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CHMS Newsletter 5/19/24

Posted Date: 5/19/24 (11:00 AM)



May 19, 2024  

CHMS Mission 

Calavera Hills Middle School is a community of students, families, teachers and staff who are dedicated to providing a caring and safe environment in which students can pursue opportunities for greatness and growth.

Important Dates

Science CAST Testing May 20-24 for 8th grade only (Regular Bell Schedule)

5/20- Periods 1-6

Learning Lab 7:45-8:15 am, room 106

Spring Choir Show- 7  pm, Cultural Arts Center

ELAC Meeting- 4:45 pm, CHM Library 

English Flyer  Spanish Flyer

5/21- Block Day-Periods 1,3,5

Learning Lab 7:45-8:15 am, room 111

Spring Choir Show- 5 pm, Cultural Arts Center

DELAC Meeting- 6 pm, CHS Library

5/22- Block Day 2,4,6

Learning Lab, 7:45-8:15 am, room 106

5/23- Periods 1-6- early release at 1:36 pm

Learning Lab, 7:45-8:15 am, room 111

Pops Concert: Band and Orchestra- 6 pm, CHM Gym

5/24- Periods 1-6

5/ 27- Memorial Day, No School

6/6- Last day of school

Quote of the Week 

“Life is no different than the weather. Not only is it unpredictable, but it shows us a new perspective of the world every day.” Suzy Kassem

Adopting a positive attitude and outlook on life can help us find the beauty and meaning of life even in difficult situations, just like finding the silver lining in a cloudy sky. 

Upcoming 8th Grade Activities

6/4- Knott’s Berry Farm

6/5- 8th Grade Lunch (on campus event for students)

6/6- 8th Grade Promotion: 9:00 am @ CHM Field 

We are looking for volunteers to assist at the 8th Grade Lunch and Promotion Set-up.  We will first set-up and serve lunch then move to the field to set-up promotion.Chick-fil-a has generously donated one Chick-fil-a sandwich per student.  We would love for each student to have a sandwich and a slice of pizza.  We also need donations of sodas, chips, desserts, pizzas, coolers with ice.  We also need volunteers to finalize the promotion set-up on Thursday morning.  We need 6 volunteers - these volunteers will be able to secure up to 4 VIP promotion seats. CHM 8th Grade Lunch & Promotion Sign-up  

SBAC Testing- Important Update for Week 2: Bring your earbuds! 

This year, Calavera Hills Middle School will give the State SBAC tests between May 6-24, 2024 and the students will test in their subject-specific classes. Please read the SBAC Parent Information Letter for details regarding the state testing and ways you can help support your child.  Please avoid pulling students out of math, English or 8th grade Science during this testing period.   All students: please bring your  headphones/earbuds for English testing next week.  

Congratulations CHM Track & Field 🏃

Way to go Coyotes!  This year's track and field team finished the season strong during the final track meet.

Click on the link to see the list of students who placed in gold, silver and bronze.

The Genius Showcase and Symposium- 5/31 

You're invited! Come learn about the Genius Project and be inspired by Sage Creek seniors in this TED-talk style showcase and presentation.  

  • The Genius Showcase Hour starts at 5pm outside of the Performing Arts Center. There will be student showcases for different projects along with student music and light refreshments / mini desserts hosted by the SCHS PTSA.

  • The symposium has one seating this year and it will start at 6pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved at 

Designer and Model Search for San Diego County Fair 2024

The San Diego County Fair is bringing back their live Fashion Show!  CHS is looking for middle school through college designers and models. Students are not required to be in the Fashion Program.  As long as they are creative and talented,  they can apply to participate.  Please see the flyers below for details and follow the QR code to submit the intake form.  Designer Search Flyer  Model Search Flyer

CEF Summer Academy- Hybrid & Virtual Learning Models 

Summer Academy offers middle and high school students a chance to earn credits over the summer to free up time in their school-year schedule! Academic courses follow a hybrid schedule of in- person instruction and independent learning.  Physical Education (PE) courses offered for high school (or rising 9th grade) in either a hybrid or virtual learning model also.  See flyer for details.

Sixth Grade Camp Fundraiser

6th Grade camp at CHMS for our incoming 6th graders will be October 7th - October 11th. The cost for the trip per student is $450.00. To help with costs and possible reduction of the cost of camp we are having a fundraiser. A PADRES NIGHT fundraiser! Spread the word and go to a Padres Game! Let's start the summer off with a HOMERUN!!!!! 

Please see the attached flyer to support the 24/25 6th grade class! You can choose to support a student you know or just support camp in general for CHMS.  Thank you in advance for your help. 

Coyote Crew Parent Volunteers needed for the Spring

We are still looking for Parent Volunteers at lunchtime each day for the Spring.  Our hope is to offer students a variety of activities to participate in each day during their lunchtime.  If you have some flexibility in your day and are interested in coming on campus to work with our students, please complete the volunteer form      

 Picking Up a Student Early?

As a reminder, if you need to pick up your student early, you must sign them out at the attendance desk and you are required to show a valid ID.  Only adults (18+) listed on the student’s emergency contact list may pick up a student.  To alleviate the wait times, we suggest calling the attendance hotline at 760-331-6470 or filling out the attendance form in the morning rather than calling right before arrival.  Also, if your student contacts you because they are not feeling well, they still need to go to the health office to check out.  They should not be using their cell phones to contact parents.  This could result in a cell phone violation.  

Donations Needed for CHM Library

CHM Library is in need of  new or gently used board games, puzzles, and card games for students to play in the library at lunch.  They are also looking for age-appropriate books to use as prizes for library lunchtime activities.  Students can bring donations directly to the library or you may drop items off in the front office. 

CHM Teacher & Staff Amazon Wish List 

Help support our CHMS teachers and staff by purchasing items off their Amazon Wish List to help fulfill school and classroom needs.  Items can be delivered directly to the schoolCHMS Teacher/Staff Amazon Wish List