What We Do
The mission of the CMS PTA is to enrich the lives of CMS students and the CMS community. We do this by raising funds through various activities throughout the year. We do this by creating working relationships with our administration, teachers and families. We plan events and activities within the CMS community to empower all families with the knowledge they need to advocate for their children. Our focus this year is to truly engage each and every family at CMS. We have such a wonderful community at CMS and absolutely need your support whether big or small. Please consider volunteering and don’t forget to join the PTA!
Here is how you can be involved:
Up to Date Information- Friday Facts:
Every week our Friday Facts are sent to the entire CMS community through Constant Contact. This is the most up to date information from the PTA and we encourage you to read it each week. We will list upcoming events, important information, volunteer opportunities and more. The Friday Facts page can also be found on the CMS PTA website.
Our main goal is participation! Minimum PTA Membership is $25 or you can make a wishlist donation for any amount. We have chosen MySchoolAnywhere ("MSA") as our secure, online and mobile, parent portal. You will receive an e-mail from the CMS PTA School Directory asking you to confirm your family’s information for the school directory. From there you will be automatically directed to the new School Store where you can JOIN the PTA by check or credit card. See Membership Page for more on MSA.
PTA Volunteer Coffee:
We are hosting a Volunteer Coffee on Thursday, September 14, from 9:00-10:00 am at CMS. This is a great way to meet other parents and learn about PTA volunteer opportunities.
PTA Membership Meetings:
Immediately following the coffee will be our first PTA Membership meeting on Thursday, September 14 at 10am. You will hear from the PTA about upcoming events and from our Principal Tom Healy, regarding the year ahead.
Below is the calendar of PTA Meetings this year so mark your calendars.
- September 14th 10:00am
- November 16th 9:00am
- January 25th 6:00pm
- March 15th 6:00pm
- May 17th 9:00am
Save the date for our annual FREE Parent get together at the Water Club, Thursday, October 12th from 7-9pm. A fun night to come together, meet new CMS parents and catch up with current parents. Details found here and on our Upcoming Events page. We hope to see you all at this fun social gathering for parents of all grades!
The CMS Cougar Store is fully stocked with brand new CMS Cougar apparel. You can order Cougar Wear by visiting the School Store on MSA or click HERE for your secure link.
The CMS PTA has a Wish List program which grants wishes “to the men and women who serve not only as our kids’ educators but their counselors, relationship interventionists, coaches, cheerleaders, therapists, personal tutors, motivational speakers, and occasionally their benevolent wardens.”In the past, Wish List donations have made various events, student enrichment programs and school purchases possible. The focus this year is on the needs identified by the CMS staff.Please click HERE for a current list of wishes.
To make a donation to the Wish List, please go to the School Store on MSA or click HERE for your secure link.
Contribute THROUGHOUT THE YEAR by linking your Amazon account to AmazonSmile!
When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the CMS PTA. Click HERE to select PTSA Connecticut Inc Central Middle School as your charity. Then, just remember to shop at smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
We welcome your questions, ideas and suggestions, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time during the year. The best way to reach us is via email at email@example.com.
Wishing everyone a wonderful year ahead!
Stephanie Cowie & Christina Sogaard
CMS PTA CO-Presidents 2017-2018