OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Invest for Success
Over the next few months, our kids will be headed back to school. And just like every other year, we will need items for the teachers, students, and classrooms. So please consider making a donation to the Invest for Success campaign so we can help support our school and make the transition back successful!
Pandemic Parenting Sessions
Carmel PTSA is hosting a Pandemic Parenting Session on September 29th at 5:00pm. The focus will be dealing with student anxiety and depression during these difficult times. Counselors from L&B Counseling will lead the discussion. Please click here to register for this event. The zoom link will be sent out prior to the event or email email@example.com for the zoom link. We hope you can join us!
Go Play Save Books
Charlotte businesses and Carmel PTSA need your help! Please consider purchasing a Go Play Save book full of valuable coupons at the reduced price of $25. Click HERE to purchase a book!
If you would like to purchase additional books to sell to family and friends, see the prizes offered HERE!
To find out more about Go Play Save books including their mobile options visit their website HERE.
Pick up will be via drive thru at Carmel Middle on October 8th from 11:00am-1:00pm. If this isn’t convenient please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and other arrangements can be made. Thank you for your support of Carmel PTSA and local businesses!
Please see the following information from our school counselors regarding upcoming parent and student opportunities from Teen Health Connection and Mental Health America”.
School Updates & Information
CMS to return to in-person instruction in phased plan: (Pleased click on this link to read more about the decision.) Under the plan, all pre-K students will return first on October 12th. Next, groups of K-5 students will return to classrooms on a rotational basis, starting on November 2nd. Groups of middle school students will return to classrooms on a rotational basis starting on November 23rd. Groups of high school students will return to classrooms for testing the weeks of December 14th and December 21st, and then return to classrooms on a rotational basis for instruction on January 5th. Rotations will follow the group A, group B, and group C assignments communicated to families and students in August.
Attendance Rotations: Prior to the student retuning in Plan B, Carmel or CMS will communicate your child's designated attendance rotation if you have misplaced or lost your back-to-school mailer with that information. We understand these attendance rotations are not in Powerschool for you to view. Carmel is working with the district to ensure a communication is sent to you with this information prior to students returning in-person.
Student Agendas: Parent/Guardians can come to Carmel any school day from 9:00am-3:00pm to pick up their child's agenda. If parents/guardians don't come pick up their child's agenda during Plan C students will receive it when they come for in-person learning.
Curriculum Night - October 8th: On October 8th, at 5:00pm we will hold our Curriculum Night virtually. The evening will begin with a virtual meeting with Carmel Administration and PTSA and parents will then have access to a document with teacher videos. This document will be similar to the virtual Open House.
The virtual meeting link will be sent out to the community through grade-level Cougar updates on September 25th, Carmel's Facebook page, school website, and through ConnectEd.
Grade Level Updates: Please find attached the biweekly grade level updates from the Assistant Vice Principals. If you are not receiving them directly to your e-mail, please use this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaQMPyhfjOix1lZ5Z4F6yCzW8O50dEWVgEoBKb61TT5vEKaw/viewform
Academic Calendar: Please see the academic calendar including A/B Days below. You can select calendar to download a copy.
Forms: Back to school and PTSA forms can be dropped off at the box in the front lobby, mailed to school (5001 Camilla Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226), or turned in when students return for in-person learning.
Chromebooks: If your child is still in need of a Chromebook please email Ms. Hibner (email@example.com).
CMS Eats: Visit the CMS Eats at Home website for information about meal bundles! Starting September 1st, meal bundles with five breakfasts and five lunches will be available for students. Meal bundles will be available for pick up at meal sites or delivered to students' bus stops. Meal bundles are free for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch can purchase meal bundles for $15 per week.
CMS has announced a plan to get EC students back in the building for in-person learning, possibly as early as September 29th. Carmel will have somewhere between 25-50 students attending and they will need snacks to help them get through the day.
If you can donate snacks to these students, it will be greatly appreciated! Anything individually wrapped is perfect. Please drop them at Karen's house or order them and have them shipped to her house - 7403 Stonecroft Park Drive, 28226.
Thank you for always taking such good care of our students.
Elizabeth Bartee & Karen Little
Join the PTSA to stay engaged and informed on what’s going on at Carmel Middle. Your involvement can help make this a successful year for students and staff.
Good News Cougar Nation!! Carmel spirit wear is now available for purchase online! Go to Carmelptsa.org and click on the Spirit Wear tab to see photos. Inventory availability and payment will be through Pay4SchoolStuff.com. I will be notified of all purchases and can also make arrangements for pickup, or you can choose to have them shipped directly to you. We are currently offering gear we have in stock, so items are available immediately.
It's time to re-link to Harris Teeter's Together in Education! The program runs August 1st-May 31st. This can be done online or at the store. The school number for Carmel Middle is 1576.
If you shop on Amazon now, switch to https://smile.amazon.com and choose PTA North Carolina Congress Carmel Middle High School PTSA. They will send our school a check for 0.5% of purchases! Shop for Carmel!
AIG Parent Information
For more information regarding the 2020-2021 AIG program at Carmel, please complete the linked survey and view the presentation below:
Parent Survey: bit.ly/AIGsurvey2020
Hello Carmel Parents!
In case you haven’t met me, I’m Vonnie Hines the school nurse at Carmel. There is so much I want to say to you to encourage you and reassure you. Please be aware that I am here as a resource for you. If I cannot assist you I will attempt to find someone that can.
I want to reach out to encourage you to be thinking about and acting on some things in preparation for return to school:
Visit the Coordinated School Health Policies for CMS website! On the left, there will be links to any needed forms for medication administration here at school. There is even a link for provider resources. If your child has an emergency medical condition such as asthma, seizures, severe allergies please use the corresponding EAP for any needed medication at school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me 980-343-6705. The Mecklenburg County Health Department is scheduling for a vaccine clinic on August 29th and September 12th. You need to call for an appointment 704-336-6500.
Sports & Clubs
Earlier this week the decision by district officials for the status regarding middle school sports for CMS was made. As a result, I am left with the difficult task of conveying the message that there will be no fall sports for CMS middle schools for 2020. The decisions made were based on a list that is only illustrative not exhaustive of several points including funding, safety, scheduling, and transportation. On this day it is uncertain if a winter or spring season will happen for CMS middle schools. As clear and confirmed information is received it will be relayed to the families of Carmel as soon as possible for clarity. If you have further questions I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.