Category: General News

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER – A Virtual Movie Screening

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them …

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PTA Meeting – Mon March 8

Monday 3/8/21 at 7:00pm Join via Google Meets at: *All attendees will be required to complete a registration form at sign-in with their name, phone number, and email address to confirm membership. Non-PTA members may be invited to attend, but will not be able to participate in PTA business. If someone you know is …

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When you shop at Amazon, click on the button below and will match-donate up to 10% of the purchase amount for eligible items to your CMS PTA — at no additional cost to you.  There is nothing else to do but shop away — it’s that simple! This special matching program only works when …

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Seeking Input for PIAC Meeting on Feb 24

Do you have any questions/comments/issues that you would like our Parent Involvement Advisory Council representatives to bring to Dr. Arlotto and his staff for consideration? Our Crofton Cluster PIAC representatives, Christine Jackson and Kristen Caminiti, have created a form that makes submitting items very easy. Click here to access the form before February 24.

Crofton Middle School choice for Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Sarah Rippeon! Ms. Rippeon has been selected as Crofton Middle School’s Teacher of the Year. Also, she has been nominated for the AACPS Teacher of the Year Award.  Good luck Ms. Rippeon!

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PTA Meeting Minutes Available

The latest PTA General Membership meeting minutes are available on the PTA website at

This Week’s E-News

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Give Where You Live: 2020 Harvest for the Hunger

Harvest for the Hungry Kids Helping Kids Virtual Campaign October 1–November 25, 2020 Together we can unite to fight hunger in Anne Arundel County! Food insecurity impacts a child’s ability to learn Every dollar collected is equivalent to 8 pounds of food COVID-19 increased the number of needy families in our community In Anne Arundel …

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Get Involved!

Here’s a brief survey we are hoping you will complete to help steer the direction of the PTA.  Please take a few minutes to complete it or email one of us with any and all ideas.

CMS Student Connection Program

CMS Student Connections Program Are you new in town and have a middle schooler eager to make new friends? Or have you been here for a while, and would like to welcome new students? Please participate in the Student Connections program at CMS! We will pair your student/family with another to get acquainted and share …

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Join Your Grade’s Facebook Group

For 6th grade, search on Facebook for: Crofton Middle School Incoming 6th Graders (Class of 2027) and request to join. For 7th grade, search on Facebook for: CMS Class of 2026 and request to join. For 8th grade, search on Facebook for: Crofton Middle School Graduating Class of 2025 and request to join. Note that …

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PTA Meeting this WEDNESDAY

When:  Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00PM Where:  Google Meet at this link: Click here to add this meeting to your calendar.  

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Family Guide to Distance Learning

“How can I support my child during distance learning?” This guide provided by the MD PTA  includes specific, practical steps (with tips) that families can take to prepare for and support their child during distance learning. The guide also includes an advocacy section, giving families and students the tools to contact their schools and teachers …

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Virtual Back to School Nights

AACPS published the virtual sessions for Back to School Nights.  Click the links below and and these save-the-dates to your calendar. 6th Graders:  Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00pm 7th and 8th Graders:  Thursday, September 24 at 6:00pm

Thanks Small Business Advisors

Thank you to Gary D. Heldt, Jr., CPA, president of Small Business Advisors, for his sponsorship of the PTA’s website.  Maintaining an online presence is particularly critical during times where social distancing challenges our ability to interact.  Gary’s generous support allows the PTA to maintain the website, online forms and information sharing for this …

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KEEP CALM and Join the PTA

There is so much uncertainty as we approach the new school year and what a virtual fall semester will be like. But what is not uncertain is our need to come together as a community. Our teachers and students need us to band together to support them. To that end, we are hoping to build …

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PTA Member Benefits

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