Dear Cloonan Families,
It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the death of Mr. Sal Buchetto, a Cloonan teacher who retired in 2010 after gracing our halls and Science labs for over 35 years. He was a friendly and popular teacher who touched the lives of generations of Cloonan students, parents and teachers. He will be greatly missed.
In this time of sadness, please know that we are doing everything possible to support our staff and students as we deal with this tragedy. The school district has provided counselors for staff who needed to talk through the situation.
Here is a link for parents to talk with kids about death: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/deathgrief.pdf. You can find out more information through the Families Centers website at http://www.familycenters.org/. We also want to share some guidelines for how you can help your child cope with his or her grief. Please look to http://www.joshrojas.org/guidelines.asp, http://www.recover-from-grief.com/grieving-children.html, or http://www.thealcove.org/grief_guidelines_for_parents.html for some helpful suggestions. There is also local resource called The Den for Grieving Kids.
Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do for your child. The grieving process does not have a timeline. Reactions may be delayed or come in unexpected ways. Be assured that whatever support is needed will be available whenever it is needed. Thank you for your support and prayers. Please do not wear anything black. Donations to help the family can be made here http://www.gofundme.com/fwkpws
Family Steam Night
Bring the whole family ……Tuesday- October 21, 2014
6:30- 8:00 p.m. at Cloonan Middle School.
There will be prizes, raffles, and refreshments. Come one, Come all!
For more information please click HERE.
The 7th Grade Ropes Course will take place on October 24 and November 7 from 8:00 am-1:45 pm at Scalzi Park.
Students will participate in various outdoor rope course activities in order to develop as cooperative groups and build self-confidence while they have fun. There is a $10 activity fee. Chaperones are needed!
Friday, October 24 - Group 1 Homerooms (315, 316, 319, 321)
Friday, November 7 - Group 2 Homerooms (211, 212, 215, 217)
Permission slips need to be returned to your child's homeroom teacher by Monday October 20.
Einstein's Math Club
We are starting the practice sessions for Einsteins Math Club for Grades 6, 7 and 8.
The PTO is looking for volunteers for a Costco run, collecting money at the door, decorating, baking, selling snacks and pizza, chaperoning, picking up 2 movie gift cards and clean up. Please feel free to forward this email to any parent you may know who would like to help. If you have questions please contact Gina Fry at email@example.com
Writing Opportunities and Contests for Grades 4-12
Please click HERE for more information on writing opportunities and contests.
Middle School Reference Guide
The 2014-15 Middle School Reference Guide (English version) is now available on the district website. Click HERE to access the guide.
S4 Study Skills
As you may know, Cloonan Middle School is working with S4 Study Skills to offer your 6th grade student foundational study skills that will support their study practice and help them achieve greater academic success. There is no charge for the program.
As such, today was the first of the ten-week-ten hour program. To best demonstrate how the skills will benefit your student, we are working with the 6th grade social studies teachers, Mr Humphrey and Ms Bolcer, and using their materials to demonstrate how to use and apply the skills.
But we would like help and support as well! Please use this guide as a way to encourage your student to show what they know, and actively use the skills. For more information on what was covered on week one click HERE. For more information on what was covered on week three click HERE.
School Based Health Center Grand Opening
Please take a moment to read the article in the Stamford Daily Voice. Click HERE to access the article. For more information on the health center click HERE. For permission forms in English click HERE. For permissions form in Spanish click HERE. For notice of privacy practices in English click HERE. For notice of privacy in Spanish click HERE.
Ready to do some guilt-free shopping for a great cause? We need your help! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Cloonan Middle School reach our fundraising goals this year!
Anyone can support us - all they have to do is click here to shop at www.mixedbagdesigns.com and use our ID# 186537 to give us 40% of the purchase! Click HERE for more information on how to purchase your bags today!!!
We are still looking for donations for gift baskets or items toward gift baskets for this adult only fundraising event on November 14. Please contact Toni Brennan at (203) 561-5640 or Brennanparty@hotmail.com.