• Bear Bulletin - September 2019

    Upcoming Events:

    Sep    17         CMS-PTO Talk for parents, Topic-EQ: Executive Function 

                              Library, 6:30- 7:30 pm

    Sep     20        Staff Learning Day - No School for Students

    Sep     24        CMS-PTO Dine-Out Night at Chipotle, 20688 Homestead Rd., Cupertino 5:00 - 9:00 pm

    ~~Looking Ahead~~

    Oct       2         CMS-PTO Meeting, Conference Room 2, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Oct       4         Picture Retake Day

    Oct     18        CMS Fall Family Night & Book Fair, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    A Message from the Principal:

    Dear Bear Families,

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  I am exceptionally honored to have been given this opportunity to facilitate the ongoing growth and success of Cupertino Middle School. Learners are more likely to be successful and engage in their own learning when the schoolhouse is supported by your learner, you, and the team of educators responsible for drawing out the desire to learn. I am tremendously proud of my teaching staff who offer our community a better understanding of their expectations with activities like back-to-school night. This activity not only serves as an opportunity for you to meet with your learner’s teachers but reconnect with friends and hopefully help our new families feel at ease as they navigate unfamiliar grounds. 

    Middle school can be an uneasy change for learners and their family. The relative safety and structure early school years provide suddenly gives way to increasing freedom but equally demanding expectations. This may be unexpected and unfamiliar for many learners, so I strongly encourage you to build an alliance that supports a positive learning experience. 

    This community offers a kaleidoscope of richly personal experiences that I am deeply interested in seeing the spectrum of everyone’s potential. Thank you for providing me with a few moments of your valuable time, and I look forward to getting to know each of you as we draw out the very best in one another.  

    Warm regards,

    Dr. Lashier

    Go Bears!

    Yearbook News:

    The CMS 2020 Yearbook is on sale NOW! 

    The introductory cost is $45. After October 31st the cost is $50.

    You may add: 

    • Nameplates ($5)  
    • World Yearbook ($5)  
    • Extra Autograph pages ($2). 
    • You may also create a yearbook ad that will go in the back of the yearbook ($50).

    We completely SOLD OUT last year, so order yours today at this link:


    Getting involved at CMS: 

    Are you looking for ways to become involved on campus?  We are often looking for volunteers. Visit the volunteer web page and complete the volunteer forms necessary to become involved.

    Upcoming opportunities:

    Lunch Supervision

    An important role on the CMS campus is lunch duty supervision.  This is typically covered by parents or family members from the CMS community.  If you are interested in helping out in this capacity, fingerprinting and TB clearance is required.  Most of our lunch duty supervisors volunteer one lunch per week, but the schedule is designed to be flexible.

    If you are interested in participating as a lunch supervisor, please complete the volunteer registration form and indicate your interest in Lunch Supervision or contact Jeanine Woodell directly (woodell_jeanine@cusdk8.org).

    Parent-Student Advisory Group (PSAG) - The CMS Parent-Student Advisory Group (PSAG) is a representative group of stakeholders that provide input into the development of the Site Plan Student Achievement (SPSA) and serve as an advisory group for site and district-related school goals.  

    PSAG consists of at least: 

    • one student from each grade level 
    • three parents
    • three teachers 
    • one administrator  

    If you are interested in being part of CMS Parent Student Advisory Group please complete the volunteer registration form and indicate your interest in PSAG or contact Jeanine Woodell directly (woodell_jeanine@cusdk8.org).  This is typically a two-year commitment.

    CMS-PTO News:

    Thank you to all families who have already donated to CMS-PTO this year. Those donations are already being put to good use. If you have not yet contributed and would like to, please go to https://cms-pto.org/donate/

    We hope to see you at the many events CMS-PTO is hosting this fall.

    Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 -- CMS-PTO Talk: Executive Function, CMS Library, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 -- Dine Out Night at Chipotle, 20688 Homestead Rd., Cupertino, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Eat at Chipotle and help CMS! 

    Show the attached flyer on your smartphone or print a copy and show it to the cashier when you order. 33% of the night's proceeds will be donated to CMS-PTO! https://tinyurl.com/y2alfavc

    Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 -- CMS-PTO Meeting, CMS Library at 6:30 pm

    Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 -- E-waste Recycling at CMS

    Do you have old electronics that are just collecting dust? 

    Is your printer on its last legs? 

    Are you wondering what to do with all the e-waste you have in your garage? Donate it at CMS-PTO's E-waste recycling event! 

    Easy steps to donate:

    • Load e-waste in your car
    • Pull into the CMS parking lot 
    • Items will be unloaded for you. There is no need to get out of your vehicle.
    • Drive away. It's that easy! 

    Please pass the word to your friends and neighbors. 

    Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Fall Family Night at CMS

    Join us at the annual CMS-PTO Fall Family Night. Experience the food, art, music, and dance of cultures from around the world! This is a free event, so bring the whole family. If you are interested in helping, please contact May at president@cms-pto.org.    

    If you have any questions about CMS-PTO or the events shown above, please email communications@cms-pto.org

    Save the Date! CMS Annual Book Fair October 18 - 25, 2019 

    OPEN at Fall Family Night Friday, October 18, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

    See the complete details about the Book Fair and volunteering opportunities HERE