Mustang Messenger for May 2

CMES Mustang Messenger Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 CMES Health Walk a success. The students brought in about $11,000! A very special Thank You to the Health Walk sponsors and many volunteers who worked hard to make this day possible.

Thank You to this week’s Watch D.O.G.S. Daryl Branch. For more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, contact Jonathan Boniface at or (443) 994-9591.

~~ Mark Your Calendar ~~

Friday, May 9th – Class and Individual Picture Day

Friday, May 9th @ 7:30 PM – Outdoor Movie Night – Join your CMES friends for an outdoor showing of “Teen Beach Movie” on the big screen. “Doors” open at 7:30 PM, movie starts at 8:00 PM. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Children must be supervised by an adult at all time. See the notice below to volunteer to help.

Saturday, May 10th – Read & Hit a Home Run Bowie BaySox Game – See below for more details

Monday, May 12th @ 6:30 – Band and Strings Spring Concert

Friday, May 16th – Field Day for Grades 1 – 5

Friday, May 17th @ 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 @ time TBD – PTO General Membership Meeting and Officer Elections

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.

~~ Volunteer Opportunities ~~

Movie Night – Volunteers are needed to help with Movie Night on Friday, May 9th. Help is needed with setup (6:30 PM), concessions (7:30 PM or 8:30 PM) and cleanup (after movie has ended). If you would like to volunteer, please sign up at or contact Jennifer Ator at or (410) 721-0584.

~~ Announcements ~~

PTO Elections – The CMES PTO Nominating Committee (Margaret Oh, Fern Kucinski and Ragnhild Erdely) is accepting nominations for the offices of CMES PTO President, Vice President Membership and Treasurer for the 2014-2015 school years. Elections will be held at the general membership meeting on May 21st. If you are interested in running for any of the positions or have any questions, please email with a write-up of your qualifications and why you want to run by May 7th. Your write-up will be featured in the Mustang Messenger Newsletter two weeks prior to the actual elections. A description of each of the positions can be found on page 13 of the bylaws, which can be found at .

Read & Hit a Home Run – The Bowie Baysox tickets have arrived for all students who read at least 4 books for the contest!! The tickets will go home with students on Monday, May 5th along with an order form for additional tickets. The game is Saturday, May 10th. Admission begins at 5:30pm, the pre-game parade for students starts at 5:50pm followed by the game at 6:35pm. Parking is free and there are FIREWORKS after the game! Parents, please check your child’s backpack Monday night for the ticket and order form.

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!

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Volunteer Recognition Tea – The Volunteer Recognition Tea will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie to thank volunteers for their time and efforts. If you would like to attend please RSVP to by May 9, 2014. You must RSVP to attend to reserve your seat.

Send an email to for questions or comments.