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
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.
Cloonan Middle School presents … Scholar Power
Voices from the Holocaust...Featuring: Holocaust Survivor and Inspirational Speaker – Judy Altmann
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:00 to 10:30 8th Grade Assembly
Place: Cloonan Auditorium
Discussion with the Speaker – selected Scholars
Place: Media Center
Click HERE for more information.
Fundraiser at Pellicci's
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. Click HERE for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!