ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Friday, August 17, 2012 1:10:00 PM

Welcome to the PowerSchool Parent Portal!

Studies have shown that parental engagement in a child’s education is the single most important factor in student achievement.  As part of Stamford Public Schools continued effort to improve communication and engagement with our families, we are happy to let you know that we are launching our PowerSchool Parent Portal for all middle school and high school parents beginning on November 20, 2014. 

This portal will provide you with secure access to information about your middle school and/or high school children’s grades and attendance records through a single account.  You will need a computer with internet access to create your account.  If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit the public library nearest you. 

You can get started right away by following the steps in this document.  Please click HERE for English.  Please click HERE for Spanish.

ALL-SCHOOL MUSICAL

The Stamford All-school Musical presents The Addams Family on Dec. 6th, 12th and 13th at 7:30 pm and Dec. 7th and 14th at 3 pm at Rippowam. Order tickets online at stamfordallschoolmusical.org or call 203-977-6155.

Winter Concert

Mark Your Calendars: An evening performance of our Cloonan Winter Concert will take place on on 12/18 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a school performance the following day (12/19) at 12:15 p.m.

Cloonan’s Cardboard Challenge

Cloonan’s SEA4 Buddies began participating in the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge. The Stamford Education “4” Autism (SE4A) Buddies is a club at Cloonan Middle School that was created by students to help all children develop stronger social skills and spread the awareness of Autism to their peers attending the Stamford Public Schools. These students get together with students within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) class to do fun and educational activities. The club benefits all its members by building kind, caring, empathetic, and social members of society.  Please click HERE to read more information.

ANIMAL SHELTER DONATIONS 

There is still a need for donations such as dog/cat food, rawhide treats, leashes, beds, blankets, shampoos, etc. They will be picked up from home rooms this week on 12/9, and 12/11.

GET YOUR DOG WASHED FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

On Monday, 12/15, Pet Valu at 1131 High Ridge Road in Stamford is teaming up with our 6th grade fundraiser. Cloonan students will be volunteering at the dog wash, and all money made from 3-6 pm will be donated to this fabulous Cloonan cause for the animal shelter. The first 20 customers will receive a free dog wash for their next visit to the dog wash at Pet Valu.

Coat Drive

We are in need of “gently used” or new children’s COATS (sizes 10-18 Boys & Girls).  Any and all donations are to be dropped off in the front office.  Please, refrain from Adult or newborn/toddler sizes and clothes due to limited storage space.Thank you for all of your support.

Please click HERE for information in Spanish.

Einstein's Math Club

We are starting the practice sessions for Einsteins Math Club for Grades 6, 7 and 8.
The first competition is the AMC http://www.maa.org/math-competitions on Nov 18th, 2014. The club will begin meeting on Tuesday, October 21 from 2:30 - 3:30 and continue to meet until they end in February with the Math Counts Competition http://mathcounts.org/programs/competition-series. Participation is limited to 15 - 20 students. If interested email Mrs. Mody at lmody@stamfordct.gov and Mr. Scamarone at rscamarone@stamfordct.gov

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.

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.

Mixed Bag Fundraiser

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!!!

Three Hundred Students Take Part in Apple Crunch Statewide

Two articles on the students that helped to celebrate Food Day and promote healthy eating can be accessed by clicking HERE and HERE.  Please take a moment to read about the scholars that assisted in this celebration.

Help Support Our Music Booster Club

Cloonan's Music Booster Club is in need of parents to help support students in Cloonan's Music program. If you are interested, please contact Wendy Delson at wdelson@stamfordct.gov or Lara Kavanagh at 203-325-0789. Click here for more information.

New Digital Device Policy

Please click HERE to see the new digital device policy details.

