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Sunday Blast for 8/26/2018

Sunday Blast for 8/26/2018
Posted on 08/26/2018

Dear Eagle Nation,

This week’s edition of the Sunday Blast includes lots of ways for your student to get involved in the school.  Our goals is to have every student involved in at least one extracurricular activity or school organization while they are at Corner Lake.  If you have any questions about how your child can get involved please contact the club sponsors or your guidance counselor.

 

Calendar Updates

Labor Day Holiday - No School on September 3, 2018

Long Wednesday - No early release Wednesday on October 10, 2018

 

 

Academics

 

Progress Book Grades

Parents are encouraged to check their student’s Progress Book grades every week.  You should see at least one new grade for each course by the end of the week.  At the end of this week, you should see at least three grades posted for each class.  If your student is missing an assignment, please establish a plan with your student for identifying and completing any missing work.  You can set up alerts in Progress Book to send you notifications when assignments are missing or incomplete.  Please contact your child’s teacher or guidance counselor if you have any questions about grades or Progress Book. 

 

Common Assessment Testing

Your student will take at least two common assessments each quarter in every course. Teachers will have the common assessment testing window posted on Canvas.  Please work with your student to ensure that they are prepared for the common assessments.   

 

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be sent home on September 21st.

 

Digital

 

NEW: Parent CANVAS Observer Accounts

Parents are now able to create Observer Accounts in CANVAS.  Observers are able to view Canvas Courses that your student is enrolled in, including your own student’s assignments, events, and course interactions.  Observers do not have the ability to interact with any of content, submit assignments, or communicate with other students or observers in the course(s). Accounts that were created last year are no longer active.  Please click here for detailed instructions on creating Observer Accounts. CANVAS Parent Guide.pdf 

 

Digital Fines

Digital Fines can now be paid using School Pay.  If you have questions about previous digital fines, please contact glenda.benitezsifuentes@ocps.net.

 

Tech Support

Tech support will be offered during the following periods to support student technology needs:

M-W-F-  6th Period                   T-Th -  2nd Period

 

 

Clubs & Sports

Soccer Season Starts this week!

Our first game against Timber Springs will be this Wednesday at 4pm right here at Eagle Nation.

 

Builders Club

Builders Club is an international, student-led community service organization for middle school students. This club provides members with the opportunity to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. The faculty sponsor is Ms. Reul and can be contacted at alexis.reul@ocps.net with any questions regarding the club. Meetings will be conducted weekly on Thursday mornings at 8AM in the CLMS Media Center. All parents must fill out the Google Form below in addition to paying the club dues via school pay (link on the Google Form) prior to the first meeting on August 30th, 2018. https://tinyurl.com/BuildersClubForm

 

Student Government Association

All students interested in running for office must attend the MANDATORY meeting tomorrow morning, August 27th.  This meeting is ONLY for students interested in running for office.

Meeting will be held in the SGA room- G107 at 8:45 A.M.  Bus riders, please join us as soon as you get to school!

In addition to tomorrow’s meeting, ALL students running for office will also need to attend the MANDATORY meeting on Friday, 8/31!

Next SGA meeting for ALL members: Monday, September 10th.

Contact Ms. Messina with any questions- Alexis.messina@ocps.net

 

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS will have their second meeting of the year this Tuesday at 4pm in Media Center.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Lewis – Kathleen.lewis@ocps.net

 

F.C.A. – Fellowship of Christian Athletes

F.C.A. will have their first meeting of the year on Friday morning August 31st in the Media Center.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact our sponsor Ms. Baldus- Jennifer.baldus@ocps.net

 

W.I.S.E. – Women in Science & Engineering

The first W.I.S.E. meeting will be Wednesday 29 August 2018 in room B204.  All grades are welcome.  The meeting will be from 8:30-9:00am. If you have any questions or need more information please contact our sponsor Ms. Williams – Meredith.williams@ocps.net

 

Band & Orchestra

Thank you to all the parents who attended the information meetings this past week.  Attached is the Corner Lake Band Handbook 2018-2019.pdf  with all the information you need to know for the year including the full schedule of events. If you have any questions you can contact our Band Director at Kimberly.zippoli@ocps.net

Stay in touch with band updates throughout the year:

Like our Facebook Page, “Corner Lake Middle School Band”

Sign up for our REMIND text messages by either downloading the “REMIND” app on your phone and subscribe, or by texting your class code to the number 81010

Class Codes:

  • Orchestra - @clmsorch
  • Beginning Band - @clmsbband
  • Symphonic Band - @clmssymph
  • Wind Ensemble - @clmswind
  • Jazz Band - @clmsjazzz

 

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club will not be able to offer evening transportation this week.  Please make other transportation arrangements for your student to travel home.  If your student needs to ride the bus home this week, please use the “Find My Bus” feature on the OCPS website. 

 

Parents

Open House

Mark your calendars!  Corner Lake Middle will have Open House on Monday September 17th from 6-8pm.

 

SAC Meeting This Week!

We will have our first SAC meeting on August 30st at 5:30pm.  We invite all parents who would like to help guide the work of the school to join the meeting.  Membership in SAC is to be representative of our Corner Lake families.  Meetings are held once a month and last one-hour in the front office annex.  If you would like more information please call or email Terri.Davidson@ocps.net

 

PTSA News

The CLMS PTSA would like to officially welcome you all back to school! Please see our attached event list and contact information to reach us this year. PTSA CLMS Events 18-19.pdf 

Our online spirit store will be available via our Facebook page beginning Monday 8/27.   We will also have shirts for sale at Open House and an upcoming week during lunch. Look on our social media for updates!

Our membership form was attached to your child’s schedule during device distribution, or you can go to our Facebook page and print one off. We encourage everyone to join and help support our amazing Corner Lake Eagles! ALL MONEY is used to directly benefit our students. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns and visit our social media pages often. GO EAGLES!

 

School Lunch

You can pre-pay for your student’s school lunch through School Pay atwww.SchoolPay.ocps.net If you would like to apply for free or reduced meals you can apply online at www.myschoolapps.com before September 24th.

 

 

If you would like any information regarding our school, please be sure and visit our website www.cornerlakems.ocps.net.

You can also follow us on:

Twitter @CornerLake_OCPS

Instagram @CornerLakeMiddleSchool

Facebook – Corner Lake Middle-OCPS

 

Students and parents as always, if you need anything please feel free to call my office 407-568-0510 ext. 504-2223 or email me at karena.chunoo@ocps.net.

Sincerely,

Dr. Karena Chunoo

Principal

Corner Lake Middle School

Home of the Eagles!

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