24 May 2021 | Chartiers Valley Middle School
Hello Colt Families,

That's a wrap! We did it, CVMS! Thanks to the very best dedicated, resilient, and motivated staff, students, and families, we tackled a really difficult year with flying colors.
We sincerely thank you all for working together to ensure the best possible experience during unprecedented times.

Our 8th Grade Recognition ceremony was a beautiful sight. To see so many of our students and their families coming together to wish them well as they move onto High School was a wonderful way to end the school year. We wish the Class of 2025 all the best in their future endeavors. They'll be missed at CVMS, but we know great things are ahead.

Our student newspaper, "A Dose of Colt Coffee," has published this year's final edition: The Sunshine Edition. Our staff and advisor, Mrs. Bautista, has worked tremendously hard this year and we thank them for always creating the very best publication. Any incoming 7th or 8th graders that is interested in becoming a member of the Newspaper Staff in the fall should email Mrs. Bautista @ abautista@cvsd.net.

Congratulations to the following 8th graders for being selected to be published in the Spring 2021 Creative Communication Poetic Power anthology: 
Teal House: Alyssa Wyandt, Abby Daffner, Landon Markwell, Mikayla Diyanni, Violet Shields, Brianna Gray, Will Haenze, Jake Federouch, Siah Reason, Gianna Baker, Emily Scheller-Gallagher, Jonathan Garside, Tyler Maddix, Gabby Williams, Ashlyn Tornabene, Nicolas Evangelista, Dominic Pagliari, and Karley Robb
Gold House: Kylie Nestor, Annalyn Bell, Gianna Mastropietro, Brady Baranowski, Sid Baman, Sydney Trainor, Sayge Richardson, Chanel Paige, Chad Wright, Madison Huber, and Aislinn Myrah
The 8th grade English and Literature teachers are very proud of the students for their extra efforts!

To wrap up our school year, this week is going to be filled with some fun! Challenge Days will bring some creative and interactive team competitions and will be a really enjoyable time for the students to relax and have some fun with classmates and teachers.

All in-person students will be returning Chromebooks and chargers on Wednesday. If your student is virtual and has another device at home that can be used for the remainder of the week, the Chromebooks and chargers can be returned to the middle school office between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm Monday- Friday this week.


We wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy summer. See you in August!
Make it a great day,

Dr. Michele Welter, Principal
Mr. Dan Knause, Assistant Principal


*If you need this information translated into your native language, please contact us with your desired language.
Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 24- Day 1
Tuesday, May 25- Day 2
Wednesday, May 26- Day 3
Thursday, May 27- Day 4


Looking Ahead:
May 24- 26- Challenge Days
May 28- Last Student Day of School











Kindergarten registration is now open! Visit the Registration page on the District website for more information!


Health Requirements for 2021-22 School Year
If you have a student entering 3rd, 6th, 7th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2021, please be aware of this important information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding physical exams and vaccinations.


KENNYWOOD PICNIC
The Chartiers Valley Kennywood picnic day is scheduled for June 11. FunDay tickets are $29.00. Tickets can be used throughout the summer, not only on June 11. Visit kennywood.com/chartiersvalley to purchase.


FREE MEALS!
Following the extension of the Federal Free Breakfast and Lunch Program, all students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Remote students should complete the Google form to order meals for pick-up.


Student Newspaper
It's time to warm up your life with another fabulous edition of A Dose of Colt Coffee. We have created yet another magnificent publication to chase away your winter blues. Click here to read the "Ice Cold Edition" of A Dose of Colt Coffee.


Yearbook Orders
Yearbook orders for the 2020-2021 are now being accepted! Buying early means you will get the lowest prices as the cost increases every couple of months, so don’t delay! Click here to order:


Free ebooks and audiobooks
Click here to access Sora, a free collection of ebooks and audiobooks curated specifically for our school. This is a great resources for home and school learning!


Free Meals
Chartiers Valley School District is now offering FREE breakfast and FREE lunch to every student, every school day. This includes to-go meals for students learning virtually.  

To-go meals for virtual days (both CV Cyber and Hybrid) must be ordered using this Google Form: To-Go Meals Order Form. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance and picked up at the following times: 
  • CV Cyber Students can pick up to-go meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am -12:00 noon at the High School. 
  • Hybrid students with last names beginning in A-K can pick up meals for their remote days at the end of the day each Tuesday before leaving school. 
  • Hybrid students with last names beginning in L-Z can pick up their to-go meals each Thursday before going home. 

At this time, the free meals for all students will only run until December 31, 2020, at which time meal pay statuses will return to Paid, Free, or Reduced rates based on qualifications.  Be sure to submit your free/reduced meal applications as soon as possible to avoid any gap in benefits. Applications can be found on the District website
Helpful Links





Follow us on INSTAGRAM
The Middle School has an Instagram page! Follow us @cvsdmiddleschool
Also follow: @cvsdcolts @cvsdprimary @cvsdintermediate @cvsdhighschool


Attendance
Remember to take attendance on your online learning days- it takes only a few clicks to do! Here’s a short and helpful video on how a student can take their attendance in Infinite Campus. Or, a parent can take their child’s attendance in Infinite Campus.  Click here for a video on how a parent can take attendance.  

If your child is absent from school (online or in person), please email the MS Attendance Secretary, msattendance@cvsd.net.  If your child is a hybrid student and is too sick for school, but able to attend online, please email msattendance@cvsd.net to inform the school that your child will be working from home that day.  


Peach Jar
All flyers are sent digitally via PeachJar!
That means no more backpacks full of paper and over 150,000 pieces of paper saved each year...that's 17 trees!

Click on the graphic to view flyers for:
  • community & school events
  • youth sports and activities sign-ups
  • job and scholarship opportunities
  • and more!
. . . CV in the News . . .


Inspiring, achieving, celebrating excellence

Chartiers Valley Middle School

50 Thoms Run Road Bridgeville, PA 15017
412-429-2220