SCHOOLNOTES

Teachers post daily homework and classwork assignments through Schoolnotes.  Access the link HERE to stay informed on homework and projects. http://new.schoolnotes.com/

2013 - 2014 School Year Calendar 

Sunday, August 21, 2011 10:17:00 PM
 2014 - 2015 Updated Calendar Overview
2014 - 2015 Professional Development Calendar (to be posted)

Cloonan PTO  

Sunday, August 21, 2011 10:16:00 PM

 PTO Email Blasts

 We keep our parents informed about school programs and activities through emails and postings to this website.  Stay informed about the Cloonan community - Join the PTO mailing list.

Please Donate to the Cloonan PTO 

The PTO raises money each year through various PTO led fundraisers and through personal donations from families like you.  Click here to find out how you can donate to the Cloonan PTO.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please find a form here to fill out if you wish to volunteer for the PTO. Thank you to the 6th grade parents who already signed up at orientation. We are looking for help in many areas, including:
 
·Pizza Days on Early. Release Days
·School Photos (9/30, retakes 11/12)
·STEAM Night (10/21)
·Social Socials/Dances (2 Friday Nights, dates TDB)
·Honor Roll Ice Creams Socials
·Staff Appreciation (First Week in May)
·Valentine's Day Sales (February)
·Selling Cloonan Spirit Wear
·Hospitality
·Spring Musical
·8th Grade Graduation/Honor Roll Breakfast
 
Please keep an eye out for the PTO informational packet with details on the fall fundraising campaign and coupons that will be mailed home next week.

Cloonan Spiritwear

Show your Cloonan spirit! Order your spiritwear today!  For information click here

PTO Important Dates - Click HERE

11 West North Street

Stamford, CT 06902 

 

Phone: (203) 977- 4544
Fax: (203) 977-4867

School Hrs. 7:15 AM-2:05 PM

 

Important Dates

Upcoming Dates ... Mark Your Calendar!

 
PIZZA DAY
This Wednesday, 12/10 (half day) is Pizza Day. It's $2 per slice and $1 for a drink. No school lunch will be served.
IMPORTANT REMINDER ON BOSTON TRIP   
Please remember to sign and return the commitment letter by 12/19, if your child plans to attend this wonderful and educational trip in May.

S4 Study Skills

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, week three click HERE, week four click HERE, week five click HERE and for week six click HERE.

Receive helpful study tips weekly direct from Successful Study Skills for Students. Click here to join the list http://www.successfulstudyskills4students.com/Subscribe_Thursday_Tips.html

CFES

CLOONAN MIDDLE SCHOOL ... CFES SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION!!!!

College For Every Student. 

Please take a moment to view the CFES website, the various resources, and the Cloonan students featured on the website.

 

Leave A Legacy

Leave A Legacy

Cement your child’s legacy at Cloonan by purchasing a commemorative plaque(s) to be permanently displayed in the school’s front entry.  Purchasing a plaque is a great way to leave a lasting student/family legacy on the walls of Cloonan, beautify the school, convey Cloonan school pride … all while raising funds to support the school.

Each 2”x 8” plaque can be customized with up to three lines of text. You can consider including your student or family name, year of graduation, nickname, sports played, or favorite saying.  You may also consider customizing a plaque for each of your Cloonan students (including former students), in honor of a special staff member, or in memory of a former student.  These plaques can be ordered at any time throughout the year.  Click HERE for the order form.   Help us build Cloonan’s Legacy Wall … order your plaque today!

CLOONAN CARES

C loonan is

A ppropriate

R espectful

E mpathetic

S upportive

Students' Pledge

STUDENTS' PLEDGE

SAID WITH YOUR HAND OVER YOUR HEART:

       

I am a work in PROGRESS.

I’m not done LEARNING and

I’m not done GROWING.

I can get SMART and IMPROVE.

Being “smart” is not a gift but a REWARD,

If I WORK HARD and DON’T GIVE UP.

I will not fear MISTAKES.

I will ask for HELP today so that tomorrow,

I will be a STRONGER, more CONFIDENT person.

I BELIEVE in ME.

            

                        Author  - Ms. Martin -

                                                 

Cloonan Stands Up