Back to School Welcome Letter Last week you should have received an email with your child’s teacher assignment as well as a school welcome letter, remote supply list, and information about Canvas which is our remote learning platform.  The school welcome letter included information about school technology and a link to complete a request for a device if needed.  If you will need a device, please fill out the information at the following link: https://forms.gle/F7Z2BXeo6cUtVvpL6. Please read over this information carefully and email Ms. Melanie if you have any questions. melanie.francis@cms.k12.nc.us.
Virtual Open House - Thursday, August 13thTo welcome all of our parents and students and answer your opening school questions, we have planned a virtual Open House for Thursday, August 13th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. This is a drop-in to meet or reconnect with your child’s teacher via Zoom. If you have children in different classrooms you may stagger the time you log into their open house sessions. Access codes will be sent in a separate communication. This is not a time to discuss specific concerns about your child or hold a parent-teacher conference but just a quick meet and greet to kick off the year.
Canvas Parent Learning Sessions In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, we are excited to continue using Canvas as our CMS Learning Management System for students in grades Pre-K-12 to ensure a consistent experience for all CMS students and families.  CMS will be hosting Canvas Family Sessions:

  • August 10th 6-7PM
  • August 12th 8-9AM
  • August 14th 12-1PM

You can follow the following link to register and/or get more information on how the sessions will be hosted.

Change of AddressHave you moved since the end of last school year and forgot to tell the office?  If your address or phone/contact information has changed, please let the office know as soon as possible. Below is the link which will list the required documentation, and the address change form. Since we aren’t currently able to bring the completed document to school, please fill it out and email a scanned copy or photo to Laura Slesinger. Additionally, if your family is now living with a family member or friend, and needs a Residency Affidavit, please also email Laura and she will provide the necessary residency affidavits.
2020-21 PTO Executive BoardAre you able to donate your time to our amazing school community? The PTO Board works together each year to coordinate our major school fundraisers, produce this weekly eBulletin, execute all of our favorite school events, and much more. The board appreciates that our volunteers incorporate these responsibilities into their already busy schedules. Our positions offer flexibility in terms of time-commitment and schedules to match your availability.

For the upcoming school year, we have openings for the following positions:

  • Assistant Treasurer

If you have questions, would like more information, or are interested in any of these important roles, please contact Anuja Ratnayake.

Support for Bruns Avenue Elementary - Headphone DrivePRM Cares continues to partner with Bruns Avenue Elementary, a Title I school with 99.5% of students on free/reduced lunch. With CMS going to Plan C this fall, we’re working with the Bruns administration to provide students with headphones. These will be distributed along with CMS technology during the first weeks of school.

Headphones can be delivered through porch drop-off, or the delivery service of your choice, to 2128 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28216 or 3212 Wamath Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210. We request that headphones include an integrated microphone for remote learning and ideally are on-ear — similar to this pair. Please arrange delivery by August 17. Feel free to reach out to Catherine Whittaker with any questions.

CMS Help LineCMS has established a help line to assist students and families in a variety of areas, including remote learning, technology troubleshooting, Student Support services and meal distribution. The help line will be able to assist families in multiple languages and will soon host American Sign Language via video chat. You can call anytime during regular business hours at: 980-343-3001 
Need to Read? Free Resources As we continue with our online learning, Ms. Melissa has provided a way to access e-books and other materials for free. Check out http://bit.ly/PRMebooks. If you prefer to download the directions, the pdf is here.