September 17, 2020
Is your student struggling how to turn in documents on Buzz, how to share a folder, or what is a dropbox? Have your student join any of Mrs. Pearson’s help sessions to walk them through Buzz and the accompanying programs. These sessions are open to all students in any grade.
Tuesday: 10:05-10:25 AM
Wednesday: 9:00-9:30 AM
Thursday: 10:05-10:25 AM
Zoom Meeting Link for Mrs. Pearson
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Guidance Department has prepared an age-appropriate presentation to raise awareness for signs of depression and suicidal behaviors. The presentation will be shared during resource period and available for parents to view through the Guidance Department’s web page.
College Go week is September 21-25. College preparation activities will be used during resource period. Activities include college exploration, career exploration, as well as a short “quiz” to raise awareness on college costs and planning. Themes for the week: Mon/Tues – wear your favorite college colors; Thurs/Fri – wear your favorite college jersey or shirt. Please visit the Guidance Department’s webpage for 21st Century Scholar information as well as starting a 529 plan for your child.
Beginning September 10, 2020, the State of Indiana Department of Nutrition has approved a federal waiver to allow schools to offer Free breakfast and lunch to ALL students. The waiver extends through December 31, 2020, dependent on available funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The approval allows schools to offer meals to all children at no charge this fall. The goal of this offering is to assist our families by minimizing the financial challenges during a pandemic. Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, all students in the Crown Point Community School Corporation are eligible to receive free breakfast & lunch each day. Per the USDA guidelines, this does not include second /additional meals or any ala carte items. This waiver does NOT cover textbook assistance.
Our families who are on our free and reduced benefit program will still need to update their application which is due to expire October 5, 2020. Once the waiver is over, it will be important to have the updated application on file so your benefits will not be interrupted.
2020 Census - Shape the Future Start Here
Census data impacts our daily lives, informing important decisions about funding for services and infrastructure in our community, including health care, senior centers, jobs, political representation, roads, schools, and businesses. More than $675 billion in federal funding flows back to states and local communities each year based on census data Start Here. The count ends September 30th.
We will host picture day for all students on September 21st and 22nd. In person learners will take their photo during one of their scheduled courses. Students who are virtual learners are invited to come take a picture from 11:15am-1:05pm on either of these two dates.
Students are able to pick up their yearbooks in the Main Office Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Books that were not pre-ordered will be available for $35.00, cash only.
CJWMS - Immunizations The Indiana Department of Health Immunization Division annually reviews and updates Immunizations required for school entry. Entry into 6th grade requires a Tdap and MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine. Also for the 2020/2021 school year, 2 doses of Hepatitis A are required for all grade levels. An updated physical, dated after April 1, 2020, is required for all 6th graders. Please turn in updated immunization records and physicals to the nurse. Students who have not met the State of Indiana Immunization requirements will be excluded from school starting September 22, 2020. Please contact the nurse with any questions. Kristin Gorski RN (ext 13081)/Kelly McCarthy RN (ext 13121)
Informational Meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:30PM
What is Builders Club?
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide.
ZOOM Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 821 0809 9717
Builders Club Permission Slip Link Please share this document with Lisa Kuczwara or Jill Vagner.
Community Love Closet
The CJWMS Community Love Closet is now open. Our Builder’s Club and Café Fresco have come together in this joint venture which is an ongoing program for students who may not have the resources at home to purchase personal care items. We have several items available such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, oral hygiene and much more. Please email Mrs. Vagner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All information provided is kept confidential.
Fall Sports Pictures - Friday, September 18th (during practices)
The CP Lady Bulldog Basketball Team is holding their fall league travel team tryouts on Sunday, September 27th from 4-6PM. The Skills Evaluation will take place at CPHS. This is for any girl in 4th-8th grade. Please see the flyer if you have questions.
Fireside Chat - September 17th - Decisions
“As you get older, your desire to make decisions for yourself gets stronger. This is an important part of becoming a young adult. To become a capable adult, you must make responsible decisions. Responsible decisions are ones that consider the outcomes. You might ask yourself, Is this decision healthy? Is it respectful? Would my teacher or parents approve? Our team and staff at Colonel Wheeler want to support you and help you to make responsible decisions. As you mature, you will have the freedom to make more decisions for yourself. And, the more often you make good choices, the more likely you are to have more freedoms. Let’s make it a great day to be a Bulldog!”
September 18 Fall Sports Pictures (during practices)
September 21-22 School Pictures (Virtual Learners 11:15-1:05)
September 21-25 College Go Wee
September 21-22 Wear your favorite college color
September 24-25 Wear your favorite college jersey/shirt
September 22 Immunization Exclusion Date (See above)
October 16-19 Fall Recess - No School
As always, let’s make it a great day to be a Bulldog!
Jacob Rodriguez, Principal
Col. John Wheeler Middle School