Mustang Messenger for May 16

CMES Mustang Messenger Newsletter

Thank You to Watch D.O.G.S. Robert Reynolds, Chris Kotlowski, Joe Lewis and Rhett Moeller. For more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, contact Jonathan Boniface at or (443) 994-9591.

~~ Mark Your Calendar ~~

Friday, May 16th @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM – CMES Skate Night at the Crofton Skate Zone – Come join the fun at Skate Zone for 2 hours exclusively for CMES families. Roller skates and roller blades are available for rent, or bring your own. Scooters are also welcome.

Wednesday, May 21st @ 7:00 PM – Build Crofton High School Rally at the Board of Education – See below for more details

Thursday, May 22nd & Friday, May 23rd – No school for Kindergarten students due to Kindergarten conferences. Conference times will come home closer to the date.

Monday, May 26th – Schools closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27th – Friday, May 30th – CMES Spring Book Fair – The fair is open 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8:30 AM – noon on Friday. All books are Buy One Get One Free (free book will be the less expensive book).

Wednesday, May 28th @ 3:00 PM – CMES PTO General Membership Meeting and Officer Elections – See below for more information on the PTO Officer Election.

Wednesday, May 28th @ 6:30 PM – Chorus Spring Concert – Doors open at 6:15 PM.

Friday, May 30th – Field Day for Kindergarten

Friday, June 6th @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – End of the Year Picnic

~~ Announcements ~~

Transferring Students – If you are moving over the summer and your child will not be returning to CMES for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Mrs. Rostad in the main office at 410-721-9453 so that transfer papers can be prepared. You will need these transfer papers in order to enroll your child in their new school.

Build Crofton High School Rally –

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21st, 6:30pm (organizing in the parking lot, the BOE meeting starts at 7pm)

WHERE: Board of Education, Administration Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD

WHAT: BCHS will testify before the Board of Education about the need for a high school in Crofton. We will be testifying during the “Public Participation” portion of the meeting (very early on in the meeting) and leaving after that portion of the meeting is finished.

WHY: There is a rapidly approaching capacity problem in our county’s high schools and the answer to that problem is a Crofton high school. We must show that Crofton is united and that it is not “just a couple of parents from Crofton”, but an entire community! We need them to stop splitting up our community!

HOW: Wear purple if you have it and stand up when the two spokespersons for BCHS testify (3 minutes each). We’ll also stand in support of any of our elected officials that show up to testify in support as well.

Students, parents, grandparents, and neighbors all standing together as one community united can’t be stopped! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

~~ CMES PTO Officer Elections ~~

The CMES PTO General Assembly Meeting and Officer Elections will be held Wednesday, May 28th at 3:00 PM in the gym. Prior to the Officer Elections, there will be a vote for amendments to the PTO Bylaws, and following the Election you will receive an update on PTO events for the remainder of the school year. All CMES PTO members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The following officer positions will be voted on in the election:

PTO President – Preside over meetings, coordinate the work of PTO Offices and Committees, be a member of all committees, etc. (for the 2014 – 2016 school years)

PTO Vice President of Ways and Means – Organize and run two major fundraisers (one in the Fall and one in the Spring), organize the Basket Raffle and Silent Auction at the Winter Festival, organize monthly Spirit Nights with local vendors. (for the 2014 – 2015 school year, finishing the current term)

PTO Vice President of Membership – Motivate CMES members to join the PTO, create a Membership Directory, create and distribute PTO Membership cards, coordinate volunteers for all PTO events, etc. (for the 2014 – 2016 school years)

PTO Secretary – Keep a record of documents and record meeting minutes, type and distribute minutes for each meeting, organize the PTO master calendar. (for the 2014 – 2015 school year, finishing the current term)

PTO Treasurer – Keep custody and accurate account of PTO funds, present financial reports, file taxes, etc. (for the 2014 – 2016 school years)

If you are interested in running for any of these five positions or have any questions, please email the CMES PTO Nominating Committee (Margaret Oh, Fern Kucinski and Ragnhild Erdely) at All nominees will be featured in the Mustang Messenger Newsletter each Friday until the Election. The PTO Board will also be taking nominations from the floor on the day of the election.

The following PTO members are running for a PTO Officer position in the upcoming election:

Hello, my name is Jessica Awad and I am running for the position of PTO President for the 2014-2015 & the 2015-2016 school years. For the last 2 years I have served as your PTO President. In those two years I have planned (a total of 5 because I have been the social committee chair since 2011) the Fall and Spring picnics, Career day (3), Movie nights (3), Spirit week (2) and more. I have been a member of each committee and have tried my best to help in all areas of the PTO. I really enjoy my position with the CMES PTO and would love to continue for another term, which would have to be my last. When the CMES PTA became a PTO I took over as president. To be honest I had NO IDEA what I was doing but I would like to think we have survived (haha). I have made it because of the amazing support I have and still do receive from the community, the staff and the wonderful board of directors CMES has been blessed with. I have given my all to make changes to the organization and after having the last two years under my belt, I feel the best is yet to come. I hope that even it they are small, you have noticed the changes that have been lucky enough to make it through. I have a lot of new and fun ideas for the students, staff and parents and I only hope that I will have another two years to make those ideas come to life, here at our wonderful school! Thank you for your time. I hope to see you all at elections on May 28th at 3pm!!

My name is Kathleen Parlett and I am running for CMES PTO Treasurer. My husband, Basil, and I have lived in Crofton Meadows since 1999. I am the mother of 6 children ages 17, 17, 17, 15, 13 and 8. We have been a CMES family since my triplets entered kindergarten in 2001. Since that time I have helped out in many ways: classroom volunteer, field trip chaperone, ticket store helper, Operation Read coordinator, and substitute teacher, etc. I have been a member of the PTA/PTO each year and have seen all the things that the PTO does for our school and for our children. I am just finishing my third year as treasurer and would like to continue to serve the PTO and school in this way.

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