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    Allison N. Barbour

Mrs. Allison N. Barbour
abarbour@rockdale.k12.ga.us
770-483-3371
     

Principal's Points

March 2017

 

Greetings CMS Families,

 

March Madness is upon us and while the college basketball teams are winning games, our Bulldogs are “deep in the paint” on learning and working to hit the “three point” shot in their academics as we are striving to thrive and learning as much as we can about the Georgia Standards of Excellence! Here, at CMS, we are on a MOVEMENT towards Mastering the Milestones!

February brought us a lot of great events from a spotlight on love and kindness to the remarkable and powerful achievements of African Americans of yesterday, today, and tomorrow!  From door decorating contests to daily quiz bowls, our students increased their knowledge and pride. Thank you to all the parents and families that came out to support our Black History celebration. Our students performed with Oscar worthy awesomeness! Special thanks to both Chief Magistrate Judge Aten and Rockdale County Sherriff Levett for inspiring us with their words of wisdom.

 As the March winds blow in, we stand strongly and deeply committed to our focus on teaching and learning. As we prepare for our third quarter benchmark assessment and maintain our progress with increasing our efficacy in writing, our students continue to need your help and support.  You can encourage their growth by assuring that you visit our ITSLEARNING database and school’s website. Use these tools to stay abreast of the standards of focus and learning targets. Students have access to ACHIEVE3000, Accelerated Math, USA TEST Prep, GOFAR, and many other resources to strengthen their understanding of their grade level courses.  Further, encouraging daily reading, giving extra attention to specific homework assignments, promoting journaling, and deepening conversations about their learning make a huge difference in student’s growth and further reminds them of your unwavering concern about their success. If you would like to know more about your child’s particular progress, please feel free to talk with his/her teacher. 

We will host Parent Shadow day on March 6th.  Parents will join their student and attend classes, have lunch, attend parenting sessions, win door prizes, and more. We would love for you to take a walk in the life of a middle schooler and get an up-close and personal view of the wonderful instructional strategies your child’s teachers are using to make the difference in learning. We hope you will come and partner with us. Please contact Mrs. Lillian Tomlinson, our Title 1 parent liaison for more information.

CMS is currently gearing up for registration for next year. Letters were sent home to allow you an opportunity to select your child’s connections classes. These letters/forms are due back by March 10th.  Please be sure to submit them timely. Forms not returned by the deadline will have their connections classes selected by our school staff. We value your involvement.

 It is certainly an exciting and busy time at Conyers Middle School-- oh the joys of March MadnessJ.  Stay connected as our Bulldogs journey to success!  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss…Oh, the Places We Shall Go!

Valuing you,

Allison

#proudprincipal