible to take part even if you haven’t read the book. There will be 4 questions posted -- 11am, 11:15, 11:30 and 11:45am. To participate, just click the image that the question is written on and click on the talk bubble in the lower left hand corner to respond. 

All grades and parents: 
Dr. Hunter has made available a district-wide Q&A that answers even long term questions like what may happen to April vacation and when is the last day of school in June. Please note: These answers may change and are often decided by the State, not the district. Here is that Q&A:

All grades and parents: 
Please stay close these resources during the weeks of extended school closure: 
Dr. Hunter’s emails 
Mr. Cameron’s emails 

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