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Costume Ball (Halloween Dance) 🎃

Costume Ball (Halloween Dance) 🎃
Our Costume Ball date will be held on October 30, from 6 to 8pm in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 & will be sold during lunch only on October 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30. NO ticket sales at the door! We will have our terrific DJ, balloons & a cash photo booth – also pizza, snacks & drinks available for purchase. Costume contest for the scariest, funniest and most original costumes! Costumes optional, not required. Volunteers will be needed for set up, chaperoning, selling concessions and clean up. If you’d like to help, please email us at cmms.challengers.ptsa@gmail.com. We’re looking forward to a spook-tacular evening! Informational fliers going home soon.


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Spirit Night 🍴

Spirit Night 🍴
Save the date… Chipotle Spirit Night is set for October 24 (Lantana & Jog location) from 2 to 9pm. Bring your flier (coming home soon) or mention you’re with CMMS for our school to receive a portion of the day’s proceeds. You need to eat dinner so why not join us at Chipotle, dine in or carry out!! Thanks in advance for your support! Please share with this with your family & friends.


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Box Tops For Education

Box Tops For Education 
Our Fall collection contest has started. The 3rd period class who collects the most Box Tops will receive a Dunkin Donuts party & the teacher will receive an Office Depot gift card. Please put all eligible Box Tops in a ziploc baggie clearly marked with your student’s name & 3rd period teacher! Contest ends October 20. Box Tops can be turned in to your teacher or Student Services.


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Save Around Coupon Book Fundraiser 👏

Save Around Coupon Book Fundraiser 👏
Thank you to all our families who purchased coupon books and supported this fundraiser!  Our top 3 sellers were: Merik Doyle, Chelsea McDaniel & Emily Lopez. They each will receive $50 cash prize along with a Pizza Rox gift card. Maya Stuart sold over 10 books and will receive a Pizza Rox gift card too. We still have coupon books available for purchase, $25 each. Please stop by Student Services if you need an order form!
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PTSA Membership Contest 🍕

PTSA Membership Contest 🍕
Congratulations to Mrs. Clark’s 1st period class! They had the most number of PTSA members and are the winners of our membership contest. Her class will receive a pizza party & Mrs. Clark received an Office Depot gift card. We are proud to say we have 303 members – woohoo! This is a 101 member increase every year since 2012-13 ~ THANK YOU!!
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Reminder… Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation is set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 9:45 am in the Media Center.  Please join us and see what volunteer opportunities need filled throughout the school year!

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Hurricane Irma

Wishing our Challengers families all the best during this unprecedented storm. Be safe, stay smart and BOLO for updates though the school & district websites. PTSA will share any info as its received.

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Save Around Coupon Book Fundraiser

CMMS PTSA’s main fundraiser for the 2017-18 school year is the SAVE AROUND COUPON BOOK! Lots of local groups in our area sell these books, but if you have a student, PLEASE consider making your purchase from them and help support PTSA. Coupon Books are $25 and pay for themselves in no time! New this year… order forms were sent home on Sept. 6, check those backpacks!  Please use these forms for each student to record their sales and collect monies.  Ask local family members, friends & neighbors… $50 cash prize for our top 3 sellers and every student who sells 10 book (or more) will each receive a $10 Pizza Rox gift card!!!

PTSA thanks you in advance for your much needed support of this fundraiser!!

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2018 SAVE AROUND COUPON BOOK!

Save The Date… FALL FUNDRAISER BEGINS SEPT. 6!!!

CMMS PTSA’s main fundraiser for the 2017-18 school year is the SAVE AROUND COUPON BOOK! Lots of local groups in our area sell these books, but if you have a student, PLEASE consider making your purchase from them and help support PTSA. Coupon Books are $25 and pay for themselves in no time! New this year… order forms will be sent home for each student to record their sales and collect monies. Check out the link below :)

PTSA thanks you in advance for your much needed support of this fundraiser!!

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JOIN PTSA!!! Tables will be set up at the Schedule Pick Up Days!

PTSA will have tables set up at both schedule pick ups!!

You can join PTSA for only $10 per member. Membership includes a CMMS school calendar which is a “must have” for all families. You’ll also receive a monthly “what’s up” email.

PTSA’s newly designed SPIRIT SHIRTS (new logo & color) will be available for purchase. Sizes are Youth M, L and XL and Ladies/Men’s S, M & L for $13 each. Ladies/Men’s XL & 2XL are $15 each. These are not the PE shirts but shirts to be worn on Fridays only (or any other day allowed by admin).

Our very popular hoodies will be available for this year. Hoodies are pre-order only – $25 each. Look for order forms at our PTSA tables.

