OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Volunteer Tutoring Program
Join our Carmel Student Support Team by volunteering your time and dedicating your attention to students in need of support. A once a week commitment in a one-on-one or small group setting can really make a difference for a child and our community as a whole. We look forward to another successful year at Carmel, and invite YOU to join us.
There will be a brief meeting on Friday, October 26th at 9:30am to go over tutoring procedures in the media center. Tutoring will start on Friday, November 2nd.
Please download the 2018-2019 Volunteer Tutoring Program Flyer from the downloadable forms page and return it by Wednesday, October 17th. Tutors must be an adult, registered CMS volunteer. Please go to www.cmsvolunteers.com to register.
If you have any questions or would like more information prior to making a decision, please contact Heather Hogston.
Chat with Pratt
Chat with Pratt: Please join us on October 18th at 9:30am in the media center to learn about changes happening at Carmel Middle this year. Topics covered will be changes in ACE, the transition from teams to no teams, new ways to receive communications from Carmel and changes in conference structure. We look forward to seeing you there!
DC Trip Update
Attention 7th grade parents! The deadline for the 1st installment for the DC trip has been changed to October 19th. With the week out of school, we felt everyone might need a little extra time. You can send a check made out to "Carmel Middle School" or you can use the website to make your first installment. We hope everyone can join us! It's always a great trip! The website for payment is bit.ly/WashingtonDC2019.
Paperwork for students who sign up will go home in January.
Family Fun Night
Family Fun and Fundraiser night will be Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 4:30 - 7:00pm. Come enjoy the football game against JM Robinson and then join your friends and family for fun and food!
$10 wristbands for unlimited inflatables, field day games, and cake walk. Pie in the face, dunk tank, and more available for a small additional charge. Your favorite food trucks! Sunset Slushie will be back. Bring your Slushie Cups for the discounted refill! All vendors are donating a portion of proceeds back to the school. Cash only - please bring small bills!
Spirit wear will also be available for sale at the event. If you would like to volunteer and help, please email Joanne McCranie.
Dining Night Out October 25th
Please join your Carmel friends at Brixx Pizza on Thursday, October 25th. Grab some friends and family and come out for lunch or dinner (or carry out). Make sure to tell them that you are with Carmel Middle School and a portion of the proceeds come back to the school. After dinner, head over to Ben and Jerry's for ice cream from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
When: Thursday, October 25th: Brixx - 11am - 1am and
Ben and Jerry's - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Brixx Pizza Foxcroft 7814 Fairview Road 704-295-0707
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Foxcroft location
What and Why: Dine in for lunch or dinner or carry out and dessert too to help our school!
Please contact Ashley Duncan with any questions.
Fall Parent Night with Student Services
Fall Parent Night with Carmel's Student Services Department is coming up on Thursday, November 8th at 6pm.
Prospective Family Night
Carmel Middle School welcomes current fifth graders and their parents to our Prospective Family Night on Thursday, November 15th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Please join us for a short presentation by the administration followed by a tour of the middle school. Spirit wear will also be available to purchase! Can’t wait to see you there!
Agendas are Back!
A new shipment of Agendas have arrived! If you ordered an agenda, it was delivered to their homeroom teacher. If your child has not received a preordered agenda please email Jen Melkonian. If you have not ordered an agenda and want to purchase one, they will be for sale in the school store for $5.
Invest for Success
It’s back…Invest for Success GRAFFITI Wall!
Have you had a chance to make a contribution to this year’s PTSA Invest for Success Giving Campaign? It’s not too late. Any dollar amount is appreciated and 100% tax deductible.
This week students whose families have made a donation will be able to “TAG” the graffiti wall in the cafeteria to show their Cougar pride. Another “TAG” day is scheduled for mid November.
1) PayPal - carmelptsa.org/donate-now.html
2) Pay4SchoolStuff - pay4schoolstuff.com/ppcmain
3) Cash or Check (make payable to Carmel Middle School PTSA) return form & payment to first block teacher or Front Office or mail to:
Carmel Middle School · Attn: Invest for Success · 5001 Camilla Drive · Charlotte, NC 28226
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month. Also known as ADHD, it is a recognized medical disorder. According to information on the ADHD Awareness site adhdawarenessmonth.org, roughly 10% of children have been diagnosed with ADHD. Boys are diagnosed with ADHD two to three times more often than girls.
People with ADHD find that symptoms cause difficulties in many areas of life including work, school, family life and relationships. The symptoms must have been present for at least six months for an ADHD diagnosis. According to the ADHD Awareness Month website, “What makes ADHD different from other conditions is that the symptoms are excessive, pervasive, and persistent. That is, behaviors are more extreme, show up in multiple settings, and continue showing up throughout life.”
Untreated ADHD has been associated with poor academic performance, lower graduation rates, lost work productivity, increased automotive related citations and accidents, relationship problems, higher rates of obesity, and increased crime rates. Additionally, up to 70% of individuals with ADHD will also have depression; about 30% of children with ADHD will also suffer from anxiety. Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Joseph Biederman believes that overall, ADHD could be one of the highest costing medical conditions in America.
Treating ADHD requires a multi-faceted approach. Learning coping skills, making dietary changes, using behavioral interventions and prescribed medication are all possible parts of treatment. Newer medication options like Vayarin, a prescription form of Omega 3 fatty acids, are showing good results for many users. For those choosing to try a natural approach to managing ADHD symptoms, the books and articles on the subject are nearly endless. If you believe that your student has ADHD symptoms, talk to his/her doctor. Find the treatment approach that works best for your family.
Re-Link Your VIC Cards
Together in Education runs August 1st - May 31st. Parents, friends, and relatives can RE-LINK their VIC card to Carmel Middle School. Just ask a cashier to enter number 1576 at the checkout.
Click here to relink your VIC card now!
Box Tops = CASH for our School!
Help our school earn cash this school year! Please collect your Box Tops in zip lock bags and place the bags in the collection box at the Welcome desk.
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!
eat out for our school
Come out and join us at The Rusty Onion in Carmel Commons shopping center any day, any time and support this local business! You must write Carmel Middle School on your receipt and The Rusty Onion will donate a portion of your purchase to our school! Don't forget to visit The Rusty Onion all summer long to continue to help your school!!!