Cash, check & credit card payments will be accepted! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!!

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WELCOME BACK CHALLENGERS!!

We’re baaaccckkk! We trust our Challenger families are enjoying their summer and looking forward to a new school year – we are! Here’s are few dates to remember…

Schedule pick up for 7-8 grade will be on August 9th between 1pm and 4pm.

Schedule pick up/orientation for incoming 6th graders will be on August 11th between 1pm and 4pm.

Students who will be entering 7th grade are required to have a current physical exam and immunizations. If you already have the forms from the doctor, please bring them into the main office prior to school starting (this will save you time when picking up your student’s schedule).

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URGENT – – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

URGENT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
It’s a busy time of the year, but the school needs help from our parents… Please read below. If you can help, please call the office or email the school’s volunteer coordinator at Diane.Davant@palmbeachschools.org. Thank you!!

On Monday 5/22, our 7th grade Civics students will be attending a reality fair, called “Mad City Money” in the media center!

There will be two sessions, each lasting about two hours. The first session will be 9:35-11:20 (3rd & 4th period: Summers and Svaighert’s students) and the second session will be after lunch, 1:31-3:17 (6th and 1st period: Drennan, Bennedetto and Lanunziata’s civic students).

Volunteers are needed, we need about 20 people per session, ideally, any one who can volunteer will receive a training via a webinar, or a quick info and how to before the session, I am attaching a Youtube link so you can see what the fair is like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jA0HsUreKU

Mad City Money, a financial literacy simulation, gives teens a taste of the real world – complete with occupation, children, salary, spouse, student loan deb…
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8th Grade Flowers and Hershey Bars!

8th Grade parents…
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th is the last day to order flowers for your student – NO EXCEPTIONS!!! However, we will continue to accept Hershey Bar orders for the next several days. Please turn all orders & monies in to Student Services!! Delivery set for Wednesday, May 31st. Thanks.

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Athletic Banquet…

Congratulations to all our Student athletes whose achievements who were celebrated at tonight’s Athletic Banquet. We had almost 300 athletes, their families & coaches attend the festivities. A special “thank you” to the NJHS, Ms. Worrall, our caterer, Robert Hodge, and Administration for all your help tonight. Can’t forget to mention Juan and his custodial crew – their help was instrumental with set up and clean up for this huge event! We appreciate your help, as always!!

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CMMS ATHLETIC BANQUET!!

CMMS Athletic Banquet 🏆
Student athletes…the CMMS Athletic Banquet is set for Tuesday, May 16 at 6p. Tickets are on sale now (adults – $15 and athletes/students 6-14 years – $10). All tickets must be purchased in advance – no ticket sales at the door. Help celebrate our athletes and their accomplishments with a catered dinner, awards ceremony & picture slide show! Ticket order forms and payment may be turned in to Student Services.

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PTSA GENERAL MEETING!

PTSA General Meeting
Our final meeting of the year is Thursday, May 11, beginning at 5:30 pm in the Media Center. Please join us for a recap of this year and meet next year’s PTSA Board.

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CALLING INCOMING 6TH GRADE FAMILIES…

Please Share
Orientation & Tour for our incoming 6th grader families (current 5th grade families)… Join us at CMMS on Thursday, May 11 beginning at 9:45am. Take a tour of campus, learn about programs & activities and check out our PTSA table.

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8TH GRADE GOOD LUCK FLOWERS & HERSHEY BARS

8th Grade “Good Luck” Flower Bouquet & Hershey Bar Sale 💐 🍫
Informational flier & order forms went home last week. “Good Luck” Flower Bouquet ($10 each) & giant Hershey Bars ($5 each) are on sale now. Delivery on May 31, last class of the day. A special way for our parents to show just how proud you are of your 8th grade student!!

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REMINDER…

REMINDER…
Tomorrow is the last day for our 8th Graders to purchase their tickets for Friday night’s Masquerade Ball. Tickets are $5 and sold during lunch only – NO tickets sold at the door. The dance begins at 6pm and ends at 8:30pm sharp! Complimentary appetizers & water (free) for the kids. Candy and soda available for purchase (most items $1). Photo booth available for $1 per person. King and Queen will be revealed too! Looking forward to an amazing dance for our terrific 8th graders!!!

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Athletic Banquet Invites…

All invites for the CMMS Athletic Banquet have been given to the Period 2 teachers for distribution.  If for some reason you didn’t receive your invite, please check first with your Period 2 teacher.  If they don’t have it, be sure to stop by Student Services to pick one up.  They will be on the counter :)